Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a family (not your own) which you like and are happy to know (family) thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe an object (miêu tả đối tượng) kèm theo các từ vựng ghi điểm trong bài. Đây là một trong nhóm chủ đề phổ biến trong bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2.
Describe a family (not your own) which you like and are happy to know (family)
You should say
Where this family lives
How you know them
What each person in this family does in life (student/work/retired etc.)
And explain why you like this family
IELTS Speaking sample
Well, I wanna tell you about a young married couple who has just moved to live next door to me. Despite having known each other for just a short period of time, we now become very close.
Umm, I’m currently living in a rented flat with 2 friends of mine. Although it has been almost 2 years since we moved there, we hardly know any next-door neighbors, maybe because everyone is so busy with their own hectic schedule and the fast pace of city life. That’s why even a friendly person like me sometimes finds it hard to get to know more about the people around me.
A couple of months ago, our apartment building welcomed some new residents, a young couple who I guess are now in their late twenties. Only a few days later, after having their house furnished, they invited me to their housewarming because we had helped them to move some furniture. At the party, I felt quite awkward at first but you know, the wife always broke the ice to strike up a conversation with me. She was so nice and approachable, so was her husband. After finding that she and I had a lot in common, we both felt eager to know more about each other.
Well, the young couple got married 2 years ago and now they are running their own business, a small and lovely café just downstairs, on the ground floor. I often come there in my free time, not only to taste new drinks, but also to talk and confide in them. You know, they have given me really good advice whenever I encounter difficulties. On top of that, they are always willing to lend a hand when I’m in need, like, help me do up my house. Well, I look up to them because of their talents and I’m also glad knowing them.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
Fast pace of city life /fɑːst peɪs əv ˈsɪt.i laɪf/: Nhịp sống hối hả của thành phố
Ví dụ: I do not live at a fast pace of city life
Furnish /ˈfɜː.nɪʃ/: Trang bị nội thất
Ví dụ: They've furnished the room very simply.
Housewarming /ˈhaʊs.wɔː.mɪŋ/: tiệc tân gia
Ví dụ: We're having a housewarming on Friday if you'd like to come
Awkward /ˈɔː.kwəd/ : ngượng ngùng
Ví dụ: He's an awkward customer
Break the ice and strike up a conversation /breɪk ðiː aɪs ænd straɪk ʌp ə kɒn.vəˈseɪ.ʃən/ : bắt chuyện
Ví dụ: Walk up to him every now and then Break the ice and strike up a conversation.
Approachable /əˈprəʊ.tʃə.bəl/: thân thiện, dễ nói chuyện
Ví dụ: Malcolm is always very approachable
Confide in /kənˈfaɪd ɪn/: tâm sự với
Ví dụ: She's nice, but I don't feel I can confide in her.
Encounter difficulties /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər dɪf.ɪ.kəl.ti/ : gặp khó khăn
Ví dụ: He began to encounter difficulties.
Do up /duːʌp/: sửa chữa
Ví dụ: He appreciates what we do up front.
Look up to /lʊk ˈʌp ˌtuː/: tôn trọng, coi trọng
Ví dụ: He'd always looked up to his uncle.
Mở rộng: Các ý tưởng và từ vựng trong bài mẫu trên có thể được sử dụng để phát triển câu trả lời cho các chủ đề sau:
Describe a time you invited family or friends to have dinner at home or a restaurant: Just a few months ago, I moved to a new flat on the second floor of a high rise building. After having my house fully furnished, I hold a housewarming and invite some next-door neighbors.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Câu hỏi: Who is usually the head of a Vietnamese family?
Gợi ý: the breadwinner (người trụ cột nuôi cả gia đình), men and women now have equal rights (nam nữ đều có quyền bình đẳng), stereotype (định kiến), make vital decisions (đưa ra quyết định quan trọng)
As far as I see, men are usually the breadwinners and take the leading position in the family. Actually, it doesn’t mean that women cannot play that role, you know, because men and women now have equal rights in society. But there is still a stereotype that men are born to be stronger than women, so they tend to be considered the head of a family and have to make vital decisions in difficult situations. Women, otherwise, will be responsible for raising kids and doing housework.
Câu hỏi: How do grandparents take care of grandchildren?
Gợi ý: retirement (nghỉ hưu), have lots of time on their hand (có nhiều thời gian rảnh)
Well, busy parents often have their kids looked after by grandparents. Old people, after retirement, tend to have lots of time on their hand to spend on child care. They can talk to their grandchildren, play with them, teach them or take them to school.
Câu hỏi: What’s the most important quality of parents? How can new parents learn about parenting?
Gợi ý: good listener (người biết lắng nghe), confide in (tâm sự), be patient (kiên nhẫn)
I think the priority is that parents must be good listeners. You know, to educate children, at first parents should learn to become their friends to whom a child can talk to and confide in when they have problems. They need to be patient and listen to everything their children are sharing every day. This is only one of the important qualities I think parents need. Such parental skills are normally gained through real-life experience and sometimes, learned from others. To be honest, classes teaching those skills are still rare.