ĐỀ IELTS SPEAKING TOPIC “A PERSON WHO LIKES TO GROW PLANTS”
IELTS Speaking Part 2:
Describe a person you know who loves to grow plants (vegetables, fruits, flowers)
You should say:
Who this person is
What he/she grows
Where he/she grows them
And explain why he/she enjoys growing plants
One person that immediately comes to mind when thinking about gardening is my neighbor, Tuan. He is really into gardening, and he’s retired, so he has plenty of time to spend in his backyard garden. Despite only having a small space to work with, he’s really adept at gardening and grows various fruits and vegetables.
When I asked him why he’s such a big fan of gardening, he told me it helps keep his mind off things and gives him a sense of purpose. In fact, gardening keeps him busy and happy in his post-employment period. That’s why he loves being outside, getting his hands dirty, and watching his plants grow. I usually give him a hand when I have some spare time because that’s also a good way for me to work out, and Tuan often offers me vegetables to take home.
Another thing that’s really cool about Tuan is that he likes to share his produce with others. He gives away extra fruits and vegetables to friends, family, and even street people. Lately, his crop has become popular because of its great taste, and people are more likely to consume sustainable food, so it turned out that he could sell his fruits and vegetables to make ends meet. I think many people look up to him because he’s been able to turn his hobby into a small business.
Overall, Tuan’s a reminder that sometimes the simple things in life, like tending to a garden, can bring us the greatest joy and occasionally financial benefits.
IELTS Speaking Part 3:
- Are there many people growing their own vegetables now?
Absolutely, you can see more and more people are taking up gardening and growing their own vegetables now, especially during the pandemic when they have more time to kill at home. This is a popular way to have fresh, organic produce and reduce their carbon footprint. It seems like this trend will continue even after the pandemic.
- Do you think it’s good to let kids learn how to plant?
Definitely! I’d say teaching youngsters how to plant is a great way to get them involved in nature and teach them essential life skills. It’s also a great way to teach them the value of hard work and the rewards that come with it. Plus, it’s a fun and educational activity that parents can enjoy with their children.
- What do you think of the job of a farmer?
I think like other professions, being a farmer is a challenging and rewarding job that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. They are vital in providing us with the food and resources to live healthy lives. So, we should all be grateful for the daily hard work and sacrifices that farmers make.
- What are the differences between traditional and modern agriculture?
Well, old ways of farming heavily rely on traditional knowledge and manual labor. In contrast, modern agriculture has proven to be more effective and sustainable due to technological advancements and a focus on large-scale production. As a result, this has led to greater productivity and reduced environmental impact.
- What happened to the farmers’ income during the pandemic?
In my opinion, the pandemic had a negative impact on farmers’ income. With lockdowns and restrictions on travel and commerce, it’s possible that farmers experienced difficulty selling their products or finding new markets. Also, disruptions to supply chains and increased costs for transportation and labor certainly affected their earnings.
- How do people grow plants in cities?
Although the space is crowded, it’s still possible to grow plants in urban areas. People can do so in various ways, such as in pots or containers on balconies or rooftops, in community gardens, or through vertical gardening on walls or fences. Urban gardening can not only grow fresh produce and beautify the city but also promote sustainability and reduce the planter’s carbon footprint.
come to mind: nhớ đến, nghĩ đến
be into/ be a fan of something: thích cái gì
take/keep/get somebody’s mind off things: khiến ai ngừng suy nghĩ để thư giãn, bớt lo lắng
give somebody a sense of purpose: cho ai một mục đích, mục tiêu
get someone’s hands dirty: làm công việc chân tay nặng nhọc, dễ dính bẩn
give somebody a hand: giúp đỡ ai
sustainable food: thực phẩm bền vững
make ends meet: kiếm đủ tiền chi trả cuộc sống
look up to somebody: tôn trọng, kính trọng, ngưỡng mộ, noi gương ai
take up something: bắt đầu làm việc gì
kill time: giết thời gian
organic produce: sản phẩm hữu cơ
carbon footprint: khí thải carbon
youngster (n): thanh niên, đứa bé
get somebody involved in something: khiến ai tham gia vào việc gì
dedication (n) cống hiến, tâm huyết
grateful (a) biết ơn
manual labor: lao động chân tay, công việc làm bằng tay, thủ công
technological advancements: tiến bộ về công nghệ
large-scale production: sản xuất quy mô lớn
supply chain: chuỗi cung ứng
pot (n) cái chậu
planter (n) người trồng cây, chậu hoa