Đề thi IELTS Speaking có nhiều chủ đề khác nhau, trong đó Name là chủ đề thường xuyên gặp với các câu hỏi liên quan đến Tên của thí sinh. Hãy cùng tìm hiểu một số câu hỏi, từ vựng ghi điểm dưới đây nhé.

Speaking Part 1 topic Names

Chủ điểm Name có thể được coi là chủ điểm hay gặp nhất trong phần Speaking Part 1 với mục đích “warm up” bài thi cho thí sinh. Các câu hỏi thuộc chủ điểm này thường xoay quanh việc hỏi tên bạn là gì, nó có ý nghĩa ra sao, …

May I have your full name, please?

My name is Vu Thi Minh Nguyet, you can call me Nguyet for short. But my parents and most of my friends call me Moonie. It’s been my nickname ever since I was born.

- full name (n) /fʊl neɪm/: tên đầy đủ

- for short (idm) /fər ʃɔːrt/: cho ngắn ngọn

- nickname (n) /ˈnɪkneɪm/: biệt danh

- ever since (phr) /ˈevər sɪns/: kể từ khi

Who gave you your name?

Traditionally, in Vietnam, the names of newborn children are given by either their parents or relatives, their grandparents for example. However, in my case, an acquaintance of my parents came up with my name, and they just instantly agreed, because neither of them had any idea what to name me.

- newborn (adj) /ˈnuːbɔːrn/: sơ sinh, mới sinh

- either N1 or N2 (struc) /ˈaɪðər ɔːr/: hoặc N1 hoặc N2

- acquaintance (n) /əˈkweɪntəns/: người quen

- come up with (phr. v) /kʌm ʌp wɪð/: nghĩ ra

- neither of N (plural) (struc) /ˈnaɪðər əv/: cả 2 đều không

- name (v) /neɪm/: đặt tên

How did your parents choose your name?

To be truthful, I have never asked my parents about this. I suppose they gave me the name "Nguyet" just because back then it was a popular name for a baby girl. Probably they were not creative enough to think of another.

- creative/kriːˈeɪtɪv/: sáng tạo

Does your name have any particular meaning?

Most Vietnamese names do, I suppose, and mine is not an exception. My name can be interpreted as a bright moon. In my country, the moon is considered beautiful and calm. I assume my parents did have somewhat an expectation when they agreed to name me that.

- exception (n) /ɪkˈsepʃn/: ngoại lệ

- interpret (v) /ɪnˈtɜːrprət/: hiểu, giải thích

- consider (v) /kənˈsɪdər/: coi như

- assume (v) /əˈsuːm/: cho rằng

- expectation (n) /ˌekspekˈteɪʃn/: sự trông mong

Does your name have any special meaning?

Yes, and in fact, it has a lot of meanings. In Chinese, the word "Trang" means grace and decency. I suppose my mom and dad really want me to become such a person so they sent all the expectation into my name.

- meaning /ˈmiːnɪŋ/: ý nghĩa

- grace /ɡreɪs/: sự duyên dáng

- decency /ˈdiːs(ə)nsi/: sự đứng đắn

- send the expectation into /sɛnd ðə ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n ɪntʊ/: gửi gắm kỳ vọng vào đâu

Is your name important to you?

There’s no doubt about it. In Vietnam, names are not only a means of identification. They also deliver parents’ hopes and expectations when a new child is born. Hence, as many Vietnamese do, I believe my name is a blessing and consider it my lucky charm.

- a means of (n) /ə miːnz əv/: phương thức, phương tiện

- identification (n) /aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/: sự nhận dạng, chứng minh

- deliver (v) /dɪˈlɪvər/: truyền tải

- hence (adv) /hens/: do đó, vì thế

-  blessing (n) /ˈblesɪŋ/: phước lành

-  lucky charm (n) /ˈlʌki tʃɑːrm/: bùa hộ mệnh, bùa may mắn

Is your name common or unusual in your country?

You know, my name used to be a popular one back when I was born. The consequence of this is the fact that a huge number of girls that share the similar name with me at school, which has been quite confusing. The name "Nguyet" is still common now, but parents have been creative enough to think of a different middle name.

- share the similar name /ʃɛː ðə ˈsɪmɪlə neɪm/: trùng tên nhau

- confusing /kənˈfjuːzɪŋ/: gây bối rối

- common/ˈkɒmən/: phổ biến

- middle name/ˈmɪd(ə)l neɪm/: tên đệm

If you could change your name, would you?

Hmm, I've never thought about this. Not really. But if I could make a small adjustment to my current name, I would shorten it by leaving out one of my middle names. I have two of them, which is sometimes quite lengthy, especially when I have to fill in any form.

- adjustment /əˈdʒʌs(t)m(ə)nt/: sự điều chỉnh

- shorten /ˈʃɔːt(ə)n/: rút ngắn lại

- leave out /liːv aʊt/ : bỏ đi

- lengthy /ˈlɛŋ(k)θi/ : dài dòng

Who usually takes the responsibility of giving names?

In general, parents will give the children the name, but sometimes, grandparents will also take part in the naming process. I think it is universal around the world. Even in some open-minded countries, close friends can assume such responsibility.

- universal /juːnɪˈvəːs(ə)l/: được tất cả mọi người biết

- open-minded /ˈəʊp(ə)n mʌɪndɪd/: cởi mở

-  assume /əˈsjuːm/: đảm nhiệm

Is it easy to change your name in your country?

It's not so easy, though. First, all family members should come to an agreement on that. Then they have to go to the local authorities for registration. After that, all friends and acquaintances must be informed of the change, which will require a lot of explanations.

-  come to an agreement /kʌm tə an əˈɡriːm(ə)nt/: cùng nhau đồng ý

-  registration /rɛdʒɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/: việc đăng ký

-  inform of /ɪnˈfɔːm ɒv/: thông báo

What names are most common in your hometown?

Those with nice meanings. A lot of boys are given names like Thanh Dat, meaning making achievements. And girls' parents prefer names such as Hoa, implying fragrance.

- imply /ɪmˈplʌɪ/: ngụ ý

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