Giải đề Cambridge IELTS 17, Test 4, Speaking Part 2 & 3

Gợi ý bài mẫu kèm phân tích từ vựng cho đề Cambridge IELTS 17, Test 4, Speaking Part 2: “Describe an occasion when you had to do something in a hurry”.
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Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe an occasion when you had to do something in a hurry”

Well, I’m always running late for things, so I’m quite often in a hurry. But the time that I want to tell you about is when I was about 18 years old and had a flight to catch. I was travelling to an island to go on a holiday with my girlfriend and there were only a few flights a week going there so it really was important that I didn’t miss my flight because it could’ve ruined the entire trip. At that time, I was living about one and a half hours away from the airport so I really needed to be well organised in order to get there on time. But back then I wasn’t very punctual and I was quite disorganised a lot of the time. Anyway, I clearly remember that day I was just casually walking around the house, slowly packing my bags and preparing, when all of a sudden it hit me that I didn’t really have much time at all and needed to get a move on. So I quickly grabbed all my things and threw them in the car. My mum was driving me to the airport that day but she was running low on fuel so we had to stop at the petrol station which put me even further behind schedule. When my mum realised we were going to be late, she put her foot to the floor in an attempt to get there on time. We even called the airline and told them to please wait for me. Anyway, my mum was speeding, running red lights, and overtaking cars in dangerous situations. I think she broke just about every road rule on that trip.I just sat there holding on for dear life. So, by some miracle, I actually made it to the airport with not a minute to spare, so I ran inside, showed my ticket, boarded the plane, and breathed a sigh of relief. What a trip that was! My mum drove like a race car driver, it was really impressive, and scary!

Needless to say, I made it to my destination and had a wonderful holiday. But the car trip to the airport really wasn’t something I like to think about. I was so nervous that I was going to miss my flight, and lose the money I spent on the plane ticket. Not to mention, the anxiety I had to endure while my mum was driving like a madman.

Từ vựng cần lưu ý

  • running late: chậm trễ

  • to ruin smth: phá hỏng

  • to be on time/punctual: đúng giờ

  • disorganised (a): vô tổ chức

  • all of a sudden it hit me: đột nhiên nhận ra

  • running low on fuel: sắp hết xăng

  • behind schedule: chậm hơn so với lịch trình

  • put her foot to the floor: lái xe rất nhanh

  • running red lights: vượt đèn đỏ

  • to hold on for dear life: giữ chặt cái gì như thể cuộc sống của bạn phụ thuộc vào nó.

  • by some miracle: bằng phép màu nào đó

  • not a minute to spare: không dư phút nào

  • to board a plane: lên máy bay

  • to breath a sigh of relief: thở phèo nhẹ nhõm

  • to endure smth: chịu đựng

  • to do smth like a madman: làm việc gì đó như một kẻ điên

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

Arriving Late

Question 1

That really depends upon what the meeting is I think and how late you are. If you are just catching up at a cafe or something casual like that, then I think it’s fine to be five or ten minutes late. But 20 or 30 minutes late is probably not really acceptable. However, if you are in a situation where you need to be punctual, like going to the cinema, or going to a restaurant, then I think you need to try your best to be on time.

Question 2

Well that’s a tricky question, because it depends on the situation. I think it doesn’t really matter in many cases if you are a little late for work. The main thing is that you achieve your work outcomes for the day. It’s already been proven in some countries that people can achieve more by being at work less. But if you have a job that requires you to be on time, such as being a teacher, then it’s not really acceptable to be late. I suppose people in that situation who are late should face some kind of financial punishment, such as a fine or something.

Question 3

I think the best way to be on time is to aim to be 10-15 minutes early. Normally, people are 5 or 10 minutes late, so if they aim to be 10-15 minutes early, then they should arrive on time. I think the problem is that people need to change their mindset about being on time. If you need to be somewhere at midday, then don’t aim for midday, you need to aim for 11.45, to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. My friend once told me that if you’re not 10 minutes early, then it means you are late. I think that’s a good way of looking at it.

Từ vựng cần lưu ý:

  • Casual: bình thường

  • to be punctual: đúng giờ

  • to be on time: đúng giờ

  • a tricky question: một câu hỏi khó

  • financial punishment: hình phạt hành chính

  • to aim for smth: đặt mục tiêu, nhắm

  • mindset: tư duy

  • unforeseen circumstances: những tình huống không biết trước

Managing study time

Question 1

I think that depends on each individual really and their capacity to absorb information. But overall, I’d say that it's better to study in shorter blocks of time, otherwise people just lose concentration and get distracted easily, which then becomes counterproductive. I used to cram the day before for my exams at university, but then on the day of the test my mind was like a sieve. I couldn’t remember anything. Your brain just can’t function like that. Some people have a photographic memory though, they can read an entire book in minutes just by looking at the pages. I wish I had that skill.

Question 2

Well I’d say there are several effects, but the main one is that the students simply won’t get the best grades that they can. They’ll end up having to cram or rush their studies and just hope for the best on the day of the test. Not to mention the physical health effects of staying up all night to cram for an exam. Doing that regularly is bound to cause all sorts of health problems.

Question 3

I think it is vastly important. Without leisure time, life becomes too dull. Leisure time allows students to relax and let their hair down for a while, you know. Playing sports or doing exercise allows them to blow off some steam, which helps to rejuvenate their minds so that when they go back to school they can focus and concentrate much better. I think the impact of leisure time on students' studies is probably very underrated. I’m sure there have been some studies done on the topic before.

Từ vựng cần lưu ý:

  • one’s capacity to do smth: khả năng làm việc gì

  • absorb information: tiếp thu thông tin

  • lose concentration: mất tập trung

  • get distracted: bị phân tâm

  • (to be) counterproductive (a): phản tác dụng

  • to cram (v): nhồi nhét

  • (to have) a mind like a sieve: dễ quên, trí nhớ không tốt

  • (to have) a photographic memory: có thể nhớ chi tiết mọi thứ

  • physical health effects: ảnh hưởng sức khỏe thể chất

  • staying up all night: thức trắng đêm

  • is bound to cause: chắc chắn gây ra

  • vastly important: cực kì quan trọng

  • dull: chán ngắt

  • to let one’s hair down: cho phép bản thân thư giãn (xõa đi)

  • to blow off some steam: giải tỏa căng thẳng hoặc giận giữ

  • to rejuvenate one’s mind: làm mới tâm trí (refresh)

  • (to be) underrated: bị đánh giá thấp

Trên đây là bài mẫu gợi ý cho đề Cambridge IELTS 17, Test 4, Speaking Part 2 & 3 được đội ngũ chuyên môn tại Anh Ngữ ZIM biên soạn. Thí sinh có thể thảo luận về đề thi và đáp án dưới phần bình luận hoặc tham gia diễn đàn ZIM Helper để được giải đáp kiến thức tiếng Anh luyện thi Đại học và các kì thi tiếng Anh khác, được vận hành bởi các High Achievers.


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