Chủ đề hôm nay trong IELTS Speaking mà chúng ta cùng thảo luận là Plants nhé các bạn. Hãy cùng tham khảo cách trả lời mẫu và từ vựng chủ chốt dưới đây rồi thử áp dụng lại cho bản thân nhé.
IELTS Speaking – Part 1: Topic Plants
1. Do you keep plants at home?
I do not have the habit of keeping plants in my house as I know I do not have the time and energy to do it. Not to mention, I’ve never been good at indoor gardening either. That being said, I have some artificial hanging plants in my bedroom, which is merely for decorative purpose.
2. What plant did you grow when you were young?
When I was small, I used to be in charge of repotting a cactus for my science class. It didn’t require much watering, so my job was rather easy.
3. Do you know anything about growing a plant?
Absolutely no. I can’t even take care of a houseplant, let alone growing one. The only knowledge I’ve got about growing a plant is that it requires daily watering and sufficient sunlight. Without either of which, the plant will probably die in a short amount of time.
4. Do Vietnamese people send plants as a gift?
Well, from my own experience, I haven’t seen many people in my country give plants to others. Besides the fact that some types of plant can be hard to preserve, placing plants around a house is believed to be a difficult task since this is often associated with fengshui. This means that you have to get the suitable plant for the owner, or else bad omens might follow him, as some believe.
Các cụm từ cần ghi nhớ
Have the habit of: có thói quen làm gì.
Indoor gardening: trồng cây trong nhà.
Artificial hanging plant: cây treo nhân tạo.
Decorative purpose: mục đích trang trí.
Watering(n): việc tưới nước.
Sufficient(adj): đầy đủ.
Fengshui(n): phong thuỷ
Bad omens: điềm xui.
IELTS Speaking – Part 2: Describe an important plant in your country
I. Skill-developing exercises
1. Lexical resource
Bài 1: Khoanh tròn từ đồng nghĩa chính xác với các từ sau.
A. importance B. magnitude C. scale
A. effort B. justification C. vision
A. place B. domain C. province
A. obvious B. unclear C. extravagant
Bài 2: Có 4 lỗi sai ngữ pháp trong đoạn văn sau, hãy tìm và sửa chúng.
There is a wide array of reasons that accounts for the significance of the tree in our culture but the more evident reason is that the solid and straight bamboo has a symbolic meaning which represents resilient and bravery of Vietnamese people.
Another reason that makes bamboo the “national tree” of Vietnam is that it is a valuable material to make household equipment or even build houses in some areas.
Bài 3: Viết từ hoàn chỉnh dựa trên những phiên âm sau.
Bài 4: Chọn đáp án chính xác nhất điền vào mỗi câu sau đây.
Its body (can be/must be) used to make kitchenware such as chopsticks or toothpick and many kinds of souvenirs or things for interior decorations are also made from bamboo. (Moreover/However), bamboo is also the inspiration for many artistic works. The very simple but brave image of bamboo has (wide/long) been a topic for many poets or writers throughout history. The bamboo will forever be an indispensable part in Vietnamese culture!
1A 2B 3A 4A
accounts => account
more => most
resilient => resilience
equipments => equipment
resilience – glorious – souvenir – ancestor – valuable
can be – moreover – long
II. Sample answer
1. Cue card
Describe an important plant in your country.
You should say about:
– What its name is;
– What it looks like;
– How you feel about it;
– And explain why it is important.
2. Suggested answer
Describe an important plant in your country.
Answer: Well, in Vietnam, plants which play a crucial part in our life vary; however, today I would like to tell you about the most vital plant in our country, which is “tre”, also known as bamboo in English.
Reason: There is a wide array of reasons that account for the significance of the tree in our culture but the most evident reason is that the solid and straight bamboo has a symbolic meaning which represents resilience and bravery of Vietnamese people.
Example: Specifically, it has been a great companion with Vietnamese people through some resistance, which can be made into different kinds of weapons and helps our ancestors claim glorious victory.
Reason: Another reason that makes bamboo the “national tree” of Vietnam is that it is a valuable material to make household equipment or even build houses in some areas.
Example: Its body can be used to make kitchenware such as chopsticks or toothpick and many kinds of souvenirs or things for interior decorations are also made from bamboo. Moreover, bamboo is also the inspiration for many artistic works. The very simple but brave image of bamboo has long been a topic for many poets or writers throughout history. The bamboo will forever be an indispensable part in Vietnamese culture!
III. Useful expressions
– Vital (adj) /ˈvaɪ.t̬əl/: quan trọng
– Account for (v) /əˈkaʊnt/: giải thích cho việc gì
– Symbolic meaning (n) /sɪmˈbɑː.lɪk ˈmiː.nɪŋ/: ý nghĩa biểu tượng
– Represent (v) /ˌrep.rɪˈzent/: đại diện
– Resilience and bravery (n) /rɪˈzɪl.jəns/ /ˈbreɪ.vər.i/: sự dẻo dai và quả cảm
– Companion (n) /kəmˈpæn.jən/ : bạn đồng hành
– Resistance (n) /rɪˈzɪs.təns/: kháng chiến
– Glorious victory (n) /ˈɡlɔːr.i.əs ˈvɪk.tɚ.i/: chiến thắng vẻ vang
– Kitchenware (n) /ˈkɪtʃ.ən.weər/: đồ dùng nhà bếp
– Interior decoration (n) /ɪnˈtɪr.i.ɚ ˌdek.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/: trang trí nội thất
- There is a wide array of: có rất nhiều cái gì
There is a wide array of public means of transport but the most common one in Singapore is MRT.
- Inspiration for many artistic works: nguồn cảm hứng cho rất nhiều tác phẩm nghệ thuật
Hoan Kiem lake, which is located in the center of Hanoi, has been the inspiration for many artistic works.
- Has long been a topic for: là chủ đề cho
Motherhood has long been a topic for writers.
- Be an indispensable part: là phần không thể thiếu
Lotus is an indispensable part of Vietnamese culture.
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