Do you work or are you a student?
What is your favourite subject?
Do you like studying?
Where do you study? / What school do you study at?
How do you go to school every day?
Is your school a good place for studying?
Do you like your school?
What do you like most about your school?
How do you think your school could be improved?
Do you work or are you a student?
What work do you do?
Do you enjoy that work?
Why did you choose to do that type of work?
How do you go to work every day?
Would you say that’s a good company to work for?
Would you like to change the place where you work?
How do you think your workplace could be improved?
What’s the most important part of your work?
Do you do anything that especially helps you in your work?
How do you think you could improve your efficiency at work?
Do you live in a house or a flat?
Have you lived there for a long time?
What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived before?
What's your favourite room?
What kinds of places would you like to live in (in the future)?
Have you ever met a celebrity in real life?
Who is your favourite movie star?
Are international superstars popular in your country?
Do you think you are a good friend for others?
What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
Do you keep in touch with friends from your childhood?
What do you think makes good friends?
Your Living Area
Where are you living at the moment? / Where do you live at the moment? Have you lived there for a long time?
Do you like living there?
Are you planning to move to another area to live?
What changes have you seen in this area?
What improvements would you like to see in this area?
What do street markets sell?
What is the difference between street markets and supermarkets?
Do you often go to the supermarkets?
Are there many streets in China?
Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors?
Did you like to go outside when you were young?
Did you often go over to your friends’ house when you were young?
Is it important for children to play outdoors?
Have you ever been to an island?
Is there any island in your country?
Do you want to live on an island if you have a chance?
What do you like to do when you are on an island?
Do you like amusement parks?
How often do you go to amusement parks?
What do you usually do at amusement parks?
Do you wear jeans?
How often do you wear jeans?
Do you like to wear jeans?
Why do you think jeans are popular in China?
Has your voice ever changed?
Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
When was the last time you went to a forest?
Do you like going to a forest if you are free?
What’s your favourite hairstyle?
How often do you have your haircut?
Do you often change your haircut?
What wild animals do you like most?
Have you ever seen any wild animals before?
Do you like to go to the zoo?
Have you ever kept pets?
Do you want to be a movie star?
What kinds of movies do you think young people like?
Do your friends like this movie?
What’s your favourite movie?
Why do some people throw rubbish on the streets?
What do you do with rubbish when you are on the streets?
How do you feel when you see people throw rubbish on the streets? Do you think your city is clean or not?
Do you like perfume? / Why?
Do you wear perfume?
Do you have many bottles of perfume? / Why?
What kind of perfume do you like?
Have you ever given perfume as a gift? / Why?
Would you give perfume as a gift?
How much would you like to spend on a bottle of perfume? / Why?
Do you think math is important?
Do you think it is difficult to learn math well?
Are girls generally good at math?
Do you often use a calculator?
Will you learn other languages in the future?
Do you think it is difficult to learn a new language?
What language can you speak?
Why do you learn language?
What do you usually do on weekends?
Has your daily routine changed? And how?
What is the difference between people’s daily routine in the past and that at the present?
Will you change your daily routine in the near future?
How often do you use social networking applications?
Why do you use social networking applications?
What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
Do you think it is good to make friends online?
Do you often wear make-ups?
What does wearing make-ups mean to you?
Do you give cosmetics as gifts?
What do you think when you see a man wearing make-ups?
What things make you tired?
What do you do when you feel tired?
Who do you prefer to talk to when you feel tired, your friends or family members? Do you want to talk to strangers when you feel mentally tired?
Who do you trust most?
Have you ever lost trust in someone?
What kind of people do you trust?
Do you trust artificial intelligence?
How often do you eat with your family?
Do you like eating healthy food?
Do you eat out a lot?
Do you prefer eating at home or a restaurant?
When do you need to be focused?
What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?
What do you do to help you concentrate?
Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?
Do you think people will walk more in the future?
Do you walk a lot?
Do you walk more than the past?
Where do you usually take a walk?
Have you ever borrowed a book from others?
Have you ever lent a book to others?
Have you ever borrowed money from someone else?
Would you lend money to someone else?
Do you like to lend things to others?
Do you like travelling?
What kinds of cities do you like to travel to?
What is the most beautiful place you have been to (in your country)?
Where would you like to travel for a vacation? Why?
Would you prefer to travel to one place or to different places on a vacation? Do you think travelling is difficult?
Do you like reading?
What kinds of books do you read?
Do you read electronic books?
