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18岁拿下雅思口语满分, 22岁被牛津大学录取,厦门美女学霸的开挂人生

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前几天英语演讲君分享过来自厦门的90后“国民学长”李拓远的故事和名校学习经历《从单亲家庭内向小男生到哈佛耶鲁全奖,百万年薪的“男神学长”活出了一部励志偶像剧!(附音频)》, 今天和大家分享一下另外一位来自厦门的“国民学姐”傅莹玮的开挂人生。

傅莹玮

多元文化背景,会让人生更有趣


厦门出生,马来西亚初中

美国明尼苏达本科、牛津大学语言学硕士

应用语言专业,留英1.5年,雅思8(口语9)

莹玮小学毕业之后去了马来西亚,和其他家庭不一样,她的父母觉得想要学好语言,不如去一个讲英语的国家试试看,而不是在非真实的语言环境下辛苦打磨。就是这样的一种家庭教育下,让她有了机会,从厦门到马来西亚,又到美国再来到英国跨文化的背景让我打开了新的一扇门,在牛津就读应用语言学硕士的她谈起这段经历,特别骄傲,也注定了她接下来一路多元文化的开挂人生。

傅莹玮

对于低龄留学,多数家长呈现担心而不是支持。傅莹玮说,“我爸妈心比较大,他们当时觉得要是有绑架犯要绑架我的话,应该他们要倒贴钱吧”。在这种玩笑下,他们觉得,放手让自己的儿女去闯,也是一种成长。到了大马后,她说整个人像被打开某个按钮一样,被环境推动着不断地进步、不断地学习。在寄宿家庭中,HOME爸HOME妈各自都会三国语言,这种环境让她进一步加强了自己的多元观,语言的运用能力也得到了发展。

牛津大学部分学院外景

大马锻炼的几年为她后面申请到美国本科全奖铺了一条相对顺畅的路,更有意思的是,莹玮在读本科的时候还换了好几个专业。其中有一次最重要的原因就是想要去牛津交换,因为当时牛津开设的项目与莹玮所学的专业不同,第二天莹玮立马去申请转专业。“美国换专业是很容易的事情,如果专业相近,可能就是填张表老师觉得OK就可以换,当然,如果专业跨度比较大还是要修一些其他的课程,当时我在美国至少换了5个专业吧。”在我们很多人看来,可能为了一个目标而去换专业改方向是一件很冲动的事,但留学给了你一个自由选择的机会,同时也让你学会对这种选择进行自我负责。没有人在意你换了多少专业,他们看重的更多的是你为了追逐自己的目标和兴趣是否懂得灵活调整、自由切换,这就是所谓的”适应性“,这也许是留学带给我们的另外一种收获。

牛津交换的这一年,让莹玮对于英美教育的差异体会颇深,英国在高中阶段就开始进一步缩小专业的范围,A-level的考试中就会让学生进行选择科目,这样对本科专业的选择也会更有导向性。而美国可能注重在选拔机制建立时候除成绩之外的独特性等综合考量,因此我们也建议议在选择留学时,可以把眼光放到更多的国家,不用局限于美国,或是英国,找到适合自己的路才是唯一。

傅莹玮本科交换第一节课的咖啡馆

英美教育的差异在她的讲述中呈现出了这样一种景象,“这边的老师都很好,但是因为每周授课时间很有限,每次上课的时候强度都特别大。英国虽然有3个学期,但是只有16个周的时间在上课。美国差不多3-4个月是一个学期,美国相当于8个月在上课。美国的论文压力没有英国大,但是有很多汇报类、实践类的作业。”


纵观莹玮的成长轨迹,从小去马来西亚学习,本科去美国,硕士来到牛津。多国文化的成长轨迹看起来比较复杂,但其实是很清晰的规划。

牛津大学部分外景


牛津大学(University of Oxford),简称“牛津”,是一所位于英国牛津市的公立研究型大学。牛津大学有记录的授课历史可追溯到1096年,为英语世界中最古老的大学,也是世界上现存第二古老的高等教育机构。牛津大学培养了众多社会名人,包括了27位英国首相、64位诺贝尔奖得主(世界第7)以及数十位世界各国的皇室成员和政治领袖。

