2016年9月10日上午托福口语真题Task1 – Which of the following classes would you like to take: 1) History of science 2) Art history 3) Science of the 20th Century?
I think I would sign up for an art history class. In junior high and high school, I’ve learned quite a bit about science. It was simply mandatory. Although the class content was nothing close to historic events, the teachers in class always told us about the development in certain areas. On the other hand, art history class is brand new to me and I’ve always had interest in art. One time I audited in one class in my cousin’s university, the professor was talking about the influence of Roman art on modern designing. It was just fascinating. If I had such a chance like that, I would love to have a systematic study of art history.
2016年9月10日上午托福口语真题Task2 – Do you agree or disagree that students would learn more if the teachers assign them with more schoolwork?
I disagree that students would learn more with a big load of schoolwork. I mean, a moderate amount is necessary for students to understand deeper of the class content and master difficult point, but too much work is hardly beneficial. I once had a very strict and experienced math teacher in junior high. Basically the classes were good, the only problem was what was left after - we just couldn’t handle the load of work he assigned. I had a friend back then who was talented in math, but because of the workload, he gradually lost interest in solving math problems. And because the homework was hard to finish, many of us didn’t improve as the teacher expected. Basically it was a frustrating experience.
学生写信建议学校在study lounge增设电源插头和打印机。对话中男生同意。因为有次去那里学习，他的电脑用了一个小时就没电了，可是没有空余的插头。而且学生常有打印需求，目前他们只能去student center打印，需要走10分钟;对马上需要上课的人来说时间就太过紧张了。
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