How to balance study and extracurricular activities
Striking a balance between academic study and extracurricular activities never proves easy. Only by sparing no effort in your academic study can you graduate smoothly and kick off a decent life because this is where your proficiency and technique come from, but this doesn’t mean spending all your time at desk. Taking part in diverse extracurricular activities is also indispensable, for they may bring many possibilities as well.
As far as I am concerned, activities such as reading, hiking, mountain-climbing and baking cookies enable you to refresh from piles of textbooks and essay papers, and they cultivate important qualities like analytical abilities and persistence as well. Additionally, a wide range of activities also facilitate communication with various people and bring you more friends who are a precious asset in your social life.
Balancing the two aspects properly enlightens you of your current top priority and definitely raises your efficiency at school. Otherwise, you will always feel confused about your way ahead.
原文第一句话是在考查学生对并列结构的掌握。其中所涉及到的难点有“重视”（pay attention to）、“鼓励某人做某事”（encourage sb to do sth）和“利用”（take advantage of）。
原文第二句话重在考查宾语从句的运用。其中所涉及到的难点表达是“最新公布的统计数据”（the latest statistics）。
原文第四句仍在考查学生对并列结构的熟练运用程度。该句当中所涉及到的难点偏多，包括“不仅……而且”（not only...but also）、“参考资料”（reference materials）、“讲座和展览”（lectures and exhibitions）。
原文第六句话中涉及到了多个不同的谓语动词，翻译时需谨慎处理。另外，“自助服务系统”（self-service system）和“满足读者的需求”（satisfy readers’ demands）也是考生需要注意的地方。
完整参考译文如下：More and more attention has been paid to the public libraries in China, and people are encouraged to take full advantage of them. The latest statistics show that the number of public libraries in China is increasing year by year. Many libraries have created a quieter and more comfortable environment for readers through modification and expansion. The large-scale public libraries not only provide a variety of reference materials, but also organize regular lectures, exhibitions and so on. In recent years, many digital libraries have also emerged, saving the space needed to store books. Some libraries have also introduced self-service systems, which make it more convenient for readers to borrow and return books and satisfy readers’ demands better.