说到语言的准备,雅思口语9分的她想对很多人无法攻克语言关的学弟学妹说,逼自己出去是最快的办法。而她用这10年看似漂泊却有方向的海外经历实践了这个办法她说,当你会说之后,你会发现其实没有想象中那么难,而她几乎抓住了每一次能和老外实地操练的机会,不断地练习,用一种看似很笨的方法把练习做到了极致。对于雅思,她认为一定要提前准备,同时也建议大家可以参加一些英辩、演讲等活动,来训练自己的英文思维。


所以,9分看似很遥远,但背后的努力就是一次又一次简单而重复的练习构成的,还有一点,那就是练习后得到的真实反馈,反馈后的改进,改进后的提升,这就是我们强调口语对练的目的所在。

牛津大学外景

同时,莹玮还谈到在口语考试中,“能扯就扯,带动考官的气氛。考官其实就是想确认你在国外生活没问题,所以话题中有很多人文社科类的东西。托福更学术化,最终是希望你能够适应国外的生活。准备语言考试的时候,要重新定义自己的角色,要把它当成是让自己适应国外的过程。语言就是文化的存在物,所谓语言考试设定的话题都是你在国外聊天,甚至是和舍友吵架都会用到的东西。”

这些年,送子女出国留学深造对于中国人而言,已是稀松平常的事情。在低龄留学中,我们常有一种迷思:孩子看排名,爸爸计长远,妈妈重安全,也有许多宣传用所谓的名校、学霸等字眼博取公众的关注。但仔细想来,每个人都是一件艺术品存在这个世界上,我们都用自己的“特立独行”区别于其他人,我们也用一生的时间在打磨雕刻和悉心打造自己,为的不是达到所谓的成功,而是告诉我们的父母,留学这一程,我们能走的,远比你们想象的更远。


雅思口语万能模板

对于中国学生,

口语可是英语考试中

最难得分的部分之一,

除了要掌握词汇、时态、

口语句型以外,

答题的思路是否恰当

也是决定分数的标准,

今天,小编就为大家分享一组口语模板!

注意:单纯背模板只会造成低分!低分!低分!

这个模板被称为是TSE方法。

T:代表的是Topic Sentence

S:代表的是Supporting Ideas

E:代表的是 Examples

雅思口语考题基本上是五大原则:人,物,地点,事件,媒体

T:在讲五大原则任何一个的时候,务必把这个原则与你联系在一起,开头的时候有个主题句,通过这句话引入下面的支持观点,这个主题句可以通过一两句话表达完,但建议是对你有影响的。描述这个人---对你有影响;描述这个物----对你有意义;描述这个地点---对你有回忆等等...

S:支持观点,在这里要注意,大多数同学都会用观点来支持自己,但太过于白话,大部分用例子来支撑,部分考生喜欢用For example,First , secondly, last but not the least来讲分论点,但这样给考官的感觉是在背作文,而不是真正面对面的口语交流。在S这的观点一般是需要比较正式点的语言,每讲的一句话最好不少于5个单词以下,也最好不超过5句话。过渡词用什么好呢?最好用well , also , actually ,as a matter of fact , you know 等词,你要明白,此处考察的是口语,不能像写作一样那样文绉绉。

E:当然就是找到支持观点的恰当例子,但是字数不能过多,要简练。

以上就是这篇雅思口语万能模板的主要内容,大家可能会觉得这个模板过于简单,但是这是一个非常实用的模板,也是在论述一个话题的时候最有用的论述方法,尤其是对于雅思口语第二部分的答题很有帮助!

接下来,16篇经典的范文,希望大家仔细斟酌,化为己用!

16篇满分范文!

1. Describe a sport you are good at: Tennis

I would like to talk about tennis, which is my best love among all the popular sports. Tennis is popular all over the world, especially loved by teenagers. There is a comic book named, Prince of Tennis, illustrated by a Japanese artist. The spread of this book made tennis more popular.

The spirit of tennis is practice makes perfect, and we should never give up. When I was in sixth grade, I began to learn how to play tennis because I was a fan of the comic book. When I play tennis, I will devote myself to it. I have entered for many tennis competitions. I like winning so the procedure seems exciting. At that time, I was not good at sports. But after playing tennis, my PE grades became the best in my class.

Because of tennis, I learned that I should never give up when I face difficulties. I still have lots more to work on. Tennis is my favorite outdoor sport.

