① I first got to know him/it when + 从句(过去式)
② (名词或代词) have (动词过去分词) since +从句(过去式)
③ If I had the chance, I would like to…
④ If …, then it is quite possible that I will…
I first got to know him when I was studying in primary school. (人物题通用)
I first read the story/saw the programme when I was visiting my grandparents three years ago. (物品题通用)
I first learned how to skate/play basketball when I was in high school. (兴趣爱好题通用)
We have lost contact since he moved out of town.
I have stopped watching the programme since I entered the university where TV was not available.
I have been practicing basketball on a regular basis ever since I knew how to play it.
句型③是虚拟语气，表达一种设想。当问题为would you like to…时，建议使用该句型。另外，还可以在无话可说时用来应急。套用句型：
If I had the chance, I would like to travel to California and visit my best friend who I haven’t seen for ages.
If I had the chance, I would like to ask Yaoming to autograph my basketball.
Q: What do you usually do at weekends?
A: Well, it’s hard to say. I mean, if I am with friends, then it’s quite possible that we will go window shopping or traveling around. But if I am alone, it’s more likely that I will just stay at home and do some washing and cleaning.
当然，以上两种情境还可以变换成多种可能，如按天气状况分为If it is good weather, 和If it is bad weather; 按时间多少分为If I’ve got a lot of time，和If I am fairly busy; 等等。
① (名词或代词) is the kind of (person/place/thing…) who (which/that) is…
② (名词或代词) is a (person/ place…) who (which) gives you the impression of being
② (名词或代词) is a (person/ place…) who (which) gives you the impression of being…
③ (名词或代词)is one of the most (形容词) (名词) I have ever seen/met/known.
④ (地点名称) is a place where you can do sth.
⑤ (时间名词) is a day (occasion/the time) when you do sth.
He is truly helpful. a. He is the kind of guy who is truly helpful.
b. He always gives others the impression of being someone who is truly helpful.
Suzhou is ancient but also modern. a. Suzhou is the kind of city which gives you the impression of being both ancient and modern.
b. Suzhou is a place where you can appreciate both the ancient culture and modern city lifestyle.
The film is interesting. a. This is one of the most interesting films I have ever seen.
b. This is the kind of movie which blows your mind.
The party is exciting. a. This is the most exciting party I have ever attended.
b. It’s a party that I will remember for the rest of my life.
On the weekend, I relax myself by reading. Weekends are the time when I relax myself by reading.
说明：雅思口语话题频繁涉及人物，地点，物品，事件四大类，上表中的原句是在回 答此类问题时多数考生使用的句型。其缺陷是过于简短，一不能体现语法优势，二不能凑字数争取时间。而套用句型后的表达效果就明显不一样了。可见，定语从句 的使用在口语中可以起到“包装”作用。
① The reason why I (admire him/like the place…) is that +从句
② The most important thing is that+从句
③ Another thing is that+从句
④ What I mean is that + 从句
⑤ What I’d like to say is that +从句
The reason why I admire Yaoming is that he is a legend and also a great guy. The most important thing is that he is one of China’s most recognizable athletes. What I mean is, his image can be seen everywhere, he is a household name.
Another thing is that Yao has also participated in many charity events during his career. What I’d like to say is that he not only donated money to relief work, but also created a foundation to help those in need.