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9-12月雅思口语Part3

part3 9-12月雅思口语新题【敬佩商人】高分素材

1. What do you think is the retirement age for men and women?

From what I can recall, I am pretty sure it is early to mid 50s for women, and 60 for men. Though, it was set during a time in which life expectancy was far lower than it is today. It’s great as an individual, but not so great overall. I mean, how much longer can we support a large number of pensioners?

recall 回忆

life expectancy 寿命

pensioners 领养老金的人

2. What kinds of qualities do people need to run their own business?

The essential qualities are perseverance and the ability to spot opportunities. A lot of the time, the ability to run a successful business comes down to your willingness to stick with a problem and captialise on an opportunity that others had not yet done. Many billionaires are not geniuses, they just spotted an opportunity and made it happen.

essential 重要的

perseverante 毅力

spot 发现

captialise 变现

geniuses 天才们

3. What do you think are the key factors that contribute to the success of a business?

I would say that the ability to adapt is crucial to a business’s success. There are many corporations that dominated the market, but were disrupted by a university student in a dorm room, and now they no longer exist. The world and the demands of the market are always changing, especially in the modern world. It’s pretty much survival of the fittest.

crucial 重要的

dominate 主导

disrupted 被扰乱

4. If you had the opportunity to have your own business, what business would it be? Why?

I would love to have my own video game company someday. See, I have been an avid gamer since I was like 6 years old. It’s probably one of my biggest hobbies. So, to be able to actually produce my own games and be behind the process would be a dream come true. I would be able to make money from doing what I love.

avid 热衷的

Qualities of business owners 商人的主要品质

  • disciplined 有纪律的
  • going the extra mile 加倍努力的
  • visionary 有远⻅的
  • obsession with success 对胜利着迷

Key factors for a company’s success 公司成功的主要因素

  • able to adapt to the market 适应市场
  • able to rise from failure 能够从失败中崛起
  • good corporate culture 好的公司文化
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9-12月雅思口语Part3

part3 9-12月雅思口语新题【有名运动员】高分素材

1.What kinds of exercises do Chinese people like?

Typically, Chinese people are fond of exercises which are low in intensity, but offer physical and mental health benefits. Examples include walking and tai chi. Many of the popular exercises are performed solo, but people in China are also fond of group exercise which allow for a competitive outlet, such as basketball and football.

intensity  强度 

physical and mental health benefits  身心健康的益处

competitive outlet  好竞争的出口

2. What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?

Athletes should possess a willingness to put the team’s success before their own glory, if it’s a team sport of course. The team should not have to suffer because an individual in that team thought they were more important. All athletes should be respectful. Without their opposition, they would not have a game. So respect for people, even your opponent, is important.

willingness 意愿

glory 荣耀

opposition 对手

3. Why are there so few top athletes?

Quite simply, an insane level of skill is required to be at the top. Look at the NBA for example, Even the average players are extremely skilled. After all, they are competing at the highest level in the world. To actually be a top athlete, you have to make these other highly skilled players look near incompetent in comparison to you.      

insane 不可思议

incompetent 无能

4. What’s the best way to become a top athlet

From what I gather, it is a combination of discipline and insatiable desire to improve. Many of the top athletes are never satisfied with their level of skill, they are forever seeking to improve. If they don’t improve further, then others can catch up to them or their skills will stagnate. Other than that, top athletes are disciplined. They make training a frequent occurrence.

discipline 机率 

insatiable desire 不能满足的医院 

stagnate 停滞不前 

occurrence 出现

Qualities of athletes 运动员的品质

hard work 努力

dedication坚持不懈 

always seeking to improve 不断去努力

discipline纪律性

obsession with success 对成功的着迷

Different kinds of exercises 不同种类的运动 

solo sports 单人运动

group sports 集体运动

ball games 球类运动

extreme ss 极限运动

water sports 水上运动 

ice sports 冰上运动

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ielts 范文

雅思写作真题8分范文「参加团队运动更有益,还是参加个人运动更好 」

Some people think that it’s more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football. But othersthink taking part in individual sports is better, like swimming. Discuss bothviews and give your own opinion.题 目:有些人认为参加团队运动更有益,比如足球。但也有人认为参加个人运动更好,比如游泳。讨论两种观点并给出自己的观点。

