What are some ways that education has been improved in your country? (重复2011.12.17NA) Sample response
The education in China has improved greatly in the past twenty years. The government has done a lot of things to improve education. One of the ways that education has improved is through government regulated standards. Requirements for better teachers and a higher level of achievement for graduating students have helped improve the situation drastically. For example the English requirement for the college entrance exam has greatly improved the overall education of English in China. The government has also created many programs to send more teachers to rural areas. Where previously you could only advance your education in larger cities, now many more students in rural areas can continue their education past primary school. In addition, the law now requires that everybody must attend school up to ninth grade.
Task 2 If you go out to travel, which do you prefer, using public transportation system or driving a car? Sample response I prefer public transportation. The world is getting polluted day by day. For these pollution humans are the most sufferer. Therefore, using public transportation system when I am traveling can reduce the car emission to the maximum extent. Second, nowadays the number of private cars grows dramatically. So driving a car is not convenient when I have to find a parking area. On the other hand, the oil price is beyond my financial status. All in all, as a middle-class citizen, I am in no position to make a choice. You know what; I don’t have a car and cannot afford a license plate either.
【提议】：学生写信，说现在要求大一学生上写作课，虽然有的学生觉得有用，但是理科学生认为应该取消，因为理科的学生应该注重实验，而不是写作。而且理科学生好多时间都在实验室，没什么时间上写作。 【学生议论】：男生不同意，说这人都不知道自己在说什么！ 理由一: 他爸就是研究人员，认为理科学生可不光是做实验，要想让大家看到研究结果，就要写出来，而且要写得好。 理由二：我是学历史的，我也要泡实验室。 Sample response
In the letter, the student complains that it’s unreasonable to force freshmen to sign up writing course. Although some students support this regulation, but some science major students consider that it should be abolished. They think that science major student should focus on the experiment not writing course; besides, science major students don’t have too much time on writing course, most of their time are spent in the lab. However, the speaker doesn’t agree with the letter. She says that her father is a researcher; he thinks that science major students have to write if they want others to know their experiments. Therefore, having a good command of writing is very important. The speaker says that she majors in history, and has to spend a lot of time in the lab.
【名词解释】：Reward Theory of Attraction: 人们交朋友的时候会被很多因素影响，这些积极还有消极的影响到他的因素怎么怎么就叫这个理论。 【教授举例】：他搬家到一个新的地方，他们开了个派对，教授觉得挺好，还和一个人聊了好久。后面有人跟他说话，可是他满脑子想的都是赶快离开，因为头疼就不大好。 Sample response
Reward Theory of Attraction states that people like those whose behavior is rewarding to them or whom they associate with rewarding events. The professor gives two personal experiences of his own. The first one is that he once moved to a new place where the new neighbor there invited him to a party. They had great fun there. The professor made friend with someone with whom they share common interests in the same book and even in baseball. They still keep in touch with each other till now. And then, after he moved to another place, where the new neighbor was also nice. But the professor got a headache when they were introducing themselves to each other. As a result, their relationship didn’t last that long.
【学生困难】女生搬准备新公寓了。可是现在的住处有麻烦，她原来挂了很多画和艺术作品，摘下后在墙上留下很多洞。 【解决方案】： 方案一：交钱由房东解决，女生啥都不用管。 评价：方便，但是很贵。 方案二：自己弄 评价：可是她东西还没打包，而且搬家很累的，估计她要通宵弄这些东西。 Sample response
The student plans to move to a new apartment. However, her present apartment is in trouble. Originally there are many artworks on the wall. Having removed those artworks, the female student finds many holes on the wall. According to the solutions, first, she needn’t do anything if she can compensate her landlord by giving a great deal of money. However, it’s very expensive. Second, she can do that by her own. However, she hasn’t finished packing; besides, it’s tired to do that and it’s a time-consuming work. In my opinion, I prefer the first suggestion. Because she plans to move to another place, therefore, she has to finish her packing and carry all those things to the new apartment. It’s labor-consuming and time-costing.
【讲课要点】：人们徒步旅行，观光对植物不好，两种方法减少这种影响 方法一：人们可以铺路。 举例：有了专供游客走的路，走在这上面不会践踏植物了。 方法二：限制参观人数。 举例：组织人数少的旅游团，并且由导游带领。