Describe the book you read that you found useful (book): Bài mẫu kèm từ vựng

Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe the book you read that you found useful (book) thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe an object (miêu tả đồ vật) kèm theo các từ vựng ghi điểm trong bài
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Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe the book you read that you found useful (book) 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 the book you read that you found useful (book)

You should  say:

  • What it is

  • When you read it

  • Why you think it is useful

  • And explain how you felt about it

 IELTS Speaking sample

Well, it doesn’t take me so long to come up with an idea for the question since I’m truly an avid reader. And the book I want to share with you now is called “No time to cook”, which I have read thousands times up until now.

If my memory serves me right, the book was given to me as a birthday gift 5 years ago. This was from my mom. “No time to cook” is actually a cookbook which used to be the best seller that year with more than 300.000 copies printed and sold.

Honestly at first, I’m not really into cooking because it’s not my forte. That was also the reason why I didn't know much about cooking at that time. I did dabble in cooking sometimes but then I always ended up messing up the kitchen. It was not until the year 2015 that I took up cooking so that after moving to HCMC study at university, I can feed myself without ordering too much processed food.

For a person who didn’t know the first thing about cooking like me, learning to cook is not that easy. Therefore, my mom decided to give me that book. The book includes 150 pages in which many simple recipes to cook various dishes were introduced. The thing that really impressed me about this book is that it not only included everything in clear details but also used vivid and colorful pictures for illustration, which made it so interesting and appealing to me. From the book, I also know how to recognize and use different ingredients or spices used in cooking. It just took me half a day to read through it and practice. I’d say that “No time to cook” is an extremely useful and informative book for anyone who wants to learn cooking and live independently.

Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:

  1. An avid reader /ˈæv.ɪd riː.dər/: Một người yêu thích đọc sách

Ví dụ: Mr. Brazier was an avid reader and an avid talker.

  1. Best seller /best ˈsel.ər/: sản phẩm bán chạy nhất

Ví dụ: The book was a best seller

  1. Forte /ˈfɔː.teɪ/ : sở trường

Ví dụ: Cooking was not exactly her forte

  1.   Dabble in /ˈdæb.əl ɪn/: thử làm việc gì

Ví dụ: He first dabbled in politics when he was at law school.

  1. Processed food: đồ ăn làm sẵn

Ví dụ: I bloody love processed food

  1.  Not know the first thing about: không biết gì về…

Ví dụ: She does not know the first thing about English.

  1.   Recipes /ˈres.ɪ.pi/: công thức nấu ăn

Ví dụ: You'll need a can of tuna for this recipe.

  1. Ingredients and spices  nguyên liệu và gia vị nấu ăn

Ingredients /ɪnˈɡriː.di.ən/  nguyên liệu

Spices /spaɪs/gia vị nấu ăn

Ví dụ:  The menu lets fly with a barrage of ingredients and spices

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 new skill you would like to learn: I wanna learn cooking since now, I’m living far from my mom so I need to cook by myself and not depend on processed food anymore. I was recommended a cookbook named “No time to cook” and I think I’ll learn from it.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

Câu hỏi: What are the types of books that young people like to read?

Gợi ý: the choice of genre can vary (thể loại lựa chọn đa dạng), self-help book (sách tự lực), gives lessons to solve different problems in life (đưa ra những bài học để giải quyết những vấn đề khác nhau trong cuộc sống), novels (tiểu thuyết), read for pleasure (đọc cho vui, để thư giãn)

Well, that’s hard to say because the choice of genre can vary from person to person. Just a guess, I think youngsters tend to prefer self-help books. You know, that type of book often interests young people because it gives them lessons to solve different problems in life, or just teach them a useful skill. Novels can be considered to be another choice of many young people to read for pleasure.

Câu hỏi: What's the difference between the reading habits of old people and young people?

Gợi ý: old people lean towards reading newspapers/ magazines (người già nghiêng về đọc báo / tạp chí), make it a habit (tạo thành thói quen), have preferable time to read (có khoảng thời gian thích hợp để đọc sách), young people read a variety of genre (giới trẻ đọc nhiều thể loại)

Well, I suppose that old people can only read and get a small amount of information at a time, so they lean towards reading newspapers or magazines. Also, the elderly tend to make it a habit. I mean, they have their preferable time to read books. As for youngsters, they can read anytime they want and they read a variety of genres. Additionally, young people may find it interesting to read books that allow them to learn, to think and to imagine.

Câu hỏi: What's the difference between paper books and e-books?

Gợi ý: paper books: less eye strain (bớt mỏi mắt), gluing eyes in a phone or computer screen (dán mặt vào điện thoại hay màn hình máy tính), ebook: more flexibility, portable devices (thiết bị cầm tay)

Of course you can hold a printed book and turn its pages, which is not the case with electronic ones. Some people may find it easier to read paper books because there is less eye strain than when gluing your eyes in a phone or computer screen to read e-books. However, I must say that ebooks come with more flexibility. You know, everyone can read books on portable devices without having to carry so many books around. What’s more, e-books are usually less expensive than paper books.

Câu hỏi: Some people say that it is easier for children who start reading from a young age to succeed, do you agree?

Gợi ý: intellectual abilities develop fast (khả năng trí tuệ phát triển nhanh), curious and eager to learn (tò mò và ham học hỏi), enhance cognitive potential (mở rộng tiềm năng nhận thức)

I suppose so. Well, I reckon that children’s intellectual abilities develop much faster when they read at a young age. Besides, kids are always curious and eager to learn from things around. Therefore, starting reading at that time may help them acquire knowledge better and enhance their cognitive potential.

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