1. Some people like to go to college immediately after graduation while others prefer to have a one-year break to learn something or do something they like. Which do you prefer?
Answer: Well, I personally prefer to have a break before getting into college as I think, first of all, to know what I’m interested in and what I’m looking for is of great significance. I mean, to me to know what I like to learn in college is not that easy as I don’t experience much during school. Only by experiencing more out of class can I find my real interest. More importantly, it’s a good chance to get a part-time job to save me some money on my tuition fee in college, so I’m able to have a quite easy budget. So to me to have a break before college is more preferable.
2. Some people like to have a break or get a job during summer vacation. Others think it is better to take a class. Which do you prefer and why?
Answer: To me, I’d say I would have a break or get a job during summer vacation. I think the essence of summer vacation is to allow us to have a relaxation after a term-long devotion to study and therefore refresh and recharge us to get ready for a new semester; otherwise we will consume too much energy. What’s more, summer vacation serves as a great opportunity to allow us to have a travel with friends or family so as to enhance our social relationship, or to get a job whether in relation to our major or not so that we are able to expand our experience.
3. Some students prefer to study alone while others prefer to study in group. Which do you prefer?
Answer: Well, I think that depends on what kind of work I’m doing. But on most occasions I’d like to study alone. First of all, I think everyone has own ideas about a task. It’s great to learn from others’ ideas and experience, but personally I am easy to be affected by others’ thoughts or whatever. I prefer to learn individually since I can hold on my opinion about a question or a task and later discuss with my classmates. Secondly, when I study I have to make sure that I a hundred percent focus on my work so I’m able to think deeply and ensure my study efficiency; otherwise I probably would not have a satisfying learning result.
4. Some people think the first impression is important when making friends while others think it’s more important to know each other over time. What do you think?
Answer: Well, I think to know each other over time is more important when making friends. Firstly, most people won’t show their real personality to strangers at first encounter nowadays. So the first impression is not as reliable as it was before. What we see and what we hear are probably not what people really want to express, or probably what they pretend to express. Only by interacting with people more often later can we get to know them more clearly. What’s more, many people make friends by exploiting common interests, and I think they can get to know each other more deeply through long-term interaction. So that’s why I’d say to know each other over time is more important when making friends.
5. Some students think maths is more important while others think art and history are more important. What do you think?
Answer: Personally, I think art and history are more important to learn because firstly, learning art allows students to exploit their interests and cultivate their temperament. I would never know that I’m good at making sculptures if my school didn’t open sculpture class. What’s more, learning history is of great significance to sharpen students’ analytical skill and critical thinking. Only by drawing experience from history can we move forward without making same mistakes.