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雅思口语part2话题:童年好友

中国雅思网 发表时间:2018年12月6日

Describe a time you spend with your friend in your childhood

You should say:

Who is this friend

How did you know about each other

And explain why you describe this time

雅思口语part2参考范文

I am going to tell you about my first ‘best friend’ from childhood. I’ll explain how we met, how long we were friends, what we got up to and why I liked her so much, and I’ll try and explain our friendship so you can understand why we were so close.

我要告诉你我童年时的第一个“最好的朋友”。我将解释我们是怎样相识的,我们是朋友多久,我们得到了什么,为什么我如此喜欢她,我会试着解释我们的友谊,这样你就能理解为什么我们如此亲密。

I first met my friend Tracey when I went to junior school. We were sat next to each other in class, I don’t think we chose to do that particularly, we probably just sat where we were told to on our first day of the school year, but we got on straight away and were firm friends from the age of about 8 until we left school to go to senior school aged about eleven. We happened to go to different schools at that point, and sadly our friendship drifted apart, when we were younger though, we were inseparable.

我第一次见到我的朋友特蕾西是在我上小学的时候。我们并肩而坐,在课堂上,我不认为我们选择这样做特别,我们可能只是坐在被告知要在我们学校的第一天,但我们立刻上了,是公司的朋友从8岁开始,直到我们离开学校去高级学校大约11岁。在那个时候,我们碰巧去了不同的学校,遗憾的是,我们的友谊渐渐疏远了,当我们年轻的时候,我们是形影不离的。

Tracey and I had similar interests. We liked being outside, we liked horses (although neither of us went riding or had access to ponies back then), we enjoyed doing craft type activities (although she was really talented creating amazing pictures and artwork, whilst I just got stuck at the stage of colouring in!) My main memory is of us heading off together on our bikes for hours and hours at a time. She lived quite near a large park, so I used to cycle to her house, and then we’d go to the park together with a picnic lunch and spend all day playing games together. I’m embarrassed now to think how we galloped around pretending to be horses or whatever the game of the day was, but it was fun at the time. We used to try hula hooping and skipping too, seeing who could hold up a hoop for the longest of skip without stopping using a rope. I have a feeling she was more accomplished than me at both these activities too. Sometimes we would try to find and catch grasshoppers (we always let them go) or we would just laze in the sun until it was time to go home. It was very different then. There were no mobile phones, and people were much more relaxed about letting their children go off and play all day, I’m not sure if you could still do that. Still, we were very happy and used to come back to her house tired and hot and sunburnt, and if we were lucky her mum would give us lemonade to drink and sometimes cheese salad rolls for tea. Happy memories indeed!

特蕾西和我有相似的兴趣。我们喜欢呆在户外,我们喜欢马(尽管当时我们都不骑马,也不喜欢小马),我们喜欢做工艺品类型的活动(尽管她真的很有天赋,创造了令人惊叹的图片和艺术作品,而我却被困在了涂色的舞台上!)我的主要记忆是,我们一次骑着自行车在一起几个小时,几个小时。她住在一个很大的公园附近,所以我经常骑自行车去她家,然后我们一起去公园,一起吃野餐,一起玩游戏。我现在很尴尬地想,我们是怎样假装成马或其他什么游戏的,但在当时是很有趣的。我们过去也试过呼啦呼啦,也跳了一下,看谁能在不停止使用绳子的情况下撑起一个呼啦圈。我有一种感觉,她在这两项活动中都比我更有成就。有时我们会试图找到并抓住蚱蜢(我们总是让它们走),否则我们就会在阳光下懒散地呆着,直到回家的时候。当时情况大不相同。没有手机,人们更放松地让孩子们出去玩一整天,我不确定你是否还能这样做。尽管如此,我们还是很高兴,习惯了回到她的家,她又累又热,晒得黝黑,如果我们幸运的话,她妈妈会给我们喝柠檬水,有时还会给我们做奶酪沙拉卷。记忆真的快乐!

In terms of why we liked each other, well we just did! We enjoyed doing the same things, we could talk about anything to each other – complaining about school work or annoying parents and other such troublesome worries of the time. She had pet rabbits, and I had pet guinea pigs, so looking after our pets was a shared interest too. It probably helped that we lived quite close to each other and both had bikes too. We also both had a vivid imagination, it meant we could have remarkable adventures together pretending to inhabit whole new worlds that we had invented for ourselves.

就我们为什么喜欢对方而言,我们就是这么做的!我们喜欢做同样的事情,我们可以互相谈论任何事情——抱怨学校的工作或者恼人的父母,以及其他一些令人烦恼的事情。她养了宠物兔子,我养了宠物豚鼠,所以照顾我们的宠物也是一种共同的兴趣。我们住得很近,而且都有自行车,这可能对我们有帮助。我们俩都有丰富的想象力,这意味着我们可以一起进行非凡的冒险,假装居住在我们为自己发明的全新世界里。

We kept in touch for a while, but both eventually moved on. I think she went on to become an artist of some renown, which was not surprising given her early talent for art. Whatever she does and wherever she ended up I hope she is happy and successful too, and I will always remember her as a brilliant companion from when I was young, I wonder if she remembers me too.

