T1: Your foreign friend is visiting China, who is pretty concerned bout the cost, so what would you say to him?
I would convince her to forgo the worries; first, compared with western countries, living cost in most cities of China is negligible, like if he doesn't have a big purchase plan, around 10,000 yuan is sufficient for living in BJ comfortably for a whole month, so it wouldn't be a huge financial burden; second, if my friend is really suffering from a tight budget, I will offer my help, like provide accommodation and meals for her, if she is interested in staying in China for a longer period of time, I would suggest her to keep eyes open on some part time jobs, like teaching English to Chinese students, in that case, she will definitely make enough bucks to afford this trip.
T2 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It’s impolite to make calls or send text messages on a diner table. Explain in details.
I think it’s indeed impolite to make calls or send text messages on a diner table. Last Friday, my friend Daniel asked me out to dinner together, after we sat down, he kept answering phone calls like a hundred times and was busy staring at his phone and sending numerous text messages, I felt awful, sitting there like an idiot! That was how I felt, totally ignored, disrespected and belittled. I thought he just didn't respect my feelings and time!! What is the purpose of asking me out, while keeping answering phone calls? I will never ever go outside to dinner with him again!