听亦鸥网友moonlight解码：连读，弱读和缩读（上）——发音的诀窍，你都知道嘛？ (一)什么是连读 在连贯地说话或朗读时,在同一个意群(即短语或从句)中,如果相邻的两个词前者以辅音音素结尾,后者以元音音素开头,就要自然地将辅音和元音相拼,构成一个音节,这就是连读。 连读时的音节一般不重读,只需顺其自然地一带而过,不可以加音,也不可以读得太重。如:not at all这个短语。连读时听起来就像是一个单词。注意:连读只发生在句子中的同一个意群中。在两个意群之间即使有两个相邻的辅音和元音出现,也不可连读。 如:Please take a look at it.这个句子中take a look at it是同一个意群,那么take与a可连读,look与at可连读,at与it可连读。在There is a book in it.一句中book与in往往不连读,因为book与in分别在两个不同的意群中。 (二)连读的详细情况 1.在同一个意群中,相邻的两个词,前者以辅音音素结尾,后者以元音音素开头,往往要拼在一起连读。如: He is a student.(is与a要连读) That is a right answer.(That与is,is和a,right和answer都可以连读) I'll be back in half an hour.(back和in,half和an,an与hour都可以连读) 2.在同一个意群中的两个单词,如果前面的单词以r或re结尾,后面的单词以元音音素开头,则r或re要发/r/音,并与其后的元音音素相拼。 如:here and there，a pair of shoes连读。 （三）音的组合任何一个单词都是由音素的不同组合而成 英语中，同一音节中两个或两个以上相邻的辅音结合在一起，这种结构叫做辅音群（或辅音连缀、辅音丛）。 两个、三个辅音的连缀，在英语中是普遍的。像sixths/sɪksθs/这样四个辅音的连缀却比较少。英语单词里，辅音连缀所出现的位置有一定规律，通常只出现在词首或词尾。 值得特别注意的是，辅音群中，辅音之间决不能夹有元音;以不发音的元音结尾的词，朗读时，辅音后面也不能附加元音。 查看更多详情，请点击下载PPT。 下载此讲解的音频：http://www.yeeaoo.com/action/teachaudio/?id=144 查看更多雅思资料下载: http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244386.html 查看更多雅思备考经验： http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244385.html
讲解人：moonlight900 2016-07-29 人气：34192
Valerie老师介绍： 嗨，我是学霸Valerie，我不但长得美，还脑子好使，最重要的是我还不是英语专业的，但我英语还说得好！如果你们想夸我的话，一定不要背着我！爱我的话，请多多留言支持～ 为人有趣，热爱美剧，最爱冬兵，喜欢游戏和宅的可爱女生Valerie来啦~ 具有绝佳的雅思口语答题思路，希望她的讲解能对大家有所帮助~ 【重要说明】：本课程文本由Valerie老师提供，音频由shirley录制（发音坑，请大家多多包涵T T~） Lesson 1：地点类答题思路 地点类主要分为大地点（如foreign country, city等）、小地点（restaurant, street）、buildings（library, museum, house）、景观（park, river, lake） 1.利用自己亲身经历想点 这是最常用的一种方法，比如描述library就可以描述自己学校图书馆，先描述exterior再描述interior，因为足够熟悉这个地点所以描述起来会比较顺畅。但是要注意在考试的时候千万不要犯“选择恐惧症”，将准备时间一分钟的大部分浪费在纠结该选哪个地点来讲上。 2.编故事 很多考生由于经历不足，就会开始编造一些故事，假装去过什么地方。比如说Describe a place where people go to listen to music这个话题，很多考生没有去过theatre or music hall怎么办呢，只能硬着头皮假装自己去过。这个时候编故事也需要技巧，那就是多加一些details。首先我们看题，这道题下面的补充问题是 where it is what kind of music is performed there., what type of people go there how you know this place and explain your impressions of this place 我们就可以根据这些补充问题让我们的回答中充满更多细节。例如加入我们说广州大剧院（Guangzhou Opera House）说道where it is的时候，千万不可以说It’s in Guangzhou这么简单，我们可以补充说它facing the Zhujiang River，located on the beautiful Huacheng Square等等等等,这样有了许多细节我们的内容听上去才更加真实。 3. 用题目想点（适合想不出来的时候启发思路） e.g.景观类有一道著名的“奇葩”题 Describe a place near a lot of water that you enjoyed visiting. You should say: where this place was why (& when) you went there who you went there with and explain why you liked this place. 