9月雅思变题季如期而至,在这个时间雅思官方会投入30%-40%的新题入库,使得不少考生们人心惶惶。那么问题来了!针对变题季,如何直击变题,突破难关呢?

朗阁每年在这个时间会结合考情趋势,召开雅思秋季考情发布会。此次《雅思口语换题季——新题目解析及答案》是由朗阁海外考试研究中心结合9月变题雅思口语变题研发的学习备考资料,同时也会在9月朗阁全国各城市召开的"2016秋季雅思考情趋势发布会"中与大家见面。

现在就让朗阁小编抢先带大家了解下朗阁老师们独家研发的变题季新题目解析,帮助大家突出重围,战胜雅思考试难关!

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  • 1. What is your plan for future?

    Sample Answer :

    Well, honestly, I have loads of plans. I'm about to go to the UK to further my study next year to get my Master's Degree…and I also want to travel around Europe during my study to deepen my understanding of different cultures so that I am able to perform better if I can work in a multinational after I graduate.

    解析:

    在Part1的回答中,不宜啰嗦复杂。对于未来的计划不用过于ambitious,涵盖很多,同时,有很多同学的思维会有局限性,以为未来计划只能谈工作,从而让自己的答案干瘪不新颖,同时又不好扩展。计划可以关于生活的方方面面:学习,生活,工作等等。

  • 2. Do you like art?

    Sample Answer :

    I'd like to say that I have the artsy side…I'm so obsessed with those beautiful oil paintings in the gallery. They are more than photos as you can tell how marvellous they are through the texture. But I should say I'm not a big fan of those abstract forms of art…for example, some sculptures which are made up of some weird cubes and triangles…are so implicit and so hard to understand what hides behind.

    解析:

    对于艺术类话题是很多同学非常头疼的,对艺术本身的不了解,加上词汇的缺乏,同学们被问到此类问题时心理防线首先被摧垮。像这样的问题在Part1中不必深究,用自己的会说的单词如painting,sculpture and sketch即可。对于艺术我们可以分两方面,喜欢的艺术,如一些漂亮的画和雕塑.不喜欢的艺术,原因:抽象看不懂。 面面:学习,生活,工作等等。

  • 3. Are you looking forward to working?

    Sample Answer :

    Well…If I'm rich enough, I won't say I want to work. Job,to me, is literally a way to bring home the bacon. But I guess having a job is not a bad idea, at least I can meet many interesting people and use the professional skill I have to make the society value me more, I think I will be proud of myself.

    解析:

    我相信大部分同学都会肯定回答,因为工作就有了自己的钱,就独立了,而且工作能让自己遇到不同的人,经历很多事情。当然也会有同学会有比较特别的答案,比如说:如果有钱,并不想工作,工作只是为了谋生。所以答案可以分成两方面,工作的好处和为什么要工作。

  • 4. Do you like advertisements?

    Sample Answer :

    Definitely no. I literally think that advertisements do spoil my enjoyment when I'm watch TV shows, they pop up from nowhere and last for twenty minutes, it's too time-wasting… and some of them are just exaggerating, I don't buy it. But there are still some ads which are worthwhile, for example, public-interest ads.

    解析:

    对于广告,大家基本上是深恶痛绝的,原因有一大堆:浪费时间,虚假宣传,扫了看电视节目的兴致。但是我们别忘了,要用critical thinking,任何事物都有好坏,还是有一些广告挺让人享受的,比如公益广告,广告本身对观众也是有一定价值的,比如了解产品信息。

  • 5. Chocolate

    How often you eat chocolate?
    Sample Answer :

    I usually eat dark chocolate everyday because it's so delicious. And I heard eating some chocolates regularly is good for our health.

    Why chocolates are very popular in many countries?
    Sample Answer :

    Because chocolate is a very delicious snack which has different flavors, like almond, ginger, vanilla and so on. Another reason is that chocolate is associated with different festivals such asEaster, Valentine's Day and Christmas. So chocolates have become very important gifts in many countries, especially in western countries. People like to give various kinds of chocolates to their family members and friends.

    解析:

    Chocolate是2016年9月份的新题,并且这个话题在之前从未出现过,是一个全新的题目。需要考生掌握chocolate的部分种类和口味的英文说法。可以从文化和国家习俗的角度上考虑答案。也可以参考之前snacks的部分题目进行准备。

  • 6. Bag

    Do you carry a bag when you go out?
    Sample Answer :

    Yes, I always carry a bag when I go out. As a girl, I have so many things to carry with, like a make up bag, a notebook, my wallet, tissue and keys. So it is necessary for me to carry a bag and put everything inside.

    What kind of bags do you like?
    Sample Answer :

    To a girl like me, this is a very hard question. I love all kinds of bags in different styles and even different materials. If I have to choice one, I prefer classic tote. Because this kind of bag is very practical and it even has enough space for my documents and laptop.

    解析:

    Bag这个话题在很久之前的雅思考试中曾经出现过,今次虽然作为新题出现,如果考生对口语机经比较熟悉的话可以看出这个是"旧题回归"。考生需要掌握不同类型包包的表达方面和使用的场合。注意不要答非所问。男生可能感觉这个问题比较难于回答,只需要说出自己对包包的看法就好。不需要一定做出肯定的回答。

  • 7. Reading

    Do you like reading?
    Sample Answer :

    Sometimes, reading makes I disappear from reality. It takes me to other places. I get to be somebody else. A book is the best way for me to escape reality if I am having a bad day. And reading books is entertaining, and educational!

    How many hours a week do you spend reading?
    Sample Answer :

    These days I only spend one or two hours reading a book, to be honest. But when I was younger I used to spend almost all my free time reading.

    What's your favorite kind of books?
    Sample Answer :

    Oh, I like to read all kinds really. I've got about hundreds of books at home, actually: fiction, non-fiction and lots of books about art.

    What kind of books did you read as a child?
    Sample Answer :

    When I was in primary school I used to really like adventure stories. Huckleberry Finn was probably my favourite book. I think I have read it more than five times!

    解析:

    Reading虽然是9-12月份的新题,但是相信很多考生并不陌生。在2016年1-4月份中Reading就曾在Part1中高频出现过。在这个部分中需要考生注意各个类型书籍的准确说法,如fiction, romance, detective, art, cooking etc.; 大家需要说清楚自己喜欢读书和不喜欢读书的原因理由,接合自身的真实情况和经历丰富答案。

  • 8. Teacher

    Do you have a favorite teacher?
    Sample Answer :

    Yes, I do have one. She is my English (any subject) teacher in my high school. She was very patient and kind. She taught me a lot, not only the knowledge, but also some things more important like how to be brave and confident, which means a lot to me.

    Do you want to be a teacher in the future?
    Sample Answer :

    I guess I want to. I think teacher is a great job. Coz teachers can get respect from their students, which gives them a sense of achievement and satisfaction. Beside they have two holidays a year. That's a tempting thing to me.

    What kinds of teacher do you like?
    Sample Answer :

    I like the qualified teacher who is patient and always has an open mind. And I also like teachers who are around my age, so it is easy for us to understand each other. I can't stand some teachers who are stubborn and also very strict to students.

    Do you like strict teacher?
    Sample Answer :

    As I said before, I don't like teachers who are very strict. I usually feel very stressful and nervous if I have a strict teacher. So sometime I can't get a good mark. Then I may lose the interest of that subject.

    解析:

    Reading虽然是9-12月份的新题,但是相信很多考生并不陌生。在2016年1-4月份中Reading就曾在Part1中高频出现过。在这个部分中需要考生注意各个类型书籍的准确说法,如fiction, romance, detective, art, cooking etc.; 大家需要说清楚自己喜欢读书和不喜欢读书的原因理由,接合自身的真实情况和经历丰富答案。

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you are going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

  • 1.Describe a sport stadium that's important in your city.

