1. Talk about a time when someone (your friends, family or teachers) gave you a piece of advice to solve the problem.
A couple of months ago, I had hard time getting a part-job. When I asked my father for advice, he told me that I was way off base (totally wrong)when I think that money is the most important thing in a job. Thanks to his advice, I hit a homerun/hit it out of the park (had a great success).
2. Talk about a benefit of studying abroad.
First, studying abroad is an effective way to improve English. Although we've learned English by reading textbooks for a couple of years, we may find that talking to native speakers is a whole new ballgame (totally different).
3. Do you agree that it is always good to keep honest, even when others do not agree with you?
Whenever my friends and I are not in the same ballpark (do not agree with each other), I just tell them my ideas.
4. Describe a person you admire.
I wish I could be a person like my father, who has a lot on the ball (very intelligent and is capable of doing many things). For example, he is an excellent manager who is responsible for a large corporation. Because of his management, his employer makes good money almost every year. Not only that, he is a great cook, especially good at cooking American food like apple pie and steak.
我们就可以这样表达：The boy believes that the college is way off base when they intend to attract more top applicants simply by constructing a better stadium. 再比如：在第五道题中经常会出现某个说话人因为生病或者其它原因无法做一些事情，这时候另外一个说话人建议找人替代。这时候他可能会说：well, I guess finding a pinch hitter (A substitute for another person, especially in an emergency)is a good choice for you.