很多人第一眼看到这个题目都不知道说什么好，描述一个有水的地方，大家的第一反应都是游泳池，然后说游泳池的时候，描述一下游泳池的形状——方形，然后可以锻炼身体等等之后，就不知道该怎么讲了，实际上我们可以通过另一道题想出这道题的答案： A Seaside Place Describe a seaside place you enjoyed visiting. You should say: --where this place was --what you did at this place --who you went there with and explain why you liked this place. 准备这一道题其实相当于同时准备了两道题，seaside place正好就是一个place near water 当我们准备好一些例子之后，要学会灵活变通，一个例子不是只能回答一道题，在考试的时候只有短短的一分钟准备时间，内心又十分紧张，如果又要想例子又要想表达肯定是不够的。但是我们可以将准备好的例子灵活运用到不同的题目中去，但是不要用得太生硬，以免考官觉得你是在背书。举个例子，刚刚我们说的seaside这个例子还是比较通用的，可以用到很多地点类的题中。比如： Describe a lake, river or any other place that used to be clean or quiet but now becomes polluted by noise or dirt. You should say: --what the place looked like before; --what it looks like now; --what are the causes of this change. Do you think people should recover it? Why? And how? 可以先用准备好的seaside例子描述自己几年前去海边享受到的美景，再说最近再去海边已经变样了，海水是黑色的，里面飘着塑料瓶等等，形成对比，再说原因和你的观点。 除了地点类的题目外，通过联想我们还可以将seaside的例子运用到其他类别的题目中。 例如describe a party或者Talk about a birthday celebration you enjoyed或Describe a wedding you attended that has remained in your memory我们可以说一场party on the beach给我们留下了深刻的印象；Describe your hometown或者Describe tourism in your town or a nearby town我们可以说我们住在沿海城市，城市的海滩特别美，吸引了众多的游客；Describe the most interesting trip you have ever taken或者Tell me about a holiday you have taken也都可以说一次海边旅行。 查看更多详情，请点击下载PPT。 Valerie的优秀录音： http://www.yeeaoo.com/shares/?umid=3099237 下载此讲解的音频：http://www.yeeaoo.com/action/teachaudio/?id=140 查看更多雅思资料下载: http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244386.html 查看更多雅思备考经验： http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244385.html
讲解人：Valliuzj 2016-07-15 人气：10923
跟雅思高手chestnut学英音！——英语这样说才地道，才好听！ chestnut_07个人简介： 托福写作29分的Chestnut 同样是雅思八分达人。 首战雅思就拿到了Overall 8.0 Listening 9.0 Reading 8.5 Speaking 7.0 Writing 6.5的好成绩。 小美女Chestnut这次要带着大家一起来学英音！到底如何说才优雅，才好听？ lesson2: 1. 错误备考的方式 盲目跟读 2. 口语的分类分类：情景式口语、描述式口语、思辨式口语 其实很多同学，就包括以前我在学习英语的时候，都会很烦恼一件事情，就是练了半天但就是没有看到效果。大部分同学在一开始想improve自己的口语的时候，存在的误区就是盲目地读课文或者跟着英剧美剧的主人公读，认为这就是练习口语，还有就是盲目地跟读光盘、磁带，认为只要跟读就能够纠正发音。 其实，这样的结果往往都是我自己一个音，磁带或者剧一个音，怎么模仿都不像。以前我还喜欢将一个一个音标和例词抄在本上，在寝室读去食堂也读，看起来超级拼命，其实丝毫没见进步。为什么呢？道理其实很简单，我们平时说话都以句子为单位而不以单词为单位。比如在国外我们想点单，人家问：“What can I do for you?” 我们不能简单地回答成“french fries”，而是应该说成“can i have some french fries?” 因此孤立地练习音标和单词具有欺骗性——孤立地读音标或单词都会好听，一旦放在句子中便无法体现整个句子的统一性了。 衡量语音好坏的唯一标准是句子的发音，只有摆对方向才能学有所用。那么如何去练习句子的发音呢?给大家介绍句子的读法“三剑客”：连读、失去爆破、弱读。比如，on it不应读成【on】【It】,而应读成【o】【nI】【t】，同样，first time中的两个【t】应读成一个【t】; 奥巴马在2008年芝加哥获胜演说中，读“must be”中的【t】也是不读出声的，读“could be”中的【d】彻底消失。因此，与其将大量精力浪费在一个孤立的音标上，倒不如学习如何读好句子，毕竟这才是根本。 然后，我们要来说说如何用英语准确表达自己的思想。不管如何，英语作为一门语言，语言就是人们用来沟通的工具，准备表达自己的思想才是最根本的事情。