    You should say:
    where it is
    how often you go there
    what people do there
    and explain why you think it is important

    Sample Answer :

    The stadium that I'd particularly like to introduce is Ji'nan Olympic Center, which was specially constructed for 11th National Games held in Ji'nan in 2009. This center lies in east Ji'nan, about 11 km away from city center. It's on Jingshi Rd which is well-known for its role as the most important traffic artery in my city. The center consists of two major stadiums. One is called Donghe, serving a function of holding indoor games like badminton competition, while another one is named Xiliu, principally being responsible for holding outdoor sport matches like track and field games.

    However, after the National Games, the center's role has been shifted. Basically, it now serves as a home field for the local football team-- Shandong Lu'neng Football Team. Besides, it's now open for the public to do sports in its well-equipped stadiums, which is also the chief reason why I go there frequently. On average, I play badminton there once a week and some male friends of mine enjoy playing basketball there almost every week. I suppose that residents tend to go there because the sports facilities there are of high quality. Also, the ancillary facilities, such as the bathroom, the lounge, and of course the service center, outstandingly cater to residents' need of enjoying sports. Ok, one thing I'd also like to mention here is that the two stadiums are now holding almost all concerts in the city. I personally have already been to about 5 concerts there, which left me unforgettable memories.

    Finally, I'd like to discuss some profound influences the center has brought to us. First of all, it provides the public a terrific opportunity to enjoy sports, improving public health and bettering local dwellers' life quality. Equally, the society has been offered considerable benefits, such as tax revenue got from visitors and from charge for facility use. Anyway, the construction of this sports center has made local residents and the city major beneficiaries.

    解析 :

    本题的思路其实有很多,我们可以从好几条线中选择,比如专注在体育赛事上。如果考生们看比赛的经验不多,可以选择另一角度,比如演唱会的演出场地。或者可以侧重描述自己的亲身经验,比如在羽毛球场馆、网球场管、游泳馆等进行的体育锻炼。

    相关表达 :

    traffic artery: 交通动脉
    serves as:作为…而服务;起到…的作用/角色
    serving a function of:起到…作用
    home field:主场
    tend to:倾向于做…;喜欢做…;
    ancillary facilities:配套设施,附属设施
    cater to:满足/迎合…需求
    unforgettable:难忘的
    profound:意义重大的
    terrific:极好的

  • 2.Describe something you enjoy doing after work or study.

    You should say:
    what it is
    who you usually do it with
    how long you usually spend doing this activity
    and explain what you get from doing this activity

    Sample Answer :

    Well, this topic is particularly interesting to me as I have been into body-building in recent half year. Body-building is a complex thing, which aims to build body shape, or muscles, through physical training, a combination of strength training, endurance training, aerobic training and so forth.

    Normally, I go to gym at least 3 times a week. I go there by myself but I train with my personal trainer. As some other young people in China, I bought and attend conditioning classes in a gym close to my home. During my personal training class, different from those public conditioning classes open for every member, I do specially designed training. What attracts me most is that my personal trainer knows my strengths and weaknesses, so he carefully designs suitable training sessions in order to meet my needs. On average, I spend 2 hours working out in the gym, of which 1 hour is for personal training class and another 1 is for aerobic training like jogging or cycling.

    Now, it's the 7th month I have been kept doing this kind of activity, and I cannot be more surprised at the change of my body. I would say doing this thing is one of the most correct decisions I have made recently because it's truly amazing to witness the change of my body shape day by day. If not for doing this, I would by no means know the importance of Body Mass Index (BMI); neither would I know what Lean Body Mass (LBM) means to a person. If not for this, I would definitely only do aerobic training like running as silly as a toad, because to increase Lean Body Mass by doing strength training is of paramount importance to someone who wants to lose weight and build gorgeous body shape. Anyway, body-building has changed me a lot, and I do believe that I will keep doing this.

    解析 :

    本题其实算是老题了,所以话题的展开难度并不大。我们可以从休闲活动、娱乐活动及体育活动入手,找出适合自己的题目。但是要避免一些俗套的答案,比如打篮球、购物、打游戏。建议考生们结合近年的流行趋势,来选一些有意思的内容来回答。

    相关表达 :

    body-building:健身;健美
    strength training:力量训练
    endurance training:耐力训练
    aerobic training:有氧训练
    personal trainer:私教
    conditioning classes:健身训练课
    cannot be more…(adj.):不能更…,常接形容词,形容某人(物)非常高兴,或重要等。
    Body Mass Index (BMI):身体质量指数,常用于衡量人身高体重比例是否符合标准。
    Lean Body Mass (LBM):瘦体重,指瘦肉(肌肉)在人体中的重量和比例。
    as silly as a toad:傻乎乎地

  • 3.Describe an activity/a sport you do sometimes which is a little expensive.

    You should say:
    what it is
    how much it usually costs
    who you usually do it with
    and explain why you like to do this activity.

    Sample Answer :

    There's one particular leisure activity, or sport some people may say, that has triggered my interest in recent two years. It is snorkeling, a popular activity that allows people to float on the water to experience the underwater scenery with the aid of a snorkel (the breathing tube) on most tropical resorts. And just because of its geographical limit, the availability is rather low for me, which is truly a pity. Ok, speaking of its cost, I should say it is highly uncertain, but I'm sure that whichever island I go, the cost is quite high. For example, if I remember correctly, I spent about AUD$150 in Cairns, Australia, and about US$100 in Bali and Fiji respectively. I think it's fairly expensive for a tourist to pay for this activity, so if allowed, I would rather use my own snorkel, diving mask and foot fins to enjoy this activity near my hotel like I did this year in Palau. Basically, snorkeling is a personal activity, so I don't have to do it in pair or in group. But it's still necessary to have someone on guard to ensure my safety.

    Before getting access to snorkeling, I have no idea about how amazing and spectacular water activities can be. I mean, as I live in an inland city, I'm not in a position to enjoy water activities except swimming in pool. So when I first experienced snorkeling in Cairns, despite a little bit of worry and anxiety, I got much more impressive memories. I fancy the feeling of swimming with fish dancing at hand, and I can't deny the opportunity to enjoy the peace and freedom floating on the sea. All these experiences offer me nothing but joy, so it's natural to fall in love with snorkeling.

    解析 :

    本题的角度比较新颖,我们可以把这个题与之前的"想要尝试的运动"做一个结合,可以套用部分内容,使本题难度降低。活动或运动的贵既可以体现在所需器材价格的昂贵,又可以体现在其可获得性低,比如路途遥远或场地有限等引起的费用的增加。本题所选的素材是近年来比较热门的海岛游的一个娱乐活动,考生们可作参考。

    相关表达 :

    body-building:健身;健美
    snorkeling:浮潜
    snorkel:呼吸管,通气管
    tropical resorts:热带度假胜地
    availability:可获得性;可接触性
    diving mask:面镜,护目镜
    foot fins:脚蹼
    rather/quite/fairly:程度副词,意为"非常,相当"
    get access to:接触到,获得
    inland city:内陆城市
    (be) in a position to:有条件做某事
    fancy:喜欢
    deny the opportunity to:拒绝做…的机会
    nothing but:唯有…

  • 4.Describe a creative person that you admire.

    You should say:
    what it is
    Who this person is
    How you know this person
    What creative things this person likes to do
    And explain why you admire this person.

