1.Where do you live?
I live on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, in a district called Tan Phu, about 15 km from the city centre.
2.Do you live in a house or a flat?
I live in a 3 bedroom flat on the 11th floor of a big apartment building.
3.Who do you live with?
I live there with my wife and little baby son.
4.Is it a big place?
It’s pretty big for a flat. It has 3 large bedrooms, one for my wife and I and one for my son when he gets older. It also has a smaller bedroom that I use as a study and to store things in. The kitchen is small but it is part of a big open plan living room, so there is lots of space for the family.
5.How is your apartment decorated?
I don’t like lots of over the top decoration, so I guess you would describe it as minimalist. The walls are all white and the furniture is also either white or black. There are very few ornaments or pictures because again, I like to keep things quite minimal and I hate clutter.
6.Is there anything you would like to change about your flat?
I would like to have a big balcony. We have a sort of balcony at the moment, but we mainly use it for washing and drying clothes. It would be really nice to have some tables and chairs on a proper balcony, with maybe a few plants, so we could sit there in the evenings and relax.
7. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I live in a semi-detached house with three bedrooms and a small garden.
8. Which room do you like most in your house? Why?
My favourite room is the kitchen because it looks out onto the back garden, and it's on the side of the house that catches the afternoon sun.
9. Is there anything about your house that you would like to change?
Well, it would be nice if it were a detached house so that we could have windows on the wall that we currently share with our neighbours.
10. Tell me something else about your house.
The previous owners converted the loft into an extra bedroom; that's the quietest room in the house, and the best place to go to do some work.
Whether you still live there or not, your hometown will always be your home. This is the place you grew up, went to school, and made all your friends and memories. Your hometown is where you made your first friends, where you grew up and became the person you are today. In high school, you couldn’t wait to leave. But it's not until you leave that you realize how much you miss it. Your hometown may not be your favorite place, but it will always be your place.
1. Your house 你的大别墅
This is the place you grew up, the place you know like the back of your hand. You know which step creaks when you step on it, how many hair tools you can plug in before blowing a fuse, and where the perfect hiding places are.
2. All your favorite food 你最爱的食物
You usually plan all your meals on a trip home. Your favorite bagels, deli, pizza, burger, burrito, even your favorite Starbucks are just around the corner. Going home for the weekend is kind of like going on vacation, you don't hold back when it comes to eating.
3. Your family 你的家人
Your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles and maybe even a few cousins. Your hometown and your family are basically synonymous.
4. Your home friends 你的老朋友
Your home friends have been there with you through all your awkward stages, all your drama, and most of your weekends. They are the people that get you, and will always be your home base.
5. Your favorite places 你最爱的地方
The parking lot where you sit and talk for hours, the bench at the park, the dock at the marina, your bed, or your best friends basement. The places you are when you need to get out of the house. These are the places that make you feel comfortable, and the places you miss the most.
6. You never get lost 你不会走丢
You NEVER have to use a GPS when you're home. You know where all your friends houses are, and directions include landmarks rather than street names.
7. You can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know 随处是熟人
While yes, this can SUCK when it's Sunday morning and you look like you've gotten hit by a train, it really is comforting to be able to see a familiar face.
8. Your hometown diner 美味的家乡菜
There is truly no diner like your home diner. The loud host that seats you, the diner cookies, the mints you eat at the register. Everything they have is the BEST you’ve ever had. You can try and fight me on it, but my diner will beat yours 10 times out of 10.
9. Your pets 你的宠物
You know that every time you come home, you pet will always be the most excited to see you. They will be the first to greet you and won't leave you alone the entire time you’re home (but you’re not complaining).
我们知道雅思机经的题有上百道，单单就口语一科而言就够大家去准备的了，更何况还有听力，写作和阅读的大量试题。所以最方便高效的方法就是按照类别来准备，我们可以把近期雅思口语考试中出现过的题目按照类别来进行分类，人物，地点，经历，爱好….etc. 对于时间很紧张的考生来说，我们只需要把每个大类的几个经典话题来进行精心准备，而对于其他的题目，我们可以用套题法来进行准备。比如我们可以准备一个人物类的话题，对于大多数题目Describe a person who helped you a lot. Describe a person in your family. Describe a friend who means a lot to you.. 等诸如此类的话题都可以进行有机的覆盖。
有几点原因，一是由于准备的时间太长，我们一般的考生没有那么多时间和精力去准备一门考试，甚至一门考试中的一个小类别，第二就是由于口语话题众多，有些话题可能虽然在机经里面经常出现，但你不能够确定是不是还在考官当天的题库中，所以也不能完全依靠机经。认为机经是唯一的救命稻草，那同学们可就进入到机经准备的误区当中了。第三呢，由于我们只是知道了机经大概的考题，而缺少一个批改的环节，所以在准备机经的同时，也应该去找相关老师去帮助自己修改自身的口语问题，比如pronunciation, structure, grammar, lexical ..etc..