1.) Talk about means of communication.
You should say:
what the different means of communication are
what your favorite means of communication is
what the advantages and disadvantages of using it are
“Communication is very important to impart 伝える information from one person to another.
In medieval 中世の times, people used to communicate via various kinds of signs. Now, the
means 方法 of communication have changed, but the purpose of is the same. Languages
were invented 発明された to facilitate communication.
There are lots of means of communication in the world. I would like to tell you about
the means of communication which I use. I use the phone, the Internet, and letter. I
personally feel that the phone is the best means of communication. I remember that
once I was involved in a traffic accident while I was travelling alone in a rainy night. I
did not know what to do, but I had my phone on me and I could call for help straight
There are many advantages of using a phone. As I mentioned earlier, it can help you
in case of emergency. In addition, phones are operating as mini-computers, as they
have all the features which are available in a computer. Phones tend to save time
when conveying つたえる、運ぶ a message, so I consider them to be one of the greatest inventions of
There are also some disadvantages to using the phone. The most obvious one is that
people waste a lot of time and money by talking on the phone for hours and hours.”
2.) Talk about a skill you have learned to do very well (e.g. cooking or driving).
You should say:
what skill you acquired
how you acquired that skill
how important it is for you
if you want to learn more about this skill.
“When I was a little girl, I used to love dancing, so my mother took me to dance
classes. I loved them and learned lots of different styles of dancing. I started when
I was about 7 or 8 years old and practiced all through the time I attended school. I
even entered some competitions, but I never won any trophies.
Competing wasn't really important for me though. I just loved dancing and the
rhythm, the movements and stretching helped me keep fit. I didn't really
appreciate it when I was younger, but I think I learned a lot of self-discipline from
my dance classes. I also learned the value of perseverance 我慢強さ、不屈 as well.
My teacher was an ex-ballet dancer trained in classical dance in France, but she
also taught us modern dance, so I grew up appreciating 楽しむ、味わう、感謝する、理解する many different types of
dancing. I still love to dance and I find it very comforting 慰め、安らぎ、心地よさ. I will always be very
grateful to my mother for giving me the chance to learn this art form which I can
enjoy for the rest of my life.”
3.) Talk about a visit to the carnival.
You should say:
when you visited it
what the good things about the carnival were
how the carnival could have been organized better
“I was recently asked to make all the arrangements for the school carnival. As you
might know, the carnival is held every year and most of the schools celebrate it as a
very important event.
First of all, I had to seek help from some volunteers, so I asked my cousins to help me
out. It is a childrens’ carnival, so I had to get the things which would be of interest to
the children. I contacted a magician and asked him to perform some tricks at the
event. This was a very interesting moment for the students. Another highlight would
be that the theme of the carnival was ”the jungle” and all the children dressed up as
their favorite wild animals.
I regret one decision which I made during the organization of the carnival. The
carnival would have also acted as a fund raiser （慈善団体や政党などのための）資金調達 if I could have sold some tickets, but
the students weren’t very eager to pay money in order to be able to attend.”
4.) Describe an outdoor activity that you did for the first time.
You should say:
what you did
where and when you did it
how you felt later
if you would recommend this activity to your friends.
“Last week, I was invited by a friend to go rock climbing. Well, to be honest, it was
rock climbing but indoors, not on an actual mountain. He's been doing it for about six
months. He tried to explain to me about the 'rock wall' that they use to practice and it
all sounded very interesting.
So, on a Friday evening, he asked me what my plans were for the next day. I told him
that I hadn't planned anything special. That's when he told me that he was going to
take me to a rock climbing center in the city and show me what it was all about. I'd
forgotten all about our conversation until he invited me to go with him.
It was great fun, although I was a little apprehensive at first. The instructor was very
helpful; I started practicing on the ground and on a very low wall to gain confidence,
so there was very little risk. After training with the instructor for a few hours and
learning all about the safety aspects and the basic techniques used in climbing, I
thought that was the end of the activity. Little did I know that my friend had arranged
for us to visit a place just outside of town where we could actually climb on real rocks!
It was a beautiful day and after practicing on the indoor wall, I really wanted to try
climbing on some real rocks, so off we went. When we arrived, there were quite a few
people climbing already. My friend helped me get started and accompanied me all the
time. He was very patient.
I have to admit that it was a great day. I did something new and exciting that I'd
never done before. I really liked it and I’ll try it again soon. I'll probably have to try
and improve my fitness level, because it seems to be quite demanding physically, but
hey, that's a good reason to get toned 筋肉が引き締まった、たくましい and fit.”