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DEBATE PART 3 VỚI 1 SỐ CHỦ ĐỀ QUAN TRỌNG

CÁCH HỌC: ĐỌC THƯỞNG THỨC NHƯ ĐỌC SÁCH, NGÀY 1 LẦN, TUẦN 7
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CHỦ ĐỀ VỀ LEADERS- PEOPLE SẼ THƯỜNG HỎI VỀ PART 3

- What do you think is the age a person can become totally independent?

I don’t think this question has a definite answer. It all depends upon a number of factors.
Firstly everybody is brought up in a different environment. Some might be more mature
than the others of the same age and some might be more childish. And it also relies on the
element of culture as well. In western culture, individualism is encouraged and children
show their ability to live independently from a very young age but when you compare it
to Asian countries, especially in Vietnam, people still live with their parents even after
they graduate from university! So again I would say that it is really hard to tell

- Do you think roles of men and women are the same today as they were in the past?
I am certain that the roles of both genders have changed significantly. It is obvious that
the world today has become more balanced in terms of gender equality. We can clearly
see many of the great contributions of women to the society in terms of science and
politics whereas men can be seen taking care of domestic problems such as cooking and
cleaning. Personally I think this is a beneficial trend as we have the freedom to do what
we are good at, regardless of the gender

- Do you agree that there should be competition at the work place? Why?
I agree with this to some degree. To me competition is always a good thing. It is similar
to the concept of “natural selection” if you ask me, basically we will be encouraged to
strive for excellence and therefore promote the efficiency or effectiveness of what we do.
But of course, we should not overdo it and make the competition become too fierce. And
in that case it might become counter productive and demotivate people instead of
encouraging them

- What do you think about a leader in a group of people?


I think the role of leader is crucial in every aspect of life. Each of us is a unique
individual with different ways to think and do. When put in a group, we might experience
some difficulty in cooperating with each other or we might face problems in terms of

setting the goal for everybody to follow. So I think leaders are there to unite people and
to lead them to success together

- What qualities does he/she need to possess?

Well I suppose a leader should firstly be able to understand everybody, he needs to know
people very well, I mean he needs to know how each and every person is like, what they
want, what they are good at and most importantly what motivates them to do what they
are good at. And then, a good leader should be knowledgeable and experienced so that he
can teach or show other members of the group how to do things. Other than that, I think
that the leader should also be sympathetic so that people are emotionally touched and
motivated

WEDDING

What are some popular wedding gifts in Vietnam?

I think there are a couple of gifts when you go to a wedding. But I think the most popular
one is a little envelope with money inside. It seems to me that it has become a traditional
wedding gift that many Vietnamese people use. And the reason for that is because
nowadays people are very busy and they don’t have time to select or choose a perfect
wedding gift. So it seems to be the quickest gift people can think of.

What do you think is the difference between a fancy wedding and an ordinary one?

A fancy wedding usually takes up a lot of time to prepare. Sometimes it may take up to a
few weeks to a few months to prepare and there’re going to be a lot of people coming
over to that wedding. And the foods are sumptuous and very expensive- looking. And it’s
also… I’m sure it costs the wedding planners a lot of money and also efforts for it to take
place.

And how do you think of a perfect age for marriage?

This is kind of a hard one for me but I always think the perfect age for marriage is when
you’re mentally, physically and also financially ready to live with another person. And
this is really an individual thing. It varies between people. Some people might think that
22 years old is a perfect age to get married. It’s time when they just graduate from
university and they want to settle down. But for others, they might want to get married in
their early 30s because that’s when they think that they have enough responsibility or
financial resources in order to take good care of their family and also their kids and
themselves.

ADVICE AND OLD PEOPLE

- Is it better for an old person to live alone or with family?

I think this is a matter of culture really, generally you can see that there is an obvious
difference between the east and the west, people in the UK often do not live with their
parents once they reach adulthood. Their parents are often left in retirement homes if they
cannot take care of themselves. But I am from an Asian country and therefore living with
and taking care of parents are responsibilities that I should fulfill. So my answer to the
question would be yes it is better for old people to live with their family

- Can old people teach their grandchildren? Why?

