Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something

“Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something” thuộc nhóm chủ đề “Describe a experience (miêu tả trải nghiệm)” là chủ đề rất phổ biến trong bài thi nói học thuật như IELTS Speaking Part 2.
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describe a time you made a decision to wait for something

Bài viết sau đây sẽ gợi ý sample cho chủ đề “Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something” cùng các câu hỏi thường gặp và hướng dẫn cách trả lời linh hoạt cho topic này. Ngoài ra, bài viết còn giới thiệu về những từ vựng và cách diễn đạt giúp tăng điểm bài thi nói của thí sinh.

Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something”

Context (Bối cảnh)

Hồi còn nhỏ

Một phương pháp khá phổ biến

Content (Nội dung)

Có 100k ngay lập tức hoặc chờ một năm và nhận 1 triệu

Em trai ngay lập tức chọn 100k

Ghen tị với số kẹo em đã có thể mua

Chờ 1 triệu mặc kệ sự nóng vội

Conclusion (Kết thúc) 

Quên về thỏa thuận cho đến năm sau

Không còn ghen tị nữa


Bài mẫu tham khảo:

A time that I decided to wait for something was during a lesson that my parents taught my brother and I during our childhoods. I have come to find out that this is a pretty widespread strategy for teaching this, but I was unaware of that at the time. 

Our parents offered us a deal, we could have 100,000VND right now, or we could wait for one year and receive 1 million VND. My brother instantly jumped at the 100k and wanted it right away. My father laughed and that instantly made me suspicious. I also wanted the 100k right away, and was somewhat already jealous of all the candy my brother was going to be able to buy, but I could not. Against the urges, I decided to tell them that I will wait for the 1 million. 

After some time I had actually forgotten about the deal until it came to the next year and my mother handed me two crisp 500,000 VND notes. I was ecstatic. I put the money towards a new bike, and was no longer jealous of the candy my brother had had a year before.

Từ vựng chủ đề “Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something”

  • widespread (a) /ˌwaɪdˈspred/: phổ biến, lan rộng

There are reports of widespread flooding in northern France.

  • jump at / dʒʌmp æt /: ngay lập tức đồng ý

She jumped at the chance of a trip to Paris.

  • Suspicious (a)  /səˈspɪʃ.əs/: nghi ngờ

Her behaviour was very suspicious.

  • Urge (n)   /ɝːdʒ/: ham muốn mạnh mẽ

The urge to steal is very strong in some of these young men.

  • Ecstatic (a)  /ekˈstæt̬.ɪk/: vô cùng hạnh phúc

The new president was greeted by an ecstatic crowd.

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IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

Do people in your country like to take public transportation?

Unfortunately the rates of use for public transit in my country is not as high as I would like it to be. However I don’t think that this is because people are adverse to the idea, I think that the main issue is just lack of development of the public transport system as a whole. Hopefully, as it starts to become more developed and reliable, people will take it more often.

  • adverse (a) /ædˈvɝːs/: phản đối, chống lại

They received a lot of adverse publicity/criticism about the changes.

  • as a whole / əz ə həʊl /: nhìn chung

The population as a whole is getting healthier.

Why do some people like a slow-paced life?

People like a slow pace of life because it is relaxing. Many people do not get the same satisfaction of living in the rat race of professional life, and that is okay. It also seems to me that these sentiments grow with age, and that older people are less likely to be bothered by engaging in the hectic and chaotic  world they may have enjoyed in their youth.

  • rat race  /ˈræt ˌreɪs/: cuộc sống ganh đua

He decided to get out of the rat race, and went to work on a farm.

  • Sentiment (n) /ˈsen.t̬ə.mənt/: quan điểm

I don't think she shares my sentiments.

Is being patient good for people? Why?

It absolutely is, but with limits. Patience is an important skill to foster, because many things in life cannot come right away. However it is also important to distinguish the line between being patient and being a pushover. For example, if I were to be working a job and the boss said I need to wait one day to receive my pay, I would not be happy about that but understanding, I can be patient. However, if it were to go on for a longer period of time then it is important that we stand up for ourselves.

  • distinguish (v)  /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/: phân biệt

I sometimes have difficulty distinguishing Spanish from Portuguese.

  • Pushover (n)  /ˈpʊʃˌoʊ.vɚ/: người dễ thuận theo quyết định bên ngoài

Krista gets whatever she wants – her parents are real pushovers.

Are people less patient now than people in the past? Why?

People now are certainly less patient than people in the past. We have grown accustomed to fast paced life styles and instant gratification that was simply not available throughout most of human history. This trend continues to grow as well, it will be interesting to see just how far this can continue until there is no attention span at all.

  • accustomed to / əˈkʌstəmd tuː /: quen thuộc với

She quickly became accustomed to his messy ways.

  • attention span  /əˈten.ʃən ˌspæn/: khoảng chú ý

Young children have quiteshortattentionspans.

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Hy vọng thông qua bài viết trên, 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 you made a decision to wait for something”.

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