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Part 1
1. Science
1. Do/did you enjoy science lessons at school? (Why/Why not?)
2. What is the science subject you are most interested in? (Why?)
3. Is it easy for you to learn science subjects? (Why/Why not?)
4. Do you watch science programmes on TV? (Why/Why not?)
5. Are science museums popular in…./your country? (Why/Why not?)

2. History
1. Do you like history as a subject in your school? Why?
2. When was the last time you read a book about history?
3. Have you visited any history museums?
4. Do you like watching documentaries/movies related to history?
5. What historical event do you find most interesting?
6. Do you think history is important?
7. Do you like to watch programs on TV about history?
8. Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history? ‘

3. Public Transport
1. Do you often travel on public transports? (Why/Why not?)
2. Did you use public transport when you were a child? (Why/Why not?)
3. Do many people use public transport in…/your country? (Why/Why not?)
4. Will you use public transport more in the future? (Why/ Why not?)

4 . Free Time & Weekend
1. Do you like to go to the cinema/movies at weekends?(Why/Why not?)
2. Who do you go with? Alone or with others?
3. What do you enjoy doing most on weekends?( Why/Why not?)
4. Are you planning to do anything special next weekend?( Why/Why not?)
5. What kinds of activities do you often do in your spare time?
6. How do you often relax yourself on weekends?
7. How do your surrounding friends relax?

5. Number & Maths
1. What numbers do you like?
2. What numbers are important to you?
3. Are you good at remembering telephone numbers?
4. Do you need to use numbers in the future?
5. Do you like learning maths?
6. Do you think it’s difficult to learn maths well?

6. Spend Time by yourself & Exciting Activities
1. Do you like to spend time by yourself or with your friends ? Why?
2. When was the last time you spent time by yourself?
3. Do you want to spend more time by yourself?
4. Have you ever tried any exciting activities?
5. What was the interesting thing that you did when you were a child?
6. Have you joined in any interesting activities recently?
7. Would you like to try climbing or diving?

7. Art
1. Do you like drawing?
2. Did you learn drawing when you were a child?
3. Is it important for children to learn art at school?
4. Have you ever been to the art gallery?
5. Is it interesting to become an artist?
6. Are there any paintings on the wall of your home?
7. What kind of pictures do you like to put up in your home?

8. Pen and Pencil
1. Do you usually use a pen or pencil?
2. Which do you use more often? pen or pencil?
3. When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?
4. What do you think if someone sends you a pen or pencil as a gift?

9. Wild Animal & Pets
1. Have you ever seen a wild animal? ( What was it ?/Why not?)
2. Do you like seeing animals in the zoo? (Why/Why not?)
3. What is your favourite wild animal? (Why/Why not?)
4. Are there many wild animals in VietNam? (Why?)
5. How important is it to protect wild animals? (Why/Why not?)
6. Do you often watch TV programs on wild animals? (Why not?)
7. Do you keep a pet? (Why/ Why not?)
8. Did you have any pets when you were a child? ( Why/ Why not?)

10. Make Plans & Time management
1. Do you usually make plans?
2. What about your time management ability?
3. Is it easy to manage time for you?
4. Do you like planning things?
5. Why can’t you make plans?
6. Do you like doing things step by step or making a long term plan?

11. Languages
1. What languages do you speak? (Why?)
2. Do you think English is an easy or a difficult language to learn? (Why?)
3. How did you learn English?
4. How are languages taught and learned in your school?
5. Would you like to learn any other languages? (Why /Why not?)

12. Taking Photos
1. Do you take photos by camera or phone?
2. How to deal with pictures after you take them?
3. Do you want to learn photography to improve your skills of taking photos?
4. How will people in the future take photos?
5. Is it good to reserve photos in a cell phone?

13. Perfume
1. Do you use perfume?
2. What kind of perfume do you like?
3. What does perfume mean to you?
4. Do you give perfume as a gift?

14. Sharing
1. Do you have anything to share with others recently?
2. Did your parents teach you to share when you were a child?
3. What kind of things do you like to share with others?
4. What kind of things are not suitable for sharing?

15. Weather
1. Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
2. What kind of weather do you like most?
3. What’s your favourite season?
4. What kind of weather is typical in your hometown?

16. Daily routine or Morning Time
1. What’s your morning /weekend routine?
2. Is breakfast important?
3. Do you have breakfast everyday?
4. Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
5. Do you want to change your morning routine?
6. Are there any differences between what you do in the morning now and what you did in the past?

17. Computer and Tablet
1. What do you most often use a computer or a tablet for? (Why/Why not?)
2. Can you remember when you first started using a computer or tablet?(When/Why not?)
3. Do you sometimes find computers or tablets difficult to use?( Why/Why not?)
4. How would your life be different if there were no computers?(Why/Why not?)

18. Meeting new people
1. How often do you meet new people?( Why/Why not?)
2. Do you find it easy to talk to new people? (Why/Why not?)
3. When you meet someone for the first time, do you know if you like them?(Why/Why not?)
4. Do you worry about what people you meet think of you? (Why/Why not?)

19. Flowers
1. Do you like flowers?
2. Do you like to receive flowers as a gift ?
3. Have you planted any flowers?
4. What kinds of flowers do you know?
5. Are there any flowers that have special meanings in VietNam?

20. Reading or Newspapers
1. What is the best age for children to start reading?
2. Which do you prefer, e-books or paper-books?
3. How do you usually get news?
4. How do your friends get news?
5. Do you talk about news with your friends?
6. Do you prefer reading newspapers or magazines?(Why?)
7. Do you think news is easier to read online than in newspapers?(Why/Why not?)
8. What kinds of information in newspapers or magazines do you find most useful? (Why?)

21. Evenings
1. What do you usually do in the evening? (Why?)
2. Do you spend your evenings in the same way on weekdays and at weekends?(Why/why not?)
3. How did you spend your evenings when you were younger?(Why/Why not?)
4. Is there anything you don’t like to do in the evenings?(Why/Why not?)

22. Collecting things
1. Do you collect things?
2. Are there any things you keep from childhood?
3. Would you keep old things for a long time?Why?
4. Where do you usually keep things you need?

