时间冲突: Time Conflict
用法：problem of a time conflict between a andb.
Work (part-time job) vs. Study (for a…test/exam)
Play (visit/tour) vs. Study (for a… test/exam)
Preference: ____=a balanced solution (既a又b)
Reason: I think the man/womanshould____(preference) because finding a balanced solution is the best way for him/her to do(a) and in the meantime/at the same time, do (b). In the process, the man/woman can acquirean ability of doing time management which does good to his/her future since only beingefficient can make him/her more competitive. (when he/she is hunting for a job/comparativeadvantage/ make a well-organized plan/ make a tight schedule)
左右为难: Dilemma Choice
用法: problem of a dilemma choice (of____) between a and b.
a. internship/job: 两个行业
b. play (academic trip) vs. play (tour, visit=family-beach)
a. ____=what makes him/her happy or what he/she is really interested in.
b. ____=academic trip
a. because doing things that make him/her really interested in will offer him/her greatestpassion. So the man/woman will devote/dedicate more time to it to make more contributions.Only in that way, can he/she have the greatest personal satisfaction. (According to Maslow’sHierarchy of Needs)
b. because it is good to be on his/her study record with the practical research experience.Gathering an experience like this is also helpful to his/her future when he/she is looking for ajob. For the reunion with his/her family, there are more chances in the next time. So he/sheshould grasp/seize this great opportunity.
用法：problem that he/she cannot choose/take/register/sign up for___=course because itis already full/filled up.
Preference: talking to the instructor
Reason: because it is the fastest way to solve the problem. Through the conversationwith the instructor, the man/woman has a chance to convince the person with his/her strongwill to study for the course and passion for devotion/dedication to it. After that, theinstructor may let him/her in.
Pro: she cannot choose econ she needs for graduation because it is filled up.
*advisor, summer school, community college
a 用法：She/He has a problem that she/he has an emergency on___. / she/he has troublewith___.
b. Preference: talking to the person who is in charge
c. Reason: because it is the most efficient way to solve the problem. By talking to theperson who is in charge, the woman/man will have the direct chance to explain the situation andfind the fastest way out of the trouble. After all, solving the problem is the first thing she/heneeds to worry about.
4. 室友问题 (Roommate Issue)
a. Too noisy and loud
b. Borrow the money and never pay back
c. Take away your goods without informing you
2) Preference: talking to him/her
3) Reason: because talking to him/her will explain the problem face to face. Through thiscommunication, the man/woman can tell the roommate about what he/she is thinking in themind. It is also good to wipe out the troubles without hurting anybody. Besides, theman/woman can improve the social skills.