Describea person whom you would like to spend time with. Explain why you would like tospend time with this person.
From my point ofview, the person that I want to mention is one of my classmates in my highschool, he sat right near me at that time. First of all, although we had quitea lot differences, we were still compatible friends. He could even tell what Iwas thinking of just by looking at my eyes. Furthermore, we were sincere toeach other. We were always willing to share many personal secrets with eachother or share our individual`s future plan. Those days were very memorable forme even till today. So that`s why I still want to spend time with him.Describea person that you admire.
From myperspective, the person that I really admire is my calculus professor in mysecond semester in university. He is an enthusiastic teacher of middle ageabout 45. He was renowned for his ingenious ability to explain some abstractmathematic thinking methods. The explanation he offered is often in the form ofa certain everyday experience and language he used is both profound andhumorous. Therefore, most students tried their best to be enrolled in hisbrilliant calculus class which would make the comprehension process enjoyable.
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creative富创造力的 intelligent 聪明的
Choosea place you go to often that is important to you and explain why it isimportant to you. Please include details in your response.
Personally, theplace that comes to my mind is our eastern campus library. The main reason isthat library is the learning center of my university, this place not only providea large variety of bibliographies but also offer us a desirable learningenvironment. Furthermore, there are numerous computers which have a high speedconnection to the Internet and also some printers in the library. Our studentscan have access to all of them at a very low cost. So learning becomesconvenient there.Iffriends from another country were going to spend time in your country, whatcity or place would you suggest they visit? Using details and examples, explainwhy.
The place that Ihighly recommend is Wu Yuan, which actually is a village near my hometown. Themain reason is that nowadays, the majority of Chinese cities are notorious forair pollution especially smog, whereas, air condition in that village reachesthe top category in China. Besides, Wu Yuan itself also ranks among the top 10most beautiful village in China. In addition to that, this place is famous forits high quality tea leafs, I can take him or her to have a taste of one themost famous Chinese tea.
What do you think is the mostimportant quality of a working environment: good leaders, good colleagues, orflexible time?
From myperspective, the most significant quality of a working environment must be goodcolleagues. The main reason is that with good colleagues you can easily blendin their society, make friends with them and collaborate with them. Therefore,form a desirable interpersonal relationship with colleagues. Besides, goodcolleagues would not speak ill of someone in the absence of him or her, andthey would not take the advantage of using such low strategies. So thecompetition for promotion would be fair.
Do you agree or disagree: cellphone changes our lives greatly.
Personally, Ican`t agree more with the notion that our lives have changed greatly since theadvent of cell phone. First of all, cell phone facilitates our dailycommunication. Decades before, people used to write letters to keepcorrespondence with their friends or relatives far away. Nowadays, with thislittle device, we can call anyone if we want. Secondly, cell phones also changethe way we obtain information. With the intelligent cell phone like I-phone, wecan easily know what the world is going on when we are on the way home.
Among action, romantic andscience movies, which do you dislike most? Explain why.
From myperspective, I hate romantic films. The main reason is that I am not adept atcomprehend those implicit emotional clues hided in those kind movies. The plotin romantic movies always baffles me and I usually suppose the conversations inmost of the romantic movie are not logically connected. Besides, romanticmovies are always depicting some love stories which are too incredible andfantastic to be real.
Is it good or bad towork a year before studying at university? Please include specific details inyour explanation.
From my perspective, it isnecessary for students to spend one year working before entering their college.Firstly, with this working experience, students can find exactly what they likewhich is beneficial for them to discreetly choose a suitable major in thecollege. Another reason is that they are able to earn a sum of money toalleviate family`s financial burden. As we all know, the tuition in most ofuniversities is not cheap and may not be easily affordable for some families.
Do you prefer to write a longessay or give a speech in front of class for an assignment? Include reasons anddetails in your explanation.
Personally, I would choose todeliver a speech. The main reason is that I feel disgusting to turn out thoselong wordy and tedious essays. On the country, prepare for a speech is supposedto finish some brief notes beforehand. Another reason is that writing essaystrains nothing but my composing ability whereas speaking in the public wouldchallenge my expressive ability, communication ability as well as my memory. SoI could get a comprehensive improvement after doing this
Describe your favoriteplace to shop for clothes. Explain why you like to go there for clothes. Usespecific reasons and examples to support your response.
Personally I prefer to do someonline when I need some clothes. The initial reason is the convenience broughtby the Internet. I do not necessarily go out to a certain place for thoseclothes and it is also not affected by the weather condition. Anothersignificant reason is that clothes posted online are often comparativelycheaper than those in the real market and in terms of the variety, onlineclothes shop still stand out.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? It is important to study history from ancestors.
I support this opinion. Firstly,our ancestors are one of the most authentic sources of history. Because they wereusually the eyewitnesses of some historical instance, their narrations arebased on their personal experience. Secondly, learning history from books orsome other traditional study resources often makes students feel boring andultimately lead to the low learning efficiency. Learning from ancestors,however, provide a more interactive way.
Do you think that 16 year oldsare responsible to drive? Please include specific details in your explanation.
From my perspective, 16 years oldteenagers are not responsible enough for driving. Firstly, they haven`t formeda mature sense of responsibility. Most of them have not entered the phase ofcollege, therefore most of them probably are not able to live independent.Another reason is that they are not capable handle those problems that wouldoccur when they are driving. For example, traffic accidents. If they crashsomeone else`s car, they are not financially capable to pay for the bill.
Compare two singers you like.Discuss their differences and similarities. Please include specific details inyour explanation.
Two of my favorite singers areAvril Lavigne and Taylor Swift. They are all world-famous for their outstandingpieces of music featuring rock style. Rock music composed by Avril sounds moreexciting with those fast beat drums and screaming electronic guitars. Whereasfor those works from Taylor Swift, they are mainly featuring country style andmore graceful rhythm and mainly focused on her love affairs. Besides, if wecompare Taylor with Avril, Avril was married but for Taylor, it is hard toestimate exactly how many boyfriends the Taylor once had relation with. Fromher songs we can see part of them.
What are the benefits of owningpets? Please provide specific examples and details in your explanation.
The most conspicuous benefit isthat keeping a pet could increase the owners` sense of responsibility andpatience. Pets need to be cared, washed and fed. Those things wouldprogressively accustom the owners to caring for others. In China, there arenumerous one-child families; I suppose that raising a pet in those familieswould contribute to the psychological maturity of child. Furthermore, pets alsocan urge their owners to take a walk regularly instead of always staying athome, which is highly advantageous to the physical health to their owners.Study shows that those who keep pets are less likely to suffer from obesity.
Should high school graduatesattend college after settling into their own career or go to university first?Please provide specific examples and details in your explanation.