23. Watches
1. Did you wear a watch when you were a child? (Why/Why not?)
2. Have you ever received a watch as a gift? (When/Who from?)
3. Do you usually wear a watch now? (Why/Why not?)
4. Why do you think some people like to wear expensive watches?

24. Outdoor activities
1. Do you like outdoor activities?
2. Do you often take part in outdoor activities?
3. What outdoor activities do you like the most?
4. Are outdoor activities popular in your country?
5. Do you think people in your country spend enough time being outdoors?

25. Neighbours
1. Do you know your neighbours?
2. What do you think of your neighbours?
3. How do you get along well with your neighbours?
4. Do you think it’s important to have a good relationship with one’s neighbours?

26. Writing
1. Did you like writing when you were a child? Why/Why not?
2. What kinds of things do you write during a typical day? Why/Why not?
3. Do you think the kinds of things you write will change in the future? Why/Why not?
4. Do you prefer typing or writing things by hand? Why?

27. Chocolate
1. Do you like eating chocolate? (Why/ Why not?)
2. Did you give chocolate to someone as a gift?
3. Did you often eat chocolate when you were a child?
4. When was the first time you ate chocolate?
5. Why do you think chocolate is popular around the world?
6. Do you think people use chocolate differently now than in the past?
7. What’s your favourite flavour of chocolate?
8. Is chocolate good for our health?

28. Outer space and stars
1. Do you learn about outer space and arts at school?
2. Do you enjoy watching films about outer space and stars?
3. Do you want to study outer space and stars?
4. Do you want to travel to outer space in the future?

29. T-shirts
1. Do you usually wear T-shirts?
2. Do you like T-shirts with pictures or prints?
3. Do you think older people who wear T-shirts are fashionable?
4. Have you ever bought a T-shirt as a souvenir from a holiday/vacation?

30. Small businesses
1 Are there any famous small businesses in the area you live in?
2 Do you prefer buying things from small or big companies?
3 Have you ever worked in small businesses?
4 Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

31. Jewellery
1. Do you often wear jewellery?
2. What type of jewellery do you like?
3. Have you ever given jewellery to someone as a gift?
4. Why do you think some people wear a piece of jewellery for a long time?

32. Library
1. Do you often go to the library?
2. Would you ever like to work in a library?
3. Did you use a library more when you were younger?
4. How common is it for children to visit libraries in…/ your country?

33. Birthday
1. What do you usually do on your birthday ?
2. What did you do on your birthday when you were young ?
3. Do you think it is important for you to celebrate your birthday ?
4. Whose birthday do you think is the most important to celebrate in VietNam ?

33. Happy things
1. Is there anything that has made you feel happy lately?
2. What made you happy when you were little?
3. What hobbies or activities make you feel happy now?
4. Do you think people are happy when buying new things?

34. Staying up late
1. Do you often stay up late at night? (Why/Why not?)
2. Did you stay up late more often when you were younger? (Why/Why not?)
3. What do you generally do when you stay up late? (Why/Why not?)
4. How do you feel the day after you have stayed up late? (Why?)

35. Internet
1. When did you start using the internet?
2. How often will you use the internet?
3. Do you use the internet much during the day?
4. How does the internet influence people?
5. What would you do without the internet?

36. Schools
1. Do you like your school?
2. Do you think it is a good place to study? Why?
3. What changes do you want to make in your school?
4. Are there any subjects you found particularly difficult at school?

37. Music
1. Do you like music? Why / Why not?
2. What type of music do you like to listen to when you are alone? Why?
3. Has the music that you listen to changed since you were young?
4. Do you think older and younger generations prefer different types of music?
5. Is there any music concert that you want to go to?

38. Shopping
1. What’s your favourite shop?
2. Are there any shops near your house?
3. What kinds of shops are there where you live?
4. Do you like going to a supermarket or a store?

39. Law
1. Do you think law and order are important?
2. Whose department is most responsible for enforcing the law?
3. Is there any law you think is too strict?(Why?/Why not?)
4. Do you think it’s important for everyone to know about basic laws in their country?

40. Keys
1. Do you always bring a lot of keys with you?
2. Have you ever lost your key?
3. Do you often forget the keys and lock yourself out?
4. Do you think it’s a good idea to leave your keys with a neighbour?

41. Relaxation
1. What would you do to relax?
2. Do you think doing sports is a good way to relax?
3. Do you think vacation is a good time to relax?
4. Do you think students need more relaxing time?

42. Mobile Phone
1. Do you remember your first mobile phone?
2. Do you often use your mobile phone for texting or making phone calls?
3. How has your mobile phone changed your life?
4. What are the advantages of having a mobile phone?

43. Sports
1. Did you do any sport when you were younger? (Why/Why not?)
2. Have you ever supported a sports team? (Why/ Why not?)
3. Do you enjoy watching sports? (Why/Why not?)
4. Do you think there is too much sport on television in your country? (Why/Why not?)

44. Fast food
1. Do you eat fast food?
2. What are the different kinds of fast food in VietNam?
3. What is your favorite type of fast food?
4. Are there many fast food restaurants in your hometown?
5. Do you think fast food is a good option for a healthy diet?

45. Cinema
1. What type of movies do you like?
2. Do you often go to the cinema?
3. Do you like watching movies in the cinema or at home?
4. What was the last movie you saw in a cinema?

46. Swimming
1. Do you like swimming?
2. Where do (or can) people go swimming in your hometown (or, near your home)?
3. Is swimming very popular in your country?
4. Why do many people like swimming?

47. Holidays
1. Where did you go for your last holiday?
2. Do you like holidays? Why?
3. Which public holiday do you like best?
4. Do you prefer going on holiday with family or friends?

48. Challenges
1. Do you like challenges?
2. How do you usually handle difficult situations or challenges?
3. What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your studies or work?
4. Can you describe a time when you overcame a personal challenge?

Part 2
1. Describe something you own that you want to replace
You should say:
What it is
Where it is
How you got it
And explain why you want to replace it
Part 3 :
1. What are other things that you want to replace?
2. What kinds of things do young people like to replace?
3. Do old people in VietNam like to collect and store things?
4. Who do you think will want new things, children or old people?
5. What’s the difference between new things and old things?

