Describe an intelligent person you know.
You should say:
who this person is
when and where you first met them
what kind of person they are
and explain why you think this person is intelligent.
Ok right then, well the person that I’d like to talk about is one of my university coursemates called Nick, because he’s honestly one of the smartest people I know. And we’ve been friends ever since I started university, because I found myself sitting next to him in our first lecture, and we (kind of) just got talking.
As for what kind of person he is, well um, I guess the best way to describe him would be sociable and likeable, coz I mean, although he’s a super smart guy, he’s not arrogant in the slightest, and he gets on well with pretty much everyone in my year.
Anyway, moving onto why I think he’s intelligent, well first of all, he always does really well in all our exams, you know, like coming top or second in most of them. And what’s amazing is that he doesn’t seem to study (all) that hard, but still manages to do so well. For example, as well as studying, he’s also got a part-time job, which I’m sure must take up quite a bit of his time. So it ‘s really impressive how he’s able to do this without it affecting his studies whatsoever.
And another thing is that whenever the lecturer asks a question, he always knows the answer, and sometimes he’ll just whisper it to me because he feels a bit embarrassed to answer every time!
So yeah, I’d say he’s a really clever guy, and I feel very lucky to have such a good friend.
A person you know is planning to move to your town or city.
What do you think this person would like and dislike about living in your town or city? Why?
I am from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It is a very beautiful city that attracts many people every year. My close friend is going to move here after her graduation. She already found a job and she asked me to help her with an apartment. Knowing her very well I think I can enumerate the majority of things she will like and dislike about my city.
First of all, I believe she will like a huge amount of museums, theatres, movie theatres, etc. My friend is from a small town, so, she can not enjoy all these benefits at her native town. Second of all, it seems to me that she will like the way people live here. The pace of life is much faster here then in a small town. People are always in a hurry, they try to catch a bus, and then they run to the nearest subway station, go to an office, meet new people, etc. Also, I think my friend will like people here. They are very friendly and ready to offer a help to those in need.
Unfortunately, my friend will not surely like some things. As a result of a huge amount of cars and factories the air is polluted here. One more thing she will definitely not like is the weather. It is quite humid here.
However, I think she will also like the public transport here. The bus services are run by the Government and it is quite regular. If one in a hurry he can take a taxi, which also is quite cheap and provide a good transport.
In conclusion, I believe that in spite of all mentioned above disadvantages she will like this city.
A person who has influenced you
Please describe a person who has greatly influenced you
You should say:
Who the person is (was)
How you came into contact with this person
How he/she has influenced you and why
And you have you say whether this person has influenced others
To talk about a person who has influenced me the most, I think there is none other but my father. Working as a government official, he doesn’t appear to be extraordinary in any way, but just working faithfully and peacefully raising his family, never putting his family or children aside. Yet however regular he may look, he is never ordinary to me, because I’ve learned many of the most basic and important life lessons from him: family, responsibility, accountability, faithfulness, vision and fulfilling goals, etc.—he is the first and best teacher in my life. As to influence, people all influence one another in one way or another during their contact. But as to whether my father has influenced other people as much as he does to me, I am not sure. Nevertheless I always hear people in the neighborhood talking about him as a model husband and family head. He must have touched some lives.
名人(A Famous Person)
1. who and what the person is
2. when and how you got to know this person
3. his or her influence nowadays
4. what you think of him or her
T： Well, there are many famous people around, in various fields. But the first one popping into my mind is Jane Austen, a notable English novelist.
S： It is Pride and Prejudice, her best known work that brought her name to me. I happened to watch the film when I was quite a little girl and was instantly attached to it. For me, it was like a magic world of a different language and culture. Greatly touched by the romantic love story of Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, I tried to read the book, starting with the Chinese version and then the English one. Every time I am reading her clever words, I am always struck by her ironic, humorous writing style and can never be tired of them.
Surely I am not the only one that like her. There are countless admirers of her around the world. Though she lives centuries ago, her great influence remains till now and will beyond. We can tell that from the constant adapted films and dramas.
E： For me, Jane Austen is the very first one who introduces me to the beauty of English. And she is not just a famous figure in Britain but also belongs to the world.