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2015年3月14日独立托福口语小范围预测及参考答案

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  2015年3月14日的托福考试应该重点复习哪些题目? 新东方国外部的孟炎老师为大家带来3月14日托福独立口语预测题,本预测为小范围预测题,包括托福口语第一题12套,第二题11套。希望大家取得满意的托福成绩!

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  Task 1

  1. Describe a skill you are good at. Explain why this skill is important toyou.

  Well, I am pretty versed in taking photographs, I have a very genuineinterest in photographing, and I am very passionate about expressing myselfthrough imageries. I take pictures to record my own life, and it is a very goodway to reflect the past, also I like to help others to remember their preciousmoments by photos, like their weddings, graduation ceremonies and some otherspecial events. I just feel that when I am not using my camera, there is a voidin my life. On top that, it is a great way to make friends, I made lots offriends going to places taking pictures, and some of them turn out to be lifetime friends.

  2. Which period do you think is the toughest during one's life? childhood,adolescent, or adulthood?

  I would say the toughest period during one's life is adulthood. Not likethe childhood, we are pursuing our degrees in universities or already doing ajob to make a living. In school, we are constantly under lots of pressure, theassignments like problem sets, presentations, research papers are killing us.After graduation, we have to fulfill all kinds of responsibilities as aprofessional. On the other hand, being a child or an adolescent is much easier,they just have fun and do not have to worry about anything

  3. Describe your favorite area in your city.

  My most favorite place in the city is the beach area. I was born and raisedin a coastal city in China. My most favorite place is the beach area. I enjoybathing in the sun while appreciating the beautiful scenery alone the seashore,like the blossom and palm trees and stuff, and I can also try out the sea foodlike salmon, tuna and even some lobsters. Apart from that, the most excitingstuff I can do is sea and water activities like snorkeling, wakeboarding andeven jet skiing with my dad. Though one might get a little sun burnt, I thinkit's worth it anyway.

  4. A friend of yours wants to make a big purchase but does not have enoughmoney. What would you suggest your friend do to.

  Frankly, there are not lots of part jobs, from which you can make lots ofmoney. However, I think to work in a restaurant part-time is a pretty decentchoice. You can choose to be a delivery guy or even wait tables. By deliveringfood to customers, not only can you get lots of tips from generous customers,you can also get transportation fee paid from them. One can make easily make $150-200 a day. Also, you can build up a sense of responsibility from doing thisjob, on top of that, when the customers smile at you and appreciate yourservice, you can have a sense of achievement. To be able to make others happy isalways a pleasant experience. Based on these reasons, I suggest my friend towork in a restaurant.

  5. Describe a gift that you would like to give to your friend.

  I would say the gift I would like to give to my friend is an iphone 6 plus.I know it is kind of expensive, but I think it's worth the value. Firstly, itembodies the most cutting edge and state of the art technology, like touchscreen, voice control and video camera, stuff like that. With this smart phone,my friend can talk to his friends and family members wherever and whenever hewants. Apart from that, he can download movies to watch on the high fidelityscreen, just to kill some time. Last but not the least, with wifi access, hegets to know what is happening around the globe by surfing on the internet.

  6. Describe a person that you look up to as a role model. Explain how thisperson influenced your life. Include details and examples to support yourresponse.

  Well, I would say my role model is my friend Iddie, I met him when I was onan exchange program to study in America. I would not say he is a smart orintelligent person, but the fortitude and willpower he has to achieve somethinghe really aspires are so inspiring. He grew up in Ghana, a underdevelopedcountry in Africa. Though he had lots of setbacks in his life, he nevercomplained about anything, and he just hunkered down and made an effort to makehis life better. His passion and attitude for life are so contagious that Ialways look up to him.

  7. One of your friends has suddenly received a large amount of money andhas asked you for advice on how to handle this money. What advice would you giveto your friend? Give reasons for your answer.

  Personally, I would advice my friend to make some wise investment, to beginwith, the inflation in my home country is pretty serious, it doesn't make anysense to deposit the money in the bank. He should invest the money into buyingsome gold, real estate, cuz the real estate in my country maintains such astrong momentum, I bet he can make more money out of this. Additionally, he canalso invest the money to assist lots of start-ups, and he should invest inseveral start-ups in different industries so as to avoid risk.

  8. Which of the following activities would you do with friends rather thanalone?Taking a walk,watching a movie or traveling?