2. Describe a person who often buy at the street market at cheaper price
You should say:
Who this person is
What this person likes to buy
Where this person likes to buy things
And explain why this person likes cheap goods
Part 3 :
1. What are the differences between shopping in a shopping mall and in a street market?
2. Which is more commonly visited in VietNam, shopping malls or street markets?
3. Is advertising important?
4. What are the disadvantages of shopping in a street market?
5. How do you buy cheap products?
6. Do you think things are more expensive in big shopping malls?

3. Describe a vehicle you would like to buy
You should say:
What kind of vehicle
Why you would like to have it
How you would get it
And explain why you would prefer this means of transport.
Part 3 :
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of public and private transportation?
2. What are the advantages to society of having more people using mass transportation?
3. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of using mass transportation.
4. Why do some people have to travel a long distance every day to go to work?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the centre of a city and living in the suburbs of a city?

4. Describe a historical building you have been to
You should say:
Where it is
What it looks like
What it is used for now
What you learned there
And explain how you felt about this historical building
Part 3 :
1. Should everyone know history?
2. Why do people visit historical buildings?
3. Do Vietnamese people like to visit historical buildings?
4. Do most people agree to the government’s funding to protect historical buildings?
5. Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?

5. Describe a person who encouraged you and helped you achieve a goal
You should say:
Who this person is
What this person encouraged you to do
How this person has helped you
And explain why their encouragement helped you achieve the goal
Part 3:
1. What will encourage children to learn more?
2. Who do you think has a greater influence on the goal setting of children?
3. Do parents and teachers punish children physically nowadays?
4. Why is it important for teenagers to set goals?

6. Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sport , music,etc..
You should say:
What is it?
When did you discover it?
How do you want to improve it?
And how do you feel about it?
Part3
1. Do you think it is more interesting to watch famous people or ordinary people’s shows?
2. Why do people like to watch talent shows?
3. Is it possible for us to know that children who are 3 or 4 years old will become musicians or painters when they grow up?
4. Do you think artists with talents should focus on their talents?
5. Do you think parents feel guilty for putting too much pressure on their children?

7. Describe your daily routine that you enjoy
You should say:
What it is
When and why you started to follow this routine
Whether it is easy to follow this routine
And explain why you enjoy having this routine in your daily life
Part 3 :
1. Should children have learning routines?
2. What are the advantages of children having a routine at school?
3. Does having a routine make kids feel more secure at school?
4. How do people’s routines differ on weekdays and weekends?
5. What daily routines do people have at home?
6. What are the differences between people’s daily routines now and in the last 15 years?

8. Describe your favourite place in your house where you can relax
You should say:
Where it is
What it is like
What you enjoy doing there
And explain why you feel favourite this place
Part3:
1. Why is it difficult for some people to relax?
2. What are the benefits of doing exercise?
3. Do people in your country exercise after work?
4. What is the place where people spend most of their time in their home?
5. Which is more important, mental relaxation or physical relaxation?

9. Describe an interesting old person you have met
You should say:
Who this person is
When/where you met this person
What you did with this person
And explain why you think this person is interesting
Part 3 :
1. Do you think old people and young people can share interests?
2. What can old people teach young people?
3. Is it easy for young people and old people to make friends with each other?
4. Are there benefits when one person is interested in another person? Why?
5. Do you think people are more selfish or self-centred now than in the past?
6. What benefits can people get if they are self-centred?

10. Describe a time when you received money as a gift (birthday, wedding)
Follow-up Question: Is it a normal thing to give money as a gift in your country
You should say:
When it happened
Who gave you money
Why he/she gave you money
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3:
1. Why do people rarely use cash now?
2. When do children begin to comprehend the value of money?
3. Should parents reward children with money?
4. Is it good and necessary to teach children to save money?

11. Describe a historical period/moment you would like to learn more about
You should say:
When it was
What you are interested in
What you have known
And explain why you would like to know more
Part 3:
1. How were you taught history when you were at school?
2. In what ways can children learn history?
3. Is it hard to protect and preserve historic buildings?
4. Who should pay for the preservation of historic buildings?
5. Will museums be replaced by technology someday?

12. Describe an indoor or outdoor place where it was easy for you to study
You should say:
Where it is
What it is like
When you go there
What you study there
And explain why you would like to study in this place
Part 3 :
1. Do you like to learn on your own or with others?
2. What’s the difference between learning face-to- face with teachers and learning by yourself?
3. Do you prefer to study at home or study in other places?
4. What are the benefits of gaining work experience while studying?

13. Describe a person you know who you think is very intelligent
Follow-up Questions: Do you like intelligent people?
You should say:
– Who this person is
– How you know this person
– Why you think this person is very intelligent
And explain how you feel about this person
Part 3:
Intelligence in children
– the kinds of games that can help children to become more intelligence
– taking to children is the best way to develop their intelligence
Intelligence at work
– the kinds of jobs where intelligence is particularly important
– being very intelligence can sometimes be a disadvantage in the workplace
Artificial intelligence
– whether artificial intelligence could ever match human intelligence – any potential risks to humanity of replying on artificial intelligence

14. Describe an interesting place in your country that not many people visit
You should say:
Where the place is
How you got to know about this place
Why only very few people visit there
And explain how you feel about this place
Part 3 :
1. Why do people go to visit tourist attractions?
2. What makes a tourist attraction famous?
3. Do local people like to visit local tourist attractions?
4. Do you think tourism causes environmental damage?
5. Should all tourist attractions be free to the public?

15. Describe a person who you are happy to know
You should say:
Who this person is
How long you have known this person
What you do when you are with this person
And explain why you are happy to know this person
Part 3:
Happiness in children
– (identify) things that often make children happy
– (consider) any differences in the things that make children and adults happy
– (evaluate) whether children are generally happier now than they were in the past
Happiness at work
– (evaluate) which is more important-being happy at work or having a high salary
– (suggest) what companies can do to make sure their employees are happy at work
– (assess) how companies can benefit if their employees are happy
Happiness and society
– (assess) whether happiness means the same thing to everyone
– (consider) whether many people today focus too much on the appearance of being happy
– (agree/disagree) a truly happy society would be boring to live in

16. Describe a natural place (e.g. park, mountain)
You should say:
Where this place is
How you knew this place
What it is like
And explain why you like to visit it
Part 3 :
1. What kind of people like to visit natural places?
2. What are the differences between a natural place and a city?
3. Do you think that going to the park is the only way to get close to nature?
4. Do you know any wild animals in the city?
5. Do you think it is a good idea to let animals stay in local parks for people to visit?

