考题回忆：Your school is planning to add some information on the school news board. Which one would you choose: travel, reviews of restaurants nearby or films.
State your opinion and explain why.
参考范文：I think the school should definitely add the reviews of restaurant nearby on the school news board. Firstly, this kind of information may not be available from other resources. I mean, you can always find a lot of information about famous tourist attractions and the latest movies from media, but the information about local restaurants could be rather limited. Besides, reviews of restaurant nearby will be extremely significant in helping students to choose a good place to eat. As we can all imagine, having a nice meal is not only beneficial to students’ psychical health, but can also help them to enjoy some quality time and relax mentally.
考题回忆：Do you agree with the following statement?
School should be responsible to teach students moral values.
State your opinion and explain why.
参考范文：From my point of view, I do believe it is crucial for schools to have moral value lessons, such as teaching students to be honest. There are two reasons. Firstly, these classes are beneficial to the society. The essence of education is never solely academic study. As a matter of fact, the as significant part is teaching students how to be a moral person. Only this way, a student can grow up to be a useful man to the whole society. Besides, young adults are usually very vulnerable and easily affected by bad influences. Schools have the responsibility to teach them right and wrong and help them to live a meaningful life ever since.
参考范文：The school is going to cancel the clubs that only have few members. First reason of the school is that they will be able to save a sum of money by doing so. Yet, the girl totally disagrees with it. She thinks that the school doesn’t give much money to the clubs in the first place. Since the amount of fund is not huge to begin with, the school won’t save a lot by canceling the clubs. Secondly, the university thinks it is unnecessary for a club with so few members to exist. However, the girl argues that it is actually a rather good thing to have less people in a club, because the members can get to know each other and become true friends. It is a valuable chance for people who share the same interests to get together, and it will definitely be beneficial to students’ future career. Thus the girl doesn’t agree with the new plan.
参考范文：The definition of holiday paradox is that if people are unfamiliar with the surrounding environment, they will feel time passes by quickly. Yet, if they get familiar with the circumstance, they will feel like time has slowed down. The professor gives us his own example. When he and his wife were travelling to Italy, at first, naturally they didn’t know the new environment in the foreign country. So they were very curious, and spent the whole day exploring the exotic land. At that time, they felt like time passed by too quickly. However, they went back to Italy again later. And this time, since they already got some knowledge of the place, it only took them one day to visit museums and many other places. They were amazed that they could visit so many places in one day, thus they even felt like the time passed by slowly.
参考范文：The woman has a problem. She got concert tickets for some of her friends to celebrate a birthday, but people were arranged into two different areas and they wouldn’t be able to sit together during the concert. There are two solutions. The first one is to return all the tickets and book some tickets in one area. The second choice is to sit separately and get dinner together after the concert. As for me, I would choose the second choice. Well to start with, if I refund the tickets now, even though I will buy some tickets again, I won’t be able to get the same good positions again. Besides, if we are all attracted to the performance upstage, we will hardly pay much attention to the people around us. Also, we decide to grab dinner together, so there will be plenty of chances for us to celebrate later. I guess it is just not worth it.
考题回忆：话题：白蚁巢穴对生态系统的影响(termite mound，讲termite mound，白蚁窝对植物和其他动物的benefit)
2. 难点可能在于考生们对生物学知识不熟悉，不确定termite mounds是什么意思。
参考范文：The professor is talking about the benefits termite mounds can have to other animals and plants. Firstly, to animals, termite mounds can provide them perfect spots to observe surrounding environment. You know, termite mounds are always higher than the ground, so they can surely provide the height animals need when they are trying to see what is going on nearby. For example, it is being noticed that a certain kind of cat will use termite mounds as their watchtowers when they need to find food. The second benefit is brought to plants in the area, for which, termite mounds can let the rain get into the dirt. Here is a fact. In a desert, the plants are always more thriving in places with termite mounds, because the dirt in that area gets more water than other places. On the contrary, places with no termite mounds may probably have no plants.