Bài viết dưới đây sẽ gợi ý bài nói mẫu cho chủ đề “Describe a photo you took that you are proud of” cùng những câu hỏi thường gặp và phương pháp trả lời mạch lạc, trôi chảy cho topic này. Ngoài ra, bài viết cũng sẽ giới thiệu về các từ vựng cần thiết và cách diễn đạt phù hợp. Từ đó giúp tăng điểm trong bài thi nói của thí sinh.
Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe a photo you took that you are proud of”
You should say:
When you took it
Where you took it
What is in this photo
And explain why you are proud of it
Bức ảnh nhiều năm trước, lần đầu gia đình đi cắm trại vùng hoang dã
Đi cùng với một vài gia đình khác
Chuyến đi khá kho khăn, người trẻ giúp người lớn tuổi.
Dựng lều để ngủ
Chụp cảnh hoàng hôn cùng mọi người và những chiêc lều
Tự hào không những vì bức ảnh như được chụp bởi một nhiếp ảnh gia mà còn vì mọi người đã cùng nhau để có được bức ảnh đó.
Bài mẫu tham khảo:
A photo that I am very proud of is one from many years ago. It was the first time that my family went camping in the wilderness.
A couple of other families came with us, namely the families of some of my friends and of my brothers friends. Most of us were not in great shape and we were all people from the city without a ton of knowledge about living in the wilderness. It took us a few hours of hiking along the river until we found our campsite. It was very difficult, and the younger ones of the troupe had to constantly help the older members over rocks and fallen trees that made it difficult to walk. We had started out into the forest very early in the morning, just after first light of the sun, if I am remembering correctly. It was well after lunch when we arrived at the site which was meant to be our home for the night. After some more time, we got our tents set up so that everyone had a place to sleep, and we lit a fire to cook dinner on. Just as all this hectic work had completed and the fire was burning, one of my mothers friends turned and quickly pointed to the mountain behind us saying “Look at that sunset!”, everyone then turned to look at it. It was this moment that I took a picture of the whole group, our tents, alone in the middle of the forest, beside a clean running river, our simple little fire and this beautiful sunset.
I am very proud of this picture, not just because it looks like a real photographer took it, but because how well we had all worked together to achieve the scene that it captured.
Từ vựng chủ đề “Describe a photo you took that you are proud of”
Wilderness (n) /ˈwɪldənəs/ : nơi hoang dã
Ex: We were hopelessly lost in the wilderness.
Campsite (n)/ˈkæmpsaɪt/ : Nơi cắm trại
Ex: We stayed at a lovely campsite in Cemaes.
Troupe (n)/truːp/ : nhóm, đoàn
Ex: Donald Ryland led the troupe down the path on the west side of the river
hectic (a)/ˈhektɪk/ : bận rộn
Ex: They've got a hectic schedule planned.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Why do some people like to record important things with photos?
I think this is a simple one. Photographs are incredibly easy nowadays but the world is changing as quickly, if not quicker, than ever. This means that things can come and go before we have realized their importance to us and by taking a lot of photos it allows us to keep important memories, even if we aren’t aware in the moment that they will be important later.
come and go /kʌm ænd gəʊ/ : Đến và đi
Ex: She's seen a lot of employees come and go during her time in the company.
What can people learn from historical photographs?
That depends a lot of the photo and on the context, but I think that the most important thing for everyone to learn from old photos, with one meaningful exception, is just how much things have improved. While there are many things from the past to romanticize about, it is pretty evident from almost any old photo that our quality of life now is better than their was back then. The exception to this I would say is in pictures of nature, where nature is unquestionably having a more difficult time now than ever before.
exception (n) /ɪkˈsepʃn/ : ngoại lệ
Ex: Most of the buildings in the town are modern, but the church is an exception.
romanticize (v) /rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz/: thú vị hóa / hấp dẫn hóa
Ex: Men tell violent tales and romanticize the lessons violence brings.
evident (a)/ˈevɪdənt/ : Rõ ràng
Ex: It was evident to me that the mission would fail.
Which is better, taking photos or keeping a diary?
Ideally, both should be done if we want to remember everything about our lives for as long as possible, and even more importantly to pass down our own views of our times to those coming after us. I think that keeping photos is probably more of a benefit when considering emotional attachment so a time, place, or person. Though a diary is much more useful for recalling all the complexities of emotions and misunderstanding of a situation.
emotional attachment /ɪˈməʊʃənl əˈtæʧmənt/: tình cảm gắn bó
Ex: The goal is to build emotional attachment based on the research you did.
diary (n)/ˈdaɪəri/: Nhật kí
Ex: Peter began writing his diary in October last year.
complexity (n) /kəmˈpleksəti/: Sự phức tạp
Ex: Only now did he understand the full complexity of the problem.
Mong rằng qua bài viết, người học có thể áp dụng những cấu trúc và từ vựng được giới thiệu trong bài để giúp bố cục câu trả lời rõ ràng và mạch lạc hơn, cũng như là tối đa điểm thi cho bài thi IELTS Speaking đề bài “Describe a photo you took that you are proud of”.