A:A profession that I admire and will never take is singing. I love to sing because I can feel energetic and lively when I sing. Also I like the natural sound of the voice, believing that singing will enhance my life. However, I would never sing as a professional even though I clearly know that life is so much sweeter when I’m earning a living by doing something I love. First, to serve the public as a professional singer, I will need to make more sacrifices. Second, I can’t sing well enough to entertain thousands and thousands of audiences. Third, I have no musical talent to make it a successful career. Therefore, I wouldn’t take singing as a long-standing profession.
Q:Some people like to spend their weekends reading at home. Others prefer to relax on weekends, like hanging out with friends. Which do you prefer and why?
A:Some school and college students do not want to waste time by spending weekends for entertainment alone, as they are more concerned about their career and higher studies. However, I think WEEEKENDS are meant for relaxation, for merriment (欢乐)and fun-making.
To begin with,it’s an earned break after five days of hard work. It helps us clear the backlog (积压待办事项), refresh our mind and keep our body in perfect condition by doing something like shopping, going on picnics or just hanging out with friends.
Weekends also pave way for entertainment and reduce physical and mental stress. As the saying goes "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" so play hard while working hard.
What’s more, WEEKENDS provide the much-needed opportunity to have some diversion from the routine, which normally tend to become dull, dreary(沉闷的)and monotonous(单调的). So, weekends are fully dedicated for relaxation.
Q:Talk about an composition that is important to you, ex: essay, poem, letter, and explain the reasons.
A1:The most important letter that I can remember was my college acceptance letter.
It was like the final judgment on all of years of study. I had finished the College Entrance Examination some weeks earlier and had been spending the summer hanging out with my friends. I guess I had done my best, so I had tried not to think about it too much. When I got the results, I was pleased ‘cause I had done so well that this did guarantee me a place at university.When it did arrive, it was a relief, the waiting was the worst. Of course, opening it was tense, but it had to be opened and eventually I quickly opened my letter and quickly read it, skipping to the irrelevant part-------I was accepted!!! I read it again, told my parents and we were all delighted. I think that would have to be the most important letter I have received.
A2:The most important letter that I can remember was a letter applying for a job . I had seen this job advertised in a local newspaper, the evening edition. It suited me very much and I was immediately attracted to it. It said to apply in writing, giving details of your experience, your education and when you were available… and you had to give the names and contacts of two references. I was qualified for the job and eager to get it.
When I was finished writing I was pretty satisfied and a little pleased, posted it off to the address given and waited! Thankfully, before I sweated too much, I got a letter after a couple of days, saying they wanted me to come in for interview. I was very pleased to go for the interview and got the job, my first job!
Q:Would you prefer to choose a profession that allows you to work alone or one allowing you to work in groups. And why?
A:Everyone has their own preference when choosing a profession. Some prefer to choose a profession allowing one to work alone ‘cause they are more focused and productive when they work individually. But I think it is better for people to work in a team because they can develop their thinking skills and sense of cooperation (培养思考能力和合作意识) and mutuality by discussing problems together.
In addition, when working with a group, people become more creative trying to work out solutions to the problems. Thus, they save a lot of energy and time.
And the last point I’d like to mention is that people who work in groups often share each other’s different ideas and experiences, which is more pleasurable when working together.
Therefore, I prefer to choose a profession that allows me to work in groups.
Q:Choose one of your favorite methods to relax and explain why it is your favorite. Please include specific examples and details in your explanation.
A;I relax in many different ways depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I just sit and maybe close my eyes, and think of something pleasant. Once in a while I play some sport, or games, very occasionally computer games.
I suppose that when and where I have the time and opportunity my favorite way to relax is to go for a walk in a park or better still away out in nature. Living in a city I often go to one of several parks for a stroll(闲逛,漫步). They all have some trees, and interesting and winding paths, where I can wander listlessly(没精打采地)and contemplate(沉思)my own thoughts or admire the various stages of nature. Sometimes I just like to feel the breeze on my face and savor(尽情享受)its coolness. I do not know exactly how it helps me relax, but it does.
Q: Some college students prefer to attend classes regularly because they believe that only in the class atmosphere can they focus on the reading. Others, however, believe that the best reading can only be done outside the classroom. Which reading method do you think is better and why?
A:Surely, outside reading is another option to address different learners’
individual needs. However, I still believe classroom reading is more beneficial to increase students’ high motivation and progress.
