Future plans and aspirations

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Item 1

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Outline the girl's plan.

The girl’s plan is to first travel, then find a job for one to two years before attending university. She wishes to be an accountant.

Boy: 琳达,很久没见了,怎么样?
Girl: 大伟,你好!最近我很忙,要复习功课,准备考试。
Boy: 毕业以后,你打算做什么?
Girl: 我想先去旅游,然后找一份工作。工作一﹑两年后,再到大学学习。
Boy: 你想当什么?
Girl: 我想当会计。

Item 2

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Why is Meiyi feeling upset?

Meiyi is feeling upset because her parents want her to be a doctor and she wants to be a music teacher. She has discussed it with her parents but they do not agree and she does not know what to do.

美华姐姐:

是我,美怡。我打了好几次电话给你,你都不在。现在我给你留言,想听听你的意见。
今年我中学毕业了,爸妈要我进大学,以后当医生。他们说当医生可以得到很多的钱,生活就好多了。我呢,我希望以后当音乐老师。我很喜欢音乐,也会弹钢琴和拉小提琴。我已经跟爸妈谈过这个问题,他们不同意!我真的不知道应该怎么办!
好了,等你的回音。

Item 3

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Is the trip to China worthwhile for Zhonghua? Justify your answer with textual references.

马丽: 中华,大学考试以后,你打算做什么?

中华: 我打算回中国看我的爷爷奶奶。他们年纪大了,我想多陪陪他们。

马丽: 去多长时间?

中华: 三个月。在中国的时候,我还可以练习听和说中文。马丽: 这太好了。悉尼有这么多中国人,你以后想当医生,中文说得好,对你以后的工作有帮助。

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