Bí quyết ôn luyện IELTS Speaking 8.0 chỉ trong 3 tháng

Band điểm IELTS 8.0 – 9.0 luôn là niềm ao ước của rất nhiều sĩ tử, đặc biệt là ở các kỹ năng nổi tiếng “khó chiều” như Speaking và Writing. Ở bài viết này, IZONE sẽ cung cấp những thông tin và bí quyết tự học IELTS Speaking 8.0 hiệu quả chỉ vỏn vẹn trong 3 tháng, dành cho những bạn đang ở trình độ Upper Intermediate và Advanced. Cùng tham khảo nhé!

Tiêu chí để đạt IELTS Speaking 8.0 – Cách tính điểm phần thi IELTS Speaking

Bài thi IELTS Speaking được đánh giá dựa trên 4 tiêu chí: 

  • Coherence and Cohesion: Mức độ lưu loát và mạch lạc
  • Lexical Resource: Vốn từ vựng
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy: Phạm vi ngữ pháp và độ chính xác
  • Pronunciation: Phát âm

IELTS Speaking 8.0 band

Dựa trên 4 tiêu chí trên, giám khảo sẽ đánh giá bài nói của bạn, và đưa ra thang điểm phù hợp. Cùng tham khảo cách tính điểm phần thi IELTS Speaking do IZONE tổng hợp dưới đây nhé!

Thang điểmTiêu chíĐặc điểm bài nói
9.0Coherence and Cohesion
  • Nói lưu loát, và hiếm khi lặp lại hoặc tự sửa bài nói
  • Bài nói được triển khai mạch lạc, chặt chẽ, phù hợp với câu hỏi
  • Các lỗi lặp từ thường do liên quan tới nội dung, không liên quan tới ngữ pháp hay vốn từ vựng
  • Phát triển các chủ đề chi tiết và phù hợp
Lexical
  • Vốn từ vựng đa dạng, phong phú
  • Sử dụng từ vựng linh hoạt và chính xác trong tất cả các chủ đề
  • Sử dụng được các thành ngữ, Phrasal Verb tự nhiên, đúng nghĩa
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Sử dụng đầy đủ các cấu trúc ngữ pháp tự nhiên và phù hợp
  • Tạo các cấu trúc chính xác, nhất quán. Có thể có những sai sót nhỏ đặc trưng của người bản địa
Pronunciation
  • Sử dụng đầy đủ và chính xác các kỹ năng phát âm với độ chính xác đạt chuẩn và tinh tế
  • Dễ hiểu
8.0

