1.What kind of housework do you often do?
Well, when I’m at home, I would normally wash clothes and mop the floor. Doing housework is a kind of relax to me. I always feel comforting when everything is tidy and clean.
2.Do you think men and women should share housework?
Yeah. Definitely. Nowadays a large number of women choose to work outside rather than be a housewife, so men should share housework with their wives.
3.What kinds of housework do you dislike to do?
I don’t like to wash dishes. After lunch all I want to do is to lie on the sofa and watch TV. I hate to wash the greasy dishes.
4.Did you help your parents do housework when you were young?
Well, to be honest, I seldom helped them with housework when I was young. I was under great pressure of study and my parents always tried to relieve my pressure and did all the housework for me
5.Do you think that children should do housework?
I think doing housework does children good, so they should do some housework. They shall be more independent. When they grow up, they know how to take care of themselves.
Describe a time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone. You should say:
when and where it was;
why you were not allowed to use your phone;
what you wanted to use your phone for;
and explain how you felt about not being able to use your phone.
Last Monday, I went to visit a famous grand museum that is located in the center of the city. The administrator said that we are not allowed to use our mobile phones and cameras during the visit because taking photographs of exhibitions are not allowed. I obeyed the rules, handed in my mobile phone and other personal stuff and enjoyed the visit. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I didn’t tell my mom that I would be late for home and I took the only keys of my home. She possibly couldn’t get into the rooms if she came home earlier than me. Then I couldn’t focus on my visit. I wanted to use my mobile phone to call her. But the workers in the museum told me that they could only return our mobile phones after the visit is over, otherwise they will shoulder the responsibility of any loss of visitors’ stuff. I was worried and restless all the time during the following visit.
This is the first time that I wanted to use my phone so much. I felt a great sense of unease and danger if I lost the contacts by mobile phones. We often say that we rely too much on our electronic devices, but I have to say they are really helpful in all sorts of emergencies.
①How do young people and old people use mobile phones differently?
Well, I believe young people and old people use their phones quite differently. To start with, many old people only use their phones to make phone calls and look at time. Many companies even have launched many phones customized for old people. These phones have large keys and loud ring tones. But young people usually use their phones more extensively. They use their phones to play games, take notes and do all sorts of things. Cell phones play a very important role in young people’s lives. They can hardly leave their phones in their work and study. In a way, they spend more time on their mobile phones then old people do.
②What’s your attitude towards people using mobile phones in public places?
Well nowadays mobile phones get so popular that it is not rare to see people use their phones in public places. I’m Ok with it as long as it would not disturb other people. Sometimes when I go to the library, I would switch my phone to silent mode. In this way I could use my phone to look up the meaning of some words or send messages to my friends without disturbing other people. But under certain circumstances, I think it would be better if people don’t use their phones, for example, in the museums or theaters. The light or the noise would greatly disturb other people.
③Is it popular to use mobile phones in your country?
Yes, it is quite popular to use mobile phones in China. When you are in the subway or on the bus, you can see people—whether they are male or female, old or young—they all use their phones to view the news, watch TV or play games. So many people use mobile phones because it is very convenient. As long as you have a mobile phone, you can contact with people anytime you want. You can also surf the Internet and search for the information you need. I usually use my phone to guide my way since I’m terrible with directions. Mobile phones are quite cheap now, so generally everyone can afford one.
④Is it harmful for children to use mobile phones?
It depends. Mobile phones can do children good and bad. It depends on how they use the phones. Many parents are worried about the safety of their children, so they would buy their children mobile phones. Whenever the children are in trouble, they can call their parents immediately. Besides, mobile phones can be a very good tool. There are so many education applications that children could use them to improve their learning. But mobile phones can do harm to children, too. Children have a low level of self-control. They may get too devoted to the games or get exposed to some bad information. So I believe they should use the phones under the supervision of their parents or use the phones specialized for children.