Strategies for part 2 &3
what who recommend how often
21st Century classmate, teacher weekly
newspaper social, entertainment
why column, section
elegant design tests, quizzes, forum
rich information editorials, English
you learned Express
thanks to, up-to-date words & expressions
Who--- I’ve got lots of friends. I am on good term with
them. Here I want to mention …, who is …
When and where ---
Appearance --- a humble guy, a little shy; not pretty but
always confident and optimistic,which makes her look
attractive; bright and blink eyes, full of wisdom.
Characteristic--- modest, quiet, never show off; a quick
temper, direct. Pretense is the last thing she will do.
What do together --- share the same interest, read
books of the same category, have a discussion.
Why --- To my mind, a real friends the supporter on
your way to success, and I think he is the one to me.
An interesting trip
Beginning --- I’m keen on traveling. Among the trips I
had, the most interesting one is to Xinjiang.
When --- last summer; two years ago
Where --- The final destination is …
How --- by train, take,
Scenery --- full of imagination, huge clear lake, hillsides
with pine trees, snow-capped mountains, spectacular
sight, picturesque, power of the creation of nature
Special experience--- stay in a yurt, taste various dairies,
enjoy boundless plain
Why impressed you --- peaceful life, hospitable people
People: adult, child, well-known people
Place: company, house/flat
Object: car, expensive thing, handicraft,
Hobby:newspaper/magazine, website, sport,
movie, wild animal, transportation,
Experience:birthday party, sth you are good at,
long-distance trip, special meal, story,
Part 3 Two-way discussion
Pros & cons
History & culture
Changes of family structure:
size -- nuclear family; one-child policy;
Three generations live under the same roof.
young people– live separately; move out at an
younger age; spent less time at home;narrower
women– status, financially independent, bread winner
Importance of family:
emotional support,shelter,share your joy and sadness,
a sense of belonging
pros: get more care, more independent,
cons: lonely, self-centered, less understanding,
Solution of generation gap:
In order to…, one should…
It’s necessary to…
… is required.
It’s important to…
mutual understanding, respect, put oneself into
others’ shoes, more communication.
Problem of elder people:
empty net, lack companions/entertainment, nursing
house, suffer from loneliness/ diseases, poor welfare,
cannot afford …, age discrimination, forced to retire,
It is more than fun or pleasure .
a state of mind, optimistic, share joys
face difficulties / frustrations bravely
be content /satisfied with
can’t make ends meet, cannot enjoy life
Money doesn't necessarily buy happiness.
Pros: meet the vanity, be treated specially,
a lot of convenience,a sense of
achievement, more opportunities,
become the focus of the public
Cons: have to disguise, do /say something
unwillingly, have higher expectation,
How to balance work and recreation:
concentrate on… when…, improve efficiency
form one or two hobbies, be absorbed in…
set aside enough leisure time, avoid pressure,
changes in the last 20years: cramped, narrow,
share toilets/kitchens, no central-heating
Pros and cons of your accommodation:
harmonious neighborhood, amenities,
high population/building density, no
playground for children, near/far away from.
What did the government do to improve housing
construct economical apartments, develop
suburb areas, public facility
What did the government do?
publicize, enact laws, specific efforts, punish,
forestation, recycle, invest a lot in research on,
fewer sand storms
What should individuals do?
There are more …
People pay more attention…
More people are beginning doing…
problems: examination-oriented, study
under pressure, no creative subjects,
solutions: quality education, cultivate
creativity/team spirit, sound personality,
practical ability, independent thinking,
Importance: symbolize, reflect, represent,
remind… of…, reminder
How to protect: ancient building, handicraft
set up funds, preserve, building style, knock
down, exploit, repair and maintain, enact laws
encourage young people to learn the skills,
teach handicraft courses, establish museums,
customs--- festivals, food, dressing,
paper cutting, originated from Han Dynasty
with the invention of paper, popular in the
royal palaces and houses of nobility, a
favorite pastime, a welcomed handicraft
home and abroad.
be made of, red paper, themes of the subject
matter, remain, folk motifs. The shape of lotus
and fish, means abundance in successive
years, reflect, good wishes to life, window
decoration, clothes-making stencils, or
embroidery pattern for shoes.
I think engaging in the mastery and study of
paper cutting is a delightful recreation that
nourishes the mind. As a beneficial exercise
for both the eyes and the hands, this
decorative product is a recreation that
transcends age limits.