Coherence and Cohesion
  • Nói trôi chảy và hiếm khi lặp lại hoặc tự sửa lỗi. Các lỗi lặp từ thường liên quan tới nội dung, không liên quan tới vốn từ vựng hay ngữ pháp.
  • Phát triển nội dung bài nói mạch lạc và phù hợp
Lexical Resource
  • Sử dụng từ vựng linh hoạt và chính xác trong các chủ đề
  • Sử dụng được các từ vựng, thành ngữ hiếm một cách tinh tế, mặc dù có thể chưa chính xác
  • Phải có sự thay đổi cách diễn đạt một cách hiệu quả
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Linh hoạt sử dụng nhiều cấu trúc phức tạp
  • Tạo câu không có lỗi. Có thể phạm lỗi ngữ pháp nhưng hiếm gặp
Pronunciation
  • Sử dụng tốt các kỹ năng phát âm
  • Duy trì việc sử dụng linh hoạt các kỹ năng, chỉ thỉnh thoảng mắc lỗi nhỏ
  • Dễ hiểu 
7.0Coherence and Cohesion
  • Nói đủ ý mà không quá cố gắng kéo dài bài nói hoặc thiếu sự mạch lạc        
  • Đôi khi vẫn gặp lỗi lặp từ, tự sửa bài nói hay lưỡng lự liên quan tới từ vựng
  • Sử dụng đa dạng các điểm nhấn diễn ngôn và từ ngữ kết nối với độ linh hoạt
Lexical Resource
  • Vốn từ vựng linh hoạt ở các chủ đề
  • Sử dụng được các từ vựng và thành ngữ nâng cao và thể hiện ý thức về văn phong và phân bổ, tuy nhiên có thể không phù hợp
  • Thay đổi cách diễn đạt hiệu quả
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Sử dụng nhiều cấu trúc ngữ pháp phức tạp, linh hoạt
  • Thường xuyên tạo ra câu không có lỗi, tuy nhiên vẫn có một vài lỗi ngữ pháp nhỏ
Pronunciation
  • Thể hiện tất cả các đặc điểm tích cực của Band 6.0 và một vài đặc điểm tích cực của Band 8.0
6.0Coherence and Cohesion
  • Sẵn sàng nói những câu dài, mặc dù chưa mạch lạc do lỗi lặp từ, tự sửa hay do dự 
  • Sử dụng phong phú các từ ngữ liên kết và những cụm từ nối ý. Tuy nhiên, có thể chưa chính xác
Lexical Resource
  • Vốn từ vựng phong phú để diễn đạt chủ đề với độ dài nhất định và các ý được triển khai rõ mặc dù có thể chưa chính xác
  • Nhìn chung có sự thay đổi cách diễn đạt
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Sử dụng kết hợp các cấu trúc ngữ pháp đơn giản tới phức tạp nhưng ít linh hoạt
  • Có thể thường xuyên mắc lỗi với các cấu trúc phức tạp mặc dù hiếm gặp
Pronunciation
  • Sử dụng đầy đủ các kỹ năng phát âm
  • Thể hiện các kỹ năng phát âm hiệu quả nhưng không xuyên suốt
5.0Coherence and Cohesion
  • Thường duy trì mạch nói nhưng có sự lặp lại, tự sửa hay do dự
  • Sử dụng quá nhiều một số loại từ ngữ liên kết và đánh dấu diễn ngôn
  • Nói đơn giản nhưng khó khăn trong giao tiếp phức tạp
Lexical Resource
  • Có thể nói liên quan tới các chủ đề quen thuộc. Giới hạn đối với các chủ đề không quen thuộc
  • Có sự cố gắng thay đổi cách diễn đạt, tuy nhiên không phải lúc nào cũng thành công
Grammatical range and Accuracy
  • Có khả năng tạo ra các câu ngữ pháp cơ bản, chính xác
  • Nỗ lực sử dụng đa dạng các cấu trúc phức tạp, nhưng còn chứa lỗi và khó hiểu
Pronunciation
  • Thể hiện tất cả đặc điểm của Band 4.0 và một vài đặc điểm tích cực của Band 6.0
4.0Coherence and Cohesion
  • Không thể phản hồi mà không có do dự. Có thể nói chậm và thường xuyên lặp từ, tự sửa lỗi
  • Liên kết các câu bằng những từ liên kết đơn giản một cách lặp lại. Đôi khi còn thiếu liên kết
Lexical Resource
  • Có thể diễn đạt bài nói cơ bản đối với các chủ đề không quen thuộc và thường xuyên mắc lỗi trong lựa chọn từ ngữ
  • Ít khi thay đổi cách thay đổi cách diễn đạt
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Đưa ra các câu cơ bản và một số câu đơn giản đúng. Cấu trúc phụ rất hiếm
  • Lỗi thường xuyên xảy ra và có thể dẫn đến hiểu lầm
Pronunciation
  • Có nhiều đặc điểm hạn chế về phát âm
  • Có nỗ lực kiểm soát các tính năng nhưng sai sót thường xuyên
  • Phát âm sai thường xuyên và gây khó hiểu cho người nghe
1.0 – 3.0 Coherence and Cohesion
  • Không thể giao tiếp hay tạm dừng lâu khi nói
  • Không có hoặc hạn chế trong khả năng liên kết các câu
Lexical Resource
  • Không thể giao tiếp, không có ngôn ngữ được đánh giá hay sử dụng từ vựng đơn giản để diễn đạt ý tưởng
  • Không có đủ vốn từ cho các chủ đề ít quen thuộc
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Không thể giao tiếp hay có nỗ lực hình thành câu cơ bản nhưng với thành công hạn chế
  • Gây ra nhiều lỗi ngữ pháp ngoại trừ các cách diễn đạt quen thuộc
Pronunciation
  • Không thể giao tiếp hay thể hiện được những tính năng hạn chế

Cấu trúc đề thi IELTS Speaking

Bài thi IELTS Speaking thường kéo dài trong vòng 11-14 phút, tuỳ vào lượng câu hỏi của giám khảo và khả năng trả lời câu hỏi của thí sinh. Trong đó, bài thi nói IELTS được chia thành 3 phần:

IELTS Speaking 8.0 band

Đạt band IELTS Speaking 8.0 có khó không?

Để đạt được band IELTS Speaking 8.0, thực sự rất khó đối với những người mới bắt đầu học IELTS hay có nền tảng chưa được vững chắc. Kỹ năng IELTS 8.0 tương đương với cấp độ C1 trong khung tham chiếu Ngôn ngữ chung Châu Âu (CEFR) – định nghĩa về các cấp độ ngôn ngữ khác nhau được soạn bởi Hội đồng Châu Âu.

Đạt được band IELTS Speaking 8.0 đồng nghĩa bạn có thể giao tiếp hằng ngày với độ chính xác cao trong nhiều chủ đề, nhiều lĩnh vực đa dạng và trong gần như mọi hoàn cảnh mà không cần sự chuẩn bị từ trước. Trình độ IELTS Speaking 8.0 cho phép bạn thực hiện đầy đủ các năng lực trong công việc hay trong một môi trường học thuật. 

Chính vì đó, để đạt được band điểm này đòi hỏi thí sinh kiến thức, kĩ năng nâng cao cùng với đó là quãng thời gian ôn tập hiệu quả với quyết tâm cao độ. Tuy nhiên, đối với những bạn có nền tảng vững chắc, trong band điểm từ 7.0 – 7.5 IELTS Speaking thì đạt được band điểm IELTS Speaking 8.0 không phải là điều xa vời.

