englishtimeenglishtimeenglishtime
Most Viewed Topics

 

Notification

Icon
Error

Login


4 Pages123>»
CAPTAIN BEAR
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:11:05 AM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)




 

Hôm nay Bear xin nói về phần SPEAKING của IELTS.
Thời gian thi SPEAKING tổng cộng là khoảng 13 - 15 phút, được chia làm 3 phần:
Phần I: Introductions and Questions about General Topics (khoảng 4 – 5 phút)
-         Phần này khi bắt đầu là đối thoại thông thường. Trước hết, giám khảo sẽ bảo mình đưa cho họ xem chứng minh nhân dân hoặc passport để đối chiếu. Sau đó, giám khảo sẽ hỏi 1 số câu cơ bản về bản thân thí sinh như họ tên, nơi sinh, gia đình, việc làm, môi trường học tập, nền giáo dục, tình trạng hôn nhân, quê hương, ngày lễ truyền thống..
-         Strategies: (1) bình tĩnh, tự tin; (2) không trả lời gọn lỏn ‘yes’ hoặc ‘no’, giám khảo hỏi 1 câu thì ít nhất cũng phải ‘đáp lễ’ khoảng 2 hoặc 3 câu.
Ví dụ:
+ Could you tell me your name?
+ My name is Wang Zhu. People often call me Pearl Wang, because my first name Zhu means ‘pearl’ in English.
Phần II: Talk on a Particular Topic (khoảng 3 đến 4 phút):
-         Đầu tiên, mình sẽ được rút 1 thẻ gợi y’, trên đó có ghi đề tài mình phải trình bày. Trước khi nói, mình có 1 phút để chuẩn bị và 2 phút để trình bày.
-         Strategies: (1) bình tĩnh, tự tin; (2) vẽ 1 hình như sau (hình tròn ở giữa, 4 cái gạch dài 4 bên (để ghi những ý chính muốn nói); (3) sử dụng khoảng 3 – 5 từ học thuật (trong phần IELTS Vocabulary); (4) sử dụng khoảng 2 - 3 câu thành ngữ/tục ngữ/ đặc ngữ Mỹ (trong phần Idioms). KHÔNG SỬ DỤNG ACADEMIC VOCABULARY VÀ IDIOMS THÌ ĐIỂM CHỈ KHOẢNG 6.0 TRỞ XUỐNG THÔI.
Ví dụ:
-         Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education.
-         You should say:
o       Where you met your teacher
o       What subject he/she taught
o       What was special about him/her
And explain why this person influenced you so much.
Nói quá 2 phút cũng không sao, khoảng từ 2 phút đến 2 phút rưỡi mà mình có thể cover hết những phần trọng điểm người ta hỏi (what/ when/ where/ why) là ok. Nếu mình nói lâu quá thì giám khảo có thể ngắt mình bất cứ lúc nào.
Phần III: Discussion (khoảng 3 – 4 phút)
-         Phần này giám khảo sẽ hỏi mình vài câu hỏi có liên quan đến nội dung nói trong phần II, hoặc thảo luận về 1 nội dung nào đó.
-         Strategies: (1) bình tĩnh, tự tin; (2) cố gắng khai triển y’ của mình, cũng không được trả lời gọn lỏn ‘yes’ hoặc ‘no’. Cho dù không hiểu lắm về 1 vấn đề nào đó cũng nên sử dụng tiếng Anh trình độ cao: tức là lồng vài idioms hoặc từ vựng IELTS vào để trả lời cho giám khảo biết;
Ví dụ: (kinh nghiệm ‘xương máu’ của Bear Wink
+ Who is your favorite football player?
+ That’s a rather difficult question. I am not good at sports. I don’t know why the information about sports always goes in one ear and out the other..
(3) Trong phần III này, nên sử dụng những cấu trúc sau:
IF / WISH /
I AM NOT SURE, BUT
ALTHOUGH / BECAUSE..
INTRODUCING A PERSONAL OPINION:
I think / I don’t think
I believe
In my opinion / In my view
As I see it
INTRODUCING ABOUT MORE IMPERSONAL OPINION:
It seems that..
It appears that..
There seems to be..
They say / people say
TALKING ABOUT PROBABILITY
90 – 100%:
I will certainly / definitely..
It will definitely / certainly..
It’s bound to..
I predict that it will...
70 – 90%:
It’s quite possible (that)
It’s very likely (that)
It will probably…
50%:
It might..
It could..
There’s a 50/50 chance that..
0 – 10%:
It’s very unlikely (that)
There’s very little chance (that)
It’s not likely to..
-         Ví dụ:
+ How likely is it that human beings will one day live on other planets?
+ It seems to me that we are bound to one day start human civilization on other planets because we already have been to the moon and sent machines to other planets. Also it is likely that we will need to find new homes for the future generation as, in my opinion, there is very little chance that we will be able to reverse the present population growth.
TIÊU CHUẨN CHẤM ĐIỂM SPEAKING CỦA BAN GIÁM KHẢO:
1.     Fluency
2.     Vocabulary
3.     Grammar & Structure
4.     Pronunciaon
  => Phần FLUENCY là quan trọng nhất. Nếu mình nói sai ngữ pháp, từ vựng không phong phú nhưng vẫn diễn đạt được y’ của mình trôi chảy (không ú ớ hoặc ngừng quá lâu).. thì có thể nắm chắc trong tay 5.5 đến 6.0. Nếu mình nói trôi chảy + biết cách chêm vào những từ học thuật + idioms thì điểm sẽ cao hơn.
Hôm nay nói đến đây thôi ha (đọc nhiều bị tẩu hỏa nhập ma Wink.
Chúc mọi người enjoy phần l‎y’ thuyết vui vẻ.
Lần tới Bear sẽ hướng dẫn cách luyện tập cho từng phần.
Nice day !
P/S: Cảm ơn Panda đã hướng dẫn Bear cách post hình minh họa. Tự nhiên nhớ Thầy Nhiên quá..


Edited by user Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:48:05 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 9 users thanked CAPTAIN BEAR for this useful post.
jenny210294 on 6/28/2010(UTC), GreenMango on 8/9/2010(UTC), Mingxing on 10/17/2010(UTC), anncherish on 2/27/2011(UTC), Minerva on 11/18/2011(UTC), qdiep on 12/27/2011(UTC), nuongcute93 on 1/27/2012(UTC), bigsâu on 2/2/2012(UTC), tuna on 5/2/2012(UTC)
Sponsor
English Time
thanhtruc_panda
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:20:21 AM(UTC)
thanhtruc_panda

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: Member
Joined: 3/31/2008(UTC)
Posts: 2,041
Location: Sài Gòn

Thanks: 314 times
Was thanked: 622 time(s) in 321 post(s)

Cám ơn chị Bear. Ráng luyện mấy phần của chị Bear mốt lớn em thi Toefl iBT

CAPTAIN BEAR
#3 Posted : Sunday, October 04, 2009 7:02:48 AM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)

Tu ngay mai, ngoai be thanhtruc_panda, se co' them 5 bears nhi' support cho Bear post bai mẫu ve 4 ky nang thi IELTS.

1. Yen Anh

2. Quynh Huong

3. Minh Ngoc

4. Thanh Thao

5. Thu Van

Neu cac ban co thac mac gi, Captain Bear se giai dap.

Cảm ơn thanhtruc_panda và 5 bears nhí.

Chuc moi nguoi cuoi tuan vui ve..

teddyPianist
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:22:00 PM(UTC)
teddyPianist

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 1/20/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1

 Bạn CAPTAIN BEAR có thể cho câu trả lời mẫu của Part 2 và Part 3 có sử dụng academic vocabulary và idioms được không?

CAPTAIN BEAR
#5 Posted : Monday, February 01, 2010 5:12:39 PM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)

@teddyPianist: có sử dụng academic vocabulary và idioms duoc khong?:

được.

Edited by user Monday, February 01, 2010 5:13:24 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

kukumalu198
#6 Posted : Monday, April 12, 2010 9:04:28 AM(UTC)
kukumalu198

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/8/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1

"Lần tới Bear sẽ hướng dẫn cách luyện tập cho từng phần."

=> Bear ơi, Bear đâu rồi? Mong Bear hướng dẫn tiếp, plz.

Thax in advance

CAPTAIN BEAR
#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:41:21 AM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)

Ngại quá.. Lần đầu post và 'lần tới' cách nhau gần..1 năm. Mong mọi người thứ lỗi.

Hôm nay Bear xin post POSSIBLE QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE INTERVIEW/ SPEAKING TEST:

1. Basic Personal Questions about the Candidate:

- What's your name?

- Could you tell me your name?

- Does your name have a particular meaning?

- Does your name have a literal translation?

- Does your name affect your personality?

- Where are you from?

- Where do you come from?

- Where were you born?

- Where do you work?

 

2. Hometown:

- Where is your hometown located?

- Could you tell me something about your hometown?

- What kind of landscape surrounds your hometown?

- What is the main crop in your hometown?

- What are the main tourist attractions in your hometown?

- What is the climate like in your hometown?

- What are the characters of the people like in the region where you live?

- What are the differences in food/ climate/ accent / people between your hometown and X (a well-known city in your country)?

- What is people's favourite food in your region?

- How do you make X (a well-known food in your region)?

- How do you make dumplings?

- What is the style of buildings like in your hometown?

- How does the modern architecture style differ from the old style in your hometown?

- How often do you go back to your hometown?

- Are there any changes you have seen your hometown? What are they?

- What changes have taken place in your hometown?

- What has been the greatest change in your hometown?

 

3. Family life and marriage:

- Could you tell me something about your family?

- How many people are there in your family? Who are they?

- Where do you live?

- What is your home / flat / room like?

- Will you describe your home / flat / room to me?

- Have you got any children?

- What's your child's name?

- Does his/ her name have a meaning?

- What is your son's / daughter's character like?

- What does your wife/ husband do?

- Where does your wife/ husband work?

- When did you get married?

- Will you please describe your wedding to me?

- Was there any kind of ceremony?

- What did you / your wife wear on your wedding day?

- Where did you go on your honeymoon?

- Could you tell me what happens at a wedding in your country?

- Could you describe a traditional wedding ceremony to me?

- Did you have to ask for permission from your parents before you get married?

- Is the marriage arranged by the couple's parents?

- Will you say something about marriage in Viet Nam?

- Will you tell me something about the concept of the dowry?

- What do you think of the one-child policy in Vietnam?

- What kind of parents are you going to be?

- What hopes or fears do you have for your child?

- What sort of Vietnam would you like your child living in?

- What sort of future do you hope for your child?

- As a parent, do you plan to do anything different with your child than your parents did with you?

- Are you going to bring up your child differently? How?

- How different is your life from the lives of your parents / grandparents?

- What is the woman's role in Vietnam?

- What do you think of a woman's place at home?

- Who does the most housework in your family?

- What are the responsibilities of husband and wife?

- What is your opinion of equality of the sexes?

- Why is the divorce rate increasing in Vietnam?

- Did you enjoy your early teenage years?

- What was good or not good about your teenage years?

- How strict were your parents when you were a teenager?

- How much freedom do you like to give your daughter/ son?

- Should parents give their teenagers complete freedom? Explain.

