對於no.1 與 no.2，資料全都是要由你提出的，
問題像是：描述 a important decision, a good leader 等等
對於no.1 與 no.2 準備方法，很簡單，
都用McDonald來回答，我稱此為「McDonald speaking theorem」。
關鍵性的技巧就是：將話題引導進入你熟習的範圍， then 加以組合 。
ex. 我喜歡去台北旅行，那邊我可以shopping, 逛department stores,
我也可以拜訪我的朋友, John, 他是我的高中同學，
ex. 我最喜歡的一本書，是M-W 字典，
M-W 是很好的字典，我喜歡的原因之一，是因為他有附software program,
同時也可以知道etymology, word history,
Describe a book that you believe is the most useful to you. Please explain
the reason and include specific examples and details in your explanation.
I think the most useful book to me is a book titled "How McDonald Succeed"
The book gives a whole perspective about how a company become globalized.
The book gives an example about handling the cultural difference.
McDonald uses different ingredients in different countries.
And they do serious taste test, considering the most proper taste
for fitting the different countries.
Such as Japanese, they don't like to eat too much oily, so the fried oil must..
Usually, novels, magazines and poetry are considered the three major forms
of literature. Which one do you prefer and explain why you prefer this
literature form. Please include specific examples and details in your
I prefer magazines. Magazines can offer the latest news and deep analysis.
And I think speed and conciseness are the two important factors why I prefer magazines.
For example, When I go to a McDonald, order some food, and sit on a chair there.
I don't expect to spend much time sitting there and eating my food, but I want to read something.
So the magazines is the best choice for me.
I can read some short reports while I am eating.
And the content of the magazines is often not too hard, not like novels which you have to pay much effort on it.
And other reason is that a magazine is cheaper comparing to a 500 pages novel.
Would you like to take a long vacation or several short vacations in a year?
I prefer to take a long vacation, so that I can have enough time to visit McDonald stores at different places as many as possible.
This idea sounds crazy for anyone who hears that at the first time.
But actually I do fall in love in going to different McDonald stores at different countries.
Last summer of 2008, I went to UK. The McDonald stores there are totally different from the ones in Taiwan, or in Japan.
They're old castle style, with a beautiful fountain in the center.
The price of food provided by McDonald is quite low comparing other available food there.
At any convenience store, one may spend 2.5 pound for a sandwich. But at McDonald, it's never over 2 pound.
What kind of job would you like to choose? What's your reason for choosing
this job? Please include specific examples and details in your explanation.
I would like to be a businessman.
5 years ago, I had a part-time job at McDonald.
There, I find I like to involve in a team work, talk to customers, and neogotiate with the manager.
leader, teacher, parent
high school classmate,
like basketball, NBA
be good at English, want to be a English teacher,
live near me,
leader, teacher, parent :
honesty, responsibility, kindness, politeness, courage
control his temper well, patient,
be willing to challenge new things,
be able to figure out a plan for the future,
no throw the responsibility to the followers,
treat each one equally, having no discrimination,
help people find their potential, 你可以講幫助你度過了什麼難關
John Stockton, a NBA player,...(不然你也可以講 Michael Jordan)
is the leader of assistance,
stay in one team, Utah Jazz, for 17 years
Karl Malone, his partner; they are legendary players in NBA history.
enjoys the teamwork, and no selfish,
doesn't have a champion ring,
the video on youtube about John Stockton,
Taiwan, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tokyo,... any big city
department store, shopping, ex. Taipei 101,
People come from diverse countries,
good restaurant, traditional market,
sushi, ra-man, Italian food, spaghetti,
convenient transportation, MRT, (JR rail road)
museum, ex. National palace museum,
festival, Movie festival, Digital art festival
Japanese restaurant, sushi boat style restaurant (迴旋壽司店)
toro sushi, oolong tea, ra-men,
enjoy the atmosphere of Japan,
the clerk is kind, polite, though the price is high,
talk or chat with friends,
a large bookshelf for my books,
making the home to be a library,
a blue-color bed, white-painted wall,
having internet access, it is better to have wireless internet access,
some pot flowers on my desk,
a big living room, with a large LCD TV,
family watches news together,
a study room, having many books,
having a yard, with trees, flowers, and dogs.