From my perspective, under nocircumstances should a high school student find a job shortly after graduationand then attend college. Firstly, the fundamental knowledge acquired from highschool is mostly useless when the students encounter some real problems in thework field. That is why colleges and universities are in demand for numerouspeople who want to land a decent job. Additionally, graduates from high schoolaveragely are in the age of 15 or 16, which means they are psychologicallyimmature to live independently, let alone making a living on their own. Forthem, doing part-time work may be a kind of practice but full-time careersounds overwhelmingly challenging.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? All students should take a cooking class.
Personally, I object the opinionthat all students should attend a cooking class. Because although cooking is afundamental requirement for making a living, it should not be taught in auniform way, students would not ultimately acquire the skill if they dislikethe teaching style. It may finally waste their precious time for learning. Furthermore, parents send their children tohigh schools or universities wishing them to learn more expertise that can`teasily be acquired outside the class. Many basic skills like cooking should belearned outside the class where the practice chances are abundant.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? Children will learn more if the teachers are kind andfriendly.
As far as I am concerned,students will indeed learn more knowledge if the teachers are benign. The mainreason is that if the teachers have a friendly personality, it will facilitatethe interpersonal communication between students and teachers. Students dare toput forward something they may not fully understand directly to the teachersinstead of worrying about whether they would be criticized. Besides, if theteachers are benign, the lecture would be delivered in an active way which canstimulate the students` interest and curiosity in the topic. Therefore,students tend to search more information about that outside the class.
Your friend wants to improve hisscore in class, do you have any suggestions? Please include specific details inyour explanation.
The first advice that I wouldpropose is that he should attend most part of the professors` class and listenattentively to the lectures that you attend. Because every professor willdisseminate the most essential and fundamental knowledge of a discipline whichis enough to outline the whole subject. With the help of that, he canefficiently grab the core of every chapter and understand the relation betweenthose chapters. Besides, from a more general stand, he should balance hisworkload meticulously. Divide his study goals into several feasible steps andassign them to every day. Because our brains function better when memorizinginformation which is separated into chunks.
Some people believe studentsshould play games for fun, others believe they should compete in sports inorder to win. Which position do you like?
From my perspective, studentsshould learn to compete. Because it can urge their personality to be moremature. It is competition that teach them a lesson about do not rest on yourlaurels and keep moving forward. Apart from that, experience gained fromcompetitions shape their comprehension of teamwork spirit. Another majorbenefit is that students can substantially train their skills through playing. Forexample, when we are playing tennis, we are more likely to win if we arecapable to communicate effectively with our partner in order to strike atactical attack.
Which technology hasmade the greatest impact on people`s life in your country: airplane, computeror television?
Personally, the adventof computer really shaped the people`s way of living in my country. Computers makethe time schedule more flexible for ordinary people. For example, an AmericanTV series named the House of Cards is my favorite; however, I have troublewatching it at a regular time. With the help of computer and the Internet, Ican download some episodes in advance and play them whenever I am free.Moreover, computers provide a variety of approach to study and research.Decades before, countless data gained from research made it difficult forresearchers to process them whereas, now we can use computers to save time.
Some people believethat it is better for children to grow up in big cities. Others believe that itis better for children to grow up in small towns or rural areas. What is youropinion and why?
If I had the chance torare children, I would choose the metropolis. It is universally accepted thatlife pace in places like that is drastically accelerated. Therefore, childrenbrought up in big cities know how precious the time is and they will quicklylearn to solve a problem more efficiently. Another reason is that inmetropolis, educational resources are incredibly abundant and there are alsonumerous job opportunities. So when children reaches the age of being educated,I would not worried too much about finding a prestigious school for them toattend and when they graduated getting hired is also out of question.
Your university is planning toallow students to watch TV in their dormitories. What is your opinion and why?What are the advantages and disadvantages of watching TV in dormitories?
As far as I am concerned, it isreally a bad idea. Admittedly, allowing students watch TV in the dorm canfacilitate someone`s habit of checking the news report every day, but it canaffect the roommates. Besides, if a student is crazy about some movies or TVseries, he or she may take great advantage of the TV in the dorm room. But ifthat person becomes addicted to watching that, he or she may watch it throughthe night or during others` rest time. All the students in that room arenegatively affected and they may fail many examinations. Since almost all theresource from TV can be gained from Internet, I think TV is redundant.
What do you think isone of the most important characteristics that a teacher should have? Usereasons and specific examples to explain why this characteristic is important.
As far as I am concerned,the most vital characteristic is the ability to stimulate the students`interest in studying a discipline. That ability I mentioned reminds me of ourprofessor who taught the fundamental physics when I was SOP
homore. He was aprestigious Chinese physicist actually. However, he was not capable ofstimulating students` interest in studying that at all. What he wasdisseminating at that time was not fundamental theories of physics, instead, hetalked a lot of some sophisticated researched he conducted which is completelyirrelevant to our learning project. Finally, the failure rate of our class isquite astonishing and most students learned nothing.
Some people prefer tomake friends with people who have similar interests to others. Others prefer tomake friends with people who have different interests to theirs. Which kind offriend do you prefer for yourself? Why?
Personally, I wouldlike to make friends with those who share the same hobbies with me. The mainreason is that when we get together, we are about to have countless topicsworth discussion. For example, I like playing tennis and I made a group offriends who are also tennis fanatics. When we meet with each other, it isreally hard for us to stop chatting with each other about some famous players,yesterday`s games on TV. Another reason is that, if I can`t find somethingappropriate to discuss, I can also sustain our friendship by doing the samething we are interested in, like playing tennis.
Describe a special gift you gaveto someone else. Explain why it is a special gift?
The special gift that I want todescribe is a beautiful luminous glass cubic with a lovely pattern carved init. I sent it to my girlfriend on the first anniversary of being together. It’sspecial because I made it with my own hands in our pragmatic engineering classof laser manufacturing. I designed that pattern in order to show my affectionto my girlfriend and used a laser incising machine to ultimately finish thatwhich cost me almost 2 hours with 3 times of failures. When I finally producedthat artifact, I consider it unique all over the world. Therefore it is indeeda special present.
What do you think we should do todecrease the usage of car or other vehicle and solve the traffic problems?
Firstly, from the standpoint ofindividual civilians, we should use the public transportation more frequentlyand if our destination is not far away enough, we can consider either walk tothere or taking a bike there. It is not only totally environmental friendly butalso a way to increase our daily exercise volume. Secondly, from the standpointof the government, they should take measures to control ordinary people`sdesire to drive a car. For example, charge additional fee from drivers whenthey are driving through some bustling streets and make the publictransportation completely free to stimulate its utilization.
