Similar to Question 4
Pay attention to the tense while retelling the examples in the lecture. Many times you need to use past tense.
Pay attention to the gender of the speaker. (Woman or Man? She or He?)
Try your best to put the two examples into two different categories. Normally the two examples given in the lecture belong to two different groups.
Try to use the following verbs to start your first sentence:
Point out, present, describe, state, mention, discuss, provide, demonstrate, introduce, give, explain, talk about,
(Always try to start from the question given to you on the screen)
Question Using points and examples from the talk, explain the two definitions of money presented by the professor."
In the lecture, the professor talks about two different definitions of money. One of them is based upon its broad meaning, and the other is narrow meaning. First, broadly speaking, money means anything people can use to buy things. That is to say, money not only refers to coins, bills, but includes any goods or services which can be offered to others who would accept as payment. The professor gave a vivid example in the lecture. A taxi driver may exchange his ride service with a farmer for his “vegetables”. Here vegetables mean money.
However, money has its narrow definition. In the United Stated, coils and dollar bills are legally defined as money and no one is allowed to reject this legal “money”. That is to say, All taxi drivers must accept legal money. But he is not obliged to accept such money as “vegetables”.
Using points and examples from the talk, explain how the automobile and the radio contributed to a common culture in the United States.
In the lecture, the professor has explained how the automobile and the radio contributed to a common culture in the United States.
Firstly, with the price of automobile was lower and lower, more and more Americans could afford to purchase cars. This revolution of transportation has greatly changed the life of the people living in the rural areas. They could travel to the cities more frequently and their behaviour, their dress and even their speech would gradually influenced by others. Thus it is possible the gap of the culture between the rural and urban areas became smaller and smaller.
The popularity of radio is another tool which helped to make the American culture become more similar. That’s because radio programs made it possible for the audience in differents regions to share the same news, same language patters and even the same songs and music at the same time. Different from the news which was printed on newspapers, news broadcasted through the air was not limited to the local news any more. Instead, it covered much wider areas, even around the country.