Describe a time when you needed to search for information

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describe a time when you needed to search for information

Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe a time when you needed to search for information”

You should say:

  • What information you needed to search for

  • When you searched for it

  • Where you searched for it

  • And explain why you needed to search for it.

Context (Bối cảnh)

Tuần trước

Sử dụng ứng dụng vài lần mỗi tuần

Content (Nội dung)

Đến văn phòng doanh nghiệp

Tấp vào lề đường để tra cứu Google Maps

Đường ngắn nhất cắt ngang qua khu đô thị

Rất nhỏ nhưng đầy những doanh nghiệp và nhà hàng thú vị

Conclusion (Kết thúc)

Cung cấp nhiều thông tin hơn kì vọng ban đầu

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Describe a time when you needed to search for information


I search for information constantly, and so this topic was quite hard for me to decide on any specific point to describe. But what I settled on was actually from just this last weekend. I absolutely love Google Maps. It is extremely useful and I use it multiple times a week, really any time that I am going somewhere that I am not totally familiar with. 


In this particular instance I was going to the office of a business that I am very seriously considering taking an internship with. I knew the general area of where the offices were located, and so I made it as close as I could until I knew that I would need further direction. I then pulled off to the side of the road and consulted Google Maps. My city is famous for its innumerable tiny alleyways. It just so happened that the quickest route to my destination was to cut straight through the urban block beside my via one of these alleyways. It was very small but full of interesting business and restaurants. So many smells that almost made me stop, despite my appointment. 


So this is when I needed information and it gave me far more information than was initially intended, and I have many restaurants to add to my list of places I want to eat.

Từ vựng chủ đề “Describe a time when you needed to search for information”

  • pull off / pʊl ɒf /: hành động ngoài dự kiến

The central bank has pulled off one of the biggest financial rescues of recent years.

  • Consult (v) /kənˈsʌlt/: tham khảo

If the symptoms get worse, consult your doctor.

  • innumerable (a)  /ɪˈnuː.mɚ.ə.bəl/: vô số

The project has been delayed by innumerable problems.

  • Alleyway (n)  /ˈæl.i.weɪ/: con hẻm giữa các tòa nhà

I ran down the alleyway and up the backstairs.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

How can people search for information now?

There are probably thousands of search engines out there, be it through a website or just through the browser on one's phone or computer. Though at the end of the day, there is no question that in terms of searching for information Google is the dominant power. They handle the majority of the world's searches, and that is even considering that they are blocked in China, with a fifth of the world's population.

  • search engine / ˈsɜ:tʃ ˈendʒɪn /: công cụ tìm kiếm

A search engine is a platform on which a user can search the internet content.

  • browser (n) /ˈbraʊ.zɚ/: trình duyệt

To explore our products online, you will simply need a browser and internet access.

What information can people get from television?

Though watching cable television is far less common nowadays than it has been previously, there can still be a lot of important information taken from it. For instance, during any type of time of emergency, such as we recently experienced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the TV can give us a direct and immediate information update of those in positions of power and authority regarding developments in the situation.

  • Pandemic (n)  /pænˈdem.ɪk/: đại dịch

The COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United Kingdom in late January 2020.

  • authority (n) /əˈθɔːr.ə.t̬i/: thẩm quyền

We need to get the support of someone in authority.

With the development of the internet, are libraries still important? 

I think that they are, but I think that why they are important now is very different from their original source of importance. I think now that the biggest advantage of libraries is a calm and quiet place where study can be done, and contact can be made. Not everyone lives in a place where it is conducive to doing homework, so libraries should be a place where anyone can come to study anything at any time, free of charge.

  • conducive (a)  /kənˈduː.sɪv/: phù hợp để

Such a noisy environment was not conducive to a good night's sleep.

  • free of charge / ˈfri: əv tʃɑːdʒ /: miễn phí

You can download the materials free of charge from our website.

Does the development of the internet have any impact on some disadvantaged people​?

I can’t think of any ways that it has had a negative impact on disadvantaged people, at the moment, though I wouldn’t be surprised if there were. I can, on the other hand, think of many ways that it has had positive impacts on them. Those with mobility issues can have constant high speed access to delivery services, and health services can give and receive a lot of useful information through internet services.

  • mobility (n)  /moʊˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/: tự do di chuyển

Some neck injuries cause total loss of mobility below the point of injury.

  • access (n)  /ˈæ sự tiếp cận

The system has been designed to give the user quick and easy access to the required information.

Hy vọng rằng thông qua bài viết trên đây, người học đã hình dung được những câu hỏi trong phần thi Speaking Part 3 có thể gặp trong chủ đề này, cách lập dàn ý và cách trả lời phù hợp nhất cho từng câu hỏi liên quan đến chủ đề “Describe a time when you needed to search for information”.

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