Từ vựng cực đỉnh trong Speaking band 7

IELTS Speaking là bài test kỹ năng sử dụng tiếng anh. Vậy nên, việc sử dụng các từ ghép, cụm từ, idiom trong Speaking sẽ giúp nâng band điểm của các em lên. Hãy quên hết các từ ngữ đơn giản và học nhuần nhuyễn các từ sau đây sẽ khiến trình sử dụng tiếng anh của các em nâng lên rất nhiều nhé.

Lượng từ vựng rất phong phú trong 7 chủ đề thông dụng trong các bài thi:

  • Accommodation
  • Books and Films
  •  Business
  •  Education
  •  Fashion and Clothes
  •  Food
  • Heath

Accommodation

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ideal home: a perfect home
  • spacious room: a large room
  • dream home: a home you regard as perfect
  • mobile home: a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine
  • permanent address: a fixed address
  • to get on the property ladder: to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life
  • home comforts: things that make a home feel comfortable to live in
  • to put down a deposit: to pay an amount of money as the first in a series of future payments
  • (all the) mod cons: technology at home that makes jobs easier such as a washing machine, dishwasher etc.
  • detached house: a house that is not physically connected to another property
  • to take out a mortgage: to borrow a large amount of money, paid back over several years, in order to buy a house
  • property market: the buying and selling of land or buildings
  • to own your own home: to have bought the property you live in
  • rented accommodation: property owned by someone else and for which a person pays a fixed amount to live in
  • to pay rent in advance: weekly or monthly rent paid at the beginning of the week or month
  • fully-furnished: a rented property with all furniture included
  • first-time buyer: someone buying a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan (mortgage)
  • rented accommodation: property owned by someone else and for which a person pays a fixed amount to live in
  • to do up a property: to repair an old building
  • house-hunting: looking for a property to live in

Books and Films

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • a historical novel: a story set in the past
  • a page turner: a book that you want to keep reading
  • to come highly recommended: to be praised by another person
  • to be based on: to use as a modal
  • plot: the main events in a film or book
  • the setting: where the action takes place
  • couldn’t put it down: wasn’t able to stop reading a book
  • the central character:the main person in a film or book
  • to tell the story of: to outline the details of someone’s life or an event
  • an e-book: a digital book
  • an e-reader: a device for reading e-books
  • paperback: a book with a flexible cover (see ‘hardback’ above)
  • hardback: a book with a rigid cover (see ‘paperback’ below)
  • to flick through: to look quickly through a book
  • to get a good/bad review: to receive positive or negative feedback
  • to go on general release: when a film can be seen by the general public
  • on the big screen: at the cinema
  • an action movie: a film with fast moving scenes, often containing violence
  • to see a film: to see a film at the cinema (see ‘watch a film’ below)
  • to watch a film: to watch a film on TV (see ‘to see a film’ above)
  • a blockbuster: a film that is a big commercial success
  • a classic: of the highest quality

Business

  • 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’)
  • 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
  • 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
  • to go into business with: to join another person to start or expand a business
  • niche business: a business that serves a small, particular market
  • lifestyle business: a business that is set up to bring in a sufficient income and no more
  • to take on employees: to employ people
  • to earn a living: to earn money
  • to have a web presence: to have a website or social  media profile that showcases your business
  • cash flow: the money coming in and going out of a business
  • to raise a company profile: to make more people aware of a business
  • to balance the books: to not spend more money than you are earning
  • to win a contract: when a business gets legally-binding work with an individual or company
  • to launch a product: to start selling and promoting a new product
  • sales figures: a report of the income a company generates through sales of products or services
  • to go under: (see ‘to go bust’)
  • to do market research: to do research into what potential customers would or wouldn’t buy
  • stiff competition: strong competition from other companies in the same area of work
  • to take out a loan: to borrow money
  • to lay someone off: when a company ends an employee’s contract of employment
  • to cold call: to make a sales call to someone without asking them for permission first
  • to drum up business: to try to get customers

