I’m quite into music for the reason that it never fails to cheer me up.
I love my name coz it makes people easily remember me.
I enjoy playing computer games as it’s really fun and it’s a great way toloosen up.
I can’t stand public transportation coz every time I take a bus or subway,especially during rush hours, it’s packed like sardines and I feel like I’mgoing to die.
Swimming would be the last thing (that) I want to do. And as I see it, it’smainly because once I almost drowned in a river when I was little. It was sohorrible.
I’m a big fan of classical music thanks to my mom, who used to put on somemusic by Beethoven or Schubert at home when I was a kid.
I find it great to ride bicycles thanks to my bestie, Lily, who is a superfan of cycling. Actually, she always invites me to some local cycling events andgradually it’s become a necessary part of my life as well.
最后，补充一些细节来支撑刚刚给出的原因。不知道如何给具体例子的烤鸭们，建议参考“个人习惯句型”I mean/Actually/In fact/Forexample, what, who, when, where, why。
下面我们通过雅思口语Part 1和 Part 3两道例题，再来完整回顾一下雅思口语拓展之“直接回答-给原因-给细节”这个法则。
Part 1例题：What’s your favorite part of your country?
I definitely think the food culture is the best part of my country. (直接作答)Imean, China never fails to satisfy all peoples’ needs for tasty food.(给原因)Although sometimes the way we make food is not that healthy, I still thinkit’s an ideal place for foodies for the reason that it has a lot to offer, fromspicy food to light-cooked food to various kinds of dessert.(给细节)
有时“给原因”和“给细节”的顺序可以灵活调整，参考下面Part 3部分的一道例题：Are science museums popular inChina?
Definitely! Science museums are popular among not only science buff butalso people who are not that crazy about science (直接作答). Actually, no matterit’s during the weekdays or on the weekends, science museums are always busy andfull of visitors (给细节). As I see it, it’s mainly because theexhibitions/displays in those science museums enable people to enhance theirknowledge about S&T in an interactive and vivid way (给原因).
Describe a place you visited that has been polluted.
You should say
Where it is
When you visited this place
What kinds of pollution you saw there
And explain how this place was affected
I once visited a lake. I can’t remember the name, but it was on a companyexcursion many years ago when I worked in a small tech company. It was a coupleof hours outside Beijing past the mountain range to the north of the city. Thelake was meant to be an amazing place with lilies and incredible naturalscenery, but I was really disappointed when I arrived because it was quite murkyand oily in places. You could tell that the place had been used to dump wasteand not taken care of very well. I noticed there were a couple of factoriesnearby as we approached in the minibus, so I am guessing that the pollution fromthe factories somehow got into the lake and the surrounding area. It was prettysad, to be honest, because the area is really rather beautiful, so it was ashame to see it being spoilt in this way. I am sure that there were not manyfish in the lake, or any other kind of life… at least not healthy lake animalsand plants! I really hope that the local authorities have enough motivation,time and resources to clean this area up and turn it into a genuinely nice placefor visitors. There are a lot of polluted places in the world because humanbeings consume resources and inevitably dump waste in seas, rivers and lakes, aswell as into the soil. This is something that needs to be addressed, as in theend we all need nature, not just to enjoy on weekend excursions, but to growvegetables, obtain clean water, and maintain a balanced ecosystem. We learnedabout this in biology in school, and it’s often on the news these days, so Ithink people are becoming more and more aware of the importance of taking careof the natural environment.
1. What kinds of pollution are serious in your country?
I think the most serious kind of pollution is air pollution and waterpollution maybe. Perhaps air pollution is the worst, from all the emissions fromfactories and cars. You see there are a lot of factories, and we produce a lotof goods for the world, so that means there are quite high levels of emissionscoming from production. There are measures in place to reduce this, but thereneed to be more efforts made to enforce these measures.
2. What can individuals do to protect our environment?
Individuals can do a number of things to contribute towards looking afterthe environment. Firstly, trying to use less plastic is an important thing to dobecause a lot of plastic gets into the rivers and oceans and affects the foodchain as it is consumed by marine animals. Secondly, we can try to take morepublic transport and reduce private car use to reduce the air pollution incities. Thirdly we can try to be more sparing with the amount of water we use athome. These are examples of individual contributions to the wider environmentalcause.
3. Do you think individuals should be to some extent responsible forpollution?
Yes, I do. And I also believe that in schools and universities peopleshould be educated about the basic ways in which we, as individuals, cancontribute to taking care of the environment. All of the small things that we docan help, especially as we have a large population – we cannot simply rely onthe government to do everything for us.
4. Why is there a need to involve government in environmentalprotection?
The government have the power to put stricter controls on traffic,factories and other major sources of pollution. Furthermore they can put moneyinto research and development of more alternative and sustainable forms ofenergy – this is something that needs government funding and support forscientific research and technological developments. This is the government’sresponsibility.
Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to know more about.
You should say:
What it is
Where it is
How you know it
And explain why you want to know more about it
I’d like to learn more about Mexico. I’ve been watching a TV series set inMexico recently, and I’m really drawn to the way they speak, their sense ofhumour and the amazing countryside of the country. It’s a country in southAmerica. So, I know about it mainly from that TV series. I’ve also been to a fewMexican restaurants in Beijing, which I really enjoy. So, I’m quite drawn to thefood as well as the impression I have of the place from the TV series. I’ve alsoheard that it’s quite a dangerous country though, unfortunately, with a lot ofdrug problems, violent gangs and crime. So I guess certain areas of the countryare not very safe for travelling, but I am sure there are areas that are fairlysafe, because I’ve seen quite a few holidays and travel programmes about theplace. I’d like to go to Mexico one day, and they speak Spanish, which is alanguage I am really drawn to, so I would quite like to go there and perhapsstudy Spanish for a year or two and maybe even find a job with some connectionbetween Mexico and China – I believe there might be increasingly close tradeties between the countries and this could mean jobs might requireSpanish-speaking Chinese business people to help establish and maintain suchrelationships. So, there are a number of reasons, a mixture of reasons. I thinkthat Mexico is an interesting country I would like to learn more about.
1. What do you think is the best way to learn about a foreign culture?
I think today the internet is the best way to find out and learn aboutanything really. Travel programmes, blogs, websites, there’s a lot of ways. Alsothrough exploring their cuisine – I think this is a great way to learn aboutanother culture, too – the food. Getting into the art and music of anothercountry is a good start – for example, if you’re interested in India, you couldjust go online and search for “Indian Religious Art”, or “Indian Music” or“Famous Indian Stars” and loads of articles will come up. So, today it’s easy tolearn about other cultures, it’s a case of having the right attitude andapproach.
2. What do you think is the biggest problem when someone works in a foreigncountry?
The biggest problems are usually communication issues and culturaldifferences. Communication can be a real problem and working and living inanother language culture can be really stressful, especially if you’re not goodat languages and don’t pick up languages easily.
3. Someone say that reading is the best way to know about a culture. Do youagree with that?
I think reading is definitely a good way. Much about a culture is revealedthrough novels and stories, as well as perhaps even travel and guide books andonline resources. But also there are travel shows and cooking shows which can bea good way to learn bits about another culture.