以托福口语第一题为例，15 秒的准备时间，45 秒的答题时间，如果没有准备的话，即使让以英语为母语的本土英国人或者美国人来回答，他们也很难在 15 秒之内组织出一个逻辑清楚、表达清晰的论述。那么中国考生到底该如何准备托福口语？考生们如何在有限的时间，用有限的素材“以一当十”呢？这里乐闻携尔张颖老师将为大家介绍一个相对高效的准备和练习方法。
The book, which is very important to me, is named How to Train Your Dragon, and where local people fought against dragons. The hero is a boy who was thought too weak to fight with a dragon like others. But one day, he somehow took one down. Instead of killing it, he nursed it back to health and then they became good friends. Meanwhile, the adults were trying to locate the Dragon Nest, but all failed. When the friendship between the boy and his pet dragon was dragged into the sunlight, the adults forced the dragon to help them find the Dragon Nest. The boy believed that their battle against the dragon nest was crazy since he had been to the Dragon Nest once and he knew there lived a real mighty monster which controlled other dragons. So in order to save the elders, he showed his friends how to train the dragons and they flew to the battlefield. The battle was tough and in the end they won the battle and killed the monster but at the cost of one of the boy’s legs. However, it was worthwhile. Since then, other dragons were freed from the monster’s tyranny; all the people there no longer treated dragons as enemies or devils but friends.I find the book important because it moves me in four aspects.
First, I love Norse mythology. Norse mythology is a subset of Germanic mythology. It flourished in North Europe during the early Middle Ages. Compared with other mythology, like Roman or Egyptian ones, Norse mythology is very different. The most obvious difference is that those gods, no matter how powerful they are, are not immortal and will eventually end up in death. It makes the gods more like normal human beings. After the famous event known as Ragnarok, the world of the gods was almost destroyed, but it was also the sign of the rise of the new world.
Second, the heroine, a little girl named Astrid, really attracts me. She is pretty and tough. Well, she is slightly different from traditional Chinese ladies who are family- centered and obedient. I prefer girls to be independent.
Third, I love the background music of the movie adaptation. Since it is a mythical Viking story, the background music is really Scottish. As the desolate bagpipe solo sounds, I feel like I can really see the violet thistle and pinkish heath across the entire highland; and those lovely black-faced Scottish sheep are like pearls spreading on the velvet blanket. I have been to Scotland before. There I visited Edinburgh, the Border, lochNess and Ben Nevis. Bagpipers in kilt I saw there are artists I love the most.