通过分析学生Part 2的回答范例，发现不少同学要么仅将话题卡中给的问题提示作以简单回答，要么使用较为明显的模板回答方式---也就是老师常说的无关紧要的话，来填塞内容上的空白。如 ”If I really have to choose a place to describe, I’d like to tell you that …. is such the place.” 这也是中国学生雅思口语在40个国家和地区垫底的原因之一。在这篇文章中，将总结出雅思口语Part 2描述题的拓展策略。
当考生在面对话题无从下手时，可以利用 ”WH Questions”来引导思路的拓展，包括 “what, when, where, who(whom), why, how (how exactly, how often, how long, how much, how many)”。
例如，Describe a restaurant or cafe you like. 首先须明确what(the Bookworm)，when(some five years ago), where (down the south of Chengdu)，who(foreigners for most of time);其次是整个描述的重点why(comfortable, pleasant, intimate )，how exactly (detailed description of being comfortable, pleasant, and intimate)，how often(once a month…)，how much(30-40 yuan on average per person)，how many(3 in Whole China)。
Sample answer：The Bookworm is my favorite cafe in this city, which is about 15 minutes drive from the Tianfu Square down the south, and unlike other fancy cafes in the downtown, it sits in a quiet surrounding. The Bookworm was born 5 years ago with the help of a journalist, who soon became the business partner and co-owner of Chengdu Bookworm. During these years, it’s been popular and welcomed by almost every foreigner in Chengdu. I guess it’s probably because the cafe is really the place that can make them feel at home, ranging from the food, coffee, inside decoration, and those books written and published from their country.
The Bookworm creates a warm and intimate atmosphere, offering its customers home style food and drink. When you get annoyed from a trouble in study or at work, having a rest at Bookworm will be the very pleasant thing to chill out. The greatest part is the live music every Friday night at which you can enjoy the best jazz and blues. There are three Bookworms in China, Beijing has the first, and Chengdu and Suzhou follow the step, therefore if you‘re taking a trip to Beijing or Suzhou, you can still have the opportunity to enjoy the nice little cafe. I like the cafe, for it’s the place where I can relax, eat, drink, read and enjoy music.