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What would Chinese people like to drink, tea or coffee?
As far as I can see, Chinese people like to drink tea more than coffee. Tea drinking is a tradition of my country that has lasted for at least 2,000 years.
When was the last time you drank tea or coffee?
I literally drink coffee and tea every single day. When I get up in the morning, I’d like to grab a cup of coffee to wake myself up. And after lunch, I’d sip a small cup of green tea to make myself comfortable. This combination usually makes me energetic.
What will you prepare if someone visits you, tea or coffee?
I think tea would be more appropriate. Even though my guest are mostly people of my age who’d like to have a cup of coffee every now and then, some of them still think that coffee is too strong or bitter to them. So I think it’s better to serve the guests with tea.
Do you like painting?
I liked painting when I was a kid and made some good water color paintings of my home and school. But after becoming a high school student, I barely touch the brushes, because I find that the preparation and clean-up work is boresome, also I’ve got some new hobbies like reading books.
Have you been painted by other people?
I have never been painted by other people because I feel so uneasy sitting still for about half an hour or even longer to do the modeling, but I really like watching artists doing portraits for other people, because their painting skills are truly amazing.
What kind of pictures do you like having in your home?
I guess I would put some abstract painting in my home. We have seen a lot of realistic paintings in the public places that it seems a little conservative when you have this kind of painting at home. And abstract paintings give people endless imagination, which feels more modern.
Describe a public facility which was recently developed in your hometown that has influenced the city.
You should say:
where it is
when it was developed
what people can do there
and explain what influences this public facility has.
Today I want to describe a gathering place where people like to go in my town called “People’s Park”, which I think is an enchanting one and which I adore a lot. The facility is part of my city and lies in the downtown, about ten-minutes’ walk from my home. In the past, it was a tiny spot with a bunch of beat-up equipments and there was a big tree right in the middle of park, which was surrounded by a hot tub, a small water fountain, several bushes, a section for vegetables, and different kinds of flowers. In order to accommodate increasing number of citizens, government decided to renovate and remodel the park several years ago. So, right now, individuals can get off the beaten track and just wander around, getting the feel for the place they’re in. They tend to listen to birds chirp in trees, smell the fragrance of flowers, enjoy shimmering and limpid water and appreciate the beauty of mother nature, which makes them feel refreshed and invigorated. Plus, many citizens can do physical exercises. They can do Taiji, perform swordplay, practice Chinese Kungfu and dance in the square, which can strengthen their muscles, build up cardiovascular system and make their joints and bones more flexible. As for me, every day after dinner, I go to this park with my grandma for about 30 minutes. It’s already become my favorite sport and pastime.