IELTS Speaking: Describe someone you really like to spend time with

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Part 2: Describe someone you really like to spend time with

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you knew him/her
  • What you usually do together
  • And explain why you like to spend time with him/her
Who this person is Well, being an introvert, it is hard for me to mingle with others but here, I am going to talk about a particular person whom I love to spend time with. His name is Tan and he is a friend of mine.
How you knew him/her To begin with, Tan and I have known each other since our childhood. If I remember correctly, we met in 2003 on our first day of primary school. I can hardly believe that it was a very long time ago! We were both seven at that time and we sat next to each other, which was where we sat during that whole school year. Right from the first moment, we got along very well and became best friends. 
What you usually do together Ever since that day, we have always spent quality time with each other. We usually meet on the weekend as both of us are very busy, he is full-time a software engineer and I am still continuing with my higher education. We hang out at a café, share our weekday happenings with each other and talk about our future expectations and goals. I really enjoy talking with him because we are always on the same wavelength. Not only that, Tan and I usually do some other activities together. For example, We go to the movies whenever there is a blockbuster in the cinema as well as enjoy famous dishes in a restaurant. Or sometimes, we also travel to different interesting places in our country during our summer vacations and other long holidays.
Explain why you like to spend time with him/her There are many reasons why I like spending time with him. In terms of his characteristic, he is a very patient person. As far as I can remember, he has never been mad with me plus he is always nice and gentle to people around him. Additionally, Tan is a true friend who never deceives me. He is always honest and stands by my side to cheer me up no matter what. Sometimes when I am stuck in any quandary, his presence acts as a light at the end of the tunnel. All things considered, the more I stay by his side, the more opportunities for personal development I will be given. Had it not been for him, I would never have been able to learn and grow that much. I praise him to the skies for his amiable nature and I always have a whale of time in his company.

Part 3

  • What kinds of people are easy to get along with?

As a matter of fact, people would generally find it easy to get on well with these two types of people: easygoing and extroverted individuals. Concerning the first kind, as they are usually cheerful and welcoming, they will make other people feel enthusiastic and allow the conversation to flow naturally. Regarding the latter, extroverts are really active when it comes to making friends and interacting with people, and their willingness to communicate with others is of great help in terms of avoiding awkwardness and breaking the ice

  • Do people have time for themselves nowadays?

No, I think people nowadays rarely have time to enjoy themselves. We are living in an ever-changing world and fast-paced life, people are usually occupied by different kinds of things and have to deal with many different responsibilities. For example, adults have to work for long hours mainly to meet their daily needs and expenses. Or students are usually busy living up to their families, schools and the community’s expectation by achieving good academic results. Consequently, most of their time is devoted to work and study, leaving little time for their physical and mental developments

  • Do you like talking with older people? Why?

Of course. By talking to the seniors, we can learn a lot from their wisdom and experience. For instance,  we can consult them whenever there is a problem or ask for advice on all aspects of life including work, friendship and love. Additionally, while having conversations with old people, you will have a chance to encounter plenty of amazing life stories along the way. It is undoubtedly that the real life adventures these elderly folk have lived through are more interesting than spending copious amounts of money to watch movies about life in the past.

New words and phrases

  • mingle /ˈmɪŋɡl/ (v): to move among people and talk to them, especially at a social event – chủ động giao tiếp
  • primary school /ˈpraɪməri skuːl/ (n): school for primary education of children who are four to eleven years of age – trường tiểu học
  • be on the same wavelength /biː ɑːn ðə seɪm ˈweɪvleŋkθ/ (idm): to be in agreement; to think or behave similarly – tâm đầu ý hợp
  • blockbuster /ˈblɑːkbʌstər/ (n): something very successful, especially a very successful book or film – bom tấn
  • characteristic /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/ (n): a typical feature or quality that something/somebody has – tính cách
  • deceive /dɪˈsiːv/ (v): to make somebody believe something that is not true – lừa dối
  • quandary /ˈkwɑːndəri/ (n): the state of not being able to decide what to do in a difficult situation – nỗi khó khăn
  • a light at the end of the tunnel /ə laɪt æt ði end əv ðə ˈtʌnl/ (idm): signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished – dấu hiệu, hi vọng rằng một giai đoạn khó khăn sắp kết thúc
  • amiable /ˈeɪmiəbl/ (adj): friendly and easy to like – thân thiện, dễ gần
  • a whale of time /ə weɪl əv taɪm/ (phrase): a great time – một khoảng thời gian vui vẻ
  • (sb’s) company /ˈkʌmpəni/ (n): the fact of being with somebody else and not alone – đồng hành, ở bên cạnh
  • easygoing /ˌiːzi ˈɡəʊɪŋ/ (adj): relaxed and happy to accept things without worrying or getting angry – dễ tính
  • extroverted /ˈekstrəvɜːtɪd/ (adj): lively and confident, and enjoying being with other people – hướng ngoại 
  • enthusiastic /ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk/ (adj): feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/something – say mê
  • naturally /ˈnætʃrəli/ (adv): in a way that you would expect – một cách tự nhiên 
  • awkwardness /ˈɔːkwərdnəs/ (n): feelings or signs of shame or difficulty – sự ngại ngùng, khó xử 
  • break the ice /breɪk ði aɪs/ (idm): do or say something to relieve tension or get conversation going at the start of a party or when people meet for the first time – làm cho người những người chưa quen biết cảm thấy thư giãn và thoải mái với nhau hơn.
  • ever-changing /ˈevər tʃeɪndʒiŋ/ (adj): constantly changing or developing – luôn thay đổi không ngừng
  • fast-paced /fæst peɪst/ (adj): happening very quickly – hối hả, có nhịp độ nhanh
  • occupied /ˈɑːkjupaɪd/ (adj): busy – bận rộn
  • expense /ɪkˈspens/ (n):  the money that you spend on something – chi phí
  • be devoted to /bɪ: dɪˈvəʊtɪd tu:/ (phrase): to give an amount of time, attention, etc. to something – dành thời gian cho
  • physical and mental developments /ˈfɪzɪkl ənd ˈmentl dɪˈveləpmənts/ (n): sự phát triển về thể chất và tinh thần
  • wisdom /ˈwɪzdəm/ (n): the ability to make sensible decisions and give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have – sự khôn ngoan, trí khôn
  • encounter /ɪnˈkaʊntər/ (v): to experience something, especially something unpleasant or difficult, while you are trying to do something else – trải qua, đối mặt với
  • undoubtedly /ʌnˈdaʊtɪdli/ (adv): used to emphasize that something exists or is definitely true – không nghi ngờ gì
  • copious /ˈkəʊpiəs/ (adj): in large amounts – lượng lớn

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