字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント 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!