I still remember the day when I first came to the college. Being a boy of 17， I was longing for a new life as a college student； but， at the same time， I had no idea what college life would be
That morning when the bus carried me to the gate of the college. I was so excited that my heart was beating very fast as if it would leap out of my mouth. From now on， I would be a student of this college. After registration， we were led by an instructor to the dormitory， where， for the first time， we were going to live without parents but roommates. I was so clumsy that I did not know how to make the bed and fix the mosquito net.
In the afternoon， I took a walk around the campus together with my roommates. To think of studying in such a beautiful place made me feel quite proud of myself. As we were walking along， talking and laughing， a voice came into our ears， “Oh， look at these freshmen！” It was our middle-school-students\' looking that gave us away. We continued our tour of the college， inspecting every building and every garden until the sun began to set.
In the evening， we sat together， talking about the past and the future. We were so excited that no one wanted to go to bed.
（五）The Tape Recorder
The tape recorder is one of the most welcome and popular electronic devices ever invented. For example， it can reproduce sounds quite well， which are hardly distinguishable from the original. Besides， it is very handy and can be carried around. Furthermore， tape recorders are not so expensive as color TV sets or video-tape players， so most families can afford them. Therefore， the tape recorder is liked by everyone and has entered most homes.
This device is useful in many ways. For example， it is used by people to play music and thus gives them a lot of pleasure. Another example is that it is an effective aid for learning a foreign language. It may also serve as a useful tool for many professionals such as reporters and policemen and enables them to work efficiently.
However， it can also become a nuisance. Some youngsters play the tape recorder late at night and therefore disturb their neighbours\' rest. Some shop-owners use it to attract customers and they often play music so loudly that customers feel very annoyed with it. Thus， the tape recorder should be put to good use.
Attending schools abroad has many advantages. In the first place， by looking at our own country from outside， we can best see the strong points and weak points of our nation and therefore widen our vision and broaden our minds. Second， while studying in a foreign country， we can travel widely， visiting famous scenic spots and making friends with the local people. Thirdly we can use the foreign language in our daily life so that our ability in the second language may be improved quickly. But the most important thing in attending a foreign university is to get acquainted with the latest knowledge in science and technology and make use of the first-rate facilities available. For all these advantages， it is really worthwhile to go abroad for education.