经常听到考生们抱怨:托福第一个口语考题变化莫测,无从下手。但以笔者从业多年的经验来看,目前托福口语考试题库的题目从形式上可能会继续“推陈出新”,但其核心内容依旧是“换汤不换药”。那么,如何应对口语话题的变化呢?答案很简单,充分利用“多米诺骨牌”口语学习法。

在茫茫题海中,对每个话题一一准备是不现实的。即使可以,也会浪费考生大量的时间和精力,最后没有一个话题是自己准备完整的。最关键的是,考试的时候,在紧张的状况下,常会出现大脑空白,把以前准备的内容全部忘光的情况。那么,怎样才能避免这种悲剧上演呢?朗阁海外考试研究中心给出的建议是把相关题目的思路融会贯通,也就是一个思路可供不同题目使用。就像我们小时候玩的多米诺骨牌一样,不同的话题即不同的骨牌,有机地把它们放到一起,排好,一旦我们有一个好的思路,攻克其中的一个话题,如同把一个骨牌推倒,随之系列话题,都会随即倒下。例如:A festival = A happy family event= An unforgettable event= A traditional event you attended= One favorite meal= A happy experience。

【Question】:

Choose a place you like and explain why you like this place.

分析: A place = An event= One favorite meal= A happy experience

考生可以随机应变,套用经典的语句。(毕竟,考试时只用一次。——永远记住’Something is better than nothing!’)

【回答】: Well, the place I enjoy the most is a small town located in France. (用套句,勿忘“点题”。)I like this small town because it has very charming ocean view. I mean the sky there is so blue and the beach is always full of sunshine. You know how romantic it can ever be, just relax yourself on the beach, when the sun is setting down, when the ocean breeze is blowing and the seabirds are singing.(景色描写——“肉麻”经典套句,适合背诵。)

Of course I like this small French town also because there are many great French restaurants. They offer the best seafood in the world like lobsters and tuna fishes. The most important, I have been benefited a lot from this trip to France because I made friends with some gorgeous French girls. One of them even gave me a little watch as a souvenir of our friendship.(第二段加入了食物——lobster和tuna,又加入了人——gorgeous French girls,最后加了纪念品——watch,令文章内容丰富多彩。)

【Question】:

Choose a restaurant you like and explain why you like this restaurant.

分析:A restaurant = A place考生可以直接套用。

【回答】: Well, the restaurant I enjoy the most is a French restaurant located on a beautiful beach. I like this small restaurant because it has very charming ocean view. I mean the sky there is so blue and the beach is always full of sunshine. You know how romantic it can ever be, just relax yourself on the beach, when the sun is setting down, the ocean breeze is blowing and the seabirds are singing.

Of course I like this small French restaurant also because it offers the best seafood in the world like lobsters and tuna fishes. The most important, I made friends with some gorgeous French girls in that restaurant. One of them even gave me a little watch as a souvenir of our friendship.

【Question】:

Choose an important event/ a favorite activity and give reasons explaining why this event is important/ why this activity is your favorite.