Topic : the reason of collapse of Akkadine Empire
讨论曾经很繁荣的 Akkad Kingdom 覆灭原因。
2.阅读分论点2-降水少导致农耕受影响，没有充足食物供给(enough food supply)。
3.阅读分论点3-帝国很霸道，总是企图控制贸易(听力中称为unfair trade), 并且把自己的条件强加给其他国家，引起周边国家不满甚至导致了几十个外国国王对其宣战，举例海战。
You have long been friend with someone, If they do something that you don' t like should you still be friends with him or her.
观点：We should continue the friendship even he or she does something we do not like.
1、No one in the world is perfect, it can't be found the one who will always make us satisfied.
2、A considerate attitude is a must in true friendship.
3、The correct choice is to figure out the problem between us rather than stop friendship.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Thus when exposed to the topic whether we should try to keep the friendship when something unhappy occurs, I strongly contend that we should.
Nothing will be completely perfect in the world. Everyone was born to be a distinctive individual. We have different family education, growing up experiences, as well as characteristics, which gradually result in our possessing different values. Therefore our tastes and behaviors can never be the same. And thus it is quite acceptable that our friends may do something that we do not like, because they are not us. If we are looking for a friend who will never make us annoyed, we are not going to find one in reality. Besides it’s hardly a fair criticism that our friends have errors. We have never been close to perfect and sometimes it might be our faults. Once I read a short story about how to get along well with each other between two friends. And let’s call one girl Ann and the other Lucy. Ann did not like eating eggs while Lucy did. So every-time when Ann got one egg, she would directly give it to Lucy. However, one day when Ann wanted to have a taste of the egg, she just kept the egg without giving it to Lucy, which made Lucy quite angry. From this story, I think all of us need to ponder deeply over a question whether we have taken what our friends do for us for granted.
Besides, a considerate attitude is a must in true friendship. When something unhappy happens, we often tend to blame others. And in most cases, this way will worsen an embarrassing situation. The wise way is to examine ourselves first. Sometimes it is we who need to apologize to our friends. In other cases, if we realize our friends really make mistakes which quite hurt us, it is advisable that we tell them in a harmless way. I believe this is the most desirable method which can deepen our friendship, enable our friends to perfect themselves as well as make us more popular.
Finally, friends are lights in winter: the older the friend, the brighter the light. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”. Old friends are our valuable treasures. They are the ones who know our merits and demerits, who encourage us when we get depressed, who pick us up when we fall down, and who will company us when we are alone. If one day, they offend us by doing something we do not like, what we are supposed to do is figuring out what’s wrong with our friendship and doing our best to continue it instead of just blaming our friends or breaking up the friendship.
In a word, friendship will probably never be perfect, but that’s a small price to pay for what it does offer and we need to be responsible for maintaining it no matter what happens.