Top 12 câu hỏi và câu trả lời thường gặp nhất trong Ielts Speaking Part 1 Topic Holiday/ Festival
Holidays và Festival là một chủ đề rất gần gũi đối với mỗi chúng ta. Liên quan đến chủ đề này giám khảo IELTS sẽ thường hỏi các câu hỏi như các ngày lễ lớn của đất nước, mọi người thường làm gì trong ngày lễ, bạn thích ngày lễ nào nhất, món ăn đặc biệt nào hoặc các hoạt động vui chơi giải trí nào thường xuất hiện trong các ngày lễ lớn... Để chuẩn bị cho phần thi Ielts Speaking part 1 tốt hơn, chúng ta cùng tham khảo 12 câu hỏi và trả lời mẫu cho chủ đề Holidays và Festival.
1. What is the most popular holiday in Vietnam?
2. Can you describe one of the popular festivals and holidays in Vietnam?
3. What is the most important traditional festival in your country?
I think the most important one is the Tet Holiday, which is very much like Christmas in the Western countries. It is on the first of January according to the lunar calendar, it is a time when friends and family members get together. And we have about ten days off.
4. Can you tell me something about the festivals in Vietnam? Which is your favorite holiday?
Yes. We have many traditional festivals, but the major ones are, for example, the Tet Holiday, the Moon Festival, May Day, and the National Day. My favorite holiday is Tet Holiday, the Vietnamese New Year. It comes on the first of January according to the lunar calendar. On New Year’s Eve, children will get “lucky money” and wear new clothes. They can do things the would not normally be allowed to do. The Tet Holiday is always my favorite holiday because there are no many activities and varieties of food. Like Christmas in the Western countries, it’s the most important and longest holiday we have, a good time for family reunion and relaxation. We celebrate this holiday with a lot of different activities: having a big feast, visiting our parents and friends to express our goodwill, enjoying the flower festival, watching lion dancing or chatting with each other.
5. What do you do during the Tet Holiday?
On the Tet Holiday, we have about ten days off. I often visit my parents, friends, and relatives. It’s a great time to relax and enjoy ourselves. But many people take the opportunity to visit the places of interest in and outside Vietnam
6. How do you celebrate an important occasion in your family, such as a wedding or a birthday?
We celebrate important occasions in my family by getting together with our parents, having a big meal and playing some games afterwards.
7. What do you usually do on holidays?
We celebrate our National Day with a lot of activities: playing the national anthem, watching military parade and enjoying fireworks display, or going out on a tour to some exotic places.
On New Year’s Eve, after dinner, children usually receive some “lucky money”, wear new clothes and get new toys, while adults usually watch the TV gala or play some games. Later at night, when the clock strikes 12, with the coming of New Year, people will enjoy fireworks display.
We usually make square cakes, a typical food on New Year’s Day in Vietnam. It is a kind of glutinous rice cake wrapped in banana leaves, in order to honour our ancestor, King Hung, who himself made it to present his respected father.
8. What holiday or festival has become more popular in Vietnam recently?
I think Christmas and Valentine’s Day have become very popular in Vietnam. Well, I’d say they’re more commercialized because long before these holidays approach, businessmen have made every effort to attract more customers. Anyway, everyone wants to take this opportunity to enjoy themselves, nothing to do with religion,
What do you think about the impact of Western cultures on the Vietnamese traditional culture?
Well, it’s true that some Western festivals have been accepted by the Vietnamese, but as the Western culture is emerging into the culture, there’s also very strong influence of the Vietnamese on the Western. With the economic globalisation, you can certainly feel the multiculture.
I think there’s a lot of impact because you can fell there is a stronger holiday atmosphere in the air than the traditional Vietnamese festival.
7. Are there many public holidays in your country?
As far as I remember, there are at least two long national holidays including Lunar New Year and Reunion Day and May Day combo, each of which lasts for about a week, more or less. Besides, we have several other public holidays when we don't have to go to school or work.
8. Do you think that there should be more holidays in your country?
Interesting. I've been asking myself this question many times but unfortunately haven't been able to come up with an answer. I mean, as a student, of course I would appreciate more holidays so that I could spend time with my family and friends. On the other hand, I'm concerned that longer holidays would interrupt productivity at workplace.
9. Which public holiday do you like the most?
Well, I don't really think I have a favorite holiday. I love all of them the same because they all mean no work and lots of quality time for myself or my family.
10. What do you usually do on a holiday?
If the holiday is long, I usually consider visiting my family because I study away from home and can't see them as often as I'd like to. But if the holiday is short, I will just catch up on my sleep or hang out with friends.
11. What do other people in your country usually do on public holidays?
It's kind of hard to say but people that I know around me tend to go shopping with families or friends to take advantage of the sales the shops are offering, but maybe for others, they probably stay at home for resting.
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12. Do you think public holidays are important?
I believe public holidays are rather important and there should be more of them in my country. The main factor is that people really need to unwind themselves without any distractions after tiring work and also public holidays can dramatically boost consumption as the goods will be sold at a discount these days.
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