1.What is your job?

I currently work as an office manager at a large marketing company. I've been in the job for about five years now. I'm usually assigned to work with a specific business in order to improve their sales through various marketing strategies.

2.How did you get this job?

Well, I am done my Bachelors in technology in Information Technology. So, during the last year, lot of companies came in for campus recruitment and I got selected at Infosys.

3.Do you have to work with other people?

Oh yes, all the time. It's a big office and we all have to work as a team if we want to achieve results. I have colleagues I need to liaise with such as the graphic designers and I also have administration staff who work under me. And of course I also have to work alongside the companies that we provide marketing for. So yes, I definitely have to work with other people.

4.What do you dislike about your work?

The only think that I really don’t like about being a software engineer is that apart from being a great job, it is not something very close to my heart. At hear, I am a writer, traveler and a reader. And I would definitely would want to do something near to it.

5.Do you think you will change jobs in the future?

Well, that's not something I'm thinking about at the moment as I really enjoy what I do and it's a really good company to work for. The pay is good and they have other good benefits such as flexi-time and end of year bonuses. But that said, change is always a good thing, so I can't see me being there forever. I'm sure I will change one day.


1. Which relative did you most often see when you were a child?


误区:注意试试能不能把‘when I was a child’换掉,比如换成‘in my childhood’或者‘when I was a kid’,甚至可以直接说‘when I was 5 or 6’. 另外要注意的是过去时态的使用。


in my childhood 在我同年时期

come round my house 来我家拜访

stay over 过夜

hang out 一起玩

all the time 一直

tea parties 过家家/下午茶

scary story 恐怖故事


Well, I guess it’s got to be my cousin Jia. In fact, she’s just one year older, so we used to hang out all the time. I remember she used to come round and stay over on most weekends. One of our favourite things was having loads of tea parties and exchanging scary stories with her at night. Those were the days. I really miss that.

2. Who do you think is the most important member in your family?




bread winner 摇钱树

run around 到处奔波操劳

can’t go without… 没有谁不能活


Well, I don’t really know whom to choose, but perhaps I would say my dad is the one since he is the bread winner, you know, he’s always out there running around making money for us. In other words, I don’t think we can go without him.

3. Who do you like to go shopping with?




skint = broke 没钱了

tight with money 扣(不舍得花钱,或不愿意借钱给别人)

try out 试穿/试用

every single piece 每一件单品

fitting room 试衣间

run out of 花光了

grocery shopping 买菜

pay for everything 全部买单


Well, it depends. I mean most of the time I would prefer to go to the clothing store myself. You know, I would be able to take my time trying out every single piece in the fitting room. But if it’s towards the end of the month, you know, when I’m running out of my spending money, I would always want to do at least my grocery shopping with my mom, just so she can pay for everything.

三、雅思口语Special song话题

Describe a song that means something special to you.

You should say

what the song is called

when you listened to it

where you listened to it

and explain why you this song means something special to you.

解析:音乐话题是雅思口语历年以来的经典考题,在各个部分有可能出现。歌曲话题自然也是重点考题之一。对这个话题来说,题干的要求集中体现在了定语从句中,也就是that 后边这句话,核心词就是something special. 我们除了要分析具体的词汇对答题提出的要求,同时还要避免出现理解上的偏差,比如我们是否需要描述这首歌本身有什么特别之处。答案是不需要也不排斥。因为题目说的是a song that means special to you.并不是a special song that means something special to you. 所以重点是这首歌对我们产生的影响或在我们生活占据的位置。比较好的思路就是将这首歌跟我们的生活经历结合起来。

以一首描述亲情的歌曲为例,我们可以说每次一听到这样歌曲就想到了自己的妈妈,尤其是母亲对我们的关怀,而自己现在又在外地求学,很少回家,所以感触很深。再比如我们曾经在初三的时候经常听一首歌,这首歌是每天早上在学校播放的,目的是叫早,就是叫学生起床。虽然现在不太经常听到这首歌了,但是一旦听到就想起来当年那段刻苦学习的经历。接下来我们再来看一看You should say 后面的问题拓展。

第一句what the song is called. 这是一个比较容回答的问题,但是依然有同学会有疑问。假如我们说的是一首中文歌曲,我们是说中文名呢,还是直接把中文名翻译成英文呢?我的观点是尊重歌曲本来的面貌。不是所有的歌都有英文名的,如果我们直接翻译成英文而不提这首歌的中文名的话,考官可能会以为我们说的是一首英文歌。道理很简单,就像地名和人名一样,我们需要的原名。不过,我们可以在原名后面补充一个翻译。

第二句when you listened to it. 我们什么时候听到这首歌,为了使答语稍微丰富一点,我们对这个时间段做一下简单的扩充。比如: It was many years ago when I was a junior high school student. At 6 a.m. of every morning, our school would play the song on radio.

第三句where you listened to it. 跟第二句一样,我们也把听歌的地点说地丰富一点,例如:I didn’t know who got up even earlier than us and the person played the song very loudly, so no matter where we went on campus, we could listen to it clearly.

第四句也是最重要的一句 explain why this song means something special to you.正如我们刚刚分析的那样,我们最好把这首歌跟我们的个人经历结起来,说它使们想来了一段生活中的片断并且感慨万端。



Well, for a song that means something special to me, I would like to say ‘dongfanghong’. It is a red song which praises our great leader ‘Mao Zedong’, a very slow song. I remember it was 4 years ago and I was in junior high school. Every morning when the sun rose, our school broadcasting station would play this song. So it was like morning call or alarm. When I listened to the song, I would be awake and do washing. I didn’t feel sleepy when the song ended. Then I ran to classroom from my dorm and started my busy studying of the day. So did my roommates. At the beginning when the song was first played in our school, I felt extremely annoyed because nobody called me to wake up so early. What was worse, this song was fairly old and my grandparents used to listen to it many years ago. Actually it didn’t give any enjoyment as music. However, this song accompanied me for a whole year during which I had to throw myself into studying in order to attend a good senior high school. This is quite normal for Chinese students and we need to work hard to stand out. So the song was just like my partner at that time. Now I seldom listen to ‘dongfanghong’. But once I meet it, the time when I studied hard at the last year of junior high school will appear in my mind. It was a special memory, busy, unforgettable and a little sense of achievement. That’s why I think this song means something different to me.

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