C\u00f3 nh\u1eefng t\u1eeb v\u1ef1ng n\u00e0o h\u1eefu \u00edch \u0111\u1ec3 tr\u1ea3 l\u1eddi c\u00e1c c\u00e2u h\u1ecfi IELTS speaking part 1 v\u1ec1 ch\u1ee7 \u0111\u1ec1 Your school days. \u01afu ti\u00ean s\u1eed d\u1ee5ng c\u1ea5u tr\u00fac used to v\u00e0 would \u0111\u1ec3 \u0111\u01b0a ra c\u00e1c c\u00e2u tr\u1ea3 l\u1eddi v\u1ec1 qu\u00e1 kh\u1ee9. 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? C\u00e2u tr\u1ea3 l\u1eddi m\u1eabu cho c\u00e1c c\u00e2u h\u1ecfi IELTS Speaking Part 1 ch\u1ee7 \u0111\u1ec1 Your school days: C\u00e2u 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 \/\u02ccpr\u025bd\u0259\u02c8l\u025bk\u0283\u0259n\/ A preference or liking for something; a bias towards something S\u1edf th\u00edch, \u01b0a chu\u1ed9ng; thi\u00ean v\u1ecb She has a predilection for spicy food. Acclimate to \/\u02c8\u00e6kl\u026a\u02ccme\u026at tu\/ To become accustomed to a new climate or environment L\u00e0m quen v\u1edbi, th\u00edch nghi v\u1edbi It took me a few days to acclimate to the hot weather in Vietnam. An early morning routine \/\u02c8\u025crli \u02c8m\u0254rn\u026a\u014b ru\u02c8tin\/ A set of actions or habits performed in the early morning Th\u00f3i quen bu\u1ed5i s\u00e1ng She follows an early morning routine of jogging and meditation. Grow accustomed to \/\u0261ro\u028a \u0259\u02c8k\u028cst\u0259md tu\/ To become used to something, typically something unpleasant Tr\u1edf n\u00ean quen v\u1edbi, th\u00edch nghi v\u1edbi After a few weeks, he grew accustomed to the noise of the traffic outside his apartment. Become habitual \/b\u026a\u02c8k\u028cm h\u0259\u02c8b\u026at\u0283u\u0259l\/ To develop into a habit or routine Tr\u1edf n\u00ean th\u01b0\u1eddng xuy\u00ean, tr\u1edf th\u00e0nh th\u00f3i quen Drinking coffee every morning has become habitual for her. Feel energized \/\u02c8fil \u02c8\u025bn\u0259r\u02ccd\u0292a\u026azd\/ To feel invigorated or full of energy C\u1ea3m th\u1ea5y \u0111\u1ea7y n\u0103ng l\u01b0\u1ee3ng After her morning yoga practice, she always feels energized and ready to start her day. C\u00e2u 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 \/\u02c8\u00e6m.b\u026a.v\u0259.l\u0259nt\/ Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something. C\u1ea3m th\u1ea5y m\u00e2u thu\u1eabn, kh\u00f4ng r\u00f5 r\u00e0ng I feel quite ambivalent about this decision. the feeling of being productive \/f\u026al\u026a\u014b\/ \u0259v\/ \u02c8bi\u02d0.\u026a\u014b\/ pr\u0259\u02c8d\u028ck.t\u026av\/ The emotion or sensation of being able to accomplish a lot in a given time period. C\u1ea3m gi\u00e1c l\u00e0m vi\u1ec7c hi\u1ec7u qu\u1ea3 I love the feeling of being productive when I am able to complete a lot of tasks in a day. a struggle to \/\u02c8str\u028c\u0261.\u0259l\/ tu\u02d0 Finding it hard to do something. S\u1ef1 v\u1eadt l\u1ed9n \u0111\u1ec3 l\u00e0m g\u00ec \u0111\u00f3. I'm having a struggle to finish my assignment. drag myself out of bed \/dr\u00e6\u0261\/ ma\u026aself\/ a\u028at\/ b\u025bd\/ To force oneself to get out of bed. K\u00e9o m\u00ecnh ra kh\u1ecfi gi\u01b0\u1eddng. I had to drag myself out of bed this morning because I was so tired. C\u00e2u 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 \/\u02c8erj\u028ad\u028c\u026at\/ having or showing extensive knowledge, learning, or culture uy\u00ean b\u00e1c, s\u00e0nh \u0111i\u1ec7u The author's erudite knowledge of the subject matter was evident in her writing. have a penchant for \/\u02c8pen\u0283(\u0259)nt\/ a strong liking for or tendency towards something c\u00f3 s\u1edf th\u00edch, xu h\u01b0\u1edbng He has a penchant for spicy food. treat as equals \/tri\u02d0t \u00e6z \u02c8i\u02d0kw\u0259lz\/ to treat someone in the same way and with the same respect as other people \u0111\u1ed1i x\u1eed b\u00ecnh \u0111\u1eb3ng In our company, we treat all employees as equals regardless of their job titles. think critically \/\u03b8\u026a\u014bk \u02c8kr\u026at\u026akli\/ to think carefully and objectively about a subject, idea, or problem t\u01b0 duy ph\u00ea ph\u00e1n, t\u01b0 duy ph\u00e2n t\u00edch In order to solve complex problems, you need to learn how to