Your friend will move to a school and worried about making new friends there. What kind of advice will you give him to help him make new friend in the new school? Why?
Suppose my friend Philip will move to a school and is worried about making new friends there, I would recommend that he should join a book club since he loves reading novels all the time. It will be quite easy to break the ice if Philip and members of the club share some interest in, say, the new Harry Potter book. They can have discussions over a cup of coffee about the highlights in the book and its relevance to the first seven novels. While Philip expresses how thrilled he is when he reads the book, other members of the club can relate to the situation. Naturally, Philip can make some new friends at the new school.
Many people prefer to read books in electronic format on a computer screen or other devices. Some other people prefer to read books on paper printed copies. Which way do you prefer? Why?
Many people prefer to read books in electronic books on their laptops, tablets or cellphones. However, I prefer to read paper printed copies when it comes to best-selling novels. You can call me a nerd, but when the new Harry Potter book came out, I was really thrilled to have one more chance to enjoy the adventures in the world of magic. When the first seven books were introduced in my country, paper printed copies were what I saw. It would feel so wrong if I read the eighth book on my tablet or other electronic devices. I just love the feeling of turning the pages with my fingers and the new book is such a page-turner.
标题: Research Thesis Presentation
原因1：学生可以gather wider range of topics and ideas by reading others' thesis
原因2：论文通常很复杂很长，节选或提纲只能让别人有一个片面的认识，不能看到the whole picture.
Students are supposed to make a presentation on their research theses to gather a wider range of topics and ideas by reading others ‘theses. Although their theses are often long and complicated, students can give outlines and highlights of their theses. The woman/man finds the plan unconvincing. Firstly, the students in this university can have other ways to get information for their theses. They can get more information on the website of the university so that they can know a wider range of topics for academic development. Secondly, the theses are too long and too complicated for students to handle. Outlines and highlights can only give students a partial picture rather than a whole picture of the arguments in the theses.
The professor uses his personal experience to illustrate the concept of peak-end rules which means that people only remember the most intense part and the ending segment of any event. At the beginning of the vacation the weather was a bit nasty and the professor had to stay in his hotel room, reading books and watching TV. When the weather cleared up, the professor and others sailed on the sea. The scenery was breath-taking and the sharks swam in groups, which gave the professor great experience. In the following days, nothing extraordinary happened. The professor just read books and chilled on the beach. At the end of the vacation, the professor went to a party at which he met a person who came from his hometown. When his coworkers asked him about the vacation, the professor only remembered the sailing trip and the party, the most intense and the ending segment of the experience.
问題: 作为head-editors，男生遇到的问题是有一个news reporter always makes mistakes about the facts。有一次搞错一个教授的教龄和背景，之后还继续犯错。
解决方案1：give him other assignments, such as comment on movies and campus issues.
The male student is a head editor and one of his news reporters always makes mistakes about the facts, such as the working experience and educational background of a professor. I recommend that the student should give the reporter other assignments rather than check his articles for the reporter. The reporter may show great enthusiasm in news reports; however, he will work even harder if the head editor assigns other tasks to him. It is possible that the reporter can learn to be detail-oriented when he finds that basic facts in movies and campus issues are important. Besides, the editor already has a lot on his plate and does not have time to check the possible errors for the reporter. Even if he finds time to do this, the reporter will not have the opportunity to grow as a qualified news reporter.
要点1：Grasp and hold to the branches
例子2：有时候从一个树枝到另一个树枝比较远，需要swing to other branches 而不能run，所以需要准确测量距离，以便能够跳跃过去。
Some primates living on trees have two adaptations to avoid falling from the trees. The first adaptation is to grasp and hold onto the branches of the trees on which they live. Some primates use their tails to wrap around the branches so tightly that it is almost impossible for them to fall from the tree if they are careful with their movements on the tree. Another adaptation is to measure in accuracy the distance between branches. When there is a wider distance between the branch the primates are standing and the other branch, it makes more sense if the primates swing rather than run to their destination. Under this circumstance, the primates measure the distance accurately in order to swing to the other branch. These are the adaptations some primates make to avoid falling from trees.