今天给手机换了两块电池,此时此刻,继续接电话和收短信,对于2012年高考,有很多东西想说的,因此,从即刻起,决定再次发博文阐述很多事情。今年高考给我的感觉总体上有点乱,很多家长打来电话的同时询问港校面试应该做哪些准备,我特意收集一些关于港校英语面试的材料,希望给明天面试的同学有一定的帮助。
关于时事热点或者考查综合知识的问题一般出现在中文面试环节,涉及面太广而很难准备。但在自招生英语面试环节,考虑到高中生的英语基础,面试老师提出的问题一般不会很难.都会让高中生有话可说。英语面试环节不仅测试了考生的英语能力,包括语音、语调等基本方面,还测试语言组织能力和运用能力。很多考生认为一点不准备就进考场会心里没底。即使面对这场无法准备的面试,为了让自己心里踏实一点,更有自信地进考场,广大考生也想准备点什么。针对上述需要,以下列举了一些最常见的英语问题及其示范回答,好让同学们对英语面试有个基本的了解。不要背诵这些具体答案,但要熟悉回答这些问题的方法和思路。同学们可以在课后做进一步的模拟练习,揣摩面谈情境,学习一般会话,进而增加临场信心。希望这一部分能够为你增加面试信心,奠定成功基础。

一、自我介绍.

例1:Could you introduce your!3elf briefly?(可以简要介绍一下你自己吗?)

What can you tell me about yourself?(能否告诉我们一些你自己的情况?)

How would you describe yourself?(你如何描述你自己?)

【思路点拔】

面试官可能会让考生花一两分钟的时间来介绍一下自己。这些资料大多已在考生的履历表及自传中陈述过了,所以完全没有必要大谈个人历史或获奖情况。这里的问答主要是为了使之后的对话能够顺利继续,最好在一两分钟内简洁地回答。面试老师是想通过考生的自我鉴定寻找有关其性格、资历、志向和生活动力的线索。

Possible answer:

My name is Li Hua I was born and raised in Nanjing and I'm from Zhongshan Middle School. As you can see from my resume, I have a wide rang of interests and hobbies. I like sports; in high school, I was often involved in competitive sports and always tried to improve myself in each sport .I like playing tennis very much. My classmates always say I'm an outgoing and energetic person.It means a lot to me to be the best

我叫李华,出生并生长在南京,我来自中山中学。您可以从我的个人履历表中看到,我有很广泛的兴趣爱好。我喜欢体育运动,在中学的时候,我经常参加一些竞争性体育活动,并一直努力提高各项运动的成绩。我很喜欢打网球。我的同学经常说我是一个外向、精力充沛的人。力争最好对我来说很重要。

应试提醒:

能会用到以下形容词:

Active 活跃的,积极的,主动的 Adaptable 能适应的

Ambitious 有野心的,雄心勃勃的 Amiable 亲切的,和蔼可亲的

Broad-minded 心胸开阔的 Enthusiastic 热心的,热情的

Capable 能干的,有能力的 Firm 坚定的

Communicative 善交际的 Honest 诚实的

Competent 有能力的,胜任的 Humorous 幽默的

Competitive 竞争的,好胜的 Innovative 创新的

Confident 自信的 Mature 成熟的

Considerate 体贴的,考虑周到的 Outgoing 外向的

Cooperative 合作的,协力的 Positive 积极的

Courteous 有礼貌的,谦恭的 Self-disciplined 自律的,自我约束的

Creative 有创造力的 Sensitive 敏感的

Determined 坚决的 Sincere 真诚的,诚挚的

Efficient 高效的,能干的 Trustworthy 可信赖的

Energetic 精力充沛的

二、学生主活

例2: Tell me something about your experiences in high school.

告诉我一些你中学生活的经历。

【思路点拨】

让你谈一些中学的生活经历。一方面可以分享你的故事,另一方面可以了解你的兴趣爱好,了解你是否只是个书呆子,只知道学习。如果你的回答是每天从早到晚很辛苦地学习,那么就太失色了。

Possible answer

Well, I was in the gymnastics club, so the first thing that comes to mind is those long, hard practices! I was captain of the club for one year, and trying to make the club better and stronger. That was really a good experience. I learned a lot from that.

我参加体操俱乐部,所以我最先想到的就是那时长期的苦练。我做了一年的队长,努力使这个俱乐部办得更好、更强,那实在是段很好的经历。我从中学到了很多东西。

例3: Was there anything you got really seriously involved in?

