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103 TOPIC MU PHN THI NI V VIT TH B1 CHU U

TOPIC 1: HEALTH AND WEALTH: WHICH IS BETTER?


All of us want to have good health because we cannot buy health even we arerich.
In my opinion, health is the better than wealth because if we were ingood health,
but not rich, we could do what we want, we could do hard work andserve ourselves
in daily activies. Moreover, we could help others, bringhappiness to them. With
good health, we could interesting. Otherwise, if wewere rich but not healthy, we
would depend on others because we could not serveourselves in daily life,
become othersload, we are easy to be angry or bored with everything. In
summary, healthis better than wealth.

TOPIC 2: CONDITIONS OF A TRUE FRIENDSHIP?


Our life will be happy if everybody has a true friendship. Making friends isvery
easy but the problem is how to get a true friendship? In my opinion
someconditions following:
First, we should be sincere and faithful with our friend from works to behavior. We
have to believe ineach other and understand each other. We usually visit or get in
touch eachother. Moreover, we should be always ready to share and help with
other inevery situation such as studying in group, taking part in club or
outdooractivities so that we canadvance.Besides, to get true friendship is to share
sadness and happiness,always support with each other every time and every where.
Therefore, afriendship is common provided that they respect and sympathize
witheach other.
In short, getting true friendship is very useful for our life.

TOPIC 3: THE VALUE OF EDUCATION


Education improves our life for many things. The process of education is
theprogress of giving knowledge, developing our ability and training character
andmental power. Now society becomes modern thanks to it It help us understand
thevarious surroundings including various cultures and civilizations on the
earthfrom the lesson which are very useful. The economy is developing with
modernmachines and Im sure you cant use them if you dont know knowledge
aboutthem, it also supports us to make machines serving daily life such as
TV,computer, air conditioners, car education brings us the lesson aboutpersonality
and virtue which helps us develop better and better.
TOPIC 4: Your favourite entertainment in your free time. (Tr gii tr bn
thch trong thi gian rnh)
I studies during this week, and I have only sunday of. I go to the school every
morning. Sometime I was work even on sunday. And I am attending an evening
class improve my english. I am very busy with my study. When I have free time, I
read book, newspaper, magazine, listen to music. There are many kinds of music
avaliable on tapes including everything : rock, pop, dance ...
Sometime I go to shopping with my friends and my relative. We often go to the
supermaket example : Big C, Vincom, Metro ...
Sometime I go to the zoo, park... but my favourite entertaiment is collection stamp.
I collection stamp when I 15 year old. Now I have 500 in collection stamp : bird,
tree, person
Ti bn hc sut trong tun, v ti ch c mt ngy ngh ch nht. Ti i n
trng mi bui sng, i khi ti phi lm vic ngay c ngy ch nht. V ti tham
d mt lp hc bui ti ci thin ting anh cho bn thn. Ti rt bn rn vi vic
hc tp. Khi ti c thi gian rnh, ti c sch, tp ch, nghe nhc. C nhiu loi
m nhc c sn trn bng nh: rock, pop, dance...
i khi, ti i mua sm vi bn b v ngi thn. Chng ti thng xuyn i n
cc siu th nh : Big C, Vincom, Metro...
i khi ti i n vn th, cng vin... nhng gii tr yu thch ca ti l su tp
tem. Ti su tp tem khi ti 15 tui. By gi ti c 500 con tem b su tp: chim,
cy, ngi

TOPIC 5: Your idea of an interesting job.( kin ca bn v mt cng vic


th v)
To prepare for a good job, we must be highly education acording to me. Most
people who are going to do professional work must have additional formal
education beyond the high school level.
The amount of time needed for with their education varies acording to me the
profesion for with they are preparing themselves. They must go to colleges and
universities to became an engineer, a architect, a lawyer a professor, a science.
I opinion an interesting job it tobe helpful to ourselves, our families, our country
and the society.
We will be able to choose a career that suits us best and to lead a happy and useful
life.
As for my career : I would like to become a businessman. I will travel to foreign
countries to transact business, visit various places of interest, contact with all kinds
of people and have chances to communicate with them in english.
I hope that my dream would came true in the very near future.
chun b tt cho mt cng vic, theo ti chng ta phi nh gi cao gio dc.
Hu ht nhng ngi lm cng tc chuyn mn phi c thm tri thc gio dc vt
ra ngoi cp trung hc.
Lng thi gian gio dc cn thit ca h thay i ty theo mc chuyn mn ngh
nghip. H phi i n cc trng cao ng v i hc tr thnh mt k s, mt
kin trc s, mt lut s, mt gio s, mt nh khoa hc.
kin ca ti v mt cng vic th v l n hu ch cho tng lai bn thn, gia
nh, t nc v x hi.
Chng ta s c th chn mt ngh nghip ph hp nht sng mt cuc sng
hnh phc v hu ch.
i vi s nghip ca ti : ti mun tr thnh mt doanh nhn. Ti s i du lch ra
nc ngoi giao dch kinh doanh, tham quan nhiu ni, lin lc vi tt c i tc
v c c hi giao tip vi h bng ting Anh.
Ti hy vng rng c m ca ti s thnh s tht trong tng lai rt gn.

TOPIC 6: Your favourite sport. (Mn th thao bn yu thch)


Sport is necessary for everyone. Sport not only brings good heath for every body
but also brings joy ment for many elderly to live longer so acording to me. Sport is
good for our heath.
Most people like sport. So do I, I like sport because sport is my favourite
entertaiment in my free time. Futhermore sport is good health for me.
I like two sport, it is soccer and badminton. When I have free time I play
badminton with my roommate. I play soccer at the last week, I play soccer with my
friends class room. We are formation the team football.
I like many football team national example : Manchester United-it football team in
england and Real Madrit-it football team in Spain.
I would like to become a footballer. I wish my dream can be true.

Th thao l cn thit cho tt c mi ngi. Theo ti, th thao khng ch mang li


sc khe tt cho c th m cn mang li nim vui cho nhiu ngi cao tui l sng
lu hn. Th thao tt cho sc khe ca chng ti.
Hu ht mi ngi thch th thao. Ti cng vy, ti thch th thao v th thao l tr
gii tr ti yu thch trong thi gian rnh. Hn na th thao tt cho sc khe ca
ti.
Ti thch hai mn th thao, l bng v cu lng. Khi ti c thi gian rnh ti
chi cu lng vi bn cng phng. Ti chi bng vo cui tun, ti bng vi
bn b ca lp ti. Chng ti hnh thnh mt i tuyn bng .
Ti thch nhiu i tuyn bng quc gia nh : Manchester United-n l i
tuyn bng Anh v Real Madrit-n l i tuyn bng Ty Ban Nha.
Ti mun tr thnh mt cu th bng chuyn nghip.
Ti mong c m ca ti c th l tr thnh hin thc.

TOPIC 7: Advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city.


As we know, living in a big city is supplied move facilities than anywhere esle.
However, there are advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city.
First, I think living in a big city dwellers are provided a lot of society services,
such as health care, education, good job and they have much chance to contac or
work with foreigners, residents can easily travel fast, thanks to good infrastructure.
In addtion that, social services help life be easy and comfortable.
On the other hand, people living in a big city have to suffer from many
disadvantages : smoke rising from factories and all kinds of vehicle on the streets
makes environment polluted and influence people's health. The noise all day and
night makes their minds tense. Traffic jams happen every day.

Bn dch: Nhng thun li v kh khn ca cuc sng trong mt thnh ph ln


Nh chng ta bit, sng trong mt thnh ph ln c cung cp phng tin di
chuyn tt hn so vi bt c ni no khc. Tuy nhin, c thun li v kh khn khi
sinh sng ti mt thnh ph ln.
Trc tin, tui ngh rng c dn sng trong mt thnh ph ln c cung cp rt
nhiu dch v x hi, chng hn nh chm nom sc khe, gio dc, cng vic tt
v h c nhiu thi c lin lc hoc lm vic vi ngi nc ngoi, cc c dn
c th d dng i du lch nhanh chng, nh vo c s h tng tt. Bn cnh ,
dch v x hi gip cuc sng d dng v thoi mi.
Mt khc, ngi dn sng thnh ph ln phi gnh chu nhiu bt li : khi tng
t cc nh my v cc loi xe trn cc ng ph lm cho mi trng nhim v
nh hng ti sc khe con ngi. Ting n c ngy v m lm cho tm tr ca
h cng thng. n tc giao thng xy ra hng ngy

TOPIC 8: My holiday
Last summer, I had a good holiday. I never forget that meaningful holiday. When I
came back my home from my holiday. First of all, I went to visit all my uncles and
aunts then I and some my friends went to visit all my old teachers. We talked about
our lives and works very much.
After that days, I stayed at home with my family. I helped my parents to paint the
house and did something else. I talked about my life in Ho Chi Minh city and my
work. My parents was very proud of me and I was very happy. After my holiday, I
came back Ho Chi Minh city to go on working. I think that I had a good holiday
and Ill never forget it

Bn dch: K ngh h ca ti
Ma h nm ngoi, tui c mt k ngh tt. tui khng bao gi qun k ngh ngh h
nm ngoi y ngha ca ti.
Khi tui tr v nh cho k ngh. Trc ht, tui i thm tt c cc bc, ch, cu,
dng v c, d, thm, m, bc gi ca ti.
Sau , tui cng mt s ngi bn ca tui i thm tt c cc thy c gio c. Chng
tui ni v cuc sng v vic lm ca chng tui rt nhiu.
Sau nhng ngy , tui thng nh vi gia nh ti. tui gip b m tui sn nh
ca v lm mi th khc. tui ni v cuc sng ca tui thnh ph H Ch Minh v
vic lm ca ti. B m tui va rt t ho v tui v tui rt hnh phc.
Sau k ngh, tui tr li thnh ph H Ch Minh i lm vic. tui ngh rng: tui
va c mt k ngh tht l tt v tui s khng bao gi qun n.

TOPIC 9: The means of transport you like most


If I have to decide which mean of transport I like most, itll be a car. Nowadays it
is really necessary for me and my family.
- Firstly, it is safer to drive a car than to ride a motorbike because in a car there are
air bags, seatbelts, car alarm that prevent us from being injured if you have an
accident. Driving a car at night on a lonely road will safer than riding a motorbike.
- Secondly, you never have to think about the weather (such a rain, sun, storm, and
dark at night) when you drive. A car has air-conditioner which helps you to avoid
getting wet, dust so it help to keep you healthy.
In the third place, a car is comfortable and fast. You can pretty much travel
wherever you want whenever you want within your local area, without having to
worry about the departure times and delays of the public transport system.
- Furthermore, you will feel comfortable and relaxed with the CD and DVD
machines on the car. You can listen music and you have pleasure of driving. When
you are tired, you can stop the journey and rest.
- Finally, if you have just the one car between you and your family, it can be
possible to share the vehicle between all of the family members thus providing
everyone with a mode of transport at all times.

