Good morning, what’s your full name, please?
My full name is Kaisy Nguyen.
Could you please give me your ID card?
Here you are.
Nice to meet you, my name is…, and I come from…
I’ll begin by asking you some questions about yourself.
Are you working or studying?
I’m a senior student at the Medical University which is one of the best universities in my country.
Do you like it?
Yes, I do love to be a doctor so that’s why I tried my best to pass the extremely difficult entrance examination of it.
Did you do any sports activities during your childhood?
Yes, I did. I was a great fan of soccer when I was little but until now, I’d prefer watching it to playing it.
Do you like any outdoor activities?
Sure. I’m into extreme sports which drive me young and wild.
Where do you live now?
I’m living in the center of this city which is suitable for me to go to the university and my part-time workplace.
Describe your neighborhood, please.
Well, when I was a kid, I was a kind of mischievous boy who was always filthy and made my parent livid.
Where do people spend leisure time in your country?
Like most of the countries around the world, in my country, people usually spend time in entertainment centers, center parks or shopping center when they have spare time or traveling.
Thank you very much. Let’s move on cue card topic. Here’s the question:
Talk about a subject you liked in school. Please say
– What was it?
– Why did you like it?
– What did you gain from studying it?
I’d like you to speak on this topic for 2 minutes. Before that, you have 1 minute to prepare. And here’s some paper and pen for you to make some notes if you wish.
Well, could you please begin.
Honestly, I was not an outstanding student at my school, and I was never very strong academically, so I enjoyed the sport more than anything. I didn’t do very well in formal exams, and the sports classes never seemed to have too many formal tests!
I liked most things we did in the sports classes, but I preferred the outside ball games – especially soccer. At my school, you had to join in at least once a week, normally on Friday afternoons. I did that right up to the end of high school, and I don’t think I ever missed a game, although a lot of my friends left early so they could have a long weekend.
In our school, there were three sports teachers. Mrs. Kelly mostly took classes for the girls, but the boys either had Mr. Ben or Mr. James. I suppose it was Mr. Ben that I liked best – he was the soccer teacher. He was always encouraging anyone that made an effort, but he wasn’t very friendly to those students that just stood around doing nothing.
There are quite a few reasons why I enjoyed it, apart from not having to worry about academic exams on a Friday afternoon. I suppose the main reason is that I was good at it, and I think it’s easier to enjoy something you have the ability to. There was normally a good atmosphere in the class and we had quite a good soccer team – I remember we won the annual competition against other local schools three times while I was in the team! Another reason I looked forward to those lessons was that after an hour or so of running around I always felt refreshed, and I seemed to have more energy. I guess that’s why I’m still quite active now, although I don’t play soccer.
These days I just go jogging in the mornings, but it still helps give me the energy I need for the day. I can’t imagine not doing any exercise – I think it’s a great way to start the day and of course, it’s good for your overall health to do something like that as often as possible.
Thank you very much.
– Do you think parents and teachers should be involved in the preparation of educational policies?
I totally agree with this statement because this idea makes a chance for the students to be all round well-educated in both society and family. Moreover, with this preparation, school and family can coordinate closely, leading to a smooth, effective cooperation then they can find out what is the most suitable for their children.
– What are the main factors responsible for educational policies in different countries?
I guess that it’s economy. In detail, it’s easier for us to point out the difference in education between developed and developing countries. In developed countries, thanks to the economy because it leads the way how people invest in education. In contrast, in developing people, it’s definitely difficult to set a comprehensive education when the living-standard is unequal.
– At what age should children be allowed to choose subjects they want to study in school?
From my point of view, it’s definitely secondary school when the children have enough knowledge and ability to make sure what are their desire, strong points or weak points and what they want to be. As a result, they understand what they want to learn, so instead of compulsory subjects, they should be allowed to lear, elective subjects.
– What new things should be included in the school curriculum in the future, in your opinion?
In my opinion, in the next stage, we need to reduce electric and high-tech devices that the children should bring to their schools. Instead of using their own devices, schools will invest in it and supply for them. The reason for this thing is to reduce the distraction of the children while using these devices and the children will spend the more free time to do outdoor activities then enhance their health and improve their communication skill.
Thank you very much. It’s the end of our test.