My interests are manifold, including jumping, reading and playing computer games.
I enjoy reading books in my leisure time.
I'm fond of sports, especially like playing badminton.
My hobby of climbing mountains keeps me fit and close to nature.
Collecting stamps educates me in a variety of ways.
I'm diligent, modest and kind-hearted.
I'm always ready to help people in need.
Sensible of my shortcoming, I always try to overcome it.
Being timid is my greatest shortcoming.
I'm an outgoing girl who likes to make friends with people.
Being easy-going, I'm able to get along well with most of people I know.
With a strong determination to succeed, I make steady progress in my studies.
My father is from a working-class background.
My father works hard to support the family.
My father is the backbone of my family.
My family is a two-career family with both of my parents working.
The decision power of family affairs is in the hand of my mother.
I have no say in family affairs.
My mother queens it over the whole family.
We have a family gathering every month.
Children learn their first lesson from their parents.
Whenever I feel frustrated or sad, I turn to my family for comfort.
A harmonious family is important for the growth of children.
Family is the basic unit of society.
I treasure the friendship of a friend in need.
A true friend will always be there when you need a should to lean on.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
For me, friendship is one of the most valuable possessions in the world.
The traditional chinese believe that gentlemen should be able to die for his friends.
To build up friendships needs efforts on both sides.
People like to make friends with those who have similar interests.
Pouring our troubles to friends is a good way of easing off pressure.
A true friend will not stand by when you are in trouble.
In friendship, loyalty may be the most important thing.
Friendship is a comfy situation like home.
Friendship is an inner relationship combining trust, support, communication, loyalty and understanding.
I always pour my troubles to her.
I adore her delicate skin.
Being tender and understanding, she is like a sister to us.
We have much memorable time together.
We share our sorrows and happiness together.
We are birds of a feather.
Our friendship is built upon a solid base.
I know her inside and out.
A bosom friend is one to whom you could tell all your secrets.
Her personality is exactly the same as mine.
He gets along well with everyone in our class.
We have known each other since we were in kindergarten.
She's a spoiled child.
Nowadays children are under more pressure of competition.
Today's children enjoy a higher level of material life.
My niece is a lovely child with shinny eyes and tiny feet.
She's so adorable that I want to kiss her flowery face.
He is a little emperor of the family.
We should train children's practical skills.
In double-career families, children are often neglected.
Peter and his family live in the flat above mine.
He is tall for his age.
My nephew wears a very warm smile when he is happy.
He is strong-willed and usually finds out ways to get what he wants.
He always brags about his achievements.
He's so careless that no one wants to work with him.
You should not say bad words about your colleagues behind their back.
Mutual respect is vital in establishing relationship with others.
The relationship among colleagues is more complicated than the campus relationship.
He is the soul of the team.
A competent colleague sometimes poses threat to you.
The members of our office get along like a family.
He's younger than his age but he's quite professional.
My colleague Todd is much of a friend and he's ready to help me any time.
A good colleague is supposed to be efficient and cooperative.
Working in a project is a good practice of team spirit.
Premier Zhouenlai is the person I admire most.
Nowadays many young people consider TV stars as their role models.
The young actress achieves international fame with only one movie.
It's immoral to probe into people's privacy even if they are not famous.
We should learn from the shining points of the stars while being cautious against their shortcomings.
I admire Chairman Mao for what he has done for chinese people.
He is not only successful in the IT field but also active in the charity drive.
Kaifu Li has written a book named Be The Best Yourself, which is popular among young people.
He is my idol both in my study and life.
I like the songs of this singer, particularly their lyrics.
Every successful man must have had a lot of failures before he become a star.
Every dog can be successful.
The relationship between neighbours in rural areas is closer than that in cities.
We chinese always say that a near neighborhood is better than a distant relative.
My neighbor often brings over some delicious food she makes.
Sometimes the noise on the other side of the house makes it difficult for us to fall asleep.
