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Questionnaire – English

This student’s English is so advanced that the help I gave was very close to the way I help my American students.

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About You

I have a strong ability to adapt to the environment, kindness, optimism, sense of humor, braveness to face challenges to describe me.

From 2010 to 2012, I worked as head of my class during my school charity sale for three consecutive years, responsible for staff arrangement, commodity pricing, statistics of earnings and so on. I faced great difficulties in these activities.

When I was head for the first time, I didn’t have much experience, knowing almost nothing about how to do charity sale. However, I decided to accept the challenge when my classmates elected me.

In the activity, I gradually set up the confidence, and not only improved the ability of leadership, organization, communication and team cooperation, but also applied some knowledge of economics to practice.

Many students donated items, for example, were not suitable for charity sale and could not be sold a good price. Finally I took propaganda and pleading, successfully sold them at a high price to those teachers who hoped to contribute to this charity sale.

For the second time as head, I set a list of acceptable donations before the activity and this made the charity sale going very well. At the third time, I further organized my classmates to do donations packaging, slide show and venue decoration, in order to make the activity more successful.

Working as head of my class during school charity sale for three consecutive years. In these activities, I not only improved my ability and got the praise from my teachers and classmates, but also helped those in need of help.

Family and Friends

My father is a senior manager of _________________. He is a good manager at the bank, and is also a man of many interests in life. He is good at table tennis, and won the championships in contests. He also loves Peking Opera, Weiqi, antiques collecting, tea ceremony, and so on.

My mother has a high sense of responsibility, and have the courage to explore. After her unremitting efforts, she becomes an outstanding manager at __________________ and is awarded many national honors.

The wisdom, generosity, kindness and perseverance of my parents influence me a lot.

My parents are busy at work, so since I was young, I started to learn how to take care of myself. Sometimes I would help them with cooking, clothes washing, rooms cleaning, etc. as well.

To be honest, I don’t like to go shopping with my mother, because we often have disagreements on what to buy.

Academic Interests

Chinese English Math Physics Chemistry PE Information Geography Politics History, Music, etc.

I like English, Chinese, History and Math. English, Chinese and History would make it possible for me to have a better understanding of China and the world. Math can improve my thinking ability and lay the foundation for my future study.

I am good at English and I believe it is a key to the door of the world.

I do not like Politics that much, because I think its curriculum is old.

Extracurricular Activities, Summer Activities, Hobbies and Awards

I took part in many activities, such as primary school press corps, composition contest, singing competition, charity sale, swimming team, basketball team, and so on. I also won several awards in those activities.

I like reading very much and I am good at it. History and economics books are my favorites. Recently I read The History of the Three Kingdoms, The Mill on the Floss, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

In the charity sale, as head of my class, I not only the ability of leadership, organization, communication and team cooperation and got the praise from my teachers and classmates, but also helped those in need of help.

As head of my class during my school charity sale for three consecutive years, I was responsible for staff arrangement, commodity pricing, and statistics of earnings and so on.

In the Minzuhun activity, My work included script planning, creation and performance. I was awarded honor titles such as Best planning.

Your Future

My goal is to learn new knowledge, broaden my horizons, and complete high school studies.

After high school, my plan is to attend the school of business at top universities. After graduating from university, I plan to work in the United States for a period of time, accumulate international experience, and then returned to my country to seize my career.

As for my career, I hope to do something related to economics or finance. First of all, both of my parents work at banks, and I have learned a lot knowledge of economics. Second, during the charity sale, I found that I like it.

Your School and City

Shanghai Foreign Language School is a model school in Shanghai, and is famous for its specialized foreign language education. My school encourages students to be lively, tolerant and to participate in extracurricular activities and social practice. I believe students can develop both foreign language ability and comprehensive quality.

I hope I can improve some of hardware facilities, such as laboratory, etc. Because I think more experiments can make students more interested in study.

There are 8 classes a day except on the weekend, 5 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Each class lasts 40 minutes, and we have a break for 10 minutes between two classes. Lunch break is from 12am to 1:30pm.

I like Wednesday afternoon, since we have PE and English classes then. And I would say I do not like Thursday morning, because I have two classes of Politics. It is kind of boring.

School and School Selections

In order to realize my career dream, I hope to get the best education in the world. My father went to the university of ____________’s ____________ school of business in 2003, as a visiting scholar, and my aunt went to the United States in 1997, and completed university and MBA education there. Both of them have a profound experience and understanding of these two kinds of education system. In recent years, some good students in my class chose to go to the United States for high school education. Through their introduction, I am very eager to get an enlightening, innovative and diversified education system like the one in US. In order to experience American society and education early, I want to enter a good high school in US and one of my ideal universities in the future.

I understand Gill St. Bernard’s School is located in a beautiful town near New York City, has 100+ years history, and provides a rich curricular and extracurricular experience. I have learned that every year its graduates enter top universities in the United States.

Yes, I intend on applying to excellent high schools like Gill St. Bernard’s.

Different culture and environment are definitely challenges for me, but my father and some friends had experiences living in the United States. I know a lot from them and I think I am ready to live and study there. By the way, I like challenges, and I like try something new.

I think the most difficult is to understand the new culture, because it is so different with the Chinese culture. However, the good thing is that I have the chance to experience different cultures and broaden my horizons.

Miscellaneous

My father is a senior manager of ________________. He is a good manager at the bank, and is also a man of many interests in life. He is good at table tennis, and won the championships in contests. He also loves Peking Opera, Weiqi, antiques collecting, tea ceremony, and so on. His wisdom and generosity influence me a lot.

