1. When was the last time you went to a forest?
When I was an exchange student in Taiwan several years ago, I went to Ali Mountain with my roommates. I was so exciting because there were so many hard-wood trees that I hadn’t seen before. The scenery was appealing like what we see in fictitious films. We also took the train and watched the beautiful landscape at the same time which was a precious memory for all of us.
2. Do you like going to a forest if you are free?
I’d like to. Travelling to a forest is an excellent experience and can refresh my mind. However, I live in a megacity and it’s not feasible for me to go to a forest as I wish.
3. How often do you eat with your family?
Since my family and I live thousands of miles apart from each other, we rarely eat together. When it’s Spring Festival, we get together for family reunion. At this time of year, we cook dumplings, steamed bread and various cuisines and interact with each other about our lives and works. Spending some quality time with my family is always great pleasure for me.
4. Do you like eating healthy food?
Definitely. I love healthy food like fresh fruits and vegetables. Though I occasionally want to eat some junk foods like French fries or burgers from McDonald, I eat healthy food in my daily routine because they are high in nutrition and low in calories. For example, I often eat a boiled egg and an apple for breakfast when I have no time cooking.
5. Do you eat out a lot?
Once I ate out a lot because l lived alone and can’t cook. Then I began to gain weight and I realized I shouldn’t eat out a lot any more. Those dishes in restaurants are greasy and salty which is not good for my health. There is a great chance to suffer from cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems. In addition, it costs a lot more than eat at home. Now I start cooking at home and I feel much healthier than before.
6. Have you ever been to an island?
Yeah, I have been to an island once. It’s an activity organized by my company. We went on an autumn trip, a one-day excursion which includes exploring an island. We landed on an island and spent about an hour strolling and taking photos. The island is not big, so it only takes about half an hour to travel the whole island. It’s uninhabited, with fantastic natural scenery.
7. What’s your favorite hairstyle?
My favorite hairstyle is dreadlocks. It’s a hairstyle common on rappers, which may be thought to represent a rebellious state. But I think it’s just a matter of individual expression. Two of my colleagues have tried the dreadlocks. Both of them got artificially dreadlocks temporarily when travelling abroad. It’s a pity I didn’t try this hairstyle myself. It’s already on the top of my lit, and I’ve determined to try dreadlocks when I go to Thailand this November.
8. How often do you have your hair cut?
I have short hair with thin bangs, and I’ve the hair cut every month to keep the same hairstyle for many years since my childhood. There are two reasons why I have never tried a new haircut. The first reason is that my hair is too thin to keep it long. Besides, I’m used to my haircut, so I feel uncomfortable to appear with a new hairstyle. So I have to go to the barber’s about every month. It has become a routine of my daily life.
9. Do you often wear makeup?
Not really. It’s unlikely for a university student to make up too often, since our schedule is too tight. But sometimes I will wear makeup under certain circumstance like job interview, for the sake of respect.
10. Have you ever been to the countryside?
Yep, I have been to countryside when I was a school girl, for every this time of the year, the school have arranged outings for the whole student body to the countryside in Shanghai. I still remember once we have been to Chongming Island, the third largest island in China. The weather was fine those days and we enjoyed taking some typical Chongming food. That was a good time then.
1. Describe a historical building
You should say:
Where it is
What it looks like
What it is used for now
What you learned there
And how you felt about this
What I am about to describe is a building that once marked cultural and historical apex but that has now fallen into obscurity. That’s right; it’s the Confucius Temple, Confucius residence while he was living. It’s located in Qufu, a small town in central Shandong Province. Like any other temple, it has got a lobby beyond the entrance, with the portrait of Confucius hung on the wall. There are three bedrooms on either side of the lobby, but that area has become off-limits to tourists, so I didn’t really get a peek of that. Though the building has been standing for thousands of years, it has been subject to multiple renovations in recent decades that gave the building a semblance of modernity. I have to resort to my imagination to picture what it originally looked like.
Now, the entire area has been converted into a tourist hot-spot. Visitors pay an entrance fee to visit the building; many would kneel before the portrait of Confucius to pray for blessings, after which they will throw cash bills into the so-called wish box in a hope that their wish will eventually come true.
Despite all the fuss over the history of the building, I don’t believe the place is worth another visit. As I have mentioned earlier, it smacks of money filth. The temple is run by a few monks, although whether they are authentic and genuine is beyond my knowledge. The money is simply taken by the government to rebuild other parts of the town. Unless you are a true believer in such ritual, it is a waste of money and you wouldn’t truly disappointed if the purpose of your visit is to learn something about Confucius and its history.