Your university plans to ask eachstudent to do 40 hours of community service per year. What is your opinion onit? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this program? Please includespecific reasons and details to support your response.
From my perspective, I regard itas a great idea. Although as some people may say it will take up students`precious time, 40 hours per year would not substantially affect students`academic performance if they really work hard. Besides, community serviceoffers a desirable opportunity for students to get closer to the real world. Ifthey know little about the society where they live, what a disadvantage theywould be put into after the graduation when they are hunting for a jobanxiously. Therefore, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? A good school must have many textbooks. Please includespecific reasons and examples to support your answer.
I disagree with that idea.Firstly, what makes a school prestigious is not necessarily the countless booksthe school has. As long as the schools want, they all can have enoughtextbooks. Therefore what make a good school eminent are some kinds ofexclusive resource that cannot be purchased by other schools such asoutstanding teachers and professors or intensive academic atmosphere. Besides,having excessive textbooks will prohibit students from developing theirpersonal hobbies and force them to read those books day after day without doingproper physical exercise. That is completely detrimental to their all-roundeddevelopment.
Describe the steps, through whichyou once learned a new subject and explain how you learned it. Please includedetails and examples in your response.
One of the most challenging new techniquethat I`ve learned is C++ programing language. I always want to be the one whoseprogress is far ahead of that of the class. In the first two weeks, although Ispend much time in reading books and testing the source code examples in thebook, I couldn`t write anything better than a simple “hello world” program.Lines of code baffled me day after day. But our professor was quite adept atteaching us. In the third week, he almost outlined the entire essence ofprograming. After that learning became enjoyable for me.
Describe an important day in yourlife. Explain why it is important to you.
One the most fantastic days in mylife is my 18th birthday party. Because my birthday is one day afterthe 1st day of a new year, I mixed my party with the new year`sparty which was hosted by my class monitor at that time. It was a frenzy butmeaningful night. We were on the same stage of live, because we are faced withthe severe College Entrance Examination 6 months after that night which coulddefine our whole life in some way. We chatted a lot of the future plan. Someonewanted to be admitted into a top university. Someone wanted to be a successfulself-made businessman. Overall, that night was unforgettable.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? Watching television is not a good way to spend one`s time.
I can`t agree more with thisopinion. Watching TV is meaningless. The initial reason is that everything thatyou can get from the television channels is absolutely available on theInternet. Therefore, entertaining yourself via the versatile Internet is a moresensible idea. Moreover, once you turn on the TV the first thing that is probableto welcome you is the endless commercial advertisement. It is undeniable thatcommercials on the TV waste our precious time which could be spent onexercising. If I really want to entertain myself, I would like to either playcomputer games or do sports with friends.
What kind of music do you likethe least? Give reasons why you do not like this kind of music.
I hate to listen to softemotional music which is about some psychological trauma from love affairs. Themost vital reason is that in my personality there is no sentimental element atall. This kind of music would not successfully cause me to empathize what thesingers have suffered. On the country, I think that music like this couldundermine my motivation to make a difference. As for the rhythm, I don`t likethe sluggish style. When I am listening to music, what I intend to expect isthe passion of the composer. I suppose that soft music illustrate nothing to dowith that.
Some college students like tospend their free time studying another course or doing schoolwork. Others liketo join a club and enjoy social activities. Which way do you think is betterand why?
From my perspective, I`d like tospend my free time studying other courses. I major in mechanical engineering,which means that there are countless emerging techniques for me to learn. And Iwant to specialize in electromechanical control which means that a good commandof computer science, electronic science and mechanics is necessity. Besides, ifI join in some clubs in my university, my study plan would be upset by thoseendless social activities although they can improve my communication skill insome way. In the future, for an engineer, expertise on the application oftechnology matters more.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? We are more informed of the world events than our parentswhen they were young.
I am in support of that opinion.The most initial reason is that nowadays, with the advent of the computers andthe Internet, enormous kinds of mass media are readily accessible. Take me asan example; I have the habit to watch the commercial free CNN student news ofcurrent events after lunch. My computer can automatically update the episodesevery morning when I am attending classes. Decades before, when my parents werein their adolescence, there was no such convenient technology available.Therefore, my parents occasionally purchased some newspapers when some reallyinfluential incidence occurred which they were curious about.
Describe a person that you lookup to as a role model. Explain how this person has influenced your life.Include details and examples to support your response.
The one I want to describe was astudent once studied in our school in the university. Now he is an entrepreneurwho established a robot manufacturing company. When he was a student in ourschool, he didn`t exhibit any good academic performance. What`s more, he evenfailed several courses. However, he was quite interested in learning someadvanced control techniques which was not require in our curriculum. I supposethat he must had acquired enough acknowledge about that which is highlypertinent to designing robot. His success informed me that learning somepragmatic techniques is even more significant than getting an excellentacademic performance.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? Young children should learn to draw or paint. Includedetails and examples to support your response.
Personally, I don`t agree withthat opinion. Not every kid is naturally interested in painting and drawing. Ifthey are not interested in painting, sending them to some kinds of learninggroup is totally a waste of money besides it also has the potential to ruinchildren`s motivation to learning. For example, when I entered the age ofattending a primary school, my parents forced me to attend a piano class everyFriday night and a sketch class in order to make me versatile. I naturally haveinterest in natural science. So that was a waste of time and money.
Describe a time when you tried todo something that you had never done before. Explain what you did and why youdid it.
One of the things that impressedme most was the time when I started to learn tennis. My father talked with oneof his colleagues who was quite professional in playing tennis and finally persuadedhim to be my couch. After that, I started the process of learning. The reasonthat I wanted to learn this kind of sport was that I was quite adept at tabletennis prior to that therefore; there would not be any difficulties for me tolearn tennis. Besides, playing table tennis is not strenuous enough for me toget enough amount of exercise.
Your friends want to drop out ofthe university or college. Do you agree or disagree? Please include specificdetails in your explanation.
From my perspective, I wouldrather persuade him or her from dropping out if it is not because of somemonetary problem. The initial reason is that in current job market, a highlevel of knowledgeable human source is required by companies. If he or shedrops out of the university, he or she may not be competitive in job hunting.Additionally, I think before graduation, he or she may not be mentally matureenough to make a living independently. Given the fact that a good job seems notavailable, he or she may live in an aggravated situation.
Do you agree or disagree thatassignments handed in after the deadline should receive lower scores? Pleaseinclude specific details in your explanation.
From my perspective, I am insupport of that rule. Firstly, there must be some rule or principles toregulate students` behavior though colleges or universities are comparativelyfree places. Students should learn to be punctual through their academic life.What`s more, suppose that if there is no punishment for being late. A distinct deadlinefor an essay is meaningless. Every student would not consider the deadlineseverely when they are making their plans or they even don`t have to make aschedule for writing a paper. That`s the reason why I support that rule.