(còn tiếp)

ĐÂY LÀ NHỮNG CÂU HỎI THƯỜNG ĐƯỢC HỎI TRONG PHẦN 1 CỦA IELTS SPEAKING TEST.

CÁC BẠN HÃY VIẾT RA NHỮNG CÂU TRẢ LỜI NÀY, RỒI KIỂM TRA LẠI CẤU TRÚC NGỮ PHÁP, CÁCH DÙNG TỪ.. SAU ĐÓ, CỐ HỌC THUỘC ĐỂ KHI NÓI ĐƯỢC TRÔI CHẢY.

NẾU RA THI, GẶP NHỮNG CÂU TƯƠNG TỰ, MÌNH SẼ PHẢN XẠ NHANH HƠN.

 

 

Edited by user Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:53:17 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 2 users thanked CAPTAIN BEAR for this useful post.
Mingxing on 10/17/2010(UTC), bigsâu on 2/2/2012(UTC)
LâmPro
#8 Posted : Monday, May 03, 2010 7:45:37 PM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)

Được sự tin tưởng của Miss Bear, hôm nay mình xin tiếp tục post về phần này .... enjoy ^^

( tiếp theo phần ở trên)  



Are you stricter or less strict than your parents were? Give some examples.
Does your son/daughter ever do things behind your back? Give some examples.
How do parents respond to their teenagers who start having problems in school?
How do schools respond to teenagers who start having problems in school?
What do you think is the best way to deal with children’s problems?
What do you think is the best age to be? Why?
Do you think a child’s economic and social background makes a difference in their school performance? Why?
What are the common problems of teenagers in Vietnam?
What are the reasons for these problems?
What are the best ways to deal with these problems?
 
4. City Life
When did you come to X (the city where the examination takes places)?
How long have you lived in X (the city where the examination takes places)?
Why did you come to X (the city where the examination takes places)?
What’s the weather like in X (the city where the examination takes places)?
Will you compare the climate in X (the city where the examination takes places) with that in your hometown?
What are the recreational facilities in your city?
What are the sports facilities available in your city?
What is the night life like in your city?
What changes have you seen in X (the city where the examination takes places) in recent years?
What are the major problems in big cities, such as X (the city where the examination takes places)?
How can they be solved?
What is the biggest social problem in your country?
What are the causes of air pollution in big cities?
What are the causes of traffic jams in the city where you live?
What are the effects of air pollution/traffic jams?
Why do crimes occur in modern cities?
Do you think modern life is stressful? Why/Why not?
What do you do to relieve your stress?
What do you do to help you deal with the stress of your life?
Could you think of an example of something stressful that happened in your life?
How does the stress manifest or show itself? (fatigue, very tired, lose your temper &hellipWink
What life events can cause stress?
What are the major sources of stress in modern life?
Do you agree with the saying “If you’re got your health, you’ve got everything”? Explain your answer
P/s: có 1 lỗi nhỏ ở trên, mình sửa mãi mà ko được, các bạn thông cảm nhé _ _"

Edited by user Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:21:49 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
LâmPro
#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 04, 2010 6:49:44 PM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)

5. Educational Background

- What is your major?
- Why did you choose … as your major?
- Why did you choose your particular field of study?
- What did you study at university?
- What was your major at university?
- What did you major in?
- How do you like your major?
- When and where did you graduate?
- What degrees have you obtained?
- Could you tell me a bit about your educational background?
- What has been the greatest change in your field?
- What is the educational system like in Vietnam?
- Are these any changes in the educational in Vietnam?
- What are the changes in education in Vietnam?
- What is the education like in rural areas in Vietnam?
- What do you think of the education in rural areas in Vietnam?
- Are computers used in schools in Vietnam?
- What are computers used for in schools?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the use of computers in school?
- Which is the best university in your country? Why do you think so?

 

Edited by user Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:22:46 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
LâmPro
#10 Posted : Friday, May 07, 2010 6:59:53 PM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)




6. Work experience:

- Where do you work?
- What do you do?
- What do you do for a living?
- What’s your line of business?
- What’s your job?
- What is your responsibility at work?
- What are you responsible for at work?
- What kind of work are you in charge of?
- Can you use simple language to describe your job to me?
- What is your routine work?
- What do you do exactly every day?
- What is a typical working day of yours like?
- Can you describe a typical working day to me?
- How do you like your job?
- What is the importance of your job?
- Could you tell me something about your job/your teaching methods?
- What made you decide to become a doctor/economist/teacher?
- What is the most difficult thing in your job?
- What is the most challenging thing in your work?
- Have you ever changed your job?
- What was your previous job?
- Why did you leave your previous job?
- Why did you take up your present job?
- How long have you been working at this job?
- What made you decide to take up this job?
- If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you like to do? Why?
- What is the secret of being successful at work?
- What is your opinion of the qualities and skills of a good company manager?
- Why do you want to change jobs?
- Why do you want to change your field of work?
- Why do you want to work here with this company?
- What interests you most about this position?
- What kind of experience do you have for this job?
- What training or qualifications do you have for a job like this?
- Do you think your job is very stressful? In what way?
- What do you do to help you deal with the stress of your job?
- What is stressful about your present job?
- Could you think of an example of something stressful that happened at your work?
- How does the stress of your job manifest itself?
- What are the major sources of stress at work?
- What do you do to relieve the stress of your job?
 
7. Hobbies:
- Do you have any hobbies? What are they? (music, sports, swimming, jogging, travelling, reading, painting, collecting stamps/coins, etc.)
- What do you do in your spare time?
- How do you spend your weekends?
- What’s your favourite sport?
- What are the rules of playing basketball/tennis/chess/your favourite sport?
- What is the most popular sport in your country?
- What are sporting facilities like in your university/this city?
- Do you often go to cinemas/theatres?
- What kind of films do you like best?
- What film have you seen recently? Could you say something about the film?
- Who is your favourite film star? Will you describe him/her to me?
- What book/novel have you read recently? Could you tell me what the book is about? Do you often watch TV?
- What is your favourite programme? (News and current affairs, music, police shows, movies, talk shows, sports, soap operas, documentaries, game shows, cartoons, situation comedies, etc.)
- What kind of music do you like best? Why? (classic, pop, jazz, rock and roll, country music, etc.)


Edited by user Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:35:37 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
LâmPro
#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:54:39 AM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)




8. Festivals:

- What are the traditional festivals in your country? (Wandering Souls Day, Mid-autumn Festival, May First/Labour Day, National Day, New Year, etc.)
- What do you do in/during the Spring Festival?
- Can you describe one of the main festivals celebrated in your country?
- Tell me something about your customs in your country and give me some examples, please.
 
9. Travelling:
- Have you travelled a lot in Vietnam?
- Have you travelled abroad?
- What places have you been to?
- Which place/city/country do you like best? Why?
- What place in HCMC do you like best? Why? (Ben Thanh Market, Dam Sen Park, Cu Chi Tunnels, Sai Gon Water Park, Zoo & Botanical Gardens, etc.)
- What places in HCMC should a foreigner visit? Why?
- Where do you go when you are enjoying Vietnamese culture?
- Which city is the best in Vietnam? Why do you think so?
- What are your first impressions of Japan/the United States/Australia/your host country?
- Could you tell me an interesting trip or vacation you have taken recently?
- How do most people travel in your country?
- Which is the best way of travelling in your opinion? Why do you think so?
- How do you like travelling by air?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by air/train/car?
- Have you had or heard of any dangerous experiences in travelling? Will you describe them to me?
- Have you had any car accident? If yes, describe it to me please.


Edited by user Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:34:21 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
LâmPro
#12 Posted : Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:55:45 AM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)




10. Future Plan: Studying Abroad

- Why do you want to take the IELTS test?
- What do you want to study in Britain?
- What do you intend to study in Australia?
- Which university are you going to study in?
- Why do you choose this university?
- Could you tell me why you choose to study at this university?
- Where are you going to study in Britain?
- What’s your study plan in Britain?
- What is your research proposal all about? (in detail)
- What do you hope for most form your study abroad?
- What will your study abroad do for your career?
- Should you study more theory or do more practice? Give your reasons, please.
- How important are the roles of theory and practice in your discipline?
- What kind of differences in the facilities/cultures are you expecting between Vietnam and the UK?
- How will your study in Britain benefit your work in Vietnam/your unit/your people when you come back to Vietnam?
- What do you intend to do after you finish studying?
- What prolems can you foresee in the future when you come back to Vietnam?
- Will there be any adjustment problems in your life when you come back to Vietnam? If so, what are they?
- Are you required to make any changes in your work when you come back home?
- Will you have to make any changes in your work/life when you come back to Vietnam?
- Do you think there will be a gap between your knowledge gained in Vietnam and the level of knowledge you are going to encounter on arrival? If so, what will it be?
- What do you think about the future of Vietnam if Vietnam keeps an open policy?
- What do you know about Britain? (geological location, weather, people, character, food, customs, holidays, etc.)
- What problems do you think you will have in Britain?
- How will you overcome the problems?
- How will you deal with the problems?
- Do you think you’ll be able to cope with English-language demands of your intended study programme in Britain?
- What difficulties do you think you’ll have in your studies in Britain?
- Can you imagine what life in Britain would be like?
- How will you fare in Britain without your family?
- Are there any special places you want to see in Britain? What are they?
- What do you especially want to do in Britain?


Edited by user Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:36:40 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
LâmPro
#13 Posted : Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:57:05 AM(UTC)
LâmPro

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 4/16/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: Hồ Chí Minh

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 8 time(s) in 8 post(s)




11. Future Plan: Emigration

- Why do you want to emigrate to Canada/Australia/New Zealand?
- What made you choose to emigrate to Canada?
- Do you have any particular reasons to emigrate to Canada?
- Which city will be your future home?
- What do you know about the country you are moving to?
- What is your plan for the near future?
- What is your long-term plan in Canada/Australia/New Zealand?
- Could you tell me your plan in detail?
- What kind of job do you want to find in Canada?
- What kind of work do you want to do there?
- How can you find a job there?
- How can you make a living there?
- What soft of job do you see yourself doing in Canada?
- What difficulties/problems do you think you’ll have after emigration?
- How will you solve the problems?
- What will you do if you miss your parents/friends?
- What kind of life can you imagine you are going to have in a new country?
 
12. Friendship:
- Why is friendship important in your life?
- What is the most important quality in a friend?
- Do you have any close friends/long-distance friendships?
- How do you communicate with your friends?
- Do you have close friends of the opposite sex? If so, how are those friends different from your same-sex friends?
- Is it acceptable in your culture for friends who care for each other to expess anger openly?
- Is it OK for friends to disagree with each other? Explain.
- What do you need to do in order to keep a friendship strong?
- Do you think that friends play different roles at different times in our lives? (in childhood/adolescence/adulthood). Give some examples.
- What different roles does friendship play in childhood, adolescence and adulthood?
 
13. Others:
- What would you regard as the most significant events in your country’s recent histoy?
- What important event has happened in the world recently?
- What important event has happened in your country recently?
- How do you like your life at your school/university?
- What do you think of the teaching/training at your school/university?
- In what way do you think the training at your school/university is helpful or falls short?
- What aspect of English do you find the most difficult?
- What will you do if you fail IELTS?