Only through co-operation with the classroom teacher can they focus on reading. Teachers in different fields have innovative(创新的)teaching and productive research, so learners can enhance their reading comprehension under their guidance and assistance. By interacting and sharing their ideas with the instructors, students can enrich their knowledge, shape their learning and refine their skills. They can also have added help ‘cause more individualized instruction can be given.
What’s more,the reading materials are selected in accordance with students’ existing level to satisfy their needs. That’s why I think reading by attending class regularly is much better than reading outside the classroom.
Q:Describe something hard that you have ever done in your life. And explain why it is hard. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
A:Well, I’d like to talk about something that I ‘ve ever done for my English improvement. You know, most of Chinese learners are weak at their listening and speaking skills. So my English teacher asked us to have a dictation. It sounds quite simple, but it’s very hard for a second language learner at the beginning. First, you felt pain in your ear, hand, back and shoulder. Then you found it difficult to catch the longer sentences. Finally, you wanted to give it up. I experienced all of this, however, I didn’t quit; I kept on dictating for about 4 months and amazingly found I got a lot of improvement and I loved it! It proves another fact that if starting something is hard, then actually finishing it is really hard. But I made it and I felt very happy.
Q:you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
A:It’s a well-known fact that learning a language is far easier for children than adults. Any normal young child can learn the language surrounding him or her perfectly.
Research has shown that by the age of five the average child knows around 10,000 words in his native language – that means he has been learning them at a rate of about 10 a day. And amazingly he has picked up the vast majority of the grammar by the age of three. With regards to foreign languages, children can pick one up in no time at all, developing natural pronunciation and benefiting from a lack of inhibition(禁制,压抑) that adults can only aspire(热望)to.
Moreover, the earlier they start, the better the results are. Unless we are careful, our primary-age children will be flung(投入)into an adult-style learning approach, which they are too immature to handle.
In a word, children can ‘naturally’ learn another language if they begin young enough.
Q:Describe the famous person you admire most. Explain why you admire this person.
Include details and examples to support your response.
A:When it comes to the the famous person I admire most, Jackie Chan is the one. I’m a huge fan of him. I like all the breathtaking movies he starred in. He's funnier, a better actor, generally more personable and charming.One thing that makes me show great respect to him is that he made great contributions to the society after he became successful. He did a lot of charity work in a wide range of places, from poverty-stricken areas to earthquake-damaged areas, from HongKong to China Mainland, from South Asia to the whole world. Enthusiastic about his career, he also built his own world of film like Disney World for children to know about him and his films. So that’s why I admire Jackie Chan most.
Q:Some people think universities should spend money on academic programs. Other people disagree and think that universities should use their funds to provide more entertainment activities like building musical or camera center? Which of these two opinions do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
A:Both academic programs and entertainment activities are welcome in universities.
On one hand, students are supposed to enrich their knowledge in the university. Only when they are supported by a good team of senior academic staff, provided with enough academic programs and technical facilities like libraries, computer labs, can they learn more and better.
On the other hand, students need to relax after a long day’s schoolwork. But how well they can release their stress and enjoy hours of good relaxation depends on the recreational facilities. And all of this needs financial support from universities.
As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Therefore, universities should spend money on both academic and entertainment activities.
Q:What do you think are characteristics of a good school? Use specific details and examples to support your response.
A:In my view, three characteristics are essential for a good school.
First and foremost, high-quality content is very important. The school is expected to offer diverse courses or programs to keep its students interested and to have standards to guide them. Hence they can create good pieces of work, not just focus on raising test scores in a narrow way.
Besides, a good school should have an excellent teaching staff. Good teaching helps students understand a subject in depth and thus improve the quality of their work.
Moreover, school environment, both physical and psychosocial, is a crucial factor that contributes to a good school. A safe, clean, and well-maintained school with a positive psychosocial climate and culture can foster school connectedness, which in turn boosts student and staff health as well as students’ educational achievement.
Q:Some people gather a lot of information before traveling. Others prefer to go straight to the place they plan to. Which do you think is better and why?
A:I think it’s better to get to know about the destination you’ll be traveling to and take time to plan before leaving. Traveling to a new place means experiencing a lot of adventure. The more you know about the destination and the conditions you can expect on your trip, the more you will enjoy your experience. In addition, you know how to plan about the travel with a lot of information. You can decide how much money needs to be available for the trip as you know where you are going and how you are getting there. You can start making all necessary reservations and be sure to have everything ready. It’ll save you hassels （省去麻烦）later.All in all, good preparation ahead will enable you to get the very most from your trip.