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Dưới đây là 20 chủ đề trong phần thi IELTS Speaking, mỗi chủ đề sẽ là các từ vựng trọng tâm,

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https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut PHẦN I: 20 CHỦ ĐỀ TỪ VỰNG IELTS SPEAKING Dưới đây là 20 chủ đề trong phần thi IELTS Speaking, mỗi chủ đề sẽ là các từ vựng trọng tâm, liên quan tới bài thi giúp các học viên học tập tốt hơn. Ngoài ra, cô khuyên các bạn nên ứng dụng thực tế và bài học để đạt hiệu quả cao nhất.  Nguồn: https://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/  Tổng hợp: https://ielts-debut.com/ Mục lục: IELTS Vocabulary ...................................................................................................................................... 1 IELTS Holiday Vocabulary .............................................................................................................................. 2 IELTS Relationships Vocabulary ............................................................................................................. 5 ELTS Technology Vocabulary .................................................................................................................. 8 IELTS Sports Vocabulary ........................................................................................................................ 12 IELTS Food Vocabulary .......................................................................................................................... 16 IELTS Education Vocabulary ................................................................................................................. 19 IELTS Work Vocabulary .......................................................................................................................... 22 IELTS Health Vocabulary ........................................................................................................................ 26 IELTS Books and Films Vocabulary ...................................................................................................... 29 IELTS Accommodation Vocabulary ....................................................................................................... 33 IELTS Clothes & Fashion Vocabulary ................................................................................................... 37 IELTS Personality Vocabulary ............................................................................................................... 40 IELTS Business Vocabulary ................................................................................................................... 43 IELTS Town and City Vocabulary .......................................................................................................... 47 IELTS Music Vocabulary ......................................................................................................................... 50 IELTS Weather Vocabulary .................................................................................................................... 53 IELTS Shopping Vocabulary .................................................................................................................. 56 IELTS Environment Vocabulary ............................................................................................................. 59 IELTS Advertising Vocabulary ............................................................................................................... 63 TỪ VỰNG CHO IELTS SPEAKING .................................................................................................................. 66https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Holiday Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 1: Holidays IELTS Holiday vocabulary You probably know the meaning of individual words like ‘flight’, ‘tour’ and ‘view’. However, the key to showcasing your advanced English is to show you are able to use these individual words in combination with other words to form set phrases and expressions. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: What kind of holiday do you like? Miguel: I try to avoid tourist traps … I like to get away from it all and prefer going somewhere off the beaten track … last year I had the holiday of a lifetime … a two week wildlife safari in Kenya. Examiner: What do you like to do when you’re on holiday? Anna: I enjoy visiting the local places of interest … I like to go sightseeing and always sign up forguided tours as it’s a chance to be shown around and take photographs … one of my hobbies. Examiner: Do you have many tourists in your country? Amy: Yes … we have a lot of holiday resorts along the coast that are popular with tourists … most people come on package holidays and stay in one of the many hotels and self-cateringapartments. Part 2-style task Describe a beautiful place you once visited. You should say:https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  when you went to this place  where it was  who you went with and say why you liked it so much. Sally: A few years ago I went on a long weekend to the Lake District in the UK … it’s a very popular holiday destination in the north of England … I went on my own and had a wonderful time … I stayed in a youth hostel and met some really nice people … but the most memorable thing about the holiday were the breathtaking views … and lovely picturesque villages … it can get very busy with hordes of tourists so I decided to go out of season in the autumn … the weather was fantastic and the shops were full of local crafts … a really great holiday … it’s certainly not the kind of short break for someone looking for a busy nightlife but if you want to relax in the middle of stunning landscape I would certainly recommend a holiday to the Lake District. Part 3-style questions Examiner: What do you think has led to the growth in the tourist industry? Miguel: It’s much easier and affordable to travel now … nowadays you can get cheap charter-flights or all-in packages … to somewhere near or to a far-off destination. Examiner: How do people tend to choose a destination? Anna: The Internet is a great source of information and high street travel agents are still very popular … that’s where I like to go to get holiday brochures for the place I’m interested in. Examiner: People sometimes say flying is the most glamorous form of travel. Do you agree? Amy: I’m not so sure really … flying can be quite boring … queuing up at the check-in desk … going through passport control … sitting for ages in the departure lounge … then the flight itself can be quite uncomfortable … no … I’m not sure I agree. Definitions  all-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together  breathtaking view: an extremely beautiful viewhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  charter-flight: a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight  check-in desk: the place at the airport where you register for your flight and deposit your luggage  departure lounge: where you wait for your flight to be called  far-off destination: somewhere a long way away  to get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle  guided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an expert  holiday brochure: a glossy publication with details of holiday packages  holiday destination: where you go for a holiday  holiday