OGE 外籍老师 Tessa 为同学们整理了本话题所需的论据,来自纽约时报、BBC、卫报以及诸多体育网站,体育赛事广告网站以及心理杂志。并附上自己的范文,希望能帮助到大家。

| Brainstorming 

First I thought of the benefits of teamsports and individual sports, and listed these. I then did some research formore reasons, reading articles from The New York Times, The BBC and The Guardian. I also read articles from sports websites, websites advertising sports events and psychological journals.

| 论 据

Team sports 团队运动

  • Social skills 社交技能
  • Communication and relationship building 沟通与关系建立
  • Less solitude 少孤独
  • Make new friends 结交新朋友
  • Learn from others 从他人那里学习

Individual sports 个人运动

  • Build confidence in oneself-strong sense of accomplishment 建立自信,有强烈的责任感
  • Self discipline 自律
  • Goals achieved alone – no one else to blame for failures 独自实现的目标,没有人为失败负责
  • Builds self esteem 建立自尊
  • Fosters mental toughness 塑造心理韧性
  • Fosters personal mastery 培养个人掌控能力

| 主体内容搭建

I decided the first paragraph would focus on individual sports, and chose two points to focus on, with an example.

我将第一段重点在个人运动上,并选出两个论点和举一个例子。

  • Fosters mental toughness 塑造心理韧性
  • Build confidence in oneself-strong sense of accomplishment 建立自信,有强烈的责任感

I decided I think team sports are more beneficial, so the second paragraph gave my opinion and two reasons to develop, again with an example.

我认为团队运动更有益,所以第二段给出了我的观点和两个展开的原因,再次举了一个例子。

  • Communication and relationship building 沟通和关系的建立
  • Make new friends 结交新朋友

| 关键词组

benefits individual sports 有利于个人运动, benefits teamsports 有利于团队运动, self discipline 自律, social skills and sport 社交技能和运动, goal setting 目标设定, self esteem 自尊。

范 文

Having a healthy life style is important for each of us, and playing sports is a good way to keep active and fit. Some people believe team sports, like football, basketball and baseball have the most benefit, while others argue that individual sports, like swimming, running and surfing, are better. This essay will discuss both views and give my own opinion.

拥有健康的生活方式对我们每个人都很重要,运动是保持活力和健康的好方法。一些人认为足球、篮球和棒球等团队运动最有好处,而另一些人则认为游泳、跑步和冲浪等个人运动更好。本文将讨论这两种观点,并给出自己的观点。

keep active and fit 保持活力和健康

Individual sports build and foster mental toughness. They demand we set personal goals, and that we focus and work hard to achieve them. For example, a swimmer may set a goal to swim a length in acertain time. Because they must rely on themselves to achieve this, they build the self discipline required to get up and practise each morning, and to remain focused, even if they suffer setbacks. By doing so, individual sports also help to build one’s confidence – by reaching these personal ambitions, the individual gains a strong sense of accomplishment.

个人体育锻炼和培养心理韧性。他们要求我们设定个人目标,并要求我们集中精力,努力实现这些目标。例如,一个游泳运动员可以设定一个目标,在一定时间内游一段距离。因为他们必须依靠自己来实现这一目标,所以他们建立了每天早上起床练习所需的自律,即使遇到挫折,也要保持专注。通过这样做,个人运动也有助于建立信心——通过实现这些个人抱负,个人获得强烈的成就感。

suffer setbacks 遭遇挫折

However, I believe that team sports have more far-reaching benefits. Primarily, team sports teach us important social skills, like communicating effectively and building harmonious relationships. For example, a football player learns how to communicate with his teammates when strategising for a game, and to do so in a communal, collaborative environment. Furthermore, team sports help us to make new friends, avoiding the feelings of solitude and loneliness that individual sports can create. These skills go beyond the playing field, helping people to make real connections outside of sport, and providing us with skills we can use in all aspects of life.

我相信团队运动有更深远的好处。首先,团队运动教会我们重要的社交技能,如有效沟通和建立和谐关系。例如,足球运动员学习如何在制定比赛策略时与队友沟通,以及如何在公共协作环境中进行沟通。此外,团队运动有助于我们结交新朋友,避免个人运动可能产生的孤独感。这些技能超越了运动场,帮助人们在运动之外建立真正的联系,并为我们提供可以在生活各个方面使用的技能。

far-reaching 影响深远

strategising for a game 策划一个比赛

Though there are benefits to all sports, be they individual or team structured, I believe thatsports played with others are better at providing us with skills that can benefit us on both a personal and social level.

虽然所有的运动都有好处,无论是个人的还是团队的,但我相信与他人一起进行的运动更能为我们提供使我们在个人和社会层面都受益的技能。

Be…or… 无论

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9-12月雅思口语Part3

part39-12月雅思口语新题【有趣外国人】高分素材

1.Do you think having foreign friends is a good way to know other countries?