    Sample Answer :

    Among the people I know, Ma Yun is a creative person. I'm not sure whether you've ever heard of him, he was one of the founders of Alibaba, which is a very famous group in my country. I have such impression of him not only because of what he did, but also his creative name. You know, Ma means horse in Chinese, and Yun means cloud. Can you imagine a horse running in the cloud? You may think it is ridiculous. Well, to him, there is almost nothing impossible. Maybe there is a destiny in his life that he will impress the world with creativity. When he first had the idea of E-commerce about 20 years ago, he was taken as a liar and a cheater. Nobody would believe him, let alone investing on his project. But he never lost faith, he just kept going and eventually established Alibaba group together with other followers. And this is where people start to notice him, a guy who has many creative thoughts, though he doesn't have a cute face. I think Ma Yun is a successful entrepreneur who has many qualities that others don't have. This is why he is always able to surprise others.

    解析 :

    本题抽象之处在于"creative",而在众多考生的印象当中,有创造性的人并不是很多,因为传统教育下的我们是缺少创造性的,周围的人也是如此。所以硬要寻找一个熟知的人的话,必然会经历一番周折。而选取名人为主要描述对象的话,除了省时,更具有客观性。毕竟有关名人的新闻是经常听到或看到的。考生如果"编造"一些信息的话,也并非不可,但是要注意信息的逻辑性排列。如果要列举英国或美国名人的话,更有可能和考官产生共鸣,但同时更要注重信息的客观准确性,你不能说Thomas Edison发明了Atomic Bomb。

  • 5.Describe a small business that you would like to own.

    You should say:
    What this business would be
    How you would start/open this business
    How you would run this business
    And explain why you would like to run this kind of business.

    Sample Answer :

    In my life, I've always wanted to run a business. Specifically, I'd like to open a restaurant which serves local snack in a community or near a school where there are always people going back and force, so I don't have to worry about there are no guests. The price of the food is inexpensive. It doesn't need to be a very big restaurant. A dining room with five tables would do just fine in the beginning. And if the business is really good, I may consider expanding the restaurant, maybe by looking for another place to rent. Running a business is not as easy as I think, because money is always the biggest problem. But I think my parents would agree with me on this, so I can borrow some money from them, or getting a loan from the bank. I've heard that banks have preferable loan programs, and the interest is really not that much. If the money is set, then I need to decorate the restaurant a little bit and hire several waiters or waitresses. Once the restaurant is open, I will stick a poster on the door which says "50% discount dish is served every single day", you know, just to get more customers. I want to run a greasy spoon like this because I am a food addict. Most importantly, if I am the boss, I can eat for free.

    解析 :

    本题对于考生的话题词汇量有较高的要求。话题词汇的融入可以更形象,更贴切来对主题进行描述。笔者的主题是"经营快餐店",所以相应的话题词汇可以更有效的说明问题,比如说guests, loan, interest, dining room, decorate, hire, discount dish, greasy spoon等等。同时要注意句子与句子之间的逻辑关系,比如开店之前的筹备、经营餐厅的具体细节和手段。同时,此类考题对考生依然是很大的挑战,因为不是所有考生都曾经有过"做生意"的想法。所以前期的话题准备尤为重要。

  • 6.Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for first time

    You should say:
    When you had it
    Where you ate it
    What it was
    And how you felt about it

    Sample Answer :

    A couple of years back, my friends and I went to Inner Mongolia, a province where local people are living a nomadic lifestyle. That was the first time I saw the grassy plains, so everything was very exciting to me, especially the food. And there was just one kind of food whose taste that I would never forget. I don't even think people should call it food, because it was a dish of insects, a kind of diving beetle to be exactly. But local people love it. They get rich protein from it. Because such insects are not easy to come by, the price of the dish is really expensive. Some of my friends immediately said no when the waiter was introducing the special dishes on the menu, while others really wanted to give it a try. I didn't care about what others might think. At first, I was quite sure that if they wanted me to eat it, they would have to go over my dead body first. But things had changed. My friend insisted so hard that I finally gave in and literally put one into my mouth. I knew the beetles were all well-cooked, I mean dead, but I could still feel it moving in my mouth. I remember I just chewed twice before I swallowed it, and that taste was really hard to tell, it was nothing like meat, a whole new taste I've ever tried. Maybe it was how the protein tastes like. From then on, I swear to God that I will never put insects into my mouth, not because of the taste, but the way they look.

    解析 :

    本题的难度适中,很大程度上并未超出考生的基本认知。此外,本题的"故事叙述性"较强,要求考生有较强的时间发展顺序观念。讲故事的重点是将听者慢慢的带入到你的字里行间,切勿跳跃性太强。对于词汇的选择,考生只需要使用自己熟知的基础词汇即可,但若想要自己的答案与众多考生不同,就要使用一些生僻的词汇,也就是不太常见的食物名称,比如"蚕蛹(silkworm chrysalis),醉虾(drunk shrimp),小龙虾(crawfish)"。就算有些食物是经常吃的,考生只需要重点渲染你初体验时的心理感受就可以了。

  • 7.Describe a time when you were very busy.

    You should say:
    When it was
    What you had to do during that time
    How you managed it
    And explain how you felt about being busy

    Sample Answer :

    Well, as for the topic, I would like to tell you a busy time when I celebrated Spring Festival with my family members last year. Actually, we Chinese people celebrate Spring Festival every year. But the one I spent with my parents last year was quite impressive for me.

    During that period of time, I was occupied nearly every day with friends, internship, housework and so on. Cause' I haven't seen my friends for a long time when I studied in another city. Also, I was a senior student in the university, I needed to take part in some social activities to gain some working experience. However, it was Spring Festival. So there's no doubt that my parents were so busy at time. I must share the housework with my mother and sometimes went for new year's shopping with her in order to buy some gifts for my other family members.

    To tell you the truth, I was really agitated at first. But I tried to manage it by myself. I set a quite detailed schedule about all the things that I had to do at that time. For day time of the weekdays, I found a full time job in a local business company. As for weekends, I went for festival shopping with my mother and had parties with my friends.

    During that period of time, I was really busy. But I like such kind of feeling. Sometimes, I might feel exhausted and wanted to give up about my internship due to its low pay and long working hours. I also felt bored with those social activities with my friends. But I really enjoyed the busy time. Although my timetable was full nearly every day, I could still have a sense of success when I got the praise from my boss and brought happiness to my friends. I learned how to manage my busy time well and how to handle my emotions and stress. All in all, I really appreciated to have such kind of experience about being busy.

    解析 :

    该话题是一个题库常考的老题。当提到忙碌的时候,很多考生会想描述考试,常见的就是中考、高考、期中考、期末考等。但是,这样的描述对于考官来讲已经不具备任何新鲜感和创意了,如果想要让考官对于你描述的话题感兴趣,我们不妨讲讲过年过节,搬家换新房,毕业参加工作,如果是工作几年的考生也可讲讲自己结婚时很忙碌。虽然有些话题我们并不具有个人经历,但是适当发挥下自己的想象力有时也是不错的选择,以便于打开考生的结题思路。

  • 8.Describe a useful website that you often visit.

    You should say:
    What the contents of this website are
    How you first found this website
    How often you go to visit this website
    And explain how this website helps you.

    Sample Answer :

    Today, I want to share something with you about a website that I often visit. It is called Tuniu, which is considered to be one of the most official daily websites in China.

    There are plenty of contents about this useful website. Users can reserve rooms in advance when they are on business. On this website, people can also book various kinds of tickets, such as car or train tickets, even different sorts of tickets to scenic spots and so forth.

    Actually, I learned this website through my friend. Since my friend and I are both into traveling, Tuniu provides us with a lot of service that we want. So my friend recommend it to me. As for me, whenever I want to visit or travel to another place, I would turn to it for help. So it just depends on whether I have plans for traveling or not.

