For this reason / In consequence / As a result / As a consequence
VII. Các cấu trúc ngữ pháp cần lưu ý
Nêu ý kiến cá nhân
From my point of view,
As far as I know,
As far as I am concerned,
I strongly/ definitely/ certainly/ totally/ absolutely + agree/disagree with hoặc approve / disapprove of hoặc oppose/support + N.
From my perspective,
Nói về tầm quan trọng
… hold no less important role / importance in…..
… draws much of my consideration/attention
… play an integral/vital/essential part in …
What convinces me is …
… should be taken into serious consideration / account.
Các giới từ thông dụng
Aboard / about / Above / across / after/ against / along / amid / among / around / as / at / before / behind / below / beneath / beside / besides / between / beyond / by / concerning / considering / despite / down / during / except / excluding / following / for / from / in / inside / into / like / near / of / off / on / onto / opposite / outside / over / past / per / regarding / round / since / than / through
to / toward / towards / under / underneath / unlike / until / up / upon
versus / via / with / within / without
VIII. Một số thành ngữ Tiếng Anh thông dụng
A hot potato
Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed
A penny for your thoughts
A way of asking what someone is thinking
Actions speak louder than words
People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
Add insult to injury
To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.
This means not to take what someone says too seriously.
Taste of your own medicine
Means that something happens to you, or is done to you, that you have done to someone else
To hear something straight from the horse's mouth
To hear something from the authoritative source.
Whole nine yards
Everything. All of it.
Wouldn't be caught dead
Would never like to do something
Your guess is as good as mine
To have no idea, do not know the answer to a question
IX. MỘT SỐ BÀI LUẬN MẪU
Write about a person you love or admire
The person that has influenced my life is my mother because she is the one person that has always stood by my side and encouraged me to reach my full potential. Despite working hard, she always made time to teach us many useful things which are necessary and important in our later lives. Moreover, she is a good role model for me to follow. She always tries to get on well with people who live next door and help everyone when they are in difficulties. Needless to say, I admire and look up to my mother because she not only brings me up well but also stands by me and help if necessary. To give an illustration, when I encounter any difficulty, she will give me some precious advices to help me solve those problems. Above all, she has a major influence on me and I hope that I will inherit some of her traits.
- Describe the tour in Nha Trang
Nha Trang is definitely one interesting place that I would recommend to anyone who asks me for my advice. The beauty of it is somehow beyond description. It is the capital of Khanh Hoa province, has one of the most popular municipal beaches in all of Vietnam. On my last visit to Nha Trang, I used to get up early each morning to stroll along the beach - a chance to breath in the fresh sea air and enjoy the sunrise across the water. More interestingly, another attraction that captivated me is the collection of small offshore islands. Monkey island is, as the name suggests, the home of hundreds of wild monkeys. Yen island is known for its swifts' nests. Needless to say, Nha Trang is the city in harmony: fine weather, favorite position and friendly people. Without doubt, Nha Trang is a great holiday destination, I hope to have chance to come back someday.
- Write about your favorite subject at school
English has always been my favorite among all the subjects that i know, this is resulted from numerous reasons: its neccessity, usefulness and my English teacher. It is widely known that English is a core subject which is vital and essential in my career path. I try to learn this international language well so that I can communicate with foreigners and find a good job in the future. Furthermore, learning English well can help me read books or magazines in English. Through reading things in English, I can be exposed to various cultures and customs. Last but not least, my English teacher is a dedicated person who can engage me in her lessons and bring the passion to me. I found her lessons absolutely interesting for the reason that she delivered them in a way that I really liked. Beyond any doubt, English is an important subject which I find really appealing.