有没有什么是你真正认真参与的?

【思路点拨】

可谈自己感兴趣的业余活动,以说明自己兴趣广泛。

Possible answer,

Yes, I am aware that the best time to travel is while I am a student, so I worked my way around the country during vacations, doing part- time jobs here and there. I met all sorts of different people and it was really a good experience. Of course, there were good parts and bad parts, but looking back I think it benefited me a lot and helped me grow up.

有,我意识到旅行的最好时光在学生时代,所以假期中我在各地工读,到处兼职。我遇到各种各样的人,那真是一段好经历。当然,这样有好有坏,但是回想起来,又觉得那使我获益很多,并帮助我成长。

Well, I joined the judo club in the first year of my senior high school life.During the three years I guess I spelt more time and energy on judo than on anything else The practices were really hard, and I don't know how many times I thought about quitting. But Looking back on it, the memories are all good.During the practices1'd think"Why am I doing this?" But afterwards I felt really good I made a lot of friends through the club activities, too.

噢,我在高中一年级时加人柔道社,我想三年来我在柔道社花的时间与精力,要比其他任何事情多。练习真的很辛苦,而且不晓得有多少次想放弃,但是回想起来,这些回忆都是好的。练习的时候我会想"我为什么要这样?"但是过后我就感觉很棒。经过社团的活动我还结交了很多朋友。

例4: What was your favourite subject?

你最喜欢的科目是什么?

【思路点拨】

谈谈你喜欢的科目,这样可以为你选择自己心仪的专业埋下伏笔。如果只回答科目名好像过于简短,没有技术含量,建议考生可以顺便说明一下喜欢的理由或者是获奖情况,给老师留下一个更深刻的印象。

Possible answer,

World history. I like learning about how the world was changing before my birth. And I'm interested in the history and cultural background of each country, which helps me understand the news better.

世界史。我喜欢知道在我出生之前世界是怎么变化的。而且我对当今世界各国历史和文化背景很感兴趣,这些会帮助我更好地了解新闻。

Mathematics. I like geometry in particular.I've liked maths ever since primary scho1, and then in senior high schoo1 I had an excellent teacher. His class was always interestingand that made me like maths even more.

数学。我特别喜欢几何。从小学起,我就喜欢数学。后来在高中我有一个很好的老师,他的课总是很有趣,那使我更喜欢数学了。

例5: Is there anything you regret not doing or would like to have done differently during high school?

你在中学的时候有没有后悔没有做出什么事来,或是想浓以往做得不同?

【思路点拔】

如果让你说一件令你比较遗憾的事情,可以讲自己的一个真实故事,以情动人。但是有时可用一点小技巧,将劣势转为优势,比如你花了很多时间阅读各种书籍,却浪费了很多休息玩耍的时间,不能像其他的同龄人一样有段美好的童年。这样的一种回答让人不得不刮目相看。

Possible answer:

I spent a lot of time on my studies, and got a good, solid ground in my studies, and that was good, I thinkι But I have to say probably it would have been better if I had gotten a little more involved in club activities.

我花很多时间学习,并在我的学习方面奠定了良好而扎实的基础,这对我很有益处但是我想说如果我多参加一点社团活动,或许会更好些。

I spent so much time on club activities during the three years一I didn't fail any of my classes, but looking back on it ,I think it would have been better to put more time and energy in studying.

三年来我在社团活动上花了很多时间,我并没有为此而缺课,但是回想起来,我认为如果我多投入一点时间和精力来念书,可能会更好。

三、兴趣与爱好

例6:What do you like to do in your spare time?业余时间你喜欢做什么?

What's your hobbies?你有什么爱好?

【思路点拔】

人们都喜欢兴趣广泛、在学习以外有兴趣爱好、过着丰富多彩生活的学生。信不信由你,教育专家们也都认识到最好的学生并不是那种每天学习15个小时,每星期学习七天的人。大多数诚实的回答在这里都是可以接受的。回答一定要包括户外活动和团体活动。那些消遣活动仅是打电脑游戏和昕随身昕的人会给人留下个性孤僻、不适合团队合作和集体生活的印象。人们常常把有广泛爱好的人,尤其是有不寻常爱好的人,看作多才多艺、兴趣广泛、有健康生活观的人。这些都是被许多学校所看重的有吸引力的个人特征。那些能展示个人发展潜力的爱好最有价值。

Possible answer,

I enjoy participating in and watching most sports. I discoveried£,football in senior high schoo1 and found it a great way to relax and spend time with my friends. I was captain of our schoo1 team and I tried to keep that up as best as I could do. Through the activities I learned a great deal about the importance of teamwork I also enjoy playing basketball and tennis. Moreover, I like listening to music, watching movies and being around my friends.