    Well, I think this website really helps me a lot. Before I knew this website, whenever I wanted to book some tickets, I needed to go to train station or car station, which was quite inconvenient for me, cause' I wasted a lot of time on the way to these places. But the situation has become totally different since I got access to this website. Without going outside, I can just stay at home and reserve the tickets I want on the internet. Plus, it can help me to save a lot of extra money. I have already applied for the membership on this website, so whenever I want to book tickets or rooms, I can have a reasonable price. It is really economical, especially for a student like me. Therefore, I think this website is quite useful. If you have the same need, I will strongly recommend it to you.

    解析 :

    对于该话题,大家在描述的时候不妨找一个又有网站又有APP的素材会相对来讲比较靠谱。因为除了描述网站外,我们口语第二部分还有描述一个应用程序的,这样做就可以有效地把话题进行结合,做到素材的高效利用。否则考试就要准备两个话题,在时间和精力上都是一种浪费。像此类话题的素材其实有很多,我们可以讲常见的淘宝网、二手网站、新闻网站或者购买各种车票和预定酒店的网站等等。以上这些网站基本上都是有应用程序的,所以讲起来会比较实用。

  • 9.Describe an advertisement you recently saw or heard.

    You should say:
    When and where you saw/heard it;
    What was advertised;
    What the contents of the advertisements were;
    And explain how you felt about it.

    Sample Answer :

    I want to describe a public service advertisement for you today. I saw this advertisement on the subway station when I waited for the subway last year.

    This advertisement was really impressive for me. Though I saw it one year ago, I could still remember what was advertised. The theme of this ad was about the protection of wildlife on the earth.

    This ad was represented by one of the famous celebrities in my country. It mainly described the alarming decreasing number of northeast tigers and sharks in China. In order to make much illegal profit, hunters indiscriminately slaughtered these wildlife, which largely influenced the balance of ecosystem and brought the severe consequences for all the human lives. General citizens were strongly called on by the celebrity in this ad. The slogan of this ad, no deal, no kill, really left a quite deep impression on me.

    As for me, I was deeply touched by this public service ad-- not only because of its factual evidence, but also for its real meaning. After I saw it in the subway station, I felt quite regretful about the shark fin I ate and the feather products I bought. Although I had known such kind of illegal behaviors in our daily lives, I hadn't have any awareness of stopping doing that. But when I saw this ad, I thought it was the high time for me to do something. At least, from myself at first. Even though I am a small potato in the social public, I still believe that little contribution can make a big difference.

    解析 :

    此话题其实也算是一个老题:一则看到过或者听到过的广告。个人比较推荐讲公益广告,因为公益广告比较可以引起共鸣,特别是在后讲感受的时候内容会显得比较丰富。很多中国学生在描述第二部分的感受时往往比较词穷,所以大家在选择话题的时候一定要特别注意素材的挑选。因为一个好的素材是会对你描述的内容起到很大的帮助作用。笔者建议考生平常在刷题时可以多看一些话题,把具有共同特性的话题进行整合。多看些范文,这样就有助于思路的打开。

  • 10.Describe a place you often visit.

    You should say:
    Where this place is
    When you like to visit this place
    What you like to do there
    And explain why you often visit this place

    Sample Answer :

    Xiao man, the western-style restaurant, a house restaurant, 200 meters away from my compound is the place that I go on a weekly basis. This is actually quite a unique western restaurant for it does not reside in any big department store or fancy plaza but locates in the vicinity of different communities where there live more than 5,000 people. I'm sure one of the reasons that this restaurant thrives is the regular customer base from this area.

    I often visit it on my day off, usually on Mondays. There's a perk about coming here on Mondays that I'll have half of the restaurant to myself because everybody is working. Once in a while though, I invite my friends to dine here. They all love it! The food here is simply amazing. The chef is a Spanish, so seafood paella is a must-have. Surprisingly, the chef makes wonderful durian pizza which is my second favorite.

    The thing I like most about this place is its music. The owner has great taste in music. You can hear soul, rock, blues and the kind of music selections that you can't get in other similar restaurant. I often work and write to the melodious songs. I often talk about music with the owner for we both like Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. We not only talk about the impact such music has brought us but also the life stories of musicians who made terrific music. Such conversations always make my day! On top of that, the decoration just beats so many restaurants. The philosophy, less is more, marks every furniture. The tables and chairs are extremely simplistic with the touch of in-season flowers like lotus, chrysanthemums. These flowers never give out strong fragrance so as not to disturb the flavor of the tasty meals.

    解析 :

    fancy(精美的、别致的)这个词是描述地点时很常用、很地道的一个形容词,你可以说fancy restaurant 或者fancy hotel等等。

  • 11.Describe a famous inventor or a musician.

    You should say:
    Who this person is
    What this person does
    And explain why you think this person is creative

    Sample Answer :

    I would like to talk about the one and only singer in China, Faye Wang. She is no doubt the most talented and talked about singer in China, even today, when she neither releases albums nor gives concerts, she remains one of the most popular singers!

    Since her primary school, she began to show her talent in singing and has won many awards in a lot of music competitions in her school life. Her life changer took place in 1987, after she got enrolled in Xiamen University, one key university in China, she immigrated to Hongkong with her father to pursue a music career. Knowing what she actually wants makes her the person she is today. After four years, she releases her first album Still the Old Sentence after which she became the most liked singer in Chinese music history, repeating the success of her own idol, Deng Lijun. However, fame brought her trouble and she even said in the press interview that her biggest trouble was that she was too popular. Apart from her music career, she is a devout Buddhist and goes on pilgrimages to Tibet on a yearly basis. I think this belief in Buddhism makes her special for she was never too much influenced by her popularity which many celebrities can't handle in their heyday.

    Her life choices, her music style and her religious practice all make her a creative person. One more thing that marks her creativity is her incorporation of other international music styles. For example, she drew inspiration from The Cranberries, an Irish alternative rock band, the Cocteau Twins, a Scottish band and Bjork, an Icelandic singer with a celestial voice. These three influences defined her music style that later in her career she was known for her celestial voice and ethereal music style.

    解析 :

    press是一个经典的熟词辟义。除了我们熟悉的"按、压"之外,press还可以做名词,意思是"媒体"。这个词在描述"名人"话题的时候很常用。你可以说press meeting (新闻发布会)。

  • 12.Describe someone who is good at cooking.

    You should say:
    Who this person is
    What your relationship with this person is
    What kind of food this person cooks
    And explain why you think this person is good at cooking

    Sample Answer :

    In my mind, the top cook in the world is definitely my grandma! From the earliest memory of my childhood, she was THE chef in the house. Within twenty minutes or so after her work in the field, she was always ready to say dinner was served.

    Like many children in my age in China, I lived with my grandma in my early ages because my parents were too busy working to take care of us themselves. Before 7, I lived with her, my maternal grandmother. I have a strangely close bond with her. My grandmother to me, in a certain sense, beats my mother in terms of the attention she showers on me. I was never a sad kid but when I get down, my grandmother can always cheer me up with the food she cooks.

    It's not the diverse ingredients she puts in her dishes, nor some kind of fancy way of preparing food but rather the final flavor her dishes carry. It's rather like The Old Man and the Sea. My grandmother somehow blends her age with the dishes she cooks. The flavor tastes more than the combination of raw material and different seasonings. There is more. Maybe it's the pot she has been using for decades. Maybe it's simply her unique maneuver of her own food. Another amazing thing about my grandma's dishes is that one minute you don't even see the ingredients then the next you will see a table full of yummy vegetables and meat or fish. She has a secret—her big yard. She rears hens, ducks, fish, goats and she has a green vegetable garden that is always abundant in celery, all kinds of greens, carrots. My favorite is the young leaves of pumpkin. With the help of some chili, the dish, pumpkin leaves, tastes heavenly.

