Good morning/afternoon. How are you?
Morning/afternoon. Fine, thank！
Hi, good to meet you.
Good to meet you too.
Hi, how are you doing?
Not too bad. And you?
一、Let's talk about your hometown or village. What kind of place is it?
My hometown is a small place, just outside of Beijing. It takes about an hour to reach/get to there. The people there are mostly farmers, but a lot of the young people work in Beijing. It's a quiet place and I like it.
二、Could you tell me something about your hometown?
a. Well, it's quite big and it's the capital of Shanxi province. The population's about 6 million and it's famous for its historic sites, especially for the Terracotta Warriors. Xi' an used to be the capital of China, and it's the beginning of the famous Silk Road.
b. Okay. Well, my hometown is Beijing and I live just outside of it near the 4th ring road. As you probably know, Beijing's the political and cultural center of China, and it's quite a historical place as well. It's huge-about 12 or 13 million people live in it now-and it seems to be getting bigger every year.
三、 What are the main tourist attractions in your hometown?
There's the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. These are the two that are most well known. They are also symbols of China. They attract most visitors, but there are quite a lot of other famous sites as well.
四、What places in your hometown do you like best and tell me why?
I like the Temple of Heaven best because it's very beautiful. It has a lot of space and there are lots of really nice and old trees there. In the early morning, it's very peaceful. The older people practice their Tai-ji, while the younger children just run around and play. I like it there a lot.
五，Do you think your hometown is a good place for a young person to live?
a. Yes I do, because it's got a lot of opportunities and the entertainment facilities are quite good. You can get a decent job here
if you have some skills, and you can make a lot of good friends if you have a good personality.
b. No, I think if you're young you'd be better off going to a bigger city with more opportunities. I think my hometown is more suitable for an older crowd, who enjoy a more peaceful life. Younger people get bored with the way things are here.