1) Do Chinese people like to visit historical buildings?
They are crazy about those cultural relics. On public holidays, these places are packed with travelers of all sorts: children, old age, and foreigners. What Chinese travelers like to do most is to take far more photos than necessary of the view. Even well before the holiday season, one can be sure that these places would be incredibly crowded.
2) Why do people visit historical buildings?
Their motivation for visiting these places truly befuddles me. Many barely understand or show any interest in history; they take a lot of selfies and upload onto their social media. To me, perhaps, it is the crowd effect and their desire to be part of the festival atmosphere that has prompted them to make the visits.
3) Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?
Well, it really depends on the historical importance of the building. One-of-a-kind landmarks that play a pivotal role in history certainly warrant adequate protection. But the problem is many local governments see the potential in making loads of money out of tourism industry and thus convert ordinary, century-old buildings into tourist destinations and attach a “beautiful story” to it. That has nothing to do with cultural preservation; that’s pure business and money talking.
4) Do most people agree to the government’s funding to protect historical buildings?
Not necessarily. Locals have long lost interest in buildings they see every single day, and if turned into tourist spots, these buildings are bound to attract a great number of travelers that may intrude into the personal life of locals. Those living on the bottom of social ladder are particularly vexed, since they could benefit more directly from governmental investment in basic healthcare coverage, education, and social security as opposed to preservation of old buildings that from their perspective are of no utilitarian value.
2. Describe a person who encouraged and helped you to achieve a goal
You should say:
Who this person is
What this person encouraged you to do
How this person helped you
And explain why this encouragement helped you to achieve the goal
Last year, my weight reached an all-time-high. I was literally shocked to see the number on the scale, suspecting something must have gone wrong with it. When I did the calculation of my BMI, I was looking at a figure that was beyond the threshold for morbid obesity. For the first time in life, I felt the strong urge to lose weight.
But the thing is the fatter I got, the more challenging it would be for me to stick to the workout plan. I didn’t believe I got the determination to exercise regularly to reduce my weight to the average standard. However, my friend Josh egged me on. He is an active member of my university gym and he said that he’s got some weight-loss tips. I believed him; well, if you’d seen his six packs and upper-body muscle, you’d understand what I am talking about. He set a rather ambitious goal: he promised me I’d lose at least 20 pounds in a month, so long as I stick to his plan. Thanks to his encouraging words, I jumped on board.
In the first few days, I felt as if the thinner me was being dragged and squeezed out of the flesh wrap that trapped me in. My muscles were sore and I couldn’t feel my legs. At some point, I even began to convince myself that being fat wasn’t so bad after all; if I kept doing exercises, there would be a good chance I could literally die. But Josh was there after my every workout, helping massage my muscles and instructing me on my dietary intake for the next day.
Miracle happened in 10 days, when I already lost six pounds and ten more in the next 10 days. At the end of the plan, I lost nearly 25 pounds. I was genuinely grateful for Josh. If it wasn’t for his encouragement or as I had always called it “psychological manipulation”, I would’ve long given up.
1) Why is it important for teenagers to set goals?
Teenagers are surrounded with so many temptations in their life. Without a clear goal in mind, they might easily lose track of the purpose of life and indulge themselves in computer games, shopping, or endless chatting on social media. Goals will keep their life on the right track and protect them from those distractions.
2) What will encourage children to learn more?
I don’t believe conventional approach such as financial rewards would work in the long run. The motivation for learning has to come from deep down in their heart, so the best way is to inspire children’s interest in learning, helping them recognize fun of the learning process and the satisfaction of successfully learning something new.
3) Do parents and teachers punish children physically nowadays?
Very rarely. Corporal punishment used to be the norm both inside the classroom or at home, but things have changed. Many new parents realize that traditional ways no longer work very effectively; scientific approach to child rearing is strongly called for. So what we see then is parenting books are quickly snapped up in bookstores, and none of those books encourages violent punishment.
4) Who do you think has the greater influence on the goal-setting of children, teachers or parents?
Well, teachers evidently have bigger influence. Many parents are still spoiling or tolerating their children, so children are well aware that they can somehow get away with anything they are expected to do. Yet, children are taught to see teachers with respect. Whatever goals teachers set for them, children are more likely to listen and obey. It is such authoritative power teachers hold that has made them a bigger influence on the goal-setting of children.
