Section Ⅲ Writing
51.Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to you on behalf of the library of Beijing University. We have heard that your publishing house has recently issued a series of new books. Therefore, we are writing to you in order to get some detailed information about them.
We would particularly like to know if there are some new English language books which have been published. We would like to know detailed information about the books, such as the titles, prices and brief introductions to them. Please send us a catalogue and we would also appreciate it if you could inform us of any discounts you can offer for bulk purchases.
We look forward to hearing from you.
On the Relationship between Environment and Economy
The two pictures above are both about the relationship between the environment and the economic development. In the first picture, GDP is on the rise while the environment is drastically polluted. In the second picture, economic efficiency progresses with environmental protection. It's easy to get the conclusion that development according to the second picture is more reasonable than that in the first one.
In the early development of socialism, our country didn't pay much attention to the issue of environmental protection and savored the bitterness. Now, the government has taken many measures and is implementing the strategy of "sustainable development". One aspect of the strategy is to develop the economy and take measures to protect the environment at the same time. In this way, we can develop our country in a sustainable manner and our offspring can have enough resources to develop society. If we don't put much emphasis on the environment issue and excavate the natural resources blindly, our country will become a barren land sooner or later.
In a word, sustainable development is a reasonable strategy which should be implemented for a long time. The nature is providing us with plentiful resources generously, but it may punish us severely if we don't care her.