Part 1

  1.How often do you make telephone calls? [why/why not]


  I don’t often make phone calls. I only call my parents twice a week and for the rest of the week, I even seldom pick up phone calls. Under the prevalence of some communication apps and software, I usually keep in contact with others through those apps as long as I can get access to the WIFI.

  2.How popular are bicycles in your home town? [why?]


  About 15 years ago, bicycles were really popular in my hometown since almost all student rode bicycles to school every day. But now the most prevailing transportation is the private car. Only some senior citizens would choose to ride bicycles to nearby supermarkets.

  3.Do you think your weekends are long enough? [Why/Why not?]


  Actually in the past I never had the concept of weekend, since everyday was just the same for me. However, after entering junior middle school, I gradually recognized the significance of day offs.

  4.Do you think all children should learn to play a musical instrument? [Why/Why not?]


  I do believe that not all children are suitable for such kind of study, which requires a high level of enthusiasm for the musical instrument one chooses to play. If not, the whole process would just be a torture or even disaster. Initiative and interest always play a significant role in our study.

  5.What skills do you need for your job?


  In order to be competent in my job, I have to grasp a bunch of skills in terms of computer operation. I have to equip myself with knowledge about programming and code writing. In order to complete my tasks before deadline, I also need to keep fit, if you also consider that a skill.

  Part 2&3

  1.Describe something you shared with others.


  It was in my sophomore year that I began to think seriously about setting daily plans and writing daily summaries in order to improve my study quality. At first I was just confused about what I had learned in the past academic year. It seemed that although I got excellent scores in the examinations, I still did not know what I had obtained. Therefore I began to contemplate if I listed what I had obtained everyday and made plans for the next day, I would live a more meaningful college life. However at first I didn’t tell this idea to anyone, for I was afraid that I could not keep this habit long. However, I later changed my opinion, thinking that if under the supervision of my friends and family, I would be more determined and self-disciplined. Therefore, I shared this secret with my roommates and friends, hoping them to keep an close eye on me as well as encouraging them to participate with me in order to improve our study quality and efficiency. At first, both my friends and family members just laughed at this idea, making jokes on my persistence. However, the more they laughed at me, the more determined I became. Astonishingly, I did kept writing daily summaries and making daily plans for almost three years until I graduated from the university. Compared with the situations in my freshman year, I had developed a matured sense of time and more organized. I no longer confused about what should I do in the morning and wasted the whole day just idling away. By setting plans in advance, I would have a clear idea about what should I do and by making summaries at night, I would be clearly aware of what I had achieved in the daytime and what I had failed to accomplish thus making modifications next day.


  Would you ever share your food with someone else?

  Actually as for me, I seldom, if never, shared my food with someone else. The food is indeed very private, since we shall choose what we want to eat at the very beginning and make our decisions on each dish. Therefore, as long as I made up my decision, I would keep on eating my own dish, without being interrupted by others. However, as a very traditional and friendly country, China has long been enjoying the fame of hospitality, which means that compared with other countries, Chinese people are more willing to share the same dishes with other people, especially guests. When we invite some people to visit our home, it is inevitable for us to prepare delicious food and share those food with guests in order to show our hospitality and sincerity.

  2. Describe an interesting story you watched on TV.


  Well actually I seldom watched TV program, because my parents don’t like it, so the TV is more like a decoration in my home. The only TV program I would like to watch is Japanese animation, especially the animation named Doramon. As a student majoring in animation design, I have to focus on the frontier information in this industry, for which you cannot blame my consumption of time in a seemingly casual and leisurely way. I have been watching this animation for more than 20 years since I was in nursery school. Doramon is a robot cat and a famous character in Japanese cartoons. During my childhood, I wanted to own this robot cat because he had a magical pocket that can provide everything you want. Therefore, everyday, as long as I came back from school, I would immediately rush into the living room and turn on the TV, just to enjoy this amazing animation at 6:30 p.m.

