Forecast Speaking April – August 2020 (Part 3)

50 topics part 1 is divided into 10 main groups
4 topics PART 2 and PART 3 with 42 specific topics

Check Part 1: Topic I -> V

Check Part 2: Topic V -> X

B. Speaking Part 2 – 3 (Topic 1 -28 )

TOPIC: PEOPLE

1. Describe a family member who you spend the most time with

You should say:

  • Who this person is?
  • What kind of person he /she is?
  • What you usually do together?
  • And explain why you spend most time with him/her?

Part 3

  • What are the benefits of younger and older generations living together?
  • How about the drawbacks?
  • Which do you prefer, support from family members or friends ? Why ?

2. Describe a person who taught you something (knowledge or principles)

You should say:

  • Who this person is?
  • What he/she is like?
  • What he/she taught you?
  • And how you felt about him/her?

Part 3

  • What qualities do you think a good teacher should have?
  • Who do you think can learn better? Old people or youngsters?
  • What do you think is the best age for children to go to school?
  • Do you prefer to study by yourself or with your friends?

3. Describe a person on the news that you’d like to meet

You should say :

  • Who this person is
  • Where you knew him/her
  • What he/she is like
  • And explain why you want to meet him/her

Part 3

  • What kind of people do you usually see in the news?
  • Are stories about celebrities in the news always true?
  • ls news often about famous people? Why?
  • Could superstar bring positive influence to the public?

4. Describe a person you want to enjoy dinner with

You should say:

  • Who you were with?
  • When it was?
  • What you ate?
  • And explain why you enjoyed it?

Part 3

  • Do you think the family meal is important?
  • What do you think when many people don’t spend sufficient time for family dinners?
  • What do you think when many generations are involved in making family meals?
  • What changes do you want to make?
  • Do you often have snacks?
  • Who do you often have snacks with?
  • Do you often buy takeaway snacks to bring home and share with your parents?
  • Why is food vital for any situations?

5. Describe a friend who is a good leader

You should say:

  • Who this person is?
  • How you knew this person?
  • How this person behaves?
  • And explain why you think this person is a good leader?

Part 3:

  • Who is the head of the family in your culture?
  • Are men better at decision making in a family?
  • Should a leader discuss with team members when making decisions?
  • Do you think this (more men than women are leaders) will change in the future?

6. Describe your favorite actor/ actress or dancer.

You should say:

  • Who he/she is?
  • What type of actor/actress or dancer he/she is?
  • What are some programs/movies he/she acted in?

Part 3

  • Do you think these people deserve to earn so much money?
  • Do many young people (or, children) try to imitate film stars (e.g., imitate their lifestyle, clothes, etc)? (If yes, how, why?)
  • What forms of entertainment are most popular in your country?
  • Do you think men and women have different tastes in entertainment?
  • What kinds of entertainment do young people like?
  • What kinds of entertainment do children like?
  • Do you think children (or young people) can learn anything from entertainment?

TOPIC: PLACE

7. Describe a crowded place you have been to

You should say:

  • When you went there ? Who you went there with ? Why you went there ?
  • And how you felt about it ?

Part 3

  • Do people like to go to crowded places? Why?
  • How can the problem of traffic congestion be solved?
  • Why do people still like to live in big cities even though there are severe traffic jams? What public facilities does your city have?

8. Describe a noisy place that annoys you

You should say:

  • What place it is?
  • Where it is?
  • Why it is noisy?
  • And explain whether you think it will be quieter and why?

Part 3

  • Why do you think some people like noisy places?
  • What harms does noise pollution bring?
  • How to reduce the harm of noise?

9. Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution

You should say:

  • Where it is ?
  • When you visited this place ?
  • What kinds of pollution you saw there ? And explain how this place was affected ?

Part 3 :

  • Why people throw waste material on roads?
  • How can the government encourage people to keep their City clean?
  • What do you think it is a good idea or bad idea to Establish limited factories in a city? Whenever you visit this place, do you throw litter On-Road?

10. Describe an ideal house or apartment you would like to live in the future

You should say:

  • What it is like ?
  • Where it is ?
  • When you want to live there?
  • And explain why it is ideal to you ?

Part 3

  • Where do people in VietNam like to live, in house or an apartment ?
  • What are the benefits of living in a house ?
  • Why do many people like to live in the city?
  • Where do people like to live, in the city center or the suburbs?

11. Describe a city you have visited and want to come back

You should say:

  • What city it is, and where it is?
  • When you have visited this city?
  • And explain why you want to come back?

Part 3

  • What are the differences of cities between now and in the past ? What will cities be in the future?
  • The advantages of living in cities and rural areas.

12. Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to know more about

You should say:

  • What it is ?
  • Where it is ?
  • How you know it ?
  • And explain why you want to know more about it ?

Part 3

  • What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
  • What do ou think is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
  • Some people say that reading is the best way to know about a culture, do you agree?

TOPIC: EXPERIENCE

13. Describe a performance you watched recently

You should say:

  • What it was?
  • When you watched it?
  • Who you were with?
  • And explain why you watched it?