我们保持联系有一段时间了,但最终还是继续了。我想她后来成为了一个有名望的艺术家,考虑到她早期的艺术天赋,这并不奇怪。无论她做什么,无论她到哪里,我都希望她也快乐和成功,我将永远记住她是我年轻时的一个杰出的伴侣,我想知道她是否还记得我。

What do you think makes someone a good friend to a whole family?你认为什么使一个人成为一个家庭的好朋友?

It seems to me that the main element in order for someone to be considered a friend to all members of a family is having common values and interests. If these two characteristics are absent or not compatible, it's really difficult for someone to be accepted as a family friend or to hang out with.

Moreover, if parents see that someone has a good personality and some basic virtues that support the notion of friendship, it is likely that they will like and accept this person to their family. In my opinion, family friends play an important role as there are many cases when parents consort with some people they consider friends, and many times it is likely that their kids also interact with those people.

此外,如果父母认为某人有良好的人格和一些基本的美德来支持友谊的概念,他们很可能会喜欢并接受这个人的家庭。在我看来,家庭朋友扮演着重要的角色,因为在很多情况下,父母和一些他们认为是朋友的人交往,很多时候,他们的孩子也可能和这些人交流。

雅思口语part 3题目及参考答案

Do you think we meet different kinds of friends at different stages of our lives? In what ways are these types of friend different?你认为我们在不同的人生阶段会遇到不同类型的朋友吗?这些类型的朋友有什么不同?

I totally agree with that statement as I believe we have different expectations and requirements for our friends in different stages of our life. When children are in primary schools, they just have one or two friends and this is because at that stage they are not capable of assessing and appreciate the importance of friendship. In the early stages of our life, we require friends who would love to play with us, do things that we like to do. So, these relationships are slack and nothing is invested as far as feelings are concerned. However, we start understanding the significance of this bond in the high school as we make some friends who have similar interests and can help us in studies. Friends during puberty, on the other hand, are in many cases the most important in someone's life and often these relationships are really strong and based on solid foundation. At that period of life, people's' relationships are true and substantial as real feelings such as love, affection, support and trust are dominant. When we start our career, we will have many friends who are basically colleagues. In the old age, people usually have friends who are more like family members.

So, I would say that friends in the very early ages are just some playmates who kids hang out and spend some time with and the teen to adult stages include very important and worthy people that are much more than friends.

How easy is it to make friends with people from a different age group?与来自不同年龄段的人交朋友有多容易?

It's a controversial issue as some would say it is quite easy to make friends from different age groups while others would deny it.

In my opinion, the most important characteristics in making friends are communication and common views. In this way, people are able to talk about different things, make meaningful conversations and swap ideas. If these elements don't exist, even among the people of same age group, then it's really difficult for someone to make friends. I would say that usually, people find it easier to have friends of same age groups, but if effective communication and common views work smoothly between two persons of different age groups, they can become good friends. For example, a friend of mine who is around my age has a close friend of 60. When I found about that I was surprised, but when I saw that they have so much in common and they have great times together, I totally endorsed it. As far as I'm concerned, I don't have friends who are much older than I am but I have younger friends and common interests make us a really tight group.

Do you think it is possible to be friends with someone if you never meet them in person?你认为如果你不亲自去见某人,你有可能成为朋友吗?

It’s an interesting question to answer and I would say that it is possible indeed, but it's not the same as having friends who we meet personally and interact face-to-face. Nowadays, especially due to technological advances, more and more people chat and interact with each other via chatting, calling and social media applications and in this way, they develop different kinds of relationships. There are many cases when someone talks with another person on a constant basis and share personal things, experiences and they turn out to call each other 'friend'. But in my opinion, I would say that this person is more of an e-buddy rather than a real friend. A friend is someone that people can see in the flesh and consort with them regularly.

Is this real friendship?这是真正的友谊吗?

As I extensively mentioned earlier, this isn't true friendship, at least in my taste. Many positive sentiments may be created, such as rapport, confidence and happiness, but friendship is much more than only a word and it entails that people have a contact on a regular basis and hang out with each other. E-friendship is a different type of friendship, I would say an impersonal one because friends aren't able to meet each other in person and the only thing they can do is talk by typing keystrokes on the keyboard or make video calls. Such friendship is growing faster due to our reliance on technology, but they are not real friendship, in my opinion.

What kind of influence can friends have on our lives?

朋友对我们的生活有什么样的影响?

It is argued that friends are the second most influential persons in someone's life, after the parents. A famous saying ‘A person is known by the company he keeps’ is indeed a reflection that we are greatly influenced by the friends we have. Especially at adolescence, children are impressionable as they form their personality and character and oftentimes they copy their peers. During this time good friends can instil positive attributes and elements in a person while the opposite is also true.

Friends constitute a big part of our life and they play a very important role. They can contribute to the creation of positive feelings for us such as happiness, self-confidence, esteem and control and can also delude us to have negative feelings and activities. Hence, they can be determinants of someone's character as friendship can play a vital role in a person's beliefs.

How important would you say it is to have friends from different cultures?

你认为有来自不同文化背景的朋友有多重要?

In my opinion, having friends from diverse cultures is extremely important and helpful. Initially, people learn many things about other cultures such as history, customs, values and points, and this way their knowledge in enhanced. Furthermore, it promotes diversity and cultivates tolerance and understanding as well as positive changes in our attitude. For example, by having a friend with completely different culture, people can swap opinions, broaden their horizons and become tolerant about things they have not faced before. To conclude, I reckon that it is essential that people have pals from different countries because as far as I'm concerned, this could only lead to positive outcomes.