Describe someone you know who has interesting ideas or opinions.
You should say:
Who this person is;
How you got to know each other;
What ideas or opinions this person has;
And explain why you think they are interesting.
Well…off the top of my head, the first person that comes to mind is my uncle. He’s a high school history teacher. I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say I know him pretty well. I think he’s a really interesting person who always comes up with140 creative and unique ideas.
I love watching TV with him, especially historical dramas, because he always looks at historical events from a unique perspective141. For instance, once we had lunch while watching a TV show about the Emperor Yongzheng and his great contribution to the country. My uncle had a lot to say about142 this Emperor. He said the Emperor’s lifestyle was similar to that of an Internet celebrity143 today. You know, I never thought that there could be any similarities between such different kinds of people. My uncle related the lifestyles by talking about how both an internet celebrity and the Emperor faced a lot of gossip144. Then I found it interesting how he could connect historical lives of others with modern day situations.
I always listened to him with relish. It was as fun as listening to some gossip, but about the ancient world, which is just a perfect mix to145 have fun and learn new historical facts at the same time. It’s such a treat talking to him. Not only can I learn tons of history knowledge from him, but I can definitely blow off some steam by talking to a wise person like him.
140 comes up with: 想出
141 from a unique perspective：以独特的视角
142 had a lot to say about：关于某个话题有很多想法
143 Internet celebrity：网红
144 faced a lot of gossip：面对很多流言蜚语
145 a perfect mix to：完美的混合、组合