Some people prefer to do one jobor project at one time. Others prefer to do several jobs or projects at thesame time. Which do you prefer and why?
I would rather choose to handleone project at one time although it may seem that doing several jobs simultaneouslyis more efficient. The main reason is that only when I am totally engrossedinto a specific work can I maximize the efficiency. Therefore, I can not onlyfinish the task in a short amount of time but also insure that this issue wouldnot cause any unexpected negative future effect. By contrast, if I do multiplejobs simultaneously, I cannot make sure that each of them is appropriately fixed.What`s worse, I may have the potential to mess them up.
Describe an activity you enjoyeddoing with your family when you were a child. Explain why it was so enjoyable.
When I was a kid, the things thatI was looking forward to throughout a week is that on every weekend my parentsand I sat together watch a television comedy show which was about someinteresting videos captured by people. The host in that show selected the mosthilarious part of those videos in attempt to make their audience laugh. I caneven laugh out right now if I recall some scenes of those videos. The wholefamily was imbued with a jubilant atmosphere when we were watching that TVshow. That was one the most impressive memory that I`ve had.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement? The way people dress themselves reveals their personality.
As far as I am concerned, thedressing style of a person can demonstrate his or her personality in some way. Themain reason is that an individual`s personality could affect his or herpreference, thus affect the choices he or she make when selecting favorableclothes. And when he or she wears those clothes, people could tell his or herpersonal preference which can reveal personality. For example, if a girl lovesto wear a light-colored long dress in the summer, I think that may indicatethat she is kind of introverted or conservative but maybe gracefully gregariousand genial.
Describe an event in history thatyou would like to learn more about. Explain the reasons why you want to learnabout it.
In 1989, a group of young peoplegathered in front of the Tian ` An Men square in order to fulfill theirpolitical pursuit for real democracy. That is the historical event which Ireally want to know. Firstly, within the border of China, there is littlecontemporary coverage about that contradictive issue. Maybe our communist partyblocked the coverage under the surface. Another reason is that nowadays ourcountry is propagating the idea of liberty and freedom throughout the country.I think that historical event could partly illustrate what the liberty isdefined in the People`s Republic of China.
Describe an activity you enjoyed doing withyour family when you were a child. Explain why it is enjoyable.
When I was a kid, the things thatI was looking forward to throughout a week is that on every weekend my parentsand I sat together watch a television comedy show which was about someinteresting videos captured by people. The host in that show selected the mosthilarious part of those videos in attempt to make their audience laugh. I caneven laugh out right now if I recall some scenes of those videos. The wholefamily was imbued with a jubilant atmosphere when we were watching that TVshow. That was one the most impressive memory that I`ve had.
What suggestions would you maketo your friend who wants to open a restaurant? Please include specific detailsin your explanation.
First of all, I would suggest tohim or her to consider the location of the restaurant seriously. Personally, Iwould highly suggest that open it close to the center of the city if possible.It is admitted that operating expense in that area would be quite expensive.But the population density in that area is also higher compared to other area.Therefore, opening a restaurant there is highly lucrative. Another suggestionis to insure the quality of the ingredients. Only in this way can he or she sellpalatable cuisines to customs and win the favor of them.
Do you agree or disagree with thefollowing statement: students who work harder will be successful later in life?Please include specific details in your explanation.
Personally, I think that opinionis mostly true. Students who study hard seem to have stronger will which is anessential element to success. I have seen a documentary video of CambridgeUniversity which revealed that in Great Britain students who worked hard intheir younger age turned out to be more successful whether in business world oracademic realm. Additionally, students who study diligently may become moreknowledgeable. They will become more professional and competitive when they arefacing the fierce job market. Therefore, they are more probable to land adesirable job.
If you are a volunteerin a hospital, what kind of work would you choose? 1. Take care of patient`sfamily. 2. Talk to patient. 3. Read to patient. Please give specific reasonsand details.
For me, I would like tochoose to chat with patients. First of all, when talking to patients especiallythose who suffer from fatal diseases, I could feel the strenuous desire tosurvive which could inspire me to do more meaningful things since I am stillhealthy. Therefore, talking to them can absolutely have positive influence onmy personality. Additionally, with extra effort, I believe that I can becapable of communicating with patients more effectively. And I will be capableof making them stand firmly fighting against the disease.
Do you like jobs withopportunities to interact with people, or do you prefer to work without contactwith real people? Please explain your preference with special reasons.
Which do you think is the mostdifficult for university students: being far away from families, finding timeto relax, or making new friends? Please include specific details in yourexplanation.
As far as I am concerned, makingnew friends could be of difficulty for university students. Firstly, classmatesin universities are no more closely related to each other like in high schools.Therefore, interpersonal communication between them could not be convenientenough for them to form a stable friendship. Another reason is that incolleges, people usually from various places across the country or even variouscountries. As a result, distinct cultural differences would play as pivotalbarriers against making friends or even hamper interpersonal communication.
Do you agree or disagree that aperson should study in the university to be successful? Please include specificdetails in your explanation.
From my perspective, if a personwants to be successful, it is urgent for him or her to attend universities. Themost pivotal reason is that today`s fierce competition in job market requiresknowledgeable human resource. To be a competitive candidate, he or she mustacquire the knowledge from universities both pragmatic and theoretic. Furthermore,most graduates from high schools even cannot make a living independently,needless to mention accomplish something outstanding. Only with the help ofcollege can they land a desirable job offer or acquire certain expertise whichis the essential part for success.
Some schools requirestudents to take part in community service activities after school. Which ofthe following do you think is the best activity for students? 1. Plantingflowers in the community 2. Doing clean-ups in the garden 3. Recycling waste.
As far as I amconcerned, I would regard recycling waste as the best choice. Firstly,recycling waste could promote creative thinking among students. Because whenthey recycle waste, students are supposed to put forward new ways to reuse somekinds of recyclable waste like tin cans or paper boxes. Additionally, whenstudents are doing recycling job, they can learn to be more frugal and improvetheir awareness of environment protection. For example, they may tend to usemore rechargeable batteries which release less contaminant to the environment.Or they may take public transportation more frequently instead of driving cars.
Do you agree ordisagree with the statement? Teachers should make their lessons fun.
Personally, I think alittle bit of fun is essential part to lessons. Because it is instrumental forraising students` interest and concentration on the topic. Take me for example,there are two kinds of lecture that I want to attend, one is about thediscipline that I am originally interested in and another is that does notoriginally seem appealing to me, but the lecturer can make me interested inwhat he or she will talk about. Furthermore, making the lessons fun can promotestudents` listening comprehension efficiency. They can easily attach a hilariousmoment with the knowledge the teacher disseminated.
