托福口语的独立任务部分考察学生用英语表达个人观点与意见的能力,其中涉及话题多样,而由于托福考试旨在考察学生实际在国外读大学会用到的英语,它的场景往往设定为大学校园,因此考察话题其实也和学术文化更有关联。其中书籍类是比较常考到的口语话题,而其实如果学会巧妙地思路转换并积累适当的口语素材,我们完全可以轻松应对所有书籍类话题。

  我们来看一个经典Task 1,来自TPO1:

  Talk about a book you read that was important to you for some reason. Explain why the book was important to you. Give specific details and examples to support your answer.

  这个题就是需要考生描述一本重要的书籍,还要给出重要的理由。在这里,我们要知道,考官并不真的在乎我们要说的书是什么!题目需要我们展示的是书为什么重要、如何重要,并不一定要讲述书的内容。只要我们在答题时留言流畅,和话题相关就可以得到不错的分数。

  所以大家的思路转换大法是:

  1.谈感受

  例如:故事很有趣,我们可以这么说:The story in the book was so interesting and appealing that once I began to read it, I couldn’t stop. /The book was so fun to read that I couldn’t help laughing every time I read it. It brought me a lot of happiness.

  再或者:故事很有意义,我们可以这么说:The story in the book was not only exciting but also inspiring. It taught me so much about the world we were living and showed me different ways people thought. /The story was meaningful and inspiring. It taught me to keep going and never give up, which is the most important lesson in life.

  2.谈功能

  例如:书本可能会对你的学业有帮助,我们可以说:The book is beneficial to my academic learning. It provides much extra information on my major courses in addition to school textbooks.

  又或者:此书还可能帮你交到朋友:To be honest, I met my girlfriend thanks to this book. We were sitting in the reading room next to each other and reading the same book! What a coincidence! Then we began to talk about how much we liked the writer and his books. Next thing you knew, she gave me her number!


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