1. What social skills did you learn from communicating with others?
One social skill that I learned was how to properly express myself in a large group so that everyone
could understand what I was saying. I learned that it isn5t just about listening, but rather if people are willing and actually want to hear what I have to say, too. That’s why I make sure to express my opinion and not be afraid if someone disagrees. It’s all about learning and being open to admit when you are wrong, and making your point125 if you are right.
2. Do you prefer hanging out with a big or a small group of friends?
I prefer hanging out with a small group of friends. I find that smaller groups feel more intimate126, and you can form stronger emotional bonds with each other127 It，s much easier to talk to a smaller group, and these people tend to be close enough to you to really understand you. It also makes hanging out less stressful, you know? Plus, hanging out with a few friends isn’t usually that costly for everyone, but a meet-up with a lot of friends often ends up as128 an expensive party.
3. Which one is important to you, family or friends?
Most definitely129, my family comes first. Family is the ultimate, unconditional, blood-related relationship. Family will be the only ones that will, without a doubt, be by your side till the end130. Friends come and go131, and those friendships have to be built. Family, on the other hand, is a true, natural part of who you are. Your identity is formed around it and your childhood revolves around it. There is nothing safer and more welcoming than a wholesome132 family.
125 making your point:阐述自己的观点，说服别人
126 feel more intimate:感觉更亲密
127 form stronger emotional bonds with each other:彼此之间建立更牢固的情感关系
128 ends up as:最终成为…
130 by your side till the end:永远在你身边陪伴你，支持你
131 come and go:来来往往