TOPIC 10: The most useful machine in the twentieth century


Among the most useful inventins in the last century; I find the computer the most
important because of these reasons:
- First, when the computer is connected to the Internet, it is a good way of learning
anh getting information. You can read newspapers on line and download lots of
information from the web pages. Besides, you can learn online as well.
- Second, computers is convenient because it helps you work faster by typing,
printing document and storing data if you want.
- Finally, computer is a good way to entertain with many kinds of games and
entertainments. There are a lot of games and on line activities like forum or
facebook for you to share ideas and information with your friends. You can also
listen to music or watch movies if you like.
In short, computers are really useful and important to my life and my work.

TOPIC 11: Your favorite leisure activity (for women)


I often cook when I have free time because cooking is a joyful and relaxing activity
for me.
- First, cooking a good meal brings happiness to my family. All the members in my
family can gather around the table and enjoy the food I cook and talk and share the
joy with each others.
- Second, cooking is my favorite hobby because Im a woman. Cooking is one way
to show my feminine character and to show my responsibility in the family.
- finally, cooking helps me reduce stress of everyday hard work and makes me
relaxed. When I cook, I can forget the problems that I have and just pay attention
to the cooking.
Maybe, after relaxing, I feel much happier and I can solve my problem.
In conclusion, cooking is my favourite activity when I have free time.
TOPIC 12: The advantages of living in the countryside
Living in the countryside is really good for your life because of these reasons:
- First, living in the country can bring you a clean evironment. The air is fresher
and there are lots of trees, rice fields and rivers, you can walk on the fields or along
the rivers to enjoy the clean and fresh air there in the early morning.
- Second, living in the countryside is cheaper than in the city because people there
have lower income and dont have the habit of spending a lot of money. If you live
in the country, you can save a lot of money.
- Finally, people in the country are more friendly and opener than people in the city
because they live near each other. People live together in a small village so they
can talk countryside can have festivals and you can join and fell very happy.
In conclusin, there are many benefits of living in the country.

TOPIC 13: The disadvantages of living in the city


Many people find it difficult and unpleassant to live in the city because of these
reasons.
- First, the air in the city is getting more and polluted because the traffic is so
heavy, the city roads are in bad conditions and the population is really big. There
are fewer and fewer trees, lakes and rivers.
- Second, the cost of living is much higher than in the rural areas. People have to
spend more money on food, drink, clothes and other activities like traveling and
entertainment, while the salary has not been much improved.
- Finally, life in the city is more dangerous than in the countryside because of night
clubs, discotheques, casinos City people are easily attracted by social evils such
as drinking, drug talking or gambling So, there are more crimes because some
people dont want to work but only want money to play.
- In short, living in the city has many disadvantages so people have to struggle a lot
to survive.

TOPIC 14: Talk about your weekend activities


Weekend time is my favorite time in the week because I can enjoy myself and do
many relaxing activities I like.
In the morning, after a relaxing breakfast, I often call some of my friends to ask
them to go shopping with me. We spend the whole morning going shopping and
then have lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Hanoi.
Then, I come back home for a nap. In the afternoon, I often go swimming with my
neighbor if the weather is hot. In winter I go jogging in the central park instead. I
usually have dinner with my family during weekend, so we can talk with each
other and share our stories. After dinner, I sometime listen to music or surf the net
to chat with friends or check emails. I usually do not go to bed late because I will
have lots of work on Monday.
In short, living in the city has many disadvantages so people have to struggle a lot
to survive.

TOPIC 15: Talk about on of your hobbies


People may have different hobbis such as listening to music, watching T.V,
dancing. playing games or collecting things. My hobby is to read books.
I enjoy reading many types of books, but my favorite is detective. I like reading
stories about Sherlock Holmes of author Conald Doyle. I often read books in the
evening after I finish preparing things for the next days work.
When I have free time, I often go to bookstores to look for new books. Once a
week, I go to the city library to read there. I sometimers read books on line if I
canot get hard copies of the books I want.
Books help me relax a lot after days of hard work. Thanks to books, I can broaden
my knowledge and learn new things.

TOPIC 16: The most interesting place you have been to


I have beeb to many places in Vietnam, but the most intersting place that I always
remember is Da Nang, the beautiful coastal city in Vietnam. Its wonderful to me
because of these reasons.
First, the scenery in Da Nang is ideal for us to go sunbathing. We can swim in the
blue and clear sea water or do sunbathing on the soft sand beach under the yellow
and warm sunshine. The air is so fresh and pure.
Second, the local sea food are fresh, delicious but not expensive. For example,
tourists can enjoy different kinds of seafood such as crab, prawn, lobster,
seashell Also, the people there are friendly, sociable and polite.
Third, there are many interesting activities to do beside playing football, tennis on
the beach, building sandcastles on the beach or watching the sunrise. For example,
we can sail on a boad trip to the Cu Lao Cham and watch the mountain scenery on
the way. Also, we may visit BaNa Hill.
For these reasons, Da Nang has alwaus been one of my favourite tourist attactions.

TOPIC 17: The importance of learning foreign languages


Nowadays, it is very important to learn a foreign language because of these
reasons:
First, learing a foreign language, English for example, helps us learn and get
imformation about new things in the world. There are a lot of books written in
English, French, Chinesse
Second, it help us feel confident when we travel abroad. We can talk very easily
with people in other countries and learn a lot from them. We can use the language
to work and do business without an interpreter.
Finally, though a foreign language we learn we can learn more about the people of
that country, we know a lot about their culture and society and costoms and
traditions. We can become friends of many people so our life is more interesting.
In short, when we know a foreign language we can open a new to our world.
Because of the benefits of learning foreign languages, one should know at least one
foreign language.
TOPIC 18: Ways to have a good health.
If you want to have good health, you should follow these pieces of advice:
First, you should eat healthy food: lots of fruits, vegetable, fish and drink enough
water everydat to stay healthy. The Japanese eat a lot of fish so thay live very long.
You should eat less meat and fat food because thay may cause heart diseases and
increase the cholesterol level in your blood. Fruits and vegetables no only bring
you lots of vitamins and minerals but also help you have a better immune system.
Second, you should exercise everyday by choosing a suitable sport such as
jogging, tennis, swimming, yoga They not only make you strong but help you
relax as well. So, it helps you keep fit and stay healthy. If you dont have much
time, you just need to do moring exercises regularly.
Finally, you need to have regular health check up. If you have some problems
with your health, you should go to the doctor immediately before it gets more
serious. You should visit the doctor regularly in order to find out any diseases you
may have, so that you have a better chance to get rid of it.
In short, if you take this advice, you will have a good health.

TOPIC 19: Talk about your favorite television program


Among many programs and channels available on TV these days such as the
current news programs, sport programs, entertaining programs, educational
programs and movie programs, etc., I like the program the World of Animals
most.
This program is usually shown on VTV2 everyday at 8.30 in the evening. It often
lasts about 45 minutes. In this program, stories of the life of many animals in the
world are told in a very lively way. For example, people can watch films about
monkeys, snakes, tigers, insects, birds, sea turtles, sharks etc. and even the
penguins and the polar bears in the far North. While watching these films, I find
the everyday life activities and habits of these animals very interesting and full
mysteries. In addition, I also learn that it is very important to protect these animals
and their living environments because they are part of our valuable natural world.
Watching this program makes me very well informed and relaxed after a day of
work.
TOPIC 20: Talk about your favorite sport
These days, people are practicing many types of sport such as swimming, running,
cycling, aerobics, tennis, table tennis, badminton, golf and football, etc. My
favorite sport is jogging. Jogging is a simple sport to practice because you dont
need any special or expensive equipment like other sports. In fact you just need a
good pair of trainers for your self . The most suitable place for jogging is a park or
somewhere around a lake near your house. You can also jog on a field or in the
forest if you are living in the countryside. For me, I jog for about an hour in the
afternoon everyday after work. I usually go jogging alone, but if possible you can
ask my family members, friends or neighbors to go with me. While we jog, we
often talk and share with each other about everyday life stories, so we feel that we
can reduce our stress. After going jogging each day, I feel that I am more relaxed
and fit again after a long day of work.

TOPIC 21: Talk about one of your close friends


I have had many friends so far, but Thanh Nga is one of my close friends. Nga is
about 30 years old and is now working a researcher at an institute
in Hanoi. We met each other when we were in the secondary school. During those
days, we went to school together everyday, studied in the same class and shared
with each other all the joys and sorrow, so we have become close friends since
then.
My friend Nga is not very tall, but pretty with long black hair and a nice smile. She
is a very sincere, modest and helpful person. She likes painting and painted many
pictures. Also, I can still remember that Nga was very good at literature and
foreign languages.
We often meet each other when we have time. When we are very busy, we often
talk to each other on the phone or we chat on the Internet. Whenever we meet, we
often go to see other friends, go shopping or sit in a quite place to have coffee. We
talk about our life and share with each other our good news or problems and see if
we can help each other. Nga is really a good friend of mine, a friend for life.

TOPIC 22: Talk about your house/flat


I live in a house in Hanoi The house is in a small and quiet street in
district of Hanoi/It takes about half an hout to go to the city center. The house
was built 5 years ago. It isnt a big house and has two floors.
In my house there are 4 main rooms: a living room, a dining rooms, two bedrooms.
Besides, we have a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet.
We have a little but pretty garden; my family often spend our free time there to
grow plant and vegetables. Next to the garden there is a small yard where my
children often play after school.
In my house, I like the living room is my favorite one. This room was painted light
green, so we feel very pleasant. In this room, there is a tea table, a sofa and a
television. On the wall there is a couple of oil paintings. After dinner, our family
often spend time together talking to each other or watching a favorite TV program.
We often receive our guests in this room. I love my house. Everyday when I come
back home from work, I have a warm feeling of being together with my whole
family.

