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B imo n t hly Magaz in e : 2 0th No v 09

Walkie Talkie W el co m e to th is m o n th ’ s ed itio n o f W a l kie Ta l kie Dear friends, Without delaying, we are back to the 8th edition of Walkie Talkie Magazine. We’d like to present you the 2 new sections: Writing Corner, and Blogging Section, via which you can have a deep look into the writing skill, and experience the adventure of our dear blogger in a far away land. Also, we’d like to show our appreciation to our editors, writers, designers, Speaking Team, and Radio Online Team who continuously support us. We do hope you can enjoy our work. Any suggestion, please feel free to contact us.

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Speaking & Radio

Interviewing

Online Schedule

Interviewer: Heart Guest: CHT

Planners Yueming & Heart Page: 7

Page: 4 - 6

Poem Corner

Writing Corner

Poet: N.N.M.Chau

Writer: Phuong Nguyen Editor: N.N.M..Chau

Page: 9 - 11

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Blogging Section

IT Tips

Blogger: Barnaby

Writer: NgocDung

Davies

Editor: Bambie

Page: 12 - 13

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Topics

Model: MaiHoa

Compiled by: Hannibal

Photographer: Chick

Page: 15 - 17

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Teacher’s Day


Interviewing Section

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Our guest of the month

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Name: Trang, Nguyen T. Huyen (*CHT) Job:Lecturer Major:IT (SE) Place of work: SE dept. IT faculty DaLat University Location: Da Lat - Lam Dong Vietnam.

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Interviewer: On the occasion of the Teacher’s Day, how is it celebrated in your university?

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CHT: Well, officially we have a day off for that event. In fact, we just can enjoy one morning off only as the faculty holds the 3-hourcelebration, which will go with a speech, flowers, songs and blessings in the afternoon with all the staffs and our beloved students.

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Interviewer: Are there any differences between this year celebration and last year celebration in your university?

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CHT: almost the same but the participants themselves and the role of them. (1st yearè 2nd year è 3rd year…. Studentè lecturer :D)

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Interviewer: You used to be a student, so can you tell us a specifically favorite Teacher’s Day during your school time? And why do you like it?

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CHT: The Teacher’s day of the senior year is the most favorite teacher’s day to me. At that time, more than 2/3 of the class were away in other cities for the internship, feeling sad when just some left attending the event. Once taking a closer look to all the lecturers, memories recalled thinking that would be the last Teachers’ day for the whole life. Also, that’s the first time I raised my horrible voice by a song with my beloved lecturer ^^ (just by chance no rehearsal but thank God no one was killed by that)… Really nice memory to me.

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Interviewer: Why do you choose teaching as your career? And do you ever think about changing your job in the near future?

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CHT: Actually, the career did choose me J. I became a lecturer by chance when my lecturer met me and my partner to have a frank talk right

A corner of DaLat University.


Interviewing Section Our guest of the month

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Interviewer: Do you believe that students nowadays still respect their teachers? And what do you expect your students to do for you personally and for teachers in general on this occasion?

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CHT: my answer is “yes”. Fortunately, in my university especially in my faculty, the students are really nice and I’m proud of it. But once you expect something from your students you should know what they are expecting from you. I’m trying my best fullfilling their expectation by giving much; not giving high mark but giving what they need in their life after the university or simply giving them the wings to their dreams ^^ as my lecturers did. I’m just a simple lecturer expecting my students would fly even higher than me. And I had the early gift from the class CTK32CD since A corner of DaLat University.

what they did is over my expectation. Thanks you all for listening to my words even they are really strict words and thanks for understanding me J by your changes. ·

Interviewer: Cheating is a hard-to-solve problem in education. How is cheating prevented in your university? And how effective is it?

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CHT: Cheating is always the problem in any education system. The tranditional method to prevent cheating in my university is to organize the exams strictly. It does take some affect to the students when they have to study harder and harder to pass the exam or they have to face the strict exam when no door is opened easily. But to me, I think the best way to prevent the cheating is the teacher themselves, once the teacher cannot evaluate the student correctly via exams, projects, thesis… the cheating will still remains.

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Interviewer: There have been lots of articles criticizing some teachers beating students; however, there is a saying goes, “spare the rod, and spoil the child”. What do you think about such controversial ideas?

