”I cant stand the pressure and competition，” explained one friend of mine when asked why he decided to quit his highly-paid but demanding position in his company recently. My friend may have his own reasons, but I dont think his decision is wise in reality. Its true that my friends case is not unique. In the last few years quite a number of men and women have chosen to do something less competitive at the cost of a comfortable, easy life a highly-paid job can obtain. They are afraid that the stresses and strains of work will rob them of joy and happiness and do them harm both physically and mentally. In fact， however， stress isnt the bad thing it is often supposed to be. Unless it gets out of control, a certain amount of stress is vital to provide motivation and challenge， and to give purpose and significance to an otherwise meaningless, idle life. People under stress tend to express their full range of potential and to actualize their own personal worth——the very aim of a human life.
Stress is a natural part of everyday life and there is no way to avoid it. What we can do is to develop our adaptive abilities to deal with it rather than to escape from it.
假如你是李华，在你的成长过程中，一定有某个人陪伴你、影响你、感动你，让你健康、快乐成长，学会感恩、学会回报。你们学校的《英语园地》正在以 “Learn to Be Thankful” 为题征文，请你写一篇文章。谈谈你最想感谢的人是谁，他/她是什么样的人，为什么感谢他/她。
提示词语：kind, hard-working, helpful, encourage, solve the problem
1. Who is the person that you want to thank?
2. What is he/she like?
3. Why do you thank him/her?
Learn to Be Thankful
The person I want to thank most is my English teacher.
He is a very kind person, who always has a big smile on his face. He is also hard–working, which makes him one of the best teachers in our school. Besides, he is very helpful. He has helped almost every student in our class.Thats why he is very popular among us.
The reason why I want to thank my English teacher is that he always encourages me. Two years ago, I did really badly in English. But he tried his best to help me to solve the problems. Thanks to his help, I made great progress in my English study.
提示词语：donate(捐赠), book, schoolbag, clothes，toy, help, proud
1. What did you donate?
2. Why did you donate the things?
2. How do you feel?
At my school, we had a charity sale last week
The charity sale was held on our school playground last Saturday morning. We prepared many things which were made by hand in our spare time, such as kites, model planes and so on. They looked very beautiful. We also brought old toys and second-hand books to sell on the sale. At 8：30, the activity started. Many students and teachers came to take part in it. Everyone chose their favorite items and paid for them at a much lower price. In the end, the money we made added up to over 2,000.
We sent the money to the community to help children who couldnt attend school and the seniors who needed better care.
I had a wonderful experience. Im proud of what we have done. If everyone makes a contribution to the charity, the world will become much better.
I like traveling very much. My trip to XiAn is really unforgettable. Before I went there, I always wanted to see Bin Ma Yong, so I chose to go there.
I went to there by train with my parents and I had breakfast in the hotel. Then we went there by bus. When I got off the bus, I was very excited. I saw a lot of false man whose hand with all kinds of things.
I took many pictures. Finally we went back the hotel in the afternoon.
Though I was very tired, I felt very happy. I will never forget it for ever.