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VSTEP SPEAKING PART 2 SAMPLE ANSWERS

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12/03/2016
Situation 1: Your cousin is the best student of the class this year. His
parents are thinking about a present, there are three options: a laptop, a
holiday, or some money. Which option would you suggest her?
Answer:
Right! If I were her, I would believe that an incredible holiday is the best
ideal choice among three options: laptop, holiday or some money because of the
following reasons.
Firstly, travel broadens the mind. She is able to integrate with cultural
activities, traditions and local customs of place what she wants to go. Secondly,
not only does she offer many change to travel through an unfamiliar country or
area in order to learn about it but also she can get time to relax. Lastly, a holiday
may cost a lot of money if you fail to plan before you travel. For example: If
you book before about 3 or 4 months, you will get tickets on the cheap.
Actually, I dont choose a laptop because I believe it may distract her
study. For all reasons I put above, Ill choose a holiday as the best choice for
her.
Situation 2: You have seen your neighbors son playing game at the
Internet shop many times. What will you do: inform his parents, talk to him or
talk to the shop owner?
Answer:
Well, before I have to choose among three options: Talking with his
parents, with him or with shop owner. Lets talk about all of them.
Firstly, I reliably ignore option talking with shop assistant. They dont
want to lose their custom thus I believe that they wont care about it. Moreover,
they can be annoying and claim that I obstruct their work. Secondly, if I talk to
him, maybe he speaks one way and acts another. It easy for him to change

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Internet shop and he is able to continue to play more and more. Therefore, the
best ideal choice is talking with his parents. They will have several ways to
manage their son such as cutting his pocket money, putting him under control...
Besides, he spends a huge time with his parents so they have a much stronger
impact than everybody include himself.
For all reasons I put above, Ill choose talking to his parents as the best
choice for me.
Situation 3: Your friend who is a teacher complains that many her
students do not do homework. She is considering the punishment among three
options: ask the students to rewrite the task 10 times, require them to stand at
the classroom corner for one hour, or ask the students give some money. Which
do you think is the best choice?
Answer:
Well, before I have to choose among three options: respecting students
rewrite the task 10 times, stand at the classroom corner, or give some money.
Lets talk about all of them.
Firstly I reliably ignore option asking them to give some money. Relating
punishment with money is inappropriate to students. Moreover, they will reckon
that money makes the mare go. Thus it has adverse effects to them. Secondly,
although requiring them to keep at the classroom corner is the better way but it
is wasted their time and hers. My friends said that there were many her student
didnt finish homework so it is hard to reduce them to silence. In my opinion,
the best punishment is asking them to rewrite the task 10 times. Students have
to finish their homework which they dont do it before. Besides, rewriting
several times makes easier to absorb knowledge.
For all reasons I put above, Ill choose requiring students to rewrite the
task 10 times as the best choice for her.

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Situation 4: Your friends class is discussing whether they should takes
photo to celebrate graduation. They are considering three options: taking photo
with formal clothes, taking photo with informal clothes, or taking no photo at
all. Which do you think is the best choice?
Answer:
Well, before I have to choose among three options: Taking no photos,
taking with formal clothes, or with informal clothes. Lets talk about all of
them.
Firstly, I reliably ignore option taking no photos at all. Graduation is a
significant anniversary at the end of schools life. It's a pity if my friends class
doesnt do something to keep the memorable moments. Secondly, whereas
formal clothes relevant to the atmosphere of ceremony, the formal clothes make
individual to become unique. In my opinion, formal clothes are the best choice.
Not only be a photograph with the same kind of costume will awesome, but also
it shows the solidarity of collective.
For all reasons I put above, Ill choose taking photos with formal clothes
as the best choice for them.
Situation 5: You see a boy who is bullied. What will you do: talk to his
teacher, talk to his parents, or talk with his friends?
Answer:
Well, before I have to choose among three options: Talking with his
parents, with his friends or with his teacher. Lets talk about all of them.
Firstly I reliably ignore option reporting his situation to his parents. They
can make a storm in a teacup. Harmful behaviors can be happened to defend
their son. Maybe he will learn what they live. It has adverse effects to him. In
my opinion, talking with his teacher is the best choice for me. It is easy to his
teacher to find out about the incident. Since she compasses their students than
anyone, the solution will be solved. Maybe some people consider that talking
with his friends are better but the case is able to out of control.

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For all reasons I put above, Ill choose talking with his teacher as the best
choice for me.

