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Part 1: Colors
1. What’s your favourite colour?
Blue has always been my go-to color. Most of my clothing items are blue and so are my bedsheets and room walls. To me, all shades of blue are pleasant to the eyes as they are not as bright as red and orange yet not as dull as black or white.
- Go-to (adj): thường xuyên được sử dụng
- Shade (n): sắc
- Pleasant to the eyes: vừa mắt
- Dull (adj): nhàm chán
Thay vì chỉ nói tên màu sắc, hãy cố gắng nghĩ ra những lý do khiến mình yêu thích màu đó (tính ứng dụng trong cuộc sống hằng ngày, cảm giác đem lại thoải mái …)
2. What’s the colour you dislike? Why?
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of vibrant colors like red, orange or yellow as they are a bit overwhelming to me. Staring at these shades for too long may result in me having fatigue and irritation, so I often avoid using these colors in home decoration.
- Vibrant (adj): chói
- Overwhelming (adj): choáng ngợp
- Fatigue (n): sự mệt mỏi
- Irritation (n): sự khó chịu
Tương tự như câu trước, hãy nêu lý do bạn không thích những màu sắc trên (gây đau mắt, khó chịu, mỏi mệt,…)
3. What colours do people in your country like the most?
The way I see it, Asian culture, and Vietnam included, show a keen interest in feng shui, in which the colors chosen for clothing items or house decoration can, in some ways, affect your success, health, and happiness. In this sense, red proclaims the most favorable color in my country, as it is believed to represent joy, luck and the power to ward off evils.
- Feng shui (n): phong thuỷ
- Represent (v): Tượng trưng
- Ward off (v): xua đuổi
Những câu hỏi liên quan đến đất nước, người dân,… có thể sử dụng những yếu tố liên quan đến văn hoá để mở rộng ý tưởng.
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Part 1: Phone applications
What app have you recently used?
Well, just like other youngsters, I’m a big fan of social media so Facebook and Instagram have always been the apps I make most frequent use of. Scrolling through a never-ending list of videos and posts is the first thing I do waking up in the morning and every night before bed.
- Make use of s.th: sử dụng
- Never-ending (adj): không bao giờ kết thúc
2. What kinds of apps are you usually interested in?
Besides social networking applications, I find online shopping platforms particularly beneficial. Shopee, one of the most widely-used app-based platforms has provided millions of users with a myriad of consumer products ranging from electrical devices, household appliances, fashion, and even food. As a shopaholic, I often browse through the app to pick up my favorite items.
- Online shopping platform (n): nền tảng mua sắm online
- Myriad (n): số lượng lớn
- Widely-used (adj): được sử dụng rộng rãi
3. What kinds of apps would you like to use in the future?
I do have some language study applications on my iPhone, but I haven’t used them very much, the reason for which is mostly because I’m too lazy. However, I am fully aware of how easy these apps have made my learning journey become, as I can learn from them anytime and anywhere. I would definitely put them into use more often in the future.
- Put s.th into use: ứng dụng
Part 2: Describe a book you read that you found useful.
You should say:
- When you read it?
- What type of book is it?
- What is it about?
- Why did you find it useful?
I would like to take this opportunity to share about a cookbook that I found extremely useful – ‘My Family kitchen’ by actress and celebrity Masterchef winner, Sophie Thompson.
I am passionate about cooking, and Western cuisine in particular. I stumbled across a review of ‘My Family kitchen’ while sifting through a cookery website about British recipes and got amused by how creative the book was. I then decided to purchase it from Amazon and finally got it after a few weeks of waiting.
The book is an eclectic collection of recipes, which are ideal for modern family life. The book includes hearty meals to feed a crowd at weekends, quick suppers to satisfy hungry children, as well as indulgent puddings for special occasions. While the recipes reflect the melting pot of international cuisines, the author has a soft spot for childhood favorites like Fish ‘n’ chips, Meatloaf, Beef olives and Clapshot.
