Describe a picture/photograph of you that you like | IELTS Speaking Part 2+3

Trong chuyên mục giải đề IELTS Speaking kỳ này, cùng tham khảo chủ đề: “Describe a picture photograph of you that you like” qua bài mẫu của thầy Duy Anh của The IELTS Workshop dưới đây nhé.

Part 2: Describe a picture photograph of you that you like

Describe a time you made a decision to wait for something
You should say:

Where it was taken/drawn
When it was taken/drawn
Who took/drew it
And explain how you felt about it

Dưới đây là bài mẫu cho topic “Describe a picture photograph of you that you like”.

1. Bài mẫu (Sample)

Describe a picture photograph of you that you like sample

2. Từ vựng (Vocabulary)

  • Capital (n): thủ đô 
  • Amicable (adj): thân thiện 
  • Sentimental (adj): nhạy cảm; mềm yếu về cảm xúc 
  • Reminisce (v): hồi tưởng lại; nhớ lại 

Part 3

What do people in your country often do while waiting?
Why do some people like a slow-paced life?
Is being patient good for people? Why?
Are people less patient now than people in the past? Why?
Why do children lack patience?
How can people become more patient?

1. Why do people take photos? 

There are different perspectives for this particular question. For one, I reckon that most would take photos to commemorate a special time or experience they had, notwithstanding with other people or alone. Examples of this can be found in numerous travel agencies or tour guides, even extreme events such as skiing, sky diving, and scuba diving promoting their photo service. This service involves taking photos of people participating in the trip or event. This leads to cool pictures being taken, as well as the next reason: for promotional purposes, or let’s be frank and say that people want to show off how cool their pictures or the views are. Beautiful views and breathtaking scenes found in landmarks or natural areas are often taken not only by the travel or event organizers, but also by casual passerbys, or travelers, or event participants. Overall, there are numerous reasons why photography exists, ranging from personal remembrance to advertisement.    

  • Notwithstanding: không bao gồm 
  • Passerby (n): người đi qua 

2. What do people use to take photos these days, cameras or phones? 

If you asked me this question two decades ago, I would immediately say that cameras are more often used to take photos. The reasoning for this is that back then, phones were not as developed as the modern day’s equivalent. Nokia and Sony’s phones were mostly used, and their primary purpose was to handle phone calls and texting. The most advanced phone at the time was the Blackberry, and it crashed and burned horribly due to the advent of the smartphone era. In the current digital age, not only can people take photos from their smartphones, which are packed with professional, high-definition lenses, but they can also edit these photos via a barrage of photo editing, even video editing applications. Smartphones have replaced the need to carry a camera all the time. Regardless, people are still using cameras as they are also constantly developing as well. In professional photography or cinematography, cameras are utilized to its fullest potential. But at the end of the day, I think this question leans more on which is used more currently, and in that case, phones are casually used to take photos, and cameras are restricted to a more niched and professional demographic.     

  • Equivalent (n): tương ứng 
  • Primary (adj): đầu tiên; ưu tiên 
  • A barrage of = A lot of: liên hoàn; rất nhiều 
  • Utilize (v): sử dụng; tận dụng 

3. Is it difficult for people to learn how to take good photos? 

I am not a professional photographer, so I am not able to properly gauge how difficult it is to make a living on or pursue photography as a career. I would hazard a guess and say that similar to how demanding each field of work is nowadays, working in professional photography can be highly competitive and stressful. In any line of work, it is crucial to figure out the ins and outs of the industry as well as to achieve a mastery of the core subject. In the case of photography, understanding how a camera works, how a beautiful shot can be taken, how one positions their shots, as well as the post-production process involving editing and mastering a photo require years of stressful study and experience. Additionally, similar to the culinary and fashion industry, photography is a mostly feedback-based field of work, in which the photographers are judged critically and regularly. Like the sword of Damocles, one bad photo and their careers might be tarnished forever.    

  • Ins and outs = Minutiae = Holism: toàn diện; từng chi tiết nội bộ và ngoại bộ 
  • Mastery (n): sự thành thạo; chuyên sâu 

4. How do people keep their photos? 

Owing to current technology, people can store their photos via numerous methods. The simplest method is to store them digitally on a “cloud” or a digital operating system. To be more specific, for Apple tech products such as the iPhone or iPad, photos can be stored on the iOS cloud, which is an operating system that allows people to store their files and photos even after they have deleted it from a hardware. The trouble is that restoring those photos back to the hardware might involve people visiting specific tech stores frequently. Another method is going to any photocopy store or a photography firm and requesting a transfer from digital to physical print. This is especially done for special photos taken at special events such as weddings, coming of age ceremonies, anniversaries, and many more. The quality of the pictures after the conversion depends on the quality of the firm’s systems; therefore, one needs to be selective about where to go and make the request.  

  • Via (preposition) = through: qua; thông qua 
  • Selective (adj): kén chọn 

Bài mẫu bởi thầy Duy Anh – Giáo viên The IELTS Workshop

Trên đây là bài mẫu cho topic: Describe a picture photograph of you that you like. Các bạn có thể tham khảo các bài mẫu IELTS Speaking Part 2 khác của The IELTS Workshop tại đây!

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