    Her food is just like her, wholesome!

    解析 :

    serve这个词除了我们熟悉的"服务"这个意思之外,还有"端上(食物);上(菜);开(饭)"的意思。这个词在讲food, restaurant, cooking等话题时很常用。你可以说serve dinner, serve food, serve drinks等等。

  • 13.Describe an event when you prepared/organised something.

    You should say:
    what event it was
    when and where it took place
    what you did
    and explain how you felt about the event

    Sample Answer :

    Amy and I have been very intimate friends since we were little kids, we spend most of our spare time together. So I decided to throw a surprise birthday party for my bestie before she went abroad for the undergraduate study.

    At that time, we happened to have a summer trip with some of other friends to Sanya, a breathtaking coastal city in the south of China. So I planned to have the surprise party there. Before we took off, I called the other people to my home to have a brainstorming together. We came up with loads of amazing ideas, sea-view glass garden, hand-made birthday cake, campfire dinner on the beach etc. As we had a tight budget, I had to book the sea-view villa with that glass garden in advance and bought everything we needed online, which actually consumed me a lot of time. To keep it secretive, we also made up many white lies so that we could have time to decorate the place and arrange the dinner when we got there.

    On that day, we told Amy that we got the extra bonus from the travel agency for it gave us free diving tickets. But besides Amy, all of us have Thalassophobia (ocean phobia). Amy, at first refused to go diving alone, but we convinced her to have a try so that we could have time to sneak back and prepare everything. We put a lot of roses in that glass garden and hung twinkle lights around in. Then one of us went to the beach to have Amy back to the place. When we jumped out and turned the lights on, Amy was totally scared and then bursted into tears. we sang the birthday song while me having the cake out. After that, I sneaked out to the beach and asked the waiters to set out the campfire near our table which was right on the beach. we had a dinner of our lifetime, watching the sunset, drinking the fine wine and catching up with each other.

    This was my first time to organise a surprise party, but Amy deserves it. I think I also learned a lot from this experience, like pre-planning and how to make an amazing thing happen on a tight budget. I'm so proud of myself of leaving Amy the most unforgettable birthday in her lifetime.

    解析 :

    这道题并不困难,无论是有工作的同学,还是上学的都会有很多题材可以说。在这里,笔者建议大家选择组织或者准备一场团队活动,实际上,任何一个活动都可以经过渲染后变成团队活动,这样会比较好抒发感想。比如,在这里笔者拿自己为即将出国的好友办一场生日派对为例子。在开始前对话题先进行基础铺垫,二十秒左右的时间,先叙述一下为何你决定为朋友办生日派对。对于主题内容控制在一分十秒左右,分成三个部分,首先,你组织朋友们进行brainstorming,策划这个surprise party,第二,中期准备,第三,当天suprise party的进行,遇到的问题解决问题。后二十秒的时间,进行感想的抒发,我在这场任务中扮演的角色以及收获。小提示:为了撑满话题,让内容稍带戏剧性,需要加入一个小困难,解决困难(制造矛盾,解决矛盾),从而也为收尾的升华提供素材。

  • 14.Describe an unusual activity you have done currently.

    You should say:
    what was it was
    when and where it took place
    what you did
    and explain why it was unusual

    Sample Answer :

    I'm going to describe a trip I had last month to Prague and I went there alone. I'm always a big fan of travelling, I have been to many places with either my parents or my friends and I did have a lot of fun. But last summer I saw one of my friends posted loads of photos online, she went to an island alone and spent the whole summer there. She told me that travelling solo is powerful, introspective and shared a lot of stimulating stories happened during that trip, which intrigued me to have one by myself. So I finally made up my mind of going to Prague, an old town in Czech Republic, alone.

    My parents actually didn't allow me to do it as they think it's too daunting for a girl, they never let me go to any cities in China alone, not to mention abroad. So I had my backpacker friend home to convince them that I would have a life-changing trip. Finally she made it. But, honestly, the pre-planning was so complicated, applying for a visa, booking flight tickets and a place to live etc. I still remember that on that day, my heart almost pounded out of my chest while the flight took off.

    When I got there, unlike in the past, travelling from one scenic spot to another occupied almost my whole journey, this time, I only spent one day visiting those must-go local attractions and lived like the locals in the rest of the days. When I was wandering around, I just put my earphones on, abandoned myself in the beautiful melodies and sipped a cup of coffee in the sidewalk cafe instead of chatting with my friends or parents. I found that I literally had time to listen to my own thoughts. It was just like a trip I had ever had to discover myself. Before, I hadn't had a chance to chat with local folks as a group of tourists is not approachable for chatty locals. But this time, I booked a room on Airbnb and lived with the local people, which offered me a totally new perspective to study the local culture. I shouldn't say that my journey went so smooth as I don't have a sense of direction, I always got lost. Fortunately, thanks to those warm-hearted guys I met, I was saved out of difficulties again and again and every now and then, I even ran into something I had not expected before, a weird gothic building, a secret garden and a lazy kitten, which made my solo journey full of surprises.

    This unusual activity literally changed my way of travelling as it brought me a lot of unusual fun. Sometimes, trying something unusual may make you anxious, but things always happen, who knows what's going to happen if you take that unusual first step.

    解析 :

    对于本道题的Unusual,同学们的定义可以不同,只要对于自己而言是生活中不常出现的,从未做过的即可,只需要交代清楚自己没尝试过这种活动的原因,这样一来大家的选择面就变得很广。一次Pyjamas party,一次Pillow talk,一次丛林冒险。在5-8月的旧题里,有很多可以拿来改编的,比如次吃某种事物的经历,次尝试某种运动(极限),次学某种课程等等。我们就拿次独自出游来作为这个话题的例子。首先,二十秒左右,前期铺垫一下从未独自出游的原因(大多数人没有独自旅行过,因为害怕孤独无聊,觉得危险,觉得交给旅行社比自己plan要简单多了)。主体内容分为三个部分:1.行前的准备,内心的忐忑与家人的阻碍。2. 独自旅行开始,一路上的所见所闻,发现与以前跟家人朋友出游完全不一样,一些新鲜事。3.还是遇到些麻烦(钱包护照被偷?酒店不满意?迷路?)如何解决的。后进行主题升华:有时候不去尝试一点新鲜事物生活就没有激情,虽然这是次不平凡的初次尝试,但以后会继续把它变成平常事。对于旅游类话题大家不仅不会陌生,有很多词汇都"信口说来",这样也减小了一定的压力。

  • 15.Describe a piece of equipment in your family.

    You should say:
    What it is
    How often you use it
    What you do with it
    And explain why it is important to you.

    Sample Answer :

    Speaking of the important piece of equipment in my home, I would like to talk about the oven. It is black in color and shaped like a box. I bought it last year from the online authorized store. Since then, it was used frequently, at least twice a week. Initially, I bought it for making biscuits for breakfast. However, later on, I found the oven was much powerful and functional than I imagined.

    In addition to making cookies, I make loads of other desserts by the machine. Say: pudding, cupcake and the macaroon. When it comes to the birthday of my relatives, I could utilize the oven to make cheesecake for them and decorate it by the package I purchased online. Later on, according to the online reference, I successfully tried the durian pizza and other dishes like the roast chicken wings.