Neighbours need more understanding between them.
I'm always careful not to make big noises at night.
A good neighbour is better than a brother in the next village.
It's better to keep on good terms with our neighbours.
When problems occur, neighbours should try to understand each other.
A good neighbour is supposed to be helpful and considerate.
I pay visits to my neighbours almost every day.
It's our duty to give a hand to our neighbours when they need.
Respecting old people is a long-standing tradition of China.
China has entered the aging society period.
Old people sometimes behave like children.
The rich life experiences and wisdom of elderly people are a treasure.
Aging is an unavoidable natural process.
In my family old people are honoured.
When people grow old, sometimes they turn to be irritable and stubborn.
Many young people neglect their duties to the old ones in the family.
Different generations should be more understanding to each other.
In china old people often shoulder the responsibility of taking care of babies.
Old people pass down tradition to the younger generation.
Many old people today are often more open-minded than the young.
A teacher should teach not only knowledge but also morals.
Patience is an important quality required of a teacher.
He's very much devoted to the cause of education.
He treats us as if we were his own children.
Teaching is an honourable profession.
My parents are my first teachers.
A school shall create a stimulating atmosphere to attract great teachers.
As the science develops teachers should improve their teaching methods to satisfy the requirement of modern society.
Teacher should motivate students to be creative.
A good teacher shall encourage rather than simply preach.
Teachers are required to learn something about psychology.
All students should be treated equally.
A good leader is always working hard like a horse.
As the CEO of the company, he is under much pressure.
I like those leaders who are friendly and easy-going among their employees.
Good leaders are close to their employees.
Rules and regulations are the best way to standardize a company.
Since he's a leader, he's supposed to take the lead.
If I were the leader, I' would be on equal terms with my employees.
A professional leader is always ready to take challenges and risks.
He's responsible to make important decisions and budgets for the company.
He's an expert on finance and good at interpreting the government policies.
A sales manager is supposed to sale services and products to potential customers.
She is playing a role of a manager and a role of a mother at the same time.
A good book should not only have interesting plots but also significant themes.
Books are beyond my interests.
Recently I've been reading a book written by Mark Twain.
I often poke along in secondhand bookstores in search of interesting used books.
I prefer romantic stories to realistic novels.
Nowadays the market is full of slipshod books churned out in a few days.
Novels on great heroes are popular in China.
People have different tastes for books.
I can find all kinds of books on the Internet for free.
I read romantic novels in my spare time for pleasure.
We should resist pirated books in order to protect the interests of the authors.
In order to borrow books from the school library, I applied for a reading card.
I always wore hand-me-downs when I was a little girl.
I like baggy pants because they are comfortable.
I do not like skintight clothes.
I admire the fashionable clothes on fashion magazines, but I won't wear them.
Clothes demonstrated on fashion shows are not intended for everyday use.
Different occasions require you to wear different clothes.
You should wear formal clothes on important occasions to be polite.
Young people are keen for fashion.
Nowadays people have more choices for clothes than ten years ago.
China is a great manufacturer and exporter of clothes.
Clothes made of cotton are healthier than those made of synthetic materials.
Old people are more conservative about what to wear.
Our life is made more convenient because of the invention of computers.
Computer provides people with different sorts of entertainment such as listening to music and watching films.
It's said that radiation of the computer screen is harmful to our health.
Many young people indulge themselves in surfing on the internet and neglect their studies.
Pregnant women should not sit in front of a computer for too long.
I'm a computer novice.
For me, computer is a means of study and entertainment.
Computer viruses can cause a lot of damage.
Many young people are obsessed with playing computer games and neglect their studies.
Computer can be a two-edged sword.
Computer is a problem while it brings convenience to people.
Computer has received more and more social attention from all walks of life.
China is a country with a splendid catering culture.
There are eight major cuisines in China.
Sichuan dishes are spicy and hot.