TOPIC 23: Talk about your job


I am now working as a senior engineer/ in a company / in Hanoi. My
company name is . I have had this job for more than 10 years. In my
job, I am in charge of managing our departments activities such as research
development, technical supervision and maintenance. Besides, we also need to
corporate our work with other departments in the company in order to run the
companys business smoothly.
To do this job besides my university degree, I have had many training classes in
project management, product development, marketing, etc
In addition, the skills required for this job are communication, time management,
teamwork and presentation skills, etc
I really like my job because I am able to apply the knowledge and skills of the filed
I studied in my work. In addition, I have a flexible working time, so I can make
full use of the time in the office and have time for research. Also, I am lucky to
work with a very active and supportive staff. One thing I dont like about this job
is that I often have to travel, so I sometimes dont have time for my family. I am
planning to further my study to get a doctor degree.
TOPIC 24: The means of transport you like most
If I have to decide which mean of transport I like most, itll be a car. Nowadays it
is really necessary for me and my family.
- Firstly, it is safer to drive a car than to ride a motorbike because in a car there are
air bags, seatbelts, car alarm that prevent us from being injured if you have an
accident. Driving a car at night on a lonely road will safer than riding a motorbike.
- Secondly, you never have to think about the weather (such a rain, sun, storm, and
dark at night) when you drive. A car has air-conditioner which helps you to avoid
getting wet, dust so it help to keep you healthy.
In the third place, a car is comfortable and fast. You can pretty much travel
wherever you want whenever you want within your local area, without having to
worry about the departure times and delays of the public transport system.
- Furthermore, you will feel comfortable and relaxed with the CD and DVD
machines on the car. You can listen music and you have pleasure of driving. When
you are tired, you can stop the journey and rest.
- Finally, if you have just the one car between you and your family, it can be
possible to share the vehicle between all of the family members thus providing
everyone with a mode of transport at all times.

TOPIC 25: The most useful machine in the twentieth century


Among the most useful inventins in the last century; I find the computer the most
important because of these reasons:
- First, when the computer is connected to the Internet, it is a good way of learning
anh getting information. You can read newspapers on line and download lots of
information from the web pages. Besides, you can learn online as well.
- Second, computers is convenient because it helps you work faster by typing,
printing document and storing data if you want.
- Finally, computer is a good way to entertain with many kinds of games and
entertainments. There are a lot of games and on line activities like forum or
facebook for you to share ideas and information with your friends. You can also
listen to music or watch movies if you like.
In short, computers are really useful and important to my life and my work.

TOPIC 26: Your favorite leisure activity (for women)


I often cook when I have free time because cooking is a joyful and relaxing activity
for me.
- First, cooking a good meal brings happiness to my family. All the members in my
family can gather around the table and enjoy the food I cook and talk and share the
joy with each others.
- Second, cooking is my favorite hobby because Im a woman. Cooking is one way
to show my feminine character and to show my responsibility in the family.
- finally, cooking helps me reduce stress of everyday hard work and makes me
relaxed. When I cook, I can forget the problems that I have and just pay attention
to the cooking.
Maybe, after relaxing, I feel much happier and I can solve my problem.
In conclusion, cooking is my favourite activity when I have free time.

TOPIC 27: Talk about your weekend activities


Weekend time is my favorite time in the week because I can enjoy myself and do
many relaxing activities I like.
In the morning, after a relaxing breakfast, I often call some of my friends to ask
them to go shopping with me. We spend the whole morning going shopping and
then have lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Hanoi.
Then, I come back home for a nap. In the afternoon, I often go swimming with my
neighbor if the weather is hot. In winter I go jogging in the central park instead. I
usually have dinner with my family during weekend, so we can talk with each
other and share our stories. After dinner, I sometime listen to music or surf the net
to chat with friends or check emails. I usually do not go to bed late because I will
have lots of work on Monday.
In short, living in the city has many disadvantages so people have to struggle a lot
to survive.

TOPIC 28: The most interesting place you have been to


I have beeb to many places in Vietnam, but the most intersting place that I always
remember is Da Nang, the beautiful coastal city in Vietnam. Its wonderful to me
because of these reasons.
First, the scenery in Da Nang is ideal for us to go sunbathing. We can swim in the
blue and clear sea water or do sunbathing on the soft sand beach under the yellow
and warm sunshine. The air is so fresh and pure.
Second, the local sea food are fresh, delicious but not expensive. For example,
tourists can enjoy different kinds of seafood such as crab, prawn, lobster,
seashell Also, the people there are friendly, sociable and polite.
Third, there are many interesting activities to do beside playing football, tennis on
the beach, building sandcastles on the beach or watching the sunrise. For example,
we can sail on a boad trip to the Cu Lao Cham and watch the mountain scenery on
the way. Also, we may visit BaNa Hill.
For these reasons, Da Nang has alwaus been one of my favourite tourist attactions.

TOPIC 29: The importance of learning foreign languages


Nowadays, it is very important to learn a foreign language because of these
reasons:
First, learing a foreign language, English for example, helps us learn and get
imformation about new things in the world. There are a lot of books written in
English, French, Chinesse
Second, it help us feel confident when we travel abroad. We can talk very easily
with people in other countries and learn a lot from them. We can use the language
to work and do business without an interpreter.
Finally, though a foreign language we learn we can learn more about the people of
that country, we know a lot about their culture and society and costoms and
traditions. We can become friends of many people so our life is more interesting.
In short, when we know a foreign language we can open a new to our world.
Because of the benefits of learning foreign languages, one should know at least one
foreign language.

TOPIC 30: Ways to have a good health.


If you want to have good health, you should follow these pieces of advice:
First, you should eat healthy food: lots of fruits, vegetable, fish and drink enough
water everydat to stay healthy. The Japanese eat a lot of fish so thay live very long.
You should eat less meat and fat food because thay may cause heart diseases and
increase the cholesterol level in your blood. Fruits and vegetables no only bring
you lots of vitamins and minerals but also help you have a better immune system.
Second, you should exercise everyday by choosing a suitable sport such as
jogging, tennis, swimming, yoga They not only make you strong but help you
relax as well. So, it helps you keep fit and stay healthy. If you dont have much
time, you just need to do moring exercises regularly.
Finally, you need to have regular health check up. If you have some problems
with your health, you should go to the doctor immediately before it gets more
serious. You should visit the doctor regularly in order to find out any diseases you
may have, so that you have a better chance to get rid of it.
In short, if you take this advice, you will have a good health.

TOPIC 31: Talk about your house/flat


I live in a house in Hanoi The house is in a small and quiet street in
district of Hanoi/It takes about half an hout to go to the city center. The house
was built 5 years ago. It isnt a big house and has two floors.
In my house there are 4 main rooms: a living room, a dining rooms, two bedrooms.
Besides, we have a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet.
We have a little but pretty garden; my family often spend our free time there to
grow plant and vegetables. Next to the garden there is a small yard where my
children often play after school.
In my house, I like the living room is my favorite one. This room was painted light
green, so we feel very pleasant. In this room, there is a tea table, a sofa and a
television. On the wall there is a couple of oil paintings. After dinner, our family
often spend time together talking to each other or watching a favorite TV program.
We often receive our guests in this room. I love my house. Everyday when I come
back home from work, I have a warm feeling of being together with my whole
family.