我喜欢参加并观看大多数的体育运动。在高中的时候我接触了足球,发现它是一种放松及与朋友们在一起度过时光的好途径。我曾是我们校队的队长井一直坚持做到最好。通过这些活动我充分了解了团队合作的重要性。我还喜欢打篮球,还有网球。另外,我喜欢听音乐、看电影,还有和朋友们在一起。

例7: What kind of books do you like?

(你喜欢哪类书?)

What is the most impressive book you've read recently?

(你最近读的给你印象最深刻的是什么书?)

【思路点拨】

这个问题不难,照实回答就行了。可以说你阅读兴趣广泛,喜欢看很多书。列举其中的那么几本有印象的就行了。但是绝对不能说你压根没看过的书,因为要是在场的面试官正好跟你再讨论一下其中的故事情节或者人物,你就会露出马脚了。

Possible answer,

I like mysteries very much - I like to try to figure out "who did it" before the author explains everything. My favourite character is Hercule Poirot in the Agatha Christie mysteries.I've read all of those.

我非常喜欢侦探小说一一在作者解释每一件事之前,我喜欢试着去想出"是谁做的"。我最喜欢的角色是阿嘉莎・克莉斯蒂侦探小说里的赫印里・白罗,那些小说我全都读过了。

I read the book that the movie "The Deer Hunter" was based on, about the war in Vietnam, and it made a very deep impression on me.It was the first thing I'd ever read that made war seem real to me.It was quite a shock I guess what shocked me most was the tragedy of the fighting and the close friendship that it brought among the men. Fighting and friends always seemed contradictory to me, and that book shows them as very closely related.It has given me a lot to think about.

我读了电影《越战猎鹿人》的原作,一本关于越战的书,它给我非常深刻的印象。这是我第一次读到让我真正感受到战争的书,那令人震撼。我想,尤其令我震撼的是战争的悲剧和它带给人们的亲密友谊。战争和友情对我来说似乎总是矛盾的,而这本书显示它们非常密切相关,它给我很多可以思考的东西。

四、个人性格

例8:What are your strengths? How do they help you?(你有什么强项?它们对你有何帮助?)

【思路点拨】

可以列几项你的优点和强项,但要注意不能口若悬河地说一大堆,那样骄傲的心态显露无遗。很谦虚、中肯地说几条优点更符合中国面试老师的要求。但是说完全没有优点也是不行的,实在想不出什么有特色的,可以说说比较勤奋或谦虚吧。

Possible answer:

Well,I'm very motivated,I've got a strong desire to succeed, andI'm always ready and willing to learn new information and skills.

我积极性高、强烈渴望成功,愿意并时刻准备学习新信息和新技术。

I work well under pressure.When there is a deadline, I can focus on the task at hand and structure my study schedule well.

在有压力的情况下我也能很好地工作。当有最后完成期限时,我能集中精力完成手头上的任务,并能合理安排学习计划。

例9: What is your greatest weakness?(你最大的缺点是什么?)

【思路,点拨】

这是个难题。你得提出一个实际上是强项的弱点,保证始终都提到你如何尝试改进这一弱点。

如果可能的话,避免直接回答该问题。提出一个弱点只会引出"既然你知道这个弱点,那你为何没有采取措施加以改正呢?"这样的反应。但是没有人是完美的,也就是说不可能没有缺点,因此一个惯用的方法是提出一个积极的弱点,例如"我太执著或我抱负太大";"我是一个完美主义者";"我对自己要求过于严格";"我是一个学习狂,不知道休息"。回答问题时一定要诚恳,不要油嘴滑舌,否则你会在不知不觉中暴露自己的弱点。

Possible answer:

I'm always ready to acquire new knowledge and adapt my methods to become better at what I do.If I become aware of a weakness in my knowledge base or in the way I perform my duties, I would do my best to fill that gap whether through hardworking or directly learning from my classmates. To some extent,I'm a perfectionist and I want to be the best.

我时刻准备获取新知识,并改进方法以更好地学习。一旦发现自己的知识库或完成任务的方式存在缺陷,无论是通过更努力的工作还是直接向其他同学学习,我都会尽最大努力弥补那个缺陷。从某种程度上说,我是一个完美主义者,并且要求做到最好。

例10:Are you competitive? Is that good or bad?(你竞争意识强吗?竞争意识强是好还是不好?)

