What characteristic in a house or apartment do you think is the most important for making it a good place to live? Choose one quality or characteristic. Explain why you think it is important.
Speaking of one quality that makes a house or an apartment a good place to live, it must have plenty of windows. First, if a house has many windows, it could offer the people who live in it better scenery to appreciate, whether it’s a glorious city view or spectacular natural scenery. With this, while feeing quite tired after work, they could take a look at outside world and refresh their mind. Second, plenty of windows would make the interior environment bright, which is very essential to people’s mood and health. When people are in a dark surrounding, they tend to be upset, impatient and depressed. On the contrary, brightness could bring them a better mood and in a long run would do good to their physical health as well. Therefore, having plenty of windows is a characteristic in a house or apartment that I value.
State whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Then explain your reasons, using specific details in your explanation. People are more likely to enjoy themselves at concerts or films if they go with a group of friends.
I disagree with the statement that people are more likely to enjoy themselves if going to concerts or films with a group of friends. First, with friends being around, people couldn’t fully enjoy or appreciate films or concerts. While watching a movie or listening to a concert, what people want most is to indulge themselves in it and forget all the worries and troubles from the outside world. If their friends are nearby, they couldn’t concentrate, not to mention enjoy what they are watching or listening to. Second, they may feel bored if they are not into the concerts or movies. What the group is going to watch or listen is up to the one in charge. For example, if one prefers action movie while the final decision made by the leader a romantic film, then this is definitely going to be a boring and killing experience to this person. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend people going to a movie or concert with friends.
Graduation speaker should be a business leader
I think the university should invite a business leader to speak at this year's graduation ceremony - perhaps an executive from one of the large corporations in the area. For students, business leaders are excellent role models because they represent the meaning of professional success. They influence people every day, make important decisions, and have achieved impressive salaries. Furthermore, inviting a business executive will help reinforce to the community that our business program is the biggest and best one in the state. Prospective students will read about the speech and will remember that our university has a strong and attractive business program.
The woman expresses her opinion of the idea expressed in the newspaper. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.
According to some sociologists, as we go about our lives, we try to control or manage the impression that we make on others in social situations. When we do this, we are practicing what sociologists call impression management. Even in everyday, ordinary interactions, we make special preparations - sometimes unconsciously - to convey certain Information about ourselves that influences how others perceive us. These preparations often involve our personal appearance - how we look during the social interaction - as well as the social setting, which is the place where the social interaction occurs.
Explain the concept of impression management, using the examples provided by the professor.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.
In the conversation, the student is facing a problem that he is going to have a free internship this summer at the school’s chemistry lab but he also wants to make some money. There are two solutions. He could choose either to work at the lab during the weekdays and take a part-time job at the bookstore on the weekends or to ask his professor if he could share his internship with another person. As far as I’m concerned, the latter is a better solution. If he chooses to share his internship with another person, he might be able to earn the money and gain the lab experience at the same time. What’s more, other students might have already dealt with this circumstance before and it is likely that the professor is ok with this solution. So the student doesn’t need to be afraid that he might leave a very bad impression or something. All in all, because of these two reasons, I think the second one is a better choice.
What is a policy of moral suasion? Use the Smokey the Bear and recycling campaigns to explain how it works.
In the lecture, the professor talks about the moral suasion, which means trying to get people to stop polluting the environment by appealing to their moral duties. She then uses two examples to better illustrate this. The first example is the “Smokey the Bear” campaign. A character dressed up like a foreign stranger always says “please don’t hurt my animal friends” or “please don’t start a forest fire”. Since this bear looks a little bit childish and cute, people then won’t do harm to the environment because it reminds them of environmental issues and that they should do the right thing to protect the environment. The second example is recycling. The community first promoted voluntary efforts and increased people’s awareness to reduce the amount of the garbage which could be recycled. And then they provided people with containers where they could put their glass and newspaper. At first, a part of people started doing this. Little by little, others followed the herd. And now all the people recycle garbage voluntarily. In short, with these two examples, the professor explains what is meant by moral suasion.