Part 1 Music
When do you listen to music?
There’s no fixed time. Basically I’ll listen to music whenever I have time or I am in the mood. For example I often listen to music on the subway, during breaks, or before going to bed.
be in the mood (for sth./to do sth.)： 词组；有心情（做某事）
Eg: I'm not really in the mood for shopping.
How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
Not much. One hour at most. Because I am up to my ears in work, so I don’t really have much time listening to music. But I would go to concerts from time to time, in that case I might spend hours listening to my favorite band or singer.
be up to my ears in sth.： 词组；忙于……；忙得不可开交
Eg: She's up to her ears in debt.
What kinds of music do you listen to?
I’d like to listen to many kinds of music. For example, pop music, rock music and classical music. But if I have to choose a particular one, I would go for classical music, because its soothing melody can calm me down when I feel stressed.
Eg: The melody seemed so beautiful and so sad that tears burned in his eyes.
Have you ever been to a concert before?
Yes, I've attended a couple of concerts, like rock concerts or classical concerts. I think it’s a good way to relax myself and enjoy some excellent performances.
a couple of： 词组；几个，若干个；两三个
Eg: There are a couple of main reasons why pop music is popular among young people.
Part 2 & 3
Describe something important that you lost in the past.
You should say:
When this happened
Where you lost it
What it was
What you did after it was lost
And explain why it was important.
I remember about two years ago when I was in my first year of work, I lost my mobile phone on the way home, which was a very depressing experience because it was the latest version of iPhone given by my parents as my graduation present. It was actually in my hands for no more than three months.
I usually place the mobile phone in the bag but that day was an exception. After replying to the text messages from a friend, I temporarily put the phone in the pocket for the convenience, and then went to the bus station to take a bus. During the time waiting for a bus, I suddenly found the phone was missing! My heart skipped several beats and there was a sense of despair washing over me. I didn’t remember when and how it was stolen. I realised the chances of getting my phone back was slim, so I didn’t go to the police; instead I hurried home and use another device to wipe all the crucial data from my phone.
I greatly regretted not being alert to the thief who stole my mobile phone. Although I could buy a new one afterwards, it had different meaning from the one I had lost. For me, what I lost in that incident was not just an iPhone, but a memorable gift which represents affection from my parents.
①the latest version：词组：最新版
Eg: You need to choose your device to update to the latest version of iTunes.
Eg：Everyone should keep discipline and you are no exception.
③slim: 形容词：(机会或可能性) 微小的
Eg：There's still a slim chance that he may come.
Eg：The incident increased the contradictions between the two countries.
1. What kinds of people may lose things often?
I think people who are not organised and absent-minded are more likely to lose things. For example, I am such a person and sometimes I tend to put some stuff in disorder and then can’t find them or even lose them forever. However, one of my close friend is the opposite and she rarely loses anything. Unlike me, she has a habit of placing items back where they belong and often checking if everything is in the right place.
Eg: She starts to eat, in an absent-minded way, and continues with her tale.
②in disorder: 词组：混乱，杂乱地
Eg: Some of the things mentioned-above are eaten up or left in disorder.
2. What can we do to prevent losing important things?
There are several methods to help us stop losing important things. Since clutter is one of the main reasons people lose things, establishing exact spots for some important stuff and keeping on following the system could be a crucial step to make it much easier to locate things. Also, when going out, people consolidating important things into one bag may keep their stuff more safely as they only have one thing to keep track of, instead of several.
Eg: Excessive clutter is often a symptom and a cause of stress and can affect every facet of your life.
Eg: The two firms consolidated to form a single company.
3. What kinds of things have you lost so far?
Well I have to say it is easy for me to forget or lose some stuff. I can’t recall exactly what things I’ve lost by far, but from what I can remember, I used to lose something small that I could carry around with me, such as keys, gloves, or some other accessories. The priciest item I’ve lost was an iPhone 6.
Eg: Perhaps you can recall what was said but not in what language it was said.
Eg: It’s a perfectly reasonable decision.
4. What do you usually do to look for lost things?
I usually try hard to control any panicky thoughts and stay calm to recall all the possible places for the missing item. If this doesn’t work, I will close my eyes, and think back so as to make sure whether it has been stolen or just been misplaced. For the latter case, I will get positive and believe that it’s around here and I will find it sooner or later.
①panicky: 形容词：恐惧的; 害怕的
Eg: She suddenly felt panicky like a mouse cornered by a hungry cat.
②think back: 词组：回想
Eg: He thought back to the time in 1995 when his son was desperately ill.
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