Describe a time when you tried to do something that you have never done. Explain what you did and why you did it.
Talking about something I tried to do for the first time, I can’t help but think of last summer when I did my first bungee jumping in Macao. I travelled there with my friends and we were visiting the Macau Tower when we came across this big bungee jumping sign. It took me a while to collect enough courage and finally make the decision to have a try because I was not an adventurous person at all. But I thought I should do something that could make me proud of myself, so I gave it a shot. I was connected to a large elastic cord. After making sure everything was OK, I jumped off the platform. I think it was 200 or 300 meters high. The free falling lasted about 20 seconds but for me it was close to forever.
Some people like to have a break or get a job during summer vacation. Others think it is better to take a class. Which do you prefer and why?
During summer vacation, I prefer working to studying, because I’d like to do something that’s a bit different from what I’ve been doing all year. Having a summer job can be fun, because you can make a lot of new friends while working. It’s also great to have a bit of pocket money to buy some cool clothes for the following school year, and to have some spending money when I’m hanging out with my friends. I would consider taking claases only if my grades were slipping. Fortunately, I’m doing well in school, so I’m free to spend the time as I wish.
I try to take on a part-time job during my summer vacations, if I can. Sometimes it will only be for one day a week. It’s just always helpful to get the work experience and keep myself on some sort of productive schedule. I’m much less likely to take a class during the summer. I’m often so exhausted from all the homework and tests and papers from the school year that I truly need to get away from it for a while. I need to recharge. That way, I can start the new school year with a good attitude, not feeling like I’m going to crash and burn immediately. So my summers are an easy blend of relaxing and working a simple job. I find that it helps make the rest of the year more productive and fulfilling.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? What a person wears can show his or her personality
I would agree, for the most part, but only in a very general sense. For instance, if someone is dressed very sharply, in a nice suit, I would think them to be professional and on-the-ball. I don’t know any details about their personality, but at least I know they were thoughtful enough and had enough foresight to dress very nicely that day. Meanwhile, if someone is wearing sweatpants and a raggedy old t-shirt with stains all over it, I might think they were sloppy and careless. Once again, they could be the nicest person in the world or a complete jerk; I have no idea about who they truly are! But their fashion choices can give me an immediate read on them, whether it’s entirely accurate or not.
Talk about a type of movie you do not like. Explain why you do not like this type of movie.
I’m not really a fan of romantic comedies. I feel like there’s so much potential for a cute, charming, funny story of two people falling in love, but the majority of the time the movies are overall failures. The women are always rigid workaholics, the men are always too perfect and bland…Everyone is just a lame stereotype that I can’t connect with. And the situations they get themselves into are so stupid! There’s a wacky misunderstanding, a frantic rush to an airport, a reunion in the rain. It’s so predictable and obvious how everything is going to turn out that I just can’t make myself care. Movies like that make romance look stale and corny. They’re not funny, either. They’re just awkward.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students should do part-time jobs before attending college.
I think having a part-time job before going to college is probably a good idea. First of all, it will help you transition into living a more independent life. The responsibilities you’ll have at your job, even things like getting yourself there on time, will prepare you for the increased responsibilities of college and possibly living away from home. It can be quite a shock going from being a sheltered kid to being an adult with deadlines and precise schedules. A part-time job while still a teenager can make it easier. Also, that work experience is only going to help you in the future. Even if you’re just working at a fast food restaurant, you will gain customer service experience that will help with job searches both during and after college.