Trong bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2, chủ đề describe an experience (miêu tả một trải nghiệm) là một trong những chủ đề có tỷ lệ ra thường xuyên. Sau đây là Sample IELTS Speaking part 2 Describe a time you took risk, you thought that bad things happened but still took it because you believed it had positives và có kèm theo các từ vựng ghi điểm trong bài.
Describe a time you took risk, you thought that bad things happened but still took it because you believed it had positives
You should say:
What bad things were
When you took risks
And explain why it had positive results
IELTS Speaking sample:
It was 5 months ago when I decided to quit my job. Though it was a high-paying and interesting one, the chances for promotion are not high. That’s why I decided to quit even though I might be unemployed and broke for months after that. It was during the pandemic so the situation was even harder for me. It took me a lot of time to think before going to the final decision. I believed that whatever happened, I would overcome the problems because I always had my family’s support and I was not the kind of person who easily gave up. Fortunately, I was between jobs for only 1 month and after the hard time, I was hired by a prestigious education company. That one month also helped me recharge my battery and get ready for the new journey ahead. My new position was challenging yet exciting. I got to handle a lot of new tasks that I’ve never done before. I also got new co-workers who were nice and supportive. The working environment was even beyond my expectations and the salary was satisfying. This was just like my dream job.
Well, I’m not quite a risk-taker but I think I was so lucky this time. I think that was my very first time to take such a big risk in my life, but after all it’s worth it.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
High-paying /haɪ peɪng/(a): trả lương cao
Ví dụ: I had a high-paying advertising job.
To be unemployed /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/(a): thất nghiệp
Ví dụ: He's been unemployed for over a year
Pandemic /pænˈdem.ɪk/: đại dịch
Ví dụ: In some parts of the world malaria is still pandemic.
Final decision (n): quyết định cuối cùng
Final /ˈfaɪ.nəl/ : cuối cùng
Decision /dɪˈsɪʒ.ən/ :quyết định
Ví dụ: A final decision is set for July
To overcome the problems (v): vượt qua vấn đề, khó khăn
Overcome /ˌəʊ.vəˈkʌm/ : vượt qua
Problems /ˈprɒb.ləm/ : vấn đề
Ví dụ: Wider changes may help to overcome the problems.
To easily give up (v): dễ dàng từ bỏ
Give up /ɡɪv ʌp/: từ bỏ
Easily /ˈiː.zəl.i/: dễ dàng
Ví dụ: I do not easily give up anything I have earned
Between jobs /bɪˈtwiːn dʒɒb/: chỉ tình trạng thất nghiệp và đang chờ cơ hội việc làm mới
Ví dụ: That night she was between jobs
Prestigious /presˈtɪdʒ.əs/: uy tín, danh tiếng
Ví dụ: The car won some of the industry's most prestigious awards.
To recharge my battery /ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒ maɪ ˈbæt.ər.i/ : lấy lại năng lượng
Ví dụ: Sometimes I'll take a two-minute nap to recharge my batteries.
To get ready /ɡet ˈred.i/: sẵn sàng
Ví dụ: He did get ready
Beyond my expectation: vượt quá mong đợi
Beyond /biˈjɒnd/ : Vượt qua
Expectation /ˌek.spekˈteɪ.ʃən/: sự kỳ vọng
Ví dụ: They have matured beyond my expectations
Risk-taker (n): người liều lĩnh
Risk /rɪsk/: rủi ro
Ví dụ: She's an exciting risk-taker
Mở rộng: Những chủ đề có thể sử dụng ý tưởng và từ vựng ở trên:
Describe a person who likes taking risks: I’m going to talk about my father, who is a risk-taker.
Describe a time when you are happy: I got a luxury car for my birthday, which is beyond my expectations.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
1. Who usually takes risks, why?
Gợi ý: entrepreneurs (chủ doanh nghiệp), nature of their work (tính chất công việc), cost of opportunity (cái giá cho cơ hội), calculated risk (rủi ro có tính toán trước), get out of comfort zone (ra khỏi vùng an toàn)
I think it’s entrepreneurs. Taking risks is the nature of their work. Sometimes they invest a lot of money on a project without knowing home much profit they will get afterwards. They accept risks as a cost of opportunity. But most of the time they take calculated risks, I suppose. I believe any businessperson who is more willing to get out of their comfort zone will be likely to achieve more success.
2. Why do young people take risks more often than the elderly?
Gợi ý: properties (tài sản), have nothing to lose (không có gì để mất)
I think it's quite easy to understand. You know, most old people have gained a lot of things in their life, like properties, family and relationships. No normal person wants to take risk and lose any of those things. And old people aren't very open to learn from their mistakes, I believe. The young are different: they have nothing to lose, they still have plenty of time left in life so there's a whole lot for them to learn in case of failure. That's why they're willing to take risks, sometimes even a big one.
3. Why do boys take risks more often than girls?
Gợi ý: the differences in hormones between the two genders (sự khác biệt hóc môn ở 2 giới), underlying reason (lý do cơ bản), rewarding feeling (cảm giác thỏa mãn)
I think the differences in hormones between the two genders are the underlying reason for risk taking. Besides, personality is also an explanation. While boys are taught to be strong, fearless and tough, girls are expected to be more gentle and calm. Taking risks helps boys show their strength and power and it proves that they will be able to protect their female counterparts. This gives them a rewarding feeling.
4. What advice should parents give to children to avoid taking risks?
Gợi ý: assess risks (đánh giá rủi ro), real-life experiences (trải nghiệm thực tế), consequences (hậu quả), consider carefully (cân nhắc kỹ lưỡng)
I think to reduce risk-taking, parents should teach their children how to assess risks. Some risks are worth a try, but some are dangerous. But children may not have enough real-life experiences to recognize when to step out of their comfort zone and when they should not. So parents should give some examples of different risks and ask their children to think about the consequences. This helps children learn to consider carefully before taking risks and know which risks that they should avoid.
5. Should we read about dangerous situations, why?
Gợi ý: Life is unexpected (Cuộc sống là không đoán trước được), drunk drivers (tài xế say xỉn), encounter (bắt gặp)
Certainly. Life is unexpected, you know. We never know when something dangerous is gonna come, so having some preparation is necessary. For instance, there are a lot of drunk drivers out there, and we don't know when we're gonna encounter them. So reading some articles or books about these situations can help us, at least, get a picture of how we should react in such a case.