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thuy_ed
11-26-2010, 03:36 PM
Chào cả nhà!
Mình xin tự giới thiệu : Mình là thuy_ed, mình là giáo viên dạy tiếng Anh tại Hà Nội với kinh nghiệm dạy học offline từ 1998 và dạy học online từ 2003 ^^
Đây là thông tin về lớp học tại nhà mình:

Địa chỉ lớp học: P.103 - khu 18 - Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc - Quận Hai Bà Trưng - Hà Nội
Tel: 0978.08.01.09 - 0904.112.110
Email: thuy_ed@yahoo.com - Facebook : Thuy English Class (thuy_ed@yahoo.com)
Link dạy học từ năm 2003 trên diễn đàn Trái Tim Việt Nam online: http://ttvnol.com/f_544/1257647
Số TK: TK Techcombank Hà Nội: 14024431228016 - chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy
Số TK GP bank HN (NH Dầu khí toàn cầu): 10200100091973

Mình là độc giả của lamchame khá lâu rồi nhưng mình đã ko có điều kiện tham gia nhiều. Nay mình xin phép mở 1 thread tại box này với nội dung HỌC TIẾNG ANH ONLINE và cập nhật lịch khai giảng các lớp học tiếng Anh tại chỗ mình.

Sau đây là vị trí lớp học:

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/sodonha103.jpg

Đây là lịch khai giảng các lớp học gần nhất:



LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG CÁC LỚP THÁNG 08/2012:

Thông báo: Lớp PERFECT ENGLISH & IELTS FOUNDATION mã E67 KG 9/8/2012 đã đủ sĩ số và cô giáo ko nhận thêm học viên lớp đó nữa. Các bạn quan tâm vui lòng đăng kí lớp mã E 69

Lớp PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH & IELTS FOUNDATION mã E69

Miêu tả khóa học PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH & IELTS FOUNDATION:
Đây là khóa học chi tiết, bài bản, hệ thống toàn bộ các kiến thức, kĩ năng cần thiết cho học viên muốn đạt trình độ tiếng Anh tốt nhưng bị hổng, yếu từ gốc rễ.
Trong khóa học, GV cung cấp cho bạn kĩ năng phát âm chuẩn ngay từ đầu, kĩ năng sử dụng TA giao tiếp đúng phong cách bản xứ, hệ thống ngữ pháp hoàn hảo, nhấn mạnh vào nghe – nói và tập từ từ, từng bước kĩ năng viết. Ngoài ra, đây là khóa tiền đề rất cần thiết cho học viên muốn ôn thi IELTS nhưng chưa đủ tự tin.
Đối tượng nên chọn khóa học này
- Những người mới dừng ở Tiếng Anh phổ thông (mức từ vựng vừa phải, ngữ pháp mới biết phổ quát) nhưng hướng tới muốn ôn thi IELTS thì đây là khóa FOUNDATION cực kì hữu dụng
– Những người đã học rất nhiều nhưng vẫn loay hoay chưa tìm ra giải pháp cải thiện vốn tiếng Anh của bản thân
– Những người đi làm lâu ngày không sử dụng tiếng Anh – quên quên nhớ nhớ và nay muốn làm 1 cuộc Cách mạng!
- Học viên cần lấy IELTS mức 5.5 - 6.0

Ưu điểm của khóa học
- Giáo viên sẽ hướng dẫn bạn tỉ mỉ như hình thức học gia sư
- Giáo viên cung cấp kỹ năng phát âm chuẩn, kỹ năng sử dụng tiếng anh giao tiếp đúng phong cách bản xứ
- Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp– Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
- Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online
–> Nói chung là những người muốn làm hoàn hảo cho kiến thức + kĩ năng tiếng Anh của mình ngay từ gốc rễ, có quyết tâm tạo ra hẳn 1 sự thay đổi thì nên chọn khóa học này!
Kết thúc khóa học, học viên sẽ có khả năng:
- Hiểu và giải quyết được các chủ đề thường gặp trong môi trường công sở, trường học, cuộc sống thật …
- Phản ứng với các tình huống có thể gặp khi đi du lịch tại các đất nước nói tiếng Anh
- Đưa ra được bài nói giới thiệu về những chủ đề liên quan đến bản thân
- Nắm bắt được những đoạn văn bản phức tạp về các chủ đề cơ bản và trừu tượng, bao gồm cả 1 số thảo luận chuyên ngành.
- Giao tiếp lưu loát với người bản xứ
- Trình bày và phân tích được quan điểm của mình về các chủ đề xã hội
- Chuẩn bị sẵn sàng cho học thi IELTS Target cao

LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG LỚP PERFECT ENGLISH & IELTS FOUNDATION 28/8/2012:

Thời gian học: 19.30 – 21.30 thứ 3 và 8.00 – 10.00 thứ 7
Thời lượng khóa học: 5.5 tháng
Khai giảng: 28/08/12
Học phí: 8.200.000 vnđ (gồm học phí trên lớp, bài online, tài liệu …)

ĐỂ ĐĂNG KÍ:
Liên hệ trực tiếp với giáo viên để đóng học phí tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103 – khu 18 – Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh giờ dạy của GV
Hoặc chuyển khoản qua tài khoản của Giáo viên

Tài khoản Techcombank Hà Nội: 14024431228016 – Chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy
Tài khoản GP bank (NH Dầu khí toàn cầu): 10200100091973 – Chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy

Sau khi chuyển khoản, các bạn nhắn tin vào số điện thoại của giáo viên với nội dung: Họ và tên, số điện thoại, địa chỉ email của người học, mã lớp đăng kí.
Chú ý: GV nhận những học viên đăng ký bằng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.


Giới thiệu về khóa học luyện thi TOEIC
Bên cạnh chứng chỉ IELTS – mang nặng tính học thuật, hiện nay trào lưu học TOEIC cũng khá phổ biến – đặc biệt đối với những người cần tiếng Anh trong môi trường làm việc (ví dụ những người làm cho các công ty nước ngoài, liên doanh, ngân hàng, hàng không …). Đối với những bạn này, TOEIC phù hợp bởi nội dung thi TOEIC là các tình huống và văn bản trong môi trường tương tự.
TOEIC là 1 trong các thước đo trình độ tiếng Anh, và việc luyện thi TOEIC là dịp để các bạn nâng cao vốn từ vựng, đặc biệt là Business English + thành thạo hệ thống ngữ pháp tiếng Anh, văn phong thư từ, điêu luyện khả năng giao tiếp bằng tiếng Anh.


Ưu điểm của khóa học:
- Xây dựng hoàn hảo cho học viên khả năng ngôn ngữ nhằm giúp học viên tự tin vào năng lực tiếng Anh
- Trang bị cho học viên tất cả chiến thuật làm bài, tips … để đạt điểm cao
- Phương pháp truyền đạt của giáo viên truyền cảm, dễ hiểu – tạo con đường ngắn nhất và hiệu quả nhất để chinh phục ngôn ngữ và đạt điểm thi TOEIC mong muốn
- Giáo trình cập nhật liên tục


Mục tiêu của khóa học: TOEIC 600-800+

Nội dung khai giảng lớp luyện thi TOEIC 8/8/2012 mã: E68Thời gian học: 17.30 – 19.00h thứ 4 & 19.30 – 21.00 pm thứ 6
Khai giảng: 08/08/2012
Thời lượng khóa học: 4 tháng
Học phí: 4.900.000đ (đã bao gồm học liệu)


Lớp IELTS TARGET BAND 7+
Khóa học thiết kế dành cho đối tượng học viên đã có nền tảng kiến thức tiếng Anh khá (tầm intermediate) và các hiểu biết sơ đẳng về các phần thi IELTS và có mong muốn đạt điểm cao.
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC:
* GV cung cấp tất cả kĩ năng làm bài thi từng kĩ năng thành phần trong kì thi IELTS
* GV luyện tập cho HV nói trôi chảy, phát âm chuẩn, như phong cách người bản xứ
* GVcùng HV thực nghiệm, chia sẻ bài viết IELTS
* GV cùng HV luyện tập làm các đề thi IELTS cập nhật nhất
* GV cung cấp cho HV theo yêu cầu nguồn tài liệu ôn thi IELTS dồi dào, phong phú nhất

LỚP DỊCH THUẬT CHUYÊN NGHIỆP (E69):·Thời gian học: 19.30-21.00pm thứ 3 & 08.00-9.30am thứ 7·Thời lượng: 04 tháng·Dự kiến khai giảng: 07/08/2012·Học phí: 4.900.000 VND·Miêu tả khóa học: Đây là khóa học DỊCH cực kì đầy đủ, chuyên nghiệp, phong cách bởi:
-Học viên được hướng dẫn tỉ mỉ các phương pháp, kiến thức từ cơ bản – nền móng của dịch thuật tới dịch chuyên nghiệp
-Học viên được thực hành dịch thuật chính xác, hoàn hảo cho series dịch chuyên đề kinh tế & xã hội
-Học viên được hỗ trợ tư liệu dịch tất cả các loại văn bản trong đời sống và thương mại
-Học viên có cơ hội ôn tập lại các chủ điểm ngữ pháp tiếng Anh và luyện tập khả năng viết & dựng câu chuẩn.·Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ngắn hạn, không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học viên đăng kí phải xác định theo học trọn vẹn, trường hợp học viên tự ngưng học khi lớp chưa kết thúc, học viên chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại.


ĐỂ ĐĂNG KÍ:
Liên hệ trực tiếp với giáo viên để đóng học phí tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103 – khu 18 – Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh giờ dạy của GV
Hoặc chuyển khoản qua tài khoản của Giáo viên


Tài khoản Techcombank Hà Nội: 14024431228016 – Chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy
Tài khoản GP bank (NH Dầu khí toàn cầu): 10200100091973 – Chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy
Sau khi chuyển khoản, các bạn nhắn tin vào số điện thoại của giáo viên với nội dung: Họ và tên, số điện thoại, địa chỉ email của người học, mã lớp đăng kí.
Chú ý: GV nhận những học viên đăng ký bằng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.


[COLOR="red"]Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh các đối tượng sau:
* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: Nghe - Nói - Đọc - Viết - NP & Từ vựng - Dịch thuật
* Luyện thi IELTS
* Luyện thi Cao học và Nghiên cứu sinh

Khi mọi người tham gia lớp học của mình, mình ĐẢM BẢO là mọi người học CHẮC CHẮN tiếp thu tốt, tiến bộ nhanh và cô giáo luôn nhiệt huyết với học sinh ^^
Mình muốn giới thiệu về bản thân như vậy, còn các comment về lớp học của mình, về khả năng giảng dạy của mình như thế nào, mọi người có thể tham khảo tại đường link trên tại TTVNOL từ năm 2003.

Mình sẽ vào đề tài này bây giờ đây. Trước hết mình xin phép MOD cho mình tồn tại thread này để trao đổi và truyền đạt với mọi người về các bài học tiếng Anh online. Mỗi ngày các bạn hãy cố gắng bỏ ra khoảng 15' để nâng cao vốn tiếng Anh của mình nhé (^_^)
Chủ đề đầu tiên mình chọn truyền đạt với mọi người là: TIẾNG ANH VĂN PHÒNG. Mình nghĩ rằng đây là mảng rất cần thiết với các bạn ở độ tuổi như mình, với các bố và các mẹ đang tham gia website lamchame.

Mỗi bài học mình cố gắng thiết kế dễ hiểu và sâu sắc nhất có thể, mình sẽ post bài thường xuyên để mọi người không có thời gian học hoặc mong muốn học thêm có thể xem thread này như là nơi hàng ngày trau dồi vốn Anh văn :D

Nếu các bạn có nhu cầu muốn học online thêm về mảng nào, hoặc có điều gì thắc mắc về English, các bạn hãy nêu ra, trong khả năng của mình, mình sẽ cố gắng đáp lại. Mọi góp ý, thông tin về lớp học online & offline xin gửi về email: thuy_ed@yahoo.com.

Sau đây mình xin bắt đầu giáo trình :
GIÁO TRÌNH
TIẾNG ANH ĐIỆN THOẠI VĂN PHÒNG
Mrs. Thuy ED – Tel: 0904.112.110 & 0978.08.01.09
Trong giáo trình này, mình sẽ đưa ra các tình huống giao tiếp trên điện thoại (nói riêng) và các tình huống thường gặp trong văn phòng (nói chung). 1 trong những lỗi lầm nghiêm trọng người Việt Nam khi học và sử dụng tiếng Anh thường gây ra là “Việt Nam hóa” tiếng Anh. Giáo trình này cũng chú trọng nhằm tránh sai lầm đó. Mỗi bài học được trình bày dễ hiểu và đi kèm sẽ có 1 video clip minh họa:

UNIT 1: GREETINGS AND ANSWERING THE PHONE
(NHỮNG LỜI CHÀO HỎI VÀ TRẢ LỜI ĐIỆN THOẠI)

TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)
Woman 1: Hello. Data Systems. This is Jennifer. How can I help you?
Alô, Bộ phận quản lý dữ liệu đây ạ. Tôi là Jennifer. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man 1: Good morning. Intel Publishing. May I help you?
Xin chào. Intel Publishing đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman 2: Thank you for calling Alliance. This is Ann speaking. How may I help you?
Cảm ơn ông đã gọi đến Alliance. Ann đang nghe đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man 2: PR Systems, good afternoon. How may I direct your call?
Bộ phận quan hệ công chúng nghe đây ạ. Xin chào. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gặp ai ạ?Woman 1: Hello, Doctor John’s office.
Alô, phòng khám của bác sĩ John đây ạ.
Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?y186f1616m19v95

TEACHER’s EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
Woman 1: Hello. Data Systems. This is Jennifer. How can I help you?
+ (Như 1 thói quen, khi nhấc máy điện thoại lên, nếu formal hơn bạn có thể tùy vào thời gian trong ngày mà nói “Good morning/ Good afternoon/ Good evening, còn nếu không, thông dụng, bạn chỉ cần chào “Hello”).
+ Để giới thiệu người đang nghe máy là ai, các bạn dùng mẫu câu “This is ….”, mẫu câu “My name is …” được coi là máy móc không cần thiết.
+Tránh “Việt Nam hóa” tiếng Anh bằng kiểu hỏi người đầu dây bên kia gọi đến có chuyện gì trao đổi, mà lại hỏi “What do you need?”, bạn cần hỏi “How can I help you?”
Man 1: Good morning. Intel Publishing. May I help you?

Woman 2: Thank you for calling Alliance. This is Ann speaking. How may I help you?

Man 2: PR Systems, good afternoon. How may I direct your call?
+ Tránh “Việt Nam hóa” tiếng Anh bằng kiểu hỏi “Who do you want to meet?” (Ông muốn gặp ai?), hãy thay thế bằng mẫu câu “How may I direct your call?”)
Woman 1: Hello, Doctor John’s office.

This is the end of Unit 1. See you again soon with Unit 2 ;)

Thông tin chi tiết và cập nhật của lớp học xin xem tại: www.thuyed.com

MeBeNguyen
11-26-2010, 03:47 PM
Ủng hộ bạn luôn, bạn tiếp tục Post bai nhe.

lanbaby
11-26-2010, 03:56 PM
cám ơn bạn đã tạo ra topic này, mong bạn tiếp tục phát huy

mecarot08
11-26-2010, 09:06 PM
Chắc đợt tới cũng phải thu xếp thời gian đến nhà cô dạy cho bài bản thôi, mình bỏ lâu quên nhiều quá rồi

thuy_ed
11-26-2010, 09:12 PM
Mình sẵn sàng trao đổi với các bạn về English. Bạn nào có con học gì ko hiểu mình sẵn sàng ^^ mình mới có 1 nhóc 2 tuổi thôi nhưng mình thích trẻ con lắm, nhất định mình sẽ dạy con mình TA từ khi nào em í biết nói sõi tiếng Việt ^^ mong cả nhà ủng hộ và mình cùng nhau học tiếng Anh thật tốt nhé. ^^

hattieu8
11-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Mình sẵn sàng trao đổi với các bạn về English. Bạn nào có con học gì ko hiểu mình sẵn sàng ^^ mình mới có 1 nhóc 2 tuổi thôi nhưng mình thích trẻ con lắm, nhất định mình sẽ dạy con mình TA từ khi nào em í biết nói sõi tiếng Việt ^^ mong cả nhà ủng hộ và mình cùng nhau học tiếng Anh thật tốt nhé. ^^

Cám ơn chị rất nhiều ạ. Thực sự là những người trẻ bọn em rất cần những người đi trước có tâm huyết như vậy. Hy vọng chị thường xuyên UP bài, em xin xung phong là học sinh online đầu tiên ạ. Nhà em ở xa chỗ chị quá..hix hix

becon2108
11-27-2010, 08:04 AM
Cam on me no nhe, chuc me no co nhiu khach hang. :p

Ech_coi
11-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Waiting for Unit 2, hope u come back soon, by the way i want to ask for English Speaking Club ?

meoxinhxinh86
11-29-2010, 09:53 AM
hay quá, chị post tiếp đi ah,

mechip119
11-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Topic của chị rất hữu ích ah. Trước em cũng hay nói kiểu Việt Hóa nhưng nhiều khi muốn sửa mà lại lười tìm mẫu câu đúng, giờ có topic của c em phải thường xuyên vào học cho khỏi quên, lâu ko học tiếng anh quên hết kiến thức rồi. Thanks c nhiều

RoJetAir
11-29-2010, 11:41 AM
chị ơi, lớp offline có được học thử ko hả chi?

in_dai_ca
11-29-2010, 01:07 PM
Nhà chị ở xa em ko đi học được. Nhưng em sẽ ủng hộ ở topic này.
Rất mong chị thường xuyên post bài để giúp đỡ chị em trong diễn đàn nâng cao vốn TA.
Cảm ơn chị.

thuy_ed
11-30-2010, 08:24 AM
UNIT 2 IDENTIFYING THE CALLER AND YOURSELF
XÁC NHẬN NGƯỜI GỌI VÀ CHÍNH BẠN
TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)
DIALOGUE 1:
Woman : Hello. Media Specialists. This is Anne speaking. How can I help you?
Alô. Bộ phận truyền thông nghe đây ạ. Tôi là Anne đang nghe máy. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man: Hello. May I speak with John Davis?
Alô. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với John Davis.
Woman: May I ask who’s calling?
Xin cho tôi hỏi ai đang gọi ạ?
Man: Yes. This is Mr. Robins from Intel.
Vâng. Tôi là Robins ở Intel.

DIALOGUE 2:
Woman: Thank you for calling Future Tech. Mary speaking. How may I help you?
Cảm ơn đã gọi đến Future Tech. Mary đang nghe máy ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man: Yes. Is Bob Smith in?
Vâng. Cho tôi hỏi có Bob Smith ở đó không ạ?
Woman: May I tell him who’s calling?
Tôi có thể báo với ông ấy là ai đang gọi ạ?
Man: Yes. This is Mark Barry.
Vâng. Tôi là Mark Barry.

DIALOGUE 3:
Man: Good morning, AIE.
Xin chào. AIE đây ạ.
Woman: Good morning. I’d like to talk to Mr. Robinson. Is he available?
Xin chào. Xin cho tôi nói chuyện với ông Robinson. Ông ấy có rảnh không ạ?
Man: I’ll check for you. May I ask your name?
Để tôi kiểm tra xem ạ. Xin bà cho biết tên.
Woman: My name is Susan White from Pacbell.
Tôi tên là Susan White ở Pacbell.

DIALOGUE 4:
Man: This is John Thomas. How may I help you?
John Thomas đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman: Yes. This is Linda Ford from P&G …
À, tôi là Linda Ford ở P&G…
Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?edf6y5gq8i9bcix

TEACHER ‘s EXPLANATION:
(PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
DIALOGUE 1:
Woman : Hello. Media Specialists. This is Anne speaking. How can I help you?
Alô. Bộ phận truyền thông nghe đây ạ. Tôi là Anne đang nghe máy. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
+++ Chúng ta sử dụng mẫu câu “This is …” để giới thiệu mình – người đang nghe máy là ai.
+++ Nhắc lại: Trong bài trước, chúng ta đã học mẫu câu “How can I help you?” khi nhấc máy điện thoại lên, không sử dụng “What do you need?” – kiểu “thế mày gọi điện đến đây có chuyện gì!?”
Man: Hello. May I speak with John Davis?
Alô. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với John Davis.
+++ “May I speak with …?” là mẫu câu được dùng khi cần nói chuyện với người ở bên kia đầu dây. Mẫu câu này có thể nói là:
Can I speak with …?
Could I speak with …?

Woman: May I ask who’s calling?
Xin cho tôi hỏi ai đang gọi ạ?
+++ Tránh “Việt Nam hóa” tiếng Anh bằng kiểu hỏi “Who are you? – Thế mày là ai?”
Hãy hỏi thật lịch sự “May I ask who’s calling?”
Man: Yes. This is Mr. Robins from Intel.
Vâng. Tôi là Robins ở Intel.

DIALOGUE 2:
Woman: Thank you for calling Future Tech. Mary speaking. How may I help you?
Cảm ơn đã gọi đến Future Tech. Mary đang nghe máy ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man: Yes. Is Bob Smith in?
Vâng. Cho tôi hỏi có Bob Smith ở đó không ạ?
+++ Khi muốn hỏi ai đó có ở nhà/ văn phòng hay không thì dùng mẫu câu “Is/ Are … in?”

Woman: May I tell him who’s calling?
Tôi có thể báo với ông ấy là ai đang gọi ạ?
Man: Yes. This is Mark Barry.
Vâng. Tôi là Mark Barry.


DIALOGUE 3:
Man: Good morning, AIE.
Xin chào. AIE đây ạ.
Woman: Good morning. I’d like to talk to Mr. Robinson. Is he available?
Xin chào. Xin cho tôi nói chuyện với ông Robinson. Ông ấy có rảnh không ạ?
+++ “available”: rảnh, rỗi, có mặt – không nói “Can he speak?/ Can he talk?”
I’m afraid he’s not available at the moment.
Tôi e là lúc này ông ấy không rảnh.
Tell her to call me as soon as she’s available.
Hãy nhắn cô ấy gọi điện cho tôi ngay khi cô ấy có thể nhé.

Man: I’ll check for you. May I ask your name?
Để tôi kiểm tra xem ạ. Xin bà cho biết tên.+++ Hãy nói lịch sự “May I ask your name? “ – đừng nói “What’s your name?”
Woman: My name is Susan White from Pacbell.
Tôi tên là Susan White ở Pacbell.

DIALOGUE 4:
Man: This is John Thomas. How may I help you?
John Thomas đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman: Yes. This is Linda Ford from P&G …
À, tôi là Linda Ford ở P&G…

This is the end of Unit 2. See you again soon with Unit 3 ^^

thuy_ed
11-30-2010, 08:40 AM
Có nhiều bạn gọi hỏi mình về lớp English offline của mình, mình xin trả lời chung như sau:
- Mình đã dạy English tại nhà riêng được hơn 10 năm rùi và lớp học của mình có nhiều thông tin, phản hồi... các bạn có thể google với nick thuy_ed của mình ^^
- Nhu cầu của học viên dành cho các lớp buổi tối và ngày nghỉ ở chỗ mình là rất đông nên mình luôn áp dụng quy trình : đưa ra lịch khai giảng - overview về lớp học - tiếp xúc với học viên - học viên đăng kí học ( thường thì sau khi đưa ra lịch khai giảng, mình nhận những học viên đăng kí sớm nhất do lượng người học nhu cầu bao giờ cũng lớn hơn số lượng học viên thực tế mình có thể nhận dạy nhiều lần.
Ở chỗ mình, học viên không học thử, mình nghĩ các bạn hoàn toàn có thể hiểu được điều này. Vì mình đã dạy TA tại nhà riêng được 1 thời gian khá dài rồi, và chắc chắn cùng với thời gian đó, mình đã tạo được uy tín và "thương hiệu" nhất định cho riêng mình. Học viên do các đồng nghiệp là các thầy cô khác, người quen, bạn bè của họ giới thiệu đến, nên bản thân những người đó đứng ra giới thiệu đã là 1 sự đảm bảo rồi, mọi người có đồng ý không ? :razz:
Còn với những bạn biết mình qua mạng internet, thì mình nghĩ rằng các bạn rất tinh ý khi đọc comment của cộng đồng mạng. Hơn thế nữa, lớp học của mình tồn tại online 7 năm nay rùi nên nếu không có chất lượng thực sự, chắc hẳn mình không thể duy trì lâu như vậy :p Các bạn cũng đồng ý với mình vì điểm này chứ? :p
Nếu bạn muốn "thử" xem giáo viên có hợp với mình không? thì mình nghĩ tiếp xúc là bạn sẽ biết ngay thôi. Mình có tiêu chí rằng: có thể mình ko phải là giáo viên "dạy hay nhất" mỗi khi bạn nghĩ về hay có sự so sánh, nhưng mình chắc chắn tâm niệm sẽ luôn hết mình để học viên nhớ về mình là nhớ đến 1 trong những giáo viên "NHIỆT TÌNH NHẤT" :p
Nếu bạn muốn "thử" xem nội dung/ mức độ kiến thức của lớp có hợp với mình không? Hãy gặp trực tiếp giáo viên, bạn sẽ được trao đổi cởi mở nhất có thể. Trong quá trình học, mình sẵn sàng "modify" giáo trình để đáp ứng theo feedback của học viên ;)
Mình xin gửi mọi người lịch khai giảng các lớp gần nhất của mình. Do lớp tháng 12 đã full từ cuối tháng 9 nên mình ko nhận học viên cho lớp tháng 12 được nữa. Hiện tại còn những lớp sau đây còn nhận học viên ạ:

HỆ THỐNG LỚP TIẾNG ANH DÀNH CHO

SINH VIÊN – NGƯỜI ĐI LÀM – ÔN IELTS LẤY HỌC BỔNG


Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).
Phần giới thiệu khái quát như sau:
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Ngữ pháp các bạn học tại lớp BASIC SKILLS là Advanced Grammar (Ngữ pháp tiếng Anh hiện đại cao cấp), có khá nhiều phần bổ sung và mới so với Grammar mà các bạn đã từng tiếp thu tại phổ thông và đại học.
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần Translation Techniques với các kĩ thuật dịch Anh – Việt, Việt – Anh tháo gỡ những khó khăn của công việc dịch thuật.
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên có dịp “cày” cùng giáo viên 7 quyển bộ đề IELTS, là cơ hội rất tuyệt vời để nâng cao kĩ năng Listening, Reading và thành thạo các chiến thuật và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. Cuối khóa số 1, trung bình học viên trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.


Sắp tới lớp số 1 có 2 lớp E43 và E44 dự kiến khai giảng với lịch như sau:
· Lớp SKILLS - PreIELTS E43:
Giờ học: 7.30pm – 9.00pm thứ 2 và 5 và 10am - 11.30am Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: 17/01/2011
Dự kiến hoàn thành khóa học: 08/2011 (Khóa học kéo dài 7 tháng)
(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).

· Lớp SKILLS - PreIELTS E44
Giờ học: 7.30pm – 9.00pm thứ 4 ; 5.30pm - 7.00pm thứ 5 và 8am Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: 16/02/2011
Dự kiến hoàn thành khóa học: 09/2011 (Khóa học kéo dài 7 tháng)
(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).

HỌC PHÍ: Trung bình học phí là 55.000VND/ giờ học) ( Note: Sĩ số lớp học: ~30 học viên/ lớp )
- Học phí cả khóa học 130 giờ trong 08 tháng là : 8.000.000VND.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học 130 giờ – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.



Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS điểm cao) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài sau khi đã “luộc” kĩ 7 quyển bộ đề.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
KểNhhững chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)



Sắp tới Mrs.ThuyED sẽ khai giảng lớp số 2 với lịch như sau:
· Lớp IELTS E45 KHAI GIẢNG:
Giờ học: 7.30pm – 9.00pm thứ 3 và thứ 6; (Giờ học gồm ~25-30HV)
Lựa chọn thêm 1 giờ học của HV: 5.30pm - 7.00pm thứ 4 hoặc 8am -9.30am thứ 7 (Giờ học gồm ~10 HV)
Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/2011
Dự kiến hoàn thành khóa học: 08/2011 (Khóa học kéo dài 6 tháng)
(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
HỌC PHÍ: Học phí cả khóa học trong 06 tháng là : 8.000.000VND.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học 06 tháng – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.



Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch
* Tiếng Anh ôn thi TN cấp 3 & ĐH khối D
* Tiếng Anh dành cho HS lớp 8,9 ôn thi TN cấp 2 và vào trường chuyên cấp 3

Sắp tới mình có dự kiến mở từ tháng 01/2011 lớp học TA dành cho học sinh lớp 8,9 ôn thi TN cấp 2 và vào trường chuyên cấp 3, lớp học do mấy mẹ bên WTT mời mình dạy. Lớp học 2h/ 1 buổi/ tuần, dự kiến học vào 5pm - 7pm Chủ nhật, fee là 100k/ buổi, học phí thu 06 tháng/ lần. Bạn nào có con em, cháu, người quen ... thì giới thiệu giúp mình nhé. Mình cảm ơn nhìu nhìu (vì sau 03 năm mình mới dạy trở lại đối tượng nhí này ko giống như đối tượng người đi làm, SV, IELTS thì lượng học viên nhu cầu đã đông sẵn ^^) Đảm bảo các cháu học tiến bộ nhanh chóng, cô giáo cực kì nhiệt tình và dạy chuẩn

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

mecarot08
12-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Mình muốn tham gia lớp số 1 , nhưng không đi được buổi tối, nếu mà có lớp thứ 7, CN thì cho mình đăng ký với nhé. Có thể học dài hơn 2g mỗi buổi cho kịp tiến độ 2 buổi /tuần không?

thuy_ed
12-01-2010, 04:26 PM
Khoảng tháng 1 mình sẽ có lịch cụ thể của lớp thứ 7 - Chủ nhật bạn ạ, chắc từ đầu tháng 3 mình sẽ bắt đầu dạy lớp thứ 7 và Chủ nhật do hiện tại lịch đó mình đang kín. 1 buổi học của thứ 7/ CN kéo dài 2h là ok rồi bạn ạ, học dài nữa thì căng thẳng quá ^^

thuy_ed
12-03-2010, 06:04 PM
UNIT 3 DIRECTING AND TRANSFERRING CALLS
HƯỚNG DẪN & CHUYỂN CUỘC GỌI

DIALOGUE 1
Woman: Hyatt Incorporated. How may I help you?
Công ty Hyatt đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man: Yes. My name is Larry Tate from California Internet. May I speak to Mrs. Christensen?
Vâng. Tôi tên là Larry Tate ở California Internet. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với bà Christensen.
Woman: Sure. Just a minute, I’ll transfer you.
Vâng. Xin chờ 1 chút, tôi sẽ chuyển máy cho ông.

DIALOGUE 2
Man: Thanks for calling The Weekly. This is Ken speaking. How may I help you?
Cảm ơn đã gọi đến tòa báo The Weekly. Tôi là Ken đang nghe máy. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman: Yes. I’m calling for Jane Thompson.
À. Tôi muốn gặp Jane Thompson.
Man: One moment. Let me transfer you.
Xin chờ giây lát. Để tôi chuyển máy cho bà.

DIALOGUE 3
Man: BioTec. How may I direct your call?
BioTec đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách muốn gặp ai ạ?
Woman: Hello. I’m calling for Joe Russell.
Alô. Tôi muốn gặp Joe Russell.
Man: Just a second.
Xin chờ giây lát.


DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Hello. Penn College. Admissions Department. How may I help you?
Alô. Đại học Penn. Bộ phận tuyển sinh đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man: Hello … Um … I’m calling for … uh … Jody Warrens.
Alô … Vâng… Tôi muốn gặp … ơ… Jody Warrens.
Woman: Oh, right. You mean Judy Warrens?
Ồ, được. Ý ông là Judy Warrens phải không ạ?
Man: Yes. I think that’s right.
Phải. Tôi nghĩ đúng thế.
Woman: Hold on one second. I’ll put you through to her line.
Xin giữ máy giây lát. Tôi sẽ nối máy của cô ấy cho ông.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?i47fa2lya1ar8uj

TEACHER “S EXPLANATION: (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN)
DIALOGUE 1
Woman: Hyatt Incorporated. How may I help you?
Công ty Hyatt đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man: Yes. My name is Larry Tate from California Internet. May I speak to Mrs. Christensen?
Vâng. Tôi tên là Larry Tate ở California Internet. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với bà Christensen.
Woman: Sure. Just a minute, I’ll transfer you.
Vâng. Xin chờ 1 chút, tôi sẽ chuyển máy cho ông.

+++ May I …? Xin phép/ Vui lòng cho tôi…
May I + động từ nguyên thể là mẫu câu dùng để xin phép ai cho mình được làm gì.
May I come in? Cho phép tôi vào nhé.
May I have these cookies, please? Cho phép tôi ăn những cái bánh quy này nhé.
+++ Just a minute: Xin chờ một chút. / Đợi đã. (Nói thế này hoặc Just a moment/ Just a second mang lại sắc thái lịch sự hơn kiểu “Wait! – Cầm máy, chờ đấy!”)
Just a minute, I’ll be back. Xin chờ 1 chút, tôi sẽ quay lại.
Just a minute, I have to go to the rest – room. Đợi đã, tôi phải vào nhà vệ sinh.

DIALOGUE 2
Man: Thanks for calling The Weekly. This is Ken speaking. How may I help you?
Cảm ơn đã gọi đến tòa báo The Weekly. Tôi là Ken đang nghe máy. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman: Yes. I’m calling for Jane Thompson.
À. Tôi muốn gặp Jane Thompson.
+++ I’m calling for … Tôi muốn gặp …/ Tôi gọi điện để…
I’m calling for Mr. Smith. Tôi muốn gặp ông Smith.
I’m calling for the job advertisement in the Bangkok Post yesterday.
Tôi gọi điện để hỏi về mục quảng cáo tuyển dụng đăng trên tờ Bangkok Post ngày hôm qua.
Man: One moment. Let me transfer you.
Xin chờ giây lát. Để tôi chuyển máy cho bà.

DIALOGUE 3
Man: BioTec. How may I direct your call?
BioTec đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách muốn gặp ai ạ?
Woman: Hello. I’m calling for Joe Russell.
Alô. Tôi muốn gặp Joe Russell.
Man: Just a second.
Xin chờ giây lát.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Hello. Penn College. Admissions Department. How may I help you?
Alô. Đại học Penn. Bộ phận tuyển sinh đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man: Hello … Um … I’m calling for … uh … Jody Warrens.
Alô … Vâng… Tôi muốn gặp … ơ… Jody Warrens.
Woman: Oh, right. You mean Judy Warrens?
Ồ, được. Ý ông là Judy Warrens phải không ạ?
Man: Yes. I think that’s right.
Phải. Tôi nghĩ đúng thế.
Woman: Hold on one second. I’ll put you through to her line.
Xin giữ máy giây lát. Tôi sẽ nối máy của cô ấy cho ông.

This is the end of Unit 3. See U again soon with Unit 4 ^^

thuy_ed
12-07-2010, 08:45 AM
UNIT 4 REPETITION AND INABILITY TO HEAR
LẶP LẠI VÀ KHÔNG THỂ NGHE RÕ
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/U4.jpg

DIALOGUE 1
Man: Thanks for calling Government Security. May I help you?
Woman: Hello? Is this Government Security?
Man: Yes, it is. I’m sorry about that. How may I help you?

DIALOGUE 2
Woman: Would you like to meet at 6?
Man: I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear that.
Woman: Would you like to meet at 6?
Man: I’m sorry. Could you please repeat that?
Woman: What time is good?
Man: 6 would be fine.

DIALOGUE 3
Woman 1 : Where will we be meeting then and at what time?
Woman 2: I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you. Can you speak a little louder?
Woman 1: Where will we be meeting then and at what time?

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?o5ry7u7g5u6gqzi

TEACHER”S EXPLANATIONS (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
DIALOGUE 1
Man: Thanks for calling Government Security. May I help you?
Cảm ơn đã gọi đến văn phòng An ninh chính phủ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?Woman: Hello? Is this Government Security?
Alô? Đây là văn phòng An ninh Chính phủ sao?
Man: Yes, it is. I’m sorry about that. How may I help you?
Dạ phải. Tôi xin lỗi đã không nghe rõ. Tôi có thể giúp gì được cho bà?

DIALOGUE 2
Woman: Would you like to meet at 6?
Anh có muốn gặp lúc 6 giờ không?
Man: I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear that.
Xin lỗi, tôi không nghe rõ.
Woman: Would you like to meet at 6?
Anh có muốn gặp lúc 6 giờ không?
Man: I’m sorry. Could you please repeat that?
Tôi xin lỗi. Cô vui lòng nói lại được không?
Woman: What time is good?
Mấy giờ thì tiện cho anh?
Man: 6 would be fine.
À, 6 giờ được đấy.

DIALOGUE 3
Woman 1 : Where will we be meeting then and at what time?
Vậy chúng ta sẽ gặp nhau ở đâu và lúc mấy giờ?
Woman 2: I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you. Can you speak a little louder?
Xin lỗi, tôi không nghe rõ. Xin chị nói to hơn 1 chút.
Woman 1: Where will we be meeting then and at what time?
Vậy chúng ta sẽ gặp nhau ở đâu và lúc mấy giờ?
+++ Would you like to …? Ông/ Bà có muốn … không?
Đây là mẫu câu được dùng để hỏi ý kiến hoặc mời ai 1 cách lịch sự.
Would you like to see a movie? Bạn có muốn đi xem phim không?
Would you like to go home? Bà có muốn về nhà không?
+++ Could you …? Xin ông/ bà …
Đây là mẫu câu lịch sự được dùng để đề nghị ai làm việc gì.
Could you turn on the light? Bật giúp tôi cái đèn với.
Could you speak louder? Vui lòng nói to lên ạ.

This is the end of Unit 4. See you again soon with Unit 5 ^^

thuy_ed
12-08-2010, 09:28 PM
Có 1 nhóm học viên mời mình dạy lớp này, mình đăng lên đây, bạn nào có nhu cầu hoặc có bạn, người quen, người thân muốn join thì liên hệ với mình nhé. Nhóm đã có 5 người chắc chắn học!


LỚP LUYỆN THI IELTS ĐẶC BIỆT

Mrs. ThuyED trực tiếp giảng dạy


· Mục tiêu của lớp học: Học viên cần đạt 6.0 – 6.5 IELTS trong thời gian 03 tháng

· Trình độ đầu vào của học viên: Học viên đã học tiếng Anh tổng quát ở phổ thông và ĐH không chuyên (đã nắm ngữ pháp và từ vựng cơ bản)

· Sĩ số lớp học: Lớp học nhỏ 10-15 người

· Lớp học có 2 trọng tâm: hướng tốt cho học sinh vận dụng các kĩ năng thực hành của ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh & thành thạo các dạng bài thi 4 kĩ năng IELTS – đạt kết quả đề ra.

· Lộ trình của lớp học IELTS đặc biệt:

Lớp có dự kiến học liên tục 5 ngày trong tuần trong 03 tháng. Mỗi buổi học kéo dài 2 h. Cụ thể như sau:

☼ Giờ học nền tảng Grammar & Vocabulary (Ngữ pháp và Từ vựng):

+++ Giáo viên hệ thống lại cho học viên tất cả chủ điểm ngữ pháp tiếng Anh hiện đại (gồm nhiều điểm mới mẻ, bổ sung so với ngữ pháp nền của học viên ở phổ thông).

Mục đích của phần học này rất rõ ràng: đề cập đến các chủ điểm ngữ pháp quan trọng nhất và có mối liên hệ mật thiết với môn Đọc và Viết trong kì thi IELTS.

Yêu cầu mà kì thi IELTS đặt ra cho thí sinh đi từ khả năng nhận biết, lý giải thông thường cho đến nắm vững, vận dụng thành thạo, được thể hiện rõ trong phần thi môn Viết và Đọc. (Thí sinh thường gặp các bài đọc có độ khó cao với những câu văn dài, khó hiểu, có cấu trúc đa dạng và nhiều loại mệnh đề xen lẫn nhau làm thí sinh thấy bối rối. – Yêu cầu của môn Viết là thí sinh phải diễn đạt chính xác ngôn ngữ, đồng thời cách diễn đạt ngôn ngữ cũng cho thấy 1 độ khó nhất định, chẳng hạn, cách vận dụng các mệnh đề phụ và sắp xếp các kiểu câu khác nhau).

+++ Phần Vocabulary: Giáo viên dạy đầy đủ vốn từ vựng cho bạn để bạn ứng dụng trong các kĩ năng của bài thi IELTS. Ngoài ra, GV chú trọng update cho học viên academic words (từ vựng học thuật) để tăng điểm trong writing. Trong quá trình học bài, có hỗ trợ kĩ năng dịch thực hành.

☼ Giờ học nền tảng Pronunciation (Ngữ âm):
Trong phần thi Speaking của bài thi IELTS, người ta căn cứ vào 4 tiêu chí để đưa ra điểm (score): ngữ âm, sự lưu loát, từ vựng và ngữ pháp; từng phần được chấm điểm riêng và điểm bình quân của 4 phần là điểm số cuối cùng của môn Speaking. Từ đó, có thể thấy, ngữ âm là 1 phần rất quan trọng trong kì thi IELTS vì việc phát âm không chuẩn sẽ ảnh hưởng đến sự giao tiếp thông tin với giám khảo và tất yếu ảnh hưởng đến điểm thi của thí sinh.

Việc nắm vững nền tảng ngữ âm là mấu chốt để học tốt ngôn ngữ. Trong phần học này, GV thiết kế các bài học truyền đạt với tính ứng dụng thú vị.


☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Speaking:
GV hướng dẫn tỉ mỉ cho bạn cách thức trả lời từng dạng câu hỏi với hàng trăm câu hỏi cụ thể trong series các topics trong 3 parts của IELTS Speaking. GV có nhiệm vụ khác là “làm hoàn hảo” kĩ năng nói của học viên, với phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có IELTS Speaking band score cao nhất có thể.



☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Listening & Reading:
Học viên sẽ được GV chỉ dẫn các strategies, tips… với từng dạng bài cụ thể của từng kĩ năng. Điều đảm bảo cho học viên trong phân môn này là giai đoạn “làm đề”, để học viên trải nghiệm và thử thách nâng band score dần dần theo thời gian học.



☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Writing:
GV hướng dẫn cho học viên các dạng bài trong 2 writing tasks, chữa bài liên tục cho học viên, hỗ trợ học trực tuyến và phân tích mẫu, góp ý hướng viết, đổi mẫu viết… để học viên tự tin nhất khi thi phần kĩ năng này.



Các thông tin khác về khóa học:
- Trong quá trình học, học viên được copy hàng ngàn files ebook tự học, bản đẹp do Mrs. ThuyED hỗ trợ.

- Trong quá trình học, học viên được học online các chủ đề khác

- Quá trình học liên tục đòi hỏi học viên tham gia đầy đủ tất cả các buổi học, các bạn nên nhận biết rằng nghỉ 1 buổi học đồng nghĩa thiệt hại rất nhiều cho người học: về kiến thức, quyết tâm, tài chính … nên đã theo học là phải thật sự quyết tâm. Đây là khóa học đặc biệt nên khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu; nếu trong thời gian 3 tháng – vì lý do thiếu quyết tâm hay bận việc cá nhân, học viên không theo học được giữa chừng thì học viên phải chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại. Điều này để đảm bảo lớp học được duy trì trong suốt khóa học, không điều gì có thể ảnh hưởng tới tổ chức được.

- Trong quá trình học, tốc độ học và bài sẽ được GV điều chỉnh theo học viên. Học viên được quyền và nên thường xuyên góp ý cho GV để GV thấu hiểu khó khăn, suy nghĩ, cảm nhận của học viên theo từng buổi học để điều chỉnh cho phù hợp. Đây là quyền lợi của học viên nên học viên không được e ngại!

Vấn đề học phí:
Học phí dành cho khóa học liên tục 3 tháng, 5 buổi/ tuần – Mỗi buổi học kéo dài trong 2h là: 16.000.000d (16 triệu) (120 h học).

Học viên đóng 100% học phí khi đăng kí học.
GV nhận 10-15 học viên đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm học viên khi đã đủ người. (Lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên.)

Lớp bắt đầu sớm nhất khi có đủ học viên, dự kiến bắt đầu học từ đầu tháng 1/ 2011.

Thời gian học: 9.30-11.30am các ngày từ thứ 2 đến thứ 6 hàng tuần

Địa điểm học: Nhà riêng của Mrs.ThuyED: 103 – khu 18 Đồng Nhân – ngõ 108 Lò Đúc –Q.Hai Bà Trưng – Hà Nội (lớp học đẹp, thoáng, đầy đủ các trang thiết bị hiện đại nhất J ).

Tel: 0978.08.01.09 – 0904.112.110 – 043.9728520

Email & facebook: thuy_ed@yahoo.com

thuy_ed
12-09-2010, 09:19 AM
UNIT 5 UNCLEAR LINE AND BAD CONNECTION
ĐƯỜNG DÂY KHÔNG RÕ VÀ ĐƯỜNG TRUYỀN XẤU

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DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: Hello, may I speak to Ron, please?
Man 2: Hello?
Man 1: Hello, yes, may I speak to Ron, please?
Man 2: Hello, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. It’s a bad connection. I’ll call you back.

DIALOGUE 2
Man 1: New York Legal Associates. How may I help you?
Man 2: Yes. I would like to speak to someone in accounting, please.
Man 1: I’m sorry, sir. I can’t hear you.
Man 2: Yes, I would like to speak to someone in accounting, please.
Man 1: Sir, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you at all. Please call us back.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?2q0nu4kl5zpb2wi

TEACHER”S EXPLANATIONS(PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: Hello, may I speak to Ron, please?
Alô, xin cho tôi nói chuyện với Ron.
Man 2: Hello?
Alô ạ?
Man 1: Hello, yes, may I speak to Ron, please?
Alô. Vâng, xin cho tôi nói chuyện với Ron.
Man 2: Hello, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. It’s a bad connection. I’ll call you back.
Alô. Xin lỗi, tôi không nghe rõ. Đường truyền xấu quá. Tôi sẽ gọi lại cho ông.

DIALOGUE 2
Man 1: New York Legal Associates. How may I help you?
Hội luật gia New York đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man 2: Yes. I would like to speak to someone in accounting, please.
Vâng. Tôi muốn nói chuyện với nhân viên ở phòng kế toán.
Man 1: I’m sorry, sir. I can’t hear you.
Xin lỗi ông, tôi không nghe rõ.
Man 2: Yes, I would like to speak to someone in accounting, please.
À, tôi muốn nói chuyện với nhân viên ở phòng kế toán.
Man 1: Sir, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you at all. Please call us back.
Thưa ông, tôi xin lỗi vì tôi không thể nghe ông nói gì cả, vui lòng gọi lại cho chúng tôi.[/I]+++ I’m sorry I … Tôi xin lỗi vì (tôi) …
I’m sorry I’m late. Tôi xin lỗi vì đã đến trễ.
I’m sorry I can’t give you her phone number.
[I]Tôi xin lỗi vì không thể cho ông số điện thoại của cô ấy.
+++ … at all. …nào cả/ chút nào/ gì cả
Mẫu câu not….at all là câu phủ định; at all luôn đứng ở cuối câu để nhấn mạnh ý phủ định.
I’m not hungry at all. Tôi không đói bụng chút nào.
She didn’t say anything at all. Cô ấy đã không nói gì cả.
This is the end of Unit 5. See you again soon with Unit 6 ^^

Hương Điệp
12-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Topic của chị hay quá. Em cũng đang muốn học tiếng anh. Cảm ơn chị thật nhiều

thahha
12-09-2010, 12:23 PM
Cam on ban, minh dot tieng anh lam dang muon trao doi lai ma o nha trong con len chua biet lam sao, may qua, cam on

thuy_ed
12-10-2010, 08:38 AM
UNIT 6 WRONG NUMBER
NHẦM SỐ
TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)
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DIALOGUE 1
Man: Western Wear. May I help you?
Woman: uh… isn’t this Office Max?
Man: No. I’m sorry. You must have the wrong number.
Woman: Sorry about that.
Man: No problem.

DIALOGUE 2
Man 1: Hello?
Man 2: Hi. May I speak with Robbie Robertson?
Man 1: I think you have the wrong number.
Man 2: Sorry to bother you.
Man 1: It’s all right.

DIALOGUE 3
Woman: Hello, Doctor’s office. Can I help you?
Man: Hello, I’m calling for Jane Heller.
Woman: Who?
Man: Uh… Jane Heller.
Woman: I’m sorry. There’s no one named Jane Heller that works here.
Man: Is this 7980983?
Woman: No. This is 7980986
Man: Oh, sorry about that
Woman: It’s OK.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?8h8k85t54c3dia3

TEACHER”S EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
DIALOGUE 1
Man: Western Wear. May I help you?
Western Wear đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman: uh… isn’t this Office Max?
Ơ… thế đây không phải là Office Max sao ạ? (cấu trúc “isn’t this…” thay vì “is this…” biểu lộ sự ngạc nhiên)
Man: No. I’m sorry. You must have the wrong number.
Không, tôi rất tiếc. Hẳn là bà đã gọi nhầm số rồi.
Must: phải/ chắc/ hẳn là… sau must chúng ta dùng động từ nguyên thể không to, được dùng để nói đến 1 bổn phận phải làm hoặc để dự đoán 1 sự việc nào đó.
You must obey the laws. ( Anh phải tuân theo luật pháp)
She must be his wife (Chắc cô ta là vợ của anh ấy)
Woman: Sorry about that.
Vậy tôi xin lỗi nhé.
Man: No problem.
Không có gì.
+++ No problem: Không có gì/ Không sao : là cụm từ đáp lại lời cảm ơn hoặc lời xin lỗi.
A: Thanks for your help . (Cảm ơn sự giúp đỡ của cô).
B: No problem. (Không có gì).
James: Sorry for being late. (Xin lỗi vì đến muộn).
John: No problem. (Không sao).

DIALOGUE 2
Man 1: Hello?
Alô?
Man 2: Hi. May I speak with Robbie Robertson?
Xin chào. Cho phép tôi nói chuyện với Robbie Robertson với?
Man 1: I think you have the wrong number.
Tôi nghĩ ông đã gọi nhầm số rồi.
Man 2: Sorry to bother you.
Xin lỗi đã làm phiền ông.
+++ to bother : quấy rầy, làm phiền.
She always bothers me. (Cô ấy luôn làm phiền tôi).
Stop bothering me! ( Đừng có quấy rầy tao nữa!)

Man 1: It’s all right.
Không sao.

DIALOGUE 3
Woman: Hello, Doctor’s office. Can I help you?
Alô. Phòng khám nghe đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man: Hello, I’m calling for Jane Heller.
Alô. Xin cho tôi gặp Jane Heller. (Cấu trúc “to call for”: gọi điện đến để gặp ai)
Woman: Who?
Ai cơ ạ?
Man: Uh… Jane Heller.
Ơ… Jane Heller.
Woman: I’m sorry. There’s no one named Jane Heller that works here.
Tôi rất tiếc không có ai tên Jane Heller làm việc ở đây cả.
Man: Is this 7980983?
Có phải đây là số 7980983 không ạ?
Woman: No. This is 7980986.
Không phải. Đây là số 7980986.
Man: Oh, sorry about that
Ôi, tôi xin lỗi nhé.
Woman: It’s OK.
Không sao.

This is the end of Unit 6. See you again soon with Unit 7 ^^

thuy_ed
12-14-2010, 06:37 AM
Thông báo: Lớp tháng 1 của mình đã kín rồi, hiện tại mình chỉ còn nhận học viên cho lớp tháng 2 thôi nên bạn nào quan tâm thì đăng kí lớp tháng 2 nhé:

UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:


HỆ THỐNG LỚP TIẾNG ANH DÀNH CHO

SINH VIÊN – NGƯỜI ĐI LÀM – ÔN IELTS LẤY HỌC BỔNG


Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).
Phần giới thiệu khái quát như sau:
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Ngữ pháp các bạn học tại lớp BASIC SKILLS là Advanced Grammar (Ngữ pháp tiếng Anh hiện đại cao cấp), có khá nhiều phần bổ sung và mới so với Grammar mà các bạn đã từng tiếp thu tại phổ thông và đại học.
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần Translation Techniques với các kĩ thuật dịch Anh – Việt, Việt – Anh tháo gỡ những khó khăn của công việc dịch thuật.
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên có dịp “cày” cùng giáo viên 7 quyển bộ đề IELTS, là cơ hội rất tuyệt vời để nâng cao kĩ năng Listening, Reading và thành thạo các chiến thuật và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. Cuối khóa số 1, trung bình học viên trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.


Sắp tới lớp số 1 có lớp E44 dự kiến khai giảng với lịch như sau:

· Lớp SKILLS - PreIELTS E44
Giờ học: 7.30pm – 9.00pm thứ 4 ; 5.30pm - 7.00pm thứ 5 và 8am Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: 16/02/2011
Dự kiến hoàn thành khóa học: 09/2011 (Khóa học kéo dài 7 tháng)
(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).

HỌC PHÍ: Trung bình học phí là 55.000VND/ giờ học) ( Note: Sĩ số lớp học: ~30 học viên/ lớp )
- Học phí cả khóa học 130 giờ trong 07 tháng là : 8.000.000VND.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học 130 giờ – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.



Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài sau khi đã “luộc” kĩ 7 quyển bộ đề.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
Những chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)



Sắp tới Mrs.ThuyED sẽ khai giảng lớp số 2 với lịch như sau:
· Lớp IELTS E45 KHAI GIẢNG:
Giờ học: 7.30pm – 9.00pm thứ 3 và thứ 6; (Giờ học gồm ~25-30HV)
Lựa chọn thêm 1 giờ học của HV: 5.30pm - 7.00pm thứ 4 hoặc 8am -9.30am thứ 7 (Giờ học gồm ~10 HV)
Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/2011
Dự kiến hoàn thành khóa học: 08/2011 (Khóa học kéo dài 6 tháng)
(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
HỌC PHÍ: Học phí cả khóa học trong 06 tháng là : 8.000.000VND.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học 06 tháng – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.
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Có 1 nhóm học viên mời mình dạy lớp này, mình đăng lên đây, bạn nào có nhu cầu hoặc có bạn, người quen, người thân muốn join thì liên hệ với mình nhé. Nhóm đã có 5 người chắc chắn học!


LỚP LUYỆN THI IELTS ĐẶC BIỆT


Mrs. ThuyED trực tiếp giảng dạy

· Mục tiêu của lớp học: Học viên cần đạt 6.0 – 6.5 IELTS trong thời gian 03 tháng
· Trình độ đầu vào của học viên: Học viên đã học tiếng Anh tổng quát ở phổ thông và ĐH không chuyên (đã nắm ngữ pháp và từ vựng cơ bản)
· Sĩ số lớp học: Lớp học nhỏ 10-15 người
· Lớp học có 2 trọng tâm: hướng tốt cho học sinh vận dụng các kĩ năng thực hành của ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh & thành thạo các dạng bài thi 4 kĩ năng IELTS – đạt kết quả đề ra.
· Lộ trình của lớp học IELTS đặc biệt:
Lớp có dự kiến học liên tục 5 ngày trong tuần trong 03 tháng. Mỗi buổi học kéo dài 2 h. Cụ thể như sau:
☼ Giờ học nền tảng Grammar & Vocabulary (Ngữ pháp và Từ vựng):
+++ Giáo viên hệ thống lại cho học viên tất cả chủ điểm ngữ pháp tiếng Anh hiện đại (gồm nhiều điểm mới mẻ, bổ sung so với ngữ pháp nền của học viên ở phổ thông).
Mục đích của phần học này rất rõ ràng: đề cập đến các chủ điểm ngữ pháp quan trọng nhất và có mối liên hệ mật thiết với môn Đọc và Viết trong kì thi IELTS.
Yêu cầu mà kì thi IELTS đặt ra cho thí sinh đi từ khả năng nhận biết, lý giải thông thường cho đến nắm vững, vận dụng thành thạo, được thể hiện rõ trong phần thi môn Viết và Đọc. (Thí sinh thường gặp các bài đọc có độ khó cao với những câu văn dài, khó hiểu, có cấu trúc đa dạng và nhiều loại mệnh đề xen lẫn nhau làm thí sinh thấy bối rối. – Yêu cầu của môn Viết là thí sinh phải diễn đạt chính xác ngôn ngữ, đồng thời cách diễn đạt ngôn ngữ cũng cho thấy 1 độ khó nhất định, chẳng hạn, cách vận dụng các mệnh đề phụ và sắp xếp các kiểu câu khác nhau).
+++ Phần Vocabulary: Giáo viên dạy đầy đủ vốn từ vựng cho bạn để bạn ứng dụng trong các kĩ năng của bài thi IELTS. Ngoài ra, GV chú trọng update cho học viên academic words (từ vựng học thuật) để tăng điểm trong writing. Trong quá trình học bài, có hỗ trợ kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
☼ Giờ học nền tảng Pronunciation (Ngữ âm):
Trong phần thi Speaking của bài thi IELTS, người ta căn cứ vào 4 tiêu chí để đưa ra điểm (score): ngữ âm, sự lưu loát, từ vựng và ngữ pháp; từng phần được chấm điểm riêng và điểm bình quân của 4 phần là điểm số cuối cùng của môn Speaking. Từ đó, có thể thấy, ngữ âm là 1 phần rất quan trọng trong kì thi IELTS vì việc phát âm không chuẩn sẽ ảnh hưởng đến sự giao tiếp thông tin với giám khảo và tất yếu ảnh hưởng đến điểm thi của thí sinh.
Việc nắm vững nền tảng ngữ âm là mấu chốt để học tốt ngôn ngữ. Trong phần học này, GV thiết kế các bài học truyền đạt với tính ứng dụng thú vị.

☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Speaking:
GV hướng dẫn tỉ mỉ cho bạn cách thức trả lời từng dạng câu hỏi với hàng trăm câu hỏi cụ thể trong series các topics trong 3 parts của IELTS Speaking. GV có nhiệm vụ khác là “làm hoàn hảo” kĩ năng nói của học viên, với phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có IELTS Speaking band score cao nhất có thể.

☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Listening & Reading:
Học viên sẽ được GV chỉ dẫn các strategies, tips… với từng dạng bài cụ thể của từng kĩ năng. Điều đảm bảo cho học viên trong phân môn này là giai đoạn “làm đề”, để học viên trải nghiệm và thử thách nâng band score dần dần theo thời gian học.

☼ Giờ học kĩ năng chính Writing:
GV hướng dẫn cho học viên các dạng bài trong 2 writing tasks, chữa bài liên tục cho học viên, hỗ trợ học trực tuyến và phân tích mẫu, góp ý hướng viết, đổi mẫu viết… để học viên tự tin nhất khi thi phần kĩ năng này.

Các thông tin khác về khóa học:
- Trong quá trình học, học viên được copy hàng ngàn files ebook tự học, bản đẹp do Mrs. ThuyED hỗ trợ.
- Trong quá trình học, học viên được học online các chủ đề khác
- Quá trình học liên tục đòi hỏi học viên tham gia đầy đủ tất cả các buổi học, các bạn nên nhận biết rằng nghỉ 1 buổi học đồng nghĩa thiệt hại rất nhiều cho người học: về kiến thức, quyết tâm, tài chính … nên đã theo học là phải thật sự quyết tâm. Đây là khóa học đặc biệt nên khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu; nếu trong thời gian 3 tháng – vì lý do thiếu quyết tâm hay bận việc cá nhân, học viên không theo học được giữa chừng thì học viên phải chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại. Điều này để đảm bảo lớp học được duy trì trong suốt khóa học, không điều gì có thể ảnh hưởng tới tổ chức được.
- Trong quá trình học, tốc độ học và bài sẽ được GV điều chỉnh theo học viên. Học viên được quyền và nên thường xuyên góp ý cho GV để GV thấu hiểu khó khăn, suy nghĩ, cảm nhận của học viên theo từng buổi học để điều chỉnh cho phù hợp. Đây là quyền lợi của học viên nên học viên không được e ngại!
Vấn đề học phí:
Học phí dành cho khóa học liên tục 3 tháng, 5 buổi/ tuần – Mỗi buổi học kéo dài trong 2h là: 16.000.000d (16 triệu) (120 h học).
Học viên đóng 100% học phí khi đăng kí học.
GV nhận 10-15 học viên đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm học viên khi đã đủ người. (Lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên.)
Lớp bắt đầu sớm nhất khi có đủ học viên, dự kiến bắt đầu học từ đầu tháng 1/ 2011.
Thời gian học: 9.00-11am các ngày từ thứ 2 đến thứ 6 hàng tuần
Địa điểm học: Nhà riêng của Mrs.ThuyED: 103 – khu 18 Đồng Nhân – ngõ 108 Lò Đúc –Q.Hai Bà Trưng – Hà Nội (lớp học đẹp, thoáng, đầy đủ các trang thiết bị hiện đại nhất J ).
Tel: 0978.08.01.09 – 0904.112.110 – 043.9728520
Email & facebook: thuy_ed@yahoo.com



Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch
* Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
12-14-2010, 07:53 AM
UNIT 8 APOLOGIES
NHỮNG LỜI XIN LỖI
TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)

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DIALOGUE 1
Man: Is Mr. Jones there?
Woman: I’m sorry, he’s on the other line.

DIALOGUE 2
Man : May I speak with Mr. Hamilton?
Woman : I’m sorry, he’s away from his desk.

DIALOGUE 3
Woman: Yes, I’m calling for Ms. Smith.
Man: I’m sorry, she’s at lunch.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Could I speak with Ms. Long, please?
Man: I’m sorry, she’s in a meeting.

DIALOGUE 5
Woman: May I speak with Mr. Hague?
Man: I’m sorry, he’s not in the office today. He’ll be back tomorrow.

DIALOGUE 6
Woman: Yes, I’m calling for Mr. Simpson.
Man: I’m sorry, he’s with a client.

DIALOGUE 7
Man 1: May I speak with John Franco?
Man 2: I’m sorry, he’s not in right now .

DIALOGUE 8
Man 1: I’m calling for Mr. Kline.
Man 2: I’m sorry, he’s unable to come to the phone now.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?84pz92sgwt53ylb

TEACHER”S EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):Apology: lời xin lỗi
Please accept my apology.
Xin hãy chấp nhận lời xin lỗi của tôi.
He didn’t listen to her apology at all.
Anh ấy không chịu nghe lời xin lỗi của cô ấy chút nào cả.

DIALOGUE 1
Man: Is Mr. Jones there?
Có ông Jones ở đó không ạ?
Woman: I’m sorry, he’s on the other line.
Tôi rất tiếc, ông ấy đang có điện thoại.

DIALOGUE 2
Man : May I speak with Mr. Hamilton?
Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với ông Hamilton?
Woman : I’m sorry, he’s away from his desk.
Xin lỗi, ông ấy không có ở bàn làm việc.
+++ to be away from: đi xa/ đi khỏi/ đi vắng
He’ll be away for 2 days. Ông ấy sẽ đi vắng trong 2 ngày.
Will you be away this weekend? Cuối tuần này anh sẽ đi xa phải không?

DIALOGUE 3
Woman: Yes, I’m calling for Ms. Smith.
Vâng, tôi muốn gặp cô Smith.
Man: I’m sorry, she’s at lunch.
Xin lỗi, cô ấy đang đi ăn trưa.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Could I speak with Ms. Long, please?
Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với cô Long?
Man: I’m sorry, she’s in a meeting.
Xin lỗi, cô ấy đang họp.

DIALOGUE 5
Woman: May I speak with Mr. Hague?
Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với ông Hague?
Man: I’m sorry, he’s not in the office today. He’ll be back tomorrow.
Xin lỗi, hôm nay ông ấy không đi làm. Ngày mai ông ấy sẽ đi làm lại.

DIALOGUE 6
Woman: Yes, I’m calling for Mr. Simpson.
Tôi muốn gặp ông Simpson.
Man: I’m sorry, he’s with a client.
Xin lỗi, ông ấy đang tiếp 1 khách hàng.

DIALOGUE 7
Man 1: May I speak with John Franco?
Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với John Franco?
Man 2: I’m sorry, he’s not in right now .
Xin lỗi, hiện giờ ông ấy không có ở đây.

DIALOGUE 8
Man 1: I’m calling for Mr. Kline.
Tôi muốn gặp ông Kline.
Man 2: I’m sorry, he’s unable to come to the phone now.
Xin lỗi, hiện giờ ông ấy không thể đến nghe điện thoại được.
+++ to be unable to…. : không thể …
I was unable to call her last night.
Tối qua tôi không thể gọi điện cho cô ấy.
She’s unable to join us today.
Hôm nay cô ấy không thể tham gia với chúng ta.
This is the end of Unit 8. See you again soon with Unit 9 ^^

thuy_ed
12-15-2010, 08:31 AM
UNIT 7 HOLDING THE LINE
CHỜ MÁY


TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)

DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: American Chamber of Commerce. How may I help you?
Man 2: Yes. I was calling for the secretary to the executive director.
Man 1: Hold the line, please.
Man 2: Sure.

DIALOGUE 2
Man : Good morning, Compaq.
Woman: Hi. May I speak with Helen, please?
Man : I’m sorry, she’s on another line. Would you like to hold?
Woman: Yes, I’ll hold.

DIALOGUE 3
Man 1 : Geo Markets. This is Ben speaking. May I help you?
Man 2: Yes. I’d like to speak to Don Anderson, please.
Man 1: I’m sorry, he’s with a client right now. Would you mind holding?
Man 2: No, I don’t mind. Thanks.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Hello?
Man : Yes. Is this Language Systems?
Woman: Yes, it is . May I help you?
Man: Yes. I’d like to speak with the manager.
Woman: She’s with a customer right now. Could you call back later?
Man: Actually, may I hold for her?
Woman: Sure. No problem.

DIALOGUE 5
Man 1 : A & R Insurance. May I help you?
Man 2: Yes. My name is Kevin Richards from Great Western Bank. May I speak to someone in accounting, please?
Man 1: Sure, just a moment, please.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?84pz92sgwt53ylb

TEACHER”S EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: American Chamber of Commerce. How may I help you?
Phòng thương mại Mỹ nghe đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man 2: Yes. I was calling for the secretary to the executive director.
Vâng. Xin cho tôi nói chuyện với thư ký của giám đốc điều hành.
+++ Cấu trúc: To call for sb: Gọi điện đến để gặp ai.
Man 1: Hold the line, please.
Xin vui lòng chờ máy.
Man 2: Sure.
Được ạ.

DIALOGUE 2
Man : Good morning, Compaq.
Xin chào. Compaq nghe đây ạ.
Woman: Hi. May I speak with Helen, please?
Xin chào. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với Helen được không ạ?
Man : I’m sorry, she’s on another line. Would you like to hold?
Tôi rất tiếc, cô ấy đang có điện thoại. Cô vui lòng chờ máy nhé?
Woman: Yes, I’ll hold.
Vâng. Tôi sẽ chờ ạ.

DIALOGUE 3
Man 1 : Geo Markets. This is Ben speaking. May I help you?
Geo Markets đây. Tôi là Ben. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man 2: Yes. I’d like to speak to Don Anderson, please.
Vâng. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với Don Anderson.
Man 1: I’m sorry, he’s with a client right now. Would you mind holding?
Tôi rất tiếc, hiện giờ ông ấy đang tiếp 1 khách hàng. Phiền ông giữ máy chờ nhé?
+++ Would you mind …? Phiền ông …?
Sau would you mind là 1 danh động từ. Đây là mẫu câu lịch sự được dùng để yêu cầu ai làm gì.
Đáp lại thường là No, I don’t (Không, tôi không phiền đâu).
Would you mind waiting here? Phiền cô chờ ở đây nhé?
Would you mind going shopping with me? Phiền cô đi mua sắm với tôi nhé?
Man 2: No, I don’t mind. Thanks.
Ồ, tôi không phiền đâu. Cảm ơn.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Hello?
Alô?
Man : Yes. Is this Language Systems?
Vâng. Đây có phải là Language Systems không ạ?
Woman: Yes, it is . May I help you?
Vâng phải. Ông cần gì ạ?
Man: Yes. I’d like to speak with the manager.
Vâng, xin cho tôi nói chuyện với người quản lý.
Woman: She’s with a customer right now. Could you call back later?
Hiện giờ cô ấy đang tiếp 1 khách hàng. Ông vui lòng gọi lại sau nhé?
Man: Actually, may I hold for her?
Thật ra, tôi có thể giữ máy chờ không ạ?
Woman: Sure. No problem.
Được. Không có vấn đề gì ạ.

DIALOGUE 5
Man 1 : A & R Insurance. May I help you?
Công ty bảo hiểm A&R nghe đây ạ. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì?
Man 2: Yes. My name is Kevin Richards from Great Western Bank. May I speak to someone in accounting, please?
Vâng. Tôi là Kevin Richards ở ngân hàng Great Western. Vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với nhân viên ở bộ phận kế toán.
Man 1: Sure, just a moment, please.
Được ạ. Xin chờ 1 chút.

thuy_ed
12-16-2010, 07:29 AM
UNIT 9 EXTENSION INQUIRIES
YÊU CẦU MÁY NHÁNH
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TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)

DIALOGUE 1
Woman: Hello. This is Goldfield Media. How can I help you?
Man: Hello, I’m calling for someone in your human resources department.
Woman: Sure. Just a minute. I’ll transfer you.
Man: Thank you.

DIALOGUE 2
Woman: Goldfielf Media Services. How may I help you?
Man: Yes. May I have extension 344, please?
Woman: Just one moment.

DIALOGUE 3
Man: Mason & Mason. How may I direct your call?
Woman: Hi. I’m calling for the executive director.
Man: May I ask who’s calling?
Woman: Sure. This is Jennifer at Simpson Consulting. I’m calling about the new promotion.
Man: OK. The executive director’s name is Mr. Johnson. He’s at extension 50. Just a moment. I’ll transfer you.
Woman: OK. Thank you very much.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Young and Reynolds. How may I help you?
Man : Yes. Hello. I would like to speak to someone who handles your advertising.
Woman: May I ask your name?
Man: Yes. My name is Robert King. I’m calling about placing an ad.
Woman: OK, Mr. King. The person who handles the advertising, Ms. Thompson, is on holiday. She’ll be back next week.
Man: Does she have an extension number?
Woman: Yes. It’s 234.
Man: Thank you.

DIALOGUE 5
Woman 1: Hello, Landforms. How may I help you?
Woman 2: Hello. May I have the number for the accounting department, please?
Woman 1: Yes. It’s 112. Would you like me to transfer you now?
Woman 2: Yes, please.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?84pz92sgwt53ylb

TEACHER”S EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
DIALOGUE 1
Woman: Hello. This is Goldfield Media. How can I help you?
Alô. Đây là công ty truyền thông Goldfield. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man: Hello, I’m calling for someone in your human resources department.
+++ department: phòng, bộ phận
She’s working in the accounting department. Cô ấy đang làm việc ở bộ phận/ phòng kế toán.
Excuse me, where’s the marketing department? Xin lỗi, bộ phận tiếp thị ở đâu ạ?
Alô. Tôi muốn gặp nhân viên ở phòng quản lý nhân sự.
Woman: Sure. Just a minute. I’ll transfer you.
Được ạ. Xin chờ 1 chút. Tôi sẽ chuyển máy cho ông.
Man: Thank you.
Cảm ơn.

DIALOGUE 2
Woman: Goldfield Media Services. How may I help you?
Dịch vụ viễn thông Goldfield nghe đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man: Yes. May I have extension 344, please?
Vâng. Vui lòng cho tôi liên lạc với máy nhánh số 344?
+++ extension: máy nhánh, máy phụ
A: What’s your extension? Máy nhánh của anh là số mấy?
B: My extension is 406. Số máy nhánh của tôi là 406.
Woman: Just one moment.
Xin chờ 1 chút.

DIALOGUE 3
Man: Mason & Mason. How may I direct your call?
Công ty Mason & Mason đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gặp ai ạ?
Woman: Hi. I’m calling for the executive director.
Xin chào. Tôi muốn gặp giám đốc điều hành.
Man: May I ask who’s calling?
Xin cho tôi hỏi ai đang gọi ạ?
Woman: Sure. This is Jennifer at Simpson Consulting. I’m calling about the new promotion.
Vâng. Tôi là Jennifer ở phòng tư vấn Simpson. Tôi gọi điện để hỏi về chương trình khuyến mại mới.
Man: OK. The executive director’s name is Mr. Johnson. He’s at extension 50. Just a moment. I’ll transfer you.
Được ạ. Giám đốc điều hành là ông Johnson. Ông ấy ở máy nhánh số 50. Xin chờ 1 chút. Tôi sẽ chuyển máy cho bà.
Woman: OK. Thank you very much.
Vâng. Cảm ơn anh rất nhiều.

DIALOGUE 4
Woman: Young and Reynolds. How may I help you?
Công ty Young & Reynolds đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man : Yes. Hello. I would like to speak to someone who handles your advertising.
Vâng. Xin chào. Xin cho tôi nói chuyện với người quản lý chuyên mục quảng cáo của quý công ty.
+++ I would like to …. Tôi muốn …
Mẫu câu I would like to + động từ nguyên thể thường dùng trong văn viết trang trọng để bày tỏ ý muốn của mình 1 cách lịch sự. Trong văn nói, chúng ta dùng dạng rút gọn I’d like to …
I’d like to see a movie. Tôi muốn xem phim.
I’d like to work in Bangkok. Tôi muốn làm việc ở Bangkok.
Woman: May I ask your name?
Xin cho tôi hỏi tên ông là gì ạ?
Man: Yes. My name is Robert King. I’m calling about placing an ad.
Vâng. Tên tôi là Robert King. Tôi gọi điện để hỏi về việc đăng quảng cáo.
Woman: OK, Mr. King. The person who handles the advertising, Ms. Thompson, is on holiday. She’ll be back next week.
Được rồi, ông King. Người quản lý mục quảng cáo, cô Thompson, hiện d dang đi nghỉ. Tuần sau cô ấy sẽ trở về.
+++ to handle: quản lý, phụ trách
Who handles this project? Ai phụ trách dự án này?
Tim handles the marketing part. Tim quản lý bộ phận tiếp thị.
Man: Does she have an extension number?
Cô ấy có số máy lẻ không?
Woman: Yes. It’s 234.
Dạ có. Đó là số 234.
Man: Thank you.
Cảm ơn.

DIALOGUE 5
Woman 1: Hello, Landforms. How may I help you?
Alô, công ty Landforms đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Woman 2: Hello. May I have the number for the accounting department, please?
Alô. Vui lòng cho tôi biết số máy của phòng kế toán.
Woman 1: Yes. It’s 112. Would you like me to transfer you now?
Vâng. Đó là số 112. Bà có muốn tôi chuyển máy cho bà bây giờ không?
Woman 2: Yes, please.
Có, xin vui lòng chuyển máy giúp.

