You should say:
And explain whether it made you happy
Bài mẫu chủ đề Describe something that surprised you
Quà sinh nhật, vé khứ hồi đi Đà Lạt, bạn tặng
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Khóc vì hạnh phúc
Cảm thấy biết ơn vì có nhau
I’m going to talk about my last birthday present, which was a round-trip ticket to Da Lat, a city in southern Vietnam. It was given to me by my closest friends, in a way that I could never imagine.
As best friends, we always remember and celebrate each other’s birthdays. So, when my birthday came, I was looking forward to my bestie’s wishes. But it was almost midnight and there was no sign that she had prepared something for me. I felt a little disappointed, trying to sympathise with her that we adults were too busy.
I was almost in tears when I received an email that was sent to me to confirm my flight. I was confused because I didn’t book it. It seemed like a mistake. Then my bestie messaged me to announce that we were going to take a trip to Da Lat, our first trip together. So, I did cry after that, but this was out of happiness. I also blamed her for making me almost depressed because of thinking that my bestie had forgotten my birthday.
Anyway, she did make my day, and I felt so blessed to have such a friend like her in my life.
Từ vựng chủ đề Describe something that surprised you
round-trip /ˌraʊnd ˈtrɪp/ (adj): chuyến đi khứ hồi
I’ve booked two round-trip tickets for us.
sympathize /ˈsɪmpəθaɪz/ (v): đồng cảm, thông cảm
I find it very hard to sympathise with him.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
How do people express happiness in your culture?
I think it is not very different from the way people in other countries express happiness. When humans feel happy, they smile a lot. Hugging was not very popular in years gone by, but the younger generations today feel comfortable with this gesture.
Do you think happiness has any effect on people?
Happiness surely has many positive effects on people. I suppose the first influence would be its anti-aging powers. Studies have shown that people who are pleased with their life look more youthful and vibrant. The next effect might be that happy people tend to look on the bright side. This makes them excellent problem-solvers when faced with a difficult situation.
Anti-aging /ˈænti-ˈeɪʤɪŋ/: chống lão hóa
an anti-aging cream can help remove wrinkles on your face.
pleased with /plizd wɪð/: hài lòng với
she was very pleased with the results
look on the bright side /lʊk ɑn ðə braɪt saɪd/: nhìn vào mặt tích cực
He is an optimist. He always looks on the bright side.
How can people be happy?
Happiness means different things to different people. Some people feel happy when they are physically satisfied, for instance, with the food they have just eaten. Meanwhile, other people find themselves filled with happiness when they help someone in need. So, it really depends on our own experience to understand what makes us happy.
Satisfied (a) /ˈsætɪsfaɪd/ hài lòng, thỏa mãn
she was very satisfied with the results
filled with happiness /fɪld wɪð ˈhæpinəs/: thấy tràn ngập hạnh phúc
When my child was born, my heart was filled with happiness.
ls ït good for people to be unhappy? Why?
I believe it is healthy to feel unhappy sometimes for several reasons. First, it is a natural emotion, so suppressing it means suppressing our nature. This is unnecessary and toxic. The second reason is that our unhappiness can be really powerful. It reveals a lot about a person and can change someone’s behaviour in a positive way. For instance, a kid who knows that his action displeases his father can learn to not repeat that action again.
Distressed: (a) /dɪˈstrest/ buồn đau, bất hạnh
Hung was distressed to find that Nga would not talk to him.
Suppress (v) /səˈpres/ kìm nén, dập tắt, đàn áp
The uprising was suppressed.
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