IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe an experience when you got bored while being with others.
- When it was
- Who you were with
- What you did
- And explain why you were bored
There was a trip in the past when I actually got completely bored.
That was a vacation one year ago, after my stressful probationary period at my current company. At that ttme, I really needed to break the wheel of monotony in my everyday life and rejuvenate myself. So my buddies and I decided to take a trip to Dalat city to relax. We made a lot of plans, most of which, unfortunately didn’t go as expected.
As soon as I arrived in Dalat city, it started pouring outside. The weather was freezing, while dark clouds covered up the morning sky. Lightning ﬂashed and thunder roared continually near the horizon, discouraging every holidaymaker
from doing anything outdoors. So, we resorted to staying indoors and siting by the window, watching the raindrops falling outside.
It was a terrible moment for me. All of my companions were falling asleep after the 5 hours journey in the car. I was the only one awake in the room then, waiting for the rain to stop and having nobody at all to talk with. I felt terribly bored because I expected to visit many well-known destinations and try local cuisines, but the rain didn’t let up until 1PM that day.
I lost half of the day due to the storm, so in the future, I will avoid the rainy season when travelling, or at least, have a look at the weather forecast before embarking on a trip somewhere.
- Probationary period: giai đoạn thử việc (khi mới vào làm trong 1 công ty)
- Monotony: sự đơn điệu
- Ejuvenate myself: làm mới, làm trẻ bản thân
- Pouring: mưa như trút nước
- Holidaymaker: người đi chơi vào dịp lễ
- Resort to: đành phải
- Companion: bạn đồng hành
- Let up: (mưa) ngớt, tạnh
- Embark on: bắt đầu, bắt tay vào
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 time you felt glad that you had a cell phone: I had a trip to Dalat city but it was pouring outside at that time, so I had to stay indoors. All of my companions were falling asleep so I had to entertain myself with my own cell phone.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
Why do people often get bored?
Gợi ý: do monotonous tasks over and over (làm hoài những công việc nhàm chán), repettion (sự lặp đi lăp lại), without any innovations (mà không có cải tến gì cả)
People have a tendency to feel bored when they have to do monotonous tasks over and over. For example, boredom strikes when an oﬃce worker has to spend many years doing paperwork in a nine-to-ﬁve job with a high level of repettion. Nothing is interesting if everything just repeats day after day without any innovations.
Why are people less interested in reading books nowadays?
Gợi ý: the fast pace of modern life (cuộc sống hối hả), be swamped with (bận rộn với), do wonders for (rất tốt cho)
This is may be because of the fast pace of modern life that many people lead nowadays. They are so swamped with their job and family that they can hardly arrange any time for their own hobbies. Despite knowing that reading can do wonders for their mental health, people would prefer sleeping, hanging out with friends or surﬁng Facebook.
What can employers do to help employees feel more motivated at work?
Gợi ý: ﬁnancial incentives (động lực về tài chính), boost their motivation (tăng động lực), acknowledge (chấp nhận, thừa nhận), make more progress (tến bộ)