This is the end of Unit 9. See you again soon with Unit 10 ^^

thuy_ed
12-17-2010, 11:28 AM
Hehe, ok piglet (nghe cái nick piglet iêu ghê cơ ^^)
2 hôm nay mình bị cảm nên ở mấy 4rum mình đều nghỉ post bài sang thứ 2 nhé. Bù lại, trong mấy ngày cuối tuần này, mình quote lại mấy chuyện kể thành ngữ mình post năm 2008 trên TTVN cho mọi người đọc "giải khuây" và học thành ngữ luôn nhé, hì hì ... :"))

KỂ CHUYỆN THÀNH NGỮ-INTRODUCTION
Từ ngữ cũng giống con người, cũng trải qua quá trình sinh ra,lớn lên, phát triển và thay đổi,Tuy nhiên, vì sự hình thành và phát triển ấy diễn ra 1 cách tịnh tiến, nên đời sống của từ ngữ rất bền vững.Có những từ mà chúng ta sử dụng ngày hôm nay đã có nguồn gốc từ hang trăm năm trước,và chắc rằng nhiều trăm năm sau nữa,chúng vấn sẽ còn thông dụng trong đời sống cuả con người.
Trong từ điển, người ta thường liệt kê nghĩa chứ ko giải thích nguồn gốc từ, cho nên để nhớ và sử dụng chúng tốt, người học ngoại ngữ phải mất rất nhiều tâm sức.Bạn sẽ khám phá ra rằng mỗi từ có 1 cuộc đời riêng và 1 số phận riêng.Đằng sau mỗi từ,mỗi cụm từ là 1 câu chuyện giúp chúng ta dễ nhớ để sử dụng chúng.Ngoài ra, mỗi thành ngữ còn có thể ẩn chứa 1 quan niệm nhân sinh hay 1 kinh nghiệm của người bản ngữ về cuộc sống đã được tích lũy từ nhiều đời mà người học ngôn ngữ cũng rất cần phaỉ quan tâm.
Thành ngữ đóng 1 vai trò quan trọng trong sự cấu thành của mỗi ngôn ngữ.Có thể nói,tinh thần của ngôn ngữ có phong phú,sinh động hay ko, phần lớn là do thành ngữ quyết định.

KÊ CHUYỆN THÀNH NGỮ:
COOK ONE’S GOOSE: (LUỘC CON NGỖNG CỦA AI) 
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Chuyện xưa tích cũ có kể về 1 con ngỗng quý ngày nào cũng đẻ trứng vàng.Nguời chủ tham lam,vì muốn mau giàu có,đã giết con ngỗng hòng lấy ngay bọc trứng.
Ta có thành ngữ kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
Trứng vàng đâu ko thấy,chỉ thấy trước mắt mất đi con vật quý nhất trên đời.
Cho nên câu chuyện giết ngỗng đẻ trứng vàng có hàm ý ám chỉ những người vừa tham lam,vừa ngu ngốc.
Trong tiếng Anh,còn có thành ngữ “cook one’s goose” (luộc con ngỗng của ai) nghĩa bong là hăm dọa “Triệt phá vận may hay cơ hội thành công của người khác”.Nhiều nhà ngôn ngữ cho rằng cụm từ này cũng bắt nguồn từ câu chuyện kể trên.
Dẫu sao,còn 1 lối giải thích khác nghe ra có vẻ hợp lý hơn.Ai cũng biết xưa nay ngỗng được nuôi nhiều ở nuớc Anh và trở thành món ăn đặc biệt quý giá vaò các dịp lễ hội,nhất là vào dịp Giáng Sinh.Trong trường hợp này,vì lý do nào đó mà trong nhà chỉ còn lại 1 con ngỗng duy nhất,mà lại chăm sóc không khéo,để cho nó chết mất giống,thì xem như gia chủ đã tới hồi khánh kiệt.Cho nên 1 đối thủ,khi muốn đe dọa sẽ đánh bại đối phương hoàn toàn,có thể sẽ nói “Old fellow,you have had it-Im going to cook your goose!”(Thằng kia,liệu hồn,tao “luộc con ngỗng” của mày cho xem!)


CROCODILE TEARS (NƯỚC MẮT CÁ SẤU)
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Các nhà thám hiểm La Mã và Hy Lạp lần đầu tiên chạm trán với giống cá sấu hung tợn,khi về đến quê nhà thường đem theo những câu chuyện .Theo lời họ kể,thì giống vật mồm đầy răng lởm chởm này thường cất tiếng rên rỉ như phụ nữ khi gặp chuyện đau buồn nhằm dụ các nạn nhân đến gần mà đớp mồi.
Khi 1 người xấu số đã trôi qua cổ họng của con cá sấu rồi,thì nó sẽ cất lên tiếng khóc thê lương tiếc thương cho con mồi mình vừa mới nuốt.Ít ra đó cũng là những gì mà các nhà văn thường nói trong các tác phẩm của mình trong nhiều thế kỉ trước,đến tận thời của Shakespear.
Câu chuyện này cứ truyền miệng mãi hết thế hệ này đến thế hệ khác.Kết quả là ngày nay,bất cứ sự ăn năn giả tạo nào cũng là “nước mắt cá sấu”-Crocodile tears!


VƠ ĐŨA CẢ NẮM,BÁC BỎ ĐIỀU GÌ MÀ KHÔNG PHÂN BIỆT ĐÚNG SAI
THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER
“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!”
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Trong 1 cuộc hội thảo bàn về phương pháp giảng dạy tiếng Anh,người ta đánh giá ưu khuyết điểm của các phương pháp giảng dạy từ truyền thống đến hiện đại.1 giáo sư người Việt đã nhiều năm giảng dạy thành công bằng phương pháp truyền thống đã lên tiếng phản bác phương pháp giao tiếp hiện đại mà 1 vị giáo sư người Úc là người cổ xúy.Sau khi phân tích đặc điểm của từng phương pháp,vị giáo sư mới nhìn mọi người và kết luận
“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!”
Ý bà giáo sư muốn nhắn nhủ chúng ta là không nên vơ đũa cả nắm,bác bỏ hoàn toàn1 phương pháp giảng dạy nào vì mỗi phương pháp đều có cái hay riêng của nó.Đành rằng thau nước vừa tắm đứa bé cần phải đổ đi,nhưng chớ quên rằng trong thau hãy còn đứa bé.Vì muốn tống khứ thau nước mà hất luôn đứa bé là điều không nên chút nào.
Trong cuộc sống,ít có cái gì là hoàn hảo tuyệt đối.Trong cái hay vẫn tiềm tang cái dở,và trong cái dở lắm khi lại ẩn chứa lắm điều hay. Người thành công trong cuộc sống là người biết gạn lọc cái hay và loại trừ cái dở, tức là tiếp thu có chọn lọc những gì tinh túy nhất.

thuy_ed
12-18-2010, 10:32 AM
ĐỒ DỰ TRỮ/ KHỐI LƯỢNG CÔNG VIỆC CHƯA GIẢI QUYẾT:
BACKLOG : "KHÚC GỖ PHÍA SAU"

Đối với những người dân Mỹ sống ở vùng biên giới trước kia, việc giữ lửa là 1 vấn đề quan trọng trong cuộc sinh tồn. Diêm quẹt (matches) khi đó còn hiếm, còn chuyện dùng đá lửa (flint) hay thanh sắt để đánh lửa thì hầu như không thể thực hiện được vào những ngày thời tiết ẩm ướt (in damp weather). Người ta phải trữ lửa bằng cách làm sao giữ cho bếp lửa cháy âm ỉ suốt nhiều tháng trời.

Muốn vậy, người ta xếp 1 khúc gỗ to còn tươi (a big green log) phía sau lò, bên cạnh hòn đá kê làm chân bếp. Khúc củi tươi sẽ bắt lửa dần khi đun bếp, và vì còn tươi, nó sẽ không cháy bùng lên mà cứ thế cháy âm ỉ nhiều tháng trời. Có khúc củi tươi cứ ngầm cháy hoài trong bếp như thế, người ta không còn phải lo thiếu lửa trong những ngày rét mướt, vì lúc nào cần, họ chỉ việc gạt lớp than hồng bên ngoài thanh củi là có ngay lửa để mồi. Tóm lại, "khúc củi phía sau lò" (backlog) là 1 thứ bùi nhùi giữ lửa vô cùng hữu hiệu. Tuy không trực tiếp dùng làm nhiên liệu (fuel) nhưng khi cấp bách (in an emergency), người ta có thể kéo nó ra và nhóm lửa. Đó là 1 dạng lửa dự trữ.

Rồi dần dần, chức năng chính là dự trữ lửa, "khúc gỗ phía sau" (backlog) đã mở rộng thêm nghĩa. Ngày nay, bất cứ thứ gì dùng làm đồ dự trữ (any sort of reserve) đều được người ta quen miệng gọi là "khúc gỗ phía sau" cả. Ngoài ra, nó còn có nghĩa là "lượng công việc chưa kịp giải quyết" hay "phần việc chưa làm". "Phần việc chưa làm" cũng giống như "thanh củi chưa đốt hết".

NHẦM TO
(BARK UP THE WRONG TREE: SỦA NHẦM BỤI CÂY)
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Khi mới đặt chân đến vùng đất mới để khai phá, người Mỹ thấy có quá nhiều thú hoang để họ tha hồ săn bắt. Gấu trúc (raccon, gấu trúc Mỹ, khác với "panda" là gấu trúc ở Trung Quốc), tê tê ("pangolin" - người miền Nam còn gọi là con trút) nhan nhản mọi nơi. Đó là những loại thú dễ săn, chó nào cũng có thể săn được. Khi bị đuổi riết, gấu trúc thường rúc vào 1 lùm bụi nào đó để trốn. Nhưng khi bị bầy chó bao vây, nó liền trèo bừa lên 1 thân cây nào đó gần nhất để trốn. Bầy chó cứ nhao nhao sủa ở dưới gốc để canh chừng con mồi. Nghe chó sủa, người thợ săn chỉ việc đến gốc cây mà hạ con vật xuống, mang về xả thịt.

Tuy vậy cũng có những con thú bị săn, nhờ may mắn qua được nhiều phen nguy hiểm, trở nên tinh khôn, biết dùng chiêu "kim thiền thoát xác" (ve sầu lột vỏ) như trong binh thư Tôn Tẩn. Sau khi leo lên 1 thân cây, nó liền lựa những cành rậm rạp để luồn qua cây khác, rồi cây khác nữa, cứ thế kín đáo chuồn mất. Lũ chó phía dưới không hay biết, cứ sủa cành cây trống không. Trong các chuyến đi săn, chuyện này không phải là hiếm gặp, nên dần dần câu "chó sủa nhầm cành" (bark up the wrong tree) trở thành cách nói thông dụng trong sinh hoạt đời thường để chỉ ai đó "bị nhầm lẫn mà cứ tưởng là mình luôn luôn đúng".

VÒNG VO TAM QUỐC, KHÔNG ĐI THẲNG VÀO TRỌNG TÂM VẤN ĐỀ
(BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH: ĐẬP QUANH BỤI CÂY)
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Khi đi săn lợn rừng, lúc cam go nguy hiểm nhất không phải là lúc đối diện trực tiếp với con thú, mà là lúc đi tìm kiếm nơi ẩn náu của nó. Giới quí tộc (noblemen) thích đi săn nhưng lại không muốn tự mình thực hiện phần công việc nguy hiểm này. Bởi vậy họ mới bỏ tiền ra thuê những thanh niên địa phương đi lùng sục khắp trong rừng, khắp các đầm lầy (swamps), khua động ầm ĩ để xua lợn về phía thợ săn.

Giống lợn lòi (boars) to khỏe, và hung hăng. Bộ nanh bén như dao cạo (razor- sharrp teeth) của chúng là 1 thứ vũ khí chết người (lethal weapons). Những người đi xua lợn, vốn không được trang bị súng ống (unarmed beaters), thường kiêng dè những lùm cây thấp rậm rạp (dense clumps of undergrowth), nơi có thể có lợn lòi trú ngụ. Nhiều người chỉ dám dùng cây đập chung quanh (beat about the bush) để gây tiếng động, chứ không dám xông thẳng vào lùm. Lâu ngày cụm từ "beat about the bush" ("đập vòng quanh bụi cây") trở thành 1 thành ngữ để chỉ mọi "thủ thuật né tránh, dù là trong lời nói hay hành động".

thuy_ed
12-19-2010, 10:05 AM
ÔNG KẸ, QUAN LỚN
(BIGWIG: "BỘ TÓC GIẢ TO TƯỚNG")
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Nếu như nước Anh trước đây không nuôi nhiều cừu, thì chắc cái từ để chỉ mái tóc giả (wig) - 1 thứ không thể thiếu được ở chốn pháp đình của xứ sở sương mù- đã không có cơ hội góp mặt trong từ điển.

Để làm mái tóc giả (wig) người ta dùng những mảng da cừu còn nguyên lông (skins complete with wool). Trong 1 phiên tòa đông người, người ta chỉ cần nhìn lướt qua 1 lượt là biết ngay ai là chánh án: mái tóc giả to tướng làm ông ta nổi bật giữa mọi người. Quan tòa (court officials) đội loại "mũ ô sa" đặc biệt này không chỉ để người khác dễ dàng nhận diện, mà còn để tạo vẻ uy nghi cần thiết khiến cho công chúng nhìn vào mà nể sợ.

Người có thể quyết định số phận của người khác ắt phải là 1 người "tai to mặt lớn" ( a person of great importance). Dần dần, từ "mái tóc giả to tướng' (bigwig) còn được dùng 1 cách phổ biến trong 1 phạm vi rộng lớn hơn, như 1 danh từ chỉ bất cứ những ai có quyền chức (anyone in a position of authority).


ÁO TẮM HAI MẢNH (BIKINI)
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Vào năm 1947, lần đầu tiên người ta bày bán trong các hiệu thời trang loại áo tắm phô bày hầu như toàn bộ các đường cong hấp dẫn trên cơ thể người phụ nữ (to reveal practically every asset of a woman's figure). Trong khi nghĩ cách đặt tên cho loại trang phục bốc lửa này (daring garment), các nhà thiết kế nhận thấy cánh mày râu khi gặp nó lần đầu tiên thường có phản ứng giật nảy người như thể nó là 1 quả bom nguyên tử sắp nổ (react like it was an atomic bomb).

Thì ra vào năm 1946, các nhà khoa học dùng nhóm đảo Marshall để thực hiện các thí nghiệm có tầm quan trọng lớn (crucial experiment). Sau khi sơ tán, 167 cư dân địa phương (natives) đến Rongerik, chỉ huy chiến dịch "Các Ngã Tư" (opreation Crossroads). William H.R.Blandu đã dùng đảo san hô (atoll) Bikini trong nhóm các hòn đảo này để thử nghiệm bom nguyên tử.

So sánh tác động (impact) của loại áo tắm mới này đối với cánh mày râu và những sự kiện rung chuyển thế giới (world- shaking event) ở ngoài khơi Thái Bình Dương, các chuyên gia về thời trang nhất trí lấy luôn tên đảo Bikini, nơi đầu tiên thử nghiệm bom nguyên tử, đặt tên cho áo. Và thế là loại trang phục như tàng chứa bên trong sức bùng nổ dữ dội này (explosive garment) đã có tên, và cái tên ấn tượng ấy kể từ đó không hề có sự thay đổi nào, ngoại trừ việc người ta không cần phải viết hoa như khi viết tên hòn đảo.

CẮN RĂNG CHỊU ĐỰNG
(BITE THE BULLET: CẮN ĐẦU ĐẠN)
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Khi lâm vào cảnh tiến thoái lưỡng nan (between a rock and a hard place), không biết tính đường nào cho tiện, nếu nói theo cách nói của người Anh, có lẽ bạn đành phải "cắn đầu đạn" ("bite the bullet") và đi tiếp. Lắm khi "cắn đầu đạn" là giải pháp duy nhất để đối phó với tình huống (sometimes that is the only alternative to calling things quits).

Đó đúng là trường hợp đã từng xảy ra với nhiều thương binh trong chiến tranh. Được đồng đội cáng ra từ trận địa, tay chân bị thương đến nát (mangle arms or legs), 1 anh lính A hay B nào đó thật không có cách nào tránh né khi 1 bác sĩ quân y, mình khoác chiếc tạp dề (apron) bê bết những máu, tay cầm cưa (saw), đục (scalpel) tiến về phía anh ta như 1 hung thần.

Có 1 chi tiết quá hào hùng và cảm động mà nhà thơ chiến sĩ Huỳnh Văn Nghệ đã kịp ghi lại trong 1 bài thơ còn đượm mùi khói lửa của mình. 1 chiến sĩ bị thương nặng ở chiến trường miền Đông thời kháng chiến chống Pháp, phải cưa chân. Thuốc men hoàn toàn thiếu thốn, không có cả thuốc giảm đau (painkillers), y cụ chỉ có mỗi cái cưa (saw) ngày thường dùng để cưa cây rừng, đem dùng tạm làm dụng cụ cưa chân. Để chống chọi cơn đau, anh thương binh cứ nhắm mắt mà hát to bài Quốc ca (national anthem) khi bác sĩ cưa chân mình (while the doctor wasawing his mangled leg). Người cưa cứ cưa, máu chảy cứ chảy, người hát cứ hát. Bài Quốc ca như liều thuốc kì diệu giúp anh thương binh đủ dũng cảm vượt qua cơn đau thể xác trước sự cảm thương và kính phục của đồng đội (fellow - in - arms).

Có lẽ chỉ ở Việt Nam, trong gian nguy, lòng dũng cảm mới thể hiện ra ngang tầm với huyền thoại như vậy. Còn nói chung, ở các chiến trường khác trên thế giới, trong hoàn cảnh khắc nghiệt tương tư, người ta không thể làm gì hơn cho những người lính rủi ro ngoài việc trao cho anh ta 1 đầu đạn chì mềm (soft lead bullet) để đặt vào giữa hai hàm răng. Quả nó không có nhiều tác dụng cho lắm, nhưng có vẫn còn hơn không. Cắn đầu đạn để trải qua cuộc phẫu thuật quả thật có dễ chịu hơn đôi chút so với việc nằm trên bàn và oằn oại rên siết. Hơn nữa, như người ta nói, việc ấy có thể giúp cho người lính tránh trường hợp vì đau quá mà cắn nhầm lưỡi.

thuy_ed
12-20-2010, 11:05 AM
ĐI ĐẦU, TIÊN PHONG
(BREAK THE ICE: PHÁ VỠ TẢNG BĂNG)
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Nhiều thành phố lớn trên thế giới như London của Anh, Leningrad của Nga sở dĩ trở nên quan trọng và phồn thịnh là do nằm bên những con sông lớn, tiện lợi cho lưu thông hàng hóa. Tuy nhiên vào những lúc thời tiết giá lạnh, địa hình thuận lợi này không còn ý nghĩa gì hết. Băng đóng đầy trên mặt sông hồ, bám cứng cả những con tàu lớn (even large ships were ice- bound), biến chúng trở thành những vật vô dụng phải nằm bến suốt nhiều tuần liền.

Người ta liền đóng những chiếc tàu nhỏ, chắc chắn, gọi là tàu phá băng (icebreakers) để đi trước dọn băng mở đường cho tàu lớn. Công việc này rất cấp thiết đối với công tác trọng tâm (central task) là vận chuyển hàng hóa (transporting goods) qua những vùng nước đóng băng dày đặc.

Bất cứ thủy thủ nhà nghề nào cũng biết rõ là trong công việc, có lúc mình phải tham gia phá băng (break the ice) trước, rồi mới có thể làm các việc khác sau. Dần dà, động từ thoát thai từ sông nước này còn dùng để chỉ bất kì hành động nào có tính chất mở đầu, hay tiên phong.

ĐIỀU KHÓ CHỊU BUỘC PHẢI CHẤP NHẬN
(BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW: VIÊN THUỐC ĐẮNG PHẢI NUỐT)
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Trong tiếng Anh, bất cứ điều gì khó chịu cũng có thể được gọi là "viên thuốc đắng phải nuốt" (a bitter pill to swallow). Bây giờ chúng ta có thể dùng nó theo nhiều nghĩa bóng như vậy, nhưng thật ra thoạt tiên nó chỉ có 1 nghĩa đen duy nhất. Ngậm thuốc đắng tức là có 1 viên thuốc đắng thật sự cho mình ngậm.

Từ "pill" là từ tiếng Anh mà xưa nay người ta vẫn dùng để nói về các viên thuốc mà thầy thuốc (physicians) dùng để chữa bệnh. Có những loại thuốc mùi vị cực kì khó chịu, các thầy thuốc xưa lại không có cách nào khắc phục được cho bệnh nhân đỡ khổ ngoài cách cho uống kèm với mật ong (honey) hay hương liệu (spicies). Khó chịu nhất có lẽ là thuốc kí ninh trích từ cây canh-ki-na (cinchona),có nguồn gốc từ Tân Thế Giới. Chất kí ninh (quinine) trích từ loại cây này chữa được bệnh sốt rét ( malaria) rất công hiệu, nhưng có vị đắng không gì đắng bằng. Phải uống kí ninh thì thật là cả 1 sự đau khổ.

Bệnh sốt rét ngày xưa có thể nói là tràn lan, nên số người phải dùng tới kí ninh quả là không tính xuể. Vì vậy, từ trước thời có công nghệ thuốc bọc đường (before medications were coated), đã có cụm từ "better pill to swallow", trước nói về viên thuốc kí ninh, dần dần về sau để chỉ bất cứ sự khó chịu nào mà dù muốn tránh, người ta vẫn không có cách nào tránh được. Xin lưu ý: thành ngữ này chỉ được dùng để ám chỉ những sự việc khó chịu mà thôi, hoàn toàn không có nghĩa "thuốc đắng dã tật" như thành ngữ Việt Nam.

Xin trích tự điển 1 câu ví dụ để thấy rõ hơn cách dùng của từ này:
- When Daniel lost his job after working with the same company for ten years, it "was a bitter pill to swallow".

Daniel làm việc suốt mười năm, đóng góp biết bao nhiêu công sức cho công ty, cuối cùng lại bị mất việc ở chính công ty đó. Quả là cay đắng lắm nhưng biết làm sao được?!
"Bồ hòn ai bảo ngọt đâu
Nuốt thì phải nuốt, làm sao bây giờ?"


HUY CHƯƠNG VINH DỰ
( BLUE RIBBON: DẢI LỤA XANH)
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Bây giờ, công nghệ hóa màu có nhiều phép lạ, chỉ riêng về thuốc nhuộm, ta cần màu gì thị trường cũng đều có thể đáp ứng, muốn mua bao nhiêu cũng được, giá cả lại phải chăng. Nhưng ngày xưa thì khác. Có lẽ do quý hiếm và đắt tiền, nên thuốc nhuộm được người ta quý lắm, nhất là loại thuốc nhuộm màu xanh. Có ít nhất là 2 quốc gia trên thế giới dành cho loại thuốc nhuộm này sự tôn vinh trân trọng.

Quốc gia thứ nhất là Pháp. Ở Pháp thời xưa, việc được bổ nhiệm vào Hội Các Thánh (Holy Ghost) là 1 danh dự cao nhất mà 1 hiệp sĩ (knight) có thể đạt được. Chỉ những ai được bổ nhiệm vào vị trí này mới được phép đeo chiếc khăn quàng xanh (blue scarf), còn người cấp bậc thấp hơn thì tuyệt đối không có được đặc quyền này.

Quốc gia thứ hai là Anh. Các Quốc Vương (monarchs), khi muốn ban thưởng cho quan lại hay các chiến binh có thành tích đặc biệt xuất sắc, thường dùng đến huy chương Garter (the Order of Garter). Đó là 1 dải lụa màu xanh sáng (a ribbon of bright blue), được xem là thứ huy chương cao quý nhất.

Thế là sau này, trong các cuộc tranh tài thể thao, người nào có thành tích cao nhất cũng được ban thưởng dải lụa xanh. Dù có dải lụa thật hay chỉ tượng trưng trên danh nghĩa, người nhận được dải lụa xanh (blue ribbon) đều có quyền tự hào rằng mình đã nhận được danh dự cao nhất. Chính vì vậy, những trận đấu cực kì quan trọng, mang ý nghĩa quyết định mới được gọi là "blue- ribbon events".

Có 1 điều cần lưu ý: "Blue ribbon" còn có 1 dạng chính tả khác là "blue riband", ý nghĩa hoàn toàn không có gì đổi khác.

thuy_ed
12-28-2010, 08:42 AM
UNIT 10 TAKING MESSAGES
NHẬN LỜI NHẮN
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http://www.mediafire.com/?2z2rhdadig2alw1

TYPICAL DIALOGUES (CÁC BÀI HỘI THOẠI ĐIỂN HÌNH)
DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: Hello. G&H. May I help you?
Man 2: Yes. I’d like to speak to Ray Johnson, please.
Man 1: I’m sorry, he’s not in right now. Would you like to leave a message?
Man 2: Yes. Could you please have him call Harry Donald at 555-4564?
Man 1: Sure, no problem.
Man 2: Thank you.

DIALOGUE 2
Man: Northern Electric. This is Jack. How may I direct your call?
Woman: Hi. May I speak with Janice Jones?
Man: Janice is at lunch. She’ll be back in about an hour.
Woman: Could I leave her a message?
Man: Sure.
Woman: Please tell her that Sue Grant called. Could you have her call me back at home?
Man: Does she have your number?
Woman: Yes.
Man: OK. I’ll let her know.
Woman: Thank you.
Man: No problem.

Video clip minh họa cho bài học: http://www.mediafire.com/?2z2rhdadig2alw1

TEACHER”S EXPLANATION (PHẦN DẪN GIẢI CỦA GIÁO VIÊN):
To leave: Để lại
Can I leave my bag here?
Tôi có thể để lại túi xách của tôi ở đây không?
Excuse me, you have to leave your books at the counter.
Xin lỗi, cô phải để lại sách vở của cô ở quầy.
Message: Tin nhắn, lời nhắn
There were only 2 messages on my answering machine.
Chỉ có 2 tin nhắn trên máy trả lời điện thoại của tôi.
This is the message for Jim.
Đây là tin nhắn cho Jim.

DIALOGUE 1
Man 1: Hello. G&H. May I help you?
Alô. Công ty G&H đây. Xin hỏi quý khách cần gì ạ?
Man 2: Yes. I’d like to speak to Ray Johnson, please.
Vâng, vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với ông Ray Johnson.
Man 1: I’m sorry, he’s not in right now. Would you like to leave a message?
Rất tiếc, hiện giờ ông ấy không có ở đây. Ông có muốn để lại lời nhắn không?
Man 2: Yes. Could you please have him call Harry Donald at 555-4564?
Có. Xin vui lòng nhắn ông ấy gọi điện cho Harry Donald theo số 555-4564?
Man 1: Sure, no problem.
Vâng, được ạ.
Man 2: Thank you.
Cảm ơn.

DIALOGUE 2
Man: Northern Electric. This is Jack. How may I direct your call?
Công ty Northern Electric đây ạ. Tôi là Jack. Xin hỏi quí khách cần gặp ai ạ?
Woman: Hi. May I speak with Janice Jones?
Xin chào, vui lòng cho tôi nói chuyện với Janice Jones?
Man: Janice is at lunch. She’ll be back in about an hour.
Janice đang đi ăn trưa. Khoảng 1 tiếng nữa cô ấy sẽ quay trở lại.
Woman: Could I leave her a message?
Tôi có thể để lại lời nhắn cho cô ấy được không ạ?
Man: Sure.
Được ạ.
Woman: Please tell her that Sue Grant called. Could you have her call me back at home?
Làm ơn nói với cô ấy là Sue Grant đã gọi. Ông vui lòng nhắn cô ấy gọi lại cho tôi về nhà tôi nhé.
Man: Does she have your number?
Cô ấy có số điện thoại của bà không ạ?
Woman: Yes.
Có.
Man: OK. I’ll let her know.
Được rồi. Tôi sẽ báo cho cô ấy biết.
Woman: Thank you.
Cảm ơn.
Man: No problem.
Không có gì ạ.

This is the end of Unit 10. See you again soon with Unit 11 ^^

thuy_ed
01-02-2011, 11:39 AM
TÌNH TRẠNG SẮP CẠN KIỆT VỀ TÀI CHÍNH

(BOTTOM DOLLAR: ĐỒNG ĐÔ LA CUỐI CÙNG)
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Đừng tin vào tiểu thuyết hay phim, kịch: nước Mỹ xưa nay chẳng bao giờ có nhiều tiền đôla đúc bằng kim loại (metallic dollars) như người ta tưởng. Trong suốt 80 năm của lịch sử đúc tiền, nước Mỹ chỉ cho ra đời đúng 8.000.000 đồng đôla bằng bạc và chưa tới 19.000 đồng vàng.

Chính vì vậy, ngày xưa nếu bàn về sự giàu có của 1 người, người ta chỉ nghĩ đến các nguyên vật liệu thô (raw materials) mà người ấy có, chứ ít ai nghĩ đến tiền bạc. Ngay cả các lái buôn da thú (fur traders) hay thợ săn bò tót (bull hunters), những người được xem là khá giả, cũng chỉ có vài đồng tiền đúc. Ai giàu có lắm cũng chỉ dự trữ khoảng vài chục đô la tiền đúc là cùng.

Bởi vậy tiền đô la cất trong rương của họ chẳng bao giờ xếp cao được. Và không cần thông minh gì lắm, khi nhìn 1 người, người ta cũng đoán được khi nào tiền của hắn đã xài tới đáy rương (bottom). Đồng đôla dưới đáy rương một khi đã được đem ra xài nốt rồi, thì người ta lại phải tìm cách xoay xở, phải lao vào làm việc tiếp mới kiếm sống được. Do đó, khái niệm "đồng đô la cuối cùng" (bottom dollars) mới tượng trưng cho sự "cạn kiệt về tài chính" hay các phương tiện dự trữ.

Nhà thơ Nguyễn Bính lúc sinh thời rất tài hoa những cũng vô cùng lận đận. Ông có 1 bài thơ có tựa đề là "Cây bàng cuối thu". 2 câu đầu như sau:
"Thu đi trên những cành bàng
Chỉ còn hai chiếc lá vàng mà thôi".

Nhà thơ đang tả cảnh xao xác của buổi cuối thu. Nhưng không! Theo những người thân hiểu biết nhà thơ quá rõ, thì chẳng qua chiều ấy ông vét hết các túi chỉ thấy còn sót lại có 2 đồng xu lẻ. Mỗi đồng xu qua lăng kính của ông đã trở thành 1 chiếc lá vàng sắp rụng. Thế rồi nó rụng thật:

"Hôm qua đã rụng một rồi
Lá theo gió cuốn ra ngoài sơn thôn
Hôm nay lá thấy tôi buồn
Lìa cành theo gió lá luồn qua song".

Nghĩa là nhà thơ đã phải chia tay với đồng xu của mình. Chỉ còn lại mỗi một xu mà thôi. Nhà thơ mới ngửa mặt lên trời mà than, rồi cúi xuống viết tiếp 2 câu thơ cuối, với tất cả sự bi thương của 1 con người vốn xem thường sinh kế:
"Hai tay ôm lá vào lòng
Than ôi, chiếc lá cuối cùng là đây!"


CỦA NGƯỜI CHO, ĐỪNG SO ĐO TỐT XẤU
(DON'T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH: ĐỪNG XEM MỒM CON NGỰA NGƯỜI TA TẶNG)
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Soi mói giá trị vật chất của 1 món quà mà người ta có nhã ý tặng cho mình vì lòng quý trọng là 1 thái độ không lịch sự. Thái độ này, người Anh diễn tả bằng 1 câu thật ấn tượng - look the gift horse in the mouth ("xem mồm con ngựa tặng").

Vì sao có thành ngữ này?

Ngay từ thế kỉ 16, người ta đã đoán biết chính xác tuổi của ngựa (equine age) bằng cách xem mồm chúng. Dáng vóc bên ngoài của con ngựa, hay lời nói của chủ ngựa có khi còn không đáng tin (deceptive) , nhưng mồm ngựa thì luôn nói lên sự thật. Người điệu nghệ chỉ cần nhìn hàm dưới của ngựa (lower jaw) là biết ngay độ tuổi của răng, từ đó suy ra tuổi ngựa. Điều này cũng tương tự như cách đoán tuổi của chim. 1 con chim, dù lông thật mượt, dáng thật thanh, nhưng nếu đôi chân đầy vảy sụn là 1 con chim già, chẳng còn sống được bao lâu nữa.

Trở lại chuyện ngựa. Vì mồm ngựa không biết nói dối, nên trước khi quyết định có nên bỏ tiền ra mua ngựa hay không, người ta thường vạch mồm xem răng nó thật kĩ.

Chính việc vạch mồm xem tuổi ngựa đã dẫn đến thành ngữ mà chúng ta đang đề cập. Trong trường hợp mình bỏ tiền ra mua ngựa thì chuyện thận trọng ấy là nên làm. Nhưng ngựa người ta có nhã ý tặng mình mà mình lại vạch mồm nó ra xem già hay trẻ, thì chẳng phải mình phụ lòng tốt của người ta đó sao?
Trong tiếng Anh còn có 1 câu rất đáng để cho chúng ta tâm đắc nói về việc tặng và nhận quà: It is the thought that counts ( "điều đáng quý là cốt ở tấm lòng").

PHẢN BỘI, TRÁO TRỞ
(DOUBLE CROSS: DẤU CHÉO VIẾT CHỒNG LÊN)
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Người không biết chữ, khi buộc phải kí giấy tờ, đơn từ (when a person unable to write is required to sign a document) thì phải làm sao ? Ở Việt Nam thời trước Cách Mạng tháng Tám (The August Revolution), trong những trường hợp ấy, đương sự buộc phải điểm chỉ, tức là bôi mực lên ngón trỏ và ngón cái (the index finger and the thumb) rồi ấn lên tài liệu thay cho chữ kí. Còn ở Hoa Kì, luật pháp xưa kia cho phép người không biết chữ chỉ việc đánh dấu 1 dấu chéo "X" thay vì kí tên. Chính bà mẹ của Tổng thống Abraham Lincoln xưa kia cũng như những người sống cùng thời với bà từng làm như vậy (Abraham Lincoln 's mother followed this usage, along with multiples of her contemporaries).

Có những lúc, do bị áp lực, người ta buộc phải đồng ý kí 1 hợp đồng nào đó nhưng trong thâm tâm họ không muốn thực hiện những điều khoản ghi trong đó ( a party to a contract agreed on it under pressure and did not want to observe its terms). Theo lời truyền miệng (oral lore) thì khi người ta gạch hai dấu chéo, dấu sau đè lên dấu trước, thì dấu trước xem như bị vô hiệu hóa (the first was canceled or made null). Trong thời đại vi tính này, kiểu làm ấy nghe ra thô sơ, lạc hậu quá, nhưng sự thật thì thời trước nó phổ biến đến mức dần dần người ta dùng hình tượng 2 dấu chéo viết chồng lên nhau (double cross) để ám chỉ khái niệm lừa lọc (deception), phản bội (betrayal), tráo trở, lật lọng, vì người làm điều đó đã phủ nhận điều mình vừa tuyên bố. Nếu có dùng nó, chúng ta nhớ xét về hình thức ngôn ngữ, nó là 1 dạng động từ chứ không phải danh từ. Đây là vài ví dụ trong từ điển:

- He was double crossed by persons he considered to be friends.
(Anh ấy bị chính những người mà anh ấy xem là bạn phản bội).

- He double crossed the rest of the gang and disappeared with all the money.
(Hắn lừa những tên còn lại trong băng đảng và biến mất cùng với toàn bộ số tiền).

jinny-leo
01-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Topic của chị rất hay và thiết thực, em sẽ tranh thủ vào đây thường xuyên để ôn luyện :D. Cám ơn chị đã dành thời gian chia sẻ kiến thức với mọi người

thuy_ed
02-14-2011, 08:57 AM
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LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG DỰ KIẾN CÁC LỚP 2011
· Lớp IELTS TARGET E45:
Giờ học: 7.30-9.00pm Thứ 3 & 6; Giờ học nhóm nhỏ học viên lựa chọn: 5.30pm thứ 4 hoặc 8.00am Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: 22/03/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 06 tháng
Học phí: 8.000.000đ

· SKILLS + pre. IELTS E48 (lớp học cuối tuần)
Giờ học: 2.00-4.00pm thứ 7 và Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: 09/04/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: ~ 06 tháng (dự kiến kết thúc tháng 10/2011)
Học phí: 8.000.000đ

· Lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm: (HOT HOT!!!)
Lớp TAGT và NA E49: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7
Lớp TAGT và NA E50: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm Chủ nhật
Dự kiến khai giảng: tháng 04/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: ~ 04 tháng
Học phí: 3.500.000đ (lớp học gồm 20hs)
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ko áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học sinh đã quyết định học phải nỗ lực theo trọn vẹn. Trong trường hợp học sinh tự ý ngừng học, đồng nghĩa với việc học sinh chấp nhận mất toàn bộ số học phí còn lại của khóa học.

· Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E51: (lớp sáng thứ 2-4-6):
Giờ học: 9.30-11.00am thứ 2, 4, 6
Dự kiến khai giảng: trung tuần tháng 04/2011 (11/04/11)
Khóa học kéo dài: 05 tháng
Học phí: 8.000.000đ

Miêu tả các lớp English của Mrs. Thuy_ed:
Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).
Phần giới thiệu khái quát như sau:
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Ngữ pháp các bạn học tại lớp BASIC SKILLS là Advanced Grammar (Ngữ pháp tiếng Anh hiện đại cao cấp), có khá nhiều phần bổ sung và mới so với Grammar mà các bạn đã từng tiếp thu tại phổ thông và đại học.
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần Translation Techniques với các kĩ thuật dịch Anh – Việt, Việt – Anh tháo gỡ những khó khăn của công việc dịch thuật.
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên có dịp “cày” cùng giáo viên 7 quyển bộ đề IELTS, là cơ hội rất tuyệt vời để nâng cao kĩ năng Listening, Reading và thành thạo các chiến thuật và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. Cuối khóa số 1, trung bình học viên trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.

Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài sau khi đã “luộc” kĩ 7 quyển bộ đề.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
Những chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)

Tại lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm:
Đây là 1 khóa học thực tiễn, hữu ích cho các bạn đang có nhu cầu giao tiếp Anh ngữ với người nước ngoài.
Với nội dung phong phú, sinh động, bao gồm những bài giảng đàm thoại với ví dụ đàm thoại chọn lọc nhất, mỗi tình huống giao tiếp đều gắn liền với môi trường sinh hoạt trong đời sống thực tế hàng ngày … nhằm mục đích giúp các bạn tự tin và mạnh dạn hơn trong việc giao tiếp tiếng Anh với người bản xứ.
Bên cạnh đó, khóa học là 1 trang bị cực kì cần thiết cho các bạn hoàn toàn tự tin khi thực hiện phỏng vấn việc làm và dụ học.





(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.
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Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình
Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

Pha lê
02-14-2011, 09:47 AM
Topic rất hữu ích. Cảm ơn bạn chủ topic.

đĩa thể dục
02-15-2011, 02:37 PM
hay quá như thế các mẹ có thể chia sẻ kiến thức TA ở đây rùi, cảm ơn chủ topic nha

đĩa thể dục
03-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Dù bận nhưng em cũng tranh thủ ghé thăm để học TA online, các mẹ ơi giành chút ít thời gian để góp vui ah

thuy_ed
04-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Cảm ơn mọi người đã quan tâm đến chủ đề của mình. Thời gian qua mình bận việc cá nhân nên ko thường xuyên vào 4rum được.
Mình xin update lịch khai giảng các lớp sắp tới ở chỗ mình, bạn nào quan tâm xin vui lòng liên hệ trực tiếp tại contact ở chữ kí nhé ^^
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:

HỆ THỐNG LỚP TIẾNG ANH DÀNH CHO

SINH VIÊN – NGƯỜI ĐI LÀM – ÔN IELTS LẤY HỌC BỔNG









LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG DỰ KIẾN CÁC LỚP 2011



· Lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm: (UPDATE: LỚP CÒN NHẬN 2 HỌC VIÊN NỮA LÀ FULL)
Lớp TAGT và NA E49: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 và Chủ nhật

Dự kiến khai giảng: tháng 04/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 02 tháng
Học phí: 3.500.000đ (lớp học gồm 15hs)
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ko áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học sinh đã quyết định học phải nỗ lực theo trọn vẹn. Trong trường hợp học sinh tự ý ngừng học, đồng nghĩa với việc học sinh chấp nhận mất toàn bộ số học phí còn lại của khóa học.

Lớp học PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN E51 khai giảng tháng 5/2011:
Phát âm là bước đầu tiên và quan trọng đối với người học ngoại ngữ nói chung, và học tiếng Anh nói riêng. Khả năng phát âm càng chính xác, hiệu quả giao tiếp bạn đạt được càng cao.
Khóa học nhằm giúp người học tiếng Anh nhận biết và phát âm chính xác .
Giáo trình được trình bày khoa học, logic, hướng dẫn chi tiết của giáo viên, cùng những hình ảnh minh họa sinh động giúp người học hình dung rõ về cách phát âm.
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học viên đã xác định theo học cần theo từ đầu đến cuối khóa, nếu học viên tự ý ngừng học giữa chừng, học viên chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại.
Thời gian học: 10am thứ 7
Dự kiến khai giảng: đầu tháng 5/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 1.5 tháng (dự kiến kết thúc trung tuần tháng 6/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 1.500.000đ
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người. (lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên)


Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Thời gian học: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần
Dự kiến khai giảng: 20/06/2011
Khóa học dự kiến kéo dài: 4.5 tháng (dự kiến hoàn thành trước trung tuần tháng 11/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 8.000.000 VND
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người.
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Các bạn sẽ được học tất cả các chuyên đề ngữ pháp tiếng Anh lớn – nhỏ 1 cách tỉ mỉ và đầy đủ!
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
Sau mỗi bài học, các bạn sẽ tham gia tập viết, giáo viên sẽ chữa chi tiết, đầy đủ, góp ý cho bạn phát triển kĩ năng viết 1 cách tốt nhất có thể.
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên sẽ học giáo trình với các chiến thuật làm bài thi IELTS và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. CUối khóa số 1, trung bình 1 học viên bình thường trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0.
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.


Miêu tả các lớp English của Mrs. Thuy_ed:
Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).

Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
Những chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)

Tại lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm:
Đây là 1 khóa học thực tiễn, hữu ích cho các bạn đang có nhu cầu giao tiếp Anh ngữ với người nước ngoài.
Với nội dung phong phú, sinh động, bao gồm những bài giảng đàm thoại với ví dụ đàm thoại chọn lọc nhất, mỗi tình huống giao tiếp đều gắn liền với môi trường sinh hoạt trong đời sống thực tế hàng ngày … nhằm mục đích giúp các bạn tự tin và mạnh dạn hơn trong việc giao tiếp tiếng Anh với người bản xứ.
Bên cạnh đó, khóa học là 1 trang bị cực kì cần thiết cho các bạn hoàn toàn tự tin khi thực hiện phỏng vấn việc làm và dụ học.





(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.
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Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
04-06-2011, 10:15 AM
THỰC HÀNH SỬ DỤNG NÓI CÁC LOẠI SỐ
1. Tại sao số 0 được gọi là “love” trong môn quần vợt? fficeffice" />
Tôi nghe nói nó có nguồn gốc từ tiếng Pháp chỉ quả trứng “l’ouef”.
Why is zero called “love” in tennis?
I’ve heard it comes from the French word for an egg, “l’ouef”.

2. 5 là 1 số lẻ ở giữa 2 và 8.
5 is an odd number between 2 and 8.

3. Bạn đã nói 14 hay 40?
40! Tôi đã nói 4-0 chứ không phải 1-4.
Did you say fourteen or forty?
Forty! I said 4-0 (four zero) not 1-4 (one four).

4. Dân số của Tây Ban Nha là bao nhiêu? Khoảng 30 triệu.
What’s the population of ffice:smarttags" />Spain? About 30.000.000 (thirty million).

5. Một người bạn của tôi đã mua 1 ngôi nhà trị giá 95 triệu yên.
A friend of mine bought a house for 95000 yen.
Như vậy là gần 100 triệu yên.
That’s almost 100.000.000 yen (a hundred million)

6. Khoảng cách tới Mặt trời là 150 triệu km.
It’s 150.000.000 ( a hundred and fifty million) kilometers to the Sun.

7. Tôi đã thi đậu kì thi lấy bằng lái ở lần thi thứ 3.
I passed my driving test at 3rd attempt.

8. Hãy xuống xe ở trạm dừng thứ 5..
Get off at 5th stop.

9. Tôi luôn để điện thoại reo 10 lần mới nhấc máy.
I always let the telephone ring 10 times before hanging up.

10. 4/5 của 40 là bao nhiêu? Ơ… 32, phải không?
What’s 4/5 (four-fifths) of 40 (forty)?...Er, 32 (thirty-two), isn’t it?

11. Khoảng 2/3 nước Nhật là vùng đồi núi không thể cư trú được.
About two-thirds of Japan is uninhabitable mountains.

12. Cô ấy đạt điểm trung bình 6.7.
She got an average score of 6.7 (six point seven).

13. Tôi chắc chắn 99,9% (rất chắc chắn).
I’m 99,9% sure.


14. Chiếc xe tải này dài bao nhiêu? Nó dài 7m.
How long is this truck? It’s 7 meters long.

15. Gara của tôi dài hơn chiếc xe hơi của tôi 2m.
My garage is 2 meters longer than my car.

16. Tôi phải đo phòng ngoài để mua thảm.
I must measure the hall for a carpet.

17. Bạn cao bao nhiêu? Tôi cao 1m60.
How tall are you? Iam 160 centimeters tall.

18. Nước ở đây chỉ sâu 3m.
The water is only 3 meters deep here.

19. Có 1 dốc đứng 10m, vì vậy hãy cẩn thận.
There is a ten- meter drop, so be careful.

20. Tôi có thể đổi yard ra cm bằng cách nào? Nhân với 30.
How can I convert yard to centimeters? Multiply by 30.

(To be continued)

thuy_ed
04-07-2011, 08:45 AM
21. Để đổi km ra dặm, chia cho 1.6 hoặc nhân với 5/8.
To convert kilometers to miles, divide by 1.6 or multiply by five-eights.

22. Seoul cách Tokyo bao xa? Khoảng 1100 km.
How far is Seoul from Tokyo? About 1100 km.

23. Tôi có thể đi bộ đến đó trong 30 phút.
I can walk there in 30 minutes.

24. Đây là thủ đô của những nước gần Nhật Bản nhất : Seoul, Bình Nhưỡng, Bắc Kinh, Đài Loan, Hà Nội, Manila.
These are the capitals of the nearest countries to Japan: Seoul, Pyongyang, Beijing, Taipei, Hanoi, Manila.

25. Bưu kiện này cân nặng bao nhiêu? Nó cân nặng 360 g.
How much does this package weigh? It weighs 360 grams.

26. Làm ơn bán cho 200g thịt nguội.
200 grams of ham, please.

27. Hôm nay bán rẻ đây! Chỉ 90 xu 1 pao!
Cheap today! Only 90 cents a pound!

28. Tôi đã mua 1 thỏi socola 4 đôla.
I bought a 4-dollar bar of chocolate.
29. Căn phòng này có diện tích 50 m2.
This room is fifty square meters in area.

30. Đám cháy rừng bao phủ diện tích 400 km2.
Forest fires covered an area of 400 km2.

31. Bãi cỏ này hình vuông có các cạnh là 10m, nghĩa là diện tích của nó là 100 m2.
The lawn is 10 meters square, which means it’s 100 square meters.

32. 1 chai chứa 633 ml bia.
A big bottle holds 633 ml.

33. Dung tích 5000 l. Capacity: 5000 liters.

34. Chiếc xe hơi này sẽ chạy 20km mới hết 1 l xăng.
This car will run 20 km on a liter of gas.

35. Họ sẽ đổ đầy xe tôi 30l xăng.
They will fill my car up with 30 liters of gas.

36. Tôi không thể uống 1 hơi hết 1l được.
I can’t drink a liter in one go.

37. Nhiệt độ là bao nhiêu? 20 độ.
What’s the temperature? 20 degrees.
38. Bồn tắm nóng cỡ nào? Chỉ nóng 40 độ thôi.
How hot is the bath? It’s just 40 degrees.

39. Sắt sẽ nóng chảy ở nhiệt độ 1.535 o.
Iron will melt at 1.535 degrees.

40. Độ sôi của nước là 212 o F.
The boiling point of water is 212 o F.

41. Tôi bị sốt tới 37.8 o C.
I had a fever of 37.8 o C.

42. Buổi biểu diễn bắt đầu lúc mấy giờ? 4h kém 10/ 7h 20’.
What time does the show start? Ten of four/ Twenty after seven.

43. Mở cửa đến 4h sáng.
Open till 4am.

44. Chỉ còn 20 giây thôi. There are only 20 seconds to go.

45. Trong tích tắc tôi đã đến nhà ga. I reached the station with seconds to spare.
46. Thời gian là vô cùng giá trị. Every second counts!

47. Đợi 1 lát! Just a second!
48. Còn bao nhiêu thời gian nữa? Chỉ còn 5’ thôi.
How much time is left? Only 5 minutes.

49. Anh có thể dành cho tôi vài phút được không? Được! Tôi rảnh 15’.
Can you spare a few minutes? Of course! I’m free for a quarter of an hour.

50. Mỗi bài học kéo dài 1.5 tiếng.
Each lesson lasts an hour and a half.

thuy_ed
04-08-2011, 04:19 PM
51. Kỷ nguyên Edo kéo dài trong bao nhiêu lâu? Nó kéo dài gần 270 năm.
How long did the Edo period last? It lasted almost 270 years.

52. Bay đến Hồng Kông mất 3 tiếng đồng hồ.
It takes 3 hours to fly to Hong kong.


53. Ngày xửa ngày xưa có 1 nàng công chúa xinh đẹp.
Long long ago there was a beautiful princess.

54. 10 phút nữa anh có thể bắt đầu.
You may begin in 10 minutes from now.

55.Anh đã sống ở đây từ khi nào? Kể từ năm 1997.
Since when have you lived here? Since 1997.

55. Thời gian thấm thoắt thoi đưa! Đã là kỉ niệm 12 năm kể từ lần đầu chúng ta gặp gỡ.
Time flies! It’s already the 12th anniversary of our first meeting.

56. Kỷ niệm 100 năm ngày mất của nhà phát minh này.
The centennial/ centenary of the inventor’s death.


57. Ước gì tôi được sống vào những năm 1890.
I wish I had lived in 1890s.

58. Anh thích giai đoạn cuối thế kỷ 20 phải không? À, nó tốt hơn giai đoạn giữa thế kỉ 20.
Did you enjoy the late 20th century? Well, it was better than the mid- 20th century.

59. Tên trộm bao nhiêu tuổi? Trong độ tuổi 30.
How old was the thief? In his 30s

60. Ước gì tôi vẫn còn ở tuổi thanh thiếu niên.
I wish I were still in my teens.

61. Tôi nhớ rất rõ nửa sau độ tuổi 20 của tôi.
I remember my late 20s very well.

62. Nếu dòng điện vượt quá 50 amp thì cầu dao sẽ tự động ngắt điện.
If the current exceeds 50 amp, the breaker will cut out.

63. Chương trình của anh phát ở tần số nào? Tần số FM 36.6
What wavelength is your program on? 36.6 FM.

64. Chúng ta sẽ nghe quảng cáo trong 30 giây và trở lại chương trình ngay.
We’ll take a commercial break for 30 seconds. Back soon!

65. Đĩa cứng trong máy vi tính mới của anh có dung lượng bao nhiêu? Nó chứa 4GB.
What size is the hard disk on your new computer? It has 4 Gb.

66. Địa chỉ email của bạn là gì? Thuy_ed@yahoo.com
What’s your email address? Thuy (underline) at yahoo dot com.

67. Anh có số máy nhánh không? Có, 6226.
Do you have an extension number? Yes, 6226.

68. Vĩ độ và kinh độ của Tokyo là bao nhiêu? 35o vĩ Bắc, 140o kinh Đông.
What is Tokyo’s latitude and longitude? It’ s 35o N, 140 o E.

69. Có 1 nhà trọ cách đây khoảng 8 dặm về hướng tây nam.
There’s a motel about 8 miles southwest from here.

70. Quan tòa đã phạt anh bao nhiêu tiền? Tôi bị phạt 600 đôla.
How much did the judge fine you? I was fined 600 dollars.

thuy_ed
04-09-2011, 09:36 AM
71. Anh ấy bị cầm tù 18 tháng.
He was sent to jail for 18 months./ He was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

72. Tiền bảo lãnh được ấn định là 50.000 đôla.
Bail was fixed at 50.000 dollars.

73. Giấy phép này có hiệu lực đến ngày 08.03.
This permit is valid until March 8th.

74. Ông sẽ thanh toán bằng đôla phải không? Không, thanh toán bằng đồng yên.
Will you pay in dollars? No, in yen, please.

75. Hóa đơn lên đến bao nhiêu? Kể cả thuế và phí phục vụ là 767 đôla 55 xu.
What does the bill come to? Including tax and service, $ 767.55 cents.

76. Hôm nay tỷ giá hối đoái là bao nhiêu? Khoảng 128.
What’s the exchange rate today? About 128.

77. Vào lúc đó, bảng Anh thì mạnh so với các loại tiền tệ khác.
At that time, the pound was strong against other currencies.


78. Anh nhận lãi cho tài khoản này là bao nhiêu? 3% 1 năm.
How much do you get on this account? Three percent a year.

79. Cô có thể giảm giá cho tôi được không? À, tôi sẽ giảm cho cô 10%.
Can you give me a discount? Well, I’ll give you 10% off.

thuy_ed
04-10-2011, 08:00 AM
IDIOMS WITH COLOURS
Black
black and white
MEANING: think of everything or judge everything as either good or bad
EXAMPLE:
” He tries to see everything in black and white although he knows this is impossible.”

black out
MEANING: 1. to darken by putting out or dimming electric lights
2. to lose consciousness
EXAMPLE:
1. During the war people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so that the enemy aircraft could not see them.
2. Suddenly the man blacked out during the parade and had to be helped to a quiet place.

black sheep (of the family)
MEANING: a person who is a disgrace or embarrassment to a family or group
EXAMPLE:
The man is the black sheep in his family and is the only member who has not had a successful career and life.

in the black
MEANING: successful or profitable
EXAMPLE:
The company has been in the black since they began to adopt many new ideas to cut costs.
Blue
to appear/happen out of the blue
MEANING:
1. to arrive unexpectedly, usually after a long absence.
2. to happen very suddenly and unexpectedly
EXAMPLE:
1. "My brother suddenly appeared out of the blue yesterday. We hadn''t seen him for years.”
2. “I was driving home when out of the blue a deer jumped out in front of my car. I braked just in time to avoid it. We were both very lucky not to be hurt.”
to blue pencil something
MEANING: to censor something.

EXAMPLE:
”Reports on the mistreatment of the political prisoners were blue pencilled by the authorities”
a blue-eyed boy
MEANING: critical description of a boy/young man who has been singled out for special favours by someone in authority.
EXAMPLE:
”John is a real blue-eyed boy. The team manager always gives him special treatment. It isn’t fair to the rest of us.”
a bolt from the blue
MEANING: some unexpected bad news.

EXAMPLE:
"It came like a bolt from the blue that they are getting divorced.”

to look / feel blue
MEANING: - to look / feel depressed or discontented.
EXAMPLE:
"Things are looking blue for Tom these days. His wife has left him."
blue in the face
MEANING: to make a huge but vain effort to win a person''s agreement.
EXAMPLE:
“I told him he was making a mistake until I was blue in the face but he wouldn’t listen.”
once in a blue moon
MEANING: to occur extremely rarely or only once in a life-time.
EXAMPLE:
”My brother only rings home once in a blue moon. I wish he would ring our parents more often"
men/boys in blue
MEANING: the police because of the colour of their uniforms.
EXAMPLE:
"Let’s get out of here! The boys in blue are coming."

Brown
to be browned off
MEANING: to be bored, annoyed at something
EXAMPLE:
I’m browned off with this place. There is nothing to do here.
Colourless
to be colourless
MEANING: to lack personality, to be boring.
EXAMPLE:
“Nothing he said stands out in my memory. I''m afraid he''s a dull, colourless man.''
to be off colour
MEANING: to be not quite at one''s best, to feel queasy or slightly ill.
EXAMPLE:
"She''s a little off colour today because she was up very late last night and had too much to drink!."
to give/lend colour to
MEANING: to make (an account, story, explanation, etc.) more credible or more believable.
EXAMPLE:
" The broken window on the ground floor lent colour to her story that
her house had been burgled"

a highly coloured report

MEANING: a report that is exaggerated or biased.
EXAMPLE:
"I read the government’s highly coloured report on the great state of the health services."

to see someone in his true colours
MEANING: to understand someone''s true character, often for the first time.
EXAMPLE:
”''As soon as he made a fuss about returning her money, I saw him in his true colours."

to show oneself in one''s true colours
MEANING: to reveal one''s true nature.
EXAMPLE:
"''When he lost his temper at the party, he showed himself in his true colours"

with flying colours
MEANING: with great success, with distinction.
EXAMPLE:
“We were all expecting him to fail, but he passed with flying colours.”

to paint in bright/dark colours
MEANING: to describe something in a flattering or unflattering way.
EXAMPLE:
“My brother pretended he was doing well financially and painted his life there in the brightest colours.”
Green
to be green
MEANING: inexperienced, immature
EXAMPLE:
He is rather green and doesn’t have enough experience to drive the large piece of machinery yet.
green with envy
MEANING: full of envy, very jealous
EXAMPLE:
I was green with envy when I heard that she would be going to London for a month while I had to stay and work.
give someone the green light
MEANING: give permission to go ahead with a project
EXAMPLE:
We were finally given the green light to begin setting up the new project.
get the green light
MEANING: receive permission to go ahead with a project
EXAMPLE:
We got the green light to go ahead with the new advertising campaign.
grass is always greener on the other side
MEANING: a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are now
EXAMPLE:
He realized that the grass is always greener on the other side when he saw that his new job wasn’t perfect and had its own problems too.
green belt
MEANING: an area of fields and trees around a town
EXAMPLE:
The city has a policy of increasing the green belt around the city.

green thumb
MEANING: a talent for gardening, ability to make things grow
EXAMPLE:
She has a green thumb and is able to grow one of the best gardens in our neighbourhood.
Golden
a golden opportunity
MEANING: a great opportunity that might never come again
EXAMPLE:
This is a golden opportunity to make a business deal with that big company.

a golden handshake
MEANING: a large sum of money paid to a retiring manager or director, or to a redundant worker.
EXAMPLE:
The company chairman received a huge golden handshake on retiring.
a golden boy
MEANING: a young man idolized for a great skill, usually in sport.
EXAMPLE:
"David Beckham is the golden boy of English soccer”

Pink
tickled pink
MEANING: be very pleased, thrilled, delighted
EXAMPLE:
She was tickled pink that you made the effort to go and visit her when you were in town.

Red
to be shown the red card
MEANING: to be dismissed from your job.
EXAMPLE:
"The accountant was shown the red card for hiding company money.”
to be in the red
MEANING: to have an overdraft, to be in debt.
EXAMPLE:
”I am overdrawn again. I hate being in the red.”
to catch someone red-handed
MEANING: to catch someone in the act of committing a crime, usually a theft.
EXAMPLE:
" The manager caught the new employee red-handed taking money out of the box."

to look through rose-coloured/tinted spectacles
MEANING: to see things in a flattering or over-optimistic light.
EXAMPLE:
"It annoys me that she sees everything through rose-coloured spectacles, but
she would feel differently if she had to live there."
to see red
MEANING: to react with uncontrollable rage against someone or something.
EXAMPLE:
"John saw red when he saw his girlfriend laughing with another guy."

red tape
MEANING: bureaucratic delay, excessive attention to rules and regulations, often resulting in injustice to the ordinary citizen.
EXAMPLE:
"I want to start a new business but the red tape involved is very frustrating."

to see the red light
MEANING: to recognize approaching danger, the red light being a danger signal.
EXAMPLE:
"When the doctor warned his patient that further drinking would damage his liver, the man saw the red light and quit."
paint the town red
MEANING: go out and party and have a good time
EXAMPLE:
” When my cousin came to visit us we decided to go out and paint the town red.”
roll out the red carpet
MEANING: greet a person with great respect, give a big welcome
EXAMPLE:
When Nelson Mandela visited Washington, they rolled out the red carpet and gave him a great welcome.
a redneck
MEANING: an ignorant, insensitive person.
EXAMPLE:
"Our new co-worker is a real redneck. He doesn’t seem to know anything about life."

Silver
the silver screen
MEANING: the cinema

EXAMPLE:
Valentino was one of the earliest stars of the silver screen.

White
as white as a sheet
MEANING: in a state of great fear
EXAMPLE:
You look like you’ve just seen a ghost. Your face is as white as a sheet.

white elephant
MEANING: a useless possession
EXAMPLE:
The new stereo that he bought is a white elephant and he doesn’t need it at all.

white as a ghost
MEANING: very pale because of fear, shock, illness etc.
EXAMPLE:
My sister became white as a ghost when she saw the man at the window.
a white lie
MEANING: a harmless lie (told to be polite or to do something not seriously wrong)
EXAMPLE:
I told my boss a white lie and said that I was sick yesterday when actually I wasn’t.
a white-collar worker
MEANING: a professional or office worker who wear a shirt with a white collar.
EXAMPLE:
"The recession has hit factory workers (blue-collar workers) much harder than white-collar workers."

Yellow
yellow-bellied
MEANING: extremely timid, cowardly
EXAMPLE:
He is a yellow-bellied coward and never is willing to fight for what is right.

a yellow streak
MEANING: cowardice in character

EXAMPLE:
He has a yellow streak running down his back and is not a good person to expect to support you when things become difficult.

mecarot08
04-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Tớ bỏ tiếng anh lâu rồi, bây giờ muốn học lại, bạn có lớp nào cho đối tượng này không?

thuy_ed
04-11-2011, 08:24 AM
Tớ bỏ tiếng anh lâu rồi, bây giờ muốn học lại, bạn có lớp nào cho đối tượng này không?

Mình có lớp TA giao tiếp dành cho người đi làm lâu ko học TA và TA GT ngày xưa gần như dừng lại ở mấy giáo trình Streamline, Headway ... đối tượng học lớp này là những người mà công việc của họ chú trọng giao dịch, giao tiếp, đi tiếp khách, đi công tác - du lịch nhiều hoặc đi du học; còn nếu bạn học toàn diện để "tút" từ A- Z thì có lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS, lớp này học đầy đủ ngữ pháp, viết lách từ đầu luôn, ngoài ra cũng là lớp tiền IELTS. Bạn tham khảo nhé ở link lớp học 7 năm của mình tại TTVNOL phần chữ kí :
Lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm: (UPDATE: LỚP CÒN NHẬN 2 HỌC VIÊN NỮA LÀ FULL)
Lớp TAGT và NA E49: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 và Chủ nhật

Dự kiến khai giảng: tháng 04/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 02 tháng
Học phí: 3.500.000đ (lớp học gồm 15hs)
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ko áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học sinh đã quyết định học phải nỗ lực theo trọn vẹn. Trong trường hợp học sinh tự ý ngừng học, đồng nghĩa với việc học sinh chấp nhận mất toàn bộ số học phí còn lại của khóa học.

Lớp học PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN E51 khai giảng tháng 5/2011:
Phát âm là bước đầu tiên và quan trọng đối với người học ngoại ngữ nói chung, và học tiếng Anh nói riêng. Khả năng phát âm càng chính xác, hiệu quả giao tiếp bạn đạt được càng cao.
Khóa học nhằm giúp người học tiếng Anh nhận biết và phát âm chính xác .
Giáo trình được trình bày khoa học, logic, hướng dẫn chi tiết của giáo viên, cùng những hình ảnh minh họa sinh động giúp người học hình dung rõ về cách phát âm.
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học viên đã xác định theo học cần theo từ đầu đến cuối khóa, nếu học viên tự ý ngừng học giữa chừng, học viên chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại.
Thời gian học: 10am thứ 7
Dự kiến khai giảng: đầu tháng 5/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 1.5 tháng (dự kiến kết thúc trung tuần tháng 6/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 1.500.000đ
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người. (lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên)


Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Thời gian học: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần
Dự kiến khai giảng: 20/06/2011
Khóa học dự kiến kéo dài: 4.5 tháng (dự kiến hoàn thành trước trung tuần tháng 11/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 8.000.000 VND
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người.
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Các bạn sẽ được học tất cả các chuyên đề ngữ pháp tiếng Anh lớn – nhỏ 1 cách tỉ mỉ và đầy đủ!
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
Sau mỗi bài học, các bạn sẽ tham gia tập viết, giáo viên sẽ chữa chi tiết, đầy đủ, góp ý cho bạn phát triển kĩ năng viết 1 cách tốt nhất có thể.
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên sẽ học giáo trình với các chiến thuật làm bài thi IELTS và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. CUối khóa số 1, trung bình 1 học viên bình thường trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0.
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.

Mình cảm ơn bạn đã quan tâm :")

thuy_ed
04-11-2011, 08:25 AM
CÁCH DỊCH NHÃN HIỆU
Trên thực tế, thông thường các nhãn hiệu nước ngoài được giữ nguyên không dịch, đặc biệt là tên thuốc, ví dụ: Piracetam, Miconazole, v.v.. Tuy nhiên, cũng có những trường hợp dịch 1 phần, không dịch 1 phần, trong đó phần không dịch thường là tên sản phẩm, còn phần được dịch là công dụng, chức năng của sản phẩm. Ví dụ:
AAA Cleaner máy hút bụi AAA
ES fibre sợi ES
A-1 printing giấy in A-1


VẤN ĐỀ VĂN HÓA VÀ NGÔN NGỮ KHI DỊCH NHÃN HIỆU HÀNG HÓA
Các nước trên thế giới có phong tục tập quán và văn hóa khác nhau, ngôn ngữ cũng khác nhau nên khi dịch nhãn hiệu cần chú ý đến điểm này, nếu không có thể ảnh hưởng đến việc bán hàng, và quan hệ giữa các nước.
A. Bối cảnh văn hóa:
1. Ý nghĩa của những con vật:
Ở Trung Quốc, có rất nhiều mặt hàng mang nhãn hiệu “Panda” như tivi, giày da…Các nước châu Âu, Mỹ, Nhật đều thích gấu trúc nên họ chấp nhận, hoan nghênh nhãn hiệu này.Tuy nhiên, ở các nước Hồi Giáo, do gấu trúc có hình dáng giống như con heo nên nhãn hiệu “Gấu trúc” bị bài xích, vì các nước Hồi giáo cấm dùng tranh ảnh con heo và chữ “heo”.
Đối với người phương Tây, chim cú mèo là hiện thân của trí tuệ, sự dũng cảm và cương nghị. Nhà xuất bản của Đức, nhà xuất bản Bình Thường của Nhật, tạp chí tủ sách thiếu niên xu thế mới của Nhật v.v..dùng nhãn hiệu chim cú mèo.Ở nước ta, chim cú mèo khiến người ta liên tưởng đến “điều chẳng lành”. Người Madagasca, người Thụy Sĩ và 1 số vùng ở Anh cũng xem nó là dấu hiệu của “tai họa, điềm gở và phép phù thủy”.
Người Ấn Độ xem voi là con vật tượng trưng cho điều tốt lành, người Sri Lanca xem nó là biểu tượng của sự trang nghiêm, Huy hiệu của Đảng Cộng Hòa ở Mỹ là hình con voi. Người Anh cho rằng voi, đặc biệt là voi trắng, là con vật vô dụng và đáng ghét. Các nước nói tiếng Anh như ngôn ngữ thứ nhất hoặc ngôn ngữ thứ hai thường không lấy voi trắng làm nhãn hiệu.
Người Anh ví người đàn ông không đứng đắn như là con dê, nhưng 1 công ty xuất khẩu thịt ở Bungari, công ty dụng cụ leo núi Mỹ, công ty dệt len Nhật lại lây con dê làm biểu tượng trên nhãn hiệu.
Xi đánh giày hiệu “Kim Kê” (Gà vàng) của Trung Quốc rất nổi tiếng nhưng người Anh lại xem gà trống là con vật xấu xa, người Ấn Độ cũng kiêng kị hình vẽ con gà trống. 1 số người ở Hồng Kông xem “gà” là từ chỉ gái điếm nên không thích hợp để dùng làm họa tiết trên bao bì đóng gói các vật dụng giường ngủ. Tuy nhiên, loài chim biểu tượng quốc gia của Pháp và Kenya chính là con gà trống. Nhà máy sản xuất bút ở Thụy Sĩ, công ty vải sợi Ý, nhà xuất bản Ba Lan…đều lấy con gà trống làm nhãn hiệu.
Chim yến là từ thường dùng trên 1 số nhãn hiệu ở nước ta. Trong sách ngữ văn, chim yến tạo cho người ta ấn tượng “vật lộn với sóng gió”. Có người cho rằng theo văn hóa Anh, chim yến là “điềm gở” giống như chim cú mèo.
Con dơi tượng trưng cho hạnh phúc, điều tốt đẹp đối với người Trung Quốc, Nhật Bản và các nước Đông Á. Nhãn hiệu “Cửu phúc” của nhà máy dược Hoàng Hà, Trung Quốc rất được ưa chuộng. Nhãn hiệu hình con dơi do 2 chữ “Nhật Bản” tạo thành của công ty dầu mỏ Nhật cũng là 1 nhãn hiệu rất nổi tiếng.Trong tục ngữ tiếng Anh, con dơi được cho là con vật xấu xa chuyên xuất hiện vào ban đêm, ám chỉ gái điếm. Từ điển tiếng lóng của Mỹ giải thích từ bat như sau: Từ được dùng từ đầu thế kỉ 17 đến nay, gái điếm, còn trong “Thánh ca” mô tả Quỷ sa tăng ở địa ngục là con quỷ có đôi cánh giống hệt con dơi.ở Mỹ, con dơi là biểu tượng của hung thần quỷ dữ, là con quỷ hút máu, là từ chỉ sự khủng khiếp, cái chết và điều chẳng lành. Nhưng trên phim ảnh, phim hoạt hình, người dơi lại trở thành vị anh hùng trừ gian diệt bạo.
Nhãn hiệu “con mèo trắng” của bột giặt ở Thượng Hải, Trung Quốc rất được ưa chuộng, rất được người tiêu dùng tán thưởng. Nhưng khi xuất khẩu sang các nước nói tiếng Anh thì rơi vào cảnh ngộ thật đáng thương. Hóa ra trong tiếng Anh, cat ngoài nghĩa con mèo, còn có nghĩa ám chỉ người đàn bà đanh ác, thích nói xấu người khác. 1 số vùng ở nước Anh cho rằng mèo trắng mang lại điều chẳng lành, vì thế người tiêu dùng ở những vùng này, nhất là các bà nội trợ sẽ không mua bất cứ thứ gì mang nhãn hiệu White Cat.Người Hungari, người Nga cũng như người Trung Quốc cho rằng mèo trắng sẽ mang đến vận may. Nhưng mèo đen lại là hiện thân của quỷ dữ, tà ác và điều không hay. Người Anh, người Bỉ, người Tây Ban Nha và người dân ở các nước Châu Âu khác cho rằng mèo đen là con vật may mắn. Đồ gia dụng của Tiệp Khắc, dụng cụ chiếu sáng của Thụy Sĩ đều có nhãn hiệu mèo đen. Đối với người Anh con mèo lông nhiều màu là con vật may mắn.
Quê hương của con công là Nam Á, nó là loài chim quốc gia của Ấn Độ và Myanmar. Trung Quốc và các nước Đông Nam Á đều cho nó là biểu tượng của cái đẹp, người Cô-oet cũng rất sùng bái loài chim này. 1 số nước Châu Âu hiện đại xem con công là “loài chim tai họa”, từ peacock trong tiếng Anh còn có nghĩa là “người thích sĩ diện hão, sự tà ác, sự xấu xa”. Công ty dệt của Đức, Ba Lan, công ty sữa của Bỉ, nhà máy quần áo nam của Ý, công ty xuất bản Chim Cánh cụt của Anh đều có nhãn hiệu con công.
Ở Trung Quốc, phượng hoàng là biểu trưng của sự may mắn, cao quý, ở Hồng Kông có đài phượng hoàng, ở Trung Quốc có sản phẩm nhựa cây Phượng Hoàng.Còn ở các nước phương Tây, phượng hoàng là loài chim bất tử trong sa mạc Ả Rập, tượng trưng cho sự bất diệt và tái sinh, không thích hợp làm nhãn hiệu.
Chim khách là loài chim rất được yêu thích ở Trung Quốc, nên có rất nhiều mặt hàng mang nhãn hiệu con chim khách. Trong tiếng Anh, magpie có nghĩa là chim khách, nhưng cũng có nghĩa là “người ba hoa”. Người Thụy Điển thích liên hệ chim khách với phép phù thủy. Người Scotland cho rằng chim khách đến nhà là điềm gở báo trước. Người Ailen cho rằng 2 con chim khách có nghĩa là “Chuyện tốt lành đến nhà”, còn 1 con chim khách có nghĩa là “Sự bất hạnh”
Quạ là loài chim quốc gia của Thái Lan, là chim thần của Sri Lanca. Ở Trung Quốc và phương Tây, con quạ thường bị xem là loài chim xui xẻo.
Người Trung Quốc và người Nhật xem con hạc là biểu tượng của sự trường thọ, niềm hạnh phúc.Người phương tây cho rằng con hạc biểu tượng sự ngu xuẩn, khù khờ còn người Ấn Độ cho rằng hạc là con vật tượng trưng cho “sự bạc tình bạc nghĩa”.
Người Trung Quốc xem con ếch là loài vật có ích, nên bảo vệ chúng nhưng người phương Tây rất ghét con ếch, họ cho con ếch là “loài ba hoa, huyên thuyên”.
Người Trung Quốc xem con trâu, con bò là bạn của người nông dân vì trước khi cơ giới hóa nông nghiệp, nó có vai trò không thể thay thế ở nông thôn.
Người Trung Quốc tự cho mình là “truyền nhân của rồng” nên có rất nhiều mặt hàng mang nhãn hiệu con rồng.Tuy nhiên, không ít người phương tây cho rằng con rồng tượng trưng cho bản tính “hung bạo” và “tàn ác” vì hình ảnh con rồng trong trí tưởng tượng của người phương tây không hoàn toàn giống hình ảnh con rồng trong trí tưởng tượng của người Trung Quốc.
Người Nhật và người Trung Quốc đều xem rùa là con vật tượng trưng cho sự trường thọ. 1 số nước phương tây xem rùa là con vật xấu xí đáng ghét.
Người Trung Quốc dành tình cảm đặc biệt cho con thỏ, như câu chuyện thần thoại “Hằng Nga lên cung trăng” kể rằng có 1 con thỏ trắng bầu bạn cùng Hằng Nga. Người Nga xem thường con thỏ, cho rằng con thỏ nhát gan, không kiên nhẫn. Người Úc ghét thỏ, bởi vì Úc là nước nuôi rất nhiều cừu, do thỏ ăn nhiều cỏ nên cừu thiếu thức ăn, làm cho sản lượng len bị ảnh hưởng nghiêm trọng.
Theo cách nghĩ của người Trung Quốc, rắn là con vật xấu xa, có câu thành ngữ” độc như rắn rết”. Nhưng ở phương Tây,rắn tượng trưng cho năng lực trí tuệ, sự lương thiện và khả năng cứu giúp nhân loại. Biểu tượng các hiệu thuốc ở các nước phương Tây là 1 con rắn quấn quanh 1 cái ly có chân, ly có chân này chính là công cụ để lấy nọc độc của rắn. Trong thần thoại Hy Lạp cổ đại, mỗi khi thần y Asdepius và con gái của Người, thần sức khỏe, xuất hiện đều có rắn đi cùng. Trong các tác phẩm của họa sĩ, nhà nghệ thuật thời La Mã cổ đại luôn mô tả nữ thần sức khỏe này. Dù trong cuộc sống hiện thực hay trong sáng tác nghệ thuật, rắn và thuốc trị bệnh luôn có mối quan hệ khăng khít. Từ thời Trung cổ đến nay, biểu tượng này vẫn còn được sử dụng.
Chó là loài vật linh thiêng ở phương Tây, là con vật cưng của người phương tây. Mặc dù ở nước ta có những từ ngữ phê bình, chê bai khéo loài chó nhưng do chịu ảnh hưởng của phương tây nên hiện tượng nuôi chó làm vật cưng cũng trở nên phổ biến. Thái Lan, Afghanistan, Bắc Phi và các nước Hồi Giáo rất kiêng kị chó.
Các nước phương Đông và phương Tây đều xem sư tử là biểu tượng của bậc đế vương, tượng trưng cho uy quyền.
Chim ưng hầu như được sùng bái, ca ngợi và kính sợ trên toàn thế giới.

thuy_ed
04-12-2011, 08:03 AM
KẾT CẤU VÀ CÁCH DỊCH NHÃN HIỆU
Kể từ khi nước ta có chính sách mở cửa với nước ngoài, các sản phẩm trong nước được xuất khẩu với số lượng lớn, hàng hóa của những nước khác cũng được nhập khẩu ồ ạt. Từ đó, tạo ra sự giao lưu lớn giữa các nhãn hiệu. Những nhãn hiệu có tiếng sẽ mang đến cho doanh nghiệp những lợi ích đáng kể, còn những nhãn hiệu chưa được nhiều người biết đến có thể mang đến những tổn thất nặng nề. Có thể nói nhãn hiệu góp 1 phần quan trọng vào kết quả kinh doanh của doanh nghiệp.

