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Speaking Sample: Describe a time when you received money as a gift

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Describe a time when you received money as a gift là một trong những đề IELTS Speaking Part 2 phổ biến nhất. Cùng IELTS LangGo tham khảo các sample IELTS Speaking part 2 và part 3 với đề bài này để học thêm các từ vựng và cấu trúc ăn điểm nhé. 

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1. Phân tích đề bài Describe a time when you received money as a gift

Đề bài Describe a time when you received money as a gift thuộc nhóm đề Describe an experience (Miêu tả một trải nghiệm). Với đề bài này thí sinh được yêu cầu miêu tả một lần bạn được nhận một món quà là tiền.

Để lập được dàn ý cho đề bài này các bạn cần trả lời các câu hỏi sau:

When did you receive it?

Mở đầu bài nói thí sinh nên giới thiệu thời điểm bản thân nhận được món quà. Đó có thể là vào dịp sinh nhật, năm mới, ngày kỷ niệm, …. Đồng thời thí sinh cũng cần nêu rõ ai là người đã tặng món quà ấy cho mình (bạn bè, gia đình, người yêu…)

Cách triển khai bài nói Describe a time someone gave you money as a gift
Cách triển khai bài nói Describe a time someone gave you money as a gift

What did you do with it?

Sau đó, thí sinh cần trình bày về bản thân sử dụng những đồng tiền đó vào việc gì. Để mở rộng bài nói, thí sinh có thể khai thác thêm lý do vì sao người đó lại tặng tiền như một món quà, có nguyên nhân sâu xa hay câu chuyện ẩn đằng sau không.

How did you feel about it?

Kết thúc bài nói thí sinh cần nêu lên cảm nghĩ của mình về món quà ấy. Thí sinh sử dụng càng nhiều tính từ chỉ cảm xúc càng tốt.

2. Bài mẫu IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a time when you received money as a gift

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Sample 1:

I’m going to tell you about my college graduation gift from my grandparents. They have four grandchildren, so they made a pact to give us all the same graduation gift. With this said, they decided to gift all of us $2,000 upon completion of our Bachelor’s Degree. I graduated back in May 2015 and received the gift about a month after, since they live 12 hours away.

I had a late graduation party in my backyard in June since some family members were busy during the month of May with their own children. My grandparents suffered through a 12-hour car ride to make it to my special day - I was so very grateful! So, they slipped me a card while I was opening my other cards and gifts, and I could not believe my eyes! I had heard that he gave all of us a generous gift, but I didn’t expect the gravity of just how much. When Monday came, I immediately deposited it into my savings account, as I’m quite a frugal person. However, months later, I decided to treat myself to a solo trip to Prague. Considering I had always dreamt of going to Prague, I felt that I used my money well. Since I had never received a gift quite like this, I felt extremely excited. I thought that this money gave me new opportunities to travel and enjoy my future, especially if I save it. Moreover, apart from the money, I felt very appreciative that my grandparents traveled all that way for me.

Nguồn tham khảo: IELTS Material

Từ vựng cần chú ý:

  • Make a pact: đưa ra thỏa thuận, lời hứa
  • Bachelor’s Degree (n): Bằng Đại học
  • Graduation party (n): bữa tiệc mừng tốt nghiệp
  • Cannot believe in one’s eyes: Không thể tin vào mắt mình
  • Deposit (v): gửi tiền vào ngân hàng
  • Frugal (adj) tiết kiệm
  • Treat myself to: tự thưởng cho bản thân
  • Appreciative (adj): trân trọng
Sample Describe a time when you received money as a gift IELTS Speaking Part 2
Sample Describe a time when you received money as a gift IELTS Speaking Part 2

Sample 2:

Well, giving and receiving money is quite common in Indian culture. There are many occasions when I get money as a present. Today, I would like to talk about a time when I received money as a gift. I vividly remember that last year it was my 18th birthday. My parents organized a grand night party at home and invited my kith and kin. On that special day, I dressed up in a formal suit. Moreover, my house was decorated with lights and balloons because I love the decoration of lights. Actually, my maternal uncle lives in Canada and luckily he came to India last year and attended my birthday party. On that day, I received many gifts from my near and dear ones.

My maternal uncle gave me 200 Canadian dollars as a present. Firstly, I refused to get that money but he told me that this was a token of love. Honestly speaking, I was on top of the world after receiving Canadian dollars as a gift despite having numerous other gifts. I used that money to buy a new laptop. Because my exams were around the corner. So, I had to make presentations. To be honest, that money proved quite fruitful for me.

Nguồn tham khảo: IELTS rewind

Từ vựng cần chú ý:

  • Vividly remember: nhớ rõ ràng
  • Grand (adj): lớn
  • Dress up: mặc quần áo
  • Kith and kin: họ hàng gia đình
  • Maternal uncle: cậu/bác bên ngoại
  • Near and dear ones: những người thân thương nhất
  • A token of love: biểu hiện của sự yêu thương
  • On top of the world: rất vui
  • Around the corner: sắp xảy ra
  • Fruitful (adj): có ích

Sample 3:

A gift always brings a smile to our face, whenever we receive it. Moreover, it shows our importance in others' lives. Different types of gifts are given on different occasions, as a token of blessings and love. I have also received many gifts so far on various occasions. On my last birthday, I received money as a gift from my elder brother.

