Christopher (English US)

Jenny (English US)

  1. Do you work or study?

Currently, I’m working as a TOEIC teacher. I’ve been teaching TOEIC for nearly 9 years. I am also studying IELTS to enhance my career.

  1. What do you like about your workplace or school?

Actually, I’m self-employed, and I like a lot of things about my job. Because I’m self-employed,  I have independence and freedom from my routine.

Moreover, I have golden chances to teach and meet people from all walks of life. Which is really great. I also learn a lot from their experience.

  1. How often do you work at home?

Well, I only teach from 6pm-9pm at my class. Except for that time, I work at home all the time because I have a group on Facebook called TOEIC with friends. Every single day, I need to check my group and answer any questions that members or my students ask.

  1. How often do you study at home?

I learn at home every day. For about 4-5 hours a day. I set up a goal to achieve the best score in IELTS. So I need to study hard to achieve it. But sometimes, like on the weekend, I go out to enjoy delicious food at the best restaurant near my place with my husband to let off steam and refresh my mind.

  1. Do you like working or studying at home? Why or why not?

Yes, definitely. There are several reasons

It saves money and time because I don’t have to commute to my workplace.

It’s really comfortable and convenient. I have privacy, so I can stay focused, or when I’m hungry, I just go to my fridge and eat what I want.

  1. If you are not studying or working at home, where do you go?

It’s absolutely at my workplace because it’s quite near my apartment. And it’s also quite comfortable and quiet. It’s easy for me to concentrate on my work.

  1. What are the difficulties of working or studying at home?

One of the biggest challenges is distraction. Like when my friends call me unexpectedly or I take a break and watch TikTok for quite a long time, it’s easy for me to lose track of time.

  1. How has working from home changed in the past thirty years?

The biggest difference over the past three decades has been the advent of the internet. We can work from home more efficiently. Like myself, I worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. If you could improve one part of working at home, what would it be?

The first idea that comes to mind is that I would change my laptop, as it is quite obsolete. I bought it nearly 10 years ago. So it’s really slow, and sometimes it crashes or shuts down suddenly, which really affects my work.


  1. Enhance my career
    • Phiên âm: /ɪnˈhæns maɪ kəˈrɪr/
    • Nghĩa: Nâng cao sự nghiệp của tôi
    • Ví dụ: Taking additional courses and attending workshops can help enhance my career by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  2. Self-employed (adj)
    • Phiên âm: /sɛlf ɪmˈplɔɪd/
    • Nghĩa: Tự làm chủ, tự kinh doanh
    • Ví dụ: She decided to be self-employed and start her own business rather than working for someone else.
  3. People from all walks of life
    • Phiên âm: /ˈpipəl frɒm ɔːl wɔːks ʌv laɪf/
    • Nghĩa: Những người từ mọi tầng lớp xã hội
    • Ví dụ: The event attracted people from all walks of life, including professionals, students, and retirees.
  4. Let off steam (idiom)
    • Phiên âm: /lɛt ɒf stim/
    • Nghĩa: Thoả mãn, giải tỏa căng thẳng
    • Ví dụ: After a long week of work, he likes to go to the gym to let off steam and release stress.
  5. Stay focused
    • Phiên âm: /steɪ ˈfoʊkəst/
    • Nghĩa: Tập trung, không lạc đề
    • Ví dụ: In order to meet the deadline, she needs to stay focused and avoid distractions.
  6. Lose track of time
    • Phiên âm: /luːz træk ʌv taɪm/
    • Nghĩa: quên mất thời gian
    • Ví dụ: When engrossed in a good book, she tends to lose track of time and read for hours without realizing it.
  7. Pandemic (n)
    • Phiên âm: /pænˈdɛmɪk/
    • Nghĩa: Đại dịch
    • Ví dụ: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global health and the economy.
  8. Obsolete (adj)
    • Phiên âm: /ˌɑːbsəˈliːt/
    • Nghĩa: Lỗi thời, không còn sử dụng được
    • Ví dụ: With the advancement of technology, floppy disks have become obsolete, replaced by USB drives and cloud storage.


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