Có những từ vựng nào hữu ích để trả lời các câu hỏi IELTS speaking part 1 về chủ đề Your school days. Ưu tiên sử dụng cấu trúc used to và would để đưa ra các câu trả lời về quá khứ.
IELTS SPEAKING Part 1 Questions:
- How did you feel about getting up early as a child?
- How did you feel about getting up early as a child?
- Which teacher did you like best at school? Why?
- What did you particularly dislike about your school days?
- What did you look forward to most at school?
- What skills did you learn at school that might be useful in your work?
Câu trả lời mẫu cho các câu hỏi IELTS Speaking Part 1 chủ đề Your school days:
Câu 1: How did you feel about getting up early as a child?
As a child, I was quite reluctant to rise early due to my predilection for staying up late. Nevertheless, as time passed, I learned to acclimate to an early morning routine and gradually grew accustomed to it. Eventually, waking up early became habitual, and I began to appreciate the benefits of starting the day early, such as having more time to prepare for school and feeling energized for the day ahead.
|Word/Phrase||Pronunciation||Definition/meaning||Translation (Vietnamese)||Example Sentence|
|Predilection||/ˌprɛdəˈlɛkʃən/||A preference or liking for something; a bias towards something||Sở thích, ưa chuộng; thiên vị||She has a predilection for spicy food.|
|Acclimate to||/ˈæklɪˌmeɪt tu/||To become accustomed to a new climate or environment||Làm quen với, thích nghi với||It took me a few days to acclimate to the hot weather in Vietnam.|
|An early morning routine||/ˈɜrli ˈmɔrnɪŋ ruˈtin/||A set of actions or habits performed in the early morning||Thói quen buổi sáng||She follows an early morning routine of jogging and meditation.|
|Grow accustomed to||/ɡroʊ əˈkʌstəmd tu/||To become used to something, typically something unpleasant||Trở nên quen với, thích nghi với||After a few weeks, he grew accustomed to the noise of the traffic outside his apartment.|
|Become habitual||/bɪˈkʌm həˈbɪtʃuəl/||To develop into a habit or routine||Trở nên thường xuyên, trở thành thói quen||Drinking coffee every morning has become habitual for her.|
|Feel energized||/ˈfil ˈɛnərˌdʒaɪzd/||To feel invigorated or full of energy||Cảm thấy đầy năng lượng||After her morning yoga practice, she always feels energized and ready to start her day.|
Câu 2: How did you feel about getting up early as a child?
As a child, I used to feel quite ambivalent about getting up early. On the one hand, I appreciated the quietness of the morning and the feeling of being productive before most people were awake. On the other hand, it was always a struggle to drag myself out of bed, especially on cold and dark winter mornings.
|Word/Phrase||Pronunciation||Definition/ Meaning||Translation into Vietnamese||Example Sentence|
|feel quite ambivalent about||/ˈæm.bɪ.və.lənt/||Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something.||Cảm thấy mâu thuẫn, không rõ ràng||I feel quite ambivalent about this decision.|
|the feeling of being productive||/fɪlɪŋ/ əv/ ˈbiː.ɪŋ/ prəˈdʌk.tɪv/||The emotion or sensation of being able to accomplish a lot in a given time period.||Cảm giác làm việc hiệu quả||I love the feeling of being productive when I am able to complete a lot of tasks in a day.|
|a struggle to||/ˈstrʌɡ.əl/ tuː||Finding it hard to do something.||Sự vật lộn để làm gì đó.||I’m having a struggle to finish my assignment.|
|drag myself out of bed||/dræɡ/ maɪself/ aʊt/ bɛd/||To force oneself to get out of bed.||Kéo mình ra khỏi giường.||I had to drag myself out of bed this morning because I was so tired.|
Câu 3: Which teacher did you like best at school? Why?
There was one teacher in particular that I used to admire greatly – Ms. Johnson. She was a very erudite individual who had a penchant for challenging her students intellectually. I appreciated the fact that she treated us as equals and pushed us to think critically and outside of the box.
|Word/Phrase||Pronunciation||Definition||Vietnamese Translation||Example Sentence|
|erudite||/ˈerjʊdʌɪt/||having or showing extensive knowledge, learning, or culture||uyên bác, sành điệu||The author’s erudite knowledge of the subject matter was evident in her writing.|
|have a penchant for||/ˈpenʃ(ə)nt/||a strong liking for or tendency towards something||có sở thích, xu hướng||He has a penchant for spicy food.|
|treat as equals||/triːt æz ˈiːkwəlz/||to treat someone in the same way and with the same respect as other people||đối xử bình đẳng||In our company, we treat all employees as equals regardless of their job titles.|
|think critically||/θɪŋk ˈkrɪtɪkli/||to think carefully and objectively about a subject, idea, or problem||tư duy phê phán, tư duy phân tích||In order to solve complex problems, you need to learn how to think critically.|
|think outside of the box||/θɪŋk ˈaʊtsaɪd əv ðə bɒks/||to think creatively and come up with unconventional solutions||suy nghĩ sáng tạo||The company’s success is due in part to its employees’ ability to think outside of the box.|
Câu 4: What did you particularly dislike about your school days?