Với các bạn đã có nền tảng tiếng Anh tốt như trên, để vươn tới ước mơ “IELTS Speaking 8.0” chỉ cần 3 tháng ôn luyện. Tuy nhiên, trong 3 tháng này, các bạn cần phải có quyết tâm cao, không ngừng ôn luyện hằng ngày, với lượng bài tập phù hợp. Nếu các bạn tin rằng bản thân đã có kiến thức vững chắc và nảy sinh chủ quan, việc đạt IELTS Speaking band 8.0 mãi chỉ là “ước mơ”.

Bí quyết ôn luyện IELTS Speaking 8.0 chỉ trong 3 tháng

Dưới đây là một vài bí quyết tự học IELTS Speaking 8.0 hiệu quả từ IZONE, các bạn hãy tham khảo nhé!

IELTS Speaking 8.0 band

Hiểu được phong cách nói của người bản xứ

Band điểm IELTS Speaking 8.0 đồng nghĩa với việc bạn đã có thể giao tiếp tiếng Anh như người bản xứ. Tuy nhiên, giữa văn phong của người Việt và người Anh/ Mỹ có sự khác biệt đáng kể. Nếu không luyện tập và thay đổi cách diễn đạt như người bản xứ, thí sinh khó có thể nâng band điểm của mình đạt ngưỡng 8.0. Một số điều thí sinh cần lưu ý bao gồm:

  • Hãy trả lời mở rộng (extended answer)

Example: How do you think modern technology will change the way people work in the future?

Chúng ta thường trả lời: I think it will completely change how people work in the near future…..

Thay vào đó, hãy trả lời: I have to admit that I don’t know much about technology, so it’s really difficult for me to give the exact answer to this question. But…I would say that in the future, machines and robots will become so advanced that more work will be done automatically and more accurately. So I think the way humans work will be transformed a lot.

  • Tránh cách nói trực tiếp (Indirect style)

Example: How often do you hang out with friends?

Chúng ta thường trả lời: Maybe twice a week because….

Thay vào đó hãy trả lời: Well, I would have to say that it really depends. If I don’t have much work need to be done, definitely I will spend time with my precious friends, two or three times a week. But if I have so many deadlines, it’s more likely that I can’t go out and have fun with my friends. 

  • Không lặp lại các từ đã sử dụng

Example: Do you like animals?

Chúng ta thường trả lời: Yes, I like animals, especially dogs and cats

Thay vào đó hãy trả lời: Well I’m really into domestic pets like dogs. I guess the reason why “I’m a fan of dogs” is because I adore their loyalty and companionship. I’m also pretty passionate about endangered species, especially dolphins and things like that and this is due to the fact that I feel some degree of responsibility towards wildlife protection.

  • Cố gắng diễn đạt ý tưởng theo mức độ cung bậc (speak in degrees) thay vì nói rõ ràng (Black and White)

Example: Do you like summer?

Chúng ta thường trả lời: Yes, summer is my favourite time of the yeat + reason

Thay vào đó hãy trả lời:

– I guess I am quite fond of summertime….

– To some extent I would say I enjoy summer….

Nắm bắt được cách trả lời hiệu quả cho từng dạng câu hỏi trong IELTS Speaking

  • Part 1 – Introduction & Review

Để đạt được band 8.0 của Part 1, thí sinh cần trả lời một cách ngắn gọn, cụ thể và đi thẳng vào vấn đề. Tránh trả lời lan man nhưng chỉ là các cách diễn đạt tương tự với từ đồng nghĩa, từ diễn giải bản thân đang có.

  • Part 2 – Individual Long turn

Ở phần thi này, trước tiên thí sinh cần có sự phong phú về kiến thức và những trải nghiệm, hay đơn giản chỉ cần một trí tưởng tượng thật phong phú để nghĩ ra một cốt truyện thật bay bổng, nhưng phải thật hợp lý nhé!

Khi nói, thí sinh giới thiệu từng phần trong câu chuyện một cách rõ ràng để giám khảo hiểu rõ được mạch câu chuyện. Cùng với đó là lượng từ vựng phong phú, đa dạng để có thể “phô diễn” khả năng cho giám khảo. Một phương pháp Speaking cực kỳ hữu dụng giúp bạn có thể “brainstorm” ý tưởng và cách diễn đạt trong IELTS Speaking Part 2 đó là phương pháp PPF.

PPF là viết tắt của ba chữ cái đầu ba từ: PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE. Phương pháp PPF là cách định hướng thí sinh phát triển câu trả lời dựa vào ba nhóm thì lớn trong tiếng Anh.

Khi trả lời theo phương pháp này, thí sinh sẽ dựa vào các mốc thời gian để phát triển ý tưởng.

Example: How often do you socialize with friends? 