- Describe the beauty of Dalat
Previously, I had never known any place of beauty which left a great impression on me. Since I visit Dalat, my perspectives have altered. Amid the immense mountains and forests of Lam Dong province, Dalat, a beautiful town, captivates all those who have been there once. Dalat is often called the City of Eternal Spring. Flowers of all colors, with many species, the most numerous of which are orchids. More than anywhere else in Vietnam, Dalat sees flowers vie with one another in blossoming in spring. I used to get up early in the morning on fine days to welcome dawn on the highlands. Opening the windows, I had a breath-taking view of nature, and enjoyed the fragrance of wild flowers carried by the clouds, I felt relieved in my heart. In the late afternoons, I often reserved for visits to the Valley of Love and Sigh Lake covered with quiet pine forests. Twilight on Dalat also brought many pictures and sensations. The wind rustling through the pine forests, the roar of waterfalls, the chirping of birds and the clatter of horse 's hooves...all of these unforgettable memories always remain with me.
Life in the city is full of activity. Early in the morning hundreds of people rush out of their homes in the manner ants do when their nest is broken. Soon the streets are full of traffic. Shops and offices open, students flock to their schools and the day's work begins. The city now throb with activity, and it is full of noise. Hundreds of sight-seers, tourists and others visit many places of interest in the city while businessmen from various parts of the world arrive to transact business. Then towards evening, the offices and day schools begin to close. Many of the shops too close. There is now a rush for buses and other means of transport. Everyone seems to be in a hurry to reach home. The city is described as a place of constant activity. Here, the drama of life is enacted every day.
- Why do we think friendship is important?
Why we think friendship is important has always been a hotly-debated topic, this is resulted from numerous reasons. First and foremost, everyone needs at least a friend to share everything regardless of sadness or happiness. For me, I like chatting with my friends about what happened every day and discussing personal problems as well as hanging out with them after school. Furthermore, our friends will be ready to help us out of our troubles. They will give us some good advice and support when we are in dificulties. Last but not least, thanks to friendship, we will have fun and enjoy a meaningful life. After hours of hardworks at school, some chit-chat with friends is the best stress-relief everyone can afford. In conclusion, from my perspective, without friends, life would be extremely dull and boring.
- What are reasons for studying English?
There has appeared endless discussion over why we should learn English. It is common knowledge that English is an international language spoken by millions of people worldwide as well as the compulsory subject of many school programs. For this reason, if students want to get good results in class, they will have to make every effort to study English well. In addition, most famous universities such as Oxford or Cambridge require students to use English proficiently. Therefore, learning English is one of the compulsory ways to achieve overseas education. In the second place, learning a foreign language helps learners understand and discover other cultures and customs. For instance, people can read books, magazines and news to learn about various cultures because most of them are written in English. Finally, learning English can help us communicate effectively with foreigners around the world. In summary, English plays an important part in the modern world.
- Do you like living in the city or in the country? Why?
Whether to live in the city or in the country has caused a question for discussion, Personally, I prefer life in the country due to several reasons. First and foremost, rural areas bring me the peace and comfort, which is beneficial to my health and helps me avoid the noise from vehicles such as motorbikes or cars. More importantly, people in the countryside are remarkably friendly and hospitable. If you live in urban areas, you cannot even know your neighbors. Last but not least, life in cities can be extremely stressful for us. Nowadays, there are tons of problems such as unemployment, crime and poverty that we have to face. In summery, I like to live in the country better than in the city as a result of all the above.
- Advantages of television
Advantages of television have always been a hotly-debated topic. It cannot be denied that television helps us see more of the world and learn useful things. TV programs provide us with general knowledge about many fileds. For example, we are able to understand different cultures and customs around the world just by staying at home to watch TV programs. Furthermore, television is capable of entertaining us with interesting and exciting programs like comedy shows or movies. This is one of the best ways to help us relax after work hours. Finally, television can make things memorable because it presents information in an effective way. In summary, television has many benefits for the reason that it is not only a source of information but also a means of entertainment.
X. BÀI TẬP
Write a 140-word paragraph about:
The use of public transport.
How to reduce the use of alcohol.
Your best achievement in the past.
The reason why single-sex or coed-sex education is better.
Your favorite shop / shopping mall.
The benefits of playing sports.
The sport you have played.
A piece of technology you own.
A holiday you have been on.
Why city life is more stressful than life in small towns and villages.
A (famous) person and the interaction between you and that person.
A positive / negative experience in the past.
Advantages / disadvantages of playing video games.