Do you read books related to your profession?
Do you like to smile?
When do people smile at others?
Do you smile when people take pictures of you?
Can you recognize a fake smile?
What is the hardest part about making plans?
What is the last plan you made?
Do you make plans every day?
Are you good at managing your time?
Do you keep in touch with your relatives?
Do you often visit your relatives? Why?
When was the last time you visited them? / What did you do?
Do you prefer to spend time with friends or relatives?
1.Describe a female leader you would like to meet.
2.Describe a foreign star you want to meet in person.
3.Describe a person who often helps others in spare time.
4.Describe a child who made you laugh.
5.Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.
6.Describe a friend who encouraged you to achieve a goal.
7.Describe a singer or band you like.
8.Describe a person who speaks foreign language well.
9.Describe a school you went to in your childhood.
10.Describe a place where you read and write (not your home).
11.Describe a place you remember well that is full of colours.
12.Describe a new public place you would like to visit.
13.Describe a historical building you have been to.
14.Describe a product or application which is based on artificial intelligence.
15.Describe an important technological product you bought.
16.Describe a toy you got in your childhood.
17.Describe an item of clothing that you wear on special occasions.
18.Describe a special thing you took home from a tourist attraction.
19.Describe a water sport you want to try in the future.
20.Describe a situation when you celebrated your achievement.
21.Describe an experience when you visited a friend.
22.Describe an interesting conversation you had with a stranger.
23.Describe a journey you went on by car.
24.Describe a time when you first met someone.
25.Describe a time when you visited a park.
26.Describe an experience when you won a prize.
27.Describe a good experience of online shopping.
28.Describe a time when you spent a lot of money on something.
29.Describe a special day that made you happy.
30.Describe a leisure activity you do with your family.
31.Describe an experience you found the solution to a problem on the Internet.
32.Describe a time that the vehicle broke down during your travel.
33.Describe an unusual vacation you had.
34.Describe a time you invited family members or friends to have dinner at home or in a restaurant.
35.Describe a time you received a call from somebody you didn’t know when you were in a public place.
36.Describe a time you gave others advice.
37.Describe a time you got a piece of incorrect information.
38.Describe a time you got up early.
39.Describe a film you would like to share with your friends.
40.Describe a piece of advice you received on your subjects or work.
41.Describe a TV programme you liked when you were little.
42.Describe an award you really wanted to win.
43.Describe an advertisement you remember well.
44.Describe a quiz or game show you watched on TV.
45.Describe a practical skill you learned.
46.Describe something you do to stay healthy.
总体上来说，题目难易程度和上个季度差不多，保留了大部分常规题，比如work/travel/hometown/stars/market等，也增加了一些稍微抽象的话题，比如tiredness/voice 等，当然还有一部分是去年的常考题目，比如friends/movies等，建议考生在准备part1 的话题时一定要去多开口练习，可以根据自己的真实经历来讲即可，不必过多套用模板或者是句型。
再来看整个part2的话题情况，口语part2的新题都比较新颖，比如出现了“美丽天空”--Describe a beautiful sky you enjoyed seeing. 其实上个季度中part1 中有sky 这个话题，考生可以参考之前part1 准备过的一些素材。此外，很多话题也是从早前的旧话题翻新过来的，比如“地区特产”Describe a popular product made in your region. 这个话和之前的part2 的“纪念品”很相似，准备过的考生可以适当把之前的内容加以适当
1. Open in 11th March
2. Some cars are available to observe and the others are to test products
3. The camera is prohibited to take into the museum
4. Price of the ticket:$110(book in advance)
5. Transfer to the Mark Edgeworth (Box Office Manager)
6. Venue: held in the Summer Palace this year
7. Website: https://www.sodocs.net/doc/ea11768329.html,
8. Best way to contact the booking: online
9. Not far from city centre
10. An extra tour is included in the fee
11. journals: C. behind the bookshelf
12. cushion: F. left to the entrance, opposite to the window
13. computer area: D. big bookshelves
14. cafe bar: A. lift
15. newspaper: H. place for changing clothes
16-20 Multiple Choice
16. layout: C. make people remain in the store
17. Where is the section for children’s books? On the… C. top floor
18. Which facility is free of charge: C professional childcare
19. the purpose of having sales representative: B. persuading people to buy book as many as possible
20. the purpose of inviting a famous writer to come to the opening: C. are willing to read their poems to the public
详细回忆21-26 Multiple Choice
21. A. is unavailable on the day
22. A. He is considering it as an area for future study
23. C. Researchers are unsure about the causes
24. B. Inspired further investigation
25. A. the range of benefits to health
26. C. a view of nature helped patients recover
27. Robert Stone---E. interactive images of nature
28. Roger UIrich---A. nature programs and others
29. Swedish researchers---F. actual nature and images
30. North American researchers ---D. nature sound
31. Troglophile like the entrance twilight and transition zones of caves
32. To compensate for lack of vision, they have evolved longer legs and antennae, sense hairs and better sense of smell than their surface-dwelling counterparts
33. Some troglodyte to find water in the area
34. The second animal is bats, which lived in caves during the day of winter for hibernation
35. And they always like dry and dark environment
36. And these animals always stay in a cave because other animals will eat their eggs
37. There are still some other kinds of animals which are colorless and blind
38. Meanwhile, some cave fish will have poor eyesight
39. These species always rely on cave soil
40. These animals are in danger. They are affected by disease
题目The bar chart shows the changes of the proportion of American people who live alone from 1850 to 2000 by age groups.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
写作指导 1. 注意时态，要用过去时。
重点表达式 A salient feature that can be identified from the graph is that ________.
