2019年5-8月 雅思口语 Part 2 Topic 24 教年轻人的经历 Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person

Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person
You should say:
Who this person was;
What you taught him or her;
How you taught him or her;
And explain how you felt about the teaching.

24. 教年轻人的经历

I’m going to talk about the time I taught my cousin how to bake a birthday cake156. The thing is157, her mother, I mean my aunt, was about to celebrate her birthday. And my adorable cousin thought no gift was more genuine than158 a gift she made herself. So she decided to bake a delicious cake for her mom. Since she knew I often bake cakes at home, she came to me159 so she could learn how to make a cake.

Anyway, I don’t have a knack for teaching, so I decided to take matters into my own hands160 by making a cake myself. I went to her home with lots of ingredients like cake flour and butter. I showed her the procedures step by step while explaining what I was doing. My cousin is as smart as a whip161. She took a video of the whole process so she could imitate what I did.

Afterwards, on her mom’s birthday, my cousin successfully baked a cake all by herself. And she even sent me a picture of it on WeChat. It turned out162 pretty well even though it was the first time she had baked a cake.

As for how I felt about it, well, I was fulfilled163 that I could teach something I know to others. By the way, I feel sometimes it’s easier to teach others a life skill by actual practice164 rather than plain talk165.


156 素材可以灵活改动,比如不喜欢说做蛋糕的经历,可以调整成做饭的经历等。有改动出现的表达疑问可以联系 Penny.
157 The thing is: 事情是这样的(对要说的事情做进一步解释)
158 no gift is more genuine than…:没有什么礼物比…更能体现真诚的心意了
159 came to me:找到我这里来,向我寻求帮助
160 take matters into my own hands: 自己处理/解决
161 as smart as a whip:机智聪明
162 turned out:结果
163 fulfilled:很满足的
164 actual practice:实践操作
165 plain talk:光说,单纯靠说

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