TOPIC 32: Talk about your best friend


My best friend is Thi, she is my classmate in the University.
She is a beautiful girl with a slim build and a fair complexion (da). She has long
black hairs and an attractive oval face with big brown eyes and red lips, which are
always smiling. She is simple, friensly and kind to everybody. She is also very
sweets, she never gets angry with her husband and children. She works very hard
and look after her family carefully. We often phone to each other to talk out work,
family
TOPIC 33: Talk about the traffic problems in our city and how to solve them
HCM city the biggest city in VN. It has a population of 7 million with over 3
million vehicles of all kinds. Moreover, the streets are narrow and in bad condition.
Worse still, many people disobey the traffic regulations. Consequently, there are
many traffic accidents, which kill and injure hundreds of people every month.
Every day, there are at least two or three traffic jams at some junctions in our city
during rush hours.
To solve the above problems, I suggest some solutions: streets repaired and
widened; encourage city-dwellers to use public transport; the city people should be
educated to obey the traffic rules.
TOPIC 34. Talk about your hobbies
My hobbies are listening to music and watching televison. I am very fond of
music. When I am free, I often listen to my favourite songs from an cassette
recorder. At weekends, I usually go to music shops to buy good CDs. Of the
famous pop singers, I prefer Madonna, Preatney Spears.
I also spend an hour after dinner watching news on television
I think that my hobbies are very useful. They widen my knowledge, relax my mind
and make me feel better about myself.
TOPIC 35. What are the causes of air pollution in our big cities? What should
we do to reduce air pollution?
Air has been polluted by gases emitted (thi) from car exhausts (ng b) and from
factory chimneys (ng khi)
To reduce air pollution, we should:
Encourage people to use public transport such as public buses
Remove some of the factories in the city center to suburbs
Deforestation must be completely forbidden and we should grow many trees.
TOPIC 36: Talk about advantages and disadvantages of the Internet? What
should we do to reduce the disadvantages?
The internet is a wonderful source of information which enables the user to
communicate with the whole world.
Using internet, we can quickly find the information we need in all fields such as
science, literature, art..we can also use the internet to watch films, listen to music
or talk to a person who is living thousands of miles away.
However the internet also has its disadvantages. Some people take advantage of the
internet to deceive others or to issue untrue or malicious information for their own
bad purpose. It is also a source of depraved films and pictures, which may damage
our younger generation.
To avoid negative side effects, the usage of the internet should be careful
controlled by the authorities.
TOPIC 37: Where do you prefer to live? City or country? Why?
I prefer to live in the country because I can enjoy the fresh air, the peaceful
atmosphere and the beautiful landcape which help to relax my mind. The people in
the country is honesty and kindness, they are always good neighbours.
Roads in the country are not crowed and havent traffic jam
I havent to suffer from air pollution and noise pollution, which are very harmful to
my health.
TOPIC 38: Why are young people attracted to cities?
Life in the city is more convenient than in the countryside. In the city, the houses
are supplied with electricity and drinking-water. People go from place to place
very quicky by motorbite, by bus or by taxi. People can buy everything they need
in shops and supermarkets everywhere. There are so many interesting things to see
and do. There are many places to visit such as museums, parks, zoo .. For
entertainment, people can go to theatres, movie and amusement centres. There are
a lot of theatrers whith the latest movies and plays. They easier to find a job and
earn more money than in the countryside. They can attend educational institutions
which are open till late in the night to advance in their careers.
TOPIC 39: Which job do you like best? Why?
At present Im a civil servant but I love to become a doctor because some reasons:
First, society respect the doctor because he treat disease as he can regain life to
many patients.
Second, the doctor earn a lot of money with work in hospital and clinic open.
Health is golden, no one sick without a doctor.
Third, if I were a doctor, I could care best for my familys health. I dont spend a
lot of money to go to the doctor.
TOPIC 40: Why is it necessary to learn English?
English is the most international of languages. It is spoken as a native language in
many country such as: US, Britain, Australia, New Zealan, most of CanadaIt is
also used as a second and foreign language by 700 million people in the world. To
many people English is an important language to master because it is a gateway to
world scholarship and international trade. English complete our higher education.
TOPIC 41: Which sport are you interested in? why?
* There are many kind of sports such as: football, basketball, tennis, table
tennis,..they are all attractive and usefull but my favorite sport is badminton (cu
lng). Because some reasons:
It is a vary simple and easy to play. People of all ages play it at any time, in any
place from town to the country.
It is not so tiring as football or long race, it is not dangerous as basketball or pole
jump.
Badminton helps me to improve health of the body, while playing badminton you
need to exercise the entire body, running, polished, look
TOPIC 42. Why shouldnt we smoke?
Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. It also causes stomach-ache, heart
diseases and mental troubles. Every year, there are thousands of people die of
smoking-related diseases. Smoking does not only harm the smoker, it also
endangers those who inhale cigarette smoke. The children of parents who smoke a
great deal may become less intelligent and less healthy.
Because of above reasons, we shouldnt smoking.
TOPIC 43. Whats your favourite television programme?
Of all the TV programmmes, I like the news programme best. The news
programmes shown on TV channel at 7 p.m help me to know almost everything
about different places in our country and important events happening all over the
world. I know about the main national and international sporting events. I also
know about weather.
TOPIC 44: What are your favourite types of food and drink?
I like to eat meat, vegetables and fruit. Eating meat is not good for health, but I
prefer to eat meat than fish or seafood. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, they are
good for health. I like to drink water and fruit juice. I can not drink coffee because
it makes me insomnia. I hate carbonated soft drinks.
TOPIC 45: If you were a billionaire, what would you do?
If I were a billionaire, I would build a vocational school for street children. The
following are the reasons of my decision. First of all, street children are very poor.
They have no job, no home, very little money. Their lives are unstable in streets. In
addition, street children are helpless. They are put aside society. Their bad
destinies are always in danger. Finally, street children are the results of the
mistakes of adults. They are innocent. Therefore, they are worth of being helped to
have a chance for a better life. It is the above-mentioned things that I decide to
build a vocational school for helping street children when I become a billionaire.
TOPIC 46: How many seasons are there in the South of Vietnam? Which one
do you prefer? Why?
Southern Vietnam has two seasons: wet season and dry season. However, I only
like the dry season because of the reasons as follows. Firstly, in the dry season, we
can do many things very conveniently and comfortably such as going to school,
going on picnic, traveling whenever I like, while in the wet season, rains day after
day prevent us from doing many things. Secondly, the dry season is always
peaceful for our living. On the contrary, floods, storms, thunders, landslides are
deadly disasters which often come in the rainy season. Last of all, the dry season is
the ideal time for earning-for-living activities of many people, especially the poor.
In the mean time, bad phenomena of weather usually happen in the wet season,
causing the life of very many people meet difficulties.
In summary, I prefer the dry season to the wet season because of the convenient
things that I have told you.
TOPIC 47: Do you think the computer is a useful tool? How is it useful?
I think that computers are very useful for our life in many ways. First, computers
help us work conveniently and quickly. When we enter data and orders into a
computer, we can get expected results almost immediately. Next, computers are
useful for our study. Nowadays, with a computer connecting to the internet, we can
learn a lot of things all over the world. Moreover, computers are also wonderful
means of entertainment. With media soft-wares, we can enjoy all kinds of films,
plays and music. Last of all, computers can serve as neat storages. On a computer
we can store a lot of documents and memorial photographs safely for a long time.
In short, computers have been improving our life and work better and better.
TOPIC 48: Whats your favorite means of transportation? Why do you like
it?
My favorite means of transportation is the bicycle because of its conveniences.
First, bicycling helps you save money. To buy a car or a motorbike, you must pay
plenty of money, but you spend much less money to buy a bicycle. Also, while you
must pay for gasoline to use vehicles having engines, a bicycle requires no money
for gasoline at all. On the other hand, bicycling is good for your health. You sit still
as riding a motorbike, but with a bicycle, you surely have chances to do body
exercises regularly, keeping you healthier and healthier. Last but not least, bicycles
contribute to protect environment. Smokes from engines pollute the air day after
day; bicycling produces no pollution, making our atmosphere fresh and clean. The
abovementioned explain why I like bicycling most.
TOPIC 49: Do you have any problems in learning English? How do you
overcome them?
When I learn English, I meet many difficulties in speaking and listening. As for
speaking skill, I can not speak English well. My tongue is stiff. There are so many
English sounds that I cant pronounce English correctly. Besides, I have no English
language environment. These obstacles prevent me from speaking English well. As
for listening skill, I cant listen to English well, either. Owing to my bad English
pronunciation, I cant understand much when the others speak English to me.
Furthermore, linking words is another problem for me because I am not familiar
with it. My bad ability of speaking and listening to English makes me find it very
terrible when I encounter this subject.
However, I have got some ways to overcome difficulties in speaking and listening
to English. As for speaking, I will spend much more time to practise with my
friends and even with myself. I will drill my pronunciations and ask for my English
teachers advice. As for listening, I will increase my time for listening to English
as well as learn experience from other people. I am optimistic that, my speaking
and listening skills will be improved soon.
TOPIC 50: Tell about how to keep healthy.
There are many ways to keep our health. First, we should eat nutritious food
moderately such as meat, eggs, and vegetables. Second, we should drink nutritious
beverage such as milk, wine. Moreover, we should do morning exercises regularly.
Thanks to doing body exercises every morning, we can lower the level of
cholesterol in our bodies and make the organs in our bodies work well. In addition,
we should also keep our mind relaxed since stressed moods always negatively
affect our health. At last, we should help other people in need. The more we help
the others, the more we want to be healthy to enjoy the happiness and
meaningfulness of our life. To sum up, there are many ways to keep our health if
we really pay attention to it
TOPIC 51: Describe the room that you like best in your house. Why do you
like it?
In my house, I like the living-room best because that is the place actively
influencing my family. First, the living-room is where my family get together
every evening to enjoy the cozy family atmosphere. At that moment, we often
watch TV, my parents give us advice, and we always chat with one another very
merrily. Also, the living-room is where we welcome visitors and guests. In my
house, it is the ideal place to receive everybody and they always feel happy and
comfortable to be in there. Moreover, the living-room is the best place to relax. It
is the place that is best equipped, so we always feel pleasant and peaceful there
when we have any mental problems. To sum up, the living room is the place that
always brings us positive things in our life.
TOPIC 52: Tell an experience that you never forget.
I never forget the moment that I received the news of my passing the university
entrance examination. When I saw my name on the list of passers, I felt so happy
that I was going to burst into tears. My parents were also very glad. They gave me
compliments, and showed me how they were pleased about my examination result.
My relatives and my friends offered me congratulations. At that time, it seemed
that I had been the apple in everybodys eyes. I felt very proud of my self and
everybody felt proud of me, too. That is the sweetest memory that I have
experienced in my life so far.
TOPIC 53:Which places in Vietnam do you think are the most interesting for
visitors from other countries
In my view, two most interesting places that visitors should come in our country
are Ha Long Bay and Phu Tu Island. Ha Long Bay is a beautiful landscape in
Northern Vietnam. That is where there are thousands of strange-shaped islands and
limestone grottoes of all sizes covering a large sea zone in the Gulf of Tonkin. The
sea there is very calm while the sky above is often clear and bright, making the
whole panorama of Ha Long Bay strangely attractive and full of poetry. Similarly,
Phu Tu Island is really a beautiful scenery of Southern Vietnam. It locates in Hon
Chong area of Kien Giang Province. There, you will see a wonder of nature: two
high masses of stone, a big one and a small one, growing from a natural pedestal
on the sea surface like a father and a son watching over the sea day and night. Phu
Tu Island is the emblem of Kien Giang Province. However, the Island of Phu has
been collapsed recently due to a sudden weather incident and the authorities of
Kien Giang Province are planning to restore it as it used to be. Subjectively
speaking, the two sites that I have told you are the best to visit in this country.
TOPIC 54: How do you spend your weekends?
At weekends, I often spend time for my favorite activities. On Saturday evening, I
often go watching films in a caf alone or with some of my friends. If I dont
watch films, I play cards with my roommates and chat about all things that we can
imagine and go to bed very late. On Sunday morning, I also get up late to relax
since my busy study from Monday through Friday always makes me tired. Besides,
at weekends, I often buy delicious food to enjoy and to nourish my body. On
Sunday afternoon, I do nothing but relax and listen to music or watch TV. Every
once a month, I return to my homeland to visit my parents, my brothers and sisters,
my relatives and to ask my parents for money as well. As these routines happen
repeatedly, I am always happy and pleased with weekends I have enjoyed so far.
TOPIC 55: Talk about your daily routine. What are you activities in a
normal day?
My days are always busy and the same. My day begins very early in the morning. I
usually get up a 4.30 am. After having got up, I clear my bed, clean my face, brush
my teeth and do morning exercises. At about 5.30, I wash my dirty clothes and
take a bath. I often have breakfast at 6.30. After having had breakfast, I prepare my
books and notebooks, and go to school. I study at school from 7.00 am to 11.00
am. At noon, I get home at 11.00 and prepare for lunch. I usually finish my lunch
at 11.50 and then I rest and take a nap. In the afternoon, I often learn in the library
from 1.30 pm till 4.30 pm. After that I go to market to buy food for dinner. I
usually finish cooking for dinner at about 5.30 and have dinner until 6.00 pm. In
the evening, from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, I often take a rest, read newspapers, and
listen to music. From 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, I am self-taught in the school library. I
usually get to my living-place at about 9.45. After that, I go to bed. I often sleep
until 4.30 am of the next morning when a new day of mine begins. Although my
daily routine is busy, I am very pleased with it. Thats all.
TOPIC 56: What do you like and dislike?
I like helping my friends because when I do something good for the others, I
receive new exhilaration, making me feel more interested and happier. First, each
help that I have given to a friend brings me a lovely memory. The friend receiving
my help often offers me a special attention in our friendship. Second, helping my
friends makes my life meaningful. The more I do good things for everybody, the
more I feel proud of my existence in this life. Moreover, helping friends also
means helping yourself. Everybody sees your good heart and thus it is sure that
they will not forsake you when you fall in difficulties. It is the immediate benefits
that I have told you make me fond of helping my friends.
I hate telling a lie because it brings many dangers. Firstly, telling a lie make
everybody not respect us. We know that telling a lie is not good. When we do so, it
means that we do not respect ourselves and thus other people also do not respect
us. Secondly, telling a lie negatively affects our jobs. When everybody doesnt
trust us, it is really difficult for us to deal with partners in our business. Thirdly,
telling a lie unintentionally hurts our kin people. They are surely very shameful
when other people know that they are kin to liars like us. It is the bad effects in
such a chain that I do not like telling a lie at all.
TOPIC 57: Talk about your last holiday. When? Where? What? And how?
My most recent holiday is the trip to Hon Chong two months ago. That trip was at
weekends. On that Saturday morning, my friends and I departed very early by
motorbike. We rode non-stop from Long Xuyen to Rach Gia city where we
stopped for 30 minutes to relax. We spent approximately one hour to go around
Rach Gia city. At about 11.00 am, we began to head to Hon Chong. We arrived at
Hon Chong at about 3.30. On that afternoon, we rent a room in a hotel in Hon
Chong to stay overnight. From 4.30 pm to 5.30 on that same day, we went taking a
sea bath. After that, we went back to our hotel to take a bath with fresh water and
have dinner. In the evening, we ate seafood in a small restaurant by the sea and
enjoyed the romantic nightfall scenery for 2 hours. We went to bed at 10.30 pm in
that night. When the dawn of the next day came, we visited Hang Pagoda, Tu
Island (which used to be named Phu Tu Island but the Phu Island has collapsed
recently due to a natural incident). At 9.30 on Sunday morning, we left Hon Chong
for home. We got back to Long Xuyen at 4.00 pm via Vam Ray Ferry, and Tri
Tons roads.
TOPIC 58: What are your hobbies?
I like traveling very much because it not only relaxes my mind, widens my
knowledge, but also brings me many new friends. First, I always feel happy when
traveling. Enjoying beautiful scenery everywhere, though natural or man-made, is
the most effective pill to heal my mental diseases. Besides, I can learn many
interesting things from traveling. The more we travel, the more we know about the
world around us, which considerably contributes to our understandings. In
addition, we can have interesting relationships when we travel to somewhere.
Sudden friendships coming with us in our trips brings us sweet memories and
warm feelings everywhere, making us not feel lonely or strange anywhere we
come and visit. Briefly speaking, traveling is important and essential part of my
life.
TOPIC 59: Introduce yourself and your background.
My family is an extended family, consisting of my parents, my brothers, my sisters
and me. My father is 65 years old. He used to be a teacher of mathematics in Long
Xuyen High School. At present, he has retired. My mother is two years younger
than my father. She is a housewife. My eldest brother is 39 years old. He is a
teacher in Hoa Binh Secondary School. He is married and has a little daughter. His
wife teaches in the same school as he. My elder sister is 37 years old. She is also a
teacher. She teaches in Hung Vuong Secondary School. She is married and has got
two boys. Her husband teaches in her same school, too. My youngest sister is 28
years old. She is an accountant. She is still single. As for me, I am 32 years old. I
am a teacher of English in An Giang University. I am married but I havent got any
children. My wife is a teacher of Huong Duong Kindergarten. Although there are
so many members living under the same roof, we feel very comfortable and very
happy.

