Sự kiện hay events là chủ đề khá khó trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2 bởi tính học thuật và thực tiễn của nó. Chính vì vậy nên trong quá trình ôn luyện, chắc chắn các bạn sẽ gặp phải không ít khó khăn. Hãy để chúng tôi giúp bạn bổ sung một số kiến thức quan trọng và cần thiết liên quan đến chủ đề này nhé!

1. Từ vựng về Describe an event

venue /ˈvenjuː/ (n): địa điểm sự kiện

regulate /ˈreɡjuleɪt/ (v): quy định

proximity/prɒkˈsɪməti/ (n):gần

plan (n, v): kế hoạch, lên kế hoạch

lead time (n):thời gian tiến hành 

audience (n): khán giả

ideally  (n): lý tưởng

General (adj): tổng quát

exact  (adj) :chính xác

dimension  (n): kích thước

coordinate  (n): điều phối

Agenda (n): chương trình

Lighting system: (n): hệ thống ánh sáng

Projector (n): máy chiếu

Sound system (n): hệ thống âm thanh

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Describe an event

Describe a recent happy event. You should say about:

- What the event is;

- What it is about;

- Why you find it happy;

- And explain how you feel about that event.

I’m a freshman in university and my unilife just started not long ago. This has been an interesting yet a bit terrifying experience so far because I did one thing that I used to hate the most, which is presenting or public speaking.

Last week, we had a group presentation in History class, each member had about 5 minutes to talk about the chosen topic. I gotta tell you I feel extremely uncomfortable and embarrassed when talking in front of many people so this was almost impossible for me. However, it turned out to be a good event for me because I could overcome all my fear to deliver one of the best presentations that I have ever had.

To prepare for my own speech, I had to write everything down, and then try to learn all of it by heart. Then I pretended I was standing in front of the whole class and practiced speaking. I also had my group members observe and comment on my performance so as to point out my weaknesses and try to improve it in the most perfect way.

On the presentation day, though I had gone through a lot of practice but I still had butterflies in my stomach and I felt a bit stressful. And when it was my turn to speak, suddenly my heart beat so fast, and it seemed to have a flow of heat running through my body from head to toes. But I tried to pull myself together and did the best that I could and my 5 minutes lasted pretty well. And luckily our group got an A for our presentation which made me feel like I’m on cloud nine.

Since then, I haven’t felt scared of speaking in public at all, I have become more confident and I think that is good!

Describe a sports event that you enjoyed watching. You should say

- what event you watched

- where you were

- who you watched it with

- and explain why you enjoyed watching it.

I’m going to describe what I think was the most memorable event in recent years that I remember, which was the London 2012 Olympic Games. This was a spectacular festival of sport over the course of several weeks here in England, and I think it was a once-ina-lifetime experience for us to have the Olympic Games in our own country. I was unfortunately at home watching most of the Olympics on television. I didn’t manage to go down to London to see any of the events in person, but I enjoyed them all on TV at home, in my own house, or sometimes with friends or family at their houses. And I do remember the events themselves, though, were in all different places across London, mainly at the Olympic Park area, in the main stadium or the various other smaller stadiums for the different events, like the swimming, the basketball etc., and I watched various of these different events when they were on television.

As I said, I was watching at home, usually on my own or with family or occasionally with friends. I remember, for example, watching the 100 metres sprint race, which is probably considered to be the most important or the most famous event in the Olympic Games; we often call it the “blue riband” event, and there was a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the 100 metres at the London Olympics because everyone wanted to see whether Usain Bolt would win again, or whether anyone would be able to beat him.

So I enjoyed this event, the London Olympic Games, because I think it was an unforgettable experience to see it in my own country. There were some great performances and victories by the athletes, and I enjoyed every minute.

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