This is the 8th reading from Haipei's “Voice of Haipei”. In this series our English teachers will read to you a selection of the following material: an excerpt or the full text of a piece of well-recognized writing (literary or academic), a response to an IELTS, TOEFL, or SAT question (to give you an example of a high-scoring answer), or an original piece of the teacher's own production. We hope that by listening, your interest in reading further or finding other pieces by the same author will be spurred and that your teachers will play a part in this. Remember, especially for our younger learners, lending an eager ear to the input and reading critically and analytically are effective ways to improve your communicative abilities. You will thus be enriched, empowered, and enlightened.
This 8th reading is done by Sean in response to six related Part One IELTS questions on the subject of food. Sean recorded this with just a few seconds thinking time to give an idea of an authentic native speakers' response. Just remember that by listening to examples like this (paying attention to pronunciation, word stress and intonation) and then recording your own attempts (listening critically to your own grammar, pronunciation, word stress and intonation) you can improve your IELTS score and your ability to speak with native-level English.
The six questions are:
1. What is your favorite food?
2. Have you always liked the same food?
3. Is there any food you dislike?
4. What is a common meal in your country?
5. Do you have a healthy diet?
6. What do you think of fast food?
I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and before moving to Shanghai, I taught for two years in Taipei. I really enjoy learning foreign languages, as I studied German and Russian in university, and then I have been studying Chinese for the past two years. I’m also quite obsessed with learning more about and trying the various cuisines of China.