KẾT CẤU CỦA NHÃN HIỆU

A. Các nhãn hiệu thông thường:
Dùng các từ vựng thông thường làm nhãn hiệu có ưu điểm nói lên được tính năng, chất lượng của sản phẩm. Khuyết điểm là không nổi bật, hơn nữa khi đăng kí nhãn hiệu rất dễ bị trùng lặp.

1.Nhãn hiệu danh từ chung, có thể phân thành:
(1) Nhãn hiệu danh từ chỉ động vật, ví dụ:
Arawana dầu cá Arawana
Jaguar xe hơi
Crocodile quần áo, đồ trang sức
Redbull thức uống tăng lực

(2) Nhãn hiệu danh từ chỉ thực vật, ví dụ:
Apple máy vi tính
Cherry đồng hồ đeo tay
Carnation sữa bột
Lotus máy vi tính

(3) Những nhãn hiệu danh từ khác, ví dụ:
Xe hơi Crown quần jeans Flashflights
Quần áo thể thao Playboy

2.Nhãn hiệu tính từ thường:
Nước khoáng Clear
Thức uống tăng lực Robust
Kem Delicious

3.Nhãn hiệu động từ thường:
Xà phòng Safeguard
Tã lót Pampers

4.Nhãn hiệu các chữ số thông thường:
7-up: nước giải khát 7-up
Dukel150 : xe moto



5.Nhãn hiệu vay mượn từ nước ngoài:
Xà phòng Lux (Lux bắt nguồn từ tiếng Latinh, có nghĩa là ánh nắng, nghĩa bóng là cuộc sống đầy ánh sáng và hy vọng)
Máy in Xerox (Xerox bắt nguồn từ tiếng Hy Lạp Xerox, có nghĩa là “đặc tính khô”, ở đây chỉ Xerox đã tạo ra lich sử in ấn không dùng đến mực nước ướt)

B. Các nhãn hiệu danh từ riêng:
1.Bắt nguồn từ họ của người sáng lập:
Kem đánh răng Colgate bắt nguồn từ họ của nhà sản xuất người Anh William Colgate

2. Bắt nguồn từ từ ghép của 2 hoặc hơn 2 họ trở lên, thường chỉ những doanh nghiệp hoặc sản phẩm máng nhãn hiệu này là do hai hoặc hơn 2 người trở lên cùng kinh doanh, phát minh hay sáng lập nên.Ví dụ:

Mỹ phẩm Revlon: lấy từ họ Revson của người sáng lập công ty Charles Revson và chữ cái đầu tiên “L” trong họ của người chung phần C.Lachman, tạo thành Revlon

3.Bắt nguồn từ họ tên của 1 người:
VD: Pierre Cardin lấy từ tên của nhà sản xuất thời trang Pierre Cardin
Walt Disney được đặt theo tên của Walt Disney- người sáng lập công ty

4.Bắt nguồn từ tên người +’s
VD: sữa tắm, dầu gội Johnson’s, quần jeans Levi’s, mỹ phẩm Pond’s

5.Bắt nguồn từ chữ cái viết tắt hoặc biến thể của tên người:
VD:
Băng video Ampex bắt nguồn từ các chữ cái đầu trong tên của nhà phát minh người Nga Alexander Mathew Poniatoff cộng với 2 chữ cái đầu của chữ excellence
RR xe hơi Rolls-Royce bắt nguồn từ chữ cái viết tắt của từ Rolls và Royce

6.Lấy từ các tác phẩm văn học, truyện thần thoại v.v..
Xe hơi Mazda bắt nguồn từ tên vị thần ánh sáng, vị thần tối cao, người bảo vệ vương quyền trong đạo thờ thần lửa ở Ba tư thời cổ đại
Sữa ca cao Milo lấy tên từ tên của kiện tướng thể thao Milo vào thời Hy Lạp cổ đại.Truyền thuyết kể rằng Milo từng nâng 1 con bò đực 4 tuổi đi được qua 1 quãng đường 40m, sau đó giết con bò và ăn hết trong vòng 1 ngày. Truyền thuyết khác kể rằng ông ta từng dùng 2 tay đỡ mái của 1 ngôi nhà sắp đổ sụp để những người trong nhà thoát ra ngoài.

Nhãn hiệu mang tên địa danh
BMW xe hơi bắt nguồn từ tiếng Đức Bayerishe Motoren Werke
Santana xe hơi bắt nguồn từ tên của 1 thung lũng ở California

C. CÁC NHÃN HIỆU GỒM NHỮNG TỪ MANG TÍNH SÁNG TẠO:
Trong các nhãn hiệu tiếng Anh còn có 1 loại nhãn hiệu gồm những từ sáng tạo, tức là các nhãn hiệu trung tính. Loại nhãn hiệu này không gặp trở ngại khi đi đăng kí, vì thế rất được các doanh nghiệp lớn nhỏ ưa chuộng. Tuy nhiên, những loại nhãn hiệu này khiến nhiều người không hiểu chúng có nghĩa gì.Ví dụ:

Good+humour  Good Humour
Head + shoulder --> Head & Shoulders
Ask + it -> Askit
Sun kiss it  Sunkist

Sony: Lẽ ra dùng tên tiếng Anh sonny (bé con) nhưng trong tiếng Nhật sonny bị đọc thành sohne (nghĩa là lỗ vốn, đền tiền) như vậy là phạm vào điều cấm kị của các doanh nghiệp nên về sau đổi thành Sony.

Compaq cách phát âm giống như Compact (gnj nhẹ) để biểu thị đặc điểm gọn nhẹ tiện mang theo, thích hợp ở mọi nơi trên thế giới.

Cách ghép chữ đảo ngược:
Milk->Klim
Robert->Trebor
Beer-Reeb
Ghép vần phỏng theo cách phát âm:
Cool-aid-> Kool-Aid
Light- Lite

Cách viết rút gọn:
Rút gọn các chữ cái đầu tiên:
Kentucky Fried Chicken : KFC
International Business Machines : IBM
Rút gọn có quy tắc:
Fantasie-Fanta
Pepsin-Pepsi

Tổ hợp từ mới:
Exercise+bicycle=exercycle: xe đạp tập thể dục
Vigour+Niagara-Viagra
Biscuit+quick-Bisquick
Voice+ data+ phone = vodaphone

Rút gọn do 1 câu tạo thành:
Man always remembers lovely beauty of romantic only – Malboro
Oh, I see : OIC

thuy_ed
04-17-2011, 04:39 PM
BÀI HỌC CHỦ NHẬT 17.4.2011: IDIOMS "ANIMALS":
Animals


act as a guinea pig

- to allow some kind of test to be performed on someone

I was not happy to act as a guinea pig for the new training material.


ahead of the pack

- to be more successful than other people who are doing the same thing as you (a pack is a group of animals like dogs or wolves who live together)

The girl studied hard all summer and was ahead of the pack when she returned to school in the autumn.


alley cat

- a stray cat

I began to feed the alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.


as awkward as a cow on roller skates

- very awkward

The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she first began riding her bicycle.


as blind as a bat

- blind

The man is as blind as a bat and cannot see more than a small distance ahead.


as busy as a beaver

- very busy

I have been as busy as a beaver all morning.


as clean as a hound's tooth

- very clean

The classroom was as clean as a hound's tooth when the students finished cleaning it.


as conceited as a barber's cat

- very conceited, vain

My friend became as conceited as a barber's cat after she won the award at school.


as crooked as a dog's hind leg

- dishonest

The politician is as crooked as a dog's hind leg and nobody trusts him.


as drunk as a skunk

- very drunk

The man was as drunk as a skunk when he walked into the restaurant.


as fat as a pig

- very fat

The woman in the supermarket was as fat as a pig.


as gentle as a lamb

- very gentle

The girl is as gentle as a lamb when she is with her little sister.


as gruff as a bear

- gruff, unsociable

Our neighbor is as gruff as a bear when we meet him in the morning.


as hungry as a bear

- very hungry

I was as hungry as a bear when I arrived home from work.


as innocent as a lamb

- having no guilt, naive

The little girl is as innocent as a lamb and everybody loves her.


as meek as a lamb

- quiet, docile, meek

The secretary was as meek as a lamb when she went to ask her boss for a salary increase.


as nervous as a cat

- very nervous

The man was as nervous as a cat when he talked to the woman.


as poor as a church mouse

- very poor

My cousin is as poor as a church mouse and never has any money to spend.


as quiet as a mouse

- very quiet, shy

I was as quiet as a mouse when I left my house early this morning.


as scared as a rabbit

- very scared

I was as scared as a rabbit when I entered the empty room.


as sick as a dog

- very sick

My friend was as sick as a dog when he left the restaurant last night.


as sly as a fox

- smart and clever

The manager of our apartment is as sly as a fox.


as strong as a horse/ox

- very strong

The man was as strong as an ox and easily helped us move the sofa.


as stubborn as a mule

- very stubborn

My friend is as stubborn as a mule and you can never make her change her mind.


as weak as a kitten

- weak, sickly

The girl is as weak as a kitten and cannot carry the books.


as wild as a tiger

- very wild

The little boy was as wild as a tiger when we were trying to look after him.


back the wrong horse

- to support someone or something that cannot or does not win or succeed

We backed the wrong horse when we supported the candidate for mayor.


badger (someone)

- to get someone to do something by repeated questions or by bothering them

I always have to badger my friend in order to make him return my computer games.


one's bark is worse than one's bite

- one's words are worse than one's actions

You should not worry about the secretary. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.


bark up the wrong tree

- to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person (a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)

My boss is barking up the wrong tree. I did not cause the computer problem.


beat a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

I was beating a dead horse when I was arguing with my boss.


the best-laid plans of mice and men

- the best thought-out plans that anyone can make

The best-laid plans of mice and men could not prevent our travel problems.


bet on the wrong horse

- to misread the future, to not choose the winning person or solution

The man is betting on the wrong horse if he supports the other city in their bid for the Olympic games.


the black sheep of the family

- the worst or the most unpopular or disliked member of a family

My cousin is the black sheep of the family and nobody likes to talk about him.


bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

- to be very cheerful and eager (like a squirrel with bright eyes and a bushy tail)

The children were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when they woke up in the morning.


a bull in a china shop

- a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person

The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.


buy a pig in a poke

- to buy something without seeing it or knowing anything about it

You can buy the used computer but it will be like buying a pig in a poke if you do not look at it first.


by shank's mare

- by foot

I came to the meeting by shank's mare.


call the dogs off or call off the dogs

- to stop threatening or chasing or hounding someone

The police decided to call the dogs off and stop hunting for the man.


a cash cow

- a product or service that makes much money

Our new business is a cash cow. We are making much money now.


cast pearls before swine

- to waste something on someone who will not be thankful or care about it

Giving the jewellery to the woman will be casting pearls before swine. She will not appreciate it at all.


cat gets one`s tongue

- one cannot speak because of shyness

The cat got the woman's tongue and she could not say anything at all.


a cat nap

- a short sleep taken during the day

I had a cat nap in the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.


a cat on a hot tin roof

- full of lively activity

The boy was jumping around like a cat on a hot tin roof and we could not make him be quiet.


champ/chomp at the bit

- to be ready and anxious to do something (a bit is put into a horse's mouth for control of the horse)

Everyone was chomping at the bit to get started on their holiday.


change horses in midstream

- to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begun

They have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.


a cock-and-bull story

- a silly story that is not true

Our neighbor gave us a cock-and-bull story about how our window was broken.


a copycat

- someone who copies another person`s work etc.

The boy is a copycat and often copies the other students' work.


cry wolf

- to give a false alarm, to warn of a danger that is not there

The man is crying wolf. There is no danger from the electrical system.


curiosity killed the cat

- being too nosy may lead a person into trouble

"You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."


a dark horse

- a candidate who is little known to the general public

The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.


dog and pony show

- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.


dog-eat-dog

- ready or willing to fight and hurt others to get what one wants

It is a dog-eat-dog world in our company.


dog in the manger

- someone who prevents others from doing what they themselves do not want to do (in Aesop's Fables a dog that cannot eat hay lays in the hayrack and prevents the other animals from eating the hay)

My friend always acts like a dog in the manger and often tries to prevent us from enjoying ourselves.


donkey's years

- a very long time

I was happy to see my friend because I had not seen her in donkey's years.


a dumb bunny

- a stupid or gullible person

"He really is a dumb bunny. He does such stupid things."


eager beaver

- a person who is always eager to work or do something extra

The woman is an eager beaver and will do very well in this company.


eat high on/off the hog

- to eat good or expensive food

We were eating high off the hog during our ocean cruise.


eat like a horse

- to eat a lot

My brother eats like a horse.


every dog has his day

- everyone will have his chance or turn, everyone will get what he deserves

"Don`t worry about him. Every dog has his day and he will eventually suffer for all the bad things that he is doing."


ferret (information or something) out of (someone)

- to get something from someone by being persistent

I worked hard to ferret the location of the party out of my friend.


fight like cats and dogs

- to argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each other)

The two children were fighting like cats and dogs when we entered the room.


flog a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

My friend was flogging a dead horse when she would not stop arguing about the mistake on her paycheck.


a fraidy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The little boy called his friend a fraidy-cat because his friend would not climb the tree.


get (someone`s) goat

- to annoy someone

My friend is always complaining about the way that I do things which gets my goat.


get off one`s high horse

- to begin to be humble and agreeable

I wish that my supervisor would get off her high horse and begin to think about how other people feel about things.


get on one`s high horse

- to behave with arrogance

My friend is always getting on her high horse and telling people what to do.


go ape (over someone or something)

- to become highly excited or angry about someone or something

Our teacher will go ape if you do not finish the work that was due today.


go hog-wild

- to behave wildly

The soccer fans went hog-wild when they arrived in the city for the game.


go to the dogs

- to deteriorate, to become bad

Many things in our city have gone to the dogs during the last ten years.


go whole hog

- to do everything possible, to be extravagant

We went whole hog in our effort to make the convention a success.


the hair of the dog that bit one

- a drink of alcohol that one takes when recovering from a hangover

The man had the hair of the dog that bit him before he ate breakfast.


have a cow

- to become very angry and upset about something

Our teacher had a cow when nobody prepared for the class.


have a whale of a time

- to have an exciting and interesting time

We had a whale of a time at the party last night.


have bats in one's belfry

- to be a little bit crazy

I think that our neighbor has bats in her belfry.


hit the bulls-eye

- to reach or focus on the main point of something

Our manager hit the bulls-eye when he talked about the problems in the company.


hold one`s horses

- to wait, to be patient

"Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call."


Holy cow

- used to express strong feelings of astonishment or pleasure or anger

"Holy cow," the man said when he saw the car that hit the street lamp.


hoof it

- to walk or run (a hoof is the foot of a horse or sheep or cow etc.)

I decided to hoof it when I came downtown this morning.


horse around

- to play around (in a rough way)

The teacher told the children not to horse around while they were getting ready for class.


a horse of a different color

- another matter entirely, something else, something different than the subject that is being discussed

Changing locations is a horse of a different color and was never discussed in the meeting.


horse sense

- common sense, practical thinking

The boy does not have any horse sense and often makes the wrong decision.


horse trade

- to bargain in a hard and skillful way

We had to do some horse trading but finally we were able to buy the new house.


to hound (someone)

- to pursue or chase someone, to harass someone

The manager is always hounding the younger members of her staff to make them work hard.


in a pig`s eye

- unlikely, not so, never

Never in a pig`s eye will my friend be able to save enough money to go to Mexico for the winter.


in the doghouse

- in disgrace or disfavor, in trouble

The man is in the doghouse with his wife because he came home late last night.


in two shakes of a lamb's tail

- very quickly

I promised that I would meet my friend in two shakes of a lamb's tail.


kangaroo court

- an illegal court formed by a group of people to settle a dispute among themselves

The military court in the small country was a kangaroo court that permitted the military to do whatever they wanted.


keep the wolf from the door

- to maintain oneself at the most basic level

My friend's part-time job is enough for him to keep the wolf from the door.


keep the wolves at bay

- to fight against some kind of trouble

Many people are angry about the new tax. The government has to work hard to keep the wolves at bay.


kill the fatted calf

- to prepare an elaborate banquet for someone

We will kill the fatted calf and have a big feast for my parents.


lead a dog`s life

- to lead a miserable life

The man is leading a dog`s life since he married the woman who everyone told him not to marry.


a leopard can't change its spots

- you cannot change someone's basic human nature or bad qualities

The manager wrote a letter of apology to the customer but a leopard can't change its spots. The manager has not changed and the letter does not mean anything.


let sleeping dogs lie

- do not make trouble if you do not have to

You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about the dispute.


let the cat out of the bag

- to tell something that is supposed to be a secret

The teacher let the cat out of the bag when she began talking about the plans to close the school.


like a bat out of hell

- with great speed and force

I ran like a bat out of hell to catch the bus.


like a deer caught in the headlights

- like someone who is very confused and does not know what to do

The boy looked like a deer caught in the headlights when we discovered him in the locked room.


like lambs to the slaughter

- quietly and without complaining about the dangers that may lie ahead

Our football team went like lambs to the slaughter to play against the best football team in the country.


lion's share of (something)

- the larger part or share of something

We found the lion's share of the lost tickets but some are still missing.


live high on/off the hog

- to have the best of everything

My friend has been living high on the hog since he changed jobs.


loaded for bear

- very angry

The man was loaded for bear when he went in to see the supervisor.


lock horns with (someone)

- to get into an argument with someone

I locked horns with my neighbor yesterday morning.


lock the barn door after the horse is gone

- to try to deal with something after it is too late

My friend wants to fix his house. However, it is like locking the barn door after the horse is gone. There was a flood and the damage is already done.


a lone wolf

- someone who prefers to spend time alone and has few friends

The boy was a lone wolf and spent most of his time alone.


look a gift horse in the mouth

- to complain if a gift is not perfect

The girl should not look a gift horse in the mouth. She should be happy that she received a present from her friends.


look like something the cat dragged in

- to look tired or worn out or dirty

I was very tired and I looked like something the cat dragged in.


look like the cat that swallowed/ate the canary

- to look smug and self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

"You look like the cat that swallowed the canary. What happened?"


make a monkey out of (someone)

- to make someone look foolish

My friend made a monkey out of me when he started arguing with me in front of my boss.


make a mountain out of a molehill

- to make something that is unimportant seem important

You are making a mountain out of a molehill when you talk about the mistake.


make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

- to create something of value from something of no value

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. There is no point in trying to teach that woman manners.


monkey around with (someone or something)

- to play with or waste time with someone or something

The boy spent the morning monkeying around with the old radio.


monkey business

- unethical or illegal activity, mischief

The boy should stop the monkey business and do the job correctly.


a monkey on one's back

- a serious problem that stops someone from being successful at something

Seven games without scoring a goal was a monkey on the back of the famous soccer player.


monkey see, monkey do

- someone copies something that someone else does

It is monkey see, monkey do for the boy. He copies everything that his friend does.


more fun than a barrel of monkeys

- very funny, fun

The children love their teacher because he is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.


not enough room to swing a cat

- not very much space

There was not enough room to swing a cat in the small apartment.


on horseback

- on the back of a horse

We rode to the river on horseback.


a paper tiger

- a person or organization that is supposed to have a lot of power but is actually very weak

The manager was a paper tiger and did not have any power in the company.


piggy bank

- a small bank (sometimes in the shape of a pig) for saving money

The boy has been putting money into his piggy bank to save for a bicycle.


piggyback

- sitting or being carried on someone`s back and shoulders

The boy was riding piggyback on his father`s shoulders.


play cat and mouse with (someone)

- to tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

The man is playing cat and mouse with his company about his plans to quit or not.


play possum

- to pretend to be inactive or asleep or dead

I think that the man is playing possum and is not really sleeping.


put on the dog

- to dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner

We put on the dog for my parents when they came to visit us.


put (someone or something) out to pasture

- to retire someone or something (just as you would put a horse that is too old to work out to pasture)

We finally decided to put our old car out to pasture and buy a new one.


put the cart before the horse

- to do things in the wrong order

Buying a ticket before we make our holiday plans is putting the cart before the horse.


put the cat among the pigeons

- to cause trouble

Sending the unpopular supervisor to talk to the angry workers was like putting the cat among the pigeons.


rain cats and dogs

- to rain very hard

It has been raining cats and dogs all day.


rat on (someone)

- to report someone's bad behavior to someone

The little boy ratted on his friend at school.


rat out on (someone)

- to desert or betray someone

The boy ratted out on his friends. Now they won`t talk to him.


rat race

- a rushed and confusing way of living that does not seem to have a purpose

My uncle is tired of being in the rat race every day. He plans to quit his job soon and do something else.


ride herd on (someone)

- to watch closely and strictly supervise someone (as a cowboy would supervise a herd of cattle)

The manager has been riding herd on his employees so that they can finish the job quickly.


a road hog

- a car driver who uses more than his share of the road

The person in front of me on the highway was a road hog but I tried not to get angry.


rub (someone/someone's fur) the wrong way

- to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

The woman who I work with always rubs me the wrong way.


a sacred cow

- a person or thing that is never criticized or changed even if it should be (from a cow which is sacred in India)

The school lunch program is a sacred cow which they do not want to change.


a scaredy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The children called their friend a scaredy-cat because she would not enter the empty house.


see a man about a dog

- to leave for some unmentioned purpose (often to go to the washroom)

I left our table in the restaurant to go and see a man about a dog.


separate the sheep from the goats

- to divide people into two groups

We had to separate the sheep from the goats when we began to make selections for the school choir.


serve as a guinea pig

- to allow some kind of test to be performed on someone

I was not happy that I had to serve as a guinea pig for the new training material.


a shaggy dog story

- a long and often pointless story that is told as a joke and often ends in a very silly or unexpected way

My friend told me a shaggy dog story about how he lost his bicycle.


smell a rat

- to be suspicious of someone or something, to feel that something is wrong

I smell a rat. There is something wrong with the free credit card offer.


squirrel away (something) or squirrel (something) away

- to hide or store something

My niece likes to squirrel away as much money as possible from her part-time job.


straight from the horse`s mouth

- directly from the person who said something, directly from a dependable source

I heard it straight from the horse`s mouth that our supervisor will be leaving the company next week.


the straw that broke the camel`s back

- a small final trouble or problem which follows other troubles and causes everything to collapse or something to happen

The mistake on the bill was the straw that broke the camel`s back. We finally fired the new accounting clerk.


one's tail between one`s legs

- feeling beaten or humiliated (like a frightened or defeated dog as it walks away)

The manager left the meeting with his tail between his legs after he was criticized by the company president.


the tail wagging the dog

- a situation where a small part controls the whole thing

The tail is wagging the dog. The receptionist controls everything in the office.


take the bull by the horns

- to take decisive and direct action

My aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and begin preparations for the family reunion.


there is more than one way to skin a cat

- there is more than one way to do something

I knew that there was more than one way to skin a cat so I did not worry about the rules and time limit of my project.


throw (someone) to the lions

- to permit someone to be blamed or criticized for something without trying to help or protect him or her

The company threw the manager to the lions and made him take responsibility for the problem.


throw (someone) to the wolves

- to send someone into danger without protection, to sacrifice someone

The salesman decided to throw his coworker to the wolves when he asked him to meet the angry customer.


top dog

- the most important person in an organization

My uncle is the top dog in his company.


turn tail

- to run away from trouble or danger

We decided to turn tail and leave the restaurant before there was an argument.


until the cows come home

- until very late, for a long time

We can talk until the cows come home this evening.


weasel out of (something)

- to not have to do something (like a weasel which can move through small openings)

My friend was able to weasel out of going to the store for his mother.


when the cat's away, the mice will play

- when you are not watching someone they may get into trouble

When the cat's away, the mice will play and when the teacher left the classroom the students began to play around.


a white elephant

- something that is not useful and costs a lot of money to maintain

The airport is a white elephant and nobody liked to use it.


wild horses could not drag (someone away)

- there is nothing that will force someone to go somewhere or do something

Wild horses could not drag me away from my favorite TV show last night.


a wildcat strike

- a strike spontaneously arranged by a group of workers

There was a wildcat strike at the factory and the workers stopped work.


wolf down (something)

- to gulp down something, to eat something quickly

I wolfed down my dinner and left the house for the movie.


a wolf in sheep`s clothing

- a person who pretends to be good but really is bad

"Be careful of that man. He is a wolf in sheep`s clothing."


work like a dog

- to work very hard

The boy worked like a dog on his school project.


work like a horse

- to work very hard

My grandfather worked like a horse when he was a young man.


you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink)

- you can give someone the opportunity to do something but you cannot force him or her to do it if they do not want to

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink and no matter how hard we try to help my cousin get a job he will not make any effort to find one.


you can't teach an old dog new tricks

- it is difficult for older people to learn new things

You can't teach an old dog new tricks and I do not think that my father will ever change his eating habits.



cat Idioms



alley cat

- a stray cat

I began to feed the alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.


as conceited as a barber's cat

- very conceited, vain

My friend became as conceited as a barber's cat after she won the award at school.


as weak as a kitten

- weak, sickly

The girl is as weak as a kitten and cannot carry the books.


cat gets one`s tongue

- one cannot speak because of shyness

The cat got the woman's tongue and she could not say anything at all.


a cat nap

- a short sleep taken during the day

I had a cat nap during the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.


a cat on a hot tin roof

- full of lively activity

The boy was jumping around like a cat on a hot tin roof and we could not make him be quiet.


a copycat

- someone who copies another person`s work etc.

The boy is a copycat and copies the other students' work.


curiosity killed the cat

- being too nosy may lead a person into trouble

"You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."


fight like cats and dogs

- to argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each other)

The two children were fighting like cats and dogs when we entered the room.


a fraidy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The little boy called his friend a fraidy-cat because his friend would not climb the tree.


let the cat out of the bag

- to tell something that is supposed to be a secret

The teacher let the cat out of the bag when she began talking about the plans to close the school.


look like something the cat dragged in

- to look tired or worn out or dirty

I was very tired and I looked like something the cat dragged in.


look like the cat that swallowed/ate the canary

- to look smug and self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

"You look like the cat that swallowed the canary. What happened?"


not enough room to swing a cat

- not very much space

There was not enough room to swing a cat in the small apartment.


play cat and mouse with (someone)

- to tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

The man is playing cat and mouse with his company about his plans to quit or not.


put the cat among the pigeons

- to cause trouble

Sending the unpopular supervisor to talk to the angry workers was like putting the cat among the pigeons.


rain cats and dogs

- to rain very hard

It has been raining cats and dogs all day.


rub (someone) the wrong way

- to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

The woman who I work with rubs me the wrong way.


a scaredy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The children called their friend a scaredy-cat because she would not enter the empty house.


there is more than one way to skin a cat

- there is more than one way to do something

I knew that there was more than one way to skin a cat so I did not worry about the rules and time limit of my project.


when the cat's away, the mice will play

- when you are not watching someone they may get into trouble

When the cat's away, the mice will play and when the teacher left the classroom the students began to play around.

thuy_ed
04-18-2011, 08:45 AM
cow Idioms


as awkward as a cow on roller skates

- very awkward

The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she began riding her bicycle.

a bull in a china shop

- a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person

The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.

a cash cow

- a product or service that makes much money

Our new business is a cash cow. We are making much money now.

have a cow

- to become very angry and upset about something

Our teacher had a cow when nobody prepared for the class.

hit the bulls-eye

- to reach or focus on the main point of something

Our manager hit the bulls-eye when he talked about the problems in the company.

Holy cow

- used to express strong feelings of astonishment or pleasure or anger

"Holy cow," the man said when he saw the car that hit the street lamp.

a sacred cow

- a person or thing that is never criticized or changed even if it should be (from a cow which is sacred in India)

The school lunch program is a sacred cow which they will never change.

take the bull by the horns

- to take decisive and direct action

My aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and begin preparations for the family reunion.

until the cows come home

- until very late, for a long time

We can talk until the cows come home this evening.


dog Idioms


as clean as a hound's tooth

- very clean

The classroom was as clean as a hound's tooth when the students finished cleaning it.

as crooked as a dog's hind leg

- dishonest

The politician is as crooked as a dog's hind leg and nobody likes him.

as sick as a dog

- very sick

My friend was as sick as a dog when he left the restaurant last night.

one's bark is worse than one's bite

- one's words are worse than one's actions

You should not worry about the secretary. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.

bark up the wrong tree

- to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person (a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)

My boss is barking up the wrong tree. I did not cause the computer problem.

call the dogs off or call off the dogs

- to stop threatening or chasing or hounding someone

The police decided to call the dogs off and stop hunting for the man.

dog and pony show

- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.

dog-eat-dog

- ready or willing to fight and hurt others to get what one wants

It is a dog-eat-dog world in our company.

dog in the manger

- someone who prevents others from doing what they themselves do not want to do (in Aesop's Fables a dog that cannot eat hay lays in the hayrack and prevents the other animals from eating the hay)

My friend always acts like a dog in the manger and often tries to prevent us from enjoying ourselves.

every dog has his day

- everyone will have his chance or turn, everyone will get what he deserves

"Don`t worry about him. Every dog has his day and he will eventually suffer for all the bad things that he is doing."

fight like cats and dogs

- to argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each other)

The two children were fighting like cats and dogs when we entered the room.

go to the dogs

- to deteriorate, to become bad

Many things in our city have gone to the dogs during the last ten years.

the hair of the dog that bit one

- a drink of alcohol that one takes when recovering from a hangover

The man had the hair of the dog that bit him before he ate breakfast.

to hound (someone)

- to pursue or chase someone, to harass someone

The manager is always hounding the younger members of her staff to make them work hard.

in the doghouse

- in disgrace or disfavor, in trouble

The man is in the doghouse with his wife because he came home late last night.

lead a dog`s life

- to lead a miserable life

The man is leading a dog`s life since he married the woman who everyone told him not to marry.

let sleeping dogs lie

- do not make trouble if you do not have to

You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about the dispute.

put on the dog

- to dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner

We put on the dog for my parents when they came to visit us.

rub (someone/someone's fur) the wrong way

- to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

The woman who I work with always rubs me the wrong way.

see a man about a dog

- to leave for some unmentioned purpose (often to go to the washroom)

I left our table in the restaurant to go and see a man about a dog.

a shaggy dog story

- a long and often pointless story that is told as a joke and often ends in a very silly or unexpected way

My friend told me a shaggy dog story about how he lost his bicycle.

one's tail between one`s legs

- feeling beaten or humiliated (like a frightened or defeated dog as it walks away)

The manager left the meeting with his tail between his legs after he was criticized by the company president.

the tail wagging the dog

- a situation where a small part of something controls the whole thing

The tail is wagging the dog. The receptionist controls everything in the office.

top dog

- the most important person in an organization

My uncle is the top dog in his company.

turn tail

- to run away from trouble or danger

We decided to turn tail and leave the restaurant before there was an argument.

work like a dog

- to work very hard

The boy worked like a dog on his school project.

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

- it is difficult for older people to learn new things

You can't teach an old dog new tricks and I do not think that my father will ever change his eating habits.


horse Idioms


as strong as a horse/ox

- very strong

The man was as strong as an ox and easily helped us move the sofa.

as stubborn as a mule

- very stubborn

My friend is as stubborn as a mule and you can never make her change her mind.

back the wrong horse

- to support someone or something that cannot or does not win or succeed

We backed the wrong horse when we supported the candidate for mayor.

beat a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

I was beating a dead horse when I was arguing with my boss.

bet on the wrong horse

- to misread the future, to not choose the winning person or solution

The man is betting on the wrong horse if he supports the other city in their bid for the Olympic games.

by shank's mare

- by foot

I came to the meeting by shank's mare.

champ/chomp at the bit

- to be ready and anxious to do something (a bit is put into a horse's mouth for control of the horse)

Everyone was chomping at the bit to get started on their holiday.

change horses in midstream

- to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begun

They have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.

a dark horse

- a candidate who is little known to the general public

The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.

dog and pony show

- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.

donkey's years

- a very long time

I was happy to see my friend because I had not seen her in donkey's years.

eat like a horse

- to eat a lot

My brother eats like a horse.

flog a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

My friend was flogging a dead horse when she would not stop arguing about the mistake on her paycheck.

get off one`s high horse

- to begin to be humble and agreeable

I wish that my supervisor would get off her high horse and begin to think about how other people feel about things.

get on one`s high horse

- to behave with arrogance

My friend is always getting on her high horse and telling people what to do.

hold one`s horses

- to wait, to be patient

"Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call."

hoof it

- to walk or run (a hoof is the foot of a horse or sheep or cow etc.)

I decided to hoof it when I came downtown this morning.

horse around

- to play around (in a rough way)

The teacher told the children not to horse around while they were getting ready for class.

a horse of a different color

- another matter entirely, something else, something different than the subject that is being discussed

Changing locations is a horse of a different color and was never discussed in any of our meetings.

horse sense

- common sense, practical thinking

The boy does not have any horse sense and often makes the wrong decision.

horse trade

- to bargain in a hard and skillful way

We had to do some horse trading but finally we were able to buy the new house.

lock the barn door after the horse is gone

- to try to deal with something after it is too late

My friend wants to fix his house. However, it is like locking the barn door after the horse is gone. There was a flood and the damage is already done.

look a gift horse in the mouth

- to complain if a gift is not perfect

The girl should not look a gift horse in the mouth. She should be happy that she received a present from her friends.

on horseback

- on the back of a horse

We rode to the river on horseback.

put (someone or something) out to pasture

- to retire someone or something (just as you would put a horse that is too old to work out to pasture)

We finally decided to put our old car out to pasture and buy a new one.

put the cart before the horse

- to do things in the wrong order

Buying a ticket before we make our holiday plans is putting the cart before the horse.

ride herd on (someone)

- to watch closely and strictly supervise someone (as a cowboy would supervise a herd of cattle)

The manager has been riding herd on his employees so that they can finish the job quickly.

straight from the horse`s mouth

- directly from the person who said something, directly from a dependable source

I heard it straight from the horse`s mouth that our supervisor will be leaving the company next week.

wild horses could not drag (someone away)

- there is nothing that will force someone to go somewhere or do something

Wild horses could not drag me away from my favorite TV show last night.

work like a horse

- to work very hard

My grandfather worked like a horse when he was a young man.

you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink)

- you can give someone the opportunity to do something but you cannot force him or her to do it if they do not want to

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink and no matter how hard we try to help my cousin get a job he will not make any effort to find one.

thuy_ed
04-18-2011, 09:45 PM
mouse Idioms



as poor as a church mouse

- very poor

My cousin is as poor as a church mouse and never has any money to spend.


as quiet as a mouse

- very quiet, shy

I was as quiet as a mouse when I left my house early this morning.


the best-laid plans of mice and men

- the best thought-out plans that anyone can make

The best-laid plans of mice and men could not prevent our travel problems.


play cat and mouse with (someone)

- to tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

The man is playing cat and mouse with his company about his plans to quit or not.


when the cat's away, the mice will play

- when you are not watching someone they may get into trouble

When the cat's away, the mice will play and when the teacher left the classroom the students began to play around.



pig/hog Idioms



as fat as a pig

- very fat

The woman in the supermarket was as fat as a pig.


buy a pig in a poke

- to buy something without seeing it or knowing anything about it

You can buy the used computer but it will be like buying a pig in a poke if you do not look at it first.


cast pearls before swine

- to waste something on someone who will not be thankful or care about it

Giving the jewellery to the woman will be casting pearls before swine. She will not appreciate it at all.


eat high on/off the hog

- to eat good or expensive food

We were eating high off the hog during our ocean cruise.


go hog-wild

- to behave wildly

The soccer fans went hog-wild when they arrived in the city for the game.


go whole hog

- to do everything possible, to be extravagant

We went whole hog in our effort to make the convention a success.


in a pig`s eye

- unlikely, not so, never

Never in a pig`s eye will my friend be able to save enough money to go to Mexico for the winter.


live high on/off the hog

- to have the best of everything

My friend has been living high on the hog since he changed jobs.


make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

- to create something of value from something of no value

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. There is no point in trying to teach that woman manners.


piggy bank

- a small bank (sometimes in the shape of a pig) for saving money

The boy has been putting money into his piggy bank to save for a bicycle.


piggyback

- sitting or being carried on someone`s back and shoulders

The boy was riding piggyback on his father`s shoulders.


a road hog

- a car driver who uses more than his share of the road

The person in front of me on the highway was a road hog but I tried not to get angry.



rat Idioms



rat on (someone)

- to report someone's bad behavior to someone

The little boy ratted on his friend at school.


rat out on (someone)

- to desert or betray someone

The boy ratted out on his friends. Now they won`t talk to him.


rat race

- a rushed and confusing way of living that does not seem to have a purpose

My uncle is tired of being in the rat race every day. He plans to quit his job soon and do something else.


smell a rat

- to be suspicious of someone or something, to feel that something is wrong

I smell a rat. There is something wrong with the free credit card offer.



sheep/goat Idioms



as gentle as a lamb

- very gentle

The girl is as gentle as a lamb when she is with her little sister.


as innocent as a lamb

- having no guilt, naive

The little girl is as innocent as a lamb and everybody loves her.


as meek as a lamb

- quiet, docile, meek

The secretary was as meek as a lamb when she went to ask her boss for a salary increase.


the black sheep of the family

- the worst or the most unpopular or disliked member of a family

My cousin is the black sheep of the family and nobody likes to talk about him.


get (someone`s) goat

- to annoy someone

My friend is always complaining about the way that I do things which gets my goat.


in two shakes of a lamb's tail

- very quickly

I promised that I would meet my friend in two shakes of a lamb's tail.


like lambs to the slaughter

- quietly and without complaining about the dangers that may lie ahead

Our football team went like lambs to the slaughter to play against the best football team in the country.


separate the sheep from the goats

- to divide people into two groups

We had to separate the sheep from the goats when we began to make selections for the school choir.


wolf Idioms



cry wolf

- to give a false alarm, to warn of a danger that is not there

The man is crying wolf. There is no danger from the electrical system.


keep the wolf from the door

- to maintain oneself at the most basic level

My friend's part-time job is enough for him to keep the wolf from the door.


keep the wolves at bay

- to fight against some kind of trouble

Many people are angry about the new tax. The government has to work hard to keep the wolves at bay.


a lone wolf

- someone who prefers to spend time alone and has few friends

The boy was a lone wolf and spent most of his time alone.


throw (someone) to the wolves

- to send someone into danger without protection, to sacrifice someone

The salesman decided to throw his coworker to the wolves when he asked him to meet the angry customer.


wolf down (something)

- to gulp down something, to eat something quickly

I wolfed down my dinner and left the house for the movie.


a wolf in sheep`s clothing

- a person who pretends to be good but really is bad

"Be careful of that man. He is a wolf in sheep`s clothing."

thuy_ed
04-19-2011, 08:28 AM
BUSINESS IDIOMS


Business
accept an offer

- to agree to an offer or proposal

I accepted the offer to buy my car.


across the board

- including everyone or everything

The computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.


adjourn a meeting

- to end a meeting

We adjourned the meeting until the next day.


at a loss

- at less than the cost, at a financial loss

The store was selling things at a loss so the prices were very low.


bail a company out or bail out a company

- to rescue a company that has financial problems

The government bailed out the bank to maintain stability in the economy.


balance the books

- to check that all the money in a business is accounted for

The accountant spent several days trying to balance the books of his company.


ball park figure/estimate

- a rough estimate or figure

The contractor gave us a ball park figure for the cost of repairing the new building.


bang for the buck

- value for the money spent

We were able to get much bang for the buck when we advertised on the Internet.


banker's hours

- short work hours (similar to a bank)

My friend owns his own company and works banker's hours most days.


bankroll someone

- to supply someone with money, to finance someone

The movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.


bean counter

- an accountant

We asked the bean counters to look at the figures in the new budget.


big cheese/gun/wheel

- an important person, a leader

The new director was a big wheel in his previous company.


bigwig

- an important person, a leader

Some of the bigwigs of our company came to visit our factory.


blow a deal

- to ruin a business deal with someone

We are working hard so that we do not blow the deal with our new customer.


bottom drops/falls out of (something)

- a collapse occurs and prices fall below an earlier low price

When the bottom fell out of the coffee market many companies had to stop doing business.


bottom line

- the total, the final figure on a balance sheet, the results (of a business)

After we examined the bottom line of the company we decided not to invest in it.


bottom line

- the central issue of a discussion, the main point

My friend wants to open a restaurant. However, the bottom line for me is that we need more research before I invest any money.


bottom out

- to reach the lowest or worst point

The value of my stock has begun to bottom out and it should soon begin to increase in value.


bounce a check

- to write a check in which you do not have enough money in your bank account

The young man bounced a check when he tried to pay his rent.


boys in the backroom

- a group of men making decisions behind the scenes

The boys in the backroom told us that the factory will close next year.


break even

- to have expenses equal to profits

After three months the company was able to break even and begin to make a profit.


bring (something) to the table

- to have something to offer during a negotiation

We were able to bring a new offer to the table during the negotiations.


budget crunch/squeeze

- a situation where there is not enough money in the budget

There is a severe budget squeeze at our company.


buy a stake in (something)

- to buy part ownership of a company or other enterprise

The large bank is planning to buy a stake in the small stock trading company.


buy off (someone) or buy (someone) off

- to use a gift or money to divert someone from their duty (similar to a bribe and sometimes illegal)

The land developer tried to buy off the politician but he was not successful.


buy out (someone or something) or buy (someone or something) out

- to buy the ownership or a majority share of something

The large company decided to buy out the small textile company.


buy (something) on credit

- to buy something without paying cash

My friend had no money so he decided to buy some furniture on credit.


by a long shot

- by a big difference

Our company beat out the bids of the other companies by a long shot.


a calculated risk

- an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed

The company took a calculated risk when they put the new computer on the market.


call a loan

- to demand the immediate and complete payment of a debt/loan

The bank recently called the loan of the small business.


call a meeting to order

- to start a meeting

Our supervisor called the meeting to order after everyone arrived.


call on (someone) to speak

- to ask someone to speak, to give someone permission to speak at a meeting

The chairman called on me to speak at the meeting.


captain of industry

- a top corporation officer

The president of our company was a captain of industry and when he retired he was appointed to many government boards.


carry a motion

- to support or win acceptance for a motion or proposal or idea in a meeting

I was able to carry a motion at last night's meeting.


carry over figures/numbers/costs

- to transfer a figure or number or cost from one column or time to another

Our company will carry over last year's losses to this year.


carry over (something) or carry (something) over

- to save or postpone something for another time

The department store will carry over their sale until after the national holiday.


carry the day

- to win complete support

The manager's idea carried the day and everyone supported him with enthusiasm.


carry through with (something)

- to put something into action, to do something

The steel company will carry through with their plan to restructure operations.


carve out a niche (for a product)

- to create a speciality or product or market that nobody else has

The company was able to carve out a niche for their product among university students.


circulate the agenda

- to distribute a list or other information about what will be discussed in a meeting

We circulated the agenda for the meeting last week.


close out (something) or close (something) out

- to sell the whole or all of something

The company decided to close out the store and sell the remaining stock very cheap.


close the books

- to stop taking orders, to end a bookkeeping period

The company will close the books at the end of December.


close up shop

- to stop doing business (for a variety of reasons - not only financial reasons)

The university bookstore will close up shop next month.


come down in price

- to lower the price of one's product, to become cheaper

We were forced to come down in price in order to sell our target number of cars for the month.


come in high

- to charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high

The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.


come in low

- to offer a low amount of money for a product or service

The company came in low with an offer for our product.


come on strong

- to overwhelm others with very strong language or personality

The salesman came on strong at the meeting and angered the other members of the team.


company man

- a person who always works hard for his company and supports the company policies

My father was a company man and he always put in an extra effort for his company.


company town

- a town dominated by one industry or company

The company town faced severe economic times when the coal mine closed.


corner the market

- to dominate a particular market with your product

The large company has cornered the market for cell phones in our city.


crunch numbers

- to do mathematical calculations

The accountant loves to crunch numbers and he is one of the top managers in our company.


cut a deal

- to make a business arrangement or contract with someone

I was able to cut a deal with the contractor and we paid very little for our new kitchen.


cut back

- to use fewer or less of something

The company has been cutting back on entertainment expenses recently.


cut corners

- to economize, to try to spend less money

We have been forced to economize on expenses during these severe economic times.


cut off (someone or something) or cut (someone or something) off

- to interrupt or stop someone or something

The speech by our manager was cut off when the electricity went off in the building.


cut one's losses

- to do something in order to stop losing additional money or time etc.

We should sell the old machinery soon and try to cut our losses.


defeat a motion

- to defeat an idea or proposal in a meeting

We easily defeated the motion to change the dates for next year's convention.


deliver the goods

- to succeed in doing a good job of something

The new manager is not very popular but he is able to deliver the goods.


double check (something)

- to check something again to confirm that it is correct

We must double check the new product prices before the price list is printed.


draw up a contract

- to make or draft a contract

The lawyer spent several hours drawing up a new contract.


drop the price (of something)

- to lower the price of something

We dropped the price of our product during the negotiation.

Dạy Thanh Nhạc
04-19-2011, 09:00 AM
Mình sẵn sàng trao đổi với các bạn về English. Bạn nào có con học gì ko hiểu mình sẵn sàng ^^ mình mới có 1 nhóc 2 tuổi thôi nhưng mình thích trẻ con lắm, nhất định mình sẽ dạy con mình TA từ khi nào em í biết nói sõi tiếng Việt ^^ mong cả nhà ủng hộ và mình cùng nhau học tiếng Anh thật tốt nhé. ^^

Mẹ Thuỷ ơi khi nào mẹ nó bắt đầu dạy TA cho con thì nhớ goị mình nhé, mình cho nhóc nhà mình qua học cùng

pinktrang
04-19-2011, 09:07 AM
cảm ơn chủ top về chương trình bổ ích........................

thuy_ed
04-20-2011, 09:25 PM
Negotiations
accept an offer

- to agree to an offer or proposal

I accepted the offer to buy my car.

at stake

- something that can be gained or lost

There was much at stake during the negotiations between the nurses and the government.

back down

- to yield in one's position during negotiations, to not follow up on a threat

The government backed down on their threat to give less money to the school district.

back out (of something)

- to get out of an agreement, to fail to keep a promise

The property developer backed out of the plan to build the new apartment building.

ball is in (someone's) court

- it is the decision of another person or group to do something

The ball is in the union's court after the company made their final offer.

beat around the bush

- to talk about something without giving a direct answer

The manager was beating around the bush and never said anything important.

blow a deal

- to ruin a business deal with someone

We are working hard so that we do not blow the deal with our new customer.

bog down

- to slow down and make no progress (a bog is an area of land that is wet and muddy - like a swamp)

The negotiations bogged down over the issue of part-time workers.

bone of contention

- the subject or reason for a fight or dispute

The size of the project was a bone of contention between the city and the developer.

break down

- to fail, to stop

The negotiations broke down last night when both sides refused to compromise.

break off (something) or break (something) off

- to stop or end suddenly

The government decided to break off talks about extending the trade agreement.

break through

- to be successful after overcoming a difficulty

We were able to break through in our efforts to find a solution to the problem.

breakthrough

- a success that comes after overcoming a difficulty

There was a breakthrough in the talks to end the teacher's strike.

bring off (something) or bring (something) off

- to achieve something

We were unable to bring off a deal to buy the new computer system for our company.

bring (someone) to terms

- to make someone agree to something or do something

The government worked hard to bring the two sides to terms.

bring (something) to the table

- to have something to offer during a negotiation

We were able to bring a new offer to the table during the negotiations.

bring up (something) or bring ( something) up

- to begin a discussion about something, to mention something

I tried to bring up the subject of sales commissions during the meeting.

call off (something) or call (something) off

- to stop or quit or cancel something

We called off the meeting because everybody was busy.

call (someone's) bluff

- to try to make someone prove that they can actually do what they say they can

The government called the union's bluff when the union threatened to go on strike.

call the shots

- to be in charge

During the meeting the vice-president was calling the shots.

cave in to (someone or something)

- to weaken and be forced to give up

The company was forced to cave in to the demands of the workers for more money.

close a deal

- to end a negotiation successfully

We had to work hard but we were finally able to close the deal.

close ranks

- to unite and fight together

During the meeting we closed ranks and refused to compromise on any issue.

come back with an offer

- to return to negotiations with a new offer

We came back with a new offer and the negotiations continued smoothly.

come down in price

- to lower the price of one's product

We decided to come down in price and try and sell our products quickly.

come in high

- to charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high

The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.

come in low

- to offer a low amount of money for a product or service

The company came in low with an offer for our product.

come to terms

- to reach an agreement

After negotiating all night the government and the company came to terms on an arrangement for the new water system.

come up in a discussion

- to become a subject in a discussion

Nothing related to the issue of quality came up in the discussion.

come up with (an idea or something)

- to produce or find a thought or idea or answer

My boss was happy when I came up with some good ideas during the meeting.

common ground

- shared beliefs or interests

There was no common ground between the two sides and the negotiations did not go well.

consider an offer

- to think about an offer or proposal

The man considered the offer to buy his car.

continue down to the wire

- to near a deadline, to have little time remaining

The negotiations continued down to the wire but they ended successfully.

cover ground

- to talk about the important facts and details of something

The questions were endless and we were unable to cover much ground during the meeting.

cut a deal

- to make an agreement, to make a deal or arrangement

We cut a deal and left the meeting in a positive mood.

cut (someone) off or cut off (someone)

- to stop someone from saying something, to interrupt someone

My friend cut me off when I was speaking.

down to the wire

- near a deadline, with little time remaining

They went down to the wire but the two sides finally agreed to a new contract.

drag on

- to be prolonged, to continue for a long time

The talks between the company and the lawyers dragged on for several weeks.

drag one's heels

- to act slowly or reluctantly

The government dragged their heels in talks with the union about the new contract.

draw the line

- to set a limit about what will be done or discussed

The union was flexible on the salary issue but they drew the line at talking about health benefits.

draw up (something) or draw (something) up

- to put something (a contract or a plan) in writing

The lawyers drew up a contract for the new housing development on the government land.

drive a hard bargain

- to bargain hard and try to make an agreement to one's advantage

The sales manager drives a hard bargain and it is difficult to negotiate with him.

drive at (something)

- to mean something, to want to say something

I could not understand what the other negotiators in the meeting were driving at.

drop the price (of something)

- to lower the price of something

We dropped the price of our product during the negotiation.

face down (someone) or face (someone) down

- to confront someone boldly

The government decided to face down the striking transportation workers.

fall through

- to fail, to be ruined, to not happen

The deal for the new machinery fell through and we will have to look for another supplier.

fifty-fifty

- equally, evenly

We shared the profits with the other company fifty-fifty.

follow through on/with (something)

- to finish an action, to keep a promise

Our boss said that wages would improve soon but he never followed through with his promise.

force (someone's) hand

- to make someone do something that they do not want to do at that time

We decided to force our opponent's hand because we wanted to finish the negotiations quickly.

get behind (a person or idea)

- to support a person or idea

Although we did not agree with the manager we got behind his proposal at the meeting.

get down to brass tacks

- to begin the work or business that must be done

"Let's get down to brass tacks and begin talking about the new contract."

get down to business

- to start working or doing the business at hand

We must get down to business and finish our work quickly.

get the ball rolling

- to start an activity or action

We should get the ball rolling and begin the meeting at once.

get the message

- to understand clearly what someone means

I do not think that the opposite side got the message about where the negotiations are heading.

get the raw end of the deal

- to do badly in a negotiation or a similar situation

I got the raw end of the deal when I received my new work schedule.

get to first base

- to make a good start, to succeed

We have not been able to get to first base regarding the terms of the new contract.

get to the bottom of (something)

- to discover or understand the real cause of something

It will be difficult to get to the bottom of the financial problems in the company.

get to the heart of (something)

- to find the most important facts or central meaning of something

We spent the morning trying to get to the heart of the problem with the computer supplier.

give a little

- to compromise during a negotiation

We know that we must give a little if we want to complete the negotiations.

give and take (give-and-take)

- to share, to give up part of what you want in order to make an agreement

After much give and take we reached an agreement regarding the property transfer.

give away the farm

- to offer too much during a negotiation

I tried not to give away the farm during the negotiation.

give ground

- to move back or retreat from one's position

We bargained hard but the other sales representative refused to give ground.

give in to (someone)

- to do what another person wants rather than to fight and argue with him or her

After eight weeks of negotiations we gave in and agreed to sell the machinery at a discount.

go back on (something)

- to not be faithful or loyal to one's word or an agreement

The company directors went back on their word to give the employees a salary increase.

go back to square one

- to go back to the beginning

The meeting was a failure and we were forced to go back to square one.

go back to the drawing board

- to go back and start something from the beginning

The negotiations failed so we had to go back to the drawing board and start over.

go down to the wire

- to near a deadline, to have little time remaining

The negotiations went down to the wire last night.

go for broke

- to risk everything on one big effort, to try as hard as possible

After going for broke at the meeting we were able to reach an agreement.

go over like a lead balloon

- to fail to generate a positive response

The sales manager's proposal went over like a lead balloon at the meeting

go over well

- to be liked or successful

My idea about employee evaluations went over well with the new manager.

hammer out (an agreement or a deal)

- to negotiate a deal or agreement by discussion and debate

The negotiations lasted all night but finally we were able to hammer out an agreement.

hang in the balance

- to have two equally possible results, to be uncertain

The outcome of the election was hanging in the balance after the top candidates had an equal number of votes.

hard-nosed

- to be very strict, to be stubborn, to be uncompromising

The negotiatiors were hard-nosed during the talks for a new contract.

have a card up one's sleeve

- to hide something of value

I thought that the negotiations would not succeed but my boss had a card up his sleeve that we did not know about.

have a poker face

- to not show any reaction or emotion

Our boss had a poker face when he told us that our office would soon close.

hold all the aces/cards/trumps

- to have all of the advantages

The management group was holding all the aces during the meeting with the union.

hold out for (something)

- to keep resisting or refuse to give up until you get the desired results

The union is holding out for a better deal and they do not plan to end their strike.

hold out on (someone)

- to refuse to give information or something to someone who has a right to it

The new manager has been holding out on the company and he will not tell anyone his plans.

horse-trade

- to make a business agreement or deal after careful bargaining and compromise

After several hours of horse-trading we reached an agreement to buy the new computers.

in the bag

- to be certain

The contract for the new insurance policy is in the bag.

iron (something) out or iron out (something)

- to solve a problem

We spent several hours ironing out the final details of the contract.

knock down the price of (something)

- to decrease a price

The department store has knocked down the price of many of their products.

lay one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions

Our boss laid his cards on the table during the meeting.

make a concession

- to change your position in favor of the other person/side when you are negotiating

The union made a big concession in their negotiations with their company.

make an offer

- to make a financial or other proposal for a product or service

I will make an offer and try to buy the house that I like.

make headway

- to make progress

We are bargaining hard and making headway with the new agreement.

meet (someone) halfway

- to compromise with someone

The price for the truck was too high but we met the salesman halfway and made an agreement to buy it.

nail down the terms of an agreement

- to discuss and agree on the terms of a contract

We must try and nail down the terms of the agreement at the meeting tomorrow.

nail (something) down or nail down (something)

- to make certain or sure

We nailed down an agreement to build the staff room as quickly as possible.

off the record

- to be not published or revealed, to be a secret

I told my boss off the record that I would probably not return after the summer holiday.

paint oneself into a corner

- to get into a bad situation that is difficult or impossible to escape

The negotiations became easier when the other side painted themselves into a corner.

play hardball (with someone)

- to act strong and aggressive with someone

The union played hardball during the contract talks.

play into (someone's) hands

- to do something that another person can use against you

Our manager played into the hands of the other side when he became angry during the meeting.

play one's ace

- to use one's best resource (the ace is the most powerful card), to use all of one's power

I played my ace when I asked my boss for more money.

play one's cards close to one's chest

- to be secretive and cautious about something

My colleague was playing his cards close to his chest when he began to talk to our competitor.

pull (something) off or pull off (something)

- to succeed in doing something difficult or impossible

The contract seemed impossible to win but we pulled it off through our skillful negotiating.

pull (something) out of a hat

- to get something as if by magic, to invent something, to imagine something

The problem was difficult but somehow we were able to pull a solution out of a hat.

put one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions

We put our cards on the table and tried to solve the problem.

raise the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict

The small country raised the ante in the trade dispute with the other countries.

a raw deal

- treatment that is not fair

The sales manager received a raw deal when he was forced to give up his former position.

reach a stalemate

- to arrive at a position where no progress is being made

The talks to buy the new computers have reached a stalemate and it will be difficult to start them again.

reach first base

- to make a good start, to succeed

We were unable to reach first base in the discussions.

read between the lines

- to understand the meaning of something by guessing what is not said

The salesman did not say that no products were available but we could read between the lines and we knew that there were none available.

rock-bottom offer

- the lowest price that one can offer to buy something

The buyer made a rock-bottom offer to buy our product.

a setback

- a change from better to worse, a delay, a reversal

The bad weather was a setback in our efforts to get the material delivered on time.

smooth (something) over or smooth over (something)

- to make something seem better or less severe

We tried to smooth over the problems between the two managers.

stack the deck against (someone)

- to trick someone, to arrange things unfairly (a deck is a deck of cards)

The manager stacked the deck against his opponent when he went into the meeting.

stand one's ground

- to maintain and defend one's position

The other negotiating team was very aggressive but we stood our ground and bargained hard.

start the ball rolling

- to begin an activity or action

I will start the ball rolling by making some telephone calls to my coworkers.

stick to one's guns

- to defend an action or opinion despite an unfavorable reaction

We stuck to our guns during the meeting and asked for more time to consider the proposal.

sweeten the deal

- to offer something during a negotiation that is attractive to the other side

We sweetened the deal during the negotiations in order to win the new contract.

take sides

- to join one group against another in a debate or quarrel

I did not take sides in the discussion about buying a new computer.

talk (someone) into (something)

- to get someone to agree to something, to persuade someone to do something

We were unable to talk the other members of our team into delaying the meeting until next week.

talk (someone) out of (something)

- to persuade someone not to do something

I tried to talk our sales manager out of offering a price for the product that was too low.

talk (something) over or talk over (something)

- to discuss something

We asked for some time during the meeting to talk over the new proposal.

throw (someone) a curve

- to mislead or deceive someone

The purchasing manager threw us a curve when he said that he would not need any of our products until next year.

to the letter

- exactly, nothing done wrong or left undone, perfectly

The union representative followed the contract agreement to the letter.

trump card

- something that is kept back to be used to win success if nothing else works

Although we appeared weak during the negotiations we had some new information to use as our trump card.

turn thumbs down on (something)

- to reject something

The other negotiating team turned thumbs down on our wish to postpone the meeting until tomorrow.

under the wire

- at the very last moment

We were able to send the documents to the lawyer under the wire.

undercut (someone)

- to sell your product for less than a competitor

The new discount store is trying hard to undercut other stores in the area.

up the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict

The union upped the ante in their dispute with the company.

water (something) down or water down (something)

- to change and make something weaker

The manager tried to water down our proposal for the new quality control system.

wheel and deal

- to negotiate to buy and sell something (often in a way that is very close to being dishonest or illegal)

The salesman likes to wheel and deal with his customers.

wind up (something) or wind (something) up

- to end, to finish, to stop

We would like to wind up the meeting early tomorrow.

wrap up (something) or wrap (something) up

- to finish something (a job, a meeting etc.)

We wrapped up the meeting and went home for the weekend.

thuy_ed
04-21-2011, 10:13 AM
HEART IDIOMS


Heart
aching heart

- a feeling of sadness that one has when love has been lost or has faded

The young woman spent the weekend alone with her aching heart.


after one`s own heart

- to be liked for agreeing with one`s own feelings or interests or ideas

My new boss loves to go fishing. He is a man after my own heart.


at heart

- basically, essentially, what one really is rather than what one appears to be

The man seems to be angry all the time but actually he is a very gentle person at heart.


bleeding heart

- someone who feels too much sympathy for people such as poor people or criminals etc.

The man is a bleeding heart and is always asked by other people for money to help others.


break (someone`s) heart

- to make someone feel sad or hopeless (usually because of love or a similar loss)

It broke my heart to see the boy who had lost his dog.


close to (someone's) heart

- an idea or something that is important to you and that you care about

The plan to improve the downtown area is very close to the mayor's heart.


cross one`s heart and hope to die

- to say or promise that what you have said is true (often used by children)

"I promise that I will meet you tomorrow. Cross my heart and hope to die."


die of a broken heart

- to die of emotional distress, to suffer from emotional distress (often from a failed romance)

The man almost died of a broken heart when he was a teenager.


do (someone's) heart good

- to make someone feel good, to make someone healthy

It does one's heart good to get some exercise every day.


do (something) in a heartbeat

- to do something almost immediately if you have the chance

I will change jobs in a heartbeat if I have the chance.


eat one`s heart out

- to feel much jealousy about something, to feel bitter anguish or grief about something

"You can eat your heart out but I will not give you a piece of this chocolate cake."
The pain from the man's sorrow is eating his heart out.


find it in one's heart to (do something)

- to have the courage or compassion to do something

I could not find it in my heart to tell the young woman that she could not continue to work at our company.


follow one's heart

- to act according to one's feelings

The boy followed his heart and decided to study music at school.


from the bottom of one`s heart

- with great feeling, sincerely

The girl thanked the man from the bottom of her heart for saving her dog`s life.


from the heart

- sincerely, honestly

The speech by the politician was from the heart.


get to the heart of (something)

- to understand the most important or essential thing about something

It took a long time but we finally got to the heart of the problem with the new computer.


go (somewhere) in a heartbeat

- to go somewhere almost immediately if you have the chance

I would go camping in a heartbeat if I had the chance.


have a big heart

- to be very kind or generous or helpful

The man has a big heart and he will always try to help other people.


have a change of heart

- to change the way one feels or thinks about something

I had a change of heart and I decided to go to a movie with my friend.


have a heart

- to be a generous and forgiving person

I wish that our boss would have a heart and try to help other people.


Have a heart!

- Don't be unkind or do something mean or cruel!

"Have a heart," I told my supervisor when he said that I must work during the weekend.


have a heart of gold

- to be kind or generous or friendly

My grandmother has a heart of gold and she is always willing to help a stranger.


have a heart of stone

- to be cold and unfriendly

The man who murdered his family has a heart of stone.


have a heart-to-heart talk with (someone)

- to have a sincere and intimate talk with someone

I had a heart-to-heart talk with my girlfriend last evening.


have a soft spot in one's heart for (someone or something)

- to be fond of someone or something

My grandfather always had a soft spot in his heart for his youngest child.


have one`s heart set on (something)

- to want something very much

The little boy has his heart set on getting a dog for his birthday.


heart and soul

- with all of one's energy, with all of one's efforts

The girl loved her boyfriend heart and soul.
My friend is putting his heart and soul into his new job.


heart bleeds for (someone)

- to feel sympathy for someone

My heart bleeds for the family who lost their father in the accident.


heart goes out to (someone)

- to feel great sympathy for someone

My heart goes out to the victims of the hurricane.


heart is dead set against (something)

- to be totally against something

My mother's heart is dead set against my plan to go to art school.


heart is in one's mouth

- one feels very nervous or frightened and has strong emotions about something

My heart was in my mouth when I saw the little boy standing on the ladder.


heart is in the right place

- to be kindhearted or sympathetic, to have good intentions (even if the results may be bad)

Although the girl makes a lot of mistakes her heart is in the right place.


heart is not in (something)

- to not really want to do what you are doing

The boy's heart was not in the swimming club so he quit the team.


heart is set against (something)

- to be totally against something

Our principal's heart is set against expanding the music program in our school.


heart is set on (something)

- to want something very much

The little boy's heart is set on getting a dog for his birthday.


heart misses/skips a beat

- one is startled or excited from surprise or joy or fright

My heart skipped a beat when I heard my name on the radio.


heart stands still

- to be very frightened or worried about something

My heart stood still when the truck almost hit our car.


heart to heart

- candid, intimate

Our conversation was heart to heart and we both felt very good afterwords.


heartbeat away from (something)

- the next person to take over someone's position if they die

The prince is a heartbeat away from becoming the next king of his country.


heavy heart

- a feeling of being weighed down with sorrow, a sad feeling

We left the meeting with a heavy heart when we heard that our boss would soon leave the company because of illness.


in one's heart of hearts

- to know that something is true even though you may not want to admit it or believe it

In my heart of hearts I know that I will soon have to change jobs.


know (something) by heart

- to know something perfectly, to have memorized something

The little boy knows many stories by heart.


learn (something) by heart

- to memorize something

The children had to learn the poem by heart.


lose heart

- to feel discouraged because of failure, to lose the hope of success

I tried not to lose heart even though I had failed my driver`s exam for the second time.


near to (someone's) heart

- an idea or something that is important to you and that you care about

The man's model airplane hobby is very near to his heart.


not have the heart to do (something)

- to be unwilling to say or do something that may hurt or upset others

I did not have the heart to tell the woman that soon she may lose her job.


open one`s heart to (someone)

- to talk about one`s feelings honestly, to confide in someone

The woman suddenly opened her heart to me after I began talking to her on the bus.


pour one's heart out (to someone)

- to tell all of one's hopes or fears or feelings to someone

My friend poured her heart out to me when we went to the coffee shop last evening.


search one`s heart/soul

- to study one`s reasons and acts, to try to discover if one has been fair and honest about something

I searched my soul to try and discover why my girlfriend had left me.


set one's heart against (something)

- to turn against something, to become totally against something

From the beginning, my friend set his heart against my proposal for having a birthday party for our teacher.


set one's heart on (something)

- to select something as one's goal

The young runner set his heart on winning the marathon.


sick at heart

- very sad or upset about something

The woman was sick at heart over the illness of her cat.


strike at the heart of (something)

- to do something that damages or destroys the basic idea or way of doing something that is very important to someone or to a group

The decision to change the law struck at the heart of how the people wanted to live.


take heart

- to be encouraged, to be brave

The father took heart in the fact that his son was still going to university even though he was failing most of his courses.


take (something) to heart

- to be strongly affected by something that someone says to you, to take something seriously, to be upset by something

I did not expect my friend to take my criticism to heart when I complained that he was always late.


to one's heart's content

- as much as one wants

The little boy was able to play in the water to his heart's content.


tug at (someone's) heartstrings

- to make someone feel very sad, to make someone feel great sympathy for someone else

Seeing the young boy and his dog tugged at my heartstrings.


warm the cockles of (someone's) heart

- to make someone feel warm and happy

The ending of the movie warmed the cockles of my heart.


way to (someone's) heart

- the best way to please someone or make them like you

The way to my grandfather's heart was through his stomach as he always liked good food.


wear one`s heart on one`s sleeve

- to show one`s feelings openly

The man wore his heart on his sleeve when he talked about his sick son.


win (someone's) heart

- to do nice things for someone to make him or her love you, to have the qualities to make you like something - music or art or a book

The young man won the girl's heart by his kind and caring attitude toward her.


with all one`s heart (and soul)

- with all one's energy and feeling

I tried with all my heart to get my friend a job at my company.


young at heart

- doing things that usually younger people enjoy (usually used for an older person)

The older couple were young at heart and they had much fun together.

thuy_ed
04-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Trong chủ đề này, chúng mình cùng nhau chia sẻ các thành ngữ tiếng Anh theo chủ đề nhé. Mỗi ngày mọi người chịu khó học 1 ít, theo chuyên đề sẽ dễ nhớ hơn khi đi kèm ví dụ minh họa :p

CHỦ ĐỀ: ANIMAL IDIOMS
Animals


act as a guinea pig- to allow some kind of test to be performed on someone

I was not happy to act as a guinea pig for the new training material.

ahead of the pack
- to be more successful than other people who are doing the same thing as you (a pack is a group of animals like dogs or wolves who live together)

The girl studied hard all summer and was ahead of the pack when she returned to school in the autumn.

alley cat
- a stray cat

I began to feed the alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.

as awkward as a cow on roller skates
- very awkward

The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she first began riding her bicycle.

as blind as a bat
- blind

The man is as blind as a bat and cannot see more than a small distance ahead.

as busy as a beaver
- very busy

I have been as busy as a beaver all morning.

as clean as a hound's tooth
- very clean

The classroom was as clean as a hound's tooth when the students finished cleaning it.

as conceited as a barber's cat
- very conceited, vain

My friend became as conceited as a barber's cat after she won the award at school.

as crooked as a dog's hind leg
- dishonest

The politician is as crooked as a dog's hind leg and nobody trusts him.

as drunk as a skunk
- very drunk

The man was as drunk as a skunk when he walked into the restaurant.

as fat as a pig
- very fat

The woman in the supermarket was as fat as a pig.

as gentle as a lamb
- very gentle

The girl is as gentle as a lamb when she is with her little sister.

as gruff as a bear
- gruff, unsociable

Our neighbor is as gruff as a bear when we meet him in the morning.

as hungry as a bear
- very hungry

I was as hungry as a bear when I arrived home from work.

as innocent as a lamb
- having no guilt, naive

The little girl is as innocent as a lamb and everybody loves her.

as meek as a lamb
- quiet, docile, meek

The secretary was as meek as a lamb when she went to ask her boss for a salary increase.

as nervous as a cat
- very nervous

The man was as nervous as a cat when he talked to the woman.

as poor as a church mouse
- very poor

My cousin is as poor as a church mouse and never has any money to spend.

as quiet as a mouse
- very quiet, shy

I was as quiet as a mouse when I left my house early this morning.

as scared as a rabbit
- very scared

I was as scared as a rabbit when I entered the empty room.

as sick as a dog
- very sick

My friend was as sick as a dog when he left the restaurant last night.

as sly as a fox
- smart and clever

The manager of our apartment is as sly as a fox.

as strong as a horse/ox
- very strong

The man was as strong as an ox and easily helped us move the sofa.

as stubborn as a mule

- very stubborn

My friend is as stubborn as a mule and you can never make her change her mind.

as weak as a kitten
- weak, sickly

The girl is as weak as a kitten and cannot carry the books.

as wild as a tiger
- very wild

The little boy was as wild as a tiger when we were trying to look after him.

back the wrong horse
- to support someone or something that cannot or does not win or succeed

We backed the wrong horse when we supported the candidate for mayor.

badger (someone)
- to get someone to do something by repeated questions or by bothering them

I always have to badger my friend in order to make him return my computer games.

one's bark is worse than one's bite
- one's words are worse than one's actions

You should not worry about the secretary. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.

bark up the wrong tree

- to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person (a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)

My boss is barking up the wrong tree. I did not cause the computer problem.

beat a dead horse
- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

I was beating a dead horse when I was arguing with my boss.

the best-laid plans of mice and men
- the best thought-out plans that anyone can make

The best-laid plans of mice and men could not prevent our travel problems.

bet on the wrong horse
- to misread the future, to not choose the winning person or solution

The man is betting on the wrong horse if he supports the other city in their bid for the Olympic games.

the black sheep of the family
- the worst or the most unpopular or disliked member of a family

My cousin is the black sheep of the family and nobody likes to talk about him.

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
- to be very cheerful and eager (like a squirrel with bright eyes and a bushy tail)

The children were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when they woke up in the morning.

a bull in a china shop
- a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person

The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.

buy a pig in a poke
- to buy something without seeing it or knowing anything about it

You can buy the used computer but it will be like buying a pig in a poke if you do not look at it first.

by shank's mare
- by foot

I came to the meeting by shank's mare.

call the dogs off or call off the dogs
- to stop threatening or chasing or hounding someone

The police decided to call the dogs off and stop hunting for the man.

a cash cow
- a product or service that makes much money

Our new business is a cash cow. We are making much money now.

cast pearls before swine
- to waste something on someone who will not be thankful or care about it

Giving the jewellery to the woman will be casting pearls before swine. She will not appreciate it at all.

cat gets one`s tongue
- one cannot speak because of shyness

The cat got the woman's tongue and she could not say anything at all.

a cat nap
- a short sleep taken during the day

I had a cat nap in the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

a cat on a hot tin roof
- full of lively activity

The boy was jumping around like a cat on a hot tin roof and we could not make him be quiet.

champ/chomp at the bit

- to be ready and anxious to do something (a bit is put into a horse's mouth for control of the horse)

Everyone was chomping at the bit to get started on their holiday.

change horses in midstream
- to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begun

They have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.

a cock-and-bull story
- a silly story that is not true

Our neighbor gave us a cock-and-bull story about how our window was broken.

a copycat
- someone who copies another person`s work etc.

The boy is a copycat and often copies the other students' work.

cry wolf- to give a false alarm, to warn of a danger that is not there

The man is crying wolf. There is no danger from the electrical system.

curiosity killed the cat
- being too nosy may lead a person into trouble

"You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."

a dark horse
- a candidate who is little known to the general public

The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.

dog and pony show
- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.

dog-eat-dog
- ready or willing to fight and hurt others to get what one wants

It is a dog-eat-dog world in our company.

dog in the manger
- someone who prevents others from doing what they themselves do not want to do (in Aesop's Fables a dog that cannot eat hay lays in the hayrack and prevents the other animals from eating the hay)

My friend always acts like a dog in the manger and often tries to prevent us from enjoying ourselves.

donkey's years
- a very long time

I was happy to see my friend because I had not seen her in donkey's years.

a dumb bunny
- a stupid or gullible person

"He really is a dumb bunny. He does such stupid things."

pumbaa
04-21-2011, 10:51 AM
Oánh dấu, quá gần nhà mình. Mà mỗi tội phải chờ đến tận năm sau mới đi học được T__T

vitxinhgai
04-21-2011, 01:04 PM
Cho mình đăng ký một chân offline vì nhà mình ở quá xa chỗ bạn. Cảm ơn bạn vì những bài học bổ ích

metomvajerry
04-21-2011, 01:52 PM
up ủng hộ bạn. Mình cũng thích cho trẻ con đi học nhưng ĐC xa quá.

thuy_ed
04-22-2011, 03:54 PM
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Medical
at death's door

- very near death

The sales manager was at death's door after his heart attack.

back on one's feet

- physically healthy again

My mother is back on her feet after being sick for two weeks.

black out

- to lose consciousness, to faint, to pass out

The football player blacked out after being hit by the other player.

break out in (something)

- to begin showing a rash or other skin disorder

I broke out in a rash after eating the shrimp at the restaurant.

breathe one's last

- to die

The man breathed his last after a long illness.

bring (someone) around

- to restore someone to health or consciousness, to cure someone

The medical workers were able to bring the man around after the accident.

bring (someone) to

- to restore someone to consciousness after anesthesia/hypnosis/fainting

We tried hard to bring the woman to after the car accident.

catch a cold

- to get a cold

I caught a cold last week and had to miss four days of work.

catch one's death of cold

- to become very ill (with a cold/flu etc.)

