Task：“When people succeed， it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above？ Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
It is universally acknowledged that hard work is indispensable to success. Scientists toil for years before they make a major discovery. Students study for years before they are accepted by a top university. Self-make people work for a long time， even all their life before they make a fortune. However， less well-known is the essential role that luck plays in achieving one＇s goals. It is often luck that turns years of hard work into success： people discover and invent things with the help of luck， and so do they become famous and find jobs.
First， luck has helped a great number of people invent and discover things. Sir Alexander Fleming experimented with antibacterial substances for nine years before he discovered penicillin. He went through laborious trial and error， but it was on account of luck that he looked at the mold on a piece of cheese and got the idea for penicillin there and then. Benjamin Franklin had been trying to prove his idea that lightning and electricity is the same thing， but it was only in flying a kite that he proved it and the concept of a lightning rod happened to strike him.
Also， luck helps people become famous. Let us consider young authors. Many work hard to learn to write. For example， they take writing classes. Besides， they work at menial jobs so as to survive and gain experience. Then one day a lucky writer may have piece of writing published and attract public attention. Or the writer meets an editor at the right time and place. Years of continuous writing brings the writer to the door of success， but one lucky chance， like the shot in soccer， eventually helps him or her reap success.
Finally， luck has helped many people secure jobs. One may spend much time writing and sending resumes， reading recruiting ads， and going to job interviews. One may pond the pavement for a long time before getting a job. However， it is with luck that a job hunter meets the person who will offer a position to him or her， or learns of a vacancy that is not advertised. Being at the right place at the right time often helps one land a job， and this has all to do with luck. One can hardly succeed without hard work， but hard work without luck often leads to nothing. Luck has a great number of people find success. In fact， luck goes hand in hand with hard work.