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IELTS Speaking Sample Part 2 - Describe a team in which you were a member

Updated: Oct 17, 2023




Topic: Describe a team in which you were a member. You should say:

  • what it was like

  • why you joined it

  • what you did in it

  • and how you felt about it


If I remember correctly, a couple of years ago, I joined a food and beverage company and was lucky enough to be part of the most dynamic and adorable team with three other amazing and talented guys who’d always been willing to support me.


I hate to admit that in the first week at the office, I was a bit overwhelmed with a myriad of tasks and company procedures, which made me even think about quitting. But fortunately, my team always had my back. Every single day, our team held a meeting to brief me about all the necessary tasks and training sessions that can be extremely beneficial to my daily duty. Thanks to these gifted and skillful teammates, I’d learned a great deal of experience to better handle my new challenging job.


Honestly speaking, at first, I was a bit down in the dumps since I didn’t have any female co-worker to confide in. But later on, I came to realize that these three male colleagues were a lot friendlier and more caring than I’d thought. Not only did they back me up whenever I was in dire need but they seemed to be more like family members to me as well. In fact, we all felt lucky that we always knew how to complement each other. Needless to say, I’ll never forget that precious time we used to have together and even though we’re working for various businesses now, we do still hang out sometimes and recollect the fond memories if time allows.


Vocabulary:

  • if I remember correctly: nếu như tôi nhớ không nhầm thì

  • I hate to admit that …: tôi ghét phải thừa nhận rằng

  • (be) overwhelmed with a myriad of tasks and company procedures: ngập chìm trong mớ công việc và những quy trình của công ty

  • have one’s back: sẵn sàng ủng hộ giúp đỡ ai đó

  • brief sb about sth: cung cấp thông tin về gì cho ai đó

  • better handle one’s new challenging job: xử lý tốt hơn công việc mới đầy thử thách

  • (be) a bit down in the dumps: cảm thấy hơi buồn bã một chút

  • confide in sb: thổ lộ, tâm sự với ai đó

  • back sb up: hỗ trợ ai đó

  • in dire need: gặp rất nhiều khó khăn

  • complement each other: hỗ trợ, bổ sung cho nhau

  • recollect the fond memories: gợi nhớ, ôn lại những kỉ niệm ngọt ngào

  • if time allows: nếu thời gian cho phép, nếu có thời gian rảnh

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