Both were rising, albeit to widely varying degrees.
By briefly glancing at … it is apparent that …
____ jumped, attaining the peak of ___/hitting the bottom of ______
A notable difference lies in _______
The sharply contrasting difference between A and B
题目Some people say economic growth is the only way to end world poverty and hunger, whereas others say economic growth is damaging the environment so it must stop. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
写作指导 1. 注意时态，不要出现过去时（除非举过去的例子）
写作范文Economic well-being has long been deemed the predominant goal shared across all countries. Despite the promise of wiping out worldwide poverty and improving quality of life, its environmental implications appear to be equally pronounced, posing challenges for many governments that attempt to strike the tricky balance between public welfare and conservation of our fragile Earth. However, a closer scrutiny reveals a tangle of much more complicated, underlying issues than meets the eye.
Granted, an improved, robust economy is a self-serving panacea for those living in penury and facing critical shortage of food supply. Yet, such argument only remains theoretically valid in an idealized world. Countries suffering from these social malaises are assumed to be impoverished, the government rampantly corrupt, the social systems disreputably problematic. The possibility of the country’s
self-initiated, magical policies catapulting the country along a trajectory of high-speed growth is slim, if not none. Hopes of financial assistance afforded by neighboring countries that experience economic progress may fail to deliver the desired outcomes either, since any forms of donations might run the risk of being siphoned off by corrupt officials. Once the inadequacy of economic growth to tackle social challenges has been recognized, whether it remains the sole solution becomes unworthy of discussion.
On the environmental front, leftists blame economic growth for devastation of our environment, a notion that has an element of truth in it. After all, industrialization, the powerhouse behind economic development, is the source of a range of environmental problems confronting us today. Yet, calling to end economic growth on this account is not only partial but also untenable. Industrialization is already in its terminal phase of development; many countries are now ushering in an era in which service industry becomes the economic backbone. In fact, many new, emerging industries that thrive on the Internet are eco-friendly by nature. Thus, economic growth is a vastly broad concept that should not be entirely discredited for undesirable consequences caused by only the ugliest part of the picture.
Upon a meticulous consideration, economic growth is neither the recipe for lifting the poor out of poverty nor the major culprit for environmental problems. A more profound question that warrants our attention is not whether it should be done, but how it is to be done.
重点表达Pose challenges to…
Strike the tricky balance between A and B
A self-serving panacea
Catapulting a country along a trajectory of high-speed growth
Fail to deliver the desired outcomes
Unworthy of discussion
In its terminal phase of development
Be entirely discredited for…
Lift the poor out of poverty
Warrant our attention
推荐练习Environmental problems cannot be solved by individuals alone. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Reading Passage 1
相关英文原文阅读MAKING EVERYDROP COUNT
A. The history of human civilisation is entwined with the history of the ways we have learned to manipulate water resources. As towns gradually expanded, water was brought from increasingly remote sources, leading to sophisticated engineering efforts such as dams and aqueducts. At the height of the Roman Empire, nine major systems, with an innovative layout of pipes and well-built sewers, supplied the occupants of Rome with as much water per person as is provided in many parts of the industrial world today.
