8月10日Task 1（重复2017年4月1日Task 2）- Supposed that you have been accepted by two different universities, one is well-known for its excellent resources, but the tuition is expensive, while another one has less resources but offers you scholarship, which university would you choose and why? 假如你被两所不同的大学录取了，一所有不错的资源与声望，但是学费非常昂贵；另一所没有很多资源，但是给你提供奖学金，你会选择哪所学校？为什么？这一题在想思路的时候可以抓关键词“resources”与“tuition”，可以思考好的资源与声望可以帮到我们什么，昂贵的学费对于我们又有什么影响。那在回答的时候，可以从社交，未来发展，钱等方向来展开。
Some people think historical sites should be open to the general public, but some people think historical sites should only be open to experts and researchers. Which do you think is better and why? 有些人认为历史遗迹应该对大众开放，但有些人认为这些古迹只应该对专家与研究人员开放。你认为哪种更好？为什么？这一道题目非常新颖，在近几年的考题中，找不到类似的话题。但是可以从自己的经历找到思路来答题，大多数人在人生中应该都是有参观过历史遗迹的，在参观的同时我们可以看到一些相关的规定例如不要破坏文物，如果我们能做到这一规定，这对于研究人员其实是没有影响的。反之，在人们破坏了历史遗迹的时候，这对于研究来说是一个无法挽回的损失。
Some parents try to prevent their children from making mistakes, while others allow their children to do so. Which type of parents do you think is better? 有些父母会尝试避免让孩子犯错，但有些父母会让孩子犯错，哪种父母你觉得更好？这一题是重复2018年3月11日的考题。在思路的展开时，可以从“mistake”这个关键词来展开；mistake可以是小错误（比如上学的早晨赖床导致迟到），父母其实是可以让孩子自己吸取教训的。但如果是大错误（比如酒精毒品），作为负责的父母，一定是需要阻止的。
Since everyone has his or her laptop nowadays, do you think it is a good idea for the school to shut down the computer room? 现在人人都有自己的笔记本电脑了，你认为学校应不应该关闭计算机房？这道题是重复2018年10月20日的考题。可以从多方面去展开思路，如学习效率，学校资源，方便性等。同意的观点可以是学校可以节省空间与资源；而另一方面的立场可以从对于学生的方便性出发，例如电脑出故障的时候，或者自己的电脑太重不想要随身携带，那这个时候，学校的计算机房就是有必要的。
When you are facing some problems, do you prefer to ask your friends for help in person or make a phone call with your friends? 当你面对一些困难的时候，你倾向向朋友当面请教还是给朋友打电话解决问题？这一题虽然不是过去几年的考试原题，但是同类型的题有不少。从根本上来说，这一题是把用电话交流与面对面交流做比较，在想思路的时候可以从各方的优点来出发。例如打电话的好处一定是方便了，不管俩人在哪里，都可以通话。而见面的好处就会是能够更加清晰表达问题，不会有通讯信号的影响，对方可以看到面部表情，交流可以更加顺畅。
Do you agree that people should keep in touch with their family and friends during the trip? 你同意以下观点吗？当人们在旅行的时候应该与家人朋友保持联系。这道题再次重复了去年的原题，为2018年9月8日的Task 2。可以从自己的个人经历来思考。不联系的情况有可能是自己想要静一静，或者想要活在当下，全身心投入到旅行中；那联系的情况自然是家人可能会担心我们的安危，每一天报平安是大多数人会在旅行中做的。
Supposed that you have been accepted by two different universities, one is well-known for its excellent resources, but the tuition is expensive, while another one has less resources but offers you scholarship, which university would you choose and why?
Personally, I would choose the school that offers me scholarship. As we all know, college tuition is insanely costly, and a lot of people have been paying off student loans for years after graduation. For me, I long for a debt-free life; hence, I would definitely take advantage of scholarship and reduce financial burden of my own. Moreover, more resources at school do not necessarily mean I would achieve success. I’m convinced being outstanding requires myself putting efforts. Even though the school is not able to provide tons of opportunities, I could always utilize those existing ones. This way, I could make the best of this circumstance.
Some people think historical sites should be open to the general public, but some people think historical sites should only be open to experts and researchers. Which do you think is better?
I think historical sites should be open to the general public as well. It is always a good thing to know more about history. Making the place available to people could have a huge educational impact in society. For those who are interested in history, they could learn more about the past by visiting those sites. And this kind of experience could not be replaced by reading documentary books only.
In addition, the government could enforce certain policy to protect these sites and ensure experts would have enough time working at the historical places. For instance, the museum could close a day each week and set laws to prevent people from damaging relics. This way, people are able to visit without intervening researcher’s work.
Some parents try to prevent their children from making mistakes, while others allow their children to do so. Which type of parents do you think is better?
From my perspective, I think parents should allow their kids to make mistakes. First of all, growing up is a process of exploring new things. If parents try to intervene, it would be very likely to trigger the kids’ curiosity, and they might become rebellious and go against the parents. The outcome could be truly unfavorable. Besides, learning a lesson by themselves would be more memorable for the children. Consequences come along with the mistakes they have made. While taking responsibility for what they have done, the kids could gain a valuable lesson. As the similar situation comes next time, these children would be aware and stay vigilant.
Since everyone has his or her laptop nowadays, do you think it is a good idea for the school to shut down the computer room?
From my point of view, I think the school should still make the computer room available for the students. First of all, no one could guarantee that he or she would never encounter any technical issues. When the students are struggling with breakdown of their own laptop, they could use the school computer as a backup. In addition, there are some courses require students use computer in class. If they use their own laptop, it would be difficult to make sure everyone is staying on the task. Normally, the school would set up certain firewalls that prevent students from browsing irrelevant website. Therefore, having particular courses in the computer room would help increase productivity tremendously.
When you are facing some problems, do you prefer to ask your friends for help in person or make a phone call with your friends?
Personally, I would choose to make a phone call. First of all, making a phone call is much more convenient. Nowadays, life is so fast-pace, and people are busy with their own life. Meeting in person would require both of us to schedule a day and time, and this could be challenging. I might add some pressure on my friends’ schedule, which is not my original intention. In addition, I believe making a phone call is more efficient. While dealing with something urgent, I could immediately dial my friend’s number and have a conversation with him or her. And there is no limitation on our location. We could still talk to each other over the phone even if we are in different countries, while having in person communication seems impossible in this kind of circumstance.
Do you agree that people should keep in touch with their family and friends during the trip?
Personally speaking, I agree with this statement. First of all, if we stay in touch with friends and family, we could get some help from them when necessary. For example, if we run out of money during the trip, we could contact our family members, and they could wire some money to us. Therefore, we would be able to keep enjoying our trip. Also, sharing what we are experiencing could broaden our family and friends’ horizon. While travelling, sending pictures of beautiful sceneries to them and keeping them updated on what wonderous things we have encountered would make their days colorful as well. By doing so, their eyes could be opened even though they not the ones who are travelling.