1. Did you save money when you were young?
I wouldn't quite call it saving money, but as a kid I definitely did something other people my age would be familiar with. Sometimes I’d take a little from my normal lunch money allowance and stash it away, hoping to eventually save up enough to buy something I've been really wanting, like a game or a book. Looking back, they were always almost tiny amounts of money, but as a kid, they were pretty much your life savings.
2. Have you ever given money to other children?
Not when I was also a kid, no. Back then each of our private little savings meant a lot to us, a lot of effort made to prevent our parents from finding out, and a lot of time invested. We didn't just give it away to someone else without good reason, even to friends. Perhaps I would’ve made an exception for my best friends, but since they never asked, it never came up.
3. Do you think parents should teach children to save money?
Absolutely. Sound financial planning is something that we aren’t taught in schools, but is pretty essential to our lives. Maybe it's just taken as something we’ll understand intuitively by experience, but I think parents should be more involved in teaching basic good practices while we are teenagers. At the very least, we ought to be prepared before we get our first paycheck.
4. Do parents give children pocket money in China?
In my experience yes, me and my friends were always given a fixed allowance to spend on food and other things every week. That’s how our practice of saving up lunch money started. And then there’s every Chinese New Year, when we get red envelopes of money as part of tradition, and is usually a much heftier sum.
Describe a place you often visit with your friends or family.
You should say:
Where this place is
How you got to know this place
How you usually go there
And explain why you like to visit it
1.Do you like hanging out with your friends?
2.What do you think is the most important thing of being friends?
3.Do you think that technology has made it easier for people to make new friends?
4.How could people find reliable friends on the Internet?
5.Do you like to make friends with older people?
Today, I’m going to share with you a place I often go visit with my friends. It is a small café near my home named ‘ABC’.
Though it is just five-minute walk to my home, it was actually my friend Lily who took me there for the first time. I remember that day, when the two of us were both worn out after a tiring day of school, Lily suggested we took some time off to relax ourselves. And, that’s why we ended up in that small café.
As a full-time student, I have to go to school 5 days a week. Therefore, the time left for me to visit this lovely place and spend some leisure time with my friends is mostly weekends. Fact is, my friends and I have made it a habit to visit this small café every Saturday night, and we usually go there by bike.
This small coffee house is located on a quiet street with a lot of trees planted on both sides. It also has a patio with hanging gardens which I like very much. Every time I sit reading there, it somehow makes me feel that I’m sitting in a tranquil paradise of my own. Separated from the hustle and bustle of city life, this small café allows me to ponder quietly, taking some precious time off to relax myself after a week of hard work. Here, I can concentrate on doing a personal project to writing diaries without being interrupted by other people.
Except for its peaceful environment, this café also serves great coffee and cakes. The employees working there are all very nice, showing appropriate waiting manners. In fact, I have already made friends with a lot of them, given the fact that I am no strange face to their shop.
As I said, I go there a lot with my friends. Over a nice cup of coffee, we get to share our little stories with nice scent around. At moments like that, we can escape from reality for a little while and enjoy ourselves.