Task1:

  1.Your friend always shows up late for group events, what suggests do you have for him? Please explain with details.

  -Take subway to avoid traffic congestion

  -Take a cab to save time

  -Ask friends for help

  2.Describe a serious problem that your country is facing. Explain why this problem is serious with details.

  -Air pollution caused by disposal of electronic devices

  -Traffic congestion problems

  3.Talk about an occasion in your country when people give gifts to each other. Describe the occasion and the type of gifts with details.

  -Birthday

  -Valentine’s day

  -Chinese New Year

  4.If a foreigner comes to your country, what would you suggest him to take home?

  -Souvenir such as keychains

  -Exclusive collectibles such as a coffee mug from Starbucks

  -Anything you think might be least expensive

  5.Which of the following characteristics of yours do you think your friends value you the most? Cheerfulness, kindness, or intelligence.

  -Cheerfulness because your friends enjoy being around you

  -Kindness because you can be helpful to your friends when you’re needed

  -Intelligence because you can step up and help them on their homework

  6.Recall an argument you have had with others. Please describe the details of the conflict.

  -What to argument about

  -Transportation

  -Time

  - Money

  7.Describe one thing you have done recently which you had never imagined you would do ten years ago.

  -X-games

  -Joining a varsity

  -Accepted by a college

  -Working for a company of your dream

  Task 2

  1.Do you agree with the following statement? Building zoos can help to protect animals.

  -Reasons to agree

  -Protected from their predators and avoid natural disasters

  -Adequate food and other resources

  -Illness can be taken care of by vets or zookeepers

  -Reasons to disagree

  -Zoos are built for entertainment purposes

  -Visitors’ behavior can be harmful

  2.Some people prefer to wash dishes with dishwasher. Others prefer to wash dishes by hands. Which do you prefer? Explain why with details.

  -Reasons to use a dishwasher

  -Save time

  -Sanitation

  - Reasons to use hands

  -Consume much less resources

  -Save time (depending on the number of dishes)

  3.Do you agree with the following statement? Children should be allowed to use computers or other electronic devices as young as possible.

  -Reasons to allow

  - Computers are convenient

  -Will be needed in the future

  -Reasons not to allow

  -Addiction

  - Time-wasting

  4.Do you agree with the following statement? Stories of celebrities from TV are irrelevant to ordinary people.

  -Reasons to agree

  -Most reality shows deliver phony stories

  -Entertainment purpose only

  -Reasons to agree

  - Learn from others’ experiences

  -Some stories can be inspiring

  5.Some people to plan things ahead of time. Others prefer to focus on the present and not make any plans at all. Which do you prefer? Explain why with details?

  -Reasons to plan ahead

  -Expect the unexpected

  -Save time

  -Reasons not to plan ahead

  -Spontaneous

  -Variations

  6.Some people prefer to live in places where climate does not change very much. Others prefer to live in places where climate changes with seasons. Which do you prefer? Explain why with details?

  -Reasons to live in places where climate does not change much

  -Save money on buying clothes

  -Do not get sick easily

  -Reasons to live in places where climate changes

  -Different clothing styles

  -Experience different seasons

  7.Some students choose to take interesting and difficult classes even if they know they might not get a good grade. Others prefer to take classes that are easy but boring. Which do you prefer? Explain why with details.

  -Reasons to take interesting and difficult classes

  -Time passes quickly

  -Encourage students to work hard

  -Reasons to take boring and easy classes

  -To achieve better grades

  -More time to focus on other classes