首先我们要对口语进行几种分类。口语主要分为三块，情景式口语、描述式口语、思辨式口语。首先我们要明确自己到底需要提高哪方面，然后再去练习会比较对阵下药。 1.情景式口语就是用英语进行日常的交流，这里要注意小词的运用。比如如果看到一个朋友穿了一件很好看的衣服，想说“深红色很适合你。”的话，许多同学会说成“Dark red fits you.”其实是“Dark red becomes you.” 其中“become”是颜色配人的意思;“价钱写在标签上。”许多同学会说成“The price is written on the tag.”其实是“The price is marked on the tag.”，因此要注意细节的把握。不过这些词语也是需要靠一定时间的积累下才能获得的，而且我觉得越是贴近生活的口语反而越能体现一个人的英语水平。因此，想说一口地道的口语的确很难，平实多留意英语好的同学是如何用词的，多看看native speaker如何讲英语，譬如在看剧的时候还有如果身边有native speaker就好了，相信就会有很大的提升的。 2.描述式口语就是用英语描述一个事物。比如“a member of your family you like most”就是典型地用英语描述一个人。而多数同学也只会用“beautiful”、“handsome”、“kind”这样的词进行空洞地描述，那么其实像是 “bushy eyebrows”(浓眉)、“reliable”(可靠)、“sensitive”(敏感)这样的词语会让口语更加精准、真实和生动。就像我们平时用中文形容一个人，不可能一直只说他很好，他很美这样，我们会说他的眼睛很有神，他的身材很匀称这样具体的词语来形容一个人，才能让沟通变得更加准确且清楚。毕竟好的口语并不是滔滔不绝，而是能够准确表达自我真实感受嘛。 3.思辨式口语就是用英语就某一问题进行自我观点的阐述，比如在口语甚至是写作中都会经常出现一类关于讨论事物好与坏的这种题目，“Some people think TV has a positive effect on our society while others hold the opposite opinion. What do you think and explain why.”这就是一个典型的思辨式口语话题。在表明观点时，许多同学会说“I think”或“in my opinion”。但有更好的说法如“Frankly I think…”、“I mean…”等。表明肯定和否定未必就只有“yes”和“no”，还可以用“I’m with you on that.”、“I’m not so sure really.”来更好地表达。 好了，以上就是chestnut想跟大家分享的关于跟读和复述这两种雅思口语备考方法的全部内容。其实chestnut一直觉得很重要的一点就是，口语的练习实在不是一蹴而就的事情，能够坚持下来才是最重要的，一定要坚持坚持再坚持哦。 查看更多详情，请点击下载PPT。 Chestnut的优秀录音： http://www.yeeaoo.com/record/12176251.html Chestnut的雅思备考经验贴： http://www.yeeaoo.com/discuss-1/view_2433.html 下载此讲解的音频：http://www.yeeaoo.com/action/teachaudio/?id=136 查看更多雅思资料下载: http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244386.html 查看更多雅思备考经验： http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244385.html
讲解人：chestnut_07 2016-06-23 人气：15419
跟雅思高手chestnut学英音！——英语这样说才地道，才好听！ chestnut_07个人简介： 托福写作29分的Chestnut 同样是雅思八分达人。 首战雅思就拿到了Overall 8.0 Listening 9.0 Reading 8.5 Speaking 7.0 Writing 6.5的好成绩。 小美女Chestnut这次要带着大家一起来学英音！到底如何说才优雅，才好听？ 课程大纲： lesson 1: 1.美式?英式? 哪一种更受考官欢迎的问题 2.喜欢英式的：如何锻炼British accent？ 如何与利用yeeaoobox练习口语：题库、分享、听大牛的录音 2.具体内容 其实我觉得不需要太多的纠结于这个问题，虽然说这是British Council所组织的考试，很多人就会觉得说应该去迎合英国人，去模仿英音。 首先，不管你的发音如何，只要你说的是英语就好，能听懂的那种。其次，考官不仅仅是英国人，英国人也分南方人、北方人、苏格兰人、威尔士人、北爱尔兰人，不能一概而论。所以，只要考生的口音只要不影响理解，就不会影响评分。发音清晰与否才是评分的主要标准。大家可以看看自己的发音，是更加贴近于英国的还是美国的发音，不要在考试的时候来回转换就好，否则要把考官弄晕了。 英国的口音存在着地域性和多样性，仅在英国就有近70余种不同的口音，而RP(received pronunciation)则被公认为最标准的英式发音，chestnut总结了一些英美音发音的区别，如果大家想要刻意模仿的话可以参照一下的一些技巧。这里要说的是，如果想听发音区别，可以用欧路词典点开英式和美式的发音： 1. 美式发音中的“r”在发音中一如北京方言中的儿化音，听来顽皮而闲适，而在英音中，往往这种儿化音要统统去掉，而变得更加中规中矩。试试发以下的单词：Water，Word这样的。 2.张口音 “o”化；美语中往往将音标为[ɒ] 的音读成开口音的[ɑ]，而这些音在英音中，都要规矩地读回“凹“的音。 比如knock. 3. 英音中的连读可以达到一种出神入化的地步，除了辅元相连，英音中往往以元音发音结尾连接元音开头的词间亦有习惯加上[r]来进行连接。