请根据下列表格的提示, 写一篇题为Changes in Our Hometown的英语短文。
Changes in Our Hometown
In the past ten years, great changes have taken place in our hometown. In the past, there used to be old houses. The river was very dirty. The roads were narrow and the living conditions were hard. People went to work on foot or by bike. But now, there are many tall buildings in my hometown. The river is clean and the water is clear. There are many ring roads and the living conditions are comfortable. People usually go to work by bus or by car.
I am glad to see these great changes in my hometown. But I think it’s still important to remember the past. It tells that we should cherish the present life.
参考词汇: 养蚕raise silkworms
May 1st, Saturday Sunny
At nine in the morning, I went to the countryside with my classmates. On the way we saw many rice fields and woods on both sides of the road. Farmers have built factories, shops and schools in many villages. Between ten and twelve we visited ten families. Many farmers who grew vegetables and raised silkworms became rich. Some families have bought color TV. Their life is much better than before. It’s said that some American friends will come to visit their village, too. I hope the farmers’ life will be better and better.
Thank you for inviting me to take part in your birthday party. I’d like to come, but my mother is ill. I have to stay at home to take good care of her. So I can’t come. Happy birthday to you!
人类只有一个地球。根据提示，以“Saving the Earth”为题，写一篇80词左右的短文。
Saving the Earth
How to protect the environment has become one of the biggest problems in the world. There are many kinds of pollutions around us, such as air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution and light pollution. We can find that rubbish not only pollutes our environment but also harms people’s health. So we should not throw rubbish everywhere. Some factories pour waste water into the rivers and the lakes. The behavior of these factories will pollute the water, and sometimes it can kill the fish living in them.
We have only one earth. We must keep our environment clean and tidy. We must try our best to protect her, and make our home more beautiful.
“保护环境，人人有责”，请以How to Be a Greener Person 为题，写一篇有关环保的短文，并适当发表你的看法。（80词左右）
How to Be a Greener Person
It’s our duty to protect the environment around us. The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—are important. I think we’d better not buy bottles or boxes which people can only use once. We should turn off the lights when we are not using them. We can give old clothes to others to reuse them. When we go shopping, we’d better take a cloth bag rather than use plastic bags. We shouldn’t throw things away if they can be reused, repaired or recycled. It’s important for us to protect animals and plants. We are supposed to prevent the factory from pouring waste water into rivers, lakes and so on. If everyone is doing that, our world will become more and more beautiful.
加拿大著名专家(expert) Jim Greenlaw将于本周日来我校作演讲，演讲主题是 Saving Our Earth，假如你是校学生会主席，请写则通知，告诉全校同学。
时间: 上午9: 00
Boys and girls，
An expert called Jim Greenlaw from Canada will come to our school this Sunday. He will give a report on“Saving Our Earth”. The report will start/begin in our school hall at 9: 00 in the morning. Remember to bring your notebooks. Please keep quiet and don’t throw rubbish about.
That’s all. Thank you.
英语是世界上使用最广泛的语言，其地位和作用日益重要。中国已成功举办了2008年奥运会，并与世界各地的来宾共同交流、学习。请以Let’s Study English Well为题，谈谈学好英语的重要性。(80词左右)
Let’s Study English Well
English is widely used around the world. It’s used as the first/official language in many countries. It’s also used as a second language in many other countries in the world.
It’s important for a businessman or a businesswoman to learn English well. English is a popular language of the world’s airlines and international business. And two thirds of the world’s scientists read and write in English. About 200 million users of the Internet communicate in English, too. What’s more, the 2008 Olympic Games was held in Beijing, and this calls for the whole nation to learn English.
English is becoming more and more important in our daily life. We should study it well.
Dear Mr. Zhou，
How are you? I have been in Australia for a week. I come here to visit my uncle and spend the summer holiday.
Just as I thought, I have some difficulties in understanding the people here. They speak too quickly. Sometimes I can’t follow them. And their accents are not the same. Even worse, I can’t understand some of the words they said. I really want to know how the differences come about. Please write to me soon.
Best wishes to you and your family.
(1) When did you begin to learn English?
(2) Why do you like English?
(3) How do you study English well?
(4) take part in/join, follow the tape, keep a diary in English, remember words ...
Boys and girls，
It’s my honor to come here to share my opinions of learning English with you.
I began to learn English when I was ten. At that time I knew nothing about English. But now I enjoy English very much. I like it not only because it’s useful, but also because I have a lot of fun in learning it. I often take part in the English corner, and follow the English tapes to practice spoken English. Morning is the best time to remember words. Keeping a diary in English every day is a good way to improve my writing.
That’s all. Thank you.
生词提示：汽车 automobile，运输 transportation，货物 goods，大量 large quantities of
The automobile has become one of the most important means/ways of transportation in the world since it was invented. The automobile has completely changed the lifestyles of almost all the people in the world.
In the past, animals like horses and camels were used for traveling and transporting goods. Automobiles are more comfortable and faster. Automobiles have also made it possible for us to transport large quantities of goods and people at the same time.
Besides, the invention of the automobile has provided jobs for millions of people all over the world.