Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a friend you lost contact with and started contacting again (person) thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe a person (miêu tả người) 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 friend you lost contact with and started contacting again (person)
You should say:
Who this friend is
When and Where you met
What you talked about
And explain your feelings about the meeting
IELTS Speaking sample
So now I’m gonna tell you about Thalia, a friend of mine with whom I often hang out recently. Actually, she is a Vietnamese, but I usually call her by English name because she told me she really loved that name.
Thalia is now in her early twenties. We’ve been friends for donkey’s years, and I vaguely remember that I got to know her in secondary school when we both were in grade 9. I would say she is a gorgeous and super talented girl. She started working as a designer in a well-known advertising company just about a couple of months ago. Before that, probably in 2012, she migrated to Ireland, settled down and finished her tertiary education there. That’s also the reason why we lost touch with each other in almost 7 years.
Well, back then, we got on really well with each other since we had a lot in common. We hardly ever fell out, and we saw eyes to eyes in almost every situation. I just enjoyed her company very much until she told me that she decided to study overseas in a European country halfway across the world from Vietnam. I was really sad about that. After she had arrived in Ireland, we did try to keep in touch by sending text messages and calling videos, but due to her hectic studying schedule, we both eventually stopped contacting each other.
3 months ago, I bumped into her while going shopping in a mall. I recognized her instantly because of a small tattoo on her neck. It’s so unique. Needless to say, I was so surprised and excitedly gave her a warm hug. At that time, she nearly burst into tears. We spent the whole afternoon talking and catching up on what we’d been up to until then. She shared a lot about her student life abroad, about her new boyfriend and she just kept saying sorry for not contacting me. Well, of course I didn’t get angry about that. Now she is there and we are still friends. Currently, we often hang out on the weekends. That’s enough for us to keep our long-lasting friendship.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
For donkey’s years: một khoảng thời gian dài
Ví dụ: For donkey's years, they've always stuck the worst player in goal
Gorgeous /ˈɡɔː.dʒəs/: xinh đẹp, lộng lẫy
Ví dụ: The bride looked gorgeous.
Lose touch with someone /luːz tʌtʃ wɪð/: mất liên lạc với ai đó
Ví dụ: I lost touch with Katie after she moved to Canada.
Have a lot in common /ə lɒt ɪn ˈkɒm.ən/: có nhiều điểm chung
Ví dụ: Orange trees have a lot in common with grapevines
Hardly ever fell out /ˈhɑːd.li ˈev.ər fel aʊt/: chưa từng tranh cãi hay bất hòa
Ví dụ: They hardly ever fell out
See eyes to eyes /siː aɪs tuː aɪs/: đồng quan điểm
Ví dụ: Me and that guy just don't see eyes-to-eyes
Hectic schedule: lịch trình bận rộn
Hectic /ˈhek.tɪk/: Bận rộn, tất bật
Schedule /ˈʃedʒ.uːl/ : lịch trình
Ví dụ: Mr. Vas has a very hectic schedule.
Bumped into /bʌmp/ /ˈɪn.tuː/ : bắt gặp một cách tình cờ
Ví dụ: You bumped into me.
Burst into tear /bɜːst ˈɪn.tuː teər/: bật khóc
Ví dụ: He burst into tears
Mở rộng Các chủ đề tương tự:
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 Person You Want To Enjoy Dinner With: It has been a long time since we last met so I really want to invite her for dinner so that we can talk and catch up on what each other has been up to.
Describe a friend of your family you remember from your childhood: She is the daughter of my next-door neighbor. In my childhood, we spent most of our time playing with each other.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Câu hỏi: Why do people lose contact with their friends after graduation?
Gợi ý: make a different decision (đưa ra những quyết định khác nhau), settle down (định cư và ổn định cuộc sống), bury themselves in work (vùi mình vào công việc), lose touch with each other (mất liên lạc với nhau)
Actually, there are many reasons for that. After graduating, each person will probably make a different decision about where they’re going to work and settle down. Some choose to move to another city or even another country where they can find good job opportunities, and some may study overseas while the others will come back to their hometown. Then they just bury themselves in work, study, family and eventually lose touch with each other.
Câu hỏi: Do people in your country tend to make new friends?
Gợi ý: form new relationships (hình thành những mối quan hệ mới), an introvert (một người hướng nội), get to know each other (tìm hiểu, làm quen với nhau), hospitable (hiếu khách)
Yes, of course. I suppose that almost everyone has to form new relationships, even an introvert. During different periods of life, anyone will definitely meet new people and get to know each other. Especially in Vietnam, people are so friendly and hospitable that they always warmly welcome new people to become their friends.