2019年5-8月 雅思口语 Part 2 Topic 23 以前不喜欢现在感兴趣的学科 Describe a subject you didn’t like before but have inte

Describe a subject you didn’t like before but have interest in now.
You should say:
What it is;
When you studied the subject;
Why you didn’t like it before;
And explain why you have interest in it now.

23. 以前不喜欢现在感兴趣的学科

Speaking of a subject I used to hate but like now, I would say history. I was in history classes from primary school to high school, but it never really caught my interest150. All the history teachers I had were pretty tedious151 since they just taught with textbooks. And the learning process was basically exam-oriented152. It was one of the most boring subjects I ever had. Sitting in history class was about as fun as watching paint dry153.

But things changed after I entered college. I found a talk show about history that was sensational154 on the internet. The host was Gao Xiaosong, who is also a famous music producer in
China. He has a good head for history. He loves reading historical novels and really knows history like the back of his hand. He often makes commentary for some historical movies and TV shows by going into detail about some interesting historical stories that I never learned in history class. I always listened to him with relish. It was as fun as listening to some gossip.

From his talks, I found that learning history is actually interesting and meaningful. And I gradually came to understand that it wasn’t history itself that was the problem; it was just the rote learning155 of it that made me dislike history class. If I’d had a history teacher like Gao Xiaosong, I might’ve been a straight A student in the subject.


150 caught my interest:引起我的兴趣
151 tedious:乏味无聊
152 exam-oriented: 考试的
153 as fun as watching paint dry:形容很无聊(等着看油漆干)
154 sensational:极好的,轰动的
155 rote learning:机械学习,死记硬背


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