Tham khảo bài mẫu cho chủ đề Describe a time when someone apologized từ The IELTS Workshop. Việc đọc bài mẫu và từ vựng sẽ giúp bạn có thêm kinh nghiệm khi làm bài IELTS Speaking với mọi chủ đề.
Câu trả lời mẫu (Sample Answer)
Well, believe it or not, I actually get apologized to quite often. The reason for that is I’m working as a teacher, and my students can be extreme slackers, you know, not paying attention in class, not doing their homework and stuff like that. There’s this one apology though, that really stood out for me, for reasons to be disclosed later.
So what happened was, just last month, I had a class of 15 students and we communicated via a group on Facebook where I’d go on and make announcements and the students would ask questions regarding the materials.
One morning, I posted an IELTS Reading exercise, specifically telling the student to skim through and look up the words in advance so that we can work on it together in class later. After a while, one of the students asked a question, showing that he was obviously confused by the instructions, which I had clearly, beautifully delivered. I decided to be sassy because it’s just my nature, I guess and told the student to check his reading comprehension skill and take another look at my instructions. The student immediately said that he was sorry, but unfortunately, it was not the end of the story. I later found out that in the previous class, I had given said exercise as homework, and I had told to class to finish the entire thing.
I was embarrassed and I sent him my most sincere apologies. Luckily, he wasn’t the one who hold a grudge and now we can all look back at it and have a good laugh.
(Sample by Mr Việt Quang – Giáo viên The IELTS Workshop)
Từ vựng và cách diễn đạt (Vocabulary Highlight)
- slacker (n) người lười biếng chểnh mảng
- disclose (v) hé lộ
- via: thông qua
- sassy (adj) đanh đá, xéo sắc
- reading comprehension skill: kỹ năng đọc hiểu
- said sth = cái gì đó đã nói bên trên
- sincere apology: lời xin lỗi chân thành
- hold a grudge: hận thù
Hy vọng bài viết này sẽ giúp bạn có thêm những kinh nghiệm khi ôn luyện IELTS Speaking. Bạn có thể tham khảo khóa học Senior đầu ra 6.5 IELTS của TIW để có thể học phương pháp trả lời câu hỏi Speaking cũng như luyện thi IELTS.