Vocabulary #2

Tấm Cám

Trên cÀnh cây các chú chim sẽ vẫn đang đói meo, LOOK SO BLUE (trông buồn rười rượi), đợi lệnh của Boss Bụt: “ê, khi nào mới GET PAID (có lương) mậy”


TET IS AROUND THE CORNER (Tết đã gần đến) mông, ko biết WHAT LIES AHEAD (tương lai của chúng sẽ ra sao) vì mấy tháng nay IS UNEMPLOYED (thất nghiệp) kể từ khi được công ty Bụt gọi đến GIVE tấm A HAND
(giúp Tấm) SEPARATE BEANS (phân chia đậu).

Các chú chim ARE HUNGRY TO DEATH (đói bụng gần xỉu) chỉ biết đu dây điện, hát karaoke ngêu ngao và nhận lệnh của Bụt
“Người hãy quên em đi, và đừng iu êm nữa, nếu anh ko còn gì để vương vấn”
Xuýt chút nữa bị công an PUT INTO JAIL (bắt vô tù) cả lũ vì ăn cắp bản quyền của Mỹ Tâm

1 chú nói bâng quơ: “HOW ABOUT (hay là) bây giờ qua công ty Bụt coi sao?”

Cả đàn đồng ý và BOOK THE AIRLINE TICKET (đặt vé máy bay) tới chỗ Bụt. Vừa đến nơi đã nghe giọng Bụt FROM A FAR DISTANCE (từ xa): “Tấm ơi e trả phí dịch vụ, a còn PAY THE FEE (trả phí) cho tụi sẻ nữa”

Tấm vừa khóc vừa bảo: ” A ơi, tháng này e lỡ SPLASH OUT ON SHOPPING (sắm đồ quá tay) cho tết, bây giờ I”M BROKE (ko xu dính túi), a cứ đợi đi, khi nào e FLIRT (cua) hoàng thượng và lên chức hoàng hậu, e sẽ PAY OFF MY DEBT (trả dứt nợ)

Ko lâu sau, Tấm lên làm hoàng hậu thật nhưng Tấm ko còn khóc để Bụt hiện lên giúp đỡ và cuộc sống của các chú chim cũng COME TO A DEADLOCK (rơi vào bế tắc)

Thế là cả nhóm DECIDE (quyết định) thành lập TRAVELING CIRCUS (đoàn xiếc lưu động)

Biểu diễn xiếc kinh hoàng cuối cùng cũng đã đến, chim sẻ đầu đàn cột 2 tay 2 chân, lái xe rim, BLIND-FOLD (bịt mắt), tống 5 với vận tốc 80km/h qua dây diện dài 20 km

Cả đoàn đã vượt qua thử thách và DRAW THE ATTETION OF (nhận được rất nhiều sự quan tâm của) công chúng, chúng đã GO ON TOUR (lưu diễn) khắp nơi trên thế giới, LIVE UP THEIR FULL POTENTIAL (sống hết mình) và WIN A BIG CONTRACT (thắng hợp đồng) quảng cÁo tỷ đô.

Các chú đã trở thành HISTORICAL PHENOMENON (hiện tương lịch sử)

và kể từ đó có thể TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR LIFE (làm chủ cuộc sống) và LIVE IN PROSPERITY (sống trong thịnh vượng) vào mỗi dịp Tết về.

DONT TRY THIS AT HOME (đừng thử làm ở nhà) như mấy ẻm chim sẻ nhá ))

IELTS Duy Thảo


1.Do you like to watch films?

I absolutely love watching movies. It is a way to experience how others live. Each of us can only have one life but we can experience so many different lifestyles in movies. It is kind of temporarily putting oneself into another world.

2.Do you prefer foreign films or Vietnamese films?

I’m much more into imported films rather than domestically produced ones, because of a thing called cultural exposure. People in different countries have different cultural norms and ideas that come across in their film-making. To me, that’s important for broadening our horizons.

