Bài mẫu Speaking band 8 – Describe a challenge you have ever faced

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Describe a challenge you have ever faced

A challenge? Nói sự kiện gì bây giờ?

Topic a challenge này thuộc chủ đề EXPERIENCES & EVENTS, một Topic khá là rộng. Trải nghiệm và sự kiện trong cuộc đời thì chúng mình có vô số: đỗ đại học, học lại, thất tình, trúng xổ số, … nói chung không thể đếm xuể. Theo cô Trương Thu Hương – Academic Manager của Anh ngữ SYM, chúng mình có thể chia những sự kiện và trải nghiệm trong cuộc đời thành 2 nhóm: Happy experiences & Sad experiences.

Trong chủ đề phụ HAPPY EXPERIENCES, hãy cùng nghiên cứu topic Describe a challenge you have ever faced nhé

Describe a challenge you have ever faced

You should say:

  • What it was
  • When it happened
  • How you overcame it

And explain how you felt about it.

Phân tích cách triển khai bài mẫu

Bước 1: Giới thiệu

 

Today I’m gonna tell you about a challenge that I confronted a few months ago
Bước 2: Triển khai các ý

▶ Ý 1: What it was

 

 

▶ Ý 2: When it happened

 

 

 

▶ Ý 3: How you overcame it

 

Back then my best friend and I were running a project that we had been dreaming of for years. It was teaching free English for poor children in some remote areas in Vietnam.

The project was going well, but suddenly a bunch of our volunteers rejected to work with us because they felt no connection between them and us. I was speechless as I thought that we really got on well with each other.

My friend and I strained every nerve to find out the causes. We also consulted another friend who is an expert in Human Resources, and he gave us very useful advice. Then we rushed to persuade the volunteers to stay.  

Bước 3: Explain how you felt about it

Đến đây nếu bí ý, chúng mình đừng quên kịch bản ‘At first, … . But then/ However, …’ nha.

 

▶ I felt shocked at first because I had to cope with such a challenge. I didn’t know what to do. The future of our project was just up in the air. I was in two minds whether or not to leave it. I stayed up very late then to try to reach a decision, but that was impossible.

▶ But then I happened to see a movie named ‘Sing’, a cartoon featuring the director of a theater in New York making enormous efforts to give it a rebirth. He faced several hardships along the way, and he experienced mixed feelings: motivated, inspired but frustrated and lonely which are the same to mine at that time.

I came to realize that those feelings are part of life, and if you want success, you’ll surely go through them and learn from them for personal growth. That movie somehow cheered me up to keep calm and move forward. I silently thanked that difficulty for affording me the opportunity to learn and become a better me.

Bước 4: Đừng quên kết thức bài nói That’s all I want to say.

SAMPLE ANSWER (band 8.0)

Today I’m gonna tell you about a challenge that I confronted a few months ago

Back then my best friend and I were running a project that we had been dreaming of for years. It was teaching free English for poor children in some remote areas in Vietnam.

The project was going well, but suddenly a bunch of our volunteers rejected to work with us because they felt no connection between them and us. I was speechless as I thought that we really got on well with each other.

My friend and I strained every nerve to find out the causes. We also consulted another friend who is an expert in Human Resources, and he gave us very useful advice. Then we rushed to persuade the volunteers to stay.

▶ I felt shocked at first because I had to cope with such a challenge. I didn’t know what to do. The future of our project was just up in the air. I was in two minds whether or not to leave it. I stayed up very late then to try to reach a decision, but that was impossible.

▶ But then I happened to see a movie named ‘Sing’, a cartoon featuring the director of a theater in New York making enormous efforts to give it a rebirth. He faced several hardships along the way, and he experienced mixed feelings: motivated, inspired but frustrated, and lonely which are the same to mine at that time.

I came to realize that those feelings are part of life, and if you want success, you’ll surely go through them and learn from them for personal growth. That movie somehow cheered me up to keep calm and move forward. I silently thanked that difficulty for affording me the opportunity to learn and become a better me.

That’s all I want to say.

Từ vựng hay trong bài

  • To confront: gặp phải, đối mặt (khó khăn, … )
  • Remote areas: vùng xa xôi hẻo lánh
  • Be speechless: câm nín (do xúc động/ sốc)
  • To get on well with sb: hoà thuận, có mối quan hê với ai đó
  • To strain every nerve: vắt não suy nghĩ (tìm cách giải quyết vấn đề)
  • To consult sb: xin tư vấn từ ai
  • Be up in the air: chưa rõ ràng, chắc chắn
  • Be in two minds: lưỡng lự, phân vân, không đưa ra quyết định được
  • To happen to V: tình cờ làm gì
  • To give it a rebirth: hồi sinh cái gì
  • Along the way: trong suốt hành trình/ quá trình
  • Be frustrated: cảm thấy nản lòng
  • To cheer sb up: làm ai đó phấn chấn, vui
  • To afford Sb the opportunity: tạo cơ hội cho ai
  • challenge : thử thách

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