- 2018年08月09日17:49 来源：小站整理
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Describe an important stage of your lifeYou should say:
· what part it is
· where you were then
· what memorable things you did
and explain why this is the most enjoyable part / stage in your life.
One of the most important times in my life, as it is in almost everyone’s life, was when I was sixteen.
I was in high school in Beijing. I was a kind ofa shy teenager and only had one friend. We were very close and did everything together. We would often go to each other’s house for sleepovers, and would stay up late at night chatting about everything two children could ever chat about. We were best of friends until one day when we had a terrible misunderstanding. She thought I had told someone a secret that she had told me, and she decided not to be my friend anymore. She made a new best friend and would strut around with her trying to make me jealous. She would gossip with all the other kids about me. I suddenly became an outcast at school, and thus, became utterly lonely and depressed. I thought there was something seriously wrong with me.
It was not until I talked with my cousin about my situation, that I realized it was not me that had a problem but her. I also began to understand that you can not take what others say and do so close to heart, or you will always feel bad about yourself, and will never be able to live your life. I also realized that bad things happen in life, and you can not hide from them or dig yourself into a hole. I eventually found a new best friend, whom I am still friends with today. I have a more open personality. and I am one of the top students in my college. I believe that situation made me a stronger person. I can handle rejection now wherever it comes from, and just keep rolling with a smile on my face.
What sorts of things can people do when they reach this legal age of adulthood?
It’s kind of different from foreign countries. Even after reaching the legal adult age, young people don‘t usually drink or go out to clubs; they usually just study and go to school. But after turning 18, youngsters can get more respect from their parents. They are treated as adults, because parents would understand they can take care of themselves. For example, they can go travelling or camping alone.
Since young people seem to be maturing faster than before. do you think it will be necessary to change this legal age for reaching adulthood?
I don’t think it is necessary. Getting mature is about experience, not only about age. Take China for example, people normally go to college at 19; only after that, they begin to take care of themselves and live on their own. They begin to try and learn how to deal with people and other problems, and they just start to get to know what real life is. So, I believe 18 is still a sensible age.