– What is your full name?
My full name is Kaisy Nguyen.
– Can I see your ID?
Here it is.
– Where are you from?
I’m living in T city of J – one of the biggest and the most beautiful cities in my country.
– Do you work or study?
I’m studying for a Master degree at the Academy of Journalism and Communication.
Describe your house, please.
I’m living in an apartment with my family. Although it’s quite small, I still love it so much because it brings me a cozy feeling.
Would you like to stay there for a long time?
Until now, I don’t think that we need to move to other houses so we’ll keep living here.
Do you use maps?
Honestly, I’m not good at memorizing the way so the Google map is an irreplaceable application in my iPhone.
How often do you use them?
Each time I have to go to a new place, I immediately use it.
How long have you been using them?
Well, I can’t remember exactly how long I have used it. Maybe when I was a student at the university.
Do people use them in your country?
Sure. Google map is one of the most popular applications in the world.
Thank you very much. Let’s move on cue card topic. Here’s the question:
Describe a comic character whom you like. Please say
– Who is he/she?
– How do you know him/her?
– Why do you like him/her?
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.
Well, I’d like to tell you some about a well-known actor who has an extremely good sense of humour, his name is Rowan Atkinson, he’s probably best known worldwide for his funny character Mr.Bean. I first saw him in a movie on the television when I was little and I thought he was really hilarious.
Later, I discovered some other old DVDs of TV shows he had done in the past. I guess that I’ve watched nearly all of the shows he’s done now. In fact, I watched a movie of his just a couple of weeks ago with a friend… I hadn’t seen it for years but my friend found the old DVD and we decided to watch it. In detail, it was a spoof spy movie like the James Bond movies but he was useless at everything and it was absolutely riveting.
I’m into his movies because he is so ridiculous and yet loveable at the same time. He always seems to have the best intentions but he gets himself into terrible problems and funny situations just doing normal things. The things he does are very simple but very funny and I think it’s because most of his comedy is based on real-life everyday situations that lots of people can relate to it and just how easy it would be for it to happen in real life. His style of comedy is very clever.
He’s famous not only in my country but all around the world. As I’ve mentioned before, I suppose that people like him because it’s not complex humour – it could happen to anyone, but it normally doesn’t, however, it always seems to happen to him. Moreover, the thing that’s different to many other comic actors is that he doesn’t normally speak a lot, he’s funny because of his facial gestures and body movements… the comedy doesn’t rely on smart or witty dialogue… just on the silly situation or events that he’s involved in. That’s something that makes him appealing to a very wide audience.
Thank you very much.
– Why do you think some people are popular?
I suppose that they have gifted talents so they will be definitely good at this and become outstanding than other ones. However, there are still persons who become famous because of creating rumours and scandals.
– Do you think only the media can influence the popularity of a person?
I guess that it’s a true statement but not enough. Concretely, there are so many ways that make a person be well-known. For example, if a student is really good at playing football, he doesn’t need the media to be famous because all the students at his schools know it and then the popularity of him was spread.
– Some younger people try to copy celebrities. Why do they do that?
I suppose that because they extremely love their idols so they set a goal to be as good as the celebrities. These idols become the standard of the best people that the youth need to be.
– What are the benefits and drawbacks of being popular?
From my point of view, everything always has 2 sides: advantage and disadvantage. In this case, becoming popular will usually bring people the chance to promote their career, reputation, and income. However, it’s pretty hard for them to keep their private lives and it’s easier for them to have complicated situations or rumors that make the bad influence on their mind and lives.
Thank you very much. It’s the end of our test.