  I would say I like to travel with my friends. Since lots of cities in myhome country China are very unique and distinctive, I would choose to travel toother cities. Just taking a walk or going to movie with friends are just tooboring, and they are not special enough for us to remember when we look back theday we spend together. By travelling to other cities together, we got a chanceto talk to locals and get to know their culture, customs and way of living. Byinteracting with them we can broaden out horizon and have new perspective onthings. These experience will benefit us enormously in their future life, we canalso connect more with each other while travelling

  9. Talk about what you like to do during spare time. Give specific reasonsand details in your explanation.

  I would say I like to do lots of sports in school during my spare time. Inour school, we have a very up to standard gym. we have a very nice swimmingpool, basketball court, badminton court and other facilities. I like playbasketball most. usually I play basketball with my best friends. also I like toread books in our school library. reading books make a man intelligent and itoffers you experience that you will probably not have in your daily life. Apartfrom that, I like to attend lectures offered by lots of prestigious professors.I am very curious and eager to learn. so these lectures definitely are myfavorites.

  10. Your friend has a bad eating habit. What suggestions would you like togive the friend?

  I would suggest my friend to eat healthy stuff like vegetables, like salad,tomatoes, and broccoli. Also, in order to have enough nutrient needed for theday, I would suggest my friend to have some sea food, like salmon, tuna, shrimpand stuff like that. They are high in protein, low in carbs. These food areactually easy to cook, you can just steam them, and eat the seafood with somelimes or lemon. Another suggestion for my friends is that always avoiding fastfood and junk food, like French fries, fried chickens, and hash brown, andstuff. With these two suggestion in mind, my friend can develop a very goodeating habit.

  11. Describe your favorite place to study.

  My most favorite place to study is my campus coffee shop. when I want toread some English materials, I would stay inside of the coffee shop. when I feellike to practice my speaking English, I can always have the choice to go outsidesit around the patios to read out loud. despite all these advantages, you canalways enjoy a cup of good-tasting coffee. also, if you feel like to eat somesnacks, you can get very delicious cookies. that will give you enough energy tostudy.

  12. Which technology do you think has made the greatest impact on people'slives in your country. Airplane, computer, or television.

  I would say that computer has the greatest impact on people's lives. Todaypeople use computer for everything, like watching news, watching movies,listening to music, and even doing shopping on-line, computer provides lots ofentertainment, it makes our life more fulfilling. Apart from that, computer is amust in a working environment, people use computer to do all kinds of work in acompany, like sending emails, filing paper works, and even using excel to createtables and charts, the use of computer in workplace great improved ourproductivity.

  Task 2

  1. Do you prefer to live in a place where you have access totransportations and shops or somewhere distant but quiet areas.

  Living in a place where there is no noise is absolutely my choice. A placelike the suburb or country far away from the noise and pollution is veryfavorable to me, even though it might not be convenient to live in. I hate thehustle and bustle of the city. Especially, I spend almost all my life living inthe city to suffer the noise and be choked by the polluted air, I want to getaway from the city. I like the solitude, clear skies, and peaceful evenings inthe suburbs or country and it is pretty romantic. Living in suburbs or countrymakes it possible for me to be close to mother nature.

  2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement. Teachers shouldmade their lessons fun.

  Personally, I totally agree with this, and teachers should always maketheir lessons more fun. It is really hard for someone especially a kid or ateenager to learn something that he or she might not be interested in, as thesaying goes, interest is the best teacher. If the class is very interesting, itwill be more intuitive and keep students’ attention. Students can learn more inthis kind of atmosphere and will not get bored. On top of that, a good teacherwho makes their lessons more fun has a chance to stir students’ creativity,imagination and their enthusiasm in a specific area. All these combined, I wouldsay teachers should make their lesson more fun.

  3. Some would like a job that does not require any travelling; othersprefer to get job with frequent travel. Which one do you prefer and why?

  Personally, I would to choose a job that can give a chance to travelaround. I am the kind of person who likes new and exciting things andexploration. Just staying in one place, I will get extremely bored. I might nothave a high efficiency at work and might not be very productive. On top of that,travelling around makes me a well-rounded person. When doing business indifferent places, I got a chance to talk to locals and get to know theirculture, customs and way of living. By interacting with them I can broaden myhorizon and have new perspective on things.

  4. Which one do you think is better to help do research, internet oracademic books? Explain why.

  Personally, I would definitely use the internet to do research rather thanusing academic books. To begin with, with internet, I can just type in the keywords of the topic that I am researching, and then the next moment I know, thereare millions of sources showing up on the screen, and I can use whichever I needto. It is so instant and convenient. On top of that, most of the sources on theinternet is free, if I chose to use books when researching, I might end upspending lots of time without getting anything done, and that is veryunproductive, based on these reasons and more, I find it more convenient andeffective to use the internet.

  5. Some people prefer to have a tight schedule while others prefer to havesome free time in their schedule. Which one do you prefer and why?

