LATEST PART 1 – TELEVISION
- What TV programs are you interested in?
Answer: It’s hard to say because like different types of programs that involves entertainment such as reality shows. The main reason why I like reality TV programs, specifically Ellen’s show is because I can learn different aspects of life lessons from different people and point of views. In addition to that, Ellen is very humble and humorous. Therefore, I like this program best.
We begin with a linking phrase to introduce the long response (It’s hard o say..) followed by two reasons with a corresponding linking phrase (The main reason why…, in addition to that…). Also, we included a paraphrased summary to formally close the answer.
- In China, have television programs changed much in recent years
Answer: That’s an interesting question! To be honest, I have no idea if there are any huge changes about TV programs, this is for the reason that, recently, I don’t watch TV programs at all ever since I got engage in using the internet. But I guess, the changes on Chinese TV shows became more entertaining because of new types of TV shows such as game shows or talent shows. Well, so I can say that there might be few changes in Chinese TV shows.
We started with an expression and a linking phrase (To be honest…). As you noticed, the answer was being frank about its idea on the question , also, we included a solid reason why to support its content. But, we included “a guess” (but I guess….) to elaborate the answer and closed it with a summary. Note that, you can be honest on how you feel or think because this is a way to showcase your language skills and not your academic ability.
- When do you watch TV?
Answer: Frankly speaking, in today’s generation TV is out of the game. I personally don’t like watching TV because I prefer to watch something on YouTube or some short clips on Facebook. What is more, I am engaged of some online games and I take part in some social media activities. As a matter of fact, I only watch TV when my parents are around during dinner because they normally watch the news or some talent shows to boost their appetite in eating. So I would say that, I don’t watch TV only when my parents are home for dinner.
Linking phrase (frankly speaking..) to start the response and few statement about the person’s activity (this could include, examples and reasons) followed by a linking phrase (As a matter of fact…) of the main answer and a summary with another linking phrase (So I would say that…) to close the response.