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  • I'm going to ask you some questions about neighbours.

  • How well do you know the people

  • who live next door to you?

  • Well, I have to tell the truth that

  • I know nothing about my neighbours in New Zealand...

  • ...I'm sorry...

  • ...because I'm not a house owner,

  • I only rent a bedroom...

  • ...so... but I know that there is an old lady

  • living next door,

  • and she's quite...tiny...I'm sorry...

  • I mean she cleans up his backyard very frequently

  • so I can hear she... I can hear that...

  • her is cleaning his backyard at the weekend.

  • And what kinds of problems do people sometimes have

  • with their neighbours?

  • Well, I think the most important one is...

  • ...is that maybe your neighbours will make some noise

  • at the weekend especially

  • because you want to have a good sleep.

  • At the weekend, you will have a relaxed

  • but your neighbour got a little child

  • who is always crying

  • and you will feel annoying about that.

  • I think that's a important question.

  • And how do you think neighbours can help each other?

  • Well, I think neighbours can help each other

  • in many ways.

  • For example, I know that my house owner alway

  • have a good relationship with the owner,

  • I mean the old lady,

  • and sometimes they will go for a trip...

  • ...for a long trip...

  • ...and they will told their neighbour that

  • can you try to take care of my house?

  • If there is something happened, can you tell me?

  • And, even I can see some signature

  • on our window that...

  • it says that the neighbour will help each other

  • if you want to break the door.

  • I'm going to ask you some questions about flowers.

  • Do you like to have flowers in your home?

  • Yes, of course.

  • Yes, I like colourful things and flower is beautiful.

  • And where would you go to buy flowers?

  • Well, I never buyed some flowers

  • because first of all I'm not a boy,

  • I don't have to give a flowers on Valentine Days,

  • and I will grown some flowers

  • if it's possible.

  • I prefer to planting.

  • On what occasions would you give someone flowers?

  • Well, you remind me that

  • I only give someone flower for once

  • but it's the Mother's Day,

  • and it happened in... when I was in university

  • and I lived away from my home at the first time,

  • it was the first time I leaved my home,

  • and I very missed my mum,

  • and I can't keep company with her in the Mother's Day

  • so I bought some flowers

  • and deliver... make someone deliver to her.

  • Are flowers important in your culture?

  • Well, it's important but

  • I think it's not as important as in Western countries,

  • but we do use flowers for thanking,

  • for thanking someone,

  • and flowers usually appeared on hospital I think

  • because if someone is getting recover... recovering

  • and they will receive some flowers

  • from their neighbours, friends, families.

  • Hi, my name's Pete Jones

  • and I've been helping IELTS candidates like May

  • prepare for the IELTS test

  • for many years now.

  • May got an IELTS Speaking band score 6.0

  • a couple of months before we made this recording.

  • She also got an IELTS overall band score 6.5,

  • which meant that she was accepted on to

  • a university course here in New Zealand.

  • What I'd like to show you in this video

  • is how May could improve her speaking

  • and get a higher IELTS Speaking band score.

  • When May was answering

  • my IELTS Speaking Part 1 questions,

  • I noticed that she made some mistakes

  • that Chinese speakers often make

  • when speaking in English.

  • The first of these mistakes was

  • using the wrong pronoun 'his'

  • when talking about a woman

  • who she had mentioned before.

  • I don't know if you remember but

  • May talked about an old lady

  • who lived next door to her,

  • and she said that this old lady

  • often cleaned 'his' backyard

  • when actually she meant

  • the old lady cleaned her own backyard.

  • This kind of mistake with pronouns

  • is a very common mistake

  • for Chinese speakers to make.

  • The second mistake I noticed was that

  • May used the wrong form of the word 'annoy'

  • when she was describing

  • how we may feel

  • if our neighbours make a lot of noise.

  • She said that we may feel 'annoying'.

  • What May should have said was that

  • we may feel annoyed.

  • With 'ed/ing' adjectives like 'annoyed' and 'annoying',

  • or 'bored' and 'boring',

  • or 'interesting' and 'interested',

  • we use the 'ed' adjective to describe someone's feeling,

  • and the 'ing' adjective to describe the situation.

  • So, to describe the situation

  • when your neighbours are making a lot of noise,

  • you could say it would be really annoying.

  • The third mistake was

  • using the word 'very' instead of 'really'

  • with a verb.

  • In the example from May's speaking,

  • she said that she 'very missed' her mum,

  • and that was the reason why she sent her flowers,

  • when in fact she should have said that

  • she really missed her mum.

  • You cannot use the word 'very' with a verb in English

  • to mean 'a lot' or to mean 'really'.

  • So, you would have to say that

  • she missed her mum a lot,

  • she really missed her mum,

  • or maybe she missed her mum very much.

  • So, to sum up,

  • the mistakes that you heard in May's answers

  • that are common for Chinese speakers

  • are

  • using the wrong pronoun

  • when referring to a man or woman,

  • using the wrong form of an adjective

  • like 'annoyed' and 'annoying',

  • and using the word 'very' instead of 'really' with a verb.

  • Like I said before, the good news is

  • May has already got the IELTS band score she needs

  • so she doesn't need to take another IELTS test.

  • If you need to improve your speaking score, however,

  • it would be a good idea to think about

  • if you make these kinds of mistakes

  • that I've talked about in the video,

  • and how you can avoid making them

  • when you take another IELTS test.

  • I hope you found this video useful,

  • and if you don't want to miss my next IELTS video,

  • subscribe now.

I'm going to ask you some questions about neighbours.

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A2 初級

雅思口語帶6.0分考生:5月 (IELTS Speaking band score 6.0 candidate: May)

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    Sam Yau 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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