发布时间：2016-11-10 来源：新东方在线 发布人：young
1. Describe a skill you are good at. Explain why this skill is important to you.
Well, I am pretty versed in taking photographs, I have a very genuine interest in photographing, and I am very passionate about expressing myself through imageries. I take pictures to record my own life, and it is a very good way to reflect the past, also I like to help others to remember their precious moments by photos, like their weddings, graduation ceremonies and some other special events. I just feel that when I am not using my camera, there is a void in my life. On top that, it is a great way to make friends, I made lots of friends going to places taking pictures, and some of them turn out to be life time friends.
2. Describe an important day in your life.
The most important day in my life was my college graduation day. I graduated from a prestigious university in the Unites States, but it was challenging for me. Four years before I graduated from college, the first time I set foot on the land of America, I felt so isolated and had tremendous language barriers. However, during my four years in college, I not only improved my English language proficiency, but also kept a high GPA and was on the dean's list every year. But, I know that this day does not come easy, it symbolizes the time and effort I put to get my diploma.
3. One of your friends wants to drop out of college. Do you think it is a good idea or not? Why?
I disagree that my friend to drop out of college. Firstly, in china. one needs to work really hard to get in to college and you definitely need a college degree to get yourself a job. it's very hard, if not impossible, for a high school graduate to find a job. Secondly, the benefit of a college education goes beyond getting you a job. To be a well-rounded person with comprehensive knowledge in different fields. One needs to go to college. you study economics to better understand the economy. Psychology gives you knowledge about people's motives and desires. Based on these point I disagree that my friend should drop out of college.
4. A skill you have already learned and want to improve. Describe what you would do to improve the skill.
I would say I want to improve my English language communication skills. Actually, I started learn English when I was 6 years old, and I have been learning English for like 15 years, but what is frustrating is that I still cannot express things in the most natural way. I guess I need to learn the most natural way of expressing myself, to do that, I have to grasp every chance I might have to interact with native speakers. On top of that, since I might have lots of chance to do that, I think I will start watch American TV shows and learn some useful and daily use phrases and use them whenever I can.
5. Which period do you think is the toughest during one's life? childhood, adolescent, or adulthood?
I would say the toughest period during one's life is adulthood. Not like the childhood, we are pursuing our degrees in universities or already doing a job to make a living. In school, we are constantly under lots of pressure, the assignments like problem sets, presentations, research papers are killing us. After graduation, we have to fulfill all kinds of responsibilities as a professional. On the other hand, being a child or an adolescent is much easier, they just have fun and do not have to worry about anything
6. Describe your favorite area in your city.
My most favorite place in the city is the beach area. I was born and raised in a coastal city in China. My most favorite place is the beach area. I enjoy bathing in the sun while appreciating the beautiful scenery alone the seashore, like the blossom and palm trees and stuff, and I can also try out the sea food like salmon, tuna and even some lobsters. Apart from that, the most exciting stuff I can do is sea and water activities like snorkeling, wakeboarding and even jet skiing with my dad. Though one might get a little sun burnt, I think it's worth it anyway.
7. A friend of yours wants to make a big purchase but does not have enough money. What would you suggest your friend do to.
Frankly, there are not lots of part jobs, from which you can make lots of money. However, I think to work in a restaurant part-time is a pretty decent choice. You can choose to be a delivery guy or even wait tables. By delivering food to customers, not only can you get lots of tips from generous customers, you can also get transportation fee paid from them. One can make easily make $ 150-200 a day. Also, you can build up a sense of responsibility from doing this job, on top of that, when the customers smile at you and appreciate your service, you can have a sense of achievement. To be able to make others happy is always a pleasant experience. Based on these reasons, I suggest my friend to work in a restaurant.
8. Describe a gift that you would like to give to your friend.
I would say the gift I would like to give to my friend is an iphone 6 plus. I know it is kind of expensive, but I think it's worth the value. Firstly, it embodies the most cutting edge and state of the art technology, like touch screen, voice control and video camera, stuff like that. With this smart phone, my friend can talk to his friends and family members wherever and whenever he wants. Apart from that, he can download movies to watch on the high fidelity screen, just to kill some time. Last but not the least, with wifi access, he gets to know what is happening around the globe by surfing on the internet.
9. Describe a person that you look up to as a role model. Explain how this person influenced your life. Include details and examples to support your response.
Well, I would say my role model is my friend Iddie, I met him when I was on an exchange program to study in America. I would not say he is a smart or intelligent person, but the fortitude and willpower he has to achieve something he really aspires are so inspiring. He grew up in Ghana, a underdeveloped country in Africa. Though he had lots of setbacks in his life, he never complained about anything, and he just hunkered down and made an effort to make his life better. His passion and attitude for life are so contagious that I always look up to him.
10. One of your friends has suddenly received a large amount of money and has asked you for advice on how to handle this money. What advice would you give to your friend? Give reasons for your answer.
Personally, I would advice my friend to make some wise investment, to begin with, the inflation in my home country is pretty serious, it doesn't make any sense to deposit the money in the bank. He should invest the money into buying some gold, real estate, cuz the real estate in my country maintains such a strong momentum, I bet he can make more money out of this. Additionally, he can also invest the money to assist lots of start-ups, and he should invest in several start-ups in different industries so as to avoid risk.
11. Which of the following activities would you do with friends rather than alone? Taking a walk, watching a movie or travelling.
I would say I like to take a walk alone, my primary purpose of taking a walk is to reflect about my study and life, and I want to enjoy this experience alone and keep it to myself. To find a peaceful time and enjoy that without the presence of others can be pretty tough, since we have to deal with lots of people every day, like classmates, friends, colleagues and stuff. Taking a walk is a great chance to get away with our busy schedule, and find peace within our own heart. If I took a walk with a friend, I might get distracted, thus there is not point of taking a walk with others.