IELTS Speaking Part 2 A Short Talk

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Sample Task OTG-002 – Describe a present which you very much enjoyed receiving. (a wedding trip)

May 24th, 2009 · No Comments · sample answer


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You should say
* what it was
* who gave it to you
* what the occasion was
and explain why you were so pleased to receive it.

ATTEMPT 1

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TRANSCRIPT 1

Um well any person during his or her life receives many gifts, but there is always one special present you like the most in comparison with the others, and that makes you feel happy every time when recall it.

I would like to tell you about such a gift I got about 5 years ago, and that was a wedding trip to Italy for me and for my wife. I was very excited to get it because I hadn’t even expected anything like that. The gift was given to me erm by my parents and by my wife’s parents … somehow they had managed to organize everything and to cooperate with each other, and buy everything secretly, so we were very glad to get our flight tickets and some other docs/docks on our wedding day.

Then um the reason why I was so happy about that gift was that I had never been in Italy and I hadn’t seen Rome and Venice and other things but I was very eager to do such a thing, and of course during our trip we ate pasta and pizza, and saw different kind of tourist attractions and so on. Well, it was a really great time, and I liked it a lot. We enjoyed this trip very much.

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ATTEMPT 2

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Er … I have a number of amazing gifts I’ve received from my parents, my relatives or beloveds but the one and the special one I’m going to tell you about now is a wedding trip to Italy for me and for my wife … er … I got about 5 or 6 years ago.

As for the reasons… er …why this gifts was unique to me … er … first of all, it was very, very expansive, secondly, it enabled me and my wife to spend our honeymoon in a 5 star hotel in Italy by the sea, and what is more, some extra features, such as visiting Rome, Venice and some other historical and very famous places, were also a part of this trip.

Er … I think you may wonder who gave me such a gift, so let me say a few words about my parents and my wife’s parents. Er … somehow, they had managed to cooperate with each other and buy this trip secretly. So, what I’m saying is that I didn’t expected it, and actually, nobody expected it, and we all were quite surprised.

Er … you know … er … wedding presents are supposed to be received on a wedding day, so we got our wedding trip to Italy on our wedding day after making an official registration, our parents just handled us an envelope with tickets and some other necessary documents, and of course, they said some good and warm words.

And … er … to conclude … er …let me explain why I was so glad to receive this gift. Er … first of all, I had never been in Italy but I wanted to and during our trip we visited a lot of interesting places, we ate pizza and paste, and of course, we drank famous Italian wine. Er … another thing that my wife …er … was always quite interested in learning languages, especially Italian, so it was a really good opportunity for her to practice her Italian with native speakers, and finally, it was just a really good way to relax after our exhausting wedding, and to start a new life.

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