四六级高分范文：Is Thrift Still a Good Virtue
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic :Is Thrift Still a Good Virtue? You should write at least 150 words, and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:
1)随着人们生活水平的提高，一些人认为勤俭节约的生活方式已经过时了 2)但是很多人反对这种说法 3)你的看法是…，为什么?
Is Thrift Still a Good Virtue?
With the improvement of the living standards, many people are no longer interested in the simple life style and some of them even feel ashamed to be thrifty. What they pursue is the latest fashion. In their eyes, thrift is already out of style.
However, still other people insist that thrift is a good virtue. They say that the unprecedented power of production doesn’t mean that we are entitled to a life of extravagance, because our natural resources are limited and some of them even are on the decline. Moreover, they hold that waste may lead to degradation of social atmosphere and environmental pollution as well.
As to me, I prefer the latter opinion. I believe  “Waste not, want not.” The truth of this saying is not to give up comfort but to enhance efficiency. In fact, economic growth depends enormously on saving. Besides, there are still millions of Chinese living under poverty line. We can never afford reckless waste. Therefore, it is no doubt that thrift is still a good virtue that we should not give up.
【亮点点评】 “不再”。 表示递进。 引出另外一种观点。 “在下降”。 过渡衔接词语，使文章条理清晰、衔接紧密。 用于引出自己的观点或选择。 引用谚语“俭以防匮”。 not... but连接并列结构，意为“不是…而是”。 现在分词短语作后置定语。 “毫无疑问”。
1.佳句：Our natural resources are limited and some of them even are on the decline. 临摹：车祸使人们的财产遭受极大的损失，甚至还夺走了无数人的生命。 ___________________________________________________________
2.佳句：The truth of this saying is not to give up comfort but to enhance efficiency. 临摹：我们永远都不应该低估自己的能力，而应该相信一句谚语：“有志者，事竟成。” ___________________________________________________________
【KEY】 1. Traffic accidents have caused great damages to people’s properties and even taken away thousands of people’s lives. 2. We should never underestimate our abilities but should believe in the proverb: “Where there is a will, there is a way.”