托福独立口语题目：If a foreign friend visits your country, what suggestions about polite and impolite behaviors would you give your friend?
Sample Answer：“Be careful when you try to send some gifts to Chinese friends as an expression of kindness” would be my most important piece of advice for my friend, since it may rub some people the wrong way. You see, the names of certain things may sound exactly like some bad words in Chinese. For example, the word umbrella in Mandarin pronounces San, which at the same time stands for separation and break-up. The same case is also true for clocks. It is quite inconsiderate or even rude to send those stuff as presents. Of course, there are always some safe choices, like flowers, vases, mature wine and stuff.
托福独立口语题目：What would you like to do with your extra money? Spend it on objects (like books, clothes) or on experiences (having holidays or going to concerts).
Sample Answer：My preference goes to investing my money in enriching my experiences, because as what people usually say, the things that you have been through and the memory of them are what you should cherish the most. Like last time, I spent my spare money that I had been setting aside for over three months on the ticket to Jay Chou’s concert and went to the concert with my old friends. Joyful tears wetted our faces as we heard some pieces that we had been listening to since we were just teenagers. Any objects can’t compete with such a wonderful and memorable night.