以张口元音开头的词汇上，英音会用适时的停顿和拉长来加重这个单词的发音。You only trouble is that(注意将only 拉长，并将trouble 和is连读) 4. tory & tary 都读[tri]，此招式太过简单，点到即可。 5. [t]音加重 英音中一个明显的特点是，遇到发音为清辅音[t]的读音时往往要着重发音，甚至发成类似汉语拼音中的“qi“音。试着读以下的单词：Beauty，Pretty 6. 抑扬顿挫；发美音时，由于美国人的情感直接，热情洋溢，往往在整体读音上更加多变而婉转，然而，英音的发音却是更加沉稳而注重抑扬顿挫的。 查看更多详情，请点击下载PPT。 Chestnut的优秀录音： http://www.yeeaoo.com/record/12176251.html Chestnut的雅思备考经验贴： http://www.yeeaoo.com/discuss-1/view_2433.html 下载此讲解的音频：http://www.yeeaoo.com/action/teachaudio/?id=127 查看更多雅思资料下载: http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244386.html 查看更多雅思备考经验： http://www.yeeaoo.com/articlelist/244385.html
讲解人：chestnut_07 2016-06-15 人气：19166
正在用APP的小鸥可以去网页上下载全部讲解PPT哟！ 1）Cycling出题方向 2）Cycling相关题目口语示例 Cycling近些年备受考官喜爱 Cycling=a way of transport+a sport+recreation Do you ever ride a bicycle? 按实际情况回答即可 Yeah I do. And actually I cycle a lot everyday cus I’m living on a huge campus and I really need a bicycle to get about. I pedal here and there from the school buildings and the libraries to the supermarket and the student gym. How old were you when you first learned to ride a bicycle? 迷你事件题→语法→过去时态运用。 It was when I was 8. I remember clearly that it was a sunny day and I was with my father. He showed me how he balanced when pedaling and then let me have a try. At first it was so hard that I just fell down again and again and I even thought of giving up. But anyway, I made it through and cycling has been a part of my life now. What kinds of people ride bicycles do you think? Well, it’s hard to say cus it seems that everyone has his or her own reason why he or she likes to ride a bicycle and it is difficult to generalize what kinds of people they are. 开头拖延时间思考。 But still, I guess, most people ride a bicycle for it is an effective and efficient way of transport, especially for short to mediate distances. And, if you cycle, you almost always avoid traffic congestions and you never worry about parking. However, some may take up cycling for a different reason. They regard it as a kind of physical exercise which burns fat and gives them a lean body. Others like fixie lovers just feel it a lot of fun when padeling. Are bicycles popular in China? There are nine million bicycles in Beijing That's a fact It's a thing we can't deny Like the fact that I will love you till I die Juxtaposition Facts and figures: 370million cyclists (2013) I would say a definite ‘yes’. According to the national statistics bureau，there are over 370 million people in China who use bicycles as their main way of transport.
