来源：环球教育 时间：2017-08-13 浏览量：419
1. Do you think friends are important?
Of course friends are important! Without friends we would be lonely much of the time, and although sometimes it’s nice to be left alone, it would be horrible to have no one to talk to. With friends we can enjoy similar interests, talk about our lives and share experiences. Friends should be held close, because they’re some of the most valuable things we can have. A true friend will always be there for you when you need them most. A strong group of friends is as good as, if not better than, a family.
2. Do you prefer to have one or two close friends or a wide circle of friends?
这道题需要注意的是在题目中首先要明白a wide circle of friends的意思，表示大量的，很多的朋友，然后以自己的想法和态度对于有一两个密友(one or two close friends)和很多的朋友(a wide circle of friends)这个比较宽泛的概念进行论述。因为题目问到个人，所以可以出现表示个人的词语，观点及例子。
I have a wide range of interests, so I think it’s good to have a wide circle of friends because that way I’m always able to find someone who I can talk to about something. To be honest though, it’s much better to have one or two close friends because those are the friends that count. Close friends will always stick by you through thick and thin, and you can talk about more personal issues than you can with mere acquaintances. I’ve had many, many friends over the years but I’ve lost touch with most of them. Only a few have been my friends the whole time, and I think that’s the mark of true friendship.
3. What do you think is the difference between a “close friend” and a “best friend”?
这道题在回答时首先要理清自己的思路，到底要以什么方式去阐述“close friend” 和 “best friend”的区别。对于答题的切入点要明确，比如：怎样的朋友算是“best friend”，需要具备什么样的条件及素质等等。另外，对于所具备的条件和素质的内容，如果在没有充分准备时间的情况下，选择自己会说的能成为好朋友的内容即可，如： trust, know well, kindness等等。
Some people attach great significance to the title of “best friend”. Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to single one person out as the “best” and better than other friends. Sometimes it makes your other friends feel inferior because they are not given this title. The idea of a best friend is a good one though: it means someone who you absolutely trust, have known for a long time and get along with very well. It’s a special relationship that means a lot to both people.
4. How can one distinguish between a close friend and an acquaintance?
这道题不算太难，但需要在论述的时候对于密友和熟人的界限划定清晰，可以通过我们对不同分类的朋友所做的不同的事情把密友和熟人区分的比较明确。另外，此题也应该以大范围的方式进行论述，最好不要涉及I的个人表达，可以用someone, you, a close friend, and acquaintances 这样宽泛的表达来表述。
It’s easy tell the difference. An acquaintance may be someone you enjoy spending time with and probably has similar interests to you, but you don’t know enough about each other to really be good friends. Acquaintances are often made at school or work where people spend a lot of time with each other, and you probably like them and enjoy being with them but don’t have much of a relationship beyond that. A close friend is someone who you’ve maybe known for a long time and know very well. A close friend is someone you can talk to about your thoughts and feelings, but you probably wouldn’t do that with an acquaintance.