Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay onhow to balance work and leisure. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
題目要求說明“如何平衡工作和休閑”，這個主題比較傳統，屬于考生“有話可說”的題目，寫作的關鍵點在于如何清晰地展開對"how"地論述。告訴讀者怎么去做比較容易， 但也容易出現多份試卷觀點相似的情況，因此較難在“立意”上出新意，因此建議在每個告訴讀者怎么去做的觀點之后給出解釋的原因或進行進一步分析，這樣可以凸顯出不同來， 給閱卷老師留下較深刻的印象。
Aside from fierce competition which compels people to work longer, today technology is increasingly blurring the lines between office and home. All work no play can make Jack not only a dull boy but one whose health is in jeopardy. So each of us should learn to balance work and leisure.
In the first place, draw the boundary between work and life and ensure enough time of rest. Many studies suggest that when we stick to one type of mental activity, our brain becomes fatigued，which leads to decreasing productivity, and even costly errors. So as the workday ends, put our work as well as our phone aside, enjoy activities we like in our family time. That’s how we recharge to meet new challenges. Secondly, stay productive at work, which guarantee your free time after work. Productivity isn’t measured by the average you sit at the desk. For an open-ended task it is advisable to set a self-imposed deadline and stick to it. Don’t forget to take a regular break, too, for it will make you more focused and productive.
If we make a conscious effort to balance work and leisure, life will reward us with satisfaction and fulfillment.