think critically. think outside of the box \/\u03b8\u026a\u014bk \u02c8a\u028atsa\u026ad \u0259v \u00f0\u0259 b\u0252ks\/ to think creatively and come up with unconventional solutions suy ngh\u0129 s\u00e1ng t\u1ea1o The company's success is due in part to its employees' ability to think outside of the box. C\u00e2u 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 \/fa\u026and \u02c8\u025c\u02d0k.s\u0259m\/ to find annoying or irritating c\u1ea3m th\u1ea5y kh\u00f3 ch\u1ecbu I find it irksome when people chew with their mouth open. get frustrated with \/\u0261et \u02c8fr\u028cstre\u026a.t\u026ad w\u026a\u00f0\/ to become annoyed or angry with someone or something c\u1ea3m th\u1ea5y b\u1ef1c b\u1ed9i I get frustrated with my computer when it crashes. the rigidity of the curriculum \/\u00f0\u0259 r\u026a\u02c8d\u0292\u026ad\u0259ti \u028cv \u00f0\u0259 k\u0259\u02c8r\u026akj\u0259l\u0259m\/ the inflexibility or strictness of the educational program t\u00ednh c\u1ee9ng nh\u1eafc c\u1ee7a ch\u01b0\u01a1ng tr\u00ecnh gi\u00e1o d\u1ee5c Some students find the rigidity of the curriculum to be stifling. the constant emphasis on \/\u00f0\u0259 \u02c8k\u0252nst\u0259nt \u02c8emf\u0259s\u026as \u0252n\/ the continual focus or attention given to something s\u1ef1 nh\u1ea5n m\u1ea1nh li\u00ean t\u1ee5c The constant emphasis on test scores can create undue stress for students. C\u00e2u 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. Word\/Phrase Pronunciation Definition Translation Example Sentence a welcome break from \/\u0259 \u02c8w\u025blk\u0259m bre\u026ak fr\u0252m\/ a rest or interruption that is appreciated after a long period of the same thing m\u1ed9t l\u00fac ngh\u1ec9 ng\u01a1i sau m\u1ed9t kho\u1ea3ng th\u1eddi gian d\u00e0i l\u00e0m vi\u1ec7c\/h\u1ecdc li\u00ean t\u1ee5c Going on a vacation is a welcome break from the stresses of work. monotony \/m\u0259\u02c8n\u0252t\u0259ni\/ lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine s\u1ef1 thi\u1ebfu s\u1ef1 \u0111a d\u1ea1ng v\u00e0 h\u1ea5p d\u1eabn; s\u1ef1 l\u1eb7p l\u1ea1i v\u00e0 th\u00f3i quen t\u1ebb nh\u1ea1t Doing the same thing every day can lead to monotony and boredom. explore my interests \/\u026aks\u02c8pl\u0254\u02d0 m\u026a \u02c8\u026antr\u0259sts\/ to investigate, study or discover one's interests kh\u00e1m ph\u00e1 s\u1edf th\u00edch c\u1ee7a m\u00ecnh In my free time, I like to explore my interests by reading books or watching documentaries. dynamic and engaging \/da\u026a\u02c8n\u00e6m\u026ak \u0259nd \u026an\u02c8\u0261e\u026ad\u0292\u026a\u014b\/ lively, energetic, and interesting s\u00f4i n\u1ed5i, n\u0103ng \u0111\u1ed9ng v\u00e0 th\u00fa v\u1ecb A good teacher should be dynamic and engaging to keep their students interested in the subject. C\u00e2u 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 me\u026ak \u026an\u02c8f\u0254\u02d0md d\u026a\u02c8s\u026a\u0292\u0259nz to use available information to make careful and thoughtful decisions \u0111\u01b0a ra quy\u1ebft \u0111\u1ecbnh th\u00f4ng minh d\u1ef1a tr\u00ean th\u00f4ng tin c\u00f3 s\u1eb5n It's important to make informed decisions when investing in the stock market. develop strong writing and communication skills d\u026a\u02c8vel\u0259p str\u0252\u014b \u02c8ra\u026at\u026a\u014b \u0259nd k\u0259\u02ccmju\u02d0n\u026a\u02c8ke\u026a\u0283\u0259n sk\u026alz to improve and strengthen one's ability to write and communicate effectively ph\u00e1t tri\u1ec3n k\u1ef9 n\u0103ng vi\u1ebft v\u00e0 giao ti\u1ebfp The university's writing center helps students develop strong writing and communication skills. professional contexts pr\u0259\u02c8fe\u0283\u0259n\u0259l \u02c8k\u0252nteksts situations that involve work or a professional setting b\u1ed1i c\u1ea3nh\/m\u00f4i tr\u01b0\u1eddng chuy\u00ean nghi\u1ec7p It's important to use proper language and behavior in professional contexts such as job interviews. Use topic vocabulary in a practical context [audio mp3="https:\/\/easyielts.online\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/05\/Speaking_Your-school-days.mp3"][\/audio] 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.