10. Where do you like to go when you are with friends? And why? (06. 1.14; 06. 2.11考题) Sample answer:

  When I'm with friends, I like to go to the restaurant. We would head for some exotic (异国情调的,外国的)restaurant where we would choose our favorite dishes. And also, it should be one of the restaurants where the waitresses do not talk too much or disturb you. I would like to find a secluded (隐蔽的,角落里的) table just for 3 or 4, perhaps with a panoramic view(全景) over a river or the lights of the city. We would have some very mellow(醇香的), warming red wine in sparkling glasses twinkling in the candlelight, the hues(色调) and aroma(香味) filling our senses. We would eat slowly and carelessly for the joy of sharing and of being together. Our senses heightened, breathing deeply to the point of silent sighs, we would enjoy an endless evening there. That's the right place where I don't want to end our gathering.


  Describe a school you’ve ever attended. (06. 9.23 考题) Sample answer:

  The school I'd like to talk about is Beijing New Oriental School where I took my TOEFL course.

  What I like about the school is that I can meet almost the best teachers in the are...





  Some people like to travel alone. Others prefer to travel with their family. Which do you prefer and why?有些人喜欢独自旅行。另一些人喜欢和家人一起旅行。你喜欢哪一个?为什么?

  Sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. I’ve learned that solo travel can be totally liberating and completely rewarding in a way few other experiences in life can match.

  First, you will get to know yourself better. Traveling alone exposes you to raw experiences in which you get to know your inner self. Once you are out there on the road on your own you will be faced with decisions you need to make and fears you need to overcome. You will discover your true self and what you are capable of.

  Second, it is liberating to disconnect for a while and be content with the moment – with the view and with one's own thoughts. The mind needs to be free at times to be creative, to think clearly and to refresh itself. One is then also able to look at life with some distance and think about future goals with a fresh set of eyes.

  有时候, 旅途中最好的伴侣是你自己。我了解到,独自旅行可以完全解放和完全回报自己,在生活中很少有其他的经验可以匹配。首先,你会更好地了解你自己。独自旅行会使你暴露在没有矫饰的体验经历中,从而你能了解内在的自我。一旦你在在外面在路上,你将面临需要自己做出的决定和自己克服的恐惧。你会发现你真正的自我和真实能力。第二,可以暂时杜绝与外界的联系并满足于当下—用自己的观点和观点来思考是一种解脱。头脑有时需要释放才能有创造力,更清晰地思考和更...





  This is an issue that has global ramifications. Here are some ways we can address this problem.

  Firstly, there is a need to expand, to build more roads and bridges to accommodate the growing number of people and cars. There are now fifty times as many cars on the roads as there were in the 1970s. Broadening existing roads into multi-lane overpasses in both the city center and suburbs could help to relieve traffic-related stress in city centers.

  In addition, we should redesign the transportation system. Rapid urbanization demands that we rethink and be innovative. Imagine a system in which real-time information is gathered to move buses, cars and trains with maximum efficiency. Smart tickets count commuters on the subway. Sensors embedded in roads enable live feeds of traffic conditions. This sophisticated monitoring system helps to keep road traffic flowing above ground.





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  Describe what your life would be like if you were banned from using your cell phone for a month.描述一下,如果你被禁止使用手机一个月,你的生活会是怎样的?

  Cell phones have insinuated their way into our lives and are now integral.

  In daily life, cell phones are superb scheduling and communication devices. Without them, we would be total wrecks. Apps like calendars, notes and alarms are respons­ible for re­mind­ing people of im­port­ant dates and events, or wak­ing them up in the morn­ing. FaceTime, email, and other social networking apps help us to stay connected with family and friends.

  However, living without cell phones can also have some benefits. Phones overschedule and over regiment our lives, which robs us of opportunities. This near-universal access to cell phones, starting at ever younger ages, transfixes people in ways that can have negative effects on almost all aspects of life. Without them, we don’t feel compelled to check our phones every minute. We can once again simply live in and enjoy the moment.






  If you had the opportunity to travel to the moon, would you choose to go? Why?如果你有机会去月球旅行,你会选择去嘛?

  I would definitely choose to go to the moon. Nearly four decades have passed since humans last walked on the moon and we've talked about going back ever since.

  Just imagine, if you weighed 100 kg on Earth, you would feel like you only weighed 17 kg when on the moon. You would be able to jump six times further and carry objects six times as heavy. In fact, if you had wings attached to your arms, you could even fly around inside a dome on the moon, just from your muscle power. What a place to visit!