While I had many enjoyable experiences during my school days, there were certain aspects that I used to find irksome. For instance, I would often get frustrated with the rigidity of the curriculum and the lack of creativity in some of the assignments. Additionally, I used to find the constant emphasis on grades and test scores to be quite stressful.
|Word/Phrase||Pronunciation||Definition/meaning||Vietnamese Translation||Example Sentence|
|to find irksome||/faɪnd ˈɜːk.səm/||to find annoying or irritating||cảm thấy khó chịu||I find it irksome when people chew with their mouth open.|
|get frustrated with||/ɡet ˈfrʌstreɪ.tɪd wɪð/||to become annoyed or angry with someone or something||cảm thấy bực bội||I get frustrated with my computer when it crashes.|
|the rigidity of the curriculum||/ðə rɪˈdʒɪdəti ʌv ðə kəˈrɪkjələm/||the inflexibility or strictness of the educational program||tính cứng nhắc của chương trình giáo dục||Some students find the rigidity of the curriculum to be stifling.|
|the constant emphasis on||/ðə ˈkɒnstənt ˈemfəsɪs ɒn/||the continual focus or attention given to something||sự nhấn mạnh liên tục||The constant emphasis on test scores can create undue stress for students.|
Câu 5: What did you look forward to most at school?
What I used to look forward to most at school were the extracurricular activities. I was involved in several clubs and organizations, including the debate team and the drama club. These activities provided a welcome break from the monotony of the classroom and allowed me to explore my interests and passions in a more dynamic and engaging way.
|a welcome break from||/ə ˈwɛlkəm breɪk frɒm/||a rest or interruption that is appreciated after a long period of the same thing||một lúc nghỉ ngơi sau một khoảng thời gian dài làm việc/học liên tục||Going on a vacation is a welcome break from the stresses of work.|
|monotony||/məˈnɒtəni/||lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine||sự thiếu sự đa dạng và hấp dẫn; sự lặp lại và thói quen tẻ nhạt||Doing the same thing every day can lead to monotony and boredom.|
|explore my interests||/ɪksˈplɔː mɪ ˈɪntrəsts/||to investigate, study or discover one’s interests||khám phá sở thích của mình||In my free time, I like to explore my interests by reading books or watching documentaries.|
|dynamic and engaging||/daɪˈnæmɪk ənd ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/||lively, energetic, and interesting||sôi nổi, năng động và thú vị||A good teacher should be dynamic and engaging to keep their students interested in the subject.|
Câu 6: What skills did you learn at school that might be useful in your work?
One skill that I used to develop at school that has been particularly useful in my work is critical thinking. Learning how to analyze and evaluate information has been crucial in my ability to problem-solve and make informed decisions. Additionally, I used to develop strong writing and communication skills, which have been valuable in a variety of professional contexts.
|Word/Phrase||Pronunciation||Definition/meaning||Translation into Vietnamese||Example sentence|
|make informed decisions||meɪk ɪnˈfɔːmd dɪˈsɪʒənz||to use available information to make careful and thoughtful decisions||đưa ra quyết định thông minh dựa trên thông tin có sẵn||It’s important to make informed decisions when investing in the stock market.|
|develop strong writing and communication skills||dɪˈveləp strɒŋ ˈraɪtɪŋ ənd kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən skɪlz||to improve and strengthen one’s ability to write and communicate effectively||phát triển kỹ năng viết và giao tiếp||The university’s writing center helps students develop strong writing and communication skills.|
|professional contexts||prəˈfeʃənəl ˈkɒnteksts||situations that involve work or a professional setting||bối cảnh/môi trường chuyên nghiệp||It’s important to use proper language and behavior in professional contexts such as job interviews.|
Use topic vocabulary in a practical context
Practice the conversation below with your friends:
Teacher: Good morning class! Today, we’re going to talk about how to develop strong writing and communication skills in professional contexts. But first, let’s start with a little warm-up exercise.
Student 1: yawns Sorry, it’s just a struggle to drag myself out of bed in the morning.
Teacher: I understand. It can be difficult to acclimate to an early morning routine, but it’s important to become habitual and grow accustomed to it. In fact, many successful people have a predilection for waking up early, as it can make them feel energized and productive.
Student 2: I don’t know about that. I feel quite ambivalent about waking up early.
Teacher: That’s understandable. It’s all about finding what works for you. Personally, I find that waking up early gives me a welcome break from the monotony of my daily routine.
Student 3: I agree. It’s important to explore my interests and think outside of the box in order to stay engaged and dynamic.
Teacher: Exactly! Thinking critically and having a penchant for learning is essential for success in any field. But unfortunately, the rigidity of the curriculum can sometimes be frustrating.
Student 4: Yeah, I get frustrated with the constant emphasis on memorization and regurgitation of information.
Teacher: That’s why it’s important to treat students as equals and encourage them to think critically. We need erudite individuals who can make informed decisions and contribute to professional contexts.
Student 5: But how do we do that?
Teacher: By giving you opportunities to develop strong writing and communication skills, and by creating dynamic and engaging learning experiences that don’t feel irksome.
Student 6: Yeah, I find that I’m more productive when I’m not stuck in a rigid structure.
Teacher: Exactly! We need to think outside of the box and find ways to make learning enjoyable.
Student 1: Well, I’m definitely feeling the feeling of being productive now!
Teacher: Great to hear! Let’s keep that energy going throughout the rest of the lesson.