Part 1: Your first mobile phone |
Part2/3: A place you visited on vacation
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
What was your first mobile phone?
My first mobile phone was the Nokia bar phone in 2000. It was quite expensive then because I was a university student and didn’t have much money. I got a part-time job to earn the money and bought it in a shopping mall. Fortunately, the mobile phone turned out to be well worth what I had done then.
Will you buy a new one in the future?
Yes, my phone is relatively outdated, so I just want to update to the latest in the near future. It has a larger screen so I believe it would be much more comfortable to read news or type text messages to my friends on it.
How has your mobile phone changed your life?
Oh, the mobile phone definitely has changed my life dramatically. Probably the most interesting change is that the mobile phone has freed me from the constraints of space. For example, it is no longer necessary to meet my friends to apologise if I’m late to a meeting. I just make a telephone call. I think my life is fully mobile.
How often do you use your mobile phone?
Well, obviously I use my mobile phone on a daily basis. I always use it to get in touch with my family and friends, besides, I play games in my mobile phone when I have nothing to do at home in the day time.
Can you describe your mobile phone?
Currently I’m using iPhone. Though it was quite expensive, it came with lots of exciting features and apps. The screen response is perfect and the thumb print works 100% of the time and is really convenient to get into the phone. Besides, the camera is awesome too, and does not have the delay so I can always capture the stunning moment.
Part 2 In this part, you will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a place you visited on vacation
You should say:
Where it is
When you went there
What you did there
And explain why you went there
Speaking of a place I’ve travelled to during holidays, the first one that comes to mind is definitely Weihai, which is located in the easternmost part of Shandong province. That area is close to the sea, which makes it a hotspot for lots of people.
I have a friend who moved to the city last year, so I visited her as well as toured the city during the National Day holiday last year. It has a really good location because it’s surrounded by the sea on three sides, and there are lots of terrific attractions in the city. My friend toured with me to discover the city for two whole days. We went to the famous beach and also tried the seafood. My mouth is watering just thinking of it.
Anyway, my favorite part of the city is a long bike path that was built alongside the sea. We rented bicycles to ride along the coast. You can feel the soft sea breeze and even enjoy the sparkling while riding, which is fantastic. When we got tired, we laid on a nearby beach and enjoyed It definitely made us feel like a million bucks.
As an inlander, I really crave the feeling of living by the sea. So, I really love that city. It has breathtaking views and fresh air. You could easily find a place to kick back and relax. In fact, I have strongly recommended this place to many friends. It’s definitely worth visiting.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
What are some popular attractions that people usually like to visit in your country?
Some popular- attractions that people like to visit include museums, shopping malls, and national parks. If you are visiting a new city, you are going to want to explore everything that it has to offer. It is important to do your research first to find out what kinds of things you would actually enjoy doing. Some people love history and visit lots of museums, while others are very outdoors and prefer to hike through national parks.
Do old people and young people choose different places to go on vacation? Why?
Yes, I think old people tend to pick more relaxing places, while young people want to have adventures in an exciting setting. Old people would probably be content to sit on a beach and relax all day. Or they might choose places with a lot of history and just do walking tours. But young people are more inclined towards places where they can explore a lot and do exciting activities like diving or parasailing. So, they might choose exotic locations to check out.
What do young people and old people think about when making travel plans?
I think old people usually consider their personal comfort. They want to know that they won’t be too exhausted at the end of each day. So, they might choose very low-key tips’ and not put a lot of activities on their itinerary. But young people are less concerned with comfort and more interested in having adventures. So, they’ll want to pick somewhere that’ll be exciting and they’ll probably plan to do a lot of strenuous or challenging activities.
How do people usually discover a new place to travel?
Most people discover a new place to travel by talking to other travelers or reading reviews online. There are a lot of smaller cities and towns that only locals know about. These places are usually less busy and less expensive than the popular tourist cities, so they can be a great option to explore. Sometimes a good strategy is to start your trip in a major city, then speak to some of the locals there and ask them if they know of any good spots nearby.