1. Do men and women like the same hobbies?
2. How are magazines different from newspapers?
3. Are schools nowadays the same as in the past?
4. Do shops change a lot in recent years?
Q：Do men and women like the same hobbies?
No, I think men and women like different hobbies.
Men like playing computer games, or doing sports activities such as football and basketball. However, women like watching TV, shopping, going to a karaoke bar and chatting on line.
Well, certainly there are a few differences.
The first difference is the outdoor activities. I mean, men are fond of doing sports activities like football and basketball. In contrast, women prefer going shopping for clothes or shoes.
Another distinction is the TV programs they watch. For instance, men are quite into action movies. By comparison, women are more likely to watch soap operas.
例1：.How are magazines different from newspapers?
内 容：interesting VS boring
读 者：young VS old
价 格：expensive VS cheap
周 期：weekly or monthly VS daily
Well, of course several differences can be found
The biggest difference, I suppose, is the content. Usually, a magazine is quite entertaining because it includes colorful pictures or interesting stories. On the contrary, the information on a newspaper is a little boring.
In addition, the price is also different. Normally a copy of newspaper will cost you 1 or 2 yuan, but you need to spend 15 or 20 yuan on a magazine.
例2：Are schools nowadays the same as in the past?
大 小：small VS large
设 施：traditional VS modern
课 程：a few VS many
师 资：low VS high
Well, of course there are a few differences.
The most obvious difference should be the facilities. I mean, in the past, all we got were the blackboard and chalks. By contrast, today’s school will provide students with advanced teaching facilities like the multi-media and well-equipped labs.
Moreover, a further distinction is the courses. Decades ago, students only had to learn a few subjects and the content was easy, but nowadays students’ pressure has been largely increased because they have to deal with 7 or 8 subjects at the same time.