Áp dụng phương pháp PPF: I used to go to dinner with my friends all the time, (PAST) but I’m in my last year of university now and I’m really busy. I don’t often have the chance to take a break and spend time with my friends. Once in a blue moon, I’ll have someone over for coffee, or I’ll go to a friend’s house and hang out. (PRESENT) I hope I’ll have more time to socialize after I graduate (FUTURE).

  • Part 3: Two-way discussion

Đây là phần quyết định bạn có được band điểm IELTS Speaking 8.0 hay không, vì vậy thí sinh cần dành thật nhiều “năng lượng” cho phần thi này.

Thí sinh cần tập trung trả lời có chiều sâu, chú ý đưa ví dụ để câu trả lời được rõ ràng hơn thay vì lan man trả lời một cách vô thức. Nếu không hiểu rõ câu hỏi, hãy nhẹ nhàng gợi ý và hỏi lại giám khảo. Một số cách giúp bạn có thể “tinh tế” nhắc giám khảo gợi ý lại câu hỏi như sau:

  • Sorry, can you rephrase the question, please?
  • Sorry, what do you mean by + (từ/cụm từ mà các bạn muốn hỏi) ?
  • I’m sorry but I don’t quite understand the word. Can you explain it?

Đồng thời, bạn cần đọc nhiều, nghe nhiều IELTS Speaking 8.0 example để có những ý tưởng, cách diễn đạt chất lượng.

Áp dụng các phương pháp thực hành cụ thể

Dưới đây là những phương pháp tự học IELTS Speaking 8.0 hiệu quả:

  • Dành ít nhất 2 tiếng mỗi ngày trau dồi kỹ năng Speaking
  • Luyện tập nói bằng cách diễn đạt bằng ý của chính mình nội dung của một video tiếng Anh nhất định.
  • Dành nhiều thời gian hơn để thực hành những phần khó, hay những phần bạn chưa thực sự tự tin trong 4 tiêu chí chấm điểm IELTS Speaking (Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, Pronunciation)
  • Luyện tập nói với bạn bè, người thân hay giảng viên có kỹ năng để trau dồi kiến thức đồng thời trải nghiệm được môi trường thi thật
  • Luyện ngữ pháp với những cấu trúc phức tạp và các từ vựng khó bằng cách đặt câu có ngữ cảnh cụ thể
  • Dành thời gian xem phim tiếng Anh với phụ đề Anh – Anh

IELTS Speaking 8.0 Sample – Bài mẫu

IELTS Speaking 8.0 Sample – Chủ đề Health

IELTS Speaking 8.0 band

Speaking Part 1: 

Well, everyone is addicted to some habit which they try to change. And I am one among them. My work priorities are such that I reach home around 8 pm. I feel lazy to cook, so I go to bed with an empty stomach or order a takeaway.

I try to stay healthy by eating a well-balanced, low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Thereafter, I workout for a minimum of 40 minutes and meditate for 20 minutes. It is important for everyone to focus on the fitness level to stay healthy.

Yes, it’s quite easier for me to stay fit where I live, because there are several fitness centers and gymnasiums located within the vicinity of my area where many individuals and middle-aged people come to workout. 

In my opinion, eating a healthy diet and exercise are quite essential for long-term weight loss and overall health care. We need to balance both food and exercise for healthy living. Therefore, a person must eat healthily and exercise regularly to achieve long-lasting results.

There are several health benefits of playing a sport. Physical activity can give a better chance to build your muscles and burn fat. Sports can give physical fitness and as well mental strength. Active participation in physical activities and sports have a tremendous impact on the human body. 

Well, there are many unhealthy habits that I would like to discard straight away. Some of them are procrastinating physical exercises, eating junk foods, taking irregular meals, and skipping breakfast or eating late at night. 

Of course! I do think about my health now more than when I was younger. During the school days, My mother was concerned about my health and even now she is. But now as I am working and staying in a hostel, it has all come up on me. Initially, I was careless and didn’t take care of myself. But, with time, I’ve realized the importance of health and ensure that I practice eating healthy foods and workout on a regular basis. 

I think playing sports benefit us both physically and mentally. When you play sports, you are giving your body time to build muscles, and burn fat. Therefore, you will be fitter and stronger. Also, you are giving your body time to relax. That’s why I enjoy working out so much.

Speaking Part 2:

Describe a time when you were ill You should say: 

  • when this was 
  • what your symptoms were 
  • how long the illness lasted and say how it affected your life at the time 

Sample Answer:

Well, I’ve never been seriously ill, but I can remember a couple of weeks ago, I had taken leave for 3 days because I was under the weather. 

I was walking back home from work and it suddenly started to rain cats and dogs, so I got wet. The next day when I woke up, I was a bit off-color. I still remember feeling poorly, even I got a headache, a sore throat, chesty cough, and a blocked nose.  I decided to see my GP for a check-up. My GP said that I caught a heavy cold and had to take a lot of medicines. I was in charge of a project presentation at that time, and due to the situation, I had no choice but to phone in sick and reschedule the presentation until this week. But thank God, I was over the worst of it and made a speedy recovery after 3 days of suffering.