    Now, the oven becomes one of the most important equipment for me. On one hand, it helps to develop a new interest and enrich my leisure time to some extent. On the other hand, I am able to be more communicative because of the equipment. Both my friends and colleagues will be willing to chat with me about the handmade dessert and the method of controlling the oven. Recently, I plan to make moon cake by the oven, which is more healthy than those purchased from the market. Everyday becomes enjoyable since I got the equipment.

    解析 :

    这个话题是典型的具体物件类话题。话题可选范围广。手机,电脑,平板,阅读器和一些智能家电如空气净化器等都是可以选择的话题。在话题描述上,大家主要按照物件类话题的描述方法进行即可,即:基本信息,物件外观和物件功能描述,以及物件的重要性。把这四个要点融入话题就可以较完整的话题构造了。

  • 16.Describe a car (motorbike or bike) journey you would like to go on.

    You should say:
    Where you would go
    Who you plan to go there with
    What you plan to do there
    And explain why you would go on the journey by car.

    Sample Answer :

    As for the car journey I would like to go on, I want to talk about the journey to Mount Yellow, which is renowned as one of the five most famous mountains in China. Located in Anhui province, the scenic spot is not far away from my hometown. It is roughly 4 hours' drive that we are able to arrive at the destination. I plan to go with two of my intimate friends to spend the weekend in this September. One of them, who have got the driver's license for roughly ten years, will be the driver of the trip.

    In terms of the itinerary, actually, we have prepared it for a long period of time, for nearly two months. A month ago before we depart, we've already made reservation of the hot spring hotel, which is at the bottom of the mountain as well as the admission ticket. We choose to take the ropeway to the halfway up the mountain and then climb the mountain while taking photos of different tourist attractions. Mainly, I would like to record the four wonders of Mount Yellow, they are: strange pines, absurd stones, sea of clouds and hot springs. Beside, it will be a perfect experience if we got the chance to have a bird's eye view at the lotus peak. Also, the next day of the journey we plan to get up early and enjoy the sunrise together.

    As for the reason to go there by car, it is mainly due to the fact that car trip will be the most convenient and economical way. Once we take the train, we have to spend 10 more hours on the way to the destination and then transfer the other transport, which will again consume much time. In addition, we are able to make preparation of food and drink well if we choose the car trip. I mean the car is spacious that we are able to keep most of our luggage instead of carry them by ourselves. Anyway, I am quite looking forward to the journey.

    解析 :

    这是一个跟旅行相关的话题,相当于描述一个你想去的地方。考生们可以先按照这个想法勾勒一次你将开始的旅行。包括和谁一起去,去哪里,为什么要去等基本要素。且同时按照话题要求,我们需要想象下目的地的可能活动和参观景点。不过话题显然难点是对交通方式有了一定的限定。后需要大家选择自己理想的交通方式,并且结合地理位置和交通方式本身优点做出选择。

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  • 17.Describe something interesting you recently did in your free time.

    You should say:
    What it was
    When you got the idea
    What you do
    And explain why it is interesting.

    Sample Answer :

    Recently, due to the recommendation of my friends, I signed up a belly dance class. Actually, I started to be interested in this dancing style when I was in the university. However, I didn't got the chance at that time because of restricted monthly budget and limited time. Now, as I earned salary by myself and got flexible time in work. I am able to realize my dream.

    The training institute is not far away from my working place. The lesson starts every other day at 12 o'clock to 1 p.m. and sometimes in the evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. I would take it once I got the leisure time. During the lesson, we were able to learn different basic gestures of belly dance and at the end of every lesson; the coach would combine all the content of the lesson together as a whole dance. We could randomly find a partner and dance in pairs.

    It is really interesting for me who never take such kind of lessons before. Different from classes like yoga, the belly dance lessons are more attractive and lively that we could dance according to the Indian music. Also, the mirrors are everywhere; we are able to appreciate the process of learning from different angles. I real enjoy the dynamic class instead of sitting still all the time. There are the reasons why I think the class is interesting.

    解析 :

    这个话题非常的开放。"有趣"只是个人界定。因此大家按照自己的标准描述就可以。可以结合近想学的一门课程,想学的新技能,存钱的方法等热门话题进行准备。当然除此之外,大家也可以选择写游记,开微信公众号,体验做家教这些生活化的话题进行构思。主要要交代想法的由来,事情的内容和有趣这三个要素。

  • 18.Describe someone you met recently and you would like to know more about.

    You should say:
    Who this person is
    When and where you met
    What you did or talked about
    And explain why you would like to know more about this person.

    Sample Answer :

    When it comes to someone I met recently and I would like to know further about, this person would be my new classmate Yoko.

    Actually, Yoko is a Japanese girl, just as her name refers. As far as I can recall, the time I first met her was on one of the morning classes of the first day of this semester.

    The first impression Yoko left me was courteous. She came to me and pointed to the seat besides me, and she said "excuse me, is this occupied?" I even noticed that she bowed slightly with a bashful smile. I said no and invited her to sit. Then we took use of the few minutes just before the class to exchange our brief self-introduction to know each other.

    By our pleasant talk, I got to know that she used to be a lawyer from Japan, and she changed her major into English education and went to Australia last year in order to further her study. Yoko is in her 30's and with average height. What makes her looks so sweet is her black curly short hair and round watery eyes. She's so gentle, because when I was talking, she's always staring at me and nodding her head sometimes, which gave me encouragement and confidence.

    During the talk, I found that Yoko's so polite, modest and humorous. Just through few minutes talk, I can sure she's the person that deserves to be my friend and the partner in the study during the whole semester. Besides, the most important thing is I got really interested in Japanese culture, so I think by deep interactions with Yoko, I can learn more about that for sure. Therefore, this could be reason that I want to know Yoko more about.

    解析 :

    这道题目的重点在于you would like to know more about,一定要解释为什么你想进一步了解这个人。

  • 19.Describe a time you missed an appointment.

    You should say:
    When and where it happened
    What the appointment was for
    What happened when you missed it
    And explain how you felt about missing the appointment.

    Sample Answer :

    If I have to say something about a time I missed an appointment, it reminds me of a bad experience during my university study in Australia three years ago.

    As far as I can recall, it was a Friday afternoon. I was supposed to meet my classmates in school library to have a group discussion of assignment for one of our courses at 3 pm. Actually, we were a group of five and the assignment seemed a little bit urgent, for the due date was next Monday. Therefore, we really had a huge task that afternoon to distribute each small section to each group member.

    Definitely, as I mentioned it was a bad memory, which refers to that I didn't make it that day. As a matter of fact, I was doing my part-time job from that morning as usual, and I thought I could finish my work at 2pm, so there's still enough time for me to go for the appointment. However, my colleague Jenny, who should supposed to take over my work at 2pm, didn't appear that afternoon.

    Due to the staff's limited, so my boss called me to stay until someone came. I really wanted to say no, but the boss promised me that he would find someone to come as soon as possible, and he just kept asking me to stay. So I had no choice but to pray Jenny or someone would appear next second.

    I felt so worried and anxious, especially when the time's approaching 3 o'clock. What made it even worse was the busy work that afternoon made me have no time to call the other group members that I can't make it that day. Finally, the nightmare was over at near 5pm. When I turned on my phone, I found many missed calls and some SMS.

    Absolutely, I felt so sorry and guilty for delaying the task of our whole group. I wrote an email to them all to send my apology and explained the whole thing to them, and we caught up our task by exchanging email. So that was my experience that missed an appointment.

    解析 :

    due date是一个非常地道的表达。本文中说一个group discussion的due date 是next Monday,意思就是说这个group discussion应该在next Monday举行。或者,你也可以说自己从图书馆借了一本书,due date是下周四,那么下周四就是图书到期的那一天。

  • 20.Describe a foreign country/place where you would like to work for a short period of time.