In your opinion, whichof the following activities can bring the most benefits to children andteenagers: reading books, talking with elderly members of the community ortraveling to other countries?
As far as I amconcerned, the most beneficial choice is traveling. Firstly, nowadays,globalization is a trend which is irresistible to almost every country.Traveling to other countries can urge children or teenagers to acquire foreignlanguages which improve their employment probability. Furthermore, traveling todifferent countries can broad their horizon. They can see various beautifulsceneries and come across various people of different cultural background.Those elements contribute to their personal development and shape their worldvalue. Compared to other approaches, this is the one that can provide childrenwith more first-hand information.
In some cities there isa law against making noise at night such as loud music or TV. Some peoplesupport this law, while others do not. What is your opinion?
I am in support of thislaw. Although some people have the habit of entertaining at night, the livingstyle of a majority of people is to sleep all thought the night. This lawinsure that the minority of people should not disturb most people`s habit. Forexample, when I was living in the dormitory room, there were a group ofstudents play rock music aloud at midnight. That is really disturbing and itended up when I moved to live out of the campus. If such law is implemented inour area, most of the students will not be affected.
Nowadays, air pollutionis a common problem in many places. What can people do to reduce air pollution?Include reasons and details to support your response.
The initial solution toalleviate air pollution is planting more trees. Because trees can not onlyabsorb the carbon dioxide but also reduce the concentration of sulfur dioxidein the air. Besides, trees can also produce more water vapor in an area thatcan moisturize the dust particles in the air and finally make them heavy enoughto drop down to the ground. Another solution is to advocate the use of publictransportation or provide government subsidy to those consumers who want to buycars which use cleaner energy in order to make the emission of pollutantsdecline.
Some people prefer tolive in a traditional building; others prefer to live in a modern one. Which doyou prefer and why? Please give specific reasons to support your idea.
For me, I`d like tolive in a modern flat. Firstly, in modern buildings, there are abundantessential facilities like the television cable line, Internet access port andair conditioner. Those facilities are indispensable for leading a modern life,whereas in traditional buildings, it is probable that those buildings are notcapable to install those facilities. Moreover, currently, modern flats areusually located in those areas where the subways or bus stations are within thewalking distance. Therefore, if I land a job in the city, it is convenient forme to commute on a daily basis.
Which is better, independentlearning or studying in groups? Please include specific details in yourexplanation.
As far as I am concerned, I wouldlike to choose to study in group. Firstly, students who are studying in groupsare more likely to develop active reading and thinking methods. Because studyshows that when reading in groups, students becomes more engaged in readingmaterials and less likely to get bored or tired. Besides, either working ingroups or studying in groups promotes team-work spirits which is significantfor those students who want a success in their later life or students canaccomplish more difficult task when working or studying in groups. Becausetheir can share ideas and figure out more solutions to certain problems moreeasily.
Some parentssuggest children be paid to do housework. Do you agree? Include reasons anddetails in your explanation.
I don`t agree with this point ofview. The first reason is about the responsibility. Children should be aware ofthe fact that it is their indispensable responsibility to take care of thehouse which they live in rather than knowing that they should be paid to do so.Paying them to do the job is detrimental to their formation of sense of responsibility.Another reason is about the problem brought by the extra money. Children whoreceive the money will have no idea of how to spend them wisely. Consequently,they are likely to form a bad spending habit.
Describe aspecial event or occasion that you have participated with your family orfriends. Please include specific details in your explanation.
The special event that I want todescribe is my 18th birthday party which was spent with my classmates andparents. Because my birthday is one day after the 1st day of a new year, Imixed my party with the new year`s party which was hosted by my class monitorat that time. It was a frenzy but meaningful night. We were on the same stageof live, because we are faced with the rigorous College Entrance Examination 6months after that night which could define our whole life in some way. We talkeda lot of the future plans. Someone wanted to be admitted into a top university.Someone wanted to be a successful self-made businessman. Overall, that nightwas unforgettable.
Do you preferto travel to somewhere you have never been or the place you have ever been? Pleaseinclude reasons and details in your explanation.
For me, I would be happy totravel to some new places. Because it can both shape my world view and instillexciting and valuable experience into my life. Actually, my choice of studyingin the US is the best proof of my notion. By doing this, I can encounter thebeliefs of American people and incorporate the best part of that into my worldview. Besides, the experience of studying in America will not only bringcountless priceless knowledge to me, but also secure the job opportunity for mewhen I come back to China.
What kind ofclothing do you usually wear, and why? Please include specific details in yourexplanation.
What styles ofclothing are popular on your campus? What styles do you like? Why? Pleaseinclude specific details in your explanation.
(Formal clothesand sportswear are prevailing in my university)
As far as I am concerned, I liketo choose sportswear. The main reason is that I am an active person who favorsthose clothing which make me feel more flexible and relaxed. And I often getmyself sweaty more easily than others during the summer time. So wearing thoseclothes will make me feel more comfortable. Another reason is that I like doingsports anytime if I am free. Obviously, if I am wearing a sports T-shirt allthe time, I will not be bothered by changing my clothes anytime when I want toplay tennis.
Some peoplethink students should study in classrooms and others believe they should visitmuseums and zoos. Which do you prefer? Include reasons and details in yourexplanation.
From my perspective, I highly recommendthat students should learn mainly through classrooms. Firstly, it is widelyacknowledged that books are the most compact and comparatively more reliablesource of knowledge. And education conducted within the classroom is more centeredon the books. So education of this kind delivers more to students than thoseoutside the classrooms. Another reason is that although students can obtainmore first-hand information about the objects that they encountered in themuseums or zoos, this kind of knowledge is not system
atic. Students will soonforget most of them rather than get a deeper insight of that.
Which careerin the list do you prefer: being a lawyer, animal doctor or restaurant owner? Pleaseinclude specific details in your explanation.
As far as I am concerned, I wouldlike to choose to be a restaurant owner. Firstly, I would like to work on someobjects concerning problem solving. Being a restaurant owner means I shouldalways try to figure out new strategies to increase my revenue and attract moreguests to patronize my restaurant. Besides, I am not so inclined to do the jobby following others` orders, therefore, being an business entity owner means Iwill do the things according to my own will and work for myself instead oflistening to the restrictions from others.
Some peopleanswer phone calls or send text messages in the middle of a conversation, whatdo you think of this behavior? Is it good or not? Please include specificdetails in your explanation.
