雅思口语Part One思路解析：Time management 时间管理
How do you plan your time in a day?/How do you organize your time? 你如何规划自己的时间
Well, I often make a to-do list to allocat time properly. Every night before I go to bed, I list things I need to do tomorrow, and then rank them according to their relative importance and required time so that I can make better use of every hour.
Is it easy to manage time for you? 时间管理对你来说难吗？
No, it isn’t. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Occasionally, no matter how carefully I plan for the day, there’s something unexpected happened that I can’t control, which might affect my time management time. This article is from Laokaoya website. So, I have to make effort to adjust my plans.
When do you find it hard to allocate time? 你什么时候会觉得分配时间比较难搞？
Like I said, the most difficult part would be ajusting to the unexpected situation. You know, I have to spend a lot of effort to estimate the accurate time frame for those things that are beyond my plans. Otherwise, those things might affect my time management as a whole.
Do you like being late? 你喜欢迟到吗？
No, I hate it. You know, being late is likely to affect the working efficiency of an entire project with others, which will also definitely leave a bad impression on my co-workers, or even my boss/teachers. So, I don’t want to let it happen.
Do you think young people organize their time in the same way?
Some of them might. But I know there are also others who do not make schedules at all. They just deal with things that come to their faces.
Are you ever late for anything?
Yes, of course, but not very often. Usually, it is because I miscalculate the time that I need to get to my destination.
What excuses do you use when you are late / What excuses do people have when they are late?
Traffic jam. It is probably the most popular excuse people use. Due to the increasing number of private cars and narrow streets, it is very common in China.
Do you like it when others are late?
No, I do not. It is very disrespectful, especially when someone is late for over half an hour. However, if he or she is late for 5-10 minutes, it is acceptable. After all, no one can always be punctual.