Financial Disparity: Not a Barrier for Friendship
With the development of market economy in China arise the income gaps between people woking in different fields: some earn good money(赚大钱); some make ends meet(收支平衡); some others live on narrow means. On top of many social problems this financial disparity may cause, there is a claim that it affects friendship. The assumption seems reasonable, but we may find it does not really hold water(合理) by taking a close look into the subject.
First of all, true and lasting friendship is built on common values, pursuits, or hobbies rather than similar incomes. Friends are those who agree with your life views and stick to the same principles, those who encourage you when you lack confidence in meeting challenges and pursuing your dream, or those who share your interests and appreciate your tastes. Indeed, what strengthens the emotional bonds between you and your pals is not the same amount of wealth but spiritual commonalities. Of course, with similar financial backgrounds, you will probably know better about each other's life style, but the difference in this aspect will not matter if you are mutually appreciated, needed and trusted. The friendship between Marx and Engels--the two German revolutionists--is a case in point(恰当的例子). The former was often in debt while the later was well-off; yet the same socialist dream drew them together and made them forever friends.
Moreover, financial disparity between friends does not cause trouble because each of them usually lives a self-reliant life. Different from a married couple who have common properties, budget and spend their income together, even very close friends live on their own finances. For instance, though we exchange ideas with and confide secrets to our friends, we will never rely on them for a comfortable life, no matter how rich they are. Admittedly, there are times when we may go out for fun or to dinner together with friends; however, whether they are richer or poorer than us, we can definitely find a place suitable for all rather than one beyond somebody's means.
It is claimed that people with different financial backgrounds have different social contacts and accordingly, as friends, will get estranged sooner or later. It is true in some cases, but bosom friends(知己) are not those who you get in touch with everyday; instead, they are those who lend their hands to you when you fall into trouble, just as the old saying goes, a friend in need is friend indeed. Hence, despite their distinct material life, the richer and the poorer can retain their friendship as long as they still care about each other, understand and support each other.(反驳法: 先摆出反观点,再借助转折句式予以反击)
To sum up, financial disparity will not affect friendship when people have common spiritual pursuits, lead an independent life and stand by each other for better or worse(无论好坏). It might be quite safe to say that money is not the barrier but the touchstone of real friendship.
a.MINI-LECTURE 老师开始放录音，就在草稿纸上做笔记，等放音完毕，发LECTURE试卷(ANSWER SHEET ONE)，答题，10min后收卷
2.阅读 30min 时间很紧，平时要多做练习，提高阅读的速度。
3.人文知识 10min 这部分时间还是挺宽裕的，所以有时间可以看看后面的翻译，作文题，做到心中有数。
发改错试卷(ANSWER SHEET TWO)
4.改错 15min 挺晕的题型，我是做完了一身冷汗，觉得真是越改越错，这个要想提高还是要靠长期积累。时间挺长，但是改不出什么来，所以还是再多看看后面的翻译，作文题。
第三次收卷，收改错试卷(ANSWER SHEET TWO)
发翻译答题纸(ANSWER SHEET THREE)
5.翻译 60min 有了前面的两次铺垫，做起来会觉得顺手许多，翻吧，尽可能的翻吧。
第四次收卷，收翻译答题纸(ANSWER SHEET THREE)
发作文答题纸(ANSWER SHEET FOUR)
6.作文 45min 时间很紧，所以之前的几次预看很有必要，至少在心理上已经不那么陌生，可以很快的进入状态，用3-5min列个提纲，就开始写吧，别管写的好不好，总之，笔别闲着，要写400字任务还是很艰巨的啊。
第五次收卷，也是最后一次了，收作文答题纸(ANSWER SHEET FOUR)，草稿纸，试卷。