The little boy was told to be careful in the rain or he would catch his death of cold.

check-up

- an examination of a patient by a doctor

I plan to have my annual check-up next week.

clean bill of health

- a report or certificate that a person or animal is healthy

My doctor gave me a clean bill of health when I visited him last month.

come down with (something)

- to become sick with something, to catch an illness

My niece came down with a cold and was unable to visit me last week.

couch doctor

- a psychoanalyst or psychiatrist who puts his patients on a couch to talk to them

The man was sent to see a couch doctor because of his many problems.

a dose of one's own medicine

- the same treatment that one gives to others (usually this has a negative meaning)

We gave the boy a dose of his own medicine after he bullied us.

draw blood

- to make someone bleed, to get blood from someone

The doctor decided to draw blood from the patient in order to check his blood sugar level.

fall ill

- to become sick or ill

The man fell ill last winter and has not recovered yet.

feel on top of the world

- to feel very healthy

I have been feeling on top of the world since I quit my job.

flare up

- to begin again suddenly (an illness or a disease)

My mother's skin problem flared up when she started to use the new hand soap.

a flare-up

- a sudden worsening of a health condition

There was a flare-up of my father's sickness last week.

go under the knife

- to have an operation in surgery

The woman went under the knife at the hospital last evening.

hang out one's shingle

- to open an office or business - especially in a profession

The doctor decided to hang out his shingle as soon as he finished medical school.

have a physical (examination)

- to get a medical check-up

Our company sent all the employees to have a physical last week.

head shrinker

- a psychiatrist

The man went to see a head shrinker after his recent problems at work.

just what the doctor ordered

- exactly what is needed or wanted

A nice hot bath was just what the doctor ordered after my long day at work.

look the picture of health

- to be in good health, to look very healthy

My uncle looked the picture of health when I saw him last week.

on the mend

- becoming better, becoming well, healing

My grandfather is on the mend after he broke his leg last week.

out cold

- unconscious, to have fainted

The patient was out cold because of the anesthesia when he entered the operating room.

over the worst

- recovering from an illness

The man is over the worst since his skiing accident last month.
pull through

- to recover from a serious illness

The car accident was very bad and I do not think that the driver will pull through.

run a fever/temperature

- to have a higher than normal body temperature

The girl has been running a fever this week.
The little boy is running a temperature and should stay in bed all day.

be run down

- to be in poor condition

My father worked very hard last month and now he is run down.

run some tests

- to do some medical tests on a patient

The doctor decided to run some tests on the patient.

splitting headache

- a severe headache

I have been suffering from a splitting headache all morning.

take a sick day

- to be absent from work and still receive pay

I did not feel well yesterday so I decided to take a sick day.

take a turn for the worse

- to become sicker

My aunt took a turn for the worse last week and she is now in the hospital.
take (someone's) temperature

- to measure someone's body temperature

The nurse took my temperature when I went to the hospital yesterday.

a taste of one's own medicine

- the same treatment that one gives to others (usually this has a negative meaning)

Our boss got a taste of his own medicine when people began to treat him badly like he treats others.

throw up

- to vomit

The woman threw up after eating the bad shellfish.

under the weather

- not feeling well

My boss has been under the weather all week and has not come to work during that time.

thuy_ed
04-22-2011, 03:56 PM
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:



HỆ THỐNG LỚP TIẾNG ANH DÀNH CHO

SINH VIÊN – NGƯỜI ĐI LÀM – ÔN IELTS LẤY HỌC BỔNG

















LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG DỰ KIẾN CÁC LỚP 2011




· Lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm: (UPDATE: LỚP CÒN NHẬN 2 HỌC VIÊN NỮA LÀ FULL)
Lớp TAGT và NA E49: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 và Chủ nhật

Dự kiến khai giảng: tháng 04/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 02 tháng
Học phí: 3.500.000đ (lớp học gồm 15hs)
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ko áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học sinh đã quyết định học phải nỗ lực theo trọn vẹn. Trong trường hợp học sinh tự ý ngừng học, đồng nghĩa với việc học sinh chấp nhận mất toàn bộ số học phí còn lại của khóa học.

Lớp học PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN E51 khai giảng tháng 5/2011:
Phát âm là bước đầu tiên và quan trọng đối với người học ngoại ngữ nói chung, và học tiếng Anh nói riêng. Khả năng phát âm càng chính xác, hiệu quả giao tiếp bạn đạt được càng cao.
Khóa học nhằm giúp người học tiếng Anh nhận biết và phát âm chính xác .
Giáo trình được trình bày khoa học, logic, hướng dẫn chi tiết của giáo viên, cùng những hình ảnh minh họa sinh động giúp người học hình dung rõ về cách phát âm.
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học viên đã xác định theo học cần theo từ đầu đến cuối khóa, nếu học viên tự ý ngừng học giữa chừng, học viên chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại.
Thời gian học: 10am thứ 7
Dự kiến khai giảng: đầu tháng 5/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 1.5 tháng (dự kiến kết thúc trung tuần tháng 6/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 1.500.000đ
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người. (lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên)


Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Thời gian học: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần
Dự kiến khai giảng: 20/06/2011
Khóa học dự kiến kéo dài: 4.5 tháng (dự kiến hoàn thành trước trung tuần tháng 11/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 8.000.000 VND
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người.
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Các bạn sẽ được học tất cả các chuyên đề ngữ pháp tiếng Anh lớn – nhỏ 1 cách tỉ mỉ và đầy đủ!
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
Sau mỗi bài học, các bạn sẽ tham gia tập viết, giáo viên sẽ chữa chi tiết, đầy đủ, góp ý cho bạn phát triển kĩ năng viết 1 cách tốt nhất có thể.
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên sẽ học giáo trình với các chiến thuật làm bài thi IELTS và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. CUối khóa số 1, trung bình 1 học viên bình thường trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0.
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.


Miêu tả các lớp English của Mrs. Thuy_ed:
Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).


Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
Những chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)

Tại lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm:
Đây là 1 khóa học thực tiễn, hữu ích cho các bạn đang có nhu cầu giao tiếp Anh ngữ với người nước ngoài.
Với nội dung phong phú, sinh động, bao gồm những bài giảng đàm thoại với ví dụ đàm thoại chọn lọc nhất, mỗi tình huống giao tiếp đều gắn liền với môi trường sinh hoạt trong đời sống thực tế hàng ngày … nhằm mục đích giúp các bạn tự tin và mạnh dạn hơn trong việc giao tiếp tiếng Anh với người bản xứ.
Bên cạnh đó, khóa học là 1 trang bị cực kì cần thiết cho các bạn hoàn toàn tự tin khi thực hiện phỏng vấn việc làm và dụ học.





(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.
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Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
04-23-2011, 05:01 PM
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cat Idioms


alley cat

- a stray cat

I began to feed the alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.

as conceited as a barber's cat

- very conceited, vain

My friend became as conceited as a barber's cat after she won the award at school.

as weak as a kitten

- weak, sickly

The girl is as weak as a kitten and cannot carry the books.

cat gets one`s tongue

- one cannot speak because of shyness

The cat got the woman's tongue and she could not say anything at all.

a cat nap

- a short sleep taken during the day

I had a cat nap during the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

a cat on a hot tin roof

- full of lively activity

The boy was jumping around like a cat on a hot tin roof and we could not make him be quiet.

a copycat

- someone who copies another person`s work etc.

The boy is a copycat and copies the other students' work.

curiosity killed the cat

- being too nosy may lead a person into trouble

"You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."

fight like cats and dogs

- to argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each other)

The two children were fighting like cats and dogs when we entered the room.

a fraidy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The little boy called his friend a fraidy-cat because his friend would not climb the tree.

let the cat out of the bag

- to tell something that is supposed to be a secret

The teacher let the cat out of the bag when she began talking about the plans to close the school.

look like something the cat dragged in

- to look tired or worn out or dirty

I was very tired and I looked like something the cat dragged in.

look like the cat that swallowed/ate the canary

- to look smug and self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

"You look like the cat that swallowed the canary. What happened?"

not enough room to swing a cat

- not very much space

There was not enough room to swing a cat in the small apartment.

play cat and mouse with (someone)

- to tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

The man is playing cat and mouse with his company about his plans to quit or not.

put the cat among the pigeons

- to cause trouble

Sending the unpopular supervisor to talk to the angry workers was like putting the cat among the pigeons.

rain cats and dogs

- to rain very hard

It has been raining cats and dogs all day.

rub (someone) the wrong way

- to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

The woman who I work with rubs me the wrong way.

a scaredy-cat

- someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)

The children called their friend a scaredy-cat because she would not enter the empty house.

there is more than one way to skin a cat

- there is more than one way to do something

I knew that there was more than one way to skin a cat so I did not worry about the rules and time limit of my project.

when the cat's away, the mice will play

- when you are not watching someone they may get into trouble

When the cat's away, the mice will play and when the teacher left the classroom the students began to play around.

thuy_ed
04-25-2011, 11:18 AM
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cow Idioms


as awkward as a cow on roller skates

- very awkward

The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she began riding her bicycle.

a bull in a china shop

- a tactless person who upsets others or upsets plans, a very clumsy person

The boy is like a bull in a china shop so you should be careful if you invite him to your house.

a cash cow

- a product or service that makes much money

Our new business is a cash cow. We are making much money now.

have a cow

- to become very angry and upset about something

Our teacher had a cow when nobody prepared for the class.

hit the bulls-eye

- to reach or focus on the main point of something

Our manager hit the bulls-eye when he talked about the problems in the company.

Holy cow

- used to express strong feelings of astonishment or pleasure or anger

"Holy cow," the man said when he saw the car that hit the street lamp.

a sacred cow

- a person or thing that is never criticized or changed even if it should be (from a cow which is sacred in India)

The school lunch program is a sacred cow which they will never change.

take the bull by the horns

- to take decisive and direct action

My aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and begin preparations for the family reunion.

until the cows come home

- until very late, for a long time

We can talk until the cows come home this evening.

thuy_ed
04-25-2011, 11:20 AM
Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Thời gian học: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần
Dự kiến khai giảng: 20/06/2011
Khóa học dự kiến kéo dài: 4.5 tháng (dự kiến hoàn thành trước trung tuần tháng 11/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 8.000.000 VND
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người.
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Các bạn sẽ được học tất cả các chuyên đề ngữ pháp tiếng Anh lớn – nhỏ 1 cách tỉ mỉ và đầy đủ!
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
Sau mỗi bài học, các bạn sẽ tham gia tập viết, giáo viên sẽ chữa chi tiết, đầy đủ, góp ý cho bạn phát triển kĩ năng viết 1 cách tốt nhất có thể.
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên sẽ học giáo trình với các chiến thuật làm bài thi IELTS và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. CUối khóa số 1, trung bình 1 học viên bình thường trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0.
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.

Me_cu_Zyn
04-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Oánh dấu, nhưng nhà mình xa quá, bao giờ có lớp ở khu vực Thanh Xuân nhỉ?

thuy_ed
04-26-2011, 07:09 AM
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dog Idioms


as clean as a hound's tooth

- very clean

The classroom was as clean as a hound's tooth when the students finished cleaning it.

as crooked as a dog's hind leg

- dishonest

The politician is as crooked as a dog's hind leg and nobody likes him.

as sick as a dog

- very sick

My friend was as sick as a dog when he left the restaurant last night.

one's bark is worse than one's bite

- one's words are worse than one's actions

You should not worry about the secretary. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.

bark up the wrong tree

- to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person (a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)

My boss is barking up the wrong tree. I did not cause the computer problem.

call the dogs off or call off the dogs

- to stop threatening or chasing or hounding someone

The police decided to call the dogs off and stop hunting for the man.

dog and pony show

- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.

dog-eat-dog

- ready or willing to fight and hurt others to get what one wants

It is a dog-eat-dog world in our company.

dog in the manger

- someone who prevents others from doing what they themselves do not want to do (in Aesop's Fables a dog that cannot eat hay lays in the hayrack and prevents the other animals from eating the hay)

My friend always acts like a dog in the manger and often tries to prevent us from enjoying ourselves.

every dog has his day

- everyone will have his chance or turn, everyone will get what he deserves

"Don`t worry about him. Every dog has his day and he will eventually suffer for all the bad things that he is doing."

fight like cats and dogs

- to argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each other)

The two children were fighting like cats and dogs when we entered the room.

go to the dogs

- to deteriorate, to become bad

Many things in our city have gone to the dogs during the last ten years.

the hair of the dog that bit one

- a drink of alcohol that one takes when recovering from a hangover

The man had the hair of the dog that bit him before he ate breakfast.

to hound (someone)

- to pursue or chase someone, to harass someone

The manager is always hounding the younger members of her staff to make them work hard.

in the doghouse

- in disgrace or disfavor, in trouble

The man is in the doghouse with his wife because he came home late last night.

lead a dog`s life

- to lead a miserable life

The man is leading a dog`s life since he married the woman who everyone told him not to marry.

let sleeping dogs lie

- do not make trouble if you do not have to

You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about the dispute.

put on the dog

- to dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner

We put on the dog for my parents when they came to visit us.

rub (someone/someone's fur) the wrong way

- to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)

The woman who I work with always rubs me the wrong way.

see a man about a dog

- to leave for some unmentioned purpose (often to go to the washroom)

I left our table in the restaurant to go and see a man about a dog.

a shaggy dog story

- a long and often pointless story that is told as a joke and often ends in a very silly or unexpected way

My friend told me a shaggy dog story about how he lost his bicycle.

one's tail between one`s legs

- feeling beaten or humiliated (like a frightened or defeated dog as it walks away)

The manager left the meeting with his tail between his legs after he was criticized by the company president.

the tail wagging the dog

- a situation where a small part of something controls the whole thing

The tail is wagging the dog. The receptionist controls everything in the office.

top dog

- the most important person in an organization

My uncle is the top dog in his company.

turn tail

- to run away from trouble or danger

We decided to turn tail and leave the restaurant before there was an argument.

work like a dog

- to work very hard

The boy worked like a dog on his school project.

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

- it is difficult for older people to learn new things

You can't teach an old dog new tricks and I do not think that my father will ever change his eating habits.

thuy_ed
04-27-2011, 06:18 AM
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horse Idioms


as strong as a horse/ox

- very strong

The man was as strong as an ox and easily helped us move the sofa.

as stubborn as a mule

- very stubborn

My friend is as stubborn as a mule and you can never make her change her mind.

back the wrong horse

- to support someone or something that cannot or does not win or succeed

We backed the wrong horse when we supported the candidate for mayor.

beat a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

I was beating a dead horse when I was arguing with my boss.

bet on the wrong horse

- to misread the future, to not choose the winning person or solution

The man is betting on the wrong horse if he supports the other city in their bid for the Olympic games.

by shank's mare

- by foot

I came to the meeting by shank's mare.

champ/chomp at the bit

- to be ready and anxious to do something (a bit is put into a horse's mouth for control of the horse)

Everyone was chomping at the bit to get started on their holiday.

change horses in midstream

- to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begun

They have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.

a dark horse

- a candidate who is little known to the general public

The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.

dog and pony show

- something that you disapprove of because you think that it has only been organized to impress you (like a dog and pony show in a circus)

We had serious questions about the project but we only got a dog and pony show when we questioned our business partners.

donkey's years

- a very long time

I was happy to see my friend because I had not seen her in donkey's years.

eat like a horse

- to eat a lot

My brother eats like a horse.

flog a dead horse

- to continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

My friend was flogging a dead horse when she would not stop arguing about the mistake on her paycheck.

get off one`s high horse

- to begin to be humble and agreeable

I wish that my supervisor would get off her high horse and begin to think about how other people feel about things.

get on one`s high horse

- to behave with arrogance

My friend is always getting on her high horse and telling people what to do.

hold one`s horses

- to wait, to be patient

"Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call."

hoof it

- to walk or run (a hoof is the foot of a horse or sheep or cow etc.)

I decided to hoof it when I came downtown this morning.

horse around

- to play around (in a rough way)

The teacher told the children not to horse around while they were getting ready for class.

a horse of a different color

- another matter entirely, something else, something different than the subject that is being discussed

Changing locations is a horse of a different color and was never discussed in any of our meetings.

horse sense

- common sense, practical thinking

The boy does not have any horse sense and often makes the wrong decision.

horse trade

- to bargain in a hard and skillful way

We had to do some horse trading but finally we were able to buy the new house.

lock the barn door after the horse is gone

- to try to deal with something after it is too late

My friend wants to fix his house. However, it is like locking the barn door after the horse is gone. There was a flood and the damage is already done.

look a gift horse in the mouth

- to complain if a gift is not perfect

The girl should not look a gift horse in the mouth. She should be happy that she received a present from her friends.

on horseback

- on the back of a horse

We rode to the river on horseback.

put (someone or something) out to pasture

- to retire someone or something (just as you would put a horse that is too old to work out to pasture)

We finally decided to put our old car out to pasture and buy a new one.

put the cart before the horse

- to do things in the wrong order

Buying a ticket before we make our holiday plans is putting the cart before the horse.

ride herd on (someone)

- to watch closely and strictly supervise someone (as a cowboy would supervise a herd of cattle)

The manager has been riding herd on his employees so that they can finish the job quickly.

straight from the horse`s mouth

- directly from the person who said something, directly from a dependable source

I heard it straight from the horse`s mouth that our supervisor will be leaving the company next week.

wild horses could not drag (someone away)

- there is nothing that will force someone to go somewhere or do something

Wild horses could not drag me away from my favorite TV show last night.

work like a horse

- to work very hard

My grandfather worked like a horse when he was a young man.

you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make it drink)

- you can give someone the opportunity to do something but you cannot force him or her to do it if they do not want to

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink and no matter how hard we try to help my cousin get a job he will not make any effort to find one.

thuy_ed
04-27-2011, 06:19 AM
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:



HỆ THỐNG LỚP TIẾNG ANH DÀNH CHO

SINH VIÊN – NGƯỜI ĐI LÀM – ÔN IELTS LẤY HỌC BỔNG









LỊCH KHAI GIẢNG DỰ KIẾN CÁC LỚP 2011




· Lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm: (UPDATE: LỚP CÒN NHẬN 2 HỌC VIÊN NỮA LÀ FULL)
Lớp TAGT và NA E49: Giờ học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 và Chủ nhật

Dự kiến khai giảng: tháng 07/052011
Khóa học kéo dài: 02 tháng
Học phí: 3.500.000đ (lớp học gồm 15hs)
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học ko áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học sinh đã quyết định học phải nỗ lực theo trọn vẹn. Trong trường hợp học sinh tự ý ngừng học, đồng nghĩa với việc học sinh chấp nhận mất toàn bộ số học phí còn lại của khóa học.

Lớp học PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN E51 khai giảng tháng 5/2011:
Phát âm là bước đầu tiên và quan trọng đối với người học ngoại ngữ nói chung, và học tiếng Anh nói riêng. Khả năng phát âm càng chính xác, hiệu quả giao tiếp bạn đạt được càng cao.
Khóa học nhằm giúp người học tiếng Anh nhận biết và phát âm chính xác .
Giáo trình được trình bày khoa học, logic, hướng dẫn chi tiết của giáo viên, cùng những hình ảnh minh họa sinh động giúp người học hình dung rõ về cách phát âm.
Lưu ý: Đây là khóa học không áp dụng chế độ bảo lưu. Học viên đã xác định theo học cần theo từ đầu đến cuối khóa, nếu học viên tự ý ngừng học giữa chừng, học viên chấp nhận mất số học phí còn lại.
Thời gian học: 10am thứ 7
Dự kiến khai giảng: đầu tháng 5/2011
Khóa học kéo dài: 1.5 tháng (dự kiến kết thúc trung tuần tháng 6/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 1.500.000đ
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người. (lớp học gồm 10-15 học viên)


Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Thời gian học: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần
Dự kiến khai giảng: 20/06/2011
Khóa học dự kiến kéo dài: 4.5 tháng (dự kiến hoàn thành trước trung tuần tháng 11/2011)
Học phí của khóa học: 8.000.000 VND
Để đăng kí học: Học viên liên hệ trực tiếp với GV để đóng học phí cho khóa học.
GV sẽ không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ người.
- Tại lớp số 1, học viên được học lại 1 cách hệ thống các kĩ năng vận dụng trong ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh. Đối tượng học viên tham gia lớp số 1 thường là những học viên đã học tiếng Anh ở phổ thông, đại học không chuyên ngành tiếng Anh, sinh viên, người đi làm đã từng học tiếng Anh nhưng do lâu không sử dụng nên cần được hướng lại. Ngoài ra, lớp BASIC SKILLS cũng là lớp Pre – IELTS, cực kì tốt và là bước tiền đề vô cùng có ích cho bạn nào muốn hướng tới học thi IELTS (với target cao) .
Tại lớp số 1, về các phần học khái quát như sau:
+ Phần Grammar: Các bạn sẽ được học tất cả các chuyên đề ngữ pháp tiếng Anh lớn – nhỏ 1 cách tỉ mỉ và đầy đủ!
+ Phần Vocabulary: cập nhật đầy đủ vốn từ vựng qua 100 chủ điểm và kĩ năng dịch thực hành.
+ Phần Pronunciation: Ngữ âm là 1 phần không thể thiếu trong việc học tiếng Anh. Tuy nhiên, đa số học viên còn ngỡ ngàng và gặp nhiều khó khăn khi phát âm cũng như khi gặp các dạng bài tập về ngữ âm. Giáo trình PRONUNCIATION của Mrs. ThuyED sẽ giải thích cặn kẽ, hướng dẫn tập cẩn thận cho bạn đầy đủ kiến thức về NGỮ ÂM và NGỮ ĐIỆU tiếng Anh!
+ Phần học Writing: Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên từng bước một để tiếp xúc và thực hiện kĩ năng Viết – kĩ năng được coi là khó nhất, phức tạp nhất bởi đa số người học – 1 cách hiệu quả nhất!
Sau mỗi bài học, các bạn sẽ tham gia tập viết, giáo viên sẽ chữa chi tiết, đầy đủ, góp ý cho bạn phát triển kĩ năng viết 1 cách tốt nhất có thể.
+ Hoàn thành phần học kĩ năng SPEAKING & LISTENING, học viên sẽ thành thạo các kĩ năng giao tiếp thường ngày, giao tiếp trong văn phòng & thương mại. Ngoài ra, PHÁT ÂM CHUẨN là 1 tiêu chí được nhấn mạnh!
Đặc biệt, tại lớp BASIC SKILLS, học viên sẽ học giáo trình với các chiến thuật làm bài thi IELTS và mẹo làm bài thi IELTS. CUối khóa số 1, trung bình 1 học viên bình thường trong lớp đã có mức IELTS 5.5-6.0.
Khi học viên đăng kí học, giáo viên khuyến khích (recommend) học viên nên tham gia học từ lớp số 1 vì những kiến thức và kĩ năng thật sự không thể thiếu, không thể bỏ qua như trên.

Đây là khóa học thâu suốt “từ A-Z” không ngắt quãng nên khi đăng kí học, học viên hoàn thành 100% học phí của cả khóa học – đây là 1 hình thức cam kết rằng học viên sẽ theo trọn vẹn cả khóa học. Trong quá trình học, lớp không nhận thêm bất kì 1 thành viên nào. Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí và đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.


Miêu tả các lớp English của Mrs. Thuy_ed:
Tại lớp học English của Mrs. ThuyED có 2 lớp : Lớp số 1 (BASIC SKILLS) và lớp số 2 (IELTS).


Tại lớp số 2 (Lớp luyện thi IELTS) : Đây là lớp tập trung vào luyện thi IELTS với target cao. Đối tượng tham gia lớp học chủ yếu là những học viên đã học tại lớp số 1 của Mrs. ThuyED tiếp tục theo học, bởi khi đã học qua lớp số 1, các bạn đã học chi tiết các cách phát âm chuẩn, tiếp thu đầy đủ Advanced Grammar, vốn từ vựng đã “đầy ắp”, còn các kĩ năng Reading và Listening thì đã quá quen thuộc với form thi IELTS và cách làm bài.
Đối với các đối tượng học viên khác không trải qua lớp số 1, mà muốn tham gia ngay vào lớp số 2, giáo viên sẽ xem xét sau khi tiến hành kiểm tra và nói chuyện kĩ với học viên đó. Nếu cảm thấy ok, thì học viên có thể tham gia ngay lớp số 2 này.
Những chuẩn IELTS và TOEFL đã trở thành 1 trong những điều kiện tiên quyết cho phép sinh viên đã tốt nghiệp Đại học (Cử nhân) được phép tham gia vào kì thi Cao học (lấy bằng Thạc sĩ) vì vậy ngày càng có nhiều người nhận thức được giá trị và tầm quan trọng của việc có 1 chứng chỉ ngôn ngữ quốc tế như IELTS và TOEFL. Bên cạnh đó, có 1 chứng chỉ IELTS/ TOEFL với mức điểm cao (trên 6.0) cũng là 1 thuận lợi cực kì đáng kể khi bạn nộp đơn thi tuyển/ xin vào các cơ quan nhà nước, lien doanh với nước ngoài hoặc các NGO (tổ chức phi chính phủ), nó được đánh giá cao không kém gì bằng tốt nghiệp đại học của bạn.
Ngoài ra, trên thực tế, có rất nhiều học viên tham gia lớp IELTS (lớp số 2) mà chưa có dự định thi IELTS ngay trong tương lai gần. Lý do là bởi vì lớp IELTS là 1 cơ hội cực kì thú vị và bổ ích cho bạn nâng cao 4 kĩ năng Listening – Reading – Speaking – Writing.
Phần giới thiệu khái quát lớp số 2 (lớp luyện thi IELTS) như sau:
+ Tại lớp này, bạn tham gia 1 khóa học mà tại đó, giáo viên “bày” cho bạn tất cả những chiến thuật, những mẹo làm bài thi IELTS với mục tiêu đạt mức điểm cao nhất có thể.
Lớp luyện thi IELTS thường được chia làm nhiều giai đoạn, giai đoạn “THEORY” và giai đoạn “PRACTICE”. Các bạn sẽ tham gia nhiều giai đoạn “làm đề” để thử thách chính mình qua các bài thi IELTS trên thực tế, để luôn kiểm soát và nhận biết được “level” của mình đang ở mức nào tại từng thời điểm.
Trong lớp IELTS, bạn sẽ tham gia học Writing, giáo viên sẽ đánh giá, comment chi tiết, rút kinh nghiệm để các bạn học hỏi nhiều hơn từ chính bạn học của mình, từ sự chia sẻ của giáo viên và từ các bài mẫu (sample) đã từng đạt điểm cao.
Lớp IELTS cũng là dịp để bạn tham gia thể hiện kĩ năng Speaking như tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ ( Speaking club) – rất vui và quan trọng là nâng cao khả năng nói, tự tin trong giao tiếp, phỏng vấn và thảo luận của từng học viên. Giai đoạn 2 của SPEAKING là giai đoạn “làm hoàn hảo” cho học viên về kĩ năng nói, phong cách nói “như người bản xứ” và “chuẩn nhất” để có được IELTS SPEAKING band score cao nhất có thể (7.0-8.0)

Tại lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp và Ngữ âm:
Đây là 1 khóa học thực tiễn, hữu ích cho các bạn đang có nhu cầu giao tiếp Anh ngữ với người nước ngoài.
Với nội dung phong phú, sinh động, bao gồm những bài giảng đàm thoại với ví dụ đàm thoại chọn lọc nhất, mỗi tình huống giao tiếp đều gắn liền với môi trường sinh hoạt trong đời sống thực tế hàng ngày … nhằm mục đích giúp các bạn tự tin và mạnh dạn hơn trong việc giao tiếp tiếng Anh với người bản xứ.
Bên cạnh đó, khóa học là 1 trang bị cực kì cần thiết cho các bạn hoàn toàn tự tin khi thực hiện phỏng vấn việc làm và dụ học.





(Giáo viên chỉ nhận những người đăng kí + đóng học phí sớm nhất cho mỗi lớp học và không nhận thêm học viên khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số).
Trong quá trình học, mỗi buổi học GV sẽ cung cấp tất cả tài liệu, giáo trình, đĩa học đến tận tay học viên.
Tất cả các học phần trên đều có các bài tập đi kèm hàng ngày, trong đó học viên phải hoàn thành đầy đủ, đúng thời hạn, GV sẽ chữa chi tiết, có thể gửi kèm đáp án tham khảo.
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Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
04-28-2011, 08:30 AM
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monkey Idioms


go ape (over someone or something)

- to become highly excited or angry about someone or something

Our teacher will go ape if you do not finish the work that was due today.

make a monkey out of (someone)

- to make someone look foolish

My friend made a monkey out of me when he started arguing with me in front of my boss.

monkey around with (someone or something)

- to play with or waste time with someone or something

The boy spent the morning monkeying around with the old radio.

monkey business

- unethical or illegal activity, mischief

The boy should stop the monkey business and do the job correctly.

a monkey on one's back

- a serious problem that stops someone from being successful at something

Seven games without scoring a goal was a monkey on the back of the famous soccer player.

monkey see, monkey do

- someone copies something that someone else does

It is monkey see, monkey do for the boy. He copies everything that his friend does.

more fun than a barrel of monkeys

- very funny, fun

The children love their teacher because he is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

thuy_ed
04-29-2011, 07:40 AM
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mouse Idioms


as poor as a church mouse

- very poor

My cousin is as poor as a church mouse and never has any money to spend.

as quiet as a mouse

- very quiet, shy

I was as quiet as a mouse when I left my house early this morning.

the best-laid plans of mice and men

- the best thought-out plans that anyone can make

The best-laid plans of mice and men could not prevent our travel problems.

play cat and mouse with (someone)

- to tease or fool someone, to change between different types of behavior when dealing with someone

The man is playing cat and mouse with his company about his plans to quit or not.

when the cat's away, the mice will play

- when you are not watching someone they may get into trouble

When the cat's away, the mice will play and when the teacher left the classroom the students began to play around.

thuy_ed
05-04-2011, 06:34 AM
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Arm/Hand/Finger
all hands on deck

- everyone must work together because they have a lot of work to do

The captain called for all hands on deck as the storm became stronger and stronger.

all thumbs

- to be awkward and clumsy, a difficulty in fixing things or working with one's hands

The man is all thumbs and he can never fix something without making it worse.

arm in arm

- linked together by the arms

The couple walked along the beach arm in arm.

armpit of (somewhere)

- a place that is the ugliest or worst place in a particular area

The small city is the armpit of the country and nobody wants to go there to work.

at hand

- easy to reach, nearby

There were no tools at hand so I could not fix the stove.

at one's fingertips

- within one's reach

I usually have my address book at my fingertips.

at the hands of (someone or something)

- because of someone or something else

We were at the hands of nature as we waited for the storm to end.

bite one's nails

- to bite one's fingernails because you are nervous or anxious

The girl was biting her nails as she waited for the speech contest to begin.

bite the hand that feeds (someone)

- to harm someone who does good things for you

The girl will bite the hand that feeds her if she abuses the help that her parents give her.

bound hand and foot

- to have one's hands and feet tied up

The bank manager was bound hand and foot by the three bank robbers.

burn one`s fingers

- to suffer from a bad experience

My father burned his fingers in the stock market and he does not want to invest money there again.

by the handful

- by the amount that one can measure in one handful

We were able to pick strawberries by the handful in the small field.

cannot see one's hand in front of one's face

- to be unable to see very far (usually because of darkness or fog)

I could not see my hands in front of my face because of the heavy rain.

catch (someone) red-handed

- to catch someone in the act of doing something wrong or bad

The teacher caught the boys red-handed when they wrote on the school wall.

caught with one's hand in the cookie jar

- to be caught doing something wrong or illegal

The woman was caught with her hand in the cookie jar when we saw her stealing office supplies.

change hands

- to be sold or given to someone else

The small corner store has changed hands many times recently.

close at hand

- within reach, handy

There were no restaurants close at hand when we decided to go out for dinner.

closefisted (with money)

- to not want to spend money, to be stingy with money

My uncle is very closefisted with money.

come away empty-handed

- to return without anything

We came away from the department store empty-handed.

control (someone) with an iron fist

- to have strict and complete control over someone or a group of people

The manager controls the staff with an iron fist.

cost an arm and a leg

- to cost much money

My father's new car cost an arm and a leg.

cross one`s fingers

- to cross two fingers of one hand to hope or wish for good luck

I crossed my fingers that I would get the job that I had applied for.

cross (someone's) palm with silver

- to give money to someone for a service

We crossed the hotel clerk's palm with silver to get a good room.

dirty one`s hands

- to hurt one's character or reputation, to do a bad or shameful thing

The politician dirtied his hands when he became involved in the land scandal.

dismiss (something) out of hand

- to decide without thinking about it not to accept an idea or argument or plan

The company dismissed the union's offer out of hand.

do (something) by hand

- to do something with one's hands rather than with a machine

The washing machine is broken so we have to do everything by hand.

eat out of (someone's) hand

- to do what someone else wants

I usually can get my supervisor to eat out of my hand.

elbow (someone) out of (something)

- to force or pressure someone out of something (an office or position)

The new manager got his new position by elbowing many people out of the way.

everything one can lay/get his or her hands on

- to use everything of a particular type that you can find

We used everything that we could lay our hands on to build the small storage building.

fall into the wrong hands

- something secret or dangerous is discovered by someone who may use it in a way that harms people

The government does not want the new weapons to fall into the wrong hands.

(someone's) fingerprints are on (something)

- an action or piece of work is typical of a particular person and they probably were involved in it

Many police officers believe that the criminal's fingerprints are on the recent crime.

a firm hand

- strict control of someone or something

The company uses a firm hand in managing their financial resources.

first hand

- to see or experience or learn about something by direct personal experience

We saw the car accident first hand when we were driving down the highway.

fold one's hands

- to bring one's hands together so that they are palm to palm with the fingers interlocking

The students folded their hands and sat quietly on their chairs.

force (someone's) hand

- to force a person to reveal his or her plans or strategies or secrets

Our lawyer forced the opposing lawyer's hand.

from hand to hand

- from one person to another person

We passed the dictionaries from hand to hand until everybody had one.

gain the upper hand (on someone or something)

- to gain a position that is superior or more advantageous than someone else or something

The firefighters finally gained the upper hand on the forest fire.

get one's hands on (someone or something)

- to find someone or something (someone or something that may be difficult to find)

I want to get my hands on a new gas tank for the camping stove.

get out of hand

- to become difficult or impossible to control

The party got out of hand and the school authorities told everyone to go home.

get the upper hand (on someone)

- to get into a position that is superior or more advantageous than someone else

The union was able to get the upper hand on the company.

give one`s right arm for (something)

- to give something of great value for something

I would give my right arm for a chance to go to Florida with my friend next month.

give (someone) a big hand or give a big hand to/for (someone)

- to clap your hands for a speech or play or performance

The audience gave the musicians a big hand when they finished their performance.

give (someone) a free hand

- to allow someone to do something in the way that they choose

The senior managers give their employees a free hand to make their work schedule.

give (someone) a hand with (something)

- to help someone with something

I gave my friend a hand when he moved into his new apartment.

give (someone or something) the thumbs up

- to be in favor of someone or something

The city gave the music festival organizers the thumbs up for the music festival.

glad hand (someone)

- to give someone a friendly handshake, to give a warm greeting to someone

The politician spent the day glad handing the crowd at the shopping center.

go away empty-handed

- to depart with nothing

The woman went away empty-handed from the job interview.

go hand in hand (with something)

- to be closely related and must be considered together

The change in school hours goes hand in hand with the new policy regarding class sizes.

grease (someone`s) palm

- to pay a person for something done or given, to bribe someone

We had to grease the palm of the customs agent to get our goods into the country.

green thumb

- a talent for gardening, the ability to make things grow

The man has a green thumb and has a very beautiful garden.

hand in glove (with someone)

- very close to someone

The new company policy goes hand in glove with the new manager.

hand in hand

- holding hands

The young couple walked hand in hand along the beach.

hand over fist

- fast and in large amounts

We have been making money hand over fist in our new store.

hand over hand

- moving one hand after the other

We climbed hand over hand up the side of the mountain.

hand-to-hand combat

- fighting with one's hands without weapons

The two soldiers were doing hand-to-hand combat.

(one's) hands are tied

- to be prevented from doing something

My hands are tied at the moment and I cannot help my friend.

hands down

- easily, unopposed

I won the election hands down for the position of class president.
hands off (something)

- to leave something alone, to not interfere with something

I took a hands-off approach while dealing with the new employee.

hang on by one's fingernails

- to continue or manage to do something in a difficult situation

The man has much debt and is only hanging on by his fingernails.

hard on (someone's) heels

- to be following someone very closely

The dog was hard on the young boy's heels.

have a finger in the pie

- to be involved in something, to have a role in something

The waitress has a finger in the pie of the new restaurant.

have a free hand (to do something)

- to be granted complete control to do something

The teacher had a free hand to choose new textbooks for the class.

have a hand in (something)

- to be involved or play a part in (doing something)

The principal has a hand in the new cafeteria rules.

have clean hands

- to be guiltless

The man has clean hands in the affair regarding the stolen goods.

have elbow room

- to have enough space

We have lots of elbow room in our new house.

have one's finger in too many pies

- to be involved in too many things (so you cannot do any of them well)

Our supervisor has her finger in too many pies and she is not able to do her job well.

have one's finger on the pulse

- to be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity

Our supervisor has her finger on the pulse and knows what everybody is doing.

have one's hand in the till

- to be stealing money from a company or organization

The sales clerk has had her hand in the till since she first started her job.

have one's hands full with (someone or something)

- to be busy or occupied with someone or something

The woman has her hands full with her three children.

have (someone's) blood on one's hands

- to be responsible for someone's death

The driver has the bicycle rider's blood on his hands.

have (someone) eating out of (the palm of) one's hand

- someone is willing to do whatever you want him or her to do

The woman has her supervisor eating out of the palm of her hand.

have (someone or something) on one's hands

- to be burdened with someone or something

I do not want to have the responsibility for the party on my hands.

have (something) at one's fingertips

- to have something nearby and ready to use

I usually have a dictionary at my fingertips when I am reading a book.

have (something) in one's hands

- to have control of something or responsibility for something, to possess something

"When I have the documents in my hands I will call you."

have the upper hand (on someone)

- to have a position that is superior or more advantageous than someone else

My friend had the upper hand in our argument.

heavy hand (of something)

- the great power that someone or something has over people

The heavy hand of the law is usually able to find people who commit a crime.

high-handed

- disregarding other's feelings, overbearing

The employer took a high-handed approach to the negotiations and they were not successful.

hold (someone's) hand

- to hold the hand of someone

The man held his son's hand as they watched the scary movie.

hold (someone's) hand

- to help someone in an unfamiliar or frightening situation

The manager had to hold the new employee's hand as the employee learned the new job.

in good hands

- in the safe and able care of someone

The stolen purse was in good hands after the police found it.

in hand

- under control

After several hours the riot police had the problems with the crowd in hand.

in hand

- in one's possession

The man arrived at the airport with much cash in hand.

in safe hands

- under the care of someone or an organization that you can trust and who will help you

The little girl is in safe hands now that she has arrived at her grandmother's house.

in the hands of (someone)

- a person or organization has control over something and decides what will happen

The court decision is now in the hands of the jury.

iron fist in a velvet glove

- kind and gentle on the outside (the velvet glove) but determined and ruthless on the inside (the iron fist)

The government committee used an iron fist in a velvet glove to get the information that they wanted.

itchy/itching palm

- a greedy character, a desire for money or tips

The police officer had an itching palm and received much money from criminals before he was arrested.

join hands

- to hold hands so that one person is holding the hand of another person

The children joined hands as they crossed the road.

keep one's finger's crossed

- to wish for good luck

I will keep my fingers crossed that I get the new job that I applied for.

keep one's finger on the pulse

- to be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity

The manager keeps her finger on the pulse of the company and she knows almost everything.

keep one's hand in (something)

- to retain one's control of something, to continue doing something so that you remain involved in it

The animal trainer is trying to keep his hand in his work even though he has retired.

keep one's hands off (someone or something)

- to refrain from touching or handling someone or something

The man was told to keep his hands off his neighbor's dog.

know (someone or something) like the back/palm of one's hand

- to know someone or something very well

The taxi driver knows the city like the back of his hand.

lay a finger on (someone or something)

- to touch or bother someone or something

The teacher told the students not to lay a finger on the new computer.
lay one's hands on (someone or something)

- to find someone or something (that may be difficult to find)

If I can lay my hands on a screwdriver I will fix the broken table.

lay the finger on (someone)

- to accuse someone of doing something, to identify someone as the one who did something

The store owner lay the finger on the boy after he stole something.

leave (someone or something) in (someone's) hands

- to give someone control of someone or something

I plan to leave the party organizing in my friend's hands.

lend (someone) a hand or lend a hand to (someone)

- to help someone with something

I will ask my friend to lend me a hand when I move.
lift a finger

- to help as little as possible (usually used in the negative)

My niece will never lift a finger to help anyone.
live from hand to mouth

- to live on very little money

My friend has been living from hand to mouth since he lost his job.

long arm of the law

- the police and laws that are so powerful that no matter where you are you will be found and punished

The long arm of the law finally was able to capture the criminal.

lose one's grip

- to lose control of a situation

The young teacher seems to be losing her grip on the situation in her classroom.

Many hands make light work

- a lot of help will make a job seem easy

Many hands make light work and having lots of people to help made the job easy.

near at hand

- easy to reach, nearby

If there is a grocery store near at hand I will buy some milk.
off one`s hands

- no longer in one's care or possession

I would like to get my old bicycle off my hands so that I can buy a new one.

old hand at (doing something)

- someone who is experienced and very good at doing something

Our boss is an old hand at fixing computers.

on hand

- nearby, available, in one's possession

We did not have a screwdriver on hand so we could not fix the door.
on hand

- present

Our teacher is always on hand when we need someone to help us.

on the one hand

- from one side of an issue, from one point of view

On the one hand I like my supervisor but on the other hand I dislike her a lot.

on the other hand

- from another point of view, from the other side of an issue

I do not want to study tonight but on the other hand I must study because I have a test tomorrow.

out of hand

- out of control

The party got out of hand so we called the police.

out of hand

- immediately and without consulting anyone, without delay

Our teacher dismissed our excuses out of hand.

palm off (something) or palm (something) off

- to sell or give something away by pretending that it is more valuable than it is

The man palmed off a television set that does not work.

pay an arm and a leg for (something)

- to pay a lot of money for something

We paid an arm and a leg for our new sofa.

pay (someone) a back-handed compliment

- to give someone a false compliment that is actually an insult

The man paid the host of the party a back-handed compliment.

pay (someone) a left-handed compliment

- to give someone a false compliment that is actually an insult

The service at the store was poor so the customer paid the clerk a left-handed compliment.

play into (someone`s) hands

- to do something that another person can use against you or can use to his or her advantage

If you become angry at someone it will only play into his or her hands.

point the finger (of blame) at (someone)

- to blame someone for doing something wrong, to identify someone as being guilty

The waitress pointed the finger of blame at the cook during the police investigation.

put one's finger on (something)

- to locate something precisely, to identify something as very important

I was able to put my finger on the problem and find someone to fix it.

put one's hand to the plow

- to begin to do a big and important task

I put my hand to the plow in order to finish my essay before the weekend.

put one's hands on (something)

- to locate and acquire something

I have not been able to put my hands on a good cookbook yet.

put the finger on (someone)

- to accuse someone of doing something, to identify someone as the one who did something

The police put the finger on the young man as the main suspect for the crime.

putty in (someone's) hands

- very willing to do what someone else thinks or wants

The woman is putty in our hands and we can get everything that we want from her.

raise a hand

- to do something, to do one's share, to help

I am angry at my friend because he did not raise a hand to help me clean up the kitchen.

rap (someone's) knuckles

- to punish someone slightly

The judge decided to rap the young boy's knuckles for his crime.

read the handwriting on the wall

- to guess or anticipate what will happen by observing small hints and clues

I read the handwriting on the wall and believe that soon I will have no job.

receive (someone) with open arms

- to greet someone eagerly

The employees received their new boss with open arms.

reject (something) out of hand

- to decide without thinking about it not to accept an idea or argument or plan

The company rejected the union's demands out of hand.

the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing

- there is not good communication in an organization so one part of the organization does not know what the other part is doing

The assistant manager knows nothing about what the manager is doing in the company. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.

rub elbows (with someone)

- to work closely with someone, to associate with someone

I have been rubbing elbows with some very interesting people at work recently.

rub shoulders with (someone)

- to work closely with someone, to associate with someone

The sales manager rubs shoulders with some of the top business people in the city.

rule of thumb

- a basic or accepted pattern or rule

It is a rule of thumb in our company that senior managers get bigger offices.

rule (someone) with an iron fist

- to have strict and complete control over a person or a group of people

The leader of the small country rules the citizens with an iron fist.

shake hands on (something)

- to shake someone's hand as a sign of agreement about something

The politicians shook hands on the agreement to build a new hospital.

shake hands with (someone)

- to greet someone by taking his or her hand and shaking it

The two men shook hands when they met for the first time.

a shot in the arm

- something inspiring, something that gives someone energy

The latest opinion polls are a shot in the arm for the mayor's re-election campaign.

a show of hands

- a vote for something which is done by people raising their hands

The students voted by a show of hands to go to the park after school.

show one's hand

- to reveal one's intentions to someone

I tried hard not to show my hand during the meeting about my new job.

sit on one's hands

- to do nothing, to fail to help

Our supervisor sat on his hands and refused to help us with our problem.

sit on their hands

- an audience refuses to applaud

The members of the audience sat on their hands after the performance by the singer.

a slap on the wrist

- a light punishment for doing something wrong

The young man received a slap on the wrist for his crime.

slip through (someone's) fingers

- to get away from someone, to lose track of someone or something

The job opportunity slipped through my fingers which was very disappointing.
The sales receipts slipped through my fingers and I could not find them.

stick out like a sore thumb

- to be obvious and visible

The man sticks out like a sore thumb when he wears his orange hat.

sticky fingers

- the habit of stealing things

The new woman at work has sticky fingers and many things have been stolen recently.

take a hand in (something)

- to help plan or do something

I will take a hand in designing the new cafeteria.

take (someone or something) in hand

- to take control of a situation and improve it or deal with it

Our teacher took the situation in hand when the class became too noisy.

take (someone or something) off (someone's) hands

- to remove or look after someone or something so that the other person does not have to deal with it

My friend decided to take the old sofa off my hands.
The girl took the child off the mother's hands for the afternoon.

take the law into one's own hands

- to act as a judge and jury for someone who has done something wrong

The soldiers took the law into their own hands when they entered the town.

throw one's hands up in horror

- to be shocked, to raise one's hands in fright

The girl threw her hands up in horror when she saw the injured dog.

thumb a lift/ride

- to get a ride from a passing motorist, to ask for a ride from a passing motorist by putting your thumb in the air

We thumbed a ride when our car had a flat tire.

thumb through (something)

- to look quickly through a book or magazine or newspaper

I thumbed through the garden catalogue at the store.

thumbnail sketch

- a short or small picture or description

The police made a thumbnail sketch of the bank robber.

thumbs up on (someone or something)

- to be in favor of someone or something

I waited to hear if it would be thumbs up on our new policy at work.

tie (someone's) hands

- to prevent someone from doing something

The principal tied our hands and we were not able to start the project.

tightfisted (with money)

- to be stingy with money

My friend is very tightfisted with money and he never likes to buy anything.

throw up one`s hands (in despair/frustration)

- to stop trying, to admit that one cannot succeed

I threw up my hands in frustration when I was unable to complete the telephone call.
try one`s hand at (something)

- to make an inexperienced attempt at something, to try something

I tried my hand at golf last summer but I did not like it.

turn one's hand to (something)

- to start to do something that is different from what you usually do

After we finished cleaning the kitchen we turned our hand to the other rooms.

turn thumbs down on (something)

- to disapprove or reject something, to say no to something

The building committee turned thumbs down on our plans to change the office.

twiddle one`s thumbs

- to do nothing, to be idle

The girl twiddled her thumbs all week and is now unable to pass her exam.

twist (someone`s) arm

- to force someone to do something, to threaten someone to make him or her do something

I had to twist my friend's arm so that he would let me use his car.

under one`s thumb

- to be obedient to someone, to be controlled by someone

The woman has her husband under her thumb. He has no freedom at all.

up in arms

- very angry and wanting to fight, equipped with guns or weapons and ready to fight

The students were up in arms over the school's plan to make them wear uniforms.

use some elbow grease

- to use some effort

The kitchen could use some elbow grease to make it clean again.

walk arm-in-arm (with someone)

- to walk with one's arms linked with someone else

The two girls walked arm-in-arm down the street.

walk hand-in-hand (with someone)

- to walk while holding hands with someone

The couple walked hand-to-hand down the street.

wash one`s hands of (someone or something)

- to refuse to be responsible for something, to withdraw from something, to stop one's association with someone

I want to wash my hands of the problems with the new secretary.

welcome (someone) with open arms

- to greet someone eagerly or warmly

We welcomed the new teacher with open arms.

win (something) hands down

- win something easily, win something without a doubt

The new mayor won the election hands down.

with both hands tied behind one's back

- easily, even under a severe handicap

I did my science project with both hands tied behind my back.

with hat in hand

- with humility

The boy went to his father with hat in hand to ask for some money.

with one hand tied behind one's back

- easily, even under a severe handicap

The project was hard to manage because I had to operate with one hand tied behind my back.

with open arms

- warmly, eagerly, happily

The author was welcomed with open arms when he came to visit the city.

work hand in hand (with someone)

- to work closely together with someone

The school is working hand in hand with the police department in order to solve the road problems.

work one`s fingers to the bone

- to work very hard

The woman worked her fingers to the bone in order to make enough money to feed her children.

wrap (someone) around one`s little finger

- to have complete control over someone, to manipulate someone

The woman has her boss wrapped around her little finger and she can do anything that she wants.

wring one's hands

- to worry and be upset about something and not be able to do anything about it

The woman stayed up most of the night wringing her hands while she waited for her son to come home.

wring (someone's) hand

- to hold someone's hand tightly when you greet or say good-bye to him or her

The man stood wringing my hand when I met him.

you've got to hand it to (someone)

- someone has done something well (although you may not approve of the things that he or she has done)

"You've got to hand it to our friend. He is always able to raise enough money for his projects."

thuy_ed
05-04-2011, 08:08 AM
Do có nhiều bạn hỏi nên mình xin đăng lại là lớp Tiếng Anh giao tiếp + Ngữ âm tháng 05/2011 đã full và mình ko nhận thêm học viên nữa nhé. Bạn nào quan tâm vui lòng để lại thông tin: tên, số đt, địa chỉ email cho mình, có thể đầu tháng 07/11 mình sẽ mở lớp Tiếng Anh công sở và giao tiếp cuộc sống vào ngày cuối tuần , mình sẽ gửi thông tin cho các bạn :")

mecarot08
05-04-2011, 09:03 PM
Xếp hàng chờ vậy............................

Hương Điệp
05-04-2011, 09:28 PM
Em cũng xếp hàng chờ cô giáo vậy. Hic. Em gửi mail mà chưa thấy cô giáo trả lời kìa. Hic

thuy_ed
05-05-2011, 01:42 PM
Em cũng xếp hàng chờ cô giáo vậy. Hic. Em gửi mail mà chưa thấy cô giáo trả lời kìa. Hic


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Hương Điệp
05-05-2011, 03:10 PM
Dạ. Nhưng có lịch học thế này rồi thì em sẽ chủ động liên hệ với chị. Chứ đúng là chị nhận nhiều mail quá nhiều khi cũng không chú ý hết được

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05-05-2011, 05:27 PM
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Birds
an albatross (around someone's neck)

- a problem that prevents someone from succeeding or making progress

The man's lack of a university degree is an albatross around his neck and it prevents him from being promoted.

as a duck takes to water

- easily and naturally

When the boy learned to swim it was just as a duck takes to water. It was very easy.

as bald as a coot

- completely bald

The man in the gas station is as bald as a coot.

as crazy as a loon

- crazy

Our neighbor is as crazy as a loon.

as dead as a dodo

- dead, no longer in existence

The dog was as dead as a dodo after the accident.

as easy as duck soup

- very easy, requiring no effort

Convincing the man to buy the car was as easy as duck soup.

as free as a bird

- completely free, carefree

I was as free as a bird when I finished my final school exam.

as graceful as a swan

- very graceful

The figure skater is as graceful as a swan.

as happy as a lark

- very happy and cheerful

The boy was as happy as a lark when he received his birthday present.

as hoarse as a crow

- very hoarse

The professor was as hoarse as a crow during the lecture.

as mad as a wet hen

- angry

The nurse was as mad as a wet hen when the patient tried to bite her.

as naked as a jaybird

- naked

The little boy was as naked as a jaybird when he finished his bath.

as proud as a peacock

- very proud, haughty

The man is as proud as a peacock of his young son.

as scarce as hen's teeth

- very scarce or nonexistent

Cheap hotels in this city are as scarce as hen's teeth.

as silly as a goose

- very foolish, very silly

My aunt acted as silly as a goose last evening.

as soft as down

- very soft to the touch (down is the soft and fine feathers from a goose or duck)

The fur on the little dog is as soft as down.

as the crow flies

- by the most direct way, along a straight line between two places

As the crow flies, it is about six kilometers between my house and downtown.

as wise as an owl

- very wise

My grandfather is as wise as an owl and he seems to know everything.

a bat out of hell

- very fast (bats are not birds but are mammals that can fly)

The man left here like a bat out of hell. I do not know why he was in such a hurry.

bats in the belfry

- crazy, eccentric (bats are not birds but are mammals that can fly)

I think that my boss has bats in the belfry. His ideas are absolutely crazy.

bird brain

- someone who you think is stupid

The man is a bird brain and he always makes mistakes at work.

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

- something that is certain is better than something that is not certain

"You should keep the prize money and not try to win more. Remember that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

birds and the bees

- the facts about sex and birth and life, the facts of life

The boy learned about the birds and the bees in his health education class at school.

birds-eye view

- a general view from above

"Let`s go up to the roof and get a birds-eye view of the surrounding area."

birds of a feather flock together

- people who are similar become friends or join together

"Do not complain about your friends. Remember, birds of a feather flock together. Your friends are just like you."

chicken and egg situation

- a situation where two things happen together and it is difficult to see which one of them caused the other, related to two factors - each of which causes or leads to the other

I do not know if I should buy a new computer so I can make some money with it or make some money first and then buy a new computer. It is a chicken and egg situation.

chicken feed

- a small sum of money

The amount of money that I spent last night was chicken feed and I am not worried about it at all.

chicken-livered

- cowardly, easily scared

The boy called his friend chicken-livered which made the friend very angry.

chicken out of (doing something)

- to stop doing something because of fear

My friend was planning to come with us but he chickened out at the last moment.

chickens come home to roost

- someone`s words or actions come back to cause trouble for him or her

The man is always unkind to other people. However, his chickens have come home to roost and people are now very unkind to him.

clip (someone`s) wings

- to limit someone, to bring someone under control

We plan to clip the supervisor's wings because he is becoming too aggressive when dealing with other people.

cock-and-bull story

- a silly story that is not true

The student told her teacher a cock-and-bull story about why she was absent.

cock of the walk

- someone who thinks that he or she is more important than others in a group

The supervisor thinks that he is cock of the walk. He thinks that he can do anything that he wants.

cold turkey

- immediate and complete withdrawal from something on which one has become dependent (used when someone stops taking addictive drugs or tries to stop a bad habit)

The government program helped the drug addicts stop using heroin cold turkey.
The man plans to quit smoking cold turkey.

cook (someone`s) goose

- to damage someone's plans, to damage or ruin someone

The woman cooked her goose when she fought against her company and lost.

count one`s chickens before they`re hatched

- to depend or think that you will get something before you actually have it

"Don`t count your chickens before they`re hatched. Remember, you may not get the new job so you should not spend too much money."

dead duck

- someone in a hopeless situation or condition

The man is a dead duck. When the police catch him he will have to go to jail.

duck soup

- a task that does not require much effort

The exam was duck soup. I am sure that I did very well.

eagle eye

- an intently watchful eye

The boy has an eagle eye and he never misses anything.

early bird

- someone who arrives someplace early or starts something early

I am an early bird and I like to arrive early at work every morning.

the early bird catches the worm

- a person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of success

"Let`s leave at six o`clock in the morning. Remember, the early bird catches the worm."

eat crow

- to admit that you are mistaken or defeated

Our boss was forced to eat crow when he discovered that he was totally wrong.

eat like a bird

- to eat very little

The boy must be sick. He has been eating like a bird recently.

feather in one`s cap

- something to be proud of, an honor

Winning the speech contest was a feather in the boy's cap.

feather one`s nest

- use one's position for one`s own financial benefits - especially while holding public office

The politician was feathering his nest for many years until he lost the election.

fly the coop

- to escape, to leave (like a chicken escaping from a chicken coop)

The two boys wanted to fly the coop when the school bell rang.

for the birds

- not interesting, something that you do not like, worthless

The movie was for the birds so we left early and went to a restaurant.

foul one's own nest

- to harm one's own interests, to bring discredit to one's family

I do not want to foul my own nest so I try to be very honest in all of my dealings with others.

get one's ducks in a row

- to put one's affairs in order

When I get my ducks in a row I will be able to make a decision about a new career.

go to bed with the chickens

- to go to bed as the sun is setting, to go to bed very early

My grandfather always goes to bed with the chickens because he works on a farm.

a gone goose

- someone or something that has departed or run away

The boy is a gone goose. He will not be returning today.

goose bumps

- a prickly or bumpy feeling on one's skin because of cold or fear or excitement (like the skin of a goose or a chicken)

I got goose bumps as I watched the horror movie.

one's goose is cooked

- one has been discovered to have done something wrong and he or she is now in trouble, one is finished, one's chances for something are ruined

My goose is cooked. Soon my friend will discover that I lost her bicycle.

in fine feather

- in good humor

My friend is in fine feather today. He has been laughing all morning.

kill the goose that lays the golden egg

- to spoil or destroy something that is beneficial or makes a lot of money

My friends sold part of their business but it is the most profitable part. I think that they have killed the goose that lays the golden egg.

kill two birds with one stone

- to succeed in doing two things with only one action

"Let`s have the meeting when we come to town to go shopping so that we can kill two birds with one stone."

lame duck

- a politician who has only a little time left in office and therefore has little power

The politician is a lame-duck leader and he is not effective at all.

lay an egg

- to give a bad performance

The performer laid an egg at the concert last night.

like water off a duck`s back

- without any effect, easily

Criticism falls away from my father like water off a duck`s back and he never worries about anything.

a little bird told me

- something is learned from a mysterious and secret source who you do not want to name

A little bird told me that my friend will have a surprise birthday party for me next week.

look like the cat that swallowed the canary

- to look very self-satisfied, to look as if you have just had a great success

The boy looked like the cat that swallowed the canary after he won the relay race.

lovely weather for ducks

- rainy weather

I commented to the wet letter carrier that it was lovely weather for ducks today.

neither fish nor fowl

- something that does not belong to a definite group

The manager's idea was neither fish nor fowl. Nobody knew what to do about it.

night owl

- someone who likes to stay up very late at night

My friend is a night owl and he loves to stay up late at night.

no spring chicken

- not young anymore

I do not know how old my aunt is but she is no spring chicken.

pecking order

- the way that people are ranked in relation to each other

I have not worked at my company very long so I do not understand the pecking order yet.

play chicken

- to do something dangerous in order to see who becomes frightened first and stops

The two boys were playing chicken in the schoolyard.

rare bird

- someone who is unusual

The woman is a rare bird and has done many interesting things in her life.

ruffle its feathers

- a bird points its feathers outward

The bird sat in the tree and ruffled its feathers.

ruffle (someone's) feathers

- to upset or annoy someone

I am usually very careful not to ruffle my supervisor's feathers.

rule the roost

- to be the boss or manager somewhere - often at home (a roost is a place where birds can perch or sit)

My grandfather ruled the roost in his family.

run around like a chicken with its head cut off

- to run around frantically and with no aim or purpose

I ran around like a chicken with its head cut off all morning as I prepared for my trip.

scarcer than hen's teeth

- very scarce or nonexistent

People who know about computers are scarcer than hen's teeth in our company.

sitting duck

- an unsuspecting person who is easily fooled - as if waiting to be attacked

The soldier at the window was like a sitting duck for the enemy.

spread one's wings

- to begin to be independent and try new things

My uncle's friend is beginning to spread his wings and try many new things.

swan song

- the last work or performance by an artist before death or retirement

The actor's swan song was his magnificent performance in his recent movie.

take (someone) under one's wings

- to begin to look after and care for someone

The teacher took the young boy under her wings when he came to the school.

talk turkey

- to talk frankly, to talk business

I went to see my friend because I knew that it was time to talk turkey with him.

try out one's wings

- to try to do something that you have recently learned or become qualified to do

I plan to try out my wings at golfing now that my lessons have finished.

ugly duckling

- an ugly or plain child (who grows up to be pretty)

The girl was an ugly duckling when she was a child but now she is very beautiful.

under the wings of (someone)

- to be under the care or control or protection of someone

The new teacher is now under the wings of the principal of the school.

watch (someone or something) like a hawk

- to watch someone or something very carefully

The mother watched her young child like a hawk.

what's good/sauce for the goose is good/sauce for the gander

- what is good for one person should be good for another person as well

What's good for the goose is good for the gander and if the food is good enough for me, then it is good enough for the other members of our team.

wild goose chase

- a chase that is futile or worthless

The motorcycle riders led the police on a wild goose chase.

wing it

- to do the best in a situation that one is not prepared for

I forgot to study so I had to wing it on the test.

mecarot08
05-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Cho mình xin đăng ký lớp tiếng anh thứ 7, Cn bắt đầu từ 2/7 nhé!
1 lớp bao nhiêu học sinh nhỉ?

thuy_ed
05-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Cho mình xin đăng ký lớp tiếng anh thứ 7, Cn bắt đầu từ 2/7 nhé!
1 lớp bao nhiêu học sinh nhỉ?

Cảm ơn mẹ Cà Rốt đã quan tâm, lớp đấy khoảng 25 HV bạn ạ. Mình bắt đầu nhận đăng kí cho lớp đó từ tuần này, bạn có thể nghiên cứu kĩ về nội dung của lớp trước khi đăng kí học chính thức. Nếu bạn có câu hỏi gì về nội dung lớp học, mình sẵn sàng trả lời :"))

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/chicken.jpg
Chicken Idioms


as mad as a wet hen

- angry

The nurse was as mad as a wet hen when the patient tried to bite her.

as scarce as hen's teeth

- very scarce or nonexistent

Cheap hotels in this city are as scarce as hen's teeth.

chicken and egg situation

- a situation where two things happen together and it is difficult to see which one of them caused the other, related to two factors - each of which causes or leads to the other

I do not know if I should buy a new computer so I can make some money with it or make some money first and then buy a new computer. It is a chicken and egg situation.

chicken feed

- a small sum of money

The amount of money that I spent last night was chicken feed and I am not worried about it at all.

chicken-livered

- cowardly, easily scared

The boy called his friend chicken-livered which made the friend very angry.

chicken out of (doing something)

- to stop doing something because of fear

My friend was planning to come with us but he chickened out at the last moment.

chickens come home to roost

- someone`s words or actions come back to cause trouble for him or her

The man is always unkind to other people. However, his chickens have come home to roost and people are now very unkind to him.

count one`s chickens before they`re hatched

- to depend or think that you will get something before you actually have it

"Don`t count your chickens before they`re hatched. Remember, you may not get the new job so you should not spend too much money."

go to bed with the chickens

- to go to bed as the sun is setting, to go to bed very early

My grandfather always goes to bed with the chickens because he works on a farm.

no spring chicken

- not young anymore

I do not know how old my aunt is but she is no spring chicken.

play chicken

- to do something dangerous in order to see who becomes frightened first and stops

The two boys were playing chicken in the schoolyard.

run around like a chicken with its head cut off

- to run around frantically and with no aim or purpose

I ran around like a chicken with its head cut off all morning as I prepared for my trip.

scarcer than hen's teeth

- very scarce or nonexistent

People who know about computers are scarcer than hen's teeth in our company.

thanh_coi
05-07-2011, 06:14 AM
Em có email hỏi lớp học của chị mà không thấy chị trả lời?

levan19
05-07-2011, 06:59 AM
topic chị hữu ích quá. cho em đánh dấu để học hỏi thêm với ạ ^^

thuy_ed
05-07-2011, 08:04 AM
Em có email hỏi lớp học của chị mà không thấy chị trả lời?


Chị sẽ check lại và reply em sớm, chắc tại nhiều mail quá :"))

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/crow.jpg
Crow Idioms


as hoarse as a crow

- very hoarse

The professor was as hoarse as a crow during the lecture.

as the crow flies

- by the most direct way, along a straight line between two places

As the crow flies, it is about six kilometers between my house and downtown.

eat crow

- to admit that you are mistaken or defeated

Our boss was forced to eat crow when he discovered that he was totally wrong.

thuy_ed
05-07-2011, 10:08 AM
Em có email hỏi lớp học của chị mà không thấy chị trả lời?

Mình vừa check mail của bạn hỏi về lớp học online rồi, nhưng học online của mình giáo trình chỉ phù hợp với những người lâu ko học TA muốn học cơ bản lại từ đầu hoặc là mất gốc TA thôi, còn nếu trình độ bạn đã Intermediate thì học lớp offline ấy bạn ạ :") (mình có lớp tháng 6 và 7 đã đăng đấy, bạn tham khảo nhé) (hoặc hôm nào Thanh rảnh qua mình test thử rùi mình góp ý cho bạn nhé (kể cả sau đấy bạn chưa chắc đã học thì cứ qua mình test cho :")

mecarot08
05-07-2011, 11:11 AM
25 hv có sợ đông quá không nhỉ? Giáo trình dạy là gì hả cô giáo? Liệu sau 5 tháng có thể tương đương trình độ abc gì nhỉ? Tất nhiên là phải học đầy đủ và chăm chỉ rồi

cogiao
05-07-2011, 02:54 PM
E chào chị.
E đang quan tâm đến lớp Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Lớp 1: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần => Lớp này chị có thể sắp xếp lùi lại dạy từ 6pm được ko chị? Vì nhìu người đang đi làm như em, 5h30 mới hết giờ làm, 6h học e thấy sẽ hợp lý hơn với mọi người :)
Lớp 2 : Thời gian học sáng thứ 7 và chiều cn ( e đọc bên ttvnol có lớp này phải ko ạ? ). Cũng hơi khó với những người đã đi làm, hầu hết sáng t7 vẫn phải làm việc :(
Vậy nên chị có thể sắp xếp lịch 1 trong 2 lớp này lại 1 chút để thuận tiện cho những người đã đi làm có nhu cầu học ko chị?
Nếu có nhìu người có ý kiến như em thì chị xem xét để sắp xếp lại chị nhé ( chứ chỉ có 1 mình em ý kiến thì chắc e phải chờ lớp sau của chị thui ). Hi. Lớp này thì thường bao lâu chị mở một lớp mới ạ?

tuntuntoto
05-07-2011, 03:10 PM
đánh dấu để theo dõi^^...................

thuy_ed
05-08-2011, 09:45 AM
25 hv có sợ đông quá không nhỉ? Giáo trình dạy là gì hả cô giáo? Liệu sau 5 tháng có thể tương đương trình độ abc gì nhỉ? Tất nhiên là phải học đầy đủ và chăm chỉ rồi

Hihi, ko đông đâu bạn ạ, mình còn có những lớp 40, 80 HV hoặc lớp Dịch tầm >400 người :")), chỉ có lớp luyện nói IELTS thì mới có 10 hs/ lớp thôi.
Giáo trình do mình thiết kế riêng, đảm bảo độc đáo ko có ở giáo trình phổ thông nào cả bạn ạ, vì mình chọn lọc và thiết kế theo những khó khăn mà chính mình đã trải nghiệm qua quá trình học TA, qua kinh nghiệm từ hàng nghìn hs :"). Còn trình độ thì sau khóa học: thì bạn có thể phát âm chuẩn, nói TA "beautifully", giao tiếp tốt, ngữ pháp toàn diện và biết những cách thức làm các dạng bài trong đề thi IELTS. HS thì ko chăm cũng phải chăm vì mình nghiêm túc trong việc kiểm tra bài tập, tiến độ học của hs, ko làm bài tập là nộp phạt ngay, đánh vào kinh tế thì bác nào cũng sợ hết ^^

thuy_ed
05-08-2011, 09:48 AM
E chào chị.
E đang quan tâm đến lớp Lớp SKILLS + pre. IELTS E49 khai giảng tháng 6/2011:
Lớp 1: 5.30pm thứ 2-3 và 6 hàng tuần => Lớp này chị có thể sắp xếp lùi lại dạy từ 6pm được ko chị? Vì nhìu người đang đi làm như em, 5h30 mới hết giờ làm, 6h học e thấy sẽ hợp lý hơn với mọi người :)
Lớp 2 : Thời gian học sáng thứ 7 và chiều cn ( e đọc bên ttvnol có lớp này phải ko ạ? ). Cũng hơi khó với những người đã đi làm, hầu hết sáng t7 vẫn phải làm việc :(
Vậy nên chị có thể sắp xếp lịch 1 trong 2 lớp này lại 1 chút để thuận tiện cho những người đã đi làm có nhu cầu học ko chị?
Nếu có nhìu người có ý kiến như em thì chị xem xét để sắp xếp lại chị nhé ( chứ chỉ có 1 mình em ý kiến thì chắc e phải chờ lớp sau của chị thui ). Hi. Lớp này thì thường bao lâu chị mở một lớp mới ạ?



Cảm ơn bạn đã quan tâm đến lớp TA của mình, về thời gian học thì với mình cũng hơi khó thay đổi bạn ạ.
Lớp số 1 chắc chắn bắt đầu từ 5.30pm vì sau lớp đấy mình còn dạy 1 lớp từ 7.30-9.00pm nên lùi sang 6pm là điều ko thể được :")
Lớp số 2 thì tạm thời lịch mình đưa ra là 10am thứ 7 và 4.30pm Chủ nhật, lớp hiện tại đã có khoảng 15 người đóng học phí chính thức, mình đang cần khoảng 10 hs nữa, nếu mọi người có nhìu người ý kiến đổi sang chiều thứ 7 thì mình sẽ đổi, tuy nhiên mình thích dạy sáng thứ 7 hơn vì chiều thứ 7 còn cho nhóc con đi chơi :"))

thuy_ed
05-08-2011, 09:49 AM
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/duck.jpg
Duck Idioms


as a duck takes to water

- easily and naturally

When the boy learned to swim it was just as a duck takes to water. It was very easy.

as easy as duck soup

- very easy, requiring no effort

Convincing the man to buy the car was as easy as duck soup.

dead duck

- someone in a hopeless situation or condition

The man is a dead duck. When the police catch him he will have to go to jail.

duck soup

- a task that does not require much effort

The exam was duck soup. I am sure that I did very well.

get one's ducks in a row

- to put one's affairs in order

When I get my ducks in a row I will be able to make a decision about a new career.

lame duck

- a politician who has only a little time left in office and therefore has little power

The politician is a lame-duck leader and he is not effective at all.

like water off a duck`s back

- without any effect, easily

Criticism falls away from my father like water off a duck`s back and he never worries about anything.

lovely weather for ducks

- rainy weather

I commented to the wet letter carrier that it was lovely weather for ducks today.

sitting duck

- an unsuspecting person who is easily fooled - as if waiting to be attacked

The soldier at the window was like a sitting duck for the enemy.

ugly duckling

- an ugly or plain child (who grows up to be pretty)

The girl was an ugly duckling when she was a child but now she is very beautiful.

mecarot08
05-08-2011, 10:00 AM
Hihi, ko đông đâu bạn ạ, mình còn có những lớp 40, 80 HV hoặc lớp Dịch tầm >400 người :")), chỉ có lớp luyện nói IELTS thì mới có 10 hs/ lớp thôi.
Giáo trình do mình thiết kế riêng, đảm bảo độc đáo ko có ở giáo trình phổ thông nào cả bạn ạ, vì mình chọn lọc và thiết kế theo những khó khăn mà chính mình đã trải nghiệm qua quá trình học TA, qua kinh nghiệm từ hàng nghìn hs :"). Còn trình độ thì sau khóa học: thì bạn có thể phát âm chuẩn, nói TA "beautifully", giao tiếp tốt, ngữ pháp toàn diện và biết những cách thức làm các dạng bài trong đề thi IELTS. HS thì ko chăm cũng phải chăm vì mình nghiêm túc trong việc kiểm tra bài tập, tiến độ học của hs, ko làm bài tập là nộp phạt ngay, đánh vào kinh tế thì bác nào cũng sợ hết ^^
Ok, nghe cô giáo nói thế thì cũng thấy yên tâm, vậy nếu đăng ký thì cứ 2/7 là đến nộp tiền và học luôn hay như thế nào nhỉ? Mình muốn học sáng thứ 7 hơn, chiều còn đưa con đi học. Cô lên lịch giờ chính thức để học sinh còn liệu nhé!

thuy_ed
05-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Ok, nghe cô giáo nói thế thì cũng thấy yên tâm, vậy nếu đăng ký thì cứ 2/7 là đến nộp tiền và học luôn hay như thế nào nhỉ? Mình muốn học sáng thứ 7 hơn, chiều còn đưa con đi học. Cô lên lịch giờ chính thức để học sinh còn liệu nhé!


Mình còn quên ko "quảng cáo" thêm là lớp đấy học writing bài bản, mình chữa chi tiết cho hs nữa :p sáng nay có thêm 1 bạn nữa đến đăng kí chính thức có 14 hs rồi, nên 99% là học sáng thứ 7 và chiều CN mẹ cà rốt ạ. Còn đăng kí thì bạn đến trực tiếp địa chỉ nhà mình đóng học phí hoặc chuyển khoản qua tài khoản của nhà mình: TK Vietcombank 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang. Mình nhận những học viên đóng học phí sớm nhất cho tới khi đủ số người thì ngừng bạn ạ. :rolleyes:

cogiao
05-08-2011, 10:17 PM
Chị ơi. Sau 2 lớp tháng 6 này thì khoảng bao lâu nữa chị mở lớp tiếp theo ạ? Nếu lâu quá thì e cố gắng thu xếp. Nhưng học sáng t7 thì cg khó quá. Hic.

thuy_ed
05-09-2011, 07:50 AM
Chị ơi. Sau 2 lớp tháng 6 này thì khoảng bao lâu nữa chị mở lớp tiếp theo ạ? Nếu lâu quá thì e cố gắng thu xếp. Nhưng học sáng t7 thì cg khó quá. Hic.