TOPIC 60: What do you need in order to get a good job?


To get a good job, we must meet all working criteria that the employers require.
Technically, we must have enough ability to do the job effectively. We should
have working experience and know how to tackle all situations generating during
the process of working. Communicatively, we should have good communicative
skills. We should know what our employers need and know how to please them.
Also, we should be popular and friendly to our colleagues. Sentimentally, we
should show the employers our love for the job. We should make them understand
that we apply for the job because we love it and really want to do it. It is this love
that enables us work effectively and attach with them for a long time. In short, to
get a good job, we must have good professional knowledge, good communicative
skills, and the love for it.
TOPIC 61: How is computer useful for your work or your study?
Computer currently helps me much in my study. First of all, it helps me format my
lessons effectively. I often type my lessons on the computer and format them to
make them attractive to eyes so that I may learn them by heart quickly and review
them conveniently. Next, computer helps me keep my materials safely for future
use. Today, beside the hard drive, I often bring my USBs with me and use them to
save all what I want at any time and place. Moreover, I often update my materials
on the screen. This enables me to create clear and tidy versions of materials and
save up much time for other activities. On the other hand, computer is the most
helpful friend helping me learn information and knowledge on the internet. Thanks
to computer, I often access the internet and learn many things. Computer has made
my understanding better day by day and become indispensable for my study.
TOPIC 62: Why do many people want to study abroad? What do we have to
prepare to study abroad?
Studying abroad has many advantages. First, you are better trained because the
education in developed countries is better than that of our country. Second, we can
widen our understanding about another culture. Living abroad is a wonderful
opportunity for us to learn about the customs there. Moreover, studying abroad
improves our professional prestige, keeping us easy to find a well-paid job and to
gain prestige in our working place. However, to study abroad smoothly, we must
carefully prepare some necessary things in advance. English is the first thing for us
to master. Without it, you cant understand anything and your study surely
becomes a nightmare. Next is cultural knowledge which enables you to adapt
yourself to foreign communities and avoid cultural shocks. In addition, you should
prepare psychology against homesickness because you can not return to your
homeland right away when you want. In summary, studying abroad successfully
requires you to know about its positive points and how to deal with difficulties
abroad.
TOPIC 63: What is your plan for the future?
I plan to become an accountant because it is an interesting career for several
reasons. First, I am trained to do this job at the university. I take many subjects
relating to my future job. The examinations I have passed show that I'll have
enough ability to do the job well. Second, it can train me to become a very careful
person in my life. I won't be allowed to make any mistakes because every mistake
can lead to the losing of a big sum of money. Third, with this job, I hope I can help
the poor or farmers to borrow money from banks to invest in their rice fields or do
small business. Fourth, with this job, I can work indoors. I needn't face the sunlight
or dew like my parents working in the field.
Especially, I can earn enough for myself and support my family, I
hope so. The above things are the reasons why I plan to be an accountant in the
future.
TOPIC 64: How do you spend your summer vacation?
As a student, I dont have much free time beside those I love, so my summer
vacation is the duration during which I often busy myself with many things at
home all day. In the day time, I often do sundry things for my grandmother and
help my parents to do housework. In the evening, I go out with some of my old
friends. We often chat with each other in a cafe. Usually, when I am free from
doing housework, I go and visit close relatives in my neighborhood and ask them
about their life and business. In the late evening, I watch films on TV or read
novels or books to widen my understanding. I often go to bed very late. In my
mind, I always want my short summer vacations to be not only comfortable for me
but also useful for my beloved people.
TOPIC 65: What do you like and dislike about living in your neighborhood?
My neighborhood has given me many joys and sorrows, too. I like my
neighborhood because of some reasons as follows. That is a place of peace with
good social security. There is almost no burglary, and crimes. Everyone pays
attention to one another and ready to help each other. Space is quiet. There is no
noise. Environment pollution is inconsiderable. However, my neighborhood is not
a perfect living place. Sometimes, I feel my privacy interfered because some
neighbors pay exorbitant attention to me. Some neighbors live in self-contained
houses, making contacts with them in emergency cases difficult. Moreover,
chances for creating income are not many because there are no factories in my
neighborhood. In summary, although I dont like my neighborhood in some
respects, I still wish to live there because of my friendly neighbors and some good
living conditions that I have enjoyed so far.
TOPIC 66: Do you like to live in a nuclear family or an extended family?
Why?
I like living in an extended family because this family pattern has many noble
values. First, extended families bring children close relationship from both their
parents and their grandparents. Children enjoy full love and care from the elderly
members in their family. Second, children can inherit family heritage of their
ancestors. Familial property and keepsakes can be kept and passed from generation
to generation, making ties between familial members become firmer. Moreover, in
an extended family, its tradition, rituals, and customs can be taught carefully to the
latter generation, making children realize familial tradition and know how to
behave well with everybody right from early lifetime. In summary, the positive
values of an extended family, which are real and undeniable, make me like it very
much.
TOPIC 67: Describe your house.
My house is small, but it has enough space for my things. It is in Cho Moi district,
about 45 kilometers from Long Xuyen City. There are four rooms in my house: a
living room, two bedrooms, and a kitchen. The living room is not very big. There
is a table in the middle with four chairs, a television on the left back corner, and a
display cabinet. All of the curtains are pink. There is a vase of flowers on the table.
In the bedrooms there are mats, pillows, mosquito nets and blankets. We have one
alarm clock in each bedroom. The kitchen seems narrow with a lot of kitchenware,
a table, six chairs, and a fridge. The house is surrounded by a garden with a lot of
flowers in spring. Our gate is green. I love my house very much because it is the
place I was born and grew up.
TOPIC 68: Should people retire at the age of sixty?
In my opinion, people should retire at the age of sixty because of physical and
mental problems and longevity. Physically, at the age of sixty, our health comes
down gradually. We no longer have much strength. Bone structures get weak. We
easily get sick or break our bones. Such a physical status is not ideal for working
any more. Mentally, physical come-down makes the brain weak and hurt easily.
Our senses are not good as before. Elderly people are usually absentminded with
bad eyesight and low flexibility. For longevity, the age of sixty is the last duration
of life, people should withdraw from business, transfer their precious experience to
their children to enjoy their free time, keep health in order to lengthen their
longevity with their children. In summary, people should retire at the age of sixty
to keep health and good mind and live long with their children.
TOPIC 69: Talk about the causes and effects of one kind of the environmental
pollution.
Today, air, noise, and water are polluted everywhere for many causes, but water
pollution is, in my opinion, the most serious. The immediate cause is human
garbage-littering. Many inhabitants of poor consciousness of hygiene throw all
kinds of garbage everywhere, especially into rivers. Most of properly-untreated
industrial waste disposals are also poured into rivers. In agricultural production,
water in fields containing all kinds of chemicals from insecticides and fertilizers
finally flow into rivers, too. The result is that water resources are seriously
polluted. For human beings, the use of polluted water without being carefully
filtered or boiled causes various diseases. For aquatic animals, such as fish,
shrimps, crabs, frogs, etc..., they cant lay eggs or grow naturally as formerly;
some species even become extinct. For aquatic plants, they can die or become
contaminated with harmful substances and become dangers for creatures that eat
them. The above-mentioned are just some causes and effects of water pollution that
we can easily see everywhere today.
TOPIC 70: SPRING IN VIT NAM
Vietnam is in tropical climate and has 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and
Winter. Autumn may be loved by many people because the weather is nice: cool
and not strong sunshine. But Spring is the most meaningful and special, because it
is not only beautiful, but also waiting by all of Vietnamese people. It is season of
reunion, season of the coming back to hometown of all daughters and sons even
when they are no longer young.
Spring normally start from Jan or Feb of the calendar year, and last for 3 months.
The weather is often a bit cold with small rain. Thats why in Spring all the tree
sprout with the new leaves and many kind of flowers bloom.
In Vietnam, when Spring comes, also the Tet holiday. It is the biggest festival in
Vietnam, with at least four public holidays (will becomes five from 2013) but
normally, the holiday often last for at least 1 week. It start when the Lunar year
start. It is the first day of Lunar new year. Everybody stop working, come back to
their hometown, and enjoy the time with their family. The whole holiday is only
for enjoying, no working. It is the time for family, friends, and neighborhood.
Everybody wear the most beautiful clothes, visit each other and say the best
wishes. They also give each other the lucky money put in the red pocket. Spring in
Vietnam really is the season of gather and reunion.
TOPIC 71: Building
I'm really interested in Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower. Because it's not only
the tallest building in Hanoi but also all over Vietnam . It is a supertall skyscraper
located in Pham Hung street . It takes approximately 20 minutes by car from the
city center. the complex consists of one 72-story office tower with the height of
350 m and two 48-storey residence towers . The complex features a 5-star hotel,
offices, entertainment areas, retail spaces, clinics and convention centers....