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after our thesis. And he did give wings to my dream at that time, I kept on moving with that dream regarding him and all the lecturers those are really cool. And no regret since I devote my heart and soul in what I chose. And shifting? Well the answer will soon be revealed in the near future ;)


Interviewing Section Our guest of the month

CHT: I myself never use violence to my students because I know that I’m not strong enough to kick/ beat them ;) besides that’s illegal. Personally, I think that in the university, the knowledge is kinda high level and word can help the teacher to express what they want not the strength itself. With a wound you can cure for a week or more but with strict word you need the whole life to cure it. Word is much more powerful and I think teacher should use that power in the approriate case, not much to harm the students’ personality but enough to encourage them in their learning. Be a friend of the students rather than the enemy or some actors that makes them hate studying.

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Interviewer: Anything you want to wish to our dear teachers and students on this special day?

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CHT: to my dear teachers “thank you all for feeling what I feel when being a teacher, wish you to have all what you are longing for”, to my dear students “be my colleague to know how I feel, but think carefully before graping my advice ;)”

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Fun Corner All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

: If you love someone, Set her free … Don’t worry, she will come back.

If you love someone, You cannot set her free … Because she will never come back.

If you love someone, Set her free … If she ever comes back, ask her why she came back. If you love someone, Set her free … If she doesn’t come back within some specific, limited time, forget her. If you love someone, set her free .. If she doesn’t come back, continue to wait until she comes back …


Speaking & Radio Online Our regular listing of forthcoming activities

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Radio Online

Message at night

Story: Christmas gifts

24 Dec 09

Radio Online

Interviewing Program

Guest: Mr Nicole

20 Dec 09

Radio Online

Interviewing Program

Guest: Updating

9 Jan 10

Radio Online

Message at night

Story: Confidential

22 Jan 10

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Poem Corner

Nguyen Ngoc Minh Chau * Based on a true story told to me every now and then by my father * In memory of Uncle Mai…

He was named after a flower He turned out so kind and tender His father died fighting for his country When he turned eighteen, he headed straight for the army There he befriended my father They became the best of brothers Their friendship kept them strong to fight for their country Until the day he stepped on a mine of the enemy Papa always sheds a tear as he says “Lord, I never forget the look on his face” In his last moments he took my papa’s hand “Mate, you tell my mama this is not the end” I wondered why papa loved that flower He said it always made the house warmer When I was old enough to learn about my country Papa told the story of a man who died for our peace

He was among thousands of others Who gave their lives for the land of their fathers Who lived and fought till the very end And in their last breaths still had their faith remained


Writing Corner Let’s learn writing together

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Gately

Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died suddenly on October 10th at the age of 33.

Boyzone's Stephen dies in Spain

Gately

Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died suddenly on October 10, 2009 at the age of 33. (In obituary, the standard style is to write just the name first, then details after that. Since the phrase “member of the Irish band Boyzone” comes right after, “singer” would be redundant. Date should be written in that style, including the year.)

The star Boyzone member died while vacationing on the Spanish island of Majorca with his partner, Andrew.

Gately died in his hotel room on the Spanish island Majorca while on vacation with his partner Andrew Cowles. (news should be neat and specific. All names should be mentioned with first and last names)

He died of natural cause, an autopsy revealed. One day after his death, the four remaining members of the band (Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Ronan Keating) flew to Majorca to say the last words to their friend. The funeral took place on October 17th in his hometown, Dublin (Ireland). After Boyzone, Gately continued his career and gained certain success as a solo artist.

He died of natural cause, an autopsy revealed. One day after his death, the four remaining members of the band (Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Ronan Keating) flew to Majorca to say the last words to their friend. The funeral took place on October 17, 2009 in his hometown, Dublin (Ireland). After Boyzone disbanded in 2000, Stephen Gately pursued a solo career and was noted for hit singles such as I believe (2000), and his achievements in West End musicals. (again, news should be as specific as possible)

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The sweat and toil of children

The sweat and toil of children

The sweatshops are found at Tan Phu District with around 30 children, from the age 12 to 16.

Many sweatshops can be found at Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City with around 30 children, age 12 to 16. (Be narrative, if that’s how you want to begin your news story. Always describe a location by district and city.)

