_ What do you know about paintings? _
I barely know anything about it. There are several kinds of paintings like oil painting and _ watercolour painting _，and that 's all I know.
watercolour painting: 短语; 水彩画
Eg: Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe.
_ Have you learned drawing before? _
I used to draw some comics and sketches, but I 've never learned drawing or painting in a _ systematical _ way. If I have a chance I 'd love to learn it.
systematical: 形容词; 系统性
Eg: New employees should receive systematical training before they get started.
_ Is it important to hang pictures at home? _
I think it 's quite personal. It _ depends on _ individuals to decide whether to hang pictures or not and what pictures to hang. Pictures can serve as a good decoration, and famous pictures and paintings are precious collections.
depend on: 动词; 取决于
Eg: It all depends on how you define this problem.
_ What kind of paintings do you like? _
To be specific, I like the paintings of Monet. Although I don 't know much about paintings, Monet 's works can always _ calm me down _ I can feel the sense of beauty and tranquility from his paintings.
calm sb. down: 短语; 冷静
Eg: She managed to calm him down with a lullaby.
_ If someone wants to draw a picture of you, would you agree? _
Yes, why not? It 's fun to see how I look like on _ canvas _ And I would look very differently in different painting styles, so that 'd be interesting.
canvas: 名词; 画布
Eg: This is an oil painting on canvas.
Part 2 & 3
_ Describe something important that you lost in the past. _
You should say:
When this happened
Where you lost it
What it was
What you did after it was lost
And explain why it was important.
I remember about two years ago when I was in my first year of work, I lost my mobile phone on the way home, which was a very depressing experience because it was _ the latest version _ of iPhone given by my parents as my graduation present. It was actually in my hands for no more than three months.
I usually place the mobile phone in the bag but that day was an _ exception _。 After replying to the text messages from a friend, I temporarily put the phone in the pocket for the convenience, and then went to the bus station to take a bus. During the time waiting for a bus, I suddenly found the phone was missing! My heart skipped several beats and there was a sense of despair washing over me. I didn 't remember when and how it was stolen. I realised the chances of getting my phone back was _ slim _，so I didn 't go to the police; instead I hurried home and use another device to wipe all the crucial data from my phone.
I greatly regretted not being alert to the thief who stole my mobile phone. Although I could buy a new one afterwards, it had different meaning from the one I had lost. For me, what I lost in that _ incident _ was not just an iPhone, but a memorable gift which represents affection from my parents.
① the latest version: 短语: 最新版本
Eg: You need to choose your device to update to the latest version of iTunes.
(2) exception: 名词: 例外
Eg: Everyone should keep discipline and you are no exception.
(3) slim: 形容词 :( 机会或可能) 小
Eg: There 's still a slim chance that he may come.
4 incident: 名词: 事件
Eg: The incident increased the contradictions between the two countries.
主题 Part 3
_ 1 What kinds of people may lose things often? _
I think people who are not organised and _ absent-minded _ are more likely to lose things. For example, I am such a person and sometimes I tend to put some stuff _ in disorder _ and then can 't find them or even lose them forever. However, one of my close friend is the opposite and she rarely loses anything. Unlike me, she has a habit of placing items back where they belong and often checking if everything is in the right place.
① absent-minded: 形容词: 心不在焉
Eg: She starts to eat, in an absent-minded way, and continues with her tale.
(二) in disorder: 短语: 混乱凌乱
Eg: Some of the things mentioned-above are eaten up or left in disorder.
_ 2 What can we do to prevent losing important things? _
There are several methods to help us stop losing important things. Since _ clutter _ is one of the main reasons people lose things, establishing exact spots for some important stuff and keeping on following the system could be a crucial step to make it much easier to locate things. Also, when going out, people _ consolidating _ important things into one bag may keep their stuff more safely as they only have one thing to keep track of, instead of several.
1 clutter: 名词; 凌乱
Eg: Excessive clutter is often a symptom and a cause of stress and can affect every facet of your life.
2 consolidate: 动词; 合并
Eg: The two firms consolidated to form a single company.
_ 3 What kinds of things have you lost so far? _
Well I have to say it is easy for me to forget or lose some stuff. I can 't _ recall _ exactly what things I 've lost by far, but from what I can remember, I _ used to _ lose something small that I could carry around with me, such as keys, gloves, or some other accessories. The priciest item I 've lost was an iPhone 6.
1 recall: 动词; 回忆
Eg: Perhaps you can recall what was said but not in what language it was said.
(2) used to: 短语; 已使用
Eg: We cannot believe him because he used to draw the long bow.
_ 4 What do you usually do to look for lost things? _
I usually try hard to control any _ panicky _ thoughts and stay calm to recall all the possible places for the missing item. If this doesn 't work, I will close my eyes, and _ think back _ so as to make sure whether it has been stolen or just been misplaced. For the latter case, I will get positive and believe that it 's around here and I will find it sooner or later.
① panicky: 形容词: 恐惧; 恐惧
Eg: She suddenly felt panicky like a mouse cornered by a hungry cat.
(2) think back: 短语: 回忆
Eg: He thought back to the time in 1995 when his son was desperately ill