Part 1


What is your favorite festival?

I have to say, Mid-Autumn Festival would be my favourite festival. Like the name suggests, this festival takes place in the middle of Autumn, which is August 15th according to the Lunar Calendar. I love all the special treats during this holiday, especially moon cakes.

What is the most popular Vietnamese festival?

Well, the most popular Festival in Vietnam is the Lunar New Year Festival. It’s the time for family reunion as people who work far away from home can get to spend some valuable time with their loved ones after a long year of being separated.

Do you like western festivals?

Honestly, I only know a little about Western Festivals, but I guess the one I find most interesting would be Halloween. You know, it’s just a lot of fun to see people dressing up with many different creative costumes. If I had a chance, I would definitely want to celebrate it in other countries to see what it’s like.

Crowded place

What kind of places are often crowded?

I think public places that offer any means of entertainment are usually filled with people, like coffee houses, movie theaters or swimming pools. However, public places like museums or libraries are not as crowded, I suppose.

Do you like going to crowded places?

Oh no, actually. I always think of myself as an introvert, so hanging out at crowed places is not really my cup of tea. Personally, I would prefer having my own space and do whatever I want without being disturbed.

Why do people like going to crowded places?

I guess some people enjoy immersing themselves in the crowded atmosphere instead of spending time alone. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

Part 2

Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment (for ex: TV)
• What equipment it was
• What problem you had
• When you had the problem
And explain how you fixed the problem


I would like to tell you the story about the time I had some technical problems with my mother’s phone.

I cannot remember exactly when it happened, probably a couple of years back when I was still a high-school student. Anyway, back in the day, smart phones were not as popular as they are now, and owning one was actually something to be jealous of.

On my mom’s birthday that year, my dad surprised her with a brand new iPhone 4, which was one of the most technically advanced phones on the market at the time. Although I knew it was mom’s, I just loved it so much, all I wanted to do was bringing it to school to show my friends. Then one day, I made up an excuse that I need her phone for some projects at school and she actually believed me.

I remember the next morning; I couldn’t help smiling all the way to school with the phone in my pocket. Needless to say how much my friends adored it, and for me, I just loved being the center of attention. As we were playing with the phone, testing all of its functions, my teacher walked in, which took me by surprise. Next thing I know, my mom’s phone slipped out of my hand and fell onto the hard floor. My heart missed a beat as I picked it up, there was no screen crack but the flash-light just kept flashing non-stop. I thought to myself: “That’s it, this is the end of the world for me.”

Later that day, I brought the phone home and confessed with my mom. She was furious with me. But it turned out that all I had to do was hitting the reset button!

This is one of the memories that I could never forget.


Part 3

What are the common household appliances that every family has?

Hmm… I think every family would have some basic household appliances like refrigerators, washing machines for housework or Televisions for entertaining purposes. Those are the types of equipment that offer people a lot of benefits and could help save a lot of time.

What can people do to protect their equipment from being broken?

Of course if you want to keep anything new, or at least not broken, you have to treat it carefully. For example, if you want to keep a refrigerator in its best condition for the longest time possible, you should clean it regularly, have it repaired right away if any problems occur.

If a piece of equipment is broken, do you prefer to fix it or buy a new one?

This should depend on how broken it is. If there are still chances that it would function normally again after being repaired, I would definitely try and fix it. But on the other hand, if chances are it can’t be fixed or the repairing process could cost me a fortunethen I would buy a new one.

Do you think modern technology makes people lazier?

Yes, I think so. Everything is so convenient these days that people no longer have to make much of an effort anymore. Online shopping or delivery services are a prime example. Back in the day, to buy something, people had no choice but to travel to the store and made the purchase in person. But now, as these online services are always available, anything could be bought with just a click. This does make people lazier, but at the same time helps people save tons of time.

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