讲解人：YoYo英音控 2015-05-26 人气：67761
正在用APP的小鸥可以去网页上下载全部讲解PPT哟！ 练习资料推荐 最官方、最权威：《官方雅思剑桥4-9》 接近真题：《新航道听力九分达人》 备考方法 备考时间：考前三个月 复习资料： 《官方雅思剑桥4-9》 听力中需要注意的事项： 1：安静的环境。推荐图书馆。 2：绝不重放第二遍。 3：快速浏览题目，划出关键词。 listen FOR rather than listen TO 4：高效的短时记忆，专注。 Mark words、语音语调。 Useful tips 错题纠正： 做完一整个test后自己按照答案批改后 如果错的材料 我会放第二遍 目的是专门去听一遍自己遗漏的信息点 特别注意：回答和题目的同义替换 例子：剑9中第四个测试section2中题目写的是main control switch，录音中提到的是on/off switch。 如：alarming light和warning light的同义替换 section2中的reconstruction等于modern replica等等 备考做法:平时在听剑4到剑9时把所有同意替义替换 整理出一个表格 可以按照词性或者topic进行整理 考前再review一遍即可 更多讲解，请下载PPT。
讲解人：chestnut_07 2015-05-18 人气：39051
你是不是正在被雅思口语考试的复杂流程所困扰着呢？ 亦鸥帮你解决问题，最新最热的鸥友高分模拟考场录音由澳大利亚英国雅思考官及鸥友倾情录制，准确的发音，纯正的sample answer，拿下雅思口语7、8、9分就是这么简单。 A: Examiner B: Student IELTS TEST MOCK CONVERSATION—BAND 9 A: Good morning, my name is William, Could you tell me your full name, please? B: Good morning, my name is Linda. A: And, where do you come from? B: I come from China. A: Okay, may I have your identification card, please? B: Here it is. A: Thank you. A: Now I am going to ask you some questions about yourself. Do you work or are you a student? B: I am a student. A: And what subjects are you studying? B: Um, the British pattern curriculum, advanced levels; We study a range of different subjects, for example, the 5 main subjects as we like to call them. Um, they are English, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. Apart from these, we also have P.E. and Biology, but now we are in a tense time since we are applying for overseas universities, this means that we have to drop some of the courses we have learnt before, such as biology and Math for doing college research and writing personal statements. A: Okay, let’s now talk a bit about yourself, um, how would you describe yourself? B: Well, I guess it’s fair to say that I am quite a laid-back person just like my mother. I like making friends and I like being sociable. Usually I am the life and soul of the party. A: Which characteristics do you think are the least appealing in a person? B: Well, I guess no body likes people who are very narrow-minded and are difficult to get on with, and it’s always nice when someone is open to other people’s opinions and willing to think from their own views, like in their shoes; and people who are two-faced can be a little irritating since I think relationships are built on trust and without honesty there’s not much left in a relationship, indeed. A: Okay, that’s the end of part one. Now for part two, I am going to give a card with some questions, okay? You will have about one minute to prepare your answers, and then you will have about one to two minutes to give a response. I will tell you when to start and when to stop, okay? B: Okay. A: all right, now you may use the notepaper and the pencil in front of you to take some notes in the one minute. Here is the question card. B: Okay. A: Your one-minute begins now. Describe a useful website that you like to visit. You should say: What contents does the website have? How and when you find the website? How often you go to the website? B: Well, I’d like to talk about Facebook. As every one knows, it is a website for personal social network launched by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, I guess. It has millions of active users worldwide and including China, though we have to use VPN to login. I signed up my own account in 2008 and I have been using it for almost, like every day. I am so fond of it since it enables its users to create a personal profile and then add other users as friends and exchange messages instantly. It is user-friendly since it is always nice to know what my friends are doing because of the function of automatic notifications when they update their profiles. Also, I may join in some common interest groups, organized by workplace, school, or colleges or other characteristics that people share in common. For example, I joined in a Baking Group last month so that I can share many baking recipes with my friends on that. As an international school student in China, I take every possible chance to integrate myself into the overseas community in advance, and Facebook is a good platform. Through Facebook I have made friends with many International students, as well as other overseas students in UK. It is the first time for me to have so many foreign friends and expose myself to western cultures. Take learning English as an example, it is said that the best way to learn English is to understand the culture and the logic thinking behind the local people. So as long as I keep logging on Facebook, I can keep chatting with the people who come from English-speaking countries so that I can understand how they express own opinion via some colloquial languages and learn to reply in different situations. It is really helpful to improve my spoken English and get more sociable by Facebook. A: all right, excellent. So, that’s the end of the part two. May I have the card back please? B: Yes, here, thank you. A: All right, so now I’m going to continue with part three, and ask you some more questions on some similar topics. Are you ready to continue? B: No problem. A: Okay, great, now lets talk about family members. Can you tell me something about your grandparents? B: Yes, um, my grandfather passed away when I was only 10 years old, which means that I do not have a clear, distinct memory of him quite much, but I have seen his picture, and I have heard stories about him from my mother, about how he worked as a pilot in the Chinese army when he was young. My grandma doesn't live with us now, but we usually visit her on special occasions. On my father's side, his mother----the other grandma, passed away when I was in primary school. Perhaps she died of eye cancer. I miss her very much because she had always been kind to me. Her husband now lives in the countryside areas now with my aunt, uncle and cousins as a retired worker. When I was a little child, I used to live with my grandparents because my parents were too busy to look after me. They took good care of me and were very fond of me because I'm the only girl in my generation. A: So what do you think are the roles of grandparents in Chinese families? B: Grandparents are the elders in a family, and they are the most respectable figures. They carry with them history and tradition, the deep marks of past years and the heavy burdens of their times. The grandparents of our generation grew up in the darkest times of war and bloodshed and the hardest times of reconstruction after the birth of new China, and they have a lot of stories from those times to tell their offspring, like me. Grandparents are also more traditional, and usually, it is them who accompany children and teach them how to behave and tell them about the traditional Chinese virtues. Without them, these would die out soon in the society, I think. A: Thank you for your answers. That’s the end of speaking test. B: Thank you.
