Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
Definitely dry weather. If the weather is dry, you won’t feel too uncomfortable even if it’s hot or cold. I like the dry sunny days.
What kind of weather do you like most?
I like dry and cool weather, for example a dry sunny day in autumn. Because I don’t like the feeling of sweating too much.
What’s your favourite season?
My favourite season is actually winter. I enjoy dry and cold weather because I don’t sweat that much. And there are many winter activities I like, such as skiing and skating.
What kind of weather is typical in your hometown?
Hot and humid weather is typical in my hometown. There are 10 months you can wear T-shirts here. And you’ll always have a green Christmas.
Part 2 & 3
Describe a language you want to learn (not English)
You should say:
What it is
How you would learn it
Where you would learn it
And why you want to learn the language.
I’d like to learn Japanese if I have the chance. I think the best way of learning a foreign language is to actually live in that country for a certain period of time, and once you immerse into the environment, it is a lot easier for you to pick up a new language. So if I can, I’d like to apply for a short-term language course in Japan and study there.
I like to watch Japanese animation and drama, but my Japanese is too limited to understand the content, so basically I have to rely on subtitles and that’s quite inconvenient. If a certain program is not translated, then I won’t be able to watch it. So that’s the primary reason that I want to learn Japanese. On the other hand, it’s always good to learn a new language as it can sharpen your mind or even bring you some opportunities. For example if I can master the language well, I might have a chance to work in Japan or the related business.
Eg: He moved to New Orleans so as to immerse himself in the musical atmosphere.
②pick up: 词组；学会
Eg: Where did you pick up your English?
Eg: The dialogue is in Spanish, with English subtitles.
④ sharpen: 动词；使敏锐，增强
Eg: He will need to sharpen his diplomatic skills in order to work with Congress.
1. What can people do to learn a second language?
There are many ways for people to learn a second language. We can attend a class and learn it from a teacher; we can join a study group and learn it from peers; or we can download an application and learn it by ourselves.
Eg: His engaging personality made him popular with his peers.
Eg: The service works as a software application that is accessed via the internet.
2. Is it popular to learn a second language in your country?
Yes, very popular. English has always been the first choice if people want to learn a second language. And Japanese, Spanish are also getting more and more popular as bilateral communication are enhanced. Second language learning has now become a compulsory course in many schools.
Eg：Bilateral economic and trade relations between Turkey and the United States will continue to develop.
Eg：He believes that the study of history should be compulsory in school.
3. What are the difficulties of learning a new language?
Learners may first of all have difficulty in learning the pronunciation as it can be quite different from their mother tongue. In addition, they have to remember a large number of vocabulary and grammar in order to structure the language properly. And that can be quite painful.
Eg：Mother tongue education and learning languages were also highlighted as a means to foster dialogue and openness towards others.
Eg：Like an awkward teenager, however, Facebook is finding that growing up can be painful.
4. What’s the best way to learn a new language?
I think the best way of learning a foreign language is to actually live in the country for a certain period of time. You can quickly fit in with the life by talking to the locals, watching local TV programs or reading books in the native language. And once you immerse into the environment, it is a lot easier for you to pick up a new language.
①fit in with：词组；适应
Eg：Most people who come from other countries seem to fit in with the way of life here.
Eg：Camping is a great way to meet the locals as the Portuguese themselves are enthusiastic campers.