IELTS Speaking Part 2 & 3 | Topic: Rules
Đề bài: Describe a rule that you don’t like
- You should say:
- What it is
- Why you don’t like it
- How others feel about the rules
- And explain whether you’ve followed the rule
|What it is||There’s an unspoken rule that has been my pet peeve for the longest time. It is that society expects children to perform well academically, and people tend to validate those who do so more.|
|Why you don’t like it||It is because, personally, I believe everybody is different and unique in their own way, and I stand by that. Children can take their interest in all kinds of different things, therefore, it undoubtedly leads to the fact that they excel in only the things that they choose. However, the fact that many people tend to overlook their children’s hearts’ desire and are more likely to give credit to those who favor studying. Therefore, I think that it’s unfair.|
|How others feel about the rules||I’ve asked others how they feel about the aforementioned concept, and honestly speaking, the answers range widely from person to person. Those who perform academically well stated that they feel nothing is wrong with it, a minority of them expressed their sorry. On the other hand, those who are keen on anything else aside from school said they feel underappreciated at times and the concept is very disheartening.|
|And explain whether you’ve followed the rule||For myself, although this rule has gotten under my skin, I still abide by it. Because it felt like it’s my responsibility to do well in school, all the while still trying to pursue my interest outside of studying. A silver lining to it though, is that I get to learn useful knowledge along the way too.|
Từ vựng và cụm từ
- unspoken rule (phrase): luật bất thành văn
- pet peeve (n): thứ không thích, khiến mình khó chịu
- stand by sth (phrase): giữ vững lập trường, không thay đổi
- take interest in sth (phrase): trở nên hứng thú với cái gì đó
- overlook (v) phớt lờ
- heart’s desire (phrase): điều mong mỏi
- give credit to (phrase): ghi nhận
- aforementioned (adj): đã đề cập trước đó
- disheartening (adj): không còn hy vọng, ủ rũ
- underappreciated (adj) không đủ tôn trọng
- get under somebody’s skin (phrase): làm phiền, khiến ai khó chịu
- abide by (v): tuân theo
- silver lining to something (phrase): dùng để chỉ mặt sáng, tích cực của một việc xấu, tiêu cực
What are the rules students should follow at school?
There are two rules that I think students should strictly adhere to, which are punctuality and respecting the school’s properties. For punctuality, I think students should show up on time in order not to disrupt their teachers in the middle of teaching or annoy their classmates. For the latter rule, students shouldn’t vandalize the properties and it should be kept in mint condition for as long as possible. Public facilities are usually expensive to purchase, and it will be passed down for younger generations to use also.
Are the rules at school good or bad? Why?
Personally, I think most of the regulations at schools are good. Because they help keep the students in order, therefore, make it easier for teachers to control their class. Another good point is that rules practice discipline for the students also, thus, they can grow up to be well-mannered people in the future.
What rules should children follow at home?
There is a rule I know off the top of my head, because my parents use it. Honestly speaking, I think it’s effective. The first rule is to always go to bed on time. By doing so, parents can ensure that their childrens’ health is always kept in check, and that the youngsters won’t doze off in class the next day.
Từ vựng và cụm từ
- adhere to (v): tuân theo
- vandalize (v): phá hoại tài sản của công
- in mint condition (phrase) trong tình trạng còn nguyên vẹn, thường dùng trong ngữ cảnh bảo quản đồ vật
- pass down (v) truyền lại
- keep somebody in order (phrase) giữ cho ai hành xử đúng mực
- well – mannered (adj) biết cách hành xử
- know off the top of one’s head (phrase) biết, gợi nhớ điều gì vì có trong ký ức
- keep sb/ sth in check (phrase): được đảm bảo
- doze off (v) ngủ quên, ngủ gật