I want to talk about David Beckham, who is not only a celebrity in the UK but also in the whole world.
David Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London in 1975. He now lived in London with his wife, Victoria Beckham, who is also a superstar, and with his four children. He is most widely known as a great English footballer but he is also a model, spokesperson and a businessman. He played football for the England National team from 1996 to 2009 and also for the famous football clubs like the Manchester United and Real Madrid. As a professional football player, he became an icon around the world and probably one of the most esteemed celebrity alive. He is a legendary footballer who had a unique style in his bending free-kicks as a right winger. In 2004, David Beckham was listed in the FIFA's 100 greatest living player in the world. He was twice the runner-up for 'FIFA World Player of the Year'. These statistics are only a few to signify how famous he really is. He was one of the highest earners as a footballer in his time and in 2013, he was the highest paid player in the world.
As a fan of the UK football team, I have always liked David Beckham. He is quite an extraordinary player and a fashion figure. In my early college days, he was the footballer I wanted to be! Besides, he is a fashion icon and young generation loves his unique style very much.
My interest in him increased, even more, when he announced the "7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund" to help protect children around the world. He has been a UNICEF ambassador and his recent philanthropic works are quite exceptional and for that, I admire him greatly.
He is a great person, legendary footballer, a successful husband, a doting father, a fashion icon and finally one of the most revered celebrities not only in the UK but also in the whole world. I guess anyone knows him would admire him.
在谈到“Describe a hobby you have”这一话题时，一位考生是这样开场的：
Today I am going to talk about collecting postcards—a hobby that is both fascinating and financially rewarding. I would like to explain the basic kinds of collectible postcards, why they are so valuable, and how collectors buy and sell their cards.
It’s Saturday morning,and you are helping clean out your grandmother’s house.After working a while,you stumble upon a trunk,open it,and discover hundreds of old postcards.Thinking about getting to your driving lesson on time, you start tossing the cards into the trash can.Congratulations!You have just thrown away a year’s tuition.
在谈到“Describe a traffic jam you had experienced before”这一话题时，一位考生的开场白值得大家借鉴：
Traffic jams are more than a nuisance.They are a worldwide economic problem.In Guangzhou alone,they cost 12 million yuan each year.In major U.S.cities,they are responsible for more than 21 billion liters of wasted fuel and 68 billion dollars in lost productivity.Traffic jams will soon cost the British economy more than 20 billion pounds sterling a year.
有时，令人惊讶的事实能够马上提高我们的兴趣。如以下一位考生的开场白，他在描述“an outdoor activity”前，先介绍了疾病的可怕：
As I speak today, there is a silent killer hiding near here.Who is this silent killer?Not a robber.Not a thief.Not a criminal. It is high blood pressure.