  Personally,. I would say I prefer a very tight schedule, I am the kind ofperson who are very motivated under lots of workload, and I am likely to goofoff when there is not much to do. Having a tight schedule makes my dayproductive, like as a student, I enjoy finishing assignments, like problem sets,papers, and even doing group project with fellow classmates. I get a strongsense of achievement when I keep working nonstop. However, if I have lots offree time, I just stay in my apartment, and wasting my time, and that iscertainly not the right thing to do.

  6. Here are two jobs with equal amount of time and pay. One you need towork with other employees in a group and the other requires you to workindividually. Which do you prefer?

  Personally, I would like to work in a group with other colleagues, I am anextrovert and outgoing person, and I think it is more fun when there are peoplearound me. Plus, I can also learned the importance of cooperation andresponsibility when I am with a team, to achieve something that is assigned tous, me and my teammate can struggle together for a common goal, offer each othermotivation along the way, and I feel that I care something bigger than myselfduring the process, and I think this is very meaningful. Based on these reasonsand more, I find working in a group more appealing.

  7. Which do you think is better in order to be successful, taking risks ormaking safe and comfortable decisions?

  Well, personally, I would say we should taking risk when it comes tosuccess. To begin with, lots of successful businessperson take risk in order tosurvive and thrive in competing with their competitors. For examples, realestate tycoon Donald Trump, I am sure he lost billions of dollar whenever thereis recession, but I am sure the risks he took would pay off. Another case inpoint is Sir Richard Branson, a very iconic businessman from England. He riskedhis own life and health to fly the balloon over the Atlantic ocean in order tomarket his company and his own image. Based on these reasons and more, takingrisks is a good choice.

  8. Should a person keep his or her spare time free or make a plan forit?

  Well, personally, I prefer to make a plan to spend my free time. Frankly, Iam the kind of person who likes to make plans. There are lots of benefits, whenI make a plan, I feel like I got a sense of purpose even though we are talkingspending free time. If I don't make a plan, I tend to procrastinate things.Like, I want to spend my weekend with a good friend, however, if I didn't lethim know ahead of time, I might just put it off. On the other hand, if I tellhim we are going to hang out, I will definitely keep my word. We need plans tomake our spare time more productive for sure.

  9. Some like do jobs with different tasks and others prefer to do the sametask every day. Which one do you prefer?

  I would like to choose a job that requires me to do lots of tasks. First ofall, sitting in the office and repeating the same task again and again can bekilling. I will be really bored doing these repetitive tasks, and my workingefficiency will be very low. Secondly, doing lots of different tasks can developmyself to be a well-rounded person, now the job market is very competitive. Ifyou are trained to do different kind of tasks in a professional setting, youwill be more popular in the job market, thus have a better shot in getting ahigher-paid job.

  10. Some people believe that it is better for children to grow up in bigcities. Others believe that it is better for children to grow up in rural areas.What is your opinion and why?

  I would say it is better for children to grow up in big cities. Thefacilities and the atmosphere will be very beneficial to kids to grow up in acity. For example, kids are likely to get better education, medical treatment,and even social welfare. However, kids that live in the country are not thatlucky. Apart from that, a big city is multi cultural and full of dynamics, thereare people from all over the country and even from around the globe. Getting achance to experience different languages, customs and cultures will benefit thekids a lot when they grow up and it will make them a better and well-roundedperson.

  11. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Students shouldhave some working experience such as doing a part-time job before going tocollege.

  I would say students should definitely have some working experience liketaking a part time job before going to university. I have the following reasonsfor support. To begin with, you can make some money out of any part time job,and by saving up lots of money, you probably can pay some part of your expensivecollege tuition, and buy things you are interested in. On top of that, doing apart-time job helps to make someone a responsible person, by working withco-workers, you can develop social skills and organizational skills, which arefairly important for one's future career, and that might give you a better shotto land a sweet job after graduation in college.

  作者简介:

  孟炎,济南新东方托福口语优秀主讲师,毕业于密苏里大学哥伦比亚分校,经济学硕士,SAS高级程序员。托福110,GRE高分通过(1330),2008年外研社全国大学生英语竞赛特等奖(全省仅4人),演讲比赛优胜奖;全额奖学金获得者,曾在经济系任研究生助教教授美国本科生经济学课程。热爱教学,讲课风格自成一家,善于结合自己在美国的工作生活经验,让孩子们掌握原滋原味的口语的同时达到提分效果;深谙北美考试出题人出题思路,对学生薄弱环节对症下药;幽默风趣,深受学生喜爱。众多口语高分学员,提分率高。

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