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IELTS Vocabulary - Topic: Emotion ( Hapiness & Stress)

Tags: IELTS Speaking      23-10-2018

Chủ đề “Emotion” rất phổ biến trong kỳ thi IELTS vì cảm xúc thường hay liên quan đến những khía cạnh khác của đời sống, ví dụ những câu hỏi như: “Bạn sẽ làm gì để hạn chế những cảm xúc tiêu cực như áp lực?”, “Thời tiết có ảnh hưởng gì đến cảm xúc của bạn không?” hoặc “Bạn sẽ cảm thấy như thế nào nếu như bạn có cơ hội gặp thần tượng của mình?” Chính vì vậy hãy chú ý theo dõi và dắt túi những từ vựng liên quan đến chủ đề đối lập nhau, đó là “Happiness” và “Stress” để ghi nhớ thật nhiều từ hay trong chủ đề lớn “Emotion” nhé!

1. HAPPINESS (Niềm vui)

Part 1

What are the things that make you happy? (Những thứ khiến cho bạn hạnh phúc là gì?)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) Actually there are many things that can make me happy. (Example) For example, it is hanging out with friends and have some coffee or being given a small gift that helps me let off some steam or just the feeling of trying a good dish brings me a great deal of satisfaction.

Let off some steam (v)

Xả hơi

Satisfaction (n)

Sự hài lò

 

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Part 2

Describe an activity or an event that made you happy. (Mô tả một hoạt động hoặc sự kiện làm bạn cảm thấy hạnh phúc)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) Today I’m gonna talk about a happy event which occurred recently. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of hiphop dance. Ever since I was young, dancing has always been part and parcel of my life and I have got a kick out of performing on stage. Without any doubt, most of my memorable moments have something to do with dancing.

(Example) One of those just happened a couple of weeks ago and I still recall it vividly. It was when my dance team, decided to sign up for a popular dance competition held in Hanoi. We were all determined to create an impressive and unique performance. However, things started to fall apart when unexpected conflicts occurred among us. What was even more shocking is that one of us decided to leave because he couldn’t bear the situation at that time. And it is that moment when I felt a strong urge to make everyone sit down and tackle the situation. This is also a golden chance for everybody to get to know more about each other. We talked about our feelings, how we wanted to overcome those difficulties together and how much we wanted this performance to be delivered in the best version of itself.

Luckily, everything was settled down and things went by smoothly during the last week before the show. And you know what… Although we didn’t win, it was still a rewarding experience to me because I was given the opportunity to deeply understand my friends and my team. And at the end of the day, standing and shinning together on stage is what truly matters.

Huge fan of (n)

Là một fan cứng của

Part and parcel (n)

Phần quan trọng

Have got a kick out of (St) (v)

Rất thích

Have something to do with (v)

Liên quan đến

Fall apart (v)

Đổ bể

Felt a strong urge (v)

Cảm thấy có động lực cực kỳ lớn

Tackle (v)

Giải quyết

Settled down (v)

Trở lại bình thường/Lắng xuống

 

Part 3                       

Do you think people who have more talent are happier than others? (Bạn có nghĩ những người có tài năng thì hạnh phúc hơn những người khác không?)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) I think talent bears little relation to happiness. There are a number of examples of renowned singers or actresses who are talented but do not lead a happy life at all. (Example) They may resort to drugs or even commit suicide to escape from the pressure that they encounter. However, there are people who are not so talented but still have a happy life with their family. In short, being more talented doesn’t mean having a happier life.

Bears little relation (v)

Ít liên quan tới

Resort to (v)

Viện đến

 

 NOTICE

Glossary box

Let off some steam (v)

Xả hơi

Satisfaction (n)

Sự hài lòng

Huge fan of (n)

Là một fan cứng của

Part and parcel (n)

Phần quan trọng

Get a kick out of (v)

Rất thích

Have something to do with (v)

Liên quan đến

Fall apart (v)

Đổ bể

Feel a strong urge (v)

Cảm thấy có động lực cực kỳ lớn để làm gì

Tackle (v)

Giải quyết

Settle down (v)

Trở lại bình thường/Lắng xuống

Bear little relation to (Sb/St) (v)

Ít liên quan tới

Resort to (v)

Viện đến



2. STRESS (Áp lực)

Part 1

How do you handle stress? (Bạn giải quyết áp lực như thế nào?)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) To me, participating in an outdoor sport such as badminton is a great way to cope with stress. (Reason) It refreshes my mind and cheers me up a lot. Besides, cooking delicous dishes for the family also helps me feel relaxed after stressful hours at my workplace.

Cope with (v)

Đương đầu với

Refreshes my mind (v)

Thư giãn đầu óc

Cheers me up (v)

Làm ai vui lên

 

Part 2

Describe a situation when you are under pressure. (Mô tả một một tình huống mà bạn cảm thấy rất áp lực)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) Well, I would like to talk about a terrible day when I was a freshman in the university. Actually, I overslept on the day that I had to take the first test. It was the worst feeling you know!

(Reason) I was so busy with my study as the final exams were coming. I had been cramming for the exams for weeks before the test date. Therefore, the night before my test, I was so tired that I forgot to set my alarm clock and the next morning I overslept as a result. (Example) When I got up, I was sweating and felt so scared since I knew that I was late. I was crying my eyes out while rushing to the exam room. I was 15 minutes late and my biggest fear was that I would not be allowed to take the test. To make the matter worse, I wasn’t allowed to come into the test hall by the examiner and at that time I was depressed and I thought I would suffer from mental breakdown. That was actually the worst day of my life till now! However, after a few days I received an announcement from the Training Department that I could take the test on a day at the end of that month. I was on cloud nine and relieved that I could still continue the study in the university. Although it is quite hard at that time, that memory is one of the most unforgettable period of time in my student life.

Overslept (v)

Ngủ quên

Cramming for the exams (v)

Nhồi nhét cho kỳ thi

Sweating (v)

Toát mồ hôi

Crying my eyes out (v)

Khóc nức nở

Rushing (v)

Vội vàng

To make the matter worse (adv)

Tồi tệ hơn nữa khi

Mental breakdown (n)

Suy sụp tinh thần

 

 Part 3

What do you think are the reasons of stress? (Bạn nghĩ lý do gây ra áp lực là gì?)

Sample answer

Vocabulary

(Answer) I think there are a myriad of things that could generate stress for us. (Example) Well, some people may have to face problems related to financial burden, in which they may not have enough money to pay for their children’s education and increasing house rent. (Example) Besides, other people have stress because of the heavy workload and related responsibility at workplace. Those are two  among a number of justifications in the modern life that can put many people under pressure.

Financial burden (n)

Gánh nặng tài chính

Heavy workload (n)

Khối lượng công việc lớn

 

NOTICE

Glossary box

 

Cope with (v)

Đương đầu với

Refresh one’s mind (v)

Thư giãn đầu óc

Cheer (Sb) up (v)

Làm ai vui lên

Oversleep (v)

Ngủ quên

Cram for exams (v)

Nhồi nhét cho kỳ thi

Sweat (v)

Toát mồ hôi

Cry one’s eyes out (v)

Khóc nức nở

Rush (v)

Vội vàng

To make the matter worse (adv)

Tồi tệ hơn nữa khi

Mental breakdown (n)

Suy sụp tinh thần

Financial burden (n)

Gánh nặng tài chính

Heavy workload (n)

Khối lượng công việc lớn

 

 

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