Do you work or are you a student?
At the moment I’m studying. I’m doing a graduate degree in molecular biology in the Vanderbilt University.
Why did you choose that subject?
I’ve always loved life sciences, particularly biology… And when I received my [tooltip hint=”An undergraduate course which usually lasts 3 or 4 years.”]bachelor’s degree[/tooltip] I took a research internship in a laboratory where I studied interactions between proteins… And then I understood that I want to[tooltip hint=”To continue career path in.”]pursue my career in[/tooltip] biochemistry or molecular biology.
Can you describe yourself as a good student?
Well, overall I think I am a good student. … I am not an [tooltip hint=”A very enthusiastic and hard-working person.”]eager beaver[/tooltip] , nor the [tooltip hint=”Student whom teachers like the most.”] teacher’s pet[/tooltip]… but I’m good at scientific subjects and, most importantly, I like studying.
Do you study English now?
Yes, of course. I’ve taken [tooltip hint=” A course that offers longer and more frequent classes”]an intensive course[/tooltip]. this year, where I’ve [tooltip hint=”attend classes”]attend classes[/tooltip] three times a week… And I [tooltip hint=”Plan to continue”]plan on pursuing[/tooltip]. my studies in the future, too…
Did you enjoy/Do you enjoy studying at school?
I’ve never really liked school… I’m not a [tooltip hint=”and a lot of humanities subjects seemed too boring to me.”]bookworm[/tooltip] and a lot of humanities subjects seemed too boring to me. However, the [tooltip hint=”An amount of work one should do in a specific time period.”]workload[/tooltip] was not too big… The other good thing about school is being able to see your friends. And fortunately, I had wonderful classmates.
Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.
Describe a period of time from your studies that was the most difficult for you so far. You should say:
- When it was
- Why was it hard
- What you were doing at that time
and say why is it so important to you
I would like to talk about my last school year. It was really diffucult due to [tooltip hint=”Very big amounts”]enormous amounts[/tooltip] of homework I had to do and all the exams I had to prepare for… Em, so I studied hard, having no time to [tooltip hint=”Spend time doing nothing important.”]goof around[/tooltip] … Moreover, I forgot a lot of things from the school curriculum, that’s why I had to do a lot of revision…But despite the tough preparation, I managed to [tooltip hint=” To take some time.”]set aside some time[/tooltip] to rest and interact with my friends and family… After all, my efforts were not [tooltip hint=”without result “]in vain[/tooltip]… I passed all the exams well and was admitted to the university of my dream.
What are some essential qualities every teacher should have?
As for me, every teacher should be able to [tooltip hint=”to interest someone”]catch student’s attention[/tooltip] . It is very important to make your subject interesting to the others… Also, teacher should be a [tooltip hint=” A person who is very talented in one specific field.”]subject specialist[/tooltip] and a kind, helpful person..
What are some pros of studying on a distance learning course?
To be honest, I think it’s very advantageous to study in such way… It gives you more time flexibility, especially if you have a job… Not to mention that it is [tooltip hint=”Not very expensive.”]fairly cheap[/tooltip] , compared to [tooltip hint=” A traditional way of studying: in a classroom with a teacher.”]face-to-face classes[/tooltip] …
Does everybody get equal opportunities to study?
Definitely not. I think it really depends on a country you live in… Moreover, it depends on your [tooltip hint=”an ability to pay for something.”]financial capabilities[/tooltip] … Some schools and universities are just too expensive… Only a [tooltip hint=”Small part.”]small fraction[/tooltip] of people can afford to study there.