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1. What kind of weather is typical in your hometown?
I was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh city, whose tropical wet and dry climate is characterized by its two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. During the dry season, the weather can be boiling hot, with the temperature lurching as high as 38 degrees Celsius. However, it gets more mild and comfortable during the last quarter of the year.
- Be born and raised: được sinh ra và lớn lên
- Boiling hot (adj): nóng như đổ lửa
- Lurch (v): thay đổi bất thường
- Quarter (n): quý
→ Nêu thời tiết đặc trưng vùng miền: mùa, thời tiết, nhiệt độ,…
2. What’s your favorite season?
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Regarding the weather, Autumn is the “cooling off” month right between the blazing summer and chilling winter. When the cooler temperatures of fall start rolling in, saying goodbye to summer is not hard to do. It is also the perfect time to put on my jackets, coats, boots, scarves and hats and snap some amazing photos under the leaf-changing trees.
- Cool off (v): làm mát
- Blazing (adj): bùng cháy
→ Chọn mùa yêu thích và giải thích lý do mình lựa chọn nó (thời tiết, quang cảnh, các hoạt động,…)
3. Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
I would go for the dry season, for sure. As a person who is constantly on the go, I think driving in wet weather conditions can be dangerous and even life-threatening. Car breakdowns always increase during periods of wet weather, and driving in severe rain and high water can cause extreme damage to my motorbike and myself.
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- Go for (v): lựa chọn
- Be on the go (adj): ở trên đường
- Life-threatening (adj): đe doạ đến mạng sống
- Severe (adj): nặng nề, nghiêm trọng
→ Đưa ra lựa chọn và giải thích lý do vì sao (Trời mưa gây trơn trượt, nguy hiểm cho xe và cho người lái xe)
Part 2: Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision
You should say:
- what the decision was
- when you made it
- how long it took to make the decision
And explain why it was difficult to make.
I have to say that I’ve never been good at decision-making. Oftentimes I have to rack my brain thinking what to do and not to do and this often puts me in a dilemma. Today I would like to talk about the time when I had to decide whether to buy a new phone when I was living on a tight budget.
Back when I was away from home for college, I did not have that much money to spend, so I tried not to splurge on anything that was unnecessary. During those years I did not ask my parents for pocket money as I wanted to lead a financially independent life. I did have a part-time job as a salesperson at a convenience store near the dormitory, but the money was just enough to get my belly fueled with enough nutrition every day.
However, things did not always go as planned, as my phone was gradually getting slower, causing me a lot of difficulties in my work and studies. Being strapped for cash, I was in two minds as to whether I should purchase a new phone, which also means I have to struggle to make ends meet. It takes me nearly a month with nights of tossing and turning, because that new iPhone cost me as much as my 3-month salary. I kept telling myself about how inconvenient my life would be without a properly functioning phone, but again, I hesitated when realizing I would have to get by on instant noodles for the following months.
I was in a relentless internal battle before making up my mind to get that iPhone with all my savings. Though I was deliriously happy holding the new hi-tech device in my hands, I had to get one more part-time job as an English tutor on the weekends to earn some extra money. Now thinking back to that story, I just couldn’t wrap my mind around why I could make it through such a hard time. But I guess adversity brings out the best in me, as I learned how to deal with financial issues on my own, without asking anyone for help.
- Rack one’s brain: vắt óc (suy nghĩ)
- Live on a tight budget: sống dè sẻn (vì thiếu tiền)
- Splurge on s.th: tiêu nhiều tiền cho cái gì
- Be strapped for cash: cần tiền
- Be in two minds: phân vân
- Make ends meet: chi trả cho cuộc sống
- Toss and turn: trằn trọc
- Get by (v): gắng gượng vượt qua
- Internal battle (n): cuộc chiến với nội tâm
- Make up one’s mind: quyết định
- Wrap one’s mind around: tìm cách hiểu
→ Bài nói áp dụng kỹ thuật storytelling (kể chuyện) về việc đắn đo không biết có nên mua chiếc điện thoại mới hay không, vì đang là sinh viên không có nhiều tiền. Lưu ý luôn bám sát các câu hỏi gợi ý (what, when, how long, why,…) để tránh bị lạc đề. Xuyên suốt bài nói lồng ghép các cụm từ hay (splurge on, get by, strapped for cash, make up one’s mind,…) để giúp bài nói trở nên tự nhiên và ít bị lặp từ.
Part 3: Making decisions
1. What decisions do people usually make in their daily lives?
Well, if you’re referring to minor decisions, they can be as basic as choosing what to have for lunch, what kind of transport should be taken to work, whether to bring a raincoat along when seeing the sky turning gray,…However, people do have to make important decisions throughout their lives, which might include choices about where to live, what to do as a job, how to spend time and money wisely, and who to be in relationships with. The way we make life-changing decisions shapes the person we are, and our values are accordingly defined.
- Life-changing (adj): có thể thay đổi cả cuộc đời
2. Which is easier, making a decision by yourself or making a decision after group discussion?
In my opinion, making decisions by yourself may be faster, but you would find yourself not having as many ideas and less likely to reach the most judicious decision. I believe when the decision is made by a group rather than a single individual, the implementation of it will be easier because group members will be invested in the decision with different ideas based on their background and experiences.
- Implementation (n): sự thực hiện
3. Why are many young people unwilling to follow their parents’ advice?
Well, I think it all goes down to the fact that young people’s role models have changed, and some of parents’ pieces of advice no longer produce the outcome they desire or might be inappropriate to keep due to their new living environments or new ways of thinking. Instead, social media influencers are increasingly gaining their popularity, by expressing the collective values of young people and addressing the issues facing today’s youth. These people provide a voice and a cohesive force for a generation that often feels displaced or separated from traditional forms, most of which derive from their own parents.
- Outcome (n): kết quả
- Inappropriate (adj): không phù hợp
- Cohesive force (n): năng lực kết nối
4. Why would middle-aged people tend to second-guess their own decisions?
The way I see it, when people get older, and may be wiser, their tendency to second-guess their own decisions can be amplified by a sense of regret. They often look back at the choices they made and decide if they were ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and people who feel they made unwise, unsafe, foolish or rash choices are more likely to pass judgements about themselves. This indicates that a person has become more of a perfectionist, who often pauses to weigh the pros and cons before any verdict is reached.
- Second-guess (v): phê bình
- Amplify (v): làm khuếch đại
- Perfectionist (n): người hướng tới sự hoàn hảo
- Weigh the pros and cons: cân nhắc giữa mặt tốt và xấu
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