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Speaking part 1 topic Films/Movies

Question 1: Do you like watching films?

Answer: Definitely, I love watching films, all genres of them. I try to absorb and enjoy as many different kinds of films as I can, whether it be the blockbuster Avengers: End Game, emtional roller coaster-like Parasite, or visual effects such as The Lion King. Film is a medium that can transport you to radically different worlds and environments. That’s why I and so many others love it.


(Source: Cambridge and Macmillan Dictionary)


Genre /ˈʒɑːnrə/ (noun)

This Crime fiction is a genre which seems likely to stay with us for many years.

Thể loại  Type, Kind

Absorb /əbˈsɔːrb/ (verb)

This work had absorbed him for several years.

Mê mẩn  digest (verb)

Blockbuster /ˈblɑːkbʌstər/ (noun)

A Hollywood blockbuster

Phim bom tấn  

Emtional roller coaster

 He was on an emotional roller coaster for a while when he lost his job.

Cảm xúc thăng trầm  

Question 2: Do you prefer foreign films or films made in your country?

Answer: Well, I would say both, the only thing that matters is that the story should be good. I like watching films with unexpected plot twist. The plot twist plays a significant role in the success of a movie. It is the factor that captures the audience’s attention and lead them from surprise to another surprise. So, for me the story matters, everything else is secondary.


Plot twist / plɑːt twɪst/ (noun)

This drama has so many unexpected plot twist.

Vòng xoắn cốt truyện  

Capture /ˈkæptʃər/ (verb)

The attack was captured on film by security cameras.

Thu hút, lưu lại attract (verb)

Secondary /ˈsekənderi/ (adj)

His feelinds in the matter are of secondary importance.

Thứ yếu  subordinate




Adventure /ədˈventʃər/

Phim phiêu lưu

Action /ˈækʃn/:

Phim hành động

Television Drama / ˈtelɪvɪʒn ˈdrɑːmə/

Phim bộ

TV Show

Show truyền hình

Comedy /ˈkɑːmədi/

Phim hài

Fantasy /ˈfæntəsi/

Phim giả tưởng

Historical movie /hɪˈstɔːrɪkl/

Phim cổ trang/ lịch sử

Horror /ˈhɔːrər/

Phim kinh dị

Sci-Fi /ˈsaɪ faɪ/

Phim khoa học viễn tưởng

Detective /dɪˈtektɪv/

 Phim trinh thám

Cartoon/ Animation

( /kɑːrˈtuːn//ˌænɪˈmeɪʃn/)

Phim hoạt hình

 Phim hoạt hình chuyển thể người đóng

Do you like to watch films?

Definitely! I really enjoy watching movies. They're a fantastic source of entertainment and relaxation for me. Moreover, movies frequently provide valuable knowledge about various cultures, viewpoints, and concepts, which I find both informative and stimulating.

What kinds of movies do you like best?

When it comes to movies, I prefer dramas and suspense films. Dramas allow me to explore complex human emotions and relationships, while suspense films keep me engaged with their thrilling narratives and plot twists.

How often do you go to the cinema to watch a movie?

I don't go to the cinema very often, but I still enjoy the occasional movie theater experience. Nowadays, I mostly watch movies at home through streaming platforms. However, I try to make it to the cinema for special or highly anticipated films.

What was the first film that you watched?

The first movie I ever watched was "The Lion King." It was a classic Disney animated film that made a profound impression on me. The vibrant animation, memorable characters, and compelling storyline created a truly magical cinematic experience. Even to this day, it remains one of my all-time favorite movies.

Do you like to watch movies alone or with your friends?

I would say both actually. When I watch movies alone, I can fully focus on the film and enjoy it at my own pace. On the other hand, watching movies with friends adds a fun and social aspect to the experience. It really depends on my mood and the type of movie I want to watch.

Do you prefer foreign films or films made in your country?

I tend to lean towards films made in my country because they have a special significance to me. They capture the nuances of our culture and address societal themes that I can easily relate to. Watching these films provides a sense of familiarity and a deeper connection to the stories being depicted, making the viewing experience more enjoyable for me.

Speaking Part 3: Film

1. Do you think (watching) films have (has) educational benefits?

I think films can be an integral part of education, just not in the traditional sense. Through films we enable people to learn visually, which can be beneficial to people who simply do not work well with books. We create empathy, show a different perspective or give insight into a character’s life or a different place in the world. As a teaching aid, people will probably respond better to a film than a text as it will hold their attention better. Even if a film is not educational at its core, you can use subtitles to improve reading and literacy skills, and with the multitude of books turning into films nowadays I think it makes it easier for people to be moved to read the book after watching an entertaining film.

- Integral /ˈɪntɪɡr(ə)l/: thiết yếu

- Empathy /ˈɛmpəθi/: sự đồng cảm, thấu cảm

- Perspective /pəˈspɛktɪv/: góc nhìn

- Insight /ˈɪnsʌɪt/: sự hiểu biết sâu

- Core /kɔː/: bản chất, cốt lõi

- Subtitle /ˈsʌbtʌɪt(ə)l/: phụ đề (phim)

- Multitude /ˈmʌltɪtjuːd/: rất nhiều

2. In what ways are documentary films and films only for entertainment different?

I think the key difference between both of them is imagination, the goal of a documentary is mainly to inform about a particular topic set in reality, films for entertainment have more of a leeway to play with facts, characters and storylines. But as dissimilar as they can be one from the other, they can both tackle the same subjects just through different methods perhaps. Because at the end of the day, both should be entertaining or rather both should be captivating enough that an audience will want to watch it and finish it. I would also think that usually a documentary film will have a much lower production cost than an entertainment film will, so you’ll have smaller crews working on recording it and producing.

- Leeway /ˈliːweɪ/: sự dư thừa thời gian, sự tự do khi làm điều gì

- Dissimilar /dɪˈsɪmɪlə/: không giống nhau

- Tackle /ˈtak(ə)l/: đối phó với

3. How are films and real life different ?

I’ve never really thought about this, but I would say unlike in films there is no script to life and you are not always in control of what happens. Films have a very definite start, middle and end. Life has a fixed start and an end, but you can also see it as a continuous series of stories linked together haphazardly, some stories never end in our life simply fade away, some are short and boring. That would be the biggest difference I think, films are entertaining all the way through, life has lulls.

- Script /skrɪpt/: kịch bản

- In control of /ɪn kənˈtrəʊl ɒv/: kiểm soát được

- Haphazardly /hapˈhazədli/: lẫn lộn, ngẫu nhiên

4. Why do you think documentary films are not so popular?

I think it is because it forces people to look at reality and reality is often dissapointing. We watch films for entertainment, to disconnect in a sense from what is happening around us. A documentary places a mirror in front of the society with current issues, and that is not everyone’s cup of tea. If I live in a crime-ridden place, I don’t necessarily want to see the reality behind it, but I would rather see a cop show up instead, which is more glamorous. There’s also the fact that documentary quality seems to be all over the place, some are excellent, heart-wrenching, beautifully produced pieces of work, while others are terribly-lit and painfully edited pieces of garbage. So one bad experience could make people more hesitant to jump into documentary films in general.

- Disconnect /dɪskəˈnɛkt/: tách ra khỏi, ngắt kết nối với cái gì

- Place a mirror /pleis ə ˈmɪrə/: bắt người ta phải soi lại

- Cup of tea /kʌp ɒv tiː/: ý thích

- Crime-ridden /krʌɪm ˈrɪdn/: nhiều tội phạm

- Hesitant /ˈhɛzɪt(ə)nt/: lưỡng lự

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