Certainly, the seniors can teach grandchildren how to live their life meaningfully, just
like what my grandpa does to me, share experience, teach children how to behave in a
good manner ecetera… But of course it may not be effective because of the age gap and
huge difference between generations. We are talking about a difference of around 50
years. So many of the lessons may be outdated or irrelevant to the children

OLD THINGS

What sorts of things do people in your country like to keep for a long time?

I don’t know, things related to a good memory I guess. Because whenever they see those
things again, they remind them of that particular memory that they want to keep and
relive. And apart from that….people would certainly keep valuable stuff I guess. Those
are the only things off the top of my head.

In general, which do you think are better, old things or new things?

I must admit that I’m a retrospective person so I like to look back and enjoy what I did in
the past. I often don’t care much about the present. And you know, I can’t remember
exactly this old saying but it is something like “history would repeat itself”…. Yeah
….something along those lines… So I think it’s better to have a profound understanding
of the past so that we can avoid our mistakes and have a better future.

INFLUENCE

What social values should parents teach their children?

I think first and foremost, children should be taught to be a brave person, to have a lot of
courage, to stand up for themselves first of all and also stand up for other people.

Also children should be taught to be appreciative in life and not to take things for
granted. And finally, which is I think the most important, is children should have
compassion and also empathy for other people because not everybody has the same
opportunities as they do.

Do you think mass media have a great impact on the youth of today?

I think mass media has a huge impact on the youth of today. We are living in a digital
world where we are constantly surrounded by information and young people are those
who use the internet the most. And what they see or hear on the internet might affect how
they feel or think.

How to develop good habits in the youth of today?

I think parents play a huge role in setting good examples for children for the young
people. Studies have shown that if parents have good habits, then their children will
likely imitate those good habits. Their habits could be reading books, doing exercises, or

waking up early in the morning. And also I think schools can help children to develop
good habits as well. Children can learn from their teachers and also from their peers.

CREATIVITY

What creative activities did you like to do when you were young?

When I was young I like drawing, especially drawing landscape, or nature and animals. I
was particularly interested in art classes because that was when I was most relaxed after
stressful lessons in school.

What's the best way to cultivate children's creativity?

I reckon the best way to cultivate children’s creativity is to integrate a lot of art lessons
into school curriculum. Children should be able to learn a lot of music and drawing and
art at school. And also I believe the learning environment should be open and it should
encourage children to think outside the box and to express their ideas freely.

Do you think creativity can be learned?While I believe that some people are innately
creative, they are destined to become great composers, artists, or singers, I think
creativity can be learnt and it can be taught through a lot of lessons like art classes at
school. And also children should be encouraged to think outside the box.

COMPANY

What do you think are the differences between big companies and small companies?

There might be a few differences between a big company and a small company. But I
think the most noticeable one is the number of employees working for each type of
companies. In big company, there are hundreds if not thousands of people where as the
number is only about 10 or 20 people in a small scaled companies. And this leads to
another difference which is the relationship that you develop with your colleagues. When
you work for a big company, you can not know everybody but if you work for a small-
scaled company, you can develop an intimate and close relationship with the people that
you work with.

What do you think are the good things about working in a big company?

For a big company, usually it has operated for a long period of time so all of the
procedures are standardized and professional. And you know exactly what your tasks are
and also your responsibilities. However, if you work for a small company, you usually
have to multi-task and take on responsibilities that sometimes are not yours.

How do you think a small company can become a big company?

Small companies can focus on providing high-quality services and products. And also
they need to focus on improving their professionalism. By doing that, they can become
bigger and call for more investments from different investors within and outside of the
country. I think it’s just a matter of time before they can develop if they do all of that.

WEDDING

What are some popular wedding gifts in Vietnam?

I think there are a couple of gifts when you go to a wedding. But I think the most popular
one is a little envelope with money inside. It seems to me that it has become a tradtional
wedding gift that many Vietnamese people use. And the reason for that is because
nowadays people are very busy and they don’t have time to select or choose a perfect
wedding gift. So it seems to be the quickest gift people can think of.