B. During the industrial revolution and population explosion of the 19th and 20th centuries, the demand for water rose dramatically. Unprecedented construction of tens of thousands of monumental engineering projects designed to control floods, protect clean water supplies, and provide water for irrigation and hydropower brought great benefits to hundreds of millions of people. Food production has kept pace with soaring populations mainly because of the expansion of artificial irrigation systems that make possible the growth of 40 % of the world’s food. Nearly one fifth of all the electricity generated worldwide is produced by turbines spun by the power of falling water.
C. Yet there is a dark side to this picture: despite our progress, half of the world’s population still suffers, with water services inferior to those available to the ancient Greeks and Romans. As the United Nations report on access to water reiterated in November 2001, more than one billion people lack access to clean drinking water; some two and a half billion do not have adequate sanitation services. Preventable water-related diseases kill an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 children every day, and the latest evidence suggests that we are falling behind in efforts to solve these problems.
D. The consequences of our water policies extend beyond jeopardising human health. Tens of millions of people have been forced to move from their homes — often with little warning or compensation — to make way for the reservoirs behind dams. More than 20 % of all freshwater fish species are now threatened or endangered because dams and water withdrawals have destroyed the free-flowing river ecosystems where they thrive. Certain irrigation practices degrade soil quality and reduce agricultural productivity. Groundwater aquifers* are being pumped down faster than they are naturally replenished in parts of India, China, the USA and elsewhere. And disputes over shared water resources have led to violence and continue to raise local, national and even international tensions.
Underground Stores of Water
E. At the outset of the new millennium, however, the way resource planners think about water is beginning to change. The focus is slowly shifting back to the
provision of basic human and environmental needs as top priority — ensuring ‘some for all,’ instead of ‘more for some’. Some water experts are now demanding that existing infrastructure be used in smarter ways rather than building new facilities, which is increasingly considered the option of last, not first, resort. This shift in philosophy has not been universally accepted, and it comes with strong opposition from some established water organisations. Nevertheless, it may be the only way to address successfully the pressing problems of providing everyone with clean water to drink, adequate water to grow food and a life free from preventable water-related illness.
F. Fortunately — and unexpectedly — the demand for water is not rising as rapidly as some predicted. As a result, the pressure to build new water infrastructures has diminished over the past two decades. Although population, industrial output and economic productivity have continued to soar in developed nations, the rate at which people withdraw water from aquifers, rivers and lakes has slowed. And in a few parts of the world, demand has actually fallen.
G. What explains this remarkable turn of events? Two factors: people have figured out how to use water more efficiently, and communities are rethinking their priorities for water use. Throughout the first three-quarters of the 20th century, the quantity of freshwater consumed per person doubled on average; in the USA, water withdrawals increased tenfold while the population quadrupled. But since 1980, the amount of water consumed per person has actually decreased, thanks to a range of new technologies that help to conserve water in homes and industry. In 1965, for instance, Japan used approximately 13 million gallons* of water to produce $1 million of commercial output; by 1989 this had dropped to 3.5 million gallons (even accounting for inflation) — almost a quadrupling of water productivity. In the USA, water withdrawals have fallen by more than 20 % from their peak in 1980.
H. On the other hand, dams, aqueducts and other kinds of infrastructure will still have to be built, particularly in developing countries where basic human needs have not been met. But such projects must be built to higher specifications and with more accountability to local people and their environment than in the past. And even in regions where new projects seem warranted, we must find ways to meet demands with fewer resources.
剑桥雅思推荐原文练习剑7 test7 passage2
Reading Passage 2
相关英文原文阅读The survival of the bee through the cold months of winter is
largely dependent upon the particular kind of over 1,000 species to which it belongs. Generally speaking, the social bees do not summer in the South during the winter, as do migratory birds, but, instead, live or die in their natural environs.
The young queen bumblebee, who earns her title by being the one egg-laying female, or queen mother, in the colony of social bees, does survive the winter. She does so by burrowing out a hold in a well-drained sandbank, or simply by taking the easy way out by moving into a pre-owned home, such as a deserted mouse nest. Once settled into her nest, she plays happy homemaker and makes beebread from the nectar and the pollen she collected all summer, dumps the load of bread, lays eggs on it, covers it with wax, and relaxes atop it.
Approximately 250,000 eggs later, her Highness washes her hands of the whole thing, and leaves the work to her offspring. As soon as the workers, or fertilized, but non-egg producing females sprout wings, they set to work, and only later get assistance in the form of drones, or unfertilized males. The workers bees and drones, who toiled for the queen all summer, are rewarded for their efforts by a certain death in winter. No bother...they are easily replaced by cheap labor, when the queen lays more eggs in the spring, and puts her new brood to work.