Edited by user Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:37:31 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Nếu không làm thử, không cố gắng, bạn mãi mãi không biết mình rốt cục có thể làm được việc gì.
 1 user thanked LâmPro for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 6/2/2010(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR
#14 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2010 6:16:26 PM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)




Từ hôm nay,ngoài bạn Lâm Pro, còn có bạn Trúc  và Ngân, sẽ giúp Bear post phần speaking của IELTS. Đây là những câu trả lời có sử dụng những chiến thuật mà Bear đã hướng dẫn (bao gồm IDIOMS, IELTS WORDS..).

Mọi người có thể tham khảo để lấy ý. Nếu bạn nào thấy khả năng phản xạ của mình còn kém, hoặc cách diễn đạt chưa suông thì có thể học thuộc lòng phần này. Dần dần, sẽ cải thiện được.

Nice weekend..



ntthangvn
#15 Posted : Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:24:58 AM(UTC)
ntthangvn

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/31/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1
Location: hanoi

Chi BEAR gianh thoi gian post bai nhiu nhiu vao nhe! Em cho bai post cua chi phan Speaking IELTS ne!
phan_truc
#16 Posted : Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:26:09 PM(UTC)
phan_truc

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/30/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13

Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 10 post(s)











DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99"
LatentStyleCount="267"> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="heading 1" />

















UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Title" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtitle" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Strong" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Table Grid" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="No Spacing" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 1" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="List Paragraph" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Quote" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Quote" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Reference" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Reference" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Book Title" />







Hôm nay mình xin post phần trả lời bài Speaking Test 3, IELTS 6.

Part 1:

How do most people travel to work where you live?

What traffic problems are there in your area? [Why?]

How do traffic problems affect you?

How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

Part 2:

Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing.

You should say:

   What kind of game or sport it is

   Who you play it with

   Where you play it

And explain why you enjoy playing it.

Part 3:

Children’s games:

How have games changed from the time you were a child?

Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?

Why do you think children like playing games?

Games and competition:

Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what ways?

How can games sometimes help to unite people?

Why is competition often seen as important in today’s society?

►►►►►►

NOTES:

IELTS words (22000 từ)

Idioms

Part 1:

How do most people travel to work where you live?

In my country, most people travel to work by motorbike. Most of Vietnamese people still live in destitute so their major vehicle to work is motorbike. However, there are still affluent people who use cars to work. Besides, there is a steady increase in the number of people using cars.

What traffic problems are there in your area?

In my area, there are many traffic problems. One of the major problems is traffic jam. Especially in rush hours, there are usually traffic jams in crossroads which are awful. Another problem is accidents which cause much death and bad consequences for generations.

How do traffic problems affect you?

Well, firstly, traffic jams get on my nerves. It makes me late for school although I usually try to go to school early. The consequences are more serious when I have a vital test on that day. Secondly, if I am stuck in a traffic jam, I feel very uncomfortable because of noise and polluted smoke. Lastly, it is accidents that make me feel unsafe when driving. I always hope to arrive home safe and sound as soon as possible.

How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

In my opinion, there are many ways to decrease traffic problems. As far as I am concerned, firstly, we can mitigate this problem by improving civilian’s awareness through education and propaganda. Secondly, we can reduce traffic problems by enlarging and developing transport systems. Lastly, traffic police should be reinforced to control vehicle lines and solve problems if possible.

Part 2:

In my opinion, playing sports is quite an effective way to keep fit and healthy. Therefore, I spend much time playing sports, especially, swimming. At weekend or summer vacation, my best chums and I usually go to the swimming pool near my high school. This is a good chance for me to relax and for us to meet each other. At first, I did not like swimming because I was scared of water. However, when seeing my friends feel happy and healthy when swimming, I envied them. From that time, I said to myself that I could not so coward and should surmount my scare. Year in year out, I tried to swim to prove that I could do it although it was not just a piece of cake for me. Finally, I succeeded and swam well. Firstly, I like swimming because it is a popular method to keep me healthy. Secondly, when swimming, we can simultaneously move all parts of our body, which helps our bodies fitter and more flexible. Next, when I swim, I feel very comfortable, fresh and almost forget all my tiredness and sorrow. They are the reasons why most of youngsters choose swimming.

Part 3:

How have games changed from the time you were a child?

As I see it, games changed a lot from the time I was a child. Firstly, games in the past are not as popular as these now. Secondly, games now are more complicated and developing than these in the past because of the advance of technology in many functions. The last and the most disadvantage is the violent games now which have bad influence on players.

Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?

In my opinion, it is fairly difficult to confirm this has been a positive change. The reason is that this has been both positive and negative. The positive is that the development of games reflects the improvement of technology, the creation of game makers and satisfies the demands of players. However, games now are so attractive that they make many players crazy about them and ignore studying or other outdoor activities. Besides, many games contain violent details which are very harmful to players.

Why do you think children like playing games?

In my opinion, children like playing games for many reasons. The first reason is games help children relax after hard studying. Secondly, children were attracted by the excellent effects of graphic art, sound and even 3-dimensional effects. Lastly, games help children out of genuine life and bring them to a virtual world in which that can be a king or a queen.

Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what ways?

In my opinion, competitive games are both good and bad for children. They are good because they teach children to fight difficulties. Besides, they teach children that nothing is easy to gain and we must fight to take it. However, competitive games still have bad effect on children. If players are not strong and astute enough, they will have blind faith in these games. They will bring what they have faced in games to real life and become violent and warlike.

How can games sometimes help to unite people?

In my opinion, games sometimes help to unite people because there is also a virtual world in games. Games can be a world that gathers people having the same interest which is playing games. We can see that there are many websites or associations which were established by game players for many purposes such as sharing experience or even doing  charity. Therefore, we can see that games sometimes help to unite people.

Why is competition often seen as important in today’s society?

In my opinion, there are many reasons why competition is often seen as vital in today’s society. Firstly, the more and more developing society is, the more and more competitive it is. To survive, people need competitions. For example, there are competitions between companies to get profits and customers. Secondly, competition makes the improvement of society. For example, competition makes companies have to innovate technology and make their products outstanding. Therefore, competition partially brings good things to society.

 

 

 

 



Edited by user Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:09:50 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 4 users thanked phan_truc for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/3/2010(UTC), trasua on 8/4/2010(UTC), sweetangel1701 on 8/24/2010(UTC), qdiep on 12/27/2011(UTC)
timtoi
#17 Posted : Tuesday, August 03, 2010 7:49:20 PM(UTC)
timtoi

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/22/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: HaNoi

Thanks: 7 times




 

Chào Bear,

Bear có thể nói rõ hơn cho mình biết từng bước trong buổi thi Speaking được không? Trong phần 2, phần chọn Topic thì nội dung trong tờ giấy Topic bao gồm những gì? Ngoài đề Topic ra còn có gì nữa không? (hướng dẫn chẳng hạn)

Thanks Bear nhìu.



timtoi
#18 Posted : Monday, August 09, 2010 12:12:54 PM(UTC)
timtoi

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/22/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13
Location: HaNoi

Thanks: 7 times




 

Mọi người ơi,

Những ai đã thi Ielts rồi chia sẻ kinh nghiệm cho mình với. Tháng sau mình thi rồi. Những điều gì, cách xưng hô gì cần tránh khi nói chuyện với giám khảo. Những cách nói nào là tốt.

Thanks mọi người nhìu!



CAPTAIN BEAR
#19 Posted : Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:16:34 AM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)




@timtoi:

Bear có thể nói rõ hơn cho mình biết từng bước trong buổi thi Speaking được không? Trong phần 2, phần chọn Topic thì nội dung trong tờ giấy Topic bao gồm những gì? Ngoài đề Topic ra còn có gì nữa không? (hướng dẫn chẳng hạn)

=> timtoi doc ky phan ly thuyet Bear da post , se hieu ro thi speaking gom co' nhung phan nao.

 

Những ai đã thi Ielts rồi chia sẻ kinh nghiệm cho mình với. Tháng sau mình thi rồi. Những điều gì, cách xưng hô gì cần tránh khi nói chuyện với giám khảo. Những cách nói nào là tốt.

=> Khi noi chuyen voi giam khao, chi can thoai mai , dung cang thang (vi cang thang se tao ap luc cho giam khao Wink) + khi say goodbye voi giam khao, don't say 'SO LONG'

Chuc timtoi thi tot nha.



phan_truc
#20 Posted : Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:17:59 PM(UTC)
phan_truc

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/30/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13

Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 10 post(s)







IELTS 6, Speaking test 1.


Part 1:

Do you enjoy dancing? [Why/Why not?]

Has anyone ever taught you to dance? [Why/Why not?]

Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country.

Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future?

Part 2:

Describe someone in your family who you like.

You should say:

how this person is related to you.

      what this person looks like.

      what kind of person he/she is.

and explain why you like this person.

Part 3:

Family similarities.

In what ways can people in a family be similar to each other?

Do you think that daughters are always more similar to mothers than to male relatives?

What about sons and fathers?

In terms of personality, are people more influenced by their family or their friends? In what ways?

Genetic research.

Where can people in your country get information about genetic research?

How do people in your country feel about genetic research?

Should this research be funded by governments or private companies? Why?

►►►►►

 

NOTES:

IELTS words (22000 từ)

Idioms

Những từ về PROBABILITY

Part 1:

Do you enjoy dancing? [Why/Why not?]

► Yes, I find dancing really interesting. Every dance has its own specialties which distinguish it with others. In my opinion, one of the most outstanding things of each dance is that each goes along with different kinds of music, which makes dancing more attractive. As I see it dancing not only makes your soul more romantic and relax but also makes your body more flexible and fit. Besides, dancing helps your health better. Therefore, if I have a chance to learn dancing, it is certain not just a piece of cake for me and very difficult to learn but I will try to study well.

Has anyone ever taught you to dance? [Why/Why not?]

► Yes. Although I have not ever participated in any class of dancing, I could be proud to say to you that I used to be taught to dance by my teacher. I had a memory happening about three years ago related to dancing. I did not remember clearly how it happened. I supposed that as we were studying in her extra class, inadvertently the power was cut. Therefore, instead of waiting for power, she decided to teach us some basic dancing. It is the first time that I knew what dancing is. It is a good memory in my heart that I cannot forget.

Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country.

► One of the unique traditional dancings in my country is Southern Lion Dance, which means “múa lân”. It originated from China. Lion Dance is usually performed in Mid – Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year.  As an art, Southern Lion Dance has its principles and rules. A Lion dance usually lasts from 20 to 25 minutes. A lion dance cannot lack the Earth God which means “Ông Địa”. A Southern Lion Dance performance is very animated with instruments such as drum, firecrackers. It is really interesting. It is performed to welcome good things and wipe out all bad things.

Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future?

► I concur with you. In my opinion, traditional dancing is a precious thing of a country. Therefore, they need to be preserved and popular in the future. It is likely that the government will have plans to make Southern Lion Dance more popular in our country so that Southern Lion Dance will be a vital part of Vietnamese culture. Southern Lion Dance will probably appear more frequently in special ceremonies. It is worth being preserved.