I would say so. A culture is a reflection of a country , it represents the country’s values and traditions. Our culture is a part of us. represent When we move, we tend to bring our culture with us. So if you have a foreign friend, you can l earn about their culture and what life is like in their country.

reflection  映射

represent  代表..

values & traditions  价值观和传统

2.Do you think it’s important to know the culture and language before going to another country?

Honestly, it depends on why you are going to another country. If it’s just for a holiday, it is not so important. If I go to a country to visit the landmarks or places of interest, then culture and language is not necessary for you to know. However, if you wish to live in another country, it is important to understand these things.

landmarks  地标

places of interests  景点

3.What do you think of people who work in international companies?

I think they are looking to broaden their horizons and I respect them for it. Working in an international company is not always easy. It can bring many people outside of their comfort zone. However, people who are willing to try it may find it was well worth any troubles or difficulties they encountered.

bring people outside of their comfort zones  帮人们脱离舒适圈

encounter  偶然碰到 

4.What abilities do people need to have when working in an international company?

Hmm, good question. Definitely an acceptance and tolerance of cultures and customs that are different to your own. You are likely to be exposed to many different cultures at an international company. From eating food, to greeting people, to the approach to work, things will be different. So it is necessary to be okay with it and realise that not everyone follows your culture.

tolerance  容忍 

be exposed to  被曝光在

Brainstorming Ideas 头脑⻛暴 

Importance of knowing the culture and language of a country before going there 去一个国家前,理解一个国家的文化和语言的重要性

  • can avoid many embarrassing situations because of cultural and language differences  避免由于文化和语言不同导致的尴尬场景
  • can understand more of what you are experiencing  能够帮助你更好的理拜访的地方
  • can interact more with the locals  可以和当地人互动得更多

Abilities required to work in an International company

  • language skills  语言能力
  • Interpersonal skills  交际能力
  • open to different cultures  对不同文化的包含
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9-12月雅思口语Part3

part3 9-12月雅思口语新题【有创造力的人】满分素材

1. Who are more creative, children or adults?

I would have to go with children in this case. That’s not to say that adults are incapable of creativity; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Unfortunately, many adults have had their dreams shot down and are afraid to think big. Children have not been exposed to this, so they luckily have not suppressed their creative thinking.

incapable of 缺乏…

quite the opposite 完全相反

had their dreams shot down 他们的梦想被击败了

suppress .. 压制..

2.Is it good for children to learn arts?

Oh absolutely. See, creativity should be harnessed as it is an invaluable tool in life. It can lead to jobs in creative fields, the creation of masterpieces and even innovative ideas that disrupt the market. But all this should be started at a young age. The more creative someone is while they are young, the better off they will be in the long run.

harness 利用

invaluable 无价的;非常贵重的

masterpieces 大师作品

disrupt the market 震撼市场

3. What kinds of jobs require people to be creative?

Surprisingly most jobs require creativity if you want to operate at the highest level. Take an engineer for example. They need intelligence to get to the level of actually being an engineer. However, if they wish to be innovative and create new machines or systems for instance, they need the creative ability to actually envision what their innovative product will be.

envision 预想

4. Do you think leaders need to have creative ability?

I would even go a step further and say that it is a vital quality of leadership. Creativity is the ability to approach problems from a new angle or perspective that had not been previously considered. Some of the greatest military leaders in human history are revered for their creative approaches to battle that had never even been previously considered.

vital 特别重要的

approach 接近

revered 被崇敬

Brainstorming Ideas 头脑⻛暴

Jobs in creative fields 创造领域里的工作

Problems lacking an adequate solution 没有适当解决方案的问题

Innovation 创新

Creation of masterpieces 创造大师作品

Benefits of children learning arts 小孩学习艺术的好处

being creative 变的有创造力

Improving social skills 提升社交技能

encouraging self-expression 鼓励自我表达

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9-12月雅思口语Part3

part3 9-12月雅思口语新题【善待不喜欢的人】高分素材

1. Why are people friendly with the person they don’t like?

I’d say it comes down to personal values and empathy. You may not like someone, but if you desire to be friendly trumps your dislike for them, it I s understandable that you would be nice to them. Also just because you don’t like someone doesn’t necessarily mean you want to, you know, hurt their feelings.

