Below are two graphs showing the changing of the working hours per week in China from 1980 to 2001 and the changing of working days per week from 1994 until now. Look at the graph and write an essay of about 120 works making reference to the following points:
1. the changing of the working hours per week in China from 1980 to 2001
2. the changing of working days per week from 1994 until now
3. the way the Chinese people use their leisure time
Hours worked 1980～2001 Weekdays worked 1949～2001
Leisure Time in China
From the graphs we can see that Chinese people now have freer time and holidays than they did before. The average working hours per week decreased from 50 hours in 1980 to 40 hours in 2000, and non-manual workers tend to have a rather shorter week, averaging about 37 hours. In addition, full-time workers now have totally about 120 holidays a year, about one third of the days of the year.
Since the reform and open policy was carried out, Chinese people have had more time to spend on various kinds of leisure activities. A lot of people love both to play and to watch team sports like basketball or football. Many people stay at home having a rest, reading books, watching TV, and so on. In recent years, more and more people love to travel during longer holidays. They go to visit some scenic and historical sites, and some people even make a tour abroad to see the world.
A certain college lacks some qualified teachers of English. Write a letter of recommendation of Mr.Zhong Yong, a teacher of English at a middle school. Your letter should refer to the following points:
1. Personal data
2. His work experience
3. His qualifications
You should write approximately 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter. Use "Zhang Ping" instead. You do not need to write the address.
Name of Applicant: Zhong Yong
Mailing Address: Flat 602, Building 98
Sibei Rd., Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Present Occupation: Teaching
Employer: the Education Bureau of Xiamen City
Programme of Study: English
Area of Specialization: Applied Linguistics
Name of Reference: Lin Long
Mr.Zhong Yong graduated from the English Department of the Zhangzhou Teachers' College in 1998. During his college years, he achieved excellent results in study. He has some capacity to do research work and shows much promise as a college teacher.
Mr.Zhong Yong has a fairly good ability to read and speak English. He is, however, a bit weak in writing and must work harder to improve himself in this respect.
I recommend Mr.Zhong Yong and hope that he will be chosen as a college teacher.