Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a team where you were a member 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 team where you were a member
You should say:
What it was like
Why you joined it
What you did in it
And how you felt about it
IELTS Speaking sample:
I'd like to talk about a team that I was involved in during my university's final term. There were four of us on the team, and our task was to identify the differences in the lifestyle of people from northern and southern Vietnam. Our objective was to produce a report and give a presentation.
The first thing we did was doing a lot of research to gather in-depth information. Then, we met up to organize the information we have, make an outline for our report and our presentation before adding graphs and photos to make our point clearer and more attractive. These discussions took a lot of time, though. We had very different personalities as well as working styles, and we held very different opinions. Therefore, it took us a while to figure out the best way to cooperate and reach a consensus. In the end, we were able to hand in a detailed and well-organized report, and our group presentation also went really well. Everyone in our class gave us a big round of applause.
It was really a memorable experience for all of us, and I felt a real sense of accomplishment when we handed in our report and delivered our presentation. But what I was most proud of was how well our team worked together. There were still some minor tiffs between some of the team members, but overall I think each member showed a good level of responsibility and teamwork.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
1. To have very different personalities: có những tính cách khác nhau
different /ˈdɪf.ər.ənt/ : khác nhau
personalities /ˌpɜː.sənˈæl.ə.ti/ : tính cách
Ví dụ: They have different personalities
2. To hold very different opinions: có những ý kiến khác nhau
hold /həʊld/: Giữ
different /ˈdɪf.ər.ənt/: khác
opinions /əˈpɪn.jən/: ý kiến
Ví dụ: We just hold different opinions regarding the manner in which to attain this goal.
3. To cooperate /kəʊˈɒp.ər.eɪt/: cộng tác
Ví dụ: They have agreed to cooperate in distributing products and providing support services.
4. To reach a consensus: đạt được sự đồng lòng, nhất trí
reach /riːtʃ/ :chạm tới
consensus /kənˈsen.səs/: sự đồng lòng
Ví dụ: Our top priority must be reaching a consensus with legislators.
5. A detailed and well-organized report: một bảng báo cáo chi tiết và được sắp xếp tốt
detailed /ˈdiː.teɪld/: chi tiết
well-organized /ˌwelˈɔːɡənaɪzd/: sắp xếp hợp lý
report /rɪˈpɔːt/ : bảng báo cáo
Ví dụ: Make sure your report is a detailed and well-organized
6. Sense of accomplishment: cảm giác mãn nguyện khi hoàn thành một việc gì đó
Sense /sens/: cảm giác
accomplishment /əˈkʌm.plɪʃ.mənt/: thành quả
Ví dụ: Consequently, there is some sadness today when he looks back on his career, but there is also a sense of accomplishment.
7. Tiffs /tɪf/: những cuộc tranh cãi nhỏ
Ví dụ: Have you two had a lovers' tiff?
Những từ vựng và ý tưởng trong bài có thể áp dụng cho chủ đề:
- Describe a time you work with a group
I’d like to talk about the time when I work with my classmates on a project during my final term at university.
(Sau đó có thể sử dụng lại các phần nội dung trong bài trên)
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Which one do you think is more important: individual development or teams' goals?
Gợi ý: create structure (tạo cấu trúc, kết cấu), give directions (định hướng), shared success (thành công chung)
I think it’s difficult to compare. While teams’ goals play an important role in creating structures and giving directions for the whole team, individuals’ goals motivate them to improve their performance to achieve success.
Do you think it is a good thing to have disagreements within a team?
Gợi ý: poke holes in (tìm ra lỗi sai trong việc gì đó), conflict (mâu thuẫn), tension (sự căng thẳng)
Yes, I do think so. People disagree with others because they can poke holes in their arguments. This creates opportunities for new ideas and improvement. I have to admit that disagreements may sometimes lead to conflicts and tension. However, as long as conflicts are resolved properly to avoid harming relationships, they can increase the team's productivity and efficiency.
Do you think it is good for kids to join a team?
Gợi ý: communication skills (kỹ năng giao tiếp), resolve conflicts (giải quyết mâu thuẫn), be more aware of (có ý thức hơn về việc gì đó)
In my opinion, being a part of a team brings a lot of benefits to children. First, they can improve their communication skills like expressing their ideas to others and resolving conflicts. Children will also be more aware of teamwork’s importance in their future study and career.
How to become a good member of a team in the workplace?
Gợi ý: responsible (có trách nhiệm), derail the team’s progress (cản trở tiến độ của nhóm), show respect (thể hiện sự kính trọng), enhance productivity (tăng năng xuất), build trust and connection (xây dựng lòng tin và sự kết nối)
The most important quality is to be responsible. A good member should take responsibility and get his job done so that he won't slow down the team's progress. Also, a good team member needs to show respect and are willing to offer support to other members. Not only can this enhance your team's productivity but it also helps you to build trust and connection.