values 价值观

empathy 感同身受

desire 渴望

trump 胜过

2. What kinds of people are usually friendly?

Well, there are the types who are friendly because they realise it is beneficial to be friendly. If you are kind to someone, they are likely to be kind in return. On the other hand, you have people who are naturally friendly, and do it because it’s simply who they are. They don’t need a reason to be friendly to others.

in return 作为报答

3. What are the differences between being friendly and being polite?

That’s a good question. I’d say the main difference is that when you are polite, it’s not coming from the heart. Most people are generally polite, but that is just a social expectation. To actually be friendly, means you are willing to go the extra mile and be genuinely kind to someone, you may even go out of your way for them.

social expectation社会期待

go the extra mile多努力一点

genuinely 真实的

go out of your way 想法设法.

4. What do you think of the people who are always straightforward?

Let’s see, I honestly respect their truthfulness. It’s a breath of fresh air. Most people don’t share their true thoughts with others, whether out of politeness or an unwillingness to deal with the potential consequences. Many just say what people expect them to say. So, to find someone who does not care and will always be upfront is refreshing.

truthfulness 坦率

a breath of fresh air 使人耳目一新

unwillingness 不情愿

consequences 后果

upfront 坦率的

Brainstorming Ideas 头脑⻛暴

What is friendliness 什么是友好

Going the extra mile for someone 对某人加倍的好

Trying to make someone else happy 试图让其他人开心Helping someone 帮助他人

What is politeness 什么是礼貌

Not being rude 不粗鲁

Having manners 有礼貌

Characteristics of straightforward people 直率人的特征

Honest 诚实的

Don’t hide things 不遮遮挡挡

Won’t tell you what you wa to hear if it isn’t true 不会虚伪

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9-12月雅思口语Part1

9-12月雅思口语新题P3【小学印象最深刻的人】高分素材

1.Why do people always miss their childhood?

I think it’s a case of not so much missing when they were a child, but missing the lack of responsibility and worries that came with being a child. I mean, we are talking about a time in most people’s lives where they did not have to work or worry too much about their future.

lack of responsibility 缺乏责任感

2.Are kids happier than adults? Why?

I would say so, yeah. See, children have a very innocent world view and think the best of everyone. Most children also haven’t gone through tough experiences. When you become an adult, you realise that life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. In addition, you also face societal pressures that can make you unhappy.

innocent 无辜的

life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine 生活并不是一番⻛顺

3.Why do people still remember many of their friends from primary school?

Well, we’re referring to a time in their life where things were simple and life had minimal struggles. It could be something as simple as nostalgia for those good times, and those good times were spent with those primary school friends. Since we have fond memories of those times, we remember them better. So by extension, we remember our friends from primary school.

minimal struggles 几乎没有任何难事

nostalgia 怀念

fond memories 美好的回忆

by extension 引申开来

4. What kinds of primary school teachers will impress students?

The ones who genuinely care about their students will always be the ones who impress the students. There are some teachers there. They are only interested in their pay. Occasionally though, you get passionate teachers who genuinely want their students to succeed. Those are the ones who students will remember fondly.

genuinely 真诚地

occassionally 偶尔地

Differences between adulthood and childhood 成年时期和儿童时期的不同

Have minimal responsibilities in childhood 儿童时期,机会没有责任

Have no financial burden in childhood 儿童时期,没有财政压力

easier to be satisfied as a child 小孩子更容易满足

Qualities of good primary school teachers 小学老师应有的品质

being caring & compassionate to their students 对他们的学生有关心和爱心

being self-disciplined and can lead by example 自律,可以以身作则

being well-organized & can manage a group of noisy children well 非常有条理可以管理一堆吵闹的儿童

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9-12月雅思口语Part2

part2 9-12月雅思口语新题【小学印象最深刻的人】高分素材

口语题目

Describe a person who impressed you most when you were in primary school

描述一位在你小学时期让你印象最深刻的人

描述思路

Who he/she is?他是什么样的人?

How you knew him/her?你怎么认识他的?

Why he/she impressed you most?为什么他让你印象最深刻?

How you feel about him/her?你对他的感受是什么?

What the story between you and him?你和他之间发生了怎样的故事?

口语范例

I remember being impressed by this girl in primary school because of how empathetic and caring she was. I think it’s reasonable to say that most children are quite mean, at least in my experience. If they are not mean, they’re at least selfish, almost to a petty level.

empathetic 具有同情心

caring 关心他人的

mean 尖酸刻薄

almost to a pretty level 几乎到达了差不多的水平

In saying that, she was the exception. This girl was one of the kindest people I had ever met, and yes, that’s still true, even to this day. If someone was upset, she would stay by their side and help them. If someone forgot their lunch, she would share hers with them. You get the idea.

