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雅思话题之流行歌曲 (含范文)

2017-07-16 14:17:20 编辑:无 浏览:(702次)

无论英文日文法文韩文流行歌,我们大家可以随口哼上一段,唱起来也特别happy。接地气的雅思考试中考喜爱歌曲。尤其是雅思口语part2要求描述两分钟,这可能就没那么simple,不像平常那么high了!


小编邀请了讲师为大家讲— —雅思口语话题之流行歌曲(含范文)。




Describe a song you can remember well

you should say:
what the song is about;
when and where you first heard this song;
how you felt about it;
and explain why you can remember it well.
原因其实有多个:
一,歌曲很多是词作者的个人感悟而非故事情节,较为抽象,以学生的语言能力较难将其高效地归纳总结。

二,流行歌曲同质化严重,太多与年轻人的感情生活有关。用英文谈情说爱这事恐怕学生没想过。用英文来表达对感情生活的感悟?那肯定也好不到哪里去。

三,既是歌曲,除词外自然还是曲可一讲。可是melody又是过于抽象,中文尚且可以“大珠小珠落玉盘”式的胡诌一通,用英文怎么办?描述起来也费力气啦,不是专业学器乐声乐的估计也说不了太多。

于是乎一个如此常见的话题全因这样那样的原因成了个烫手山芋。
怎么办呢?依照本人愚见,还是利用应付口语技巧中的“四两拨千斤”技巧将不好说的话题转到自己得心应手的领域中去。对历史有研究的同学可以看一下下面这篇:
The only song which lingers on in my mind when you ask me to describe one, is actually the greatest hit of the famous English band Cold play: Viva la Vida. You know I can even write down each word of its lyrics and easily hum the melody. Wanna hear a piece of it? Maybe after this exam is done... Just kidding. The moment I go to karaoke, this will be the song I always have a chance to sing then.
When did I first hear about this song? I think I first heard it when I was watching TV and there was a new iPod advertisement showing on. The background music suddenly caught my attention as it was so vivid and impressive. Then I did everything I could to search all the information about this song and thanks to Google, which was not entirely blocked here in China at that time, I learned that it has an strange name of “Viva la Vida”, meaning “long live the life” in Spanish. Apart from the inspiring tunes, the Lyrics, to be honest, just showed me something different of composing pop songs. I always regarded pop music as something that only cares about romance; yet Viva la Vida contains such historical and Christian references that I would like to use words, say, ‘magnificent’ to depict it. ‘Pillars of sand’ in lyrics, for instance, is a reference to the biblical parable given by Jesus about the fool who built his house on sand and the wise man who built it on solid rock. Similarly, ‘I know Saint Peter won’t call my name’ refers to the popular tradition of St. Peter guarding the gate of heaven. Moreover, the term ‘...my head upon a sliver platter’ and something like ‘...I am a puppet on a lonely string...’ may refer to various subjects including the French Revolution. Incredible for just A POP SONG, isn’t it? Frankly speaking I have never met such songs with such profundity!
话题一下子变得高大上了不是?有圣经有法国大革命,bigger than bigger矣。问题是雅思口语对于西方历史文化远比你熟悉,切记不要胡编乱造。
当然还可如此操作,找些中文励志歌曲,抒发抒发自己逆袭登上人生的豪情壮志,反正天下心灵鸡汤全是一个味道。套路照搬内容变化:
The only song which lingers on in my mind when you ask me to describe one, is actually the one of the greatest hits from the famous Chinese band ‘Shin’: HaiKuoTianKong. You know I can even write down each word of its lyrics and easily hum the melody. Wanna hear a piece of it? Maybe after this exam is done... Just kidding. The moment I go to karaoke, this will be the song I always have a chance to sing then.
When did I first hear about this song? I think I first heard it when I was watching TV and there was a new TV series showing on. The ending song suddenly caught my attention as it was so vivid and impressive. Then I did everything I could to search all the information about this song and thanks to Chinese online search giant Baidu, I learned its name as “HaiKuoTianKong”, meaning “sky is the limit” in Chinese. Apart from the inspiring tunes, the Lyrics, to be honest, just showed me new horizon of making pop songs. It contains several notes delivering ideas like ‘don’t give up or flee from your fate’; ‘fight it bravely’; “Tomorrow will be a better future’; or ‘However challenging your life is, you should be resilient’. I believe it actually tells us the true spirit of what we should do in our lives, and frankly speaking I have been motivated by the song, determined to pursue everything that I desire in future!
是不是避开了分析歌词描述曲调的陷阱呢?“虚”的难说我们就挑“实”的东西好好发挥,轻松6.5+无难度。下次再见。