Roasted beijing duck is a famous specialty in beijing.
I like Cantonese food because it's light in flavour.
My mother has excellent culinary skills.
Learn cooking from my mother and cookery books.
I often watch cooking programs on TV to learn cooking.
My father is a gourmet.
My mother always experiments on new dishes.
Food in restaurant always has too much MSG.
My mother is health-conscious and prepares food with little MSG and salt.
Money is not the thing that I'm after.
We should not let riches govern us.
The young people tend to be loose with their money.
Many young people borrow from Peter to pay Paul.
Time is often compared to money for its preciousness.
Many low income families can not make their ends meet.
Old people are often thrifty in money.
You obtain money in a right way and use it thriftily.
"Money talks" could not be applied to every situation.
Thrifty is one of the traditional virtues of Chinese people.
Money is often where all the trouble starts.
We should cultivate children's capability of dealing with their money.
Modern science and technology brings a huge impact on people's way of communication.
Letters are gradually giving way to e-mails.
E-mails are faster and almost cost free.
Traditional cards and letters are not environment-friendly as they are made of paper.
Sometimes writing a letter is more polite and more formal.
After receiving a gift, it's thoughtful to write a thank-you note.
Old people tend to love the sensation of traditional letters.
Young people today prefer to call rather than write letters.
Whenever I receive a letter from a friend, I feel happy.
Most of us have been harassed by junk mails.
A letter written in pen can express the feelings much more deeply than an e-mail.
E-cards are much more popular for its convenience and sending speed.
We send gifts to each other on important festivals.
Sending gifts is a way of expressing your gratitude to some person.
Gifts represent our best wishes.
When people are choosing gifts, they tend to be influenced by advertisement.
In my opinion, the giver's sincerity is more important than the price of the gift.
We tend to send nutritious food to old people as gifts.
Take account of the personal preference of the receiver when choosing a gift.
Show your gratitude when receiving a gift.
We Chinese people do not open the gift on the spot when receiving it.
In China when people say the gift is worth nothing, they are just trying to be modest.
I value handmade gifts more than expensive gifts bought from big stores.
Gifts can not buy friendship.
Handicrafts are sold at many tourist sites as souvenirs.
Handicrafts are more time-consuming and delicate than those made by machines.
Many people in rural areas make handicrafts as a source of income.
The skills to make handicrafts such as paper cutting are national treasure.
The skills to make some handicrafts are to be lost.
Refined handicrafts are welcomed by foreign guests.
The local government should take some measures to protect some handicraft-making skills.
Many handicraft skills are only passed to male descents of the family.
Handicrafts are more ethical that can help you understand the culture there.
Handicrafts sometimes are unique so that they are of great value.
Products made by machines can never take place of handicrafts.
Some products made by machines look almost the same as handicrafts, which become hard for us to tell.
Writing and keeping a diary is a good habit.
I often note down what I did, what I saw and what I thought every day.
I don't write journals in my notebook but online.
You have to be careful not to let out your privacy in your journal.
I have a blog of my own and publish my journals online.
Writing journals on-line is a trend among young people even celebrities.
I don't mind how many people are reading my journals every day.
Diaries or journals can be taken as a collection of my past stories.
Writing can make us think and keep a clear mind.
I'm too busy to write diaries because my rhythm of life is fast.
Writng is a necessary and useful skill to everyone in the modern world.
You will find out yourself and see the world clearly if you write and think.
Robots can help us do some household chores in future.
Robots have no feelings and they only accept predesigned orders.
Robots can be used in some dangerous and poisonous working conditions.
Robots work more efficiently than human beings.
It's amazing that robots can understand our orders.
If robots are widely used, we human beings will have more time to relax.
As far as I'm concerned, robots will be widely used in factories in future.
Robots with artificial intelligence can decide to do someting by themselves.
Some robots can do what we can't do.
In future, all those repetitive things will be done by robots.