3.How often do you go to a cinema to watch a movie?

I’m not really keen on watching films in the cinema. Therefore, I only go there when I have to meet my friends, or sometimes when there is a blockbuster that I want to see immediately.

4.Do Vietnamese people like to go to a cinema to watch a film?

I would say yes. I can see that movie theaters have become an important part of Vietnamese life, and cinemas are packed whenever blockbusters are released. People like to go to a cinema to watch films since they can enjoy the live sound and images on the big screen and spectacular special effects always have a wide appeal to audiences.

5.What kinds of movies do you like best?

I like adventure ones. They excite me, they keep me in anticipation, waiting to see amazing visual effects, hear great soundtracks, cry, be scared, laugh, and think.

6.What was the first film that you watched?

Well, it’s hard to remember exactly. I guess it should be an animated film like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Nupakachi, which were the most popular films among children at my age in the 1990s.


1.When was the last time that you worked with a team?

Let me see, just during the summer vacation, I took my first part-time job in a restaurant, which has around 20 employees. we worked together for almost two months. It was really valuable and unforgettable experience for me.

2.Do you like to work or study with others or just by yourself?

Personally speaking, I guess I prefer to work or study with a group of people rather than studying on my own. There are some benefits that worth a mention. For example, I can get more ideas and build up my communication skills.

3.What’s the most important thing for teamwork?

I guess the communication between team members should be far more central. It is known to us that communication effectiveness between team member can enhance our efficiency in working or studying. In addition, it also can decrease the misunderstanding between team members.

4.Do you like to be a leader?

Well, to be honest, I really want be a leader, but the fact is that being a leader is not my strong suit. Personally speaking, i think a leaders should be someone with vision and born leadership, but unfortunately, i was not born with these qualities.


1.How often do you use the computer?

I use it on a daily basis. I mean, I can’t go a day without it now because I use it to do almost everything, like searching for information, keeping in touch with friends, reading news and loosening up. My computer is a big part of my life now.

2.Who taught you how to use a computer?

Well, my memory’s a bit sketchy now. I think it must have been my dad. If I remember correctly, he taught me how to type when I was a 4th grader. I remember thinking it was super difficult and I didn’t want to learn it at all, but my dad told me that typing would be an essential skill in the future. He was right.

3.Do you think computers have changed your life a lot?

Yes, definitely. The computer has changed my life dramatically. For starters, when I was a child, I used to play with my little friends outside every day and we always had a ball together. However, now, in my downtime, I just like to surf on the internet and social networking sites allow me to know what my friends are doing. Plus, I don’t even need to leave my apartment anymore when I want to buy something. With a click of the mouse, I can buy anything on the internet.

4.What kinds of computers are popular in China?

I guess maybe office computers and laptops. For the brand, I believe Apple-brand computers take up a big market share among Chinese people.

5.What do you usually use your computer for?

Well, with computers,I can do pretty much thing, like checking and writing e-mails,watching online movies, shopping and chatting online, searching for information…whatever you name it.And recently, I use computer to search information a lot,simply because I am to graduate from university and I need to finish my dissertation with a huge amount of information.


1.What activities do teenagers in your country like to do?

Well, they do anything that lets them enjoy their time, I guess, for example, doing shopping and hanging out with friends, watching online videos and meeting new people.

2.Do you often spend time with teenagers?

Oh yes. I am an adolescent myself, so the majority of my friends are teenagers and we spend quite a bit of time together.

3.What is the best part of being a teenager in your country?

Oh, I think it is having many possibilities, unlimited potential, no time boundaries, and feeling mighty, as a result.

4.Do you think it is good to be a teenager?

Definitely. The life of teenagers is always hopeful and promising with enough chances to try and to make mistakes, which is actually a period for them to learn dealing with different problems and going through various kinds of mental and physical changes. In addition, they don’t have to face the heavy living pressure.