In saying that 尽管如此

she was the exception 她是个例外

stay by someone’s side待在某人身边

I both admire and respect her for who she is. She was pleasant to be around and knew how to brighten everyone’s day, even when she wasn’t trying to. Plus she was always very nice to me.

brighten everyone s day照亮每个人的一天

There was this one time where I was feeling down, my pet had just passed away. I tried not to draw too much attention to myself and it worked for the most part. However, she could just tell that I was sad, guess I wasn’t my usual self that day. Anyway, she sat with me and even bought me a juice. For a primary school student, that would’ve costed a fortune; but, she did it for me. She never asked for anything in return either, but I wasn’t going to let her kindness go unrewarded, so I bought her a chocolate bar. I haven’t seen her in a long time, but I really hope she’s doing well. If there was ever a person who deserved to live a good life, I would say that she is that person.

cost a fortune 花费好大一笔钱

go unrewarded 得不到回报

deserve 应得

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ielts 范文

21.9.25雅思写作真题「广告对社会经济和社会的影响」8分范文

Some people think advertising may have positive economic effects. Others think it has negative social effects because individuals are not satisfied with who they are and what they have. Discuss both views and giveyour opinion.

这是关于媒体类+社会类的双观点讨论题,以下由OGE外籍老师Tessa提供。

题目:

有人说广告有积极的经济影响,其他人则认为它带来负面的社会影响,因为它会让人们对自己和他们拥有的东西感到不满意。讨论双方观点,并给出你自己的看法。

BrainstormI started by brainstorming on the positive economic effects of advertising, and then what the negative social effects might be. I also researched the subject through articles in The New Yorker,Forbes magazine, The Guardian and CNN, and read articles from finance, psychology and advertising websites. I then listed the points.

我首先头脑风暴了广告的积极经济影响,然后是广告的消极社会效应。我还通过《纽约客》、《福布斯》杂志、《卫报》和CNN上的文章研究了这个话题,并阅读了金融、心理学和广告网站上的文章。然后我列出了以下要点。
Positive economic effects
积极的经济影响

  • Boosts the economy by people spending通过人们的消费促进了经济的发展
  • Creates healthy competition by producers and manufacturers – no monopoly由生产和制造商们创造了健康的竞争环境,无垄断
  • Creates a desire for better and more efficient products – makes money and makes our lives easier创造了对更好、更高效产品的渴望 —— 赚钱并且让我们的生活更轻松
  • Demand for products means more jobs对产品的需求意味着更多的就业机会

Negative social effects负面的社会影响

  • People never satisfied withwhat they have so keep consuming人们从不满足于他们所拥有的,所以他们不断地消费
  • People keep consuming so they get into debt人们不断消费,因此负债
  •  Constant comparison to what other people have经常与别人比较
  • Technology changing all the time, so new products soon become old and obsolete技术日新月异,所以新产品很快就会过时
  • Creates waste – bad for the environment造成浪费 —— 对环境有害
  • People work longer hours to have more money to spend – neglect health, family人们为了有更多的钱,工作更长的时间 —— 忽视健康、家庭

Paragraph One

(主体)第一段

I decided the first paragraph would focus on the positive economic effects, and chose two points to focus on.

(本文主体段) 第一段将重点放在积极的经济影响上,并选择了两点作为重点。

  • Boosts the economy by people spending
  • Demand for products means more jobs

Paragraph Two

(主体)第二段

In the second paragraph, I gave my own opinion and focused on two specific negative social effects of advertising.

在(主体)第二段中,我给出了自己的观点,并重点讨论了广告的两个具体负面社会效应。 

  • Creates waste – bad for the environment
  • People work longer hours to have more money to spend – neglect health, family

Key Words and Phrases关键词及词组
Advertising 广告, economic growth 经济增长, consumer demand 消费需求, job creation 工作机会, over-consumption 过渡消费, longer work hours 更长的工作时间, social effects of advertising 广告的社会影响, environmental impact 环境影响, waste 浪费, sustainability 可持续性。

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As advertising becomes increasingly pervasive 充斥各处的 and invasive 浸袭的 , concerns and questions have arisen regarding the effects it may be having on the economy and on society. Some people believe the economic effects are positive, whereas others argue the social effects of advertising are negative. This essay will discuss both views and offer my own opinion.
随着广告变得越来越普遍和侵入性,人们对广告可能对经济和社会产生的影响产生了担忧和问题。一些人认为经济影响是积极的,而另一些人则认为广告的社会影响是负面的。这篇文章将讨论这两种观点,并提出我自己的观点。

