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:
|ants in one's pants||unable to sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitement||Lisa had ants in her pants the day before her interview.|
|(the) birds and the bees||sex education||I learned about the birds and the bees when my baby brother was born.|
|cat nap||a short sleep||I'm going to have a cat nap while you're cooking dinner.|
|cat's got one's tongue||said 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 out||to 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 up||become quiet suddenly||Arthur clammed up when I asked him about his family.|
|copy cat||a person who does the same thing as someone else||My sister is such a copy cat. First she bought the same car as me, and now she's applying to my school.|
|dog days||very hot days||I sleep in the basement during the dog days of August.|
|dropping like flies||dying/giving up quickly||My roses are dropping like flies in this early frost.|
|eager beaver||a person who is excited about doing certain work||Ever since he got his new drill set my husband has been an eager beaver around the house.|
|fishy||odd, suspicious||I knew something fishy was going on when I saw all of my friends' cars in my mom's driveway.|
|have a cow||get extremely upset (often over something minor)||My teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.|
|hold your horses||wait and be patient||Hold 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 around||play roughly||If you're going to horse around, please go outside.|
|get the lion's share||get the greatest percentage||My aunt got the lion's share of the inheritance.|
|in the dog house||in trouble with another person||I 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 stone||get two things done at once||If you pick the groceries up when you drop George off for his shift, you will kill two birds with one stone.|
|kitty corner||diagonal direction||The gas station is kitty corner to the library.|
|let the cat out of the bag||reveal a secret||Who let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party?|
|(a) little bird told me||I 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 beeline||go straight for something||My grandma made a beeline for the smoking room as soon as she got off the airplane.|
|monkey see, monkey do||silly/unintelligent people tend to copy each other's actions||Our one-year-old is saying bad words now. I told my husband, "Monkey see, monkey do!"|
|nest egg||money saved for the future||We have a nest egg that we might have to use if Jim goes on sick leave.|
|pig out||eat a lot of something||I pigged out on pancakes so I don't have room for lunch.|
|raining cats and dogs||raining heavily||I forgot my umbrella, and it was raining cats and dogs.|
|rat race||fierce, competitive struggle for power, position etc||I'm ready to leave this rat race and retire in Mexico.|
|smell a rat||begin to suspect trickery etc||I 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 mouth||directly from the original source||I know Jenny is pregnant, because I heard itstraight from the horse's mouth.|
|take the bull by the horns||face a challenge or danger boldly||If you really think you deserve a promotion, you'll have to take the bull by the horns.|
|until the cows come home||for a very long time||I could eat pizza and ice-cream until the cows come home.|