1.If one of your friends has the opportunity to study in either one of two majors, which one of the following majors you will recommend：
①A major that would allow your friend to complete studies and get a degree faster (so that he or she can get a full time job sooner)
②A major that would require longer time to study, but can make it more likely to get better employment opportunities and job offers in the future.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
2.A lot of high school students now cheat in homework assignments, by asking other students for answers. Which of the following do you think is the most efficient way to stop?
-asking parents to help stop the students from cheating
-penalty or punishment to the students
-asking teacher to create homework assignment that cannot be easily cheated
3.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement：Universities should require every graduation students to take public speaking courses. Give specific examples and details to support your answer.
4.Parents give their children weekly money to buy whatever they want. Some people think this can cause bad habits and ideas about money in children. Others think the opposite. What's your opinion?
5.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Movies are worth watching only when they teach something about real life.
6.Some believes that spending more time be far away from the people we care about, because it is necessary for people to understand the importance of relationship of people we care about, while others think being away from people we care about can damage our relationships with them.
7.High school students should be required to study many different subjects at same time or they should study only three or four subjects at a time.
8.At some universities, students take part in making decisions about the issues that affect daily life of everyone on campus, such as how many hours that the libraries should be open each day or what kinds of food should be served in the cafeteria. But at some universities, experts are hired to make these decisions, students almost never involved. Which approach do you prefer and why?
9.As a student of university that has a long break between university semesters, the university requires all students to do one of the following for one month during the break：
1)students must take a course on the subject that has no direct connection to their majors of study.
2)students must volunteer to work in the city where the university is located or their hometowns to improve some aspects of life of the city or their own town.
Which one do you think is more beneficial for students in their university. Why?
10.Rather than help their children do schoolwork, parents should encourage their children do their homework independently.
11.Which area the government should fund to improve children’s education?
1)hiring more teachers to teach in a small class
2)preschool education before kindergarten
3)providing some training courses so that teachers can be more professional
12.Which of the following three affects productivity the most?
①the working environment, like noises and distractions
13.When you decide to find a place to travel and want to compare two places, which way do you think help you make a better decision?
-read information online
-discussing with a friend who has been to those places
14.You may choose between two professors who will be teaching a course that you must take at your university. If the following statements are the only information available to you about the differences between the two professors, which professor would you choose? Why?
-A professor who proves to be very popular in students’ evaluations
-A professor who was recently given an award for outstanding research.
15.In order to get a higher promotion and salary, many people chose to improve their job performance in two ways. Which one do you prefer? Why?
-To do additional work and assignments
-To actively participate in the group work
16.It’s the best way for teachers to help students become more interested in a subject by explaining how this subject can help students live better outside of the school.
17.It is better to spend money on traveling and vacation than save money for the future.
18.People are busy in work or school. They want to spend time on learning new things. Which one will you choose to learn?
1)Learn a sport that you have never played before.
2)Learn to cook food that you haven’t prepared before.
3)Learn to make something by hand, such as clothing or jewelry.
19.In order to be successful, people have two choices:
1)To take risks
2)To keep cautious and careful
Which one do you think is the better way to succeed? Give reason to explain your choice.
20.A government spends money on all adults after 25-year-old on a training course for the most up-to-date skills at workplace. Do you think it is effective? Why or why not?