Should parents limit their children’s access to social media? 家长是否应该限制孩子使用社交媒体？这一题从“不应该限制”的角度可以谈这是对孩子的不尊重和不信任，有时候家长这样的行为会适得其反，达不到预期的效果。“应该限制”的角度可以使用万能思路“save time”，孩子们每天在社交媒体上花费了大量的时间，比如刷微信、发微博，如果限制孩子使用社交媒体，可以节省很多时间做更有意义的事情，比如读课外书籍或者做运动；此外，“应该限制”角度还可以谈社交媒体上经常会传播不良信息，如一些暴力信息，这些信息对孩子的身心都有伤害，不利于孩子的成长。
Which job do you prefer: a job with high salary but requires you to work long hours, even on weekends, or a job with low salary but does not require you to work overtime? 你喜欢收入高但工作时间长的工作还是收入较低但不需要加班的工作？选择前者可以从“money”这一角度切入，收入高的工作可以提高我们的生活质量，如更加健康的饮食、更舒适的居住环境；获得的高收入也可以用来做更有意义的事情，如进行投资理财、捐赠给需要帮助的人、继续进修学习。选择后者可以从“time”这一角度切入，下班后的空闲时间可以进行一些娱乐活动，释放工作的压力，恢复精力；空余时间可以用来社交，认识新的朋友，扩大自己的社交圈；也可以利用这些时间来进一步学习，不断自我提升。
Some people think that graduate students should teach some basic lessons, while others think that they should only be the teaching assistant. Which one do you agree with? 研究生应该教授一些基础课程，还是只是做一些助教工作？从“应该教授课程”角度，可以谈研究生刚开始授课，对工作充满了热情，这也会激励学生的学习；有些研究生的授课可能更具有自己的见解，因为他们可以结合自己做学生时的经历；研究生授课能够为他们积累一些教学经验，也可以为之后的研究收集一手的数据。从“只做助教”角度，可以谈研究生毕竟还是学生，可能在专业知识和授课经验方面有所欠缺，因此教学效果可能没那么好；研究生的课业压力本身就很重，让他们去教授课程可能会占据他们的课余时间，增加他们的负担。
Which one do you prefer, exciting and entertaining movies or serious and informative movies? 你是喜欢看娱乐电影还是严肃电影？这一题选择“娱乐电影”可以谈娱乐电影能帮助我们释放平时学习和工作的压力，消除烦恼，放松心情；此外，“socialize”万能思路也可以应用到这道题中，娱乐电影可以促进我们与朋友之间的关系，因为有很多朋友都喜欢娱乐电影，所以看娱乐电影会增加我们之间的共同话题，让我们的关系更为紧密。选择“严肃电影”可以从“learn”这一角度谈，如它可以帮我们学习新的知识，获取更多有用的信息；其次，严肃电影的艺术价值往往更高，因此可以提高我们的审美和艺术鉴赏能力，而娱乐电影往往更注重商业价值，很多内容都是未经打磨的。
Some people prefer to go to the museum alone, while others prefer to go with friends. Which one do you think is better? 去博物馆的话是选择独自去还是和朋友一起去？“独自去”的角度可以由万能思路“convenient”切入，朋友们每天都会有自己的安排，有时候很难找到一个大家都有空的时间一起去博物馆，而自己一个人去的话就比较方便，随时都可以出发；此外，还可以从“learn”的思路讲，去博物馆是想学到一些东西，因此需要静下心来看展品的介绍和细细品味历史文物，和朋友一起去的话有可能被打扰。“和朋友一起去”首先可以从“share”的角度谈，参观博物馆的时候可以和朋友分享所见所闻，探讨不懂得问题吗，相互学习；其次，也可以从“socialize”这一角度谈，和朋友一起去可以制造美好的回忆，增进朋友之间的感情。
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents should discourage their children to do competitive jobs such as sports or entertainment which are less likely to make them successful. 家长是否应该阻止孩子选择难成功的工作？从“应该阻止”的角度可以谈家长往往拥有更丰富的生活阅历，因此他们的决定可能会更加明智，为孩子的未来发展指一条明路。“不应该阻止”首先可以谈家长应该尊重孩子的选择，孩子喜欢的工作往往会更加有动力，他们可能会更加努力提升自我来实现梦想；此外，让孩子做自己喜欢的工作可以提升他们的幸福感，虽然有时会感到辛苦，但还是值得的，相反，如果让孩子做自己不喜欢的工作，每分每秒可能都会觉得很痛苦。
Should parents limit their children’s access to social media?