17.Describe an important achievement you have made
You should say:
What you achieved
When and where you did it
Why it was an important achievement
And explain how you earned it
Part 3 :
1. Should people set goals under any circumstances?
2. Should employers reward employees with money?
3. Is it important for employees to keep fit at work?

18. Describe a time when someone apologised to you
You should say:
Who apologised you and When
Why they apologised
And explain how did you felt after they apologised
Part 3:
1. Do people often ‘say sorry’ in your country?
2. Is it important to teach children to say sorry?
3. Is it important to teach children to respect others?

19. Describe a piece of technology that you feel difficult to use
You should say
When you got it
What you got it for
How often you use it
And explain how you feel about it
Part 3:
1. Does the development of technology affect the way we study? How?
2. What changes has the development of technology brought about in our lives?
3. Why are people so keen on buying Iphones even though they haven’t changed much from one to the next?
4. Why do technology companies keep upgrading their products?

20. Describe a place where you thought things were too expensive
You should say:
What the place is like
Why you went there
Why things are expensive there
And explain how you feel about the place
Part 3 :
1. Why do some people still use cash?
2. Will the payment be paperless in the future?
3. What do you think of the view that time is as important as money?
4. Is it more important to choose a job with a high salary or with more time off?
5. How important is it to have a variety of payment options?
6. Why are things more expensive in some places than in others?

21. Describe a famous person who you think will be a role model for young people
You should say:
Who this person is
How you knew him/her
And explain why this person became your role model.
Part 3 :
1. What are the required qualities of a role model?
2. Are there famous people who are your role models in the sports field?
3. Is role model important for children?
4. Is there any difference between today’s famous people and the original famous people ?
5. What kind of people can become famous people in your country?
6. Do you think celebrities and social media influencers have a great impact on young people?

22. Describe a time when you missed or were late for an important meeting/event
You should say:
When it happened
What happened
Why you missed/were late for it
And explain how you felt about this experience
Part 3 :
1. Are you a punctual person?
2. Do you think it is important to be on time?
3. Do you always avoid being late?
4. Why are people often late for meetings or appointments?
5. Are people in your country often late for meetings?
6. Do you think people are born with time management skills or they can develop them?

23. Describe a ( city/country ) you would recommend as a nice place to live (not your hometown)
You should say:
What it is
Where it is
What you know about this place
And explain why you recommend it as a nice place to live
Part 3 :
1. What kinds of places do older people prefer to live in?
2. What are the advantages of living close to the workplace?
3. Why do many people move to the city?
4. Where do people like to live in your country?

24. Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes
You should say:
What this occasion was
What clothes you wore
Why you chose to wear these clothes
And explain how you felt about wearing your best clothes
Part 3 :
Format clothes for important occasions
– (identify) occasions when people wear formal clothes in your country
– (suggest) reasons why some people dislike wearing formal clothes
– (agree/disagree) people spend too much money on clothes for special occasions
Traditional clothes and national dress
– (suggest) why some people like wearing the traditional clothes of their country
– (consider) whether people will stop wearing traditional clothes in the future
– (agree/disagree) it’s a good thing for people around the world to dress in a similar way
Fashion
– (consider) whether people place too much importance on fashionable clothing
– (comment on) the view that the fashion industry must consider environmental issues more
– (assess) whether fashion design is a meaningful art form

25. Describe another city you would like to stay for a short time
You should say:
Where the city is
Why you want to go there
Whom you will go there with
What you will do there
And explain why you will stay there just for a short time
Part 3 :
1. Why is the noise pollution worse in tourism cities than in other cities?
2. Do most people like planned travelling?
3. Do you think tourists may come across bad things in other cities?
4. Why do places with historical sites develop the tourism industry more actively?
5. Why are historical cities popular?
6. Why do people sometimes go to other cities or other countries to travel?

26. Describe a good decision someone just made recently
You should say:
What the decision was
When and where you made this decision
What happened as a result of this decision
And explain why you think this was a good decision to make
Part3:
Decisions in daily life
– (identify) decisions that most people have to make every day
– (consider) at what age children start making their own decisions
– (assess) why some people find it hard to make everyday decisions
Decisions about the future
– (consider) what helps people to make decisions about the future
– (evaluate) advantages/disadvantages of making decisions about the future at a young age
– (agree/disagree) people should always stick to the decisions they make
Life-changing decisions
– (evaluate) whether important decisions are best made alone
– (agree/disagree) the best decisions are always made by analysing the facts
– (comment on) the view that the smallest decisions can have the greatest impact on people’s lives.

27. Describe an enjoyable journey by public transport
You should say:
Where you went
Who you were with
What you did
And how you felt about it
Part 3 :
1. Why do people choose to travel by public transport?
2. Why do more and more people like to travel by plane?
3. Do you think offering free public transport will solve traffic problems in the city?
4. What are the disadvantages of travelling by public transport?
5. What do you think are the cheapest and most expensive means of transport?
6. What are the difficulties that commuters face during rush hours?

28. Describe a sport that you only have watched before but had not played by yourself
You should say:
What it is
When you watched it
Where you watched it
Who you watched it with
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3 :
1. What kinds of sports would you like to play in the future?
2. Why do so many athletes join the advertising industry?
3. What are the features of people that watch sports games online, such as gender or age?
4. What’s the most popular sport in your country?
5. What kinds of sports are popular now but not popular 50 years ago?
6. Do you think there are too many sorts of sports games on TV?

