FEATHER EDUCATION
提分干货 | 托福口语:如何才能拿高分?

截止到目前为止,2015年的托福已经考了25场。其中九月份的场次最多,共计五场。比去年同期增加了三场。纵观前九个月的考试,从形式上来看,第一题独立任务题中三选一的题目增加了不少,共计十一场,而意见和建议类的比重也有所增加,达到八场。之前常见的人物,地点和物品类题目比较少见。从内容方面看,仍然以活动事件为主。独立任务的第二题按照题目类型仍然是两大类,同意与否和个人喜好;按照话题内容可以分为以下三类,教育,生活和社会,这方面的变化不大。我们依然可以用以前的机经准备托福独立任务题。下面我们就9月份的刚过去的17和19号两次考试的题目做一下解析,从备考方面给学生一些建议


2015年9月17日

Your university will sponsor one of the following activities for students, an outdoor camping night, a musical festival to experience the local culture or a computer game contention in the dormitory. Which do you think is the best?

这个是一个道三选一的题目,内容方面是关于活动的。我们可以采取两个思路进行突破。一是直接说选择哪个活动,然后补充理由即可。二可以在选择活动后,将其他两个活动不选的理由说出来也可以。

 

(大家可以边听边体会一下)

比如按照第一个解题思路我们可以这样说:

Among the three available choices, I'll definitely choose the outdoor camping night. Firstly, it's a great chance to take off things off our minds and relax ourselves a little bit. I still remember last month, right before my English exam I went camping with a bunch of friends. We did a lot of fun stuff. We had a bonfire party at night, you know, we all sat around the fire and sang songs, shared s'mores and everyone had a great time. Also, a camping night can help us to learn quite a few practical things, I learnt how to set up a tent and how to make BBQ in the wild.

 

 

按照第二个思路可以这样展开:

Surely I will choose an outdoor camping night. It will be of great fun, like having a bonfire party at night, singing songs and dancing. Actually, it was something I did last month with a couple of my friends right before the English exam. We took things off our minds and forgot about the vocabulary and grammar, the boring stuff. As for a musical festival to experience the local culture? No way, too many people out there, dangerous and noisy. A computer game contention in the dorm? What is the point? At least it is meaningless for us, since none of us in the dorm likes computer games.

 

 

2015年9月19日

Describe an occasion in your country where people give gifts to each other and a kind of gift that’s common.

注意这道题有别于我们先前看过的描述题。此题有两个关键信息需要回答,一是occasion, 二是 common gift. 想想中国文化中哪个节日我们会给彼此礼物,而且通常都给什么礼物?不由得,可以想到春节送红包,中秋送月饼等。

 

I will say the Chinese New Year and as for what we give varies from family to family. Take mine for example, the elders give red packets that contain lucky money. Although the amount differs from one another, the notes inside invariably symbolize good fortune and prosperity for the youths.

Another tradition is that parents would take their children shopping before and during the break. Each household stores tons of nianhuo, food we eat for the upcoming New Year. Besides, parents buy brand new clothes for kids from head to toe. In the past, people prefer red, but nowadays the color doesn’t seem that important any more.

 

 

试想如果童鞋们先前通过机经准备了Describe an important festival in your country的话,是不是稍微变通一下,即可作答? 好,我们再来看第二题。

 

2015年9月17日

Some people prefer to listen to recorded music, while others prefer to enjoy a live performance. Which do you prefer? Explain why.

这个题目是考查生活方面的话题,重复了2011年1月22日的考题,不同的是问法不同。当时的问法是“Do you prefer live music like concert or recordings of music?” 然而两题的答题思路和要点是一样的。我们可以采取传统的方式展开,即回答问题后再加上你选的选项的好处,和未选的选项的坏处,当然也可以直接说你选的选项的两个好处。比如:

 

I prefer listening to recorded music to enjoying a live performance. You know, I don't think there's too much difference between recorded music and live performances, I actually think most of the times recorded music is better. For instance, I like to sit in my own room, make a cup of coffee and listen to the works of my favorite musicians, it's so much quieter than a live concert where people shout and get out of control and I can better appreciate the music itself. Besides, I have to admit recorded music is much cheaper, like a CD will cost around 100 Yuan, however, a ticket for a live performance will cost over 400 Yuan. It's a more economical way to enjoy music for someone with a tight budget like me.

 

 

2015年9月19日

Do you agree or disagree with the statement that bicycles will be less and less popular in modern society?

这也是一个生活话题,主要讨论自行车的重要性。按照我们课上提及的六大常用理由,很容易就可以想到答题的角度,比如健康金钱角度都有东西可以说。

 

I totally disagree with the statement. I think bicycles will never be replaced in modern society. First of all, bikes are one of the most environmental-friendly ways of transportation so far. Compared with trains, buses and automobiles, bikes don't bring any environmental problems to the society, if more people rode bikes, there would be less tail-gas emission and our planet would be a more livable place, so in the long run, more and more people would probably choose to use bikes. Also, bikes are pretty cheap. It's good for students like me who have a tight budget. You know, I can save a lot of money by using bikes instead of taking buses, subways or taxi.

当然了,这个答案其实稍微变通一下就可以回答诸如,你认为该做些什么来减少环境污染?直接我们就说建议人们出行踩单车就是了。

 

最后,请同学们重视一下机经的学习,再次强调,使用机经不是为了押题,是为了积累相关素材,做到一个答案可以应对多个考题。同时,也请大家练习的时候,注意养成录音和听录音的好习惯。要学会找到自身答案的不足,然后修改后再次录音。如果你实在找不出你的答案哪里不足,那就联系飞渡的老师吧,我们会免费为你评估:)注意啊,不要录制一次就拿过来,一定是你自己反复录制达到自己的极限后的版本!那样才有突破,才有提高!