If universities are given financial support to develop researches, which one do you think would receive more benefits?
· To predict weather more accurately
· To clean rivers and ocean
· To deal with outer space
Some people like to work at home where they will have flexible work hours while others prefer to work in their workplaces where they have fixed work hours. Which do you like and why some students prefer to make friends with people of the same age while others like to become friends with people of different ages. Which do you like better and why?
Your friend wants to learn how to cook. What suggestion would you like to give to this friend and why?
When traveling outside, some people prefer to keep connections with their family members and friends; other people do not prefer to do so? Which way do you prefer and why?
Which of the following is most important for recruitment of new employees?
1. the behavior in the interview
2. work experience
3. level of education degree
Some people prefer to decorate their bedrooms or study rooms with a lot of decorations like pictures and stuff while others like to keep their surroundings simple and free of decorations. Which do you prefer and why?
You and your friend both took a history course. Your friend missed many history classes because he often oversleeps. He asked you to help him to prepare for the coming history final exam, while at the same time, you also need to prepare for the final exams of many other subjects. In this case, will you help him? Why?
Your university is planning to cut back the funding for a club. Which club’s funding do you think that the university should cut back and why? The hiking club or the speech and debate club?
You have just received a message that your professor has canceled the class on this evening. Your classmate asks you to go for a movie at an unexpected time tonight, but you need to take an exam in two days. What are you going to do on this evening and why?
Nowadays, many people choose homeschooling, meaning that they invite private teachers to their homes to teach them. Do you think homeschooling is a good idea? Why?
Ø Task 1
1. Which course about history are you interested in?
A. Science history
B. Art history
C. History of 20th century?
2. Which of the following volunteer activities do you think is the most beneficial to the environment:
A. Cleaning the park
B. Planting trees
C. joining a recycling program
3. One of your friends is usually exhausted for his work. What suggestions will you give to him if he wants to cultivate some personal interests?
4. What’s the biggest problem during the course of studying as a student? How do you usually deal with it?
5. Which would you recommend to build for a university to enhance its students' living and studying condition?
B. Swimming pool
C. Expand the scale of laboratories on campus
6. If you are a teacher of a tutor group and you are going to take students to a study trip, where would you take them to?
A. a science museum;
B. a local farm,
C. a theatre performance
7. How was it when you went to school for the first time? Did you like it or not and why?
8. Describe one of the most popular websites in your country? Explain why it is popular with details or examples.
9. What do you think is the most important thing that parents should teach their children? Please include details in your response.
10. Which of the following choice do you think has the greatest impact on environmental protection:
A. Governmental regulations
B. Environmental awareness groups
C. Individual efforts
11. Describe a custom or tradition from the past that is no longer common but that you wish still popular today. Give specific reasons why you wish that still popular.
12. Describe how you will become different in 5 years?
13. A friend will come to your city for her college, but she worries the expenses would be huge, what would you recommend her to develop a reasonable consuming habit to eliminate her worries?
14. What is the one thing that makes your country different from other countries?
15. Your city is going to build new places to attract more visitors. Among the following three options, which do you think is the best?
A. A local history museum
B. A modern art and film museum
C. A children science museum
16. Teaching is a challenging profession. Even the best teacher can make mistakes. What are the common mistakes a teacher can make?
17. There are many events at school which are negative when confronted initially, while which are getting positive after we experienced. Please give and example of events that are negative at first and positive later for you.
18. Which of the following three would you choose to do in summer vacation?
A. Working as a librarian
B. painter in an art center
C. life guard in the natatorium
19. There are many disagreements between friends. Which is one of the effective ways to resolving the disagreements?Use your examples and details to explain.
20. There is a project at school which need a leader, which qualities that a leader should have in your opinion. Please talk about it and give details.
Ø Task 2
1. Do you think college students should be allowed to keep pets in their dorm?
2. Agree or disagree: school should ask each student to do 40 hours of community service per year.
3. If your friend were dropping out of the college, would you consider it a good thing?
4. Do you think it’s a good idea for university to ask a student to leave school if he was caught cheating in exams? Explain your response in details.
5. Some countries have already permitted students to have the homeschooling, which means students take courses at home through Internet and don't go to school to attend classes. Do you think it is a reasonable choice? Please give your explanation.
6. School shouldn't allow young students to use calculator during exam. Do you agree or disagree?
7. Do you agree or disagree to the following statement: It is more difficult to save money now than it was in the past.
8. Do you agree or disagree that the determining factor of success of students in school is intelligence?
9. Some people think universities should video record important lectures and upload the recordings on the websites. Do you agree or disagree?
10. Some managers tend to check worker's task closely or frequently, while others tend to check them rarely or causally. Which is better for the management?
11. Some people prefer to resolve problems with friends directly face to face or on the phone, some others prefer to resolve problems by writing, sending E-mail or text message. What's your opinion?
12. It is important for a child to spend a short period of time living far away from home, visiting relatives and friends.
13. Some people think that those children who do not want to keep learning a musical instrument course should be required to keep learning the course; While others think that those children should be allowed to make decisions by themselves(they can still do exercises by themselves). What is your opinion and why? Use examples and details in your explanation.
14. Participating in team sports is a good way for young people to learn team cooperation, do you agree or disagree?
15. Some people believe that we should not discuss the private activities of famous people, such as movie stars and singers. Do you agree? Why?
16. Some people like participating in performance like theatrical or musical show. Others prefer to be in audience watching those plays. Which do you prefer.
17. Some students enjoy decorating their surroundings; other choose to keep their surroundings simple and free of any decorations. Which do you prefer and why ?
18. Do you agree or disagree with the statement that female and male university students should have separate residence halls.
19. Do you agree or disagree with this statement that we should help our friends only when they ask for help.
20. You have been very busy and unable to prepare for the exam tomorrow. You can either stay up late to study and sleep less or just study less and get full night’s sleep. Which will you choose?
23. Many people think that students study course materials more effectively by taking exams, while others think that students learn more effectively through doing other activities such as writing paper or completing projects, which do you think is more effective for students to learn.
24. Two offers. One is from a well-known and expensive university that is famous for its academic reputation. And the other is from a less known university which offers a scholarship to cover your tuition.
25. You live in a crowded city with only one green space-the city park. The government recently proposes to build a housing complex on this only green space. Do you think this is a good idea?