16.Describe the most important decision that you've made in your life. Include reasons and examples to support your response. (05. 12.2; 07. 10.17考题)
A particularly significant decision I've made in my life was that I came to work and live in Beijing.
I had just finished my contract on a very decent job and I suppose I wanted freedom, or at least a long break. So I decided to come to Beijing even though I knew it is a challenging and demanding(要求苛刻的) city. But I still thought life was wonderful and the world was big.
Besides, I was always a bit tempestuous(心潮澎湃的) and I liked to do things on the spur(鞭策) of the moment.
Arriving in a new city was exhilarating. Just walking out of the station with a suitcase and two bags and with a dream of doing something for the Olympic Games, I felt I had arrived and I felt life was mine and I could make of it what I wanted.
That summer, I realized again and saw clearer that life never ought to be boring, but on the contrary is full of adventure and challenge and is exciting, too.
17. Describe a social or political celebration event in your culture. (05. 12.17; 2006. 2. 11考题, 2008. 2. 16考题)
A type of social event celebrated in my culture is the flag-raising ceremony on National Day. Oceans of(表示“许多”) people from all across the country come to Beijing the day before. They are very excited to see the ceremony with their own eyes instead of on TV. Some even have been planting this dream in their mind for years. They arrive around 6:00 early in the morning, waiting for the special moment. I guess they are all overwhelmed(震撼的) and thrilled(激动) by the wonderful scene at the time. On the other hand, the view of the honor guard parade is fantastic, the guards all wearing the green military uniform and marching to Tianmen Square with a high spirit. Each birthday celebration of the great country always begin with such a solemn(庄严的) flag-raising ceremony, which strengthens the unity and motivation of its people.
18.Describe an enjoyable event in your childhood. (06. 9.23; 06.11.21; 06. 12.1考题)
An enjoyable event that took place in my childhood was when I first got my first dog--- Gus. I was ten and had been pestering(纠缠) my parents for a dog for years. One day I came home from school, my parents said they had a surprise for me and it was waiting for me in my room. I ran up to my room and threw open the door. I found a tiny puppy with a red bow around his neck at the foot of my bed. He was fast asleep. And for the rest of his life, he slept on the exact same spot at the end of my bed every night. That was a great happy event in my childhood.