Describe a place where you can read or write. (not your home)
You should say:
where this place is
how often you go there
how long you stay there
and explain why you like to read there.
Like a lot of people, I find the library is an ideal place to read or write. In addition to housing vast numbers of books, its whole purpose is to provide people with a peaceful setting to work or catch up on some reading.
I don’t want to make excuses, but these days I find I’m too busy, so I don’t use libraries as much as I used to – maybe only 2 or 3 times a year. But when I was a student at university it wouldn’t be unusual to find me burning the midnight oil while I studied or revised for exams. I would stay up for hours upon hours, time would fly by and before I knew it I would be getting kicked out, as it was closing. I should add that although they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”, on this occasion it was because I was panicking so much about my grades!
These days it’s hard to find somewhere quiet, most of the time you’re surrounded by noise, from people meeting up and chatting, or talking obnoxiously on their mobile phones, to screaming kids. Often you can’t hear yourself think in public places, but in the library it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop. I can’t think of a better environment for reading or writing.
Describe a place you went for a short period of time but you want to go back again.
You should say:
where it is
who you went with
what did you do there
and explain why you want to go back again.
I’ll never forget the time I spent in Italy, specifically Rome. I was on a business trip, so unfortunately I only got to spend a couple of days there, but I fell in love with the people, the culture and most of all the food!
The reason I ended up in Rome was that I had to attend a conference on behalf of my company. I didn’t hesitate to take up their offer as I had never been to Europe before. The next thing I knew, I was on a plane bound for Italy.
Although it was a pretty whistle-stop trip to the Italian capital, we tried to cram in as many sights as possible during our leisure time. We managed to tick the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain off our list, but we ran out of time to see other top attractions such as The Vatican. I was kicking myself, but there was nothing I could do – after all I was there for business, not pleasure.
I have always been intrigued by the history and culture of Italy, and my short glimpse has whetted my appetite for even more. I feel I only scratched the surface of what Rome has to offer and there would be plenty to keep me occupied if I ever had the opportunity to go back. That’s not to mention all the other places of interest that Italy has to offer, like Pompeii or Venice.
Describe a street you know well.
You should say:
where it is
what are the main buildings around
how often you go there
and explain how you feel about this street.
The first place that springs to mind is Nanluoguxiang, in Beijing. It’s one of the most well known streets in the capital of China, with hundreds, if not thousands of tourists every day!
It’s in the centre of Beijing, just north of the Forbidden City and close to the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower. Another place of interest close by is Houhai Lake. I think it’s an old hutong, so most of the buildings around Nanluoguxiang are only one or two stories high and are either shops, restaurants or bars. There are also loads of street vendors selling cheap stuff, often just novelty items for tourists to waste their money on.
I don’t go there very often, in fact I try to avoid Nanluoguxiang if possible as it’s not my scene. It gets far too busy and makes me feel claustrophobic, plus the bars and restaurants are too expensive. On the rare occasions I do go, it is usually to show people who are visiting Beijing and a short time there reminds me why I don’t like it.
Overall, my feelings towards the street are not very positive. When I first went there as a tourist I loved it. I felt like a kid in a candy shop with all the souvenirs, snacks and cool bars with live music. But as someone who lives in Beijing, the idea of going to Nanluoguxiang fills me with dread and I’d much rather spend my time in a less commercialised street or Hutong
二、雅思口语PART 2 地点类常用表达
plastic 塑料 wood 木头 metal 金属 silver 银
copper 铜 wool 羊毛 cotton 棉花 marble 大理石
brown 棕色 purple 紫色 light blue 浅蓝色
dark grey 深灰色 pure green 纯绿色 sky blue 天蓝色
heart-shaped 心形的 round 圆形的 oval 椭圆的
curved 弧形的 rectangular 长方形的 square 正方形的
spherical 球形的 triangular 三角形的
compact 轻便易携带的 tiny 微小的
huge / enormous 巨大的 life-sized 与真人实物一样大的
1. The electronic dictionary serves as a practical study tool.
2. The vase is mainly used for decoration.
3. I often use my bike to take a road trip with my buddies.
4. The major function of my iPad is to contact my family.
5. This bag will come in handy when I go travelling because I can put a lot of stuff in it.
1. This photo often reminds me of my childhood, which is the happiest time of my life.
2. My phone has enriched my world because I can always have fun with it.
3. My bike brings a lot of convenience to my daily life and I can keep fit at the same time.
4. The trophy symbolizes my hard work. Whenever I see it, I will tell myself nothing is impossible if I put my heart into it。
rock music 摇滚乐 light music 轻音乐 jazz 爵士乐
hip-hop 嘻哈乐rap 说唱乐
R&B (rhythm and blues) 节奏蓝调
pop music 流行乐
comedy movie 喜剧片 romantic movie 爱情片
action movie 动作片science-fiction movie 科幻片
horror movie 恐怖片 crime movie 犯罪片
animation movie 动画片 adventure movie 冒险片
entertainment program 娱乐节目
news program 电视剧
talk show 脱口秀
quiz show 竞答类节目
TV series 电视剧
commercial advertisement 商业广告
public service advertisement 公益广告
lyric 歌词 melody 旋律 beat 节拍
main character 主人公 plot 情节 footage 镜头 box office 票房
soundtrack 配音配乐 happy ending 美好的结局
episode 一集 season 一季 scene 场景
audience rating 收视率
1. This love song makes me understand that time will heal everything. No matter how badly you are hurt, things will get better eventually.
2. This movie makes me reconsider the true meaning of love. Love is give and take. If you want something in a relationship, you need to give something back equally.
3. After watching this TV show, I’ve got a better understanding about foreign culture. I’ve also learned how to have daily communication with foreigners in different situations.
4. This advertisement has largely raised people’s awareness of protecting the environment. Everybody has to do his part to make our world a better place.
雅思口语考试要求是要说到1-2分钟,考官会用”Can you say a little more?” 来试图让考生继续下去。通常考生说的少是因为他们口语水平不高，汇语法有限，无法流畅持续地表达自己的想法。如果因此学生只说到40-45秒钟, 通常只能得较低的分。当然最后的得分是看三个部分的整体表现。