1. What's your hometown?
It's Hangzhou. Hangzhou is really a special place with a long history and great plants and trees. It provides a favorable living atmosphere. It has a number of tourist attractions, like the West Lake which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
2. Do you plan to continue living there?
My hometown is a quiet town with beautiful natural scenery. Although I love it very much, I don't plan to continue living there. Since the economic developments there are not as fast as some big cities, the lack of job opportunities and low-educational levels in my hometown are not good for personal development obviously, so I decided to move out in order to better myself in my career life. I guess I would move back after my retirement.
3. Where would you like to live?
I would like to live in international metropolises, such as Shanghai and Beijing. I think these cities are always full of opportunities. Living there, I could get better education and career. What’s more, the means of transportation and public facilities in big cities are state-of-the-art, so I could enjoy a convenient life there. Although the living pace is relatively rapid and the competition is fierce, I have confidence to meet the challenge.
4. Is that a big city or a small place?
Well , actually , it ' s a big place but not as big as Shanghai. The living space is rather slow compared to some megalopolis. And the chances are fewer than those megalopolis. Therefore，I prefer to define Hangzhou a promimising city that is on its way to become a real big citiy.
5. Please describe your hometown a little.
Well, the most thing about my hometown is that it has a number of scenic spots, like the West Lake, and Linyin Temple. People of various age groups can enjoy or entertain themselves near the
West Lake. Retired people usually sing opera near the Lake.
6. How long have you been living there?
For more than ten years. I moved from Suzhou to Hangzhou when I was a little girl. Since then, Hangzhou has been a witness to my childhood and study.
7. Do you like your hometown?
Certainly! Taking one point to illustrate, it's really a great place with a long history and nice living environment. If people are born here, it would be lucky because they are not only allowed to visit the excellent attractions but also taste specialties, like West Lake and sweet and sour sauce.
8. Do you like living there?
Certainly! Taking one point to illustrate, it's really a great place with a long history and nice living environment. If people are born here, it would be lucky because they are allowed to not only visit these excellent attractions but also taste specialties, like West Lake with sweet and sour sauce. 9.What do you like about your hometown?
Well, the most attractive thing about my hometown is that it has a number of scenic spots, like the West Lake, and Linyin Temple. People of various age groups can enjoy or entertain themselves when they visit the West Lake. Retired people usually sing opera near that area.
10. Is there anything you dislike about it?
Well, transportation is a tough one. Transport is really a headache in Hangzhou. With the increase in private cars, roads have to hold heavy traffic. It is extremely terrible during the rush hour, you know traffic jam.
11. Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?
Yes, the future of my hometown will be promising. With the stimulation of the cities around,like Shanghai， it will definitely turn into a really modernized city. And it will attract more investment from people home and abroad so as to be a better place for living.
Work or studies
1. What work do you do?
I am working as a teacher in XXX high school/ training organization right now. Usually I would teach English courses four days a week. Correcting my students' homework and other assignments is an essentially important part of my job. I would also spend time taking care of and playing with kids outside the classroom.
2. Why did you choose to do that type of work (or, that job)?
There is no doubt that teachers play an important role in students' lives. Back in my school time, I was lucky to encountered many excellent teachers who have had profound influence on me. Their passion to teach and patience to care have inspired me to be a teacher someday. With this idea along, I chose to study in English as my university major and became a teacher at the end of the day.
3. Do you like your job?
I am very fond of my job. Actually teaching is more of a career instead of a job to me. Since I was a child, I always dreamed of being a teacher, standing on the stage in front of the podium. I love embracing my students every day and passing on the knowledge I accumulated in the past years. I always have this feeling that as long as staying with my students, I will be energetic and passionate.
4. Is it very interesting?
Well, on one hand, teaching kids really requires considerate amount of energy and patience. They will sometimes make mistakes beyond your imagination. For example, they keep making noises during classes which are absolutely forbidden. But on the other hand, I would give a big yes if you ask me whether teaching is interesting. Spending quality time with kids will always inspire me to think out of the box since often times they would ask challenging questions.
5.(Possibly) Do you miss being a student?
Honestly, I do enjoy sitting in the classroom and listening to the teacher, so yes, I miss being a student. Being a student is an enjoyable way for me to absorb knowledge. However, for now, I prefer being the one who is delivering knowledge because teaching is creating values and it's a way for me to pay back what I have learned during the past years.
6. What subject(s) are you studying?
I chose English as my major to study at XXX University. We have courses such as British literature, American literature, Advanced English, Linguistics, Lexicology and etc. I find English is a really challenging but interesting major.
7. Why did you choose to study that subject?/Why did you choose to study those subjects?
I think to learn another language is a good start to get a comprehensive understanding of their culture. Besides, I want to be the master of the two most important languages, English and Chinese. Once I know more about English and their culture, I can build up more bridges for these two nations in this globalized world.
8. Do you like your subject?(Why?/Why not?)
Yes, of course I do. I would say I love the major I am studying in because learning another language is never simply about the grammar or the words themselves. It's more about the cultural background, serving as a way for communication and passing on the wisdom of humanity from generations to generations.
9. Is it very interesting?
Learning another language is not only an interesting but also challenging experience. It's full of fun when it comes to American and British humor. With excellent English, you can watch English TV series and movies without the subtitles. But on the other hand, it requires substantial amount of patience to remember different vocabularies and to use in the appropriate situations.
10.(Possibly)Are you looking forward to working?
Absolutely, I am looking forward to working because only in that way can I utilize what I have
learned into practice and improve my capacities of it. What's more, I can learn from my peers and my seniors at work. It's also an excellent opportunity to start new friendships.
11.Do you prefer to study in the mornings or in the afternoons?
I actually prefer to study in the mornings. People tend to have a quite clear mind and a good mood in the morning. So by reading some delightful articles I can have a good start of my day. Furthermore, it is said that in the mornings, people have better memories than afternoons, so it might be easier for me to memorize things.