3. Describe an occasion when you invite your family or friends to dinner
You should say:
When you invited them
Where you had the dinner, at home or at the restaurant
Why you invited them
And how you felt about this dinner
Mentioning an occasion when I treated my friend for a dinner, a special get-together comes into my mind. After getting through two-month peak summer, I managed to spare personal time last week, so I invited my friend Bella to a dinner at home.
My home I am living in now is not spacious enough to accommodate a lot of visitors but three people: my husband, my friend and I. I admit that I was a bit nervous about hosting this dinner, as I wanted my guest to approve of my new place of living and my capability of cooking. But at the same time, I was a bit anxious about cooking as I have limited experience as a cook, and I can only deal with some simple and daily dishes. Thankfully my husband, an excellent chef, cooked some Sichuan spicy food for the dinner. Surprisingly so was my guest and she brought a bag of fresh sea food from her hometown Zhoushan. It can be imagined that they both took the responsibility to prepare the whole meal: a feast of Sichuan food by him and sea food by her, such as Mapo bean curd, boiled Fish and Beef, steamed crabs. What a big hit the dishes were! I was lucky enough to be a guest as a result.
With certainty, I, a person who didn’t make any contribution, had to shoulder a great project of cleaning and washing after dinner. It was an unforgettable experience for treating my friend.
1) Where do Chinese people usually eat, at home or at restaurants?
I think it really depends. To illustrate, I believe office workers who work in the downtown are more likely to eat at restaurants because there are plenty of restaurants available nearby. On the other hand, people living and working in a rural area need to prepare for dinner by themselves, so eating at home is a preference.
2) Why do more and more people like to eat at restaurants rather than at home?
There are many reasons for this in my opinion. In pursuit of convenience comes first. The main advantage of eating at a restaurant is to spend less personal time preparing a meal. They are willing to pay amount of money in exchange for time to avoid such a trouble.
3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of eating at restaurants?
From my point of view, the major disadvantage of eating at restaurants is that there is no control over food that I eat. I typically cannot decide how much food there are on the plate and what ingredients are used, which leaves my health into others’ dominance. Another disadvantage is that dining out is much more expensive than eating at home. However, the biggest advantage for eating out is convenience which means that there is no need to buy, prepare, and cook for a meal as well as doing a series of cleaning and sweeping after meal. Besides, we can order varieties of food and drinks in a restaurant.
4) Do you think it is possible that everyone will eat at restaurants instead of at home in the future?
I don’t think so. Although I believe eating at a restaurant will still become popular for the public, it would not be realistic that everyone eats out all the time. If everyone needs to go out and eat, new problems such as traffic congestion and crowdedness will occur as a consequence. Eating at home, however, tends to create a sense of belonging and warmth at table, especially in a mild light with beloved ones.
4. Describe an unusual experience of traveling
You should say:
Where you went
When you went there
Who you were with
What you did there
And explain why it is unusual
When talking about an unusual experience of travelling, I would like to share a time when I participated in a competition of Fitness Bikini in Shanghai last year with my husband.
I remember it was in the middle of November. We arrived in Shanghai train station the day before competition on a windy day and were delivered by an official coach to a five-star hotel in Jingan District. That was an unusual trip because we went to Shanghai not only for sight-seeing but for dream-pursuing: Global Championship. Unfortunately, I did not realize I lost my cosmetics until I opened my suitcase in the hotel, which shocked me a lot and even rendered me to depression.
Although I didn’t fulfill my original goal and was only awarded a third price as a result, we still paid a visit to a tiny Cantonese restaurant with Hong Kong style decorations. In addition, Shanghai impressed us too much due to the local citizens in the duration of the days. For example, no one tended to break the traffic law by walking through a red traffic light, but they kept waiting until the light turned green.
And definitely, Shanghai has been listed to one of my must-visit cities and I would go there over and again.
1) What are some popular attractions that people like to visit?
I’m thinking that some popular attractions people inevitably stop by while travelling are the major landmarks of the tourist destination. For example, if I were to visit Paris, the Eiffel Tower would be a place that I must go to. Other than that, I believe that sites of historic significance are also popular, since they have played a role in shaping history due to a witness of historical ups and downs.
2) Why do many people like to travel abroad?