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Boyzone's Stephen dies in Spain

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Writing Corner Let’s learn writing together

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Most of them come from poor families in countryside. They have to work in bad condition, without labor safety equipment. The working time begins at six o’clock and ends at nine o’clock. During this time, they are non-stop working except for a little break at mid day. Some said that they should use hands to protect their ears from the terrible noise from the factory.

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Most of them come from poor families in the countryside. They have to work in bad condition, without labor safety equipments. Their shift begins at 6 am and ends at 9 pm. During this time, they are supposed to work non-stop except for a short break at mid day. Some said that the best they could do was to use their own hands to protect their ears from the terrible noise at the factory. (be careful with word choice, choose ones that maintain the tone of your story)

A typical case reported was Nguyen Van Den, a 16-year-old boy who was took to hospital on emergency. As the diagnosis, he was suffering from heart failure, inflamed lung due to be toiled in long time. Not corrected

A typical case reported was Nguyen Van Den, a 16-year-old boy who was taken to the hospital on emergency. Doctors’ diagnosis said he was suffering from heart failure and inflamed lungs due to the toil he had endured. Corrected with comments

President Obama’s trip to Asia.

President Obama’s trip to Asia.

President Obama makes his first trip to Asia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Singapore this month. The president will begin his trip in Tokyo on November 12 and 13 and then travel to Singapore for the APEC meeting that runs from the 13th to 15th. From Singapore he will travel toChina from the 15th to the 18th and finally visit Seoul on the 18th and 19th. Richard Bush, the director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, says President Obama's Asia trip gives the United States an opportunity to restore relations with Asian nations and to stress the importance of strengthening partnerships among all global powers (synthesized from brookings.edu and csis.org)

President Obama makes his first trip to Asia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Singapore this month. The president begins his trip in Tokyo on November 12 and 13 and then flies to Singapore for the APEC meeting that runs from the 13th to 15th. From Singapore he is scheduled to be in China from the 15th to the 18th and finally to visit Seoul on the 18th and 19th. Richard Bush, the director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, says President Obama's Asia trip gives the United States an opportunity to restore relations with Asian nations and to stress the importance of strengthening partnerships among all global powers (synthesized from brookings.edu and csis.org) (My suggestions are options you can use to avoid word repetition when writing about one’s itinerary)


Writing Corner Let’s learn writing together

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Flood in central Vietnam

Although storm Mirinae abated late, heavy rains continued falling, causing raging floods in the central province of Phu Yen. On November 11th, Phu Yen province counted 65 deaths so far at 20.00 local time. In Quy Nhon province, a lot of houses have been submerged deeply in water. Cows, buffaloes, poultry and people are sheltering on the rooftops. The flood has been rising southward. The irresponsible act of letting water out of the hydroelectricity factories in the Central is supposed to be the main cause of the heavier flood. Provincial Party Committee Secretary Dao Tan Loc told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on November 3 that it was the biggest flood ever seen in his province, causing panic among locals.

Although storm Mirinae abated late, heavy rains continued to fall, causing raging floods in the central province of Phu Yen. On November 11, 2009, Phu Yen province counted 65 deaths so far at 8 pm local time. In Quy Nhon province, numerous houses have been submerged deeply in water. Cattle, poultry, and people are holding on for their lives on the rooftops. The flood has been rising southward. The irresponsible act of letting water out of the hydroelectricity factories in the Central is suspected to be the main cause of this deadly flood. Provincial Party Committee Secretary Dao Tan Loc told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on November 3, 2009 that it was the biggest flood ever seen in his province, causing panic among locals. (In news stories, use numbers from 1 to 12 and am-pm for time)

Fun Corner All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

If you love someone, Set her free … If she comes back, and if you love her still, set her free again, repeat …

If you love someone, Set her free, In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free!! : If you love someone, Set her free, If she loves you, the probability of her coming back is high If she doesn’t, your relation was improbable

if(you-love(m_she)) m_she.free() if(m_she == NULL) m_she = new Cshe;

If you love someone, Set her free, Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the Second Amendment of the Matrimonial Freedom

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Blogging Section Our blogger of the month

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Groan. We’re parked on loading bays of a warehouse on Middelmolenlaan, a street utterly devoid of character. It’s drizzly and cold, the sort of weather that makes you tuck jumper into jeans without caring a jot about looking foolish. The warehouse is empty until the containers of equipment for AC/DC arrive tomorrow. This is the type of place, in short, that proper lorry drivers go.

