1. ETS Prep (Answers)

Modified on Sat, 06 May 2023 at 09:33 PM

The following are ChatGPT-generated answers for the ETS Prep test on My Speaking Score.

Question 1: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should receive an allowance for performing household chores and helping out around the house.

Sample Response: I disagree with the idea that children should receive an allowance for performing household chores. While it is important for children to learn about responsibility and the value of hard work, I believe these lessons can be taught in other ways. Completing household chores as part of their daily routine can teach children about teamwork and the importance of contributing to the household. Expecting children to help out without providing an allowance can also teach them about selflessness and doing things for the benefit of others. Providing an allowance may give children a sense of entitlement and expectation of payment for every task they complete. Instead, children can learn valuable life skills through the completion of household chores without the need for an allowance. (124 words)

Question 2: The man expresses his opinion about the university's plan. Briefly summarize the plan, then state his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding it.

Sample Response: The university has announced its intention to replace the old campus auditorium with a new, modern building. The old auditorium, which is one of the original buildings on campus, is reportedly showing signs of age and wear, such as sagging floors, peeling paint, and a drafty interior. Additionally, the old auditorium is said to be too small to accommodate the current student body. In contrast, the new auditorium will be larger and feature a clean, modern appearance. However, the man in the conversation expressed his opposition to this plan. He values the historic appearance of the old auditorium and believes it should be preserved as an important part of the university's history. He also argues that there is no need for expansion, as he has never seen the auditorium at capacity and there are usually only a small number of students in attendance at events. He suggests that there might be other forms of recreation or social activities on campus that would be more appealing to students. (167 words)

Question 3: Explain flow, and how the example used by the professor illustrates the concept.

Sample Response: Flow, as described in psychology, is the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity. It is a state in which people become completely immersed in an activity and lose their sense of time, and they often experience great satisfaction as a result. Flow usually occurs when we are actively engaged in a difficult enterprise or task that stretches our mental or physical abilities, rather than during leisure and entertainment. The example provided by the professor illustrates this concept well. The professor's friend, Professor Jones, spent an entire night working on a mathematics puzzle and became so immersed in the task that he didn't even stop to eat or sleep. He was completely focused on solving the puzzle and didn't realize that time was passing. This is an example of flow, as Professor Jones was completely engaged in the activity for its own sake and experienced great satisfaction as a result. (152 words)

Question 4: Using points and examples from the talk, describe the two different definitions of tools given by the professor.

Sample Response:The professor in the lecture describes two different definitions of tools. The first, which is referred to as the narrow definition, states that a tool is an object that has been purposely changed or shaped by an animal or human in order to be used for a specific task. As an example, the professor mentions wild chimpanzees using sticks to dig insects out of their nests. These sticks are not just any sticks, but ones that have been sharpened and trimmed down to the right size through modification by the chimpanzees. The second definition, referred to as the broad definition, states that any object used to perform a specific task is considered a tool, regardless of whether it has been modified or not. The professor gives the example of an elephant using a stick to scratch its back, without modifying the stick in any way. According to the broad definition, this stick would still be considered a tool, while it would not be considered one under the narrow definition. (169 words)

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