I think that one advantage of living in another country is to learn about another country’s culture. Take myself as an example. When I was in university, I participated in an exchange program in Japan. I learned Japanese and also took some courses in Japanese tea ceremony and art. I also traveled around in Japan extensively. In the year I was in Japan, I learned a lot about the Japanese culture.
I prefer to spend my free time in shared activities. When I was in high school, I participated in a debate club. By preparing for the debate contests, members of the club and I exchanged opinions, and we became very close friends. As for now, I play volleyball with my friends on the weekend. We can not only relax ourselves but also chat with each other. That's the reason why I prefer to spend my free time in shared activities.
The university is going to eliminate the international news section in the campus paper. The woman in the conversation supports the university’s policy. First, as people can read the news on the internet or in the local newspapers, not many people read this section. Second, it is difficult for students to keep track of campus activities as students can only know about the activities from the posters. However, with the new section, it is easy for students to know about and keep track of all the activities on campus. That’s the reason why the woman in the conversation supports the university’s policy.
The professor uses an example to illustrate the concept of reference group. Take the professor as an example. When he was young, he made friends with some art school students. As art school students preferred to wear T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, the professor also preferred to dress like them. However, after graduation, he moved to Chicago and worked with some promising young people. He noticed that his colleagues preferred to dress more nicely. Therefore, he changed his dress style and started to dress formally. This is the example provided by the professor to illustrate the concept of reference group.
The man in the conversation used to take a bus to his work place. However, the bus schedule is changed. Therefore, he has to decide whether he should change his working hours or he should ride his bike to his work place. I suggest that he should ride his bike to his work place. In this way, he does not have to worry that he will work late and feel tired the next day. However, if he decides to ride his bike to work, he has to ride his bike when there is bad weather. These are the suggestions I would like to give to solve the problem mentioned in the conversation.
The professor uses examples to describe how carnivorous plants get their nutrients. The first way is to develop active traps. Take Venus flytraps as an example. Venus flytraps can move to catch their prey. Once insects stay on their leaves, Venus flytraps can close their leaves to form a cage. The second way is to create passive traps. Take sundews as an example. Sundews can produce a kind of sticky liquid. In this way, sundews can capture insect and get their nutrients. These are the examples professor to describe how carnivorous plants get their nutrients.
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