1-8. Which of the following would you like to learn: playing the piano, swimming, or repairing a car? Explain why. Please include details and examples in your explanation.
Of all these things, I’d like to learn how to swim.
Firstly, the swimming may help me lose my weight. Honestly now I’m a little bit overweight, if I join in the swimming team in my school, I will swim four times a week and each time I will swim at least 1000 meters. This may burn my fat and I might be thinner months later.
And also, this sport could help me have more friends. Now all of my friends are from my own class. If I join in the swimming team, I may meet people from other departments or faculties, such as the history department, art faculty or the media department and so on. Then my friends’ circle will be enlarged.
That’s why I’d like to learn the swimming.
1-2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of requiring students to evaluate their professors at the end of the semester? Explain why. Please include details and examples in your explanation.
Honestly speaking, there are the advantages and disadvantages.
As for the merit, this can motivate the professors to enhance their teaching quality. Knowing the feedback, the professor may make some perfection on their contents, logic, teaching methods and so on. All the improvement may better satisfy students’ need.
However, there is the disadvantage that some students may not give the objective assessments. Some students’ evaluations are merely based on their own preferences instead of the academic need or angle; or some students may only join in part of the lessons and they don't know the overall views of the lessons. Thus, their evaluations may not be significant.
1-16. How do you improve the education system of your country. Give your specific explanation in your response.
I think the schools in my country should add more P.E. classes.
Cause this can tremendously improve students’ physical constitution and decrease the obesity. Nowadays many students suffer from the excessive study burden, the lack of doing exercise; and what they eat are rich in fat and sugar. The obesity among students is common. If the schools, especially high schools, can add more P.E. classes, such as 5 or 6 times a week and each class lasts for around 1 or 2 hours. Then students will have more chances to do sports, such as the yoga, swimming, basketball and so on. All these can help them keep a balance between study and exercise, As a result, students will be less likely to get fat and this is good for children’s growth.
2-1.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents today put more pressure on their children than parents in the past? Explain why. Please include specific examples and details in your explanation.
In my view, parents put more pressure on children nowadays.
The main reason I think is the average educational backgrounds of people have been greatly increased. Taking my country for example, in the past, many people’s educational backgrounds were limited, most of them had never been to colleges or merely got the bachelor degrees in the university, and they could also find good jobs. However, nowadays, many people around me not only get the bachelor degree, even they have the master degrees or doctor degrees; or they have the oversea study backgrounds, such as the experience in America, Australia, Britain and so on. If students don’t study well, they are less likely to be competitive. As a result, parents put more pressure on them, regulating them more strictly.