21/05/2016
Situation 1: You have a Sunday evening out with your friends. There are three
suggestions: seeing a movie, going shopping or singing karaoke. Which one
would you choose?
Answer:
Well, if I have to make decision among three options above, I would choose
going shopping for a Sunday evening with my friends. There are several reasons
for my choice. First of all, you know, I as well as majority of girls have a big
fan of shopping. It is likely for girls to spend much time and money on
collecting some favorite items such as handbags, shoes, clothes It is so
exciting to go to a supermarket and buy some favorite things at weekend. Even
when I dont have much money, just window- shopping is so interesting.
Moreover, going shopping is a good way for me to relax myself. When I go
shopping and see a lot of colorfully decorated items, all my stress seems to
disappear. Wow, walking around a supermarket and listening to some pieces of
sweet and gentle music is so wonderful, right.
About seeing a movie, personally I think it s a good idea. However, it is
difficult to find a suitable film for all of us because my friends and I have little
interest in films in common. For example, Im interested in romantic films but
my friends want to see horrible ones. So we cannot see a film together.
I dont choose singing karaoke because Im not good at singing. It will be not
interesting if there is a person who cannot enjoy the whole atmosphere of the
group.
To sum up, from my point of view, going shopping is the most ideal choice for
me and my friends in a Sunday evening.

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Situation 2: You are going to travel to London. There are three suggestions of
when to go there: spring, summer and winter. Which one would you choose?
Answer:
Well, Im a big fan of traveling. If I have to choose when to go to London, I
would choose summer. There are several explanation for this option. First of all,
I have a long holiday in summer, therefore, I can spend much time on traveling.
My summer vacation lasts about 3 months, so I can have 1 month on holiday. It
will be great chance for me to discover the beauty and special attraction sites in
London. I will also taste some traditional food here. Moreover, summer is an
ideal time for tourism. Ill go to some beaches and enjoy the fresh air there. Im
also interested in swimming. It will be wonderful to go swimming in early
morning or late afternoon. Another interesting idea is to walk on the sand along
the beach and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at night. It is so cool and fresh in
summer in London in the evening.
In spring, I think its a little bit humid and wet in London. Therefore, if I travel
to London in spring, I cannot visit famous attractions if it rains. In addition, I
have to attend my class at that time.
I dont choose winter because it is much cold in London in this season. I can
badly suffer from cold weather. It is maybe snowy in London. At that time, I
just want to sleep in and enjoy my favorite food.
In conclusion, summer is the most suitable time for me to have a trip in London.
Situation 3: You are considering a birthday present for a friend. A clothing
item, a book, a pair of tickets.
My friends, Lans, birthday party is coming soon and Im considering an
interesting gift for her. I think that a book is the best choice. Lan is good at
literature, so I believe that she has a great passion about books. She and I have
an interest in reading books in common. When we have free time, we regularly
go to a book store or library to collect some favorite books. I will give her a
novel as a birthday present. I strongly believe that reading books is a good

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habit. It is beneficial for her to read some pages and relax herself after hard-
working hours. After about 30 minutes of reading, all tresses seem to disappear.
Moreover, reading books can provide her with more creative ideas in literature
or writing essays.
A clothing item such as jeans, a shirt of a pair of shoes is also a good idea,
however I find it hard to give her a suitable one. I dont know exactly what size
fits her. In addition, it is expensive for me to buy an item like that.
I dont choose a pair of tickets because we have different interests in films. She
is excited about romantic films with sensitive feelings. However, I have a
favor of adventurous films.
In a nut shell, a book is the most ideal gift for my friend birthday.
Situation 4: You choose a gift for a friend who is going to study abroad. A
book, a self- designed photo album, a silk scarf.
Well, if I have to decide a gift for my friend, I would choose a self-designed
photo album. There are some reasons leading to this option. In the first place,
Im keen on handmade items. I often make some cards or flowers by myself in
my free time. I think that it is a nice hobby. I strongly believe that my friend
will be amazed and excited about my self-designed photo album. It will be a
special present before her studying abroad. With this photo album, she can keep
a lot of photos which we took together. It is helpful for her to remind several
unforgettable memories that we shared together. Moreover, I personally think
that she can keep some photo of her family in this photo album to reduce her
homesick. I know that studying abroad and living far away, she will miss her
family a lot. Therefore, with some photos, it is useful for her to ease her
homesick and get more encouragement to study better.
I dont choose a book because I think that it is not suitable for her. She is a
open- minded and talkative girl, therefore, she seldom selects a book and sit in a
quiet place. In addition, I believe that if I give her a book, she probably read it
once. She has many things to discover in a strange country.

