Bài viết này sẽ giới thiệu những câu hỏi phổ biến trong đề thi IELTS Speaking Part 2 về chủ đề Ngoại ngữ (foreign language). Bên dưới các câu hỏi sẽ là những câu trả lời mẫu, hoặc những gợi ý để các bạn có thể dựa vào đó và có câu trả lời cho riêng mình.
Đây cũng là một phần trong chủ đề tiếng Anh Getting the message across (Truyền tải thông điệp) mà Ce Phan đã biên soạn và giới thiệu trong hệ thống Timeline Learning.
(Hình ảnh của một lớp học ngoại ngữ tại trung tâm Anh ngữ CEP)
Câu hỏi 1:
Talk about an instance when you spoke with someone in a foreign language for the first time.
You should say:
and say how you felt about it.
Sample answer 1
Well, it was probably last September, I suddenly craved for going abroad to study. I immediately realize that I had to say goodbye to my none-speaking English. From the time I started to learn English till then, I had few chance to actually use a language. I’m used to practicing multiple choice or reading some articles. But the first time that I used a foreign language to communicate was on that day when I downloaded a APP named KK talkee.
This app allows its users to have a video talk with the host. I remembered I decided to talk with a female host named Veronica. I was then put into a queue waiting. I was really scared when there was only one ahead of me and I was about to speak in 3 min. My heart rate was accelerating and I began to sweat. When it was my turn, I greeted her with ‘how are you?’ and then bombarded her with a bunch of questions, which are quite isolated from each other. I remembered I asked what kind of sports she liked. Hardly had she finished, I jumped to another topic, asking her how old she was. However, there was a method to my madness, I simply didn't want to be caught clumsy so I kept asking questions, not giving her any chance to ask me. In all, it was a really memorable experience.
Sample answer 2
Two years ago I visited France for the first time as an exchange student. At that time, I didn’t speak French. Actually, English was the only foreign language that I could speak. However, when I received this opportunity to visit France, I decided to learn some French. I didn’t want to encounter any problems after arriving in English. So I visited some French learning websites and forums and learned some common words and phrases. I thought that would be enough. Actually, I was hoping that I would be able to get by with just English. I was right to some extent. I didn’t experience any major problems after arriving in France. I encountered many people who spoke English during my stay in France. But once I fell ill and had to consult a doctor. I had stomach pain because of some food poisoning. Unfortunately, the doctor that I consulted couldn’t speak English. I had a tough time explaining my problems in French. Actually, I had to resort to gesticulation. I don’t know if it was my gestures or words that helped him understand me. Anyway, he prescribed some tablets, but before taking them I checked online to ensure that they were indeed meant for treating stomach ailments. This experience didn’t make me feel any good. I felt embarrassed and confused, but it helped my resolve to learn French. Today, I can understand and speak French reasonably well.
Câu hỏi 2
Describe an interesting lesson that you attended.
You should say
Gợi ý trả lời
I'm going to talk about an interesting science lesson that I attended at secondary school when I was 14 or 15 years old.
It was quite a long time ago, so I can't remember every detail, but the lesson was about respiration. We learnt about how the lungs work, how we breathe, and how oxygen passes into the blood. The science teacher also talked to us about the effects of smoking on the lungs.
I found this lesson interesting because my science teacher, Dr. Smith, always introduced new topics by showing us a video. We watched a short film about how respiration works, and I found this much easier to understand than a science textbook. The film showed diagrams of the lungs to explain the breathing process. Later in the lesson we saw real photos of healthy lungs and lungs that had been damaged as a result of smoking; they had turned black. I think the image of a smoker's lungs is the reason why I remember this lesson.
Câu hỏi 3
Describe an English lesson that you really enjoyed.
why you enjoyed it so much.
Câu hỏi 4
Describe a language you would like to learn.
You should say:
and explain why you want to learn this language.
Nguồn: Internet, IELTS-Simon
Biên soạn: Ce Phan