A： What would you say are some of your strong and weak points？
B： Well, I suppose a strong point of mine is that I like developing new things and ideas. But I am afraid I am a poor talker and that isn't very good, so I've been studying how to speak in public.
A： Do you have any people you'd call really close friends？
B： Not too many, but not too few, either, I suppose. There are six people that I see quite often now. They're all my good friends.
A： What kind of sports do you like？ And do you watch or play？
B： I like both watching and playing. And I enjoy almost all sports, but I especially like tennis. I was in the tennis club all through high school, so particularly in the case of tennis I prefer doing to watching.
A： What kind of books do you like？
B： I like biographics. It's intersting to read about the backgrounds of people who have become famous, and see what I can learn from their lives.
A： Who is your favorite writer？
B： I like the novels of Charles Dickens very much. I've read almost all of them in the original.
A： Can you name one person that you respect very much？
B： My English teacher at college. He has so much humour and vitality, and I am very impressed with his tactfulness. He can make a person see the contradictions in his thinking without making him feel foolish. I've learned a lot from watching the way he applies himself to his teaching, and how he leads people to seeing things.