Academic English Time Allotted: 60 Minutes
VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES QUESTIONS: 1. Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risk or chance. Others believe that success results from careful planning.
In your opinion, what does success come from? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Self-confidence is the most important factor for success in school or at work.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 3. Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 4. You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. 5.
Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay. 6. If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer. 7. “When people succeed, it is because of hard work, Luck has nothing to do with success. ” Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above?
Use specific and examples to explain your position. 8. Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes should be optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer. 9. Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer.