围绕学生在娱乐放松，志愿者活动和社交场合的话题展开：参考话题：Describe a tool or an object that you rely on the most in your daily life. Explain why it is important to you.
围绕学生在求职就业，未来职场可能会遇到的问题和两难处境：One of your friends is going to attend a job interview, what suggestions would you give to your friend? Explain with details.
围绕学生在学校学习可能会遇到的一系列问题：比如选课，选专业，学习能力，完成课业的最有效方式，时间管理等。参考话题：Describe why organizing time is challenging for university students and why it is important.
a place that you like most
together with your friends 【place】
one year break
music and art
type of movies
together with friends 【sports】
books and internet
job or career
job or interests
most important lesson
work in an office
studying by oneself
goal to fulfill
1. What charactereristics do you think a good teacher should have? 【06. 3.3; 07. 11.3考题】
In my view， a good teacher should have different characteristics.
First， a good teacher should be faithful and dedicated to the job. If a teacher is faithful to the job， then s/he never cheats and will be impartial【偏向】 and students will respect such a teacher. If a teacher is dedicated towards his/her work， then s/he will teach with his/her heart.
Another most important characteristic of a good teacher is patience.
Teachers should never lose their patience in class when students ask questions repeatedly. A teacher should explain each and every aspect of the topic in the easiest way.
Most of all， a good teacher should update his/her knowledge because further learning can make a good teacher re-discover the beauty of the teaching profession.
2. What are important characteristics you look for in friends?【06. 5.12; 06. 6.24; 07.1.27考题】
I think what makes a good friend is someone who is honest， supportive， and has a good sense of humor. I just look for someone who‘s honest to me no matter what. He should not tell stories behind my back; he should tell me my short-comings at my mouth， but never praises me in front of me.
It is a well known saying that A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED. Therefore， a friend should stand by you in the hour of any sort of need. I just think that a good friend won’t leave me if I‘m in trouble. They can be my friends in sunshine and in shade， care for me even when the times are bad and even more when the times are great.
Also， I’d love to spend more time with someone who can make me laugh and is fun to be around.
3. Describe a person that influenced you most.【06. 5.26; 06. 3. 17;06.10.22考题;与06.5.26类似】
The person that really influenced me most was Ms. Xing---my college teacher who taught us English literature.
Her class was quite different from the other teachers. In her class we were not expected to sit there and listen. We had to get more involved in the class activities， like discussions， comments or debates sometimes. Our creativity and imagination were developed enormously through the active participation.
On the other hand， she let us think more about life by sharing her experiences and more importantly， she taught me how to live on my own. So that‘s why I was greatly influenced. Not only did she give me knowledge， but also she gave me courage and confidence as well.
10. Where do you like to go when you are with friends? And why? 【06. 1.14; 06. 2.11考题】
When I‘’‘’m with friends， I like to go to the restaurant. We would head for some exotic 【异国情调的，外国的】restaurant where we would choose our favorite dishes. And also， it should be one of the restaurants where the waitresses do not talk too much or disturb you. I would like to find a secluded【隐蔽的，角落里的】 table just for 3 or 4， perhaps with a panoramic view【全景】 over a river or the lights of the city. We would have some very mellow【醇香的】， warming red wine in sparkling glasses twinkling in the candlelight， the hues【色调】 and aroma【香味】 filling our senses. We would eat slowly and carelessly for the joy of sharing and of being together. Our senses heightened， breathing deeply to the point of silent sighs， we would enjoy an endless evening there. That‘’‘’s the right place where I don‘’‘’t want to end our gathering.
11. Describe a public area that you visit frequently. Please state why you visit it frequently and include specific examples and details in your explanation. 【06. 1.21; 06. 11.17考题】
I usually go to Beihai Park when I have the time and opportunity. I can go for a stroll in the park to relax. The park has some trees， and interesting and winding paths， where I can wander listlessly and contemplate my own thoughts or admire the various stages of nature. Sometimes I just like to feel the breeze on my face and savour【尽情享受】 its coolness. It gives me a sense of freedom. It also has a lake on which I can go boating. I often go to the park with my friends on weekends. And we‘’‘’ll have a picnic if we stay there for the whole day.
12. Describe a school you’ve ever attended. 【06. 9.23考题】
The school I‘’‘’d like to talk about is Beijing New Oriental School where I took my TOEFL course.
