雅思口语里最近问道不同意他人的一个决议。想想同学们最常阅历的argument，可能都是跟父母发作的吧… 尤其是在那一段teenage years, 父母的什么决议在我们看来貌似都是错的。所以，假如大家还记得当年发作的小争执，无妨拿出来跟雅思索官分享一下。
This topic reminds me of a decision I made a year ago when I decided to drop out of college and follow my own path, not the crowd. After I told my decision to my parents, they just freaked out, and they were strongly against it. They told me the importance of a decent degree when it comes to hunting for jobs in China, and they insisted that I should finish college no matter what.
But the thing is, my college is located in a remote area, I mean, an underdeveloped city. I couldn’t see my future in this city. I want to work in a vibrant city, you know, like Shanghai or Beijing. But the city I was studying in was nothing like that and it couldn’t offer me what I want.
If I stayed there for four years, I would end up being an ordinary person, with no dreams, no ambition and no bright future. Well, I understand my parents’ decision and I can’t blame them, ‘cause they are pretty traditional and conservative. In their opinion, a girl is supposed to follow a certain lifestyle. For example, graduate from college, find a steady job, get married and start a family. But to me, that is not living, that is just not dying. I want to lead a life that’s worth living, you know.
So I just ignored my parents’ strong objection, and went ahead with my plan. I took a gap year trying to figure out what I truly want to do with my life, and now I started to apply to universities abroad, so here I am.
drop out of something = to leave school, college, etc. without finishing your studies 例如：
She started a degree but dropped out after only a year.
停学的人叫做dropout (a person who leaves school or college before they have finished their studies) 例如：
a university with a high dropout rate
这里要辨别drop out和flunk out的区别：
flunk out of something = to have to leave a school or college because your marks/ grades are not good enough 有种“被劝退”的赶脚，例如：
He flunked out of college after four semesters.
the crowd = ordinary people, not special or unusual in any way 例如：
We all like to think we stand out from the crowd.
He prefers to be one of the crowd.
She’s quite happy to follow the crowd.
freak = if somebody freaks or if something freaks them, they react very strongly to something that makes them suddenly feel shocked, surprised, frightened, etc. 例如：
My parents really freaked (out) when they saw my hair.
Snakes really freak me out.
hunt for something = to look for something that is difficult to find 例如：
She is still hunting for a new job.
the thing is = used to introduce an important fact, reason or explanation 例如：
I’m sorry my assignment isn’t finished. The thing is, I’ve had a lot of other work this week.
vibrant = full of life and energy = exciting 例如：
Thailand is at its most vibrant during the New Year celebrations.
go ahead with something = to begin to do something, especially when somebody has given permission or has expressed doubts or opposition 例如：
The government intends to go ahead with its tax cutting plans.
gap year = a year that a young person spends working and/or travelling, often between leaving school and starting university 例如：
I’m planning to take a gap year and go backpacking in India.