For my part, I believe that the reason why travelling abroad has gained popularity is that flights become more accessible and affordable. For example, many direct flights are added to the airport in my hometown, so I can travel to some destinations more easily than before. I think that another reason why people enjoy travelling abroad is to experience the exotic culture of a new place.
3) What do people usually do during long holidays?
It seems to me that people make use of long holidays either to visit friends and families who live faraway or to take some time off and go on a vacation. I personally prefer to spend some time at home, to simply take a break and enjoy myself, and use this opportunity to take care of all the things I usually postpone until later.
4) Do you think there will be more ecotourism in the future?
As more and more people are mindful of their impacts on the environment, I am certain that indeed new ecotourism offerings will be developed in the future. If I were given the choice, I’d certainly prefer to travel in a way that minimizes my impact on the environment as much as possible. I also believe that this is a fantastic way for people who aren’t usually close to nature to experience it.
5. Describe a time you heard a stranger talking on the phone in the public place
You should say:
Where you were
When it was
What the stranger was talking about
And explain how you felt about it
Speaking of a time I heard someone talking on the phone, a recent experience popped into my mind immediately.
Last Sunday, I was sitting in a cafe while enjoying my cappuccino. I couldn’t help noticing a guy at the next table was making a phone call to a taxi company to see if they could reach out to a taxi driver. It turned out that he was in such a hurry that he left his wallet accidentally in a taxi which he had taken to see off his friend at the airport earlier that day and he just realized it until he was later in the café. Then he was anxiously looking at his phone all the time as if he would missed any. After around five minutes, he got a phone call and picked it up immediately. I heard that the call was from the taxi driver telling him that his wallet was still in the taxi with the driver. He was thrilled and nearly cried out, cause he had all his important IDs and cards inside it. The driver checked some information with him and he said he would meet the driver at the entrance of the shopping mall later. He seemed quite released and relaxed after getting this phone call and left the cafe later to retrieve his wallet.
Generally speaking, I think it is important to follow simple rules of cell phone etiquette in public and I usually expect people to keep quiet in public places. I have also had some annoying experiences of hearing people around me chatting for a long time, and I think people may invade others’ personal space in tranquil places. But I felt happy after having overheard this conversation, cos a genuine emergency call like this could save this person a ton of hassle. You know, the society is becoming more and more complicated and most of the calls are from cold calling companies or even spams. Although the news are always full of doom and gloom these days, this driver makes me feel he is sincere and trustworthy. I think sometimes I should trust in the goodness of human nature. After this invaluable experience, I wouldn’t mind people picking up phone calls in public places as long as they don’t disturb surrounding people.
1) Why do you think some people talk aloud on public transport?
Firstly, I think that depends on different people. Children generally are self-centered and don’t pay attention to their behaviour in public transport. Consequently, they tend to talk aloud or make noises wherever they go. As far as adults are concerned, however, it generally has something to do with people’s habits. Some people are used to talking aloud, whether in public or in private places, for years or even decades, so they do not take other people’s feelings into account. These people might not realize that their loud noises disturb other passengers or even worse, they do not care about others at all. Since they mostly do not realize this impolite habit that has been kept for so long, it is hard for them to change. Also, it depends to a certain extent what kind of public transport you’re on and how long the journey is. For example, if you’re taking a 30 minutes journey on a bus, many people might take that opportunity to make a quick call, which can be acceptable provided that it’s not too loud. However, it is unacceptable that someone on a three-hour train journey talking very loudly the whole way, so short conversations are less offensive than long conversations.
2) Should people be banned from talking aloud in public places?
Personally, I believe that it depends on what kinds of public places. The essence of good manners is to make another person feel comfortable. If people are in public places where loud noises are expected and do not disturb other people, like live concerts, bars and sports events, they should be allowed to talk aloud. The reason for this is that loud noises can spice up the atmosphere on these occasions and lead people to have a great time. On the other hand, in order to show others respect, people should be prohibited from talking aloud in public places where noises might give others a hard time or invade their personal space, such as in the library or hospital. On top of that, I think it also depends on the specific situations. Sometimes, genuine emergencies do occur, and some calls truly can’t wait. For example, I think it’s acceptable for people to talk loud on their phones in public place if people are trying to reach their hearing-impaired or elderly family members, parents are expecting an important call from their child, and those in the midst of a crisis.
3) Is it bad to talk on the phone in public places?
