Gift là một trong những chủ đề rất quen thuộc trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2. Dưới đây là những từ vựng và một số cue card cơ bản về chủ đề này. Mời các bạn tham khảo!

1. Từ vựng về Gift 

Vocabulary

Phonetic

Meaning

dabble with

/dab(ə)l wɪð/

học làm theo

make do with

/meɪk dəʊ wɪð/

tận dụng tốt cái gì

test out /tɛst aʊt/ thử nghiệm

mixer

/ˈmɪksə/

máy trộn

eye

/ʌɪ/

để mắt đến cái gì

gadget

/ˈɡadʒɪt/

thiết bị

abundance

/əˈbʌnd(ə)ns/

rất nhiều

throw in

/θrəʊ ɪn/

(tặng) thêm

kitchen utensil

/ˈkɪtʃɪn /juːˈtɛns(ə)l/

vật dụng nhà bếp

reap reward

/riːp /rɪˈwɔːd/

hưởng lợi ích

overjoyed

/əʊvəˈdʒɔɪd/

quá đỗi vui mừng

go wide

/ɡəʊ wʌɪd/

(mắt) mở to

astounded

/əˈstaʊnd/

ngạc nhiên

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Gift 

Describe a gift that you recently gave to others. You should say:

- When it happened

- Who you gave it to

- What gift you gave to the person

- and explain why you gave this gift to others.

My sister and I have always been very close and early last year my sister had her 19th birthday. She had been dabbling with the bakery for a couple of months, but the tools she was working with were not the best, nobody in my home ever really baked, we preferred to just buy our baked goods ready-to-eat.

But she would make do with what she had and would never complain but I could see that she was not pleased with what she had and would have to improvise a lot when testing new recipes out. I saw that she had potential though, so I thought for her birthday I would get her a professional mixer she had been eyeing for a while, a well-designed purple gadget with an abundance of attachments and also throw in a full set of kitchen utensils.

I was very excited for her to see it as I was sure she would be overjoyed at all the new recipes she could try to make with it. I won’t deny that I would reap the rewards from the gift in the end as well. Her eyes went wide as she opened it and ended up crying over it, she was astounded and excited.

I think I made the right choice with the gift as, fast forward a year later, she is now confident enough with her skills to open a small bakery service from home. I’m delighted that my gift has made such a big impact to her life and can’t wait to see where this takes her.

Describe the best gift/ present you have ever received. You should say:

- what the gift was

- who gave it to you

- when you have received it

- and explain why it is the best gift/ present you have ever received.

I have heard many times that 'money just can’t buy everything', but it certainly can buy some exceptional “gifts”, and I figured it out when I took a vacation to Europe (courtesy to the unexpected tax refunds in a check, which I received from the US government last year. Now, you may wonder what kind of gift I am talking about.

Well, I am jealous of Europe and its people for two reasons. First, they work fewer hours and enjoy more vacation time than us “American” people. Secondly (I know, if I say this, many of my American compatriot citizens are going to “hate” me), they are arguably more “smart” than American people in general, and Sean Jeffry, my long-time British friend, has proved it by offering me such a gift which has put an American like me to shame. It’s a collection of some of the “American all-time movie hits”, a gift idea, I think that only a very few American people could come up with, even on the best of the occasions. At least, I have never heard of any of my own American friends or family members offering this kind of gifts to anybody. After receiving such a gift, which also included some of my favourite movies, I felt like I couldn’t possibly receive any better gifts than this from a “foreigner friend” who lives in a different continent in another part of the world.

Anyway, I feel like this was the best gift I have ever received because my friend used a lot of his time and efforts to actually be able in order to find and make the list of all the movies in Hollywood movie history. Besides, it also takes a special friend and person to learn and remember about the preference, whatever that may be, of his friend, and my friend Sean proved that he is just that kind of friend and person. Finally, I consider this to be the best gift I have ever received because I received it when I expected it in the least.

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