TOPIC 72: FACEBOOK


It seems everyone loves Facebook. Everywhere you go, you can see people logged
in, updating their status. Whether they are at home, work or in the passenger seat
of a vehicle on their way to school, people of all ages are signing in to the most
popular social network, Facebook. One reason, Facebook is so popular is that there
is a huge amount of Facebook members. Sharing pictures, videos, and interests are
some of the features many people enjoy on Facebook. Being able to connect with
friends and family anytime, from anywhere is another. Making connections with
friends from the past is something else that Facebook makes possible. Facebook
has tons of applications and games available on the site also. Playing games with
Facebook friends is a great way to spend leisure time. People that have a lot of
time, for that sort of thing, really get into it. It is, as if, they are in their own little
virtual world. Playing a game alone, against the computer is something no one has
to do any more.

TOPIC 73: CLASS


Class : there were 52 member in my high shool class. 30 boys and 22 girls. 52
unique individuals made up our interesting class. . They were all very friendly,
open - minded and treated each other kindly ! My close friend is Huong, She is
very beautiful, sweet like a candy and very intelligent . She was always on top in
every exams . She was really good at Math , english and others but literature. i
absolutely admire her !The most respected person in our class was our monitor,
Truong. he is helpful, friendly and responsible. Without him, our class would be in
chaos. Teachers were very committed & dedicated . They were very patient in
explaining problems to us and always makes sure everyone understands. I am
proud to belong to my class . I love them all !
WRITING VIT TH
TOPIC 1: The last film you saw
Dear Kim,
How are you?
Have you seen any films at the cinema center those days? Three Idiots is a very
hot film now. You should see it, my dear. It is amazing.
Now I will tell you something about it. It is a story of three students in a top
mechanical university in India. One student in the three has a very wise way of
studying and doing all with his passion for knowledge. That boy has much
influence on his teachers as well as his roommates, which changes their lives.
I think it is a must-see film for all learners, thus, I recommend you it.
Give me some comments after that. OK?
See you soon.
Love,
Son

TOPIC 2: How do you keep fit and healthy?


Dear Jenny,
Thank you for your letter.
Keeping fit and staying healthy are always difficult for us, busy people. Honestly, I
want to be fit but I find it difficult. I am just trying to sleep enough and get up a
little early in the morning to have some morning exercises. I rarely drink coffee
and alcohol. I sometimes go swimming and go jogging. Ah, I never smoke, either.
I think no smoking can help a lot.
If I have time, I would like to take up gym.
What about you? What sport do you like? I think you can take up one sport.
Hope to get your letter soon.
Love,
John.

Topic 3. My favourite sport


Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you? How is your work?
Well, California Fitness & Yoga is big sports center near where I live.
I think that playing sport can have better health and nicer shape. We can also avoid
getting old and its a great way to reduce stress as we can always feel relaxed.
Besides, it helps me more concentrate on our work. I joined an aerobics class two
years ago. I often do it three times a week with my friends. This center is very big
with a variety of sports so I think I'll play another sport for a change. I will choose
tennis because I have to move much when playing it. I'm not worried about
overweight despite eating much. I will keep playing sports until Im too old.
Thats all for now.
I am looking forward to hearing for you.
Take care,
Ha

TOPIC 4: Giving advice on traveling around your country


Dear Kim,
Are you going to visit Vietnam next week? Have you determined where to go? As
I know you have never been to Hanoi city, right? Hence, I recommend you it.
Well, I will tell you some reasons for my suggestion.
Firstly, Hanoi is the heart of Vietnam and it possesses all typical characters of
Vietnamese people and cultural beauty. Secondly, it is autumn now so the weather
is very nice and suitable for jogging and enjoying the old citys beauty. Finally,
this place is also famous for many delicious kinds of food like beef noodle soup
and spring rolls which all of my foreign friends like you love eating.
I hope you will come and see me here.
Love,
Son

Dear Kate,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you? I will give you some advices on where to visit in Vietnam.
You want to travel around my country for a month. Why dont you choose several
landscapes?
In the North, you should go to Co To island where has the long beach. Its quite
pleasant with sun and wind. You can visit the islands with wild animals and enjoy
seafood here.
After that, you can come to Da Nang, a friendly city in the central. You should
visit Ba Na hill, a sight-seeing was built from the French colonial period.
Finally, You should visit HCM city where is also famous for many delicious kinds
of food like beef noodle soup and spring rolls which all of my foreign friends like
you love eating.
My country always welcome to you.
Best luck,
Ha.
Dear Linda,
How are you doing? How is your family? Are they OK?
Im very excited to hear that you are going to Vietnam soon. There are a lot of
places to go and things to see and do in our country. In the North, you should go to
Sapa to enjoy the magnificent beauty of mountainous areas and ethnic people.
Moreover, you can visit Ha Long Bay which is one of the New Seven Wonders of
the world. You must also spend a few days in Hanoi, our capital city, to experience
the special beauty of the Old Quarter, as well as try some traditional dishes like
spring rolls, Pho, green young rice, shrimp cakes.
If you love the beaches, then going to the central part of Vietnam is the best
choice. We have many beautiful beaches in Da Nang, Nha Trang.
I believe that you will have a wonderful trip in Vietnam.
Im looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Best wishes,
Peter

TOPIC 5: My hobbies in my free time (In your next letter, please tell me about
what you like doing in your free time. Do you stay at home or do you like going
out?)
Dear A,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you doing? How is your work? I am writing to tell you about my hobbies.
Well, I love going shopping with my friends. We often go to the city centre and
look around the shops. After buying several clothes, we have lunch and drink
coffee in the store.
I dont like staying at home so I sometimes go to the dance-sport club.
I like it very much because it can help me relaxed.
Please send my hello to your family.
Write to me soon.
Best wishes,
Ha.
Bai 2: What you like doing in your free time.
Dear Ann,
Thank you very much for your letter. It was great hearing about your hobbies. You
want to know what I like doing in my free time. Well, I love going out with my
friends. I dont enjoy staying at home. On Saturdays, I often go shopping with my
friends. Sometimes, we go to the cinema and have an ice-cream. On Sunday
afternoons, we go swimming at a swimming pool near my house. I think its good
for my health. But the best relaxing thing is cooking and having dinner with my
friends on Sunday evenings.
I hope you will write back soon.
Love,
Minh Ha.

TOPIC 6: My new house (In your last letter, you gave me your new address. Please
write and tell me what your new home is like. Is it in a similar place? What do you
like best about it?)
Bai 1: Dear A,
Thanks for your letter.
You want to know about my new house.
Well, it is wonderful house which is near the city centre.
My house has 6 floors and a big garden. It is the biggest house that we have lived
so far, so each family member has his own room. I have got a plenty of space for
cooking. My bedroom is painted pink and white with a big picture.
And the best thing about it is the garden with many trees. It is fresh and cool. We
usually have dinner there at weekends.
I hope you will visit my house soon.
Best wishes,
Ha.

TOPIC 7: I am keen on cooking ( you are keen on cooking, aren`t you? What
meals do you like to cook? Where do you buy all your food from?)
Dear Andy,
Thanks for your letter. How are you? You want to know what meal I like to cook.
Well, I am interested in cooking very much. My favourite dish is hot pot. It is not
difficult to do and it is very popular. Normally, I buy the food in the local market.
Sometimes, I can buy them from the big super market near my house such as Big C
and Thang Long Metro. I love hot pot because I can taste much food like
vegetable, mushroom, tofu, beef, pork I usually use fresh vegetable which is
grown in my garden for my meal. I think cooking at home will be more hygienic
and more delicious. Besides, family members can help me cook, it helps us closer
together.
Why dont you visit us and taste the meal cooked by me?
Write to me soon.
Love,
Ha.
TOPIC 8: Some change to my room
Dear Susan,
Thanks for your letter. How are you?
Our wedding will be held next month so I made some changes to my room last
week. There are a several changes in my room. It has just been painted pink and
violet which is the symbol of loyalty and we have a beautiful wedding picture in
the middle. I bought a dressing table with a big mirror. Last Monday, it was
delivered to my house. It was too heavy to carry up upstairs so I spent hours
arranging to match the furniture. I recently bought a big cabinet for our clothes.
Although I was exhausted, I felt very happy because the new furniture looks good
in my room.
Why dont you come and see my room?
Write to me soon.
Love,
Ha.
TOPIC 9: Reading book
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you? How is your work?
My hobby is reading books. I read different kinds of books, such as novels, fairy
tales, comics and reference books. I often stay home and lie on coach or in bed to
read before I sleep or after I finish all housework. Sometimes when I have free
time, like at the weekends, I go to the central library to find books and read them
right there. I love reading very much for some reasons. First, I always feel very
relaxed after I read something, such as a fairy tale for my children. They help me
forget all my problems. Second, I can always have something to talk about with
friends. Discussing about a book like a novel is our most interesting topic. Last, I
can learn different things in different places and cultures in the world. Books
contain a lot of information for me to discover. Reading is always my best choice
when Im not busy.
Write to me soon.
Love,
Ha.