1.How often do you take the bus?

Actually, it really depends on different occasions.

Like for instance, if it is from Monday to Friday, I would like to take the bus every day to the office because bus is just the perfect vehicle for commuting.

Whereas in contrast, if it’s at weekends, the bicycle becomes my option instead of the bus, mainly because cycling is a good way of physical exercise and I have plenty of time for that weekends.

2.When was the first time you took a bus?

Actually, I really can’t remember that clearly. But I guess it should be after the mygraduation time of primary school.

This was due to the fact that I moved on tothe middle school which was a bit far away from home, so I had to take the bus instead of walking.

3.Is it convenient to take the bus in your city?

Well, I guess it is really convenient because we have a very powerful and completed bus transit system, including BRT.

You may go to every corner of the city with bus in a very short time. •However, we also know that bus is not a kind of door-to-door vehicle, so if you want more convenience, you’d better consider other options.

4.Do people in your country take the bus?

Actually, it really depends on the different age groups.

For the teenagers, they usually take the bus because they are somewhat independent to take the bus by themselves but still too young to drive.

For the young adults under 30, they would also like to take the bus because they may not be wealthy enough to afford a car just after several years of working.

5.What is the difference between taking a bus and taking a train?

There is not much difference when going for smaller distances, apart from the fact that trains tend to be more comfortable as one gets to sleep. With a bus, one is stuck in one place and has to sit. However, in longer distances, trains tend to be faster as compared to a bus.

6.What do you do when you are on a bus

Oh, I just listen to music in order not to listen to conversations between people as more often than not people speak so loudly that you can’t help hearing everything they say.

7.How good is the bus service where you live?

I wouldn’t say the bus service in my city runs like clockwork, but it is efficient, at least, compared to that in other cities in my country. There is an extensive network of buses and there are both short bus lines and long ones.

Rainy days

1. Do you like rainy days?

No, not that much to be honest with you, because I mean, when it rains, you can’t really do anything outside, unless you don’t mind getting wet of course! And also for me, I find it a bit of a hassle carrying an umbrella around with me everywhere.

2. What do you do on rainy days?

Well it kind of depends really, because there are some things I have to do regardless of whether it’s raining or not, you know, like going to lectures and stuff. But when I’m free, I tend to just chill out at home if it’s raining. So for example, I might read a book or watch TV, and I’ll only leave the flat if I absolutely have to!

3. Do you think rain is good?

Yeah, for sure. I mean, for one thing, it helps get rid of all the dust in the air. And secondly, it’s good for the natural environment. You know, it helps all the plants and vegetation stay alive. So although I don’t particularly like the rain, I understand the need for it!

4. Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown?

Yeah, most definitely, because you know, whenever it rains, the traffic always seems to get a lot more congested. I’m not exactly sure why, but I guess it’s probably because cars have to drive slower in the rain.

5. Is there any part of China where it doesn’t rain much?

Yeah, I’d say there are quite a few areas of the country where it doesn’t rain a lot, the most obvious place being the Gobi Desert, which I guess never gets any rain, what with being a desert and all! And also I’d say the north of China, in general, doesn’t really get all that much rain, at least compared with the south, so a lot of that part of the country is quite dry and arid.


1.Have you ever taken any training?

I didn’t take any training lesson except a swimming lesson when i was 10.

2.what skills have you learned?

I have learned the basic cooking skills in a cooking course by the instructions of a charming chef last year, and also have grasped a bit of how to raise a stray cat in a pet center. You know, there are so many good kind cat or dog people there and their lessons are wonderful!

3.what skills do you want to learn?

I seriously want to learn some social skills, how to blend in a group, how to break the ice, how to pick some girls up politely.So basically, all the great weaknesses for an introvert, i want to overcome them all!

4.How do you feel about it?

I think that training can help people to improve the particular skills in a short time and with a high efficiency, but a low quality of groundwork.