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雅思口语part1 保留话题

Part1 保留话题(2021.9-12)

1. Public gardens & Parks

Would you like to play in a public garden or park?

  • Yes, absolutely. ==For one reason==, a garden or park usually has a better vegetation which can generate a lot of natural oxygen and filter the dirt in the air. ==For another reason== we can do many interesting outdoor activities to release our stress there.

What do you like to do when you go to a park?

  • In the early morning, I usually do jogging at a park nearby my home. After dinner, my parents and I always like to go for a walk in that park.

*Would you prefer to play in a private garden or public garden?*

  • Personally, I’d prefer to spend time in a private garden rather than a public garden for the reason that I can enjoy myself in a peaceful atmosphere without too much noise from others. What’s more, I’m bit inner-going and not good at socializing with others.

*How have parks changed today compared to the time when you were a kid?*

  • Yes, for sure. Parks have changed a lot over the past few decades. Firstly, public sports facilities have been set up in most of parks in recent years. Secondly, more and more parks and gardens are open for free to citizens. Lastly, the environment inside today’s parks has been greatly improved.

2. Science

*Do you like science?*

  • Yes, absolutely. I’ve been interested in science since I was knee high to the grasshopper. The reason why I’m fond of learning about science is that it answers me many questions that I always feel confused about.

Which science subject is interesting to you?

  • It’s definitely chemistry which is like a bridge connecting the microworld and macroworld. What makes chemistry the most interesting to me is that we can do many crazy experiments in the lab(laboratory).

*When did you start to learn about science?*

  • If my memory serves me right, I began to have a touch with many interesting science subjects when I was in grade 3 of the primary school. Our school had a lab where all my class did many amazing experiments to learn about some very basic knowledge about science.

What kinds of interesting things you have done with science?

  • Well, this question is a little bit tricky. Allow me to think about it for a little while. If my memory serves me right, our science teacher in the primary school ever organized us to do many interesting experiments in the lab.

3. Headphones

Do you use headphones? & What kind of headphones do you use?

  • Yes, I do. I have two types of headphones. One is the typical headphone produced by SONY. The other one is a pair of Bluetooth earphones called Air Pods.

When would you use headphones?

  • When I talk with someone on the phone at a public area, I’ll put on my earphone in case others may spy (overhear) my talk. In addition, when I want to immerse myself into the music world, I would put on my headphone which can provide me with a high-quality audio effect.

In what conditions, you won't use headphones?

  • Well, that is an interesting question, there are so many conditions. The first situation that comes into my mind is attending a class at school. When we listen to a lecture, we need to put 100%(percent) concentration on the content of the class. However, wearing headphones in the class not only declines our learning efficiency but also disrespects our teachers.

4. *APP*

What apps have you recently used?

  • It depends. For the daily communications, I’ve been using WeChat for a few years. For daily entertainments, I used many social media apps, such as bilibili, Zhihu and so on.

What was the first app you used?

  • It’s a type of instant communication app called QQ. I remember when I was 10 years old, I registered an ID for this app. Using this app helped me enlarged my friend circle in a big way. Before, this app had many useful and interesting functions, such as QQ pet, QQ farm and so on.

What kinds of apps are you interested in?

  • TikTok is just like the Chinese-versioned YouTube. The video clips on this app can be divided into different categories, such as sports, Geek, anime, English learning and so on. I’m most interested in watching video clips about food, because I’m a foodie.

What kinds of apps would you like to use in future?

  • I would like to use an app called Snail which might be helpful for our sleeping quality. For example, it contains many white noises and it can monitor our sleeping quality, whether we snore or have a sleep talk or not.

5. *Getting lost*

Have you ever lost your way?

  • Yes, I have. To be honest, I do not have the sense of direction. The latest one is about 2 weeks ago, I took a short trip in Fangshan District of Beijing along. I remember I lost my way when I was looking for a really popular restaurant.But now we can use mobile navigation instead of asking passer-by for help.

How can you find your way when you are lost?