Speaking Part 3 

No, I don’t think so. Nowadays, most people are leading a sedentary lifestyle where they don’t have enough time to look after themselves. They don’t pay attention to their diet and hardly workout. But there are a few self-conscious people who are aware of their health and prefer eating a healthy diet and doing some physical activities in their life to ensure they’re healthy. 

In my country, the costs depend upon the kind of hospitals we prefer. There are government hospitals that are less expensive than private hospitals. In private hospitals, we have to pay a fortune to get our treatment done. However, it is up to us to choose the hospitals wisely. 

Of course! In my opinion, once a person hits the 40s, they’re more likely to get signs of diseases and conditions like blood pressure, heart attack etc. So they become health-conscious and take precautionary measures. 

One of the best ways a person can be encouraged to stay healthy is by talking to them about the health benefits. They can even promote health benefits through advertisements. People will get motivated and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

There are many ways to stay healthy and in my country, a majority of the youngsters prefer working out in gym and fitness center, while the middle-aged men and women prefer doing yoga, pilates, squats, and other exercises, and the old people prefer walking or jogging in the early morning to remain healthy. 

Although some people know that bad habits are damaging their health, they continue to follow them. This is because they have attached themselves to bad habits.  As the saying goes ‘bad habits die hard’  it becomes difficult for the people to stop doing things that they’ve inculcated in their daily routine. 

Not exactly! Women in my country always pay more attention to the health of their husbands and kids rather than paying attention to themselves. But they make sure that they don’t involve themselves in bad habits that would have an impact on their health.

Obviously, Yes! Nowadays, many people have become health conscious which is a positive sign. It may be because of the influence of their favorite actors who portray the importance of health benefits on television. Moreover, everyone wishes to live a long and illness-free life. So they have realized the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

Children should be taught to stay healthy from the day they start going to school. Moreover, they are influenced by people around them. So, as a society, we should adopt a healthy lifestyle which will influence the children. Instilling a healthy lifestyle in children can help in building the framework of healthy habits till the end of their life. 

According to me, yes, the government should promote a healthy lifestyle among the citizens by setting up campaigns about the awareness of chronic diseases. They can impose tax on junk foods, build a public park for the citizens to exercise in the morning, forecast a program and advertisement regarding the healthy lifestyle on TV and radio. 

There are various ways in which modern science and technology has helped the human race such as curing diseases through operations/surgeries. Modern Science has simplified the concept of health in daily life, by giving important details and opportunities for treatment quickly and accurately. Yet, there are some negative impacts of using these technologies. But they are minimal. 

If an employee is unhealthy, he may be a negative influence on the other employees. They may follow suit. As the saying goes “one bad apple may ruin the entire bunch”, the negative demeanor of the employee can affect the people around him. This would affect the company’s productivity, reputation, and profitability. 

Well, I think it might affect the economy of the country as health impacts economic growth in several ways. For example, it leads to production losses due to worker illness and increased absenteeism rates. 

It may not exactly be called a health issue but work stress certainly has adverse effects on an employee’s mental health such as decreased energy levels and insomnia. Employees stressed at work are found to engage themselves in unhealthy habits such as cigarette smoking, consumption of alcohol, and poor eating habits. 

Work stress can affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being. To reduce the work stress levels, a person can meditate for 10 to 15 minutes, organise and prioritize his tasks by making notes. He/She can form a healthy relationship with colleagues and talk to them or do a 5-minute exercise to relieve stress. They can make it a practice to take a deep breath and start work in a calm and composed manner.

IELTS Speaking 8.0 Sample – Chủ đề Environment & Pollution

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Speaking Part 1

Yes, there has been a dramatic increase in recent years as many of the most productive factories are built on the outskirts of large towns and some are even in quite central areas so very near where people live. Air pollution, as a result of factory emissions and toxic fumes has become a real problem. 

I think there are two key areas which have been most affected – firstly, our health, as air pollution is terrible in the city centre because too many workers commute and rely heavily on their cars rather than travelling by public transport and there are many traffic jams. Secondly, on the quality of crops and in rural areas, where the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in farming has contributed to a dangerous amount of pollutants in foods. 

Sadly, in my opinion, not nearly good enough. I know in many European countries, the mantra of reuse and recycle plastics and cardboards has become automatic but here there is still a culture of throwing everything away and most domestic as well as industrial waste is incinerated. Obviously, this policy just contributes to worsening air pollution and to plastic being thrown into the sea. 

Speaking part 2: 

Describe a time when you have caused pollution

You should say: 

  • When this was 
  • What it was 
  • Where it was And the impact which you think this might have caused. 