Part 2:

In my family, the person I love most is my grand father who passed away about six years ago because of cancer. When I was just a child, my parents usually went to work. Therefore, I stayed at home with him and our relationship was quite good. He was very friendly and helpful. Whenever my friends came to my house, he usually greeted them with cordiality. He liked growing flowers very much. It was the reason why there were flowers galore in my garden. Every morning I tried to get up early to garden the flowers and enjoy the fresh atmosphere with him. He loved me very much and I was an apple of his eyes. When I went to primary school, it was he that rode me on his bike to take me travel back and forth between my house and school. When he passed away, I felt like having a broken heart. I was sad and cried so much. I missed him. I missed every time we had been together, missed his gentle and righteous smiles. From that time, I became reserved and did not want to talk to anyone. A long time passed. I realized that I could not continue living like this. I could not be a coward person. I must be strong despite the tragedy in life as what he had advised me to. I decided to dance to another tune to live well as my grand father hoped.

Part 3:

In what ways can people in a family be similar to each other?

► In my opinion, people in a family can have a resemble to each other in two basic ways which are their appearance and their characters. As I see it, there are two main reasons why people in a family can have similarity to each other. The first is their gene and the other is the environment of living together which makes them similar to each other.

Do you think that daughters are always more similar to mothers than to male relatives?

► I do not have the same opinion to you. As far as I know, sex just partially plays an important role in this matter. The similarities can originate from other reasons such as environment of living together. Take myself, for example. I am resembled to my father more than to my mother in both my appearance and my personalities.

What about sons and fathers?

► As I have mentioned, sex just partially plays an important role in this matter. The similarities can be traced from other reasons such as environment of living together. Take my father, for example. My father is similar to my grand mother in his appearance and to my grand father in most of his characters such as strictness and deservedness.

In terms of personality, are people more influenced by their family or their friends? In what ways?

► In my opinion, we cannot say that people’s personality totally depends on their family or their friends. Two ways affect people’s personality simultaneously. However, I divide two periods of time which they influence most. The first is when they have not gone to school. At that time, the behaviors of their family play a vital part in their characters. The other is when they go to school. At that time, they will meet their friends even more than their family. Therefore, their friends will influence them more than their family during this period.

Where can people in your country get information about genetic research?

► As far as I am concerned, people in my country get information about genetic research through books,  magazines or newspapers.

How do people in your country feel about genetic research?

► It is quite new to Vietnamese people. There are many people in my country who still live in destitute so their knowledge is not high. Therefore, they cannot realize the importance of this matter.

Should this research be funded by governments or private companies? Why?

► I think government should have main responsibility in this research. Besides, private companies should participate in this important research if they want.

 



Edited by user Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:11:13 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 3 users thanked phan_truc for this useful post.
qdiep on 12/28/2011(UTC), nuongcute93 on 1/27/2012(UTC), bigsâu on 2/2/2012(UTC)
phan_truc
#21 Posted : Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:16:11 PM(UTC)
phan_truc

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/30/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13

Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 10 post(s)




 

  IELTS 6, Speaking test 2.
 
 Part 1:
Which instrument do you like listening to most? [Why?]
Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument? [Which one?]
Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school? [Why/Why not?]
How easy would it be to learn to play a musical instrument without a teacher? [Why?]
Part 2:
Describe something healthy you enjoy doing.
You should say:
    what you do
    where you do it
    who you do it with
and explain why you think doing this is healthy.
Part 3:
Keeping fit and healthy.
What do most people do to keep fit in your country?
How important is it for people to do some regular physical exercise?
Health and modern lifestyles.
Why do some people think that modern lifestyles are not healthy?
Why do some people choose to lead unhealthy lives?
Should individuals or governments be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy?
What could be done to encourage people to love in a healthy way?
►►►►►
NOTES:
IELTS words (22000 từ)
Idioms
Những từ về PROBABILITY
Part 1:
Which instrument do you like listening to most? [Why?]
► The instrument I like listening to most is harmonica. Firstly, the voice of harmonica is as general as that of the guitar. However, the rhythm of harmonica still has its outstanding things. Secondly, A harmonica is very portable which distinguishes it with others big instruments. Lastly, the price of a harmonica is very cheap. Therefore, you will not be worried of paying an arm and a leg when buying a harmonica.
Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument? [Which one?]
► I am so unlucky that I have not ever learned to play a musical instrument. Although learning a musical instrument is not just a piece of cake for me, if I have a chance and time to learn it, I will try to do it well.
Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school? [Why/Why not?]
► In my opinion, it is necessary for children to play a musical instrument at school. Firstly, the reason is the most effective time of learning something new is when we are little children. Secondly, music can improve children’s creation and help them relax after hard studying time.
How easy would it be to learn to play a musical instrument without a teacher? [Why?]
► As I see it, children had better learn to play a musical instrument with a teacher. The reason is that with a teacher, children will learn with a better speed and the teacher can correct their mistakes. It is very difficult to realize our mistakes, especially with children. Next, learning with a teacher can help mitigate the lazy habits of the children.
Part 2:
 One of the healthy things I enjoy doing is drinking a lot of water and eating many kinds of fruit. In my opinion, the food and beverage we use daily play a vital part in keeping life healthy. Besides, keeping a healthy life by controlling food and drink habits is quite easy to follow. Every morning as I get up, I drink a glass of water to begin a new day. I tried to drink water as much as possible even when I do not feel thirsty. Water is very important in keeping a healthy and fresh body. Besides, habits of eating a lot of fruit are very effective. Fruits contain many vitamins and even water in them which are necessary for a healthy body. We can have ways galore of making many delicious dishes from fruits such as fresh fruits, fruit juice which make your diet more abundant. I suppose habits of drinking water and eating fruit can be done every where we want to do. Besides, we can do it and other activities simultaneously. I choose this habit to keep healthy because of many reasons. Firstly, this habit is very easy to follow. As I see it, there are many different ways in keeping healthy which require you to have strength to follow. If you have given up and you want to resume, you must back to the old drawing board. Secondly, you do not need to spend a lot of money doing it. Therefore, you will not worry about having to pay an arm and a leg to buy machines or drugs to keep healthy. I think keeping a healthy life is very important to outlast. Therefore, let’s do it right now.
Part 3:
What do most people do to keep fit in your country?
► In my country, there are many ways to keep fit. They usually do exercise in the morning, which is a very effective way to keep fit. Besides, they do many kinds of sport such as Swimming, jogging, playing badminton and so on. Another popular way is having diet with lots of vegetable. Every method has its own effect.
How important is it for people to do some regular physical exercise?
► As I see it, doing some regular physical exercise is quite important in keeping fit and become healthy. Firstly, it is easy to follow and you do not have to pay lots of money to do it. Secondly, doing exercise helps you mitigate odd fat in your body, which makes your body slimmer and remains healthy. Lastly, doing it makes you more dynamic and flexible.
Why do some people think that modern lifestyles are not healthy?
► There are many reasons for this problem. The main reason is the pressure of work and studying. Nowadays, we have to spend too much time on working and studying. Therefore, we do not have much time to relax, do outdoor activities and do exercise. For example, you have to work or study until 1 am or 2 am, I wonder how you can get up early in the morning to do exercise. Another reason is our environment is too polluted, which causes many kinds of diseases.
Why do some people choose to lead unhealthy lives?
► Why some people choose to lead unhealthy lives is a complicated question. In my opinion, it is because of the need of life. If they want to earn money for a living and surviving, they must work even to forget their healthy. Besides, we cannot stand out of the circle of changing of the world. We live in a world and we have to accept what it brought to us.
Should individuals or governments be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy?
► I suppose both individuals and governments should be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy. However, the most important is in individuals. If you cannot protect yourself, no one can protect it for you. Besides, the government should have plans to improve quality of life for their civilians by mitigating pressure of living and holding more efficient outdoor activities for them.
What could be done to encourage people to love in a healthy way?
► In my opinion, the government should probably have programs to educate their civilians how important to keep healthy. Besides, individuals should be initiative to protect themselves. It is likely that in the future, people will care more of their health when their lives are better.
 
 
 


Edited by user Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:23:56 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 6 users thanked phan_truc for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/12/2010(UTC), sweetangel1701 on 8/24/2010(UTC), antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC), Mingxing on 10/18/2010(UTC), trasua on 9/24/2011(UTC), qdiep on 12/30/2011(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR
#22 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:54:48 AM(UTC)
CAPTAIN BEAR

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: ETF Moderator
Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 184
Location: DISTRICT 9

Thanks: 96 times
Was thanked: 212 time(s) in 67 post(s)




MOI NGUOI CLICK VAO DAY DE XEM IELTS SPEAKING VIDEO TUTORAL NHE.



 2 users thanked CAPTAIN BEAR for this useful post.
antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC), truly on 9/16/2011(UTC)
truc ngan
#23 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:53:09 AM(UTC)
truc ngan

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 7
Location: 43/5, Linh Trung, Thu Duc

Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 4 post(s)




             Chào cả nhà! Hôm nay mình xin post phần speaking test 3 trong IELTS 6

PART 1: Traffic where you live

How do most people travel to work where you live?

What traffic problems are there in your area? Why?

How do traffic problems affect you?

How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

PART 2: Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing.

You should say:

What kind of game or sport it is

Who you play it with

Where you play it

and explain why you enjoy playing it

PART 3: Children's games

How have games changed from the time when you were a child?

Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?

Why do you think children like playing games?

Games and competition

Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what ways?

How can games sometimes help to unite people?

Why is competition often seen as important in today's society?

                                                              

NOTES:           idioms

                     từ vựng trong quyển 22000 từ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 1 user thanked truc ngan for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/12/2010(UTC)
truc ngan
#24 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:45:46 AM(UTC)
truc ngan

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 7
Location: 43/5, Linh Trung, Thu Duc

Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 4 post(s)




 

PART 1: Traffic where you live                                                                        
  1. How do most people travel to work where you live?
Most people in my area usually travel to work by motorbikes. It seems that the motorbikes are the vehicle that are popular in my country because of its flexibility. Besides, although affluent persons can use individual cars in order to travel to work, it is really not common in my country as other developed countries.
  1. What traffic problems are there in your area? Why?
There are two important and common traffic problems in my area. They are traffic jams and traffic accidents. In my area, traffic jams are problems that are frequent and popular, especially in rush hours. Vehicles in rush hours can hardly be accommodated. Moreover, because of bad awareness of drivers, there are many accidents happening frequently in my area year in year out.
  1. How do traffic problems affect you?
As you know, traffic problems directly affect our lives everyday. I am also not an exceptional case. When I take buses to go to school everyday, I feel very angry because the traffic jams happen frequently. The traffic jams often make me late for the classes. My Dad is also affected directly. My Dad is sometimes late for work because of the traffic jams. Therefore, he must go to work early. Besides, although the government provides the sanctions to persons who break traffic laws, the accidents still occur regularly.
  1. How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?
In my opinion, there are many ways to reduce the traffic problems in my area but the individuals hard carry out. I think that the government should have directly methods to reduce the traffic problems in my area. Firstly, about the traffic jams, the government should provide more and more buses and encourage people to use the buses frequently to mitigate the traffic jams. Secondly, about the accidents, the government has to prohibit heavily towards persons who break traffic laws. And last but not least, we need to add the traffic problems to children’s curriculum in order that the children can acquaint with the traffic problems. This is an efficient way for the children to set up their awareness about the traffic problems.
     PART 2: Describe a game or sport that you prefer playing
 
    The sport that I like to play most is swimming. Swimming is the best sport that is suitable for both children and adults.As you all know, following scientific research, if you swim from thirty minutes to sixty minutes everyday, you can wear out 790 calories. If you practice swimming everyday, you can have a permanent elegant figure year in year out. Moreover, swimming frequently will bring you a good heath, comfortable mind and body beauty. Although swimming has just been introduced into Viet Nam, it proves its benefits for protecting heath. It also helps us to prevent the cardiovascular disease. In my free time, I usually go swimming with my friends in the pool which is a stone’s throw away from my house. Day by day, I feel healthier, more comfortable and more optimistic. Simultaneously, swimming is a good sport which does not make many traumas like other sports such as, volleyball, jogging, basketball and so on. I am sometimes yellow, but thanks to this activity, I feel more self-confident. This is what I like most. The swimming helps me to lose pressure in my study. Thanks to swimming, I become heathier and happier.
 