Sau lớp tháng 6 và lớp tháng 7 này thì khoảng giữa tháng 8 mình có lớp mới bạn ạ, dự kiến là lớp đấy học vào 7.30pm-9.00 tối thứ 2, 5 và 10am Chủ nhật :"))

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Goose Idioms


as silly as a goose

- very foolish, very silly

My aunt acted as silly as a goose last evening.

cook (someone`s) goose

- to damage someone's plans, to damage or ruin someone

The woman cooked her goose when she fought against her company and lost.

a gone goose

- someone or something that has departed or run away

The boy is a gone goose. He will not be returning today.

goose bumps

- a prickly or bumpy feeling on one's skin because of cold or fear or excitement (like the skin of a goose or a chicken)

I got goose bumps as I watched the horror movie.

one's goose is cooked

- one has been discovered to have done something wrong and he or she is now in trouble, one is finished, one's chances for something are ruined

My goose is cooked. Soon my friend will discover that I lost her bicycle.

kill the goose that lays the golden egg

- to spoil or destroy something that is beneficial or makes a lot of money

My friends sold part of their business but it is the most profitable part. I think that they have killed the goose that lays the golden egg.

what's good/sauce for the goose is good/sauce for the gander

- what is good for one person should be good for another person as well

What's good for the goose is good for the gander and if the food is good enough for me, then it is good enough for the other members of our team.

wild goose chase

- a chase that is futile or worthless

The motorcycle riders led the police on a wild goose chase.

thuy_ed
05-10-2011, 06:23 AM
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Owl Idioms


as wise as an owl

- very wise

My grandfather is as wise as an owl and he seems to know everything.

night owl

- someone who likes to stay up very late at night

My friend is a night owl and he loves to stay up late at night.

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Swan Idioms


as graceful as a swan

- very graceful

The figure skater is as graceful as a swan.

swan song

- the last work or performance by an artist before death or retirement

The actor's swan song was his magnificent performance in his recent movie.

shophangdepgiare
05-10-2011, 08:45 AM
Cho mình đánh dấu nghiên cứu.........

cogiao
05-10-2011, 02:09 PM
Sau lớp tháng 6 và lớp tháng 7 này thì khoảng giữa tháng 8 mình có lớp mới bạn ạ, dự kiến là lớp đấy học vào 7.30pm-9.00 tối thứ 2, 5 và 10am Chủ nhật :"))




Lớp này chắc là phù hợp với em hơn. Chắc em chờ đến tháng 8 học lớp này vậy. Hẹn gặp lại chị :)

thuyedenglishclass
05-10-2011, 07:16 PM
Chẳng hiểu sao mình ko đăng nhập vào nick thuy_ed được, mọi người pm cho mình vào nick này nhé :"X

thuyedenglishclass
05-10-2011, 09:15 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 10.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Grammar chương 4 và chữa xong bài test listening.
Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 13.05.11:
Lớp học bài Vocab trang 32-35, bài Writing Task 2 Unit 4 và bài Writing Task 1 (6-10 hướng dẫn)

thuy_ed
05-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Chẳng hiểu sao mình ko đăng nhập vào nick thuy_ed được, mọi người pm cho mình vào nick này nhé :"X


Mình bị hack mất nick, bây h thì lấy lại đc rùi :")

Chúng ta tiếp tục bài học nhé:
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Business
accept an offer

- to agree to an offer or proposal

I accepted the offer to buy my car.

across the board

- including everyone or everything

The computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.

adjourn a meeting

- to end a meeting

We adjourned the meeting until the next day.

at a loss

- at less than the cost, at a financial loss

The store was selling things at a loss so the prices were very low.

bail a company out or bail out a company

- to rescue a company that has financial problems

The government bailed out the bank to maintain stability in the economy.

balance the books

- to check that all the money in a business is accounted for

The accountant spent several days trying to balance the books of his company.

ball park figure/estimate

- a rough estimate or figure

The contractor gave us a ball park figure for the cost of repairing the new building.

bang for the buck

- value for the money spent

We were able to get much bang for the buck when we advertised on the Internet.

banker's hours

- short work hours (similar to a bank)

My friend owns his own company and works banker's hours most days.

bankroll someone

- to supply someone with money, to finance someone

The movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.

bean counter

- an accountant

We asked the bean counters to look at the figures in the new budget.

big cheese/gun/wheel

- an important person, a leader

The new director was a big wheel in his previous company.

bigwig

- an important person, a leader

Some of the bigwigs of our company came to visit our factory.

blow a deal

- to ruin a business deal with someone

We are working hard so that we do not blow the deal with our new customer.

bottom drops/falls out of (something)

- a collapse occurs and prices fall below an earlier low price

When the bottom fell out of the coffee market many companies had to stop doing business.

bottom line

- the total, the final figure on a balance sheet, the results (of a business)

After we examined the bottom line of the company we decided not to invest in it.

bottom line

- the central issue of a discussion, the main point

My friend wants to open a restaurant. However, the bottom line for me is that we need more research before I invest any money.

bottom out

- to reach the lowest or worst point

The value of my stock has begun to bottom out and it should soon begin to increase in value.

bounce a check

- to write a check in which you do not have enough money in your bank account

The young man bounced a check when he tried to pay his rent.

boys in the backroom

- a group of men making decisions behind the scenes

The boys in the backroom told us that the factory will close next year.

break even

- to have expenses equal to profits

After three months the company was able to break even and begin to make a profit.

bring (something) to the table

- to have something to offer during a negotiation

We were able to bring a new offer to the table during the negotiations.

budget crunch/squeeze

- a situation where there is not enough money in the budget

There is a severe budget squeeze at our company.

buy a stake in (something)

- to buy part ownership of a company or other enterprise

The large bank is planning to buy a stake in the small stock trading company.

buy off (someone) or buy (someone) off

- to use a gift or money to divert someone from their duty (similar to a bribe and sometimes illegal)

The land developer tried to buy off the politician but he was not successful.

buy out (someone or something) or buy (someone or something) out

- to buy the ownership or a majority share of something

The large company decided to buy out the small textile company.

buy (something) on credit

- to buy something without paying cash

My friend had no money so he decided to buy some furniture on credit.

by a long shot

- by a big difference

Our company beat out the bids of the other companies by a long shot.

a calculated risk

- an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed

The company took a calculated risk when they put the new computer on the market.

call a loan

- to demand the immediate and complete payment of a debt/loan

The bank recently called the loan of the small business.

call a meeting to order

- to start a meeting

Our supervisor called the meeting to order after everyone arrived.

call on (someone) to speak

- to ask someone to speak, to give someone permission to speak at a meeting

The chairman called on me to speak at the meeting.

captain of industry

- a top corporation officer

The president of our company was a captain of industry and when he retired he was appointed to many government boards.

carry a motion

- to support or win acceptance for a motion or proposal or idea in a meeting

I was able to carry a motion at last night's meeting.

carry over figures/numbers/costs

- to transfer a figure or number or cost from one column or time to another

Our company will carry over last year's losses to this year.

carry over (something) or carry (something) over

- to save or postpone something for another time

The department store will carry over their sale until after the national holiday.

carry the day

- to win complete support

The manager's idea carried the day and everyone supported him with enthusiasm.

carry through with (something)

- to put something into action, to do something

The steel company will carry through with their plan to restructure operations.

carve out a niche (for a product)

- to create a speciality or product or market that nobody else has

The company was able to carve out a niche for their product among university students.

circulate the agenda

- to distribute a list or other information about what will be discussed in a meeting

We circulated the agenda for the meeting last week.

close out (something) or close (something) out

- to sell the whole or all of something

The company decided to close out the store and sell the remaining stock very cheap.

close the books

- to stop taking orders, to end a bookkeeping period

The company will close the books at the end of December.

close up shop

- to stop doing business (for a variety of reasons - not only financial reasons)

The university bookstore will close up shop next month.

come down in price

- to lower the price of one's product, to become cheaper

We were forced to come down in price in order to sell our target number of cars for the month.

come in high

- to charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high

The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.

come in low

- to offer a low amount of money for a product or service

The company came in low with an offer for our product.

come on strong

- to overwhelm others with very strong language or personality

The salesman came on strong at the meeting and angered the other members of the team.

company man

- a person who always works hard for his company and supports the company policies

My father was a company man and he always put in an extra effort for his company.

company town

- a town dominated by one industry or company

The company town faced severe economic times when the coal mine closed.

corner the market

- to dominate a particular market with your product

The large company has cornered the market for cell phones in our city.

crunch numbers

- to do mathematical calculations

The accountant loves to crunch numbers and he is one of the top managers in our company.

cut a deal

- to make a business arrangement or contract with someone

I was able to cut a deal with the contractor and we paid very little for our new kitchen.

cut back

- to use fewer or less of something

The company has been cutting back on entertainment expenses recently.

cut corners

- to economize, to try to spend less money

We have been forced to economize on expenses during these severe economic times.

cut off (someone or something) or cut (someone or something) off

- to interrupt or stop someone or something

The speech by our manager was cut off when the electricity went off in the building.

cut one's losses

- to do something in order to stop losing additional money or time etc.

We should sell the old machinery soon and try to cut our losses.

defeat a motion

- to defeat an idea or proposal in a meeting

We easily defeated the motion to change the dates for next year's convention.

deliver the goods

- to succeed in doing a good job of something

The new manager is not very popular but he is able to deliver the goods.

double check (something)

- to check something again to confirm that it is correct

We must double check the new product prices before the price list is printed.

draw up a contract

- to make or draft a contract

The lawyer spent several hours drawing up a new contract.

drop the price (of something)

- to lower the price of something

We dropped the price of our product during the negotiation.
(To be continued)

thuy_ed
05-11-2011, 08:16 AM
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thuy_ed
05-11-2011, 09:07 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 11.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong chuyên đề Vocab 28-33, bài Writing Unit 5 và Section 1,2,3 bài Listening 3.1

Lớp có 1 bài Writing PROCESS (chọn 1 trong 15 chủ đề) Deadline là hết ngày thứ 2 tuần tới (16.05.11) nhé cả lớp

Bài của ngày mai 12.05.11:

Lớp học bài Reading 3.1, lý thuyết bài MODALS 2 và bài Vocab 34,35,36

thuy_ed
05-12-2011, 08:19 AM
BUSINESS IDIOMS (cont)

face value (of something)

- the official value or worth of something

Although the face value of the postage stamp was very low it sold at the auction for much money.


fair play

- equal and correct action toward someone, justice

The company has a reputation for fair play when they are bargaining with their employees.


figure out (something) or figure (something) out

- to find an answer by thinking about something

Everybody is trying to figure out what our boss is going to do with the new equipment.


fill the bill

- to be just what is needed

The new machine should fill the bill for what we need to finish the job.


float (someone) a loan

- to loan someone money

I asked the bank to float me a loan so that I could buy a new car.


follow-up meeting

- a meeting where you discuss previous business

We will have a follow-up meeting to discuss the new product.


gain ground

- to go forward, to make progress

Our company is gaining ground in its attempt to be the best in the industry.


get a break

- to get an opportunity or good deal

We were able to get a break on the price of the paint and we saved much money.


get a raise

- to get an increase in one's salary

My sister works hard and she recently got a raise in her new job.


get off the ground

- to make a successful beginning

We were unable to get the new product off the ground but we will try again next year.


give (someone) the green light

- to give someone permission to go ahead or proceed with something

Our boss gave us the green light to begin work on the new sales campaign.


go belly up

- to go out of business because of financial problems

The small computer company went belly up several months ago.


go over the books

- to check and analyze the accounting records of a company

We hired an outside accountant to go over our books.


go public

- to become a public company and to sell the company stock to the public

The stock of the Internet company rose very quickly after the company went public.


go through with (something)

- to do something as planned or as agreed, to finish something

We will go through with our plans to build the new product.


hang out one's shingle

- to open one's own business (usually as a professional in some field)

My friend decided to hang out his shingle as a dentist soon after he finished school.


a hard sell

- a way of selling something that is very aggressive and uses much pressure

The car salesman gave us a hard sell so we went to another car dealer.


have a stake in (something)

- to have part ownership of a company or other business

The large oil company has a stake in the new oil exploration company.


have good contacts

- to know people who can help you get a job or do some kind of business

The salesman has good contacts and always sells many products.


have one's finger in the pie

- to be involved in something, to receive money for something

The new manager has his finger in the pie of many small businesses.


have the floor

- to have permission to speak in a meeting

The president had the floor for almost an hour during the meeting.


heads will roll

- someone will be punished

Heads will roll when our boss learns about the money that we have lost.


hold a meeting

- to conduct a meeting

We plan to hold a meeting next week to discuss the problems with our new product.


in black and white

- in writing

The company refused to deal with the customer's complaints until they were in black and white.


in charge of (someone or something)

- to be in control of someone or something, to be responsible for someone or something

My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.


in short supply

- not enough of something, less than the amount or number needed

Experienced computer programmers are in short supply in our company.


in stock

- available or ready to sell or use

The store does not have any printer ink in stock.


in the black

- to be successful, to be making money, to be profitable

The new company has been in the black for many years.


in the long run

- over a long period of time

The company has been losing money recently but in the long run they should make a profit.


in the loop

- part of a group of people that is kept up-to-date with information about something

I began to work in the evenings and I was no longer in the loop at our company.


in the market for (something)

- to be ready to buy something, to want to buy something

We are in the market for a new computer.


in the red

- to be losing money, to be unprofitable

The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.


in the works

- to be in preparation, to be in the process of being planned or developed

The camera company has a new camera in the works but nobody knows about it.


jack up the price of (something)

- to make a price higher

The steel company will jack up the price of steel at the beginning of the year.


jump off the shelves

- to sell very well

The new children's toy is jumping off the shelves.


keep books

- to keep records of money that is gained or spent

The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he makes many mistakes.


keep track of (something)

- to keep a count or record of something, to stay informed about something

We are trying to keep track of the number of visitors to our store.


a kickback

- an amount of money that is paid illegally for favorable treatment

The construction company was giving kickbacks to the local politicians.


knock down the price of (something) or knock the price of (something) down

- to lower the price of something

I bargained hard so that I could knock down the price of the DVD player.


land an account

- to acquire an account

The salesman landed a large account on his first day of work.


launch a product

- to introduce a new product to consumers

The company will launch their new product next month.


lay (something) on the table

- to present a matter for discussion

I went to the meeting and laid my concerns about the new product on the table.


lead time

- the amount of time between the placing of an order and the receipt of the goods that you have ordered, the time available to prepare for something

The lead time to get a book published is very long.
There was not much lead time to prepare for the advertising campaign.


line of products

- a group or category of products that are similar to each other

Our company will introduce a new line of products in the autumn.


liquid assets

- property or belongings that can easily be converted into cash

The company sold some of its liquid assets in order to raise cash.


make a cold call

- to visit or telephone a potential but unknown customer from a list of people

When he first started to work at his company the salesman was asked to make cold calls from the telephone book.


make a go of (something)

- to produce good results, to succeed at something

Although the man works very hard in his small business he cannot make a go of it and may soon go out of business.


make a motion

- to make a suggestion or proposal at a meeting

The manager made a motion to finish the meeting early and continue the next morning.


make an offer

- to make a financial proposal for a product or service

We plan to make an offer to buy the house on Saturday.


make money hand over fist

- to make money fast and in large amounts

The small ice cream shop is making money hand over fist this summer.


mean business

- to be serious

Our boss means business when he tells everyone to work harder.


move a product

- to sell a product

We should have no trouble to move the new product.


move to (do something)

- to propose to do something (usually at a meeting)

I will move to have another meeting next week so we can discuss the problem.


a number cruncher

- an accountant, someone who works with numbers

Our company president is a good number cruncher and he understands the finances of our company.


on credit

- without paying cash

We usually buy most of our furniture on credit.


on hand

- to be in one's possession, to be ready

We did not have enough supplies on hand so we were unable to finish the job.


on the block

- to be for sale, to go on sale

After we bought the company we put some of the equipment on the block.


on the market

- available for sale

There are many good cameras on the market now.


open a meeting

- to begin a meeting

They opened the meeting by welcoming the new guests.


out of order

- against the rules - used in a meeting when someone does not obey the rules of speaking

The question was out of order at the meeting and the man was not able to ask it.


out-of-pocket expenses

- the direct expenses that one must personally pay for something

My out-of-pocket expenses were very high during the business trip.


out of stock

- not available for immediate sale

The toys are out of stock and we must wait several weeks before we get them.


out of the loop

- to not be part of a group of people that is kept up-to-date with information about something

I was out of the loop during the negotiations and did not know what was going on.


outsource (something)

- to use outside sources for something rather than those within a company or its facilities

The manufacturing company outsourced much of its work.


overnight (something)

- to send a document or package somewhere for delivery the next day

We decided to overnight the new contract to our supplier.


pay off

- to succeed, to yield good results

I hope that our plans for the new business will pay off.


pay off a debt

- to finish paying back the money that one has borrowed from a bank or business or person

I am working hard to pay off my debt to the store.


pay off a loan

- to finish paying back the money that one has borrowed from a bank or business or person

The furniture manufacturer was unable to pay off their loan so they went out of business.


piece of the action

- a share in the activity or the profits of something

The inventor wanted a piece of the action from the new equipment that he had invented.


plug a product

- to promote a product

The soccer star makes a lot of money when he agrees to plug a product.


preferred customer

- a customer who does much business with you and who you give special discounts to

The man is a preferred customer and we always give him a good price.


push a product

- to promote a product

The soap company is now pushing their new product.


put a product on the map

- to make a product known to the public

We hope that our new advertising campaign will put our product on the map.


put one's nose to the grindstone

- to work diligently or hard

I put my nose to the grindstone and finished the job before the weekend.


put (someone) on hold

- to disconnect someone temporarily from the telephone while you do something else

I phoned the bank but they put me on hold before somebody spoke to me.


put (something) on hold

- to postpone a project

The construction company put the project on hold while they looked for more money.


put (something) on the table

- to make something the topic of discussion

We put the issue of the new schedule on the table for discussion.


put (someone) through or put through (someone)

- to transfer someone to someone else's telephone

I phoned the credit card company and they put me through to a supervisor.


red ink

- debt (the red ink on a financial statement)

The automobile company has much red ink because of the bad economic conditions.


red tape

- rules and regulations that seem unnecessary (often from the government)

There is much red tape when you try to start up a new business.


Robert's Rules of Order

- the official book of guidelines and rules about how to conduct a meeting.

We always use Robert's Rules of Order when we have a meeting.


roll out a product

- to release a product for sale

The company will roll out their new computers soon.


rule (someone) out of order

- to rule that someone is not following the rules of a meeting

The chairwoman ruled the salesman out of order when he began to speak at the meeting.


run a meeting

- to conduct a meeting

My boss is not able to run a meeting very well.


run an ad

- to place or put an advertisement in a publication

The government will run an ad to tell the public about the new gas tax.


run short (of something)

- to not have enough of something

They ran short of gasoline at the gas station and had to close early.


saddled with debt

- to be burdened with debt

Our company is saddled with debt and must do something about it quickly.


second a motion

- to formally agree with a proposal in a meeting

I seconded the motion to start one hour early every morning during the summer.


sell like hotcakes

- to sell very quickly

The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.


sell out

- to sell all of a product

Every year our company is able to sell out most of our summer goods.


sell (something) at a loss

- to sell something and lose money

We were forced to sell the computers at a loss.


set up a meeting

- to make arrangements for a meeting

I am trying to set up a meeting with the manager of our department.


set up shop (somewhere)

- to open a business

The fire alarm company decided to set up shop in our city.


slash prices

- to reduce prices significantly

The store is slashing prices on the new computers.


slice of the action

- a share in the activity or the profits of something

The government wanted a slice of the action from the new businesses.


stand adjourned

- to be dismissed or to end (used for a meeting)

"This meeting now stands adjourned."


strike while the iron is hot

- to take advantage of an opportunity

I plan to strike while the iron is hot and apply for the job quickly.


sweetheart deal

- a deal made between friends or businesses so that both may receive a benefit

We made a sweetheart deal with our landlord to have our rent reduced.


table a discussion

- to postpone a discussion until a later time

We tabled the discussion about the salary issue until the next meeting.


take a nosedive

- to collapse, to decrease in value

The stock market took a nosedive when the earnings of the oil company decreased.


take a pay cut

- to accept a decrease in one's salary

The telephone workers were forced to take a pay cut after the strike.


take minutes

- to write down the details of a meeting

I usually take minutes at the monthly club meetings.


take on (an employee) or take (an employee) on

- to give a job to someone, to hire someone

The company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.


take over (something) or take (something) over

- to take control or possession of something, to take charge or responsibility for something

The government decided to take over the bank after it declared bankruptcy.


take (a company) public

- to sell shares of a company to the general public

We decided to take our company public in order to raise money to expand our factory.


take (something) at face value

- to take something that is said exactly as it is said

I took my friend's comment at face value.


take stock

- to count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock at a business, to take inventory

The department store closes for three days every March in order to take stock.


test market a product

- to research whether or not a product will be successful by selling it in a particular market or by choosing people to use the product for a specified period of time and receiving comments from them

The computer company will begin to test market their new computer in several cities soon.


throw cold water on (something)

- to discourage or forbid something

The manager threw cold water on our plan to close the factory for one week in August.


throw money at (something)

- to try to solve a problem by spending money on it

The president of our company is willing to throw much money at the factory problem.


tight spot

- a difficult situation

The computer company has been in a tight spot since the shortage of computer chips appeared.


turn a profit

- to make a profit

The supermarket has been turning a profit since it opened.


turn over

- to do business to a certain amount of money or product

We turn over most of our stock every month.
The company turns over much money every week.


turnover (of products)

- the rate at which a product is sold and replaced

The turnover of cold drinks is very high in the store.


turnover (of workers)

- the rate at which employees join and leave a company

The turnover of workers in the new restaurant is very high.


word-of-mouth advertising

- orally from one person to another, a form of advertising where a satisfied customer tells friends about a particular product

The new shampoo is doing very well because of word-of-mouth advertising.


work out

- to have a specific result

I do not believe that the new plan is going to work out.


work out (a problem)

- to solve a problem, to provide the details of something

I spent the weekend trying to work out the budget estimates for next year.


work overtime

- to work more than one's regular hours

I worked overtime every Friday last month.


write off (a debt/loan)

- to remove a debt/loan from a business record, to cancel a debt

It was impossible for the bank to collect the money so they were forced to write off the loan.



accounting Idioms



balance the books

- to check that all the money in a business is accounted for

The accountant spent several days trying to balance the books of his company.


bean counter

- an accountant

We asked the bean counters to look at the figures in the new budget.


bottom line

- the total, the final figure on a balance sheet, the results (of a business)

After we examined the bottom line of the company we decided not to invest in it.


break even

- to have expenses equal to profits

After three months the company was able to break even and begin to make a profit.


budget crunch/squeeze

- a situation where there is not enough money in the budget

There is a severe budget squeeze at our company.


carry over figures/numbers/costs

- to transfer a figure or number or cost from one column or time to another

Our company will carry over last year's losses to this year.


close the books

- to stop taking orders, to end a bookkeeping period

The company will close the books at the end of December.


crunch numbers

- to do mathematical calculations

The accountant loves to crunch numbers and he is one of the top managers in our company.


figure out (something) or figure (something) out

- to find an answer by thinking about something

Everybody is trying to figure out what our boss is going to do with the new equipment.


go over the books

- to check and analyze the accounting records of a company

We hired an outside accountant to go over our books.


in the black

- to be successful, to be making money, to be profitable

The new company has been in the black for many years.


in the red

- to be losing money, to be unprofitable

The company has been in the red since the price of oil began to rise rapidly.


keep books

- to keep records of money that is gained or spent

The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he makes many mistakes.


a number cruncher

- an accountant, someone who works with numbers

Our company president is a good number cruncher and he understands the finances of our company.


red ink

- debt (the red ink on a financial statement)

The automobile company has much red ink because of the bad economic conditions.


saddled with debt

- to be burdened with debt

Our company is saddled with debt and must do something about it quickly.


write off (a debt/loan)

- to remove a debt/loan from a business record, to cancel a debt

It was impossible for the bank to collect the money so they were forced to write off the loan.


advertising Idioms



bang for the buck

- value for the money spent

We were able to get much bang for the buck when we advertised on the Internet.


plug a product

- to promote a product

The soccer star makes a lot of money when he agrees to plug a product.


run an ad

- to place or put an advertisement in a publication

The government will run an ad to tell the public about the new gas tax.


word-of-mouth advertising

- orally from one person to another, a form of advertising where a satisfied customer tells friends about a particular product

The new shampoo is doing very well because of word-of-mouth advertising.


banking Idioms



bail a company out or bail out a company

- to rescue a company with financial problems

The government bailed out the bank to maintain stability in the economy.


banker's hours

- short work hours (similar to a bank)

My friend owns his own company and works banker's hours most days.


bankroll someone

- to supply someone with money, to finance someone

The movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.


bounce a check

- to write a check in which you do not have enough money in your bank account

The young man bounced a check when he tried to pay his rent.


buy a stake in (something)

- to buy part ownership of a company or other enterprise

The large bank is planning to buy a stake in the small stock trading company.


a calculated risk

- an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed

The company took a calculated risk when they put the new computer screen on the market.


call a loan

- to demand the immediate and complete payment of a debt/loan

The bank recently called the loan of the small business.


float (someone) a loan

- to loan someone money

I asked the bank to float me a loan so that I could buy a new car.


have a stake in (something)

- to have part ownership of a company or other business

The large oil company has a stake in the new undersea oil exploration company.

mẹ su ỉn
05-12-2011, 02:32 PM
E đọc thì mới thấy có lớp basic và IELTS, có lớp Nghe - Dịch ko chị ơi

thuy_ed
05-12-2011, 09:17 PM
E đọc thì mới thấy có lớp basic và IELTS, có lớp Nghe - Dịch ko chị ơi


Đợt này nhu cầu học viên học giao tiếp và kĩ năng IELTS đông quá nên chị đang chưa có kế hoạch mở lớp Dịch :"))

UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày thứ 5 12.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Reading 3.1, bài lý thuyết MODALS 2, bài Vocab 34,35,36

Dành cho Chủ nhật 15.05.11:

Học sinh nộp bài Listening + Reading 3.2, làm bài tập MODALS 2, bài Vocab 37,38,39 và bài COMMUNICATION UNIT 6 nhé



Lớp E43 ngày thứ 5 12.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 3.2, Vocab 51,52,53 và chương 4 Grammar bài 1,2

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 15.05.11:

Học sinh học bài Reading 3.3, làm bài Dịch của ngữ pháp chương 4 (bài 3,4) và bài COMMUNICATION Unit 6

Dành cho thứ 2 ngày 16.05.11:

Học bài Listening 3.3, Vocab 54,55,56; bài chương 1 Giới từ 1,2,3,4 (bài này "dã man" đấy, mọi người làm dần đi ko lại vỗ béo lợn nhé ) :"))



Good night các tình iu
^_^

thuy_ed
05-13-2011, 07:16 AM
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meeting Idioms
adjourn a meeting

- to end a meeting

We adjourned the meeting until the next day.


call a meeting to order

- to start a meeting

Our supervisor called the meeting to order after everyone arrived.


call on (someone) to speak

- to ask someone to speak, to give someone permission to speak at a meeting

The chairman called on me to speak at the meeting.


carry a motion

- to support or win acceptance for a motion or proposal or idea in a meeting

I was able to carry a motion at last night's meeting.


circulate the agenda

- to distribute a list or other information about what will be discussed in a meeting

We circulated the agenda for the meeting last week.


defeat a motion

- to defeat an idea or proposal in a meeting

We easily defeated the motion to change the dates for next week's convention.


follow-up meeting

- a meeting where you discuss previous business

We will have a follow-up meeting to discuss the new product.


have the floor

- to have permission to speak in a meeting

The president had the floor for almost an hour during the meeting.


hold a meeting

- to conduct a meeting

We plan to hold a meeting next week to discuss the problems with our new product.


lay (something) on the table

- to present a matter for discussion

I went to the meeting and laid my concerns about the new product on the table.


make a motion

- to make a suggestion or proposal at a meeting

The manager made a motion to finish the meeting early and continue the next morning.


move to (do something)

- to propose to do something (usually at a meeting)

I will move to have another meeting next week so we can discuss the problem.


open a meeting

- to begin a meeting

They opened the meeting by welcoming the new guests.


out of order

- against the rules - used in a meeting when someone does not obey the rules of speaking

The question was out of order at the meeting and the man was not able to ask it.


put (something) on the table

- to make something the topic of discussion

We put the issue of the new schedule on the table for discussion.


Robert's Rules of Order

- the official book of guidelines and rules about how to conduct a meeting.

We always use Robert's Rules of Order when we have a meeting.


rule (someone) out of order

- to rule that someone is not following the rules of a meeting

The chairwoman ruled the salesman out of order when he began to speak at the meeting.


run a meeting

- to conduct a meeting

My boss is not able to run a meeting very well.


second a motion

- to formally agree with a proposal in a meeting

I seconded the motion to start one hour early every morning during the summer.


set up a meeting

- to make arrangements for a meeting

I am trying to set up a meeting with the manager of our department.


stand adjourned

- to be dismissed or to end (used for a meeting)

"This meeting now stands adjourned."


table a discussion

- to postpone a discussion until a later time

We tabled the discussion about the salary issue until the next meeting.


take minutes

- to write down the details of a meeting

I usually take minutes at the monthly club meetings.

memitchu
05-13-2011, 07:43 AM
Oánh dấu cái, mình cũng khoái học TA :D

thuy_ed
05-13-2011, 07:59 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày thứ 6 13.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong Listening 5.2, bài tập CONDIOTIONALS
Dành cho thứ 2 ngày thứ 2 16.05.11:
Cả lớp làm bài tập UNREAL, Vocab 75-81 và Reading 5.3
Thứ 3 ngày 17.05.11:
Listening 5.3, Communication Unit 6

thuy_ed
05-13-2011, 09:02 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày thứ 6 13.05.11:
Lớp đã học hết bài Writing Task 2 unit 4; Vocab page 32-35; hướng dẫn bài Writing Task 1 từ 6-10

Dành cho thứ 3 ngày 17.05.11:

Lớp học bài chương 1 NP GIỚI TỪ; bài Vocab page 36-43 và bài Unit 3 Workbook Strategies

DEADLINE nộp bài Writing Task 1 đề 6-10 của lớp IELTS E45 là hết ngày thứ 4 18.05.11 nhé cả nhà

thuy_ed
05-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Thứ 7 cuối tuần ... :p

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sales Idioms


come down in price

- to lower the price of one's product, to become cheaper

We were forced to come down in price in order to sell our target number of cars for the month.


come in high

- to charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high

The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.


come in low

- to offer a low amount of money for a product or service

The company came in low with an offer for our product.


corner the market

- to dominate a particular market with your product

The large company has cornered the market for cell phones in our city.


a hard sell

- a way of selling something that is very aggressive and uses much pressure

The car salesman gave us a hard sell so we went to another car dealer.


have good contacts

- to know people who can help you get a job or do some kind of business

The salesman has good contacts and always sells many products.


knock down the price of (something) or knock the price of (something) down

- to lower the price of something

I bargained hard so that I could knock down the price of the DVD player.


land an account

- to acquire an account

The salesman landed a large account on his first day of work.


line of products

- a group or category of products that are similar to each other

Our company will introduce a new line of products in the autumn.


make a cold call

- to visit or telephone a potential but unknown customer from a list of people

When he first started to work at his company the salesman was asked to make cold calls from the telephone book.


make an offer

- to make a financial proposal for a product or service

We plan to make an offer to buy the house on Saturday.


move a product

- to sell a product

We should have no trouble to move the new product.


preferred customer

- a customer who does much business with you and who you give special discounts to

The man is a preferred customer and we always give him a good price.


sell like hotcakes

- to sell very quickly

The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.

thuy_ed
05-15-2011, 09:48 AM
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Negotiations
accept an offer

- to agree to an offer or proposal

I accepted the offer to buy my car.

at stake

- something that can be gained or lost

There was much at stake during the negotiations between the nurses and the government.

back down

- to yield in one's position during negotiations, to not follow up on a threat

The government backed down on their threat to give less money to the school district.

back out (of something)

- to get out of an agreement, to fail to keep a promise

The property developer backed out of the plan to build the new apartment building.

ball is in (someone's) court

- it is the decision of another person or group to do something

The ball is in the union's court after the company made their final offer.

beat around the bush

- to talk about something without giving a direct answer

The manager was beating around the bush and never said anything important.

blow a deal

- to ruin a business deal with someone

We are working hard so that we do not blow the deal with our new customer.

bog down

- to slow down and make no progress (a bog is an area of land that is wet and muddy - like a swamp)

The negotiations bogged down over the issue of part-time workers.

bone of contention

- the subject or reason for a fight or dispute

The size of the project was a bone of contention between the city and the developer.

break down

- to fail, to stop

The negotiations broke down last night when both sides refused to compromise.

break off (something) or break (something) off

- to stop or end suddenly

The government decided to break off talks about extending the trade agreement.

break through

- to be successful after overcoming a difficulty

We were able to break through in our efforts to find a solution to the problem.

breakthrough

- a success that comes after overcoming a difficulty

There was a breakthrough in the talks to end the teacher's strike.

bring off (something) or bring (something) off

- to achieve something

We were unable to bring off a deal to buy the new computer system for our company.

bring (someone) to terms

- to make someone agree to something or do something

The government worked hard to bring the two sides to terms.

bring (something) to the table

- to have something to offer during a negotiation

We were able to bring a new offer to the table during the negotiations.

bring up (something) or bring ( something) up

- to begin a discussion about something, to mention something

I tried to bring up the subject of sales commissions during the meeting.

call off (something) or call (something) off

- to stop or quit or cancel something

We called off the meeting because everybody was busy.

call (someone's) bluff

- to try to make someone prove that they can actually do what they say they can

The government called the union's bluff when the union threatened to go on strike.

call the shots

- to be in charge

During the meeting the vice-president was calling the shots.

cave in to (someone or something)

- to weaken and be forced to give up

The company was forced to cave in to the demands of the workers for more money.

close a deal

- to end a negotiation successfully

We had to work hard but we were finally able to close the deal.

close ranks

- to unite and fight together

During the meeting we closed ranks and refused to compromise on any issue.

come back with an offer

- to return to negotiations with a new offer

We came back with a new offer and the negotiations continued smoothly.

come down in price

- to lower the price of one's product

We decided to come down in price and try and sell our products quickly.

come in high

- to charge too much for your services, to ask for a price that is too high

The salesman came in high during the negotiations and could not sell his product.

come in low

- to offer a low amount of money for a product or service

The company came in low with an offer for our product.

come to terms

- to reach an agreement

After negotiating all night the government and the company came to terms on an arrangement for the new water system.

come up in a discussion

- to become a subject in a discussion

Nothing related to the issue of quality came up in the discussion.

come up with (an idea or something)

- to produce or find a thought or idea or answer

My boss was happy when I came up with some good ideas during the meeting.

common ground

- shared beliefs or interests

There was no common ground between the two sides and the negotiations did not go well.

consider an offer

- to think about an offer or proposal

The man considered the offer to buy his car.

continue down to the wire

- to near a deadline, to have little time remaining

The negotiations continued down to the wire but they ended successfully.

cover ground

- to talk about the important facts and details of something

The questions were endless and we were unable to cover much ground during the meeting.

cut a deal

- to make an agreement, to make a deal or arrangement

We cut a deal and left the meeting in a positive mood.

cut (someone) off or cut off (someone)

- to stop someone from saying something, to interrupt someone

My friend cut me off when I was speaking.

down to the wire

- near a deadline, with little time remaining

They went down to the wire but the two sides finally agreed to a new contract.

drag on

- to be prolonged, to continue for a long time

The talks between the company and the lawyers dragged on for several weeks.

drag one's heels

- to act slowly or reluctantly

The government dragged their heels in talks with the union about the new contract.

draw the line

- to set a limit about what will be done or discussed

The union was flexible on the salary issue but they drew the line at talking about health benefits.

draw up (something) or draw (something) up

- to put something (a contract or a plan) in writing

The lawyers drew up a contract for the new housing development on the government land.

drive a hard bargain

- to bargain hard and try to make an agreement to one's advantage

The sales manager drives a hard bargain and it is difficult to negotiate with him.

drive at (something)

- to mean something, to want to say something

I could not understand what the other negotiators in the meeting were driving at.

drop the price (of something)

- to lower the price of something

We dropped the price of our product during the negotiation.

face down (someone) or face (someone) down

- to confront someone boldly

The government decided to face down the striking transportation workers.

fall through

- to fail, to be ruined, to not happen

The deal for the new machinery fell through and we will have to look for another supplier.

fifty-fifty

- equally, evenly

We shared the profits with the other company fifty-fifty.

follow through on/with (something)

- to finish an action, to keep a promise

Our boss said that wages would improve soon but he never followed through with his promise.

force (someone's) hand

- to make someone do something that they do not want to do at that time

We decided to force our opponent's hand because we wanted to finish the negotiations quickly.

get behind (a person or idea)

- to support a person or idea

Although we did not agree with the manager we got behind his proposal at the meeting.

get down to brass tacks

- to begin the work or business that must be done

"Let's get down to brass tacks and begin talking about the new contract."

get down to business

- to start working or doing the business at hand

We must get down to business and finish our work quickly.

get the ball rolling

- to start an activity or action

We should get the ball rolling and begin the meeting at once.

get the message

- to understand clearly what someone means

I do not think that the opposite side got the message about where the negotiations are heading.

get the raw end of the deal

- to do badly in a negotiation or a similar situation

I got the raw end of the deal when I received my new work schedule.

get to first base

- to make a good start, to succeed

We have not been able to get to first base regarding the terms of the new contract.

get to the bottom of (something)

- to discover or understand the real cause of something

It will be difficult to get to the bottom of the financial problems in the company.

get to the heart of (something)

- to find the most important facts or central meaning of something

We spent the morning trying to get to the heart of the problem with the computer supplier.

give a little

- to compromise during a negotiation

We know that we must give a little if we want to complete the negotiations.

give and take (give-and-take)

- to share, to give up part of what you want in order to make an agreement

After much give and take we reached an agreement regarding the property transfer.

give away the farm

- to offer too much during a negotiation

I tried not to give away the farm during the negotiation.

give ground

- to move back or retreat from one's position

We bargained hard but the other sales representative refused to give ground.

give in to (someone)

- to do what another person wants rather than to fight and argue with him or her

After eight weeks of negotiations we gave in and agreed to sell the machinery at a discount.

go back on (something)

- to not be faithful or loyal to one's word or an agreement

The company directors went back on their word to give the employees a salary increase.

go back to square one

- to go back to the beginning

The meeting was a failure and we were forced to go back to square one.

go back to the drawing board

- to go back and start something from the beginning

The negotiations failed so we had to go back to the drawing board and start over.

go down to the wire

- to near a deadline, to have little time remaining

The negotiations went down to the wire last night.

go for broke

- to risk everything on one big effort, to try as hard as possible

After going for broke at the meeting we were able to reach an agreement.

go over like a lead balloon

- to fail to generate a positive response

The sales manager's proposal went over like a lead balloon at the meeting

go over well

- to be liked or successful

My idea about employee evaluations went over well with the new manager.

hammer out (an agreement or a deal)

- to negotiate a deal or agreement by discussion and debate

The negotiations lasted all night but finally we were able to hammer out an agreement.

hang in the balance

- to have two equally possible results, to be uncertain

The outcome of the election was hanging in the balance after the top candidates had an equal number of votes.

hard-nosed

- to be very strict, to be stubborn, to be uncompromising

The negotiatiors were hard-nosed during the talks for a new contract.

have a card up one's sleeve

- to hide something of value

I thought that the negotiations would not succeed but my boss had a card up his sleeve that we did not know about.

have a poker face

- to not show any reaction or emotion

Our boss had a poker face when he told us that our office would soon close.

hold all the aces/cards/trumps

- to have all of the advantages

The management group was holding all the aces during the meeting with the union.

hold out for (something)

- to keep resisting or refuse to give up until you get the desired results

The union is holding out for a better deal and they do not plan to end their strike.

hold out on (someone)

- to refuse to give information or something to someone who has a right to it

The new manager has been holding out on the company and he will not tell anyone his plans.

horse-trade

- to make a business agreement or deal after careful bargaining and compromise

After several hours of horse-trading we reached an agreement to buy the new computers.

in the bag

- to be certain

The contract for the new insurance policy is in the bag.

iron (something) out or iron out (something)

- to solve a problem

We spent several hours ironing out the final details of the contract.

thuy_ed
05-15-2011, 04:09 PM
Đề WRITING lớp E48 tuần 15.05.11 (hạn chót nộp bài: hết ngày 18.05.11):

WRITING (18.05.11)

In many countries, an increase in crime has been blamed on violent images on television and in computer and video games.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

UPDATE bài lớp E48 ngày 15.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong chuyên đề Grammar số 1 từ U1-U8; bài Writing Unit 1

Dành cho thứ 7 ngày 21.05.11:

Lớp học bài Vocab 7,8; chữa Listening + Reading "the Arts"

Trong 2 ngày thứ 7 và Chủ nhật lớp sẽ học chuyên đề Ngữ pháp số 2 U9-14

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 22.05.11:

Lớp học bài Vocab 9-13 và bài Writing Unit 2

cuonlenxinh
05-15-2011, 06:09 PM
chị ơi cho em hỏi 1 chút. Ở lớp Skills+Pre.I E49 thời gian học 1h30. học trong vòng 4,5 tháng. Mà em thấy các lớp cũng như thế ở tháng 2 của chị học những 7 tháng, thời gian cũng 1h30. Liệu lớp E 49 học như thế có quá ít và quá gấp không ạ?
Em đang muốn theo học lớp này mà hơi lăn tăn về khoảng time

mecarot08
05-15-2011, 08:54 PM
Trong tuần cô giáo ngày nào có nhà để đến trực tiếp nộp tiền cho cô giáo đây ạ?

thuy_ed
05-16-2011, 04:48 PM
chị ơi cho em hỏi 1 chút. Ở lớp Skills+Pre.I E49 thời gian học 1h30. học trong vòng 4,5 tháng. Mà em thấy các lớp cũng như thế ở tháng 2 của chị học những 7 tháng, thời gian cũng 1h30. Liệu lớp E 49 học như thế có quá ít và quá gấp không ạ?
Em đang muốn theo học lớp này mà hơi lăn tăn về khoảng time


Chắc em ko đọc kĩ, lớp tháng 2 là lớp SKILLS + IELTS CAMBRIDGE còn lớp sắp tới tháng 6 là lớp BASIC SKILLS + pre.IELTS (Kĩ năng tổng quát và tiền IELTS); ở mỗi đợt lớp mình có 1 giáo trình khác nhau, và thời gian học cũng khác nhau. Ví dụ: lớp tầm tháng 2 là lớp E44 thì có giáo trình giống lớp E43 (khai giảng tháng 1), lớp đó học Viết cơ bản, 7 cuốn IELTS, từ vựng cơ bản, mẫu câu cơ bản, Advanced Grammar còn lớp sắp tới thì học Ngữ pháp hệ thống, Viết cơ bản, kĩ thuật làm các loại bài IELTS, Viết hiệu quả ... 2 lớp E44 và E43 học 7 tháng, nhưng trước đó lớp E32 còn học 10 tháng, lớp E40 học 5 tháng, E24 học 3.5 tháng ... thời gian như thế nào tùy thuộc vào giáo trình và phần đông học viên thời điểm khai giảng lớp đó em ạ.
Dự kiến của mình là sau đợt hè, mình sẽ tách lớp pre.IELTS thành 1 lớp riêng, kéo dài khoảng 3 tháng, lớp Skills là 1 lớp riêng nữa :") nên nếu em muốn học cà 2 mục đích này thì em nên đăng kí lớp E49 hoặc 51 đợt này :")

thuy_ed
05-16-2011, 04:49 PM
Trong tuần cô giáo ngày nào có nhà để đến trực tiếp nộp tiền cho cô giáo đây ạ?


Hum nào mẹ Cà Rốt qua được thì alô 1 tiếng cho mình vào điện thoại nhé, ngày nào mình cũng available vào những giờ nhất định :")

thuy_ed
05-16-2011, 04:52 PM
knock down the price of (something)

- to decrease a price

The department store has knocked down the price of many of their products.

lay one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions

Our boss laid his cards on the table during the meeting.

make a concession

- to change your position in favor of the other person/side when you are negotiating

The union made a big concession in their negotiations with their company.

make an offer

- to make a financial or other proposal for a product or service

I will make an offer and try to buy the house that I like.

make headway

- to make progress

We are bargaining hard and making headway with the new agreement.

meet (someone) halfway

- to compromise with someone

The price for the truck was too high but we met the salesman halfway and made an agreement to buy it.

nail down the terms of an agreement

- to discuss and agree on the terms of a contract

We must try and nail down the terms of the agreement at the meeting tomorrow.

nail (something) down or nail down (something)

- to make certain or sure

We nailed down an agreement to build the staff room as quickly as possible.

off the record

- to be not published or revealed, to be a secret

I told my boss off the record that I would probably not return after the summer holiday.

paint oneself into a corner

- to get into a bad situation that is difficult or impossible to escape

The negotiations became easier when the other side painted themselves into a corner.

play hardball (with someone)

- to act strong and aggressive with someone

The union played hardball during the contract talks.

play into (someone's) hands

- to do something that another person can use against you

Our manager played into the hands of the other side when he became angry during the meeting.

play one's ace

- to use one's best resource (the ace is the most powerful card), to use all of one's power

I played my ace when I asked my boss for more money.

play one's cards close to one's chest

- to be secretive and cautious about something

My colleague was playing his cards close to his chest when he began to talk to our competitor.

pull (something) off or pull off (something)

- to succeed in doing something difficult or impossible

The contract seemed impossible to win but we pulled it off through our skillful negotiating.

pull (something) out of a hat

- to get something as if by magic, to invent something, to imagine something

The problem was difficult but somehow we were able to pull a solution out of a hat.

put one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions

We put our cards on the table and tried to solve the problem.

raise the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict

The small country raised the ante in the trade dispute with the other countries.

a raw deal

- treatment that is not fair

The sales manager received a raw deal when he was forced to give up his former position.

reach a stalemate

- to arrive at a position where no progress is being made

The talks to buy the new computers have reached a stalemate and it will be difficult to start them again.

reach first base

- to make a good start, to succeed

We were unable to reach first base in the discussions.

read between the lines

- to understand the meaning of something by guessing what is not said

The salesman did not say that no products were available but we could read between the lines and we knew that there were none available.

rock-bottom offer

- the lowest price that one can offer to buy something

The buyer made a rock-bottom offer to buy our product.

a setback

- a change from better to worse, a delay, a reversal

The bad weather was a setback in our efforts to get the material delivered on time.

smooth (something) over or smooth over (something)

- to make something seem better or less severe

We tried to smooth over the problems between the two managers.

stack the deck against (someone)

- to trick someone, to arrange things unfairly (a deck is a deck of cards)

The manager stacked the deck against his opponent when he went into the meeting.

stand one's ground

- to maintain and defend one's position

The other negotiating team was very aggressive but we stood our ground and bargained hard.

start the ball rolling

- to begin an activity or action

I will start the ball rolling by making some telephone calls to my coworkers.

stick to one's guns

- to defend an action or opinion despite an unfavorable reaction

We stuck to our guns during the meeting and asked for more time to consider the proposal.

sweeten the deal

- to offer something during a negotiation that is attractive to the other side

We sweetened the deal during the negotiations in order to win the new contract.

take sides

- to join one group against another in a debate or quarrel

I did not take sides in the discussion about buying a new computer.

talk (someone) into (something)

- to get someone to agree to something, to persuade someone to do something

We were unable to talk the other members of our team into delaying the meeting until next week.

talk (someone) out of (something)

- to persuade someone not to do something

I tried to talk our sales manager out of offering a price for the product that was too low.

talk (something) over or talk over (something)

- to discuss something

We asked for some time during the meeting to talk over the new proposal.

throw (someone) a curve

- to mislead or deceive someone

The purchasing manager threw us a curve when he said that he would not need any of our products until next year.

to the letter

- exactly, nothing done wrong or left undone, perfectly

The union representative followed the contract agreement to the letter.

trump card

- something that is kept back to be used to win success if nothing else works

Although we appeared weak during the negotiations we had some new information to use as our trump card.

turn thumbs down on (something)

- to reject something

The other negotiating team turned thumbs down on our wish to postpone the meeting until tomorrow.

under the wire

- at the very last moment

We were able to send the documents to the lawyer under the wire.

undercut (someone)

- to sell your product for less than a competitor

The new discount store is trying hard to undercut other stores in the area.

up the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict

The union upped the ante in their dispute with the company.

water (something) down or water down (something)

- to change and make something weaker

The manager tried to water down our proposal for the new quality control system.

wheel and deal

- to negotiate to buy and sell something (often in a way that is very close to being dishonest or illegal)

The salesman likes to wheel and deal with his customers.

wind up (something) or wind (something) up

- to end, to finish, to stop

We would like to wind up the meeting early tomorrow.

wrap up (something) or wrap (something) up

- to finish something (a job, a meeting etc.)

We wrapped up the meeting and went home for the weekend.

thuy_ed
05-16-2011, 09:07 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 16.05.11:

Lớp đã học hết bài Vocab 54-56 và bài Listening 3.3; bài Communication U6 thì học được 1/2

Dành cho thứ 5 ngày 19.05.11:

Các bạn nộp bài Listening + Reading 3.4; bài Vocab 57-60; bài Giới từ 1-4 và học nốt 1/2 sau bài COMMUNICATION 6

thuy_ed
05-17-2011, 07:49 AM
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Cards


above board

- honest, not secret (originally players showed their honesty by keeping their hands above the board/table when playing a game of cards)

The real estate agent was always above board when dealing with people who were trying to buy a house.

according to Hoyle

- according to the rules (Hoyle wrote a well-known book about card games)

According to Hoyle, we were not permitted to enter the convention center early but in reality we were able to enter at almost any time.

ace in the hole

- something important that is held in reserve, something that other people are not aware of and that can be used to your advantage when the time is right (in stud poker a player gets several cards with one of the cards placed face down - the hole card - and if this card is an ace then the player has a hidden advantage)

The football team had an ace in the hole. It was their star goalkeeper who they were planning to use.

ante up

- to produce or pay a necessary amount of money for something (an ante is the amount of money that you put on the table before beginning a card game)

Everybody had to ante up in order to collect enough money to buy a present for our boss.

as cocky as the king of spades

- boastful, overly proud

My friend is as cocky as the king of spades. He thinks that he can do anything.

call a spade a spade

- to describe something as it really is, to speak plainly

I decided to call a spade a spade and tell our supervisor what I think is wrong with our workplace.

call (someone's) bluff

- to force someone to prove that what they are saying is true, to make someone prove that they will really do what they say they will do - usually because you do not believe them (in a card game you try to force someone to show you the cards that they have)

My girlfriend always said that she did not want to get married so I called her bluff and asked her to marry me. She said yes.

cash in one's chips

- to die, to pass away

After an honorable and fruitful career the judge cashed in his chips at the age of ninety years old.

cash in one's chips

- to take one's gambling chips to a teller in a casino for money, to sell something for a profit

It was getting late so I decided to cash in my chips and go home.
My Internet stock had done very well so I decided to cash in my chips and take the money.

come up trumps

- to complete something well or successfully, to have a better performance or outcome than is expected (trumps are playing cards that are chosen to be ranked higher than the other cards)

We entered the contest with little hope of success but our performance came up trumps which was a big surprise to everyone.

come within an ace of (doing something)

- to almost succeed in doing what you are trying to do

We came within an ace of buying the new car but finally we decided not to buy it.

deal (someone) in

- to include someone

I hope that my friend will deal me in on his new computer business.

deal (someone) a bad hand

- to give someone bad cards in a card game, to give someone a disadvantage in something

The card dealer never deals someone a bad hand on purpose.
The company dealt the man a bad hand when he got his bad schedule.

be dealt a bad hand

- to receive bad cards in a card game, to receive disadvantages in something

The boy was dealt a bad hand when he was a child and was always at a disadvantage in his life.
The man was dealt a very bad hand in the card game.

a few cards short of a deck

- not smart, a little crazy, simple-minded

The man often does very strange things. He is a few cards short of a deck.

follow suit

- to play a card of the same suit, to follow the example or actions of someone else

The small university followed suit with the other universities and decided to raise their tuition fees.

force (someone's) hand

- to make someone do something that they do not want to do at that time

The man threatened to quit his job so the company decided to force his hand and make him either continue or quit.

have an ace up one's sleeve

- to have something that you can use to gain an advantage (in a card game the ace is often the most valuable card and a cheater could have an ace up his or her sleeve to use against an opponent)

The football players were ready to go on strike but the team owners had an ace their sleeve and offered more money and stopped the strike.

have a card up one's sleeve

- to have a reserve plan or a secret advantage

The man had a card up his sleeve when he went to the bank to ask for more money for his business.

have the cards stacked against you

- to have things arranged unfairly against you so that you have an unfair disadvantage

I had the cards stacked against me when I went to the job interview.

hold all the aces

- to have all the advantages (the ace is the most valuable card in many card games)

The company held all the aces when it began to negotiate with the small union.

hold all the cards

- to be in a strong or advantageous position (like a winning hand of cards in a card game)

The company held all the cards when the union members decided to go on strike to achieve their goals.

hold all the trumps

- to have the best chance of winning, to have all the advantages

The coach holds all the trumps and should be able to continue to coach the team.

house of cards

- a poorly thought about plan, something that is badly put together and can be easily knocked over

The large company is like a house of cards and when there are financial problems in one area the whole business is hurt.

in spades

- as much or more than you could want (spades are the highest ranking cards in the game of bridge)

The sick child received get well cards in spades when the radio station talked about his illness.

in the cards

- possible or likely (the same as if you are using playing cards or tarot cards to predict the future)

The airport expansion was in the cards but nobody knew exactly when it would begin.

lay one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions or resources

Our manager laid his cards on the table during the meeting.

lost in the shuffle

- to be overlooked in a confused or crowded situation

When we moved to a new office all of our sales receipts were lost in the shuffle during the move.

not playing with a full deck

- to be mentally deficient (like a deck of playing cards with one or more cards missing)

The man's stories about his life were very unlikely which made us believe that he was not playing with a full deck.

one card short of a deck

- not smart, a little crazy, simple-minded

My neighbor seems to be one card short of a deck.

overplay one's hand

- to overestimate the value or strength of one's position

My friend overplayed his hand when he said that he will quit his company. They do not need him.

play one's ace

- to use one's best resources (the ace is the most powerful card in a deck of cards)

The lawyer played his ace when he showed the judge the new evidence.

play one's cards close to one's chest

- to be extremely secretive and cautious about something (to hold playing cards close to your chest so the other players cannot see them)

My boss always plays his cards close to his chest when he is negotiating with another company.

play one's cards right

- to make the best use of one's opportunities in order to be successful, to behave in the right way in order to be successful

I told my friend that if he plays his cards right he will probably get a promotion at work.

play one's last card

- to make a final effort to do or achieve something

I played my last card in my effort to change my friend's mind about quitting his job.

poker face

- a face with no expression (this is done in the game of poker so that nobody knows if you have good cards or not)

The politician had a poker face when he tried to defend himself against the scandal.

put one's cards on the table

- to be open and honest about one's intentions or resources

I put my cards on the table and told my boss about my plans to change jobs.

raise the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict (an ante is the amount of money that you put on the table before beginning a card game)

The government raised the ante when they decided to cancel the contract of the health care workers.

show one's hand

- to reveal one's plans

I did not want to show my hand but I was forced to tell my family about my plans to go overseas to study.

shuffle the cards/deck

- to change policy

The government was in the middle of an economic crisis so they did not want to shuffle the deck and cause any more uncertainity.

stack the cards against (someone)

- to unfairly arrange things against someone so that he or she has an unfair disadvantage

The company stacked the cards against the man and he could not get the job that he wanted.

stack the deck

- to unfairly arrange things for or against someone so that he or she has an unfair advantage or disadvantage

The city stacked the deck against the small contractor that wanted the building contract.

(one's) strong suit

- something that one is good at or knows a lot about (in cards your strong suit is the suit that you have the most of in your hand)

The strong suit of my boss is his knowledge of computers.

trump card

- something that you hold back to use to win success if nothing else works (trumps are playing cards that are chosen to be ranked higher than the other cards)

The boxer was going to lose his boxing license but his trump card was his great popularity with the fans.

turn up trumps

- to complete something well or successfully, to have a better performance or outcome than is expected (trumps are playing cards which are chosen to be ranked higher than the other cards)

I turned up trumps and did very well in the picture drawing contest.

up the ante

- to increase what is at stake or under discussion in a dispute or conflict (an ante is the amount of money that you put on the table before beginning a card game)

The actor upped the ante in his dispute with the movie studio when he refused to appear for the news conference about the movie.

when the chips are down

- when one is in a difficult or serious situation (chips are used in gambling), when the winner or loser of a card game or a bet is decided

The man is a good manager and when the chips are down he is always able to overcome his difficulties.

wild card

- a person or thing whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain (a playing card that can have any value/suit/color in a card game)

The financial problems of the company are a wild card in their effort to get the new contract.

thuy_ed
05-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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thuy_ed
05-17-2011, 07:07 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 17.05.11:

Lớp đã học Reading 5.3 và bài COMMUNICATION U6

Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 20.05.11:

Lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 5.4 và bài Listening 6.1; học bài Vocab 75-81; ngữ pháp "Cấu trúc giả định" bài 1,2 nhé

thuy_ed
05-17-2011, 09:11 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 17.05.11:
Hum nay lớp "vật vã" mãi mới làm xong 4 bài phần Giới từ, học bài 3 Strategies (WB) và Vocab trang 36,37
Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 20.05.11:
Lớp học bài Vocab p.38-43; bài Dịch Giới từ và bài IELTS STRATEGIES Unit 4 (Course book + Workbook)

thuy_ed
05-18-2011, 08:29 AM
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Clothes
air one`s dirty linen in public

- to discuss one`s private quarrels or problems in front of others

The man does not like his wife to air his dirty linen in public when they are with friends.

at the drop of a hat

- without waiting or planning, immediately, promptly

Our boss will stop working and help someone at the drop of a hat.

bet one`s boots

- to bet everything that one has

I will bet my boots that my friend will not have enough money to go on a holiday.

birthday suit

- complete nakedness

The little boy was running through the park in his birthday suit.

buckle down to (do something) or buckle down and (do something)

- to make a big effort to do something, to give one's complete attention or effort to do something

The teacher told the girl that she must buckle down and begin to work harder than before.

burn a hole in one`s pocket

- to stimulate someone to spend money quickly

My money is burning a hole in my pocket and I will probably spend it quickly.

burst at the seams

- to be too full or too crowded

The train station was bursting at the seams as everyone waited to go on their holidays.

catch (someone) with their pants down

- to surprise someone in an embarrassing situation or doing something that they should not be doing

The sales manager was caught with his pants down when he was asked for the sales figures that he did not have.

come into fashion

- to become fashionable

Recently, the mini-skirt has come into fashion again.

decked out in (something)

- to be dressed in fancy clothes

The actress was decked out in a beautiful silk dress at the ceremony.

die with one`s boots on

- to die while still active in one`s work or while doing a job

The man worked hard all his life and died with his boots on when he had a heart attack at the factory.

dressed to kill

- wearing one`s finest clothes

The woman was dressed to kill when I saw her at the meeting.

dressed to the nines/teeth

- to be dressed elegantly, to be dressed very well

The couple were dressed to the nines when they went to the opening of the new theater production.

dress up

- to wear one`s best clothes

I decided to dress up for dinner on Saturday night.

feather in one`s cap

- something to be proud of, an honor

Winning the speech contest was a feather in the boy's cap and a great honor.

fill (someone`s) shoes

- to take the place of another and do as well as he or she would do

It will be difficult for the woman to fill the shoes of the previous supervisor.

fine-tooth/toothed comb

- great care, careful attention so as not to miss anything

We went over the room with a fine-tooth comb but we were unable to find the lost credit card.

fit like a glove

- to fit perfectly

The woman's new dress fit like a glove so she was very happy.

fly by the seat of one`s pants

- to do something by instinct rather than by knowledge or logic

I was forced to fly by the seat of my pants when my computer broke and I had to try and fix it.

handle (someone) with kid gloves

- to treat someone very gently and carefully

You must handle the new employee with kid gloves because he is very sensitive.

a hand-me-down

- a piece of clothing that is given to someone after another person does not need it

My father wore many hand-me-down clothes when he was a child.

have a bee in one`s bonnet

- to have a fixed idea that stays in one's mind

The woman has a bee in her bonnet about starting a new business.

have a card up one`s sleeve

- to have a reserve plan or a secret advantage

I do not know the manager's plans but I think that he has a card up his sleeve and he will soon make an important announcement.

have ants in one`s pants

- to be restless, to be nervous

The teacher told the little boy that he was moving around like he had ants in his pants.

have (something) up one`s sleeve

- to have a secret plan or solution for something, to be ready for a time when something is needed

I do not know what my friend has up his sleeve but I am sure that he is planning to say something at the meeting.

hit (someone) below the belt

- to do something in an unfair or cowardly way

My friend was hitting below the belt when he criticized me after I told him my true feelings.

if the shoe fits wear it

- if what is being said in general describes you then it probably means you

You should not criticize others for something that you would do yourself. Remember, if the shoe fits wear it.

in (someone`s) shoes

- in another person's place or position

I would hate to be in my cousin's shoes now that he has lost his job.

keep one`s shirt on

- to keep from losing one`s temper or from getting excited, to be calm or patient

"Keep your shirt on. You shouldn`t get so excited about such a small problem."

keep (something) under one`s hat

- to keep something secret

I plan to keep my plans to look for a new job under my hat.

lose one`s shirt

- to lose all or most of one`s money

The man lost his shirt gambling and now he is in serious financial difficulty.

off-the-cuff

- without preparation

Our boss made a great off-the-cuff speech at the party last night.

old hat

- not new or different, old-fashioned

We have been using the new computer program for many months. It is old hat now.

on a shoestring

- on a very low budget, with very little money

We went to Europe on a shoestring and we enjoyed it very much.

on (someone`s) coat-tails

- as a result of someone else doing something

The woman was elected to city council on her husband`s coat-tails.

pull (something) out of a hat

- to produce something as if by magic, to invent something

The lawyer said that she did not have the information but suddenly she pulled it out of a hat.

pull up one`s socks

- to make a greater effort than before to do something

"It is time that you pull up your socks and begin to work hard and take this job seriously."

put on one`s thinking cap

- to think hard and long about something

I will put on my thinking cap and try to find a solution to the problem by next week.

roll up one`s sleeves

- to get ready for a hard job, to prepare to work hard or seriously

"Let`s roll up our sleeves and begin to work so that we can finish early."

shoe is on the other foot

- the opposite is true, places are changed

For a long time my friend laughed at my problems at work. Now, the shoe is on the other foot and he also has serious problems.

stuffed shirt

- a person who is too rigid or too formal

I do not want to invite my neighbor to come with us because he is a stuffed shirt and not very interesting to spend time with.

take one`s hat off to (someone)

- to admire or respect or praise someone

You have to take your hat off to my neighbor. He started a small business and now it is very successful.

talk through one`s hat

- to say something without knowing or understanding the facts

Our supervisor is talking through his hat and does not know what he is talking about.

tighten one`s belt

- to live on less money than usual

If we want to go on a holiday to Europe this year we will have to tighten our belts and begin to save some money.

too big for one`s boots/breeches

- to think that you are more important than you really are

Our manager is too big for his breeches and needs someone to make him realize that he is not so important.

under one`s belt

- in one`s experience or possession, gained by effort and skill

Now that I have some job experience under my belt I will have more chances to apply for a good job.

wear more than one hat

- to have more than one set of responsibilities

Our teacher wears more than one hat. She is the head of the school board as well as the coach of the swim team.

wear one`s heart on one`s sleeve

- to show one`s feelings openly

The girl is wearing her heart on her sleeve and everybody knows that she is having problems with her boyfriend.

wear several hats

- to have more than one set of responsibilities

Our teacher wears several hats. She is the head of the school board as well as the coach of the swim team.

wear the pants in one`s family

- to be the boss of a family or household

The woman wears the pants in her family and she is always telling her husband what to do.

wolf in sheep`s clothing

- a person who pretends to be good but is really bad

The man is a wolf in sheep's clothing and someone that you should be very careful around.

You bet your boots!

- most certainly, yes indeed, absolutely

"You bet your boots that I am going to apply for my passport as early as possible."

thuy_ed
05-19-2011, 08:11 AM
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Color
as black as a skillet

- very black

My hands were as black as a skillet when I finished working on the car engine.

as black as a stack of black cats

- very black

The little boy was as black as a stack of black cats after playing outside all day.

as black as a sweep

- very dirty or black (a chimney sweep cleans chimneys and becomes very black)

My friend was as black as a sweep after he finished cleaning the basement.

as black as coal

- very black

My friend's cat is as black as coal.

as black as night

- very dark and black

The old house was as black as night when we entered it.

as black as pitch

- very black

My face was as black as pitch after cleaning the stove all morning.

as black as the ace of spades

- very black

The horse in the parade was as black as the ace of spades.

as red as a cherry

- bright red

The car was as red as a cherry after its new paint job.

as red as a poppy

- bright red

The mark on my arm was as red as a poppy.

as red as a rose

- intensely red

The morning sunrise was as red as a rose.

as red as a ruby

- deep red

The office assistant was wearing lipstick that was as red as a ruby.

as red as blood

- deep red

The stain on the carpet was as red as blood.

as white as a ghost

- very pale because of fear or shock or illness

My sister became as white as a ghost when she saw the man at the window.

as white as a sheet

- very pale

I felt terrible this morning and in the mirror I looked as white as a sheet.

as white as the driven snow

- very white

The fur on the dog was as white as the driven snow.

black and blue

- bruised

My shoulder was black and blue after I fell down the stairs.

black and white

- either good or bad, either one way or the other way, oversimplified

Our boss sees everything in black and white.

black box

- an electronic device such as a flight recorder that can be removed from an aircraft as a single package

The investigators searched for a long time in order to find the black box of the airplane.

black eye

- a bruise near one's eye which makes it appear black

The man received a black eye when he bumped into the closed door.

black market

- the place where goods or money are illegally bought and sold

We sold some cigarettes on the black market during our travels.

black out

- to darken a room or building by turning off the lights

During the war, people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so nobody could see them.

black out

- to lose consciousness

The man blacked out during the parade and he had to sit down and rest.

black sheep (of a family)

- a person who is a disgrace to a family or group

The man is the black sheep in his family and has not made a success of his life.

blackball (someone)

- to exclude or ostracize someone socially, to reject someone

The businessman was blackballed in the industry because of his bad business practices.

blacklist (someone)

- to exclude or ostracize someone, to write someone's name on a list if they break some rules

The sports federation blacklisted the swimmer because he was using steroids.

blackmail (someone)

- to extort or take money from someone by threatening him or her

The photographer tried to blackmail the famous actress with some photographs that he had taken.

blackout

- a temporary situation where you do not release some information

The government decided to have a blackout regarding the political prisoner.

black-tie event/affair

- a formal event where guests wear semi-formal clothes with men wearing black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets

The award ceremony for the movie awards was a black-tie affair.

blue blood

- someone from a noble or wealthy or aristocratic family

Many of the blue bloods of the town went to the opening of the opera.

blue in the face

- to be very angry or upset, to be excited and very emotional

I argued with my supervisor until I was blue in the face.

blue-ribbon

- of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group

A blue-ribbon panel of experts were asked to suggest a new policy for the city.

brown bag it

- to take a lunch to work

I must brown bag it this week because the company cafeteria is closed.

carte blanche

- the freedom or permission to do what you want (blanche means white in French)

The new manager was given carte blanche to change the policies in her department.

catch (someone) red-handed

- to catch someone in the middle of doing something wrong

The woman was caught red-handed when she tried to steal some cosmetics.

chase rainbows

- to try to get or achieve something that is difficult or impossible

My old school friend is always chasing rainbows and he never achieves anything.

dyed-in-the-wool

- permanent, always (like wool that is dyed a certain color)

My father is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative and he will probably never change.

ears are red

- one's ears are red from embarrassment

My ears were red after hearing what the teacher said about me.

get gray hair

- to have one's hair turn gray from stress

Our teacher is getting gray hair from stress.

get the blues

- to become sad or depressed

The dull cloudy weather has caused me to get the blues.

get the green light

- to receive a signal to start or continue something

We got the green light to begin a study of the security problems at our school.

give (someone) the green light

- to give someone permission to proceed with a project

The city gave us the green light to begin the new project.

grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)

- a place or situation that is far away or different seems better than one's present situation

The man believes that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and he always wants to change jobs.

a gray area

- something that is not clearly defined and does not conform to an existing set of rules, neither black or white, neither one way or another way

The issue of the tax on children's toys is a gray area for the accountant.

gray matter

- brains, intelligence

I wish that my friend would use his gray matter more effectively when he is making his crazy plans.

green

- to be inexperienced or immature

The young man is rather green and does not have enough experience to drive the large machinery.

green around the gills

- looking sick

My friend looked green around the gills after the long bus ride.

green belt

- an area of fields and trees around a town

Our city has a policy to increase the green belt around the city.

green-eyed monster

- jealousy

The woman was consumed by the green-eyed monster and it was affecting her life.

green thumb

- a talent for gardening, the ability to make things grow

My neighbor has a green thumb and she is able to grow one of the best gardens in our neighborhood.

green with envy

- to be very jealous, to be full of envy

I was green with envy when I heard that my cousin would be going to London for a week.

greenhorn

- an untrained or inexperienced or naive person

The young man is a greenhorn and he has much to learn about his new job.

have a yellow streak

- to be cowardly

The man has a yellow streak and he will not defend you if you are having a problem.

have the blues

- to be sad or depressed

The man next door seems to have the blues.

have the green light

- to have a signal to start or continue something

The company finally has the green light to start the project.

horse of a different color

- something totally separate and different

I know that our boss would like to discuss that issue now but it is a horse of a different color and we should discuss it at another time.

in black and white

- in writing, officially

I put down my complaint in black and white.

in (someone's) black books

- to be in disgrace or in disfavor with someone

The boy is in his girlfriend's black books because he was late for their date.

in the black

- to be successful or profitable

Our company has been in the black since they began to cut costs.

in the pink (of condition)

- in very good health

My grandmother was in the pink of condition when I saw her.

in the red

- to be in debt, to be unprofitable

The company has been in the red for three years now.

lend color to (something)

- to provide something extra to accompany something

The music in the play helped to lend color to the performance of the actors.

like waving a red flag in front of a bull

- what you are doing will definitely make someone angry or upset

Talking about the city mayor with my father is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. He hates the city mayor.

local color

- the traditional features of a place which give it its own character

The weekend vegetable market added much local color to the small town.

look at the world through rose-colored glasses

- to see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

My friend always looks at the world through rose-colored glasses and he does not believe that some people are dishonest.

off-color

- in bad taste, rude

The man told an off-color joke at the party which made his wife angry.

off-color

- not the exact color

We painted our kitchen in an off-color of white.

once in a blue moon

- very rarely

We only go out for Italian food once in a blue moon although we enjoy it very much.

out of the blue

- without any warning, by surprise (like something that comes out of a blue sky)

My friend decided out of the blue to quit his job and go to Europe.

out of the red

- out of debt

Our company is finally out of the red and we are now making money.

paint the town red

- to go out and party and have a good time

When my cousin came to visit us we decided to go out and paint the town red.

pink slip

- a termination notice from a job

I received my pink slip last week and I am now looking for a new job.

pitch-black

- very black, as black as pitch

The road was pitch-black and we could not see anything.

pot calling the kettle black

- the person who criticizes or accuses someone else is as guilty as the person he or she criticizes or accuses

My friend criticized me for not changing jobs but that is like the pot calling the kettle black. She will not change jobs either.

put (something) down in black and white

- to write the details of a contract or something on paper

I asked the buyer to put the offer to buy my car down in black and white.

raise a white flag

- to indicate that you have been defeated and that you want to give up

The soldiers raised a white flag and surrendered to the enemy.

red-carpet treatment

- to receive special or royal treatment

I always receive the red-carpet treatment when I go and visit my aunt.

red-eye

- an airplane flight that leaves late at night and arrives early in the morning

We caught the red-eye flight last night and we are very tired today.

a red flag

- a signal that something is not working properly or correctly

The fallen trees along the road raised a red flag for the safety inspectors.

red herring

- an unimportant matter that draws attention away from the main subject

Talking about the other issue was a red herring that did not do anything to deal with today's problem.

red-hot

- very hot, creating much excitement or demand

The new video game is red-hot and many people are waiting to buy one.

red in the face

- embarrassed

I became red in the face when the teacher asked me a question.

red-letter day

- a day that is memorable because of some important event

It was a red-letter day when my sister received her graduation diploma.
red tape

- excessive formalities in official business

Many businesses complain about the red tape that they must deal with in order to get anything done with the government.
roll out the red carpet

- to greet a person with great respect, to give a big welcome to someone

The government rolled out the red carpet when the politician came to visit.

sail under false colors

- to pretend to be something that one is not (a pirate ship used to disguise itself as an ordinary ship by using a false flag)

The head of the company is sailing under false colors and he does not really understand how the company works.

see pink elephants

- to see things which are not really there because they are only in your imagination

The man was seeing pink elephants according to those who listened to his story.

see red

- to become very angry

My boss saw red when I told him that I would not be coming to work today.

see the color of (someone's) money

- to prove that someone has enough money for something

The car dealer would not let me take the car until he saw the color of my money.

see the world through rose-colored glasses

- to see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

The man sees the world through rose-colored glasses and thinks that everything is wonderful.

show one`s true colors

- to show what one is really like or really thinking

I thought that the woman likes me but she showed her true colors when she began yelling at me on the telephone.

talk a blue streak

- to talk very much and very rapidly

The woman beside me on the bus talked a blue streak for most of the journey.

talk until one is blue in the face

- to talk until one is exhausted

I talked until I was blue in the face but I could not change my teacher's opinion about my essay.

tickled pink

- to be very pleased or delighted by someone or something

"My mother was tickled pink that you visited her when you were in town."

wave a white flag

- to indicate that you have been defeated and that you want to give up

The soldiers were waving a white flag when they surrendered to the enemy.

white elephant

- a useless possession (that often costs money to maintain)

The new airport is a white elephant and nobody wants to use it.

white lie

- a harmless or small lie told to be polite or to avoid hurting someone's feelings

I told my supervisor a white lie yesterday and said that I was sick when actually I was not.

white sale

- the selling of towels or sheets at a reduced price

We went to the white sale at the department store to buy some new sheets.

white-tie event/affair

- an event that requires guests to wear formal dress such as men wearing white bow ties with formal evening dress

I attended a white-tie dinner in honor of the president of our university.

whitewash (something)

- to cover up or gloss over faults or errors or wrongdoing

The government was accused of trying to whitewash the scandal about the illegal money.

with flying colors

- with great or total success

My friend passed the course with flying colors and she now wants to celebrate.

yellow-bellied

- extremely timid, cowardly

The man is yellow-bellied and is never willing to fight for what is right.

thuy_ed
05-19-2011, 08:12 AM
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thuy_ed
05-19-2011, 09:15 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày thứ 5 19.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 3.2, bài Giới từ 3,4

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 22.05.11:

Các bạn nộp bài Listening + Reading 3.3 và bài Listening 3.4. Làm bài dịch Giới từ 3,4 và bài Vocab 40-46



UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày thứ 5 19.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Giới từ 1,2, và 1/2 bài 3; bài COMMUNICATION UNIT 6 và bài Vocab 57.58

Dành cho Chủ nhật 22.05.11:

Các bạn học bài Listening 3.4, Vocab 59-60 và bài Giới từ 3,4

Thứ 2 ngày 23.05.11:

Bài Reading 3.4; Writing Unit 5 và Vocab từ 61-66

chiminh
05-19-2011, 10:03 PM
mình đánh dấu mai nghiên cứu nhé...............

thuy_ed
05-20-2011, 08:58 AM
black Idioms


as black as a skillet

- very black

My hands were as black as a skillet when I finished working on the car engine.

as black as a stack of black cats

- very black

The little boy was as black as a stack of black cats after playing outside all day.

as black as a sweep

- very dirty or black (a chimney sweep cleans chimneys and becomes very black)

My friend was as black as a sweep after he finished cleaning the basement.

as black as coal

- very black

My friend's cat is as black as coal.

as black as night

- very dark and black

The old house was as black as night when we entered it.

as black as pitch

- very black

My face was as black as pitch after cleaning the stove all morning.

as black as the ace of spades

- very black

The horse in the parade was as black as the ace of spades.

black and blue

- bruised

My shoulder was black and blue after I fell down the stairs.

black and white

- either good or bad, either one way or the other way, oversimplified

Our boss sees everything in black and white.

black box

- an electronic device such as a flight recorder that can be removed from an aircraft as a single package

The investigators searched for a long time in order to find the black box of the airplane.

black eye

- a bruise near one's eye which makes it appear black

The man received a black eye when he bumped into the closed door.

black market

- the place where goods or money are illegally bought and sold

We sold some cigarettes on the black market during our travels.

black out

- to darken a room or building by turning off the lights

During the war, people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so nobody could see them.

black out

- to lose consciousness

The man blacked out during the parade and he had to sit down and rest.

black sheep (of a family)

- a person who is a disgrace to a family or group

The man is the black sheep in his family and has not made a success of his life.

blackball (someone)

- to exclude or ostracize someone socially, to reject someone

The businessman was blackballed in the industry because of his bad business practices.

blacklist (someone)

- to exclude or ostracize someone, to write someone's name on a list if they break some rules

The sports federation blacklisted the swimmer because he was using steroids.

blackmail (someone)

- to extort or take money from someone by threatening him or her

The photographer tried to blackmail the famous actress with some photographs that he had taken.

blackout

- a temporary situation where you do not release some information

The government decided to have a blackout regarding the political prisoner.

black-tie event/affair

- a formal event where guests wear semi-formal clothes with men wearing black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets

The award ceremony for the movie awards was a black-tie affair.

in black and white

- in writing, officially

I put down my complaint in black and white.

in (someone's) black books

- to be in disgrace or in disfavor with someone

The boy is in his girlfriend's black books because he was late for their date.

in the black

- to be successful or profitable

Our company has been in the black since they began to cut costs.

pitch-black

- very black, as black as pitch

The road was pitch-black and we could not see anything.

pot calling the kettle black

- the person who criticizes or accuses someone else is as guilty as the person he or she criticizes or accuses

My friend criticized me for not changing jobs but that is like the pot calling the kettle black. She will not change jobs either.

put (something) down in black and white

- to write the details of a contract or something on paper

I asked the buyer to put the offer to buy my car down in black and white.

thuy_ed
05-20-2011, 09:11 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 20.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 5.4, bài "Cấu trúc giả đinh" 1, 2 và bài Vocab 75,76

Dành cho thứ 2 ngày 23.05.11:

Lớp học bài Writing Unit 7, bài Dịch "Giả định", bài Reading 5.4

Dành cho thứ 3 ngày 24.05.11:

Lớp học bài Listening 6.1, bài Vocab 76 - 81 và bài RELATIVES





UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 20.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Vocab p.38-43; bài Dịch GIỚI TỪ

Dành cho thứ 3 ngày 24.05.11:

Lớp học bài Unit 4 STRATEGIES (CB + WB luôn nhé), bài Writing Task 2 Unit 6 và cô giáo hướng dẫn tiếp bài Writing Task 1 đề 11-15. Lớp làm đề phòng bài Vocab EDUCATION, Work & THE MEDIA

thuy_ed
05-21-2011, 10:18 AM
blue Idioms



black and blue

- bruised

My shoulder was black and blue after I fell down the stairs.


blue blood

- the blood of a noble or wealthy or aristocratic family

Many of the blue bloods of the town went to the opening of the opera.


blue in the face

- to be very angry or upset, to be excited and very emotional

I argued with my supervisor until I was blue in the face.


blue-ribbon

- of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group

A blue-ribbon panel of experts were asked to suggest a new policy for the city.


get the blues

- to become sad or depressed

The dull cloudy weather has caused me to get the blues.


have the blues

- to be sad or depressed

The man next door seems to have the blues.


out of the blue

- without any warning, by surprise (like something that comes out of a blue sky)

My friend decided out of the blue to quit his job and go to Europe.


talk a blue streak

- to talk very much and very rapidly

The woman beside me on the bus talked a blue streak for most of the journey.


talk until one is blue in the face

- to talk until one is exhausted

I talked until I was blue in the face but I could not change my teacher's opinion about my essay.

thuy_ed
05-22-2011, 11:57 AM
*** UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày Chủ nhật 22.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài DỊCH GIỚI TỪ; bài 40,41,42,43 VOCAB
Dành cho thứ 4 ngày 25.05.11:
Lớp học bài Vocab 44,45,46; bài Listening 3.3 và bài NP Chương 4 (1,2)
Dành cho thứ 5 ngày 26.05.11:
Lớp học bài Reading 3.3, bài Dịch 3,4 chương 4 và bài Writing Unit 6

*** UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày Chủ nhật 22.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 3.4, bài Vocab 59,60 và bài GIỚI TỪ 3,4
Dành cho thứ 2 ngày thứ 2 23.05.11:
Lớp học bài Reading 3.4, bài Unit 5 WRITING và bài VOCAB 61-66

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thuy_ed
05-22-2011, 11:58 AM
green Idioms

get the green light

- to receive a signal to start or continue something

We got the green light to begin a study of the security problems at our school.

give (someone) the green light

- to give someone permission to proceed with a project

The city gave us the green light to begin the new project.

grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)

- a place or situation that is far away or different seems better than one's present situation

The man believes that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and he always wants to change jobs.

green

- to be inexperienced or immature

The young man is rather green and does not have enough experience to drive the large machinery.

green around the gills

- looking sick

My friend looked green around the gills after the long bus ride.

green belt

- an area of fields and trees around a town

Our city has a policy to increase the green belt around the city.

green-eyed monster

- jealousy

The woman was consumed by the green-eyed monster and it was affecting her life.

green thumb

- a talent for gardening, the ability to make things grow

My neighbor has a green thumb and she is able to grow one of the best gardens in our neighborhood.

green with envy

- to be very jealous, to be full of envy

I was green with envy when I heard that my cousin would be going to London for a week.

greenhorn

- an untrained or inexperienced or naive person

The young man is a greenhorn and he has much to learn about his new job.

have the green light

- to have a signal to start or continue something

The company finally has the green light to start the project.

mecarot08
05-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Cô giáo ơi, lớp số 1 về kỹ năng tổng quát cho người đi làm thứ 7 , chủ nhật còn chỗ không? Lớp đó là E51 à?

thuy_ed
05-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Cô giáo ơi, lớp số 1 về kỹ năng tổng quát cho người đi làm thứ 7 , chủ nhật còn chỗ không? Lớp đó là E51 à?

