Describe an occasion you got lost that you didn’t know: Bài mẫu kèm từ vựng
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Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe an occasion you got lost that you didn’t know 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 an occasion you got lost that you didn’t know
You should say:
When you got lost
Where you got lost
And explain why you got lost
IELTS Speaking sample:
It was 3 years ago when I was on a trip to Da Lat. That was not the first time that I’ve visited Da Lat but I did something different that time. Instead of travelling by airplane or bus, my friends and I went to Da Lat on our own motorbikes.
It was a risky but exciting trip because that was our first time to ride motorbikes on such a long distance. We didn’t know the directions so we decided to use Google Maps – a very common online mapping app nowadays. My two best friends and I were extremely excited to start our very first motorbike trip. With the help of the digital app, we left Ho Chi Minh City without any difficulty.
As we had studied, it took around 9 hours to ride motorbikes to Da Lat. However, we were riding continuously for 10 hours and still didn’t reach Lam Dong Province, in which Da Lat is located. We were exhausted but still made an effort to keep going because the app said we were reaching the place in 30 minutes. We came to the “Da Lat”, which was shown in the app, but it was actually a jungle. We were confused and scared at the same time. It was dark and foggy and there was no one nearby. So at that time we were sure that we got lost. Maybe there are no streets in a mountainous area like Da Lat so the app made some mistakes in locating the place. We didn’t know what to do next, our phones ran out of battery and we just had some snacks left. Luckily, a local passed by and we asked him for directions. He was such a nice guy that he wrote down the directions on a piece of paper to make sure that we wouldn’t get lost again. He even gave us some fruits from his garden. It turned out that our hotel was not so far from the jungle, just about 40 km away. With his enthusiastic help, we finally arrived at our hotel safe and sound and we were truly on our last leg. It was a scary but memorable experience that we may never forget. After such an unexpected accident, we all learned that we must have better preparation for our trips in the future.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
1. Online mapping app /ˈɒn.laɪn/ /ˈmæp.ɪŋ/ /æp/: Ứng dụng bản đồ online
Ví dụ: Online mapping apps such as Google Maps and OpenCycleMap.
2. Digital app /ˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.təl/ /æp/: Ứng dụng số
Ví dụ: In terms of circulation revenue, digital app sales have helped.
3. Run out of battery: Hết pin
battery /ˈbæt.ər.i/ : pin
Ví dụ: I didn't want my phone to run out of battery, so I turned it off.
4. Safe and sound /seɪf/ /ənd/ /saʊnd/ : Bình yên vô sự
Ví dụ: After three days lost in the mountains, all the climbers arrived home safe and sound.
5. Be on one’s last leg: Rất mệt tới mức sắp đổ gục
Ví dụ: We'd been out walking all day and I was on my last legs when we reached the hotel.
Mở rộng: Người đọc hoàn toàn có thể sử dụng câu trả lời trên cho một số chủ đề sau:
Describe a time when you took risk
Describe an unforgettable experience in your life
Describe a memorable trip
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
1. Were maps more important in the past?
Gợi ý: one-way streets (đường một chiều), absent-minded (hay quên)
Probably not. Because in the past, people didn’t travel as much as today. Besides, there were not so many streets but just some main roads in villages so people were likely to learn the roads by heart. Nowadays, there are too many streets and some are one-way streets so it’s hard for people to remember the directions, especially for those who are absent-minded like me. So I think maps are more necessary these days.
2. Are map reading skills important?
Gợi ý: street networks (hệ thống đường sá), crucial (cực kì quan trọng), travel freak (người đam mê du lịch)
It depends, I think. Because when I was still in my village, I nearly never used maps because there are not many roads to remember and I’ve never gone out of my town so it’s not really necessary for me to learn how to read maps. However, when living in Ho Chi Minh City, since the street networks are quite complex and I always need maps to find directions if I have to go somewhere I haven’t been to. So map reading skills are important. It’s also crucial for travel freaks to master the skill because if they don’t, they may get lost when traveling.
3. In this aspect, what is the role of technology?
Gợi ý: paper maps (bản đồ giấy), bulky (cồng kềnh)
Well, technology helps people save their time and makes it much more convenient when reading maps. Compared to the past when people relied mostly on paper maps, today people can use maps anywhere and any time just with their smartphone. They don’t need to bring the bulky paper maps with them or bring different maps for different places. Technology also greatly helps people who are not good at reading maps. They can just simply follow the directions of the maps, such as turn left into this street, turn right into that street and they finally come to their place.