Well, I think it really depends on what types of public places and different situations. First thing first, if people are in some noisy public places like live concerts, pubs and major train stations, it should be appropriate to talk on the phone. As long as people can keep their volume modest while talking on phone in public places, I think it is fine. More often than that, when our phones ring, it is quite hard to find suitable places quickly where talking doesn’t annoy anyone else. Therefore, it is alright so long as the chatters do not disturb others. However, if the public places require utter silence, it is inappropriate to talk on the phone. For examples, it’s quite rude and inconsiderate to talk on your phone in a quiet classroom or library. What’s more, making phone calls may cause some safety issues, for instance, cell phones can interfere with the functioning of delicate instruments in airplanes and hospitals.
4) Why do some people always break rules in public places?
There are a couple of reasons that can explain this phenomenon. To begin with, despite the knowledge of rules in place, some people decide to ignore the rules for their self-interests. Some people believe that they have to keep their personal freedom even in public places, and they would simply ignore warning signs or challenge the regulations as long as they aren’t caught or punished. For example, some people believe that cell phone bans intrude on their personal freedom and they can use the devices wherever and whenever they choose as they pay a high monthly price for this communication option. It’s pretty common for smokers to enjoy their cigarettes in some restaurants or bathrooms in spite of the “No Smoking” signs and anti-smoking regulations. Secondly, some people do not realize what they are doing is against the rules, therefore they fail to obey rules that they do not know. Last but not least, some people believe that most likely they are not going to get caught when breaking rules. It’s not uncommon that some people make significant mistakes by taking unnecessary risks. Therefore, warning signs or notices should be placed properly in these public places.
6. Describe a time that you spent a lot of money on something
You should say:
When you spent the money
What you bought
Where you bought it
And explain why you spent a lot of money on it
Frankly speaking, as a woman who has married I have thrown my money at many things, say, the house, the furniture and the decoration of the house, etc. But those are just things maybe everyone has spent money on or will purchase in one’s lifetime. So in recent years the scarf I had bought for my friend as his birthday gift last winter could be something special enough that I could talk about. You know, I spent almost six thousand yuan on a scarf from Gucci which is black with red and green border, the basic one, for him. I spent that much money buying the scarf for my friend mostly because as my birthday present he had purchased me an iPhone 6, which truly surprised me the moment I received the phone. As a matter of fact, we made a bet on something I could not remember. He lost, so he kept his words to buy me something expensive. Even though we had known each other for more than ten years, in my opinion I had never thought I was so important in his heart that he prepared an iPhone as a present. Since then on I realized he really cherished me as a friend. Of course, I am not saying that in order to maintain our friendship we should buy one another luxury items or friendship should be measured by money. However as a lady I always insist that we should never take anything or anyone for granted. That is why I decided to buy that scarf for him as his birthday present so to speak.
1) Why do people save money?
There must be several reasons. Firstly, I suppose maybe they save money in case of emergencies, you know, like the serious illness, car accidents or fire and so on. Then they will not panic when they are facing emergencies. Secondly, perhaps they need an amount of money to buy something costly so that they save, say, to buy a house, a car or a ticket to some places they long for. With money they saved, they could achieve those things more easily. Or some people, especially some old people, they may have grown this habit, especially in China, many old people have been used to do so, even though they have had everything they need. They have been used to frugality and then they save almost everything not only money. While if young people start to save at a young age in China that is because they have been taught to. Those are just my ideas.
2) Do you think rich people are happier than those who are not rich?
It’s really hard to just simply say yes or no. Some rich people they have their dreams to pursue. They do feel happy. But some who are just wealthy but have no significant things to do and just enjoy their lives without true friends or someone they love besides they feel life is meaningless sometimes than some people who have financial problems but have clear future plans. There are many rich people in this world are well using their fame, reputation, as well as money to make a difference in the world but also some people known as the second generation of the rich are taking drugs and doing things stupid every day and they are not really happy. So I really don’t think we should attach happiness to money, that’s why we often hear some poor people said even though they don’t have much money, they still are happy because of what they have had, like families, friends, lovers, children, and a simple but meaningful life.
3) Do you think children should learn money management?
I couldn’t agree with it any more. The sooner children learn money management, the better they will know how difficult it is to earn money and use money appropriately, like, some children are given freedom to plan for how to spend their pocket money given by parents altogether for the whole semester, if they cannot arrange the plan well, they may use up their money quickly so they have to do something to earn money if they still want some pocket money, like house chores, which may let them realize that if we want money we need to work that seem hard than we thought, so they may think twice when they want to spend money on something, like a toy or a bar of chocolate. In addition, teach children money management is beneficial to build their sense of responsibility, as they may feel the money they spend belongs to the whole family and their decision of how to use it, where to use it can influence other members in a family.