Actually, I don`t think it`s agood behavior. Firstly, a successful communication requires a constant eyecontact between people. Texting or answering a phone call during theconversation will undermine the eye contact thus impair the communicationefficacy. Another reason is that it is highly difficult for a human to do twothings at the same time. Texting while talking to others will make a personeasily baffle by the information obtained via two different approaches. Consequently,he or she may generate disordered sentences which make the listeners take painsto understand.
Do you agreeor disagree: robots are useful because they perform a lot of tasks for humanbeings. Please include specific details in your explanation.
Personally, I highly agree withthis statement. Firstly, robots are capable of doing tedious and repetitivetasks without feeling bored. For example, the robotic wielding arm in theautomobile assembly line is designed to move from one of several points toanother every day. And they will not get tired of that. Another reason is thatrobots are able to undertake those tasks that are completely impossible forhuman beings. The robots employed by chip manufacturer are capable ofmanipulating various tiny parts in the dimension of nanometers, which iscompletely unperceivable to human eyes.
Shouldemployers require employees to wear formal clothes rather than casual clothes?Please include specific details in your explanation.
If I was a boss, I would requiremost of my employees to wear formal clothes. The first reason is that wearingformal clothes is the best way to get my employees prepared for some formalmeetings at any time and they will also be able to leave a decent impression onother leaders in the company. Another reason is that this kind of requirementis more than a requirement concerning clothing; it also implies that all employeesin the company should be aware of their self-discipline. Employees under thisstrict atmosphere will be less likely to prate with each other.
Which of thefollowing three types of volunteer work would you prefer to do: 1) a citycleanup to improve its appearance; 2) building a bicycle trail; 3) plantingtrees? Why?
As far as I am concerned, I willinvest my time and energy into planting trees. The main reason is that growingmore trees provides a best solution to the air pollution and the globalwarming. Because trees can absorb carbon dioxides and sulfur dioxides andrelease vapor the surrounding areas to moisturize the pollutant particle andmake them drop to the ground. Besides, trees can also alleviate the conditionof noise pollution by absorb the noise from the surrounding environment. Thosebenefits cannot be accomplished by the other two alternatives.
Do you agreeor disagree with the statement that good friends are careful to go to classtogether?
Personally, I don`t think it is agood idea to make close friends to study in the same class. Firstly, there isno barrier for people from different fields of study to make friends with eachother. For example, I major in mechanical engineering while one of my closefriends is currently studying clinical medicine. However, we have not yetencountered any observable communication gaps between each other. Additionally,going to the same class will narrow down the world view of the two people. Ifthey two attend different class, they will learn more from each other throughtalking about the class contents.
Talk about theadvantage and disadvantage of children playing computer games. Please includespecific details in your explanation.
From my perspective, I supposethe advantage of children playing computer games would be learning knowledgeabout basic manipulation skill of computers. Because before they actually playthe computer game, they need to first install the game software which requiressome rudimentary knowledge to accomplish this. On the other hand, the majordisadvantage is that playing computer games will deprive children of the timespent on doing sports and learning. Besides, spending too much time on games isdetrimental to their eye-sight. Consequently, they may easily become myopicwhen they reach their adult time.
Some peopleuse products without reading the instructions, while others read theinstructions before using them. Which do you think is better? Why? Pleaseinclude specific details in your explanation.
As far as I am concerned, I willinsure I read the instruction before using the product even if I have used thesame kind of product before. The main reason is that reading the instructionsis the best way to prevent some accidence from happening. For example, Ilearned how to use a coffee machine when I was in Houston. I purchased a onewhen I come back to China and found that the suitable voltage is 110 volt so itwill not work in China. And because I did not break it by plug it in the setrecklessly, I finally receive a refund.
Do you preferto use an electric dishwasher or to do the dishes by hand? Why? Please includedetails in your explanation.
From my perspective, I wouldchoose to use a dishwasher to cope with the piles of dirty dishes. Firstly, Iam a person who really focuses on the efficiency. Using the dishwasher willsave me much time which could be spent on studying or doing sports. Anotherobvious advantage of using this machine is that we can indeed avoid breakingthose dished accidentally. When washing dishes by hand, we may easily make thembump into each other if we use the machine however, it is impossible to makethem crash into each other. Therefore, it is a safer way.
Is it goodidea to replace all paper books or magazines in the university library withe-books? Please include specific details in your explanation.
I agree with this idea. Firstly,it is a brilliant way to store a wealth of knowledge in the form of e-books.Because by doing this, the library will save more space which could be use bystudents to study and it will accommodate more students than expected. Alsostoring the contents of books in the format of digital data will enablelibraries to establish an astoundingly huge database of information which meansstudents can access the resource from any library on the Internet withoutactually travel to the location of the library.
Should thegovernment spend a good deal of money encouraging its citizens to lead ahealthy lifestyle? Do you agree or not? Please include specific details in yourexplanation.
Yes, it is a wise idea. Firstly,if the government invests a large sum of money to inform the citizen of leadinga healthy lifestyle, the government will find that it actually save itsinvestment on the Medicare because of the improvement of the general healthlevel as a result of that money. Besides, study showed that if people in acertain area are more engaged in doing sports, the criminal rate of that areain general will drop and the security condition will improve dramatically. Therefore,by doing this, the government will spend less money in prison constructions.
Imagine thatyou have to give up watching TV for one month. Would this be difficult for you?
Well, it is not even a problemfor me to do that. I actually even cannot remember when my last time of watchingTV was. First, I do not like watching TV simply because it is an obsoleteinnovation which belongs to the last century. Currently, we have moreaffordable electronic devices, ubiquitous access to the Internet and numerousfun videos available on the Internet. Additionally, watching TV is basicallywasting time. I am a student who attaches great importance to productivity and efficiency.However, there is no shortage of commercials on TV which seems annoying to me. SoI simply want to give up watching TV.
Some peopleprefer to spend their free time with a group of friends. Others prefer to spendtheir free time with just one person at a time. Which do you prefer? Why?
Which one doyou prefer: to participate in activities alone or with a team or group? Pleaseinclude examples and details.
As far as I am concerned, I aminclined to spend my time with lots of people. The main reason is that I amkind of like a party animal. I enjoy the revelry when party with others. Becauseby doing this, I not only enjoyed a nice time, but also expand my social span,which is a critical resource for me. Another reason is that, when having funwith more than one person, you will have the opportunity to choose the peopleyou talk with. If you spend time with just one person, you free time will beruined when you find that this one is actually a dull and sullen person.
Do you agreeor disagree that it is a good idea for university to ask a student to leaveschool if he was caught catching cheating in exams? Explain your response indetails.