2. Movie---starstruck

I recently watched a movie called Starstruck, which was a Disney movie, talking about how a famous pop star, Christopher, fell in love with an ordinary girl, Jessica. The movie was filmed in Los Angeles and was on in February 2010, not too old.

I chose it because of the ranking, but when I actually watched it, I realized that it was a teen’s movie. However, I didn’t regret watching it because I think I learned something from the movie. It is interesting because it sees celebrity life from another angle and tells us that we are blessed to be common people because there is more freedom for us to enjoy. In the film, it shows us how hard it might be when a person can’t make his own choices and decisions. At that point, material wealth will not matter to them because they can’t live their life the way they really want to.

It helped me to reflect on my own life. Now I see I should just enjoy my life because everyone has the right to enjoy his or her life no matter who he or she is.

3. A traditional story :Chang'e and Houyi

Chang e is the Chinese goddess of the moon. The lunar exploration-orbiting spacecraft Chang e 1 is named after her.

According to legend, Chang e and her husband Houyi were immortals living in heaven. One day, the ten sons of the Jade Emperor transformed into ten suns, causing the earth to scorch. Having failed to order his sons to stop ruining the earth, the Jade Emperor summoned Houyi for help. Houyi, using his legendary archery skills, shot down nine of the sons, but spared one son to be the sun. The Jade Emperor was obviously not pleased with Houyi s solution to save the earth: nine of his sons were dead. As punishment, the Jade Emperor banished Houyi and Chang e to live as mere mortals on earth.

Seeing that Chang e felt extremely miserable over her loss of immortality, Houyi decided to journey on a long, perilous quest to find the pill of immortality so that the couple could be immortals again. At the end of his quest he met the Queen Mother of the West who agreed to give him the pill, but warned him that each person would only need half the pill tobecome immortal.

Houyi brought the pill home and stored it in a case. He warned Chang e not to open the case and then left home for a while. Chang e became too curious: she opened up the case and found the pill just as Houyi was returning home. She either accidentally or purposely swallowed the pill. She started to float into the sky because of the overdose. Chang e kept on floating until she landed on the moon.

While she became lonely on the moon without her husband, she did have company, a jade rabbit.

4. A favorite subject

I think the most interesting subject in my high school is geography. I have a dream to travel around the world since I was a child. At that time, I would always wonder where exactly some famous cities were on the map, such as London, New York, so I am really interested in geography.

I had a great geography teacher in my high school.

She was knowledgeable, hard-working and devoted to the students. I always felt very excited when I had geography classes because I couldn’t wait to learn more about the world. Besides that, I also liked reading atlas and other books about geography during my spare time. I would always have good marks/grades on geography throughout my high school years.

When I talk about geography with my classmates or even parents, I can always impress them with my knowledge. I still like geography and hope I can travel around the world in the future.

5. Sports :Jogging

Nowadays many people spend too much time indoors working or studying, but outdoor activities are very important for us to keep healthy. I like many outdoor activities, especially jogging.

I often jog in the park near my home on sunny days. I can listen to music and breathe the fresh air while I jog so I can feel really relaxed. When I jog in the park, I can also see the green trees and beautiful flowers. I can feel close to the nature. It’s also a good time for me to think important things in life. I feel it’s an important part of my daily life. Sometimes, I would ask my friends or parents to join me. It’s also a good time to communicate with others. It’s a simple activity; you only need a pair of good sneakers. It’s also suitable for many people, from children to old people. They can enjoy this activity.

I think everybody should do some outdoor activities because it’s a great way to help us get close to the nature. It’s not only good for our physical fitness but also good for our mental health.

6. A Toy

I want to describe a toy in my childhood. Actually, it was not a girly toy. It is a model car.

When I was a kid, I acted like a boy and I was very interested in car models and guns. But my mother didn’t know that and she bought many dolls for me. To tell you the truth, my father found that I liked model cars, so he bought me one as a little present.

It's as big as a book and the color was very bright, it was red. I think the car was cool and I liked it very much. I would always take it out and study it. I figured out many functions of the car. I felt it was amazing that people could invent this tool for transportation.

Since it was the gift that my father gave me, I kept it very carefully. Even now, it still looks like a brand new car. I think it's very meaningful for a kid to own something that they like.