Sample Answer: 

I would like to describe a moment when I was on holiday a few years ago in a really beautiful part of India on holiday with a group of friends. We had been travelling around India for a month and I think I had adjusted to seeing a huge amount of waste on the streets. Not surprisingly, there were very limited facilities for recycling – this is not really part of the culture and it would require a huge investment to put in place the equipment and education programme needed. We were travelling on a train and had been sleeping as it was a very long journey and early the next morning when we pulled into the station, everyone leaned out of the window and purchased bottles of water, cups of tea and hot food from excited street sellers on the platforms. I was happy to join in with the locals and without even thinking I drank my water then threw the bottle back out of the window which is something I would never have done back home. It wasn’t until later that I understood the consequences of this action. After winding through the countryside for hours, the train finally reached the coast. I was stunned – rather than a beautiful, clear blue stretch of ocean, all I could see was plastic waste – bottles, bags, food packaging as well as larger items of industrial items were just floating, interspersed with a few seabirds who looked utterly confused and were not really able to swim. I could clearly see the impact of my careless action on the train and the problem of plastics in the ocean became horribly evident. With no other way of disposing of rubbish, the temptation, indeed, the default, had become to simply throw bottles and bags on the ground or into the sea, river or lake and so much of this has ended up in the ocean. Since then I have been rigorous about waste and campaigned to make sure my local town has widely available recycling bins for all. 

Speaking part 3: 

While quite a lot has been done already to highlight this terrible problem, I think more could be done to make sure the public knows the dangers. Apparently around 350 million tonnes of plastic are being produced each year and around 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year. If waste management practices don’t improve, scientists predict this amount could increase tenfold by 2025. What happens is that while paper will eventually disintegrate, plastic does not do this and so when it does eventually break up, it still leaves smaller fragments called microplastics, which have been identified in commercial fish consumed by humans. 

I think many manufactures should work really hard to reduce the use of what is called single-use applications, plastics which are used just once and then disposed of as this makes up approximately half of all plastics. Plastic can quite easily be recycled and used again for shampoo bottles for example. Some large companies have already started only using recycled plastics for their own- brand products and this kind of policy should be rolled out as widely as possible. 

I would try to encourage teachers and parents to explain the situation to youngsters but also to try and be positive about what can be done. Firstly, we all need to be much more careful about recycling which is not impossible and should start at school as well as in the home. There have been many incredible documentaries informing us all about the global plastic problem and awareness is a very important stage in beginning to stop the problem. I am not sure what is being done at the moment to remove this mass of plastic but we must make sure we do not make this worse, and we protect our planet as well as the wildlife and birds and we should protect the next generation who will also have to try to find solutions.

IELTS Speaking 8.0 Sample – Chủ đề Education

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Speaking Part 1 

I think the role of teachers is to impart knowledge and inspire students to learn. Parents, on the other hand, need to teach children how to behave properly and set an example for them to follow. If children encounter problems they should be able to consult both parents and teachers. In my country, from primary school to high school, each class is assigned a “head teacher” who would know the students very well and students can turn to this teacher for advice. 

I think each teacher has a different style of teaching which may not work well for all students. Frankly a perfect teacher doesn’t exist. However, there are two things that all teachers should aim to achieve, which are knowledge and inspiration. Teachers should be able to provide accurate knowledge and inspire students to study. The latter is sometimes very difficult but they should at least try. 

Children must go to school and also take part in extracurricular activities to become well-rounded people. Knowledge is important as it shapes your thinking and builds your ability to work. But interpersonal communication is just as important, so activities where children spend time together are also necessary. Hobbies are good to have too, as they keep children from being lonely. 

Children need to be exposed to a variety of school subjects and activities before they can know what they’re really interested in. What’s important is that when they realise they have a certain talent, they should be allowed to nurture this talent and have a career using it. 

There isn’t enough support yet, especially in remote areas where children don’t go to school or often drop out after a few years because the family can’t provide for them and they have to work when they reach a certain age.

Speaking Part 2:

Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school. You should say: 

  • When and where you started studying it 
  • What lessons were like 
  • What made the subject different from other subjects and explain why you enjoyed the subject 

Sample Answer:

The subject I’d like to describe is World History. It was a subject taught in highschool. About one hour is allotted everyday to learn about significant historical events. For some of my classmates, it was a boring subject but I enjoyed it a lot. I remember that our teacher distributed a syllabus on our first meeting which served as a guide on the topics that will be discussed each week. We were assigned to read several books and other reading materials. We talked about famous people, from warriors to philosophers to artists. We discussed the wars that happened in the past. We also talked about religion, traditions and customs of the people during the ancient time. As a subject, it required us to memorize a lot which was a disadvantage for me and my classmates at that time because it consumed much of our time. Nevertheless, history really intrigues me. I am always curious about how humans lived in the past. I have always been interested to look into how history turned us into the present generation. It fascinates me. 

Speaking Part 3

In a fast-changing world we are in today, education priorities have transformed as well. In our current society, education opens more opportunities for a wider skill set that were not offered in the past. For example, colleges and universities have more specific major or courses as compared before. Education has also involved the use of the modern technology such as computers and other gadgets that were not present in the past. 

Good education is important for both boys and girls. Both should be given equal rights to education. In today’s society, women have proven that they can do tasks and get jobs that only men used to have. Women have shown their competency in various fields such as politics, science, sports, etc. Men on the other hand have also entered some industries that used to be considered as women’s jobs such as cooking, housekeeping, fashion, etc. I think both sexes must be given equal opportunities. 