Personally, I don`t think it a reasonabledecision. Firstly, it is the most severe punishment that a school could everhave to impose on students, which will cause irreversible damage to students`academic life. Once put into effect, there is no way for a student toaccomplish any desirable academic pursuit on latter life. Moreover, there arealways other factors that force students to cheat on an exam. For example, Itook a meaningless opt
ional course about Chinese literature. Shortly before thefinal, the teacher found the test paper is incompatible with her synopsis. Soshe told us to do whatever we need to pass the exam on the last class.
Do you agreeor disagree with the following statement? University education is moreimportant than it was in the past.
I can`t agree more, especially inChina. First and foremost, with piles of resumes received every time a companyadvertises a well-paid position, the human resource manager currently will noteven take a glance at those who have a low education degree. And thisphenomenon is far more apparent when it comes to some high technology companythat sometime only master`s degree or higher will be accepted. Besides,statistics show that the average salary of those who have higher degree likemaster or PhD is significantly higher than those who have lower degrees andthis discrepancy becomes more remarkable in recent years. Therefore, universityeducation plays more pivotal role in job hunting.
Which one ofthe following extracurricular activities would you recommend children to takepart in: playing sports, playing music, or visiting art galleries? Explain why.
I would highly recommend them todo sports especially in China. First, daily life of a typical Chinese primarystudent is rife with taking classes, doing homework and watching TV. This is absolutelynot a salubrious life style. Doing sports will not only prevent them frombecoming myopic but also inform them of a feasible stress-releasing approach. Besides,although the two optional activities will benefit children in some way, most ofthe fundamental information or skill will also be deliver in class. Andchildren will not benefit as much by either playing music or visiting artgalleries as by doing sports.
Which kind ofjob do you prefer: a job with a high salary but a lot of business trips, or ajob with a low salary but no business trips?
As far as I am concerned, I will definitelyenjoy the job with a high income and frequent business trips. On the one hand,I want a well-paid job to maintain the quality of my life. With abundant extraincome annually, I will be capable to purchase a fabulous house and a fancy carand therefore enjoy a carefree life. On the other hand, frequent businesstravels will not be considered as a flaw of this job. Because I suppose that thesetrips will actually broad my horizon by taking me to numerous touristattractions and the travel expense will partly be covered by my company.
Which of thefollowing activities would you do with friends rather than alone? A. taking awalk B. watching a movie C. traveling.
Personally, I am inclined to travelwith my friends. The main reason is that if people travel in groups, the travelexpense will become more affordable for every individual in a group. Travelingwith my friends provide us the chance to share the housing and dining bills. Besides,for the aspect of security, traveling with my friends is also a wise idea. Duringthe tour, if something unexpected happens, we will easily figure out a way thecope with the problem. And robberies or any other kind of crimes will be lesslikely to harry a group of people.
When going onvacations, some people prefer to go camping in tents, others prefer to stayhotels. Which do you think is better?
For me, I would rather stay inhotels. One reason is that when I want to enjoy a vacation, planning forrenting a hotel means that I will not have the need to bring heavy staffs likethe tents or other necessities for accommodation in the wild world, although Ineed to pay extra money for the convenience. Additionally, going camping intents has a significant disadvantage that it will be affected by the weatherand it may potentially lead to some accidental injuries. For example, you arelikely to be attacked by wild predators like tigers or wolves.
Describe thefirst time to go to school when you were young. Did you like it or not?
As I remember, my first experiencewith the primary school was not enjoyable although my dad accompanied me allthe way to the school. The teachers in that primary school were not as genialas those in the kindergarten that I used to attend. They frequently become madat those students who didn`t comply with their orders. Besides, those strangestudents I met there made me worried about what would be happen and moreinclined to return to my kindergarten. What`s more, at that time, I thought Iwas not psychologically ready to begin school. Therefore, that was a badmemory.
Arecelebrities (such as musician, athlete, and artist) good models for youngpeople? Please include specific examples and details.
From my perspective, whether acelebrity is a good example for young people depends totally on what kind ofcharacteristics they possess and convey. For those kind of celebrities whoearned their fame through good personalities like intelligence, diligence orperseverance. For example, those Nobel Prize winners, who toiled for years oreven decades for a definite goal and finally obtain their fame, are paradigmsf
or young people. However, those celebrities who lack self-discipline areabsolutely not desirable models for young people. For example, those famousathletes who win the first place by taking drugs are bad examples for youngpeople.
If you have achance to study a form of art, which one would you like to learn? Sculpture,portrait painting or landscape painting. Please explain your choice withspecific details.
Among all the three choices, I ammost likely to learn portrait painting. The most obvious reason is that it isthe best chance to learn how to infer the psychological activity from thefacial expression demonstrated by an individual. This special ability is anadvantage for me to learn how to better communicate with other people. Anotherreason is that through learning the painting, I will develop a high level ofpatience which is needed for my later career. I want to start my career firstlyas a mechanical engineer dealing with high precision manufacturing industry;therefore, a high level of patience is required.
Your friendplans to go to your country to study, but has concerned about expenditure. Whatis your advice for your friend?
The first and the most excitingadvice is that you will never be worried about the tuition once you arrive inChina. Averagely, the tuition of Chinese universities or graduate schools isless than one tenth of American universities. Besides, universities usuallyprovide significantly cheap residential halls for admitted students. So it isreal a wise choice to attend a university and pursue your academic goal inChina. Another advice is that try as hard as you can to get a scholarship. Althoughthe tuition is cheap, you still need to work hard to get a scholarship if youdo not want you parents to pay for you tuition.
Do you agreeor disagree with the following statement: it`s more effective to work with agroup when everyone has their responsibilities and duties?
Personally, I highly agree withthis statement. Firstly, no man is an island. In order to accomplish acomplicated and puzzling task, we all need collaborate with others to cope withseveral specific parts of a task. When every individual in a task-orientedgroup has his or her responsibilities and duties well defined, the problemsolving process will be dramatically accelerated. Besides, although workingwith group will take some time to negotiate, everyone will make the full use ofhis or her advantages and circumvent disadvantages after a deep negotiation. Therefore,the productivity will be improved afterwards.
If you canhave a part-time job at the university, what position would you choose? A labassistant, a campus tour guide, or a library assistant? Please give specificreasons.
I want to be a lab assistant. Thefirst reason is that I want to get a high degree like PhD. It is urgent for meto explore what field of study in the realm of engineering will catch my eyes. Beinga lab assistant is the best way to obtain a first-hand experience aboutdifferent research objectives which is essential for me to choose a desirableresearch goal when I become a PhD student. Another reason is that I am curiousabout what those professors are busy with on a daily basis. This job will letme know what those professors will do besides delivering lectures and officehours.
How has the availability of theworldwide Internet changed people`s life? Please use specific reasons andexamples to support your response.