29. Describe a special day out which didn’t cost very much
You should say:
Where and when you went
What you did
What you spent money on
And explain why you ẹnjoyed this special day out
Part3:
Having a day out
– (describe) places people in…../your country go for a day out
– (suggest) reasons why people want to have a day out
– (compare) having a day out with staying at home
What makes a day out enjoyable
– (evaluate) the influence of the weather on the enjoyment of going out
– (compare) the experience of going out with friends
– (assess) the importance ò spending money in making a day out enjoyable
Changing concepts of leisure
– (consider) whether technology has increased opportunities for leisure
– (agree/disagree) it is only the young who can make leisure time an active experience
– (speculate on) people’s expectations about leisure time now and in the past

30. Describe an activity you usually do that wastes your time
You should say:
What it is
When you usually do it
Why you do it
And explain why you think it wastes your time
Part 3 :
1.How do you balance life and work?
2.Will you continue doing something when you are aware that it’s a waste of time?
3.What kinds of things make people feel pressured?
4.Why do some people refuse to abide by rules?

31. Describe a place you visited with your friends where you had a good time
You should say:
What the place is
Who you went with
When you went there
And explain why you think it is a good time
Part 3:
1. How do you communicate with friends?
2. Do you think most people prefer to stay alone?
3. Can talking with people improve social skills?
4. Does technology help people communicate better with others?
5. How long should we spend time with others?
6. What skills can people learn when spending time with others?
7. People should spend more time with close friends or groups of friends?

32. Describe an occasion when two of your friends had a disagreement
You should say:
What they argued about
Why they argued with each other
What happened at the end
How you felt about it
Part 3 :
1. Do you think arguments are important?
2. What do family members usually have arguments about?
3. Is it easier for you to have arguments with your family or with your friends?
4. Do you think people should change the way they think when having arguments?

33. Describe a place you have visited that is affected by air pollution
You should say:
Where have you been to a place with serious air pollution?
Why is it serious?
What kind of pollution there was
And explain how you felt about the pollution in this place
Part 3:
Pollution and the environment
– (identify) the most common types of pollution where you live
– (consider) whether there is more pollution and rubbish today than in the past
– (speculate on) whether there will be more os less pollution and rubbish in the future
Individual responsibility for pollution
– (explain) why some individuals do not care about pollution and the environment
– (identify) what responsibilities individuals should have for looking after the environment
– (recommend) ways in which governments could educate people about pollution and the environment
Pollution and the economy
– (consider) the economic costs of pollution
– (recommend) ways in which government can reduce-pollution
– (assess) the relative importance of economic growth and a sustainable environment

34. Describe an activity you enjoyed in your free time when you were young
You should say:
What it was
Where you did it
Who you did it with
And explain how you felt about it
Part3:
1. Is it important to have a break during work or study?
2. What sports do young people like to do now?
3. Are there more activities for young people now than 20 years ago?
4. Do adults and children have enough time for leisure activities nowadays?

35. Describe your favourite type of climate
You should say:
What is it?
Is it hot or cold?
How often is the rain?
And explain why you like this type of climate
Part 3 :
– What are the effects of climate on one’s feelings?
– How do people in your country feel about current climate
– How might seasonal places in areas with four seasons affect a person’s place of residence socially and economically?

36. Describe a product that you would like to buy in others countries
You should say:
What product it is
When you want to buy it
Whether it has any special feature
And explain why you want to buy it.
Part 3:
1. What is the product which is consumed most in your country? Why?
2. Did you tell anyone after buying it?
3. What are your thoughts about the trend that people buy new things instead of repairing old ones?
4. Why do people living in different regions like different foods?

37. Describe an important river, lake or area of water in your country
You should say:
Where in your country it is
How big it is
What it looks like
And explain why this river, lake or area of water is important for your country
Part 3:
Water-based activities
– (identify) the most popular water sports in…../your country
– (give reasons) why people enjoy spending time near water
– (agree/disagree) all children should have swimming lessons at school
The world’s rivers
– (identify) the sorts of jobs that are associated with rivers
– (comment on) the importance of rivers for tourism
– (consider) the advantages and disadvantages of using rivers to transport people in cities
The world’s oceans
– (assess) the impact of pollution on the world’s oceans
– ( suggest) why the oceans are the least explored area of the planet
– (speculate on) whether there needs to be greater commercial use of the oceans in the future

38. Describe the place where you took photos more than once
You should say:
What the place is
How often you take photos there
What you photograph there
And explain why you like to take photos there
Part 3:
1. Where do people often like to take photos?
2. Do young people take photos more than old people? Why?
3. Why do so many people spend money to take photos?
4. Why do people want a professional to take their photos?
5. When do people need a professional to take photos for them ?
6. Do you think being a photographer is a good job?

39. Describe the first day you went to school that you remember?
You should say
When it happened
Where the school is
How you felt about the experience
And explain why you still remember the experience
Part 3 :
1. What are the reasons for job change?
2. Are big companies better than small companies? Why?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages coming along with changing jobs?
4. What would parents prepare for their kids when they first go to school?
5. How do children socialise with each other?
6. Is socialisation important for children?
40. Describe a new law that you want to implement in your country
You should say:
What law it is
What changes this law has
Whether this new law will be popular
And explain how you came up with the idea of this law
Part 3 :
1. Do you think it takes a long time to introduce a new law?
2. Which is better to make people obey the law, punish them, or encourage them to do so?
3. What rules should students follow at school?
4. Do you think children can learn about the law outside of school?
5. How can parents teach children to obey rules?

41. Describe an important plant that grows in your country
You should say:
What it is
Where you see it
What it looks like
And explain why it is important
Part 3:
1. What are the features of living in the countryside?
2. Should schools teach children how to grow plants?
3. Why do some people prefer to live in the countryside?
4. Have new kinds of plants been grown in your city recently?
5. Why do some people like to keep plants at home?
6. Are there many trees in your city?

42. Describe an adventurous person that you know
You should say:
Who the person is
How you know this person
What this person does that is adventurous
And explain why you think this person likes to take risks.
Part 3:
1. Are adventurous activities popular in VietNam? (Why?/Why not?)
2. Why do you think some people like adventurous activities?
3. Should the government pay for the cost of rescuing adventurous people who find themselves in need of help?
4. What do you think are the advantages and possible disadvantages of facing challenges?

