Neighborhood là một chủ đề tương đối khó trong bài thi Speaking. Thí sinh có thể gặp khó khăn về mặt từ vựng cũng như ý tưởng (vì đây là một chủ đề không phổ biến). Trong bài viết hôm nay, Vietop xin gửi đến các bạn một bài nói tham khảo cho chủ đề này trong phần IELTS Speaking part 1 nhé!
- Do you like your neighbors?
Yes, we have a very close relationship, we share too much in common and we love and support each other. I love my neighbors as my nearest and dearest.
- Are your neighbors usually close to each other in your country?
Absolutely yes. In Vietnam, we have several folk verses and proverbs to prove the importance of having a close relationship with neighbors. Ya know, having conflicts and disputes with neighbors can do more harm and good, so we often get along well with each other.
- What is your neighborhood like?
I have to say that they are kind, generous, supportive, and amiable. Whenever my family is faced with any adversity, we can turn to our neighbors for advice or help and support. And when everything is settled, we just get together and throw a party to return a favour.
- How can neighbors be helpful?
Yes, as I said before, they are so lovely and supportive. Sometimes, my family travels together for a long period of time, we can ask them to keep an eye on our house. At night, we can gather, strike up a proper conversation, make some jokes, then the whole can burst into laughter. That is the way we unwind after a long day of working and studying.
- Do you think your neighborhood is a good place for children?
Yes, we have a small playground for children in our neighborhood. At night, all the children can go there and play with each other. I can see that children also have a very close relationship with each other and they are bosom friends.
- What facilities are available in your neighborhood?
I have to say that I am settling in an ideal location because we have a convenience store, a pharmacy, a market, and a police station in our neighborhood. It nearly satisfies all of our basic necessities.
- How could your neighborhood be improved?
Oh, I have not come up with any improvement in my neighborhood yet. As I said before, it has an ideal location and the neighbors are wonderful, so I think we don’t need any changes or improvement at this moment in time.
- Do you think it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors?
Yes, having a good relationship with neighbors is absolutely essential. To be honest, despite not having the same belief, hobbies with each other, my family still behave gently and politely in order not to be in direct conflict with my neighbors.
|Từ vựng||Nghĩa||Ví dụ|
|Get along||hòa thuận với||I don’t really get along with my sister’s husband.|
|Get together||tụ tập||Shall we get together on Friday and go for a drink or something?|
|My nearest and dearest||người thân nhất||When we spend all our time with our nearest and dearest, they can annoy us.|
|Keep an eye on||trông chừng||Keep an eye on your brother while I’m out, please.|
|Return the favour||trả ơn||I gave her a ride when her car broke down and now she is returning the favour.|
|Dispute||tranh luận||They have been unable to settle the dispute over working conditions.|
|Folk verses and proverbs||ca dao tục ngữ||Vietnam is famous for having a great number of folk verses and proverbs.|
|Conflict||cuộc đối đầu, xung đột||There was a lot of conflict between him and his father.|
|Do more harm than good||lợi bất cập hại||Getting involved at this stage would do more harm than good.|
|Supportive||hữu ích, ủng hộ||Children with supportive parents often do better at school than those without.|
|Amiable||thân thiện, dễ gần||He seemed an amiable young man.|
|Be faced with||đối mặt||You’re faced with a very difficult choice there.|
|Adversity||khó khăn||She was always cheerful in adversity.|
|Turn to someone for advice||nhờ đưa ra lời khuyên||You can always turn to me for advice if you need it.|
|Settle||sống, định cư||After they got married, they settle in Brooklyn.|
|Throw a party||mở tiệc||Peter throws really wild parties.|
|Strike up a conversation||bắt chuyện||It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.|
|Brust into laughter||bật cười||I always burst into laughter when my friend makes jokes.|
|Unwind||nghỉ ngơi, thư giãn||A glass of wine in the evening helps me to unwind after work.|
|Bosom friend||bạn thân||A bosom friend is someone you can very close with and confide everthing in.|
|Ideal location||vị trí lý tưởng||We are living in an ideal location.|
|Pharmacy||tiệm thuốc||You have to go to the pharmacy to have some medical treatment.|
|Basic necessity||nhu cầu cơ bản||I should have thought that an adequate and complete filing system was a basic necessity.|
|Come up with||suy nghĩ||She comes up with some amazing scheme to double her income.|
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