讲解人：chestnut_07 2015-05-07 人气：141400
你是不是正在被雅思口语考试的复杂流程所困扰着呢？ 亦鸥帮你解决问题，最新最热的鸥友高分模拟考场录音由澳大利亚英国雅思考官及鸥友倾情录制，准确的发音，纯正的sample answer，拿下雅思口语7、8、9分就是这么简单。 A: Examiner B: Student IELTS TEST MOCK CONVERSATION—BAND 8 A: Good morning, my name is Michael. Could you tell me your full name, please? B: Good morning, my name is Linda. A: And, where do you come from? B: I come from China. A: Okay, may I have your identification card, please? B: Here you are. A: Thank you. A: Now I am going to ask you some questions about yourself. Do you work or are you a student? B: I am a student. A: And what subjects are you studying? B: Economics, Physics, Math and Biology. A: Okay, and do you take any sports? B: Yes. I often take an active part in many kinds of sports games, such as swimming, running and badminton, among which, playing badminton is always my greatest passion. I often invite some of my energetic friends to play badminton after class in the school grounds or in the local parks. A: what sports does most people play in your country? B: There are many sports played in China. Allow me to mention a few examples. Basketball and football are played mainly by the younger generation and football is popular amongst Chinese boys, however; sadly we don’t have a strong national team. All age groups play table tennis, better known as Ping-Pong. Because it is an indoor sport so it is particularly popular in winter. Swimming, skating, and volleyball are popular as well. A: okay, that’s the end of part one. Now for part two, I am going to give a card with some questions, okay? You will have about one minute to prepare your answers, and then you will have about one to two minutes to give a response. I will tell you when to start and when to stop, okay? B: Okay. A: all right, now you may use the notepaper and the pencil in front of you to take some notes in the one minute. Here is the question card. B: Thank you. A: Your one-minute begins now. Describe a festival in your country. You should say: When is the festival usually held? How do people celebrate this festival? How do you like the festival? B: Well, I’d like to talk about Spring Festival. The festival is basically a celebration of the New Year and a farewell to the old year. According to the lunar calendar, it should start sometime in early February or late January. It is celebrated just to usher in a new year and to get rid of the demons from the older generation. It mixes a bit of religion, superstition and festivity of the new season. I do know that it used to be celebrated a lot in the streets with a big parade and two dragons chasing a ball. We still do that now, but not as much, mostly you will find that at the carnivals. People celebrate it by decorating their house with various emblems and also by getting together, having a big dinner, and giving pocket money. Together with all the family members, we often sit around and play cards or Mahjong after the big meals. On the second day, we often go around and visit friends. Another way people celebrate Spring Festival is by dressing up in new clothes, and we often go out and attend some outdoor carnivals, which basically sell a lot of things. I think that the reason Spring Festival is so popular is because a lot of our economy is planned around it. I mean, even though we do think of January as the beginning of the year officially, many think of Spring Festival as the real beginning of the financial year. Also, because the holiday stretches for around 30 days, it gives many people a chance to reunite with their family for the longest period of the year. In that sense you could say that it is like Christmas in the west. A: All right, excellent. So, that’s the end of the part two. May I have the card back please? B: Yes, here thanks. A: All right, so now I’m going to continue with part three, and ask you some more general questions on related topics. Are you ready to continue? B: No problem. A: Okay, great. So, lets first talk about competitions in schools. Why do you think some schoolteachers use competitions as class activities? B: Well, I think one important responsibility of teacher is to promote the students’ desire to be eager to study and prepare them for the future. Competition never sleeps among students. This is an awareness without which anyone joining the labor market would not succeed. So I think it's always better to realize the cruelty before the students get shocked in the future. A: Do you think it is a good thing to give prizes to children who do well at school? And why? B: Yes, I do think so. For one thing, people by nature make all their efforts to gain the most pleasure and avoid pain. Children love games and having fun indeed, and they hate study. So if a child achieves something at school, a prize will apparently enhance his or her sense of satisfactory, which has always resulted in constant good performance. For the other, those children who cannot get the prize would feel that they want the same thing. Then prizes become a strong motivator for them. A: Would you say that schools for young children have become more or less competitive since you were that age? Why? B: I would say, as far as I know, schools in China have more and more fierce competition these days. Children in primary schools are requested by their parents and teachers to acquire the knowledge for secondary school students, only as a preparation for their future school entrance examination. Once they pass the exam, the vicious circle continues even more. Secondary school students spend a huge amount of time doing studies much beyond their capability. It was not like this when I was a child. I had more fun and more time to enjoy myself. A: Okay, yes, thank you for your answers. That’s the end of the speaking test. B: Thank you.
