Describe an impressive story you heard from other people
You should say:
What was this story?
When did you hear about it?
Who told you this story?
And explain why you were impressed by it
I’m going to talk about an inspirational love story, which is based on a specific case in real
(When did you hear that story? Who told you this story?)
The story was first shared on Facebook via a confession page so, you know, the author is
who tries to make it more dramatic, or maybe it’s some made-up stories by the admins to
(What was that story?)
Well, I don’t remember the exact details, but it was mainly about the love between a very
(Explain why you were impressed by it)
Their story has made a strong impression on me. In real life, such a girl who can overcome
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking
Traditional vs Modern
to dismiss traditional ideas
Meaning: to decide that traditional ideas are not important and not worth considering
Example: Although the views of older people may sometimes seem unhelpful in today’s
Meaning: old fashioned customs, and therefore not as good or as fashionable as modern
|Example: While I agree that some traditional customs are outdated, I believe that others are
still useful and should not be forgotten.
to empower women
Meaning: to give women the freedom to do something
Example: The end of gender discrimination in universities has empowered women to enter
To make something up [phrasal verb]
Meaning: to invent a story, especially to trick or entertain someone
Example: That cannot be the true! You must have made that up!
Meaning: a person who is the second most senior cook in a restaurant
Example: He went from being the sous-chef to the executive chef in just two years, which is
Head over heels in love [expression]
Meaning: loving someone very much
Example: He’s fallen head over heels in love with his boss, although she’s twice his age.
To tie the knot [expression]
Meaning: to get married
Example: They’ve just tied the knot, and I took some photos at the wedding.
|Ups and downs [expression]
Meaning: the mixture of good and bad things in life:
Example: Every business has its ups and downs.
To work/ perform miracles [expression]
Meaning: to achieve very good results:
Example: Her exercise program has worked miracles for her.
Meaning: done in a planned and determined way
Example: She has begun to make a concerted effort to find a job.
Role model [compound noun]
Meaning: a person that you admire and try to copy
Example: Parents are a child’s primary role models.