    You should say:
    Where it would be
    How you got to know about it
    What you would like to do there
    And explain why you would like to work in this country.

    Sample Answer :

    There's a foreign place where I would like to work for a short period of time that I always would like to talk about, and the place would be Fiji.

    Actually, Fiji is an island country in South Pacific Ocean. This place is well known for it beautiful natural scenery, and it is regarded as one of the top ten hottest destinations of honeymoon. Usually, the color of ocean would be blue, but maybe people would never expect that the ocean in Fiji is colorful.

    As for how I got to know all this, actually, I have been to this place once when I was studying in Sydney in Australia. You know, it is only five hours flight from Sydney to Fiji, but it would take over 22hours from China. Therefore, when I was in Sydney, I spent a five-day holiday in Fiji just like most Aussies and kiwis do. As a matter of fact, it has already become a trend for Australian people and people from New Zealand to spend their weekends in this beautiful island.

    In terms of what kind of work I would do there, I think the work would be like an interpreter or translator in the local resorts or duty free shops. During my last stay, I found that there are really few Chinese people in this island. When I was hanging out in the street, some locals would do greeting to me by using Japanese or Korean, for that they didn't expect I am Chinese. However, with the development of friendly international relationship, there's increasingly number of Chinese people would like to go on a holiday in this place. Considering that the official language in this island is English, but there's a certain number of Chinese people, especially old ones, who are poor at this language. Besides the work, the amazing sea, fresh air, slow-paced life, and the enthusiastic local people also would be the motivations that attract me to come.

    解析 :

    as for 或者as to的意思是"至于..."、"说到...",是口语考试中很实用的一个词,当考生想要提起一件事时,可以用这个词。

  • 21.Describe your favorite movie.

    You should say:
    when you watch it
    where you watch it
    what it is about
    and explain why you like this movie.

    Sample Answer :

    I would like to talk about Forrest Gump, which is my favorite movie. The first time I saw Forrest Gump was in October, 2008. Until now, I have been watching this movie for about 10 times. I usually watch Forrest Gump at my home. And sometimes, my friends' home is the place where I watch this movie. Actually, I knew this movie because my high school English teacher strongly recommended it to me. He said Forrest Gump is one of the most classic movies in the world.

    This movie is mainly about the life story of Forrest Gump, a person who is intellectually challenged. The most impressive part for me is Forrest Gump runs across the United States after Jenny leaves him. That inspired me so much that I myself developed the habit of running.

    The reason why I love Forrest Gump is that I have learned a lot of important things from this movie. For example, there is an extremely famous line in this movie, that is, "Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." It gives me a lot of encouragement to explore life. Also, I like Tom Hanks' acting skills in this movie. He puts so much effort into playing the role of Forrest Gump that I almost believe Tom Hanks is the real Forrest Gump in life. At last, this movie helped me to improve my English listening and speaking. You know, watching this movie for about 10 times got me accustomed to the speaking style of native English speakers. And I also learned some useful idioms in this movie. For instance, Forrest Gump says in the movie, "Me and Jenny was like peas and carrots" Here, "peas and carrots" refers to people who often enjoy their time with each other. For all these reasons above, I think I will watch this movie again and again in the future.

    解析 :

    一、推荐思路

    1、时间

    ① 次看这部电影的时间

    ② 看了多少遍

    2、地点

    ① 通常在什么地点看这部电影

    ② 还在什么地点看这部电影

    3、人物

    ① 谁推荐你看这部电影的

    ② 推荐的原因是什么

    4、原因

    ① 学到了很多重要的东西

    ② 喜欢演员的演技

    ③ 提高英语听力和口语

    二、精选句式

    1、开头句

    ① I would like to talk about ..., which is ....

    2、地点

    ① The first time I saw Forrest Gump was in ....

    ② I have been ... for about ... times.

    3、人物

    ① I usually ... at ....

    ② ... is the place where I ....

    4、主要内容

    ① ... is mainly about ....

    ② The most impressive part for me is ....

    5、原因

    ① The reason why I ... is that ....

    ② Also, ....

  • 22.Describe a famous person.

    You should say:
    when you first know him/her
    what he/she is like
    what he/she is famous for
    and explain why you like this person.

    Sample Answer :

    Tom Hanks is the person who I want to talk about. I didn't know Tom Hanks until I watched the movie Saving Private Ryan when I was a freshman in university. 8 years have passed since the first time I knew him. Tom Hanks was born in Concord, which is located in California, the United States. He once moved to New York City, where he began his career as an actor.

    Besides a famous film actor, Tom Hanks is also a successful filmmaker. His films have earned more than $4.3 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $8.5 billion worldwide. Tom Hanks' most outstanding success is that he won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. Although some people say Tom Hanks is not handsome enough, it is actually his excellent acting skill that attracts me most.

    There are many reasons why I like Tom Hanks. The first reason that comes to my mind is that I love his films. He is known for his roles in many famous films, such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 , You've Got Mail, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and so on. Another reason why I admire him is that his acting is so natural that the emotion he wants to express is conveyed to the audience perfectly. For example, in Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks successfully shows that right or wrong is the most superficial judgment in the world. Finally, Tom Hanks is a very kind person. He once found a lost student card, which belongs to a senior student named Lauren. So he tried to inform that girl by posting her student card in his Twitter. At last, Lauren got her student card back.

    解析 :

    一、推荐思路

    1、时间

    ① 什么时间次知道这个人

    ② 已经过去多久了

    2、地点

    ① 这个人出生在什么地方

    ② 他在什么地方开始职业生涯

    3、人物

    ① 人物基本信息

    ② 大的成就

    ③ 吸引我的地方

    4、原因

    ① 喜欢他的电影

    ② 喜欢他的演技

    ③ 喜欢他的为人

    二、精选句式

    1、开头句

    ① ... is the ... who/which I want to talk about.

    2、时间

    ① I didn't know ... until I ... when I was ....

    ② ... years have passed since the first time I ....

    3、地点

    ① ... was born in ..., which is located in ....

    ② ... once moved to ..., where ....

    4、人物

    ① Besides ..., ... is also ....

    ② ...'s most outstanding success is that ....

    ③ Although some people say ... is not ... enough, it is actually ... that attract me most.

    5、原因

    ① There are many reasons why ....

    ② The first reason that comes to my mind is that ...

    ③ Another reason why I ... is that ....

    ④ Finally, ....

  • 23.Describe a time when you needed to use imagination.

    You should say:
    when it happened
    where it happened
    what happened
    and explain how you felt about it.

    Sample Answer :

    I want to talk about the time when I use imagination to draw a picture. It happened at a private painting classroom, where I spent an entire summer vacation. That classroom had been changed so dramatically that I couldn't find it when I decided to see it again. It was in July, 2008 that I joined that paining class. After two weeks, the painting teacher asked me and all the other students to draw imaginative pictures about us when we are 20 years in the future.

    At first, I didn't know what to draw. So I asked my teacher for help. She asked me what I wanted to be in the future. And I answered, "I want to be an astronaut in the future." Then my teacher suggested me imagine in my mind what things I wanted to see and what things I wanted to do in the outer space. What happened next was amazing. It seemed that I suddenly had a lot of ideas, and I finished my imaginative painting within 30 minutes.

    Speaking about the feeling towards this special occasion, I have to say I felt a little bit anxious in the beginning. The reason was that I had no idea what to draw. And I kept complaining about my poor imagination at that time. After my teacher helped me, I felt released, because I knew what I wanted to draw. And during the process of drawing, I felt more and more excited, for the simple reason that I was eager to show my picture to my teacher after I finished it. After seeing my picture, my teacher told me that it was a pretty good one and let all the other students have a look, which made me feel a great sense of satisfaction.