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A silk scarf is also a good idea, however, it is a little bit expensive to me.
Furthermore, it is summer now, thus I think that it is not suitable to give her a
silk scarf as a gift.
In conclusion, from my point of view, a self- designed photo album is the most
ideal present for my friend.
Situation 1:
Well, if I have to decide among 3 options, seeing a movie, going shopping or
singing karaoke, I suppose that going shopping would be the best ideal choice.
There are 2 main reasons why I support for this activity:
First of all, going shopping can lift my mood so it lowers stress levels. When I
shop, I socially interact with everyone around me for example they may be
fellow shoppers or sales associates. Besides, I think if I have time to go out with
my friend, I should choose an activity which gives us much time to talk with
each other rather than picking activites just make me meet my friend and then
we dont talk any word.
Another reason, It improves my metal and physical health. When I shop, I
physically active by walking, go up and down floors and trying on the clothes.
The mental component will be introduced when I revise my budget, check
which on sale is better, even bargaining also makes my mental more cuity
because calculating the value of a produce which worth paid. It s essential to
keep a sharp mental .
Situation 3:
Well, if I have to dicide among 3 choices, a clothing item, a book and a pair of
movie tickets, I believe that a book would be the best ideal choice. There are 2
main reasons why I am in favor of this present:
First of all, My friend is a bibliophile ,thus she is mad about reading books very
much. Even she can read everything printed words on it such as: shampoo
directions or comestic ingredients and so on. Moreover, I know my friends
taste about books so I m totally confident I can pick a suitable book for her.

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Secondly, my girl is an introversion who never like a crowded places in
weekend, , so a book would be a treasure for her to relax after hard-working
days. She can find some quite atmosphere to wallow in her books. Beside,
nowadays having diversity kind of books, therefore; a tourism book may be a
not bad idea gift for my bookaholic friend, because she can get much
knowledge about famous places where she have never travel to. Although
reading book is not as good as experience real life, something better than
nothing.
Situation 4:
Choosing a giving gift is art. I have so many choices to give my friend who is
going to study abroad . Im considering to select a self-designed album because
of 2 reasons
Firstly, she is my best friend and I think that a good gift will be one that we can
both relate to, and one with a great deal of meaning. An handmade album that
includes a variety of our wonderful moments and symbolizes our relationship.
Moreover, she also adds some photographs in her new school that is meaningful
with her to keep memories.
Secondly, for me a scrapbook is a unique present that you cant buy anywhere.
A scrapbook made by me with all your photos can be a great gift, as my friend
will appreciate the time I put into it, and it will bring back memories.
For all the reasons I put above, I choose a self-designed album is the best suit
for my BFF.
Situation 5:
From my point of view, I would much prefer talking to my friend for 3
following reasons:
Firstly, I dont think talk to the internet shop owner is a good choice because
,you know, this is his bread and butter so for him, the more game players come
the more money he gains. I think he never ban his customers who play game

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and bring profit for him just because someone is your neigbours son and you
tell him that the boy plays game so many.
Secondly, I have no doubt that inform his parents they will ask him to stop
going to the internet shop; however it can lead to some consequences. As far as
I know, some parents are very bad-tempered and they might reproach or even
apply corporal punishment in their son. Sometimes, these launch their children
on a path of anti-social behaviours or struggle against parents opinion.
Last but not least, with adolescence people who are able to responsible for their
life therefore, we are friend, I will talk to him, figure out the drawbacks of his
activity, and persuade him to stop playing game a lot or reduce time go to the
internet shop. His life should be decided by himself not anyone.
23/07/2016
Situation 1:
Well, you know, if I have to decide among 3 types of jobs: a telephone operator,
a hotel receptionist and a tourism agent, I think that a tourism agent would be
the mosy ideal job. There are 3 main reasons why I am for a tourism agent.
In the first place, this kind of job brings me a lot of chances to communicate
with foreigners who come from different countries. That helps me improve my
communication skill which is neccessary for my future job . Also I can make
more friends and broaden my relationship network
Secondly, the more I travel, the more knowledge I gain of beautiful landscapes
in Vietnam as well as other parts of the world. As a result, I have a deeper
understanding of languages, cultures and customs of these areas.
Last but not least,
Actually, I dont choose a telephone operator since I will not have a chance to
communicate directly with customers. And being a hotel receptionist may
require to follow a lot of rules which make me uncomfortable.
For all reasons I put above, Ill choose a tourism agent as the best ideal job for
me.