PART 3: Children's games
 
 How have games changed from the time when you were a child?
When I was a child, games were different from now. As you all know, in the past, the games were very simple and easy to play. Compared with the games in the past, the games in the present are more and more modern, difficult and attractive. Moreover, you can find a virtual world in those games in which the characters have their own lives. This is what the games in the past did not have.
  Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?
As I have seen, this change has been both positive and negative because of many reasons. In good ways, this change brings us more attractive games which help us to relax and enjoy ourselves. In addition, the games that are complicated will bring us keen intelligence. In bad ways, if you are attracted into those fascinating games, they can turn you into a game addict. Moreover, you may become a rude person day by day because of the violent actions in the modern games.
   Why do you think children like playing games?
Personally, I think there are several reasons why children enjoy playing games. Firstly, they like playing games because of the games’ attraction and flutter. Secondly, this is a cheap pleasure and easy to play with the graphic sounds and images which are lively, new and suit the characters of the young. Thirdly, playing games helps children to satisfy their curiosity and hunger for success. This is the children’s psychology enjoying discovering new things. And last but not least, games help them to relax after the stressful classes.
 
 Topic: Games and competition:
 
 Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what ways?
In my point of view, competitive games are both good and bad for children. In good ways, there are many benefits that those games bring to us. Firstly, playing competitive games develop natural reflex abilities and help players to be quicker on the uptake year in, year out. Secondly, playing those games are good for not only the young but also the old. It makes them develop their aptitudes and memory. More importantly, playing those games regularly helps children to develop IQ and English in games. Finally, games help children to escape heavy subjects in school and enjoy themselves. On the contrary, playing competitive games excessively make children become addictive and affect to the players’ health. In other words, they go gaga over the games, neglect their study and spend all time playing games. Consequently, their study is neither fish nor fowl. More dangerously, they can become rude persons because of the violent actions in the games. In conclusion, depending on the measure of players, playing those games may be good or bad for children.
How can games sometimes help to unite people?
As we all know, community of  game players sometimes make positive aspects for games. Apart from the entertainment purpose, playing games also helps us to enlarge friendly relations, especially the online games. We can make friends with  strange persons through games. The members in games also join together in social activities, such as charitable organizations.
3. Why is competition often seen as important in today’s society?
As you all know, the law of development is competition. I think that there are two reasons that competition is often seen as vital in today’s society. Firstly, in a society which is more and more modern and advanced, people always exert themselves very much to catch up with the development of the society. As a result, they have to compete with others to gain good things. For instance, nowadays, there are many rival companies because they want to achieve profits, market, customers, upper hand in the society and so on. Secondly, thank to this competition, the society is more and more developed, advanced and perfect. If there are not competitions, human beings are always behind the times. Therefore, I confirm with you that competition is really necessary in the society nowadays.
 

 



 3 users thanked truc ngan for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/12/2010(UTC), antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC), elbeethanhmai on 10/8/2010(UTC)
truc ngan
#25 Posted : Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:23:11 AM(UTC)
truc ngan

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 7
Location: 43/5, Linh Trung, Thu Duc

Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 4 post(s)




IELTS 6, TEST 1

PART 1: Dancing

Do you enjoy dancing? Why/ Why not?

Has anyone ever taught you to dance?Why/ Why not?

Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country

Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future? Why/Why not?

PART 2: Describe someone in your family who you like.

You should say:

       how this person is related to you

       what this person looks like

       what kind of person he/she is

and explain why you like this person

PART 3: Family similarities

In what ways can people in a family be similar to each other?

Do you think that daughters are always more similar to mothers than to male relatives? What about sons and fathers?

In terms of personality, are people more influenced by their family or by their freinds? In what ways?

        Genetic research

Where can people in your country get information about genetic research?

How do people in your country feel about genetic research?

Should this research be funded by governments or private companies? Why?

                                                                        

NOTES: idioms

              Ielts words (22000 từ )

 

     PART 1: Dancing
Do you enjoy dancing? Why or why not?

Yes, I do. I am very interested in dancing. Dancing is not only an artistic genre but also a sport that brings healthy benefits and body beauty. Dancing is a good sport exercise. When you are dancing, muscles are runned, energy is worn out, body is resistant and slender. If you practice dancing frequently, you will have a permanent elegant figure day by day.   

Has anyone ever taught you to dance?
No. I like to dance very much, but I have not had chance to learn dancing yet.
Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country?

There is very little chance that I am able to know traditional dancing galore, but I think that my country has 54 ethnic groups and every ethnic group has a particular traditional dancing. I have only seen the folk dancing in my country.

Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future?
      In my point of view, traditional dancing will be more and more popular in the future.
      From the artistic angles, you can see that traditional dancing is fact which defines the cultural character of every nation. Moreover, the traditional dancing helps us to relax. Wallowing in music and flexible steps brings us comfortable mind and body beauty.
        PART 2: Describe someone in your family who you like

In my family, my mother is a person whom I like and respect most. In my view, she is the most wonderful woman. When I was a child, she was always the person who took care of me considerably, every meal, every sleep as well as my study. Year in, year out, she always gave me useful hints as well as encouragements. When I had troubles, she usually helped me to stand up, extricated and gave me faith in my life, which made me dance to another tune. Although she was a bit trying with housework and the sewing, she still spent time talking to my younger sister and me frequently. She said that we were feathers in her cap, which helped us to exert ourselves very much. She had deep eyes and tender looks. Her long black hair and tall nose made her nicer. She is an ordinary and simple woman, but to me, she is the most splendid person. She is an industrious, clever woman and always keeps whole the housework. I wish to become a woman like her. My mother is the most influential and important woman to me.  

PART 3: Family similarities
 In what ways can people in a family be similar to each other?

People in a family can be similar to each other in appearances or characters. For example,in my family, my younger sister takes after my Mom while I take after my Dad in appearance. Besides, in characters, my sister and I are similar to my mother. Sometimes, I am timorous.
Do you think that daughters are always more similar to mothers than to male relatives?
I dissent to you that daughters are always more similar to mothers than to male relatives. I think that there are still cases that daughters are more similar to fathers than to mothers like my aunt’s family. In her family, in spite of being female, the daughter is similar to her father while the son is similar to his mother. However, we can’t deny having many cases that sons are still more similar to their fathers than to their mothers. For example, my boyfriend is really a chip off the old block.
In terms of personality, are people more influenced by their family or by their friends? In what ways?

I think that people are more influenced by their family when they were young. For the reason, when they were young, their parents frequently got in touch with them in order to take care of or educate them. Therefore, they were affected by their parents’ personalities. However, when they are grown up and go to school, they are usually influenced by their friends in many aspects, especially characters. If you are in a group, you often have behaviors like them because you regularly get in touch with them.
       Genetic research
Where can people in your country get information about genetic research?
People in my country usually get information about genetic research in hospitals or professional universities, such as, Medicine University, or genetic research institutes and so on. However, in my country, getting information about genetic research is not common as in Western countries. When we have related incidents, we think of taking information about it.
How do people in your country feel about genetic research?

Although genetic research is an advanced scientific achievement that is important to human beings, in my country it is really not developed. It is very likely that people are really not interested in surveying about genetic research in my country. However, I think that genetic research is more and more popular and developed, year in, year out.
Should this research be funded by governments or private companies? Why?

In my point of view, genetic research should be funded by government because of its importance to my country’s development. I think that it is necessary that government should concern about it considerably.

 



 2 users thanked truc ngan for this useful post.
sweetangel1701 on 8/24/2010(UTC), antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC)
vthong.pine
#26 Posted : Monday, August 23, 2010 11:14:13 AM(UTC)
vthong.pine

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 5/21/2010(UTC)
Posts: 5
Location: HCM City, Vietnam

Was thanked: 4 time(s) in 3 post(s)




 

Speaking test 3 – Ielts Cambridge 6 – Page 77
PART 1
How do most people travel to work where you live?
In my area, most people travel to work by their motorbike. However, there are some commuters who work far from home. They have a tendency to use public transportation to travel to work. By using public transportation, they can save money, save fuel, which is not only beneficial to them but also good for environment.
What traffic problems are there in your area?
In the place where I live, traffic problems are not too severe but that does not mean there is none of them. Traffic jam sometimes occurs in Thuduc crossroad and Hanoi highway. The reasons for this problem are varied. They can be the traffic accidents or the situation of lacking electricity for the traffic light. In addition, traffic accidents are also a problem that needs to be paid attention to. However I think that not only do the traffic accidents occur in my area but it is also a common problem of traffic in everywhere year in year out.
How do traffic problem affect you?
Every day, I go to the bus station early to catch the number 6 bus to travel to the university. Traffic problem, especially traffic jam, can make the bus be delayed. Then, I will be late for school; I will miss the lectures of professors and sometimes I can’t even find a vacant seat in lecture hall. At the end of a day, traffic problems take me much time to go home. That leads to the state that I don’t have enough time for myself and my family.
How would you reduce the traffic problem in your area?
To reduce the traffic problem in my area, I think we should start with ourselves. When using vehicle, we should abide by the traffic rudes. Besides, we can participate in some voluntary activities such as Green summer. The people participating in Green summer can help police to control the traffic in the crossroads. Thereby, the traffic jam can be reduced. Moreover, the green summer soldiers can come to primary schools and secondary high schools to teach teenagers about traffic rudes.
PART 2
Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing
Sport is not my interest. Therefore, I do not like any of them. In contrast, I feel extremely interested in some smart games. One of them is puzzle. Puzzle is known as a smart game that can develop swift and critical mind. Moreover, it also helps practice memory.
A puzzle set comprises a picture that is separated into many pieces. There can be 10 to 100 pieces or even 300, 400 pieces. The task for players is to find and arrange all of the pieces for the right positions. There are many types of puzzle, but I do not know exactly how many types the puzzle has. I have just played two types of them, which are the puzzle made from paper and the puzzle made from wood. The puzzle made from wood is less popular than the other is. It is often made for little children with 10 or 15 pieces and the size of a piece is definitely bigger.
When I have not attended classes at the university, I have more leisure, I often play puzzle with my younger sister every weekend. Now I do not have enough time, so I just play puzzle once or twice a month. Sometimes if my mother has free time, I also play puzzle with her.
Playing puzzle, I feel very happy. It makes me relax after school time. Moreover, it is good for my mind. Especially, it is greatly economic. When playing puzzle, I do not have to pay more fee, just paying one time for the first.
PART 3
Children’s games
How have games changed from the time when you were a child?
Nowadays, games have changed dramatically from the time when I was a child. 10 years ago, children often played the games that are smooth and simple. These games had a tendency to be friendly and educational. They could help children to develop some skill and play a part in building children’s mind. Now games are too complicated and self-centered. Most of the games that children are playing every day are computer games. That means children play with a machine and they do not have any chance to communicate directly with other people. They will close down their mind and become an isolated island.
Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?
I think this change is both negative and positive. If we consider the development of technology, it is a positive change. Without the dramatic development of technology, we cannot make many of the attractive games. In contrast, if we consider the consequence of games, I think that this has been a negative change. There are so many reasons for this. Firstly, modern games with computer will make children give their creativity up. Secondly, modern games will wear communicating skill out. Thirdly, modern games make children be diverged from the real life.
Why do you think children like playing games?
In daily life, a child just can be a child or even a poor child. However, in games a child can be a queen, a prince, a princess, a king or even a killer. What is greater than the ability to become whatever you want, especially with a child, it is a magic. The other reason is that when playing games children can relax after school. Moreover, with the jolly sounds and colorful images, games definitely become one of the children’s interests.
 