Schools are considered our second home. This is where we learn almost everything, starting from the basic such as reading and writing. Before we turn into adults, this is the place where we get most of our training. Therefore, schools should also be the avenue to prepare us to enter into another chapter – the working life. Schools must extend its training by educating and guiding the young people to their future career.

IELTS Speaking 8.0 Sample – Chủ đề Travel

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Speaking Part 1

Yes. Travelling just changes your mind and refreshes you and makes you forget the busy work schedule. When you start enjoying yourself for some time, you get charged up. 

I often spend my holidays with my cousins at my grandma’s place in Hyderabad which is the capital of Telangana state. We enjoy each other’s company. 

Yes. I have. Places which I visited have a very rich heritage and are colourful like Jaipur which is also known as the pink city, Hyderabad which is also a great metropolitan city, Nagpur famous for its oranges, Delhi famous for its shopping centres and food, Punjab famous for its lively atmosphere etc. 

I have visited almost every type of place where people enjoy their life, places where people have a lot of opportunities to express their creativity, places which are well known for their educational facilities etc. 

Whenever I visit a place the first thing I do is search about the history or past of that place ,then record the experiences I get there. I write about what I did , what I liked etc. I just jot down in my travel diary so that whenever I open and read it I can relive those memories.

I prefer travelling in a group as it’s always safe and most affordable. Also when we go on a trip as a group we are bonded with different type of people and make a lot beautiful ,sour and sweet memories. 

I haven’t travelled abroad yet. First I want to tour all places within my country. 

I prefer travelling in winter because the weather and atmosphere remains cool and soothing and it feels good to travel when it’s cool and soul-satisfying. 

The best time to travel in India is in the span of November to February when it is mixed weather. In this period it’s cold and dry simultaneously. 

Yes, definitely. India is considered to be one of the best countries to travel to because of its rich and diverse culture. The way the people in India welcome others with such a warm heart is tremendous to be felt. 

Each and every place in my country is significant for a particular thing. I would rather suggest a foreigner to tour all over India because there is not even a corner here that isn’t unique. 

I would like to visit New York and also Switzerland. These are my most favourite and desired destinations because of their scenic beauty and also the people who are very generous and sweet. 

On normal days I don’t spend much time as you know I’m pursuing my studies and working simultaneously. So it is really difficult to travel on normal days. 

When travelling in a car I just sit back and enjoy the scenery. When on the train I really prefer sleeping and if I’m travelling by flight I would prefer reading a novel with my music on. 

 

Yes, definitely. My hometown is the best place to visit on a holiday as it has the best scenic views and a lot of places to roam around. Also my hometown is kind of famous for its delicious food and shopping areas.

Speaking Part 2 

Describe a tourist attraction you once visited. You should say 

  • When you visited it 
  • Where is it situated 
  • Whom you went with and say what about it you like the most 

Sample Answer

I love to visit places, but due to my busy schedule, I am unable to go out on a lot of trips on holidays. Before the global pandemic started, I visited Sikkim with my family. I don’t clearly remember the exact date ,but it was in the month of May, 2019. It was summer, but the weather was very soothing there. Sikkim is  one of the smallest states of India situated in the North eastern part. Since my childhood I was drawn towards mountains more than I was towards the sea. Mountains always used to be peaceful and calm and I think that is the most attractive part of it. We started our journey from Pelling which is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The town is filled with monasteries and waterfalls. Pemayangtse Monastery is another equally important Buddhist shrine in Pelling. I visited the place the same day I visited Khecheopalri Lake,Rimbi fall, Kanchenjunga falls  and Singshore bridge. It is the second largest suspension bridge in Asia. The next day we visited Rabdentse Ruins and in the evening we were off to Ravangla. Unfortunately it started to rain so we were unable to visit anything but Temi tea garden on our way to ravangla. The next day we were off to Gangtok. We stayed there and went out on alternative days for sightseeing. We visited Tsomgo lake, Seven Sisters waterfall, Banjhakri falls, Rumtek monastery. The days we were not sightseeing, we used to spend quality time in the Gangtok “mail” which they used to call their shopping markets. We were unable to visit Nathula Pass as it started to snow heavily. We visited Yumthang-the valley of flowers and the flower shows of Gangtok. The beautiful snow capped mountains, the waterfalls, the monasteries, the lakes, the people and everything was so serene and beautiful. Sikkim increased my love for mountains ever since. I had a memorable trip which I will relive forever.

Speaking Part 3: Travelling 

India is a colossal country to travel around. There are so many beautiful and adventurous places here. Hence people of India are athirst to travel from one place to another. Indians are always keen on discovering the daring and quixotic moments through travel. Nowadays, Indians mostly travel with friends wherever they get a vacation or a weekend 

With the growing population and economic growth, India has changed especially in regards to travel. People now travel for uploading travel blogs, pictures or everyday travel videos on social media. The mode of transportation has improved a lot, as travel now is cheaper, comfortable and faster. Nowadays content creators go to places, find stuff and share in social media which is phenomenal. Now travel has become so easy that anyone can go for a long vacation. 

