How often do you buy shoes?
Not very often. I buy shoes only when it's necessary. For example if I go for an excursion, I'll buy some trainers.
Have you ever bought shoes online?
Yes. Actually most of my shoes were bought online. It's so convenient that I don't have to go to the shop. And if I find the shoes don't fit me well, I can simply return them.
Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?
My sister definitely. She's got a large shoe cabinet and there are tons of shoes in it. Most of them look the same to me. I just don't know why she likes to buy so many similar shoes.
What's your favorite type of shoes?
I'll go for sports shoes as they are cozy and trendy. I'll wear leather shoes as well if I have to attend some formal occasions. But after all sports shoes are my favourite.
Part 2 & 3
Describe a film or TV program that made you laugh.
You should say:
What the program is
When you watched it
Who you watched it with
Why it made you laughed
The film I'd like to talk about is Hello Mr. Billionaire. You probably can tell it's a comedy from the title and indeed, it's really funny. I watched it with my friend recently and we were laughing out loud. It tells a story about an impoverished person suddenly inherits a large fortune, but according to the contract, he has to use up one billion yuan within a month, otherwise he will lose the right of succession. So he tries his very best to use the money in many ridiculous ways including investing in swimming machine and unprofitable industries. A swimming machine on the land, can you imagine? And the most hilarious thing is that no matter how stupid or how ridiculous the investment may seem, it can always miraculously generate profit. For example, the swimming machine has become a popular fitness equipment and those unprofitable industries got reinvigorated because of the cash flow. And you never see anyone who looks so painful after making so much money because the more money he makes, the higher possibility he has of losing the inheritance. All of the coincidences and contrasts made us burst into laughter. If you look for some relaxation, I'll definitely recommend the comedy.
Eg：For that matter, baseball is thick with Latin players from impoverished backgrounds in poor nations.
Eg：Iwasaki may have miraculously survived but she lost a number of employees and close friends.
Eg：Advertising needs to reinvigorate itself with a greater diversification of styles and business models
④ inheritance: 名词；继承；遗传；遗产
Eg：She feared losing her inheritance to her stepmother.
1. Why do children like to laugh?
Because childhood is generally carefree. Children, in most cases, do not have to care too much about the reality and do not need to take on heavy responsibility. So they are able to laugh a lot and laugh from their hearts.
Eg: Chantal remembered carefree summers at the beach.
②take on: 词组；承担
Eg: No other organization was able or willing to take on the job.
2. What do you do when you feel sad?
I will either do some exercise or have a good sleep. Regular exercise and sufficient sleep can help me release stress and stay focused. So that I can forget things that make me sad and focus on something else that's happy.
Eg: Will there be sufficient stocks to meet our demand?
Eg: Sure, I turn to other outlets to release stress—exercise, meditation, single-malt scotch—but like an email newsletter from a travel site, it just keeps coming back.
3. What kinds of things do Chinese people do to be happy?
There are many ways for Chinese people to be happy. For example, having a hobby is one of the approaches to be happy. Boys would like to do some sports and girls would like to go shopping. And middle-aged people would like to dance on the square to have fun together.
Eg: The advantage of this approach is that it retains the basic fibre-plus-matrix structure of the material.
Eg: Middle-aged patients tended to express a strong desire for communication skills, older patients less so.
4. Do you think adults are likely to be happier than children?
I hardly think so. Adults are to some extent freer and happier than children as they are more financially independent, but at the same time they shoulder more responsibility.
For example, adults may have to raise children, support the family and deal with complex interpersonal relationship. Therefore I think adults can hardly have pure joy as children do.
Eg: He has had to shoulder the responsibility of his father's mistakes.
Eg: Training in interpersonal skills is essential.