The Man Who Has the most Influence on me
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I have met so many friends in my daily life. They have exerted enormous influence on my life. However, one of my most impressive friends is my highschool deskmate .
Li Ming. In the class meeting on the first day of school, Li Ming did not impress us at all. We started to notice him because he was alwaysthe first to get to the classroom to learn. We were thus impressed by his persistence.
I came to know him and his situation because we were best friend and spent much time together: his father was seriously ill and sick abed in long-term, his mother left him mercilessly. Hence, it was him that shouldered the heavy burden of taking care of his sick mother supporting the whole family. Finally, under great pressures, he balanced his life and study perfectly: he was no longer always late, took good care of his mother and even won the scholarship many years in a row.
The experience of Li Ming can be one of the most convincing cases of the power of persistence and will. He left a deep impression and imposed a durable influence on me. Indeed, friend such as him can be regarded as asset and property in our life. We have rights to choose our own friends，but we should also be prudent and sensible enough to choose friends who can bring us “positive energy”.
The Real Enemy of Life
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity. My speech theme is the real enemy in our life is ourselves.
In our China, there goes a saying that the highest eminence is to be gained step by step. What a great truth! We want to be successful, so we work hard and crack many difficult questions.But we never think to conquer ourselves! Maybe that is the real reason that we have to face all kinds of failure.Maybe that is the real we hesitate to enter a contest even we have the special willing to do it.
In fact, the questions we are facing are not the most difficult, the nost difficult question is ourselves.Our laziness, our lack of confident, our lack of single-mainded determination.We fear to fail, we fear to be looked down upon, we fear to be laughted at, and so on. All of these are the real enemy in our life.
We must wake up. We must have the courage to breakthrough and conquer ourselves.We are always stonger than we think, but because of lacking of confidence, we dare not to achieve our dreams. We should remember to stand tall and never lose confidence. Because I kown, confidence in yourself is the first step on the road to success. If you are donging your best, there is absolutely no need to worry about failure.
I want to change myself. I want to change my life. Iwant to have a confident smile to every single day. So I need to chanllenge myself. I need to crack all the bad habbits in my body. And also, I must truly believe that I can do it. I must truly believe that I can be a successful boy. I must truly believe that I can be a successful person.
Remember, if you want to try, try it; if you want to do, never hesitate, just do it!
OK, so much for this speech. Thank you, thank you very much for your listening. Have a good day!
Realizing the great national rejuvenation, which we define as the Chinese Dream, has been the greatest Chinese expectation since modern times. It basically means achieving prosperity for the country, renewal of the nation and happiness for the people, thus ensuring that every enterprising Chinese carries, generation after generation, the firm conviction that a better life is accomplished through persistent effort. People should achieve their prosperity through diligence, courage, creativity and determination instead of aid from society or other people.Each individual is a participant and a designer in the cause of realizing the Chinese Dream, for it is a dream not only for the entire nation but also for every Chinese.
水墨画（ink and wash painting）是中国独具特色的传统艺术形式之一，是中国国画的代表。它大约始于唐代，兴盛于宋代和元代，距今已有一千多年的历史，其间经历了不断的发展、提高和完善。水墨画的创作工具和材料是具有浓厚中国特色的毛笔、宣纸和墨，其作品特点也与此紧密相关。例如，水和墨相互调和，使作品具有干湿浓淡的层次。水墨和宣纸的交融渗透也使画作善于表现丰富的意象，从而达到独特的审美效果。水墨画在中国绘画史上具有很高的地位，甚至被认为是衡量东方绘画艺术水平的标准。
Ink and wash painting, one of the unique traditional art forms of China, is representative of Chinese painting. It began around the time of the Tang Dynasty, and then prospered in the Song and Yuan dynasties. With a history of over one thousand years, it has experienced constant development,improvement and perfection. The tools and materials used to create ink and wash painting, i.e. brushes, rice paper, and ink, are characteristic of Chinese culture and closely related to the features of the paintings. For example, the mixing of water and ink creates different shades of dryness, wetness, thickness and thinness. The integration and infiltration of water, ink, and rice paper enables such paintings to convey rich images, and hence to achieve unique aesthetic effects. Ink and wash painting holds a high status in the history of Chinese painting, and it is even regarded as the criterion to evaluate the artistic level of Oriental paintings.
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Lijiang is receiving a growing number of tourists from home and abroad. In December 1997, the old town succeeded in applying to be named a World Cultural Heritage Site, filling the gap of lacking a noted historical and cultural city in China on the World Cultural Heritage List.
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The CCTV Spring Festival Gala (Spring Festival Gala for short), which was started in 1983, has become an indispensable cultural consumer product and a cultural symbol in the cultural life of the Chinese people. Though it's hard to satisfy the tastes of all the people, it has to be admitted that the Spring Festival Gala has become a "new custom" for the public that they can't live without. The Spring Festival Gala is more than a gala; it is a ritual and a symbol, a culture and a label, and an emotion and a place where people entrust their hearts to. With the development of the times and the emerging of new media, the audiences are having more diversified choices and demands. Correspondingly, the Spring Festival Gala is also advancing with the times to satisfy the growing cultural needs of the people.