【思路点拨】

该问题不好回答,因为竞争意识是个既积极又消极的品质。几乎所有取得成功的人士都高度赞扬适度竞争意识的好处。你回答时也应如此,但不要太过分。竞争意识过强的学生有时会很难与同学和睦相处。

Possible answer :

I'm quite a competitive person, but not overly so.I'd say the person I compete with most is myself. I work hard to achieve the goals and targets I set for myself.

我是个竞争意识很强的人,但不是那种太过分的人。我认为我与之竞争最多的那个人是我自己。我努力学习以实现我为自己定下的目标。

例11:Do you like to be praised? Why?(你喜欢被表扬吗?为什么?)

Do you like to be criticized? Why?(你喜欢被批坪吗?为什么?)

【思路点拨】

面试想知道你是否需要经常性的赞扬和关注以激励自己;或想知道你是否是一个能动性强的人,会不会在没有受到经常关注的情况下自行取得进步。面试官想知道你是否能够接纳他人的观点和建议。该问题与你的可管理性和沟通技能有关。

Possible answer:

It's nice to be praised but it's certainly not something I rely on to motivate me.If I'm praised it means that I must have done the right thing. But often some constructive criticism is more helpful.It's an invaluable way to learn what I'm doing wrong and to find out how to improve.

受到赞扬固然很好,但是别人的赞扬当然并不是赖以激励我前进的动力。如果我被表扬了,这证明我做对了事情。但是有时建设性的批评意见更有帮助。那是我了解哪里做得不好并且求得进步的宝贵办法。

例12:

What type of people do you find difficult to get along with?(你觉得哪种类型的人难以相处?)

【思路点拔】

若问到你跟其他同学相处得如何,此时的答案最好是很融洽。如果你过去与同学相处得不好,你需要分析一下这些不良感觉产生的原因,并予以清除。无论你在哪个学校读书,你都将与形形色色的同学打交道。同周围的每一个人相处愉快非常重要。交际能力在现代社会中必不可少,你应该有能力与每个人友好相处。

Possible answer:

I'm a very communicative person. I enjoy being around people and I get along very well with people of all kinds. I don't think there's any type of people that I don't get along with well.

我是一个善于交际的人,我喜欢和周围的人打交道。我和各种人都相处得很好。我并不认为有我相处不来的人。

五、人生规划

13:Why do you choose our school?(为什么选择我校?)

【思路点拨】

大多数情况下,诚实地回答就行了。要避免诸如"因为我听说这里有盛大的晚会"或"想远离父母"的明显失言。强调你选大学所具有的优势就行了。因此面试前先了解一下所报学校的基本情况,如海内外声誉、校训、著名校友等等。提到那么一两点就会让面试老师对你有一种亲切感。

Possible answer,

First, I like the City of Beijing.Especially after the 0lympic Games, our capital became more beautiful. As is known to all, Tsinghua University is one of the top universities worldwide and is regarded as the kingdom of academy.Many distinguished scholars are from your university. You have the advanced teaching facilities and reference resources. In addition, graduates from Tsinghua are bound to have more chances to find rewarding jobs.

首先,我喜欢北京这个城市。特别是在奥运会之后,我们的首都变得更漂亮了。众所周知,清华大学是世界知名的大学之一,被认为是学术王国。许多著名的学者都是从贵校毕业的。你们有先进的教学设备和参阅资料。另外,从清华毕业的学生将来有更多的机会可以找到很好的工作。

例14: How do you measure success?(你如何衡量成功?)

【思路,点拨】

对于不同的人,成功意味着不同的东西。你可以谈一个你崇拜的名人是如何从困境中战胜一切阻力,最后获得成功的。你认为像他那种性质的人就是成功的。也可以谈谈自己的理想。面试宫主要是想知道你是不是一个有生活斗志的人,是否渴望成功。

Possible answer:

I measure my own personal success by how well I've achieved the goals set by myself. I feelI've been successful to date - I attended my high school of choice and was always a top student in the class. The key to being successful is to set challenging yet attainable goals, and always remain focused on what you hope to achieve. My current goal is to succeed at this interview.

我通过检查对自己所定目标的完成情况来衡量我的个人成功。我认为到目前为止我一直成功一一我上了自己选的中学,直是班上的优等生。成功的关键在于设定有挑战但可以实现的目标,并始终把精力集中于你希望达到的目标上。我现在的目标是在这次面试中取得成功。