Describe a person who has been an important influence in your life.
You should say:
Who this person is and how long you have known him or her
Why you chose this person
How this person has influenced your life
And explain how you feel about him or her
who: mum, since birth
why: huge impact on personality, enjoyment of life
how: taught me how to be a good person, work together with others, bring joy to those around me
how feel: give me all their love and support unconditionally.
So I’d like to talk about my mum because I think she had a huge impact on my life and on the person that I am today.
Well, the question asks how long I’ve known my mum and of course it’s been since I was born.
And I think she’s had a really big influence on my personality, on the type of person I am, and on how I live my life and how I enjoy my life.
I think she taught me a lot about how to be a good person and things like how to work together with others, and most importantly how to bring joy to the people around me.
I remember one time when I came home from school…it was just a normal day…but for my mum it wasn’t a normal day.
I didn’t know at the time, but she had planned this really, really amazing trip to the mountains for the weekend.
And I came home and she said “Sara, what are your plans for the weekend?” and I said “well, I don’t really have any plans for the weekend. I guess some homework?”
And she said “how about we go off to the mountains and enjoy ourselves” and…I was… I was just amazed.
I was so happy because I didn’t expect anything like this to happen and it was a really special moment for me.
But it wasn’t just this one time. It happened again and again. Still, I remember this moment because it was the first time I realized what she was doing.
And I realized how she was working hard to bring joy for other people because those kinds of things are the types of things that brought joy for her, so those types of things brought joy for her.
And…that made a really big impact on me and how I should work hard to bring joy to others as well.
注意，我在文中用了很多连接词(红色标出)，这样我的内容表达会更加有逻辑和更加连贯。同样要注意的是，开头我没有说：“Today, I’m going to talk about a person who has a large influence on my life.”如果确实怕说不够时间，可以通过这种方式来拖延时间。但是，如果对自己的表达比较自信话就可以直入主题，不用绕弯子。标绿部分是重点需要掌握的表达，希望同学们可以学以致用。