People usually travel with family friends or loved ones for a weekend to a neighbouring country or for a family vacation or for long travel. There is something within us that triggers us to pack our bags and visit a new place. Tourists mainly visit India, especially the southern part of India, during April – May and December for experiencing the crystal blue waters and soft white sand beaches. Tourists usually visit India with family and friends. Some people come with their loved ones to spend their most adventurous moments of life. 

I think travel has made people better communicators. It has allowed people to be more patient. Through travelling, people can get to know a lot more about the world around them. Travel increases the desire to meet new people and pushes one to explore all kinds of amazing, admirable things. You become a well-rounded person just by experience. Travelling focuses on a greater sense of empathy and we also gain knowledge about diverse cultures. Interaction with people is another pathway to revitalize our minds. I think travelling really develops a personality. They become less judgemental, more stable, more open-minded, find themselves more optimistic, and don’t panic often.

There are many disadvantages of not travelling to a new place. Many educational and health benefits will be missed. We will be unable to learn new cultures and languages. Memories for a lifetime will really pass over. You will not be able to deal with the stress, if you don’t take a break and travel. Also, you cannot sense and appreciate independence. You cannot boost confidence within yourself. You cannot realize your passion if you are not physically exploring places. 

Speaking Part 3: Travelling in cities 

Most of the people in India own a vehicle. It could either be a two-wheeler or four-wheeler. And the ones who don’t have a private vehicle travel through public transport like metro, buses, or by local trains. Sometimes they travel by subways too. 

In suburbs there is a lot of free space available. Also in most suburbs, there is an element of peace and people lead a normal life. But in cities, the places have become more and more compact with population increase. One more advantage of suburbs is that the cost of living is low. 

Owning a private vehicle is very common nowadays. It makes our life easy as we can travel at our convenience. People have started travelling from one city to another. Vehicles have made their life comfortable. People have also become a bit lazy as they tend to take vehicles even for shorter distances and also a lot of fuel is burnt in this process. 

People in India mostly prefer taking a walk if it is a very short trip like walking to the nearby grocery shop. Walking is also essential for a person to maintain proper metabolism. Walking is preferred because firstly it is, of course, environmentally friendly and also it boosts up our immune system, energy, and also keeps our heart healthy and fit.

We can help people by providing them with valuable and good sources of information to plan a visit. E.g., Help schedule the time of travel. We can also improve the infrastructure in an area that can reduce overcrowding in the particular region. We can also encourage corporate companies to build technology parks in the suburbs and villages as well. 

Yes, there is a direct linking between travelling and the environment. When the weather is perfect and soothing, we enjoy travelling. If the heat comes right above our head, we get irritated and will not enjoy our trip. 

The transportation in my hometown is not good. The public transport can’t be trusted because the buses don’t arrive on time. Also, the people aren’t educated and are unaware of the timings of public transport. The most important thing is that women are concerned about their safety in public transport. 

These problems can be solved by making people aware of the timetable of the buses. They can also educate the drivers about being on time. The people can be trained to use metro options too.

Cycling is given a lot of importance in my hometown because it is good exercise. People are educated and know that it helps in increasing cardiovascular fitness, muscle flexibility, decreasing stress level and that it also makes our mind fresh and boosts up our energy level. 

Car is faster and effective than bicycles. A car can hold more stuff into it, but you can’t carry heavy items in a cycle. Also in a car, safety is guaranteed because of its compact and secured design. A car can house a group of people but a cycle cannot. Also it is way more comfortable than a cycle. 

Riding a bicycle helps in building mental and physical fitness. It helps in saving a lot of money too. It is rejuvenating to take a cool shower after cycling for an hour or two. As we have pros, there are cons too. We may be exposed to the day’s temperature, which can harm our body (if it is not moderate). We can meet with accidents. Cycles are theft-prone too. 

Government can create separate lanes for cycling. They can also introduce some schemes related to cycling. Marathons can be held in a regular interval of time. They can even distribute pamphlets regarding the importance of cycling to encourage people. 

Having good transportation in a city makes life convenient and helps people reach their destination on time. It will be safe for girls to travel. Also, it helps in less consumption of fossil fuels like petrol or diesel. By this, we can help in reducing the pollution as we will use the buses rather than our own vehicle.

There are already many plans that our government is looking into, and one of them is the technology of the bullet trains, which can help people travel in less time at a very reasonable cost. In the coming days, people might develop a technology that can help them reach their destination within the city very fast and without pollution. International travel.

Yes, many of my friends travel abroad when they get holidays. Also, many such people are there who go out of India to experience more about the culture, food, people, climate, of foreign countries. 

Some people go abroad to work to get more exposure and gain experience. Some people like to travel a lot. So they take up a job which will help them in travelling. They even travel to embrace a new lifestyle and also to learn a new language.

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