Since he was confused about my preference for a gift, he decided to give me some money as a gift so that I could buy anything of my choice. He made my birthday special when he had given me an envelope containing some cash. There was an exact amount of cash inside which I required to purchase an Apple Watch. I felt so overwhelmed that tears started rolling down my eyes. Next day, my brother and I went to the market and bought a white Apple Watch for me. Out of excitement, I clicked a picture of that watch and posted it on my social site to share my happiness with my friends and relatives.

I was really grateful to my brother for the gesture of love and care he had shown me. I really love him for his unconditional love and support. He understands my needs even if I do not tell him. That gift was indeed special for me but the person who gave me that gift is the most special one.

Nguồn tham khảo: IELTS Practice

  • Từ vựng cần chú ý:
  • Bring a smile to one’s face: mang đến nụ cười, niềm vui
  • Preference (n): sở thích
  • Overwhelmed (adj): bị choáng ngợp
  • Out of excitement: phấn khích, vui sướng
  • Gesture (n): cử chỉ
  • Unconditional love: tình yêu thương vô điều kiện

3. Describe a time when you received money as a gift follow-up questions Part 3

Nếu bạn nhận được đề Describe a time when you received money as a gift trong IELTS Speaking part 2, hãy chuẩn bị sẵn sàng cho những câu hỏi dưới đây vì khả năng cao là bạn sẽ gặp chúng trong part 3 đấy.

1. Why do people rarely use cash now?

People use cash less frequently because of the rise of digital payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, mobile wallets, and digital bank transfers. These methods offer greater convenience, security, and accessibility compared to cash. In addition, many countries are embracing a cashless society to reduce crime and increase financial transparency. As a result, many people rely more on digital payment methods for daily transactions, and cash is becoming a less common way to pay for goods and services.

  • Less frequently: ít thường xuyên hơn
  • The rise of: sự phát triển của
  • Digital payment methods: các phương pháp thanh toán điện tử
  • Mobile wallets: ví điện tử
  • Digital bank transfers: chuyển tiền điện tử
  • Offer greater convenience: cung cấp sự tiện lợi hơn
  • Accessibility (n): sự truy cập
  • Embrace (v): ủng hộ
  • Cashless society: xã hội không dùng tiền mặt
  • Financial transparency: sự minh bạch tài chính

2. Should parents reward children with money?

Yes, rewarding children with money can effectively encourage good behavior and reinforce positive habits. Money can be used as a tool to teach children about budgeting, saving, and making informed spending decisions. However, parents must strike a balance between offering financial incentives and fostering a sense of intrinsic motivation in children. Rewards should not be the only source of motivation, and it’s crucial to focus on building character and helping children develop a strong work ethic. Additionally, it’s important to discuss the purpose of the reward and the expected behavior to ensure that children understand the connection between their actions and the money they receive.

  • Reinforce (v): củng cố
  • Budgeting (n): dự trù ngân sách
  • Make informed spending decisions: đưa ra các quyết định chi tiêu khôn ngoan
  • Strike a balance: cân bằng
  • Offer financial incentives: đưa ra những sự khuyến khích về tài chính
  • Foster a sense of: nuôi dưỡng ý thức về
  • Intrinsic (adj): thuộc về bản năng
  • Work ethic: đạo đức làm việc
Sample Describe a time when you received money as a gift IELTS Speaking Part 3
Sample Describe a time when you received money as a gift IELTS Speaking Part 3

3. Do you think it is more important to save or to spend money? Why?

Saving or spending, that’s always a tricky question! I think it’s all about finding the right balance. Saving money is important for future needs and emergencies. It gives us a safety net and financial stability. But hey, we shouldn’t forget to enjoy life too! Spending money on experiences, creating memories, and treating ourselves every now and then can bring joy and fulfillment. So, my vote goes to a healthy mix of both saving and spending wisely.

  • Financial stability: sự ổn định về tài chính
  • Every now and then: thỉnh thoảng
  • Fulfillment (n): sự thỏa mãn
  • My vote goes to: tôi chọn

4. What are some ways people waste their money?

Ah, the ways we waste our hard-earned money! We’re all guilty of it at some point. Some common culprits include impulsive shopping sprees, unnecessary subscriptions, dining out excessively, and falling for those irresistible sales and deals. It’s important to be mindful of our spending habits and make wise choices to avoid wasting our money on things that don’t truly add value to our lives.

  • Hard-earned money: đồng tiền vất vả kiếm được
  • Guilty of something: cảm thấy tội lỗi về cái gì
  • Culprits (n): thủ phạm
  • Impulsive shopping sprees: mua sắm quá nhiều một cách bốc đồng, không có suy nghĩ
  • Irresistible (adj): không thể cưỡng lại được
  • Be mindful of: cẩn thận
  • Add value to life: mang lại giá trị cho cuộc sống

5. How do you think people’s attitudes towards money have changed over the years?

Over the years, people’s attitudes towards money have definitely evolved. With advancements in technology, the rise of the economy, and increased access to information, financial literacy and awareness have improved. People are becoming more conscious about saving, investing, and planning for the future. Additionally, there’s a growing emphasis on experiences and personal fulfillment rather than solely focusing on material wealth. It’s a positive shift that encourages a healthier relationship with money.

  • Evolve (v): phát triển
  • Advancement (n): sự tiến bộ
  • Financial literacy: kiến thức về tài chính
  • Conscious about: hiểu rõ, biết rõ
  • Material wealth: sự giàu có về vật chất

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