Đề luyện tập IELTS Speaking số 2: Topic “Childhood”

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28.11.2021

Childhood là chủ đề khá quen thuộc trong bài thi IELTS Speaking. Vì vậy, IELTS Vietop gửi đến bạn đề luyện tập IELTS Speaking số 2: Topic “Childhood” gồm cả 3 part, tham khảo và ôn luyện thôi nào!

Part 1

Sample

1. Do you think it is better for children to grow up in a city or the countryside?

It has been a topic of discussion for many years. While a lot of people are against the downfalls of city life, such as heavy traffic and the lack of green space, I guess it is still a better idea for children to live in the cities, where they are exposed to more people and have more chances to enhance their social skills. Living in the countryside may allow them to develop a connection with nature, and maybe to have more time to spend with their parents, but the education opportunities, as well as social development, are still of greater importance to children today. 

  • Downfall (n): sự suy yếu 
  • Expose (v): tiếp xúc
  • Be of greater importance: quan trọng hơn

2. How does a person’s childhood influence what kind of adult they become?

The way I see it, adulthood is basically an extension of your childhood experience. If a child is raised in a family with overprotective parents, he will develop a fear of strangers. In the future, when forced to be in a situation that is beyond his ken, the fear will just take on another form. On the other hand, if one is subject to physical and mental abuse during his early years, he may replicate that behavior as an adult. 

  • Beyond one’s ken: quá sức ai đó
  • Be subject to: chịu đựng 
  • Replicate (v): lặp lại 

Xem thêm bài viết: Cách trả lời dạng “Wh-/How” Questions – IELTS Speaking Part 1,3

3. Do you think that children these days have a better or worse childhood than your generation? Why?

Wow, it is not easy to compare, to say the truth. From my observation, children nowadays receive a well-rounded education as parents are fully aware of how important cognitive and social developments are to them. Apart from daytime school work, they are taken to extra courses of sports, music, dancing, and musical instrument playing. However, participating in such a large number of activities can put children under a lot of pressure as they hardly find any time to just enjoy themselves. People from my generation, on the other hand, were not exposed to cutting-edge technology in our early years, but surely had a lot more time to hang out and more stories to be told.

  • Well-rounded (adj): toàn diện 
  • Be put under pressure: bị áp lực
  • Cutting-edge technology (n): công nghệ tiên tiến

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Part 2

Đề bài

Describe a happy childhood memory.

You should say:

  • when and where the incident you remember happened
  • who you were with
  • what happened exactly

and explain why it is a happy memory.

Sample

This cue card reminds me of a lot of beautiful childhood memories. But if I had to talk about the one I remember the most, that would be the time when I first learned how to ride a bicycle. 

At the time I was just around 6 years old, which meant I was about to start going to primary school. Since both my mom and dad were up to ears with a lot of work, they decided to teach me how to ride the bike so that I could commute to school on my own. I still remember vividly that Sunday, when the sun was out and the birds were singing. My parents took me to the park within a walking distance from my house, along with a spanking new, bright pink-colored bicycle they just bought as a present for my birthday. I recall having cold feet to just sit on an actual balance bike with no training wheels. My dad insisted I get on it and learn to coast without using pedals. As I went, he was in the back holding the frame so that I wouldn’t fall. After several attempts, I got used to those “running” steps and picked up my feet to feel the balance. 

I was frightened out of my wits to notice that my dad had already released his hands from the bike to see how I coped. As expected, I ended up stumbling then crashing into a nearby tree. Despite being all black and blue after the incident, I decided to take another stab and managed to fully control the vehicle, after about 2 hours. My mom and dad gave me a pat on the back for my effort, and I was on top of the world to have my mom and dad there to watch me shine. 

I guess learning how to ride a bike is something we all went through as kids. And whenever think back to that memory, I feel so lucky to have had such a beautiful memory with my parents. 

Vocab

  • Be up to ears (with work): rất bận rộn
  • Vividly (adj): một cách rõ ràng
  • Within a walking distance: gần, có thể đi bộ lại được
  • Spanking new (adj): mới toanh
  • Have cold feet: sợ hãi
  • Coast (v): lướt đi (trên xe đạp)
  • Be frightened out of one’s wits: sợ hãi 
  • Stumble (v): chao đảo
  • Black and blue: bị bầm tím
  • Take another stab: thử lại lần nữa
  • Gave someone a pat on the back: khen ngợi ai đó
  • Be on top of the world: vui sướng 

Xem thêm các tips làm bài IELTS Speaking Part 2 và áp dụng vào bài thi nhé!

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Part 3

Sample

1. Do you think it is better for children to grow up in a city or the countryside?

It has been a topic of discussion for many years. While a lot of people are against the downfalls of city life, such as heavy traffic and the lack of green space, I guess it is still a better idea for children to live in the cities, where they are exposed to more people and have more chances to enhance their social skills. Living in the countryside may allow them to develop a connection with nature, and maybe to have more time to spend with their parents, but the education opportunities, as well as social development, are still of greater importance to children today. 

  • Downfall (n): sự suy yếu 
  • Expose (v): tiếp xúc
  • Be of greater importance: quan trọng hơn

2. How does a person’s childhood influence what kind of adult they become?

The way I see it, adulthood is basically an extension of your childhood experience. If a child is raised in a family with overprotective parents, he will develop a fear of strangers. In the future, when forced to be in a situation that is beyond his ken, the fear will just take on another form. On the other hand, if one is subject to physical and mental abuse during his early years, he may replicate that behavior as an adult. 

  • Beyond one’s ken: quá sức ai đó
  • Be subject to: chịu đựng 
  • Replicate (v): lặp lại 

3. Do you think that children these days have a better or worse childhood than your generation? Why?

Wow, it is not easy to compare, to say the truth. From my observation, children nowadays receive a well-rounded education as parents are fully aware of how important cognitive and social developments are to them. Apart from daytime school work, they are taken to extra courses of sports, music, dancing, and musical instrument playing. However, participating in such a large number of activities can put children under a lot of pressure as they hardly find any time to just enjoy themselves. People from my generation, on the other hand, were not exposed to cutting-edge technology in our early years, but surely had a lot more time to hang out and more stories to be told.

  • Well-rounded (adj): toàn diện 
  • Be put under pressure: bị áp lực
  • Cutting-edge technology (n): công nghệ tiên tiến

Xem ngay: Cách trả lời dạng Yes/No Questions – IELTS Speaking Part 1, 3

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