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I. Accommodation

1. Câu hỏi: Do you live in a house or an apartment?

- Trả lời:  Actually I live on campus … in a single room in halls of residence … all first year students are encouraged to do that as they’re close to the university … next year I plan to move into student digs in town …

  • to live on campus: to live on the university or college grounds

  • hall of residence: a college or university building where students live

  • single room: a room for one person

  • student digs: student accommodation

2. Câu hỏi:  Tell me about where you live.

- Trả lời: I live with my parents in the suburbs of Madrid … we only moved in recently … in fact we had a house-warming party just a few weeks ago …

  • the suburbs: a residential area on the edge of towns or cities

  • to move into: to begin to live in a property

  • house-warming party: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

3. Câu hỏi: What kind of accommodation do most people live in in your city?

- Trả lời: In the city itself the majority of people live in apartment blocks … that’s what surprised me about England … most people seem to live in terraced houses with lovely back gardens …

  • terraced house: a house connected on both sides by other properties

  • apartment block: a large building made up of smaller units of apartments

  • back garden: a garden at the rear of the house

Tải bản full từ vựng Accommodation tại đây: 

II. Books and Films

1. Câu hỏi: Do you like to read books?

- Trả lời: Yes … I love reading … I like nothing more than to be engrossed in a good book … I regularly take out books from the library and usually read them from cover to cover in no time … and I can’t go to sleep at night without some good bedtime reading …

  • to be engrossed in: to be completely focused on one thing

  • bedtime reading: something to read in bed before you go to sleep

  • to take out (a book from the library): to borrow a book from the library

  • to read something from cover to cover: read a book from the first page to the last

2. Câu hỏi: How often do you go to the cinema?

- Trả lời: Unfortunately we don’t have a cinema near us so we have to go into the nearest town to catch the latest movie … I usually avoid seeing popular box-office hits which I’m not always keen on seeing … I prefer low-budget films … sci-fi especially … and there’s a great cinema I go to that has frequent showings of films like these …

  • showings: performances of a film

  • a low budget film: a film made with a small amount of money

  • a box office hit: a financially successful film

  • sci-fi: science fiction

  • to catch the latest movie: to see a film that has just come out

3. Câu hỏi: Do you prefer reading books or watching films?

- Trả lời: I’m not really a big reader … I find books quite heavy-going … so I much prefer to see a film … perhaps it’s the special effects or the soundtrack … I don’t know … I just prefer a film …

  • to be a big reader: someone who reads a lot

  • to be heavy-going: difficult to read

  • special effects: the visuals or sounds that are added to a film which are difficult to produce naturally

  • soundtrack: the music that accompanies a film

Tải bản full từ vựng Books and Films tại đây:

III. Business

1. Câu hỏi: Do you work or are you a student?

- Trả lời: I run my own business actually … I have an online business selling cosmetics … I set up the business 5 years ago and I’m really enjoying working for myself …

  • to run your own business: to have a business of your own

  • to set up a business: to start a business

  • to work for yourself: (see ‘to be self-employed’)

2. Câu hỏi: What is your ideal job?

Trả lời: I don’t think I’d enjoy working for a big company … I think I’d like to go it alone and be self-employed … I’m not sure what area of business it would be but I think I’d enjoy the process of drawing up a business plan and seeing if I could be successful …

  • to draw up a business plan: to write a plan for a new business

  • to be self-employed: to work for yourself/to not work for an employer

  • to go it alone: to start your own business

3. Câu hỏi: Is your town a nice place to live?

- Trả lời: It’s OK … the main problem we have is our local high street … it used to be a busy centre but lots of shops have gone bust … it must be very difficult to make a profit when you have huge supermarkets in the area and a lot haven’t been able to survive with such cut-throat competition …

  • cut throat competition: when one company lowers its prices, forcing other companies to do the same, sometimes to a point where business becomes unprofitable