    解析 :

    一、推荐思路

    1、地点

    ① 什么地点发生的

    ② 那个地方是否有所改变

    2、时间

    ① 什么时间发生的

    ② 持续了多长时间

    3、经过

    ① 发生前

    ② 发生中

    ③ 发生后

    4、感受

    ① 发生前的感受

    ② 发生中的感受

    ③ 发生后的感受

    二、精选句式

    1、地点

    ① It happened at ..., where ....

    ② ... had been changed so dramatically that I couldn't find it when I decided to see it again.

    2、时间

    ① It was in ... that ....

    3、经过

    ① At first, ....

    ② In the beginning, ...

    ③ Then, ....

    ④ After ...

    ⑤ During the process of ...

    ⑥ What happened next was ....
  • 24.Describe a gift that you recently gave to others.

    You should say:
    When it happened
    Who you gave it to
    What gift you gave to the person
    And explain why you gave this gift to others

    Sample Answer :

    A very special gift that I recently gave to someone is a print - The Chain Pier, Brighton - that I ordered from Tate modern museum for my best friend - Diane. We were classmates and studied together in Manchester. Although we are from different backgrounds and cultures, we get on really well and we both have a sense of humour and so many common interests.

    The present was a print inspired by J.M.W.Turner's painting. It was not so big, but it was very beautiful and perfect size for her living room. It came in an oak wood frame that made this print more elegant and modern.

    Last week Diane called me and told me she was engaged with her boyfriend and they want to hold their wedding ceremony next year. I was so trilled and really wanted to buy something for them. But it was a bit difficult to decide what to buy. I wanted something special, smart and they could use or keep for a longtime. I spent days thinking and browsing online shops like Harrods, Selfridges or some designers' websites. One day I got a newsletter from Tate modern about Tuner's exhibitions. It just reminded me that I could find a nice gift from its online shop. And I did find one!

    The reason why I decided to give this particular print was because we had spent a weekend together in Brighton during the summer holiday and we had some really fun times in this lovely costal city. Besides as we both studied art and design, both of us are really into fine arts. And we have similar tastes. I was sure she would love this print. She said that the print reminded her of the great days and the fun time we spent in Brighton.

    Now the print is hanging on the wall of her dinning room. And I am so happy that she loves it so much. The print I bought from Tate was the gift I gave to others recently. To me it is not only a special gift; it shows how much I miss Diane and contains my best wishes as well.

    解析 :

    这是一个比较简单的Part2新题目,考生可以根据之前5-8月份自己曾经准备好的内容进行套用,例如:Toy玩具,clothes别人给的衣服等。注意回答的重点需要放在为什么会选择这样一件礼物,为什么送给这个人。切记不要一味介绍物品本身,顾此失彼。

  • 25.Describe a special meal you have had.

    You should say:
    Where you would like to have it
    Who you would like to have it with
    What you would like to eat
    And explain how you would feel about the meal

    Sample Answer :

    I had many meals and I took part in many celebrations and parties and among them the meal I had with my teachers and classmates from my high school was a very important one and I still remember it.

    I had the meal at a local restaurant called four seasons, which was chose by our class monitor. Thanks for him organizing all the things, like booking restaurant, contacting us all, making sure everyone was free. To me, the meal was a very important part of our graduation. The meal was held in the evening and our teachers, classmates and even some of students from other classes enjoyed the wonderful night together. My best friend Fei and I went there together and she was sitting next to me during the meal.

    This was a special meal because this was the last meal I had with all my classmates who had been my friends for more than 4 years. I was a bit sad to admit that I won't see most of them in my life again and I was happy that I had such good memories about my school, teachers and friends.

    There was a short speech by 2-3 of our teachers and by our class monitor and after that the meal was served. Many dishes were served in the feast and we all ate voraciously as we were hungry. I enjoyed the desert very much. I returned home very late and started feeling that I would never forget the good meal I had with my teachers and friends.

    解析 :

    这是Part2新题也可以说是今次9-12份题库中比较简单的一个,因为与之前的题目非常相似,是一个"旧变新"的题目。考生可以运用

本次Part3 是根据Part2题卡中的《海外工作》相关延伸,同学们可参考,根据自己的实际情况作改写。对于G类考生来说,这个题卡的参考性更好,因为可能会结合工作经验论述一些个人观点。
  • 1.What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?

    Sample Answer :

    Generally, I'd say it depends on what a country expects from a foreign worker in the light of domestic situations. You know, it's not difficult in some western countries to get some sort of vacancies, like electronic or electric technicians, which require professional skills and qualification. While in some African countries, doctors or nurses would be very welcome, coz there needs to be a great deal of medical care for its people.

    解析:

    这个题目可根据国内情况作类似推断或者根据新闻报道,相信很多同学对于国外热门专业或者工作都有了解,注意在使用举例子的同时标注国家。

  • 2.Should young adults work abroad?

    Sample Answer :

    I don't think the local government would like to see a migration of young workers moving out. It's very clear that young labor force is extremely vital when a place needs development or construction, no matter it is labor work or mental work. But, it's understandable that individuals ache for the chance to earn or experience more overseas. They are likely to get well-paid in developed countries like USA or UK, or acquire a second language abroad. Furthermore, exotic food and cultures may satisfy their curiosity as well.

    解析:

    对于个人角度来讲这个题目极具倾向性,无论是兴趣经历还是工作待遇。但是题目中开放式的角度使得我们需要考虑更多,使得题目答案更具有延展性。

  • 3.If they don't work abroad, would it be helpful for them to travel in a foreign country?

    Sample Answer :

    Most definitely. People are able to sharpen a foreign language skill, which at first would help them have a better understanding while travelling overseas. In addition, with an increasingly globalized world, those who own the experience of communicating with foreigners could gain popularity in multinational companies Backhome. What's more, Traveling overseas including appreciating breath-taking views and having tasty food is an important way for people to let off steam from tedious daily routine.

    解析:

    这个题目问的是除工作以外的好处,注意分项列举,避免模板套句。

  • 4.Do Chinese parents encourage their children to work abroad?

    Sample Answer :

    On the whole, they do. In fact, many Chinese parents financially support their kids going to western countries, like US or Canada, for further education or job opportunities so that their kids could have a better life in the future. To avoid the fierce domestic competition in education and employment, quite a few students or graduates from well-off families are flocking to developed countries, probably to immigrate one day. Whereas, due to the aging problem and one-child policy, a few parents now also expect their children to come back to take over family business.

    解析:

    这个题目可以整体概念回应,将中国父母的观念理由叙述清楚即可。如有延伸观点,可在后进行转折后描述。

  • If you had an opportunity to live abroad, which country would you like to settle down?

    Sample Answer :

    In that case, I'd prefer to settle in Australia. You know, I've been to Sydney several times. It is really a good place to enjoy one's life. Actually, as a dentist, I can easily get a well-paid job up to 60K per year. What's more important, my cousin has lived there for quite a long time, so it's quite convenient for me to fit into the local culture and get used to the living habit there. And also, I am pleased with the environment in Sydney. With so many years in a smoggy weather here, Australia would offer me with a place where I'm able to escape.

    解析:

    这个题目请同学们注意虚拟语气的使用,由于题目根据自己的情形作答,所以同学们可以利用自己真实的经验回应。注意过去时态的控制与表述。或者,转而描述一般现在时的事实性答案。

  • *同学们在回应这些类似Part 3的问题中,答题的长度可以适当再加灵活延伸,切忌背诵固定答案。

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