Games and competition
Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what way?
I think that competitive games are both good and bad for children. About good effect, it stimulates the individual ability of children. We know that development just occurs whenever competitions exist. About bad effect, competitive games can make children become eager for success. The person who is eager for success will have a tendency to be self-important. That is not nice at all.
How can games sometimes help to unite people?
When a group of people plays a game together in a team, the team spirit will have chance to develop. Thereby, people in this group can be united. Especially with the competitive games, the team spirit is promoted considerably.
Why is competition often seen as important in today’s society?
We know that development just occurs whenever competitions exist. In today’s society, there are more people but fewer opportunities. Therefore, competition plays an important role as the driving force to make anyone work hard to success. Moreover, when everybody works hard, we can increase many of the good things for our society.


Edited by user Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:24:57 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 2 users thanked vthong.pine for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/24/2010(UTC), antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC)
phan_truc
#27 Posted : Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:30:24 PM(UTC)
phan_truc

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 7/30/2010(UTC)
Posts: 13

Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 10 post(s)

















IELTS 6, SPEAKING TEST 4

Part 1:

Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? [Why?]

What do you like doing most with your friend/s?

Do you think it’s important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? [Why/Why not?]

What makes a friend into a good friend?

Part 2:

Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say:

when you had to make this choice

what you had to choose between

whether you made a good choice

And explain how you felt you were making this choice.

Part 3:

Important choices

What are the typical choices people make at different stages of their lives?

Should important choices be made by parents rather than by young adults?

Why do some people like to discuss choices with other people?

Choices in everyday life

What kind of choices do people have to make in their everyday life?

Why do some people choose to do the same things every day? Are there any disadvantages in this?

Do you think that people have more choices to make today than in the past?

►►►►►►►►►►►

Part 1:

22000 TỪ

IDIOMS

Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? [Why?]

►Personally, I prefer to have one particular friend. Firstly, it is quite hard for us to find people who have the same hobbies, thinking and attitudes to us and will be next to us rain or shine. Secondly, if I have a particular chum, it will be easier for me to share my sorrow and happiness than having a group of friends. Lastly, I suppose friendship between one - to – one outlasts more than that in a group of friends.

What do you like doing most with your friends?

►I have activities galore to enjoy with my friends. Firstly, I like chatting with them to share everything such as sorrow, happiness, the news of famous people and so on. Secondly, I prefer to spend my time going to the cinema to enjoy our favorite movies. Lastly, I love having vacations with them, especially on beaches. At that time, it is nothing but fun and games.

Do you think it’s important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? [Why/Why not?]

►In my opinion, it is essential for us to keep in touch with friends we knew as children. Firstly, friendships from childhood are worth being preserved because they are very pure and contain many beautiful memories. Secondly, it is not harmful to have more friends because friendship is the gift which God gives human. Therefore, I prefer to have as many friends as possible.

What makes a friend into a good friend?

►In my opinion, what makes a friend into a good friend depends on individuals’ attitudes. In my opinion, one of the factors which make a good friend is great understanding. You cannot be a good friend if you do not understand your chums well. Secondly, it is generosity. There is always dispute between friends. Therefore, if you are not generous enough to forgive your friends, your friendships will be fragile. Lastly, it is care that makes you a good friend.

Part 2:

In my opinion, during our daily days, we have to give many important alternatives. I had made a vital choice in my life about 2 years ago. At that time, an entrance examination to the university was approaching and I had to give my decision of universities between Banking University and University of Social Sciences and Humanities. One side was my dream of being a journalist but I found myself not suitable for it. The other was a vocation with high salaries, positions and suitable for my ability. After careful consideration, I decided to choose Banking University, which is famous for its training of Banking and Finance. You have to fulfill certain criteria to become a student of Banking University. Notwithstanding having a little hesitance when making this choice, year in year out I realize that I had made a judicious choice. The studying environment here is very good and professional. The teachers always teach us with cordiality and dedication. In my opinion, we should think carefully before making important choices so that we will not regret after that.

Part 3:

What are the typical choices people make at different stages of their lives?

►I divide our lives into three major periods. The first is when we are little children. During this period, our choices are quite simple so choices are made by adults for us. The second is when we are teenagers. The alternatives in this period are much more complicated and important than those in the first period such as what school to go, what to wear beautifully, what is delicious to eat. These choices require us to be astute and careful to make. The last is when we are adults and we have to make decisions comprising choices about husbands, wives, children and so on.

Should important choices be made by parents rather than by young adults?

►As I see it, important choices should be made by both parents and young adults. Each generation has their own advantages and shortcomings. Therefore, before we make important choices, it is indispensable for us to consider both opinions of parents and young adults to make the best choices.

Why do some people like to discuss choices with other people?

►In my opinion, firstly, it is quite hard for us to know whether the decisions we make are right or wrong. When discussing with others, we can have their objective comments to help us make the best choices. Secondly, we can have their advice to decide what the best is; even we can discover other better choices.

What kind of choices do people have to make in their everyday life?

►In my opinion, there are various choices we have to make in our daily lives. They are what to wear, what to eat, where to go, what to play, etc. They are quite familiar to us that some people are bored of making these choices. However, life is a chain of choices and making choices is for a living and surviving. Therefore, we should adapt ourselves to choices.

Why do some people choose to do the same things every day? Are there any disadvantages in this?

►In my opinion, some people choose to do the same things every day because their current lives are so smooth that they do not want any changes and want to remain what they are possessing. Secondly, they are scared of changes. They think they cannot be strong enough to bear new things and new challenges.

►There are some disadvantages in this. The first is their lives are not absorbing and just chains of boring days. Secondly, they will be fragile and coward when facing with new challenges while life means waves.

Do you think that people have more choices to make today than in the past?

►I concur with that statement. Firstly, the society now is more developing than that in the past. Therefore, people are given more alternatives to make. Clear evidence of this statement is food, beverages, schools, clothes, etc. Secondly, people have more abundant physical and spiritual lives. It is the reason why choices now are more complicated and plentiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Edited by user Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:32:28 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 2 users thanked phan_truc for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 8/26/2010(UTC), jenny210294 on 9/3/2010(UTC)
cobephuthuy20042003
#28 Posted : Saturday, August 28, 2010 1:55:35 PM(UTC)
cobephuthuy20042003

Rank: Member of HONOR

Groups: Member
Joined: 1/13/2010(UTC)
Posts: 58
Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 52 time(s) in 34 post(s)




IELTS 6 - SPEAKING TEST 3

Note:

IELTS words

Idioms

Introducing a personal opnion

-------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 1.

How do most people travel to work where you live?

Most people at the place I live travel to work by motorbike. It is the most convenient vehicle in my country because the roads are narrow and terrible. It is unsuitable for big vehicles to travel as they may cause dangerous driving.

What traffic problems are there in your area? [Why?]

Traffic problems occur in my area frequently. One of them is accidents. These come from the driver's carelessness. They don't care about others while they are driving and when they cause an accident for someone, the final result usually is the death. This has been a catastrophe for us in many years.

How do traffic problems affect you?

Traffic problems affect my mind a lot. I once saw an accident with a pitiful decease of a pregnant woman. Since then I have always felt scared of going out by any vehicles. I didn't dare to ride alone. The accident haunted me for an extended time up to now.

How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

Actually, I cannot reduce the traffic problems in my area myself. I think the local government should improve civilians' responsibility and knowledge. Simultaneously, we must show them advantages of wearing helmets as well as stop them from drinking alcohols before driving. I believe these ways will reduce many bad things in traffic.

PART 2

Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing.

I love watching and playing sport. One of the sports I enjoy most is swimming. I usually go swimming with my cronies on weekends. We swim in a pool near my school. At first, I was timorous. I was afraid of sinking. But thanks to the help of my friends, I finally extricated that fear and swam better.Swimming helps me a lot. It makes me stronger and healthier. After a hard-working week, swimming is the best way to relax. It also gives me the courage. At one time, I'd ever felt that I could never swim and I didn't dare to try. But after I was taught to swim, I was taught to surmount obstacles simultaneously. Now I havent' had the alias for chicken-hearted girl anymore. The lesson I've learned from swimming was that you shouldn't get the chance slip by when it comes as it can bring to you a great success.

PART 3

Children's games

How have games changed from the time when you were a child?

In my opinion, games have changed a lot from the time when I was a child. They've changed in formality and content. Game makers use 3-Dimension technology for their games while in my childhood, games were very simple. I played games with a TV and a home video. Today, children play game in computers or even in mobile phones.

Do you think this has been a positive change? Why?

I think this has not been a positive change. Reversely, this has been a negative change. I've read many bad results about playing games on newspapers. Gamers attracted to games procrastinate their tasks in genuine life. They are always haunted by the characters in their games. They cannot concentrate on anything but games. Their work, their lives and their families are no longer significant than the game they play.

Why do you think children like playing games?

It appears that children like playing games for two reasons. Firstly, games make them feel like they are masters. They can kill anyone at anytime. They can do anything they want that they can't do in genuine life. Secondly, they are attracted by alluring pictures and characters in games which are made by 3-D technology. Therefore, games attract children easily.

Games and competition

Do you think competitive games are good or bad for children? In what ways?

As I see it, competitive games are bad for children. In the way games are made, the characters usually have to fight against the others to survive. Hence, gamers are driven with characters in their battles. But when a gamer loses battle, he may be angry and cause a real fight in genuine life. To prove their power as they do in games, they may even kill others and this is really a bad result.

How can games sometimes help to unite people?

Although games bring us many bad consequences, they sometimes help to unite people. I have seen many gamers founded a charity to help poor people. They have offline meetings to raise money as well as to propagate bad things when playing games too much. That's the way games are useful to us.

Why is competition often seen as important in today's society?