Oh, the glitz Laundry in Antwerp's suburbs

roll tours are not all glitz and razzamatazz, you know; today is an opportunity to catch up with laundry. Old women sit in the laundrette, bookless, staring at their circling washing. A nearby chip shop might be a welcome respite from the gloom, I think naively, but the Indian owner seems indifferent to the winter, telling me, while I try and eat fast food with gloves on, that his father has “expired.” Oh, that's cheered me up no end.

Alice - who, as you will remember, is really called Mark - and Namibian, very sensibly, are watching war Incidentall films in their Antwerp video store y, is it trucks, the worth describing places former sipping a beer with any more? I recently read plans to write off the an article on the future of afternoon entirely. travel writing that debated Retrieving my map of this topic. In Eric Newby's Oslo - it’s the first gig of day, for example, we the tour - Alice suggests, couldn't just Google Map through a roar of Second the Hindu Kush; we needed World War gunfire, not to evocative phrases to bring worry where we’re going. the mountains alive in our 'They’re about to blow up minds. Now, of course, with Germany in a minute the advent of the internet, anyway.' Yes, but just in is it more important to case the country is still concentrate on the people there tomorrow, perhaps instead? I'm just throwing it I'd better plan the route. out there, mainly because I don't bother describing Despite the foul places. You can get that conditions, I’m unable to from a guidebook.. shun an interesting city in favour of sitting in a warm Did I mention the cold? truck. Even with the Travelling by bicycle, by the attraction of Tetley time I reach my first near- teabags and an episode collision with a tram, any of Jeeves and Wooster feeling in the extremities is under the duvet, I venture a thing of the past. Rock n out again - a fashion


Blogging Section Our blogger of the month

martyr on two wheels.

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It’s a fairly unspectacular Things are going from bad cycle into Antwerp, through to worse: we’ve run out of mini-Istanbul, merging gas for the stove. I blame seamlessly into Chinatown Namibian; he blames me until, as you pass Sung Wah a stalemate. Would you Supermarkt, the imposing believe we have a third Central Station hoves into back-up plan? One simply view. Known as the Railway cannot tour without cups Cathedral, it looks like a of tea so we are - and I basilica, but today is clothed hate to say this - rather decoratively in scaffolding. over-prepared for any The ‘free map for young kettle eventuality. Yet, this travellers’ is given to me is an inauspicious start to without so much as a batted a new tour. eyelid. (That’ll Oh, it’s not teach another rest "Mystic" to day, by the assume I’m way. There’s in my a frenzy of forties). revving Surprisingly, diesel there is a engines and host of And then there were three.. opening of attractions trailer doors Transferring from Tina in Antwerp, ready for the but for onslaught. The AC/DC tonight it's live music. containers are here; flightcases are unloaded. De Muze Jazz Café is great. Reloading into cavernous, The pianist chats to me at black trailers - “Black the bar, peering over my Death” trailers - begins. shoulder at my gig list - to Oh, the camaraderie at see if he's playing here the start of another rock n again next week. Meanwhile roll tour. Oslo here we Well, an Gottfried, my cheery bar come. stab into companion discovers my acceptable name is Barny. 'Ha! Barny, Germany here we come, like the Flinstones?' he would be more accurate. asks. An ageing, zealous Norway is miles from fan of vocal jazz, he buys her me a beer and leaves before turning into a pumpkin. Now, it seems ludicrous that all these blasted health and safety regulations emanate from Belgium, yet the first bar I walk into here has me unable to breathe for thick cigarette smoke.

Namibian and his kettle

Oh, the glitz Laundry in Antwerp's suburbs


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How to build your own computer thriftily

If you aren’t a geek, you will probably be confused when it comes to buying yourself a new computer. You don’t know where to start, so choosing a manufactured computer may be a good way. However, manufactured computers are often more expensive than your own built computers and they are also hard to upgrade. Instead of buying a manufactured one, you should try to build your own with these following pieces and basic advice given below.

a Keyboard; a Case; a Power Supply; HDD (Hard disk drive); Mainboard, Monitor, etc... The others you consider then is CPU (Central Processing Unit), Graphics Card (GPU) and RAM if you use for either graphic design or playing games. Bear in mind that inquiring and searching for full information of the components is never unnecessary.