From my perspective, parents should definitely limit their children’s access to social media. First of all, this will save children a lot of time. The social media of different kinds can be addictive, and many children spend hours on them every day. If parents limit the use of social media, their children are able to take advantage of the time to do something meaningful, such as reading or exercising. In addition, some information on the social media can exert negative effect on children’s long-term development. At present, there are many violent video clips spreading online. Children who access the information for a long time may be negatively influenced, both physically and mentally.
Which job do you prefer: a job with high salary but requires you to work long hours, even on weekends, or a job with low salary but does not require you to work overtime?
For me, I prefer the job with low salary but does not require working overtime. Firstly, I will have more time to relax myself. Working sometimes can be demanding and exhausting. Therefore, it is of great significance to find a way releasing pressure after the work. However, it can only be realized with a job requiring less working time. Secondly, I will have more opportunity to socialize with others and expand my social circle in this case. On the contrary, if I took a job that always requires me to work overtime, I would never have a chance to make new friends, because all my leisure time has been occupied by the endless work.
Some people think that graduate students should teach some basic lessons, while others think that they should only be the teaching assistants. Which one do you agree with?
Personally speaking, graduate students should only be the teaching assistants rather than teach some basic lessons. First, they may lack the professional knowledge and teaching experience necessary for them to be good teachers. Graduate students are still on the way to pursue various kinds of knowledge. Thus, they are not mature enough to teach lessons independently. Furthermore, graduate students may feel overwhelmed if the extra teaching work is added to their already tight schedule. Nowadays, graduate students have been burdened with tons of schoolwork. If they are asked to teach some lessons, this will occupy much of their spare time and increase more pressure for them.
Which one do you prefer, exciting and entertaining movies or serious and informative movies?
Personally, I would like to watch exciting and entertaining movies. First, it provides a good opportunity to release pressure from my daily life. Almost every week day, I spend more than twelve hours on my work. To be honest, I need a way to relax myself on weekends, and watching entertaining movies would be a satisfactory choice. Moreover, watching entertaining movies could improve the relationship between my friends and me. Most of my friends enjoy the movies that intend to entertain. If I watch those movies too, we could have more common topics, which will bring us closer.
Some people prefer to go to the museum alone, while others prefer to go with friends. Which one do you think is better?
For my part, I prefer to go to the museum by myself. First of all, it would be more convenient. Friends may have their own schedules, and sometimes it is difficult to find a time that works for everyone. Under this case, it would be much easier if I could go to the museum alone, because I don’t need to cater to other’s schedule. Additionally, it is less likely to be disturbed. That’s because, when I go to the museum, I enjoy the quiet environment of studying and thinking. I can look at the artifacts carefully and read about the descriptions. On the contrary, if someone is always talking to me, I may feel really disrupted.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents should discourage their children to do competitive jobs such as sports or entertainment which are less likely to make them successful.
In my opinion, it is unnecessary for parents to discourage their children from doing competitive jobs. First, parents should respect their children’s choice. Children are more likely to feel motivated if they could do something they really enjoy. As a result, they will work very hard to improve themselves and eventually make their dreams come true. What’s more, doing the jobs that children like will enhance their sense of happiness. Although it is possible for them to feel depressed at times, the productive results will finally prove to be worth the efforts. By contrast, if the children are forced to do something they dislike, they may feel suffered every single day.