1. Should children take art classes?
Yeah, I think children should take art classes. Having a creative outlet182 is really important, especially at that stage of life. It helps them use their imagination and express themselves. Plus, I suppose that creating art is a really good way to blow off some steam183. Everybody needs a way to destress184. Art is a great way to do that. They can use the skills they learn in those classes for the rest of their lives.
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having art classes for adults?
One advantage is that adults can have a way to destress. You know, it’s so easy to get caught up in work185 that you don’t even give yourself a chance to breathe. So if you take an art class, you can blow off some steam after a long day of work. And you get to make something beautiful in the process. I guess a disadvantage is that some of the adults have lost the creativity that they used to have when they were young. And the lack of creativity might just hinder them from186 learning in art class. They might end up just imitating others’ artworks.
3. Do people need to learn how to draw?
No, I don’t think they need to learn how to draw. I mean, it’s a very cool skill. Drawing is a great form of artistic expression187. And a lot of people find it very relaxing. Plus, it can come in handy188 when you’re trying to explain something you saw but you don’t have a picture. But I wouldn’t say it’s absolutely necessary. After all, most people don’t need drawing skills in their life or work. And there are definitely other skills, like computer skills or language skills, that are more important to learn.
4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking photos with a mobile phone.
One advantage I can think of is that it helps you capture a memory189 easily. For instance, when people are hanging out with their friends，they can just take selfies on their phone so that they’ll always remember the time they spent with others. It’s also great for special occasions, like weddings or parties. But the downside is that sometimes the quality of the photos isn’t so great，depending on what type of phone you have. You can also get so consumed with190 taking photos that you forget to live in the moment191.
5. What do you think about photographer as an occupation?
I think that it would be so cool to be a photographer. It’s such an interesting job because you get to see so many different things，depending on what type of photography you do. If you’re a nature photographer192, you’d constantly see beautiful scenery and maybe even wild animals. If you’re a wedding photographer，you get to meet lots of couples and hear about their love stories.
182 a creative outlet:发挥创造力的途径
183 blow off some steam:放松，释放一些压力
185 get caught up in work：忙于工作
186 hinder them from:妨碍/阻碍/受限…
187 a great form of artistic expression:—种很棒的艺术表现形式
188 come in handy:派得上用场
189 capture a memory:捕捉一个瞬间
190 get so consumed with:太沉浸于对…过于着迷
191 live in the moment:享受当下那一刻
192 a nature photographer:自然摄影师