Education

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • bachelors degree: an undergraduate course which usually lasts 3-4 years
  • to take a year out: to spend a year working or travelling before starting university
  • a mature student: a student who is older than average and who has usually returned to education after a period at work
  • to work your way through university: to have a paid job whilst studying to support yourself financially
  • to sit an exam: to take an exam
  • a graduation ceremony: an event where a successful student receives his or her academic degree
  • higher education: education, usually in a college or university, that is followed after high school or secondary school
  • masters degree: a period of study which often follows the completion of a bachelors degree or is undertaken by someone regarded as capable of a higher-level academic course
  • distance learning: a way of studying where tuition is carried out over the Internet or by post
  • to give feedback: to offer guidance on a student’s work
  • subject specialist: a teacher who has a great deal of knowledge about the subject they teach
  • tuition fees: the money paid for a course of study
  • face-to-face classes: as opposed to distance learning the traditional way of studying in a classroom with colleagues and a teacher
  • to fall behind with your studies: to progress less quickly than others
  • boarding school: a school where pupils live during term time
  • public schools: exclusive independent schools in the UK

Fashion & Clothes

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • timeless: something that doesn’t go out of fashion
  • well-dressed: to be dressed attractively
  • to have a sense of style: the ability to wear clothes that look stylish
  • off the peg: clothing that is ready made
  • designer label: a well-known company that makes (often expensive) clothing
  • dressed to kill: wearing clothes that attract admirers
  • to keep up with the latest fashion: to wear the latest fashions
  • to suit someone: to look good on someone
  • to take pride in one’s appearance: to pay attention to how one looks
  • smart clothes: the kind of clothes worn for a formal event
  • to be on trend: to be very fashionable
  • to dress for the occasion: to wear clothes suitable for a particular event
  • fashion house: a company that sells (usually expensive) new styles in clothes
  • fashion show: an event where modals show off the latest in fashion designs
  • on the catwalk: the stage that modals walk along to show off the latest fashions
  • to mix and match: to wear different styles or items of clothing that aren’t part of a set outfit
  • hand-me-downs: clothes that are passed down from older brothers or sisters to their younger siblings
  • to have an eye for (fashion): to be a good judge of
  • fashionable: in fashion
  • the height of fashion: very fashionable

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • to wine and dine: to entertain someone by treating them to food and drink
  • a slap up meal: a large meal
  • to be full up: to eat to the point that you can no longer eat any more
  • to make your mouth water: to make you feel very hungry for something
  • to have a sweet tooth: to enjoy sugary food
  • to foot the bill: to pay the bill
  • to eat a balanced diet: to eat the correct types and amounts of food
  • processed food: commercially prepared food bought for convenience
  • a quick snack: to eat a small amount of food between meals
  • to be dying of hunger: an exaggerated way of saying you are hungry
  • to tuck into: to eat something with pleasure
  • to follow a recipe: to cook a meal using instructions
  • to bolt something down: to eat something very quickly
  • to play with your food: to push food around the plate to avoid eating it

Health

  • 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
  • cuts and bruises: minor injuries
  • to be on the mend: to be recovering after an illness
  • to pull a muscle: to strain a muscle
  • to have a filling: to have a tooth repaired
  • to have a tooth out: to have a tooth removed
  • aches and pains: minor pains that continue over a period of time
  • a heavy cold: a bad cold
  • a sore throat: inflammation that causes pain when swallowing
  • to feel poorly: to feel ill
  • to catch a cold: to get a cold
  • to be at death’s door: (informal) to be very ill indeed
  • to be over the worst: to have got through the most serious or uncomfortable stage of an illlness
  • a blocked nose: when the nose has excess fluid due to a cold
  • to go private: to choose to be treated by commercial healthcare rather than by services offered by the state
  • prescription charges: money the patient pays for medicine authorised by a doctor
  • a runny nose: a nose that has liquid coming out of it
  • to make a speedy recovery: to recover quickly from an illness
  • to phone in sick: to call work to explain you won’t be attending work due to illness
  • GP: General Practitioner (family doctor)
  • to make an appointment: to arrange a time to see the doctor
  • a chesty cough: a cough caused by congestion around the lungs
  • a check-up: a physical examination by a doctor
  • to be a bit off colour: to feel a little ill

 

 

 

 

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