Ielts Speaking Part 1


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IELTS Speaking part 1 – Sample Answer – Chủ đề: Picnic


I have to say not much since both of my parents were busy businesspersons. They couldn’t spend too much time with me, let alone going on a picnic. I think they’ve begun to regret that because now they’re retired and want to spend more time with me, but now, I’m the one who has so many things to do. 

to regret (v): hối tiếc

Yes, definitely! I had countless opportunities of going on a picnic when I was little and that’s because my parents love outdoors. We actually have a camper van and we used it a lot when I was a child – traveling to different magnificent places and having picnics. My parents still have the van and every time I get back home to see them, I always have this bittersweet feeling whenever I see that van because wonderful childhood memories come flooding back.

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Camper van = motor home: xe tải trạiGet back = come backBittersweet: vừa ngọt vừa đắng, vui buồn lẫn lộnFlood back: tràn về

3. How frequently do you go out for picnics?

I’m a busy person so I can only go on a picnic every now and then. Actually, I would love to change this. At the moment, I’m trying to rearrange my schedule in order to have more time on weekends to invite friends and family for picnics. 

every now and then (expression): thỉnh thoảngto rearrange (v): sắp xếp lại

Just rarely, I don’t have a lot of time these days as I’m incredibly busy, besides, it’s not advisable to go on a picnic these days considering the situation that we’re all in. Doing recreational activities in these trying times is too risky as we might get contracted with the virus.

Incredibly: đáng kinh ngạcAdvisable: nên, thích hợp, đáng theo

I don’t go on a picnic at all and that’s the last thing I want to do. Honestly, I have so many things that I need to deal with on a daily basis. Well, I’m not saying that I don’t have time to unwind, of course, I also spend time relaxing now and then, it’s just that, going on a picnic is not my cup of tea.

Deal with (v): đối phó vớiUnwind (v): thư giãnNot my cup of tea: thứ gì đó không thuộc sở thích của bạn

4. Where do you usually go on a picnic?

Well, just the usual places that people love visiting such as parks, lakes, and forests. Recently, I’ve heard about holding a picnic in urban spaces like a rooftop with a view of the city skyline, a museum park, a town square, and the like. I think that must be interesting, I’d like to give it a shot one day.

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Skyline: đường chân trờiGive it a shot (idiom): thử (cái gì đó)

I love going on a picnic at the beach simply because I enjoy listening to the sound of the sea waves, smelling the sea breeze, and watching the birds fly over the water. Also, it’s a perfect place for a picnic as I can sunbathe that helps me relieve all my work-related stress. Doing all these things helps me forget all my worries and I make a habit of having a picnic at the beach every now and again.

Sunbathe (verb): tắm nắngMake a habit of something: bắt đầu làm một việc gì đó đều đặn, thường xuyên 

5. What kinds of food are usually eaten at a picnic?

Normally finger food or those that are easy to pack like chicken drumsticks, sausage rolls, pies, sandwiches, and many more. However, some people don’t like eating foods that are preheated so they usually bring a barbecue grill when going on a picnic and just enjoy grilling some meat or fish and I think that’s way better.

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Finger food: bữa tiệc nhẹ, được bày trí dưới dạng các món khai vịPreheat: đun nóng trước, làm nóng sơ bộBarbecue grill: đồ ăn nướng trực tiếp trên bếp lửa

6. What is the difference between a picnic and cooking at home?

Well, at a picnic mostly people prefer to grill or barbecue and have some cold drinks along with. Also, many like to carry already prepared food items or fruits and snacks. People just sit together in an open area, sunbathe, gossip and prepare or serve food items. However, cooking at home is done mostly in kitchens and it is quite monotonous in comparison to outdoor cooking where people tend to enjoy it more.