IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a prize that you want to win
- What this prize is
- How you knew about it
- What you will do to win it
- and explain why you want to win it.
Today I’m going to tell you about a prize that I want to win, which is from a gameshow called “You deserve it”.
The show is broadcast on VTV3 every Friday evening at 7 p.m. The thing which makes “You deserve it” way diﬀerent from other gameshows is the prize format. This is the only game show in which contestants do not earn money for them- selves, but for someone else they know who’s in dire straits.
So, regarding the rules of the show, the player has to go through ﬁve rounds which involve identifying a “Who”, “Where” or “What” subject based on a series of clues. The player is only given one free clue for each round and each of the remaining clues costs a certain amount of money. If the player still cannot ﬁgure out the answer, he or she will have to purchase clues until they can guess the answer. If the answer is correct, a great sum of money will be added to their
total winnings. Otherwise, they will get no money for that round at all. If the player can provide the correct answers in all ﬁve rounds, they will oﬃcially win a huge amount of money. Later on, this will be given to a beneﬁciary.
The reason why I want to win this prize is because I usually donate to a local orphanage called “Light House” in District 3. I happened to ﬁnd out about this place last year and I really want to give them a hand to help cover their education.
That’s all I want to share with you.
- in dire straits: trong tình huống khó khăn / nghịch cảnh
- a series of: một chuỗi
- ﬁgure out (phrasal verb): tìm ra
- total winnings: tổng giá trị giải thưởng
- beneﬁciary (n): người hưởng lợi
- give a hand: giúp đỡ
Các chủ đề tương tự
Những ý tưởng và từ vựng trong bài mẫu trên có thể được sử dụng để phát triển những chủ đề sau:
Describe a gameshow or a quiz program you watched on TV or online: “You deserve it” game show.
Describe a person who often helps other people: Mỹ Tâm, a well-known singer in Vietnam, usually helps poor people. She once took part in a game show called “You deserve it” to earn money for the homeless.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
1. What rewards can children get from school?
Gợi ý: give incentives for children (những phương pháp động viên khích lệ khác nhau), have a lasting impact (tạo ra ảnh hưởng lâu dài), an aquarium (thuỷ cung), study more about their surroundings (hiểu biết hơn về các thứ xung quanh).
There are so many diﬀerent ways to give incentives for children at school. And I think that rewards should be something which can create meaningful moments and that have a lasting impact on a child. That’s why for me, a short trip during the day is an ideal choice. A child always has a favorite place that they wish to go to. For example, it can be a trip to a museum, a zoo or an aquarium. By doing this, our kids not only feel excited and happy, but they also have a chance to study more about their surroundings.
2. Should parents push their children to get prizes?
Gợi ý: No: develop intrinsic motivation (phát triển động lực học bên trong), study with ease (học thoải mái, không căng thẳng), have a negative eﬀect on children’s mental health (có ảnh hưởng tiêu cực tới sức khoẻ tinh thân của trẻ nhỏ).
Deﬁnitely not. I don’t like the idea of kids thinking that they will only study hard if there is a prize. What parents should do is to let their children develop their intrinsic motvation. That’s why children themselves should ﬁnd fun and excitement in exploring the world and learning new things. And parents need to stop raising their children with the principle that they must beat everyone else in the class. If parents try to push their children too hard, this will have a negative eﬀect on children’s mental health. I mean, they may feel stressed and cannot study with ease.
3. Is it good for children to compete for prizes at school?
Gợi ý: improve self-esteem (lòng tự tôn), realize their strengths and weaknesses (nhận ra điểm mạnh và điểm yếu), self-reﬂection (tự nhìn nhận bản thân), failure (thất bại), push them ahead (thúc đấy trẻ nhỏ tến về phía trước)
As I told you before, I don’t like the idea of studying just for prizes. However, competitions can actually bring about certain beneﬁts for children. They will gradually realize their strengths and weaknesses so that they can work hard to improve themselves and prepare to perform better in the next competition, which helps them build up “self-esteem”. Besides, a lesson will be learnt that competition is not just about winning but it’s also about failure. And you know, losing will teach children to self-reﬂect and push them ahead for improvement
in the future.
4. What kinds of rewards can companies oﬀer to their outstanding employees?
Gợi ý: bonus (tiền thưởng): monetary reward (phần thưởng bằng tiền). Employees will strive (cố gắng, phấn đấu), meet their needs in life (đáp ứng như cầu trong cuộc sống), achieve the company’s goals (đạt được mục tiêu công việc).
That should be giving bonuses. This is deﬁnitely the most practical way to reward excellent employees. We cannot deny the fact that people are working extremely hard to earn as much money as possible to meet their needs in life. That is to say, monetary rewards can motivate employees to perform their best at work and strive to achieve the company’s goals.