SPEAKING – PART 2 + 3 Your Childhood Room
Các em ơi cô Nhã lại cung cấp cho các em thêm một chủ đề có thể gặp trong phần thi nói của IELTS nhé.
Em hãy học những cấu trúc hay được in đậm (tra cứu từ điển với những từ /cấu trúc mới để nắm được cách phát âm và cách sử dụng). Sau đó hãy trả lời các câu hỏi nhưng cũng nhưng không học thuộc lòng câu trả lời mà hãy trả lời theo cách của em. Em nên làm việc nhóm với một bạn khác để bạn đóng vai trò làm giám khảo hỏi em những câu hỏi dưới đây hoặc cả hai cùng thảo luận những câu hỏi trong phần này. Dùng lại được một số cấu trúc hay mà em học được từ bài mẫu khi có thể. Em nên dùng lại các cấu trúc này càng nhiều tốt khi giao tiếp bằng tiếng Anh để có thể thực sự dùng được chúng sau này trong nói và viết. Chúc em học và nói thành thạo về chủ đề này J.
Nếu cần tìm bạn ghép nhóm để học em có thể gọi về số 0917511052 để được trợ giúp. Các anh chị trợ giảng sẽ tìm nhóm học cho em. (Cô Nhã)
Describe a room you lived in when you were a child. You should say:
what it looked like
what was in it
what you did in the roam
explain what you liked about the room.
My favorite room was the study room in my house. It had been a landing, but we made it into a study and that is where I used to do my schoolwork or any kind of project.
The room was not so big, about 5 square meters. It had a bookcase, a table with four chairs, a filing cabinet, an entertainment center with a TV, a large window, and a door leading to our balcony. Because of the window and door there was plenty of light and fresh air, which made it a very nice place to work. During the school year that would be my study room; during vacation and after I finished high school, I would use it for reading and other projects. There was also a computer in the room which I often used to go online and do research. Sometimes I would also chat with my friends on the computer.
I liked this room because it was quiet and very sunny. There was a large mango tree outside the window that was very nice to look at. I always felt very relaxed and calm when I used that room. I also liked to practice on my keyboard in that room.
Rooms and Individuality
1. Do you think children should have their own rooms?
I think that it is good for children to have a chance to share rooms with other siblings. Once they get a little older many children like to have their own rooms and learn how to take care of them. I think it's good for them to have a chance to have both their own room and a shared room. They learn many good things from each situation.
2. How do children benefit from sharing a room with others?
They learn how to get along with the people they share a room with, and they learn to share their toys, which is very important later in life. They learn to share responsibility in keeping the room clean and neat. They have someone to play with and don't have to be lonely; someone who can be a close friend, I think that it is more beneficial for children to share a room than to be by themselves.
3. Do you think people have enough privacy today?
Privacy is often very important. To those people who like privacy, it seems they can never have enough and they will always want more. Others would rather exchange privacy for more protection. They don't mind having less privacy if they know that in exchange they don't have to worry about theft or being in danger.
5. Have the rooms in houses changed much compared to the rooms of your parents' youth?
The layout of houses and rooms are pretty standard and stay almost the same. One thing that does change is the material that the furniture is made out of. When my parents were young almost everything was made out of wood, and sometimes metal. There was rarely anything plastic. Today much of our furniture is made out of plastic, metal and other man-made materials.
7. How do you think rooms will change in the future?
I think that in the future, rooms will change to use more natural materials. There is a great demand for genuine wooden furniture and it is very stylish to use furniture that rooks like the furniture used in the past. I think it's a good change.
What Is Your Favorite Room in the House and Why?
-I love the sunroom. I have a panoramic view of the mountains, and can see all the birds and squirrels in the trees outside. I also grow most of my plants in that room. It gives me a sense of being outdoors, which is very soothing for me.
-My bedroom, just because it is the only place that is totally mine. It really reflects who I am, what I am all about and what I like, My bedroom always gives me a sense of peace and it is the perfect place for me to go whenever I need to be alone or just want to relax. Everything I could possibly need is there and there is really no reason to leave.
-The kitchen, because that is where I can be creative and please my family. I love a big airy kitchen with lots of room to move around. When we have parties, people seem to congregate in the kitchen too. I guess I like it because I like to cook.
Cô Nhã (thạc sĩ chuyên ngành giảng dạy ngôn ngữ tại đại học Queensland, Australia), giáo viên Đại học Ngoại ngữ đã có kinh nghiệm dạy IELTS hơn 20 năm. Cùng với nhóm giáo viên của Đại học Ngoại ngữ trong những năm qua cô đã giảng dạy cho hàng ngàn học sinh, sinh viên, người đi làm. Rất nhiều trong số này đã đạt được 7.5 đến 8.5 trong kỳ thi IELTS.