1. What types of music do you like to listen to? [Why?]
2. Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child? [Why/Why not?]
3.How do you usually spend your weekends?
4. What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car? [why?]
5. Are some parts of your country warmer than others? [Why?]
1.Describe a leader who you admire.
Actually I seldom admired the celebrities, especially those so-called superstars, most of whom, in my opinion, became famous only through some fortune or factors beyond control. After being known to the public, some actors or actresses would indulge themselves in some worldly happiness, idling their time away and leaving negative influences on teenagers.
However, there is indeed one female leader that I really want to meet in person. Waris Dirie was born in a remote desert village in Somalia. Raped by her father's friend at the age of 4 and suffering from the most crucial female circumcision at the age of 5, her childhood was a totally mess. In order to escape from the arranged marriage at the age of 12, Waris Dirie walked across the desert and fled to the UK. After she had acquired a world-wide reputation as a super model as well as the movie actor, Waris began to devote all of her time and energy into various kinds of charity organizations as a representative and pioneer in order to protect the rights and freedom of all the female, helping to save a large amount of women from the multiple types of discrimination and assaults.
From my perspective, it is really hard for a vulnerable woman to fight against the arranged life span executed by a society that regards the male as its sovereign. What is more impressive and dauntless is that after acquiring a world-wide fame, she did not indulge herself like many other celebrities, rebelling the stereotyped traditions that may have existed for hundreds of years. She is a genuine leader of all the female.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a leader?
On the one hand, being a leader means that you will be known and recognized by more people, thus offering more resources, no matter personal relationships or materials, which could be of great benefits to us in money earning, problem solving and reputation spreading. Being a leader could also provide the person a sense of self-achievement and abundant confidence. However, on the other hand, when someone becomes a leader, he or she must enjoy such a reputation at the sacrifice of some certain issues, especially the private time, in order to lead the whole team or organization to improve work performances.
2.Describe a course you would like to take when you have time.
Well, before talking about a course I want to learn if I have time, I want to share with you an experience of finishing a school project at first. As a student majoring in geology, a major that focuses on real practices, I went to the suburbs of Beijing with my classmates on a geological production practice for one month last summer. We were arranged in group of six to complete different tasks. Everyday, we had to set up at 6 o’clock in the morning and we also needed to analyze data as well as design the route for next day after we went back to our accommodation at night. On the last day of practice, we finally handed in a dissertation to the professor and showed our discoveries on projectors.
However,during the process, I gradually realized the importance of a specialized course named Application of Remote Sense, which was a course about the discovery of rock nature from a distant area. It had a strict requirement on our computer application skills, which I seldom paid attention to before. As a student majoring in Science, I do hope to utilize my knowledge into real life. However, traditional education only focuses attention on the cultivation of academic courses. When confronting problems in other areas, the information in our textbooks is not enough. What’s more, the pressure from contemporary employment market demands us to be comprehensive talents in order to cope with real working conditions.
Do you think teachers have a great influence on students’ studies?
From my perspective, whether a teacher have a great influence on students’ studies depend on both the knowledge and personal charms the teacher have. Generally, students should spend at least 8 hours at school, which means that they have great opportunities to get in touch with teachers and learn what teachers teach to them. From this point of view, teachers indeed exert great influence on students. However, for those students who have little interest in study or only have interest in one specialized area, they would not be influenced too much by teachers. Besides, we should not neglect the initiative of each students, sometimes they will acquire more on study under their self-study. For example, after entering university, it is our own motivation and initiative that determines how much knowledge we will obtain.
3.Describe a time you got up extremely early.
Well that occasion happened during one of my school production practice. As a student majoring in geology, a major that focuses on real practices, I went to the suburbs of Beijing with my classmates on a geological production practice for one month last summer. We were arranged in group of six to complete different tasks. Actually, everyday, we had to set up at 6 o’clock in the morning in order to save enough time for climbing the mountain to observe the texture of local rocks, and we also needed to analyze data as well as design the route for next day after we went back to our accommodation at night.At first, I just could not stand early rising at every beginning, however, when the project passed nearly half, I found myself enjoying the moment that bathing the gentle sunshine at 6 or 7 o’clock. And finally, on the last day of practice, we handed in a dissertation to the professor and showed our discoveries on projectors. As a reward of our efforts, each group received a certain amount of bonus and even though maybe my group were not the best one, we did feel pleased about ourselves. Since the experience of getting up early in this project, I realized the importance of hard-working. In fact, as a college student, even though I am not interested in certain areas when I just attend to the school, I am forced to study or experience those stuff. However, out of my impatience or lack of motivation, I always take an easy attitude or even want to avoid those tasks. Compared with the leader of my group, I had a lower study efficiency and I do need to better equip myself through exerting more strict requirements on me.
Why sometimes people need to get up early?
There are many occasions under which people need to get up early. To name a few, firstly, if people are on a journey, it is quite possible for them to get up even at round four or five o’clock in the morning, in order to squeeze time for their packed schedule. Secondly, some people get up early in order to finish the assignments they have not finished yet, just like what students have done when they don’t finish their homework. What is more, people who need to go to hospital will also need to get up early in order to avoid waiting for a long time in the daytime.