Topic 1 开心时刻
Describe a recent event that made you happy.
you should say:
what event it was;
when and where it happened;
what you saw or did;
and explain why this event was enjoyable.
The college entrance exams are a real nightmare and they cause a lot of stress and anxiety. In China, all students with dreams of a future, need to take hours of grueling examinations that determine their future careers and university studies. We study for these exams for months ahead of time and the competition is fierce. Some students get very little sleep, maybe only a handful of hours a night.
In June a few years ago, the anxiety finally disappeared and I felt as though I had no worries or problems. I can clearly remember it being over and feeling like I was free to finally relax and take it easy. Students were cheering and embracing one another, it was really nice to see. I saw proud parents picking up their children and crying tears of joy because the pressure of these exams was finally over.
I was so happy that I immediately spoiled myself to an expensive meal at a top restaurant. I treated my best friends to a lavish meal and we celebrated all night long. It was one of the happiest times of my life and I will never forget the feeling of relief.
What made me most happy was this feeling of intense freedom and liberation that I was no longer bound to an exam. I could finally get a good night's rest and the anxious and nervous moments had finally disappeared.
Topic 2 想学的运动
If I get the chance and nothing unusual happens, I would like to start playing basketball. This is a sport that fascinates me a lot and after 4-5 months when I will finish my graduation, I will start playing this game on a regular basis. In fact some of my neighbors already play this game every evening in a nearby basketball playground and all I have to do is start playing with them.
They are very close to me and they'll definitely welcome me to join their team. I will need to buy a pair of sports trousers and shoes and spend some money to start playing it. Actuality the expense is very low and that wouldn't be a problem for me to start the activity.
Though I often watched this game on television or in our local play-ground, I never played it myself. May be I was bit anxious about the performance or skill of mine in this game and that's why I have not started it yet. I planned to start playing it when I was in grade 9, but because my family had to move to a new city, I could not start it.
This is a game that fascinates me and since I often watch it on television, I have a great passion about it. Two of my previous attempts to start playing this game were ruined and I feel somehow that has enhanced my interest about this game even more. I need to shape my body and I found it would be a great game to do so. That's the most important reason I want to start it as soon as possible.
Topic 3 foreign food
There is a foreign food that I would really like to try, but I wonder if my choice will surprise you? I will tell you what it is, how I learned about it, where it is mostly eaten and explain why I want to taste it so badly.
The food is…. Pizza! Now, of course, this is a food that you can buy all over the world, and I really enjoy the pizza that I can buy in my home country which is England in the UK. However, I recently learned from a friend that the style of pizza available here is nothing like the authentic Italian pizza you can get if you visit its country of origin, and since then, it’s one of the things on my bucket list. That is, something I’d like to do before I die is to travel to Italy, find a local pizzeria and get a really authentic pizza.
So how did I learn what I’ve been missing? I shop regularly at a local family owned delicatessen. The proprietor is Italian, and he is a great food – that is he takes food very seriously, sourcing only the best ingredients. He and his wife are both vegetarian like me, so they often suggest food or recipes. The other day we were talking and he was bemoaning the lack of ‘proper’ pizzas in this country. He told me that whilst of course, Italian food is very regional including its pizzas, they are nevertheless distinctive. All pizzas MUST be cooked in a wood-fired oven for a start, the dough should be tossed by hand. The pizza should only be made with the very freshest and finest ingredients, and is best eaten outdoors too, of course, against the backdrop of the Italian countryside!
Pizza is eaten everywhere in Italy, though of course approximations of pizza can be bought the world over. Even so, my deli friend has persuaded me I’ve been missing out, and I’d like to find out for myself how different it might taste if I go for an authentic recipe, venue and location. I’ve never had a real pizza, and I’ve never been to Italy either, I think it would be a winning combination – not to mention that it would also be a great excuse to go to a beautiful country that I have yet to visit. What do you think, would you like to come too?