TOPIC 1: WORK & STUDIES

WORK & STUDIES

Chủ điểm Work & Studies có thể được coi là chủ điểm hay gặp nhất trong phần Speaking Part 1 với mục đích “warm up” bài thi cho thí sinh. Các câu hỏi thuộc chủ điểm này thường xoay quanh việc hỏi nghề nghiệp hay ngành học của bạn là gì, bạn làm việc hay học tập ở đâu, bạn có dự định nào khác không …

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Chúng ta cùng xem Sample Answers dưới đây về một số câu hỏi thuộc chủ điểm Work & Studies và rút ra những từ vựng cần nhớ.

1. Do you work or study? (Do you work or are you a student?)

Well, I have just finished college and currently I’m working as a freelance copywriter. This is what I love to do ever since I was a college student. I have a passion for digital marketing, and how blessed I am to have a job that gives me pay cheques and the freedom to create, without having to spend days in an office.

2. Do you enjoy your work? (Do you like your job?)

Yes, very much. Although the money is not much, I believe that it sets the foundation for me to become a better marketer in the future. Furthermore, I get to improve my English constantly. What I appreciate the most is that I can work wherever and whenever I want with no strings attached.

3. Why did you choose to do that kind of work?

I chose to be a copywriter because marketing was my major when I was in college. And I have already accumulated some work experience by taking several part-time jobs before I graduated. Furthermore, this job really suits my interest, since I have an affinity for writing and the alike.

VocabularyPhoneticMeaning
freelance/ˈfriːlɑːns/làm tự do
have a passion for/hav ə ˈpaʃ(ə)n fɔː/có đam mê với điều gì
set the foundation for/sɛt ðə faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n fɔː/đặt nền tảng cho cái gì
improve/ɪmˈpruːv/cải thiện
no strings attached/nəʊ strɪŋz əˈtatʃt/không vướng bận
major/ˈmeɪdʒə/chuyên ngành
accumulate/əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt/tích luỹ
work experience/wəːk ɛkˈspɪərɪəns/kinh nghiệm làm việc
suit/suːt/phù hợp
have an affinity for/hav ə əˈfɪnɪti fɔː/thích cái gì

Chúng ta cùng xem tiếp những câu hỏi tiếp theo và rút ra thêm những (cụm) từ vựng đắt giá dưới đây.

4. Is that a popular job in your country?

I don’t really know. I suppose marketing is a popular choice in general, but not a lot of people can develop a passion for copywriting since they think it can be a dull job. In that case, I don’t really blame them though, because having to create similar contents for days can be quite monotonous.

5. Are there anything special about job?

As I have mentioned earlier, what I love about my job the most is that it gives me the freedom to create. Unlike many other office work, I don’t have to spend an entire day in my office, which is pretty cool. My boss, who is very intuiative, actually encourages me to go outside to find some inspirations for my work.

6. Is there another type of job you would like to do?

Besides this, ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamt of becoming a writer, like J.K Rowling, you know. I think literature is one of the strongest media that can reflect all aspects of life. Journalism sounds great too, but I have never been good at photography, so writing books is probably the only other job I would want to do.

7. Would you recommend your current job to other people?

Yes, I would recommend it to everybody who is majoring in Business in general. Copywriting can be stressful sometimes, but I believe that it can enhance your creativity and imagination to a large extent. If you’re good enough, you can be the trend setter for almost anything in the market.

VocabularyPhoneticMeaning
develop a passion for/dɪˈvɛləp ə ˈpaʃ(ə)n fɔː/phát triển niềm đam mê với cái gì
dull/dʌl/tù mù, chán nản
monotonous/məˈnɒt(ə)nəs/tẻ nhạt, đơn điệu
office work/ˈɒfɪs wəːk /công việc văn phòng
intuitive/ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv/thấu hiểu
encourage/ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/khuyến khích
dream of/driːm ɒv/mơ ước về điều gì
be good at/biː ɡʊd at/giỏi cái gì
recommend/rɛkəˈmɛnd/khuyên dùng, gợi ý
enhance/ɪnˈhɑːns/tăng cường, cải thiện

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