Directions: Wealth brings happiness. (财富带来幸福). In this part, you are to write within 40
minutes a composition of about 200 words about the “The Relationship between Wealth and
Happiness”. You can agree or disagree, completely or partially to the above statement. But
whatever position you take, you should give sound supporting reasons. At the end of your
composition you are required to draw your own conclusion.
Wealth has always been what some people long for. It is true that most of them try to acquire wealth by means of honest labour. Their efforts contribute to the welfare of the society and at the same time to the accumulation of their wealth, and hence to their happiness.
There is no doubt that wealth brings happiness, especially in the modern society. Various kinds of up-to-date household appliances, latest fashions and recreations make their appearance with each passing day. All this makes our life more comfortable and colourful. Therefore, without money we cannot turn admiration into reality.
But there are exceptions when wealth does not go hand in hand with happiness. Wealth may tempt weak-willed persons to be addicted to harmful habits, such as drug-taking and gambling, and result in their own ruin. Besides, a person may lose his even some government officials who take advantage of their positions to take bribes from the people turning to them for help. All these will bring about the negative effect of wealth if we don’t take a proper attitude to it.
In my opinion, on no account can we identify wealth with happiness. I also believe that one