讲解人：chestnut_07 2015-05-07 人气：44965
你是不是正在被雅思口语考试的复杂流程所困扰着呢？ 亦鸥帮你解决问题，最新最热的鸥友高分模拟考场录音由澳大利亚英国雅思考官及鸥友倾情录制，准确的发音，纯正的sample answer，拿下雅思口语7、8、9分就是这么简单。 A: Examiner B: Student IELTS TEST MOCK CONVERSATION—BAND 7 A: Good morning, my name is Michael. Could you tell me your full name, please? B: Good morning, my name is Sara. A: Thank you, and can you tell me where do you come from? B: I am from China. A: Okay, may I have your identification card, please? B: Sure, here you are. A: Thank you. That’s fine. A: Now I am going to ask you some questions about yourself. Do you work or are you a student? B: I am a student. A: And what subjects are you studying? B: Economics, Physics, Math and Biology. A: Why do you choose these subjects, like Biology? B: Well, I like biology very much, and Biology is important in our life. A: What do you hope to do when you finish your studies? B: Well, I’m planning to complete my higher studies, so I would probably go to a graduate school in USA, and eventually I would do a PhD degree and be a professor in Biology at the university in China. A: Okay, now let’s talk about weekends. What do you usually do at the weekend? B: Well, usually I go to visit my relatives, or even friends, but sometimes I stay at home, just for if I have exams or something to study. But most of time I spend time with my friends, going out, or to drink something or to go shopping. A: What do you think that you will do in next weekend? B: Well, next weekend I have planed to go on a trip to Sichuan. I am very excited about it. A: Um, why? B: Because I heard that Sichuan is a very ancient place, with lots of delicacies to taste. I like history and I like food. A: Do you enjoy your weekends now more than you did when you were a child? B: Well, not really. When I was a child, I just spent all my weekends playing, but now I have lots of concerns, like sometimes I have to stay at home to study, so when I was a child I enjoyed my weekend more. A: Now let’s talk about music. Do you like music? B: Yes, I like to listen to music for relaxation and sometimes I go to the concerts. A: Do you prefer to listen to live music or recorded music? B: Well, recorded definitely. I don’t like live music because I always feel that live music is too loud for me. I can control the volume if I am listening to recorded music. A: And do you think music can help you study? B：Yes, I always listen to music when I am studying. It makes me more concentrated on the work. A: Thank you. Okay, that’s the end of part one. Now for part two, I am going to give a card with some questions, okay? You will have about one minute to prepare your answers, and then you will have about one to two minutes to give a response. I will tell you when to start and when to stop, okay? B: Okay. A: all right, now you may use the notepaper and the pencil in front of you to take some notes in the one minute. Here is the question card. B: Okay. A: Okay, your one-minute begins now. Topic card Describe a special gift you have given to someone. You should say: - Who you would like to give this gift to - What the gift would be - How much it would cost, and explain why you would like to give this gift to this person. B: Um, a special gift I gave to my mother was a necklace. It was sent to her on a mother’s day. Actually I had been to many different shops to search for what I planed to give my mother, because you know whatever you give to your mother, it’s the idea that counts. I looked for different shops, and finally I decided to take a very lovely necklace with a small key on it. It was not very expensive, because I did not have so much money on my hands. I asked the shopper to wrap the necklace for me with very colored papers and a red tie. On that day, I hid the gift in my room since I didn’t tell her about the gift. When I actually handed the gift to her, she was really excited about the necklace and she was almost in tears. She told me that no matter how simple the gift is, as long as I think about it, she would be happy. Since then she has been wearing the necklace, when she goes out, or she goes to grocery shops, and she often tell her friends that how lucky she is to have a daughter like me. A: all right, excellent. So, that’s the end of the part two. May I have the card back please? B: Yeah, here thanks. A: All right, so now I’m going to continue with part three, and ask you some more questions on some similar topics. Are you ready to continue? B: No problem. A: Okay, great. So, lets talk about some more general questions related to this. On what occasions do family members gives gifts to each other in China? B: Well usually in China people give gifts to each other on festivals and birthday parties. For example, the older people like to give pocket money to younger kids in the family on Spring Festival in China. That is part of the customs of traditional festivals. And sometimes if any member graduates from university or college she or he usually receives gifts. A: Okay, well, do people usually spend a lot of money on them? B: Sometimes, sometimes. But um, it depends on the person who sends them. It is dependent on their financial status. A: Well, let’s talk about the kind of gifts that children give to their older family members? B: That is really interesting. Children tend to think things from their own view, for example, if a small kid is going to give her father a gift, she may give him a toy. She might think that I like it, so my father would like it as well. Their minds are really simple and really lovely. A: Okay, yes, thank you for your answers. That’s the end of the speaking test. B: Thank you.
