– What is your full name?
My full name is ABC
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
I’m from Vietnam. From the capital city Hanoi to be specific
– Do you work or study?
I am currently a full-time student at university. But I also have a part-time job to earn some pocket money
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
I live in an apartment not too far from the city centre. It has a very convenient location
– Do you like living there?
Certainly, I haven’t found anything that I’m not happy about my living place
– Which is your favourite room?
Well I personally like my bedroom. It’s such a mess all the time but it’s the only place where I feel like I can do whatever I want and whenever I want
– Do you wear comfortable or fashionable shoes? Why?
To be honest I’m not the type of person who care so much about physical appearance. So I ‘d prefer relatively fashionable shoes that are comfortable to wear
– Which shoes do you like better? Why?
As I’ve just told you, I would say comfortable shoes are my choice. I wouldn’t suffer foot pain just for the sake of appearance
Describe an old person whom you know well and admire. Please say
– Who is this person?
– Why do you like him/her?
– What did he/she do at a young age?
– Explain what you learned from him/her
Well, I have met so many people in my life, and everyone has a different impression of who they are, what sort of personality they possess. And there’s this one person that I truly truly admire, to me he is like a father and a respectable mentor. And that’s my distant uncle that I’m talking about. I first met him when I was very little, perhaps around 7 if I remember correctly. At that time, he was a sailor on a very large ship that travelled across many countries, sometimes even continents. As a sailor, he was extremely well-built, had dark skin and he looked like a giant to me since I was such a small child. It is really funny that I thought of him as Poppeye the sailor man, you know the cartoon character on TV? What I can say about him is that he has travelled a lot, and has learned so many things from the outside world and foreign countries as a result. He is a man full of experience, from how to operate sails and calculate wind speed to dealing with heavy and dangerous storms.He can even speak 7 different languages to communicate with the local people everytime he arrived in different country. I was pretty amazed when he showed me how to calculate wind speed from simple hand-made device cos I am really into science, especially when it has apparent real-life application. He also showed me various survival techniques that are essential if anything were to happen with his ship. It was truly an eye-opening experience to me whenever I have a chance to talk to him. My uncle also taught me how to live a meaningful life helping people in need. I would say that…..
– Do you think an old person can always give good advice to a teenager?
Well I suppose that it really depends on what the advice is about and how experienced that old person is. But most of the time, old people have lived and experienced more events than youngsters. If the circumstances are similar, an old person can certainly give excellent advice to help young people advoid troubles. But since different generation has distinctive set of problems, I am sure that some advice may not work properly
– Is it better for an old person to live alone or with family?
I think this is a matter of culture really, generally you can see that there is an obvious difference between the east and the west, people in the UK often do not live with their parents once they reach adulthood. Their parents are often left in retirement homes if they cannot take care of themselves. But
I am from an Asian country and therefore living with and taking care of parents are responsibilities that I should fulfill. So my answer to the question would be yes it is better for old people to live with their family
– Can old people teach their grandchildren? Why?
Certainly, the seniors can teach grandchildren how to live their life meaningfully, just like what my uncle does to me, share experience, teach children how to behave in a good manner ecetera… But of course it may not be effective because of the age gap and huge difference between generations. We are talking about a difference of around 50 years. So many of the lessons may be outdated or irrelevant to the chil.