success in life comes from taking risks and chances. Others believe that success

Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks and chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from?

The question of “what does success come from” is a controversial one. While some people believe that it comes from taking risks and chances, others tend to consider it as a result of careful planning. Personally, I agree with the second idea because it helps us evaluate situations in order to make wise choice and give us best preparations for the future.

First, carefull planning, especially analyse an issue, give us an overall view of forthcoming situations, therefore, enables us to make wiser choice. There are many things that seems to be easy as some people think at first, but turns out to be full of challenges. Only by planning carefully about what to do, examining properly every aspects can we predict almost all difficulties we may have to face. Chances or risks, whether to take them or not, it mostly depends on how we look at it. A careful plan enables us to realize opportunities and seize them. Without it, only taking risks and chances makes us confusing when there is so many things need figuring out.

Morever, careful planning help us be best prepared for forthcoming situations. The preparations about knowlwdge, mind and attitute are crucial to success. To het this, we need accurate predictions about what will happen. Can we do this without any plans? For certain, not. It is careful planning that enables us to identify our aim, list our steps so as to minimize losses and maximize benefits.

However, there is sometimes we meet things that out of the plan. In that case, risks and chances play an importan role. Howerver, I believe that people with proper preparations can find the way to back on their feet, or even turn mistakes into advantages as well.

In conclusion, there is no exaggeration to say that success results from careful planning. As an English saying “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunities”, risks and chances does not account to much without any further plan.

TOEFL listening discussions: A conversation between a university student and an employee in the university registrar’s office

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I am really hoping to see an improvement in the work of you all this New Year. You still have a limit of two essays a day, but if you feel you need to write only one per day to show an improvement, so much the better. The vast majority have it within them to write really good essays about their topics. Take your time. Think what you want to say. Think about how you intend to say it, then review it in your mind once more before beginning to write.
Scores will be more stringently applied this year. Poor work will be scored as low as six.
If you get nine, which is going to be really difficult, make sure you write even better in your next essay. Your goal is TEN, always strive for it. It is achievable, and all of you have the ability to achieve it.
Remember what I have said repeatedly … reading is your way forward.

If anyone submits a second essay without awaiting the edit of the first, then both essays will be ignored. All corrections will be done so that you can easily find them by reviewing the edit. You don’t have to rewrite your work, just make sure that you don’t repeat the same mistake again.
If you still have not mastered punctuation, then spend an hour or so in doing so. It isn’t brain surgery … just do it!
Topic titles should be checked for correctness. Posts without topic titles will also be ignored.

OK, let’s look forward to a really successful New Year, with lots of brilliant essays being turned in.


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