IELTS Vietop gửi đến bạn bài mẫu IELTS Speaking Part 2,3 chủ đề “Smiling”, cùng tham khảo ngay bài viết hôm dưới nhé!
Part 2: Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
You should say:
- when it happened
- who you were with
- what happened
- and explain why most people were smiling
I’m going to talk about my nephew’s “thôi nôi”, which is a traditional ritual in my culture. The word “thôi nôi” literally means to be weaned off the cradle. Parents often perform this when their child reaches one year of age in the Lunar calendar. This is an occasion that is considered fun and everyone involved usually laughs and smiles a lot.
Last week, my nephew turned one. My brother and sister-in-law, his parents, threw a big party and they invited close friends and relatives to join. But the activity that most people want to see is what I call “the career prediction ritual”. In this ritual, my nephew was presented with various daily life objects including a book, a toy car, a calculator, a pair of scissors, etc. It is said whichever item is chosen by the baby is a prediction of their future occupation.
As he was looking at the selection, everyone else was laughing and cheering him on. After a minute of hesitation, he eventually went for the calculator. So the interpretation is that his future job might relate to numbers. For example, finance or accounting. His parents seemed to be very happy with that. They kept kissing him and smiling at him.
Personally, I don’t think the prediction is accurate. What is significant about this event is the story it creates and the happiness it brings. You know, I’m an adult and sometimes my parents still talk about how I chose a pair of scissors and never worked a day as a tailor. They often smile when they mention it and I believe my nephew and his parents will do the same in the future.
- ritual (n): nghi lễ
- to be weaned off something (collocation): cai, thôi không làm gì nữa (khi đến tuổi)
- cradle (n): nôi
- the Lunar calendar : âm lịch
- to be presented with something (collocation): được cho xem
- to go for (collocation): chọn
- item (n): vật dụng
- accurate (adj): chính xác
- tailor (n): nhà may
Part 3: Smiling
1. Do you think people who like to smile are more friendly?
Yes, provided that they are sincere. I try to smile in tense or embarrassing situations to let other people know that I’m friendly so there’s nothing to worry about. The opposite is also true, I find strangers friendlier and more trustable if they smile at me. I think we should encourage people to smile more often.
- Provided that (collocation): miễn là
- Trustable (adj): đáng tin
2. Why do most people smile in photographs?
Interesting question, I’ve never thought about that before. To me, the reason why I smile in pictures is because I feel like pictures will last forever or at least for a very long time. When I look back to my past, I’d rather see moments in which I’m happy. Smiling is indeed a good way to remind my future self of these happy moments.
- indeed (adv): chắc hẳn
3. Do women smile more than men? Why?
I don’t think so. In my experience, the tendency to smile of people around me isn’t determined by genders but rather their personalities. Friendly and carefree people tend to smile more often, while serious people tend to be quiet regardless of their genders. Another important factor is stress. People who are under great pressure would find it hard to smile, whereas people who are in a comfortable position can smile more easily.
- tendency (n): xu hướng
- carefree (adj): vô tư
- regardless of something (collocation): không màng đến, bất chấp
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