No matter how, the robots will not take the place of our brains.
The robot DEEP BLUE designed by IBM is an expert on chess.
Collecting stamps is my hobby.
I do not collect stamps to gain money.
Stamp collecting is full of fun, relaxing and inexpensive.
Some people collect ancient coins by way of investment.
In the process of collecting, I learn a lot of knowledge about a variety of subjects.
Many people make a living from collecting and disposing items.
As you build up a collection, it's necessary that you have skills of identifying, selecting, evaluating and classifying items.
People collect almost everything, including books, stamps, coins, fossils, etc.
Some people are keen on collecting grotesque items, such as human bones.
People collect things either for fun or for money.
I'm obsessed with collecting pictures of TV stars.
Collecting can be a gateway of understanding China's folk culture.
Many people believe different colors have different powers.
Colors can influence our emotions, actions and how we respond to people.
Different colors have different symbolic meanings and different effects on people.
What color you like to some extent reflects what kind of person you are.
Warm colors such as red and orange make people feel confident, active and happy.
Cold colors such as blue and purple represent peace, meditation and calmness.
People who like warm colors tend to be optimists.
People who like cold colors are probably shy and quiet.
White symbolizes purity and cleanness.
I would like to decorate my room in orange color because it looks warm.
In China red is supposed to bring good luck.
Red is a sign of happiness in Chinese culture.
Physical culture is one kind of the human culture as a whole and also a very special kind.
Physical culture characterized with "olympic spirit" has been accept by people of the whole world.
China's culture has never stopped developing throughout history.
China's culture has enriched itself through mutual exchange in the world.
In recent years, Beijing opera has attempted numerous reforms in response to sagging audience numbers.
Beijing opera arouse in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid 19th century.
Last month I went to Chinese National Grand Theatre to see a play called Thunderstorm.
We can relax ourselves in KTV thoroughly.
Sometimes we can go to an amusement park to relieve the pressure.
Movie Season is my famous holiday because I would have a lot of films to enjoy.
It's a great time for us to gather with our friends and relax.
It's free to all citizens, but always you can see too many people and you've got to wait in a long queue.
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I watch a good old film every weekend.
That movie is a real tear-jerker.
It's a movie that shouldn't be missed.
A great movie can sometimes be a big flop at the box office.
A good movie should cater to public taste.
Many young people worship heroes as idols in films.
Parents should not let their children watch films with raw language.
Adventure films are my favourate.
Hong Kong Kung Fu films enjoy international reputation.
I like those films with adventurous plots and beautiful actresses.
A good movie should be educative.
A good movie often provides us a better way to pamper ourselves.
In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends.
He's keen on gardening.
Surfing is not my cup of tea.
A healthy hobby relaxes people and provides fun.
I spend a lot of time and energy on my hobby.
Too much absorbed in one's hobby and neglecting work are not good.
I have a strong passion of collecting stamps.
I began to pick up this hobby when I was in grade six in primary school.
This hobby has given me an opportunity to make more friends.
Friends with common interests would have a lot to exchange.
I've devoted much of my spare time to it.
How much your're interested in will decide how much you will get from it.
I prefer classical music.
I'm a tone deaf.
Mozart is my favourite musician.
I can't stand rock music.
I'm simply crazy about rap music.
R&B is popular among young people.
I often go to KTV with my friends.
I listen to the Vienna New Year concert on TV every year.
Rock and Roll is rich in passion.
I started playing the piano at the age of six.
The Pantom of Opera is very touching.
The singer has an excellent voice.
I'm not very photogenic.
These photographs do not do me justice.
The photo album is full of memories.
Photographs catch the happy moments spent with friends and family.
Photography is an amazing art form.
I enjoy seeing others' photos.
I take pictures at memorable events, such as birthdays and festivals.
Taking photos is a way of saving and sharing memories.
Digital camera is one of the greatest inventions of the twenty-first century.