  And one other cool fact. Did you know that there is no wind on the moon? So all your footsteps will stay there forever, unless of course somebody else stands on top of them! It’s like having your foot cast in stone there forever! If you could go there, be sure to take plenty of photographs to show folks back home.









  Some people prefer to give practical gifts while others prefer to give entertaining gifts. Which do you prefer to give and why?有些人喜欢送实用的礼物,而有些人则喜欢送有趣的礼物。你喜欢送哪一种呢?为什么?

  Giving practical gifts can be less troublesome and more memorable.

  One never really knows what the receiver wants to receive. So why not choose something from the list of daily necessities as a gift? Through doing this, you not only limit the time taken choosing a gift, but can also be sure the gift is useful to the receiver.

  Moreover, practical gifts are more valuable because the receiver is likely to use them frequently. Consider the sports shoes I once gave to my boyfriend. Every time he picks them up, he will be reminded of my deep affection for him. For the duration of the gift’s lifespan, our relationship will be improved.






  Giving practical gifts are better 实用的礼物更好 R1: practical gifts are easy to pick out and won't be a waste. 选择实用的礼物很便利,并且肯定有用。 R2: practical gifts are m...





  My college should strive to provide students, faculty and staff with a campus environment that allows them to do their best work. Here are some ways in which this can be achieved.

  Some approaches to improving the campus environment include creating additional food service options, renovating the convenience store, erecting mailboxes for all students, building a package handling area and relocating several student group offices to the main building.

  To be more specific, athletes would benefit from the university trying to augment its facilities by introducing improvements such as artificial turf and lighting to increase the utilization and efficiency of existing facilities.

  Reducing waste from campus dining operations is another important way of improving the campus environment. Disposable bottled water should be entirely banned on campus in favor of reusable water bottles. The use of reusable containers to take food from a dining area should also be encouraged. Offering students a discount if they bring a reusable cup or container is another effective way of shrinking the campus’ carbon footprint.






  Hobbies 喜好

  1. Describe a leisure activity you often do in your spare time. Why you choose to do it in your spare time.

  Include reasons and examples to support your response. ★ [2006.12.3]

  Walking my dog in the park. As we know, in modern society, we‟re living in a very competitive world under great pressure. It is very important for us to keep physically and mentally healthy. Walking your dog can be a good way to release pressure and maintain fitness. And some people also take it as a way of entertainment. The reasons are obvious, the park has a lot of trees and is located by a vast lake, so the air there is much fresher than that in your home. In addition, walking is a kind of exercise so it can help us keep shape and reduce our pressure. Furthermore, our lovely dogs add the fun and joy to our activity and it benefit your dog as well in way of providing your love and accompany.

  When I have time to kill, I usually like to surf the internet. First, because it doesn‟t need too much thinking, all you have to do is to click the mouse, and it is pretty much relaxing. Also, I like anything related to music, I can get anything about music on the internet. Another reason is that I can ...





  Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teachers should make their lectures fun.


  Well, I agree that teachers should make their lectures fun because as for students, an interesting class will easily attract their attention so that they can focus on the lectures better. I remember when I was in high school, my math teacher was really humorous. Even though I didn’t like math that much, I could always concentrate on what he was talking about and follow his pace, so my math performance became better and better.

  Second, I think teachers will benefit from it too because they can gain some reputation. Just as Professor Lee in my university did, he was so humorous and so famous among students. Every time his lecture was on, students would come all the way to listen to it.


  Well, I agree that teachers should make their lectures fun because as for student students,an interesting class will easily attract their attention so that they can focus on the lectures better. I remember when I was in high school, my math teacher was really humorous. Even though Ididn’t like math that much, I could always concentrate on what he was talking about and could always follow his pace, so my math performance was became better and better.

  Second, I think teachers will benefit from...






  Which class would you join for fun? Art class or science se give your reasons with details.


  Personally, I believe that science class is a better choice for me because I'm just the one who has no passion for anything about art. Most of the time, when others are appreciating a great work of art, I will just count when the class will end. Sometimes, I may even have to drink a lot of coffee before the class to prevent myself from falling asleep during the class. By contrast, in the science class, it is so interesting that I hardly feel bored. The mysterious black hole, the magical universal gravitation, and the undiscovered asteroid, all of these can spark my interest and I am overwhelmed by tons of the secrets of the cosmos.


  Personally, I believe that science class is a better choice for me instead of [than] art class because I am the one who likes doesn’t like/ has no passion for things of art. Inthis way, Most of the time, when the others are appreciating a great aunt art work, I will just count how long will the class end the class will last/ when the class will end. Sometimes, I even may/ may eve...