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雅思口语:building(东方明珠)

2018-05-24 17:09

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作者:朱博

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  说到building这个雅思口语话题,很多孩子可能会联想到之前准备过的话题,例如“理想的房子”,“饭店”“咖啡店”之类的。但是有些考生总是感觉说起来有些牵强,所以干脆就不打算套用素材,直接重新准备个新building。

  如果你也是同样的思路,那么一定要说你熟悉的建筑。它不一定非得是著名建筑,如果这个著名建筑你只知道名字,其他的什么都不了解,一定不要自己坑自己选择在考官面前介绍,不然简短的几句话后,就是尴尬的“空气突然安静”。但是如果你了解埃菲尔铁塔,比萨斜塔,或者各种宫殿的建筑结构、历史和背后的故事,那么就请大胆的介绍吧。

  下面的素材是中国考生都很熟悉的上海东方明珠,无论是否亲眼见过,结合着照片和百度的秒懂百科,也够我们忽悠考官两分钟了。

  My favorite building is the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.

  It used to be the tallest building in China, and it’s a magnet for tourists.

  I heard it was designed by a renowned architect, and its unique and futuristic design has made it the landmark of Shanghai.

  It’s really eye-catching at night, you know, when all the lights on the tower are on. People from all over the globe like to take pictures with it. And the lights are always changing, so every picture you took is different. When you are walking along the Huangpu River, you can even see couples taking wedding photos with the tower in the background.

  I’ve never stepped into the tower, but I was told, in the tower, there is a revolving restaurant, a museum and a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel. And when you take the elevator to the top of the tower, you can have a bird’s eye view of the whole city, which is spectacular. On the upper observation platform, there’s an outside area with a glass floor. If you are afraid of height, then I don’t recommend you to go there, I mean, you’ll be scared to death.

  It’s now like a symbol of China, I mean, in foreign movies, when they want to tell the audience the story is happening in China, we can always see this TV tower on the screen.

  除了上面的介绍,之前一位英国的老师John也聊过东方明珠,下面摘取几句素材,供大家参考:

  There’s not really any other building like it in the world, at least as far as I know! So it really kind of sticks in your mind once you’ve seen it.

  It was built primarily to act as a TV transmission tower, although it’s more of a tourist attraction now.

  It’s actually pretty simple in design, but there’s something about it that makes it look really cool and unique.

  At night, it’s lit up really well, and I think most people would agree that it actually looks quite a lot better at night than it does during the day.

  雅思口语语言点解析:

  magnet (for somebody / something) = a person, place or thing that somebody / something is attracted to例如:

  In the 1990s the area became a magnet for new investment.

  renowned = famous and respected例如:

  a renowned author

  It is renowned as one of the region's best restaurants.

  She is renowned for her patience.

  futuristic design = a design that is extremely modern and unusual in appearance, as if belonging to a future time

  landmark = something, such as a large building, that you can see clearly from a distance and that will help you to know where you are例如:

  The Empire State Building is a familiar landmark on the New York skyline.

  eye-catching = (of a thing) immediately noticeable because it is particularly interesting, bright or attractive例如:

  an eye-catching advertisement

  beautiful clothes in eye-catching colors

  revolving = [usually before noun] able to turn in a circle

  a revolving chair / door / restaurant

  The theatre has a revolving stage.

  a bird’s eye view of something = a view of something from a high position looking down例如:

  From the plane we had a bird's eye view of Manhattan.

  scare / frighten somebody to death = to frighten somebody very much例如:

  Spiders frighten him to death.

  stick in your mind = (of a memory, an image, etc.) to be remembered for a long time例如:

  One of his paintings in particular sticks in my mind.

  primarily = mainly例如:

  a course designed primarily for specialists

  The problem is not primarily a financial one.

  The report is primarily concerned with aircraft safety.

  The person primarily responsible is the project manager.

  作者简介:

  朱博,新东方吉林学校雅思口语美女讲师,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。

雅思口语教师朱博

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