big exam, entrance exam, TOEFL, GRE,
a completion, swimming completion, running completion, ...,
presentation in front of my classmates,
to court the girl you like,
spend much time for studying, stay late for studying
nervous, fearful, stressful, negative emotion,
sacrifice the chance of playing, endure the pain, face the difficulty,
can't sleep well, insomnia,
get the good result in the end, get the first prize, high score,
pass the examination, win the game,
failure but grow up, learn how to do it well next time.
baseball, basketball, riding bicycle,
profession baseball team, and have run for 20 years,
university students plays baseball, or softball,
in the field of the park, people play baseball,
throw the ball and catch the ball,
TV Channels, like Vigor, ESPN, FTV, have constant baseball programs,
In Taiwan, most PE classes are basketball classes,
students start to play or learn basketball form junior high school,
There are many sport shops, selling Nike shoes, Adidas shoes, and so on,
on the weekend, many people play basketball in park,
lunar calendar, 15th day of the eighth month,
moon cake, barbecue, pomelo(柚子), fireworks
classical music, Bach, from radio,
having a peaceful mind, ability to think abstract things,
Japanese pop music, such as X Japan, romantic rock style,
famous in 1980s~1990s, not only in Japan but all over the world, included Taiwan,
a revolution and a legend in Japan pop music history,
visual super star,
English dictionary, Collins dictionary, Merriam-Webster dictionary, Cambridge dictionary,
etymology, word history,
learn how to use the word,
Murakami Haruki's(村上 春樹) novel,
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World(世界末日與冷酷異境),
dance dance dance(舞舞舞),
abstract language, harmony and disharmony, sexual desire,
having no name for the main character,
self-talking style writing,
(5) about yourself
how to use free time
how to use free time:
go to watch a movie,
listen to music, go to a concert,
drink coffee, go shopping,
read a novel, Japanese history, philosophy, or comic books,
riding a bicycle around a park,
play basketball, or baseball with friends,
clean up the room,
watch tv, ex. NBA, baseball game,
play video game, online game, facebook
decide to break up the relationship,
admit the failure, and take the responsibility,
try to do something you never experienced before,
ex. learn swimming, dismantle your computer,
ex. decide to reinstall your operating system after finding your computer have been infected by a virus, or malicious program,
and you are at the risk of losing all of your important data.
the job you like
enable people to do what they want, but there are something money can't buy.
health, love, family, happiness, do not only depend on money,
Making money isn't the only reason for working,
fulfill the dream,
Don't just follow the mainstream blindly, losing yourself.
arrange time well, not be a workaholic,
proper rest invigorates the body and mind,
the job you like:
a professor, an engineer, a scientist,
a teacher, a businessman,
a manager, a reporter, a programmer,...
satisfaction, accomplishment, beneficial to the public,
having a long interest in it,
by teamwork, or by individual:
depend on situation, case,
efficiency, the least money, time, effort to compete the task,
study group, discussion,
a report done by a team,
the location of school
the size of class
PE class, music class,
the location(size) of school:
in the countryside (small college, classroom) ,
nice environment, cheap house rent,
professor potentially are more involved in students,
there is large space for people,
having more access to do exercise, running, jogging, swimming,
no much temptation, easily focusing on studying,
in the city (big college, classroom),
more resources, ex large libraries, modern facilities, computers
diverse people, exchange opinions,
recreation, mass entertainment,
more activities, exhibitions
PE class, musics class:
give students whole aspects of life,
keep healthful in body and in mind,
release the stress,
have opportunity to develop the friendship with other person,
online courses are convenient, low cost,
learn anytime, anywhere,
quickly and widely spread knowledge,
lacking interaction with teachers, and classmates,
hard to take care students with special need,
hard for teacher to grade students,
internet, email, google reader, news,
cell phone, smart phone, iphone,
questions for practice, please see here.
檢驗自己對於speed, volume, intonation的控制力，
掌握住 人、事、時、地、物 ...
or who, what, when, where, how
而在speaking前先 深呼吸 ，不要太過緊張。
在no.1 與 no.2 中，題目都會要求你說一些「specific example」、「specific detail」
在OG 的speaking 範例中，可以看得出來rater很強調這點唷。
就像是範例中所寫的： I like go shopping, because shopping can relax me.
I like go shopping.
On weekend, I often go to city center, to visit some department stores, like SOGO, or some bookstores.
Shopping can relax me.
While walking around, watching the people along the street, or finding a good restaurant, I release the stress from my work.
having a picture in your mind,
just tell what you see.