Part 3

  • What’s the difference between watching performance live and watching it on TV?
  • Which do you prefer?
  • Traditional performance or concert?
  • Should government provide financial support to promote traditional performance?
  • ls learning drama or dancing helpful for children?

14. Describe an exciting event you’ve had

You should say:

  • Where you had it?
  • When you had it?
  • Why you had this event?
  • And explain why you felt excited?

Part 3

  • What is the advantages of joining a public event?
  • Why do companies often sponsor public events?
  • What are the problems when public events are sponsored by companies?
  • What personal events do people usually celebrate?
  • How do people celebrate their personal events?
  • How much time do people need to prepare for celebrations?

15. Describe a difficult challenge you met

You should say:

  • What it was?
  • When you met it?
  • Where you met it?
  • And explain why you think it is a challenge?

Part 3

  • Do you think parents should give kids challenges?
  • What challenges do you think children might have to face up to?
  • What is the most challenging thing for kids?
  • Can parents reduce the challenges that kids have? Why?

16. Describe a time when someone apologized to you

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Who this person is?
  • Why he or she apologized to you? And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • On what occasion do people usually apologize to others?
  • Do people in your country like to say “sorry”?
  • Do you think people should apologize for anything wrong they do?
  • Why do some people refuse to say “sorry” to others?

17. Describe an important journey that has been delayed

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Why it was important? How it was delayed?
  • And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • Do people still drive a car if public transportation is free of charge?
  • How can transportation in rural areas be developed?
  • How do people usually go travelling?
  • In what ways can traffic condition in a city be improved?

18. Describe an occasion when weather prevented your activity

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Why it prevented your activity?
  • What you did?
  • And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • Does weather have any impact on people’s daily activities?
  • Why do people do different kinds of sports in different weather?
  • What kind of weather do Vietnamese people like?
  • Do Vietnamese people talk about weather when they meet for the first time?

19. Describe an achievement when you put great effort to gain (Describe a goal you set and achieved.)

You should say:

  • What it was?
  • Why you set this goal?
  • Whether it was difficult to achieve this goal?
  • And explain how you felt about achieving this goal?

Part 3

  • Is a career plan important?
  • Is a career plan necessary or under high pressure when studying at high school? Should parents help their children set up a career plan?
  • Should parents teach their children deal with the failure? Why?
  • How can we measure success?

20. Describe a time you wouldn’t use the mobile phone

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Where it was?
  • Why you could not use your mobile phone? And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • Do you think it is necessary to have laws on the use of mobile phones?
  • How do you like children having mobile phones?
  • At what age should children have mobile phones?

21. Describe an occasion you helped your family members

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Who asked you for help?
  • How you helped?
  • And explain how you felt about it?

Part 3:

  • What can children help parents with?
  • What are the benefits of children helping their parents?
  • Should parents reward their children when they help others?
  • Do parents help children because they need their children to help them when they are old?

22. Describe a time you took risk, you thought that bad things happened but still took it because you believed it had positives

You should say:

  • What bad things were?
  • When you took risks?
  • And explain why it had positive results?

Part 3 :

  • Who usually takes risks, why?
  • Why do young people take risks more often than the elderly?
  • Why do boys take risks more often than girls?
  • Should we read about dangerous situations, why?
  • What should parents give advice for children to avoid taking risks?

23. Describe an occasion you got lost that you didn’t know

You should say:

  • When you got lost?
  • Where you got lost?
  • And explain why you got lost?

Part 3

  • Were maps more important in the past? Are map reading skills important?
  • What is the role of technology?

24. Describe something difficult you would like to succeed in doing

You should say:

  • What it is?
  • Why it is difficult?
  • How you would like to prepare for it?
  • And explain why you would like to be successful in doing it?

Part 3

  • In your country, how is success defined or measured?
  • What goals do most people in your country have in life?
  • How can people reach these goals?

25. Describe an occasion you wore the best clothes

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • What you wore?
  • What it looked like?
  • And explain why you wore it?

Part 3

  • Do you think people need to wear formally in the workplace?
  • Why do some people like to wear traditional clothes?
  • Will traditional clothes disappear in the future?
  • Do old people change their style of dressing?

26. Describe a time when you offered to help someone

You should say:

  • Where you helped him or her? Why you helped?
  • How you helped?
  • And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • Should parents help their kids in their homework?
  • What kind of advice should parents give to their children?
  • Should parents give children advice? Why?
  • Can kid provide any help to parents?

27. Describe an experience when you travelled by public transport

You should say:

  • Where you went?
  • What means of transportation you took? Who you were with?
  • And explain how you felt about the trip?

Part 3

  • Why more and more people prefer to have travel by taking plane?
  • What transportation for you to have travel in…? Why?
  • What price for transportation in your country?
  • What difficulty for taking transportation ? Why?

28. Describe a time when you missed an appointment

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Who you made it with? Why you missed it?
  • And how you felt about it?

Part 3

  • Is it important to have a daily plan?
  • What kind of things do people need to plan carefully?
  • Is there anything that can’t be planned?
  • Do you think it is important to have a work-life balance?