30th March: IELTS11-test3-L3


  1. 11-test2-Speaking task     3 tomatoes;
  2. introduction     2 tomatoes;
  3. topic    2 tomatoes;


writing and illustrating S stories for children.

well, we better work out what (where) we are on our project, I suppose , I’ve looked the drawings you have done for my story, “The Forest”. and i think they’re brilliant, they really create the atmosphere I had in mind when I was writing it.

:: work out where we are on our project; I suppose; drawings Cn VS draw n.2 attraction/ choosing. v.3 make pictures/ pull/ attract;  brilliant;

there’re just a few suggestions I’d like to make. go ahead. I’m not sure about the drawing of the cave – it’s got trees all around it which is great. but the drawing’s a bit too static, isn’t it.  I think it needs some action. Perhaps i should add the boy – Malcolm, isn’t it. he would be walking up to it.  Yes, let’s have Malcolm in the drawing.

:: Go ahead,继续,请讲. around prep/adv VS surround n.v. a cave surrounded by trees; static VS action; walk up to 走近。

what about putting in a tiger,  the one that he makes friends with a bit later, maybe it could be sitting under a tree washing itself. and the tiger stops in the middle of what it’s doing when it sees Malcolm walking past.

:: make friends with sb; a bit later; A tiger is washing itself. in the middle of sth,在…中间/中途。The tiger stops in the middle of what it’s doing.

i’ll have a go at that. 我要试一试. I’ll have a go at sth. ~ I’ll have a try.

Then there’s the drawing of the crowd of men and women dancing, they’re just outside the forest and there’s a lot going on. that’s right. you wanted them to be watch a carnival procession, but i thought it would be too crowded. do you think it works like this.

:: carnival n procession n.v.; pro`cession VS `process; The last day of the carnival is always the craziest.

what about having him sitting on the tree trunk and writing (on the right of ) the picture . do you want him watching the other people? No, he’s been left out of all the fun and i’d like him to be crying. that’ll contrast nicely with the next picture, where he’s laughing loudly in the cornable (at the clowns in the carnival).

:: tree trunk n.2;  contrast with sth; laugh at sb; clowns; right VS write.

Then the drawing of people ice skating in the forest. because they’re supposed to be skating on grass. that’s right, and it’s frozen over. at the moment, it doesn’t look quite right. I’ll have another go at that. and i like the wool hats their’re wearing, maybe you can give each of them a scarf as well. they can be streaming out behind the people to suggest they’re skating really very fast. so you’ve finished writing your stories. and i just need to finish illustrating it. and my story and your drawings are done.

:: skate ice/ ice skating; frozen adj. frozen over全面冻结; wool hats; scarf; finish doing sth, 没有finish to do sth. illustrate-illustration;


hit it out of the park;

Questions 27-30:

and how we’re going to divide the work. Including a section on how we planned the project as a whole, Jeremy. you’ve had most of the good ideas so far. how do you fell about, drafting sth then we can go through together and discussing. Okay, that seems reasonable.

:: divide the work. planned; What Has Been Your Greatest Challenge In Your Career So Far? You’ve had most of the good ideas so far. draft n.v.adj.; That seems reasonable.

and i could include sth on how we came up with the ideas for our two stories, couldn’t I. So what about our interpretation of the stories. Do we need to write about what we think they show, like the value of helping other people, all that sort of thing. That’s going to come up a little later, isn’t it? And come up with their own interpretations which we are going to discuss.

::  英语反问句或者否定疑问句回答,都是否定的用No, they don’t. 肯定的用Yes, they do. His sister didn’t attend the meeting,did she?  Yes,she did./ No,she didn’t.不,她参加了./ 是的,她没参加. come up with; end up with; come up; interpretations VS illustrations; like the value of helping other people, all that sort of thing

We need to write about the illustrations because they are an central  (essential) element of children’s experience of reading the stories . It probably  easiest for you to write that section. I’ll be happier if you did it.

:: did it.连读; probably;

Q27: 答案A错选C;

Jeremy: How do you feel about drafting sth then we can go through together and discussing.

Helen: Okay, that seems reasonable.

today’s words

How do you like …?What do you think of / about …?

How do you like …? VS How do you feel about …?

「保持健康/清潔」stay healthy/ keep … clean



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