IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:
Describe a course you would like to study (or, do)
You should say:
what course it is (or, would be)
where you would do it
what you would learn in that course
and explain why you would like to do this course.
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Band 9.0 Sample Answer:
Well, speaking of the course I’d like to do, I would say that it’s an English course. Today, English is considered to be the most important language in the world. That’s why it became one of the compulsory subjects and we now have to study English from elementary onwards.
I’d like to get admitted to the Foreign Trade University which offers a professional course in Business English. They have a good reputation for teaching this course effectively to a high standard. As I have other classes in the morning, I would like to enroll in the afternoon course. Also, the course fee is both cheap and convenient for me to pay using my bank account.
There are so many reasons why I’d like to enroll in an English course. First of all, English is an international language, hence, having a knowledge of English can help people around the world to communicate better. Second, it also gives us countless opportunities to become more acquainted with other cultures. We depend on English to keep up to date with the latest news from all over the world, since almost all the books and magazines are written in this language. Finally, learning English can really help us in our careers and enhance our CVs, as these days, many firms need good office employees to conduct international business.
1) compulsory: [adjective] that must be done because of a rule or law.
Example: In some countries, it is compulsory to attend school until the age of 16.
2) onwards: [adverb] continuing from a particular time.
Example: I will be in my office from 8:00 am onwards, until I leave at 6:00 in the evening.
3) reputation: [noun] the opinion that people have about someone/something is like, based on what has happened in the past.
Example: The restaurant enjoys an international reputation for the best Thai cuisine.
4) countless: [adjective] very many; too many to be counted or mentioned.
Example: The teacher has warned him countless times to pay attention in class.
5) acquainted: [adjective] familiar with something having seen, heard or read it.
Example: The students are already acquainted with the history of our country, having studied it at elementary level.
6) keep up to date with: [expression] be informed about the latest information.
Example: I watch the news on TV every day, in order to keep up to date with the political situation.
7) CVs: [noun] short descriptions of your education and qualifications, which you give to an employer when you go for an interview.
Example: Students should make sure that they write good CVs, to help them when they apply for a job.
8) firm: [noun] company.
Example: She works for a firm of lawyers in Paris.
9) conduct: [verb] organize or do a particular activity.
Example: The school has decided to conduct all its classes in English.
By Ngoc Bach, IELTS Teacher