Cherish the water
昆铜中学 钟 雯
My dear teachers, fellow students and friends:
As we all know, we can't live without water.
If there is no rain, there will be no water to drink. We can only live for about three days without water.
Plants and animals need water to grow. If there is no rain, they will die. We will not have any rice, any vegetables and meat. If there is no rain, we will have nothing to eat. We can only live for about one or two weeks without food.
Maybe you will say it's impossible for us to have no water. Because the earth is a planet almost covered by water, and it is water which makes every things on the earth lively. Water is also one of the most important part of our environment. Though is there really so much water for us to clean, to play with, to produce many things? How much water is there on the earth then?
Most of the water is in the oceans or locked away as ice. The largest volumes of fresh water are stored underground as groundwater. Imagine there is only one barrel of water in the world, then there is only one spoon of water on the land, and the water we can use is only a drop of it. So we have to cherish the water. But the environment is becoming worse and worse. The most serious pollution is water pollution. For example, on the west coast of Pacific ocean there is the modern city Shanghai, another river which used to be a very important transportation route runs through the center of the city. People respected and regard it as “mother” . It is the “Suzhou river”, but I belive that few of you would sit beside it . People will be scattered by the terrible smell of water .I have to say it is very dirty ! and we all know that a lot of beautiful rivers in the world also sharing the same fate with Suzhou river .who is the devil ? I can't help asking .
Many human activities and their by-products have the potential to pollute water. Please have a look along the banks of the river . Large and small industrial enterprises discharge dirty . We must keep water clean and cherish the water .
My dear friends: mankind still faces a great difficulty in solving the problems of the environment and development , and there is a grand task to perform and a long way to go. The middle school students in China will always cooperate with the young people of the world to protect the environment .
The future is ours to build!
Thanks for listening.