  • I always use different ways to find my way. The first one that comes into my mind is asking for help from passerby or even police officers. The next one is using my mobile navigation to find my way.

*Can you read a map when you get lost?*

  • To be honest, I’m not good at using the paper map. Instead, I can use the digital map on my smart phone ==skillfully== to find my location and my ==destination==.

Have you ever helped someone who got lost?

  • Yes, I have. About two years ago, when I was at our local airport, I helped a middle-aged woman who looked so hurried and anxious, because her flight was going to take off in 30 mins, but she had no idea about where to take the ==shuttle bus==. I showed her the way to the shuttle bus station.

6. *Colors*

*What is your favorite color?*

  • Personally, I fancy most of the bright colors which make the world very colorful and dynamic. As for my favorite color, I suppose it should be white which is the color of nature. When I put on white clothes, I’ll feel quite relaxed and refreshed.

As for me, I take fancy for blue, because this color can bring us a sense of safety. Besides, blue is also the color of sky and ocean, so I always feel relaxed when I stay at an environment in blue.

What is the color you dislike?

  • Well, this question is a little bit ==tricky==. Let me see which color I’m not fond of. Umm. I suppose it should be yellow. For one reason, the clothing in yellow may attract many insects. For another reason, it’s usually hard to match the yellow-colored clothes with clothes in another colors.

What colors do your friends like most?

  • Well, this is a really tricky question. I hardly ever observed what colors do most of my friends love. However, when we go shopping for new clothes together, I found that we had the similar taste (preference) on the colors of clothes. For example, my friends and I are all fond of buying some shirts and pants in pure colors, like white, black.

*What color makes you uncomfortable in your room?*

  • It should be red. My grandmother is a traditional Chinese woman who is fond of decorating our living space with many red-colored stuff. Those dazzling decorations in red form a big contrast with the dominant color of my room.

7. *Shoes*

*Do you like buying shoes?*

  • Not too much. I just buy new shoes when I need them. I’m not that kind of person who’s crazy about buying lots of shoes and collecting them.

*How often do you buy new shoes?*

tips: for different weather conditions.

  • Usually, I go shopping for new shoes two or three times a year. In other words, when the seasons shift, I’ll go shopping for a pair of new shoes for different weather conditions.

*How much money do you usually spend on shoes?*

  • I’m not willing to spend too much money on shoes, because my favorite style of shoes is ==sneakers== which are suitable for different occasions and weather condition, so one or two pairs of sneakers will be OK for a whole year.

*Which do you prefer, fashionable shoes or comfortable shoes?*

  • Personally, I’d prefer comfortable shoes rather than fashionable shoes.Because as a young man, there’re lots of sporting activities that I need to attend. Besides, there’re not too many formal occasions which require me to wear formally and fashionably.

*Have you ever bought shoes online?*

Yes, I have. Two months ago, I wanted to buy a pair of new sneakers. I went to a big shopping mall in our local area, but I found my favorite style of sneakers were ==out of stock==. Luckily, I found this pair of shoes on the official website.So I bought it online.

8. *Pets and animals*

*What is your favorite animal?*

My favorite animal is cat. I like cat because it is very cute and gentle. I have raised a cat as my pet for nearly 4 years.

*What is the most popular animal in China?*

It’s the panda which is known as the ==national treasure of China==. People like this kind of animal, because they’re very cute and lovely. A panda wears a white coat with black furs on its ears, legs, shoulders and around its eyes.

*Have you ever had (raised) a pet?*

Yes, I have. I've been raising my pet several years, It is very cute and gentle in most cases. However, if she find something attractive, she will be crazy and leap up and down.

Where do you prefer to keep your pet, indoors or outdoors?

Personally, I tend to keep my pet indoors. That’s mainly because pet owners should not only take care of their pets’ physical health but also pay attention to their mental health. It’s very necessary to let their pets to play indoor to maintain animals’ nature keeping from touching with other ==stray animal==. (6.5)

9. *Cooperation*

*Would you prefer to study alone or with others?*

It depends. When I study for some science subjects, especially mathematics, I tend to study alone, because I need to put 100% concentration on the calculation. In contrast, I’d prefer to study with my peers when I study for some subjects of liberal arts, cause we can learn some interesting ideas from each other.