  • to go bust: when a business is forced to close because it is unsuccessful

  • to make a profit: to earn more money than it costs to run the business

Tải bản full từ vựng Business tại đây:

IV. Education

1. Câu hỏi: Are you studying English at a school?

Trả lời: Yes … I’m taking an intensive course at a local private language school … I attend classes three times a week …

  • to attend classes: to go to classes

  • private language school: an independent school run as a business concern

  • an intensive course: a course that offers lots of training in order to reach a goal in as short a time as possible

2. Câu hỏi: Would you say you are a good student?

- Trả lời:  I’m OK I think … I’m pretty good at meeting deadlines and I’m keeping up with my studies … plus I find it quite easy to learn things by heart which is useful when learning a language  …

  • to meet a deadline: to finish a job or task in the time allowed or agreed

  • to keep up with your studies: to not fall behind

  • to learn something by heart: to memorize it

3. Câu hỏi:  When you were younger did you enjoy your time at school?

Trả lời: Yes … I liked school … it was an ordinary state school … nothing special … a single-sex school … which I’m not sure I liked … but the teachers were great … I had lots of friends and I never played truant like some pupils there …

  • a single-sex school: a school where only boys or girls attend (as opposed to a mixed-sex school)

  • state school: a school paid for by public funds and available to the general public

  • to play truant: to stay away from classes without permission

Tải bản full từ vựng Education tại đây:

V. Fashion & Clothes

1. Câu hỏi: Do you enjoy buying clothes?

- Trả lời: I used to … yes … like most young people I was a bit of a slave to fashion and I’d always have to buy that must-have shirt or pair of shoes … I’m not so bothered now though … I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing something old fashioned but I’m not as bothered as I used to be about what I wear …

  • a slave to fashion: someone who always feel the need to wear the latest fashions

  • old fashioned: not in fashion any more

  • must-have: something that is highly fashionable and therefore in demand

2. Câu hỏi: What kind of clothes do you like to wear?

- Trả lời: I prefer casual clothes actually … I hate getting dressed up for special occasions … personally I think it’s possible to look good in a pair of jeans … but that’s my opinion … I don’t think my wife would call me a fashion icon that’s for sure …

  • casual clothes: not formal

  • to get dressed up: to put on nice clothes, often to go out somewhere special

  • to look good in: to wear something that suits you

  • fashion icon: a person who is famous for their sense of fashion

3. Câu hỏi:  Are there many clothes shops where you live?

Trả lời: Yes … there are lots in my town … apart from the big chain stores we’ve got a couple of really nice shops that sell vintage clothes … old clothes but in a classic style that never really go out of fashion … I love going there …

  • vintage clothes: clothes from an earlier period

  • classic style: a simple, traditional style that is always fashionable

  • to go out of fashion: to not be in fashion any more

Tải bản full từ vựng Fashion & Clothes tại đây:

VI. Food

1. Câu hỏi: Do you like to cook?

Trả lời: Not really no  … most of the time I eat ready meals and take-aways … that’s one of the reasons I love visiting my mum … you can always guarantee lovely home-cooked food …

  • a ready meal: see ‘processed food’

  • a take away: a cooked meal prepared in a restaurant and eaten at home

  • me-cooked food: food cooked at home from individual ingredients

2. Câu hỏi: What time do you usually eat dinner?

Trả lời: We have our main meal at around 7.00 … I’m usually starving hungry by then … in fact I often grab a bite to eat as soon as I get home from college … a sandwich perhaps … but not too much to spoil my appetite …

  • the main meal:  the most important meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening

  • to grab a bite to eat: to eat something quickly (when you’re in a rush)

  • to spoil your appetite: to est something that will stop you feeling hungry when it’s meal-time.