Before buying the new computer, you will consider your budget and your main usage of the computer. If it is just to type up documents and surf the web, you shouldn’t spend too much on a powerful machine that can’t be taken full advantage of its power. Likewise, if your work is designing, your hardware but not least, configuration must be good Last choosing software is one enough to run graphic of the important parts. software. After working out these factors, you will Which one you should install in your PC? For choose the instance, you order of have to spend a components lot on Windows to buy. Operating Additionally, System (OS), researching you can use on price of Linux instead. the Linux has many hardware series of Linux can be a good among operating prestigious choice, in consideration systems and computer of free operating comes in many stores is the different distributions such good way to reduce the as Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian cost. .Its operating systems are popular open-source (free) Although you often notice Moreover, rarely do viruses run on these popular brands, if in some can orperating systems . It’s case you decide to buy unknown brands, you obvious that using free should ask other previous software can save you a users for their feedback of lot. the products as well as doing some research of As soon as you finish your own. If possible, you’d reading it, you should try to better ask your friends, the do whether in pretence tech savvy person, to go (recommended if you are a with you to choose the new beginner), or in truth. appropriate hardware. To After that, you ask tech calculate how much you savvy people to know how would pay on the hardware, much you can save and you should buy some how much you can finish it essential components efficiently. Good luck with arranged in order such as the mission! Optical Drive, for example CD or DVD Drive; a Mouse;


Speaking Topic A: I know but HOW TO? Run into him and say

Prologue:

sorry and...

A conversation between two girls:

B: I don't know. Maybe he got hurt hundreds of

A: I'm very confused, I need your advice. I don't

times like that and that don't impress him

know if I should approach a guy.

much.

B: Why? What's happened to you?

A: So what i can do now?

A: I have crush on a guy at my working place.

...

He's not very handsome but he is nice and

Topic 1:

lovely. We work at the same department but

Put yourself in girl A's shoes.

I've never found a chance to talk to him. He's a

Would you decide to approach that

marketing executive and I'm just a salesperson.

object? If yes, how are you going to do that? If

I just can observe him from a distance. Please

no, give reasons why you are not approach

help me. Every time I made attempt to

him?

approach him, my heart seemed to fall out of

If that person has girlfriend or boyfriend

my chest. What can I do now?

already, would you act like the girl A does?

B: Listen, listen up. Are you serious? What do

(Recommended by Jasmine)

you know about him?

Topic 2: Role-playing

A: I knew him one month ago. I know his name.

A golden chance has come to the girl A. One

That's all. And he's very kind to everyone and

day, her object comes and returns the ID card

my friends like him too. But no one ever make

that she left at the working place. While her

conversation with him. I'm going to quit my job

heart is beating out of control, she tries to calm

in one week. I have no time to waste. Can you

down and make the most of this chance.

give me any suggestion?

Imagine you are in the similar situation, try to

B: Okay, calm down. I think you need to go

drive the conversation with your object the way

through some steps. First step, you should

you want it to go.

have talk with him first to see if he's got

Student A: you are talking to the person in your

girlfriend or not and...

dream. So calm down and make use of that

A: I don't care if he's got a girlfriend.

golden chance. Try to get his contact address

B: oh, okay, okay. I see. So let's move on.

(email, cell phone...) cleverly

Hmm, second step, again try to make most of

Student B: (the student A's object) your

any chance to have a talk to him first. Topics

intention is to give the ID card to her/him. You

can depend on real situation at that time. You

know few things about this one so just make a

can go nowhere in your relationship with him if

usual conversation with him/her.

you just observe him from afar. Right?

