1. Describe a place where you go for rest and relaxation. Explain why it is a good place for you to relax. Include details and examples to support your response.
My favorite place for rest and relaxation is Beijing， the capital city of China. I like the city for three main reasons. First， it has a lot of scenic spots like the Great Wall and the Summer Palace which are so impressive. I like Beijing also because it is China‟s commercial center. Finally， Beijing will host the 2008 Olympic Games. At that time， people from around the world will come to Beijing and enjoy her beauty and prosperity
2. ■96 Describe your favorite way to relax yourself. Explain why you would like to use this way to relax yourself. Include reasons and details to support your response. ★ [2006.11.19]
For me， the perfect relaxation is just window shopping. Of course， I may also relax by sitting there and watch TV. But I don‟t want to be a couch potato； I may also relax by doing sports. But that will be a little bit tiring for me. So I would just walk around do window shopping， which is both relaxing and entertaining. Also， sometimes I may gather two or three friends to enjoy shopping together， and we may enjoy talking and sharing our most recent personal stories. And last but certainly not the least， by window shopping， I mean， shopping without really buying anything， I don‟t have a pay a penny. Well， isn‟t that perfect enough？
I love walking along the street and listening to the music at the same time. First， I enjoy walking and watching the people on the street a lot. I feel it is a huge fun to observing different faces and different clothes-match of each person. Secondly， I‟d love to walk very fast following the rhythm of the songs I am listening. It is my own style to relax. By following the rhythm of the songs， I can walk very fast and won‟t feel tired. I always walked several kilometers in this way and thus have a nice relaxing exercise. At last， I consider listening to the music itself is a wonderful way to relax. I love listening to music a lot. I have thousands of songs I love in my ipod and I will shuffle the songs when I need to relax. In short， after the combination of walking and listening to the music， I am totally relaxed.
3. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement？ To be relaxed and unhurried is the best life style for everyone. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. ★ [2006.12.16]