Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the challenges of studying abroad. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
The Challenges of Studying Abroad
①As is universally acknowledged, it is by no means easy to study abroad ② since you could come across a list of unexpected difficulties and setbacks which you cannot imagine before going abroad.
③First of all, the top challenge is the culture shock, which means you may not adapt to the exotic life during the first few days or even months. ④ secondly, the language barrier could be a nightmare for many foreign students who possess poor mastery of the official language of the country where they study.⑤ Last but not least, you could be overwhelmed by the academic requirements if you are not well prepared. Long lists of reference books, numerous projects, papers and professors with varying personalities could wear you out.
⑥ Despite all these terrifying challenges, you will finally manage to come through this "dark age" with your hard work, persistence and endurance. And then a bright future will await you.