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Appendix 1: three achievement speaking tests used at tnu


Class: English K2000 – Term 1

Students are supposed to give a presentation about one of the following topics, then answer examiners’ two or three additional questions.

  1. Please introduce yourself. We would like to know about your birthplace, your age, and your family. How does your family help you in your study?
  2. Could you tell us about your daily activities and then your freetime activities? What are your likes and dislikes?
  3. Could you tell us about your new class and your new school? How did you feel when you first arrive here?
  4. Would you please describe the appearance of a special friend in your class? Why is he/she special to you?
  5. Who is the monitor of your class? What’s he like? What do you think of him as a monitor?
  6. Please describe your mother. Do you look like her? What kind of clothes does she often wear? Do you have the same way of dressing?
  7. Please describe your father’s character. What is his job? Do you often talk with him about your study and your friends?
  8. Where are you from? Could you tell us about some of the interesting places in your hometown?
  9. Please talk about your hometown. We would like to know about its location, the weather and the environment there.
  10. Could you tell us about life of people in your hometown? (population, their main jobs, their standard of living, their character...)
  11. What do you remember most about your childhood? Did you have a happy child hood?
  12. You are now a first-year student. Is there any difference between your life now and life when you were a highschool pupil?
  13. When do you think Christmas season begins? Could you describe the atmosphere around when Christmas is coming?
  14. Who is the most famous person at Christmas? Can you describe him? What kind of gift would you like him to give you?
  15. What did you do last Christmas? (Before, on Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day.) How did you feel?
  16. Lunar New Year Holiday is coming. How do you feel? What do you like most about it?
  17. What do you often do before the Lunar New Year Holiday? How do you feel at the very moment when the old year is out and the new year is in? what do you often do then?
  18. Could you tell us about some of the Vietnamese customs concerning the Tet Holiday?
  19. Are you superstitious? Could you give us some examples of your own superstition or your family superstition or the superstition of the Vietnamese people during the Tet Holiday?
  20. What do you often do on the three days of Tet? How do you feel on these days?

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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