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口语小练习-2

深圳深度教育2018-06-24 09:05:24


今天我们要讲的题目是?

What factors are important to you in choosing a restaurant? Why are they important to you? Include details and examples to support your explanation.


这其实就是一个考你会不会自如地讨论餐厅的话题。

  1. ample parking space

    看看sample answer 如何就细节展开讨论

    Parking in the downtown area is not easy.(状况)---Sometimes it take hours to find a parking space.(用细节说明到底有多难停车)---If parking is not available, I'd rather not go.(用if not这个反方向,来说明这个考虑对自己选择的重要性)

    也就这么点套路。

  2. atmosphere

    When I'm having quality time with my family and friends, I'd like to have a meal somewhere where the atmosphere is good. (说明为什么氛围对于我来说很重要)

    If I have to deal with a long line, or finish my meal and get up immediately, there's no point in eating out.(又是一个if, 来反向说明氛围会主导我的选择)

    这段sample answer 36秒,其实还有时间做个小总结。


    可以看出来,独立口语题你得有描述细节的意识。所谓细节,其实就是你对自己提出的点的各种阐释。在阐释过程中,可以说最重要的一点就是展现出句式的灵活多样性。让听的人觉得自然亲切。


听完sample answer 之后,你不能就觉得满足了,还得趁此机会就此话题拓展一下自己的知识储备。你得具备比sample answer说的更好的能力。


你的思路应该是这样:

restaurant---food--dining out--eating at home and cooking

以上的每一个话题你都得学会讨论,才算比较充分地学习了这个话题。


我们看看native speakers 会如何讨论这些话题。

food

?A:

?I really do love food. Cooking is my hobby and I think I’m pretty good at it. My friends and I have a?Saturday Supper Club?twice a month. They all come over for a?3- or 4-course dinner. Yep, that’s right… appetizers, salads, the main course, side dishes, and desserts. I do it all. My job is the?menu, the food, and the cooking, of course. Their job is to bring drinks and?do all the clean-up. Not a bad trade!?

The two best things you could ever say to me are:?My mouth is watering! When can we eat?!” or “Can I have seconds?”?Those are the best compliments for any cook I think.?

What do I like to cook? Everything really. I have a massive collection of cookbooks, so I make something different all the time. One week it’s typical American or Californian food, the next it’s Moroccan or Georgian?cuisine, and the next it’s Afghan or Mexican. Over the summer, I made a lot of Italian dishes because of all the fresh, summer?veggies?like tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini. And it was so hot! So it was perfect for grilling or something light like fish. But now it’s fall, so I’m?craving?stews and?warm, comfort foods.?

My Supper Club Saturdays are really perfect. I?get the mornings to myself?to shop at the market and pick up whatever produce is seasonal. Then I cook all day while listening to my favorite podcast or music. And then my friends arrive ready to talk, laugh, and EAT!


B:

I’m not one of those people who loves to cook or take photos of food. I spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Maybe some people think I’m not healthy because I don’t cook, but I do try to?eat a balanced diet, not just?processed food.

When I think of food, I really think of the holidays. Like?Thanksgiving?and Christmas. For my family, the holidays are the only time of year when we all get together… my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, everyone. And of course, there’s so much?food! We have?feasts!

My dad’s side of the family is Italian, so there is always some Italian influence on the dishes we eat, which is a little weird at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is supposed to be about foods that are American like roast turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberries, but we just eat everything. And because there are so many of us, our holiday meals are?potlucks. Everyone brings something. It’s like an?all-you-can-eat?buffet.?

It’s a dangerous time of year for me because I have a serious?sweet tooth. All the cakes and cookies and desserts! It’s too much. I feel like I can just LOOK at a dessert and?gain 5 pounds. After the holidays, I always have to?watch what I eat?and spend more time at the gym.?

And I guess the holidays are the only time of year I really cook. I have one specialty and I have to cook it every year for Thanksgiving – the?stuffing! It takes all day to prepare because I do it?from scratch. I?dice?the onions,?chop?the celery and carrots, cut up the bread into small pieces, get everything together… and then I cook it slowly in the oven. Oh, and I add fennel and all kinds of different things to my recipe. Maybe that’s why everyone likes it.

是不是可以从这两段描述中又学会很多地道的表达。在谈论食物的时候, 或多或少我们都会涉及到类似的内容。

如何积累更多的相关描述?如何更自如地展开各种对食物的讨论?

还是那句话,请来君课堂充分地学习和练习。








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