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Describe a country you would like to visit ( cp nht thi IELTS VN)

09 THNG 8 2014

Speaking Test

Part 2

Describe a country you would like to visit

Which country it is
What attract you most in that country
How long you want to stay there
And also say why you want to visit that country

Brief introduction
So far, I have had the opportunity to visit few countries. Among these, the one I enjoyed
exploring the most was Bhutan.

What attract me most

I was a student at the university when I was first introduced about Bhutan. The Kingdom
of Bhutan is a tiny and remotecountry nestling in the Himalayas between its
two powerful neighbors China and India. Unlike other nations, it is quite small and
the population is fairly limited, approximately 744,000 inhabitants. Those are some
interesting facts but what attract me the most is its aim of development. Bhutanese
monarchy promotes the


of "Gross


Happiness" (GNH),

which strives to achieve a balance between the spiritual and the material.

Besides, Bhutan is often praised as "The Last Shrangi-la on Earth" by European

visitors. This is the place where magic happens, and where fairy tales are still taking
place like the love story between the fifth King and his beloved Queen.

How long I want to stay

Even though the country's main income largely comes from tourism, export of timber
and hydroelectricity, tourism is fairly restricted. Visitors are advised to travel as part of a
pre-arranged package or guided tour but not as backpackers or independent
travellers. Apart from that, individuals have to pay a high rate of tax in order to stay
there. Because of these factors, if I am lucky enough to get a chance to visit this
"happiness land" I would love to stay for at least one month; so that I could visit all
the breathtaking sceneries and taste its traditional delicious cuisine.

Why I want to visit

What prompts me to pay another visit to Bhutan is the fact that I have been there
once before. I have made somegood acquaintances and we are still keeping in
touch with each other. In fact, I am looking forward to seeing them again this winter.
Wow, I can't really wait for December to come.

Part 3

What are the advantages of journalist when they travel to another country?
What could people learn from their travel?

Writing Task 2

Some people think that governments should ban dangerous sports, while others think
people should have freedom to do any sports or activity. Discuss both views and give
your own opinion.

Should dangerous sports such as boxing or motor-racing be banned?

Millions of people play sport every day, and, inevitably, some suffer injury or pain. Most players and
spectators accept this risk. However, some people would like to see dangerous sports such as boxing
banned. This essay will examine some of the reasons for banning certain sports.
Some sports are nothing but an excuse for violence. Boxing is a perfect example. The last thing an
increasingly violent world needs is more violence on our television. The sight of two men (or even women)
bleeding, with faces ripped open, trying to obliterate each other is barbaric. Other sports, such as
American football or rugby, are also barely-concealed violence.
Some people argue that the players can choose to participate. However this is not always the case. Many
boxers, for example, come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are lured by money or by social or
peer pressure and then cannot escape. Even in richer social groups, schools force unwilling students to
play aggressive team sports, claiming that playing will improve the students' character (or the school's
reputation), but in fact increasing the risk of injury.
Even where people can choose, they sometimes need to be protected against themselves. Most people
approve of governments' efforts to reduce smoking. In the same way, governments need to act if there
are unacceptably high levels of injuries in sports such as football, diving, mountaineering, or motor-racing.
I accept that all sports involve challenge and risk. However violence and aggression should not be
permitted in the name of sport. Governments and individuals must act to limit brutality and violence, so
that children and adults can enjoy and benefit from sport.
272 words
PART 1 (Test in 11/ 2014 in Vietnam)
1. Where do you come from?
2. What kind of work do people do there?

3. How do they spend their leisure time?

4. Is it a good place for young people to live? Why? Why not?
1. How do you feel about the noise we have in our daily life nowadays?
2. What kind of sound do you particularly like? What kind do you particularly dislike?
3. Do you think that people's life is noisier and noisier? Why is that?
1. Do you spend more time with friends or family?
2. What can you talk to friends about but not your family?
3. Do you prefer having lots of friends or a few close friends?


Describe a historical building that interests you

You should say:

What it is
Where it is located
What the historical meaning of the place is
And also explain why this particular building interests you.
1. What role do old buildings and new buildings play in modern society?
2. What changes have taken place in architecture in the past two decades?
3. Do you think it's necessary to protect old buildings?
4. What do you think about modern building and architecture?
5. Do you think old buildings will likely be replaced in the future?

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