What I like about the school is that I can meet almost the best teachers in the country. They are so talented， eloquent【有口才的】， knowledgeable and humorous that I don‘’‘’t feel any bored in class. A 2.5 -hour class passes very quickly. One more good thing about the school is that I can meet people from different parts of the country and make friends with them. We have a lot in common， sharing the same passion， the same stage， even the same learning difficulties which we encounter【遇到】 and then discuss and finally work out together. Living on campus offers us much time to communicate and to share experiences.
Actually there‘’‘’s a lot to say about my school， but the points above are what I mainly want to cover.
13. Describe your favorite room either of your own house or in other places and explain why. 【07. 1.13; 07.9.12; 08.4.27考题】
My favorite room is the living room. I like lots of open space and a sense of expansiveness， of freedom【宽敞和自由的感觉】。 Also， it‘’‘’s a place where I can look around and not feel agitated【不安的】 or confined【受限制的】。 All different but natural colors have a such lovely warm effect that I would never get tired of it. Everything is in harmony----- large digital TV on the wall， glass-made tea table， beautiful plants， couch and sofa， a good book， a good wine. It gives me a sense of satisfaction and away from hurly burly【喧嚣】。 It is at times a place to contemplate and at times a place to share with friends.
In a word， it is graceful， refined， comfortable and restful 。
14. Describe a place you have never been to but like to go someday. 【07. 1.19考题;与2008. 2. 2 类似】
A place that I have always wanted to go but have never been to is America. Perhaps it‘s a bit corny， but as far as I’‘’‘m concerned， America is a country， which is vast and open， a sort of freedom. It’‘’‘s also a place where if you work hard you will be successful.
The second reason for me to go there is that I would like to visit some natural places like Grand Canyon， and Niagara Falls and some cities like NY， LA， SF， and Miami， where there is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
But most important of all，I would get my Master’‘’‘s in a different country if I had a chance. That country would be America， which has the most prestigious universities worldwide. Hence I can get the finest education. I guess that would be the biggest attraction for me， to discover myself in a different world and be successful.
16.Describe the most important decision that you've made in your life. Include reasons and examples to support your response. 【05. 12.2; 07. 10.17考题】
A particularly significant decision I've made in my life was that I came to work and live in Beijing.
I had just finished my contract on a very decent job and I suppose I wanted freedom, or at least a long break. So I decided to come to Beijing even though I knew it is a challenging and demanding【要求苛刻的】 city. But I still thought life was wonderful and the world was big.
Besides, I was always a bit tempestuous【心潮澎湃的】 and I liked to do things on the spur【鞭策】 of the moment.
Arriving in a new city was exhilarating. Just walking out of the station with a suitcase and two bags and with a dream of doing something for the Olympic Games, I felt I had arrived and I felt life was mine and I could make of it what I wanted.
That summer, I realized again and saw clearer that life never ought to be boring, but on the contrary is full of adventure and challenge and is exciting, too.
17. Describe a social or political celebration event in your culture. 【05. 12.17; 2006. 2. 11考题, 2008. 2. 16考题】
A type of social event celebrated in my culture is the flag-raising ceremony on National Day. Oceans of【表示许多】 people from all across the country come to Beijing the day before. They are very excited to see the ceremony with their own eyes instead of on TV. Some even have been planting this dream in their mind for years. They arrive around 6:00 early in the morning, waiting for the special moment. I guess they are all overwhelmed【震撼的】 and thrilled【激动】 by the wonderful scene at the time. On the other hand, the view of the honor guard parade is fantastic, the guards all wearing the green military uniform and marching to Tianmen Square with a high spirit. Each birthday celebration of the great country always begin with such a solemn【庄严的】 flag-raising ceremony, which strengthens the unity and motivation of its people.
18.Describe an enjoyable event in your childhood. 【06. 9.23; 06.11.21; 06. 12.1考题】
An enjoyable event that took place in my childhood was when I first got my first dog--- Gus. I was ten and had been pestering【纠缠】 my parents for a dog for years. One day I came home from school, my parents said they had a surprise for me and it was waiting for me in my room. I ran up to my room and threw open the door. I found a tiny puppy with a red bow around his neck at the foot of my bed. He was fast asleep. And for the rest of his life, he slept on the exact same spot at the end of my bed every night. That was a great happy event in my childhood.