Auseful skill you learned in a math class from school
Describe a useful skill you learn in a math class in primary or secondary school.
You should say:
what the skill was;
when you had the class;
who taught you the skill;
and explain why you think it was useful.
Can computers help us in math areas?
What is the first subject learned by children in China?
What methods can be applied to make math class more interesting?
How do you use math in your daily life?
Do you think everyone needs to learn math?
When I was in middle school I learned how to use a calculator to save money. A simple formula helps me to work out how to skimp and scrape every penny and the benefits are plentiful. The skill involves basic arithmetic and the ability to budget and manage your finances. It is an absolute vital skill that everyone needs to learn at some point in life.
Ihad the class when I was about 13 years old and the teacher showed us some great tricks of the trade. When she first presented it to us, I was completely bamboozled and confused. However, within a few days it all started to fall into place and make sense to me.
Our teacher was a middle-aged lady with a warm smile and calm manner. She was the most inspiring teacher I have ever had and was a real salt of the earth character. I remember how patient she was and how her eyes would light up when she spoke of money!
Even though I learned this skill when I was a pimply-faced teen, to this day I have still made use of the formulas. When I started living on my own, finance became more important as I had bills to pay. I draw on these skills on a weekly basis and they have been a Godsend.
Awebsite that you often use
Describe a useful website that you often visit.
You should say:
what the contents of this website are;
how you first found this website;
how often you go to visit this website;
and explain how this website helps you.
Is the internet used very much by people in China?
Some people say that different age groups have different tastes in internet
content. What do you think?
What Influence can (or, does) the Internet have on children? And what about teenagers?
What (kinds of) people don't use the internet and what are the disadvantages that these people suffer because they don't use the internet?
How do you think the internet might develop in the future?
Do you think people can freely express their opinions on the internet?
Have you ever bought anything on the internet?
In China, is the internet used much in schools or colleges/universities?
In recent years, online courses are becoming popular. Because of that, I have been starting to go online more often. Have you heard about Netease Open Class? That's the website I spend most of my time on.
Acourse mate of mine was the one who first recommended it to me and I’m very grateful for him. By cooperating with well-known universities all over the globe, this website offers free online courses. You can even find some courses or lectures delivered by prestigious professors. To use the full function of this website, you first have to be a registered member and then you can access all the courses. Sometimes, I spend hours surfing and clicking there, just to listen to some of the talks or speeches. It’s a platform that has allowed me to learn all kinds of things that I had never come across before. It's actually great news for those who aren’t enrolled in their desired university, but want to attend certain courses or lesson delivered by a specific professor. There are constant updates and the universities upload some of their latest lessons onto the platform so that it's beneficial to more and more people.
With modern technologies, knowledge can be spread in an easier and more efficient way. I'll keep using this website as long as it's available to the public.
Your favorite magazine
Describe a magazine you like to read.
You should say:
what it is;
when and how often you like to read it;
what the contents of the magazine are;
and explain why you like this magazine.
What kinds of magazines are the most popular?
Do men like to read fashion magazines?
Do people read magazines for fun or for learning?
Do you like to read news magazines?
Do you think journalists are subjective in their reports?
Iam crazy about an entertainment magazine that comes out every month. It has a bright, glossy cover and always contains a number of juicy articles. The magazine is a lot of fun, even though I don't believe most of the content is genuine. This magazine is extremely popular in my country and it is read by
millions of youngsters.
The magazine comes out once a month and it provides me with hours of entertainment. It has all the latest news, reviews, fashion tips and stories about the lives of stars. I buy it from a magazine stall at my school and then spend the next few hours lost in the pages.
The content is aimed at teenagers or young adults and features movie stars, singers and other entertainers. It is also jam-packed with fashion tips and photos of the latest trends. What I like most, however, is the highly-entertaining gossip pages. They make me laugh because they are so outrageous and cannot always be trusted!
Ilike the magazine as it represents a life so very different to reality and my own mundane life. I know that I will probably never be world famous or able to afford rich, luxury items. However, I find the makeup and fashion tips a while bucket load of fun. It is a form of escape for me and a fantasy world that provides me with a release of my stresses and anxiety.
Asport game you watched and would like to try in the future
Describe a sport you watched and would like to try.
You should say:
what sport it is;
how you got to know it;
whether it is difficult to do;
and explain why you would like to try it.
Do young people (in your country) like sports? (why?)
Do you think sport (or PE classes) are important (or, necessary) at school?
Is there much difference between boys and girls when they do sport?
What do you think are the benefits of having international sporting competitions?
Do you think international sport can help ease conflicts between different countries?
Some companies spend a lot of money promoting (or, sponsoring or investing in) sports events. Why do you think they do this?
Iam extremely keen to learn how to do scuba diving. I have no real experience of life under the sea and to see this magical underwater world, I will need to train and get certified to dive. It has been a personal goal of mine for many years.
Ifirst heard about the wonders of this sport from some of my mates who have travelled around the world and dived some of the most famous spots. In recent years, diving has become extremely popular among the younger generation of Chinese, As Chinese people nowadays travel a lot more, pursuits like these have also skyrocketed.
The hardest part about doing this sport is learning to swim and also losing your fear of water and drowning. I am no great swimmer, so I would at least need to learn how to stay afloat in water without feeling like I am going to drown. It seems very complicated, yet I have heard that it's not rocket science.
Iwould like to challenge myself and learn this sport as I view it as an achievable goal. It is important to set these types of challenges as they keep you focused and give you a sense of achievement at the end. The best approach is to use baby steps, so first I think I need to learn how to swim with confidence.