IELTS Speaking Part 2
Trong IELTS Speaking Part 2, bạn sẽ được phát một phiếu bài tập với chủ đề mà bạn phải nói trong khoảng từ một đến hai phút. Trước khi bắt đầu nói, bạn sẽ có một phút để suy nghĩ về những gì bạn sẽ nói. Bạn sẽ được cung cấp giấy và một cây bút chì để ghi chú. Trên phiếu nhiệm vụ, sẽ có một mô tả ngắn về một chủ đề cùng với các ý tưởng về những gì cần đưa vào bài nói của bạn. Hãy nhớ rằng giám khảo sẽ không nói trong bài nói của bạn. [Khi bạn nói xong hoặc khi hết hai phút, giám khảo sẽ hỏi bạn thêm một hoặc hai câu hỏi tiếp theo về chủ đề để kết thúc Phần 2].
Choose the correct answers to complete the tips.
1 It is a good idea to give an introduction to your talk.
☐ Ask the examiner questions to see what they know about the topic.
☐ You can do this by paraphrasing the question.
2 You need to have enough to say about the different points on the task card.
☐ Try to memorise the different task cards that you have seen when practising Part 2.
☐ Try to think of two or three examples for each point.
3 You should use the one-minute preparation time effectively.
☐ Use the time to make short notes about each of the points.
☐ Use the time to write down as much as you can in full sentences.
4 You need to use language that will help you to structure your talk.
☐ Make sure you speak clearly and don’t use contractions.
☐ Use a variety of connectors rather than short sentences.
5 It is important to keep talking for the whole two minutes.
☐ Decide what you are going to talk about quickly, and make something up if you need to.
☐ Take your time to choose something that you can talk about.
You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe someone whose creative or artistic work you like.
You should say:
- what you know about the life of the person
- what kind of creative work this person does / did
- why you like this person’s work
and describe the way this person’s work makes you feel
Complete the IELTS Speaking Part 2 response with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Listen to the model answer and check your answers.
OK, the person I’m going to talk about is David Mitchell. I [Comments] (start) by saying that I’m afraid I [Comments] (not / know) much about the background of David, except that he is from the UK, that he once [Comments] (work) as an English teacher in Japan and that he has a son who suffers from autism. But I suppose the important question is, what is it that he does that is creative? Well, he is a novelist. In fact, he is an acclaimed prize-winning author, and I think he [Comments] (publish) about seven novels – well, seven that I know of, anyway – and many short stories, too.
Two of his novels [Comments] (be) among my favourite novels of all time. One is called Cloud Atlas, a set of stories from different times and places together that are interconnected in interesting ways. It almost feels like several different types of literature in the same novel. However, my favourite novel of his is called Bone Clocks, which is a kind of science fiction story that [Comments] (follow) the life of one character from childhood to old age. I really couldn’t put it down. In fact, it was so good that as soon as I finished reading it, I [Comments] (start) it again.
Anyway, so turning to why I [Comments] (admire) David. I guess first and foremost it is for his writing ability. All the books of his that I [Comments] (read) were real page-turners, combining original and, at times, highly intricate plots with very convincing and compelling characters who the reader could emotionally invest in. That, I would say, is his talent – to take you on a roller-coaster ride through another world and keep you entertained throughout and rooting for the characters. I would even go so far as [Comments] (say) that he is one of the greatest living novelists in the world today. OK, so that’s it really.