Task 1 考前盘点
1.Talk about an object, tool, or piece of equipment that you depend on in your daily life. Explain how it makes your life easier.
I depend on my Smartphone in my daily life and ithas made my life a lot easier because all the information and apps I need for work and social life are in my Smartphone. For example, I don’t use an alarmclock in the morning because there’s an app for that in my phone. Once I leave my apartment, I use the GPS in my phone to navigate the route with the least traffic to my office. If I’m stuck in the traffic，Ican start checking for important emails from clients or colleagues in my car oreven make some phone calls to get some problems solved before I’m actually inthe office. After work, I use instant messengers on my phone to connect with friends. Without my Smartphone, everything in life would be time consuming and complicated.
2.Is it important to have good manners?
Of course, it’s very important. First of all, you only have seconds to make a good impression. We meet thousands of people in our lives and most meetings are brief and superficial, so not everyone is as patient as your parents. A decent haircut, clean face and good manners will be noticed and have a significant effect on your life. Secondly, as the writer of puts it, courtesies are women’s best weapons. Even if you have done something wrong, if you appear gracious and grateful, much will be forgiven, just like Sansa in the TV series, although her father and brother are regarded as traitors, she never forget her manners and is spared by her enemies. So having good manners is important, and in some cases it can help you enormously.
3.Who do you like to spend time together with the most ?
I would like to spend time with Patrick the most. Patrick is a former classmate and also my best friend. He is addicted tomovies and novels, so am I. The reason I would like to spend time with him is that we share common interests and we have a lot to talk. Every day after school, I would go to his house, then we chose a movie and watch it. It’s been three years since we watched together the first time. And now we are even closer, because we just started our own company, we videotaped all those stray cats and dogs in the park or animal shelter and try to help them to find an owner. For me, Patrick is not only a friend, he is more like a brother now, Ilike being with him.
4.When you have a lot of assignments and projects to do, what approach would you use in order to finish them in time?
I think the most important question is how to prioritize, which means how to perfectly organize your assignments and projects in a time frame, from the most urgent to the least urgent. So first of all, you need to stay organized and know the timeline and deadline of each assignment and project. Each assignment should be laid out into small, manageable tasks. Secondly, you need to divide your time into different slots and then assign the tasks to them. You may also need to limit your leisure time activities and adjust to a new daily and weekend routine. After a solid time table is created, all you need to do is to keep it.
5.Police officers, transportation workers, building designers, which do you think is the most important to a city?
As far as I am concerned, I would probably say police officers are the most significant to a city. There are two reasons for it. First of all, police officers are trying their very best to protect people from getting harmed physically and financially. According to a survey, Chinese police officers are one of the best in the world. They are able to solve crime cases efficiently. In addition, people will feel safe to do things under the protection of police officers.There is no need for people to worry about being robbed when carrying much money with them. There is also no need for people to concern about being stolen when nobody is home.