1. Do you play any computer or cellphone games?
I usually play cellphone games when I am waiting for the bus and have nothing else to do. It’s a good way to kill time for me.
2. Which kind of game do you like to play?
I prefer puzzle games. Sometimes they can be very challenging and I have to think really hard to solve the problems. But each time I pass the game, I feel fulfilled.
3. Is it beneficial for young people to play games?
I think there is no harm done for young people to play games. It helps to relieve their stress. But of course they shouldn’t get too devoted to the games.
4. What TV programs are you interested in?
I am very interested in entertainment programs like the reality show. I like to know what these pop stars really look like when they are not on the platform.
Describe a holiday you want to go on in the future. You should say:
Where you want to go
When you would like to go
Who you would like to go with
and explain why you want to have this holiday
Speaking of a holiday that I want to go on in the future, I will definitely say that Italy is my favorite destination of the holiday. I would like to make a seven-day route to have an eye feast of the Alps in the north where it is covered with snow all year round and enjoy the beach and sunshine scenery of Sicily Islands in the south. I’d like to arrange a thorough and wonderful holiday plan there with my parents because I consider a family holiday values most. I’ve searched for some detailed information and it is said that the best time of a year to go to Italy is between May and October. Consequently, I think our National Holiday, which is from October 1st to 7th, will be a good choice to go on this family holiday. I guess the only drawback of this plan is that there will be too many tourists during that time.
I want to have this holiday because my parents never have an experience of going abroad for a travelling so far. This kind of holiday, I hope, could compensate the regret to some extent. Besides that, the exotic scenery and culture will open our mind and relax us. Italy is a classic European country, for my part, it is a kaleidoscope to view the European world.
① Do you like short holidays or long holidays?
Personally speaking, I prefer long holidays. By long holidays, I mean they usually last more than five days. In this way, I can go visit a place that is far from Beijing, the city where I live. For example, I can go visit Hainan which is located in the very south of China. The weather there is totally different from Beijing’s. It is much warmer and pleasant and it is known for its beautiful sea. Thus I can enjoy the sea view there and eat as much seafood as I can. I can have some experiences that are much different from my usual life. But if the holiday is too short, I would not be able to choose a place that is too far. I would not like to waste time on the transportation.
②Do you think modern life styles give people enough time for leisure?
Well, I think nowadays most ordinary people are having a very tense pace of life and they don’t have enough time for leisure. It is true that nowadays people have more choices on entertainment. For example, if they want to travel abroad, they can contact a travel agent and have everything done for them; if they want to relax，they can use the weekend to go shopping or watch a movie at the museum. However, a lot of people are facing great work pressure and they have to work extra hours. It is often the case with young people who work in metropolis like Beijing or Shanghai. Even when they are free, they may prefer to have a rest rather than an entertainment activity.
③What’s the most popular tourist attraction in China?
Well, talking about the most popular tourist attraction in China, I believe it should be the Great Wall. There is a saying in China that “you can not call yourself a hero unless you have climbed the Great Wall”. The Great Wall winds through mountains and looks extremely spectacular. In the history, the wall was established to defend the invaders from the north. Since the First Qin Emperor, Chinese people have started to build the Great Wall. It played a very important role to defend our territory. The existing Great Wall was mostly built in the Ming Dynasty. It has already become a place where tourists must go when they visit Beijing.
④What’s the most important factor for a tourist attraction?
I think the most important factor for a tourist attraction is its infrastructure. First a convenient transportation should be provided so tourists can approach the tourist attraction. For elder people or disabled people, they may need a wheel, so these basic tools should also be provided. When the tourists arrive at the tourist attraction, it would be better if there are abundant restaurants and restrooms. I once visited a tourist attraction that I could never forget. The place was beautiful but what I can’t bear was the long queue. I had to wait in line for everything, the food, water etc. So I think it won’t be a good tourist attraction without the well-functioned basic infrastructure.
⑤Do you think we should have more public holidays?
I do think that the public holidays we have now are too few and we should have more public holidays, or at least expand the holidays we have now. This move could bring about many benefits. For the ordinary officers and workers, they could take the holidays to have a nice trip. Since their pace of life is usually very tense, it is good for them to take more time to relax themselves. For the commercial companies, holidays are also a good time to promote their goods. The number of their consumers usually peaks in holidays. So it will be a win-win situation.