In my view, competition has a positive meaning in today's society. It makes us more active and dynamic in our works. We always have to be in a prepared posture to compete with others. I am sure that none of us wants to be a loser, and competition is a way we comfirm ourselves. Besides, through competition, we will realize our fortes to develop them as well as imperfections to surmount. As a result, our society will become better and better.



 2 users thanked cobephuthuy20042003 for this useful post.
jenny210294 on 9/3/2010(UTC), antilan on 9/4/2010(UTC)
antilan
#29 Posted : Saturday, September 04, 2010 6:26:16 PM(UTC)
antilan

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/23/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1
Location: melbourne

Thanks: 6 times




Bạn gấu ơi, sao mình thấy phần 3 sample test. Đa số thấy trả lời là In My Opinion, như vậy có bị trừ điểm do lặp từ không. Với lại mình thấy là thường trong IELTS test, mình nghĩ là trong test người ta không để mình answer phần 3 dài như vậy đâu, trả lời khoảng 3 câu là đủ. Bạn nghĩ thế nào ?




tuna
#30 Posted : Wednesday, September 08, 2010 7:26:18 PM(UTC)
tuna

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 9/8/2010(UTC)
Posts: 3
Location: ho chi minh city

Thanks: 22 times
Was thanked: 1 time(s) in 1 post(s)




 

Speaking IELTS 6, page 54.
Part 1:
Which instrument do you like listening to most?
As I see it, there are many musical instruments but my favorite one is piano. I like it because of many reasons. Firstly, it makes me unwind when listening; I can forget all of my sorrows and feel comfortable. Secondly, when playing it, I can imagine the sounds of many things such as birds, stream etc. Lastly, I can concentrate on my homework; it helps me solve many problems.
Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
When I was young, I desired to play a musical instrument, so my parents allowed me to learn piano. At first, I found it hard to play piano but when seeing my favorite singer who can play it skillfully, I wanted to play it like he does. From that time I said to myself that I should surmount my difficulties and try to do it although it was not a piece of cake for me. Finally, my effort was worth, I succeeded and could make my dream come true.
Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school?
I think they should learn to play a musical instrument at school. There are many reasons why I think so. Firstly, it is a popular way for them to relax after studying hard. Secondly, playing a musical instrument will be helpful for them to improve their agility. Lastly, when playing those, children can listen to music that makes them develop their brains.
How easy would it be to learn to play an instrument without a teacher?
I think children can easily play instruments themselves because there are many modern instruments which are easy for them to play. Besides, many programs on television teach audiences to play certain instrument. However, sometimes, they can see many difficulties to play them; therefore, it is better to learn an instrument with the help of teachers.
Part 2:
Describe something healthy you enjoy doing:
You should say:
What you do
Where you do it
Who you do it with
and explain why you think doing this is healthy.
When I was a child, I always admired one of the most famous athletics in basket ball field. As I grew older, I like playing basket ball so much. Every day, I often go to a vacant stadium near my home. At first, I played it very badly because I was not tall and skillful enough. But when seeing my idol played it easily I said to myself that I should overcome my difficulty. With the help of my brother, I always practiced playing basket ball when I had free time. Finally, as people usually say: "every dog has his day" I succeeded and played it well. At weekends, I often invite my best friends to go to my home and play ball. This is a good chance for us to meet each other and chat about everything. There are many reasons why I like playing basket ball. Firstly, I think it is a helpful way for me to keep healthy. Secondly, it is an easy way for me to develop my height. Lastly, when playing ball, I feel very comfortable because I can forget all my stress and sorrows.
Part 3:
What do most people do to keep fit in your country?
In my country, there are many ways to keep fit that people usually do. The old do exercise in clubs for the old-aged every day. The young also practice to keep healthy in many clubs, such as swimming pools, gym clubs etc. But young people do not have much time to do that on weekdays; therefore we can see that there are many young people do those at weekends.
How important is it for people to do some regular physical exercise?
Doing some regular physical exercise is very vital for people. Firstly, it helps the young to develop their muscles. Through that way their bodies become brawnier. Secondly, they can improve their healthy. Besides, it can prolong the old’s age for many years and makes them always feel happy and love their lives. Lastly, it is a good way for both of them to forget their stress and sorrows in their jobs and lives.
Why do some people think that modern lifestyles are not healthy?
In my opinion, there are many reasons why they think that modern lifestyles are not healthy. Our society is developing. Therefore our jobs demand us to spend much time finishing them. After our office hours, we still have many things that pull all of our energy into, such as taking care of our family, doing housework etc. Between jobs and family, we do not have enough time to relax and do exercise. Therefore, people sometimes think that the modern life is not healthy.
Why do some people choose to lead unhealthy lives?
People do not have many choices. They spend much time doing their jobs in their offices as well as their homes. After finishing all jobs, they become tired and need the rest little for a time to watch television, to listen to music and even to sleep. For those reasons, people choose to lead unhealthy lives.
Should individuals and government should be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy?
I think both individuals and government should be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy. To individuals, they should arrange their office jobs as well as family jobs appropriately. For instance, they could have a timetable of their own jobs and try to have a short time on weekdays to do exercise. Besides, they can join in many healthy clubs in their areas. To government, they should have many policies to improve the health of their citizens and encourage people to play sports through propaganda.  
What could be done to encourage people to live in a healthy way?
In my opinion, government has to encourage people to innovate their health. Firstly, they must have an annual budget to improve many old sports instruments. Secondly, they have to hold sporting events for every one to join in. Lastly, children should understand more about benefits of doing exercise through education, and have many chances to play sports, so when they grow up, they will get use to playing sports.


Edited by user Monday, October 04, 2010 8:06:19 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 1 user thanked tuna for this useful post.
CAPTAIN BEAR on 9/9/2010(UTC)
ashley.tv
#31 Posted : Friday, September 10, 2010 7:47:27 PM(UTC)
ashley.tv

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/6/2010(UTC)
Posts: 6
Location: VN

Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 3 post(s)




test 2_ ielts 6

Part 1:

-Which instrument do you like listening to most? [Why]

The instrument I like listening to most is piano. Its sound is so soothing. It's so beautiful and you can imagine any picture. When I have stress and feel tired after busy days, I usually listen to piano music and subsequently find my mind relaxed.

-Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument? [Which one]

I have never learned to play a musical instrument. I want to try learning how to play piano if I have time because I think it is interesting.

-Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school? [Why / why not]

At school, I haven’t been taught how to play any musical instrument yet; therefore I think it is better if children learn to play a musical instrument at school. The reason for this is they can relax after hard studying time. In addition, it may help children augment their creativity. 

-How easy would it be to learn to play an instrument without a teacher? [Why]

I think it is not easy to learn an instrument without a teacher if we know nothing about it. We can learn from books, websites and so on. However, we can’t recognize our mistakes in order to correct and improve technique slowly. As for me, it is necessary to learn how to play a musical instrument from teacher.

Part 2:

Describe something healthy you enjoy doing

There are many ways to be healthy. I enjoy eating fresh fruits and drinking water every day. Fruits contain vitamins galore which help us have nice skin and a well-proportioned body. Every morning, after having breakfast, I drink a cup of water since I used to hear my teacher taught that in this way, we could keep healthy. We should also control our regimen. It isn’t good if we eat so much food we enjoy and never eat food we abhor. In addition, it is good to exercise every day. My avocation is swimming, I often go to swimming with my friends every morning so as to keep healthy, augment my height and relax. In my opinion, it is not hard but very easy to have healthy life in this way. Besides, there is no need to worry about spending money galore to have good health because it comes from simple things every day.

Part 3:

Keeping fit and healthy

-What do most people do to keep fit in your country?

In my country, there are many ways to keep fit. The popular way is practicing exercise every morning or going to the gym in order to participate in some kinds of sport such as yoga, badminton and so on. Another way is eating much vegetable because it contains all necessary nutrients.

-How important is it for people to do some regular physical exercise?

In my view, doing some regular physical exercise is a good way to keep fit and be healthy. You needn’t spend much money buying physical machine but still have a well-proportioned body. In addition, it is easy to exercise and have good health.

Health and modern lifestyles

-Why do some people think that modern lifestyles are not healthy?

Nowadays,  life is more modern than in the past so people live more conveniently and their needs are satisfied. However, there are some disadvantages with modern lifestyle; therefore,  some people think that life like this is not healthy. Although there are many changes helping us improve our life, people are affected by some bad things. For example, environmental pollution brings out serious consequences such as strange diseases, the death of many creature, holed ozone layer and so on. In addition, people want to find much money so they try to work and study even not relax. I think it makes them stress and not enjoy their life.

-Why do some people choose to lead unhealthy lives?

We can’t answer exactly why some people choose to live unhealthily. In my view, a part of reason for this is satisfying the needs of people. To pay for their needs, they think they can’t choose any other ways but only earn much money. It means that they must abdicate entertainment and relaxation after hard days in order to spend time working. It is easy to lead to stress because of dispensing with taking a rest after strenuous work. 

-Should individuals or governments be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy?

I think that both individuals and governments should be responsible for making people’s lifestyle healthy. Each person wants to have things what they want so they try their best to achieve their purpose even not take care of their health. Besides, governments can’t resist making themselves responsible for this. People are under influence of  their policies and controlled by laws     

                                                                                 .                                                                                
-What could be done to encourage people to live in a healthy way?

In my view, there are some ways to encourage people to keep healthy life. Firstly, we should show and elucidate how the healthy life is and what advantage it leads to. Secondly, governments hold programs about healthy life in order to help people aware of it. In this way, all  people live in a healthy way in the future.

TRY AND TRY

 



tungchi.152
#32 Posted : Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:28:24 AM(UTC)
tungchi.152

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 11/21/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2





Hôm nay mình sẽ post part 1 và part 2 của phần speaking test 4 trong quyễn IELTS 6

Part 1
  1. Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends?
_ I prefer to have a particular friend than a group of friends. There are two reasons for it. First of all, this is a special person for me. We can have many friends but it‘s very difficult to have a friend who understand and is always beside us when we need them. Secondly, I want to make friend with a person who has the same character. I feel comfortable and we can do everything we like. On the other hand, if you have a group of friends, there will be different characters, so it is very complicated to adapt to them.
  1. What do you like doing most with your friends?
_ I believe that we will have many things to do with your friends. To me, if we have free time or at the weekend, we usually meet one another, enjoy food, go shopping, discuss learning and share the feeling. For example, when I get trouble and tired, my best friend only quietly sits beside me but I feel better.
  1. Do you think it is important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child?
_Of course, I think it’s very important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child. I used to have a beautiful childhood with friends. They bring me many memories and I never forget them. Life changes and maybe it is very difficult to contact them. If you have some good condition, you should to find the ways to talk together such as chatting, mail and phone.
  1. What makes a friend into a good friend?
_ I think that there are many ways to make a friend into a good friend, but the most important thing is your love. When you behave with your friend with all your heart, tell the truth when they make mistakes and give some good advice. All things, which you try to do, will strengthen your friendship.
Part 2
Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.
As you know, in our lives, there are many decisions, which you should make carefully. A right choice will bring us success. My English teacher often says to us that before she makes any decision, she will think about 10 ten years later and asks herself whether she regrets or not. One year ago, I made a choice about which university I had to enter. I used to want to become a teacher but when I registered, I chose the business administration. I felt worried about my decision. However, the door of university began to open for my new life, I have many chances to improve and pursue my dream. Sometimes, the things you like don't mean that you can do better. Now, I study at a national university, an active environment and I have a lot of good teachers, I believe that I made a judicious choice.


truc ngan
#33 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2010 7:50:05 AM(UTC)
truc ngan

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 8/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 7
Location: 43/5, Linh Trung, Thu Duc

Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 4 post(s)




         IELTS 6, test 4

 PART 1: Your friends

Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? Why?