Rather than just a collection of Sophie’s cooking instructions, ‘My Family Kitchen’ is more of a family gathering. The cookbook also included photographs from Sophie’s family life, which made me feel like home from the very first pages.
I learned a lot from her recipes as well as British culture through the book. I have had it for 3 years now, I guess, but I still reread it whenever I want to spice up my family meals. The way Sophie integrated her hobby with her family life was truly one-of-a-kind, and that’s what made me fall in love with her publication the most.
- Cookbook (n): sách dạy nấu ăn
- Be passionate about s.th: đam mê điều gì
- Cuisine (n): ẩm thực
- Stumbled across: tình cờ gặp
- Sift through (v): lướt qua
- Eclectic (adj): chiết trung (giao thoa giữa cái cũ và cái mới)
- Supper (n): bữa ăn khuya
- Indulgent (adj): nuông chiều
- Melting pot (n): nồi lẩu thập cẩm, ý chỉ sự đa dạng
- Have a soft spot for s.th: Yêu thích điều gì đó
- Hearty meal (n): bữa ăn lớn
- Spice up: khuấy động
- One-of-a-kind (adj): độc nhất vô nhị
- Publication (n): xuất bản, sách
Bài nói bám sát những câu hỏi gợi ý đề bài (sách mua ở đâu, lúc nào, nội dung nói về gì, học được gì hữu ích từ nội dung đó,…); Bên cạnh đó lồng ghép một số từ vựng dưới dạng collocations (sift through) và idioms (hearty meal, have a soft spot, melting pot,…) để giúp bài nói thêm sinh động.
Part 3: Reading books
1. Do people in your country like to read books?
From my observation, most Vietnamese people have a quest for gathering knowledge, and books, undoubtedly, are an infinite source of information. In Vietnam, reading has been developing so significantly in recent years that it has become a preferred hobby among young people. Some people even set proper goals to cover at least 3 books per week and that is a solid proof of how advanced Vietnamese people’s intellectual level has become.
- Have a quest for s.th: có nhu cầu làm gì đó
- Solid proof (n): chứng cứ vững chắc
- Intellectual level (n): trình độ dân trí
2. Do you think electronic books will eventually replace paper books?
From my point of view, it’s very likely for printed books to be totally supplanted by E-books. Almost everyone today, as you may know, has instant access to electronic books with merely a few clicks on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. These smart reading devices provide readers with a wider range of genres all in one place, and the soft copies can also be integrated with illustrations and audios rather than with text only. In addition, e-books are more eco-friendly and cost-effective in many ways so they are believed to predominate the future world, leaving their physical learning materials a thing of the past.
- Supplant (v): thay thế
- Instant (adj): ngay lập tức
- Access (n): sự tiếp cận
- Cost-effective (adj): tiết kiệm
- Predominate (v): thống lĩnh
3. Some people like to collect books. Why do you think they do this?
I guess people have multiple reasons to keep a collection of books. For some people, a book is a medium that carries the author’s content—and that is all. Though they genuinely wish to acquire knowledge from the writers, they set the book aside or discard it on the shelf after they finish it. Other book lovers, however, show a great appreciation for books and view them as physical objects of beauty and romance. Many of these people claim that they simply love the books and develop a sense of ownership while keeping them within their homes. They consider their book collections as extensions of their interests, perhaps as a record of their intellectual and artistic experiences.
- Set s.th aside: dẹp qua một bên
- Sense of ownership (n): cảm giác được sở hữu
4. Is compulsory reading in school a good idea?
Most of a child’s learning is done from reading books. It is unarguable that books bring about immense benefits to a youngster’s cognitive development, while helping them improve concentration, memory and language skills. However, I’m against the view that reading should be made mandatory as not all children are skillful readers, and some of them even suffer from dyslexia. A child shall not be graded as inadequate just because they are not into reading, as they may be a cut above in arts or sports.
- Cognitive development (n): sự phát triển về trí tuệ
- Dyslexia (n): chứng khó đọc
- A cut above (n): sự vượt trội hơn so với những thứ khác
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