7. A practical skill

I’d like to describe a skill I learned, which is to edit songs on computer by using the software, called cool edit.

I love singing, so a skill to edit songs is very practical and important for me. I first heard about it when I was eleven years old. When I was surfing the internet, a net friend told me about this software. I began to learn how to use at once by watching many online classes about it. Soon I can record my voice on the computer and after a lot of practice; I can edit many audio files perfectly. For example, I sang a song named “take me away”, after being edited, it sounds just like the original singer’s singing. It is amazing, because I can even change a girl’s voice into a boy’s voice.

I like to play with it in my spare time, so my skill has improved a lot. When I told my friends about it, all of them were really impressed.

8. A piece of equipment----airconditioner

I’d like to talk about a piece of advanced equipment in my home, an air conditioner. My parents bought it in a department store when I was sixteen years old to replace the old one.

I think it is interesting to use this equipment, just like magic. Because when we use it, it can change hot air to cold air. When we are cold, we also get warm by using it. I can't imagine what our life will be if we don't have it.

Of course we don’t use it all the time. Because when in spring or autumn, the weather is very comfortable, it isn’t necessary to use it. If we use it all the time, it is not environmental friendly. Also, it is not good for our health if we stay in an air-conditioned room for a long time. When I feel very hot or cold outside, I will miss my air conditioner.

9. A person who speaks a foreign language

I’d like to describe a foreign teacher of mine, Bob. He is tall and strong, with strong muscles. He is a typical American—confident and humorous. He is a very attractive man.

A lot of my classmates liked his class very much. I also chose his course in the second year of my university. At first, I didn’t feel there was anything special about him. Later, I found that he really had the ability to make his class interesting because he was so funny and good at telling jokes. He was also creative. He had so many new ways for us to practice our English.

After class, I like talking with him in both Chinese and English because he also learned some Chinese. Through communicating with him, I learned a lot about western culture.

I need to thank him. Because of him, I feel that English is actually a fun subject to learn. My interest in English grew and now I'm still interested in learning language.

10. A family but not yours

I'd like to talk about my uncle's family. I think the life style in this family is very different from mine because as a big family, they can do many things together. It's very different from my family; they have three children, two boys and one girl.

This is big family is always very lively. I’m the only child, so sometimes I feel lonely. But in this family, you will always hear the laughter and everyone will be influenced by their cheerfulness. They always do some outdoor activities. For example, they would have picnic on weekends and go mountain climbing at the nearby places. They sometimes go far away places for long trips. I admire them because when I look at their pictures, I could see how happy they are.

Usually I think it's a good thing to be the only child because I could have my parents' full attention. However, sometimes, when I look at their family, I will feel it might be even better if I have brothers and sisters.

11. A friend you admire

I want to talk about one of my playmates in my childhood. Her name is Su. She's very beautiful. She had long black hair and big eyes. She looked like a Barbie doll.

However her personality was very different from her appearance. I like her because of her strong personality and her kindness to others. She never cried even when she hurt her knees badly and would always help and comfort others just like a big sister.

I always knew she's a strong girl, but later I realized that she's stronger than I thought. When we were in primary school, one day, my teacher asked her out and told her that her father died in a car accident. She came back to our classroom to get her school bag without crying. When I went to her home to ensure she was ok, I saw her comforting her mother. She was like an adult, still without crying.

Later she went to Canada and we haven't seen each other for about five years. I can still her beautiful appearance and her strong personality. When I feel discouraged, I will always remember her and I can become strong because of her influence.

12. A successful foreign person

There are many successful people in the world. Since I’m a football fan, I'd like to talk about David Beckham, a successful football player. A lot of people know him not because he's an excellent football player but because of his good looking. Especially a lot of women, they regard him as a big sport star. But that's not the reason I admire him. I think he's a successful man because he works hard and never gives up.

As a young player, he was blamed for his mistake that caused the failure of his national team in the 1998 world cup. A lot of people laughed at him, but he was not defeated and tried harder than before. In 2001, his score helped his national team to win the game against Greece, which enabled them to enter world cup in the next year. He became a national hero overnight.

I learned a lot from him. Sometimes, we might fail once or several times but it doesn't mean we will never succeed. It's always good to keep trying. I believe hard work will eventually make a big difference.

