Trong quá trình học IELTS, đôi khi bạn cũng sẽ gặp Topic Memory này trong lúc ôn luyện. Tuy nhiên, chủ đề này vô cùng rộng nên rất nhiều ý tưởng khác nhau. Nhưng bạn đã trang bị cho mình bộ từ vựng về chủ đề Memory chưa?
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Part 1: Memory
1. What was your earliest childhood memory?
Out of many beautiful childhood memories, the most vivid one to me was probably the time when I went to kindergarten when I was around 3 years old. That morning I was crying my eyes out, as I didn’t want my mom to leave me with a horde of strangers. However, after a few hours being in class, I seemed to forget all the sadness and played happily with my newly-made friends.
- Cry one’s eyes out: khóc hết nước mắt
- Horde of strangers (n): đám người lạ
2. Do you think you have a good memory?
I have to admit that I have a memory like a sieve. Things seem to slip my mind very easily, especially trivial ones, and I cannot keep them in mind for a very long time. When someone suddenly asks me about events taking place months or years ago, I find it difficult to recall those memories.
- Have a memory like a sieve: có trí nhớ kém
- Slip one’s mind: trôi qua đầu, lãng quên
- Trivial (adj): nhỏ nhặt
- Recall (v): gợi lại
3. What kinds of things do you find easy/difficult to remember?
I only possess a short term memory, so I can gather information quickly for answering a question or sitting an exam. I can learn things by heart right off the bat, but fail to keep them in mind for a long time. This all goes down to the fact that I have been used to rote learning, you know, the memorization technique based on repetition, rather than logical thinking.
- Learn s.th by heart: học thuộc lòng
- Right off the bat: ngay lập tức
- Keep s.th in mind: ghi nhớ
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4. Is it easy for you to remember people’s names?
It’s embarrassing but I have to admit that I’m terrible at memorizing people’s names. It’s led me to awkward situations before. People would introduce themselves to me and I would immediately forget their names . Those times, I came across as extremely inattentive and rude.
- Awkward (adj): sượng, ngượng nghịu
- Come across (expression): có vẻ
- Inattentive (adj): không chú tâm, có tính lơ là
5. Can you remember the names of your childhood friends?
I can only recall the names of those who I still keep in touch with. Usually, these friends are also my neighbors and my former classmates since we were kids from the same community and we went to highschool and junior highschool. And, for those who I haven’t met for a very long time, I still have some fragmented memories of their faces, but never their names.
- Fragmented: bị chia cắt
6. How would you feel if someone forgot your name?
As I said, I’m also guilty of this bad habit. Therefore, I’m very sympathetic with other “perpetrators”. Normally, I would not get offended if someone does that. I would just happily remind them my name.
- Perpetrator (n): thủ phạm.
- Get offended (expression): bị phật lòng.
Part 2: Describe a lesson that you remember well
You should say:
- What the course was about
- Where you had it
- Why you remember it
And explain why it impressed you a lot
I have attended numerous classes during my school years, but only a few of them were truly fun and helpful. This cue card reminds me of Professor Smith, whose psychology lesson left the most profound impression on me.
During my time in college, my friends and I had the chance to learn a lot about psychology, which I believe is one of the most intriguing, as we got to learn about ourselves and people around us. Usually these classes were carried out by Vietnamese lecturers, but that day we got to study with Mr. Smith, a guest speaker from the University of Seattle, who gave a speech about the topic of consciousness.
He started off with introducing the basic concepts like the definition of consciousness, its history of study as well as its levels. With the aid of a carefully-prepared Powerpoint presentation, he successfully created a great visual impact, thus improving the audience’s focus. But on top of that, his brilliant use of verbal as well as non-verbal language was what set his speech apart from others. The way his voice went up and down, the way eye contact and vocal delivery were used to maintain interaction with the class, and how he gave out witty comments about the topic, all together, turned a seemingly boring topic to one of the most fascinating lessons I’ve ever seen. At the end of the class, we were also assigned some critical thinking exercises, which acted as an implementation of what had just been presented.
I remember that lesson so vividly, not only because of its content, but also the person who delivered it. I learned a lot about consciousness, but it was his masterly speaking skills that made me sit up and take notice.
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- Profound impression (n): ấn tượng sâu sắc
- Intriguing (adj): thú vị
- Consciousness (n): ý thức
- Started off with s.th: bắt đầu bằng cách…
- Visual impact (n): tác động về mặt thị giác
- Set s.th apart from s.th: tạo nên sự khác biệt so với
- Witty (adj): thông minh, dí dỏm
- Seemingly boring (adj): nghe có vẻ chán
- Vividly (adv): một cách rõ ràng
- Sit up and take notice: chú ý lắng nghe
Part 3: Memory
1. Which can help you remember things better, words or photos?
I must say that I’m a visual learner, as I constantly have to rely on graphic aids to remember and learn material. I can only memorize information when it is presented in a written language format or in another visual format like pictures or diagrams. I think I am color-oriented, can easily visualize objects and effortlessly envision imagery. That is why I keep color-coding my notes or making to-do lists to organize my thoughts. If I were to read a pictureless book, I would doze off after the first few pages.
- Visual learner (n): người học qua hình ảnh
- Color-oriented (adj): có thiên hướng về màu sắc
- Color-code (v): đánh dấu bằng màu
- Pictureless (adj): không có hình ảnh
- Doze off (v): ngủ gục
2. Why do some people have better memory than others?
I’m not a mind-reading expert, so I cannot know for sure. But I guess some people have a naturally good memory, as they can accurately summon names, events and dates from thin air, which is nearly impossible to me, no matter how hard I try. On the other hand, I believe there is a lot more nuance to memory than simply labeling a person’s ability as “good” or “bad”, because memory can actually be trained. As far as I know, you can improve your memory simply by being more attentive, structuring and organizing the materials carefully or visualizing everything you see.
- Summon (v): triệu hồi
- From thin air: (xảy ra) một cách tự dưng, bất chợt
- Nuance (n): sắc thái
3. Do you think it’s important to have a good memory?
Yeah, sure. Having a good memory can certainly help make things easier.
Better grades in tests and examinations is ensured, as you can definitely outperform other classmates in subjects that require recollection of information. Anxiety and frustration would be accordingly reduced, since learning is made much faster and easier. Social interaction is improved thanks to a superior memory. Let’s say you’re at a party and meet a new group of people. Everybody introduces themselves with their names and where they are from. Later in the evening, you run into a person you met earlier then start the conversation with “Hi, Jamie!”, she will likely be pleasantly surprised that you remembered her name – especially because she probably forgot yours. Remembering someone’s name is perceived as a compliment, suggesting that you’re showing great respect to others.
- Outperform (v): vượt xa
- Social interaction (n): tương tác xã hội
- Perceive (v): hiểu, lĩnh hội
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