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Uncommon Vocabulary

See Part One Topic 15: Festivals; Experience 22: A busy time in your life.

Experience 24: Something dangerous you would like to do

Describe a describe something dangerous you would like to do.

You should say:

What the activity is

Why you would like to do it

Why you think it is dangerous

Whether you think you will do this in the future.

Suggestion

This is quite a strange topic and it can be difficult if you haven't prepared for it. The easiest choices are extreme sports, such as mountain biking, snowboarding, parachuting etc.

Uncommon Vocabulary

extreme sports adrenalin sports risky (= dangerous)

hazardous (= dangerous) breathtaking (= exciting) take risks

Grammar point

You must use some conditional structures:

Id love to have the chance to have a go at mountain biking.

It would without doubt be quite risky.

It would need quite a lot of careful preparation.

I doubt Ill ever have the chance to actually do it.


Section 4: A TV programme

  1. A TV programme
  2. A radio programme
  3. A film
  4. A story from your childhood
  5. A book
  6. A song or piece of music
  7. A newspaper or magazine
  8. A website
  9. An advertisement
  10. A photo
  11. A piece of art

Media 1: A TV programme

Describe a TV programme that you have seen

You should say:

What type of programme it is

What it is about

How often you watch it

Whether it is popular in your country

Suggestion

Choose a famous TV series such as Journey to the West or another long-running series based on a historical legend.

Uncommon Vocabulary

See Part One Topic 5: Television.

long-running be based on air (=broadcast)

cast episode series

Grammar Point

Use a mix of present and past tenses:

I remember when I originally saw the first episode...

The show is still running to this day.

They have aired repeats of the show many times over the years.

Media 2: A radio programme

Describe a radio programme that you have listened to.

You should say:

What type of programme it is

What it is about

How often you listen to it

Whether it is popular in your country

Suggestion

You can use the same content as Media 1: A TV programme, but change it into a radio programme (e.g., a radio version of journey to the West).

Uncommon Vocabulary

radio station radio play long-running series narrator

broadcast audio effects the script (= the words)

Grammar Point

The same as Media 1: A TV programme.


Media 3: A film

Describe a film that you enjoyed watching.

You should say:

What type of film it was

When you saw it

Why you enjoyed it

Whether this film is popular in your country.

Suggestion

Choose a recent famous movie. (Hollywood movies are easier to describe.)

Uncommon Vocabulary

See Part One Topic 25: Films.

a Hollywood blockbuster a box-office smash

a big-budget production animated special effects

an impressive script an unforgettable soundtrack

a strong cast (= famous actors / actresses)



Grammar Point

Use a mix of present and past tenses:

When I originally saw the film, it had been out for a quite while (be out = release).

It has been aired on TV a couple of times.

It has recently been released on DVD.


Media 4: A story from your childhood

Describe a story that you remembered from your childhood

You should say:

What the story was about

How you first heard this story

Why you remembered this story

Whether it is still popular today.

Suggestion

Use the same story as Media l: A TV programme (e.g. Journey to the West).


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