TOPIC 10: My favourite restaurant


1/
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you? How is your work?
My favourite restaurant is Thai Village near West Lake. I have found it on the
internet.
I usually go to this restaurant at weekends with my family. It is a luxurious
restaurant with royal style. On the top floor there is a perfect view of West Lake.
This restaurant serves a variety of Chinese food like abalone, shark fins, sea
cucumberBesides, you can taste seafood hot pot here.
And the best thing about it is the perfect service with friendly waiters , and the
price is reasonable.
Well, I have to finish now.
Write to me soon.
Love,
Ha.
2/
Dear David,
Thank you for your letter. I was very happy that you wrote to me.
I am also telling you about my favorite restaurant. I love spaghetti and that
restaurant sells the best spaghetti ever. I usually go there with some of my friend.
They also love it.
The restaurant has a very special kind of drink. It is called 'blue drink' and all of us
love it. We chat and drink till late. When you visit me, I will take you there. I am
sure you will get addicted to it!
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,

TOPIC 11: Another country where you have just visited


Ba 1:
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you? I've just been on a visit to China. I am writing to tell you about my
trip.
Well, it was an incredible experience because I had the chance to visit many places
and meet a lot of people. I went to Beijing, which has given me many interesting
discoveries about a country with lots of beauty and unique culture like The
Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, The old palace I also had the chance to visit
Wangfujing, walked around the famous shopping streets of Beijing and tasted roast
duck in the Quanjude restaurant. I noticed that the Beijingers are very dynamic,
always ready to acquire new ones but very superstitious.
what about going to Tokyo next summer together? Think about it and write to me
back.
Best wishes,
Ha.
Bi 2:
Hi Jenny,
I am very happy to receive your letter.
How are you?
Last week I visited Laos. I was told that Laotian girls are not sexy and sights there
are not worth visiting. In fact, I was impressed by the beauty of the female post
graduates whom I met in the graduation ceremony. She is so sexy and charming
with deep brown eyes and bright smile. After the ceremony, my friends and I had a
visit to some pagodas where I took a lots of photos to save their unique beauty and
features. Its a very nice trip to Laos. I was very happy spending time there. You
should come to visit Laos when you have time, my dear friend.
With Love,
Long Pham

Topic 12. The traditional festival (I guess there are many traditional festivals in
your country. What is the most important one? Why do people celebrate this
festival? Write and tell me all about it)
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter. How are you?
Well, my country has a lot of traditional festivals. And Hung Kings festival is the
most important one which is also known as "Death anniversary of Hung King", a
huge festival of national stature in Vietnam. It is celebrated to tribute and gratitude
to the merits of the Hung Kings founded the country. They were the first kings of
the nation. The festival took place on 10th March on lunar calendar with many
activities such as custom drumming of the Muong, a pilgrimage to commemorate
the Hung Kings, procession and incense-burning ceremony on the upper temple.
Do you want to participate in this festival next year?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Love,
Ha

Topic 13. The weather in my country and my outdoor activities ( It is so hot here!
What is the weather like in your country at the moment? What outdoor activities
are you able to do at this time of year? Tell me about it)
Bai 1: Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter. How are you? How is your family?
At the moment, it is summer in Vietnam so the weather is sunny and hot.
Sometimes, its rainy. Every year I usually go to the beach in the summer. Because
I'm too busy this year, I often go to the swimming-pool near my house. Besides,
my family sometimes goes climbing for a change and to avoid heating. Its also the
opportunity for the children to discover the nature.
Do you have any plans at this time?
Write to me soon.
Love,
Ha.

Topic 14. My computer for game ( I have just bought a new computer game. Do
you like playing games on the computer-or have you got a Play Stations? What
else do you use the computer for?)
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter. How are you? How is your family? Well, I
like playing games on the computer although I have got a play station. You know,
there are a lot of games on the computer. I usually play them after work.
Besides using the computer for playing games, I use it to search information for
my work. Furthermore, thanks to the internet I can communicate with my friends.
Besides, when I have free time, I often read online newspapers or listen to my
favorite songs. Therefore, I can say that I cant imagine how my life would be
without it.
I am looking forward to hearing for you.
Love,
Ha.
2.
Dear Ann,
Thank you for your letter. Have You had a new computer game? Its amazing. I
have only a computer and I dont have any play station. There are some games in
my computer and I usually play them in my free time. I also use the computer to
write reports, read newspapers, and listen to music. Sometimes I use it to watch
films on the internet, chat with my friends and write email for you. I use my
computer to search information about your country as well so that I can know you
better.
I hope you will write back soon.
Love,
Thuy Linh.

Topic 15. My advice for your work


1/
Dear Alex,
I am very happy to receive your letter. How are you? How is your family?
You want to earn some money at the weekends, so I think you should look for a
part-time job in a caf as a waiter. This work is very suitable for your major at
university. However, you have to be careful because you can shatter glass items.
Furthermore, you have to move much to serve the customers but you can receive
tip. And you will have chance to meet people. Its fun. Why dont you try once?
Please send my hello to your family.
Take care,
Ha.
2/
Dear Ann,
Thank you for your letter. Looking for a part-time job is a great idea as you can
earn money to buy many things you want and you dont need to ask your parents.
In my opinion, a part-time job in a shop will be more fun. I think you will just have
to work from 8 a.m to 8 p.m, so you can have time to go out with your friends in
the evening. If you work for a cafe, you will work to 10 p.m because the cafe is
closed later. You can think about my advice.
I hope you will write back soon.
Love,
Thuy Linh
Topic 16: DOLPHINS ( I have just seen a brilliant programme about dolphins on
television. Which programmes have you enjoyed recently? How much television
do you watch?)
Dear Tomas,
Thank you for your letter. I was curious about your dolphins program. My sons
love dolphins too.
I am busy at work so I can hardly find time for watching television. However, at
weekends, I usually watch tennis. Every evening, I watch news. Perhaps, news is
the program I spend most time on. Sometimes I watch fashion shows and cuisine
corner because my beloved wife love them. I love her so I watch them with her.
I hope I have a chance to watch live programs of dolphins.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Love,
Peter

Topic 17: wedding (My sisters getting married next week and we are all excited
about the wedding. Tell me about weddings in your country. What do people wear?
Do they eat special food?)
Dear Barrack,
Thank you for your letter. It is great that you sister is getting married next week.
Congratulations!
In my country, the bride and groom wear customs like in Western countries like
long white or red dresses for brides and black or white suits for groom. Their
parents wear beautiful and new clothes. Mothers and sisters usually wear colorful
dresses while fathers and brothers wear suits.
Guests are free to choose their ways of dressing. Food and drink are not very
special, just like in parties with plenty of food and various kinds of drinks.
I hope you will visit my country and attend such a wedding.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Love,
Peter

Topic 18: TROUSERS ( I have just bought some new trousers. They are black and
I really like them. Tell me about the clothes you like wearing. Do you enjoy
shopping for clothes?)
Dear Tom,
Thank you for your letter. It was great that you bought a new pair of trousers. I
hope to see you in those new trousers. You must look gook in black.
I love black too. However, I usually wear T shirts and shorts. I am said to be good
looking and cute in those types of clothes and I believe it. They are my favorite
clothes.
I sometimes go shopping with my wife and she buys me some black and white T
shirts and brown shorts.
When we meet I will bring you to my favorite shopping mall. There are many nice
trousers there too.
Hope to see you soon.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Love,
Peter

Topic 19: BOOK: SEVEN HABITS ( I have just seen a brilliant book name
Seven habits of highly effective people by Stephen R.Covey. Which book have
you enjoyed recently? How often do you read book?)
Dear Jane,
Thank you for your letter. Have you finished the book "Seven habits of highly
effective people"?
I love reading and used to read very often. I used to read War and Peace, Ways to
Be A Millionaire, How to Become A leader, and many other books. However,
these days, it is difficult for me to get time. During flights, I didn't read as earlier
but take a nap.
I usually read news on my IPad. I must find time for my reading. It's a good habit
and worth keeping it.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Love,
David

Topic 20: GYM ( A new Gym has opened near my house. I go there twice a week.
What sports facilities are available near where you live. How often do you do
sport?)
Dear Jenny,
Thanks for your letter. It is very good that you can go to a gym near your house. I
wish I could do so but there is no gym near my place. Instead, I have to drive to a
gym for some exercises 3 times a week. That sometimes causes trouble.
I love tennis but I hardly play it due to my tight schedules. Therefore, spending
time in a gym is the best choice which I can practice individually. I can even swim
after exercises.
In general, it is a good place.
I will write to you more about it.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Love,
Jennifer

Topic 21: CONFERENCE (WINFIELD CONFERENCE CENTRE BRIGHT


person needed Friday Monday to help organizer of international conference.
Some knowledge of English helpful. Pleasant, friendly manner essential. Write,
giving full details about yourself to Mr. MJ. Stevens, Winfield Conference Centre,
PO Box 45)
Dear Mr. Stevens,
I am writing to you in reference with your advertisement for a position in
WINFIELD CONFERENCE CENTRE.
I have been involved in such an event for 3 times over the past 2 years. I am
experienced in helping the organizer of international conferences. I have used my
English properly and communicated in a good manner with foreign people. I am
also active and helpful in many other situations at the conferences.
I am available all weekdays, and ready to work with you.
I am looking for ward to hearing from you.
Your sincerely,
Jennifer Pham

Topic 22: Ive just seen a brilliant programe about dolphins on television. Which
programes have you enjoyed recently? How much televison do you watch?
Dear John
Im very happy when I received your letter. I know youve just seen a brilliant
programne about dolphins on television. Im writing this letter to tell you about
programes i have enjoyed recently.
Among many programs and channels available on TV these days such as the
current news programs, sport programs, entertaining programs, educational
programs and movie programs, etc., I like the program the World of Animals
most. This program is usually shown on DISCOVERY CHANNEL every day at 9
oclock in the evening on CHANNEL 40 if you have payment television povided
by VTV Cab. Its also available on satellite digital televison like K+. It often lasts
about 45 minutes. In this program, stories of the life of many animals in the world
are told in a very lively way. For example, people can watch films about monkeys,
snakes, tigers, insects, birds, sea turtles, sharks,the world under water and even the
penguins and the polar bears in the far North & Sound Poles..etc. Its really
interesting and fascinating. I absolutely admire the filmmakers, cameramen and
their co-workers about what they did to bring us lively , dangerous and spectacular
scenes of wildlife. Sometimes, I have to utter : Oh My God , How coud they
film that ? Its unbelieveble when they filmed a hungry big white shark chasing
prey or a King cobra snake the world's longest venomous snake opening his
mount to bit and spray venom to cameraman. Thats trully dangerous situation. I
think Vietnamese filmmakers cant ever do the same thing as they do. While
watching these films, I find the everyday life activities and habits of these animals
very interesting and full mysteries. In addition, I also learn that it is very important
to protect these animals and their living environments because they are part of our
valuable natural world. Watching this program makes me very well informed and
relaxed after a day of work. I dont spend much time watching tv every day . I just
want to watch Discovery Channel and News to get information about life,
economic, politicsetc. Another time I spend surfing web, reading books or going
out with my friends. Its much better than spend a lot of time watching Tv.
Thats all for now. I hope to see you soon
See you

