Bài mẫu Talk about your favorite film | IELTS Speaking

Bài viết giúp người đọc chinh phục topic Talk about your favorite film thuộc nhóm chủ đề Describe a film/ character/ moment và các từ vựng chủ đề này.
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02/08/2022
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Bài viết cung cấp Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 “talk about your favorite film” hay “talk about your favorite movie” thuộc nhóm chủ đề Movie/ Book kèm theo các từ vựng giúp đạt điểm cao trong bài. Đây là một nhóm chủ đề khá phổ biến trong bài IELTS speaking part 2.

Key takeaways

  • Bài mẫu câu hỏi talk about your favorite film sẽ cung cấp cho người học gợi ý áp dụng các từ vựng hữu ích vào phần thi nói cụ thể.

  • Cách miêu tả bộ phim yêu thích trong IELTS speaking part 2 và từ vựng ghi điểm cao trong nhóm chủ đề miêu tả bộ phim phổ biến sẽ được giới thiệu.

Câu trả lời mẫu chủ đề Talk about your favorite movie - IELTS Speaking Part 1

How often do you go to the cinema?

I seldom go to the cinema. I think it is a hassle to travel, pay, and be cramped in a room packed with people. I would rather stay at home, bundle up in my bed, and watch movies on my laptop.

Vocabulary: 

  • hassle /ˈhæs.əl/ (n): mối phiền toái

  • cramped /kræmp/ (a): chật chội 

  • bundle up /ˈbʌndl ʌp/ (phrasal verb) quấn, đắp

Are cinema tickets expensive in your country?

In my opinion, they are not luxury items, but not cheap either. Movie tickets in my local cinema cost around 65000 VND/ticket. Although that price tag rarely fazes adults, it definitely overwhelms students, such as myself.

Vocabulary:

  • luxury /ˈlʌk.ʃər.i/ (n): hàng xa xỉ 

  • faze /feɪz/ (v): làm bận tâm

What are the advantages of seeing a film at the cinema?

I suppose there are some undeniable benefits of seeing a movie in theatres. The sound and image quality is optimised and in cases of 3D movies, the audience gets to use equipment provided by the cinema for the best viewing experience.

Vocabulary:

  • undeniable /ˌʌn.dɪˈnaɪ.ə.bəl/ (a): không thể chối cãi

  • optimise /ˈɒp.tɪ.maɪz/ (v): tối ưu hóa

  • viewing experience /ˈvjuːɪŋ ɪksˈpɪərɪəns/ (n): trải nghiệm xem

Do you usually watch films alone or with others?

I usually watch films with my friends or my family, the more the merrier. To me, it is better to have someone next to me, so that I can discuss and comment on the movie with them. The experience just is not complete without company.

Vocabulary:

  • the more the merrier /ðə mɔː ðə ˈmɛrɪə/ (idiom): càng đông càng vui

  • company /ˈkʌm.pə.ni/ (n): sự đồng hành

Which actor would you like to play you in a film?

It would be my most incredible honour if I had Angelina Jolie play me in a film. She has a gorgeous face and stunning figure, and her acting is impeccable, too. Some performances of hers have brought me to tears before. If she played me, she would make me look so good.

Vocabulary:

  • gorgeous /ˈɡɔː.dʒəs/ (a): đẹp đẽ, lộng lẫy

  • stunning /ˈstʌn.ɪŋ/ (a): đẹp tuyệt, gây choáng váng

  • impeccable /ɪmˈpek.ə.bəl/ (a): hoàn hảo

Bài mẫu chủ đề Talk about your favorite movie - IELTS Speaking Part 2

You should say:

  • what it is

  • when you watched it

  • what it is about

  • and explain why this is your favourite movie. 

Bài mẫu 1 - The Pianist

I’m a huge movie enthusiast, so I love experiencing various types of movies since I was a kid. There are some movies, you know, just casual, cliché, and there are phenomenal movies that imprint in your mind once you watched them. To me, “The pianist” is that kind of movie!

The movie was based on the true-life memoir of Wladyslaw Szpilman – a talented Polish pianist who survived the Holocaust. It was directed by Roman Polanski in 2002 and is regarded as one of the most stunning, heartfelt, and moving art pieces of this director. This substantial work got glowing reviews from the critics and achieved the Cannes Palme d'Or in the same year. The success of this movie was the combination of a sensational plot, excellent production design, and painterly effects. The convincing performance of Adrien Brody as Szpilman was also lauded and won the Academy Award in 2002.

