I’d like to talk about my internship experience.

I was a summer intern in a big computer science company in Beijing last year.

I had a mixed feeling on my first day there. I mean, I was super thrilled, but part of me was also pretty nervous. I wanted to make a good first impression, but I was not sure whether my character would be accepted there. I smiled to everyone I met, and I just behaved as politely as I could.

Anyway, my duty was to do some entry-level job, like run some errands for others.

And one day, the leader of my group asked me to send a file to my manager, but he gave me the wrong one by mistake. When I arrived at my manager’s office and handed it to him, he was pretty angry. I was really confused at first, and later I realized maybe it was my leader who made a mistake. However, I was just a newbie / rookie, it would be inappropriate for me to talk back to him or argue with him. Plus, no one would believe me.

So the whole time, I had to be polite to my manager, and admit that it was my fault and I promised it wouldn’t happen again.


And one day, the leader of my group asked me to send a file to my manager, however, at that time, I was also holding a file full of waste paper, and when I walked past the trash can, I accidentally threw away the file that was supposed to be given to my manager. And the worst part is, I didn’t realize that until I arrived at his office.

I hurried back to the trash can, but it was already empty. I even asked the cleaning lady whether she had seen any files.

This experience has taught me a big lesson. I definitely need to be more careful in the future.


entry-level = (of a job) at the lowest level in a company

errands = a job that you do for somebody that involves going somewhere to take a message, to buy something, deliver goods, etc.比如:

He often runs errands for his grandmother.

Her boss sent her on an errand into town.

newbie = a person who is new and has little experience in doing something, especially in using computers

rookie = (especially NAmE) a person who has just started a job or an activity and has very little experience

talk back to somebody = to answer somebody rudely, especially somebody in authority

the whole time = during the whole of a particular period of time比如:

The letter was in my pocket all the time (= while I was looking for it).

waste paper = paper that is not wanted and is thrown away

lesson = an experience, especially an unpleasant one, that somebody can learn from so that it does not happen again in the future比如:

The accident taught me a lesson I'll never forget.

We are still absorbing the harsh lessons of this disaster.

Let that be a lesson to you (= so that you do not make the same mistake again).

你和雅思的故事 - Go Hard or Go Home

发表于 2019-12-02

雅思口语Part 2&3评委范文


Describe a situation when you had to be polite

You should say

what situation it was

when it was

what happened

and explain why you had to be polite


Ok, well I would actually like to start by saying that I try to be polite in all situations, because that was basically how I was brought up, but if I was to choose a particular occasion when I had to be polite, then I’ll talk about the time I went to a friend’s house for their birthday party.

And as for when it was, well I suppose it must have been about three or four months ago, and basically what happened was that a friend of mine invited me, along with a few other of his friends, to his house for dinner to celebrate his birthday with him. And when we got there, we were given a nice welcome by his parents, who then offered us some drinks and took us through to the living room to wait for a bit while they finished preparing the dinner. Anyway, it was worth the wait, because the dinner was fantastic, and by the end of it, I was absolutely stuffed!

So regarding why I had to be polite, well, I think it goes without saying that whenever you go to someone else’s house, you should always be polite, you know, it’s common sense, because I mean, if someone’s kind enough to invite you to their home and treat you to food and drink, the least you can do is be polite and well-mannered, and if you’re not, then chances are that you won’t get invited back!

You know, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced times when someone hasn’t behaved very well when they’ve been a guest at our home, and usually when that happens, the first thing we say to each other when that person’s left is, “there’s no way they’re ever coming back!”. Of course for young children it’s different, but for adults there’s no excuse at all. And if you do make the effort to be polite, then it makes a big difference, because then you’ll leave a very good impression and consequently be welcome as a guest again in the future.

So yeah, I guess that’s pretty much all there is to say, so thanks for listening.

发表于 2019-12-02


雅思口语考试Part 2话题讨论卡:

Describe a situation when you had to be polite 迫不得已礼貌的亲身经历(礼貌场合)




Describe a situation when you had to be polite

You should say:

What situation it was

Who were there

Why you had to be polite

Explain how you showed politeness



A situation when I had to be polite was to show politeness to my senior family members before getting the Red-Pocket, which we call the lucky money during the Spring Festival.


I remember clearly it was the first year of my primary school that my parents taught me the tradition of receiving the lucky money. My parents said that I had to kowtow to my grandparents and show my blessing to them before they give me the Red-Pocket.


At first, like any peer of mine, I was extremely shy and embarrassed to say something that I would imagine I shouldn’t say so in my life. This article is from Laokaoya website. Do not copy or repost it. You know something awkward to me happened, I was so nervous that I could only say my incomplete sentence of blessing and kowtowed to them at the moment I came near to them.


Obviously, my grandparents were quite experienced for this, they immediately held my elbows to support me, and then took out her thick red-pocket, which I had no idea at that time what was inside.


Difficult the first time, easy the second. I became an expert of this, and really enjoyed the harvest of every Spring Festival until I graduate from the college. I should have gone back to my childhood to cherish that innocent moment.

发表于 2019-12-02
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