What do you think is the difference between a fancy wedding and a ordniary one?

A fancy wedding usually takes up a lot of time to prepair. Sometimes it may take up to a
few weeks to a few months to prepair and there’re going to be a lot of people coming
over to that wedding. And the foods are sumptuous and very expensive- looking. And it’s
also… I’m sure it costs the wedding planners a lot of money and also efforts for it to take
place.

And how do you think of a perfect age for marriage?

This is kind of a hard one for me but I always think the perfect age for marriage is when
you’re mentally, physically and also financially ready to live with another person. And
this is really an individual thing. It varies between people. Some people might think that
22 years old is a perfect age to get married. It’s time when they just graduate from
university and they want to settle down. But for others, they might want to get married in
their early 30s because that’s when they think that they have enough responsibility or
financial resources in order to take good care of their family and also their kids and
themselves.

ADVERTISEMENT

How does advertisement catch the interest of viewers?

I think advertising videos could catch the attention of most viewers. And the videos need
to be exciting and full of energy and has to be featured with great music and vibrant

colors to catch the attention of viewers. Also it can have the appearance of celebrities to
maximize the effect.

Do big companies prefer to advertise con TV or in other ways.

I could see that TV is the most popular media that could reach the attention of a variety of
viewers. And big companies do like to use this way to advertise their services or their
products. However, nowadays, a lot of young people are using the internet. They are on
Facebook a lot. Big companies might take advantage of this to advertise their products on
Facebook or on the internet if their products are geared towards young people.

What do you think are good and bad points of advertisement?

The good thing about advertising is it helps big companies to advertise their products to
make a lot of people know of the products or services that the companies are providing.
And also, viewers or audiences who would like to use the products know about the
products that they can take hold of. However, there is one bad thing about advertisements
is that sometimes, they can be a little bit exaggerating and they are not telling the truth or
delivering the real results that the products promise. And I think it's when advertisement
can fall short

SPORT

What sports are popular in your country?


Football would have to be the most well-known sports in Vietnam. And in the country
we have some of the most passionate football fans. One good friend of mine is a die-
hard fan of football. I knew that he usually stayed up ‘til wee hours’, especially during
the World Cup. And he even spent all of his saving on his plane ticket to Brazil to
watch the World Cup 2014.

Do you like to do a rather dangerous sporting activity?


I kind of like the idea of trying out a dangerous activity, such as bungee jumping.
I first heard of it on television, in a TV and I thought it was really exciting. But then I
just brushed it off because I learnt that there are lots of risks, health risks and life-
threatening risks even related to those dangerous activities such as eye injuries, back
injuries and I think that the thrill is not worth it.

Why do you think some people like to do these dangerous sporting activities?
I think they are very adventurous in nature. They want to try something exciting and
risky. And also they want to be pushed to the limits and also get a rush of adrenaline
when doing so.

Are team sports important to children? What are the benefits?

Yes, I think so. In a team, kids learn about cooperation, friendship, give-and-take and so
on. Team sports also give kids the opportunity to develop leadership. Finally,
participating in team sports offers kids a sense of belonging to a certain group.

What influence do competitive sports have on children?

First, competitive sports give kids a satisfying and enjoyable way to develop their own
talents. Doing something well makes them feel good about themselves. And more
importantly, it also provides an unmatched model for kids to deal with disappointment
and misfortune if they fail.

How is sport harmful?

Everything has its downside. Too much physical exercise will of course wear the body
and bring fatigue. Besides, improper ways of doing sports may lead to physical harm like
the occurrence of sprains and strains. Lastly, being addicted so sports events is harmful
psychologically.

What do you think of sports stars in advertising?

I don’t think it’s a bad thing for sports stars to advertise. They make profits by
advertising or becoming ambassadors for a certain commodity; the customers and users
get the satisfaction of being recognised and in trend if the starts are fortunately their idols.
A celebrity who appears sincere can lend credibility to a product. Consumers are more
likely to believe the statements the personality makes in the ad and view the product and
the brand positively, or creates attention and generates awareness of the product