What do you like doing most with your friends?

Do you think it’s important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? Why/ Why not

What makes a friend into a good friend?

PART 2: Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say:

    When you had to make this choice

    What you had to choose between whether you made a good choice

and explain how you felt when you were making this choice

                                                                                                

NOTES:   idiom

                ielts words

                                                                        

PART 1: Your friends

Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? Why?

If I have to choose to have a particular friend or a group of friends, I think I prefer to have a particular friend for many reasons. Firstly I believe that in a group of friends, it is very difficult to be in agreement with each other because of the mutual character differences. Secondly, a particular friend who understands me thoroughly is a person I feel comfortable to share with her my confidents, interests, happiness and sorrow.

What do you like doing most with your friends?

In my free time, I like going to my friend’s house which is a stone’s throw away from mine in order to cook and chat with her. I am very eager to tell her about my favorite films, music, new friends and so on.

Do you think it’s important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? Why/ Why not?

In my opinion, it is vital to keep in touch with friends I knew as a child. As you know, friends in childhood are persons having memories with us when we were children. It is very interesting if we have opportunities to chat with them about incidents in the past.

What makes a friend into a good friend?

There is a saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. I concur with this saying that the real friends are persons helping us with pleasure when we have troubles in life. I think what makes a friend into a good friends is simply that they sympathize with us, share with us happiness as well as sorrow with a sincere heart.

PART 2: Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

Perhaps I had many vital choices to make in my life. One of them was a choice of which universities to attend. I wondered if I should choose the University of Economics and Law or go to the University of Social sciences and Humanities. I am interested not only in economics but also in knowledge of foreign cultures and translation fields. It seems that it was very difficult for me to make up my mind. My parents and my friends thought that it would be better for me to choose the University of Economics and Law which was suitable to the majors that I had studied for three years in high school. That was no laughing matter, so I had to rack my brain to find the best choice. After sober consideration, I took the plunge and decided to study the University of Social sciences and Humanities. Up to now, I have not still known whether that choice was the best choice for me or not but I believe that if I exert myself very much, I am able to extricate myself and achieve success. The thing I took out was that if I did not try, I would never know what I could do. Gradually, I was able to adapt to my specialty which I used to think it was an impossible thing. 



Edited by user Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:49:05 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

newsdealer_2010
#34 Posted : Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:58:40 AM(UTC)
newsdealer_2010

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 9/18/2010(UTC)
Posts: 6
Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 2 post(s)




Hi everyone, hôm nay mình xin post phần Speaking của Test 4 trang 100 sách IELTS 6. Bài post bao gồm: PART 1, 2 và một nửa PART 3.






DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99"
LatentStyleCount="267"> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="heading 1" />

















UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Title" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtitle" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Strong" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Table Grid" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="No Spacing" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 1" />
UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="List Paragraph" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Quote" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Quote" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 1" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 2" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 3" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 4" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 5" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Shading 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium List 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 1 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 2 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Medium Grid 3 Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Dark List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Shading Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful List Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Colorful Grid Accent 6" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Emphasis" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtle Reference" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Reference" /> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Book Title" />





/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-qformat:yes;
mso-style-parent:"";
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin-top:0in;
mso-para-margin-right:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt;
mso-para-margin-left:0in;
line-height:115%;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

PART I:

1.     Do you prefer to have a particular friend or a group of friends? Why?

Personally, I prefer to have a group of friends. I like that for the simple reason that it is really easy to discover the problems in each other’s studies so that we can issue the best solution to deal with them. I mean having a group of friends could probably help me, in particular and the entire group as a whole make advance in schoolwork.

2.     What do you like doing most with your friends?

I would like the idea of going downtown with my friends. Like everyone at university, my friends and I are usually under stress. So we always have the time to burn off stress. We often take a bus to go to downtown for pleasure. In downtown, we usually find somewhere to eat together, play games and talk to each other about non-sense issues. I can say that going downtown is the thing that I like doing the most with my friends.

3.     Do you think it is important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child?

In my point of view, that is for sure. It is really important for me to keep in touch with my childhood friends because you know what, everyone on the earth always has the good memories in their childhood, and I am no exception. As a sensitive person, I usually take time to recall the childhood memories. At that time, I have got the feeling of missing my childhood friends so much. That feeling always brings about my decision to contact them by making a phone call in order to remind them some good memories that we had together. And that helps the friendship more and more steadfast.

4.     What make a friend into a good friend?

As the saying goes “A friend in need is a friend in deed”. Therefore, to be a good friend, firstly you have to be a friend in need. I mean you have to try to understand the situation from your friend’s point of view and you have to do the actions which show that you care about them; you are not going to run away.

Secondly, a good friend has to know how to get along with other friends.

And finally, you have to keep in touch with your friends. I mean in some cases if you cannot be with your friends when in need; let you think about sending a message or phoning them to show that you are there with them.

PART II: Describe an important choice.

You know, I was in a bit of predicament because I had passed the entrance exam to two flagship universities. Actually, in 2008, like everyone who graduated from high schools, I applied to two well known universities in Viet Nam. They are my favorite universities. To be honest, when I sat for the entrance exam, I was not sure of myself I could probably go to any universities because there was something seriously wrong on my tests. So I was really worried about the result. But fortunately for me when the result was released, I received the breaking news from my teacher; he said that I got the good marks on the tests. I can say that I could not believe what I was hearing but to be honest I do not know how happy I was when I heard that news.

However, after that I got into a situation in which I did not know which university I had to choose because both of them are really celebrated these days. After a long time thinking, I finally extended a choice; I would study at Banking University Ho Chi Minh city (BUH) to serve my dream of becoming a businessman. Personally I think studying business at BUH would be the best decision I have ever made. When I made it, I got the feeling of happiness and excitement because I believe this is the best way to make my dream come true.

PART 3:

1.     1. What are the typical choices people make at different stages of their lives?

As far as I know, there are three stages in which people make the typical choices.

-         The first one is the childhood. I can see no typical choice in this stage of people’s lives. Because in this stage people are still dependent upon their parents, they have to agree to obey their parents.

-         The second one is the teenage stage. In the early stage, people still depend on their parents. They just have the basic rights such as going to school or something like that. Only in the late teenage stage, people are going to have the right to make their important choices like what they will do for their living. I mean they can choose their university to study and their job or anything like that.

-         And the final is the adult stage. In this stage, the most important choice that people have to make is getting married.

2.       2. Should important choices be made by parents rather than by young adults?

Well actually I do not know for sure about that, but in my opinion young adults play a main role in making important choices for their lives. But I do not mean the parents play no roles in it. I mean that when young adults have an important choice to make, they should discuss it with their parents in order to get their advice. And the decision maker would be the young adults.

      3. Why do some people like to discuss choices with other people?

As far as I am concerned, people love discussing choices with other people for the simple reason. They want to refer to other people’s advice about these choices. They want to know if the advisers were in their situation, what they would do.



Edited by user Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:59:32 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Pe_(v)j
#35 Posted : Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:44:38 PM(UTC)
Pe_(v)j

Rank: Ordinary Member

Groups: Member
Joined: 9/18/2010(UTC)
Posts: 8
Location: HO CHI MINH CITY

Was thanked: 2 time(s) in 2 post(s)




IELTS 6  TEST 4:

idiom

ielts words

PART 1: Your friends

Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? Why?

Personally, I prefer to have one particular friend. Firstly, I had a very close chum and we have played together for seven years. Secondly, I feel very lucky to have a great friend who has the same hobbies, understands me and will be next to me rain or shine. Lastly, when I have something sad, my friend is alwayls listening, sharing and giving me many useful comforting words.

What do you like doing most with your friends?

I have activities galore with my friend. Sometimes, especially free time, my best crony and I go out and paint the town red to relax after hard studies. We can share everything such as happiness, sorrow and talk about some boys around us. We also usually spend a day exchanging the lesson at school.

Do you think it is important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? Why?

I concur with that statement. Firstly, it is quite hard for us to find the genuine amities through many years which are worth being preserved. Secondly, if you have many friends in your life, you will not feel lonely. Therefore, it is essential for us to keep in contact with friends we knew as a child and try to last make it forever.

What make a friend into a good friend?

In my view, one of the factors which makes a good friends is that they should be interested in each other. You can not be a good friend if you do not help your friends in difficult stages because there is a saying: "A friend in need is a friend indeed". Secondly, it is confidence. There is sometimes misunderstanding between friends. Therefore, if you do not have enough confidence with your friends, you will argue with them. This makes amities fragile. And last but not least, you should be willing to forgive all the faults of your friends when they intend to reconcile.

PART 3:

What are the typical choices people make at differrent stages of their lives?

Our lives are divided into three major periods. The first is when we are children. Most of our choices are very simple and made by our parents. The second is when we are teenagers. The changes and decisions in this period are complicated and vital. All choices must be reflected before we decide anything such as what school to go, which friends to play, what to wear and what to eat etc. The last when we are adults and the decisions are equally important such as vocations, loves, marriages and so on.

Should important choices should be made by parents rather than by young adults?

In my opinion, crucial choices should be made by both parents and young adults because each generation has various and diversified opinions. Our parents are the ones who have experienced in life and young adults are the ones who have a part same characters and hobby similar to us. Therefore, we need to collect all opinions and then scrutinize to make the best choices.

Why do some people like to discuss choices with other people?

It appears that people like to discuss choices with other people because they want to consult more opinions. It is so hard for us to know whether choices are right or wrong. When discussing with others, we can have their advice to make the best choices. However, reference is just reference so we must make decisions for ourselves.

What kind of choices do people have to make in their everyday life?

As I see it, people often have various choices for their own in daily lives, However, there are many choices that people must do the same such as what to eat, what to wear, where to go etc. These choices are necessary elements to live and survive. Therefore, do not think these choices are boring but we had better make them possitively for a better life.

Why do some people choose to do the same things everyday? Are there any disadvantages in this?

I think some people choose to do the same things everyday because they do not feel confident enough in themselves to face the new challenges of changes. They just want to remain what they are possesing and do not want to have more progress. There are some disadvantages in this. Firstly, the more progressive society is, the more modern people need to change. If they do not change, they will not keep up with the development of society. Secondly, the change is inevitable in current life. It can be stimulating and energizing for individuals when facing with new challenges.

Do you think that people today have more choices to make today than in the past?

I concur with that statement. Society now is more developing and competitive than that in the past. For example, work, accommodations, food, garments are clear evidences. If people do not have more choices to make, they will not achieve what they want. Hence, people had better give more alternatives to get the best for both mentally and physically life.



Edited by user Sunday, September 19, 2010 4:50:57 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Users browsing this topic
Guest
4 Pages123>»
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Today: 17,984 Yesterday: 22,417 Total: 32,465,411