Lớp cuối tuần đó còn nhận khoảng 9,10 người bạn ạ, lớp tháng 6 (E49) thì sắp hết chỗ rùi, còn nhận 5 hs nữa thôi. Lớp bạn hỏi là lớp mã E51 :")

thuy_ed
05-23-2011, 02:53 PM
pink Idioms

in the pink (of condition)

- in very good health

My grandmother was in the pink of condition when I saw her.

look at the world through rose-colored glasses

- to see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

My friend always looks at the world through rose-colored glasses and he does not believe that some people are dishonest.

pink slip

- a termination notice from a job

I received my pink slip last week and I am now looking for a new job.

see pink elephants

- to see things which are not really there because they are only in your imagination

The man was seeing pink elephants according to those who listened to his story.

see the world through rose-colored glasses

- to see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

The man sees the world through rose-colored glasses and thinks that everything is wonderful.

tickled pink

- to be very pleased or delighted by someone or something

"My mother was tickled pink that you visited her when you were in town."

thuy_ed
05-23-2011, 08:32 PM
UPDATE Bài lớp E42 ngày thứ 2 23.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài WRITING UNIT 7; bài dịch "GIẢ ĐỊNH", bài Reading 5.4
Dành cho ngày mai thứ 3 24.05.11:
Lớp học bài Listening 6.1; bài Vocab 76-81 và bài RELATIVES (bài tập); mai mình nói về đề writing hum nay nhé ^^

thuy_ed
05-23-2011, 09:12 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 23.05.11:
Lớp đã học xong quyển 3, bài VOCAB 61-63 và WRITING UNIT 5

Hạn chót nộp bài WRITING và thu âm SPEAKING là hết Chủ nhật tuần này 29.05.11

Dành cho thứ 5 ngày 26.05.11:
Các bạn nộp : bài Listening + Reading 4.1; bài Listening 4.2, học trên lớp bài Vocab 64-66; Listening 4.1 và bài Dịch GIỚI TỪ nhé
:p

thuy_ed
05-24-2011, 08:48 AM
red Idioms
as red as a cherry

- bright red

The car was as red as a cherry after its new paint job.

as red as a poppy

- bright red

The mark on my arm was as red as a poppy.

as red as a rose

- intensely red

The morning sunrise was as red as a rose.

as red as a ruby

- deep red

The office assistant was wearing lipstick that was as red as a ruby.

as red as blood

- deep red

The stain on the carpet was as red as blood.

catch (someone) red-handed

- to catch someone in the middle of doing something wrong

The woman was caught red-handed when she tried to steal some cosmetics.

ears are red

- one's ears are red from embarrassment

My ears were red after hearing what the teacher said about me.

in the red

- to be in debt, to be unprofitable

The company has been in the red for three years now.

like waving a red flag in front of a bull

- what you are doing will definitely make someone angry or upset

Talking about the city mayor with my father is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. He hates the city mayor.

out of the red

- out of debt

Our company is finally out of the red and we are now making money.

paint the town red

- to go out and party and have a good time

When my cousin came to visit us we decided to go out and paint the town red.

red-carpet treatment

- to receive special or royal treatment

I always receive the red-carpet treatment when I go and visit my aunt.

red-eye

- an airplane flight that leaves late at night and arrives early in the morning

We caught the red-eye flight last night and we are very tired today.

a red flag

- a signal that something is not working properly or correctly

The fallen trees along the road raised a red flag for the safety inspectors.

red herring

- an unimportant matter that draws attention away from the main subject

Talking about the other issue was a red herring that did not do anything to deal with today's problem.

red-hot

- very hot, creating much excitement or demand

The new video game is red-hot and many people are waiting to buy one.

red in the face

- embarrassed

I became red in the face when the teacher asked me a question.

red-letter day

- a day that is memorable because of some important event

It was a red-letter day when my sister received her graduation diploma.
red tape

- excessive formalities in official business

Many businesses complain about the red tape that they must deal with in order to get anything done with the government.
roll out the red carpet

- to greet a person with great respect, to give a big welcome to someone

The government rolled out the red carpet when the politician came to visit.

see red

- to become very angry

My boss saw red when I told him that I would not be coming to work today.

binbin19809
05-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Topic này thật hữu ích.............................................. .......................

thuy_ed
05-25-2011, 06:35 AM
Hôm nay dậy sớm, post bài sớm ... ^^



white Idioms


as white as a ghost

- very pale because of fear or shock or illness

My sister became as white as a ghost when she saw the man at the window.


as white as a sheet

- very pale

I felt terrible this morning and in the mirror I looked as white as a sheet.


as white as the driven snow

- very white

The fur on the dog was as white as the driven snow.


black and white

- either good or bad, either one way or the other way, oversimplified

Our boss sees everything in black and white.


carte blanche

- the freedom or permission to do what you want (blanche means white in French)

The new manager was given carte blanche to change the policies in her department.


in black and white

- in writing, officially

I put down my complaint in black and white.


put (something) down in black and white

- to write the details of a contract or something on paper

I asked the buyer to put the offer to buy my car down in black and white.


raise a white flag

- to indicate that you have been defeated and that you want to give up

The soldiers raised a white flag and surrendered to the enemy.


wave a white flag

- to indicate that you have been defeated and that you want to give up

The soldiers were waving a white flag when they surrendered to the enemy.


white elephant

- a useless possession (that often costs money to maintain)

The new airport is a white elephant and nobody wants to use it.


white lie

- a harmless or small lie told to be polite or to avoid hurting someone's feelings

I told my supervisor a white lie yesterday and said that I was sick when actually I was not.


white sale

- the selling of towels or sheets at a reduced price

We went to the white sale at the department store to buy some new sheets.


white-tie event/affair

- an event that requires guests to wear formal dress such as men wearing white bow ties with formal evening dress

I attended a white-tie dinner in honor of the president of our university.


whitewash (something)

- to cover up or gloss over faults or errors or wrongdoing

The government was accused of trying to whitewash the scandal about the illegal money.


yellow Idioms



have a yellow streak

- to be cowardly

The man has a yellow streak and he will not defend you if you are having a problem.


yellow-bellied

- extremely timid, cowardly

The man is yellow-bellied and is never willing to fight for what is right.

thuy_ed
05-25-2011, 09:21 PM
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huyenzippo
05-25-2011, 09:47 PM
cảm ơn bạn, mong bạn sẽ tiếp tục post tiếp bài

thuy_ed
05-26-2011, 08:39 AM
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Court & Judge


abide by a decision

- to follow the orders that a court or judge has given

The company was forced to abide by the decision of the judge.

as sober as a judge

- alert and completely sober, not drunk, very formal

My father is always as sober as a judge when he gets into his car to drive.

at the mercy of (the court/someone)

- having no defense against the court or someone

My friend was at the mercy of the court when he went before the judge.

beat the rap

- to escape conviction and punishment for a crime

The man hired a good lawyer and was able to beat the rap easily.

cast doubt on (someone or something)

- to cause someone or something to be doubted

The evidence presented at the trial cast doubt on the woman's testimony.

clear (someone's) name

- to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime, to show that someone did not do something wrong

The woman went to court to clear her name of the false charges.

come down hard on (someone)

- to scold or punish someone severely, to attack someone vigorously

The judge came down hard on the boy who had been arrested for breaking into a house.

cop a plea

- to plead guilty to a crime or decide not to fight against a charge in order to try and receive a light punishment, to plea bargain (usually done in a negotiation between the defendant and his or her lawyer and the prosecutor)

The man copped a plea and went to hear what the judge would decide regarding his case.

cross-examine (someone)

- to question a suspect or a witness in a trial

The lawyer was very careful when he began to cross-examine the witness.

a cut-and-dried (case/decision)

- fixed, determined beforehand

The case was cut-and-dried and it ended in less than one hour.

decide in favor of (someone)

- to determine that someone is not guilty or is the winner of something

The court decided in favor of the government in its dispute with the striking workers.

face the music

- to receive punishment or judgement for something wrong or illegal that you have done

The young man was forced to face the music for the crimes that he had committed.

fair and impartial

- a fair and unbiased look at something

The judge made a fair and impartial decision in the case against the small store.

find (someone) guilty

- to decide that someone is guilty in a court of law

The judge found the young man guilty of breaking and entering a small store.

find (someone) innocent

- to decide that someone is innocent in a court of law

The woman went to court but the judge found her innocent of all charges.

for the record

- saying something so that there will be a record of a particular fact

I was told, for the record, that my case had very little chance of succeeding in a court of law.

get a slap on the wrist

- to get light punishment for a crime or wrongdoing

The boy got a slap on the wrist for causing the damage to the public washroom.

get a tongue-lashing

- to get a severe verbal scolding for doing something wrong

The girl got a tongue-lashing from the judge over her role in the crime.

get down to the facts

- to begin to discuss things that matter, to get to the truth

When the trial began the lawyers tried to get down to the facts of the case.

get off (easy/lightly)

- to receive very little or no punishment for something

The young man got off easy and did not have to go to jail for his crime.

get off scot-free

- to go unpunished, to be acquitted of a crime

The man was able to get off scot-free in the case involving his illegal transactions.

get one's day in court

- to get an opportunity to say or explain something in court, to get a chance to give one's opinion in court

The man was happy because he finally got his day in court.

get one's knuckles rapped

- to receive punishment for something

The boy got his knuckles rapped after a stern lecture from the judge.

get (something) out in the open

- to stop hiding a fact or a secret

The lawyers tried to get things out in the open during the trial.

get the benefit of the doubt

- to receive a judgement in your favor when the evidence is neither for you nor against you

The girl got the benefit of the doubt and was not found guilty of the crime.

give (someone) a fair shake

- to give someone fair treatment

The man did not believe that the judge would give him a fair shake at his trial.

give (someone) a slap on the wrist

- to give someone light punishment

The judge gave the young offender a slap on the wrist and he was required to do some community work as compensation for his crime.

give (someone) the benefit of the doubt

- to make a judgement in someone's favor when the evidence is neither for nor against the person

The police gave the man the benefit of the doubt and did not arrest him as a suspect for the crime.

give (someone) his or her freedom

- to set someone free

The court decided to give the man his freedom because of his good behavior in prison.

go by the book

- to follow the rules exactly

The court clerks always go by the book when they are dealing with court matters.

go easy on (someone or something)

- to be kind or gentle with someone or something

The judge wanted to go easy on the young man but his bad attitude made it difficult to try and help him.

go scot-free

- to go unpunished or be acquitted of a crime

The man was able to go scot-free although many people thought that he stole some money.

grain of truth

- the smallest amount of truth

There was only a grain of truth in what the witness said during the trial.

hand a verdict/decision down (to someone)

- to announce or deliver a legal decision or verdict in a court

The court clerk announced that the judge would hand the verdict down in the morning.

hang in the balance

- to be in an undecided state

The future of the criminal was hanging in the balance as he waited for the judge's decision.

have one's day in court

- to have an opportunity to say or explain something in court, to have a chance to give one's opinion in court

The business executive had his day in court and was cleared of any wrongdoing.

a hung jury

- a jury that is divided and unable to agree on a verdict

The trial ended in a hung jury which made another trial necessary.

in absentia

- when someone is absent from a court or meeting or something similar

The judge looked at the evidence and sentenced the man in absentia.

in contempt of court

- in disobedience of the orders and authority of the court, in disrespect of the court process

The man refused to answer the questions of the judge and was found to be in contempt of court.

in defiance of (someone or something)

- in resistence to someone or someone's orders

The union was in defiance of the court order and was given a large fine.

in session

- operating or functioning (used for a court)

The court was in session when we arrived at the courthouse.

in (someone's) favor

- to someone's advantage

The judge ruled in our favor in our dispute with the hospital.

judge (someone) on his or her own merit

- to judge or evaluate someone on his or her own achievements and virtues

We judged the man on his own merit and not by what people were saying about him.

judge (something) on its own merit

- to judge or evaluate something on its own value

We judged the business proposal on its own merit.

jump to conclusions

- to judge or decide something without having all the facts

The manager jumped to conclusions and accused the employee of stealing from the company.

the jury is still out on (someone or something)

- a decision has not been reached on someone or something (used often and in a casual manner when one has not made a decision about something)

The jury is still out on whether or not we will move or not.

a kangaroo court

- a court formed by a group of people to settle a dispute among themselves (the court is usually illegal)

There was a kangaroo court in the movie where the ranchers made their own court.

keep one's own counsel

- to not tell other people about one's thoughts and plans

Our lawyer was keeping his own counsel about how to proceed with our defense.

laugh (someone or something) out of court

- to dismiss someone or something as ridiculous

The lawyer wanted to sue the man for kicking the dog but the judge laughed the case out of court.

a leading question

- a question to a witness that is designed to suggest or produce the reply that is wanted by the questioner

The judge criticized the lawyer for asking leading questions during the trial.

let (someone) off (easy)

- to release someone without punishment

The judge let the man off easy in spite of the strong case against him.

a miscarriage of justice

- a wrong or mistaken decision made in a court of law

The trial was a miscarriage of justice and nobody was happy with the result.

moment of truth

- the point at which someone has to face the reality of a situation

The moment of truth in the trial came when the lawyer presented the last piece of evidence.

not hold water

- to make no sense, to be illogical

The argument by the lawyer did not hold water.

on the bench

- a judge is sitting and directing a session of court

There was no indication by the court of who would be sitting on the bench during the important trial.

on trial

- being tried in court

The man is on trial for stealing money from his company.

an open-and-shut case

- a legal matter that is simple and uncomplicated

It was an open-and-shut case after the lawyer presented the evidence to the judge.

pick holes in an argument

- to find all the weak points or flaws in an argument

The experienced lawyer found that it very easy to pick holes in the argument of the main witness.

plea bargain

- to plead guilty to a crime or decide not to fight against a charge in order to try and receive a light punishment (usually done in a negotiation between the defendant and his or her lawyer and the prosecutor)

The man decided to plea bargain in order not to have a long trial with an uncertain result.

poetic justice

- the appropriate but chance reward or punishment by someone who deserves it

It was poetic justice when the supervisor who was harassing the workers lost his job because the president did not want him to work for the company anymore.

raise an objection (to/about someone or something)

- to make an objection about someone or something in a trial

The defense lawyer stood up during the trial to raise an objection about the testimony of the witness.

the responsible party

- someone who is legally or morally obliged to do something or accept the blame for something

The judge determined that the man was the responsible party for the damage and must pay a large penalty.

send (someone) up the river

- to send someone to prison

The judge sent the man up the river for three years.

settle (something) out of court

- to reach an agreement without having to go through a court of law

It was very difficult but we were able to settle the dispute out of court.

sit in judgement of (someone)

- to make a judgement of someone

The tribunal members were sitting in judgement of the group involved in the trade dispute.

stand trial

- to be tried in court

The man had to stand trial for stealing the credit cards.

swear on a stack of bibles

- to pledge to tell the truth about something (in a court of law someone may swear to tell the truth by placing his or her hand on a bible or other religious text)

The man swore on a stack of bibles that he had never seen the accused criminal before.

take an oath

- to make an oath, to swear to something

Before the trial began I had to take an oath and promise to tell the truth.

take the Fifth

- to refuse to incriminate oneself because of the protection of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States (in the U.S. a witness at a trial has this right)

The business executive decided to take the Fifth rather than give testimony at the trial.

take the stand

- to sit in the witness chair in a courtroom

The main witness at the trial took the stand after the other witnesses were finished.

throw oneself at the mercy of the court

- to ask a judge for mercy when being sentenced for a crime

The man threw himself at the mercy of the court and asked for a light sentence.

throw the book at (someone)

- to punish someone as severely as possible, to make as many charges as possible against someone

The criminal was not sorry for his crime so the judge decided to throw the book at him.

a travesty of justice

- a legal action that is an insult to the system of justice

The trial was a travesty of justice and nobody was happy with the result.

under oath

- taking and being bound by an oath

The man explained what had happened at the scene of the crime while he was under oath at the trial.

thuy_ed
05-26-2011, 08:45 AM
Do có nhiều bạn có nhu cầu học chiều thứ 7 hơn là sáng thứ 7 (vì còn đi học, đi làm) nên mình up lại lịch khai giảng các lớp mới sắp tới với sự thay đổi nhé ^^

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thuy_ed
05-26-2011, 08:56 AM
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Court & Judge


abide by a decision

- to follow the orders that a court or judge has given

The company was forced to abide by the decision of the judge.

as sober as a judge

- alert and completely sober, not drunk, very formal

My father is always as sober as a judge when he gets into his car to drive.

at the mercy of (the court/someone)

- having no defense against the court or someone

My friend was at the mercy of the court when he went before the judge.

beat the rap

- to escape conviction and punishment for a crime

The man hired a good lawyer and was able to beat the rap easily.

cast doubt on (someone or something)

- to cause someone or something to be doubted

The evidence presented at the trial cast doubt on the woman's testimony.

clear (someone's) name

- to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime, to show that someone did not do something wrong

The woman went to court to clear her name of the false charges.

come down hard on (someone)

- to scold or punish someone severely, to attack someone vigorously

The judge came down hard on the boy who had been arrested for breaking into a house.

cop a plea

- to plead guilty to a crime or decide not to fight against a charge in order to try and receive a light punishment, to plea bargain (usually done in a negotiation between the defendant and his or her lawyer and the prosecutor)

The man copped a plea and went to hear what the judge would decide regarding his case.

cross-examine (someone)

- to question a suspect or a witness in a trial

The lawyer was very careful when he began to cross-examine the witness.

a cut-and-dried (case/decision)

- fixed, determined beforehand

The case was cut-and-dried and it ended in less than one hour.

decide in favor of (someone)

- to determine that someone is not guilty or is the winner of something

The court decided in favor of the government in its dispute with the striking workers.

face the music

- to receive punishment or judgement for something wrong or illegal that you have done

The young man was forced to face the music for the crimes that he had committed.

fair and impartial

- a fair and unbiased look at something

The judge made a fair and impartial decision in the case against the small store.

find (someone) guilty

- to decide that someone is guilty in a court of law

The judge found the young man guilty of breaking and entering a small store.

find (someone) innocent

- to decide that someone is innocent in a court of law

The woman went to court but the judge found her innocent of all charges.

for the record

- saying something so that there will be a record of a particular fact

I was told, for the record, that my case had very little chance of succeeding in a court of law.

get a slap on the wrist

- to get light punishment for a crime or wrongdoing

The boy got a slap on the wrist for causing the damage to the public washroom.

get a tongue-lashing

- to get a severe verbal scolding for doing something wrong

The girl got a tongue-lashing from the judge over her role in the crime.

get down to the facts

- to begin to discuss things that matter, to get to the truth

When the trial began the lawyers tried to get down to the facts of the case.

get off (easy/lightly)

- to receive very little or no punishment for something

The young man got off easy and did not have to go to jail for his crime.

get off scot-free

- to go unpunished, to be acquitted of a crime

The man was able to get off scot-free in the case involving his illegal transactions.

get one's day in court

- to get an opportunity to say or explain something in court, to get a chance to give one's opinion in court

The man was happy because he finally got his day in court.

get one's knuckles rapped

- to receive punishment for something

The boy got his knuckles rapped after a stern lecture from the judge.

get (something) out in the open

- to stop hiding a fact or a secret

The lawyers tried to get things out in the open during the trial.

get the benefit of the doubt

- to receive a judgement in your favor when the evidence is neither for you nor against you

The girl got the benefit of the doubt and was not found guilty of the crime.

give (someone) a fair shake

- to give someone fair treatment

The man did not believe that the judge would give him a fair shake at his trial.

give (someone) a slap on the wrist

- to give someone light punishment

The judge gave the young offender a slap on the wrist and he was required to do some community work as compensation for his crime.

give (someone) the benefit of the doubt

- to make a judgement in someone's favor when the evidence is neither for nor against the person

The police gave the man the benefit of the doubt and did not arrest him as a suspect for the crime.

give (someone) his or her freedom

- to set someone free

The court decided to give the man his freedom because of his good behavior in prison.

go by the book

- to follow the rules exactly

The court clerks always go by the book when they are dealing with court matters.

go easy on (someone or something)

- to be kind or gentle with someone or something

The judge wanted to go easy on the young man but his bad attitude made it difficult to try and help him.

go scot-free

- to go unpunished or be acquitted of a crime

The man was able to go scot-free although many people thought that he stole some money.

grain of truth

- the smallest amount of truth

There was only a grain of truth in what the witness said during the trial.

hand a verdict/decision down (to someone)

- to announce or deliver a legal decision or verdict in a court

The court clerk announced that the judge would hand the verdict down in the morning.

hang in the balance

- to be in an undecided state

The future of the criminal was hanging in the balance as he waited for the judge's decision.

have one's day in court

- to have an opportunity to say or explain something in court, to have a chance to give one's opinion in court

The business executive had his day in court and was cleared of any wrongdoing.

a hung jury

- a jury that is divided and unable to agree on a verdict

The trial ended in a hung jury which made another trial necessary.

in absentia

- when someone is absent from a court or meeting or something similar

The judge looked at the evidence and sentenced the man in absentia.

in contempt of court

- in disobedience of the orders and authority of the court, in disrespect of the court process

The man refused to answer the questions of the judge and was found to be in contempt of court.

in defiance of (someone or something)

- in resistence to someone or someone's orders

The union was in defiance of the court order and was given a large fine.

in session

- operating or functioning (used for a court)

The court was in session when we arrived at the courthouse.

in (someone's) favor

- to someone's advantage

The judge ruled in our favor in our dispute with the hospital.

judge (someone) on his or her own merit

- to judge or evaluate someone on his or her own achievements and virtues

We judged the man on his own merit and not by what people were saying about him.

judge (something) on its own merit

- to judge or evaluate something on its own value

We judged the business proposal on its own merit.

jump to conclusions

- to judge or decide something without having all the facts

The manager jumped to conclusions and accused the employee of stealing from the company.

the jury is still out on (someone or something)

- a decision has not been reached on someone or something (used often and in a casual manner when one has not made a decision about something)

The jury is still out on whether or not we will move or not.

a kangaroo court

- a court formed by a group of people to settle a dispute among themselves (the court is usually illegal)

There was a kangaroo court in the movie where the ranchers made their own court.

keep one's own counsel

- to not tell other people about one's thoughts and plans

Our lawyer was keeping his own counsel about how to proceed with our defense.

laugh (someone or something) out of court

- to dismiss someone or something as ridiculous

The lawyer wanted to sue the man for kicking the dog but the judge laughed the case out of court.

a leading question

- a question to a witness that is designed to suggest or produce the reply that is wanted by the questioner

The judge criticized the lawyer for asking leading questions during the trial.

let (someone) off (easy)

- to release someone without punishment

The judge let the man off easy in spite of the strong case against him.

a miscarriage of justice

- a wrong or mistaken decision made in a court of law

The trial was a miscarriage of justice and nobody was happy with the result.

moment of truth

- the point at which someone has to face the reality of a situation

The moment of truth in the trial came when the lawyer presented the last piece of evidence.

not hold water

- to make no sense, to be illogical

The argument by the lawyer did not hold water.

on the bench

- a judge is sitting and directing a session of court

There was no indication by the court of who would be sitting on the bench during the important trial.

on trial

- being tried in court

The man is on trial for stealing money from his company.

an open-and-shut case

- a legal matter that is simple and uncomplicated

It was an open-and-shut case after the lawyer presented the evidence to the judge.

pick holes in an argument

- to find all the weak points or flaws in an argument

The experienced lawyer found that it very easy to pick holes in the argument of the main witness.

plea bargain

- to plead guilty to a crime or decide not to fight against a charge in order to try and receive a light punishment (usually done in a negotiation between the defendant and his or her lawyer and the prosecutor)

The man decided to plea bargain in order not to have a long trial with an uncertain result.

poetic justice

- the appropriate but chance reward or punishment by someone who deserves it

It was poetic justice when the supervisor who was harassing the workers lost his job because the president did not want him to work for the company anymore.

raise an objection (to/about someone or something)

- to make an objection about someone or something in a trial

The defense lawyer stood up during the trial to raise an objection about the testimony of the witness.

the responsible party

- someone who is legally or morally obliged to do something or accept the blame for something

The judge determined that the man was the responsible party for the damage and must pay a large penalty.

send (someone) up the river

- to send someone to prison

The judge sent the man up the river for three years.

settle (something) out of court

- to reach an agreement without having to go through a court of law

It was very difficult but we were able to settle the dispute out of court.

sit in judgement of (someone)

- to make a judgement of someone

The tribunal members were sitting in judgement of the group involved in the trade dispute.

stand trial

- to be tried in court

The man had to stand trial for stealing the credit cards.

swear on a stack of bibles

- to pledge to tell the truth about something (in a court of law someone may swear to tell the truth by placing his or her hand on a bible or other religious text)

The man swore on a stack of bibles that he had never seen the accused criminal before.

take an oath

- to make an oath, to swear to something

Before the trial began I had to take an oath and promise to tell the truth.

take the Fifth

- to refuse to incriminate oneself because of the protection of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States (in the U.S. a witness at a trial has this right)

The business executive decided to take the Fifth rather than give testimony at the trial.

take the stand

- to sit in the witness chair in a courtroom

The main witness at the trial took the stand after the other witnesses were finished.

throw oneself at the mercy of the court

- to ask a judge for mercy when being sentenced for a crime

The man threw himself at the mercy of the court and asked for a light sentence.

throw the book at (someone)

- to punish someone as severely as possible, to make as many charges as possible against someone

The criminal was not sorry for his crime so the judge decided to throw the book at him.

a travesty of justice

- a legal action that is an insult to the system of justice

The trial was a travesty of justice and nobody was happy with the result.

under oath

- taking and being bound by an oath

The man explained what had happened at the scene of the crime while he was under oath at the trial.

thuy_ed
05-26-2011, 09:11 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 26.05.11

Hum nay lớp đã học hết bài Vocab 44-45-46-47; bài Reading 3.3 và bài Dịch chương 4

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 29.05.11:

Lớp nộp bài Reading 3.4; Listening + Reading 4.1; Học bài Listening 3.4; Vocab 48-50 và WRITING 6





UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 26.05.11

Hum nay lớp đã học hết bài: Listening 4.1; Vocab 64-66 và Dịch GIỚI TỪ

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 29.05.11:

Chủ nhật là ngày hết hạn nộp bài WRITING (process) + thu âm Hội thoại 1 (mỗi bài ko nộp phạt 50k, tổng 2 bài = 100k nhé )

+ Học bài Listening 4.1 (section 3,4) + Làm BT "LINKING words + phrases (trang 45)" + Vocab 67-69

Mình quên ko dặn lớp E43 bài ngày thứ 2 30.05.11 nên bây h mình dặn thêm:

Thứ 2 ngày 30.05.11 lớp học: bài Reading 4.1; bài Vocab 70-74; lý thuyết CONDITIONALS
(^_^)

thuy_ed
05-27-2011, 07:18 AM
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Ear/Eye/Nose
able to (do something) with one's eyes closed/shut

- able to do something very easily

The car mechanic was able to fix my car with his eyes closed.


all ears

- eager to hear something, very attentive

My sister was all ears when I talked about starting a home business.


all eyes

- watching very closely, wide-eyed with surprise

My friend is all eyes when he goes to a basketball game.


all eyes are on (someone or something)

- waiting eagerly for someone to appear or something to happen

All eyes were on the singer when he walked onto the stage.


apple of (someone`s) eye

- someone's favorite person or thing

The young girl is the apple of her father`s eye.


as blind as a bat

- blind, unable to see

The man is as blind as a bat and he cannot see anything.


as plain as the nose on one's face

- clearly evident, obvious

The explanation for the problem was as plain as the nose on my face.


assault the ears

- to be very loud or persistent

The music was very loud and it assaulted my ears.


(not) bat an eye/eyelid

- to show no surprise or reaction even when something bad happens

My boss did not bat an eye when I told him that I was going home early today.


believe one`s ears

- to believe what one is hearing, to become sure of something

I could not believe my ears when I heard that I had won a holiday to Mexico.
I will believe my ears when my boss tells me the news.


believe one`s eyes

- to believe what one is seeing

We could not believe our eyes when we saw the three bears on the highway.
I will believe my eyes when I see the new movie.


bend (someone's) ear

-to talk to someone (usually in an annoying or persistent manner)

I met my co-worker this morning and she bent my ear about her problems at work.


blind leading the blind

-someone who does not know how to do something himself or herself tries to explain it to another person

It was like the blind leading the blind when I tried to help my friend fix his car. I do not know anything about cars.


blow one's nose

-to use the air from one's lungs to clear one's nose

I took some tissue from my pocket so I could blow my nose.


cannot see beyond the end of one's nose

-to not be able to see beyond what concerns one at the present time

My friend cannot see beyond the end of his nose and he has no idea about what is happening around him.


cast a (critical/expert/professional) eye over (someone or something)

- to look at someone or something in a critical or expert or professional way

The movie director cast a critical eye over the movie script from the writer.


cast an eye over (something)

- to read or look at something quickly

I cast an eye over the report before I went to the meeting.


catch (someone`s) eye

- to attract someone`s attention

I tried to catch my friend`s eye at the movie theater but he did not see me.


close one's eyes to (something)

-to ignore something, to pretend that something is not really happening

My father closed his eyes to the problems that were happening in his company.


count noses

-to count people

The teacher stopped to count noses before the students got on the bus.


cry one's eyes out

-to cry very hard

The little girl cried her eyes out when she lost her favorite doll.


cut off one`s nose to spite one`s face

- to make things worse for yourself by trying to harm someone or something else

The man cut off his nose to spite his face when he became angry and quit his job.


deaf and dumb

-unable to hear or speak

The young man is deaf and dumb and he has trouble understanding what is happening around him.


eagle eye

-a very careful watchful eye (like the eye of an eagle)

The woman has an eagle eye and she never misses anything.


ears are burning

- someone is talking about you when you are not there

My ears are burning and I think that someone is talking about me.


ears are ringing

- one hears a ringing sound because of a very loud sound

My ears were ringing after the three fire trucks passed me.


ears become red

- one's ears become red from embarrassment

My ears became red when our teacher asked me a question.


evil eye

- the power to harm people just by looking at them (as some people believe)

The man seemed to give me the evil eye when I met him at the ceremony.


eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

- a system of punishment where you punish someone in a similar way to how they hurt you

Some people call for an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth when they learn of a terrible crime.


eye of the storm

- at the center of a storm or controversy

The company scandal is stressful for everybody and at the moment we are in the eye of the storm.


eyeball to eyeball

-face to face

I had an eyeball-to-eyeball encounter with an angry dog at the park.


eyes are bigger than one`s stomach

- one takes more food than one can eat

My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I went to the restaurant and ordered too much food.


eyes pop out (of one's head)

- one is very surprised

My eyes popped out of my head when I saw the computer that I got for my birthday.


fall on deaf ears

-to have one's talk or ideas ignored by the person that they are intended for

My complaints to the apartment manager usually fall on deaf ears and nothing is done.


feast one's eyes on (someone or something)

-to look at someone or something with pleasure or enjoyment

We stopped at the top of the hill to feast our eyes on some of the best scenery that we have ever seen.


flea in (someone`s) ear

- a severe scolding, an idea or answer that is not welcome

We put a flea in the supervisor's ear with our criticism of the new schedule.


follow one's nose

-to go straight ahead, to follow a smell to its source

I followed my nose to the place where they were baking the bread.


four eyes

- an expression (often used by children) for someone who is wearing glasses

The children called their friend with the glasses four eyes.


get a black eye

-to get a bruise near one's eye from being hit, to have one's reputation harmed

The little boy got a black eye when he bumped into the door.
The company got a black eye because of the scandal.


get an eyeful of (someone or something)

-to see everything, to see a shocking or surprising sight

We got an eyeful when we saw the accident on the highway.


get one`s nose out of (something)

- to become uninvolved in something, to become uninvolved in someone else's business

I wish that our secretary would get her nose out of my business.


get the eye from (someone)

- to be looked at by someone in a hostile or unfriendly way

We got the eye from the manager of the restaurant when we entered in our old clothes.


give one's eye teeth (to do something or for something)

- to want to do something very much, to want something very much

I would give my eye teeth to go to London with my cousin.
I would give my eye teeth for a new computer.


give (someone) a black eye

-to hit someone near his or her eye so that it becomes dark, to hurt someone's reputation

The boy gave his friend a black eye.
The scandal gave the company a black eye.


give (someone) an earful

-to talk to someone in order to criticize or complain about something

I met my supervisor and I decided to give her an earful about my job.


give (someone) the eye

- to look at someone in a hostile or unfriendly way

I gave the woman in the restaurant the eye but she ignored me.


go into (something) with one's eyes (wide) open

- to do something or make a choice about something while knowing the problems that are involved and while having all of the necessary information

The couple went into the construction contract with their eyes wide open.


go into (something) with one's eyes closed/shut

- to do something or make a choice about something not knowing the problems that are involved and not having all of the necessary information

The young woman went into her marriage with her eyes closed but still the marriage was very successful.


grin from ear to ear

- to have a big grin on one's face

The man was grinning from ear to ear after he found the money.


hard-nosed

- not weak or soft, stubborn

The union took a hard-nosed position in the contract negotiations.


hard of hearing

- unable to hear well, partially deaf

My grandfather is hard of hearing.


have a good eye for (something)

- to be able to judge something correctly, to have good taste in something

The woman has a good eye for color and her apartment is very beautiful.


have a nose for (something)

- to have the talent for finding something

My friend has a nose for finding cheap items at flea markets.


have an ear for (something)

- to have the ability to learn music or languages

The girl has an ear for languages and she can learn them very fast.


have an ear out for (something)

- to listen carefully for something

The man always has an ear out for business opportunities that may appear.


have an eye for (something)

- to be able to judge something correctly, to have good taste in something

My father has an eye for ceramic plates and he has a large collection of them.


have eyes in the back of one`s head

- to have the ability to know what is happening behind one's back

Our teacher has eyes in the back of her head and she always knows what is going on in the classroom.


have nothing between the ears

- to be stupid, to have no brains or intelligence

The young man has nothing between the ears and he is always making stupid mistakes.


have one's ear to the ground

- to listen carefully because you want to get advance warning of something

I have my ear to the ground to see if any changes are planned for my company.


have one's eye on (someone or something)

- to want someone or something and hope that you will be able to get it or him or her

The woman has her eye on a new job in the company and she is working very hard to get it.
The company has their eye on the famous art director.


have one's eye on (someone or something)

- to watch someone or something carefully, to take care of someone or something

The woman had her eye on her baby as she talked on the telephone.


have one's eyes glued to (something)

- to watch something very carefully and not look away from it

Everybody in the airport lobby had their eyes glued to the television screen.


have one's nose in a book

-to be reading a book

The girl had her nose in a book during the long bus ride.


have one's nose in (something)

- to have unwelcome interest in something, to have impolite curiosity about something

My boss always has his nose in the business of other people and he is not very well-liked.


have one's nose in the air

- to be conceited or aloof

The girl has her nose in the air since she won the speech contest.


have one`s nose to the grindstone

- to work hard or keep busy at something

My friend has his nose to the grindstone and he is studying hard at school.


have (someone's) ear

-to be able to get someone to listen to you (usually someone who has the power or ability to help you)

Our supervisor has the company president's ear and he can talk to him anytime.


have (something) coming out of one's ears

- to have much of something

We have bath towels coming out of our ears and we do not need any more.


have stars in one`s eyes

- to have an appearance or feeling of very great happiness, to be obsessed with show business

The girl had stars in her eyes when she won the spelling contest.


Here's mud in your eye.

- Drink up! (used as a toast)

"Here's mud in your eye," I said as my friend began to drink.


hit (someone) right between the eyes

- to make a strong impression on someone, to surprise someone greatly

The news about the accident hit us right between the eyes and shocked us.


hold one's nose

- to accept that you have to do something that you do not want to do

I had to hold my nose and sign the legal contract which I did not want to sign.


in a pig's eye

- never

I will never in a pig's eye go with my friend to visit her family.


in one ear and out the other

-a piece of information is heard and then quickly forgotten

Everything that the teacher said went in one ear and out the other and I did not remember anything.


in one`s mind`s eye

- in one`s imagination

I tried to relax and in my mind`s eye pretend that I was on a beautiful island.


in the public eye

- visible to everybody, in public

The politician's wife does not like to be in the public eye.


in the twinkling of an eye

- very quickly

I went into the store and in the twinkling of an eye I lost my wallet.


keep an ear out for (something)

- to listen carefully for something

I plan to keep an ear out for any information about a new job.


keep an eye on (someone or something)

- to watch someone or something carefully, to take care of someone or something

I asked my aunt to keep an eye on our apartment while we went for our holiday.


keep an eye out for (someone or something)

- to watch carefully for someone or something

I am keeping my eye out for my grandparents this morning.
My friend is keeping his eye out for a new car.


keep one's ear to the ground

- to continue to listen carefully in order to get advance warning of something

I am keeping my ear to the ground to see what the new owners of this company plan to do.


keep one's eye on the ball

- to remain alert to what is happening around you, to watch or follow the ball carefully while playing a game

The man tries hard to keep his eye on the ball during a meeting.


keep one's eyes open

- to remain alert and watchful, to notice what is happening around you

I try to keep my eyes open when I am walking downtown at night.


keep one's eyes peeled for (someone or something)

- to remain alert and watchful for someone or something

I waited on the street and kept my eyes peeled for my friend and his car.


keep one`s nose clean

- to stay away from trouble

The judge told the young man to keep his nose clean in order to not go to jail in the future.


keep one`s nose out of (something)

- to not become involved in something or in someone else's business

I wish that our secretary would keep her nose out of my personal affairs.


keep one`s nose to the grindstone

- to continue to work hard at something, to continue to keep busy at something

My friend is keeping his nose to the grindstone in order to save enough money to buy a new car.


lay one's eyes on (someone or something)

- to see or find someone or something

"If you lay your eyes on my house keys please tell me."


lead (someone) around by the nose

- to make someone do what you want

The woman has been leading her husband around by the nose since they got married.


lend (someone) an ear

- to listen to what someone is saying

I asked my friend to lend me an ear and listen to my problem.


listen to (someone) with half an ear

- to not listen carefully to someone

I listened to my friend with half an ear while I listened to the radio.


look at (someone) cross-eyed

- to do something or look at someone in a way that may make him or her angry

If you look at the man cross-eyed he will usually become angry.


look down one`s nose at (someone)

- to look at someone with contempt or dislike, to feel that you are better than someone else

The girl often looks down her nose at people who she does not like.


look (someone) (right/straight) in the eye

- to face and look at someone directly

I looked at the salesman right in the eye and asked for a lower price.


make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

- to create something of value out of something of no value

The girl will never be a good singer. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.


make eyes at (someone)

- to try to attract someone, to flirt with someone

The woman in the restaurant likes to make eyes at the customers.


make oneself heard

- to speak loudly so that you can be heard

The speaker tried very hard in order to make himself heard.


more to (someone or something) than meets the eye

- more interesting or intelligent or complicated than it seems

The problem appeared to be simple but there was more to it than meets the eye.


naked eye

- the human eye (not using a microscope or binoculars or telescope etc.)

It was difficult to see the star with the naked eye.


nose about/around (something)

- to look for something private or secret, to investigate something

The man was nosing about the office looking for something.
Many reporters spend a lot of time nosing around the business of famous people.


nose (someone) out or nose out (someone)

- to push someone away, to exclude someone

The older boy nosed the younger boy out of the line.
The little girl was nosed out of the singing contest.


not a dry eye in the house

- everybody in an audience feels sad and begins to cry

There was not a dry eye in the house when the manager gave the farewell speech.


not see farther than/past the end of one's nose

- to not care about anything that is happening to other people or someplace else

My friend cannot see past the end of her nose and she does not know about anything that is happening around her.


on the nose

- in exactly the right place or amount, at exactly the right time

I arrived at 3:00 on the nose.
The amount of money that I received from my friend was right on the nose.


only have eyes for (someone)

- to be loyal or interested in only one person

The man only has eyes for the woman who works in his office.


open (someone's) eyes to (something)

- to become aware of something

The documentary on television opened our eyes to the problems of the homeless people in our city.


out of earshot

- too far from a sound or voice to hear it

I was out of earshot when my friend began to talk about me.


out of the corner of one's eye

- with a quick glance at something

I saw the big truck out of the corner of my eye.


out on one's ear

- to be forced to (unwillingly) leave one's job or organization or home

The man did not pay his apartment rent for two months and he was quickly out on his ear.


pay through the nose for (something)

- to pay too much for something

My mother paid through the nose for her new dress.


play by ear

- to play a musical instrument by remembering the tune and not by reading the music

My sister learned to play the piano by ear when she was a child.


play it by ear

- to decide what to do in a certain situation when you are already involved in the situation, to not plan in advance for something, to improvise

We can play it by ear and decide where to meet later.


poke one's nose into (something)

- to interfere with something, to try to discover things that do not involve you

My aunt always pokes her nose into the business of other people.


powder one's nose

- to put powder on one's nose (usually a woman goes to the restroom to do this)

The singer went to the dressing room to powder her nose before the performance.


prick up one's ears

- to listen more carefully to something (an animal moves its ears up to hear better)

When I heard my friends talking about me I pricked up my ears.


pull the wool over (someone`s) eyes

- to deceive someone, to fool someone, to trick someone

The girl tried to pull the wool over her mother`s eyes when she said that she had been studying all weekend.


put a bug in (someone`s) ear

- to give someone an idea

I put a bug in my friend's ear when I said that I would like to go on a holiday with him.


put a flea in (someone`s) ear

- to give someone a severe scolding, to give someone an idea or answer that is not welcome

I put a flea in my friend's ear when I began to criticize him.


put one's nose to the grindstone

- to do one's work

I put my nose to the grindstone and began to work on my essay for my history class.


put (someone's) eye out

- to puncture or harm someone's eye causing blindness

The man put his eye out when he had the accident with the metal rod.


put (someone's) nose out of joint

- to offend someone, to cause someone to feel insulted

I put my friend's nose out of joint when I asked him to return the money that he had borrowed from me.


raise eyebrows

- to cause surprise or disapproval, to shock people

I raised eyebrows when I arrived at work late this morning.


rub (someone's) nose in (something)

- to remind someone of something that they have done wrong

The girl's supervisor always rubs the girl's nose in it when she makes a mistake.


see eye to eye (with someone)

- to agree with someone, to have the same opinion as someone else

I never see eye to eye with my friend about which television program to watch.


set one's eyes on (someone or something)

- to see someone or something for the first time

I have not set my eyes on my new car yet.


set (something) on its ear

- to cause a group or organization to be excited and interested in something

The new plan set most of the company on its ear. Everybody was very excited about it.


a sight for sore eyes

- a welcome sight

The man was a sight for sore eyes when he came home from his holiday.


(no) skin off (someone`s) nose/teeth

- of no interest or concern or trouble to someone

It is no skin off my nose if I go to the party or not.


smile from ear to ear

- to have a big smile on one's face

The little boy was smiling from ear to ear after he scored the goal.


spit in (someone's) eye

- to insult or annoy someone

The comments by my supervisor were as if he spit in my eye.


stick one's nose into (something)

- to interfere with something, to be nosey about something

I wish that my neighbor would stop sticking his nose into my business.


talk (someone's) ear off

- to talk to someone and bore him or her

The man next to me on the train talked my ear off during the journey.


thumb one`s nose at (someone or something)

- to look with disfavor or dislike at someone or something, to refuse to obey someone

The man thumbed his nose at me when I asked him to stop talking so loud.


a tin ear for (something)

- the inability to judge the value of music etc.

The woman has a tin ear for music and she is not a good singer at all.


to the naked eye

- as something is seen exactly as you look at it

To the naked eye, it looked like there was little damage to the car but actually there was much damage.


turn a blind eye to (someone or something)

- to ignore someone or something troublesome and pretend not to see it

Our teacher sometimes turns a blind eye to the bad behavior of the students in her class.


turn a deaf ear to (someone)

- to pretend not to hear someone, to not pay attention to someone

The supervisor turned a deaf ear to our complaints about the heat.


turn one`s nose up at (someone or something) or turn up one's nose at (someone or something)

- to reject someone or something, to express scorn for someone or something

My sister turned up her nose at the chance to go to nursing school.


under (someone`s) nose

- easily found by someone, right in front of someone

I thought that I had lost my house keys but they were right under my nose.


up to one's ears/eyeballs/neck in (something)

- to have a lot of something, to be much involved or busy with something

I have been up to my ears in work for several weeks now.


walls have ears

- be careful what you say because someone may be listening

"Walls have ears and you should be careful when you are talking about your co-workers."


wet behind the ears

- to be young and inexperienced, to be new in a job or place

The man is wet behind the ears and does not know very much about his company.


win by a nose

- to win by a very small amount

The young horse won by a nose in the horse race.


with a jaundiced eye

- with a prejudiced or distorted way of seeing something

My friend is very smart although he always looks at things with a jaundiced eye.


with an eye to (doing something)

- with the intention of doing something

The community center built their new building with an eye to renting part of it to other organizations.


without batting an eye

- casually, without showing alarm or response or thought

The wealthy man gives much money to charity without batting an eye.

thuy_ed
05-27-2011, 07:13 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 27.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 6.1; Vocab 77-79 và lý thuyết bài RELATIVE CLAUSES

Dành cho ngày thứ 2 ngày 30.05.11:

Học sinh làm bài tập RC; Reading 6.1 và Vocab 80,81

Thứ 3 ngày 31.05.11:
Nộp Reading 6.2; Listening + Reading 6.3

Học Listening 6.2; Articles (bài tập) và Vocab 82-85 nhé cả lớp

DEADLINE nộp bài Writing của lớp E42 là hết ngày thứ 4 01.06.11 nhé ^^

thuy_ed
05-27-2011, 09:06 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45:
Thứ 4 ngày 01.06.11 là hạn chót nộp bài WRITING TASK 1 đề 11-15
Dành cho thứ 3 ngày 31.05.11:
Cả lớp làm bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ (CHƯƠNG 6) và bài COURSE BOOK +WB Unit 5 STRATEGIES (chỉ cần làm bài Reading + Listening nhé)

thuy_ed
05-28-2011, 06:56 PM
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Education and School
A for effort

- the recognition that someone has tried hard to do something even though he or she may not be successful

The students received an A for effort for their work on the class project.

above average

- better or higher than average

The boy's marks were above average in all subjects except history.

as easy as ABC

- very easy

Learning how to use a computer is as easy as ABC for the children.

back to basics

- an approach in education that uses traditional ideas or methods that have been successful in the past

The teacher believes that back to basics is important in her classroom and the parents are happy with the results.

below average

- worse or lower than average

Most members of the class were below average in the math test.

bookworm

- someone who reads a lot

My sister is a bookworm and is always reading a book.

brainstorm (something)

- to try to develop an idea or think of new ideas

The students got into groups to brainstorm ideas for the school play.

call the roll

- to call the names of students on a roll and expect them to answer if they are there

Every morning when the class starts the teacher calls the roll.

cap and gown

- the special cap called a mortarboard and the robe that is worn during academic ceremonies such as graduation

All of the students wore a cap and gown to the graduation ceremony.

catch up to (someone or something)

- to move fast or work hard to reach someone or something that is ahead of you

After my illness, I had to study very hard to catch up to the rest of the class.

copycat

- someone who copies the work of another

The children called the girl a copycat when they saw her copying the test of another student.

count noses

- to count the number of people

The teacher stopped to count noses several times during the field trip.

cover a lot of ground

- to complete a lot of material in a class or course

We covered a lot of ground during the first month of the science class.

cow college

- a school where farming or agriculture is studied

My cousin will go to a cow college when he finishes high school.
crack a book

- to open a book to study (usually used in the negative)

I did very well in the course even though I did not crack a book until the last week of classes.

crank out a paper

- to write a paper or essay in a mechanical way

I had to crank out a paper almost every week to pass the course.

cut class

- to not go to class

I decided to cut class in order to study for my geography test.

draw a blank

- to get no response from someone when you ask him or her a question

The teacher drew a blank when she asked about the boy's plans for the weekend.

drop out of school

- to stop attending school

My friend dropped out of school and began to drive a truck.

eager beaver

- someone who works very hard and is very enthusiastic

The young girl is an eager beaver and always comes to class before the other students.

fill in the blanks

- to supply the missing words or information on a test or other exercise

We had to fill in the blanks for the questions on the test.

flunk out

- to fail a course, to fail and then leave school

The boy was very smart but he flunked out of his language class.

from the old school

- ideas that were popular in the past but which are no longer popular or common

My grandmother is from the old school and always made her children make their own lunches and walk to school.

get credit for (a course)

- to receive official recognition and credits after passing a course

I was able to get credit for the course which I took in the summer.

get through (a course or a set of materials)

- to finish a course or a set of materials

The boy was a very good student and got through every course that he took.

goof off

- to waste time

My sister spent most of the week goofing off and was not prepared for her test.

have one's nose in a book

- to be reading a book

The boy loves to read and always has his nose in a book.

higher education

- education after graduating from high school (usually college or university)

The government has recently invested a lot of money in higher education.

hit the books

- to begin to study hard

After relaxing all weekend I hit the books on Sunday evening.

honor roll

- a list of people or students with exceptional achievements

My neighbor was on the honor roll during his last year in high school.

in pen

- written or signed with a pen

The teacher asked the students to make sure that they wrote the essay in pen.

in pencil

- written or signed with a pencil

I wrote the test in pencil so that I could change my answers easily.

Ivy League

- a small group of older and famous eastern United States colleges and universities such as Harvard and Yale and Princeton

Several of the company executives went to an Ivy League school.

know one's ABCs

- to know the alphabet or the most basic things about something

The students worked hard and everyone knew their ABCs very well.

learn (something) by heart

- to memorize something so that you can repeat it without thinking

The children learned all of the songs by heart for the school play.

learn (something) by rote

- to learn or memorize something without thinking about it

We learned many verbs by rote in the foreign language class.

live in an ivory tower

- to not be aware of the realities of everyday life

The university professor lived in an ivory tower and had no idea what was going on around him.

make the grade

- to be satisfactory and of an expected level

My final assignment did not make the grade and I had to do it again.

meet the requirements for/of (something)

- to fulfill the requirements for/of something

The young woman was unable to meet the requirements to enter medical school.

off campus

- at a different location than the grounds of a college or university

Many of the students liked to go to a restaurant off campus.

old boy network

- the situation where people (usually men) who went to the same school help each other get good jobs

It was necessary to be part of an old boy network to get a job at the law firm.

on campus

- located on the grounds of a college or university

There was a bank on campus which many of the students used.

pass with flying colors

- to pass something easily and with a high score

I was able to pass the science test with flying colors.

play hooky

- to not go to school when you should

The boys played hooky and went to the video game center for the afternoon.

publish or perish

- university professors often have to publish books or articles in journals or they will not be successful in their jobs at the university

The university professor wrote many scientific papers. He was forced to publish or perish.

put one's thinking cap on

- to start thinking in a serious manner

The boy put on his thinking cap and tried to think of a new name for the school newspaper.

read out loud

- to read something so that other people can hear you

The students each had a chance to read out loud from the book of poems.

read to oneself

- to read without saying anything so that other people cannot hear you

I spent the morning in the library reading to myself.

read through something

- to read all of something

I read through the test briefly before I started to answer the questions.

school of hard knocks

- the ordinary experience of learning from work and daily life

The girl left school early and began to learn about life in the school of hard knocks.

school of thought

- a particular way or philosophy of thinking about something

There are many schools of thought about how to learn a foreign language.

show-and-tell

- in the lower grades of elementary school children bring something interesting to show to the rest of the class

The little girl brought in a turtle shell to show-and-tell at school.

show of hands

- a raising of hands in a classroom or other group to vote or see what people think about something

After a show of hands the class voted to go on a field trip next week.

single file

- a line with one person standing behind another person

The students lined up single file before they entered the auditorium.

take attendance

- to record the names of persons who are attending school or something similar

After our teacher took attendance we began to do our math lesson.

take the roll

- to call the names of students in an attendance book and expect them to answer if they are there

The teacher took the roll and then we started the lesson.

teach one's grandmother to suck eggs

- to try to tell or teach something to someone who knows more than you do about it

Teaching some of the students how to use a computer is like teaching my grandmother to suck eggs. Most of them know more than I do.

teach someone a lesson

- to do something to someone in order to punish him or her for their bad behavior

My friend is always late so I taught her a lesson and left our meeting place before she had arrived.

teacher's pet

- the teacher's favorite student

My sister was always the teacher's pet at her school.

three R's

- the three basic skills for a basic education (reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic)

My father studied in a small country school where they studied the three R's.

town-and-gown

- the relations (often bad) between a town and the university and university students who are located in that town

There were some town-and-gown conflicts when the graduation parties began in the small town.

university of life

- the daily life and work where you learn more than from going to university

My grandfather began to work on the family farm when he was fourteen and learned everything from the university of life.

work one's way through college

- to work at a job to help pay for your college or university expenses

My brother worked his way through college at the local supermarket.

thuy_ed
05-29-2011, 09:31 AM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 29.05.11 :

Lớp đã học hết bài Listening 3.4; Vocab 49,50 và bài WRITING UNIT 6

Đề WRITING lớp E44 chủ đề CAUSE/ EFFECT ESSAY: hạn chót nộp bài: Hết ngày Chủ nhật ngày 05.06.11

1. It is said that people’s life now is becoming more and more stressful. Causes, effects and solutions.

2. The gap of living in cities and the countryside is larger and larger. Causes, effects and solutions.

3. Waste disposal presents increasing problems, especially in urban areas. Cause, effect, solution ?

4. Recent statistics show that the crimes by the young people in the major city of the world are increasing. Cause, effects, solutions.



Dành cho thứ 4 (01.06.11):

+ Chữa bài Reading 3.4; bài tập Ngữ pháp Chương 5 bài 1,2,3,4 - Vocab 51-53

Dành cho thứ 5 (02.06.11):

+ Bài Listening 1.4; Vocab 54-56; và bài Ngữ pháp chương 5 bài 5,6,7,8

Hạn chót nộp bài thu âm số 2: Chủ nhật ngày 05.06.11

thuy_ed
05-29-2011, 06:46 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E48 ngày 29.05.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài WRITING UNIT 3 và GRAMMAR đến bài 20

Dành cho tuần sau:

Thứ 7 ngày 04.06.11: Lớp học bài Listening Unit 2 từ 1-10; bài Grammar 21-25

Chủ nhật ngày 05.06.11: Lớp học bài Listening Unit 2 từ 11-20; Grammar 26-31 và WRITING UNIT 4



UPDATE bài lớp E50 ngày 29.05.11:

Lớp đã học hết bài chuyên đề TA ẨM THỰC + NHÀ HÀNG _ BAR & GYM

Dành cho tuần sau:

Cả lớp làm bài tập về nhà là chép video phần INTERVIEW với 20 câu hỏi cơ bản

& làm bài tập chép về TA ẨM THỰC VN nhé

thuy_ed
05-30-2011, 10:44 AM
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as busy as a bee

- very busy

I was as busy as a bee all weekend.

as calm as a toad in the sun

- very calm and content

The girl was as calm as a toad in the sun during the speech contest.

as crazy as a bedbug

- crazy

My neighbor is as crazy as a bedbug.

as full/tight as a tick

- very full of food or drink

I was as full as a tick after the large meal at the restaurant.

as gaudy as a butterfly

- gaudy, colorful

The woman was as gaudy as a butterfly when she left for the concert.

as happy as a clam

- happy and content

The little girl was as happy as a clam while she played with her toys.

as mad as a hornet

- very angry, in a fighting mood

Our boss was as mad as a hornet when he came to work this morning.

as merry as a cricket

- cheerful

I felt as merry as a cricket as I waited for my friend to arrive at the airport.

as red as a lobster

- very red

The girl was as red as a lobster after sitting in the sun all day.

as slippery as an eel

- undependable, devious, cannot be trusted

That sales person is as slippery as an eel and you should be careful when you talk to him.

as snug as a bug in a rug

- cozy and snug

The children were as snug as a bug in a rug as they read a book in the big bed.

as ugly as a toad

- very ugly

The man was as ugly as a toad.

big fish in a small pond

- an important person in a small place

The man was not so important in the city but in the small town he was a big fish in a small pond.

birds and bees

- the facts about sex and birth

The woman told her daughter about the birds and the bees during the summer holidays.

bitten by (some kind of) bug

- to become interested and excited about a particular activity and want to start doing it

The man has been bitten by a gold bug and he only thinks about gold.

blue around the gills

- to be looking sick

I was looking blue around the gills during my illness.

bug-eyed

- to be wide-eyed with surprise

The little boy was bug-eyed when he got a new bicycle for his birthday.

bug (someone)

- to annoy or irritate someone

My friend is beginning to bug me with his endless questions.

clam up

- to stop talking, to refuse to talk (like a clam closes its shell)

I had to clam up during the meeting so my boss would not become angry with me.

cold fish

- a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others

The man is a cold fish and he has very few friends.

cry crocodile tears

- to have a show of sorrow that is not sincere, to pretend that one is crying

The boy was asked to apologize for his wrongdoing but he only cried crocodile tears which were not sincere.

drink like a fish

- to drink alcohol to excessive amounts

The man drank like a fish at the party and he had to go home by taxi.

a fine kettle of fish

- a situation that is not satisfactory, a mess

"This is a fine kettle of fish. I am going to be late for the meeting."

fish for a compliment

- to try to get someone to say something nice about you

The man is fishing for a compliment about his new Italian suit.

fish for (something)

- to try to get information from someone

The lawyer was fishing for information from the woman.

fish in troubled waters

- to involve oneself in a difficult or confused or dangerous situation in order to get something

The woman was fishing in troubled waters when she began to ask questions about the crime.

fish or cut bait

- to either do what you are supposed to do or quit and let someone else do it

It was time to fish or cut bait so I decided to let someone else handle the problem.

a fish out of water

- someone who does not fit in, an uncomfortable or awkward feeling

The woman felt like a fish out of water when she went to the party in her formal dress while everyone else was wearing jeans.

fishy

- to be suspicious or unlikely

"Something is fishy with these numbers. There are too many people on this list."

flea in (someone`s) ear

- an idea or answer that is not welcome

I put a flea in my supervisor's ear when I told him about the computer problem.

flea market

- a place where antiques and secondhand goods and other cheap items are sold

We go to the flea market every weekend to look for old photographs.

fly in the ointment

- something small that spoils one`s fun

The complaints about the food were a fly in the ointment that gave everyone a bad feeling about the gathering.

go on a fishing expedition

- to attempt to discover information

The lawyer went on a fishing expedition to try and discover the facts of the case.

green around the gills

- to be looking sick

The girl looked green around the gills when she left the nurse's office.

have a bee in one`s bonnet

- to have a fixed idea that stays in one's mind

My friend has a bee in her bonnet and she will not stop talking about moving to a new apartment.

have a frog in one's throat

- to get a tickle or soreness in one's throat which makes it difficult to speak until you cough and clear your throat

I had a frog in my throat and it was difficult to talk on the telephone.

have ants in one`s pants

- to be nervous and restless

The teacher asked the little boy if he had ants in his pants when the boy kept moving around in his seat.

have butterflies in one`s stomach

- to have a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomach

I had butterflies in my stomach when I received the award.

have other/bigger fish to fry

- to have other more important things to do, to have other opportunities

I have other fish to fry and I do not plan to spend any more time talking about my friend's problems.

hive of activity

- somewhere where things are very busy (like the activity around a beehive)

The wedding hall was a hive of activity as everyone got ready for the wedding.

Holy mackeral!

- an expression used to express a strong feeling of surprise

"Holy mackeral! Look at the size of that motorcycle."

knee-high to a grasshopper

- to be very young, to be short and small (like a child)

I have been playing the piano since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.

like shooting fish in a barrel

- one side in a competition is so weak that they have no chance of winning

The contest was like shooting fish in a barrel. It was very easy to win.

live in a fish bowl

- to live where many people know about your life and personal business

The small town was like living in a fish bowl. Everybody knew what I was doing.

louse up

- to make a mess of something, to spoil something

"Please try not to louse up the printer again. It was working fine this morning."

make a beeline for (someone or something)

- to go straight toward someone or something (like bees when they fly in a straight line)

Whenever my friend goes to a football game he makes a beeline for the food stand.

neither fish nor fowl

- something that does not belong to a definite group or category

I do not know what you should call the strange food. It is neither fish nor fowl.

no flies on (someone)

- very fast or busy (too fast or busy for a fly to stay on someone)

There are no flies on my friend. He is always moving or going somewhere.

none of (someone's) beeswax

- none of someone's business

It was none of my beeswax so I did not ask my friend about his problems.

not hurt a flea

- to not hurt anything or anyone (not even a small insect like a flea)

Our dog is very gentle and he will not hurt a flea.

open up a can of worms

- to create unnecessary complications or problems

The company opened up a can of worms when they decided to talk about the union contract.

packed in like sardines

- packed very tightly, very crowded

We were packed in like sardines during the morning commute in the train.

pale around the gills

- to be looking sick

The man looked pale around the gills when he left the boat.

put a bug in (someone`s) ear (about something)

- to give someone a hint or an idea about something

My friend put a bug in my ear about going to France and I cannot stop thinking about it.

put (something) in mothballs

- to put something into storage

The government put the old navy ship in mothballs.

red herring

- some information or a suggestion that is used to draw attention away from the real facts of a situation (orginally used as a strong fish smell from a smoked fish that was used to confuse hunting dogs when they were hunting and following something)

The tax issue was a red herring and it is not what the news reporters wanted the government to talk about.

rise to the bait

- to be attracted by some kind of bait (just as a fish is attracted to bait)

The politician would not rise to the bait and argue with the news reporter.

a shark

- a ruthless or dishonest person

"The salesman is a shark. Don't do business with him."

shed crocodile tears

- to have a show of sorrow that is not sincere, to pretend that one is crying

The politician was shedding crocodile tears but nobody believed him.

small fry

- unimportant people, children (small fry are young newly-hatched fish)

The police were only able to catch some of the small fry in the organized crime gang.

snail`s pace

- very slowly

We went away for the weekend but the cars were moving at a snail`s pace when we came home on Sunday.

snake in the grass

- a low and dishonest person

The man is a snake in the grass and nobody likes him.

snake oil salesman

- someone who tries to sell you something that does not work

The carpet seller is like a snake oil salesman. His carpets are no good at all.

stir up a hornet`s nest

- to make people angry, to create trouble or difficulties

I stirred up a hornet`s nest when I went to the meeting and started talking about the work schedule.

swallow (something) hook, line and sinker

- to believe something completely, to be tricked by something

The teacher swallowed the student's excuse hook, line and sinker.

there are plenty of other fish in the sea

- there are other choices, there are other people to choose from

There are plenty of other fish in the sea and when my sister lost her boyfriend she did not worry too much.

turn turtle

- to turn upside down

The car went off the road in the storm and turned turtle.

a whale of (something)

- an exceptionally good or large something

Everybody had a whale of a time at the birthday party.

world is one`s oyster

- someone can get anything that he or she wants, someone will have great opportunities

"When you graduate from university the world will be your oyster so don`t worry about the future."

worm one's way out of (something)

- to squeeze or wiggle out of a problem or a responsibility

My friend was able to worm her way out of her problems at work.

Bee Idioms


as busy as a bee

- very busy

I was as busy as a bee all weekend.

birds and bees

- the facts about sex and birth

The woman told her daughter about the birds and the bees during the summer holidays.

have a bee in one`s bonnet

- to have a fixed idea that stays in one's mind

My friend has a bee in her bonnet and she will not stop talking about moving to a new apartment.

hive of activity

- somewhere where things are very busy (like the activity around a beehive)

The wedding hall was a hive of activity as everyone got ready for the wedding.

make a beeline for (someone or something)

- to go straight toward someone or something (like bees when they fly in a straight line)

Whenever my friend goes to a football game he makes a beeline for the food stand.

none of (someone's) beeswax

- none of someone's business

It was none of my beeswax so I did not ask my friend about his problems.

Bug Idioms


as crazy as a bedbug

- crazy

My neighbor is as crazy as a bedbug.

as snug as a bug in a rug

- cozy and snug

The children were as snug as a bug in a rug as they read a book in the big bed.

bitten by (some kind of) bug

- to become interested and excited about a particular activity and want to start doing it

The man has been bitten by a gold bug and he only thinks about gold.

bug-eyed

- to be wide-eyed with surprise

The little boy was bug-eyed when he got a new bicycle for his birthday.

bug (someone)

- to annoy or irritate someone

My friend is beginning to bug me with his endless questions.

put a bug in (someone`s) ear (about something)

- to give someone a hint or an idea about something

My friend put a bug in my ear about going to France and I cannot stop thinking about it.

Butterfly Idioms


as gaudy as a butterfly

- gaudy, colorful

The woman was as gaudy as a butterfly when she left for the concert.

have butterflies in one`s stomach

- to have a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomach

I had butterflies in my stomach when I received the award.

Fish Idioms


big fish in a small pond

- an important person in a small place

The man was not so important in the city but in the small town he was a big fish in a small pond.

blue around the gills

- to be looking sick

I was looking blue around the gills during my illness.

cold fish

- a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others

The man is a cold fish and he has very few friends.

drink like a fish

- to drink alcohol to excessive amounts

The man drank like a fish at the party and he had to go home by taxi.

a fine kettle of fish

- a situation that is not satisfactory, a mess

"This is a fine kettle of fish. I am going to be late for the meeting."

fish for a compliment

- to try to get someone to say something nice about you

The man is fishing for a compliment about his new Italian suit.

fish for (something)

- to try to get information from someone

The lawyer was fishing for information from the woman.

fish in troubled waters

- to involve oneself in a difficult or confused or dangerous situation in order to get something

The woman was fishing in troubled waters when she began to ask questions about the crime.

fish or cut bait

- to either do what you are supposed to do or quit and let someone else do it

It was time to fish or cut bait so I decided to let someone else handle the problem.

a fish out of water

- someone who does not fit in, an uncomfortable or awkward feeling

The woman felt like a fish out of water when she went to the party in her formal dress while everyone else was wearing jeans.

fishy

- to be suspicious or unlikely

"Something is fishy with these numbers. There are too many people on this list."

go on a fishing expedition

- to attempt to discover information

The lawyer went on a fishing expedition to try and discover the facts of the case.

green around the gills

- to be looking sick

The girl looked green around the gills when she left the nurse's office.

have other/bigger fish to fry

- to have other more important things to do, to have other opportunities

I have other fish to fry and I do not plan to spend any more time talking about my friend's problems.

Holy mackeral!

- an expression used to express a strong feeling of surprise

"Holy mackeral! Look at the size of that motorcycle."

like shooting fish in a barrel

- one side in a competition is so weak that they have no chance of winning

The contest was like shooting fish in a barrel. It was very easy to win.

live in a fish bowl

- to live where many people know about your life and personal business

The small town was like living in a fish bowl. Everybody knew what I was doing.

neither fish nor fowl

- something that does not belong to a definite group or category

I do not know what you should call the strange food. It is neither fish nor fowl.

packed in like sardines

- packed very tightly, very crowded

We were packed in like sardines during the morning commute in the train.

pale around the gills

- to be looking sick

The man looked pale around the gills when he left the boat.

red herring

- some information or a suggestion that is used to draw attention away from the real facts of a situation (orginally used as a strong fish smell from a smoked fish that was used to confuse hunting dogs when they were hunting and following something)

The tax issue was a red herring and it is not what the news reporters wanted the government to talk about.

a shark

- a ruthless or dishonest person

"The salesman is a shark. Don't do business with him."

small fry

- unimportant people, children (small fry are young newly-hatched fish)

The police were only able to catch some of the small fry in the organized crime gang.

there are plenty of other fish in the sea

- there are other choices, there are other people to choose from

There are plenty of other fish in the sea and when my sister lost her boyfriend she did not worry too much.

Flea Idioms


flea in (someone`s) ear

- an idea or answer that is not welcome

I put a flea in my supervisor's ear when I told him about the computer problem.

flea market

- a place where antiques and secondhand goods and other cheap items are sold

We go to the flea market every weekend to look for old photographs.

not hurt a flea

- to not hurt anything or anyone (not even a small insect like a flea)

Our dog is very gentle and he will not hurt a flea.

