一月雅思口语话题已新鲜出炉，根据现有的题目来看有不少的旧话题回归，像是an ideal house, a small company, a crowded place等都是15年或是17年的话题。Anyway, 对于刚刚开始准备屠雅的同学来说没有新旧之分, 重点在于好不好说, 怎么说, 能不能一题多用。今天我们就以 Describe a change that can improve your local area为例来说一说如何应对恼人的新题吧!
Describe a change that can improve your local area
You should say:
What it is
How it can be made
What problem it might bring
And how you feel about it
首先，我们要注意时态，题目要求讲什么变化能够使你的城市变的更好，所以这一切还未发生，你要做的就是指出问题并且给出建议。其次，从内容上来讲我们可以从城市的方方面面考虑，例如交通，教育，经济就业，医疗等等。不过这些可能都要涉及一些专业词汇，为了保证话题好说我们一定要选择自己比较熟悉的。下面就以poor traffic condition为例让给大家捋一下思路。
Well, in my town, traffic is a major daily headache and it’s time to make it better.
Literally speaking, being stuck in the heavy traffic flow is like an everyday occurrence, especially on peak time. What’s worse, if you are unlucky enough to get caught in an extreme weather, like a downpour or a snowstorm, a half-hour drive will turn into 2 hours even longer.
While, the thing is the economic level of XX is nowhere near Peking or SH, why is it so congested? Maybe growing private cars and poor traffic management should be blamed for this issue. To address the problem, our local government should put some actions into practice. For one thing, we need to create priority lanes or express lanes for buses, by doing so, commuters would take public transport as their number one choice to get around, instead of driving. For another, the government could give more concern on the bicycle sharing service. To my knowledge, riding is a great way of getting to our destination without contributing to traffic. Not only will this take cars off the road, but it will improve our health and help the environment as well. You know, it’s like killing two birds with one stone.
Indeed, it’s not a modest investment, but I do believe it’s worth the money in the long run.
be stuck in 被困在
everyday occurrence 每天发生的事情(peak time 上下班高峰期
half-hour adj. 半小时的
put something into practice 把…付诸实践
lane n. 车道 (priority lane 优先通行车道/ express lane 快速车道)
kill two birds with one stone 一举两得