Which of the following would you rather be? Lawyer, veterinarian or restaurant owner. Explain your answer in details. Sample response
I would rather be a veterinarian for the following reasons. First of all, I love animals! It'll make me feel good about myself knowing I can take care of them and fix their problems. Animals don't know how to communicate by speaking like human beings do when in pain. Professional training is essential for giving animals the right treatment. Also, so many people have pets these days. And they're willing to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure the well being of their best friends. Therefore the demand for veterinarian is enormous. And the pay isn't bad at all from what I've heard!
Task 2 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It's impolite to make calls or send text messages on a diner table. Explain in details. Sample response I think it's not cool to use cell phones on dinner tables. If you're having dinner with friends and family, be with them. The family meal is a social event, not a food ingestion event. Even if your phone is in your lap, the people with you all know what you're doing when your eyes are focused on your lap. Just because it's a quiet activity, you're not fooling anyone. And then everyone's attention is on the fact that your attention is on your phone, not on them. Also, people nowadays are always connected; we rarely get a chance to have a face-to-face conversation with friends and families. Dinner tables are the ideal place for us to talk with our loved ones.
【提议】，政府部门要求学生每周阅读国际新闻或文章，且另外开辟一个专门的地方在图书馆给这些学生阅读资料。 【学生议论】：男生同意 理由一：有助于他们写论文，做项目，阅读大量的文章可以提供背景知识。 理由二：是图书馆可以提供一个很好的场所学习，里面资料多多，更有助于学习，写作业。 Sample response
The department of Politics requires students to read international news or stories each week. Besides, they decide to provide students certain area in the library to read these materials. The purpose is to improve student's performance. The male student agrees with the idea for three chief reasons. First, it will be beneficial to their thesis writing and project because they can get lots of background information through reading numerous materials. Second, library is a good place to study where there are many materials for students to study and finish their assignment.
【名词解释】：Joint Venture. 讲的是公司合作的问题，两个不同领域的公司，综合业务，形成新业务 【教授举例】：说一家电视新闻公司（TV news company）想建一个网站，这样顾客就方便看到最新的消息。但是公司没有人才去建网站，不能提供在线阅读新闻（news read online），所以他们决定和一家科技公司（technology group）合作，新闻公司提供资讯，科技公司提供技术运营网站（maintain website）。然后发展的很好，甚至网站可以吸引来广告投资，这个是他们单独存在时谁都办不到的。 Sample response
A joint venture (JV) is a business agreement in which parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise and consequently share revenues, expenses and assets. The professor gives an example of a TV news company that wanted to set up a website so that customers would have easier access to their latest news. But they were not able to provide news read online, so they sought cooperation with a technology group. In this way, the news company provided the latest news and the technology group maintained the website. Later on, they developed very well and won lots of ad investment, which is impossible when they worked individually.
【学生困难】：一个女生要完成作业。但是暑假要来了，没地方住。 【解决方案】: 方案一：可以去他父母家住。 评价：但是没有信息之类的，并且父母和姐妹都会找她聊天，这样会干扰她写报告。 方案二：是去在学校附近租一套房子。 评价：这样就方便，但问题是租金太贵，她不能负担这笔费用。 Sample response
The woman has confronted with a problem that she has to finish her schoolwork but she has nowhere to live for the summer is coming. She faces two solutions. The first is to live in her parent's home. The second is that She can rend a room near her school. Personally, I recommend the second solution. Because first, she will have time to finish her assignments. And second, she can go to the school library to look up for the information she need.
【讲课要点】：捕食者捕杀群居动物两种策略 方法一：区分最不同的猎物。 举例：一种鱼，喜欢群居，捕食者（predator）怎样找猎物呢？通过区分鱼的颜色，有些鱼会有很明显的颜色，所以方便捕食者抓捕。 方法二：分裂一大群猎物成较小的群体。 举例：鲨鱼想要吃鱼的话，就横冲直撞，把鱼群分开，这样就方便捕猎。