43. Describe a time when you took a risk and you knew something bad might happen, but it had a positive result
You should say:
What risk you took
What bad thing you thought might happen
Why you decided to take this risk
And explain why the result of taking this risk was positive
Part 3:
Risk-taking at different ages
– (identify) what risks parents often tell their children to avoid
– (consider) whether reading about danger in stories teachers children to avoid danger in real life
– (give reasons) why older people take fewer risks than younger people
Risk-taking and leisure activities
– (suggest) why some people enjoy sports activities that involve risk
– (comment on) why people like watching risky activities in action movies
– (evaluate) any benefits of experiencing risky activities in video games
Risk-taking and society
– (agree/disagree) everything that people do involves some degree of risk
– (evaluate) whether it is a good thing for leaders to be risk-takers
– (consider) whether society should ever discourage risk-taking

44. Describe something that you did with someone/ a group of people
You should say:
What it was
Who you did it with
How long it took you to do this
And explain why you did it with one or more people
Part 3:
1. What kinds of jobs need people to work in a team?
2. How do you get along with your neighbours?
3. What can parents do with their children to make them happy?
4. How can children improve their social skills?

45. Describe a noisy place you have been to.
You should say:
What it is
When you went there
What you did there
And explain why you feel it’s a noisy place
Part3:
1. Do you think it is good for children to make noise?
2. Should children not be allowed to make noise under any circumstances?
3. What kinds of noises are there in our life?
4. Which is exposed to more noise, the city or the countryside?
5. How would people usually respond to noises in your country?
6. How can people consider others’ feelings when chatting in public?

46. Describe a time when you taught a friend or relative something useful (cooking,.)
You should say:
Who you taught
What/how you taught
What the result was
And explain how you felt about the experience
Part 3
1. What practical skills can young people teach old people?
2. How can young people teach old people skills?
3. How can we know what to do when we want to learn something new?
4. Do you think ‘showing’ is a better way than ‘telling’ in education?
5. Do people in your country like to watch videos to learn something?
6. What skills can young people teach old people besides technology?

47. Describe a film character played by an actor or actress whom you admire (or TV show ).
You should say:
What character it is
Who acted the character
When you saw the film
And explain whether you like this character
Part 3:
1. Is it interesting to be an actor/actress?
2. What can children learn from acting?
3. Why do children like special costumes?
4. What are the differences between actors/actresses who earn much and those who earn little?
5. What are the differences between acting in a theatre and in a film?

48. Describe a person who thinks music is important and enjoys music
You should say:
Who this person is
How you knew him/her
What music he/she likes
Why he/she thinks music is important
And explain how you feel about him/her
Part 3 :
1. What do you think about playing music for children in class?
2. Why do many teachers incorporate music into the classroom?
3. Do you think there are any advantages to a shop with music playing?
4. Would people’s shopping behaviour be affected in a shop with music? How?
5. What do you think would be the effect of background music in a film?
6. Do you think very few people notice background music? Why?

49. Describe a child that you know.
You should say:
Who this child is and how often you see him or her
How old this child is
What he or she is like
And explain what you feel about this child.
Part 3:
Relationships between parents and children
1. How much time do children spend with their parents in your country? Do you think that is enough?
2. How important do you think spending time together is for the relationships between parents and children? Why?
3. Have relationships between parents and children changed in recent years? Why do you think that is?
Children’s free-time activities
1. What are the most popular free-time activities with children today?
2. Do you think the free-time activities children do today are good for their health? Why is that?
3. How do you think children’s activities will change in the future? Will this be a positive change?

50. Describe an unusual meal you had
You should say
When you had it
Where you had it
Whom you had it with
And explain why it was unusual
Part 3 :
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of eating in restaurants?
2. Do you think having dinner at home is a good idea?
3. Do young people like to spend time with their families or friends?
4. What do you think are the benefits of having dinner together?
5. Do you think people are less willing to cook meals by themselves these days, compared to the past?

51. Describe a website you often visit
You should say:
What it is about
How you found out about it
How often you visit it
And explain why you often visit it
Part 3 :
1. What are the differences between old people and young people when they use the internet?
2. What kinds of people would still go to the library to read and study?
3. Is the library still necessary? Why?
4. Why do some people like to read the news on the internet instead of getting it from TV?
5. What’s the difference between the internet and television?
6. What are the most popular and least popular apps in VietNam?

52. Describe an advertisement you have seen but you did not like
You should say:
Where and when you saw it
What the advertisement was for
What you could see in the advertisement
And explain why you did not like the advertisement
Part 3 :
1. What role does social media play in advertising?
2. Does advertising encourage us to buy things we don’t need?
3. What do you think of celebrity endorsements in advertising?
4. What are the benefits of advertising?
5. Which one is more effective, newspaper advertising or online advertising?
6. What are the most advertised products in your country?

53. Describe a complaint that you made and you were satisfied with the result
You should say:
When it happened
Who you complained to
What you complained about
And explain why you were satisfied with the result
Part 3 :
1. When are people more likely to make complaints?
2. What do people often complain about?
3. Which one is better when making a complaint, by talking or by writing?
4. Who is more likely to make complaints, older people or younger people?
5. How would you react if you received poor service at a restaurant?
6. How do people often respond to poor customer service?

54. Describe a person you met at a party who you enjoyed talking with
You should say:
What party it was
Who this person is
What you talked about
And explain why you enjoyed talking with him/her
Part 3 :
1. In what situations would people be willing to get to know new people?
2. Where do people go to meet new people?
3. How do people start a conversation?
4. Is it difficult for VietNamese people to communicate with people from other countries?
5. Why are some people unwilling to have conversations with others?
6. Is it difficult for adults to talk with children?

55. Describe a piece of good news that you heard about someone you know well
You should say:
What it was
When you heard it
How you knew it
And explain how you felt about it
Part3:
1. Is it good to share something on social media?
2. Should the media only publish good news?
3. How does social media help people access information?
4. What kind of good news do people often share in the community?
5. Do most people like to share good news with others?
6. Do people like to hear good news from their friends?