Frog/Toad Idioms


as calm as a toad in the sun

- very calm and content

The girl was as calm as a toad in the sun during the speech contest.

as ugly as a toad

- very ugly

The man was as ugly as a toad.

have a frog in one's throat

- to get a tickle or soreness in one's throat which makes it difficult to speak until you cough and clear your throat

I had a frog in my throat and it was difficult to talk on the telephone.

thuy_ed
05-30-2011, 09:17 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày thứ 5 02.06.11:

Cả lớp nộp bài Reading 4.2; Listening + Reading 4.3.

học bài Vocab 73,74; CONDITIONALS bài tập và bài Listening 4.2
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày thứ 5 02.06.11:

Cả lớp nộp bài Reading 4.2; Listening + Reading 4.3.

học bài Vocab 73,74; CONDITIONALS bài tập và bài Listening 4.2
^_^

thuy_ed
05-31-2011, 07:08 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 31.05.2011:

Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 03.06.11: Các bạn làm bt Mệnh đề tính từ (1-8), học bài reading 6.2 và bài Vocab 82-85 nhé

Lợn lớp E42 đã tăng trọng lên 710k nhé ^^

thuy_ed
05-31-2011, 09:12 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 31.05.11:

Lớp đã học hết bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ 1-7 và bài CB + WB Unit 5 STRATEGIES

Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 03.06.11:

Lớp làm bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ 8-10, 3 bài VOCAB kế tiếp và WRITING UNIT 6 nhé

thuy_ed
06-01-2011, 08:28 AM
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acquire a taste for (something)

- to develop a liking for some kind of food or drink or something else

My friend has recently acquired a taste for classical music.

apple of (someone`s) eye

- someone or something that one likes a lot or likes more than others

The little girl is the apple of her grandfather`s eye.

as black as a skillet

- very black

The little boy's feet were as black as a skillet.

as busy as popcorn on a skillet

- very active

The children were as busy as popcorn on a skillet when the teacher entered the classroom.

as cool as a cucumber

- to be calm, to be not nervous or anxious

The man is as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.

as easy as apple pie

- very easy

The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie.

as easy as duck soup

- very easy

It was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.

as flat as a pancake

- very flat

The child's toy was as flat as a pancake after the car drove over it.

as hungry as a bear

- very hungry

I was as hungry as a bear when I returned home from work yesterday.

as nutty as a fruitcake

- silly, crazy

The man in the supermarket was as nutty as a fruitcake.

as red as a cherry

- bright red

My new sweater is as red as a cherry.

as slow as molasses in January

- very slow

The little boy is as slow as molasses in January and he never gets his work finished on time.

as sour as vinegar

- sour and disagreeable

The old man next door is as sour as vinegar.

as sweet as honey/sugar

- very sweet

The librarian is as sweet as honey and everybody loves her.

as thick as pea soup

- very thick (can be used with fog as well as with liquids)

The fog was as thick as pea soup along the beach.

as warm as toast

- very warm and cozy

Our house was as warm as toast when we came in from the rain.

at one sitting

- at one time, during one period

We ate most of the cake at one sitting.

back to the salt mines

- to go back to work (this is a humorous expression to express going back to unpleasant work)

"Lunch is over so let`s go back to the salt mines for the afternoon."

bad apple

- a bad person

The boy is a bad apple and he is always in some kind of trouble.

bad egg

- a bad person

My neighbor is a bad egg and you should avoid him.

bear fruit

- to yield or give results

The woman's hard work at her business finally began to bear fruit when she started to make money.

best bib and tucker

- one's best clothes

I wore my best bib and tucker for the wedding reception.

big cheese

- an important person, a leader

My uncle is a big cheese in his company so you should be very nice to him.

big enchilada

- the biggest and most important thing or person

The new accounting manager is the big enchilada in our company.

binge and purge

- to overeat and then to vomit

The young woman had eating problems. She would often binge and purge her food.

bite off more than one can chew

- to try to do or eat more than you can manage

I bit off more than I can chew when I began to work in the evening.

bite the hand that feeds one

- to harm someone who does good things for you

I do not want to make my company angry because I do not want to bite the hand that feeds me.

bitter pill to swallow

- something unpleasant that one must accept

It was a bitter pill to swallow when I learned that I would not get the new job.

born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

- to be born to a wealthy family with many advantages

The boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he never has to work very hard.

Bottoms up!

- everybody should drink now (this expression is used at the end of a drinking toast)

"Bottoms up," our host said at the beginning of the dinner.

bread and butter

- one's income or job that is used to buy the basic needs of life like food or shelter or clothing

Most people are worried about bread-and-butter issues like jobs and taxes.

bread and water

- the most basic meal that is possible (like you would get in prison)

The prisoners were fed bread and water for several days last winter.

bring home the bacon

- to earn your family`s living

Recently, I have been working hard to bring home the bacon.

burn (something) to a crisp

- to burn something very badly

I burned the eggs to a crisp while I was talking on the telephone.

butter (someone) up or butter up (someone)

- to flatter someone in order to get his or her favor or friendship

The man spends much time trying to butter up his boss so that he will not have to work so hard.

buy a lemon

- to buy something that is worthless or does not work well

The used car that I bought is not very good. I think that I bought a lemon.

can't stomach (someone or something)

- to dislike or hate someone or something

I cannot stomach the idea of meeting my old girlfriend.

carrot and stick

- the reward for someone to do what you want or the punishment if they do not do what you want

The government took a carrot-and-stick approach to remove the people who were protesting against the construction of the dam.

cheese (someone) off or cheese off (someone)

- to annoy or irritate or anger someone

I cheesed off my neighbor when I borrowed his ladder without telling him.

cheesed off

- to be annoyed

I was cheesed off that I would not be able to go away for the weekend.

chew the fat with (someone)

- to chat with someone

We stayed up late last night chewing the fat about our university days.

chips and dip

- potato chips and something to dip them into before eating them

We bought some chips and dip for the party.

clear the table

- to remove the dishes and other eating utensils from a table after eating

We had to clear the table before we could eat our dessert.

coffee break

- a break from work to rest and drink coffee or tea

We usually have a coffee break every morning at 10 o`clock.

Come and get it!

- Dinner is ready. Come and eat.

"Come and get it," my mother called after she made dinner.

compare apples and oranges

- to compare two things that are not similar and should not be compared

It was like comparing apples and oranges when we compared our new boss to our old boss.

cook (someone's) goose

- to damage or ruin someone

I think that I cooked my goose when I made a mistake at work today.

cook (something) to perfection

- to cook something perfectly

The chef always cooks the food to perfection at his small restaurant.

cook (something) up or cook up (something)

- to cook something, to make some kind of plan

I plan to cook up some fish tonight.
I do not know what my girlfriend is cooking up for the weekend but we will probably do something interesting.

couch potato

- someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching television

My cousin is a couch potato and he never wants to leave his house.

cream of the crop

- the best of a group, the top choice

Our company is always able to hire the cream of the crop of university graduates.

a cream puff

- a person who is easily influenced or beaten

The boy is a cream puff and is always a victim of other people's insults.

cry over spilled/spilt milk

- to cry or complain about something that has already happened

You should not cry over spilled milk. The past is past and you cannot change it.
(not one's) cup of tea

- something that one does not enjoy or do well (usually used in the negative)

Going to art galleries is not my cup of tea so I think that I will stay home this evening.
cut the mustard

- to succeed, to do adequately what needs to be done

The young man was not able to cut the mustard and he had to leave the army after only one year.

dine out

- to eat a meal at a restaurant

I love to dine out at good restaurants.

done to a T

- to be cooked just right (just as one would cook a steak perfectly)

The steaks were done to a T when my friend cooked them on the barbecue.

done to a turn

- to be cooked just right (just as one would cook a steak perfectly)

Everything was done to a turn at the party.

down the hatch

- swallow something (used for a drink)

My drink was down the hatch before I could order another one.

drop (someone or something) like a hot potato

- to suddenly stop being involved with someone or with something (usually because you are having problems and do not like him/her/it)

The advertisers dropped the basketball star like a hot potato when he became involved in a scandal.

duck soup

- a task that does not require much effort

"It was like duck soup. I easily finished my school project last night."

eat and run

- to eat a meal and then quickly leave

I had to eat and run in order to be on time for my evening class.

eat crow

- to admit that one is mistaken or defeated, to take back a mistaken statement

I was forced to eat crow and apologize for the things that I said about my coworker.

eat dirt

- to act humble, to accept another person's insults or bad treatment

We made the boy eat dirt after he accused us of lying.

eat high on/off the hog

- to eat expensive and high quality food

My uncle has been eating high on the hog since he got his new job.

eat humble pie

- to be humbled, to admit one`s error and apologize

Our boss was forced to eat humble pie after he made the wrong budget estimate for next year.

eat like a bird

- to eat only a small amount of food

The girl eats like a bird and is very slim.

eat like a horse

- to eat a large amount of food

I usually eat like a horse after I work hard all day.

eat one`s cake and have it too

- to use or spend something and still keep it, to have something both ways

The man refuses to give up anything and he always wants to eat his cake and have it too.

eat one's heart out

- to be envious of someone or something

I ate my heart out when I saw my friend's new bicycle.

eat one`s words

- to take back something that one has said, to admit that something is not true

I told my boss that I would soon quit my job but later I had to eat my words and tell him that I wanted to stay.

eat out

- to eat a meal in a restaurant

My aunt and uncle eat out often at nice restaurants.

eat out of (someone's) hands

- to do what someone else wants

The young secretary is eating out of the manager's hands.

eat (someone) for breakfast

- to defeat someone easily

The young wrestler was able to eat the older wrestler for breakfast.

eat (someone) out of house and home

- to eat a lot of food in someone's house

The young boy is eating his parents out of house and home.

eat up (something) or eat (something) up

- to enjoy or absorb or appreciate something

The students were eating up the comments by their professor.

eat up (something) or eat (something) up

- to eat everything on your plate

I ate up all my dinner and began my homework.

egg (someone) on or egg on (someone)

- to encourage someone to do something (often something bad or wrong or dangerous)

The boys egged their friend on to jump into the water.

either feast or famine

- either too much or not enough of something

I usually have too much free time or too little free time. It is either feast or famine.

everything from soup to nuts

- almost everything that one can think of

We brought everything from soup to nuts for our weekend holiday.

eyes are bigger than one's stomach

- the amount of food that one takes is greater than what one could possibly eat

My eyes were bigger than my stomach and I took too much food at the buffet dinner.

fat is in the fire

- a situation is bad or a person has serious problems

The fat is in the fire and the deadline is fast approaching for my final exams.

feed one's face

- to eat

I stopped at a small restaurant after the game to feed my face.

fine kettle of fish

- a mess, an unsatisfactory situation

It was a fine kettle of fish for me when I lost the keys to my apartment.

food for thought

- something to think about, something that provides mental stimulation

The advice from the bank manager was food for thought when I made my financial plan.
for peanuts

- for very little money, for almost nothing

I was able to buy a used computer for peanuts.

forbidden fruit

- something that one finds attractive partly because it is illegal or immoral or prohibited

Entering the old building was forbidden fruit for the young boys.

fruits of one's labor

- the results of one's work

My father is retired now and is enjoying the fruits of his labor.

full of beans

- feeling energetic, in high spirits

My aunt is full of beans tonight and she does not want to stop talking.

get oneself into a stew over (someone or something)

- to be worried or upset about someone or something

I try not to get myself into a stew over the rude remarks of my supervisor.

go bananas

- to become highly excited, to behave in a crazy way

The girl went bananas when her boyfriend forgot to buy her a birthday present.

go beet-red

- to become red in the face because you are embarrassed

I went beet-red when my friend told me the story.

go on a binge

- to eat or do too much of something

My friend went on a binge and ate too much chocolate.

good egg

- a good person

The man is a good egg. Everybody likes him a lot.

(one's) goose is cooked

- one has been discovered to have done something wrong and is now in trouble, one is finished, one's chances are ruined

I told a lie to my company. Now my goose is cooked and I am in much trouble.

grab a bite to eat

- to eat something (usually quickly)

I will grab a bite to eat after the game today.

gravy train

- a job or some work that pays more than it is worth

The job was a gravy train and I earned much money there.

greatest thing since sliced bread

- the greatest thing that there has ever been

My mother believes that the microwave oven is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

grist for the mill

- something that can be used to bring advantage or profit

The information that we got on the Internet was grist for the mill of our company's operations.

half a loaf is better than none

- having part of something is better than having nothing at all

Half a loaf is better than none and I would rather work part-time than have no job at all.

half-baked

- to be not thought about or studied carefully

Our friend has a half-baked idea about starting a new business but most of us think that it will fail.

hand (something) to (someone) on a silver platter

- to give a person something that has not been earned

The father handed everything to the boy on a silver platter and now he is very spoiled and selfish.

hard nut to crack

- a difficult person or thing to deal with or get to know

My friend is a very serious person and is a very hard nut to crack.

have a lot on one's plate

- to have many things to do or deal with, to be busy with many different activities

I have a lot on my plate this week and I am very busy.

have a pick-me-up

- to eat or drink something stimulating

I wanted to have a pick-me-up so I stopped for a coffee.

have a sweet tooth

- to have a desire to eat sweet foods

I have a sweet tooth and I love chocolate.

have a taste for (something)

- to have a desire for a food or drink or something

The opera singer has a taste for classical music.

have bigger fish to fry

- to have more important things to do

I have bigger fish to fry and I do not want to do extra work for my company.

have egg on one`s face

- to be embarrassed (because of an obvious error)

The man has egg on his face now that he has admitted that he was wrong about his boss.

have one's cake and eat it too

- to use or spend something and still keep it, to have something both ways

I wanted to have my cake and eat it too when I wanted more holidays and more responsibility at work.

have one's finger in the pie

- to be involved in something

The man has his finger in the pie of many things at his workplace.

have one's finger in too many pies

- to be involved in too many things so that you cannot do any of them well

Our supervisor has her finger in too many pies and she cannot do her job well.

Here's mud in your eye!

- Drink up! (a drinking toast)

"Here's mud in your eye," I said as we drank a toast to my new job.

hit the sauce

- to drink alcohol regularly

I think that my neighbor began to hit the sauce after her husband lost his job.

hot potato

- a question or argument that is controversial and difficult to settle

The issue of building the nuclear power plant is a hot potato for the town council.

icing on the cake

- something that makes a good situation or activity even better

I found a good job and the fact that I can work where I want is the icing on the cake.

in a nutshell

- briefly, in a few words

We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.

in a pickle

- in trouble, in a mess

The boy was in a pickle when he lost the keys to the school cupboard.

in a stew about/over (someone or something)

- to be worried or upset about someone or something

My father is in a stew over the fact that his printer ink has not arrived.

in one's salad days

- in one's youth

My aunt was a beautiful woman in her salad days.

in the soup

- in serious trouble, in a bad situation

The woman is in the soup now. She told her boss that she was sick but he saw her downtown shopping.

kill the fatted calf

- to prepare an elaborate banquet in honor of someone

We killed the fatted calf for my cousin after she returned from her trip abroad.

know which side one's bread is buttered

- to know what is good or advantageous for you

My aunt knows which side her bread is buttered when she visits her sister.

lay an egg

- to give a bad performance of something

The singer laid an egg during her concert last evening.

life is a bowl of cherries

- only good things happen in life

Ever since my father retired from his job he believes that life is a bowl of cherries.

like taking candy from a baby

- very easy to do

I asked the department store to refund the money for my goods and they agreed. It was like taking candy from a baby.

like two peas in a pod

- very close or intimate with someone

The sisters are like two peas in a pod and they do everything together.

live high off/on the hog

- to live well and eat good food

The woman lives high on the hog when she goes away on a business trip.

live off the fat of the land

- to grow one's own food, to live on the resources of the land

The family lives off the fat of the land on their small farm.

make a meal of (something)

- to eat something, to eat one main dish or food as an entire meal

We made a meal of the fish that we caught in the lake.

make hamburger out of (someone or something)

- to beat up or destroy someone or something

The big dog made hamburger out of the small dog.

make mincemeat out of (someone or something)

- to beat up or destroy someone or something

The older boxer made mincemeat out of the young boxer.

make one`s mouth water

- to make someone hungry, to make someone want to eat or drink something

The restaurant is wonderful and when I see the menu it makes my mouth water.

make (someone) eat crow

- to cause someone to admit an error or retract a statement

We made our boss eat crow when we discovered the mistake that he made with our work schedule.

meal ticket

- a thing or person that someone uses to get the money that they need to live

The woman's nursing degree is her meal ticket to a flexible and good life.

meat and potatoes

- basic simple and good food, simple tastes

The man is a meat-and-potatoes person who enjoys the simple pleasures of life.

melt in one's mouth

- to taste very good

The pastry melted in my mouth.

milk of human kindness

- the natural kindness and sympathy that is shown to others

The woman at the community center is full of the milk of human kindness.

milk (someone) for (something)

- to pressure someone into giving information or money

The man was trying to milk the elderly lady for much of her money.

neither fish nor fowl

- not in any recognizable category

I could not decide what the animal was. It was neither fish nor fowl.

not for all the tea in China

- not for anything

I will not for all the tea in China lend my friend any more money.

not know beans about (someone or something)

- to know nothing about someone or something

I do not know beans about repairing a car.

not worth a hill of beans

- worthless

The man is a liar and what he says is not worth a hill of beans.

on a diet

- to be trying to lose weight by eating less food

I have been on a diet for two months now.

one man's meat is another man's poison

- something that one person likes may be disliked by someone else

One man's meat is another man's poison and while my friend hates coffee, I love it.

out of the frying pan and into the fire

- to go from something bad to something worse

The woman jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire when she quit her job. Now her problems are much worse.
out to lunch

- to be crazy, to be uninformed

The woman is out to lunch and you should never believe what she tells you.

out to lunch

- to be eating lunch away from one's work

The bank manager was out to lunch when I went to meet him.

packed in like sardines

- to be packed in very tightly

The commuters were packed in like sardines in the subway car.

pie in the sky

- an idea or plan that you think will never happen

My cousin's plans are usually pie in the sky and will never happen.

piece of cake

- a task that is easily accomplished

The job was a piece of cake. I finished before lunch.

polish the apple

- to flatter someone

Nobody likes the girl because she is always polishing the apple with her teacher.

put all one's eggs in one basket

- to risk everything at once

I do not want to put all my eggs in one basket and only invest money in real estate.

put on the feed bag

- to eat a meal (like a horse would)

We put on the feed bag immediately after we got home.

put on weight or put weight on

- to gain weight

The basketball player is putting on weight.

rotten apple

- a bad person

Sometimes there is one person who is a rotten apple in a group of people.

rotten to the core

- to be completely worthless (like a rotten apple)

The political organization was rotten to the core and everybody knew that it must change.

rub salt in (someone's) wound

- to try to make someone's unhappiness or misfortune worse

I did not mention the car accident to my friend because I did not want to rub salt in his wound.

salt of the earth

- good/basic/honest/ordinary people

Our new neighbors are the salt of the earth. They are good, basic, honest people.

salt (something) away or salt away (something)

- to save or gather money or some other item

I am salting away much money from my new job.

save (someone's) bacon

- to help someone from failing or having trouble

My friend saved my bacon when he helped me with the job that I could not do.

sell like hotcakes

- to sell quickly or easily

The new CD is selling like hotcakes.

sink one's teeth into (something)

- to take a bite of some kind of food, to get really involved in something

I am trying hard to sink my teeth into the project at work.

slice of the cake/pie

- a share of something (money etc.)

The government wants a slice of the cake from the new casinos.

small potatoes

- something that is not very big or important compared with other things or people

The amount of money for the stadium is small potatoes compared to the total cost of the Olympics.

so clean you can eat off the floor

- very clean

My mother's kitchen is so clean that you can eat off the floor.

soup up (something) or soup (something) up

- to make something faster or more powerful by changing or adding something (this expression is often used for a car)

My neighbor decided to soup up his car.

spill the beans

- to tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it

"Please do not spill the beans about my plans to return to school next year."

spoon-feed (someone)

- to help someone too much when you are trying to teach him or her something

We had to spoon-feed the new employee who we were teaching about the new computer system.

square meal

- a good filling meal

I was very busy at work last week and I did not have time for a square meal until Saturday.

stew in one`s own juice

- to suffer from something that you yourself have caused to happen

The man caused the problem for himself and he must now stew in his own juice.

stick to one's ribs

- to last a long time and to fill one up (used for food)

The meal that my grandmother made stuck to my ribs.

take (something) with a grain of salt

- to not take something that someone has said seriously

"You should take everything that the supervisor says with a grain of salt because he likes to exaggerate things."

take the cake

- to be the best or worst of something

The behavior of the young girl takes the cake. It is terrible.

teach one's grandmother to suck eggs

- to try to tell someone who has more knowledge than you how to do something

I tried to teach my friend about computers but he is a computer expert. It was like teaching my grandmother to suck eggs.

teething problems

- difficulties or problems that happen in the early stages of a project or activity

The new project which we were trying to start had many teething problems.

that's the way the cookie crumbles

- that's life, those things happen

That's the way the cookie crumbles, I thought when I learned that I would not get the new job.

there is no such thing as a free lunch

- you cannot get something without working for it or paying for it

There is no such thing as a free lunch and you must work hard if you want to get something in life.

too many cooks spoil the broth/stew

- too many people trying to do something will cause problems

Too many cooks spoil the broth and having too many people work on the project was making it difficult to do anything.

top banana

- the person who is the boss or the top person in a group or organization

The famous actor in the movie was the top banana in the story.

toss a salad

- to mix a salad with the dressing

I quickly tossed a salad and we ate dinner.

tub of lard

- a fat person

The young boys always call the fat boy a tub of lard.

tuck into (something)

- to eat something with energy and enjoyment

We tucked into our dinner when we sat down at the table.

turn beet-red

- to become red in the face because you are embarrassed

The girl turned beet-red when her friend asked about her boyfriend.

upset the applecart

- to ruin a plan or event by a surprise or accident

Everything was going well at the picnic until my former boyfriend arrived and upset the applecart.

variety is the spice of life

- differences and changes make life interesting

Variety is the spice of life and I enjoy doing many different things.

walk on eggshells/eggs

- to be very cautious and careful around someone so that he or she does not become angry

I must walk on eggshells when I ask my boss a question.

what's good/sauce for the goose is good/sauce for the gander

- what is good for one person should be good for another person as well

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander and you should not ask your child to do something if you will not do it yourself."

whet (someone's) appetite

- to cause someone to be interested in something and want to learn more about it

The introduction to playing a musical instrument helped to whet my appetite to learn more about music.

whole enchilada

- everything, all of something

I decided to buy the whole enchilada when I saw the set of dishes and kitchen goods.

wine and dine (someone)

- to treat someone to an expensive meal, to entertain someone in a lavish manner

My uncle often has to wine and dine his important business clients.

worth one`s salt

- to be a good worker, to be worth what one is paid

The man has only been working here for a month but quickly he is proving that he is worth his salt.

you can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs

- you cannot do something without causing some problems or having some effects

"You can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs and if you want to change the work schedules, then you are going to cause problems."

thuy_ed
06-02-2011, 09:10 AM
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apple Idioms


apple of (someone`s) eye

- someone or something that one likes a lot or likes more than others

The little girl is the apple of her grandfather`s eye.

as easy as apple pie

- very easy

The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie.

bad apple

- a bad person

The boy is a bad apple and he is always in some kind of trouble.

compare apples and oranges

- to compare two things that are not similar and should not be compared

It was like comparing apples and oranges when we compared our new boss to our old boss.

polish the apple

- to flatter someone

Nobody likes the girl because she is always polishing the apple with her teacher.

rotten apple

- a bad person

Sometimes there is one person who is a rotten apple in a group of people.

rotten to the core

- to be completely worthless (like a rotten apple)

The political organization was rotten to the core and everybody knew that it must change.

upset the applecart

- to ruin a plan or event by a surprise or accident

Everything was going well at the company picnic until our boss arrived and upset the applecart.

thuy_ed
06-02-2011, 07:08 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 02.06.11:
Lớp đã học hết bài Reading 3.4, Vocab 51 và bài NGỮ PHÁP CAO CẤP CHƯƠNG V (1-5)

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 05.06.11:
Cả lớp học bài Listening 4.1, Vocab 52-56 và bài NPCC C.V (6-8) nhé

đĩa thể dục
06-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Lâu nay em bận wá wên lun mình đang theo lớp học này nay rảnh em ghé học bài đây,

thuy_ed
06-03-2011, 08:15 AM
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bread Idioms



as warm as toast

- very warm and cozy

Our house was as warm as toast when we came in from the rain.


bread and butter

- one's income or job used to buy the basic needs of life like food or shelter or clothing

Most people are worried about bread-and-butter issues like jobs and taxes.


bread and water

- the most basic meal that is possible (like you would get in prison)

The prisoners were fed bread and water for several days last winter.


greatest thing since sliced bread

- the greatest thing that there has ever been

My mother believes that the microwave oven is the greatest thing since sliced bread.


grist for the mill

- something that can be used to bring advantage or profit

The information that we got on the Internet was grist for the mill of our company's operations.


half a loaf is better than none

- having part of something is better than having nothing at all

Half a loaf is better than none and I would rather work part-time than have no job at all.


half-baked

- to be not thought about or studied carefully

Our friend has a half-baked idea about starting a new business but most of us think that it will fail.


know which side one's bread is buttered

- to know what is good or advantageous for you

My aunt knows which side her bread is buttered when she visits her sister.

thuy_ed
06-03-2011, 08:22 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 03.06.11:

Lớp đã học hết bài 1-8 MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ và bài Reading 6.2

Dành cho thứ 2 ngày 06.06.11:
Cả lớp học bài VOCAB 85-91; Listening 6.3 và dịch MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ
Thứ 3 ngày 07.06.11:

Cả lớp học tiếp bài VOCAB 85-91; Reading 6.3 và COMMUNICATION UNIT 7

Nộp bài Listening + Reading 6.4 và Listening 7.1 nhé

thuy_ed
06-03-2011, 09:13 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 03.06.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ và 3 bài VOCAB
Dành cho thứ 3 ngày 07.06.11:

Lớp học bài CB + WB Unit 6 và 3 bài VOCAB kế tiếp nhá

thuy_ed
06-05-2011, 11:42 AM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 05.06.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 4.1, bài NPCC chương V
Các bài tập dành cho thứ 4 ngày 08.06.11:
Nộp bài Listening + Reading 4.2; học bài Reading 4.1, bài COMMUNICATION UNIT 7 và VOCAB 52,53
Thứ 5 ngày 09.06.11:
Listening 4.2; WRITING UNIT 7 và VOCAB 54-56

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UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 05.06.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài NP Cấu trúc giả định; bài Reading 4.2 và Vocab 75,76
Dành cho thứ 2 ngày 06.06.11:
Lớp học bài WRITING UNIT 6; Listening 4.3 và Vocab 77-81

thuy_ed
06-06-2011, 02:41 PM
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cake Idioms


eat one`s cake and have it too

- to use or spend something and still keep it, to have something both ways

The man refuses to give up anything and he always wants to eat his cake and have it too.

have one's cake and eat it too

- to use or spend something and still keep it, to have something both ways

I wanted to have my cake and eat it too when I wanted more holidays and more responsibility at work.

icing on the cake

- something that makes a good situation or activity even better

I found a good job and the fact that I can work where I want is the icing on the cake.

piece of cake

- a task that is easily accomplished

The job was a piece of cake. I finished before lunch.

a slice of the cake

- a share of something (money etc.)

The government wants a slice of the cake from the new casinos.

take the cake

- to be the best or worst of something

The behavior of the young girl takes the cake. It is terrible.

auroralpearl
06-06-2011, 05:54 PM
Đúng là ở đây quang đãng hơn thật !
Mà e ko hiểu, giờ nếu như có bài chữa của chị môn writing thì làm như thế nào với nó.
hơn 3 chục trang cả phần viét của mọi người và phần chưa của chị. Ko hiểu phải học thế nào cho hiệu quả: so sánh bài các bạn viết với phần bài chữa, hay là chỉ xem phần bài chữa... hay chỉ cần xem những bài điểm cao...

thuy_ed
06-06-2011, 09:10 PM
Đúng là ở đây quang đãng hơn thật !
Mà e ko hiểu, giờ nếu như có bài chữa của chị môn writing thì làm như thế nào với nó.
hơn 3 chục trang cả phần viét của mọi người và phần chưa của chị. Ko hiểu phải học thế nào cho hiệu quả: so sánh bài các bạn viết với phần bài chữa, hay là chỉ xem phần bài chữa... hay chỉ cần xem những bài điểm cao...

Hehe, vì chị mới post bài ở đây khoảng nửa năm thôi nên phải quang đãng hơn ở TTVN chị post đã 8 năm chứ :"P
Em xem tất tật đi để đạt hiệu quả cao nhất nhé :")

UPDATE bài tiếp lớp E43:
- Bài WRITING (ở bài post trên nhé)
Thứ 5 ( ngày 09.06.11): lớp nộp bài : Listening + Reading 4.4; Listening 5.1; Học bài Reading 4.3; Communication Unit 7 và Vocab 79-81 nhé ^^

thuy_ed
06-07-2011, 09:18 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 07.06.2011:

Mưa to thế mà tinh thần học tập của các tình yêu thật là nhiệt huyết, xúc động quá

Lớp đã học xong UNIT 6 CB+WB và 2 bài VOCAB Health & Travel

Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 10.06.11:

Các bạn làm bài CẤU TRÚC GIẢ ĐỊNH - phần Ready Reading sau Unit 6 và 2 bài VOCAB SOCIAL & SCIENCE nhé

Hạn chót nộp bài WRITING TASK 1 đề 16-20 là hết Chủ nhật ngày 12.06.2011

thuy_ed
06-09-2011, 10:15 AM
THÔNG BÁO: Do lớp SKILLS + pre.IELTS mã E49 dự kiến khai giảng cuối tháng 06/2011 đã đủ học viên nên mình xin đăng tiếp lịch khai giảng của các lớp SKILLS + pre.IELTS tháng 7 & 8/2011, mong nhận được sự quan tâm và ủng hộ của tất cả các bạn :D:D:D

UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:

LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
:D Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
:D Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
:D Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
:D Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online

Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng các lớp mã số E51 và E52 với lịch như sau:

Lớp mã E51:
*Thời gian học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 & Chủ nhật
* Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/07/2011
* Thời lượng khóa học: 05 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 05 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác :D:D:D

thuy_ed
06-10-2011, 07:24 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 dành cho thứ 2 (13.06.11):
Cả lớp học bài Reading 6.4, Emphasis và Vocab 86-93
Dành cho thứ 3 (14.06.11):
Lớp học bài Listening 7.1, Cấu trúc Đảo ngữ (NPCC) và VOCAB 86-93
Các bạn nộp bài Listening + Reading 7.2 và Listening 7.3 ^^

thuy_ed
06-10-2011, 09:10 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E45 dành cho thứ 3 ngày 14.06.11
Cả lớp làm bài UNIT 7 ở COURSE BOOK + WORKBOOK, học WRITING UNIT 7 và mang quyển VOCAB đi nhé ^^
Trong mấy ngày TTVNOL nâng cấp, mọi người gửi bài vào topic này nha :"X

thuy_ed
06-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Ngày mai lớp E50 sẽ học nội dung
SELLING PRODUCT: bán hàng
MEETING: HỌP HÀNH
PRESENTATION: thuyết trình
ORDERS nhé cả nhà ^^

MomMi
06-11-2011, 06:53 PM
ui, vào muộn một tí mà thấy lớp tháng 6 đã hết rồi. Mà nhà mình xa nên có mỗi lớp đấy là phù hợp để học vì gần cơ quan nên có thể kết hợp được. đến bao giờ thì có lớp vào giờ đó hả bạn? Mình đang muốn học sớm vì thời gian sau đấy lại bận quá.

thuy_ed
06-12-2011, 09:46 AM
ui, vào muộn một tí mà thấy lớp tháng 6 đã hết rồi. Mà nhà mình xa nên có mỗi lớp đấy là phù hợp để học vì gần cơ quan nên có thể kết hợp được. đến bao giờ thì có lớp vào giờ đó hả bạn? Mình đang muốn học sớm vì thời gian sau đấy lại bận quá.

Chào bạn, chắc cũng phải đợi lớp E49 học xong mình mới lại mở lớp vào thời gian đó được (vì ở chỗ mình chỉ có mỗi mình mình dạy thôi mà :"X - ko "phân thân" được. Bạn tham khảo lịch lớp E51 và E52 giúp mình nhá, bạn vui lòng để lại contact cho mình, khi có lớp mình sẽ nhắn cho bạn. Thanks bạn đã quan tâm ^^

UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:

LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online

Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng các lớp mã số E51 và E52 với lịch như sau:

Lớp mã E51:
*Thời gian học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 & Chủ nhật
* Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/07/2011
* Thời lượng khóa học: 05 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 05 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác

thuy_ed
06-12-2011, 11:33 AM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 ngày 12.06.11:
Lớp đã học bài Reading 4.2, Vocab 55-56 và bài LINKING WORDS & PHRASES
Dành cho thứ 4 ngày 15.06.11:
cả lớp làm bài Listening 4.3, vocab 57-60 và bài ARTICLES
Thứ 5 16.06.11:
Reading 4.3, Conditionals (LT) và Communication Unit 8

Lớp E43 ngày 13.06.11
Các bạn làm bài Reading 4.4, Vocab 80-81 và bài RELATIVE (BT) ^^

nguyenvanbokhcn
06-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Nguyen Hong Van – E45- Em chua ho chi ca loat luon nhe, chi cam on

De 20
The graphs reveal information about the trend of the number of overseas visitors traveling to Australia and the countries whose residents going to Australia, measured in million over a period of thirty years.
As can be seen, the noticeable trend seem to be that Australia has dramatically become more popular destination spot. There is 20 million more visitors going to Australia in 2005 than in 1975. That’s a jump from 10 million to 30 million in thirty years.
Interestingly, looking at the table we can see that the largest number visitors coming from Japan, following by South Korea and Europe, Britain, the United States and China also have many people traveling to Australia in these years. In fact, the number of people visiting Australia grows in every one of these countries. Taking a quick glace from the table, it can be clearly seen that Europe fourfold their mentioned visitors over three decades, from around 1 million in 1975 to over 4 million in 2005. Japan is the country having the largest residents going to Australia, at about 3 million and 12 million respectively.
Generally speaking, when Australia is more and more attractive destination spot, through most of the countries whose residents going to Australia in upward trend, Japan maintains the position as the major travelers coming to Australia.

De 17
The line graph reveal the data about the fluctuation in the number of people at London underground station over the course of a day.
Taking a quick glace from the graph, we can see that the busiest time of the day is in the morning. There is a dramatic skyrocket between 6:00 and 8:00, reaching a peak of 400 people using the station at 8 o’clock. From that point, it, however, does not show the signs of remaining upward trend: gradually deteriorating to less than 200 people at 10 o’clock, slightly soaring with a plateau of just under 300 people using the station between 11 am and 3 pm.
Interestingly, in the afternoon, that is to say it goes into free fall, taking a nosedive once again, and hitting a low of less than 100 people at 4 pm, then having a rapid rise to a peak of 380 people at 6 pm. After 7 pm, numbers fall significantly, with only a slight increase again at 8 pm, tailing off after 9 pm.
Generally speaking, the line seems to be fitful. It can be also inferred from this graph that the station is most crowed in the early morning and early evening.

De 18
The three bar charts reveal an overview of the types of music albums buying by people in UK according to gender and age.
Taking a quick glace from these graphs, we can be seen the most striking feature is that classical music being far less popular than pop or rock music. It is frequent that the percentage of men buying a various type of music occupies the most proportion. While slightly more men than women purchasing pop music and classical music, the rock music is dominated by men with 30 % buying rock, compare to 17% of women.
On the other hand, as is illustrated by these graphs, it can no doubt to say that the age group of 16-44 is supposed more CDs for enjoying music so they buy music albums more. Starting with the age group 16-24, the number of people being interested in classical music stands at the lowest point with only 1%, comparing with 30% of each people buying pop or rock music. The interest in rock music reaches its peak at 33% among the 25 to 34 years olds, though it never sells as well as pop. This interest also drops off after the age of 35 with an even sharper fall from age 45 onwards, a pattern which is the opposite to the classical music graph.
Generally speaking, men spend much leisure time to enjoy music than women, pop and rock music fans at the age group 16-44 are increasing more and more, whereas classical music still represent the great majority of the age 45 onwards in UK.

De 19

The graphs reveal the data about the number of student enrollment by gender and level in different colleges of the Higher colleges of Technology colleges in UEA.
Taking a quick glace from these graphs, we can be seen the most striking feature is that there are clear distinction between male and female enrollment. Female outnumbers men in all the colleges, with 25% more students in Dubai Women’s college than in Dubai Men’s. Ras Al-Khaimah Women’s college has almost 180 students, compared to only 100 students in this Men’s college.
On the other hand, as is illustrated by these graphs, it can no doubt to say that female also is greater in number than male by level. Starting with Higher Diploma level, there is doubled the number of women graduated comparing with that mentioned of men, at 330 students and 181 students respectively. Except at Diploma level does the number of men slightly exceeding that of women.
From the pie chart, it is clearly to see that over half the students are in Certificate level, with less than a quarter at Higher Diploma or Bachelor level.
In conclusion, most students in Higher Colleges are enrolled at Diploma level or below, and the majority of students are women.

dhhup
06-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Em huong E45 - đề 16
The bar graph illustrates the trends in using Internet by other ages from 1998 to 2000 in Taiwan. From the bar graph, Internet Usage at the age of 16 to 30 and 31 to 50 is more than another age groups and gradually plunges whereas people aged less than 15 years old and 50 years old or more use Internet less with suddenly and steadily soaring percentage from 1998 to 2000. On the one hand, in 1998 , the largest percentage of using Internet is 53 percent at the age of 16 to 30 likewise aged 31 to 50 - year old people use Internet most in all groups with 41 percent. On the other hand, there is the least percentage of using Internet by people being less than 15 years old and 50 years old or more specially in 1998 with 2 percent and 4 percent. In addition, the percentage of using Internet at two groups is nearly constant . In conclusion, the percentage of using Internet is various at other age groups and more at 15 to 50 years old.

sâu róm nguyên kon
06-12-2011, 04:14 PM
em nguyễn hồng nhung E45 ĐỀ 20^^
The bar chart reveals the data about the number of annual
Visitors traveling to australia by overseas residents in the period from 1975 to 2005.
As can be seen, the noticeable trends is that this growth rate witness increased steadily:starting at 9 million in 1975, rise to one-half times in 1985. australia with strong investment in infrastructure and service quality has dramatically ,reaching a peak of about 24million in the years of 1995 and do not stop there still rocket about 7 million in 2005, as aresult.
The next table chart represents statistics showing the number of residents of the country to Australia.in both years
, the largest number of visitors came from Japan, followed by South Korea and Europe.beside, britain, the USA and China also had many people traveling to Australia in these years.
the trend seems to be as autralia as is apoint to excellent and there is the selection of the first of Japan on which 12 million in 2005 people went there from Japan compared with only 3.2 million in 1975.
Generally speaking, with the server throughtful also hospitable australia belive is to point of splendid with travels service with the development regular in 1975 to 2005.

bluestar_tmt
06-12-2011, 05:16 PM
Em Minh Trang-E45 đề 20
The line graph reveals the difference in the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents during the period from 1975 to 2005 while the table manifests information on the countries where visitors come from in 1975 and 2005.
Taking a quick glance from the graph, it can be clearly seen that the number of foreigners to Australia skyrockets gradually during 30 years. For instance,in 1975, this firgue only reached over 8 million whereas it picks up by over 15 million in 1985. After that, there is a significant leap in 1995 with about 23 million people spending time to take a trip to Australia. Moreover, in 1985,the number of foreigners visiting to Australia soars again and it climbs over 30 million.
The table, meanwhile, shows that there is a surge in the number of visitors to Australia in selected countries from 1975 to 2005. As can be seen, Japan is the country having the largest number of people between 1975 and 2005 with 3.2 million and 12 million respectively. It is followed by South Korea with the share from 2.9 million in 1975 to 9.1 million in 2005. Europe, Britian and USA have the small proportions of the total people coming to Australia. Besides, Chinese people have the largest number in the share of tourism in Australia but there is also an upward trend from 0.3 million to 0.8 million in the period 1975 to 2005.
General speaking, Australia is the country appealing the tourists from many countries in the world, typically Japan.

HUYENTRAN64
06-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Em Tran Thi Huyen- Ẹ- de 17 ah
The line graph reveals the data about the number of people using London Underground station over the course of a day from 6 am to 10 pm.

As can be seen, the noticeable trend is that this line witnesses erratic ups and downs. Starting at 100 people at 6:00 A.M., there is a sharp climb between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M. with 400 passengers at the station at 8 o’clock. However, after this point the numbers goes into free fall to less than 200 people at 10 o’clock, then gradually moving upward to at 2 pm with an approximate number of 300 people.

In the afternoon and evening, it can be inferred from the graph that the station is not as crowded as it in the morning. From 2 pm, the number of passengers using the station deteriorates and hits a low of just under 100 using the station at 4 pm, following skyrocketing and reaching a peak of just under 400 at 6 pm, then taking a nosedive again to about 120 at 8 pm, with only a slight increase at 9 pm, dropping and finishing the day with 140 people at 10 pm.

Generally speaking, people most use the station in the early morning 8 am and early evening 6 pm, that is to say these periods are in rush hours when people going out to work and coming home.

hieu-e43
06-12-2011, 08:08 PM
em Hiếu e43 nộp bài writing

topic 4: What are the possible effects of living long on an individual and on the whole society?

According to developing of health care systems, human’s average age increase from 50s to 70s in 50 years from 1950 to 2000, the rate of dying new born baby also decrease and the number of old people dying are too. The record about the oldest people in the world in the Guinness book has continued breaking since 2000, now, the oldest person is in 114 years old. Living long is a proof to show that how good our health care is, but living a long life also has possible effects on an individual and on the whole society.
First, a long living life has many effects. In the good way, long living people can have more time beside people they love, watch their grandchildren grow in peaceful. In the other hand, living a long life make them too weak, too slow that they can’t do anything, and as a result, their family have to spend a part of total income to pay for their nursing services. With people who lost their family for some reasons, they feel boring enough to die but they can’t die because they are so weak that they can’t suicide.
On the whole society, the growing of long living is viewed as a burden for society, living long cost a large of money for building nursing house, hospital, health care system for old people. Beside, with the rate of newborn baby is decreased, and young people die for many cause, companies find it harder to recruit suitable employee for the position they need.
In conclusion, living long life has advantage and disadvantage to society and individuals, any issue that arises from having an older population should not be viewed as a challenge for the century to come, because improving health and increased life expectancy mean that today's older population is able to lead a fuller life than any generation before them.

concut
06-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Em Nguyễn Đức Khánh - E45 nộp bài đề 17, nhóm 2

The line graph illustrates the variations of underground station passenger numbers in London with the time of day.
As can be seen, the number of passenger is on the trend of rising and falling erratically. Over the period 6 am to 8 am, this value are dramatically increase by 300 people from 100 at 6 o’clock. At 8 am, it reached a peak of 400 ones. However, the number of people deteriorates in 2 hours later, then slightly improving from 10 am to 2 pm with an approximate number of 300 people at 2pm. On the other hand, during the next 2 hours, the volume of passengers significantly plummets and reachs the lowest point of about 90 peoples at 4 pm.
During 4pm to 8pm see the same trend with the period from 6am to 10am. At first, the number of underground station passenger skyrockets with the higher velocity and reaching a peak about 380 at 6pm. And then, this value dramatically collapse about 260 from the maximum value at 6pm. Between 8pm and 10pm, this number have a little change, slowly move upward at 9pm and slump at the value of about 130 people.
There can be no doubt that, the trend which people use the station in morning is same as that of afternoon. Generally speaking, people most use the underground station at 8am and 6pm that is the time which people come to work and return the home after a working day.

Lynkchym
06-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Lương Thùy Linh - E45
Đề 19:

The graphs show the information about student enrolment by gender and level in different college in the Higher colleges of technology in 1999.
As can be seen from the first bar chart, the most obvious trend was that the women have more student graduates in the higher college of technology than man. For example, the overwhelming majority of enrollment in HCT in women students in comparison the man students is Dubai. The figures were 547 students and 426 students respectively. In fact, for Al Ain, the pattern was reserved. There were 70% more women graduates than men.
As can be seen from the second bar chart, the most outstanding feature was female graduates outnumber male by level. For example, the overwhelming majority is the student graduates in certificate level. The figure in men graduates was almost 580 students, which was almost four out of five the corresponding figure in women. Whereas, for diploma level, the pattern appeared to be different, the number of men was slightly exceed that of women.
As can be seen from the third pie chart, the most outstanding majority of the number of total graduates was the certificate level, in comparison to the following – the diploma level. The figures were 50% and 27% respectively. In contrast, the minority of the number of student graduates was bachelor with 3%.
In conclusion, most students graduate in the diploma level or below, and the females are the most outstanding majority.

ntm2711
06-12-2011, 09:19 PM
Em Mạnh E45
Đề 20:
The three bar charts illustrate the proportion of people buying music in UK in different genders and ages.
In general, men consumed the three kind of music more than women. While the gaps between 2 sexes in the Pop and Rock music sectors were approximately 8 percent, this figure was only 2 percent in Classic one.
As can be seen from the graphs, there was a similar trend in the age of buyers in Pop and Rock music sectors. Increasing from 30 to 32 percent at the age of 16 to 24 and 25 to 34 groups, the number of people who bought these two types of music dropped continually among the 35 to 44 group and the group of people 45 years old and above.
Interestingly, only in Classic music sector was seen a remarkable percentage stood out at the age 45 years and above group. While the 16 to 24 and 35 to 44 groups rarely bought classical music, 20 percent people in the age of 45 onwards were interested in that’s one.

ntm2711
06-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Chị ơi, em nộp cho Vinh luôn. Nó nhờ chị chấm hộ nó 3 bài

Đề 17:
The line graph provides information on the quantity of people at a London underground station from 6 am to 10 pm.
In general, the trend is fluctuation over the course of a day.

For example, after a gradual increase in two first hours, the number of people at a London underground station decreases rapidly in next two hours, before witnessing a stable rise trend to 14 O’clock.

By contrast, in the afternoon, numbers decline, with less than 100 using the station at 4 pm. Before experiencing a quick downward trend to 120 at 8 pm, the amount of people at a London underground station is seen a rapid rise to reach a pick of 380 at 6pm.

Interestingly, only in 9 pm do people use London underground station a peak at 160 before decreasing in 10 pm.

In brief, the graph shows that the station is most crowded in the early morning and early evening periods.


Đề 18:
The three graphs provide information on the types of music people purchase in the UK.
The general picture is that we see that classical music is far less popular than pop or rock music.
For example, the percentages of men buy pop and rock music higher than that of women. The ratio people buy rock music is surpass by men with 30%, compared to 17% of women. The most noticeable gap is seen between pop and rock music where the former is the same trend the latter with from age 25 to 34 with above 30% of the population is the highest.

By contrast, in the classical music, the trend of four age groups witness ups and downs with 25-35 and 45+ outnumbering 16-24 and 35-44 at least 15 times.

Interestingly, the rate of population in classical music in age 45+ is the highest, while the opposite is true in pop and rock music with 20% in the former, 10% in the latter and 9% in the last.


Đề 20:
The first line graph provides information on the quantity of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents.
In general, the number of visitors tended to increased from 1975 to 2005.
For example, the amount of visitors in 1985 higher than in 1975 with 6 million, after which it was a continuous and gradual upward trend was seen in the next years and ending the period with about 31 million in 2005.
As can be seen from the table chart illustrates the countries whose residents went to Australia between 1975 and 2005. For instance, Japan was the highest visitor to Australia in both years with 12 million people going there from Japan in 2005 compared with only 3.2 million in 1975, followed by South Korea and Europe. While the opposite was true in Britain, the United States and China, descending order, are countries with the lowest visitor to Australia.
The general picture is that the figure of total visitor in 2005 pursuing is three times higher than that in 1975.

bichngochl
06-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Bích Ngọc- E45- Đề 16

The bar graph reveals information about the differences of the percentage of the age profile of internet users in Taiwan between 1998 and 2000. The factors can be divided into three characteristic trends.
As can be seen from the graph, the most striking feature namely related to young internet users between 16 to 30. This was the major age group using Internet. Taking a quick glance from the chart, it can be clearly seen that in 1998, they accounted for more than half of all users, and hit a peak at 53 percent. They collapsed slightly by 8 percent in 1999 and continued to deteriorate, but not worth considering just by 1 percent. Nevertheless, in 2000 they were the biggest group.
As well as this, The second biggest group of users is aged between 31 and 50. The proportion of users of this group reached a high at 41 in 1998. However, this figure went into free-fall marginally to 37% in 2000. When combined with the 16-30 age group, these two group occupied to over 94% in all users.
However, this number is deslining regularly since more children and older users log on. . In 1999, the number of children online skyrocketed foldfold from 2% to 8%, and it continued to increase in 2000. There were similar increases for older users, rising from 4% in 1998 to 10% in 2000.
Inconclusion, it could be also noticed that while adults between 16 and 50 still represent the great majority of Internet users in Taiwan, their share is decreasing as more children and older users join the web.

zenki511
06-12-2011, 10:08 PM
Em Thông E45 ạ
The line graph describes number of passengers who used underground station from 6:00 to 22:00 in London.
At the morning, the number of passengers began at 100, after that, it increased dramatically and reached a peak at 400 when it was 8:00 am. But, it collapsed suddenly until 10:00. In next 4 hours, there was a recovery from 180 to 300 people. However, this was followed by a drop in 14:00, back to 100 people 2 hours late.
After reaching the bottom in 16:00, the number of people gone up widely from 100 to nearly 400 in 18:00 and collapsed again afterward. There was 250 gap reported between 18:00 and 20:00. In the last 2 hours of period people used underground station gone up and down and finally stopped at 130 people.
In conclusion, the main periods when people used underground station the most were 8:00 and 18:00, while in 6:00 and 16:00 were the most free times of underground station.

Thuhuyenbk
06-12-2011, 10:54 PM
Chị ơi! Em Nguyễn Thị Thu Huyền nộp bài nhé
Đề 20:
The line graph presents information about the number of yearly travels to Australia by foreign residents. And the table gives the data about the country of origin where the travellers came from.
Taking a quick glance from the line graph, it can be clearly seen between 1975 and 2005 that there is a significant climb in the number of travels to Australia from about 10 million to over 30 million. In the period from 1975 to 1985, a number of visits to Australia go up approximately 15 million. Furthermore, the number of these continues to increase with nearly 25 million in 1995 and reach a peak at 30 million in 2005.
The table shows the number of visitors came from the country of origin in 1975 and 2005. It goes without saying that the total of these travellers has a sharp increase with 8.8 million in 1975 and 30.4 million in 2005. Interestingly, in all the country of origin including South Korea, Japan, China, USA, British and Europe, the number of tourists moves upward from 1975 to 2005, for example, from 2.9 million in 1975 to 9.1 million in 2005 in South Korea, from 3.2 to 12 million in Japan, from 1.1 to 4.5 million in Europe,…In addition, as can be seen that the majority of visitors came from Japan with 3.2 million in 1975 and 12 million in 2005. The second country of origin has a large number of travellers is South Korea with 2.9 million in 1975 and 9.1 million in 2005 and the lowest number of visitors is in China, in particular, with 0.3 million in 1975 and 0.8 million in 2005.
In conclusion, the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents dramatically increases between 1975 and 2005. At the same time, there has a gradual and steady surge in the number of visitors in the country of origin.

ngocquynh89
06-12-2011, 10:54 PM
em Ngoc Quynh nộp bài ah- đề 18
Three bar charts reveal data about the kinds of music record bought by the British, according to gender and years.
As can be seen from these graphs, the noticeable feature is that Classical music is far less favourite than others type of music with nearly 10% of male and only 7% of female. In constrast Pop and Rock music, considered as the same figure of two sexes, are consumed by 28% male and 18% female. It is obivious from three graphs that men spend more money purchasing music album than women.
It could be also noticed that, according to age, the proporition of buyers in album of Pop music is simmilar to this of Rock music.In fact, group at the age from 25 to 34 occupies the most ratio with 32%, which is followed by at age 16-24 and 35-44 group with rate 30% and 25% respectively. People at age above 45 years buy least Pop and Rock music sector with only 10%, meanwhile they buy most album of Classic music with 20%. Interestingly, groups at age 16-24 and 35-44 seldom purchase Classic music sector with only 1% and 3% respectively, although group at age 25-34 is still interested in it with rate above 15%.
To sum up it, it is no dout that sex and ages is important factors to determine the type of music album which they like and purchase.

Giang.pth
06-12-2011, 11:07 PM
E Hương Giang - E45- Đề 19 nộp bài ah
The graphs reveal the data about the number of graduates by college, gender and education level in 1999. The first bar graph indicates that there was a different in enrolment in Higher College of Technology. We can see that Dubai Women college had the most number graduates, at about 547 people, that almost double or three times than other, such as: Al Ain Women, Abu Dhabi Men, Abu Dhabi Women, Ras Al khaimah, Shajar Men and Shajar Women. It is followed by Dubai Men college with number of graduates at 426 people. Two colleges had the lowest number of graduates were Al Ain Men and Ras Al Khaimah Men, at 131 and 102 people respectively. Taking a quick glance from the second bar graph, it can be clearly seen that the number of female having education, in overall, was higher than the number of men. For example, the number of female having certificate was approximately 700 people whereas there was no man having bachelor. In contrast, men having diploma had the number more than women, but it was not considerable. If we combine the data in the second bar graph and the pie chart, it is not hard to see that the proportion of people having certificate is the highest, at 50%. Following that is the percentage of people having higher diploma and diploma while the number of people having bachelor accounts for a small rate, at only 3% in overall.

bigfish821
06-12-2011, 11:19 PM
em Giang e 45
The bar charts presented the information about the sorts of music albums bought by individuals in Britain based on gender and ages.

As could be seen at the charts, men bought more music albums than women at all musical style. In addition, the albums purchased by group of ages 25-34 always took the highest proportion about 30 % except for Classical Music. This kind of music was favored by people above 45 years old, accounted for 20%.

Pop music was the most popular type among people at ages of 16-44, specially young people from 25 to 34 age with more than 30%, referred to the biggest figure of the albums were sold.

Rock music albums were consumed with the similar quantity to the pop Music album but they was less a bit. Compared to pop music, the costumers’ behaviors were quite the same. Indeed, people in the age group of 25-34 were still the biggest costumer, flowed by group ages of 16-24, group pf 35- 44 years old and people above 45 respectively.

Generally speaking, the number of music albums purchased depended on the each market segments.

bigfish821
06-12-2011, 11:22 PM
em Thanh Son e 45
These bar graphs illustrate the kinds of music albums brought by people in Britain according to gender and age
As can be seen, in the rate of people who purchase Pop music, according to the sex, there were around 28% male and 19% female interested in Pop music. Among these figure ,the amount of people in 25-34 ages group had the highest rate with over 32%. Followed by group of 16-24 ages , 35-44 ages group , and over 45 ages group with around 30%, 25% and 10%. In percentage of people who buy rock music, in term of gender , There is no difference between percentage of people who buy rock music from pop music. In term of age. Almost people who fond of Rock were in Young group, as the ages groups 16-44 ages had the rates nearly the same with its in the quality of people who buy pop music. the rate of people in over 45 ages group still stood in the bottom just nearly 10%. In contrast to the rate of individual buying pop and rock albums, there were a significant in the rate of people buying classic albums. In term of sex, the percentage of male down more than 20% and the rate of female was decreased 7% compare with its rate in the percentage of individual purchasing pop albums. the old people seem to interested in these albums ,since the over 45 ages group had the biggest rate, with over 20% ,the second position belong to 25-34 ages group by approximately 16%.By contrast , the rate of group 16-24 ages and 35-44 ages were dropped to 1% and 3%
Generally speaking, types of music albums bought by British depended on age and gender groups

lanvu
06-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Tuyet Lan-E45, dé7
The line graph illustrates the fluctuation in the number of people at a London underground station over the course of a day.

Taking a quick glance at the graph, we can see clearly that the busiest time of the day is in the morning. There is a sharp increase between 06:00 and 08:00, with 400 people using the station at 8 o’clock. After this moment the numbers drop quickly to less than 200 at 10 o’clock. Between 11 am and 3 pm the number rises, with a plateau of just under 300 people using the station. In the afternoon, numbers decline, with less than 100 using the station at 4 pm. There is then a rapid rise to a peak of 380 at 6pm. After 7 pm, numbers fall significantly, with only a slight increase again at 8pm, tailing off after 9 pm.

Overall, the graph indicates that the station is most crowded in the early morning and early evening periods.

leochuoi
06-12-2011, 11:47 PM
Cháu Thanh Hằng E45 ạ
The line graph reveals the number of overseas visitors travelling to Australia in millions of people. As can be seen, one visible trend seems to be that Australia has gradually become more common as favourite destination. There were a significant increase in visitors to this country, from 10 millions to 30 millions in 20 years. In 1975, there were a double for going to travel, in comparision with 1975. Interestingly, the number of residents tripled in 2005.
The second table gives statistics demonstrating the countries whose residents went to Australia between 1975 and 2005. It can be seen that the total number of visitors had a jump from 8.8 millions in 1975 to 30.4 millons in 2005. The largest number of overseas visistors came from Japan with 3.2 millions in 1975 and 12 millions in 2005. Followed by Korean with 2.9 millions in 1975 and 9.1 millions in 2005. The other countries , meanwhile, there were slightly growth in number of travellers, for example, in 1975, there were 1.1millions in Europe, 0.9 millions in Britain, 0.4 millions in USA, 0.3 millions in China, but in 2005 there were 4.5 millions, 2.9 millions, 1.1 millions, 0.8 millions respectively.
Overall, the number of people visiting Australia grew in every one of these countries.

nuanh
06-12-2011, 11:57 PM
Em la Nu Anh - Lop E45 gui bai Witing task 1 (lan 4) De so 4.


The three graphs illustrate the students graduating from The High College of Technology in gender, in various degree levels and in different countries in 1999.
The first bar chart presents the number of man and women in United Arab Emirates countries graduating from HTC. It is clearly seen from that female’s figure was always higher than male’s. Amount of graduates from Ras Al Kaimah was lowest, with 102 men and 178 women. On the other hand, the quality of the students from Dubai was greatest, with 426 men and 547 women.
The second graph shows the number of the students by sex and degree level. Generally, the female graduated were much more than male in most training types, except the diploma. There were approximately 570 boys and 690 girls getting certificate. In contrast, there were only 50 women achieving bachelor, no data for men.
The last pie chart provides information about percentage of graduates by degree level. Short-time training was the most interesting with 50% students having certificate. The proportion of people getting diploma and higher diploma were 27% and 20% respectively. The percent of bachelors was lowest, only 3%.

rainie pham
06-12-2011, 11:59 PM
Em Hải Yến E45 nộp bài ạ :D
The bar graph indicates the proportion of Taiwanese people using Internet regarding 4 age groups, including the less than 15 year old, the 16-30 year old, the 31-50 year old and the over 50 year old group from 1998 to 2000. As can be seen in the graph, a downward trend was recorded in both the figures for the 16-30 year old group and the 31-50 one. Despite that, the percentage of people who were 16-30 years old was always by far the highest compared to that of the remaining group, at 53 per cent in 1998, 45 per cent in 1999 and 44 per cent in 2000. In contrast, the 2 remaining groups experienced an opposite tendency. Starting at 2 per cent in 1998, the statistics for the group of people who were under 15 years old rised more than 4-fold to its highest point of 9 per cent in 2000. Similarly, the percentage of over 50 year old people using Internet doubled in the 2 year period, from 4 per cent in 1998 to 10 per cent in 2000.
In conclusion, the rate of 16 – 50 year old people using Internet was much higher than that of people who were less than 15 years old or who was more than 50 years old,which just accounted for under 20 per cent in the whole period.

msbach_6789
06-13-2011, 08:38 AM
Em Mai E 45 nộp bài ạ, hix, muộn quá rồi :((
The line graph presents the number of visitors traveling yearly to Australia by oversea resident, and the bar chart provides data from the origin country where they came from
At first glance of the line graphs, it’s crystal clear that, in the 30 years time form 1975 to 2005, there’s a significant jump in the traveler number that skyrocketed three times from nearly 10 millions to over 30 millions. From the period of time between 1975 and 1985, the number of traveler increased to over 15 millions, and in 1995, it’s doubled in comparison with the year 1975. It continued to increase and hit the peak in 2005 with the number of over 30 millions.
The table shows the number of travelers of the nation that they were originated from. It goes without saying that there was a significant leap in number between 1975 and 2005 that soared from 8.8 millions to 30.4 millions. The most noticeable number belonged to Japan with the number picked up from 3.2 millions in 1975 to 12.0 millions in 2005. Closely followed Japan was South Korea with the number increased from 2.9 millions to 9.1 millions in the period of time between 1975 and 2005. The remained countries including China, USA, Britain, Europe, interestingly, all shot up in number of foreign visitor, for instance, USA with 0.4 million in 1975 to 1,1 million in 2005, Britain from 0,9 millions in 1985 to 2,9 millions in 2005…Among those country that had been shown in the table, China has the lowest number, only 0.3 millions in 1975 to 0.8 millions in 2005.
In conclusion, there was a significant jump in number of yearly visitors to Australia in foreign resident from 1975 to 2005. Meanwhile, the number of travelers in the countries of origin were also skyrocketed

zenki511
06-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Chị Thùy ơi, em Quốc E45 ah. Hôm qua em cố đăng ký nhưng không được, nên giờ phải mượn tạm nick Thông vào post bài. Chị thông cảm cho em nhé.

The charts reveal the rates of graduates by sex and degree in various colleges belonging to the Higher College of Technology in 1999.
From the first bar chart, it is obvious that women always outnumbered men in all the colleges. Dubai Women’s, the most populated one, consisted of 547 graduates compared with 426 of Dubai Men’s. Furthermore, the number of students enrolled in Al Ain Men's, at 131, was just equal to 60% of that in Al Ain Women's, at 218.
It also can be seen from the second bar graph that the number of women was greater than that of men at almost levels, except Diploma degree at which it is marginally lower. For instance, the number of around 320 women studying at Higher Diploma level was three quarters higher than that of 180 men studying at the same level.
Besides, the pie chart and the second bar chart also show the proportion of graduates at each level. Half the students were at Certificate degree, with the rest comprising 28% at Diploma, 20% at Higher Diploma and only 3% at Bachelor level.
In brief, there were more women than men in the Higher Colleges of Technology, where most students were enrolled at Certificate or Diploma level.

thuy_ed
06-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Cảm ơn các bạn đã post bài, mình sẽ chữa sớm và gửi lại cho các bạn^^
Thông báo: Lớp IELTS SPEAKING + LISTENING E45 vẫn bắt đầu học buổi đầu tiên từ tuần này như đã dự kiến nhé cả nhà :"X

thuy_ed
06-13-2011, 07:25 PM
UPDATE bài E42 ngày 13.06.11:
Lớp đã học xong bài Reading 6.4, bài EMPHASIS và bài Vocab 86-89
Dành cho ngày mai thứ 3 ngày 14.06.11:
Lớp học bài Listening 7.1, bài CẤU TRÚC ĐẢO NGỮ và học tiếp Vocab 89-93

thuy_ed
06-13-2011, 09:04 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 13.06.11:
Lớp hôm nay đã học bài Reading 4.4 - làm hết BT RELATIVE CLAUSES & Vocab 80-81

Dành cho thứ 5 ngày 16.06.11:

Các bạn nộp bài Reading 5.1; Listening + Reading 5.2

Học bài Reading 5.1, bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ phần Ngữ pháp cao cấp từ 1 -7 và làm bài VOCAB chủ đề 82-93 (hs làm 82-86-89)

salihoa
06-13-2011, 10:37 PM
đánh dấu mình cũng muốn học hic hic mà lười quá

linhxinh2011
06-14-2011, 12:40 AM
Em Thảo linh / e45/ đề 17 nộp bài ạ
The line graph provides information about the number of people using underground station at London over the course of a day.
The first, you can see that London underground station starts to run at 6:00 and finishes at 22:00 in a day. In the morning is the busiest time , starting at 6 am the station receives 100 seat:D:Ds . Especially, at 8 o’clock the number of people using the station sharp picks up with 400 and this is the level highest in all day long. After this the numbers deteriorate quickly to less than 200 people at 10 am. Nevertheless, between 11 am and 3 pm the number jumps, with the trend leap significantly under 300 people.
In contrast to the afternoon, there is the trend free – fall with less than 100 using the station at 4pm. Doesn’t stop here, the graph shows that there is a move upward dramatically between 16:00 and 18:00 with a peak is 380 at 6 pm, that is the same in the morning. However, numbers collapse significantly at 120 at 8 pm and slight increase again at 9 pm. At the end, it goes down 140 passengers at 10 pm.
Overall, the graph reveals the London underground station is most crowded in the early morning and early evening.

linhxinh2011
06-14-2011, 12:43 AM
chị ơi em bận thi quá, hôm nay mới kết thúc được những ngày thi kinh khủng, hjx, em xin lỗi vì đã nộp bài muộn, chị nhận bài giúp em chị nhé. em hứa sẽ k có lần sau đâu ạ^^

shmily_forever22
06-14-2011, 01:28 AM
Em thanh ha-E45.đề 18 a
The bar chart provides informattion about the percentage of people who buy Pop music albums in Britain according to sex and age.

First of all,as can be seen from the chart,according to sex,the number of male buying pop music albums(pmas) is more than that of female buying pmas.In particlular,the percentage of male and female are 27%,19% respectively.
Secondly,with the reference to age,it is obvious that there is difference in the percentage of the people buying pmas in all the periods of age.It seems to be that at the elderly period(>45 ages) ,most of people are tended to have a deep and quiet lifestlye.It is not strange that the number of elderly people is the least among the mentioned ages,just arround 10%.It is followed by the middle-age period;in particular,there are over two times as many elderly people buying pmas,accounting for 24%.Pop music is proved to be one of the most popular music line for the young.The highest rate is the period of 25-34 ages with 33%.Similarly,from 16 to 24 age,the percentage is abit lower,appromiately 31%.

General speaking,the number of people buying pmas is depending on sex and age.

thuy_ed
06-14-2011, 09:35 AM
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Head & Mind


a head

- for one person, for one individual (used for counting people or animals like cattle)

"The tickets were only a few dollars a head."

able to (do something) standing on one's head

- to be able to do something very easily and quickly

The man is able to do his job standing on his head.

absent-minded

- to be forgetful

Our neighbor is very absent-minded and he often forgets his keys.

all in (one's) mind

- a situation or problem that does not actually exist

The problem between my aunt and her neighbor is all in her mind. It does not exist.

as bald as a baby's backside

- completely bald

The man who works in the post office is as bald as a baby's backside.

as bald as a coot

- completely bald

The man in the store is as bald as a coot.

at one's wit's end

- to be in a worrying or stressful situation where you have no idea about what to do next

I was at my wit's end about what to do for my sister's wedding.

bad hair day

- a day when everything seems to go wrong (just like when you cannot make your hair look attractive)

Yesterday was a bad hair day and everything went wrong for me.

bang one`s head against a wall or bang one`s head against a brick wall

- to not succeed at something after trying very hard, to waste one's time trying to do something that is hopeless

I am banging my head against a wall trying to talk to my neighbor.

bear (someone or something) in mind

- to remember and think about someone or something

"Please bear the starting time for the concert in mind so that we can arrive early."

beat one`s brains out

- to tire oneself by thinking too much

I have been beating my brains out trying to remember where I put my notebook.

beat one`s head against a wall or beat one`s head against a brick wall

- to not succeed at something after trying very hard, to waste one's time trying to do something that is hopeless

I am beating my head against a wall trying to understand my boss.

beat (something) into (someone`s) head

- to force someone to learn something by repeating it over and over

The teacher tried to beat the material into the student's head.

bite (someone's) head off

- to speak to someone in an angry way

I went to speak with my supervisor but she bit my head off.

black out

- to faint or pass out

The man suddenly blacked out while he was waiting for the bus.

blow one's stack/top

- to become very angry

My father will blow his top if he learns that I failed my course.

blow (someone`s) mind

- to overwhelm or excite someone

My friend told me that the new book would blow my mind.

blow up in (someone`s) face

- to end abruptly or unexpectedly, to be ruined while you are working on it, to explode suddenly in front of you

The plan to have a party for our boss blew up in our face when he decided not to come.

blue in the face

- to be very angry or upset, to be excited and emotional

The man argued with his supervisor until he was blue in the face.

boggle one's mind

- to confuse someone, to overwhelm someone, to be hard to imagine

It boggles my mind to think how quickly the Internet has changed people's lives.

bonehead

- an unusually dense or stupid person

The boy is a bonehead. He never understands what other people are trying to tell him.

bored out of one's mind/skull

- to be very bored

The little boy was bored out of his mind and wanted to go home.

brain drain

- the loss of talented and educated people from one place or country to another place or country where conditions are better

There is a brain drain from many poor countries to wealthy countries where conditions are better.

brain (someone)

- to strike a person on the head

The spectator was brained in the middle of the match with a tennis ball.

brain teaser

- a problem for which it is hard to find the answer

My father likes to look in the newspaper for interesting brain teasers.

brains behind (something)

- the person or people who are responsible for inventing or developing or organizing something

The president of our company is the brains behind the plans to develop the new audio product.

brainchild

- an idea that one has thought of without any help from others

The idea for building the new swimming pool was the brainchild of our boss.

brainless

- to be stupid

The woman is brainless and has no idea what she is doing.

brainstorm (something)

- to try to develop an idea

The club members gathered to try and brainstorm some ideas for a spring festival.

brainwash (someone)

- to make someone believe something that is not true by repeating it again and again

The citizens were brainwashed into thinking exactly what their leader wanted them to think.

bring (something) to a head

- to cause a situation with problems to reach the point where something must be done to solve or deal with the problems

The union brought the issue of working hours to a head when they threatened to go on strike.

bury one's head in the sand

- to ignore a problem or hide from some obvious danger, to refuse to see or face something

My uncle buried his head in the sand and tried not to talk about the family problem.

butt heads with (someone)

- to argue with someone about a particular subject or problem

I do not want to butt heads with the manager of our department.

by a hair's breadth

- just barely, by a very small distance

I arrived at the concert on time but only by a hair's breadth.

by a whisker

- just barely, by a very small distance

I won the race by a whisker.

by the sweat of one`s brow

- by hard work

The man made his business by the sweat of his brow.

change (someone's) mind

- to cause a person to think differently about something

I tried hard to change my friend's mind about going on a holiday with me.

cheek by jowl

- side by side, close together

The boxes were placed in the room cheek by jowl and there was no room for anything else.

cheek-to-cheek

- with one person's cheek pressed up against another person's cheek

The couple was dancing cheek-to-cheek.

collect one's wits

- to make an effort to control one's thoughts and feelings after something shocking or unexpected happens

I stopped at a small coffee shop after my job interview in order to collect my wits.

come face to face with (someone or something)

- to meet someone or something in person, to deal with someone immediately

I was walking through the forest when I came face to face with a black bear.

come to mind

- to enter into one's consciousness (used for an idea)

It came to mind last night that I had only two more weeks to work before my holiday.

come to one's senses

- to wake up, to begin to think clearly

The man came to his senses and stopped spending his money as soon as he received it.

commit (something) to memory

- to memorize something

The new manager was able to quickly commit the names of his staff to memory.

count heads

- to count people

The teacher always counts heads in the morning.

crack a smile

- to smile a little

I did not crack a smile during the speech.

cross (someone`s) mind

- to be a sudden or passing thought, to occur to someone (an idea)

It suddenly crossed my mind that the store will be closed all day on Monday.
curl (someone`s) hair

- to shock or frighten or horrify someone

The movie is very realistic and many of the scenes will curl your hair.

drum (something) into (someone's) head

- to keep telling someone something until they cannot forget it

The teacher worked hard to drum the mathematics material into the students' heads.

enter (someone's) mind

- to come into someone's mind (used for an idea or thought)

It never entered my mind that my friend would lose his job.

exercise one's brain

- to exercise one's intelligence

I always do puzzles in order to exercise my brain.

face-to-face

- in person, in the same location

The soccer star had a face-to-face meeting with his new team yesterday.

fall flat on one's face

- to be completely unsuccessful

I fell flat on my face when I tried to make a speech at the wedding.

fall head over heels

- to fall down (and maybe roll over)

The little boy fell head over heels down the hill.

fall head over heels in love with (someone)

- to fall deeply in love with someone

The girl fell head over heels in love with the boy on the basketball team.

feed one's face

- to eat

I stopped at a small restaurant to feed my face.

fly in the face of (something)

- to ignore something

The explanation by the criminal flies in the face of common sense.

from head to toe

- from the top of one's head to one's feet

The woman was dressed in yellow from head to toe.

get a head start

- to get an advantage when you start doing something or going somewhere, to start early, to leave early

We woke up early in the morning in order to get a head start on our holiday.

get a load off one's mind

- to talk about what is troubling you

I wanted to get a load off my mind so I passed the evening talking with a friend.

get gray hair

- to have your hair turn gray because of stress

The father said that he was getting gray hair from dealing with his son.

get in (someone's) hair

- to bother or irritate someone

The little boy often gets in his mother's hair.

get into (someone's) head

- to understand what someone thinks and feels so that you can communicate well with him or her

I am having a difficult time to get into the principal's head and understand what he is doing.

get it into one's head to (do something)

- to decide to do something even though there may not be a good reason to do it

The girl got it into her head to begin ballet lessons.

get out of (someone's) face

- to go away or leave someone

I wish that my friend would get out of my face.

get (someone) out of one's hair

- to stop someone from annoying or bothering you

The woman wanted to get the little boy out of her hair.

get (someone or something) out of one's head/mind

- to stop thinking about or wanting someone or something, to forget about someone or something

My friend is trying hard to get his former girlfriend out of his mind.

get (something) into/through (someone`s) head

- to make someone understand or believe something

It was difficult to get it through the bank manager's head that I did not want a credit card.

get (something) through (someone's) thick skull

- to manage to get someone (including oneself) to understand something

The salesman cannot get it through his thick skull that I do not want to talk to him.

give (someone) a piece of one`s mind

- to scold someone angrily, to say what one really thinks of someone (especially when they have behaved badly)

I gave the store manager a piece of my mind when I told him about the bad service.

give (someone) a swelled head

- to make someone conceited

The girl's high test scores are giving her a swelled head.

go head to head with (someone)

- to compete in a direct and determined way with another person or group

We will go head to head with the other team and win the city championship.

go over (someone's) head

- to be too difficult for someone to understand

The reasons for the decision went over my head. I could not understand why.

go to one's head

- to make one dizzy

The drink quickly went to the man's head and he had to sit down.

go to (someone`s) head

- to make someone too proud, to make a person think that he or she is too important

The man's new job has gone to his head and he thinks that he is better than everyone else.

gray matter

- brains, intelligence

The young man seems to be lacking in gray matter.

great minds think alike

- someone has the same idea or says the same thing as you do and at the same time

Great minds think alike and just as I suggested that we go to a movie, my friend suggested the same thing.

hang by a hair

- to depend on a small thing, to be at risk or in doubt

The results of the election are still undecided and are hanging by a hair.

hanging over (someone's) head

- to be worrying someone and be something that you will eventually have to deal with

The court case has been hanging over my friend's head for many months.

have a big head

- to think that you are better than everyone else, to be conceited

My friend has a big head now that he has won the speech contest at university.

have a brainstorm

- to suddenly have a very good idea

I had a brainstorm last night and I now have some good ideas for next year's party.

have a brainwave

- to have a sudden clever idea

Last night I had a brainwave and had some good ideas about what to do at my job.

have a clean/clear conscience (about someone or something)

- to be free of guilt about someone or something

I have a clear conscience about what happened to my father's car in the accident.

have a closed mind (about something)

- to be unwilling to change one's ideas or opinions about something

My aunt has a closed mind and she is not flexible about most things.

have a good head for (something)

- to have the mental ability for something, to find it easy to learn something

My uncle has a good head for numbers.

have a good head on one's shoulders

- to be sensible and intelligent

The supermarket manager has a good head on his shoulders and he should be able to solve the problem.

have a good mind to (do something)

- to be tempted to do something, to be almost ready to do something

I have a good mind to go and tell my boss that I am planning to look for another job.

have a head start

- to have an advantage when you start doing something or going somewhere

The boy had a head start and he easily won the race.

have a lot on one's mind

- to have many things to worry about

I have a lot on my mind with my new job and new apartment.

have a mind like a steel trap

- to have a very sharp and quick mind

The man has a mind like a steel trap and he never forgets anything.

have a mind of its own

- a machine or vehicle does not do what you want it to do

Sometimes my car seems to have a mind of its own and it will not do what I want.

have a mind of one's own

- someone does or thinks what they want to do or think instead of doing or thinking what they are told

The little boy has a mind of his own and he always wants to do what he wants.

have a notion to do (something)

- to have a desire to do something

I have a notion to go to the beach for my holidays.

have a one-track mind

- to have a mind that thinks only about one thing

The boy has a one-track mind and he only thinks about car racing.

have a price on one's head

- to be wanted by the authorities who have offered money for your capture

The criminal has a price on his head and many people are searching for him.

have a stroke

- to suddenly become (partially or totally) paralyzed because of an interruption in the blood supply to the brain

The truck driver had a stroke just before the accident on the highway.

have an open mind about (something)

- to be flexible and willing to listen to other people's opinions and change your own opinions or ideas

I have an open mind and I am willing to listen to what other people are saying about something.

have bats in one's belfry

- to be slightly crazy

The woman has bats in her belfry. She is a little crazy.

have egg on one's face

- to become embarrassed because of something that is obvious to everyone or after you make a mistake

I had egg on my face after I remembered the wrong day for the wedding.

have half a mind to do (something)

- to have almost decided to do something, to be thinking about doing something

I have half a mind to take my new television back to the store because I do not like it.

have keen wits

- to have the ability to think quickly

The man has keen wits and he can make smart decisions very fast.

have one's head in the clouds

- to be unaware of what is going on

The store clerk has his head in the clouds and makes many mistakes.

have one's head screwed on right/straight

- to be sensible and make good decisions

The woman has her head screwed on right. She always makes good decisions.

have rocks in one`s head

- to be stupid or silly or crazy, to not have good judgement

My friend has rocks in his head if he thinks that I am going to lend him more money.

have second thoughts about (someone or something)

- to have doubts about someone or something

We are beginning to have second thoughts about going camping on our holiday.

have (someone or something) on one's mind

- to be thinking a lot about someone or something

My friend has his many school problems on his mind.

have (something) hanging over one's head

- to have something bothering or worrying you, to have a deadline to worry about

I have had the final essay hanging over my head for many weeks now.

have (something) in mind

- to be thinking of something in particular, to have an idea in your mind

"What do you have in mind for the meeting next week?"

have (something) on the brain

- to be obsessed with something, to never stop thinking or talking about something

The boy has cars on the brain and he does not think of anything else.

have the presence of mind to (do something)

- to have the calmness and ability to act sensibly in a difficult situation

The farmer had the presence of mind to close the barn door after the fire started.

have the wits to do (something)

- to have the intelligence or understanding to do something

The man had the wits to phone the police when he saw the accident.

head and shoulders above (someone or something)

- to be superior to someone or something

The new principal is head and shoulders above those who have come before.

a head case

- to be crazy

The apartment manager is a head case. She is crazy.

head is buzzing

- to be thinking of something or many things at the same time

My head was buzzing after I left the meeting last night.

head-on

- with the head or front pointing at something, with the front facing something

There was a head-on car crash last night near our house.

head over heels

- upside down, head first

The little boy fell head over heels down the steep hill.

head over heels in debt

- to be deeply in debt

My cousin has been head over heels in debt for many years.

head over heels in love with (someone)

- to be very much in love with someone

The young man is head over heels in love with the girl in his swimming club.

head shrinker

- psychiatrist

When I was a child my next door neighbor was a head shrinker.