Of course, advertising creates a desire in people to spend, and by spending, a nation’s economy is boosted 经济被促进. This furthers economic growth 推进经济增长, so companies have more cash to procure capital 筹集资金, improve technology 改善技术, expand and grow. These increase productivity and further stimulate the economy. Furthermore, they are able to spend on infrastructure, which in turn creates more jobs for more workers. This way, more people are able to make a living. It can also create further economic growth – for example, construction of a new highway also entails 使成为必需 other investments, like gas stations, cafes and retail stores 零售商店.
当然,广告会产生人们消费的欲望,通过支出,一个国家的经济会得到提振。这进一步促进了经济增长,因此公司有更多的现金来获取资本、改善技术、扩张和增长。这些措施提高了生产率,并进一步刺激了经济。此外,他们还能够在基础设施上支出,这反过来又为更多的工人创造了更多的就业机会。这样,就有更多的人能够谋生。它还可以创造进一步的经济增长——例如,修建一条新的高速公路还需要其他投资,如加油站、咖啡馆和零售商店。

However, I agree that the negative social effects of advertising cannot be ignored, and outweigh the economic positives. Firstly, advertising and the desire it creates in people to spend more and more money means people have to work longer hours in order to buy. This means they spend more time away from their families, which can cause real damage to relationships.Furthermore, they may also neglect their own health, causing illness and more bills. Secondly, by incessantly purchasing products, we create real damage to the environment and our health – many products are not sustainable or recyclable, may be toxic or create heavy air pollution. One study found that the production and use of household goods was responsible for at least 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions 全球温室气体排放. 然而,我同意广告的负面社会影响不能被忽视,而且超过了经济上的积极影响。首先,广告和它对人们花越来越多钱的渴望意味着人们必须花更长的时间才能购买。这意味着他们会花更多的时间远离家人,这可能会对人际关系造成真正的损害。此外,他们还可能忽视自己的健康,导致疾病和更多的账单。其次,通过不断购买产品,我们会对环境和健康造成真正的损害——许多产品是不可持续或可回收的,可能会有毒或造成严重的空气污染。一项研究发现,家庭用品的生产和使用至少占全球温室气体排放量的60%。
Though advertising creates a demand for products that do help the economy, we cannotafford to ignore 不容忽视 the detrimental impact 有害影响 it has on our society. We must ensure a balance is found.
虽然广告创造了对确实能帮助经济的产品的需求,但我们不能忽视它对我们社会的有害影响。我们必须确保找到一个平衡。

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9-12月雅思口语Part1

part1 2021年9-12月雅思口语新题【与他人共处】高分素材

1. Do you like talking with people?

I do like talking with people but it depends on the person. If I really like the person then I can talk to them for ages, but if I don’t really like them then I don’t want to talk to them. Personally, I like time alone so it depends how I am feeling or how tired I am, I need to have the energy. It also depends on the subject, if I am really interested in it then I like talking about it with others.

for ages 很久

depends on 取决于

subject 主题

2. How do you like spending time with your friends?

When I’m with my friends I like to just hang out with them. I love eating so I like going to cafes or restaurants with my friends. Other times, like in summer I like to go to the beach, or in winter I like skiing or watching movies. If we are at home, then I like listening to music or just talking.

hang out with和他们出去玩

3. Would you prefer to study alone or with others?

I prefer to study alone because it’s much less distracting for me, I find that I can concentrate better when I am alone. Also, I can listen to my own music – honestly, some people have really bad taste in music! It depends though, if I am learning a language I like to study with friends because then we can practise speaking in another language with each other.

distracting 分散注意力

have really bad taste in music 音乐品味特别低

4. Do you remember a time when you needed to cooperate with others?

At university last year, for my Spanish class we had to do a group project between three of us, and present a slideshow about Colombia. It had to be done in Spanish, and we decided to split the jobs, so I did the speaking, another person did the music, and another person did the graphics. It was fun, because I liked my classmates, but it was hard because we had very different personalities! We just had to be patient and listen to each other.

present a slideshow 准备幻灯片

graphics 图片设计

Would you prefer to study alone or with others?

Alone because:

  • I can concentrate better
  • I can listen to my own music
  • It’s less distracting

Group because:

  • have a good study atmosphere
  • can help each other out
  • It’s much more fun