56. Describe a new development in the area where you live (e.g shopping mall, park,)
You should say:
What the development is
When/where you noticed it
How long it took to complete it
And explain how you feel about it
Part3:
1. What transportation do you use the most?
2. Is public transportation popular in VietNam?
3. What can be improved in public transport services?
4. What leisure facilities can be used by people of all ages?
5. Do you think young people in your country like to go to the cinema?

57. Describe a person you have met who you want to work/study with
Follow up Q: Do your friends enjoy studying with you?
You should say:
Who this person is
How you met this person
How long you have known him/her
And explain why you want to work/study with him/her
Part3:
1. Should children be encouraged to learn from their peers?
2. What benefits if you are surrounded by good co-workers?
3. What would happen if the co-workers are not good?
4. Are there values if managers build good relationships with the workers who work underneath them?
5. Is it good for workers if the company applies sports facilities for them?
6. Are knowledgeable people popular at work?

58. Describe something you would like to learn in the future
You should say
What it is
How you would like to learn it
Where you would like to learn it
Why you would like to learn it
And explain whether it’s difficult to learn it
Part3:
1. What’s the most popular thing to learn nowadays?
2. At what age should children start making their own decisions? Why?
3. Which makes young people choose a major, income or interest?
4. Do young people take their parents’ advice on choosing a major?
5. Besides parents, who else would people take advice from?
6. Why do some people prefer to study alone?

59. Describe something you did that made you feel proud
You should say:
What it was
How you did it
How difficult it was
And explain why you felt proud of it
Part3:
1. Which is more important, personal goals or work goals?
2. Have your life goals changed since your childhood?
3. Does everyone set goals for themselves?
4. Does everyone set goals for themselves?
5. Do you think material rewards are more important than other rewards at work?
6. What makes people feel proud of themselves?

60. Describe a time when someone gave you something that you really wanted
You should say:
What it was
When you received it
Who gave it to you
And explain why you wanted it so much
Part 3 :
1. Should employees have their own goals?
2. How should bosses reward employees?
3. What kinds of gifts do young people like to receive as rewards?
4. How should children spend their allowance money?
5. Why do people like shopping more now than in the past?
6. Do you think shopping is good for a country’s economy?
61. Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person.
You should say:
When it happened;
Who you taught it to;
Why you taught it to this person;
And explain how you felt about it.
Part 3:
1. What skills should children learn before entering school?
2. What can children learn from teachers and parents?
3. What are the skills that you want to learn?
4. How does a good learner learn something new?
5. How can people be motivated to learn new things?

1, What will a GOOD learner do when learning something new?
2, What are the differences between learning practical skills and learning social skills?
3, Can you tell me some changes in work or study that might make people to learn new things?
4, Society is changing rapidly. Do you think it is a good thing?
5, How can people learn to adapt to constant change?

62. Describe a special meal someone cooked for you.
You should say:
Who it was
What meal it was
Why he/she cooked a special meal for you
And explain how you felt about it.
Part 3 :
1. Should students learn to cook in school?
2. Will people’s eating habits change?
3. Will some people never eat meat?
4. Why do many of them not eat meat?
5. What would happen if there was more meat in VietNamese food?
63. Describe a person who can play an instrument or has musical talents
You should say:
Who this person is
How and where you knew this person
Why you think he/she is talented
And explain how you found out that he/she is talented
Part 3:
1. What will children do after hearing music?
2. What kind of music do children like?
3. Why does the teacher play some music in class?
4. Why is music often played in stores?
5. How does the store owner know what kind of music is attractive?
6. Should children learn musical instruments when they are young?
7. Is music important in movies?

64. Describe a situation someone congratulated you on something you ‘ve done well
You should say:
What the situation was
Who congratulated you
Why you were congratulated
And explain how you felt
Part 3 :
1. On which occasions do people congratulate you in your country?
2. What kinds of ways do people celebrate in your country?
3. Why do some people want to be successful?

65. Describe a small shop or store you often go to
You should say:
Where it is
What type of people go there
What types of goods are sold there
And explain why you go there and like/dislike most about it.
Part 3 :
1. How do you look upon online shopping?
2. Are there any changes in the way people shop today and the past?
3. Is there any difference between the shopping habits of the old and young?
4. What is the difference between going to the shopping mall and going to a small shop?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?

66. Describe something kind that someone did for you
You should say:
Who this person was
Where and when it happened
And explain how you felt after they did this
Part 3:
1. How essential is it for people to be nice to one another?
2. What are some of the benefits of being nice in our daily lives?
3. Do you believe individuals are inherently predisposed to be friendly, or must it be taught?

67. Describe a restaurant that you like to go to with your family or friends.
You should say:
Where is it?
Why did you choose this restaurant?
What kind of food do you like there?
And explain why you enjoyed eating in this restaurant.
Part 3:
1. Why do you think people go to restaurants when they want to celebrate something?
2. Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants? Why do you think that is?
3. Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?
4. What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?

68. Describe a difficult thing you did well
You should say:
What it was
How you overcame the difficulties
Whether you got help
And explain how you felt after you succeeded
Part 3 :
1. Should people set goals for themselves?
2. How would you define success?
3. How can we judge whether young people are successful nowadays?
4. Are successful people often lonely?
5. What kinds of success can students achieve at school?
6. Should students be proud of their success?

69. Describe an important letter that you received
You should say:
Who wrote it to you
What the letter was about
How you felt about the letter
And explain why the letter was important to you.

70. Describe a food of another country you would like to try
You should say:
What it is
Where you can eat it
How you know about this food
And explain why you would like to try it
Part 3:
1. What is the food of your country cooked at home?
2. Any equipment to help cook that previous people did not have?
3. Few people today can’t cook, is it true?
4. Is it a good idea to teach children about food?

71. Describe a TV program that you enjoy watching. You should say:
• What the TV program is about
• Why you find it enjoyable
• What kind of people would be interested in it
And explain why this TV program has made an impression on you.

72. Describe a song that you remember from your childhood. You should say:
• What the song is
• When and where you heard it
• What memories it brings back
And explain why this song has a special place in your heart.

73. Describe a time when you gave a gift to someone. You should say:
• What the gift was
• Who you gave it to and on what occasion
• How you chose this gift
And explain how you and the recipient felt about it.

