Chủ đề Lễ hội “Festival”
là một chủ đề lớn trong kỳ thi IELTS, thường xuyên xuất hiện ở cả hai phần thi Speaking và Writing, trong đó, “Describe a festival in your country” là câu hỏi thường được cho ra nhất trong phần thi IELTS Speaking Part 2.
Đề tài “Christmas” tuy là đề tài con trong bộ chủ đề “Festival” nhưng lại là đề tài vui nhộn và dễ dẫn dắt ý tưởng. Không những thế, đề tài “Christmas” còn có một bộ từ vựng phong phú, dễ nhớ và dễ áp dụng trong kỳ thi.
Để đạt điểm IELTS Speaking cao bạn cần phải sở hữu khối từ vựng ăn điểm và diễn giải chúng một cách tự nhiên. Vậy nên, hãy cùng trung tâm Anh ngữ SIGMA Academy chuẩn bị thật tốt nguồn từ vựng siêu hay và ý tưởng cực chất cho chủ đề “Festival” và “Christmas” này nhé
VOCABULARY - TỪ VỰNG
- carnival (lễ hội, ngày hội): a lively festival in which people walk through the streets playing music, dancing, and often wearing unusual colourful clothes.
- to celebrate → celebration (kỷ niệm): a party or special event at which you celebrate something such as a birthday or a religious holiday.
- parade (diễu hành): a large number of people walking or in usually as part of a public celebration of something.
- Vietnamese football fans were parading through the streets to celebrate the SEA Games football championship title.
- traditional (adj) → a tradition (noun): truyền thống, cổ truyền.
- customary (adj) → a custom (noun): phong tục.
- ceremonial (adj) → a ceremony (noun): Nghi lễ, nghi thức
- religious (adj) → a ritual (noun): tôn giáo
- traditional festival (lễ hội truyền thống).
- Santa Clause (ông già Noel): also known as Father Christmas.
- Christmas carol (bài hát Giáng sinh).
- Christmas carols usually have a religious theme.
- Christmas Eve (đêm Giáng sinh): the evening before Christmas Day (24 December)
- Snowman (người tuyết).
- Sleigh (xe của kéo ông già Noel)
- Reindeer (tuần lộc).
- Chimney (ống khói).
- Santa Clause often comes down the chimney with lots of gifts and surprises for children.
- Balls or bauble (quả bóng trang trí): a piece of bright but cheap jewelry.
- I cannot decorate my Christmas tree without some nice shiny balls/bauble.
PART 1 - CÂU HỎI NGẮN
Do you often celebrate festivals in your country?
Festivals are considered to be splendid events of any country in the world and mine is no exception. Throughout the year, many festivals such as New Year Day, Mid-Autumn Festival or Christmas, etc. are celebrated as important parts of Vietnam’s tradition.
- splendid (đẹp đẽ): magnificent; very impressive.
- exception (ngoại lệ): a person or thing that is excluded from a general statement or does not follow a rule.
How do you celebrate the festivals?
I celebrate each festival by choosing to feel happy, joyful, and to share these sentiments with my family. For example, every year on New Year Eve, my family goes for a stroll through the neighbourhood to see how people are celebrating, and then we end up drinking ourselves silly and having an amazing time – one that we never would’ve expected beforehand.
- sentiment (cảm xúc): a feeling or an opinion, especially one based on emotions.
- to go for a stroll (đi dạo): walking somewhere in a slow, relaxed way for enjoyment.
- to drink/ laugh (oneself) silly (uống say không biết gì/ cười ngớ ngẩn): to drink, or laugh so much that you are unable to think clearly or behave.
- beforehand (trước đó): earlier; before something else happens or is done to pay attention to (chú ý/ tập trung): to listen to, watch, or consider something or someone very carefully.
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PART 2 - CÂU HỎI MIÊU TẢ
Describe a festival that is important in your country.
You should say:
- When the festival occurs
- What you did during it
- What you like or dislike about it
- And explain why this festival is important.
In our country’s tradition, Christmas is not a traditional festival, but it is getting way more popular these days than last time… Christmas is an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. The main celebration takes place in late December but people tend to get prepared for it early.
Popular customs of the festival include exchanges of gifts and greeting cards, church celebrations, a special family reunion meal, and the display of various decorations where all buildings and streets are beautifully covered in coloured lights and red ribbons.
For me, I don’t decorate my house with a Christmas tree but I do exchange gifts and spend time with my beloved ones. We all get together and dine out at my favorite restaurant where we have the traditional roasted turkey with mashed potatoes as the main course, followed by Christmas pudding.
I love this festival without attaching any religious significance to it. I like the excited and joyful atmosphere when everyone comes together to celebrate it. It’s probably the perfect excuse to let my hair down for a while, forget all the usual commitments and have amazing food.