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雅思口语:A time you forgot/missed an appointment

2016-09-20 15:03

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作者:吉林新东方 朱博

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  有关appointment的Part 2话题属于比较高难的,因为大部分的烤鸭做过的最出格的事情可能就是错过考试了,短暂的人生中好像没有什么机会错过appointment,好像除了dental appointment或者check-up/physical appointment (体检)之外,没有什么make an appointment的经历了。

  如果考生的回忆准确无误,考试原题用的就是appointment这个词,那么“放同学鸽子”等爽约的经历貌似不太扣题,因为appointment的英文解释是a formal arrangement to meet or visit somebody at a particular time, especially for a reason connected with their work, 所以是比较正式的那种。

  于是对于很多孩子来说,这道题就只能“纯编”!不过也不是说一点儿思路都没有的,如果对托福口语比较了解的孩子,可以借鉴一下Task 5中的一些“情节”,比如各种时间冲突或者突发事件,导致我们不能按照原计划行动。

  我们来想想对于学生来讲最常见的appointment,例如面试学生会或者社团,例如兼职面试,例如预约牙医(相信大家都有或听说身边的人拔智齿的恐怖经历对不对!智齿的英文很简单,就是wisdom tooth,拔牙也很简单,可以用pull out或者extract或者remove都OK.)情节可以是牙疼去看牙医(go to the dentist),然后牙医告诉他疼的时候还不能拔呀!你过几天再来吧!于是你俩make an appointment,不过到了那天something unexpected happened, 这个突发事件肯定大家都经历过,挑个靠谱的会说的就行,然后扣题,就这样miss掉了那个appointment.

  下面的素材是关于大学生找兼职当家教的经历,希望可以给大家一点儿思路:

  I’d like to talk about the time when I missed an important appointment because of an emergency.

  So here’s what happened. When I was a sophomore, I decided to find myself a part-time job, you know, to earn some pocket money, ‘cause girls at that age always have a super long shopping list that our allowance couldn’t afford.

  Anyway, there was a small organization in my college that can help students get a job as a TA or a tutor. All we needed to do was to submit some paperwork, like our basic information and school report to show that we are qualified enough to do the job, ‘cause for example, if you want to be an English tutor, you have to have a good command of English yourself. Besides, we had to pass an interview, ‘cause they want to make sure that we can communicate with others properly, and another point of this is to show our personality, to impress our “potential clients”.

  I thought it was a perfect opportunity, so I signed up for it, and my interview was scheduled on a Sunday, however, on that day, when I just got out of my dorm, I got a phone call from my boyfriend’s roommate. He told me my boyfriend got seriously injured in his basketball match, and he was bleeding heavily. Obviously they didn’t know I had an appointment, but I couldn’t go to the interview knowing that my boyfriend was in such pain. So you see, that’s how I missed my interview.

  But luckily, the teacher was quite considerate, after knowing what happened, she rearranged my interview and gave me another chance 2 days later, so I got the job after all.

  作者简介:

  朱博,雅思口语美女讲师,毕业于985院校大连理工大学,硕士保送一等奖学金。在校期间曾游学美国,任出版社英语出版中心校对四年,工作严谨,活泼开朗,让大家快乐的学习英语。

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