1. One advantage or disadvantage of universities located in small town or rural areas.
Well, the advantage of studying in a small town is that it is not as expensive as going to college in big cities. It costs far less. Students pay less tuition, rent and other kinds of living expenses. Also, living in the country can help me to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape from the concrete jungles, busy street and the crowd in the city. I can get close to mother nature. On the other hand, the drag of going to college in a small town is that there are less internship and job opportunities compared with these in the city. Plus, there is not so much fun to do in the country. It is a bit boring.
2. Which of the following characteristics do you think would be the most important for a person who is going to start a new small business?
1)being outgoing and friendly
2)being creative and imaginative
3)being well organized
Personally speaking, being well-organized is the most beneficial for starting a business. First, being organized will contribute to the efficiency of our work. As you can see, when we start our business, we will get tons of things to do, and sometimes we get messed up because we don’t make plans. Organizing things ahead of time will reduce this kind of situation. Plus, being well-organized is the essential quality of being a leader. You know, the difference between boss and employees is that bosses are calm and organized, which means that when employees are faced with problems. Bosses can figure out ways of solving it organizing the resources such as the use of materials.
3. If one of your friends complain that he couldn't fall asleep before an important event, what advice would you like to offer to help him relax and go to sleep?
To take a deep breath is the very first thing I’d like to advise him to do, because this is exactly the thing I will do if I feel nervous or anxious about something. As we all know, taking a deep breath enables us to calm down. Only when we calm down can we figure out the real reason behind all this anxiety and nervousness and then think out corresponding solutions. Say, if it is because insufficient preparation, then he is supposed to make good use of the time left or maybe he can turn to his parents, instructors or classmates for help. After all, the sleep-deprived state will do nothing but make the situation worse.
4. If one of your good friends makes an achievement, how will you celebrate it for him/her?
If my friend earned some kind of really cool achievement and we wanted to celebrate, we would definitely take him out to dinner. Some kind of party or something with a big group of friends. Maybe a pizza restaurant. Everyone likes pizza, right? So, first off, it would just make him feel good to have us all celebrate his achievement. He probably went through a lot of work to earn it, so it would be a nice time to relax and also show off what he’s done and have everyone say they’re really proud of him. And secondly, it would just be good to spend time with friends and be able to talk with them and talk about the achievement or have them ask questions. That would make him feel happy, it would make me feel really good, and so I’d imagine my friend would enjoy it too. And so that’s what I would do to celebrate with my friend.
5. One of your friend decided to study cooking, what advice would you give?
Learning how to cook is the basic and important skill for young people. I would recommend my friend to consult his parents or relatives to learn this skill. Usually parents have rich experience on cooking. For example, my friend is a Chinese student, consulting his parents. Maybe his parents will tell him how to stir fry vegetables and how to deep fry meat, how to steam and how to stew something and so on. Again and again, gradually he may master many skills on cooking, like cooking noodles, rice, dumplings, dishes and so on. Then he may well satisfy his own appetite and enjoy his foods. Thank you.
6. If a children museum is going to have an exhibition. Which of the following theme will be the most attractive to children?
1) robot technology
2) deep sea marine
3) solar system
I believe the demonstration of solar system is the best choice, because kids are born with questions about the universe. For example, is it possible for us to escape the gravity of the sun and explore other stars and constellations in the Milky Way galaxy? Can we build a time machine, travel all the way back to the distant past, create an alternative history and become masters of our own destiny?
However, a robot that can walk and talk is quite familiar to everybody, so it is by no means a wow factor. Besides, it is super natural for children to feel a little bit upset if they see gigantic marine animals lurking in deep, dark waters, 1000 feet below sea level. So that’s why I’d like to pick solar system.
7. The school decided to cancel the long summer vocation. So students have to attend school all year long with some short breaks during holidays. Do you agree or disagree? Please explain the reasons.
From my perspective of view, I would definitely disagree with it. There are a couple of reasons to name. To begin with, studying under enormous pressure for consistent periods will drag the feet of study efficiency. Consecutive studying process will put the students in an environment full of inhibition and it will be more likely for them to feel stressed out. Accordingly, the effectiveness and speed of their study will decrease a lot. Moreover, it can’t be a worse idea to study in hot days. Summer is the hottest season all year around and no one will feel like to study in such harsh condition, nor can they concentrate on their study for a long time because their minds are filled with idea that I want to do nothing but stay at home, the cool place. For the above reasons, I disagree with it
8. Which of the following people can give the most useful help in your future career direction:
Choose one and explain why.
I think parents are the best advisers when choosing our career. Firstly, it is parents who care about us most, and who know us the best, so it is out of question that they would try their best to help us choose right the career path. You know, they want to help us lead a decent life. In addition, we can benefit a lot if we listen to their advice. For example, I work in the bank, which demands a bunch of resources such as social relations and steady financial investment. My parents assist me in choosing this career and they have all the resources I need because they are bankers. In this way, I get promoted much more quickly.
9. Some schools offer first year college students optional courses on how to manage time. Describe the advantages and disadvantages for students to take such courses.
Well, the benefit of such courses is that students can make a better transition from high school to college. They can develop useful skills such as manage their time properly, taking notes in classes and preparing for exams. However, the drag is that optional courses take too much of students’ time. You know, students are overwhelmed with all kinds of assignments like papers, presentations, and even group projects. So, taking optional courses might leave students less time on their major course works and students might lower grade eventually.
10. You and your friends both are going to attend final exam, and your friend who doesn't study hard in the process seeks for your help, what would you do?
I’m sure I would try to help, but it would depend on the kind of help she needed. For example, if she just wants to use my notes, that’d be fine. Or I could help her out if she just had a few questions.
That being said, I’d have to say “no” to her if she wanted me to basically become her private tutor. I’d feel a little bad because she’s my friend, but I would need to focus on my own exams. I wouldn’t have the time to become a teacher and re-teach her all those classes she missed. After all, it’s herself fault for sleeping through class. How hard can it be to set an alarm?