  • to be starving hungry: an exaggerated way of saying you are very hungry

3. Câu hỏi: Are there any types of food you don’t like?

Trả lời: No not really … I’m not a fussy eater at all … actually I eat like a horse … I do a lot of sport and work up quite an appetite …

  • to eat like a horse: to eat a lot

  • a fussy eater: somebody who has their own very high standards about what to eat

  • to work up an appetite: to do physical work that leads to you becoming hungry

Tải bản full từ vựng Food tại đây:

VII. Health

1. Câu hỏi: Have you got a relation you’re particularly fond of?

Trả lời:  Yes … my granddad … he’s 94 years old but generally he’s as fit as a fiddle … we’re very close and see each other a lot … whenever he goes down with a cold or is under the weather I make a point of visiting him …

  • to go down with a cold: to become ill

  • as fit as a fiddle: to be very healthy

  • to be under the weather: (informal) to not feel well

2. Câu hỏi: Do you do any sport?

Trả lời: Yes … I’m keen on skateboarding … but I haven’t done it for a while … I had a bad fall recently and pulled a muscle and had a few cuts and bruises … but I’m on the mend and hope to be doing it again soon …

  • cuts and bruises: minor injuries

  • to be on the mend: to be recovering after an illness

  • to pull a muscle: to strain a muscle

3. Câu hỏi: Is there anything you’re particularly afraid of?

Trả lời: The dentist … I hate going to the dentist … I only ever go if I have a toothache so it usually means I have to have a filling or even have a tooth out … I really don’t like it …

  • to have a filling: to have a tooth repaired

  • to have a tooth out: to have a tooth removed

Tải bản full từ vựng Health tại đây:

VIII. Holiday

1. Câu hỏi: What kind of holiday do you like?

Trả lời: I try to avoid tourist traps … I like to get away from it all and prefer going somewhere off the beaten track … last year I had the holiday of a lifetime … a two week wildlife safari in Kenya.

  • tourist trap: somewhere where too many tourists go

  • to get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle

  • wildlife safari: a holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals

  • holiday of a lifetime: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat

2. Câu hỏi: What do you like to do when you’re on holiday?

Trả lời: I enjoy visiting the local places of interest … I like to go sightseeing and always sign up for guided tours as it’s a chance to be shown around and take photographs … one of my hobbies

  • to go sightseeing:  to look around the tourist sites

  • places of interest: sites of interest to tourists

  •  guided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an exper

3. Câu hỏi: Do you have many tourists in your country?

Trả lời: Yes … we have a lot of holiday resorts along the coast that are popular with tourists … most people come on package holidays and stay in one of the many hotels and self-catering apartments.

  • holiday resort: a place where lots of people go for a holiday

  • all-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together

  • self-catering: a holiday where you supply your own food

Tải bản full từ vựng Holiday tại đây:

IX. Music

1. Câu hỏi: What kind of music do you listen to?

Trả lời: I’m a big fan of classical music … it doesn’t make me very popular with my children… their taste in music is completely different … they always want to listen to their favourite rock bands …

  • classical music: music that is regarded as part of a long, formal tradition

  • taste in music: the music someone likes

  • a rock band: a group of musicians that play rock music

2. Câu hỏi: Do you play any instruments?

Trả lời: No I don’t … I’ve always wished I’d taken up a musical instrument … I’d love to be able to play the guitar … but I think I’m a bit tone deaf so perhaps I’d find it hard …

  • to take up a musical instrument: to begin learning a musical instrument

  • to be tone deaf: to be unable to distinguish the different notes in music

3. Câu hỏi: Have you got any hobbies or interests?

Trả lời: I’m really into live music … I go to a lot of music festivals … I think a live performance always sounds more exciting than a recorded version … as long as the performers can sing and play well of course …

  • live music: music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)

  • live performance: (see live music)

  • a music festival: music performances at a venue often over several days

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X. Personality

1. Câu hỏi: How would you describe yourself?

Trả lời: Everyone tells me I take after my mum as I’m quite laid-back … I think I’m good company but you should ask my friends if they agree …

