Part 1


When do you smile most?

Well, I guess that would be when I receive an unexpected text or call from my boyfriend. I love surprises and this will definitely make my day.

When was the last time you saw a group of people smiling?

Let me see. It was probably last week, at the cinema, when it came to the final scene of the movie called “My special brother”. After enduring all hardships in life, those two brothers could finally live in peace in a pretty small house which they built by themselves. This happy ending pleased everyone that we were all smiles.

Can you identify a fake smile?

I don’t think that I give this much of a thought. But I guess I can somehow tell a fake smile from a genuine one. Eyes tell everything. You know people don’t smile with mouth alone but the whole face is engaged in a real smile, including the eyes. If a person is truly happy, their eyes must show it too.


Which part of your country do you want to travel to?

Any coastal areas for sure. I’ve been so tired of bustling streets and busy schedules that I just want to spend a few hours chilling out at the beach.

Do you prefer travelling in your country or to another country?

I would definitely go for travelling abroad. I’m a kind of person who prefer getting outside my comfort zone. It’s great to taste a food I never thought I’d like and immerse myself in a different culture.

What kind of problems will you face when travelling abroad?

Well, I think it would be the constant feeling that all locals are trying to rip me off. I will have to calculate the exchange rate in my head all the time to determine whether I’m taken for a ride when purchasing goods and services.


Do you think the climate is changing too quickly?

I think it is. Let’s take a look at the extreme weather in recent days. HCMC has experienced the highest temperature ever recorded. It’s been scorching hot and unbreathable outside in this heat.

What kind of weather do you like best?

Autumn is my most favorite one. After the intense heat of the summer, it can be a relief when it finally starts to cool down. Autumn often ushers in cooler breezes that allow me to keep my windows open.

Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?

I would pick cold weather. On a cold winter’s day, there is nothing more comforting than a mug of steaming hot chocolate while curling up on the sofa and being wrapped up in a soft, thick blanket.

Part 2

Describe a time when you solved the problem through the Internet.
• What problem did you have
• When did you have the problem
• How did you solve the problem through the Internet
and how you feel after the problem was solved.


Today I would like to tell you about a time I used online banking to pay the bills for coach

It was last summer when my roommate and I decided to go on a trip to Dalat after having finished our final semester examination. We were so up to our ears in preparing for the exam as well as finishing tasks given at the part-time workplace that we forgot to book the coach tickets. Only 10 days before the trip did we realize this and hurriedly go on the website of booking tickets online. It was midnight when we logged in the website to check the availability of tickets and quickly noticed that there were only 2 seats left on the coach. Without any hesitation, I filled in every needed information to finish the booking procedure. All of a sudden, a countdown clock of 10 minutes appeared on the screen and I realized that I had to pay the money within this time.

You know it was midnight already. One thing for sure that I could not run neither to the bank nor the ATM to transfer the money. But if we could not manage to pay for the tickets in time, the booking procedure would be cancelled and there might be someone else taking those 2 tickets before us. Luckily, there was another kind of payment, which was via online banking. I quickly logged in my internet banking account and succeeded in transferring the money within only about 1 minute. We both breathed a sigh of relief after receiving the email of confirmation of the booking. Thanks to the Internet, everything turns out to be so fast and convenient.

That’s all I want share.


Part 3

Do you think old people now use the Internet more frequently compared to the past?

Yeah, I think more and more seniors are going online these days. As far as I’ve noticed, most of them use the Internet to read news and stay connected with their children or grandchildren who live far away from home. I see that my grandparents prefer accessing news via Internet because online reading provides them with “zoom” option for better visual experience. Also, applications like Zalo or Facebook enable the elderly to contact their children without paying much. That’s why old people are using the Internet more frequently.

What can people use the Internet for, besides studying and working?

I think the Internet has revolutionized the way people shop. Online shopping has gained increasing popularity because of its numerous benefits. Convenience is the biggest perk. Users can shop comfortably at midnight in minutes without travelling to any stores. Besides, cheap deals and better prices are also available online. It’s very easy to compare prices among different stores and find a better deal. That’s not to mention that we can shop from retailers in other parts of the country, or even world.

Are youngsters wasting their time for the Internet?

I think it depends on what young people are doing with the Internet then it can be a great resource or a massive distraction. If they just simply spend hours surfing online without any specific purpose, it would be definitely a waste of time. However, if people manage to make use of it wisely for learning, working or even entertaining, Internet can help them save a huge amount of time, which increases their working productivity.

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