The movie started with the blowing-up scene in the studio of Warsaw radio when the Nazis invaded the city. After that event, Szpilman and his family are moved into a dreadful, crowded ghetto where they have to suffer from racism, starvation, and plagues. It is even more horrifying after Szpilman becomes the last survivor of the ghetto. The scene of a Nazi officer tipping a wheelchair old man out of the balcony to me is the most harrowing one.

The reason why I love this movie that much is how they resolute the consecutive devastation by bringing the climactic meeting between the pianist and a German officer. Spilzman’s desire to play the piano was fervent! When he had a chance to play Chopin’s Ballade no 1 for the officer, he just couldn’t resist. Szpilman’s precious talent touched the officer’s heart, and he helps Spzilman to hide and survive the winter. This is indeed the beauty of art that can surpass any barrier. Even though this suggestion of the humanity of a good German is somehow difficult to accept by some audience since we are just reminded of the notoriety of Nazis from the previous scenes, it is still plausible and touching to me. 

Từ mới:

  1. cliché [ˈkliːʃeɪ] (a): sáo rỗng 

  2. phenomenal [fəˈnɒmɪn(ə)l] (a): phi thường, tuyệt vời

  3. true-life (a): có thật

  4. memoir [ˈmɛmwɑː] (n): hồi ký

  5. stunning [ˈstʌnɪŋ]

    (a): kinh ngạc, tuyệt vời

  6. heartfelt [ˈhɑːtfɛlt] (a): chân thành

  7. moving [ˈmuːvɪŋ]

    (a): cảm động

  8. glowing reviews [ˈɡləʊɪŋ rɪˈvjuː](n): lời nhận xét có cánh

  9. painterly [ˈpeɪntəli]

    (a): nên thơ

  10. convincing [kənˈvɪnsɪŋ] (a): thuyết phục

  11. be lauded [biː ˈlɔːdɪd:] tán dương

  12. dreadful [ˈdrɛdfʊl, ˈdrɛdf(ə)l]

    (a): ghê sợ 

  13. harrowing [ˈharəʊɪŋ] (a): bi thảm, khủng khiếp

  14. fervent [ˈfəːv(ə)nt]

    (a): sôi sục

  15. plausible [ˈplɔːzɪb(ə)l] (a): dễ hiểu

  16. touching [ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] (a): cảm động

Bài mẫu 2 - Maleficent

Disney is my childhood, and I am sure many can relate. There is a certain childlike and nostalgic quality about classic animated films that warm the heart. So when it was announced in 2014 that a Sleeping Beauty Live-Action Remake was to be released, I was over the moon. What I saw in the theatre did not disappoint, and to date, it is still my favourite movie.

The movie followed the titular character, Maleficent, and her estranged lover-turned-enemy Stefan as well as his daughter, Aurora - also known as Sleeping Beauty, on a rollercoaster of emotions. The writers took a lot of creative liberties in this remake, deviating a lot from the original tale, but still kept some details and plot lines the same.

As the fairy tale goes, the “evil” fairy cursed little princess Aurora to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep, only to be awakened by true love’s kiss. However, the fairy was not evil but betrayed and hurt by the King himself. As Aurora grew up, Maleficent, in trying to monitor her, grew fond of the princess, and remorsefully tried to undo the curse to no avail. Sleeping Beauty fell asleep, and audiences were expecting a prince to come to rescue her, but as it turned out, the prince did not have enough love for her. Maleficent, with her maternal love for the princess, was the one to deliver the kiss on Aurora’s forehead and awaken her, to everyone’s astonishment.

I adore the twist, for it is such a modern and refreshing take on old-fashioned fairy tales. Angelina Jolie as Maleficent captured viewers’ hearts, including mine, with such a raw emotional performance. Elle Fanning resembled princess Aurora so much that she looks as if Sleeping Beauty herself stepped out into real life. All in all, I strongly recommend this film to anyone looking for a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Từ mới:

  1. nostalgic /nɒsˈtæl.dʒɪk/ (a): có tính hoài niệm

  2. titular /ˈtɪtʃ.ə.lər/ (a): (nhân vật) chính

  3. estranged /ɪˈstreɪndʒd/ (a): bị ghẻ lạnh

  4. liberty /ˈlɪb.ə.ti/ (n): sự tự do

  5. remorsefully /rɪˈmɔː.sfəl.i/ (adv): một cách hối lỗi, ân hận

  6. to no avail /tuː nəʊ əˈveɪl/ (idiom): không có tác dụng

  7. maternal /məˈtɜː.nəl/ (a): thuộc về mẹ, tính mẹ

  8. astonishment /əˈstɒn.ɪʃ.mənt/ (n): sự bất ngờ, sửng sốt

  9. capture /ˈkæp.tʃər/ (v): bắt, chiếm

  10.  resemble /rɪˈzem.bəl/ (v): giống

  11.  take a trip down memory lane /teɪk ə trɪp daʊn ˈmɛməri leɪn/ (idiom): nhớ về một thời vui vẻ đã qua

