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- Do you make a list before going shopping? Why?
Actually, it depends on the main purpose of going shopping. When I only need to buy just one or two commodity items, yeah, that is no reason why I have to spend time on making the list. However, when I was running a project with a great number of things that need to be bought, making a list would be a better choice. Ya know, sometimes in the supermarket, I racked my brain the whole day but I still couldn’t remember what items that I need to buy.
- Why is it important to make a shopping list?
Making a shopping list can enable people to avoid overspending. Ya know, when shopping, people are often tempted to make unnecessary purchases because of alluring advertisement. And the bargain price also entices customers to splurge on other unnecessary stuff. So, making a list while shopping can help people save more money.
- Do you make a list of your work? Does it work?
As the one who has a memory like a sieve, making a to-do list at work is enormously important to me. All of the work assignment that my boss gave to me went in one ear and out the other. So I often make a list in detail and assign due-dates to the tasks in order to get things organised and complete all the assignments on time.
- Why don’t some people making lists?
I think that this is because some of them have a photographic memory who can nearly remember all the important things and events in their life, so making a list can be considered a time-consuming task. Some others have a memory like a sieve-like mine, but they still do not make a to-do list, this is because following or obeying the list seems infeasible to them, and they think that is useless.
- Do you prefer using a piece of paper or making a list on your phone?
I prefer making a list on my phone. Ya know, smartphones have become indispensable in our daily life and they are portable. So making a list on phone is much easier. Moreover, smartphones can remind us about some necessary information about the event a few days in advance.
|Từ vựng||Nghĩa||Ví dụ minh họa|
|A memory like a sieve||trí nhớ không tốt||I can’t believe I forgot to bring the sandwiches! I’ve got a memory like a sieve|
|Go in one ear and out the other||đàn gãy tai trâu||That boring lecture went in one ear and out the other.|
|A photographic memory||trí nhớ hình ảnh (khả năng ghi nhớ chỉ sau 1 lần nhìn)||Martha has a photographic memory. She copied that painting perfectly and she’d only seen it once.|
|It slips my mind||quên mất||I’m sorry I didn’t get you a present. It slipped my mind that it was your birthday.|
|Rack my brain||cố nhớ||I’ve been racking my brain all morning but can’t remember where I put my passport.|
|Get organised||sắp xếp||People keep lists to get things organised|
|Assign due-dates||ấn định ngày đến hạn||I always keep a to-do list, and I often assign due-dates to the tasks.|
|To-do-list||danh sách những việc cần làm||Each day I try to mark off as many items on my to-do list as possible.|
|Commodity||hàng hóa||The country’s most valuable commodities include tin and diamonds.|
|Overspending||vung quá nhiền tiền||The major problem we’re facing is overspending by politicians.|
|Be tempted||dụ dỗ||I was sorely tempted to resign after my boss screamed at me for the second time.|
|Make a purchase||mua||She made two purchases from my stall.|
|Allure||thu hút||I didn’t find the prospect of a house with no electricity very alluring|
|Bargain price||giá ưu đãi||The airline regularly offers last-minute bookings at bargain prices.|
|Splurge||chi nhiều tiền||I can happily splurge 3,000 pounds in on day.|
|Indispensable||không thể thiếu||His long experience at the United Nations makes him indispensable to the talks|
|Portable||có thể di động được||Computers become lighter, smaller, and more portable every year|
|In advance||trước||If you’re going to come, please let me know in advance|
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