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Situation 2:
If I have to choose among 3 options: in the university dormitory, in a rented
house with friends or at home and travel 50 kilometers a day, I think that stay in
a rented house with friends is the best choice. There are 2 main reasons why I
am for a rented house.
Firstly, I can choose a rented house near my school which makes everything
convenient.
Secondly, living with friends brings a lot of benefits. For example: we can share
the rent, do homework together.
Actually I dont choose to stay in the university dormitory because I will have
to share a room with a lot of people and it doesnt have enough house facilities
which makes everything inconvenient. Staying at home and travel 50 kilometers
a day is not a good choice, either. It takes a lot of time to go to school which
makes me tired and cant focus on learning any subject after that.
For all reasons I put above, Ill choose to stay in a rented house with friends as
the most suitable choice for me.
Situation 3:
If I have to choose among 3 options: a collection of essays, a class of photo
book or a class video, I think that a class video is the best choice. There are 2
main reasons why I am in favor of a class video.
Firstly, a class video records real emotions and voices which is amazing and
unforgettable.
Secondly, it can be stored as a soft copy so we dont have to worry about being
lost or damaged.
Actually I dont support for a collection of essays because its boring. Some
people may have so much on their mind but dont know how to put it in words
and some people dont have enough patience to read everything. Moreover, a
class of photo book sounds great but it cant be real as a class video.

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For all the reasons I put above, Ill choose a class video as the best ideal choice
for me.
Situation 4:
Well, if I have to decide among 3 activities to celebrate the Womans Day in
class: a class party, a beauty contest in class or a karaoke night, I suppose that a
class party would be the best ideal choice. There are 2 main reasons why I
support for a class party.
Firstly, its simple to organization. We dont have to think about the place
where the party will be held since we can use the classroom after study.
Secondly, we just need to prepare some snacks and drinks which is cheap for
students.
Actually I dont choose a beauty contest because it takes a lot of time and I
dont think a lot of girls want to participate in that contest. A karaoke night is
not a good choice since not everyone can go out late and the price for singing
karaoke on Womans Day is costly.
For all the reasons I put above, Ill choose a class party as the best activity to
celebrate the Womans Day in class.
Situation 5:
If I have to suggest for my friend among 3 options for a part time job: a shop
assistant, a home tutor, a baby sitter, I think a shop assistant is the best choice.
There are 3 main reasons why I support for a shop assistant.
In the first place, this work gives her have some soft skills which is needed for
her future job.
Secondly, being a shop assistant brings her a lot of chance to communicate with
several kinds of people.
Finally, it helps her more active and flexible since she is quite shy.
Actually, I am not for a baby sitter because its kind of boring and she hates
children. About a home tutor, although this work has good salary and she

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doesnt have to spend a lot a time per day, it doesnt provide skills that needed
for her field of work.
For all the reasons I put above, Ill choose a shop assistant as the best ideal part
time job for her.

VSTEP SPEAKING PART 3 SAMPLE ANSWERS


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Topic 1: Taking photos is beneficial to people: reduce stress, save memories,
improve imagination, (your own idea)
Well, you know, to my way of thinking, photography brings a numeruos
advantages for people. There are three main reasons to explain for that. The first
thing I would mention is that taking photos help you realese stress. Everyday,
you must face up with the pressure of working, therefore, when you feel tired
and stress, you should go to somewhere yourself or with your best friend and
take a lot of picture. Hmm, I think you will feel more comfortable and relax.
Moreover, it is also the best way to you to save memories. You can show off the
beautiful photos with your friends or your relatives. Another benefit of
photography is that you can make money with it. I mean that taking photos is
also a career. For instance, younger brother of my mother extremely loves
photographing. Honestly, he is keen on with cameras, so he often recieves to
take wedding photographies or yearbook photographies to get money. In a
nutshell, I believe that taking photos is good for us.
Topic 2: Online learning is beneficial to students: flexible, affordable,
convineint, (your idea)
Well, you know, in my point of view, studying from the internet is useful for
students. There are several reasons to explain for that. First and foremost,
instead of going to the English center, you can learn yourself with a computer. It
is not only flexible but it is also affordable. I mean that students feel more
comfortable and more initiative. Moreover, online learning courses are quite

