Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a time when you saw children behaved badly in public (behavior) thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe an experience (miêu tả trải nghiệm) 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 time when you saw children behaved badly in public (behavior)
You should say:
Where it was
What the children were doing
How others reacted to it
And explain how you felt about it
IELTS Speaking sample
I’ll tell you about the time when I almost slapped a kid in the face. This may sound harsh but that’s exactly what happened, and I’m going to tell you the story from the beginning.
So last year I wanted to take the IELTS test for the 3rd time with a higher target, and as you can imagine, I needed time to practice. However since I can’t work whenever I stay at home, I gotta go somewhere else to, you know, get into the mood. It didn’t take me long to choose a small café called Lilac & Gooseberries since it’s always been my priority whenever I want a place to get down to some work.
When I arrived at the café, everything was as great as usual. I chose a seat near a small corner on the 2nd floor for as much privacy as possible. About 1 hour later, a woman and her kid approached and sat right next to me. Little did I know it was the start of a disaster.
When the woman received a phone call, she left her table and her son behind and went downstairs. Apparently, the boy was listening to music on his smartphone. Then, he started to sing along. He was putting on his earphones so obviously he couldn’t be aware of his own terrible voice. At first, the level of noise was endurable, so somehow I was hoping that I could live with it. But gradually, the kid got louder and louder and did not care about other people in the café.
Finally, my patience ran out. I remembered that moment quite well. I was writing an IELTS essay and was having some difficulties generating ideas, which made me a little bit cranky and upset. So when the terrible noise started again, I was boiling with rage. In the heat of the moment, confronted the kid, looked him straight in the face, and warned him that if he doesn’t shut up, I swear I will slap him in the face. The boy was surprised, of course, and scared. He didn’t dare to make any sound after that. About 5 minutes later, his mom came back, and I talked with her about what happened. I said that I didn’t mean to threaten the kid, and I just want to have some quietness to focus on my work. Fortunately his mom was a reasonable woman. She told her son to apologize to me and other people, and said that there are no hard feelings.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample
Get into the mood: có tâm trạng (để học)
Ví dụ: How do you get into the mood to write war poetry
Priority /praɪˈɒr.ə.ti/: sự ưu tiên
Ví dụ: The management did not seem to consider office safety to be a priority.
Approach /əˈprəʊtʃ/: tiến lại gần
Ví dụ: We could just see the train approaching in the distance.
Sing along /sɪŋ əˈlɒŋ/: hát theo (bài nhạc)
Ví dụ: Sing along to your favorite song
Endurable /ɪnˈdʒʊə.rə.bəl/: có thể chịu được
Ví dụ: The workload was barely endurable, but the experience was priceless.
Got louder and louder: (âm thanh) ngày càng to hơn
louder /laʊdər/ : To hơn
Ví dụ: Having started hot, he just got louder and louder.
My patience ran out: sự kiên nhẫn của tôi đã cạn kiệt (tôi đã hết kiên nhẫn)
Patience /ˈpeɪ.ʃəns/ sự kiên nhẫn
Ví dụ: Around the age of nine or 10 my patience ran out
Generating ideas /ˈdʒen.ə.reɪting aɪˈdɪə/: suy nghĩ ý tưởng
Ví dụ: He was incredible at generating ideas.
Cranky and upset: cáu kỉnh và bực dọc
Cranky /ˈkræŋ.ki/: cáu kỉnh
Upset /ʌpˈset/ bực dọc
Ví dụ: You're cranky and upset the holidays won't be any fun
boiling with rage /ˈbɔɪ.lɪŋ wɪð reɪdʒ/: sôi sục với cơn thịnh nộ
Ví dụ: Unfortunately, she seems to be boiling with rage.
In the heat of the moment: trong lúc nóng giận
Ví dụ: In the heat of the moment, anything happens
Threaten /ˈθret.ən/: hăm dọa
Ví dụ: They threatened the shopkeeper with a gun.
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 when you complained about something: I went to a small cafe and got down for some work. I need quietness to concentrate and generate better. However, the background music got louder and louder. It was so annoying that I had to give a complaint to the manager.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Câu hỏi: What bad behavior do children usually have?
Gợi ý: disruptive behaviour, toddlers (trẻ mới biết đi), temper tantrum (cơn giận giữ của 1 đứa trẻ), throw themselves on the floor (nằm lăn ra sàn), keep pestering (làm phiền, làm nũng để đua đòi một món đồ nào đó)
As far as I see, the most common disruptive behaviour, normally among toddlers, is temper tantrum. This is when kids are tired, hungry or just frustrated about something, they start to whine, throw themselves on the floor and cry, then scream or even throw their toys. Actually, tantrums can be seen as a common and normal part during some first ages of life, but that can upset parents. Besides, as a child becomes a bit older, they may have some other inappropriate behaviour like telling lies or keeping pestering for the thing they want
Câu hỏi: How should parents stop their children from behaving badly in public?
Gợi ý: pamper (nuông chiều), scold and punish (la mắng và phạt), educate and encourage a child to express feeling (giáo dục và khuyến khích trẻ giãi bày cảm xúc)
I’m not a parent and I also don’t spend much time with children, so I actually have no experience. Normally, I see many parents pamper their angry kids with toys or sweets. Some choose to scold and punish them but honestly, I don’t think any of them is a good way. Instead, mom and dad should gradually educate their child by talking to them, encouraging them to express their feelings and see what caused it.
Câu hỏi: Are parents these days stricter than those in the past?
Gợi ý: Becoming friends rather than acting strictly (làm bạn hơn là nghiêm khắc), aggressive behaviour (hành vi hung hăng), trying to go easier on their own kids (cố gắng nhẹ nhàng hơn với trẻ)
I don’t think so. To my knowledge, parents nowadays are learning to become friends with their children rather than acting strictly like they did in the past. You know, kids are becoming more emotional, every aggressive behaviour from parents can easily make them hurt and depressed. Therefore, many are trying to go easier on their own kids. Well, talking and sharing like friends would be much better for both.
Câu hỏi: Whose influence on children is more important? Friends' or parents'?
Gợi ý: equally crucial (quan trọng ngang nhau), shaping kids’ behaviours (uốn nắn, hình thành hành vi cho trẻ).
Well, it really depends on the age of a child to see whether parents or peers will have more influence on them. I think both will be equally crucial in shaping kids’ behaviours. During the first seven years in life, kids are only close to their moms and dads so they learn solely from them regarding their manner, language, habits, things like that. Then when a child starts going to school, he or she spends almost all day with their friends and learns from each other.