The advent of the Internetrevolutionized the way people study. Nowadays, enormous resources are readilyavailable on the Internet. Take me for example, I am an engineering student, ifI want to learn a new programming language, I can firstly purchase aninstruction at the format of PDF at a very low cost, and search some freeinstrumental software and source code on the internet. Another way that theInternet changed our life is that it provides numerous approaches toentertainment. Decades before, we can only rely on the TV for entertainment,while now countless computer games can be downloaded as well as movies andmusic.
Some students prefer to go touniversities or colleges in their own cities or towns. Others preferuniversities or colleges in new faraway places. Which do you prefer and why?
As far as I am concerned, Iprefer to go to those faraway places which are new to me. The main reason isthat what I need to stimulate my development is challenges. I suppose thateveryone need to undergo a hard time in order to grow up to be a veteran.Actually, I am attending a comparatively prestigious university in a metropoliswhich is far away from my hometown. Although I sometimes suffer from nostalgia,the fierce competition that I encounter here is unimaginable back in myhometown. Therefore, in terms of professional skills, I become more competitivethan my peer students from those colleges in my hometown.
Some people like to get advicesfrom their parents or grandparents. Others like to get help from their peers.Which do you prefer? Please include specific details in your explanation.
From my perspective, when I haveencountered some hard emergencies, the first choice that comes to my mind is toask help from my friends. Because admittedly my parents or grandparents alsohad gone through their adolescence, our society has changed lot since theirtime. For example, when I broke up with my girlfriend, my parents can`t sayanything better than don`t worry about being alone all the time, but when Iturned to my friends, they effectively threw exciting parties which let me knowmore beautiful single girls.
Some peoplespeak out in class, others prefer to listen and quietly observe. Which do youthink leads to greater success in school? Explain why you think so.
Personally, I would choose tolisten and observe attentively. When delivering a lecture, the teachers aretrying to disseminating knowledge and skills. Only by listening attentively canwe actually assimilate the information and thus do a great job duringexaminations which are indicators of our school success. Another reason is thatsometimes speaking out in class is basically not socially acceptable when weare having class. Teachers are required to have the office hours beyond theclassed which are design to let us express out ideas and asking some questions.Speaking out in class will make office hours superfluous.
Describe theskill you have already learned and want to improve. Describe what you plan todo to improve it.
What just comes to my mind is myMATLAB programming technique. I am a university student who wants to pursue ahigher degree in engineering, the programming language is essential for me todo some simulations. The first step I will do is to read more about thoseuseful commands in the official introduction documents which will catch my eye.And then I will download more source codes files from the website named MATLABcentral to study the specific usage of those commends. The final and the mostfantastic thing to do is to use them in practical simulation projects aboutmechanical engineering.
Among thefollowing three activities, which do you think has the most benefits forstudents? 1. A field trip 2. A home tutoring session 3. A presentation given bya local leader.
From my perspective, I wouldhighly recommend a field trip to students.
1. Havean opportunity get closer to nature to release stress caused by learning and testing.
2. Providethem with a chance to take a walk and do some physical exercise.
Someone is comingto your city for a visit with little knowledge about the weather and the place.What suggestions are you going to give him? Please include specific reasons.
The first suggestionthat I would like to offer is that bring at least one thick coat. The weatherin my city is usually mild except for minor unpredictable sudden temperaturedrop which is tend to happen more frequent in November. Therefore, alwayskeeping a thick coat in your hotel is a wise idea. Another suggestion is thatdo not rely on google map but to download an application named Baidu mapinstead. Because some pivotal Internet services provided by google company arenormally inaccessible in China, google map will not find the restaurants ortourists attractions that you will be looking for. Therefore, Baidu map will bemore helpful.
Some students prefer to work ondifficult assignments early in the morning. Others prefer to do this type ofwork in the evening. Which do you prefer and why?
Personally, I would choose tofigure out complicated assignments at night. The main reason is that in theevening my brain becomes more active than that on the morning. On the morningmy brain works better on memorizing some materials whereas on the evening I amcapable of solving some problem of advanced math. I have participated in a mathcompetition. When I was on the preparation stage, most of the exercises werefigured out during the night. Another reason is that, on the evening I wouldnot be bothered by others as much as on the morning. That can make me stayfocused.
Which of the following new skillswould you like to acquire: repairing things, doing sports, playing aninstrument, flying a plane?
Personally, I think I would definitelychoose to learn how to fly a plane. Considering other three options, they donot seem like new skills to me at all. I always like something new andchallenging, flying an aircraft seems pretty fit for me because I need to firstknow some basics about air dynamics and then learn to handle those instrumentsto control the plane and to make it fly steadily. Besides, I have never enjoyedthe scenery outside the plane from the angle of a pilot, which makes it a hugetemptation for me.
What suggestions do you have fora friend who`s going for an interview?
Well, my first and criticaladvice is that my friend should firstly try to establish a positive physicalcontact with those interviewers like a firm handshake or something elsefeasible. Because traditionally, an interview only provide a conversationbetween interviewees and interviewers, making another kind of connection withinterviewers will increase my friend`s chance to stand out. My secondsuggestion is that he or she should avoid unnoticeable subconscious movementslike shaking legs. Because those movements will suggest your lack of confidenceand anxiety to those who are asking you questions. Staying easy is sure toincrease his or her chance.
Are people at the age of 18mature enough to vote?
I don’t think people are matureenough to vote at the age of 18. The primary reason is that at that age mostpeople just finish their high school and they are not supposed to have a deepinsight about how to make a judgement about surrounding people let alone thecomplicated and multifaceted politicians. Therefore, their opinions about thosecandidates may not be reasonable. Besides, most elder teenagers cannot form anunshakeable idea about what kind of county they want so that they can be easilyswayed by parents or other friends and vote for others` preference.
Which do you prefer? Aninteresting class but very strict with scoring, or a boring class that givesyou high scores.
Personally, I would rather to choosean interesting class as long as the scoring criteria are not unreasonablystrict. The main reason is that I pay my tuition and invest my time touniversity with the aim to learning something worthwhile or better prepare meto adapt to later professional life otherwise all I do is to waste my money andprecious life. Interesting class will catch my attention firmly so that I willfinally obtain skills from that. Besides, the strict scoring criteria will pushme to do more practice in order to get a high score. So the final score will bemeaningful to me.
Your friend is always late forgroup events, what suggestions do you have for him?
The main suggestion will definitelybe that he is supposed to arrive at least on time. We form a group to fulfillan accomplishment which means everyone in this group is indispensable to thistask. So if he is late for the discussion or something else, we have to waituntil his arrival. That will be a waste of every member`s time. Anothersuggestion is that if he is not interested in our group work, he is responsibleto tell us directly and we can fix that by either make him a free rider or helphim transfer to another group.