讲解人：chestnut_07 2015-05-07 人气：73935
正在用APP的小鸥可以去网页上下载全部讲解PPT哟！ 1、口语分类练习 按place, person, event, object分类在亦鸥网上练习 Event: family dinner, happy moment, 历史时间如 great leap forward 大跃进 Person : 词汇例子如amicable有好的 punctual 准时的 independent 有主见的 frank 直率的 dutiful 尽职的 (* avoid using I think, maybe, very good, nice) Place: 世界名胜 gardens, temple, beach, river, old architecture Object :较灵活 negative words in preparation 2、Part3 搜索背景资料 建议： 搜索英文网站的相关资料。 可以看到同学讨论，或是专家意见。 多多积累素材，方便考试中流利讲出。 3、考前复习计划 考前复习计划： 利用亦鸥网口语复习分类一个月一个月复习。 四个分类，需要四个月时间。（也可以按照自身计划修改时间） 考试当天可以参考下其他考生回忆。 平时也要注意brainstorm任何可以说的素材，好的方面、坏的方面。 4、考试中tips 1：快速听题回答 2：巧妙运用拖延回答时间 流利的转换词（比如actually, well, you know等等） 3：眼神交流，自然、自信。 更多讲解，请下载音频下方的PPT。
讲解人：chestnut_07 2015-03-18 人气：32734
正在用APP的小鸥可以去网页上下载全部讲解PPT哟！ 1.和colour有关的问题 2.Part1 答题标准 3.colour口语示例 PART I 颜色题→Colour 推己及人，由浅入深 颜色的好恶：Likes and dislikes of colours Colours and your life: decoration, shopping, etc. 色彩的含义：Special meanings of colours 色彩对人类的影响：Colours and mood PART I答题宗旨： 直接而且准确的回答问题→拓展 Directly, accurately, communicative。 被动、死板、空洞：my favourite colour is …， I like red best， I like blue very much, I really love green, I really love purple a lot. 如何描述颜色： 在基本色前添加→ dark深，dusk暗, matt哑光, bright亮, light淡, pale超级淡， 练习 墨绿，皮粉色，哑黑色，亮蓝色， 淡黄色，超萌淡淡粉色 更多讲解内容，请下载音频下面的PPT。
讲解人：YoYo英音控 2014-12-05 人气：29823
正在用APP的小鸥可以去网页上下载全部讲解PPT哟！ PART II 地点题景点题 A place near water; A historic building, A city you’ve been to … … 考察大家有没有足够描述自然、人文景观的词汇以及能否有条有理结构清晰的介绍某个地点。 经典题：A FOREIGN PLACE YOU’D LIKE TO VISIT. 题目幻化： a city in another country you’d like to go to a country you’d like to go to a foreign culture … … Where would your destination be? 出境游的第一目的地会是…？ 自然，人文，美食 Describe a foreign place you want to visit you should say where it is 准确定位 what it is like 自然风光、地貌。人文历史民族、现代风情、美食。 when you want to visit there 淡旺季？行程关系？注意语法、时态错误 and explain why you want to visit the place. 一两句带过即可。 评定位信息明确+描述功夫做足 更多讲解内容，请下载音频下方的PPT。
讲解人：YoYo英音控 2014-11-05 人气：25108
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