Her counterpart, the young queen honeybee, earns her title by being the first of the special queen cells to emerge, and literally kills her competition, her sisters, in their queen cells, before they have the chance to emerge. The colony she rules is the epitome of efficiency, as it adapts to endure a full range of adverse climates. This species of honey-producing bee, ergo the honeybee, winters in a temperature-controlled hive. The worker bee thermostatically controls his hive with great precision, ensuring that the temperature in the hive's nursery, where baby bees are developing, is maintained at 93 degrees Fahrenheit, and that the temperature in the remainder of the hive does not drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The worker bees accomplish this winter task by fueling up on the honey that they have stored, and by releasing heat as they feast.
The honeybee wisely keeps a stash of honey for himself, after the beekeeper has had his take, thus benefiting from his labor in the warmer months. The social bees utilize these months in a productive manner, by buzzing from flower to flower, sucking up the flowers' nectar as they bumble along. The nectar the bees extract from the flower flows to their honey sacs, which are enlargements of their digestive tracts, and are located in front of the belly of the bees.
Here, the sugars from the sweet nectar of the flower, chemically transform, and are reduced through the honeybee's built-in mechanism to evaporate large quantities of water contained in the nectar. The honeybee stores the end product, honey, both internally, and externally. Pooh-like "honeypot" cells store the thinner version of honey, honey with a short "shelf-life," and honeycombs, the more concentrated
version. In a sense, the honeybee is preparing to combat, and to survive, the bitter winter months that lie ahead.
剑桥雅思推荐原文练习剑8 test 3 passage3
Reading Passage 3
剑桥雅思推荐原文练习剑9 test 3 passage 1
·How often do you look at the sky?
·Do you prefer the sky in the morning or the sky at night?
·Can you see the moon and stars at night where you live?
·1$ there a good place to look the sky where you live?
·Who is your favorite movie star?
·Are international superstars popular in your country?
·Have you ever met a celebrity^superstar in real life?
·Do you want to be a superstar?
·How much sleep do you need every day?
·Do you take naps dt noon?
·Do you tike to read before bed?
·How have your sleeping habits changed since you were young? Outdoor
·Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors?
·Did you Mke to go outside when you were young?
·Did you often go over to your friends5 house when you were young? ·Is it important for children to play outdoors?
·Do you make plans every day?
·Are you good at managing your time?
·What is the latest plan you made?
·What is the hardest partabout making plans?
·Do you use perfume?
·What kind of perfume do you like?
·What does perfume mean to you?
·Do you give perfume as a gift?
·Do you like reading?
·What kind of books do you read?
·Do you read electronic books?
·Do you read books related to your profession?
·Do you like to smile?
·When do people smite at others?
·Do you smile when people take pictures of you?
·Can you recognise a fake smile?
·Do you think mathematics is important?
·Do you think it’ s difficult to learn mathematics well? ·Are girls generally good at mathematics?
·Do you often use a calculator?
Tea and coffee
·Do Chinese people like td drink tea or coffee?
·Do you prepare tea or coffee for the guests at home? ·When was the last time you drank tea or coffee?
The area you live in
·Do you like the that you live iri?
·What are some changes in the area recently?
·Do you know any famous people in your area?
·Where do you like to go in that area?
·How marty public holidays do you have in China?
·Do you think people need more public holidays?
·How do you usually spend your holidays?
1. B What is preferred location? A. near station B. near leisure centre C. near park
2. B The accepted rent range is A under 450 B. 450-600C. C. above 600
5.Date to move in 1st August
What's the woman 's attitude towards the following house choice?
A very interested B. not sure C not interested
6.Rouge House B
7.Winter house A
8. Hamiton house C
https://www.sodocs.net/doc/ea11768329.html,ton house C
10.Sugar House A
Some one has a big house, later becomes scenic spot of the motor museum
11 before he bought this house. it was a farm
12 a Chinese wallpaper was pained in :18th century
13 three once an old man who died in the birds broom(he died when finished building the “bird” room)
14 dining room has many antiques he bought the chairs (includes a Venetian)
15 there are rare trees
16 recent introduce in a geese/ flamingos(火烈鸟)( he mentioned other animals such as swans, then he said flamingos)
17 the most popular animal is the swans
18. E. Books:gift shop
19. C. History exhibition gallery barn