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Describe a toy that you liked when you were a child
You should say:
- What the toy was
- Who gave it to you
- ow you used this toy
- And explain how you felt when you got this toy
I’m going to talk about the stuffed animal that I used to carry everywhere when I was younger. It was a stuffed “lion” which my aunty got me after seeing it at a market one day. I was about two years old and I’ve kept it for many years.
I was small, so the tiger seemed really big at the time but now it’s just as big as my fist. It’s made of some sort of cheap fabric and I can feel the roughness when I touch it. Its colours used to be bright orange but have since become dusty. It has a white mane which has been tattered and its tail is currently missing.
I remember that before my brother was born, I hadn’t had anyone to play with. Therefore, the toys, especially the ones that resembled animals, were “my friends” because I loved animals. This stuffed tiger certainly was my favorite. Though I’m now an adult, I still think of it fondly from time to time.
I plan to keep it for as long as I can. Maybe one day, when I have children of my own, I’ll show them the toy that their father played with. I hope that one day, I too can give a toy that they will cherish for much of their lives.
- stuffed animal (adj + n): thú nhồi bông
- fist (n): nắm tay
- dusty (adj): bụi bặm
- tattered (adj): cũ kĩ và nhàu nát
- to resemble (v): trông giống
- fondly (n): một cách trìu mến
1. What toys are popular with boys and girls in your country now?
Opposite to when I was younger, entertainment for children now is much more digitized. So aside from the usual toys like cars and dolls, many children these days are hooked to tablets or smartphones to play games and watch videos. I’m sure that there are games and videos that target children based on their genders but I’m not knowledgeable enough to give specific examples.
- digitized (adj): số hóa
- specific (adj): cụ thể
2. Do you think advertising that targets children should be banned?
I’m tempted to say “yes” considering children don’t have the ability to pay for those products. Actually, I’ve read a study that shows advertisements that encourage children to nag and beg their parents are among the most effective advertisements. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to pay for something their child begs for simply because they want some peace. This way of advertising is manipulative and immoral and I’m leaning towards banning it.
- be tempted (adj): rất muốn
- nag (v): mè nheo
- beg (v): xin
- manipulative (adj): thao túng (về mặt tâm lý)
- immoral (adj): thiếu đạo đức
- i’m leaning towards (nghĩa bóng) + opinion: tôi nghiên về ý này
3. Do you see the fact that children are targeted by many companies as potential consumers spoil their childhood?
I’m not sure about the quality of their childhood, but certainly, these companies are creating a generation of self-important and selfish kids who will be adolescents in a few years. We might think that they can grow out of it and be capable adults, yet usually childhood impacts last for a long time. They may grow up to be unreasonable people who do little and complain a lot. This is detrimental to society in the long run.
- self-important (adj): tự đề cao bản thân
- grow out of it : trưởng thành hơn (thoát khỏi tật xấu nào đó).
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