Bài mẫu 3 - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

I am very interested in animated features, from Disney, Pixar, and especially Dreamworks. That studio has never failed me, with spectacular animated sequences and heartfelt storylines. One of their latest releases - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - was not an exception, and was gripping from beginning to end.

Puss was an arrogant and egotistic folk hero, who, as all cats did, had nine lives, and cheated death multiple times. The movie detailed his journey to the elusive Wishing Star as he grappled with the risk of losing his last life and ran away from an insanely powerful and terrifying wolf, who later was revealed to be the personification of Death itself, coming to claim Puss’ life once and for all. Accompanying him were Kitty, a competent and lovely thief, and Perrito, an abandoned dog who was wide-eyed and lovable. There were not only friends but foes also. A horde of villains all follow Puss’ group, all with the goal of getting the wish for themselves.

Puss was petrified at the thought of losing his last life, so he intended to use his wish for more lives, but after a perilous trip with friends by his side and enemies at his tail, in the end, the heroic cat was able to face Death fearlessly. They had a perfectly animated fight scene, and at the end, Death exclaimed that he came for a conceited cat who thought he was larger than life, but standing before Death was a different personality altogether. And with that, Death gave up his pursuit of Puss, and the cast went on their merry way, despite no one earning the wish.

I watched this movie with my friend, and we both agreed that it was then our new favourite movie. The details were mind-blowing and the plot was extremely meaningful. It was one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Từ mới:

  1. feature /fiː.tʃər/ (n): phim dài

  2. heartfelt /hɑːt.felt/ (a): thành tâm, chân thành

  3. gripping /ɡrɪp.ɪŋ/ (a): hấp dẫn, gay cấn

  4. egotistic /iː.ɡəˈtɪs.tɪk/ (a): tự cao tự đại

  5. elusive /iˈluː.sɪv/ (a): khó tìm

  6. grapple (with) /ɡræp.əl/ (v): giải quyết

  7. personification /pəˌsɒn.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ (n): sự nhân hóa, hiện thân

  8. competent /kɒm.pɪ.tənt/ (a): có tài

  9. wide-eyed /waɪdˈaɪd/ (a): ngây thơ

  10. petrified /pet.rə.faɪd/ (a): cực kì sợ hãi

  11. perilous /per.əl.əs/ (a): nguy hiểm

  12. exclaim /ɪkˈskleɪm/ (v): hét lên, nói rằng

  13. conceited /kənˈsiː.tɪd/ (a): tự cao tự đại

  14. larger than life /lɑːʤə ðæn laɪf/ (idiom): nổi bật hơn người

  15. pursuit /pəˈsjuːt/: cuộc rượt đuổi 

Bài mẫu 4 - Jumanji

I am a total movie buff and have watched too many films to count. However, few have made such a lasting impression on me as Jumanji (1995) when I first enjoyed it in third grade. Even though it is not the most critically acclaimed movie out there, it still has a very special place in my heart.

Alan Parrish - played by Robin Williams, was sent on a strange and terrifying adventure with his childhood friend, Sarah, and two unfortunate kids by a mysterious board game called Jumanji.

The story began when a young Alan, who was an outcast and victim of bullying, found a board game and asked his friend, Sarah, to join him. However, they soon realised that it was not an ordinary board game, and Alan was sucked into the game while a flock of bats chased Sarah out the door screaming. 26 years later, Judy and Peter Shepherd released Alan, now much older, from the sinister game, but it was far from over. The game had magical properties and seemingly a mind of its own since it can summon dangerous wildlife and turn the house into a forest, while purposefully making it more and more difficult for the players to win.

I remember holding my breath as a child when this came on the TV, and only breathing out when all of them made it out alive. Despite the criticisms, it is still my favourite movie, partly because of Robin Williams, who knocked it out of the park and was brilliant as usual.