I learned that there are two special futures of Gill St. Bernard’s School. One is “The Unit”, and the other is “VOTES”. I am very interested in them, would you please give me a short introduction?

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About You

I adapt. I know how to fit in. I’m kind and optimistic. I can laugh at a good joke and face up to my challenges.

Three years in a row I headed up our class charity sale (2010-2012). I recruited workers, set prices, and kept track of our earnings. Each year, all our hard work paid off with a large contribution to charity.

I had no experience and knew nothing about how to do a charity sale. But when my classmates showed such confidence in me, it gave me the heart to do the job.

As we got started, little by little my own confidence increased. The job taught me how to lead and organize. I found how important it is to keep everybody in touch and with a job to do. And it was fun to put into practice a few of the things we had been studying about economics.

My first time leading the charity sale, too many donated items just did not look good enough to bring much of a price. I had to resort to propaganda and pleading to get teachers to pay good prices.

So the next year I set a list of acceptable donations, and we got off to a much better start. The third year I set up teams to put donations in attractive packaging, to create a slide show, and to decorate our venue. We had a grand success!

No doubt about it — leading our class charity sale for three consecutive years taught me skills, brought me praise, and helped needy people.

Family and Friends

My father is a senior manager of _________________, Inc. He wins table tennis championships, loves Peking Opera and Weiqi, the board game. He collects antiques and conducts the traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

My mother is both the anchor of responsibility and an innovator. By steady effort, she has earned many national honors as a manager at __________________, Inc.

My parents show a lot of wisdom and generosity, kindness and perseverance. I would like to develop these same characteristics.

At an early age, because my parents were busy at work, I learned to take care of myself. As I grew more mature, I also began helping with our household cooking, washing, and cleaning.

To be honest, I don’t like shopping with my mother, because we disagree about what to buy.

Academic Interests

I have studied Chinese, English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical education, information technology, geography, politics, history, and music.

From English, Chinese, and history I grasp a better understanding of China and the world. Math improves my thinking ability and lays a foundation for future studies.

I am good at English, the doorway to the world.

I do not enjoy politics that much, perhaps because the curriculum feels out of date.

Extracurricular Activities, Summer Activities, Hobbies and Awards

I won awards for my work in our primary school Press Corps, in composition and in singing. I do the 100 Meter Relay for our school swim team and play point guard on our basketball team.

I like reading very much, and I am good at it. I just finished The History of the Three Kingdoms. Last month I read The Mill on the Floss, and before that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. My favorite topics are history and economics.

By leading our class charity sale for three consecutive years I learned to lead, to organize, to communicate, and to get people involved.  Besides earning praise from my peers, it gave me the satisfaction of helping needy people.

As head of my class during our school charity sale for three consecutive years, I was responsible for staff arrangement, commodity pricing, and accounting.[1]

In the National Spirit activity, I helped plan the script, contributed to the creation, and performed with the cast. Judges awarded me the title, “Best Planning”.

Your Future

My short term goals are to learn new knowledge, to broaden my horizons, and to complete high school.

After high school, I plan to attend business school at a top university. After graduating from business school, I want to work in the United States for a while. After accumulating international experience, I would begin my career in China.

I plan on a career related to economics or finance. Both my parents – who work at banks — have taught me much about economics and finance. Furthermore, leading our school charity sale I found that I enjoy this kind of work.

Your School and City

Shanghai Foreign Language School is famous for its foreign languages. My school encourages me to be lively and tolerant as well as to participate in extracurricular activities and social events. In my experience, students can develop ability in a foreign language without sacrificing quality in their overall education.

I would like to improve our school’s laboratory as a way of helping students conduct high-quality scientific experiments and become a little more excited about their studies.

We have eight classes a day except on weekends, five in the morning and three more in the afternoon. Each class lasts 40 minutes, with a 10-minute break between classes. Lunch is 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

I especially enjoy our Wednesday afternoon PE and English classes. And I admit that I do not enjoy our two Thursday morning classes in politics. They are kind of boring.

School and School Selections

To realize my career goal, I hope to get the best education the world affords. In 2003 my father attended the University of ____________’s ____________ School of Business as a visiting scholar, and in 1997 my aunt completed her MBA in education at ____________ University. They brought back reports of profound educational experiences which deepened their understanding.

Good students who recently left my class for high schools in the United States have been describing enlightening, innovative and diversified educational systems that make me eager to follow them. Furthermore, in order to experience American society as a young man, I want to enter a good U.S. high school and then a university in the U.S.

I understand Gill St. Bernard’s School is located in a beautiful town near New York City, has 100+ years of history, and provides rich curricular and extracurricular experiences. I have learned that every year its graduates enter top universities in the United States.

I intend to apply to excellent high schools like Gill St. Bernard’s.

My father and friends have some experience in The States and have taught me a lot. I have every reason to believe that – with diligence, focus, and hard work – I will succeed in my life and study in the U.S. Although a foreign culture and a different environment will challenge me, I like challenges. I enjoy new experiences.

A new culture is a two-sided coin — difficult is to understand, yet a chance to broaden my horizons.

Miscellaneous

My father is a senior manager of ________________. He wins table tennis championships, loves Peking Opera and plays the baord game Weiqi. He collects antiques and conducts the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. I would emulate my father’s wisdom and generosity.

Two special features of Gill St. Bernard’s School interest me: The Unit and V.O.T.E.S.  I would be happy to study any further information you have about either feature.


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