TOPIC 3 – Talk about a person you worked on a project with.

TOPIC 3 – Talk about a person you worked on a project with.

BAND 8.0+


Alice (English US)

George (English US)

Who is this person?

What was the project?

What kind of work did they do on the project?

Would you work on a project with this person? Why or why not?



I remember vividly three years ago, I wanted to establish my English center, although it was quite small, I admit.

So I needed to make a plan for establishing my center and promoting my classes on social media as well. The person I worked with was Mr. Linh. He’s a young and dedicated man, and he’s really hardworking and intelligent as well. He’s quite fat, about 170 centimeters high, and has dark hair.

We both worked together. He was responsible for searching for and renting an office as well as promoting my center. At that time, we had a tight budget, so we needed to spend within our budget. As he had excellent negotiating skills, he negotiated with the landlord to have a cheaper price compared to any other offices, which was amazing.

Regarding promoting my center, he was really careful and attentive and worked around the clock to search for information about some advertising agencies having the best reputation, then chose the best one and contacted them to sign an advertising contract. Again, with his professional and communication skills, we didn’t overspend our budget.

Hard work always pays off. Luckily, my classes filled up quickly, and many students registered for the next classes, and they were willing to be on the waiting list. This was amazing.

If I had the chance to work with him again in the future, I would be pleased to do it with him.



Alice (English US)

George (English US)

  1. Which personality traits are the most important for successful project completion?

In my opinion, hard work, dedication, time management, creativity, and oral skills are the main keys.

  1. Could you elaborate on that a bit?

Yes, most projects need careful planning and a deadline, such as the budgeting plan that I worked on with Mr. Linh. Because of his outstanding social and negotiating skills, we did not spend over our budget, but we had success.

  1. What are some of the most important steps when starting a project?

I reckon that the critical stages when beginning a project include: assessment, planning, research, and execution. By preparing these things, We can reach optimal results.

  1. How about after finishing a project?

From my perspective, feedback and reassessment are extremely essential.

If we encounter similar projects in the future, we will yield even better results.

  1. How has technology helped people manage their projects more efficiently?

In my point of view, technology has a great impact on projects for all kinds of organizations or any execution.

Firstly, it facilitates communication and collaboration.

For example: Instant messaging tools allow team members to quickly and easily collaborate with team members at any time of the day.

Secondly, it can store and backup a large amount of data.

Paper files have largely become obsolete with the introduction of project management technology. The storage of information within the cloud allows you to save any data on the disk as well as secure the files even if the system encounters a problem.

  1. Is technology always helpful?

Personally, I think it is useful most of the time. However, It has some difficulties for companies because of several reasons.
firstly, it’s costly. For example, quality project management software costs money to implement and maintain.

Moreover, the program is quite complex. so it can take a lot of time to use it, as not everyone is good at technology.

  1. Why is it a good idea to work together with other people?

As the saying goes, Two heads are better than one.

By collaborating with others, we can bring different perspectives to the project and ensure that it is completed successfully and in a timely manner.

  1. When can this be a problem?

I believe that it has some drawbacks, as it can lead to a diffusion of responsibility and sometimes lead to arguments among team members.

  1. What are good ways to create effective teamwork?

There are various methods of creating efficient teamwork such as :

    • Kick off a project efficiently.
    • Have good communication skills and be attentive when talking to everyone.
    • Work well with everyone by identifying personalities and respecting differences.
    • Clarify roles and responsibilities.
    • Recognize the value of each team member.
  1. Which is the most important, and why?

From my perspective, having good communication skills is definitely a main point to making a project successful, as it can clear up misunderstandings, so we work collaboratively /kəˈlæbəreɪtɪvli/ for a shared goal to have the best result.