  • laid-back: see ‘easy-going’

  • good company: enjoyable to socialise with

  • to take after: to be like (often another member of the family)

2. Câu hỏi: In which ways are you similar to your friends?

Trả lời: I seem to be attracted to introverts … not people who are painfully shy but most of my friends are a little reserved … and I think that’s what I’m like …

  • introvert: someone who is shy

  • painfully shy: very shy

  • reserved: shy

3. Câu hỏi: Are you similar or different to your brother(s)/sister(s)?

Trả lời: I think my brother and I are very similar … I’d say we’re fun-loving and tend to be a bit extroverted … my brother is certainly the life and soul of the party … I’m not sure that applies to me …

  • fun-loving: to enjoy having fun

  • extrovert: an energetic person who likes the company of others

  • to be the life and soul of the party: a fun person, someone who is the centre of activity

Tải bản full từ vựng Personality tại đây:

XI. Physical Appearance

1. Câu hỏi: Do you look like any other people in your family?

- Trả lời: No … not at all … take my brother for example … he has short cropped hair and has quite a pointed face … he’s also quite fair-skinned compared to me …

  • cropped hair: very short hair

  • to be fair-skinned: light skinned

  • pointed face: the opposite of a round face

2. Câu hỏi: Tell me about your family?

Trả lời: My father’s getting on a bit … he’s in his 60s … but he looks very young for his age … he still does lots of exercise and is quite well-built …

  • to be getting on a bit: to be getting old

  • in his/her 30s/40s: to be 20/30 something

  • to be well-built: to be muscular

  • to look young for your age: to look younger than you are

3. Câu hỏi: What does your best friend look like?

Trả lời: She’s the same age as me … she has shoulder-length hair … fair hair … she has a slim figure and is medium height …

  • fair hair: light-coloured hair

  • medium height: average height

  • slim figure: attractively thin

  • shoulder-length hair: hair that comes down to the shoulders and no further

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XII. Relationship

1. Câu hỏi: Do you see your friends very often?

- Trả lời: Yes … we meet up most weekends … we all get on really well and have a lot in common so we’re always happy doing the same things and going to the same places.

  • to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests

  • to have a lot in common: to share similar interests

2. Câu hỏi: What do you like about your close friends?

- Trả lời: I think we enjoy each other’s company … we see eye-to-eye on most things so we rarely fall out with each other.

  • to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone

  • to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends

  • to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject

3. Câu hỏi: Have you known each other long?

- Trả lời: Most of them yes … although my closest friend Carrie … we struck up a relationship at college and got on like a house on fire … but yes … my other friendships go back years to when we were at school.

  • to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed

  • to strike up a relationship:  to begin a friendship

  • to go back years: to have known someone for a long time

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XIII. Sport

1. Câu hỏi: Do you do any sports?

- Trả lời: Not really … no … I always say I’m going to take up exercise and try to get into shape but I never seem to get started … I sometimes wonder whether  I should get a personal trainer … someone who will sort out a fitness programme for me and make me train hard ….

  • a fitness programme: a schedule of activities to keep fit

  • to get into shape: to become fit

  • a personal trainer: a sports coach that helps you on a one-to-one basis

  • to take up exercise: to start doing exercise

  • to train hard: to train with a lot of effort

2. Câu hỏi: How do you spend a typical weekend?

- Trả lời: I’m a big football fan and weekends always centre around a football match … I support FC Utrecht and have a season ticket so I go to most of the home games and quite a few of the away games too  … I’m really looking forward to the new football season starting soon …

  • a football fan: someone who likes football

  • a football match: a game of football

  • a football season: a period in the year when football is played

  • a season ticket: a ticket that gives you entry to most of a team’s home games during the sporting year.

  • an away game: a football match played in the opposing teams stadium

  • a home game:  a football match played in the teams own stadium

3. Câu hỏi: Have you got any hobbies or interests?

- Trả lời:  Yes … I’m really keen on sports … I do judo once a week and play tennis in the summer … I think it’s really important to keep fit … it makes you feel good and energised for work and your studies ….

