IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Describe a school you went to in your childhood.
You should say:
Where it was
What it was like
What you learned there
and explain how you felt about it
To the best of my recollection, my school was located right in the middle of my hometown, and was within walking distance from my house. That’s why it only took me about 10 minutes to walk to school every single day. I don’t remember exactly but this school was built when I was in fourth or fifth grade. Back in the days when I was still studying at primary school, this school had always been my dream school because it looked incredibly beautiful. All the walls were painted in multiple bright colors, which really made it stand out from the surrounding buildings. I guess the main purpose of doing this was to create a sense of enjoyment for students to go to school every day.Today, I’m going to tell you about my secondary school, which was the place I spent nearly four years during my childhood.
Looking at the school from the outside, we could see a very big white gate at the front with the school’s name above it. Near this gate, there was a parking area where students and teachers left their vehicles before entering the building. There was a library, a computer lab, a canteen and two big playgrounds full of flowering plants. The school building itself was enormous so it could easily be seen from quite a distance.
Inside, the first thing I noticed about this place was that it was well-equipped with a range of modern facilities, including an air conditioning system and a number of tables made of high-quality wood.
For me, secondary school was a place full of beautiful childhood memories. I will definitely pay a visit to it when I have a chance to go back to my hometown.
within walking distance: trong phạm vi đi bộ (gần)
surrounding buildings: các tòa nhà xung quanh
a sense of enjoyment: cảm giác vui thích
flowering plant: cây cỏ
enormous (a): to lớn, vĩ đại
air conditioning system: hệ thống máy lạnh
pay a vist: ghé thăm
IELTS Speaking Part 3
What’s the diﬀerence between being taught by teachers and by AI?
Gợi ý trả lời: not an expert (chuyên gia): turn conventional lessons (bài học truyền thống, thông thường) more engaging (lôi cuốn, hấp dẫn) → improve self-learning ability (khả năng tự học) ; captivated (thu hút) → eager (háo hức).
Actually I’m not an expert in technology, so I can hardly provide a detailed answer. But, I guess learning through lessons delivered by AI must be fun. This technology could turn conventional lessons into much more engaging ones which can improve students’ self-learning ability. Once students are totally captivated by such an interesting learning experience, they will be more eager to learn and explore themselves.
What’s the diﬀerence between private schools and public schools?
Gợi ý trả lời: tuition fee (học phí): private schools (trường tư): a huge sum of money (khoản tiền lớn), self-fund (tự trả tiền), class size (kích thước lớp học)
I guess that the most signiﬁcant diﬀerence would be the tuition fee. Generally, without the support from the government, private schools will need a huge sum of money to self-fund their curriculums, programs and teachers’ salaries. That’s why private schools will be far more expensive than public ones. In addition, private and public schools also diﬀer in class size. While private schools tend to have smaller class sizes, the number of students attending a class in public schools seems to be much larger.
Why wearing uniform is compulsory at school?
Gợi ý trả lời: mandatory (bắt buộc): create a sense of equality (sự bình đẳng), high or low-income family (gia đình giàu hay nghèo), reduce peer pressure (giảm áp lực từ bạn học) ; feels united and connected (cảm thấy đoàn kết và kết nối với nhau) focus on studying rather than clothing (tập trung vào việc học hơn là thời trang).
There are several reasons why wearing a uniform should be made mandatory at school. First of all, this will create a sense of equality among students. This means whether they come from a high or low-income family, they would wear the same when they go to school. That is to say, this will reduce peer pressure at schools when every student feels united and connected. Besides, wearing uniforms enables students to focus more on studying rather than clothing. If everyone put on the same outﬁt, they will be less concerned about what others are wearing.
Why some parents let their children study in single sex schools?
Gợi ý trả lời: boys and girls mature and make progress (tiến bộ), diﬀerent rate (mức độ khác nhau); curriculum (chương trình đào tạo), separated (chia rẽ), tailored (sửa đổi), academic improvement (cải thiện học tập).
Scientﬁcally speaking, boys and girls seem to mature and make progress at
diﬀerent rates and there is even a diﬀerence in each gender’s learning method. Therefore, if boys and girls are separated, they may somehow feel more comfortable to develop at his or her own pace. Also, the curriculum and teaching style are tailored to adapt to their speciﬁc needs and interests, which greatly helps with their overall academic improvement.
Tác giả: Giảng viên tại ZIM