Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe something you bought but difficult to use at first 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 something you bought but difficult to use at first
You should say:
What it was
Where you bought it
How you used it successfully
And how you felt about it
I’d like to talk about my mobile phone.
IELTS Speaking sample:
I’m not a tech-savvy person, and it is challenging for me to adopt new technologies. Therefore, I have a tendency to keep using my outdated phone until it’s broken. Until a year ago, I had been using my iPhone 5. However, it was suddenly broken, so I had no choice but to buy a new one. I decided to buy Samsung J7 Prime because it was highly recommended on the Internet at that time, and the most important thing is that it was affordable.
Although it was said to be very user-friendly, I had a lot of trouble using it at first. The reason is that iOS and android are different in many ways: interface, icons of applications, and after using iPhone 5 for quite a long time, I struggled a lot to get used to the android system of this phone.
When I first got the phone, I couldn't even work out how to do simple things such as adding contacts to my phone. I was totally baffled. The problem was that there were no specific instructions for doing such things, so I needed to go online and find out. Sometimes, even though I followed the instructions I had found online, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. And sometimes, I couldn’t be bothered, so I just tried to do things on my own.
However, once I could use it smoothly, it turned out to be way too awesome. The phone has a good design and is quite light. I can fit it easily into my pocket. Besides, the bigger screen allows me to enjoy videos, and I can take photos with better quality and save a lot of them on my phone. Now that I've come to like this phone very much, I’m not planning to change to a new one any time soon.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
1.To be baffled /ˈbæf.əld/: bị rối/ bị khó hiểu
Ví dụ: She was completely baffled by his strange behaviour.
2. To be affordable /əˈfɔː.də.bəl/: có giá phù hợp túi tiền
Ví dụ: Affordable housing isn’t enough – we also need job opportunities.
3.A tech-savvy person /tekˈsæv.i/ /ˈpɜː.sən/: người sành công nghệ
Ví dụ: The state needs more tech-savvy workers for its hi-tech industries.
4.To be user-friendly /ˌjuː.zəˈfrend.li/: thân thiện với người dùng
friendly /ˈfrend.li/: thân thiện
user /ˌjuː.zə/: người dùng
Ví dụ: This software is very user-friendly.
5. To have trouble doing something: gặp khó khăn khi làm gì đó
trouble /ˈtrʌb.əl/ : rắc rối, khó khăn
Ví dụ: Parents often have trouble finding good carers for their children.
6. To have a tendency to do something: có khuynh hướng làm gì đó
tendency /ˈten.dən.si/ : khuynh hướng
Ví dụ: She's one of those authors who has a tendency to overwrite.
7. Way /weɪ/ too + tính từ/ + many danh từ đếm được/ + much danh từ không đếm được: dùng để nhấn mạnh tính từ, hoặc việc có quá nhiều cái gì đó
Ví dụ: She spends way too much money on clothes.
Những từ vựng trong bài có thể áp dụng cho những chủ đề liên quan đến technology
- Describe an important technological product you bought
I had a lot of trouble using it at first. However, once I could use it smoothly, it became one of my indispensable belongings.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
What kinds of products do young people think are useful but old people may not?
Gợi ý: makeup (đồ trang điểm), appearance (vẻ ngoài), time-consuming (tốn thời gian), technology devices (các thiết bị công nghệ), tech-savvy (sành công nghệ)
The first product that came to mind is makeup. While young people care a lot about their appearance, especially when going to work or hanging out, many old people find putting on makeup time-consuming. Also, some old people don’t like technology devices. These people struggle a lot when trying to use smartphones or tablets and often turn to their tech-savvy children for help.
Do you think product instructions are useful for users to use products better?
Gợi ý: ensure (bảo đảm), properly (đúng), safety tips (những mẹo vặt an toàn), minimize (giảm thiểu)
Definitely! Product instructions ensure that customers can use the products properly. Besides, I think some safety tips should also be involved in the instructions, as these tips play an important role in minimizing the risks of accidents happening when using the products.
What do you usually do if you don't know how to use the things you have bought?
Gợi ý: FAQs section (mục những câu hỏi thường gặp), customer service department (phòng chăm sóc khách hàng)
The first solution I will take is to look at the product instructions. After that, I may try to look for some information on the Internet, either by reading the FAQs section on the company’s website or asking other users on social media. Finally, if I still can’t solve the problem, I’ll call the customer service department of the company.
Do you think it is necessary to produce many new products nowadays?
Gợi ý: facilitate (làm cho dễ dàng/ tạo điều kiện thuận lợi), comfortable lifestyle (lối sống thoải mái), revenue (doanh thu), economic development (sự phát triển về kinh tế)
Yes, I do think so. New products offer new value to customers, which can facilitate their work or leisure activities, allowing them to enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle. Besides, new products allow companies to increase their revenue, and this contributes greatly to the economic development of nations.