Part-2 有趣传统 Interesting Tradition


IELTS Speaking Part 2-319: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe an interesting tradition in your country.


You should say:

  • What this tradition is
  • How you knew this tradition
  • What people do with this tradition

And explain why you think this is an interesting tradition.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

Last year was my traditional Chinese animal year. In the Spring Festival, I wasMy grandma not only gave me the red envelope as usual but also a red rope braceWas I confused until?she told me that it was a tradition that people should wear something red in their animal year. Because it is said that people in their animal year would go through more ups and downs than the normal years. And the color red can protect people from the bad luck.

The other older members in my family also bought many red things for me. My three aunts each bought a red coat, a red skirt and a red scarf. My mom even bought red underwear for me. I was asked to wear the red suit to make the New Year’s visits?with my parents during Spring Festival holidays. It made me feel kind of awkward.

My mom told me that I had such experience when I was 12, my first animal year. She bought a red dress for me and I was fond of it very much.I would say, wearing red in people’s animal year is somehow an interesting tradition.

Chinese people are crazy about red color, they believe in the red color. It can bring good luck and even fight with the evil spirits to protect people. It’s superstitious, but, mysterious things are fascinating.