Bài Mẫu IELTS Speaking Topic: Public Holidays
Are there many public holidays in your country?
I’m not really good at numbers and dates, but I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of those in Vietnam. As far as I can remember, the public holidays include the New Year’s Day, the Tet Holiday, the Hung Kings’ Commemorations, the Day of Southern Liberation and National Reunification, the International Workers’ Day and the National Day. So, we have 5 of them in total.
– public holiday (danh từ) ngày lễ Quốc Gia
– Hung Kings’ Commemorations: Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương
– Day of Southern Liberation and National Reunification: Ngày Giải Phóng Miền Nam và Thống Nhất Đất Nước
– International Workers’ Day: Ngày Quốc Tế Lao Động
– National Day: Ngày Quốc Khánh
What is your favorite holiday?
Personally, I would love any day that gives me one or two days-off. Still, if I have to choose, I’d say that the April 30th, which is also known as Day of Southern Liberation and National Reunification, is my number one choice. The reason is quite simple. It gives me a strong sense of pride for how our ancestors and predecessors fought for the sake of one nation, so as to unify its people once again after a long time of separation.
– ancestor (danh từ) tổ tiên
– predecessor (danh từ) bậc cha anh, bậc tiền bối
– for the sake of…: vì lợi ích của…
– unify (động từ) thống nhất
– separation (danh từ) sự chia cắt
What do people in your country do during holidays?
The answer may vary from person to person. To the depth of my knowledge, in Vietnam, people tend to celebrate holidays with some sorts of parties and gatherings, which can be either formal or informal. Also, if possible, we’d love to go on a trip, either nationally and internationally, and spend some time with our beloved ones during those events.
– formal (tính từ) trang trọng, lịch sự
– informal (tính từ) thân mật, không chính thức
What did you do in the last holiday?
I just did the same things that every youngster would do. For instance, I ate and slept the whole day to recover from a long time of drowning in works and projects. In addition, I binge watched my favorite Korean soap opera as a way to compensate for the busy days. It sounds maybe not really healthy, but at least I did things that I enjoy.
– recover (động từ) khôi phục
– drown in (động từ) chìm ngập trong…
– binge watch (động từ) xem liên tục
– soap opera (danh từ) phim dài tập
– compensate for (động từ) đền bù
Question 5: Do you think that holidays are important?
My answer is a big “Yes”. From my point of view, holidays are like a way to escape from all the somehow overwhelming hustle and bustle of the real world. Moreover, they are occasions and opportunities for people make up for the ones that are truly important – family and friends.
– overwhelming (tính từ) quá mức
– hustle and bustle (danh từ) sự bận rộn
– make up for (động từ) bù đắp