Describe something you did which was a waste of time: Bài mẫu kèm từ vựng
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Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe something you did which was a waste of time thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe an object (miêu tả đồ vật) 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 did which was a waste of time
You should say:
What the thing was
When you did it
How you did it
And explain why it was a waste of time.
IELTS Speaking sample
Well, last year I bought a new phone and can you believe it? I spent the whole day playing with it.
Right after unboxing the phone, I downloaded some apps I often use, such as Facebook, Youtube or Dictionary. Besides, I spent around 1 or 2 hours just checking the phone’s camera. I took a bunch of pictures and then posted them on my Facebook account. Then I spent approximately 2 hours answering my friends’ comments on Facebook and chit-chatting with my bosom buddy, and two more hours playing the new role-playing games that I’ve just downloaded.
I was so addicted to the phone that I even used it when I was having lunch and dinner. I was supposed to complete my assignment and submitted it the next day. But I totally forgot the task, and it was not until 11 pm of the day when I was dead on my feet, and my eyes were tired after a long day doing nothing but looking at the screen that I suddenly remembered the assignment. I was panic and didn’t know what to do because that assignment was very important. If I didn’t submit it on time, I would fail my course. I really regretted wasting too much time on such a meaningless thing. I regained my composure and drank a cup of coffee to refresh myself and to stay focused. That night I burnt the midnight oil and finally finished my assignment at 5 a.m.
It was such an unforgettable experience for me. After that unexpected accident, I promised myself that I will never ever spend too much time on my phone unless it is for studying.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
bosom buddy /ˈbʊz·əm ˈbʌd·i/: bạn thân
Ví dụ: Of Mr. Helm, Mr. Dylan wrote: "He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation.
role-playing game /ˈrəʊl.pleɪ.ɪŋ ˌɡeɪm/: game nhập vai
Ví dụ: I love playing murder mystery role-playing games.
dead on my feet: cực kì mệt
Ví dụ: I was dead on my feet.
Meaningless /ˈmiː.nɪŋ.ləs/: vô nghĩa
Ví dụ: The leaflet was full of meaningless information.
regain one’s composure: lấy lại bình tĩnh
regain /rɪˈɡeɪn/ : lấy lại
composure /kəmˈpəʊ.ʒər/: bình tĩnh
Ví dụ: He had to stop and regain his composure at one point during his news conference.
stay focused: giữ tập trung
stay /steɪ/ : giữ
Focus /ˈfəʊ.kəs/: tập trung
Ví dụ: Please let's stay focused.
7. burn the midnight oil /bɜːn/ /ðə/ /ˈmɪd.naɪt/ /ɔɪl/: làm việc/ học tới khuya muộn
Ví dụ: We admire those who hunker down, stay the course, burn the midnight oil.
Mở rộng: Người viết hoàn toàn có thể sử dụng câu trả lời trên cho chủ đề:
Describe a time when you spent too much time on an electronic device
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
1. Do you think time is very important?
Gợi ý: Time is gold (thời gian là vàng), time management skill (kĩ năng quản lý thời gian), take good advantage of something (tận dụng tốt điều gì)
Of course! Time is gold. It’s even more important than money. You can use money to buy almost everything in this world but not time. Time is something that you can not bring back. That’s why people always learn how to improve their time management skills so that they can take good advantage of their time to do meaningful things.
2. How do you feel when you are late?
Gợi ý: punctuality (sự đúng giờ), feel guilty (cảm thấy có lỗi)
Well, I’m a person who highly appreciates punctuality, so I’m rarely late. But when I am, I feel so guilty because I make people wait for me. I believe everyone should manage to be on time because if you don’t, you will waste people’s time. Of course, there are some situations that you can not manage to be on time such as traffic jams or unexpected accidents.
3. When does time seem to move fast and when does it seem to move slowly?
Gợi ý: time flies (thời gian trôi qua nhanh), time goes by (thời gian trôi qua)
Basically, time flies when we don’t have enough time to do something, especially when it is an important thing like completing an assignment, preparing for a test or making a project plan. Otherwise, when we have to wait for something or someone, like your IELTS test result or the occasion when our beloved one is returning after years staying abroad, we feel that time goes by so slowly.