First, I suggest that students can take notes in class. In this way, students can concentrate in class. Second, I suggest that students can study hard to prepare for exams. Third, I suggest that students can form study groups to discuss the reading materials and problems they have with other group members. For example, when I was in college, I participated in a study group to prepare for a difficult quantum physics exam. These are the suggestions I would like to give to solve the problem mentioned in the conversation.
I prefer to go shopping for pleasure. First, I like to go to department stores in my free time. In this way, I can not only shop for clothes but also for cosmetics. Second, department stores provide a variety of choices. For example, if I want to buy a toaster, I can compare different brands of toasters at a department store to decide which toaster I should buy. That’s the reason why I prefer to go shopping for pleasure.
The university is going to hold two graduation ceremonies. However, the woman in the conversation opposes the university’s policy. First, the university thinks that the ceremony is too long so two ceremonies are required. However, the woman in the conversation indicates that if the university can cut off some speeches, the university can shorten the length of the ceremony. In this way, it is not necessary for the university to hold two ceremonies. Second, the reason why two ceremonies are required is because the ceremony is crowded with people. However, the woman in the conversation states that if the university can ask students to invite fewer guests, the ceremony will not be too crowded. That’s the reason why the woman opposes the university’s policy.
The professor uses an example to illustrate the concept of cultural lag. When the telephone was invented, only businessmen used the telephone. People did not use the telephone for personal communication. What’s more, some people even thought that it was rude to communicate with people on the telephone instead of visiting in person. However, as time went by, people started to use the telephone. People chatted with their friends on the phone. That is the example provided by the professor to illustrate the concept of cultural lag.
The man in the conversation is in a dilemma. His roommate is going to move out. However, he used to take his roommate’s car to school. Therefore, he has to decide whether he should take buses to school or he should move to a dorm room. I suggest that he should move to a dorm room. In this way, he does not have to worry that he should spend extra time taking buses a couple of times. These are the suggestions I would like to give to solve the problem mentioned in the conversation.
The professor uses examples to explain two ways that weathering can occur. The first way is by water. Water can come into the cracks of the rocks. When water freezes, ice will expand the rocks. As a result, rocks will be broken down by ice. The second way is by plants. Plants can take root in the cracks of the rocks. As time went by, plants can grow to break down the rocks. These are the examples provided by the professor to explain two ways that weathering can occur.
Dr Fiona Hu