2019年5-8月 雅思口语 Part 2 Topic 16 聪明的人 Describe an intelligent person you know

Describe an intelligent person you know.
You should say:
Who this person is;
What this person did;
Why you think the person is smart;
And explain how you feel about the person.

16. 聪明的人

Well…off the top of my head, the first person that comes to mind is my high school classmate Tom. Besides the fact that106 we went to the same high school, I live practically within spitting distance of107 his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say108 I know him pretty well.

He’s literally109 the smartest person I’ve ever known in person.As far as I know, Tom is majoring in computer science at his university. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that110 he’s a straight A student111. And he especially has a knack for112 math.

He even took part in a college math competition and won third place. Not too long ago, he posted a photo of him having the first-class award of this competition by winning third place. Of course, he got a ton of likes113.

Besides his talent in math, he also has a good head for history. He loves reading historical novels and really knows history like the back of his hand114. You know, when the conversation moves to history, he never stops talking. Sometimes I’m blown away by how much he memorizes in his head.

I have no idea why he’s so smart. Maybe it’s a gene from his parents115. Anyway, it seems to me that he’s not a nerd116 at all. I mean, he’s very outgoing and he’s definitely a people person117 as well. Honestly, I think he comes pretty close to being perfect.


106 Beside the fact that…: 除了一个…的事实
107 live practically within spitting distance of: 住的离…非常近
108 it’s safe to say:可以很肯定的说
109 literally:简直是
110 It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that:毫不夸张的说
111 straight A student:学霸
112 has a knack for:擅长…
113 got a ton of likes:获得了很多点赞/很多人给他点赞
114 know … like the back of his hand:对…了如指掌,表示非常熟悉…
115 it’s a gene from his parents:父母遗传的基因
116 nerd:书呆子
117 a people person: 受欢迎的人,有好人缘


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