1. With your partner, talk about your most memorable travel experience.
2. Do you think that western fast food will replace the Chinese traditional food? Why or why not? Exchange your idea with your partner.
3. Which do you prefer for a vacation-historical cities or modern cities? Why?
4. Please talk about the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of communication.
A: Hey! What are you thinking for?
B: The winter holiday is coming soon, I am thinking about where to travel.
C: That sounds great. Have you chosen the places where you would go?
B: I have not decided yet. Can you give some suggestions?
A: Let me think for a while, maybe I can recommend a good place to you.
C: I do not know where you like to go. To say the truth I feel all the touring places are almost the same with each other.
B: Have you ever been to somewhere? What is your most memorable travel experience?
C: Sorry. Although I have been to some places, I feel no one impresses me deeply except its special snacks.
A: I know what you can think for is just to eat! Why not having a visit to Beijing? I had a visit to Beijing last year. I was deeply attracted by its beauty, such as the beauty of the Imperial Palace the Summer Palace and so on. It deserves your visit.
B: Really? Since it is so beautiful as you describe, maybe I will have a visit to it.
A: Say something about your most memorable travel experience, Mr. Liu!
B: We, some friends, went to Nanjing last summer. The beauty of Nanjing left a deep impression on me .During the visit to Nanjing, we missed the visits to some great scenic spots because of the lacking of money, which made me realize the meaning of “traveling based on money”. C: Why not working while traveling?
B: I have thought for that, but it was limited by some objective conditions.
A: OK. Just take a visit to Beijing. I promise that you will have a memorable travel experience. B: Thank you!
A: I am tired of eating rice everyday!
B: Me too. I eat rice three times a day since I came here from Shandong. Not wanting to eat rice any more.
C: Foret it, guys! I have already accustomed to it, since I have been here for five years.
A:It is true that you will be full with one Yuan eating rice but not steamed bun, but whatever to say steamed bun is always the first choice for the northern people.
BC: I can’t agree with you more!
A:We may feel hungry if we always eat rice. I think western food is good enough to solve this problem, such as the beefsteak.
B: Beefsteak is also my favorite. It is so delicious that I want to eat it everyday.
C: Maybe you know nothing but to eat. What else you dislike to eat?
A: How do you think about Chinese traditional food and western fast food? Do you think western fast food will replace Chinese traditional food?
B: Although western fast food is delicious and convenient, I do not think it will replace Chinese traditional food!
C: I agree with you. Because Chinese traditional food as a part of culture has been inherited and developed for thousands of years, so I do not think it will be replaced.
A: Yeah. Although sometimes Chinese traditional food is difficult to cook and time-consuming, we all enjoy the process of cooking.
B: You are right! Maybe people only eat western fast food when they are not at home or in a hurry. C: What is more western fast food is usually expensive while Chinese traditional food is relatively cheap.
A: There is a remarkable phenomenon to explain that Chinese traditional food will not be replaced by western fast food. It is that we can find a Chinese traditional food restaurant easily but hard to find a western fast food restaurant.
A: Hey, guys, now let us talk something about the question which do you prefer for a vacation-historical cities or modern cities and why.
B: Ok. That’s an interesting question.
C: Yeah. It’s no doubt that different people have different ideas for this question.
A: What’s your opinion to this question, Mr. Liu?
B: As far as I’m concerned, I prefer historical cities to modern cities.
C: I don’t agree with you. In contrast with historical cities, I prefer modern cities.
A: Can you tell me the reasons why do you prefer historical cities to modern cities.
B: Historical cities usually appear peaceful and harmony. We may feel relaxed wholeheartedly and deep in thought when we visit them.
A: What about you, Mr. Zhang?
C: It is no doubt that modern cities make our life easy and comfortable. For example, we can go to cinemas and shopping malls at any time we want.
A: En…That is indeed a hard choice for me. Because I not only like the peaceful and harmony environment of historical cities but also like the colorful and attractive life of modern cities.
A: Hey, guys, now let us talk something about the advantages and disadvantages of different form s of communication.
B: That sounds great. It’s a question deserves our thinking.
C: Yeah. Different forms of communication may have different meanings.
A: As far as I’m concerned, sometimes I’m confused about what others have said.
B: Me too.
C: May be it’s the reason that our culture and language is too great for us to understand.
A: For example, girls usually express their meanings implicitly, especially when she fall in love with you ,while boys are direct.
B: You are right. I think that may confuse us a lot. Because sometimes we misunderstand their meanings.
C: That’s terrible. Sometimes we may both feel embarrassed if we misunderstand each other. A: That’s the question lies in. How can we express our meanings properly?
B: That depends on many things, such as the time, place, occasion, object and so on.
C: All in all, we should do whatever we can do to express our meanings clearly.