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Topic Tea or coffee
1. (Do Vietnamese people like to drink tea or coffee?)
(Answer) Well, both are Vietnamese people’s favorite drink, but I think tea is a more preferable choice.
(Give a reason for your answer) In Vietnam, tea is said to appear in almost every social activity: from wedding, birthday to anniversary and ritual ceremonies. A cup of hot tea in the early morning after breakfast, some iced tea at small stalls while waiting for a friend, or a whole day chilling out in a teahouse; that is the way tea penetrates into Vietnamese’ daily life.
2. (Do you prepare tea or coffee for the guests at home?)
(Answer) When it comes to treating my guests, I want them to experience a sense of warmth and delight, so I most often choose tea. Tea and biscuits is the perfect combination for many people, especially children. If I serve my guests a cup of coffee, this may somehow disturb their sleep at night.
3. (When was the last time you drank tea or coffee?)
(Answer) Well, I drink coffee on a frequent basis, for the sake of my hectic schedule.
(Give a reason for your answer) Yesterday, I made myself a cup of coffee to prepare for the demanding working deadline. Honestly, I want to break the habit of overusing coffee, but given my demanding workload, that prospect seems out of the question, at least at the moment. It turns out that early morning coffee drinkers should also consider adjusting their schedule to better optimize their caffeine intake. The best times to drink coffee — or caffeine in general — is between 10 a.m. and noon, and between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
1.preferable [adj]: better or more suitable: được ưa thích hơn
Eg: Surely a diplomatic solution is preferable to war.
2. ritual [n]: a ritual is also any act done regularly, usually without thinking about it.
Eg: My morning ritual includes reading the newspaper while I drink my coffee.
3. penetrate [v]: to move into or through something.
Eg: In a normal winter, the frost penetrates deeply enough to kill off insect eggs in the soil.
4. delight [n]: (something or someone that gives) great pleasure, satisfaction, or happiness.
Eg: I read your letter with great delight.
5. disturb [v]: to interrupt what someone is doing.
Eg: I’m sorry to disturb you so late, but my car’s broken down and I don’t have my phone with me.
6. for the sake of [expression]: in order to help or bring advantage to someone.
Eg: Their parents only stayed together for the sake of the children.
7. break the habit of [expression]: to stop doing a routine action or activity.
Eg: I struggled to break the habit of biting my nails, but getting regular manicures helped.
8. demanding [adj]: needing a lot of time, attention, or energy.
Eg: She’s hoping to find a job which is more demanding intellectually.
9. out of the question [expression]: not possible; having no chance; not permitted.
Eg: I’m sorry, but your taking my car is out of the question.
10. optimize [v]: to make something as good as possible.
Eg: We need to optimize our use of the existing technology.