  • to do judo: (not go or play)

  • to keep fit: to stay in good physically condition

  • to play tennis/football: (not do or go)

Tải bản full từ vựng Sport tại đây:

XIV. Technology

1. Câu hỏi: Do you enjoy using technology?

- Trả lời: Well … I wouldn’t call myself a techie or a computer buff but I enjoy using computers … I’d like to find out more about  how they work … when my computer crashes I never know what to do.

  • a computer buff: an expert computer user

  • a techie: somebody who has an interest in technology

  • to crash: to suddenly stop working

2. Câu hỏi: Do you use the Internet for your studies?

- Trả lời: Yes … I’d be lost without it … I do lots of video conferencing to practise speaking and social media like Facebook is a good way to meet up with other students … and I download podcasts that teach English vocabulary and grammar.

  • video conferencing: to see and hear people from different locations using the Internet

  • social media: media used to interact with other people such as Facebook or Twitter

  • download (podcasts): to save a copy of a file from the internet to your own device

3. Câu hỏi: Do you have your own computer?

Trả lời: Yes … I have a Macbook Pro … I use it all the time … for word processing … browsing websites and catching up with TV programmes I’ve missed.

  • word processing; producing written texts on a computer

  • to browse websites: to look at websites

Tải bản full từ vựng Technology tại đây:

XV. Town and City

1. Câu hỏi: What is it like where you live?

- Trả lời: I live in a residential area of a busy town in the south of Spain … we have all the facilities you need … good public transport … a good shopping centre … it’s nice …

  • shopping centre: an area consisting of multiple shops

  • residential area: an area where people live

2. Câu hỏi: Do you like living in the city?

- Trả lời: Yes I do … I like going out with my friends and there are lots of lively bars and restaurants within walking distance of my apartment … I’m a bit of a culture vulture as well so it’s great to have access to art exhibitions and that kind of thing …

  • lively bars/restaurants: bars or restaurants with a good atmosphere

3. Câu hỏi: Do you get many tourists visiting your area?

- Trả lời: Not really no … I live in the inner-city and the area is a little run down … it’s basically a lot of high-rise flats and many of the shops are boarded up … so nothing to interest tourists really …

  • high-rise flats: multi-story apartments

  • inner-city: the central part of a city where people live and where condidions are often poor

  • boarded up shops: shops that are no longer doing business

  • run down: old and of a poor standard

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XVI. Work

1. Câu hỏi: What do you do?

- Trả lời: I do a job-share with a friend in a boutique … I enjoy it … I like working with customers … unfortunately it’s only temporary work but one of the perks of the job is I get a discount on the clothes …

  • to do a job-share: to share the weekly hours of work with another person

  • one of the perks of the job: an extra benefit you get from a job

  • temporary work: work done for a limited time only

2. Câu hỏi: Do you have any career plans yet?

- Trả lời: Yes … I’d like to be my own boss one day … I’m interested in programming and I’d like to create apps for myself or for other companies … I know being self employed would be a challenge but the idea of doing a nine-to-five job doesn’t appeal to me at all …

  • to be self-employed: see ‘to be your own boss’

  • to be your own boss: to have your own business

  • a nine-to-five job: a normal job that consists of an 8 hour day (approximately)

3. Câu hỏi: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time?

- Trả lời: I’d hope to be working … not a high-powered job … but I’m quite a creative person so something where I can work with my hands would be nice … as long as I’m not stuck behind a desk doing something boring  in a dead-end job I’ll be happy …

  • a high-powered job: an important or powerful job

  • to be stuck behind a desk: to be unhappy in an office job

  • a dead-end job: a job with no promotional opportunities

  • to work with your hands: to do manual work

Tải bản full từ vựng Town and City tại đây:

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