Heads up!

- Raise your head and be careful about some nearby danger.

"Heads up," the construction worker yelled at the other worker.

heads will roll

- serious trouble is coming, someone will lose his or her job

Heads will roll if we do not make some progress in fixing the accounting problem.

headhunt

- to search for qualified individuals to fill certain positions

The company is now headhunting in order to find a new president.

hide one's face in shame

- to cover one's face because of shame or embarrassment

The manager of the company hid his face in shame when he was fired for stealing company money.

hide one`s head in the sand

- to ignore a problem or hide from some obvious danger, to refuse to see or face something

The man likes to hide his head in the sand and he never wants to deal with any problem.

hold one's head up

- to keep or display one's dignity

The accounting manager was totally honest during the investigation into the scandal and when it was over he was able to hold his head up and be proud of himself.

in a positive frame of mind

- to be happy and in a good mood

Our teacher is in a positive frame of mind this week.

in one`s hair

- to be bothering someone, to be always annoying someone

My sister's small son is always in her hair when she is making dinner.

in one's mind's eye

- in one's mind

In my mind's eye, I cannot imagine what happened to my friend in the accident.

in one's right mind

- to be sane, to be sensible

The man who hit the dog was not in his right mind.

in over one's head

- to be having more difficulties than one can manage

The electrician seems to be in over his head and he does not know how to fix the electrical problem.

in the face of (something)

- in spite of the fact that there may be problems or difficulty or danger

In the face of many problems, my cousin was still able to raise wonderful children.

in two minds about (something)

- to be undecided about something

I am in two minds about going to a movie tonight.

keep a cool head

- to keep calm in a difficult and stressful situation

The bank manager kept a cool head during the bank robbery.

keep a straight face

- to not smile or laugh

It was hard to keep a straight face during the funny movie.

keep an open mind about (something)

- to be flexible and willing to listen to other people's opinions and change your own ideas

I want to keep an open mind and listen to what others say about the problem.

keep one`s chin up

- to be brave, to be determined, to face trouble with courage

My brother is trying to keep his chin up even though he has no job.

keep one`s head

- to stay calm when there is trouble or danger

Everyone tried to keep their head during the fire at the hotel.

keep one's head above water

- to keep out of difficult financial problems, to stay out of trouble

My brother has been having a hard time keeping his head above water since he lost his job.

keep one's head down

- to quietly do your work without causing any problems and causing other people to notice you

I knew that there was a problem at work so I kept my head down all morning.

keep one's wits about one

- to keep one's mind operating clearly in a time of stress

Firefighters must always keep their wits about them when they are fighting a large fire.

keep (someone or something) in mind

- to remember and think about someone or something

I tried to keep my cousin in mind when I was inviting people to the dinner party.

keep (someone) out of one's hair

- to keep someone from annoying or bothering you

We tried to keep the little boy out of our hair while we were preparing for the wedding.

knit one's brow

- to wrinkle one's brow (by frowning)

The ticket agent knit his brow when I began to ask questions about the airline routes.

knock one`s head against a (brick) wall

- to waste time trying to do something with no success

The company manager's have been knocking their heads against a wall trying to solve the problem.

knock some heads together

- to scold some people to get them to do what they are supposed to be doing

The principal felt that it was time to knock some heads together and begin to get things done in the school.

knock (someone's) block off

- to strike someone hard in the head

The young boy said that he was going to knock his friend's block off.

know one's own mind

- to be very sure of what one's opinions are and what you want to do

My friend knows his own mind and it is difficult to convince him that he is wrong.

last thing on (someone's) mind

- the last thing that someone is thinking about

Going to a movie was the last thing on my mind yesterday evening.

laugh one's head off

- to laugh a lot and for a long time

I laughed my head off during the movie.

let one`s hair down

- to act freely and naturally, to relax

We were able to let our hair down at the party and have a good time.

a long face

- a sad or disappointed look

The man had a long face after he was fired from his job.

lose face

- to be embarrassed or ashamed by an error or failure, to lose self-respect

The manager lost face when the person who she hired was a terrible worker.

lose one's head over (someone or something)

- to become confused or obsessed over something

The woman lost her head during the investigation into the company problems.

lose one's marbles/mind

- to go crazy, to go out of one's mind

I think that the man next door is beginning to lose his marbles.

lose one's train of thought

- to forget what one was talking about or thinking about

I lost my train of thought during my meeting with my boss.

make a face (at someone)

- to twist one's face into a strange expression in order to show dislike etc.

The boy made a face at the girl in the hall.

make chin music

- to talk, to chatter

The two old friends spent the morning making chin music.

make heads or tails (out) of (something)

- to find meaning in something, to understand something

I was unable to make heads or tails out of our company's plans to restructure our department.

make (someone's) hair curl

- to surprise or shock someone (used for a story or experience)

The horror movie made my hair curl.

make (someone's) hair stand on end

- to cause someone to become frightened

The movie made my hair stand on end.

make (someone's) head spin/swim

- to confuse or overwhelm someone, to make someone dizzy

The speed of the day's events made my head spin.

make up one`s mind

- to choose what to do, to decide something

I have not been able to make up my mind about going to the party or not.

meeting of minds

- complete agreement

We were able to achieve a meeting of minds and everybody was happy.

mind goes blank

- to be suddenly unable to remember something

My mind went blank when I tried to remember the woman's name.

mind is buzzing

- to be thinking of something or many things at the same time

My mind was buzzing after I left the theater last night.

mind is in the gutter

- someone is thinking or talking about a subject that offends people

The man's mind is in the gutter and I do not like to talk to him.

mind is on (something)

- someone is thinking about and giving attention to something

My mind has been on my summer holidays all week.

mind over matter

- if you really want to you can do something that is very difficult or even impossible

"It is mind over matter. If you want to succeed with your project you will be able to do it."

mind-boggling

- overwhelming, startling

The choices of evening classes at the university are mind-boggling.

mind-numbing

- to be extremely boring

The speech was so boring that it was mind-numbing.

(something)-minded

- to be thinking about something, to focus on something

The girl is very sports-minded and she loves to participate in any kind of sport that she can.

narrow-minded

- to be unwilling to accept or understand new ideas

My uncle is very narrow-minded and is not flexible about anything.

need one's head examined

- to make remarks or do actions that are wrong or stupid

My teacher needs her head examined. It will be impossible to finish the project before Monday.

need (something) like a hole in the head

- to not need something at all

My friend needs a new car like he needs a hole in the head.

neither hide nor hair (of someone or something)

- no sign or indication of someone or something

I have seen neither hide nor hair of the girl in my geography class.

nobody in his/her right mind would do (something)

- it would be very stupid or unreasonable to do something

Nobody in his right mind would drive his car when the roads are so bad.

no-brainer

- something that is easy to do or understand and does not need much intelligence

It is a no-brainer that if you do not study then your marks will not be good.

not beyond the wit of (someone)

- to not be too difficult for someone to do

It would not be beyond the wit of my cousin to enter the best school in the country.

not just a pretty face

- to be intelligent and capable and not just good-looking or pretty

The woman is not just a pretty face. She is very smart.

not show one's face

- to not appear somewhere

My friend did not show his face for most of the day.

of one mind

- to have the same opinion about something, to agree on something with someone else

The finance committee was of one mind when they made this year's budget.

of the same mind

- to have the same opinion about something, to agree on something with someone else

I was of the same mind as my friend when we made our decision about our holiday.

of two minds

- to be unable to decide what to do or what you think about something

I am of two minds about going to the movie tonight. I am very busy but I also want to see the movie very much.

off the top of one`s head

- without thinking about something very much

I was unable to remember the name of the restaurant off the top of my head.

on one's mind

- occupying one's thoughts, currently being thought about

Recently, I have had many things on my mind.

on/upon (someone`s) head

- on someone's own self (often used with blame)

The little boy brought the anger of his parent's upon his head.

on the face of it

- on the surface of an issue or a problem

On the face of it, it is very easy to see who caused the problem with our schedules.

out of one`s hair

- getting rid of an annoying person or thing

My sister is trying to get her daughter out of her hair.

out of one's head

- to be crazy or irrational or silly

The man at the bus stop was out of his head.

out of one's mind

- to be crazy or irrational or silly

The woman is out of her mind and she is always doing something crazy.

out of one's senses

- to be crazy or irrational or silly

The girl was out of her senses when her dog died.

out of sight, out of mind.

- if you do not see something then you will not think about it

The chocolates were out of sight, out of mind and nobody thought about eating them.

out of the mouths of babes

- something that a child says shows that they understand more about a situation than you thought that they did

The statement was out of the mouths of babes. The little boy knew everything that was going on.

over one`s head

- to be or go beyond one's ability to understand something, to be too difficult

The mathematics lectures went over my head during the first few weeks.

pass through (someone's) mind

- to occur to someone, to think about something briefly

The idea passed through my mind briefly but then it was gone.

pay (someone or something) no mind

- to ignore someone or something

I was told by the policeman to pay the traffic lights no mind while the accident was being cleaned up.

per head

- for one person, for one individual (used for counting people or animals like cattle)

The tickets cost only a small amount of money per head.

pick the brains of (someone) or pick (someone's) brains

- to talk to someone in order to get some information about something

We picked the brains of the official who was sent to talk about the pollution problem.

pit one's wits against (someone)

- to challenge someone over something to see who wins

The best students in our school decided to pit their wits against the best students in the city.

pull one's hair out

- to be angry or upset or worried about something

My friend began to pull her hair out when she discovered that she had no nice clothes for the party.

put hair on one's chest

- to be good for someone (something that you eat or drink)

I told my friend that vegetable juice will put hair on his chest.

put ideas into (someone's) head

- to suggest something to someone

The girl's best friend is always putting ideas into her head.

put on a brave face

- to try to appear happy or satisified even though you are faced with serious problems

The man put on a brave face after he was fired from his job.

put one's face on

- to put make-up on one's face

The woman spent a long time putting her face on.

put one's head in a noose

- to say or do something that could harm you or your image

The man put his head in a noose when he became angry and criticized his boss at the meeting.

put one's head in the lion's mouth

- to put oneself in a dangerous or difficult situation

I put my head in the lion's mouth when I went to the meeting with my boss.

put one's head on the block for (someone or something)

- to take great risks or to go to a lot of trouble for someone or something

I love my boss and I would be happy to put my head on the block for her.

put one's heads together

- to discuss or talk about something with someone or a group of people and try to solve a problem

We put our heads together to try and find a solution to the problem.

put one's mind to (something)

- to give one's complete attention to something

I put my mind to making the party as successful as possible.

put (someone or something) out of one's head/mind

- to try to forget someone or something

The boy tried hard to put the girl out of his head.

rack one`s brain

- to try hard to think of something or remember something

I racked my brain to try and decide what to do about the new computer.

raise a hand against (someone or something)

- to threaten to strike someone or something

The teacher never raises a hand against her students.

raise its (ugly) head

- a problem or bad situation appears or happens after not happening for a period of time

The problem between the two managers raised its ugly head after many months of calm.

raise one's voice to (someone)

- to speak loudly or shout at someone in anger

The child was told not to raise his voice to his parents.

read (someone's) mind

- to guess what someone is thinking (as if one has special powers to see someone's thoughts)

The girl told her boyfriend that she cannot read his mind and that he must tell her what he wants.

rear its (ugly) head

- to appear after being hidden (usually something unpleasant)

The problem between the two sisters rears its head at the beginning of every year.

red in the face

- embarrassed

The clerk was red in the face after she heard the customer's comment.

save face

- to save one's good reputation or dignity when something has happened to hurt him or her

The government was unable to save face after they failed to deal with the crisis properly.

say (something) right to (someone's) face

- to say something unpleasant or important directly to someone

I told the man that he was not telling the truth right to his face.

scratch one's head

- to be confused or perplexed

I was left scratching my head after the speech by our department manager.

scream one's head off

- to scream a lot and for a long time

The girl screamed her head off after the accident.

should have one's head examined

- behaving as if you are mentally ill or crazy

My sister is crazy to buy that car. She should have her head examined.

show one's face

- to appear

I do not think that my friend will show his face tonight.

shut one's face/trap

- to be quiet, to shut up

"Please sit down and shut your trap."

sixth sense

- the ability to know or feel things that are beyond the five basic senses of sight or hearing or smell or taste or touch

The woman has a sixth sense and she knows everything that is happening around her.

a slap in the face

- an insult

The unpopular candidate who won the city election was a slap in the face to many voters.

slip one's mind

- to forget something

It slipped my mind that I need to phone my dentist soon.

slow-witted

- to be not very smart

The girl is slow-witted and she has trouble doing simple things.

speak one's mind

- to say frankly what one thinks about something

My father plans to speak his mind at the school meeting tonight.

split hairs

- to find and argue about small and unimportant differences

My boss always splits hairs when I talk to him about something important.

stand head and shoulders above (the rest/someone/something)

- to be much better than anyone or everything else in the same group

Our new principal stands head and shoulders above the previous one.

stand on one's head (to do something)

- to make a great effort to do something

I did everything but stand on my head to help my friend get a job.

stand (something) on its head

- to show that an idea or argument is wrong and means the opposite of what it first seemed to mean, to change the way that people think about something

We stood the argument on its head with our arguments against it.

stare (someone) in the face

- to be very likely to happen, to be clear and easy to recognize

Defeat was staring the runner in the face from the beginning of the race.

stick in (someone's) mind

- to not forget something

The date of my friend's wedding stuck in my mind for many years.

stick one's head in a noose

- to say or do something that could harm you or your image

I stuck my head in a noose when I said that I wanted to find another job.

stuff one's face

- to eat a lot in a short time

I stuffed my face in the restaurant last night.

swelled head

- a feeling that one is very important or more important than one really is

My sister has had a swelled head since she got her new job.

take it into one's head to do (something)

- to decide to do something that does not seem sensible to others

The young woman took it into her head to go to China and she did.

take it on the chin

- to be badly beaten or hurt, to get into trouble

My friend took it on the chin when he fought with the man at the store.

take leave of one's senses

- to become irrational or crazy

I think that the woman in the store is beginning to take leave of her senses.

take one's mind off (something)

- to stop worrying or thinking about a problem

I went to a movie to take my mind off my problems at work.

take (something) at face value

- to accept something as the truth and with no hidden meaning

I usually take what my boss says at face value.

take (something) on the chin

- to experience and endure a blow or hardship

The man is able to take things on the chin and quickly recover when he has a problem.

talk (someone's) head off

- to speak too much

The woman beside me in the bus talked my head off during our journey.

talk until one is blue in the face

- to talk until one is exhausted

I talked until I was blue in the face but my friend would still not change his mind.

tear one's hair out

- to be anxious or frustrated or angry

The mother was tearing her hair out as she waited for her daughter to return home.

tell (someone) (something) to his or her face

- to tell something to someone directly

I told my friend to her face that I did not like her constant complaining.

thin on top

- bald or balding

My uncle is a little thin on top but he is very handsome.

throw (something) back in (someone's) face

- to use something that someone has said previously to harm or upset him or her

I immediately threw the question back in the lawyer's face.

to (someone's) mind

- in someone's opinion

"To my mind, I believe that your opinion is valid."

tongue in cheek

- jokingly, insincerely, mockingly, not really meaning something

The remark was made tongue in cheek and the man did not mean it.

touched (in the head)

- to be a little crazy

My neighbor is touched in the head. He is really crazy.

trouble one's head about (someone or something)

- to worry about someone or something

"Please do not trouble your head about the arrangements for the party. I will do everything."

turn (someone's) head

- to distract someone, to make someone notice you

The woman's beautiful dress turned everybody's head. It was beautiful.

turn (something) on its head

- to show that an idea or argument is wrong and means the opposite of what it first seemed to mean, to change the way that people think about a subject

The lawyer was able to easily turn the argument on its head.

turn (something) over in one's mind

- to think about something continuously

I could not sleep last night because I was turning my situation at work over in my mind.

turn the other cheek

- to ignore someone's abuse or insult, to not hit back when someone hits you

The children were told that they should turn the other cheek when they were attacked by someone.

up to one's chin in (something)

- to be very busy with something, to be working hard at something, to have much or many of something

The woman is up to her chin in work and has no free time.

use one`s head/noggin/noodle

- to use one's brain or mind, to use one's own common sense

Sometimes I think that the manager of the video store never uses her head when I ask her a question.

wag one's chin

- to chat with someone

I stopped at the coffee shop to wag my chin with an old friend.

weigh on (someone's) mind

- to be in someone's thoughts, to be bothering someone

The decision about selling my car or not was weighing on my mind.

within a whisker of (doing something)

- almost do something

I came within a whisker of quitting my job but I decided not to.

written all over (someone's) face

- to be shown clearly what someone is thinking or feeling or if they are guilty of something by the look on his or her face

The fact that the little boy took the cookies was written all over his face.

thuy_ed
06-14-2011, 09:11 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E42 ngày 14.06.11:
Lớp học xong bài Listening 7.1 - Cấu trúc Đảo ngữ
Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 17.06.11:
Lớp học bài Reading 7.1 - bài COMMUNICATION Unit 8 - và VOCAB 89-93

UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày 14.06.11:
Lớp đã học hết bài Unit 7 STRATEGIES - WRITING UNIT 7 & VOCAB "SOCIAL TENSIONS"
Dành cho thứ 6 ngày 17.06.11:
Lớp làm bài UNIT 8 STRATEGIES - CHAPTER 9 WRITING TASK 2 & VOCAB "SCIENCE"
Giáo viên hướng dẫn cho học viên làm đợt 1 đề Writing Task 2

Trời mưa xong mát quá
^^

thuy_ed
06-15-2011, 11:19 AM
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/heart.jpgHeartaching heart

- a feeling of sadness that one has when love has been lost or has faded

The young woman spent the weekend alone with her aching heart.


after one`s own heart

- to be liked for agreeing with one`s own feelings or interests or ideas

My new boss loves to go fishing. He is a man after my own heart.


at heart

- basically, essentially, what one really is rather than what one appears to be

The man seems to be angry all the time but actually he is a very gentle person at heart.


bleeding heart

- someone who feels too much sympathy for people such as poor people or criminals etc.

The man is a bleeding heart and is always asked by other people for money to help others.


break (someone`s) heart

- to make someone feel sad or hopeless (usually because of love or a similar loss)

It broke my heart to see the boy who had lost his dog.


close to (someone's) heart

- an idea or something that is important to you and that you care about

The plan to improve the downtown area is very close to the mayor's heart.


cross one`s heart and hope to die

- to say or promise that what you have said is true (often used by children)

"I promise that I will meet you tomorrow. Cross my heart and hope to die."


die of a broken heart

- to die of emotional distress, to suffer from emotional distress (often from a failed romance)

The man almost died of a broken heart when he was a teenager.


do (someone's) heart good

- to make someone feel good, to make someone healthy

It does one's heart good to get some exercise every day.


do (something) in a heartbeat

- to do something almost immediately if you have the chance

I will change jobs in a heartbeat if I have the chance.


eat one`s heart out

- to feel much jealousy about something, to feel bitter anguish or grief about something

"You can eat your heart out but I will not give you a piece of this chocolate cake."
The pain from the man's sorrow is eating his heart out.


find it in one's heart to (do something)

- to have the courage or compassion to do something

I could not find it in my heart to tell the young woman that she could not continue to work at our company.


follow one's heart

- to act according to one's feelings

The boy followed his heart and decided to study music at school.


from the bottom of one`s heart

- with great feeling, sincerely

The girl thanked the man from the bottom of her heart for saving her dog`s life.


from the heart

- sincerely, honestly

The speech by the politician was from the heart.


get to the heart of (something)

- to understand the most important or essential thing about something

It took a long time but we finally got to the heart of the problem with the new computer.


go (somewhere) in a heartbeat

- to go somewhere almost immediately if you have the chance

I would go camping in a heartbeat if I had the chance.


have a big heart

- to be very kind or generous or helpful

The man has a big heart and he will always try to help other people.


have a change of heart

- to change the way one feels or thinks about something

I had a change of heart and I decided to go to a movie with my friend.


have a heart

- to be a generous and forgiving person

I wish that our boss would have a heart and try to help other people.


Have a heart!

- Don't be unkind or do something mean or cruel!

"Have a heart," I told my supervisor when he said that I must work during the weekend.


have a heart of gold

- to be kind or generous or friendly

My grandmother has a heart of gold and she is always willing to help a stranger.


have a heart of stone

- to be cold and unfriendly

The man who murdered his family has a heart of stone.


have a heart-to-heart talk with (someone)

- to have a sincere and intimate talk with someone

I had a heart-to-heart talk with my girlfriend last evening.


have a soft spot in one's heart for (someone or something)

- to be fond of someone or something

My grandfather always had a soft spot in his heart for his youngest child.


have one`s heart set on (something)

- to want something very much

The little boy has his heart set on getting a dog for his birthday.


heart and soul

- with all of one's energy, with all of one's efforts

The girl loved her boyfriend heart and soul.
My friend is putting his heart and soul into his new job.


heart bleeds for (someone)

- to feel sympathy for someone

My heart bleeds for the family who lost their father in the accident.


heart goes out to (someone)

- to feel great sympathy for someone

My heart goes out to the victims of the hurricane.


heart is dead set against (something)

- to be totally against something

My mother's heart is dead set against my plan to go to art school.


heart is in one's mouth

- one feels very nervous or frightened and has strong emotions about something

My heart was in my mouth when I saw the little boy standing on the ladder.


heart is in the right place

- to be kindhearted or sympathetic, to have good intentions (even if the results may be bad)

Although the girl makes a lot of mistakes her heart is in the right place.


heart is not in (something)

- to not really want to do what you are doing

The boy's heart was not in the swimming club so he quit the team.


heart is set against (something)

- to be totally against something

Our principal's heart is set against expanding the music program in our school.


heart is set on (something)

- to want something very much

The little boy's heart is set on getting a dog for his birthday.


heart misses/skips a beat

- one is startled or excited from surprise or joy or fright

My heart skipped a beat when I heard my name on the radio.


heart stands still

- to be very frightened or worried about something

My heart stood still when the truck almost hit our car.


heart to heart

- candid, intimate

Our conversation was heart to heart and we both felt very good afterwords.


heartbeat away from (something)

- the next person to take over someone's position if they die

The prince is a heartbeat away from becoming the next king of his country.


heavy heart

- a feeling of being weighed down with sorrow, a sad feeling

We left the meeting with a heavy heart when we heard that our boss would soon leave the company because of illness.


in one's heart of hearts

- to know that something is true even though you may not want to admit it or believe it

In my heart of hearts I know that I will soon have to change jobs.


know (something) by heart

- to know something perfectly, to have memorized something

The little boy knows many stories by heart.


learn (something) by heart

- to memorize something

The children had to learn the poem by heart.


lose heart

- to feel discouraged because of failure, to lose the hope of success

I tried not to lose heart even though I had failed my driver`s exam for the second time.


near to (someone's) heart

- an idea or something that is important to you and that you care about

The man's model airplane hobby is very near to his heart.


not have the heart to do (something)

- to be unwilling to say or do something that may hurt or upset others

I did not have the heart to tell the woman that soon she may lose her job.


open one`s heart to (someone)

- to talk about one`s feelings honestly, to confide in someone

The woman suddenly opened her heart to me after I began talking to her on the bus.


pour one's heart out (to someone)

- to tell all of one's hopes or fears or feelings to someone

My friend poured her heart out to me when we went to the coffee shop last evening.


search one`s heart/soul

- to study one`s reasons and acts, to try to discover if one has been fair and honest about something

I searched my soul to try and discover why my girlfriend had left me.


set one's heart against (something)

- to turn against something, to become totally against something

From the beginning, my friend set his heart against my proposal for having a birthday party for our teacher.


set one's heart on (something)

- to select something as one's goal

The young runner set his heart on winning the marathon.


sick at heart

- very sad or upset about something

The woman was sick at heart over the illness of her cat.


strike at the heart of (something)

- to do something that damages or destroys the basic idea or way of doing something that is very important to someone or to a group

The decision to change the law struck at the heart of how the people wanted to live.


take heart

- to be encouraged, to be brave

The father took heart in the fact that his son was still going to university even though he was failing most of his courses.


take (something) to heart

- to be strongly affected by something that someone says to you, to take something seriously, to be upset by something

I did not expect my friend to take my criticism to heart when I complained that he was always late.


to one's heart's content

- as much as one wants

The little boy was able to play in the water to his heart's content.


tug at (someone's) heartstrings

- to make someone feel very sad, to make someone feel great sympathy for someone else

Seeing the young boy and his dog tugged at my heartstrings.


warm the cockles of (someone's) heart

- to make someone feel warm and happy

The ending of the movie warmed the cockles of my heart.


way to (someone's) heart

- the best way to please someone or make them like you

The way to my grandfather's heart was through his stomach as he always liked good food.


wear one`s heart on one`s sleeve

- to show one`s feelings openly

The man wore his heart on his sleeve when he talked about his sick son.


win (someone's) heart

- to do nice things for someone to make him or her love you, to have the qualities to make you like something - music or art or a book

The young man won the girl's heart by his kind and caring attitude toward her.


with all one`s heart (and soul)

- with all one's energy and feeling

I tried with all my heart to get my friend a job at my company.


young at heart

- doing things that usually younger people enjoy (usually used for an older person)

The older couple were young at heart and they had much fun together.

thuy_ed
06-16-2011, 07:59 AM
Đây là thông tin về lớp học tại nhà mình:

Địa chỉ lớp học: P.103 - khu 18 Đồng Nhân - Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc - Quận Hai Bà Trưng - Hà Nội
Tel: 043.9728520 - 0978.08.01.09 - 0904.112.110
Email: thuy_ed@yahoo.com - Facebook : Thuy English Class (thuy_ed@yahoo.com)
Link dạy học từ năm 2003 trên diễn đàn Trái Tim Việt Nam online: http://ttvnol.com/f_544/1257647

Sau đây là vị trí lớp học:

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k527/thuy_ed/sodonha103.jpg

UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:

LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài onlineTrong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng các lớp mã số E51 và E52 với lịch như sau:

Lớp mã E51:
*Thời gian học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 & Chủ nhật
* Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/07/2011
* Thời lượng khóa học: 05 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 05 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác


Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh các đối tượng sau:
* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: Nghe - Nói - Đọc - Viết - NP & Từ vựng - Dịch thuật
* Luyện thi IELTS
* Luyện thi Cao học và Nghiên cứu sinh

Khi mọi người tham gia lớp học của mình, mình ĐẢM BẢO là mọi người học CHẮC CHẮN tiếp thu tốt, tiến bộ nhanh và cô giáo luôn nhiệt huyết với học sinh ^^
Mình muốn giới thiệu về bản thân như vậy, còn các comment về lớp học của mình, về khả năng giảng dạy của mình như thế nào, mọi người có thể tham khảo tại đường link trên tại TTVNOL từ năm 2003.

thuy_ed
06-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Cuối cùng thì mình cũng chữa xong 45 pages bài WRITING TASK 2 của lớp E48, mọi người check nhé, bài này nói chung trừ 1 số rất ít (tầm 3,4 bạn) viết chưa chuẩn format, nhìn chung cả lớp viết OK lắm, thậm chí là 1 số bài vượt trên tưởng tượng của mình là các bạn có thể viết được như thế ấy chứ :"P

Sáng nay mạng Viettel hơi lởm hay sao ấy mà mình gửi sms cho 1 số bạn E49 toàn bị báo là ko thể gửi tin thôi, để mai mình lại send lại cho chắc kú ^^

thuy_ed
06-16-2011, 07:04 PM
DÀNH CHO LỚP E44 ngày Chủ nhật ngày 19.06.11:

Cả lớp nộp bài Reading 4.4; Listening + Reading 5.1

Học bài Listening 4.4, bài CONDITIONALS phần BT & Vocab 58-60
^^

TomMum
06-16-2011, 07:48 PM
oánh dấu kái nào. Chuẩn bị thi rồi nên ôn cùng topic này hay thế............

thuy_ed
06-16-2011, 09:07 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E43 ngày 16.06.11:

Lớp đã học xong bài Listening 5.1 và "vật vã" học xong 7 bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ (tinh thần học ngày mưa thật là "vật vã" :"P )

Dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 19.06.11:

Lớp học bài Reading 5.1; bài COMMUNICATION 8 và loạt VOCAB 82-93

Thứ 2 ngày 20.06.11:
Lớp học bài Listening 5.2, bài MỆNH ĐỀ TÍNH TỪ 8,9,10 & học tiếp loạt VOCAB 82-93 nhé :"X

thuy_ed
06-16-2011, 09:07 PM
oánh dấu kái nào. Chuẩn bị thi rồi nên ôn cùng topic này hay thế............

Mẹ Tom ôn thi gì đấy, mình ôn cùng :")

TomMum
06-16-2011, 10:21 PM
Mẹ Tom ôn thi gì đấy, mình ôn cùng :")

Ah em ôn thi toiec ạ. Nhưng cả phần ngữ pháp và phần nghe đều chỉ được có 50% thôi ạ. Hic. Nghe thì tại vốn từ rồi ạ. Nhưng ngữ pháp thì ôi sao mà lằng nhằng thế không biết. Hic hic...

thuy_ed
06-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Ah em ôn thi toiec ạ. Nhưng cả phần ngữ pháp và phần nghe đều chỉ được có 50% thôi ạ. Hic. Nghe thì tại vốn từ rồi ạ. Nhưng ngữ pháp thì ôi sao mà lằng nhằng thế không biết. Hic hic...

Tiếc quá, Mình thì bỏ dạy TOEIC 5 năm nay rùi do lượng hs học IELTS đông quá :")

thuy_ed
06-17-2011, 09:11 PM
BÀI lớp E42 ngày thứ 2 20.6.11:
Lớp học bài Listening 7.2; WRITING UNIT 9; VOCAB 93-100
Thứ 3 ngày 21.06.11:
Reading 7.2; REPORTED SPEECH - VOCAB 93-100
Lớp nộp bài Reading 7.3; Listening & Reading 7.4

UPDATE bài lớp E45 dành cho thứ 3 ngày 21.06.11:
Lớp học bài NPCC Cấu trúc đảo ngữ & 3 bài VOCAB kế tiếp
Loạt đề WRITING TASK 2 tuần này có hạn chót là hết Chủ nhật ngày 26.06.11, mình sẽ update sau nhé.Nếu tí nữa có time mình sẽ up luôn, ko thì mai mình up cho mọi người làm nhá
^^

thuy_ed
06-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Mình đã gửi danh sách đề WT2 đợt 1 (hạn chót: 26/06/11) vào email lớp E45 rồi, mọi người check nhé!

Chúc cả nhà mình ngủ ngon
^^

thuy_ed
06-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Up lại lịch khai giảng các lớp sắp tới, mình còn nhận 3 học viên nữa cho lớp E51 khai giảng 02/07/2011 nhá mọi người


UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:


LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online
Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng các lớp mã số E51 và E52 với lịch như sau:
Lớp mã E51:
*Thời gian học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 & Chủ nhật
* Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/07/2011
* Thời lượng khóa học: 05 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 05 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác


Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:


Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............



Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!



Đây là chỉ dẫn vào nhà mình:

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QUY ĐỊNH KHI THAM GIA LỚP HỌC :
I – Phần dành cho giáo viên


1. Giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy đầy đủ cho học viên tất cả những bài đã nêu trong phần giới thiệu chương trình học của từng lớp được thống nhất đầu khóa học.
2. Giáo viên thường xuyên kiểm tra việc đi học, làm bài tập đầy đủ và tiến bộ của học viên.
3. Giáo viên chấm bài, phê bình và trả bài đầy đủ cho học viên.
4. Giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy đầy đủ thời lượng quy định đối với mỗi khóa học. Đối với những buổi nghỉ học do nghỉ lễ, Tết hoặc do lý do từ phía giáo viên, giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy bù.

II – Phần dành cho học viên:

1.Đi học đúng lớp bạn đang theo học.Trong trường hợp bạn tham dự 1 giờ học của lớp khác hoặc chuyển lớp, phải có sự đồng ý của giáo viên.
2. Đi học đúng giờ và làm bài tập đầy đủ.
3. Trong giờ học, học viên để điện thoại di động ở chế độ im lặng, nếu có việc cần trao đổi thì các bạn nói nhỏ để tránh ảnh hưởng đến giờ học và các học viên khác.
4. Không nói chuyện riêng trong lớp gây mất trật tự.
5. Giáo viên có quyền yêu cầu bạn ngừng tham gia lớp học nếu bạn có những hành vi không lịch sự trong lớp học gây phiền hà đến các thành viên khác.
6. Về vấn đề học phí:
+ Học phí đã đóng trong bất cứ trường hợp nào cũng không hoàn lại.
+ Không chuyển nhượng học phí cho người khác.
+ Trong trường hợp bạn có lý do tạm ngừng học chính đáng, học phí đã đóng tại thời điểm bạn cần bảo lưu phải còn tối thiểu 1/2 giá trị và bạn phải thông báo ngay cho giáo viên. Khi bạn theo học lại vào 1 lớp khác, giáo viên sẽ tính tương ứng cho bạn vào lớp đó. Thời hạn bảo lưu học phí là 01 năm. Học phí chỉ được bảo lưu 1 lần. (Điều khoản này chỉ áp dụng với những khóa học có chế độ bảo lưu)
Trên đây là những quy định nhằm giúp lớp học được tổ chức thuận lợi hơn và đảm bảo hơn nên mong mọi người thực hiện đúng.Xin chân thành cảm ơn. ^^

thuy_ed
06-19-2011, 03:21 PM
Bài lớp E44 thứ 4 (22.06.11):

Làm bài tập UNREAL TIME & SUBJUNCTIVE - Reading 4.4 & VOCAB 59,60

Thứ 5 ngày 23.06.11:

Bài Listening 5.1- WRITING 9 & VOCAB 61-66

MeAnhDuc
06-20-2011, 05:49 PM
Cảm ơn chị. Các kiến thức chị cung cấp rất tuyệt. Công nhận là cô giáo dạy rất nhiệt tình, ấn tượng. :D

thuy_ed
06-20-2011, 09:02 PM
Cảm ơn chị. Các kiến thức chị cung cấp rất tuyệt. Công nhận là cô giáo dạy rất nhiệt tình, ấn tượng. :D

Chị dự định dạy thêm cho lớp em 1 giáo trình online nữa củng cố kiến thức & có điều kiện cho mọi người áp dụng, em cố gắng theo nhé :p

UPDATE bài lớp E43 dành cho thứ 5 ngày 23.06.11:

Cả lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 5.3 & Listening 5.4

Các bạn học bài Reading 5.2, ARTICLES (BT) & VOCAB 83-93 ^^

MeAnhDuc
06-21-2011, 01:20 PM
Chị dự định dạy thêm cho lớp em 1 giáo trình online nữa củng cố kiến thức & có điều kiện cho mọi người áp dụng, em cố gắng theo nhé :p

UPDATE bài lớp E43 dành cho thứ 5 ngày 23.06.11:

Cả lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 5.3 & Listening 5.4

Các bạn học bài Reading 5.2, ARTICLES (BT) & VOCAB 83-93 ^^

Chắc chắn là theo roài chị. Em còn đang tính sắp xếp thời gian để theo 1 lớp khác nữa mà chưa được đây. Tìm được 1 cô giáo tốt đâu có dễ. :D

thuy_ed
06-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Chắc chắn là theo roài chị. Em còn đang tính sắp xếp thời gian để theo 1 lớp khác nữa mà chưa được đây. Tìm được 1 cô giáo tốt đâu có dễ. :D

Em theo lớp ôn Cao học - NCS - pre.IELTS & hệ thống kiến thức English A-Z 2/7 tới đi (lớp còn 3 seats nữa í), lớp đấy học hay lắm, chị discount học phí cho em :"P tìm 1 học viên nhiệt tình đâu có dễ :")

UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày thứ 6 24.06.11:
Lớp làm bài UNIT 9 IELTS STRATEGIES (COURSEBOOK + WORKBOOK) - & 3 bài VOCAB kế
Cả lớp nộp Test 1 nhé
Hạn chót nộp bài WRITING TASK 2 đợt 1: Chủ nhật 26.06.11

MeAnhDuc
06-22-2011, 11:20 AM
Em theo lớp ôn Cao học - NCS - pre.IELTS & hệ thống kiến thức English A-Z 2/7 tới đi (lớp còn 3 seats nữa í), lớp đấy học hay lắm, chị discount học phí cho em :"P tìm 1 học viên nhiệt tình đâu có dễ :")

UPDATE bài lớp E45 ngày thứ 6 24.06.11:
Lớp làm bài UNIT 9 IELTS STRATEGIES (COURSEBOOK + WORKBOOK) - & 3 bài VOCAB kế
Cả lớp nộp Test 1 nhé
Hạn chót nộp bài WRITING TASK 2 đợt 1: Chủ nhật 26.06.11

Em thích lắm. Chả lăn tăn điều gì, lăn tăn mỗi thời gian học là T7, CN. Cơ bản là T7, CN em hay phải lượn lắm í. Lượn nhiều --> nghỉ học nhiều --> Ko theo kịp tiêc lắm í.

À, T7, CN này nếu không có gì thay đổi em xin nghỉ chị nhé, tiếc lắm, 2 buổi cuối mà. Nhưng bất khả kháng. Cũng may là chị còn dạy thêm 1 tháng online.
Ngoài ra còn mấy bài cuối khi chị chữa bài thì save phần Type chị chữa giúp em rùi mail cho em với nhé. Mấy bài cuối đấy em chả nghe được mấy, mà buổi cuối rùi cũng không mượn vở các bạn được.

Em cảm ơn chị iu nhiều. :D

thuy_ed
06-22-2011, 09:09 PM
Tiếc quá, chị sẽ gửi bài qua email cho mẹ cháu vậy nhé ^^

Initials



A- Initials


AA

- Alcoholic's Anonymous - a group that helps people recover from alcohol abuse

My boss has been going to AA meetings for over a year.

AD

- Anno Domini - used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian era

The ancient city was founded in 125 AD.

AGM

- Annual General Meeting - the annual meeting of an organization

My sister attended the AGM of the condominium owners last night.

AI

- Artificial Intelligence - used for robots etc.

Several professors at our university have been researching AI for many years.

AIDS

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - a disease of the immune system

Recently, the number of AIDS patients has been increasing rapidly in many countries.

aka

- also known as

We went to see James Smith aka The Bulldozer wrestle.

AM

- Amplitude Modulation - a type of radio frequency

We do not listen to AM radio much because we do not like the songs that they play.

AM

- Ante Meridiem - the Latin which means before noon

I always get up at 7:00 AM.

AOB

- Any Other Business - used in meetings etc.

The organizer of the meeting wrote AOB at the bottom of the meeting information sheet.

AOK

- great, doing well

The man said that he was feeling AOK after the accident.

APB

- All Point's Bulletin - used by the police when looking for a criminal

The police put out an APB on the man who robbed the bank.

ASAP

- As Soon As Possible

I want to finish the first draft of the letter ASAP.

ATM

- automated teller machine

I went to the ATM to get some money.

AWOL

- Absent Without Leave - often used in the military

The military police were searching for the soldier who had gone AWOL.


B- Initials


BA

- Bachelor of Arts - from a university

The man received a BA in economics from his university.

B & B

- Bed and Breakfast - a small inn or hotel that serves breakfast

My sister wants to open a B & B when she quits her job.

B & E

- Break and Enter - a criminal act of breaking into a house or building to steal something

When I was going to university there was a B & E in my apartment.

BLT

- Bacon and Lettuce and Tomato - a type of sandwich

We went into the restaurant and ordered a BLT sandwich.

BO

- Body Odor - smell of sweat from the human body

The BO from the man in the elevator was very bad.

BS

- Bullshit - lies or other information that is false

We heard a lot of BS at the meeting last night which nobody believed.

BSc

- Bachelor of Science - from a university

My cousin received a BSc in computer science from his university.

BYOB

- Bring Your Own Bottle - used for a party or dinner where each person must bring something to drink

I decided to have a dinner party at my house and told everyone that it was BYOB.


C- Initials


CA

- Chartered Accountant

We went to see a CA to get our income tax finished on time.

cc

- send a copy to someone - cc means carbon copy

I had to cc the email to my boss.

CD

- Compact Disc

CDs are becoming less popular now.

CEO

- Chief Executive Officer

My uncle was the CEO of a large computer company.

CFO

- Chief Financial Officer

I have an appointment to meet the CFO of the company.

CIA

- Central Intelligence Agency - US spy and security organization

The CIA was involved in the efforts to free the kidnapped air force pilot.

C/O

- Care Of - used when you want to send something to someone at the address of another person

I did not know my friend's address so I sent a letter to him C/O another friend of ours.

COD

- Cash On Delivery - used when a delivery person receives cash when they deliver something

I decided to send away for some books and the company said that they would send them COD.

CPA

- Certified Public Accountant

The woman in our accounting department has been studying for her CPA exams for three months.


D- Initials


DA

- district attorney

The office of the DA will make a statement about the murder soon.

DIY

- Do-It-Yourself

I went to a DIY store and bought the materials to build a bed.

DJ

- Disc Jockey

My cousin worked in the summer as a disc jockey while he was going to university.

DNA

- Deoxyribonucleic Acid - the main constituent of the chromosomes of all organisms

My university has spent a lot of money in the study of DNA.

DUI

- Driving Under the Influence

The man was sent to jail for several months on a charge of DUI.

DVD

- Digital Video Disc

The sales of DVDs is increasing every year.


E- Initials


ECG

- Electrocardiogram - an electronic test of a person's heart

My father was asked to take an ECG by his doctor.

e.g.

- Exempli Gratia - the Latin which means for example

The company has many factories around the world - e.g. Italy, Mexico, Thailand and Korea.

ER

- Emergency Room - the place in a hospital which deals with emergency situations

The victims of the accident were taken to the ER.

ESL

- English as a Second Language

The ESL classes at the college have been offered for almost ten years now.

ESP

- Extrasensory Perception

The movie was about a young boy who had the ability of ESP.

ETA

- Estimated Time of Arrival

"What will your ETA be when you return home next month?"


F- Initials


FAQ

- frequently asked questions

The website had much information in the FAQ section.

FBI

- Federal Bureau of Investigation

The killers were found in a nationwide search by the FBI.

FM

- Frequency Modulation - a type of radio signal

The radio station that we listen to regularly is an FM station.

FYI

- For Your Information

I wrote FYI on the information bulletin and sent it to the other members of the staff.


G- Initials


GI

- Government Issue - stamped on US military equipment - GI is also used to mean a US soldier

The man went to the store and bought a GI Joe doll for his son.

GMT

- Greenwich Mean Time - Greenwich is a place in England which is used as the standard for time around the world

The rocket will be launched at 10:00 AM tomorrow GMT.

GNP

- Gross National Product - the total value of goods and services produced by a country in one year

The GNP of the small country has been decreasing for several years.

GP

- General Practitioner - a general doctor

I went to see a GP when I broke my leg last summer.


H- Initials


HIV

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The rate of HIV infection among drug users is very high.

HMO

- health maintenance organization

The man had to speak to his HMO about his medical bills.

HQ

- Headquarters

The HQ of our company is located in a small town.

HR

- Human Resources (Department)

I must talk to HR about the mistake on my pay check.


I- Initials


i.e.

- id est - from Latin with the meaning of "that is to say" or "in other words"

The meeting starts at 8:00 PM - i.e. we cannot be late.

IMF

- International Monetary Fund - an international agency that works to stabilize currencies etc.

The IMF imposed very strict currency guidelines that many people were opposed to.

IOU

- I Owe You - a signed paper stating that you promise to pay a debt

I gave my friend an IOU when I bought his television.

IQ

- Intelligence Quotient - a measure of a person's intelligence

The IQ of the new student is very high.


J- Initials


JP

- Justice of the Peace (a person in the court/justice system who can do some minor duties and perform marriages etc.)

The young couple went to a JP when they decided to get married.


K- Initials


KO

- Knockout

The boxer won the match in the fifth round by a KO.


L- Initials


LLB

- Bachelor of Laws

My cousin received his LLB and will begin to practice law soon.

LP

- Long-Playing Record

Recently, LP records are becoming more popular.

LPG

- Liquid Petroleum Gas

The truck carrying LPG was in an accident on the highway last night.


M- Initials


MA

- Master of Arts

My cousin's wife has recently decided to study for her MA in economics.

MC

- Master of Ceremonies

My cousin was the MC for my sister's wedding.

MD

- Doctor of Medicine

The woman received her MD when she was 26 years old and has been practicing medicine since then.

MIA

- Missing In Action

There are several MIA soldiers in the small country.

MO

- modus operandi - the way that a person works

The MO of the criminal was very difficult to understand.

MP

- Member of Parliament - used in the United Kingdom and Canada etc.

There were several MPs at the restaurant where we had dinner.

MP3

- MPEG-1 audio layer 3 - a method to compress digital audio

The students listened to their MP3 players as they worked in the computer lab.

MSc

- Master of Science

The woman has an MSc in computer science and she found a job easily.


N- Initials


N/A

- not applicable (often found on a survey or questionnaire)

I wrote down N/A for many questions on the survey.

NASA

- National Aeronautics and Space Administration - the US space organization

According to a spokesperson for NASA the rocket will be launched next week.

NATO

- North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The members of NATO are gathering for an important meeting next month in Brussels.

NB

- Nota Bene - Latin for take notice or note well

Our teacher told us to memorize the information in our text that is marked NB.

NRA

- National Rifle Association

The NRA had a big meeting recently.


O- Initials


OAP

- Old Age Pensioner

At first, I thought that I could get the OAP discount. Later, I realized it was for senior citizens only.

OAU

- Organization of African Unity

The OAU is working very hard to promote free trade between its various countries.

OBO

- or best offer

The piano is being sold for $300 obo.

OD

- Overdose - on drugs

The man died because of a drug OD.

OR

- Operating Room - in a hospital

Before entering the OR the doctors carefully washed their hands.

OT

- overtime

I have to work some OT this weekend.


P- Initials


PA

- Public Address (System)

Every morning the children listened to the latest school information over the PA.

PC

- Politically Correct - language that is not harmful or insulting to others

The university has a policy that says that all material published in the school newspaper must be PC.

PC

- Personal Computer

The PC industry has been growing rapidly in recent years.

P.E.

- Physical Education

My P.E. class was held indoors during the winter months.

Phd

- Doctor of Philosophy

After receiving his Phd in history my friend got a job at a university.

PLO

- Please Leave On - used when you want to leave something on a blackboard or whiteboard

Although the teacher wrote PLO on the blackboard, the information was erased during the lunch break.

PM

- Post Meridiem - Latin for after noon

The meeting started at exactly 1:00 PM.

PO

- post office

I went to the PO to get a package.

POW

- Prisoner of War

The negotiations regarding POWs continued for many years after the Vietnam war.

PR

- Public Relations

With good PR the politician was able to gain the support of many people.

PS

- Postscript - written at the end of a letter when you want to add some extra information

After finishing the letter, I wrote PS to include something very important that I had forgotten.

PTA

- Parent-Teacher Association

We got home late last night after attending our son's PTA meeting.

PTO

- Please Turn Over - written on a piece of paper to tell someone to look at the other side

I wrote PTO on the letter to make sure that my friend looked at the other side.


R- Initials


RCMP

- Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canada's national police force

The movie was about the RCMP and it took place in northern Canada.

RIP

- Requiescat In Pace (from the Latin) or Rest In Peace- used when talking about someone who is dead and sometimes written on a gravestone

At the end of the movie RIP was written on the gravestone of the character who had been killed.

RN

- registered nurse

My aunt is an RN.

RSVP

- Repondez S'il Vous Plait - the French which means please reply

The invitation said RSVP so I sent a note to say that I would attend the party.


S- Initials


SOB

- Son Of a Bitch - a swear word used in anger or when you want to insult someone

The man called me a SOB when I drove in front of him in the parking lot.

SOS

- this does not refer to any words but is the international code (Morse code) that is used as a signal of distress, a call for help

The sinking ship sent out an SOS signal but nobody came to their rescue.

SPCA

- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The man called the SPCA to tell them about the poor treatment of the dog.


T- Initials


TA

- Teaching Assistant

After leaving university, my friend was able to get a job as a TA at the junior college.

TB

- Tuberculosis

The number of TB cases has been increasing around the world recently.

TBA

- To Be Announced - used when something will be announced at a later time

I looked in the television guide to see what the 7:00 movie would be but it said TBA.

TGIF

- Thank Goodness It's Friday

The restaurant has a large TGIF sign on the door and all drinks are half price.

TKO

- Technical Knockout

The boxer won the fight with a TKO.

TLC

- Tender Loving Care

With lots of TLC the house plants did very well under my sister's care.

TP

- Toilet Paper

I went to the store to buy some TP.


U- Initials


UFO

- Unidentified Flying Object

The number of UFO sightings has increased dramatically recently.

UPS

- United Parcel Service

My friend will send the package by UPS.

UV

- Ultraviolet - a type of light ray

We used sunscreen in order to protect ourselves from UV rays.


V- Initials


VCR

- Video Cassette Recorder

The electronics store does not sell VCR's anymore.

VDU

- Video Display Unit

The VDU was beginning to cause problems with my eyes so I went to an eye doctor.

VHF

- Very High Frequency

The television was not working because of a problem with the VHF connection.

VIP

- Very Important Person

The football player was given the VIP treatment when he visited his hometown.

VP

- Vice President

After serving as vice president for many years the man was appointed company president.

VTR

- Video Tape Recorder

The VTR in the classroom was missing because someone was using it for a meeting.


W- Initials


WC

- Water Closet - toilet

When we entered the park we went directly to the sign that said WC.


Y- Initials


YMCA

- Young Men's Christian Association

The English classes at the YMCA were recommended to the students last year.

YWCA

- Young Women's Christian Association

My friend stayed at the YWCA when she visited New York City last summer.

thuy_ed
06-22-2011, 09:22 PM
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:



LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online
Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng các lớp mã số E51 và E52 với lịch như sau:
Lớp mã E51:
*Thời gian học: 4.30pm-6.30pm thứ 7 & Chủ nhật
* Dự kiến khai giảng: 02/07/2011
* Thời lượng khóa học: 05 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 05 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác


Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:



Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............



Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!



Đây là chỉ dẫn vào nhà mình:






QUY ĐỊNH KHI THAM GIA LỚP HỌC :
I – Phần dành cho giáo viên


1. Giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy đầy đủ cho học viên tất cả những bài đã nêu trong phần giới thiệu chương trình học của từng lớp được thống nhất đầu khóa học.
2. Giáo viên thường xuyên kiểm tra việc đi học, làm bài tập đầy đủ và tiến bộ của học viên.
3. Giáo viên chấm bài, phê bình và trả bài đầy đủ cho học viên.
4. Giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy đầy đủ thời lượng quy định đối với mỗi khóa học. Đối với những buổi nghỉ học do nghỉ lễ, Tết hoặc do lý do từ phía giáo viên, giáo viên có trách nhiệm dạy bù.

II – Phần dành cho học viên:

1.Đi học đúng lớp bạn đang theo học.Trong trường hợp bạn tham dự 1 giờ học của lớp khác hoặc chuyển lớp, phải có sự đồng ý của giáo viên.
2. Đi học đúng giờ và làm bài tập đầy đủ.
3. Trong giờ học, học viên để điện thoại di động ở chế độ im lặng, nếu có việc cần trao đổi thì các bạn nói nhỏ để tránh ảnh hưởng đến giờ học và các học viên khác.
4. Không nói chuyện riêng trong lớp gây mất trật tự.
5. Giáo viên có quyền yêu cầu bạn ngừng tham gia lớp học nếu bạn có những hành vi không lịch sự trong lớp học gây phiền hà đến các thành viên khác.
6. Về vấn đề học phí:
+ Học phí đã đóng trong bất cứ trường hợp nào cũng không hoàn lại.
+ Không chuyển nhượng học phí cho người khác.
+ Trong trường hợp bạn có lý do tạm ngừng học chính đáng, học phí đã đóng tại thời điểm bạn cần bảo lưu phải còn tối thiểu 1/2 giá trị và bạn phải thông báo ngay cho giáo viên. Khi bạn theo học lại vào 1 lớp khác, giáo viên sẽ tính tương ứng cho bạn vào lớp đó. Thời hạn bảo lưu học phí là 01 năm. Học phí chỉ được bảo lưu 1 lần. (Điều khoản này chỉ áp dụng với những khóa học có chế độ bảo lưu)
Trên đây là những quy định nhằm giúp lớp học được tổ chức thuận lợi hơn và đảm bảo hơn nên mong mọi người thực hiện đúng.Xin chân thành cảm ơn.

AtuFasHion
06-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Hay hay, ủng hộ bạn. Rất nhiều người cần đến bạn đó!

thuy_ed
06-23-2011, 09:10 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E44 chuẩn bị cho Chủ nhật 26.06.11:
Cả lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 5.2 & Listening 5.3
Học bài Reading 5.1, bài CẤU TRÚC GIẢ ĐỊNH & VOCAB 65,66

UPDATE bài lớp E43 chuẩn bị cho Chủ nhật 26.06.11:
Cả lớp học bài Listening 5.3 - INVERSION (LT) & VOCAB từ 86

-----------------------------Tự động gộp Reply ---------------------------


8 đề WRITING quyển CAM 8 cho lớp E44 (hạn chót: 03.07.11)

1. Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this.fficeffice" />
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
2. Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology.
In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make?
Has this become a positive or negative development?
3. Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
What other measures do you think might be effective?
4. In some countries the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are decreasing.
What do you think are the causes of these problems and what measures can be taken to solve them?



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(^_^) Lớp học tiếng Anh Mrs.ThuyED - Add: 103 - khu 18 - Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc - Q.Hai Bà Trưng - Hà Nội - Tel: 0904.112.110 - 0978.08.01.09 - Email: thuy_ed@yahoo.com

Link lớp học tại TTVNOL từ năm 2003: http://ttvnol.com/f_544/1257647

thuy_ed
06-24-2011, 09:21 PM
Update bài lớp E42:

Thứ 2 lớp E42 sẽ học buổi cuối nội dung là bài MỆNH ĐỀ TRẠNG TỪ & CÁC CẤU TRÚC IELTS nhé. Mặc dù mình định dạy buổi cuối là thứ 3 nhưng do tuần tới mình sẽ nghỉ từ thứ 3 đến thứ 7 nên còn bài CAM 7-4 mình sẽ gửi bài chữa qua email cho lớp. Học xong thứ 2 lớp sẽ đi giết lợn - í - mổ heo nhé, thiếu $ mình sẽ chủ chi - nên mọi người báo cắt cơm nhà nhé



Update bài lớp E45:

Hôm nay lớp đã học xong 3 bài VOCAB & bài UNIT 9 STRATEGIES. Tuần tới lớp E45 sẽ nghỉ, buổi học kế tiếp là thứ 3 ngày 5.7 với nội dung: MỆNH ĐỀ DANH TỪ & VOCAB.

Lịch chót nộp bài WT2 ko có gì thay đổi, Chủ nhật 26.6.11 nha
^^

thuy_ed
06-26-2011, 09:54 AM
Mình vừa gửi file SPEAKING cho lớp E45 rùi mọi người nhá ^^
UPDATE bài chuẩn bị lớp E44 ngày Chủ nhật 03.07.11: (Lớp E44 nghỉ học thứ 4 & 5 tới):
Lớp học bài Listening 5.3 - BT bài RELATIVE & VOCAB 65,66 ^^

thuy_ed
06-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Tuần tới lớp E43 nghỉ học thứ 2 (27.06) & thứ 5 (30.6)

Bài chuẩn bị cho Chủ nhật (03.07.11):
Làm BT INVERSION - Reading 5.3 & VOCAB 88-93

Thứ 2 (04.07.11): Listening 5.4 Reading 5.4 & Vocab 94

Lớp nộp bài Reading 5.4 & Listening + Reading 7.4

HUYENTRAN64
06-26-2011, 10:53 PM
Em Tran Thi Huyen- E45 nộp bài ạ
Topic 18: Do you agree that modern technology has given us more leisure time than before?

Option 1

Undoubtedly, we are now enjoying one of the greatest technological boom times in human history. There is an increasingly growing popular claim that thanks to such technology advancement, we have almost our works such as washing, moving done by technology; as a result, we now can have more leisure time than ever. Apparently, it sounds a great idea, but is it true in any circumstance? Who can ensure that such modern technology always can give us freer from life and work? Fact have shown that people now have to engage in more everyday processes than ever before, such as shopping, food ordering, and so on. It seems that the time budget is burdened because more time should be invested in activities that were previously ignored or unnoticed.

Another reason why i advocate the attitude is that, technology, no matter how advanced, would never be able to contract the volume of people’s daily activities as it would never be able to offer us more leisure time. To illustrate this point, let me take the case of ubiquity modern technological tools, such as laptops or computers with Internet connected and mobile phone. In fact, these tools make people accessible to their superior wherever they are, even at home or in their after-work life; for example, after finishing work at office, you come home and enjoy your evening with your family, but your boss sends you an email or gives you a call and require you to handle some job-problems, then you loss your relaxed time; as a result, employees now may be easy to suffer from working stress than people in the past.

What is also worth noticing is that by virtue of competition and fears of job loss, people are willing to give up their leisure time for educational opportunities, that is to say on-the-job training and education for secured employment. To prove my point, technology development requires employees to equip updated knowledge about such development and, obviously, technology keeps moving so people always have to study to ensure they are up to date in order to meet requirement of their jobs. I remember a time, for instance, I had to learn Microsoft office 2003 very hard to pass the technology exam, but before the exam date one month there was an announce that the exam would be taken with Microsoft office 2007, I, then had no choice but study the version 2007 again.

Based on the above discussion and analysis, we can see that even though living in the era of technology, hardly do we have more leisure time than before.

Option 2

It is no doubt that we are now enjoying one of the greatest technological boom times in human history. There is an increasingly growing popular claim that thanks to such technology advancement, we now can have more leisure time than ever. I, however, am one of the few who still insist otherwise. There are numerous reasons why I hold this opinion, and I would explore a few of the most important ones here.

First and foremost, technology, no matter how advanced, would never be able to contract the volume of people’s daily activities as it would never be able to offer us more leisure time. To illustrate this point, let me take the case of ubiquity modern technological tools, such as laptops or computers with Internet connected and mobile phone. In fact, these tools make people accessible to their superior wherever they are, even at home or in their after-work life; for example, after finishing work at office, you come home and enjoy your evening with your family, but your boss sends you an email or gives you a call and require you to handle some job-problems, then you loss your relaxed time; as a result, employees now may be easy to suffer from working stress than people in the past.

What is also worth noticing is that by virtue of competition and fears of job loss, people are willing to give up their leisure time for educational opportunities, that is to say on-the-job training and education for secured employment. To prove my point, technology development requires employees to equip updated knowledge about such development and, obviously, technology keeps moving so people always have to study to ensure they are up to date in order to meet requirement of their jobs. I remember a time, for instance, I had to learn Microsoft office 2003 very hard to pass the technology exam, but before the exam date one month there was an announce that the exam would be taken with Microsoft office 2007, I, then had no choice but study the version 2007 again.

Another reason why i advocate the attitude is that people now have to engage in more everyday processes than ever before, such as shopping, food ordering, and so on. It seems that the time budget is burdened because more time should be invested in activities that were previously ignored or unnoticed.

Admittedly, we have more and more works, especially compulsory activities like moving, washing, shopping, etc, done by modern technology. Thus, we, obviously have more time to do other things that we could not do in the past. Like for instance, with internet, workers can work at home and manage their time on their own and strike a balance between work and rest.

Based on the above discussion and analysis, we can see that even though living in the era of technology, hardly do we have more leisure time than before.

nuanh
06-27-2011, 02:11 AM
Em Nu Anh - AE 45 - Nhom 4 gui bai:
Topic 33: People tend to work longer hours nowadays. Working long hours has a negative effect on themselves, their families and the society, so working hours should be restricted. Do you agree or disagree?

Many studies claimed that the more society develops the longer hours people have to work. Some people think that working hours is necessary to correspond with the requires of modern life; nonetheless, others confirm that it need be reduced. I am supportive of the argument that long working hours impact negatively on individuals, the organizations they work for as well as the national economy and society.

Undeniably, it is likely that working hours can considerable problems for employees. Firstly, it have a destructive influents on personal relationship, for example with their family or with society. Because of the lack time, people maybe have not enough time to take care their family or to enroll the public activities. Besides, persons working longer hours are more likely to get more stress and psychological disturbance than others. Therefore, it affect harmfully not only their health but also the quality of their life.

Another fact to note is that long working hours sometimes cause more damaging effects than benefit results to employers. Even though at first it help them receive more interest by limited resources, in long term it impact on the development of company. The primary reason is that employees can not focus on their work, leading to be less productive. Moreover, they can get greater risks of sickness and occupational diseases. Hence, the quality of work output is lower; in contrast, the turnover is higher. As result, employers have to spend much more money on recruiting and training new workers.

The last but not the least, working hours event affect harmfully not only on the economic and but also on the society. There are the consequences of its impact on employees and employers. When employees get sick and do not take part in social activities, the society will spend more on service for patients and lose their public contributions. In addition, the business of companies get less interest which impacts significantly on the national economy.

From what has been discussed, one can see no reason why working long hours is acceptable. The best way for the employers enhancing their profit is that they should assess alternatives like re-scheduling, flexible working arrangements and job redesign to explore the frail potential of each employee.

MeAnhDuc
06-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Chị iu quý ơi lúc nào rảnh gửi cho em phần chữa bài tập của 2 buổi T7, CN vừa roài chị nhé. À, hôm T7 được phát thêm giáo trình gì ạ? Bản hard copy ạ để em qua lấy với.
Thanks chị nhiều.

Hương Điệp
06-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Chị ơi, em theo dõi lớp học của chị từ khá lâu rồi và thấy rất thích. Nhưng chắc tầm cuối tháng 8, đầu tháng 9 em mới thu xếp để đi học được. Tầm tháng 9 có lớp chị nhắn giúp em đi học chị nhé. Em đăng ký cho 2 người ạ

thuy_ed
07-01-2011, 08:58 AM
Chị iu quý ơi lúc nào rảnh gửi cho em phần chữa bài tập của 2 buổi T7, CN vừa roài chị nhé. À, hôm T7 được phát thêm giáo trình gì ạ? Bản hard copy ạ để em qua lấy với.
Thanks chị nhiều.


Ừ, giáo trình chị "khuyến mại" thêm để học sinh tập phát âm chuẩn ấy em, chị về HN rùi, lúc nào em qua lấy đc thì alô chị trước nhé, hôm nay mùng 1 chị đi lễ thì tầm tối mới về, nếu em qua muộn đc thì qua, ko thì mai kia lúc nào tiện cũng ok ^^

thuy_ed
07-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Chị ơi, em theo dõi lớp học của chị từ khá lâu rồi và thấy rất thích. Nhưng chắc tầm cuối tháng 8, đầu tháng 9 em mới thu xếp để đi học được. Tầm tháng 9 có lớp chị nhắn giúp em đi học chị nhé. Em đăng ký cho 2 người ạ

OK bạn, chắc tuần sau mình sẽ có lịch của các lớp sau lớp tháng 8, mình sẽ post lên đây nhé. Cảm ơn bạn đã quan tâm và ủng hộ :"X

thuy_ed
07-01-2011, 06:58 PM
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:


LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online
Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng lớp mã số E52 với lịch như sau:

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Techcombank Hà Nội: 14024431228016 - chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy hoặc TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác


Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:

Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............


Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
07-03-2011, 09:34 AM
UPDATE bài lớp e44 cho thứ 4 và thứ 5 tuần tới:

Thứ 4 (06.07.11): Listening 5.2, VOCAB 65-66 & Mệnh đề tính từ bài 1 - 7

Thứ 5 (07.07.11): Reading 5.2, VOCAB 67-74 & Mệnh đề tính từ bài 8,9

thuy_ed
07-03-2011, 04:21 PM
UPDATE bài lớp E48 cho tuần tới:

Thứ 7 (09.07): học bài GRAMMAR đến 52; chữa LISTENING U4 từ 6-20

Chủ nhật (10.07): học WRITING; học UNIT 5 quyển IELTS STRATEGIES

Lớp nộp bài UNIT 5 (EXAM PRACTICE) .

Lớp tự học bài VOCAB 65-81.

Nộp bài SPEAKING trang 46 (hạn chót: Chủ nhật 10.07.11)
^^

thuy_ed
07-05-2011, 09:21 AM
Mình vừa gửi lớp E49 2 files bài giảng mình sử dụng trong buổi học thứ 2 ngày 04.07.2011, mọi người check nhé!





UPDATE bài chuẩn bị của lớp E43 cho thứ 5 (07.07.11): Chữa bài Listening 7.4 - học bài CẤU TRÚC ĐẢO NGỮ & VOCAB 91-92

thuy_ed
07-06-2011, 09:42 AM
UPDATE THÔNG TIN KHAI GIẢNG LỚP GẦN NHẤT:

LỚP KĨ NĂNG TỔNG QUÁT + pre. IELTS:
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
Giúp bạn lấy lại từ gốc rễ kiến thức Ngữ pháp – Phát âm – Từ vựng – Thao tác dịch thuật cơ bản trong tiếng Anh
Là khóa học chuẩn mẫu cho đối tượng ôn thi Cao học & Nghiên cứu sinh
Là khóa học kĩ năng dìu dắt những người bắt đầu học ôn IELTS
Là khóa học hiệu quả, học viên sẽ học dưới sự nghiêm khắc của GV kiểm tra, đôn đốc, thu bài vở hàng ngày, kết hợp học và chữa bài online
Trong quý 3/2011, Mrs. Thuy_ED có dự kiến khai giảng lớp mã số E52 với lịch như sau:

Lớp mã E52:
* Thời gian học: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 2; 7.30-9.00pm thứ 5; 10.00-11.30am Chủ nhật
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 08/08/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 4,5 tháng
* Học phí: 8.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 4,5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

Lớp IELTS TARGET BAND 7 + (Mã: E53)
ƯU ĐIỂM CỦA KHÓA HỌC: Vì sao bạn nên chọn khóa học này?
GV cung cấp tất cả kĩ năng làm bài thi từng kĩ năng thành phần trong kì thi IELTS
GV luyện tập cho HV nói trôi chảy, phát âm chuẩn, như phong cách người bản xứ
GV cùng HVthực nghiệm, chia sẻbài viết IELTS
GV cùng HV luyện tập làm các đề thi IELTS cập nhật nhất
GV cung cấp cho HV theo yêu cầu nguồn tài liệu ôn thi IELTS dồi dào, phong phú nhất

Lớp mã E53:
* Thời gian học: 3 buổi 1 tuần gồm: 7.30-9.00pm thứ 4 và 8.00 - 9.30am Chủ nhật + buổi học Speaking nhóm nhỏ HV được chọn giờ khi đăng kí: 5.30pm thứ 5 hoặc 10am thứ 7 (lưu ý: giờ chọn ưu tiên cho những HV đăng kí sớm nhất, trong trường hợp thời điểm bạn đăng kí, 1 ngày học lựa chọn đã full, bạn phải chấp nhận ngày còn lại)
*Dự kiến khai giảng: 07/09/2011
*Thời lượng khóa học: 5 tháng
*Học phí: 9.000.000 VND (gồm học phí 5 tháng học trực tiếp cùng GV trên lớp + các đơn vị học Writing & Speaking online + giáo trình)

ĐỂ GHI DANH VÀO LỚP HỌC:
Các bạn vui lòng qua đóng học phí trực tiếpvới GV: Mrs. Thuy_ED tại địa chỉ lớp học: 103-khu 18- Ngõ 108 Lò Đúc – HN (trước khi qua các bạn hẹn trước qua ĐT để tránh vào giờ dạy của GV)
hoặc
chuyển khoản qua TK của GV: TK Techcombank Hà Nội: 14024431228016 - chủ TK: Nguyễn Phương Thùy hoặc TK Vietcombank Hoàn Kiếm 0011002492438 - chủ TK: Phạm Đức Quang (sau khi CK, các bạn nhắn tin vào ĐT của cô giáo tên đầy đủ, số ĐT, đ/c email của người học).
Chú ý: Tất cả các lớp nhận những học viên đăng kí = đóng học phí sớm nhất và không nhận thêm khi lớp đã đủ sĩ số.
Cảm ơn sự quan tâm theo dõi của các bạn! Hy vọng được học cùng các bạn với tinh thần hợp tác


Ngoài hệ thống lớp tiếng Anh dành cho SV - người đi làm và ôn IELTS nói trên, Mrs. ThuyED còn nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo nhu cầu sau:


* Tiếng Anh kĩ năng: lớp biên dịch - phiên dịch * Tiếng Anh giao tiếp & văn phòng

Mình nhận dạy tiếng Anh theo yêu cầu của nhóm cá nhân và các cơ quan, công ty... bạn nào có nhu cầu liên lạc trực tiếp với mình

Ngoài những lịch sắp khai giảng nêu trên, nếu bạn/ người thân/ người quen của bạn có nhu cầu học tiếng Anh, bạn vui lòng để lại các thông tin sau cho mình:


Họ và tên:
Bạn là học sinh/ SV/ người đi làm?
Bạn muốn học tiếng Anh .........?
Bạn có thể học vào thời gian nào: ......?
Số điện thoại liên hệ: ..........
Địa chỉ email: ............



[B]Khi có lớp phù hợp, GV sẽ liên hệ và thông tin với bạn. Nếu các bạn ko tiện public thông tin trên diễn đàn, có thể PM cho mình hoặc nhắn tin vào số : 0904.112.110 hoặc 0978.08.01.09. Mình cảm ơn!

thuy_ed
07-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Mình vừa trả lớp E43 loạt chữa writing số 6 đấy, mọi người check nhé, nhìn chung là lớp rất tiến bộ với cấu trúc và luận điểm ^^

thuy_ed
07-07-2011, 07:12 PM
Bài lớp E44 dành cho Chủ nhật ngày 10.07.11:
Lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 5.4; Học bài reading 5.3 - bài Mệnh đề tính từ - bài lý thuyết INVERSION, nếu còn thời gian lớp học VOCAB tiếp từ 69 nhé

thuy_ed
07-07-2011, 09:05 PM
Bài chuẩn bị của lớp E43 cho Chủ nhật 10.07.11:

Bài Reading 7.4 - EMPHASIS - VOCAB 91,92,93

Thứ 2 11.07.11: Listening 7.1 - Reading 7.1 - VOCAB 94-100

Thứ 5 nộp bài Listening + Reading 7.3

thuy_ed
07-08-2011, 09:12 PM
UPDATE bài cho lớp E49 ngày thứ 2 11.07.11:

Lớp chuẩn bị bài WRITING quyển IELTS SKILLS trang 58,59 - học bài UNIT 1 quyển I.S

Thứ 3 (12.07.11): Lớp học bài HW Writing trang 26 quyển Academic writing - chữa bài Test - học bài NAMES & PLACES quyển I.S



UPDATE bài cho lớp E45 ngày thứ 3 12.07.11:

Lớp học tiếp bài Unit 10 quyển IELTS STRATEGIES - học WRITING viết đề & học nốt quyển VOCAB ^^

thuy_ed
07-10-2011, 10:05 AM
UPDATE bài cho lớp E44 ngày 13.07.11:
Listening 5.4 - Inversion BT - Vocab 69-74
Thứ 5 ngày 14.07.11: Reading 5.4 - Cấu trúc đảo ngữ - VOCAB 69-74
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thuy_ed
07-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Lớp E49 check mail bài cấu trúc IELTS nhé

thuy_ed
07-11-2011, 09:02 PM
Update bài lớp E43 cho thứ 5 14.07.11:

Lớp học bài Listening + Reading 7.2 & bài REPORTED SPEECH

Lớp nộp bài Listening + Reading 7.3