1. Speaking Part 1: JEAN
Do you wear jeans?
→ Yes, I have many pairs of jeans in my wardrobe because they are very durable. Like the one I am wearing, it hasn’t yet stretched out, although I washed it many times.
How often do you wear jeans?
→ I wear them on a daily basis. I mean, I am sick of formal attire like shirts or trousers that I have to wear in my workplace. That’s why I always choose a pair of jeans, mixed with a short-sleeved T-shirt and a denim jacket when I go out.
Do people in your country like wearing jeans, why?
→ Yes, jeans are the clothing of choice for the majority of Vietnamese people, especially the youth, as they are very easy to mix and match. In the past 2 decades, people in my country loved wearing flare jeans, but skinny jeans are now on trend.
When do you need to focus?
→ At all times, I guess. I find it necessary to stay focused while driving, doing assignments and so on, but I considered myself as an easily distracted individual. I mean, my mind often wanders while I am driving, doing homework or doing something repeatedly.
What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?
→ There are a variety of distractors around me, like the notification bell of Facebook and similar social networking sites. Yeah, it’s embarrassing to say that I am a Facebook addict, so I can hardly concentrate while using it. Besides, I can also lose my concentration by other people’s gossip which takes place near my desk.
What do you do to help you concentrate?
→ The best way to improve my concentration is by doing yoga. I’ve just participated in this activity for a few weeks, and I can feel that I am having a healthier mind day by day. One of my friends advised me to take up mediation next summer as this also helps me focus better on my work, so I think I will give it a shot.
2. Speaking Part 2
Describe an important technological product you bought:
You should say:
- What it is
- How you use it
- Why you bought it
And why you think it is important
I have bought a number of technological products, and the most significant one is my cell phone. That’s a Macbook Pro, which can be seen as the masterpiece of Apple. Due to its astonishing features, this laptop is prohibitively priced and only suitable for well-off people. However, after many months working, I have saved up enough money to buy one.
I caught sight of this laptop quite accidentally. That was a peaceful weekend when I was chilling out by binge watching my favorite movies on my old laptop. By chance, an advertisement popped up, announcing a newly-released mobile gadget from Apple, a tech behemoth in the US. You know, I was mesmerised by its nicely-designed appearance at first sight, which was the reason why I was determined to save money for it.
This is a very important tech device to me, as it was the very first thing that I bought without asking for my parents’ money. I mean, I just bought it with my own monthly allowance, after many months refraining myself from buying trendy clothes or delicious cups of milk tea to have enough money for this Iphone.
It also helps me relax, keep in touch with other family members and seek information on the internet. That’s why I think this laptop is super important.
- Masterpiece (n): kiệt tá
- Be prohibitively priced: siêu mắc, rất đắt
- Catch sight of: bắt gặp
- A newly-released mobile gadget: một thiết bị di động mới được tung ra trên thị trường
- Well-off (a): giàu có
- Binge watch (v): xem ngấu nghiến
- A tech behemoth: một công ty/tổ chức hàng đầu về công nghệ, một con quái vật về công nghệ
- Monthly allowance: tiền ăn, tiền quà vặt hàng tháng
- Refrain myself from: kiềm chế bản thân khỏi
3. Speaking Part 3
Which technological product do you think is the most useful at home?
→ I guess the most useful tech product in people’s house is the computer. I mean, it serves as a very helpful tool for us to seek information without having to go to the library and spending hours with piles of books. There is one more reason why I believe computers is greatly helpful is that it offers us easy access to up-to-date information on online news, which is nearly free of charge.
Do you think there will be no teachers to teach in schools in the future?
→ No, I don’t think so. I claim that teachers will play a leading role in the mission of educating students and will not be replaced. The reason for this is quite obvious. Only humans can understand humans most, which helps human teachers answer their students’ inquiries in the clearest way.
Do you think some technological products make people lazier?
→ Well, yes, it is quite embarrassing to say so. Because of the advent of mobile gadgets like smartphones or tablets, human beings enjoy staying indoors and gluing their eyes to the screens. They grow lazy and take part in less physical exercise, which put their health at risk. I mean, those who are addicted to technological products face a bigger threat from obesity, heart diseases and other lifestyle-related conditions.