Topic 23: My daily life is busy and has a lot of fun. What about you? Please
describle your weekday. How do you deal with your work during the day? What
are your hobbies after working? Do you enjoy your life? Dear John
Im very happy when I received your letter. Im writing this letter to tell you about
my daily life. It seems my life is always very full of activities and obligations so I
never have much time for myself. During the week Im very busy. On weekdays, I
usually have to get up at half past six even though I would really prefer to sleep
much later. After I get up I perform my morning routine of washing my face,
brushing my teeth....I usually have breakfast at quarter to seven in the morning.
After getting dressed, I drive to my office and my workday starts at eight o'clock
with plenty of work to deal with. Sometimes, it causes my stress but I love my job
as a civil engineer. I have lunch at 12 oclock, after that I take a nap in a hour to
refresh my mind. I continue working until 5pm. I get home at 6 oclock and
playing football is my favourite sport after work. It helps me healthy and keep fit. I
have dinner with my parent at 8 oclock . I like watching tv or reading book after
dinner. If I go out to meet my friends or have dinneretc, I will come home by 11
p.m because my parent dont allow me to come home late. Checking mail or
comments on my facebook is the last thing I do before going to bed. I love my life
and really enjoy it!
Thats all for now. I Hope to see you soon
See you

Topic 24: Ive just joined a film club. Ive already seen some fantastic films. What
kind of films do you like watching?
Dear John
Im very happy when I received your letter. I know you have just joined a film
club! Thats great. Im writing this letter to tell you about my favourite kind of film
I like watching.
Im very interested in Comedy films. As you know, There are many forms of
expression inside of everybody; however the most common form is laughter. The
sound of laughter can be heard all around the worlds every second, it helps us
relieve stress and makes us feel better about ourselves. Comedy films play such an
important role in helping us laugh. There are many forms of films out there today.
In spite of the recent incline in action and horror films today, comedy films has
always been my number one choice because it gives people an opportunity to look
at humor in life, it usually has a pointless, useless moral that we can relate to, and
it allows you to look at things in a new light and possibly expand your horizon to
become a more optimistic person. All comedies always have one essential
ingredient to make it a great comedy, humor. All comedies give people an
opportunity to look at humor in life and laugh at it. Comedies usually show a
hilarious scene for people to enjoy and laugh at. Many scenes which has a outburst
of crazy and ridiculous moments will not usually happen in our daily life, but its
fun to enjoy. I often watch comedies when I get upset, have streess because,
laughing help me relax v bring balance back to me. My favourite actors and
actress are Xuan Hinh, Hoai Linh Cam Van, Van Dung etc. I cant help
laughing when I watch their commedies or hilarious sitcoms . Its really fun and
very helpful to relieve stress. Thats the reason why I love waching comedy films.
Thats all for now. I hope to see you soon
See you.

Topic 25: You went to a party last weekend, didnt you? Did you have a good
time there? Tell me about that party?
Dear john.
Im very happy when I received your letter. Im writing this letter to tell you about
the party I went last week. That was my best friend birthday party.
Huong is my close friend. She turned 25 recently and her parents held a birthday
party for her. I was one of those invited. The party began at about three in the
afternoon. There were about twenty guests gathered in her house. We were all
dressed in our best clothes. Everyone, especially Huong was very happy. We gave
our presents to her and she happily opened them. It must really be exciting to
receive all those presents. After that her mother served us soft drinks and delicious
titbits. We then played some games like "Musical Chairs" and "Treasure Hunt".
The winners were given prizes. At about four-thirty her father brought out the
birthday cake. It was beautifully decorated with pink and white icream. 25 colorful
candles sat in the middle of the cake. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Huong after
which she blew out the candles and cut the cake. Everyone clapped out hands
eagerly. We helped ourselves to slices of the delicious cake. Then we continued
our games.
Finally at about six in the evening the party came to an end. We were all tired but
happy. I helped Huong and her parent clean up the mess we made. After that I
walked home with a very good feeling .
Thats all for now. Hope to see you soon
See you

Topic 26 : in your last letter, you said you had moved to a new house in the city,
what does it look like? What kind of furniture have you got? Tell me about it
Dear John !
Im very glad when I received your letter. Im writing to you now to tell about my
new house in Hanoi city. My house is on a small and quiet street in Hai Ba Trung
district and the neighborhood is really nice. It takes about half an hour to go to the
city center and 40 minutes to drive to my office. There are some shopping centers,
supermarkets near my house thats the reasons why we bought this house. It isnt a
big house was built 5 years ago and painted in yellow. There is also a small garden
where I can grow vegetables and flowers. Next to the garden there is a small yard
where my children often play after school.There are 3 floors and four main rooms
in my house: a living room, a dining rooms, two bedrooms. Besides, we have a
kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet. I like the living room was painted in light green.
In this room, we have a tea table, a sofa, a television and there are a couple of oil
paintings on the wall. After dinner, our family often spend time together talking to
each other or watching our favourite TV program. I love my house. Every day,
when I come back home from work, I have a warm feeling of being together with
my whole family. Last week, I decided to buy a new shelf and a sofa at a furniture
shop. They were delivered to my house yesterday. I put the shelf next to the table
on the left. The bright color of the shelf goes well with the color of the wall behind
it. I put the sofa in the right corner of the bed to sit on when I want to watch TV or
read books . Although it is quite far from my house to office, I still like it because
its very quiet and comfortable.
I really like my new house !
Well, thats all for now. Hope to see you soon.
See you,

Topic 27: Im glad you like your job. In your next letter, tell me about it
Dear John !
Im very glad when I received your letter. Im writing to you to tell you about my
job.
I am now working as a senior engineer for a foreign company in Hanoi. My
company name is POSCO E&C. Its a very famous korean company operating in
construction field . I have had this job for more than 2 years.I have to work from
Monday to Saturday. I often drive to office at 7 oclock to start my daily work at 8
oclock until 5p.m. In my job, I am in charge of designing, estimating , setting up
schedule , supervision on the site sometimes . Besides, I also need to coordinate
my work with other departments in our company in order to run the companys
business smoothly. To do this job besides my university degree, I have to do some
training courses in construction project management, site supervison, designing
etcIn addition, the other skills required for this job are communication, time
management, teamwork and presentation skills, etcI really like my job because I
am able to apply the knowledge and skills of the field I studied in my work. In
addition, I have a flexible working time, so I can make full use of the time in the
office and have time for research. Also, I am lucky to work with a very active and
supportive staff. One thing I dont like about this job is that I often have to travel,
so I sometimes dont have time for my family. I am planning to further my study to
get a doctor degree.
Thats all for now. Hope to see you soon
See you !

Topic 28: Im glad you like learning english. Your teacher sounds really nice and
your friend do too ! tell me about your english classes.
Dear John
I am so happy to hear from you. As you know, I have attended to an english class
lately. I am very interested in learning english because it is very useful for my job.
My teacher is Mrs YEN who is very considerate and enthusiastic. She is 40 years
old. She have a good knowledge of english and she shares her experience freely.
She knows how to make the lesson interesting and has a good method of teaching
english.
There are 30 student in my class with many different ages. Inspite of our age
distance, we still have ability to work harmoniously together. We uaually play
games about previous lessons , so we have many chances to talk with each other in
english , of course.
I love my teacher and all the students in my english class. Sadly, we will not study
together for long.
Thats all for now. I hope to see you soon
See you
Topic 29: Ive always wanted to know more about your favourite sport. Tell me
about it. Why do you like it.
Dear friend
Im so glad to receive your letter.
My favourite sport is football- the most popular sport in the world, is well known
as King sport. In America, people call it Soccer, but I like to call it Football. I
idolise Barcelona football club and Messi is my favourite football player. Ive
never missed any matches of them althought its always live at midnight .I began
to play football when I was 6 years old. So far, I have been playing football with
my friends on the wide yard near my house in free time , after shool or after work
every day . It clearly that playing football make me fit, healthy, avoid some
desease. In addtion, like the other sports, football help me make new friends when
I take part in some football team. I meet many young and elderly people playing
football with me. They not only help me in every match but also share me
everything in daily life and so on.
Especially, football make me enjoy my life after stressful working hours.
Therefore, I like football the most due to several reasons above .
Thats all for now . Hope to see you soon
See you !

Topic 30: I guess there are many traditional festival in your country. What is the
most important one? Why do people celebrate this festival?
Dear friend,
Ive just received your email in which you asked me to tell you about the
most important traditional festival in my country.There are a number of festivals in
VN but the most important one is certainly TET. It is the time when family
members come home from all parts of the country to have family reunion. It is
often a one week holiday. Before Tet, people often redecorate their houses by
repainting walls, buying beautiful flowers, bonsais, food, drinks, cakes, candies
During Tet, people visit their relatives, teachers, friends. People wish each other
good luck, good health and good success. Tet is time for each person come back
home, meet again friends, relatives and has some great parties after a busy year.
They also go to temples, pagodas to pray the best luck for their families. Children
are so happy because they are given new clothes and they receive lucky money in
red envelops from adults. What about the most important holiday in your country?
Thats all for now.Hope to hear from you soon.
See you
Topic 31 : In your next leter, could you give me sme advice? Tell me how to keep
fit and healthy!
Dear John
Im very happy when I received your letter. If you want to have good health, you
should follow these pieces of advice:
First, you should eat healthy food: lots of fruits, vegetable, fish and drink enough
water everydat to stay healthy. The Japanese eat a lot of fish so thay live very long.
You should eat less meat and fat food because thay may cause heart diseases and
increase the cholesterol level in your blood. Fruits and vegetables no only bring
you lots of vitamins and minerals but also help you have a better immune system.
Second, you should exercise everyday by choosing a suitable sport such as
jogging, tennis, swimming, yoga They not only make you strong but help you
relax as well. So, it helps you keep fit and stay healthy. If you dont have much
time, you just need to do moring exercises regularly.
Finally, you need to have regular health check up. If you have some problems
with your health, you should go to the doctor immediately before it gets more
serious. You should visit the doctor regularly in order to find out any diseases you
may have, so that you have a better chance to get rid of it.
In short, if you take this advice, you will have a good health. Thats all for now.
Hope to see you soon!
See you
Topic 32: Building
Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by
Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company . With 68 floors above ground and three
basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres. Its the second tallest
Building in Vietnam after Hanoi Landmark Tower located in Pham Hung Street
Hanoi City ! Designed by New York Architect Carlos Zapata. His Design
inspiration came from Lotus the national flower of Vietnam. So, the building look
like a giant lotus stands brightly in the business center of Hochiminh City. The
unique point of this building is a heli- pad on the 52 storey.he heli-pad extends 22
meters out from the main structure. It is strong enough to carry a helicopter under 3
tons of weight. Theseday it becomes a symbol of prosperous and development of
modern City Ho Chi Minh
The building features a 5-star hotel, offices, entertainment areas, retail spaces,
clinics and convention centers