*Do you remember a time when you need to cooperate with others?*

It just happened 2 years ago when I was about to graduate. I worked in a group with another several students in my class to finish a ==tough== project. Although the process was a little bit fluctuating, yet we got a ==satisfactory result in the end==

Do you think cooperation is important?

Yes, absolutely. Compared with fighting individually, cooperating with others makes us complete our tasks more efficiently and effectively. What’s more, we can learn something valuable from others when cooperating with them.

10. *Handwriting*

Do you like handwriting?

Not so much. I enjoy writing things by my hand to a certain extent . for example, writing by hand is a good way to strengthen my memory on something important. But for record online, I can insert some pictures into the document.

*Which do you prefer, handwriting or typing?*

Personally, I prefer typing rather than handwriting. The first reason that comes into my mind is we can insert some pictures or tables into the document for better memory. What's more, I type so fast that I can record everything what my teacher said.

*Do you think handwriting is important?*

For sure, Writing by hands is really important. Cause handwriting has a close connection with Chinese traditional culture. For example, Chinese ==calligraphy== is a big component of Chinese traditional arts.

*What is the difference between handwriting and typing?*

As far as I’m concerned, the most evident difference between them should be about the efficiency. Typing on a computer is indeed more efficient than handwriting, because we can use many useful apps, such as WPS to help us with the word-processing.

11. *Weather*

*What is the weather like in your hometown?* & *Do you like the weather in your hometown?*

My hometown is in the north of central China and we have 4 ==well-distinguished== seasons. The weather conditions in spring and autumn are quite similar. To be specific, the air is cool and refreshing and the sky is blue and cloudless. Summer is extreme hot and winter is chilly cold.

*Do you prefer dry or wet weather?*

I’m from the north of China, and I’m used to the dry weather in this part of our country. Sometimes, I take a trip to the south of China which has the wet weather all the year. I feel really uncomfortable, because the ==beddings== in the hotel room are always ==damp.==

*What kind of weather do you like most?*

I most enjoy the warm weather in both spring and autumn. In this kind of weather, I can arrange various outdoor activities to do, such as having a picnic, playing sports, hiking and so on. I don’t have to worry about ==getting sun tanned==.

12. *Concentration*

*Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?*

It depends. If it is something that I’m very interested in, such as playing online games, watching movies I feel that it’s easy for me to stay focused. On the contrary, it’s a little bit hard for me to stay focused on something unattractive, such as doing English reading exercise, watching documentary and so on. (6.5)

*What do you do to help you concentrate?*

There are several methods I always use to do that. Firstly, I can stay at a relatively quiet place to stay away from the noise.

Secondly, I can drink a cup pf black coffee to keep me awake and concentrated. Thirdly, I can put away my phone and some other electronic devices.

*What may distract you when you’re trying to stay focused?*

It should be from my electronic devices, such as my phone, ipad, laptop and so on. Every few minutes, those electronic devices will send me a lot of ==push推送==. I usually can’t help to pick up my phone to see that.

*When do you need to be focused?*

There’re many situations that I need to stay focused, such as listening to a lecture (attending a class), taking an exam, playing a sports match, attending a job interview and many more.

13. *Barbecue*

*Do Chinese people like barbecue?*

Of course. On weekends or holidays, Chinese people like to have a get-together with their family or friends. And having a barbecue is one of the popular activities Chinese people like to do together.

*Do you often have a barbecue?*

Yes, of course. I have a barbecue with my family or friends from time to time. We all like to have a barbecue, because we believe that it’s a good way to promote our relationships. What's more, it’s interesting to prepare the ==raw materials== and grill the food over the burning coals.

*What kind of food do you like to eat for barbecue?*

I’m a ==carnivore== who is fond of eating all kinds of meats for barbecue, such as pork, beef, ==mutton==, chicken and many more.

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