Write a composition entitled On Online Chatting. You should write at least 120
words according to the outline given below in Chinese.
The discussion about electronic dictionaries has never stopped in the past
few years. Let’s have a look at its advantages and disadvantages before drawing
the final conclusion.
The biggest advantage of an electronic dictionary is its convenience.
Whenever you meet new words or expressions, you can know the meaning quickly.
What’s more, with the development of science and technology, electronic
dictionaries are becoming more and more advanced: they can pronounce the words
clearly, provide sample sentences to illustrate word usage and store difficult
words for special memorization. Last but by no means the least, electronic
dictionaries are becoming cheaper and cheaper, and more and more students can
However, the negative effects are also obvious. To begin with, some students
rely too much on the electronic dictionary—they never put their heart into
learning new words and expressions. In the second place, some explanations are
neither complete nor accurate, which are quite misleading. Finally, new
technical inventions do not necessarily lead to progress in learning. Diligence
is always the decisive factor, because "there is no royal road to learning".
Up until now, we can see it clearly that an electronic dictionary is not
beneficial or harmful in itself. The key lies in the user—so long as we can make
proper use of it, it can be most helpful to us in many respects.