Describe an indoor game that you played when you were a child
You should say:
- What the game was
- Who you played it with
- How and where you played it
And explain why you liked playing that game.
Sample answer 1
I am going to talk about The Werewolf as one of my favourite indoor games. I think The Werewolf is probably the most popular group role-playing game in HCMC.
This game is composed of two teams: werewolf and villager. The aim of the werewolves is to hunt all of the villagers at nighttime without themselves being killed. On the other hand, the objective of the villagers is to find out who the werewolves are and kill them off before the whole village becomes food for the beasts. Because werewolves are able to kill people at the nighttime, therefore, among the group of villagers, besides ordinary people, there are some who have superpower. The villagers win if all the beasts are eliminated. Meanwhile, the werewolves win if there is an equal number between werewolves and humans.
I remember that it was a classmate of mine at high school who first taught me to play this game. Because this is the team game so we had to gather other friends whenever we want to play. When I was in high school, my friends and I enjoyed this game at lunch and break times in our classroom or outside on the school playground. Now we usually play at a spacious coffee shop whenever we go out for a drink.
I like this game because I enjoyed the challenge of analyzing and being analyzed, deceiving and being deceived, controlling and being controlled, and thinking creatively. This is an intriguing and intellectual game which requires various wise strategies involved for each particular role. As for me, there is nothing better than this game for groups of people to have fun.
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Sample answer 2
As a child, I enjoyed playing chess. I think chess is probably the best-known board game in the world. It’s a game for two players, and the aim is to defeat the other player by taking his or her pieces and eventually trapping his King. This final move is called checkmate.
I remember that it was a classmate of mine at primary school who first taught me to play chess. He had a small, portable chess set, and once I knew how each piece moved, we started playing at break and lunch times; we played in our classroom or outside on the school playground. Later my parents bought me my own chess set as a birthday present so that I could play at home.
I taught my younger brother to play, and at some point, I joined the school chess club. There I had the chance to hone my skills against some of the older pupils, and in my final year of primary school, I made it onto the school team. There were five of us on the team, and we competed against children from other primary schools in the same town.
I liked playing chess because I enjoyed the challenge of thinking ahead and trying to outwit my opponent. I was probably seven or eight years old when I started playing, and it seemed like a very mysterious and intellectual game at that time. Also, although I loved winning, chess taught me to learn from my losses and to congratulate the person who had beaten me.
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PART 3 - COMPETITIVENESS IN PLAYING GAMES
What indoor games are popular to children in your country? Why they are popular?
Children in Vietnam play a lot of indoor games but I would tell you about a boardgame called "the Werewolf". This is not a traditional game but it has gained enormous popularity among teenagers and children. The group of players is divided into two teams - the werewolves and the villagers. Werewolves win when there are an equal number of Villagers and Werewolves. Villagers win when they have killed all Werewolves. Youngsters enjoy this game because this is an intriguing and intellectual game which requires various wise strategies involved for each particular role. Werewolf is a social game suitable for any large group of people and requiring no equipment to play.
Do children in your country care about winning or losing in a game?
Yes, children in Vietnam do pay attention to competitiveness and this is mainly due to the teaching of their parents. For the most part, many parents have taught their children that winning is the sign of success and a child can only make their parents proud by becoming a winner. Consequently, children in Vietnam do strive for winning since they don't want to make their parents and families lose faces in front of others. This competitiveness can be seen not only in a game, but also in academic performance at school.
Do parents in your country teach their children to enjoy the game rather than paying attention to winning or losing?
Sad to say, Asian parents are more likely to teach their children to become a winner, rather than focus on sportmanship, and Vietnamese parents are no different. Many adults in my country have a terrible behaviour of bragging about the achievements of their children. It's like they want to tell the whole world about any success of their kids. Consequently, those parents would teach their children that losing is unacceptable and only winning can bring glory to families and make parents proud.