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Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel!
This is Trang and I'm just gonna get straight to the point
Today's IELTS topic is gonna be about:
So let's get started!
There're quite a few waterways that are very important in my country
but today I'd like to talk about a river that I've always wanted to visit
Mekong delta river
It's one of the world's longest rivers
flows through our neighbor countries
China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia to Vietnam
then drains into the East Sea through 9 mouths
That's why it also has the name: 9 dragons river
Mekong delta is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands
located in the Southwestern region of Vietnam
It has a myriad of uses in the region it passes through
The reason that I think Mekong delta is
one of the most important rivers in my country is because
first of all, Mekong and its tributaries are essential
to rice production and agriculture in Vietnam
because as you might already know
rice is the staple diet of our country
Apart from rice, the delta also provides various seafood species
to the local economy
Second of all, Mekong River is a hub for Vietnamese culture
and a major transportation route for people living in the area
as well as for tourists traveling to Vietnam
Lastly, Mekong delta offers many exciting
excursions, activities and attractions
The floating market is definitely a highlight that's worth visiting
Tourists can buy different types of commodities that are locally produced
directly from the boats
Furthermore, you can take a sampan ride
that meanders through small villages
and experience beautiful tropical scenery
and amazing cuisine from real life of the Mekong people
Those are the reasons that I think
Mekong delta is critically important to my county
There you go!
That was my example answer for the IELTS topic:
“Describe a major river in your country”
I don't have any quotes that I like related to river
but I'd like to share with you some interesting river idioms today
1st idiom: "Up the river without a paddle"
means that you're in a very challenging or difficult situation that can not be easily resolved
or you're totally not prepared for this situation
For example
"I think I'm gonna start saving from now on
just in case if I got fired
I don't want to be up the river without a paddle"
2nd idiom: “sell (someone) down the river”
if someone sell you down the river
that means they betray your trust
or they didn't do what they promised to you
For example:
"The police raided the gangsters den and arrested them all
Apparently, someone had sold them down the river"
3rd idiom: “Cry me a river”
this one is my favorite
You normally use this idiom to someone that complains or whines a lot
for example:
If your friend always complains:
"OMG, I don't have any clothes to wear!!!"
You can say:
Cry me a river! You go shopping all the time!
That's it for today!
I hope this video was helpful for you guys
Please let me know in the comment section down below
if you've been to the Mekong delta or not
and how was it?
I'll see you next time, bye!
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IELTS Speaking 2: Describe a major river

111 Folder Collection
ben published on July 27, 2018
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