13.a quiz show: One Versus One Hundred

I only watch TV occasionally, but there are still many TV programs that I like. I recently watched a program called 1 versus 100, which is a quiz show presented on Hunan TV channel.

We can easily tell the nature of the program by hearing the name. There will be one challenger versus one hundred opponents at each show. Both the one and the one hundred will be given the same multiple-choice questions. One question is asked at a time, and the one hundred answer first, then it will be the one's turn. Since the one is alone, during the show he/she is allowed to ask for help three times, including making a phone call, following the majority, or asking the presenter to eliminate one wrong answer.

Each time, some of the one hundred will be eliminated if they get the answer wrong. In the end, if the one answers all the questions correctly, the one will win the game and get a big amount of money as the prize. However, if the one fails, the money will be divided by the remaining opponents. Maybe because of the big prize or the competitive atmosphere, the participants are always very excited.

The reason I like it is that this quiz show asks some simple questions that we are supposed to know but a lot of people actually have never thought about them. For example, one question asked was about the picture on the back of a 50 yuan RMB, but the majority of the one hundred got this simple question wrong. I have seen several shows, but I have never seen the one answered all the questions correctly. I began to wonder that maybe I could enter for the show, too, because I actually knew the answers of a lot of their questions. I think it will be fun if I can try.

14. Advertisement

I want to tell you an advertisement about a health product called Naobaijin. It's such a famous advertisement that almost everybody in China can recite the lines of the advertisement.

The advertisement is very simple. An old couple tell us that they don’t need any gift for the spring festival but naobaijin. It has been showed on TV year after year, especially during the Spring Festival. In China, young people are supposed to buy presents for the older generation during Chinese New Year, but they usually don’t have many good choices except cigarette and wine. These are not good for their health. Because Naobaijin is a very healthy gift for older people, so it becomes popular. You would see it everywhere from newspapers to internet.

A lot of people might feel tired of it, but I think it is a successful advertisement although it is not creative. It's simple to remember so everybody knows this product now. It has drawn our attentions successfully and brought fortune to the manufacturer.

15. Hotpot Restaurant

I’d like to talk about a hotpot restaurant, called super hot, in my hometown. I like hotpot very much. My friend told me about the restaurant, so I went there with my sister.

The food there is very delicious. After eating there many times, I recommended it to my friends and most of them liked it too. I think the manager is very creative. Since the business is very good, sometimes customers have to wait for the tables. The manager make this waiting time more rewarding. When the costumers have to wait for more than five minutes, they can have three plates of vegetables for free. Sometimes we feel happy if we have to wait, which is very different from the experiences in other restaurants. If you eat there, you can enjoy your drinks for a low price and you get your refills for free. I think it is very economic.

It became a very famous restaurant in my city. Now a lot of chain restaurants opened in my hometown. I think the business of this restaurant will be even better. Maybe soon, we will be able to find it in hangzhou.

16. Describe a modern building

Well, everyday there are new buildings being constructed. No matter in what styles they are built, as long as they are using the modern techniques and modern materials, they are modern buildings. Here, I'd like to talk about the Hangzhou grand theater, a very special modern building. Made of steel and galss, golden in color, it looks like a sun resting on the earth.

Designed by internationally known Canadian architect, Hangzhou Grand Theatre covers 100,000 square meters with a total construction area of 55,000 square meters. It consists of an opera house, a concert hall, a multifunction hall, an open air stage and a culture square.

The silky titanium roof symbolizes the pearl; the slant surface made of the double curved glass curtain wall represents the moon; a pool of over 6000 square meters in front of Hangzhou Grand Theatre stands for the beautiful West Lake.

Located in the center of the building and looking like a U shape, the Opera House has altogether 1600 seats with red color as its basic tune. Designed as a classical shoe box, the concert hall has totally 600 seats with blue color as its basic tune. Breaking through the traditional mode, with 400 seats, lifts and chairs that can be turned up and down, the Multifunction Hall can achieve the flexibility of space arrangement according to specific requirements.

With the performing stage surrounded by the seats, and the whole stage surrounded by a water-pool with a total accommodation of 1000 people, the Open Air Stage imitated ancient Roman classical style of architecture.

Hangzhou grand theater is really a modern building, and a very special one.





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