Independent Topic Four


Many students have to live with roommates while going to school or university. What are some of the important qualities of a good roommate?


Topic 4 presents an interesting question. If you have every lived in a dormitory situation, then possibly you will have a lot to discuss.

To answer this question well, it is essential to understand yourself and what you value in life.  If you value cleanliness, then you probably will also consider cleanliness as a quality of a good roommate.  Likewise, it can be said the same of studying habits, social activities, and moral issues. If you know what your values are, then most likely you will also consider them to be important in a good roommate.

This is one of those topics you can easily forget the time limits, especially if you have strong feelings.  Remember 30 minutes for Independent Writing and 45 seconds for Independent Speaking.

So I would suggest choosing only some of the important qualities, that are meaningful to you, and make sure you provide reasons and examples to support your selection.

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