三一口语七级好话题 The Battle of Chibi
2010-5-10 16:32:18 毛毛
1.Why do I like the Battle of Chibi?
1) The Battle of Chibi is one of the most famous battles in C hinese history. In this battle, the numerically(数量上) inferior（劣势的） troop defeated the numerically superior one. Although Caocao boasted of commanding 800 thousand elite soldiers, he still couldn’t resist the 50 thousand allied force of Liubei and Sunquan.
2) The allied force was not frightened by the numerically superior enemy and was not puzzled by superficial phenomenon. However, through calm analysis, it figured out the real situation and overcomed all the difficulties. In this way, it gained itself the foundation of winning this battle.
3) The power of uniting is overwhelming. Facing such a strong army, the two warlords, Liubei and Sunquan, converted the whole situation by allying together. By doing this, they created the favorable condition for themselves to win this battle.
4) The allied force made good use of its advantage of being good at naval battle and unexpectedly adopted the method of using fire to attack Cao’s army. Cao’s army was defeated because it was very poor in the skills of fighting naval battle and at the same time it underestimated the strength of the allied force.
In my study, I also should try my best to overcome all the difficultis. Now I am in the prime of my life time. All I need to do is set up a stable foundation for my future study and work.
2.What’s the historical background of the Battle of Chibi?
By the early 3rd century, the Han Dynasty, which had ruled China for four centuries was crumbling. Emperor Xian had been a political figurehead since 189. He had no control over the actions of the various warlords because they controlled their respective territories. One of the most powerful rulers in northern China was the warlord Cao Cao. By the year 207, he had unified northern China. And then his army started a sounthern campaign in the hope of uniting the whole country. The Jing province in the area of Yangtze River was key to the success of this strategy. So Cao Cao himself commanded 800 thousand soldiers and conquered Jing province in no time. At the sound of the victory of Cao Cao, Liu Bei’s troop started to retreat towards south. Later, Cao’s force took up Xin Ye and run after Liu’s troop. At last, two forces met and Liu’s troop was defeated at Chang Banpo. Liu retreated to Xia Kou. But Cao’s force continued to chase him and marched to the east of Yangtze River.
3.Can you compare the strength of Caocao’s force and the allied force?
At that time, Caocao boasted of commanding 800 thousand soldiers. Besides, after winning se