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.
题目要求说明“如何平衡工作和休闲”，这个主题比较传统，属于考生“有话可说”的题目，写作的关键点在于如何清晰地展开对"how"地论述。告诉读者怎么去做比较容易， 但也容易出现多份试卷观点相似的情况，因此较难在“立意”上出新意，因此建议在每个告诉读者怎么去做的观点之后给出解释的原因或进行进一步分析，这样可以凸显出不同来， 给阅卷老师留下较深刻的印象。
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.