Từ mới:

  1. movie buff /muːvi bʌf/ (n): người nghiện phim

  2. lasting impression /lɑːstɪŋ ɪmˈprɛʃᵊn/ (n): ấn tượng khó quên

  3. acclaimed /əˈkleɪmd/ (a): được hoan nghênh

  4. outcast /aʊt.kɑːst/ (n): kẻ bị ruồng bỏ

  5. victim /vɪk.tɪm/ (n): nạn nhân

  6. sinister /sɪn.ɪ.stər/ (a): ác độc, nham hiểm

  7. obstacle /ɒb.stə.kəl/ (n): trở ngại

  8. knock it out of the park /nɒk ɪt aʊt ɒv ðə pɑːk/ (idiom): làm rất tốt

Bài mẫu 5 - Forrest Gump

When it comes to iconic American films, few can match Forrest Gump in popularity and affection from the audience.  Made in 1994, the movie took the cinematic world by storm and went on to garner multiple awards. For such a well-acclaimed work, Forrest Gump is surprisingly simple in its plot as well as message, but perhaps that is also part of its charm.

The movie told the life story of the titular character, Forrest, in his own words, as in the film he recounted it to everyone who happened to sit next to him.

Forrest was a child with an IQ of 75 and leg braces, so other children often made fun of him, and he had only one friend by the name of Jenny. Once, he was chased by a group of bullies, and with encouragement from Jenny, he kept running and showcased his athletic abilities, which catapulted him to new heights in education and honour. From then on, his life was filled with ups and downs, and he tried his hands at various fields. He was in the army, then played ping pong professionally, before going into shrimping as promised to a friend in the military and even invested in a tech company. In the end, he became incredibly wealthy, but Jenny still rejected him. So he embarked on a run across the country, inspiring numerous people all over the nation in the process. When Jenny came to him again, it was to leave him with his son whom she named after him, as she had fallen ill and passed shortly after. The film ended with Forrest making the best of his time with Forrest Jr.

The movie was a game-changer for many, including me. To this day, the impact of its simple but effective story still moves me, and Tom Hank’s acting as Forrest helped ramp that up tenfold.

Từ mới:

  1. iconic /aɪˈkɒn.ɪk/ (a): rất nổi tiếng, mang tính biểu tượng

  2. take (something/someone) by storm /teɪk (ˈsʌmθɪŋ/ˈsʌmwʌn) baɪ stɔːm/ (idiom): trở nên nổi tiếng ở một nơi hoặc với một nhóm người

  3. garner /ɡɑː.nər/ (v): thu thập

  4. charm /tʃɑːm/ (n): điểm thu hút

  5. recount /rɪˈkaʊnt/ (v): thuật lại, kể lại

  6. catapult /kæt.ə.pʌlt/ (v): phóng lên, đẩy lên cao

  7. try one’s hands at /traɪ wʌnz hændz æt/ (idiom): thử 

  8. embark /ɪmˈbɑːk/ (v): dấn thân vào

  9. game-changer /ɡeɪm ˌtʃeɪn.dʒər/ (n): người/việc thay đổi cuộc chơi

  10. ramp up /ræmp ʌp/ (v): tăng lên

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions with Answers

Do you think the cinema has increased or decreased in popularity in recent years?

With the development of technology such as movie apps Netflix, Hulu, HBO max, and Disney +, more and more people are now able to access a wider range of movies. The plus point is they can enjoy their favorite movies at home while using the apps. So, I think that in the next couple of years, there will be fewer people visiting a theatre to enjoy a movie. This might not be true for some actions or 3D, or 4D movies since most people cannot afford to equip their homes to experience these specific types.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of making films of real-life events?

In my opinion, movies based on real-life stories usually have several major advantages, such as gripping events, attention from the audience and even a huge fan base. On the other hand, filmmakers also encounter some difficulties in making this type of movie. For example, casting actors and actresses will be a tough challenge since the character is already widely known. If their appearance and performance do not match the original character, the audience may lose interest in the movie. Also, to make the real-life events closer to the audience, you know, like more entertaining or more youthful to approach a younger audience, the screenwriter has to adjust the storyline. The movie might turn into a disaster and get panned by critics if the screenwriter over-modifies the story.

How important do you think it is for a filmmaker to remain true to the original story?

It depends on the original story, honestly. If the storyline is part of a historical event or to describe a famous people, which requires preciseness, then the filmmakers should remain true to the story. Unless they got permission to alter the adaptation from the original character, they should respect its truthfulness. For instance, the movie Em and Trinh got severely slated by the audience when they twisted the figure of the famous music composer. However, filmmakers may consider altering fictional book adaptations to make them more approachable and entertaining.

