2019年5-8月 雅思口语 Part 2 Topic 17 擅长外语的人 Describe a person who learned a foreign language well

Describe a person who learned a foreign language well.
You should say:
Who this person is;
What language this person can speak;
What he learned this language for;
And explain why he can master this language.

17. 擅长外语的人

Well…off the top of my head, the first person that comes to mind is my high school classmate,Tom118. Besides the fact that we went to the same high school, I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say that I know him pretty well.

He’s literally the first person that I can think of who speaks a second language really well.Tom is majoring in English at his university. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that he’s a
straight A student. That kid119 is a genius, and especially has a knack for spoken English. He even took part in a National English Debating Competition and won third place.
Actually even in high school, Tom was one of the best speakers in our class. He didn’t seem to face a language barrier120 when he talked with the foreign teacher in our English classes. I was always blown away by how he spoke English so well.

Tom used to tell me he wanted to be a professional interpreter. He’s been working hard to achieve his dream ever since I met him. Not long ago, I saw a video that he posted of himself
practicing English at 5am. His level of dedication and commitment121 is just above and beyond122 what most students aim for. I guess it’s why it was such a breeze for him to123 reach such a high level of English.


118 名字只是为了素材编写方便而写的,请大家根据个人生活实际来联想自己想说的朋友哦。
119 kid:a young adult,注意在这里不是指幼儿
120 face a language barrier:有语言障碍
121 dedication and commitment:全身心投入和付出
122 above and beyond:超出
123 such a breeze for him to:对他来说轻而易举的


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