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cheap, so pupils are likely to pay for each course. Besides, learning from
internet is very convenient. For example, when students are asked to read
additional materials of the topic to complete an assignment, it is easier with
available materials online. In conclusion, students can gain numerous
adventages from online learning.
Topic 3: Childhood is the most important time of a persons life: developing
physical health; forming personalities; learning things fast (your idea)
Well, you know, persons childhood are the most impotant years of a persons
lives. There are three reasons to explain for that. Firstly, childhood is the best
time to develop a childs physical health. Futher more, it is the most important
times of a persons life because they are foundation of a mans personality. In
this years, childs learn a lot about life by observing the other people around us.
Especially, by observing, a kid can learn easily everything around him that he
sees and even it is quite fast. For instance, parents always teach their children
how to behave with the other people whan their children were baby. And all of
them will learn follow their parents without confusing. In my point of view, the
childhood years is the most convenience time for a person to have a careful
preparation for the future.
Topic 4: Healthy breakfast is the best meal for your health: healthy body; good
work/study concentration; disease prevention, (your idea)
Well, you know, breakfast is the most impotant meal for peoples health. There
are several reasons to illustrate for that. The first thing I would mention is that
breakfast is good for your healthy body. It not only gives you the energy you
need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school, but it also
prevents from diseases. Eating breakfast has long term health benefits. It can
reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. In conclusion,
breakfast really is the most important of the day.
Topic 5: Internet is a good source to collect information: easy access; rich
information; low cost (your idea)

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Well, you know, there are various sources for us to collect information, but
internet is the good source. First of all, the first thing we can realize that the
internet helps us gather materials quickly, easily without taking much effort and
save maximum time. Secondly, thank to the internet, you can access the
documents at anytime and anywhere: at school, bedroom, hospital, caf and so
on. Last but not least, the internet documantation has a high updated. As we
know the internet always update information every hour, every minute, even
every second. Therefore, we will have a latest source about the issue that we
concern. In a nutshell, internet is a good material to collect information.
TOPIC 6: Stress
Well, you know, as for me, some elements are responsible for stress at work.
There are three main reasons to explain for that. Well, first of all, the main thing
you need to know is weak management which leaves employees feeling they
dont have a sense of direction and lack control over work activities. This
results in the vagueness of the work for every employee when they dont know
exactly what duties and tasks are offered. On top of that I also add is high
workloads with dealines making people feel rushed, under pressure and
overwhelmed. For example, my sister works as an inspector of accounts.
Everyday, she has to handle a pack of documents and the accounts to make a
financial report. She has no time to relax and take care of her family while the
work is too much. And she gets into trouble a series of angries and cant control
her behaviours. Something else that I need to comment on is poor working
environments such as excessive heat, cold or noise, inadequate lighting,
uncomfortable seating, malfunctioning equipment. In conclusion, there are
many reasons for stress but three factors mentioned above are quite popular
with most employees.
Topic 7: Taking photos
As you know, photography can make our life happier. Below are some benefits
of developing a love of photography. The first thing I should mention is that

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taking pictures is a great stress reliever. When you take photos with your friends
or concentrate on flowers, the wings of a butterfly, a baby smiling instead of
inextricable problems in life, stressful working hours or sadness, you will forget
them and feel more comfortable to make a start again. Another point which I
could add is that photography preserves memories. For instance, just think of
the wife or husband who has lost a spouse or the child who has lost a parent.
With pictures, they not only have no fear of ones lovely face but they also
remember exactly what was going on when that picture was snapped. In addtion
to what Ive just said, I can add that taking photos inspires your imagination.
Having a beautiful picture of somebody or something requires good graphic
depicts. This encourages imagination about your styling skills. If you snap
regularly, definitely you will have many impressive styles. To sum up, taking
photos is good for people because it has three benefits above at least.
Topic 8: Online learning
Well, you know, in my opinion, distance learning brings many benefits for
students. There are three main advantages to explain for that. Firstly, it is more
convenient than other methods of learning. You can attend online classes
anytime, anywhere you have web access. You can also access course materials
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I usually learn through my computer when going
out with my friends, maybe at a caf shop or a park. Secondly, you'll benefit
from a flexible schedule, which is extremely helpful if you're balancing your
education with work and family life. When you want to continue your learning
after the marriage, online education is the best way because you can access
anytime without domestic chores. Finally, online programs have lower costs
than attending a prestigious school. You only have to pay the Internet fees or if
a small amount of money for materials you want further. In a nutshell, there are
several advantages of online learning that explains why online learning may be
the greatest revolution in todays education.

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