Luyện tập Speaking Part 2 (p.1)


Trong chủ đề này, mình sẽ tặng cho các bạn một số bài tập cho part 2 Speaking + Vocab cho mỗi bài luyện. Mong các bạn sẽ thấy chúng hữu ích:  

I. Pet & Animals

Describe a pet of yours:

You should say:
+What pet is
+What is looks like
+Where did you buy it
And what do you like about your pet
Vocab: cat, dog, hait, flur, “color”, feet, footprint, ring fun, relax.

Decribe a time when you saw an interesting animal:

You should say:
+What animal is was
+Where you saw it
+What happened when you saw it
And explain why you thought is was interesting.
Vocab: make fun, funny, sense of humor.

Describe a wild animal from your country:

You should say:
+What the animal is
+ What it looks like
+ Where it lives
And explain how people in your country (or you) feel about this animal.
Vocab: bred in captivity, live in the wild, environment, animal activist…

Desibe an endangered animal

You should say:
+What it is
+Where it lives
+Why it is endangered
And what can be done to protect it.
Vocab: endangered, animal charity, treated cruelly, hunted for food, hunted for sport.

Above is a series of part 2 questions which deal with pets and animals. While the questions are similar, and you definitely could use the same animal for each queston, this is not necessarily uncommon for a topic of this nature. Further more, with an easy topic, such as this, it is important to include proper vocabulary. This is an area of speaking in which many people think they know what to say, but after a few questions, they realize that they are seriously lacking lexical ability.

So please, again, work with you partners or yourseflf with a function microphone, so that you will know for sure what you’re lacking of. Do not too hesitate or too proud of yourself, because they are both not good to develop your ability. Being too hestitate stops you from doing anything with courage, but being too proud makes you go so far that you may not realize your mistakes -> And it will become the most dangerous fear when you have mistakes in the real test.

Here are some vocabulary and idioms that I found very useful for us to use in Speaking Part 2 IELTS:

IdiomMeaningExample Sentence
ants in one's pantsunable to sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitementLisa had ants in her pants the day before her interview.
(the) birds and the beessex educationI learned about the birds and the bees when my baby brother was born.
cat napa short sleepI'm going to have a cat nap while you're cooking dinner.
cat's got one's tonguesaid about someone who doesn't speak (usually due to shyness)It looks like the cat's got your tongue, Lucy. Are you always this quiet?
chicken outto decide not to do something out of fear (usually just before)I was going to take a ride on Geoff's motorcyle, but I chickened out when he gave me a helmet to wear.
clam upbecome quiet suddenlyArthur clammed up when I asked him about his family.
copy cata person who does the same thing as someone elseMy sister is such a copy cat. First she bought the same car as me, and now she's applying to my school.
dog daysvery hot daysI sleep in the basement during the dog days of August.
dropping like fliesdying/giving up quicklyMy roses are dropping like flies in this early frost.
eager beavera person who is excited about doing certain workEver since he got his new drill set my husband has been an eager beaver around the house.
fishyodd, suspiciousI knew something fishy was going on when I saw all of my friends' cars in my mom's driveway.
have a cowget extremely upset (often over something minor)My teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.
hold your horseswait and be patientHold your horses! I'll be done in the washroom in a minute.
holy cow!Wow, I'm surprised!Holy cow! I can't believe you ate everything on your plate.
horse aroundplay roughlyIf you're going to horse around, please go outside.
get the lion's shareget the greatest percentageMy aunt got the lion's share of the inheritance.
in the dog housein trouble with another personI don't think Marsha is coming out tonight. She's still in the dog house for forgetting Aaron's birthday.
kill two birds with one stoneget two things done at onceIf you pick the groceries up when you drop George off for his shift, you will kill two birds with one stone.
kitty cornerdiagonal directionThe gas station is kitty corner to the library.
let the cat out of the bagreveal a secretWho let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party?
(a) little bird told meI heard something (usually secretive or unknown) from someone (not named)A little bird told me that you are thinking of quitting your job.
make a beelinego straight for somethingMy grandma made a beeline for the smoking room as soon as she got off the airplane.
monkey see, monkey dosilly/unintelligent people tend to copy each other's actionsOur one-year-old is saying bad words now. I told my husband, "Monkey see, monkey do!"
nest eggmoney saved for the futureWe have a nest egg that we might have to use if Jim goes on sick leave.
pig outeat a lot of somethingI pigged out on pancakes so I don't have room for lunch.
raining cats and dogsraining heavilyI forgot my umbrella, and it was raining cats and dogs.
rat racefierce, competitive struggle for power, position etcI'm ready to leave this rat race and retire in Mexico.
smell a ratbegin to suspect trickery etcI asked my brothers not to tell my parents that I went out, but I could smell a rat as soon as I opened the door.
straight from the horse's mouthdirectly from the original sourceI know Jenny is pregnant, because I heard itstraight from the horse's mouth.
take the bull by the hornsface a challenge or danger boldlyIf you really think you deserve a promotion, you'll have to take the bull by the horns.
until the cows come homefor a very long timeI could eat pizza and ice-cream until the cows come home.