4) Why do many people apply for credit cards nowadays?
I guess reasons are different today from those in the past. At the very beginning, most people liked to pay with credit cards was because that they felt convenient and happy to first borrow money from the bank and paid back for the money later, particularly on some emergency cases. Then people came to know the good of credit cards. By the way, banks encouraged people to do so that they may gather some money for other uses. Therefore people were willing to pay with their credit cards and apply for those. However, now, because of the inflation, people feel money depreciate too fast, while houses or some other real estate are worthy investing, so they borrow money from banks to buy those things or borrow money to do whatever they think deserves to loan money from banks right away. Of course, there are some young people apply for credit card to buy some luxuries to satisfy their vanity.
7. Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
You should say:
What it is
Where you would like to try it
How difficult it is
And why you would like to try it
The water sport that I want to try in the future is surfing. It is a sport that is particularly popular among youngsters. Unlike some mainstream sports such as basketball and football, surfing does not have a long history. According to some studies, it originates from Australia in the 1970s. It has become more and more popular in China in recent years.
It was in high school that I got to know this sport for the first time. I remember there was an article in our English textbook introducing surfing history and skills which could help people surf well. The teacher even played a relevant video for us. The video made a deep impression on me because all the players in the video were passionate and even female players looked very cool. After that going surfing has always been one of my dreams that I must realize in the future.
I know that there are plenty of places in China where people can go surfing such as Sanya, Shenzhen and so on, but the place where I want to try it the most is the Gold Coast in Australia because scenery there is gorgeous. Crystal-clear water and professional coaches in this area make this place a perfect surfing spot. Since it is a surfing paradise and a lot of young celebrities usually surf there, I might happen to see them if I surf there.
However, I heard from my friends that surfing can be pretty challenging and might be a bit risky for complete beginners because people have to master some basic skills and overcome the psychological barriers. To be honest, I am afraid of getting into water and I even spent quite a long time learning to swim.
Even though it is difficult for me, I am still looking forward to doing it not just because I want to realize my dream in high school, but also because I hope I can challenge myself. My best friend and I had a deal that we would go to Australia during the next winter holiday and try surfing there.
1) What’s the difference between outdoor sports and indoor sports?
Well, outdoor sports such as cycling, hiking, mountain climbing and so forth are generally played outside, so there must be really large areas for people to do these sports. Most of time in order to do outdoor sports, people might have to go to some quiet and peaceful places like parks, mountains, valleys etc. When doing outdoor sports, people can get closer to nature and even breathe some fresh air. Some people also said doing outdoor sports is a way to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Badminton, bowling, yoga are all indoor sports and people have to do these sports inside rooms. For instance, people always do yoga at homes or in the gyms. If people want to play badminton, they’d better go to stadiums or sports centers. When doing some outdoor sports, people do not have to worry about weather condition. However, if it is rainy or stormy, people cannot do any outdoor sport.
2) What kinds of water sports are popular nowadays?
Personally, I think swimming is the most popular sport now. I dare say the majority of people like swimming because it is suitable for nearly everyone. More importantly, since people do not have to master a lot of skills, it is easy to learn to swim. On average most people can learn it within a few days. You might not believe that nowadays swimming is a compulsory course in elementary schools and secondary schools in some areas and students who can achieve better performance in swimming are more likely to be accepted by some famous schools, so many parents encourage their children to swim.
Plus, surfing and diving are also popular now especially among young people. Unlike swimming, these two water sports are more challenging and exciting. Young people like to challenge themselves and they have a great sense of achievement when they break their last records.
3) Why should we develop water transport?
Water transport is a trend because of globalization. The sea connects different continents, so water transport played a very important role in shipping goods from one continent to another far before trains and planes were invented. Water transport brings people a lot of benefits. Unlike other transports, water transport can help people save a lot of money. Since it operates on the natural tracks on the sea and people do not have to spend too much money constructing tracks, it is the cheapest mode of transport. Additionally, water transport is far more suitable to transport heavy and large goods over long distance than air transport and train transport due to its large carrying capacity. Water transport can promote trade and makes different parts of the world become closer. As far as I know, there are many sea areas that have to be discovered and explored in the future and I trust water transport can help us better get to know these areas.