1. Part 1
- Who do you trust the most?
→ Absolutely my mother. She was my very first best friend in life and always has my back and keeps my secrets. Throughout the ups and downs of my life, my mother has always stood by my side, and given me support whenever I have been in need.
- Have you ever lost trust in someone?
→ Yes, my best friend, Jack who used to be my closest confidant until I saw him getting intimate with my crush, even though he knew that had deep affection for her. Then, we drifted apart and our friendship came to a halt. After that, frustrating and unpleasant memories about a bad friend in the past obsess me whenever somebody strikes up a conversation with me.
- What kind of people do you trust?
→ I guess only our family members are trustworthy and willing to help us wholeheartedly. After being betrayed by my best friend, I can hardly put faith in anybody else. I am afraid that when I confide in someone, he or she may share my secrets with others.
- Do you eat a lot?
→ No, I’m trying to maintain a healthy diet. As a person who is prone to weight gain, I have to refrain myself from eating my favorite foods, especially after 7PM. In the past, I used to be an obese person with an insatiable appetite for food, so I avoid eating too much now.
- Do you like eating healthy food?
→ I love it. Healthy food like veggies or fruits is highly beneficial to my health as it helps me to stay physically fit and avoid cardiovascular diseases. Besides, this kind of food is scrumptious when used as ingredients for mouth-watering salads.
- Do you eat out a lot?
→ No, I am wary of the sanitary conditions of most food establishments in my neighborhood, so I always try to arrange my time to prepare my own meals. I believe my homemade dishes, despite not being tasty, are way more hygienic than those served in restaurants.
2. Part 2
Describe a situation when you celebrated an achievement
You should say:
- What you did
- When you celebrated it
- Who you celebrated it with
And explain how you felt about that achievement
- Throw a big party: tổ chức một bữa tiệc lớn
- Pull a bunch of all-nighters: phải thức thâu đêm
- Dark circles around my eyes: thâm quầng quanh mắt
- Cease: ngưng, dừng
- Pass the university entrance exam: vượt qua bài thi đại học
- Over the moon: rất vui sướng
- Prestigious: danh tiếng
- Be grateful for: biết ơn vì
- Show up: xuất hiện, tới một sự kiện nào đó
- Acquaintance: người quen
You know, as soon as I graduated from university, I threw a big party to celebrate this achievement. That was one of the toughest times I’d been through because I had to pull a bunch of all-nighters over many months to revise for my graduation exams. I looked like a panda with dark circles around my eyes, and my hair went gray. My parents, seeing me like this, were very worried and they never ceased to encourage me to keep moving forward.
In the end, I did it. I mean, I passed the university entrance exam. Needless to say, my parents were over the moon. They, like, wanted to announce to the world that I finally graduated from FTU, one of the most prestigious universities in my city. Personally, besides feeling happy and proud of myself, I was also grateful for their love and care, so I decided to use my savings to hold a BBQ in my own backyard.
The day the party took place, nearly one hundred guests came, most of whom showed up early to help me prepare the food and drinks. During the party, the atmosphere was very cozy because I just invited my family members, relatives and a few acquaintances. I could see that my parents were very proud because I had grown up and become mature enough to find a job, hopefully a well-paid one to support my family.
3. Part 3
- How do Vietnamese people celebrate family events?
→ That depends on their financial ability. Like, well-heeled people often hold a big party in a fancy restaurant, because they can take advantage of this party as a way to show off their wealth. However, those living in less privileged families have a tendency to do it at home in a cozy atmosphere to gather and spend time with each other.
- Why is it so important for sports fans to celebrate when their favorite team wins?
→ It is because these fans need a place to express their pride and happiness. That’s an occasion when they can discuss the game with other like-minded spectators and show their sports spirit. Besides, these events are essential as this is a way to congratulate on the success of the sportsmen and let them know that they have done a great job.
- In what way should parents reward their children who achieve a high score?
→ I guess the best way is to offer them a trip to some well-known destinations because this not only can also help them to unwind after their examination but also allow them to go out and be exposed to sunshine, which can do wonders for their physical development. This way is much better than rewarding them with money because it may make the children grow up materialistic.