74. Describe a person who won a competition. You should say:
• Who they are and what competition they won
• How you know about this person
• What they did to win
And explain why you think their victory was significant.

75. Describe one of your favorite books from your childhood. You should say:
• What the book was and what it was about
• Who gave it to you or where you found it
• Why it was your favorite
And explain how this book influenced you.

76. Describe a group or a club you have ever joined. You should say:
• What the group or club was about
• Why you joined it
• What activities you did there
And explain what you gained from this experience.

77. Describe an area of your hometown that has recently changed quite quickly. You should say:
• What the area is
• What changes have occurred
• How it has affected the community
And explain how you feel about these changes.

78. Describe a place near where you live where people go to swim. You should say:
• Where this place is
• What the facilities are like
• When people usually go there
And explain why people enjoy swimming there.

79. Describe something interesting you would like to do. You should say:
• What it is you would like to do
• Why it interests you
• What preparations you would need to do it
And explain how you think this experience would benefit you.

80. Describe a foreign culture that you are interested in. You should say:
• Which culture it is
• How you learned about it
• What aspects you find most fascinating
And explain why you are interested in this culture.

81. Describe a time when you lost something important. You should say:
• What you lost
• How you lost it
• What you did to try to find it
And explain how you felt after losing it.

82. Describe a “dream job” you had in mind when you were a child. You should say:
• What the job was
• What inspired you to dream about this job
• Whether you still have an interest in this job
And explain why it was your dream job at the time.

83. Describe a piece of furniture in your home that you particularly like. You should say:
• What the furniture looks like
• Where it is placed in your home
• How you got it or who chose it
And explain why this piece of furniture is special to you.
84. Describe a subject that you studied in secondary or high school that you found interesting. You should say:
• What the subject was
• Why you found it interesting
• How it has influenced you
And explain what made this subject stand out compared to others.

85. Describe something you made by yourself. You should say:
• What you made and what it was for
• How you made it
• What challenges you faced while making it
And explain how you felt about the finished product.

86. Describe a painting or drawing you enjoy looking at. You should say:
• What the artwork depicts
• Where you usually see it
• Why it captures your interest
And explain the feelings or thoughts you have when you look at it.

87. Describe a time when something happened that changed your life in a good way. You should say:
• What the event or occurrence was
• How it changed your life
• Who was involved
And explain why this change was significant for you.

88. Describe a city you think is beautiful. You should say:
• Which city it is and where it is located
• What features make it beautiful
• Any personal experiences you had there
And explain why you have fond memories of this city.

89. Describe a rule at work or school that you think is important. You should say:
• What the rule is
• Why it has been implemented
• How it affects the people involved
And explain the significance of this rule in maintaining order or safety.

90. Describe a time when you went to a party that you enjoyed. You should say:
• When and where the party was
• Who you went with
• What you did at the party
And explain what made this party memorable for you.

91. Describe someone you studied with who is successful in their life. You should say:
• Who this person is
• What makes them successful
• How you know about their success
And explain what you think contributed to their success.

92. Describe an area of science that you are interested in. You should say:
• What area it is
• How you became interested in it
• What you find fascinating about it
And explain how this interest affects your life or future plans.

93. Describe a problem you had while using a computer. You should say:
• What you were trying to do
• What the problem was
• How you resolved it, if you did
And explain how you felt about this situation.

94. Describe a person you know who enjoys cooking for other people. You should say:
• Who they are
• What kinds of dishes they cook
• Why they enjoy cooking for others
And explain how their cooking affects others.

95. Describe a time when you enjoyed visiting a park or a garden. You should say:
• Where the park or garden is
• What you saw and did there
• Who you were with
And explain why this visit was enjoyable for you.

96. Describe an advertisement you have seen that you think is good. You should say:
• What the advertisement was promoting
• Where you saw it
• What made it stand out
And explain why it caught your attention.

97. Describe a person you think has interesting ideas and opinions. You should say:
• Who this person is
• Some ideas or opinions they have shared
• How you know about them
And explain why you find their ideas or opinions interesting.

98. Describe a time when you gave advice to somebody. You should say:
• Who you gave advice to
• What the advice was about
• What the outcome was
And explain how you felt about giving the advice.

99. Describe something difficult you did in your work or studies that made you feel proud of yourself. You should say:
• What the task was
• Why it was challenging
• How you accomplished it
And explain the significance of this achievement to you.

100. Describe a time when you did an exciting activity with other people. You should say:
• What the activity was
• Who you did it with
• What made it exciting
And explain how the experience affected you or your relationship with these people.

101. Describe a successful sportsperson that you admire. You should say:
• Who they are and the sport they play
• What achievements they have made
• Why you admire them
And explain the impact this person has had on their sport or on fans.

102. Describe a time when you received bad service. You should say:
• Where and when this happened
• What the service was supposed to be
• How the situation was resolved, if at all
And explain how this experience made you feel and whether it changed your behavior.

103. Describe the part of your country that you find most interesting. You should say:
• Where it is and what it’s known for
• Why it interests you
• Any personal experiences you’ve had there
And explain why you think others should know about this place.

104. Describe a person you know who runs a successful business. You should say:
• Who this person is
• What kind of business they run
• What makes them and their business successful
And explain what you think can be learned from their success.

105. Describe a time when you felt tired after doing an activity. You should say:
• What the activity was
• Why it was tiring
• How you felt afterwards
And explain if you would do this activity again despite the tiredness.

106. Describe an occasion when you had to wait a long time for something nice to happen. You should say:
• What you were waiting for
• How long you had to wait
• How you felt when it finally happened
And explain why the wait was worth it in the end.

107. Describe an interesting person who you have never met but would like to know more about. You should say:
• Who they are
• What you know about them
• Why they capture your interest
And explain what you would do or ask if you had the opportunity to meet them.

108. Describe a period in history that has always interested you. You should say:
• What the period is
• What events or people make it interesting
• How you first learned about it
And explain why you think it is important to remember this period.

109. Describe a photo you have kept that makes you feel happy. You should say:
• What the photo shows
• When it was taken
• Why you have kept it
And explain the happiness this photo brings you each time you look at it.