(Recommended by Jasmine)

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Speaking Topic Set 2 – 13 December 2009 Topic 1 Prologue Genius is made, not born There’s no undeniable fact that the brain can be trained: a combination of natural born talent on specific field and trainings starting at the early age till grown-up. Some can remember specific details, some can make complex calculation in seconds, some can understand a whole page content of a book at the first glimpse. Scientists call those types of people are genius. A study has shown that they weren’t born to be genius but they did have extraordinary childhood trainings. They are living proofs of an amazing theory that ordinary people can turn to be talents. Special life trainings are more important than natural talent. Despite the misconception that men’s brain are better at understand maths and logic, giving them an advantage in games such as chess, Susan still beat with men over the chess game and become the world’s first female chess master. She believes that she doesn’t possess a special gift of chess master and her remarkable ability have been trained by her father, who believed that the possibility of making his child to be genius despite sex gender. Link here

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Do you agree that “stupid questions turn out to be creative and genius “ sometimes ?

(Recommended by AngelVy) Topic 2 You are a kid at the age of 3 to 5 years old. You are outside the store waiting for your mom to finish shopping. You want to be home early before the cartoon starts but your mom’s shopping will last in 2 hours. A woman walks up and says “ Hi I’m your neighbour. I can give you a ride home so you don’t have to wait”. You’re very anxious to watch the movie but scared of going with a stranger. The woman wants to kidnap you and sell you for a organs seller. The seller will operate your body and take all your organs inside. The woman is very clever at manipulating people including kids to get what she wants. The scenario could take place from when the woman meet the kid until the kid is kidnapped depending on two people’s conversation. In the role playing topic, 2 students will make a conversation between the woman and the kid. *Student A : imagine to be a kid, very innocent and you trust anyone you met once. Your neighbour, the woman, seem very nice to you and you don’t doubt much about her. What’s on your mind is your mom’s messages that you have to wait until your mom finish and back home together and don’t go with stranger alone.

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What are trainings if ordinary people want to be genius?

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Do you want to be genius at specific field? Why or why not?

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Do you agree with the theory that “genius made by extraordinary efforts”?

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What are your strengths? Is it considered as a genius? Do you want to enhance skills you’ve already have? How to boost its level?

woman. One organ part such as eyes, could be

What are downsides of being a genius? Do disadvantages outweigh advantages of being genius?

home at any of cost. You are totally blind and

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What types of things do you think men do better than women and vice versa? Do you think through trainings men or women can do better than the other?

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Do you think educating children at the early age is very good start for his or her education? And why ?

* Student B : imagine to be a relentlessly cruel

sold 10.000 US dollars for those who want to replace their eyes. You have to lure her to your

eclipsed by dollars.


Speaking Topic Set 3 – 27 December 2009

friend and give advice on what can be done

Topic 1:

teacher with acid as he fails the English exam and cannot get the degree has caused a stir in public opinion. You can know more about this story via this link. [http://www.tuoitre.com.vn/Tianyon/Index.aspx? ArticleID=333389&ChannelID=13] Some feel sympathy for him as they think that spending four hard years at the university without receiving the degree to earn a living did lead him to the deadlock while others are discontented with his cruel action to his teacher. ·

How about your own opinion about the student’s action? Which side of the argument do you agree?

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What are the underlying causes of such grievous situation?

Topic 2: Role-playing Your friend has just failed the university entrance examination and felt extremely depressed as he/she thinks that his/her failure would close every door to a successful future life. As his or her close friend, you try your best to comfort and give some pieces of useful advice to your friend. Role A: as the friend who fails the exam, showing your despair and worries about a gloomy future Role B: as the close friend, try to comfort the

Set 4 – 10 January 2009 Topic 1 It is believed that the government sometimes tries to hide some secrets that should be revealed to public (such secrets sooner or later could be clearly stated on the Internet by some confidential persons, however). Do you agree or disagree with such belief? Use specific reasons to support your answer. If you do, so why do you think the government is trying to conceal it? (Recommended by Heart) Topic 2 Idea linking game This game is to test to your creativity in linking ideas by ONE or TWO words only. It is not a difficult game but being fast is a key to win as you do not want to give your competitors time to think of more challenge words. Instruction: a person initiate a word, the next person has to quickly give another word that represents an idea linking to that shown by the first word. Then the turn passes to the next. Only linking between two successive words is required. The more specific a word is, the less idea the next player can think of. Time to give an answer is decided by the host or a consensus of members’ suggestions. Example: the initiating word is “water” à lake à fish à fish ball à Hanoi à literature temple à stone tablet à tortoise heads à ?

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