  The reason why I like to talk about it with my friends is because it can give more knowledge about every field. Frankly speaking, I have been indulged in the world of fine arts since 3 years old. So I rarely pay attention to other aspects. When my friends talk about the politics and economic knowledge, I could do nothing except watching them foolishly. At that time, I always feel that we are not living in the same world. My friends play also jokes on me, saying I am from the outer space. But I do consider that I need to enrich my view when I hunger for inspirations. When Doramon picked up a fascinating and high-tech product from his pocket, I would be amazed by the imagination, creativity and innovation of the animator. I think this cartoon can bestow me with a great bunch of specialized as well as general knowledge.


  In general, how do TV and radio programs affect (or influence) people?

  From my perspective, those TV and radio programs can insert both positive influences and negative influences on people from different age groups and social backgrounds. For example, for those left-alone senior citizens, who have no choice but to leave alone since their children work in remote places, the TV programs can enrich their daily routine life by providing some relaxing information or some knowledge about health care. For the adults who have to struggle with heavy work burdens, they will feel refreshed by turning on TV or radio and enjoy some entertainment shows. However, when it comes to students, the role of those programs becomes versatile, since on the one hand, students can acquire certain knowledge from some types of programs, say the discovery. On the other hand, since they are too young to distinguish right from wrong, they will be negatively influenced by some violent or pornographic information.

  3.Describe a physical activity you do.


  I love to play badminton especially in the summer time. It is a game I really enjoy, so I play it whenever I can get a willing partner. It is a lot like tennis, but I can play badminton anywhere. I do not have to go to a tennis court to play and I can play in between classes without getting sweaty.

  Badminton is played with rackets that look a lot like tennis rackets, but they are much more delicate. You should have a net, which sits high above the ground, and a ball that is called a birdie. The birdie has a small rubber half a ball on one end, and it fans out with feathers on the other to help it to fly. A badminton court has a net in the center that stretches from side to side. Each side of the net has a square that the team mates play in. It is ideal to play badminton with four people, but you can play one on one as well. You can also play without points or a net, but I do not think it is as much fun.

  It is a game that takes a lot of energy so you get plenty of exercise playing badminton. The main reason I like the game is that everyone, man or woman, has an equal chance to compete. There are so many sports that require height or strength to be good; it is refreshing to play one that I have an equal opportunity to win. Maybe that is why I get very competitive and energetic when I play. I love the game; it is fun and rewarding, and I feel alive when playing.

  Part 3

  What benefits do people derive from doing exercise?

  Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals, which may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You will look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Exercise even reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Regular exercise can help you prevent or manage high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system work more efficiently. Those who are physically active tend to be more productive, in better moods, and are typically sharper than those who don’t. It would also decrease the number of sick days that employees take off.


  People can eat a wide variety of food that can be grown in other areas. As a result, people eat more food produced in other regions than local food. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.



  The innovation of both logistics transportation and refrigeration technology have already enriched residential dietary selection, people therefore obtain more opportunities to approach diverse food from all over the world and plenty of local food is meanwhile substituted by the exotic one. Personally, I do not think this tendency is absolutely positive.

  Admittedly, visible benefits could be found under this change. Firstly, it could provide citizens with a wider range of options, extending their selections of ingredients beyond home-produced vegetables, fruits and meat, which could better cater to their appetite. Besides, it could, to a large extent, prevent the monopoly of local food towards the local catering market by promoting the benignant competition between imported food and local food. Otherwise, dominated by local suppliers for a long term, the lack of competition would lead to the decline of food quality within local market.

  However, compared with the merits this practice can provide, its drawbacks in the long run may be more considerable. First and foremost, when confronting with increasingly abundant dietary choice, it is of difficulty for dwellers to resist the temptations brought by multiple foreign foods, and the overeating phenomenon will gradually develop into normal state, which is noxious to the public’ s physical well-being. Moreover, delivering food from one place to another via long-distance airline or railway transportation will inevitably consume a host of fuels, causing the huge expenditure on delivery and transportation, thereby triggering the rise of prices in those imported commodities and reducing their cost-effectiveness.

  To conclude, even though this trend enriches the consumers' dietary enjoyment, while[however], if this enjoyment was at the cost of environment[health], it would not be supposed to be advocated among the public.