Mẹo hỗ trợ chuẩn bị phần thi IELTS Speaking

Cách dễ nhất để tìm ra từ vựng tốt cho các câu hỏi Phần 2 là chuẩn bị một số nhóm từ.

Nhóm từ là tập hợp 10 đến 20 từ và cụm từ nâng cao có liên quan đến một chủ đề chính. Người đọc có thể tham khảo các nhóm từ dưới đây để có thể áp dụng vào phần luyện tập của bản thân.

Ví dụ, một chủ đề phổ biến của Phần 2 là bộ phim, nhân vật trong phim hoặc tình tiết phim. Vì vậy, độc giả nên chuẩn bị một vài nhóm từ có thể mô tả cho chủ đề này.

Ví dụ:

  •  Describe a movie you have recently watched

  • Describe a foreign movie you have enjoyed. 

  • Describe a movie you would like to watch again. 

  • Describe a movie you watched with your friends.

Độc giả có thể tham khảo các nhóm từ dưới đây:

Horror Movies

  • Spine-tingling [ˈspīn ˈtɪŋɡ(ə)ling]: sởn gai ốc

  • On the edge of your seat: hồi hộp, phấn khích

  • Scare you out of your wits: gây sốc, sợ hãi (một cách bất ngờ)

Great movies

  • Sensational [sɛnˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l] (a)

    : Gây xúc cảm

  • Phenomenally [fəˈnɒmɪn(ə)li] (adv)

    : phi thường:

  • Unanimously [juːˈnanɪməsli] (adv): nhất trí

  • Acclaimed [əˈkleɪmd] (a)

    : Được hoan nghênh

  • Gripping [ˈɡrɪpɪŋ] (a)

    : Thu hút

  • moving [ˈmuːvɪŋ]

    (a): xúc động

  • memorable [ˈmɛm(ə)rəb(ə)l] /unforgettable [ʌnfəˈɡɛtəb(ə)l]

    (a) : đáng nhớ

  • the applause was deafening: tiếng vỗ tay chói tai

  • glowing reviews [ˈɡləʊɪŋ rɪˈvjuː]: lời phản hồi có cánh

  • be lauded [biː ˈlɔːdɪd:]: ca ngợi

Boring movies

  • Atrocious [əˈtrəʊʃəs] (a)

    : Gớm ghiếc

  • Sentimental [sɛntɪˈmɛnt(ə)l] (a)

    : Tình cảm, sến sẩm (mang nghĩa tiêu cực)

  • Tedious [ˈtiːdɪəs]

    (a): Tẻ nhạt

  • Cliché [ˈkliːʃeɪ]

    / Shallow [ˈʃaləʊ] (a)

    : nông cạn

  • Feeble [ˈfiːb(ə)l] (a)

    : Yếu ớt

  • Wooden dialogue [ˈwʊd(ə)n ˈdʌɪəlɒɡ] (n): cuộc hội thoại tẻ nhạt như gỗ

  • Mediocre acting [ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə ˈaktɪŋ] (n)

    : Diễn xuất tầm thường

  • Miscast [mɪsˈkɑːst] (v)

    : chọn nhầm vai

  • Unconvincing performance [ʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns] (n)

    : sự thể hiện thiếu thuyết phục

  • Utter rubbish [ˈʌtə ˈrʌbɪʃ] (n): tệ hại

  • Deadly dull/ Bored to death: buồn tẻ muốn chết

  • overrated [əʊvəˈreɪtɪd] (a): được đánh giá quá cao

  • hackneyed [ˈhaknɪd] (a)

    : tầm thường

  • disjointed plot [dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd plɒt] (n): cốt truyện rời rạc

  • be panned [pan]/slated [sleɪt] (v): chỉ trích

  • total flop [ˈtəʊt(ə)l flɒp]: sự thất bại hoàn toàn

Tham khảo thêm:

  1. Describe a famous athlete you know

  2. Describe a lesson that you remember well

 Tổng kết

Thông qua bài viết này, tác giả đã gợi ý bài mẫu talk about your favorite film đồng thời cung cấp thêm một số từ vựng liên quan đến chủ đề này. Người đọc có thể tham khảo nhóm từ vựng để luyện tập ứng dụng với các chủ đề liên quan đã được liệt kê trong bài viết.

Tham khảo:

“Cambridge Dictionary | English Dictionary, Translations and Thesaurus.” Cambridge Dictionary, 13 July 2022, dictionary.cambridge.org.

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