The scientist I admire most is Albert Einstein who changed the way we understand the universe. In the year Nineteen-Oh-Five, Albert Einstein published some important papers in a German scientific magazine, including one of the most important scientific documents in history. Albert Einstein's theories of relativity are about the basic ideas we use to describe natural happenings. They are about time, space, mass, movement, and gravity. This theory offered new ideas about gravity and the close relationship between matter and energy. Besides his scientific achievements, he was a simple man in life and showed an inner joy when he was playing his violin or talking about his work. That’s why I admire him most.
The athlete I like most is Liu Xiang who is one of the most famous athletes in China. He not only won Gold medal at the Athens Olympics but also keeps the world record. He sets a good example to indicate that persistence and hard working make perfect. His spirits encourage lots of young people in our country. Furthermore, he is a kind-hearted person as well. He has donated his precious track shoes to charity foundations. So，because of these contributions and good characters, I regard Liu Xiang as my favorite athlete.
My mother has influenced me greatly in the past years. Since she suffered from an incurable disease more than twenty years ago and was told that this disease may cause greater pain than cancer could. But she held a positive attitude towards life and always told me that we should not yield to disasters in life but to strive for hope and spare no effort to realize our dream. Her perseverance and determination have told me what true bravery is and stimulated me to pursue my goal and cherish what we have. That’s why I regard my mother as the most important/influential person in my life.
The teacher who influences me most is my teacher of Architecture history because she changed my attitude towards designing. She is an excellent designer with a great passion for architecture and teaching. In addition, she respects our individual understanding of the distinctive styles in history and encourages us to pursue our own way of learning and designing. As my tutor, she gives me advice not only on my design work but also on the difficulties I meet in school life. Besides, she is an easy-going person so we always have discussions freely. During the years on the campus, I gradually formed my new ideas of design, passion, and independent thinking. That’s why I think she is the best teacher.
性格：你认为作为一个朋友最重要的特点是什么/what qualities should a leader have/一个人在团队工作中最重要的quality/好老师的character/一个你敬佩的人的好性格/what do you think are the characteristics of a good parent?
The characteristics of friends
There are several characteristics that I think a true friend should have. First, a true friend should be sincere. That means he or she becomes my friend just for me, not for my possession, power or other considerations. And a true friend should be candid, which means when I’m going to do something wrong, he or she would dissuade me and they would not just flatter me but point out my defects. Second, I believe that a friend in need is a friend indeed. When I’m in trouble, he or she is here and supports me; when I’m depressed, he or she would stay with me and encourage me. In addition, a true friend should be reliable enough so that I can share my secrets and feelings with him or her. Therefore, I think these are the important characteristics that a true friend should have.
The characteristics of a leader
There are several characteristics that I think a leader should have. First, a good leader should acquire the ability to organize people with different backgrounds. A leader may be patient enough to listen to his underlings and still keep his own mind. As a leader, he or she might encounter disputes among team members in making a decision. In that case, he or she must be careful enough to analyze the proposals and decisive enough to make the final decision. In addition, a good leader should treat team members fairly without bias or discrimination, which would greatly stimulate those diligent members so the efficiency of the whole team can be improved. Therefore, I think they are the most important characteristics.
The characteristics of a teacher
In my opinion, a good teacher should first love the job and then love his or her students and treat them fairly without bias or discrimination. A good teacher must be patient enough to teach his or her students and stimulate their interest in pursuing what they like. Besides, knowledge is not the only thing that students should acquire at school, I think. Teachers should be open-minded to encourage students to understand the idea of independent thinking so that students could learn more by themselves. A good teacher will not tell students all the answers but leave them a space to work it out themselves. Besides, teachers are supposed to instruct students to respect and love their fellows. In short, love for the job and students, patience and desire to stimulate students’ potential, instruction of love and respect are the most important characteristics a good teacher should possess.
The characteristics of a parent
In my opinion, good parents should be patient enough to listen to their children and stimulate their interest in pursuing what they like. Parents are supposed to be open-minded to encourage children to understand the idea of independent thinking so that they could learn to deal with their own work. Besides, parents’ behavior and personal values will influence their children so parents need to pay attention to children’s health both physical and psychological and don’t put much press on their kids. In short, patience, understanding, and tolerance are the most important characteristics that good parents should have.
The characteristics in teamwork
In my opinion, the good characteristics for a person in a team should include reliability, loyalty, patience, skill of good communication and passion for work. First, a reliable and loyal team member will always get work done and meet the requirements. In addition, members in a team need to deal with affairs together so a good communication skill will be indispensable for a member to work with his colleagues efficiently. Besides, a person with great desire and passion will work positively and actively so the efficiency of the whole team can be improved. And great passion often makes the person strive for better performance and improvement of their products or service. In short, I think these are good characteristics of a team member.