Speaking Part 1
1. Tea and Coffee
- Do you prefer tea or coffee?
Well, drinking tea or coffee is a daily habit of many Vietnamese people, and tea and coffee shops can be found at every corner of big cities such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. However, my preference is definitely coffee because it tastes better and I think it’s more popular among the young.
- Do you like drinking coffee(or tea) at home or at a coffee (tea) shop?
I normally want to drink coffee in a coffee shop with my friends. A coffee shop is a perfect place to hang out and have some chit-chats. However, when the weather is too cold or rainy, I prefer enjoying a hot cup of coffee at home.
- Why do some people dislike coffee (tea)?
In my opinion, coffee contains a lot of caffeine, which makes people stay awake at night. Besides, using stimulants like tea and coffee can have bad effects on our digestive system. A lot of people have suffered from severe stomachache due to drinking too much coffee.
- at every corner of
- chit-chat stimulant (n)
- digestive system (n)
2. Street market
- Are there many street market in Vietnam?
Well, street markets are a Vietnamese “thing” and can be found at every corner of both villages and cities across the country, especially in the northern regions.
- What are the difference between street markets and supermarkets?
There are some noticeable differences between open-air markets and supermarkets. First, the prices in street markets are often flexible. I mean buyers can haggle over the price to get a bargain while goods are always sold at a fixed price in a supermarket. In addition, sellers in a supermarket are often more friendly and helpful to their customers.
- Do you often go to supermarkets?
To be honest, I just go to supermarket about once a month. This is because there’s only one supermarket in my neighborhood but it’s a bit far from my house. I prefer to go to some street markets which are within walking distance.
- open-air market (n)
- haggle over the price (v)
- a bargain (n)
- within walking distance(n)