Your Home (Your Accommodati on)
1. Do you live in a house or a flat?
I live in a pretty spacious (= big) flat in the outskirts hometow n. My
family bought the flat a long time ago. We live on the
10 floor of a high-rise. It's a three-bedroom apartme nt. I thi nk it covers about 130 square meters (= m'), It's a fairly nice place.
uptow n area 住宅区dow ntow n area 市中心
2. Please describe the place where you live.
My home is bright and spacious. We have a very comfy sofa in the liv ing room, and a large flat-scree n TV set hanging on the wall. Our apartme nt is well-desig ned. In additi on, I like the fact that we have two big balc oni es. It's really n ice whe n the weather is warm. We can have dinner outside. All in all, I quiet like the place where I live.
3. How have you decorated your home (or, your room)?
I haven ' done anything. I am (still) renting.
My home is very simple. Our furniture is moder n style. It looks quite n ice.
I haven ' decorated the home at all. I am renting.
I made my home Chin ese style. It looks very ni ce.
4. Do you have any thi ng (ha nging) on the wall of your home
(or your room)? (e.g., decorati ons)
(思路：同2 flat-screen TV 或者加上一幅画) opposite to depict
certificate of merit
5. What can you see whe n you look out the win dow of your room?
I can't see much except for other build in gs. We live in a com mun ity, and there are like 10 or 12 high-rises n ext to each other But just outside my room, we have a balc ony, and from that side of the build ing, we overlook the Chan gjia ng River and the mountains that surro und it. At ni ght whe n the banks of the river light up, the view is pretty ni ce.
I can see a park from my wi ndow. It is really/quite
I can see the road. It is always very busy. / I can see a busy road from my wi ndow.
I can see some trees. I like it./ They are beautiful.
6. What is the en vir onment like in your n eighborhood?
It's a pleasa nt n eighborhoood」like the fact that it's not hectic as the dow ntow n area of the city where I usually go. But there are shops and restaurants everywhere. From our home, it ' -snnanfv e walk to the supermarket, so it extfem ely convenien t. In additi on,
there s a mono rail train stati on just dow n the street, and it on ly takes 15 to 20 minutes to get the city center . What' s more, for the elderly people, there are a lot gree n areas in the n eighborhood, so they can chat and do some exercise with their friends there . It ' s really a great place.
7. Do you like your n eighbors?
Yes, they are warm and frie ndly, and they have a good sense of com mun ity. For example, we share food and borrow thi ngs from each other, we really get along with each other and I feel really lucky that all my n eighbors are nice people, because these days many n eighbors even don ' t know each other.
8. What kind of people are your n eighbors?
（思路：同上，运用学过的口语词汇funn y, helpful, easy-goi ng, warm
and friendly, energetic …再举个例子比如周末一起做饭或者参加运
1. What subject are you studying?
我的专业是营销，但我必须向你承认，我真的不喜欢它.这是我为什么要出 国留学的部分原因，因为在中国，改变专业真的麻烦。 但在澳大利亚，我不需 要重复前两年，所以我打算去那里 并且 主修会计?
My major is marketing, but I must admit to you that I really dislike it. This is partly the reas on why I want to study overseas, because in Ch ina it's really troublesome to cha nge majors. But in Australia, I don't n eed to repeat the first two years, so I pla n to go there and major in acco un ti ng.
我主修计算机工程and 我很喜欢它。起初我也不太清楚，but 我的父母鼓励 我选择这一领域,and 我不后悔.我已经学习了很多关于软件设计and 电子工 程.我将在这里完成我的学士学位，and then 我打算去英国获得硕士学位.
I major in computer engin eeri ng and I quite like it. At first I
was n't too sure, but my pare nts en couraged me to choose this field and I don't regret it. I have bee n lear ning a lot about software desig n and electr onic engin eeri ng. I will finish my Bachelor's degree here, and the n I intend to go to En gla nd to get a Master's.
2. Why did you choose to study that?
（思路： 利用一句名言： “Study without desire spoils th e memory and it retai ns no thi ng that it takes in. 毫无目的的学习学不到东西， 一无所获。”）
实际上，当我在小学和中学的时候，我喜欢很多不同的科目，但是你知道, 正如达芬奇所说， 毫无目的的学习学不到东西，一无所获。”因此，在我将要 进入大学的时候，我发现我最喜欢的是 …因为它 …并且我的父母也支持我选 择这个领域，那就是为什么我选择 …的原因。
Actually ，when I was in primary many different subjects ，but you know “ Study without desire spoils the memory it takes in. therefore ，when I was about to go on to education ，I found that my favorite subject is useful and my pare nts en couraged me to choose this reas on why I chose to study...and sec on dary school ， I like
，as Leonardo da Vinci said ， ，and it retains nothing that tertiary …because it field ，that is the s very
3. Do you like your subject? （= your major = your subjects if a
high school stude nt）
Useful popular promis ing a promis ing field for the future
4. Where do you study （= what school/uni versity do you atte nd）?
I am a college stude nt and I have bee n study ing at
Chongqing Un iversity in xxx for the last x years and I quite enjoy my life there.
5. Why did you choose that （particular） school/uni versity?
（思路：1. 应用名言：“To acquire knowledge ,one must study; but
to acquire wisdom ，one must observe. 要获得知识，一个人必须学习;但是要获得智慧，一个人必须观察。”学校有好的老师，可以用先进的教学设备2.并不是第一选择）
在我做决定之前，我在网上查找了许多大学的信息，有很多可选的。you know,我相信要获得知识，一个人必须学习；但是要获得智慧，一个人必须观察, 这里的老师。而且have access to many adva need teachi ng and
research facilities, which provide us a won derful opport unity to observe what we will learn.
I had applied to other , better colleges, but my results on the College Entrance Exam ination were not as good as expected , so I had to lower my ambitions and go for Plan B . My university is actually not bad. It's just not as prestigious as what I wan ted.
6. Whe n did you start this course and whe n will you finish it?
Do you like uni versity life?
I started it after I graduated from high school, I have bee n study ing XXX for 3 year , and I will finish it n ext year .
Sure, I quiet enjoy my uni versity life, I meet many frie nds here who
are are .......... and the teachers are ….,most important of all, we have access to …
7. What do you thi nk of your school/uni versity?
Obviously it's not one of the best colleges in the n atio n, but it
has a good reputation in my field , and I have learned a lot already.
In addition , the facilities there are very modem. The classrooms are spacious and clea n. We eve n have air-c on diti oners in most classes.
The library is brand new （= extremely new ）. So, it's a very comfortable and nice place to study.
8. （Similar to above） What do you think of the place where you are study ing?
9. What is the best thi ng about your uni versity/school?
10. Why are you taking the IELTS test?
Well, I am taking the IELTS test today because I intend to study
overseas next year . I have applied to 3 different universities in Australia, and they all required me to take this test in order to prove my ability to use En glish in differe nt situati ons.
11. What are your future study pla ns?
I intend to con ti nue my study and get the
Bachelor ' s/Master ' sdegree in XXX, because I believe it ' be [long process of keep ing abreast of cha nges. I have to keep up with
12. What are your future work pla ns? （after you graduate）
I intend to become a computer engin eer because it in terests me a lot, and I think I have the potential to do a good job in this field . In the meaning time , I will try to find chanee to set up my own compa ny, which is very importa nt to me.
I pla n to set up my own compa ny , although I don't know yet
what kind of bus in ess I could start. It might be related to law,
because I have bee n study ing this subject at school. No matter what, I will try my best to make it a compa ny with great reputatio n