  1. Dedicated- adj- (nghĩa: tận tụy, tận tuỵ)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd/
    • Ví dụ: Sarah is a dedicated employee who always gives her best effort to complete tasks on time.
  2. a tight budget (nghĩa: ngân sách hạn chế, ngân sách eo hẹp)
    • Phiên âm: /ə taɪt ˈbʌdʒɪt/
    • Ví dụ: When planning a trip, it’s important to consider a tight budget to ensure you don’t overspend.
  3. work around the clock- idiom- (nghĩa: làm việc suốt ngày đêm)
    • Phiên âm: /wɜrk əˈraʊnd ðə klɑk/
    • Ví dụ: During a crisis, doctors and nurses often have to work around the clock to provide medical care.
  4. Hard work always pays off – idiom- (nghĩa: Công việc chăm chỉ luôn được đền đáp)
    • Phiên âm: /hɑrd wɜrk ˈɔlˌweɪz peɪz ɒf/
    • Ví dụ: Jenny studied diligently for her exams, and her hard work paid off when she received top grades.
  5. fill up – v- (nghĩa: lấp đầy, đổ đầy)
    • Phiên âm: /fɪl ʌp/
    • Ví dụ: The gas station attendant helped me fill up my car’s tank with fuel.
  6. personality traits (nghĩa: đặc điểm tính cách)
    • Phiên âm: /ˌpɜːrsəˈnæləti treɪts/
    • Ví dụ: Honesty and kindness are important personality traits that can make someone likable.
  7. outstanding social and negotiating skills (nghĩa: kỹ năng giao tiếp và đàm phán xuất sắc)
    • Phiên âm: /aʊtˈstændɪŋ ˈsoʊʃəl ænd nɪˈɡoʊʃiˌeɪtɪŋ skɪlz/
    • Ví dụ: John’s outstanding social and negotiating skills helped him secure a lucrative business deal.
  8. execution –n- (nghĩa: sự thực hiện, sự thực thi)
    • Phiên âm: /ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən/
    • Ví dụ: The success of a project depends not only on planning but also on its execution.
  9. reach optimal results (nghĩa: đạt được kết quả tối ưu)
    • Phiên âm: /riːtʃ ˈɒptɪməl rɪˈzʌlts/
    • Ví dụ: By analyzing the data carefully, we can identify strategies to reach optimal results.
  • yield even better results (nghĩa: đạt được kết quả tốt hơn)
    • Phiên âm: /jiːld ˈiːvən ˈbɛtər rɪˈzʌlts/
    • Ví dụ: With continuous improvement, we can yield even better results in our performance.
  • facilitates communication and collaboration (nghĩa: tạo điều kiện cho giao tiếp và hợp tác)
    • Phiên âm: /fəˈsɪlɪteɪts kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən ænd kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən/
    • Ví dụ: The use of collaborative tools facilitates communication and collaboration among team members.
  • store and backup a large amount of data (nghĩa: lưu trữ và sao lưu một lượng lớn dữ liệu)
    • Phiên âm: /stɔːr ænd ˈbækʌp ə lɑːrdʒ əˈmaʊnt 13. implement (nghĩa: triển khai, thực thi)
  • Phiên âm: /ˈɪmplɪmənt/
  • Ví dụ: The company plans to implement a new software system to streamline its operations.
  • As the saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.” (nghĩa: Như câu ngạn ngữ nói, “Hai đầu óc hơn một.”)
    • Phiên âm: /æz ðə ˈseɪɪŋ ɡoʊz tuː hɛdz ɑːr ˈbɛtər ðæn wʌn/
    • Ví dụ: As the saying goes, two heads are better than one when it comes to problem-solving.
  • in a timely manner (nghĩa: đúng thời hạn, đúng lúc)
    • Phiên âm: /ɪn ə ˈtaɪmli ˈmænər/
    • Ví dụ: Please submit your reports in a timely manner to ensure efficient processing.
  • drawbacks – n- (nghĩa: nhược điểm, hạn chế)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈdrɔːˌbæks/
    • Ví dụ: One of the drawbacks of working from home is the lack of face-to-face interaction with colleagues.
  • diffusion –n- (nghĩa: sự lan truyền, sự khuếch tán)
  • Phiên âm: /dɪˈfjuːʒən/
  • Ví dụ: The diffusion of information through social media platforms has transformed the way news spreads.
  • clear up misunderstandings (nghĩa: làm sáng tỏ hiểu lầm)
    • Phiên âm: /klɪr ʌp ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋz/
    • Ví dụ: Let’s have a meeting to clear up any misunderstandings and ensure everyone is on the same page.
  • a shared goal (nghĩa: mục tiêu chung)
    • Phiên âm: /ə ʃɛrd ɡoʊl/
    • Ví dụ: The team members are working towards a shared goal of launching the product by the end of the month.


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