ĐỀ WRITING NGÀY 20/10/2019
The diagram shows the layout of part of a building, indicating the position of the fire exits.
The diagram illustrates the instruction to use the two fire exits in a building.
According to the floor plan, the fire exits are located next to the two staircases which are in the South West corner and near the North East corner of the building. There is a corridor around which 7 rooms form a U-shape.
In case of emergency which requires evacuation from the venue, occupants of bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 should quickly make their way through the corridor to the West of the building and then to fire exit A between the stairs and Bedroom 2. As for those who are in the remaining bedrooms 4-7 and people using the lift at the critical moment of a dangerous fire, they should all move to the North East corner and escape through fire exit B after crossing the passage between the lift and the stairs in that corner.
Overall, in case of a fire, people should leave their rooms and the lift to approach the nearest fire exits in the building. (173 words)
People nowadays tend to take their family to another country when they work abroad. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages for those people?
Các bạn để ý chữ màu đỏ “for those people” nhé, không có nó, thì đề không rõ ràng lắm.
In this age of globalization, people sometimes need to move overseas to work and thus may have to take their family with them. This phenomenon has both benefits and drawbacks, and whether there is more positive or negative factors in this decision actually is different from case to case.
Moving overseas to the new workplace with the family can be a life changing opportunity (cơ hội đổi đời) for many. If people in developing countries have the chance to go to Western country to work, they usually decide to take their families with them because that may mean to bring their spouses and children to a dream land. These spouses may have to do manual work which requires no expertise and offer subsistence salaries (lương eo hẹp), but in return for that, they gain better education, legal protection, and fairness in many respects (nhiều khía cạnh) of life in developed countries. Moreover, both the husband and the wife can have jobs that earn enough to support their living as long as they are hard working. For these people, their homesickness, loneliness, or shortage of family support can make them down at times, but the opportunities for a brighter future for children and for their old age soon cast shadow on (che khuất đi) the hardship. And definitely, for these people, they hardly want to return to their poor home country.
However, for people who move from a developed country to a developing one, the picture may be much gloomier. Life for these expatriates (người xuất ngoại) can only be easy if both the husband and the wife have good jobs in the new settlement unless the salary of the bread-winner and the modest income of the spouse may fail to cover expenses of the whole family. This is especially true if they have two or more children who need to be sent to international English-speaking schools which cost them even up to 30-50 thousand US dollars a year for tuition. The low pay in a developing country accompanied by the poorer living standard, lower quality of services, and even more risk of sickness due to unclean air, food, and water will put more weight on the negative side of their lives.
In conclusion, bringing the whole family to another nation when people change the workplace can be a decision that is meaningful and worthy if people move to a more developed nation. In contrast, more calculation should be done when shifting to live and work in a less developed country because this can lead them to struggles with finance, health, and generally lower quality of life. (about 410 words)