Which subject do you like the most?
I like Math.
学习数学很艰苦，但是很有回报Learning Math is an arduous process, but it is rewarding.
找到好工作It enables me to find a decent job.
理论联系实际This subject covers a lot of grounds and puts theory intopractice.
练习发散思维 It develop my lateral thinking.
老师很赞The teacher is my mentor and takes me under her wing.
Which subject do you like the least?
理由1：This subject relies on rote memorization. It is rather boring.
理由2：This subject is really difficult. There is a lot of cramming beforethe exam. I have to work very late into the night.
理由3：This subject contains a number of theories and is not practical atall.
Describe a job, career or profession whichyou wish to pursue.
享誉盛名earn a great reputation / prestigious
这是一个很有潜力的职业 It is a pretty promisingjob.
满足需求发挥潜能meet my needs and reach out my full potential
实现我梦想 / 工作前景 fulfill/realize my dream /career prospects
薪水不错 well-paid / the work offersme handsome salary
升职 get a promotion / climb thecorporate ladder
人才辈出The program is well-staffed.
老板会激励人The boss always inspires his followers.
环境很好It has an employee-friendly environment.
Describe a famous person you admire themost?
基本结构 who / why
skinny slim petite / stocky chubby
He got a six pack. /He got a pot belly.
He is bald. / He got a beard and moustache.
ambitious / intelligent/talented /approachable/easy-going
diligent/hard-working /peaceful/optimistic/sense of responsibility / sense of humor
1. general description
Reason 1: successful / iconic singer / dominantfigure / king of the pop
Influence POP and ROCK artists / e.g. Healthe world
2. his charity activities all around theworld
Describe a song that you like the most.
我的经典答案：“you and me”
Theme song for the Beijing Olympic Games
1. melody is soothing and stimulating
2. lyrics – enhance friendship / the worldis getting smaller and smaller
1. enrich my life
2. fill/infuse our lives with joy
3. When I listen to music, I will have avision of a better world.
Which city do you like the best?
1. It is an ancient city with a longhistory.
2. It is a tourist city with beautifulscenery.
3. People there are really kind and polite.
4. Food there is really mouth-watering.
I will like to describe Hangzhou. First ofall, Hangzhou is an ancient city with a long history. It was the capital ofChina in the Southern Song Dynasty. General Yuefei was the national hero ofthat dynasty. He fought many successful battles and he was never defeated. Butit was sad that he was killed by Qinhui, a traitor. Secondly, Hangzhou is atourist city with beautiful scenery. The West Lake is world-famous. It turnsgold in the sunlight and turns green in the moonlight. When I go boating on thelake, I will feast my eyes on the smoky mountains. Thirdly, Hangzhou people arereally kind and polite. When you are on the bus, you will see young peopleoffer their seats to the elderly. When you are at the crossroads, you will seepeople are patiently waiting for the green light to come. When you have achance to visit the homes of local people, you will see parents live happilywith their sons and daughters.
Traveling can …
1. eliminate preconceptions
2. make me more tolerant and open-minded
3. ease tension
What types of TV program do you likewatching?
Soap Opera / TV drama / Sit-Com (SituationComedy)
Horror/ Action/ Romance/Science Movie
1. It is amusing / entertaining / hilarious/ intriguing / appealing / thought-provoking / educational / exciting /cliff-hanging. （各类形容词概括）
2. This TV program pursues original themesthat are common to all cultures. （原创性强）
3. The actress is a glamorous celebrity. （演员有魅力）
4. I often go to the cinema to escapereality. （看电影能逃避现实）
5. This movie has been intensivelyadvertised and has dominated the headlines. The movie is a box office hit.（电影宣传）
Which sport do you like the best？
basketball soccer tennis badminton table-tennis
volleyball American football swimming
horse-riding golf Jogging hiking
I benefit from it all my life.
1. Sports can burn a lot of calories andhelp me to lose weight. It can keep me fit and healthy.
2. Doing exercises can offer a new outletfor our energy.
3. Doing sports can help children develop asense of good sportsmanship. It can facilitate my confidence and courage. Italso makes me understand the essence of teamwork.
Which food do you like the best?
It tastes … (spicy / bland / salty / sweet/ sour / bitter)
This dish is made from a special recipe.
It is very tasty/delicious.
It is fried/prepared/steamed/grilled with avariety ingredients, like peppers, peanuts, ginger, vinegar, and wine.
The food at home is more hygienic and nutritious,so it is a wholesome diet.
Describe an interesting piece of clothingin your country.
1. It is a status symbol and nationaltreasure. It was originally worn by Manchurian women.
2. It looks unique because of the fabric,the silk and the embroidery, such as a flower.
3. The bell-like sleeves and slits on thesides make it quite different from regular dress.
4. It is tight-fitting so it is easy toslip on and comfortable to wear.
5. Women would like to wear it when takingphotos.
休闲运动 casual clothes/sportwear
Describe a special festival in China.
1. food / 2. lion parade / 3. lanternriddle
Dinner sweet dumpling
1. as the traditional food for the day
2. made with sticky rice flour
3. filled with sweet stuffing.
1. go on streets with a variety of lanternsunder the full moon
2. watch a parade of lion dancing.
lantern riddle gathering is held. All kindsof lanterns have a riddle on each of them. People who guess them right can geta small gift.
The lantern festival will bring us peace,prosperity and good luck for the New Year.
traffic reading money skill health culture environment family
broaden my horizon
expand my range of knowledge
enlarge my experiences
enrich my life
Sample: Why do you like travelling?
University life is rather dull and very often I just sit in the library studying. So travelling can really enrich my life and enlarge my experiences. Moreover, travelling can expand my range of knowledge and I would like to learn something in real life.
let out my emotion
have a temporary escape from reality
ease my tension
Sample :Why do you like playing the piano?
Actually my life is very stressful. I have to study very hard, competing for scholarship. But as the saying goes, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. So in my spare time, I will play the piano to let out my emotion and have a temporary escape from reality. Music gives me a vision of a better world.
make more friends
widen my circle
offer me more opportunities to make new acquaintances
improvemy interpersonal skills
help me cooperate with others more effectively
Sample: Why do you play basketball?
Playing basketball can make me fit and healthy. Moreover, this sport depends on teamwork. I can widen my circle of friends and understand the meaning of cooperation more profoundly. In the long run, it can improve my interpersonal skills.
gain experience and be versatile
find a well-paid job
find a job which suits my interest
Sample: Why do you like taking a part-time job?
Nowadays, college undergraduates tend to seek a decent job, but it is really difficult. For me, I would like to find a well-paid job. So I will try to improve myself. Taking a part-time job can help me gain more experience and be versatile. In the long run, I can benefit a lot.
万能理由并非万能，比如对于食品安全（Food Safety）大家应该抛开一切想想我们主题中的Food，然后利用学过的一些素材组织语言。当然样题中谈到的高考改革（College Entrence Examination Reform），其实你完全可以套用拓展视野，减缓压力。只是看怎么用了。从容淡定，发挥出自己300%的实力！I wish you all the success.
4. 四六级的pair work中，你和你的伙伴不一定坐在一起，而是由电脑系统自动分配的。所以准备过程中无法进行讨论，在互动中请互相提问。