Describe a place (not home) you spent time relaxing: Bài mẫu kèm từ vựng

Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a place (not home) you spent time relaxing thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe a place (miêu tả địa điểm) kèm theo các từ vựng ghi điểm trong bài
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Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a place (not home) you spent time relaxing thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe a place (miêu tả địa điểm) 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 place (not home) you spent time relaxing

You should say:

  • Where this place is

  • When you go there

  • What you do there

  • How you spend time there

And explain why you choose to go to this place to relax. 

 IELTS Speaking sample: 

Today, I’m going to share with you about my favorite coffee shop named The Hidden Elephant, which is located on Phan Boi Chau street, right opposite Ben Thanh market.

I still vividly remember that the first time I went there was 10 months ago, which was also the opening day. That was entirely coincidental. I came across this coffee shop when I was taking a walk around the city center on my day off, and it caught my eye immediately.

Inside, the coffee shop is decorated in a vintage style, with a lot of flowers, paintings on the wall and shelves full of books. What I really love is its warm ambience, which I haven’t found in any other coffee shop yet.

The coffee in this shop is lukewarm. Also, their cheesecakes can make even the mouth of the pickiest customer water. 

Besides, most of the customers go there to focus on their work, or just to silently enjoy their coffee and the music, so there is hardly any noise except for the background music.

The coffee shop gives me some peace, especially during nerve-racking times when I am involved in many projects from my job. Whenever I feel stressed, I will go there, order a cup of coffee and hum along with my favorite songs. It always works wonderfully.

Unfortunately, the coffee shop is currently closed for redecoration, and it may take around 2 - 3 months. I sure will visit the shop as soon as they open again. I really can't wait to see the upgraded version of my favorite cafe'. 

Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:

1. Coincidental /kəʊˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl/: tình cờ

Ví dụ: However, their similar effects would then be viewed as merely coincidental.

2. Warm ambience /wɔːm/ /ˈæm.bi.əns/: hoàn cảnh ấm cúng/ không khí ấm cúng

Ví dụ: How to create a warm ambience for your property.

3. Make someone’s mouth water: kiến ai đó chảy nước miếng

mouth /maʊθ/ : Miệng

water /ˈwɔː.tər/: nước

Ví dụ: The smell of that bacon cooking is making my mouth water.

4. A nerve-racking time /ˈnɜːvˌræk.ɪŋ/   /taɪm/: khoảng thời gian khó khăn/ nhiều lo lắng

Ví dụ: I had to go out and find a new job, which is always a nerve-racking experience.

5. Hum /hʌm/: ngâm nga

Ví dụ: She hummed to herself as she walked to school.

Mở rộng:

Những từ vựng và ý tưởng trong bài có thể áp dụng cho chủ đề:

  • Describe a newly built facility in your city

This coffee shop was built around 3 months ago, and the first time I went there was also on its opening day. That was entirely coincidental. I came across this coffee shop when I was taking a walk around the city center on my day off, and it caught my eye immediately.

  • Describe a place to read and write

The café gives me some peace, especially during nerve-racking times when I am up to my ears in various projects from my job. Whenever I feel stressed, I will go there, order a cup of coffee,  read my favorite books or write my diary.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

  • How do people in Vietnam relax?

Gợi ý: high social status (địa vị xã hội cao), luxurious activities (những hoạt động xa hoa), meager (ít ỏi, không đủ), low-budget activities (những hoạt động với chi phí thấp)

On the one hand, people with high social status tend to favor luxurious activities such as dining in a fancy restaurant or perhaps driving around the city in a Ferrari. On the other hand, people whose incomes are a little meager will choose low-budget activities such as drinking in a drinking stall or getting away on a motorbike.

  • What should employers do to help their employees relax?

Gợi ý:  let off some steam (xả hơi, giải tỏa căng thẳng), background music (nhạc nền), ease the pressure of work (giảm áp lực công việc)

There are a handful of things employers can do to bring relaxation to their employees. First, employers can hold events on special occasions like Christmas, which allows people to let off some steam during working hours. Another effective method which employers can use is turning on soothing background music during the break time to ease the pressure of work.

  • Is relaxation important to students?

Gợi ý: a recovery time (một giai đoạn phục hồi), momentarily (tạm thời, trong giây lát), overstretch their brains (căng não), absorb (thẩm thấu), consolidate (củng cố)

Yes. Relaxation can act as a recovery time, during which students can momentarily take their mind away from their study. This prevents them from overstretching their brains and allows for some gap time in between, which enables knowledge to be absorbed more easily and eventually consolidate students’ memory. 

  • Which place is better for relaxing, an indoor place or an outdoor place?

Gợi ý: characteristics (đặc điểm tính cách), natural lovers (những người yêu thiên nhiên), comfort (sự thoải mái)

I think whether indoor places or outdoor places are better for relaxing depends on each person's characteristics. People who are nature lovers will choose to spend their time picnicking or going for a run in a park. However, there are others who prefer the comfort of their home, and they are more into lying on their sofa and enjoying their favorite books or movies. 


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