of a lifetime: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat  holiday resort: a place where lots of people go for a holiday  hordes of tourists: crowds of tourists  local crafts: objects produced locally  long weekend: an extended weekend holiday including Friday or Monday  out of season: outside of the main holiday period  picturesque village: very pretty village  passport control: the place where your passport is checked  places of interest: sites of interest to tourists  wildlife safari: a holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals  self-catering: a holiday where you supply your own food  short break: a short holiday  to go sightseeing: to look around the tourist sites  stunning landscape: extremely beautiful countryside  travel agent: a shop that specialises in booking holidays  tourist trap: somewhere where too many tourists go  youth hostel: a cheap form of accommodationhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Relationships Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 2: Relationships IELTS Relationships vocabulary Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: Do you see your friends very often? Louisa: Yes … we meet up most weekends … we all get on really well and have a lot in commonso we’re always happy doing the same things and going to the same places. Examiner: What do you like about your close friends? Anna: I think we enjoy each other’s company … we see eye-to-eye on most things so we rarelyfall out with each other. Examiner: Have you known each other long? Amy: Most of them yes … although my closest friend Carrie … we struck up a relationship at college and got on like a house on fire … but yes … my other friendships go back years to when we were at school. Part 2-style task Describe a person you are very close to. You should say:  who this person is  when you met them  where you met themhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut and say what it is about them you like so much. Reiko: I’d like to talk about my boyfriend … Jose … we got to know each other at University almost 4 years ago … we were in the same department … initially we were just good friends and used to go out in a group with our other friends … when Jose went back to Spain for the holidays we would keep in touch with each other … then one year he invited me to come to Spain with him … and that’s when we fell for each other I think … so you couldn’t really say it was love at first sight as it had been over a year since we’d met … but we really hit it off and by the time we got back to university in September we were able to tell all our friends that we were in a relationship … what do I like about Jose … well he’s very kind … very funny … and very supportive … and we’re really well matched in our interests … he hasn’t popped the question yet though … we’ve talked about getting married and I think we’re both ready to settle down and have children … we’ll just have to wait and see … Part 3-style questions Examiner: Do you think marriage is still as important as ever? Cristine: Yes … it certainly is in my country … I think the problem for some people is a lack of commitment … all relationships have their ups and downs …. but some people prefer to break up rather than working at the relationship. Examiner: What do you think is the ideal time to get married? Terry: Personally … I think you should wait until you’ve found yourself first … decided if you want a career … perhaps do some travelling … you should do this before tying the knot … although if you fall head over heels in love plans like these can easily be forgotten. Examiner: Is it important to keep in contact with our friends when we’re in a relationship? Maria: Absolutely … it’s so easy to drift apart from your friends when you fall in love … but I think both partners should try not to lose touch with their friends … that’s the best way to have a healthy relationship with your partner. Definitions  to break up: to end a romantic relationship  to drift apart: to become less close to someonehttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone  to fall for: to fall in love  to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot  to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends  to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed  to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests  to get to know: to begin to know someone  to go back years: to have known someone for a long time  to have a lot in common: to share similar interests  to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times  a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship  to hit it off: to quickly become good friends with  to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone  to be just good friends: to not be romantically involved  to keep in touch with: to keep in contact with  to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer  love at first sight: to fall in love immediately you meet someone  to pop the question: to ask someone to marry you  to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject  to settle down: to give up the single life and start a family  to strike up a relationship: to begin a friendship  to tie the knot: to get married  to be well matched: to be similar to  to work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someonehttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut ELTS Technology Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 3: Technology IELTS Technology vocabulary The subject of ‘Technology’ frequently comes up in the IELTS Speaking exam. You may be asked to talk about something you own, your favourite websites, how technology has impacted on education etc. You’ll need to show the examiner your ability to express yourself using as wide a range of vocabulary as possible. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: Do you enjoy using technology? Stephan: Well … I wouldn’t call myself a techie or a computer buff but I enjoy using computers … I’d like to find out more about how they work … when my computer crashes I never know what to do. Examiner: Do you use the Internet for your studies? Sophie: Yes … I’d be lost without it … I do lots of video conferencing to practise speaking andsocial media like Facebook is a good way to meet up with other students … and I download podcasts that teach English vocabulary and grammar. Examiner: Do you have your own computer? Tania: Yes … I have a Macbook Pro … I use it all the time … for word processing … browsing websites and catching up with TV programmes I’ve missed. Part 2-style taskhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Describe an item of technology you have that is very important. You should say:  what the technology is  when you got it  how often you use it and say how different your daily life would be without it. Mattie: I don’t have many gadgets … just a computer … a laptop and my mobile phone … but I’ll talk about my computer as it’s so useful … it’s funny really … 2 years ago I was still learning to use computers … how to use email … send attachments how to access websites … then I decided to do a digital editing course for video and photography … and so I bought the laptop when I started the course … my husband had a desktop PC but it was very slow so I decided to upgradeto a powerful one because we do a lot of video editing on the course … it’s a high-spec laptop … very fast … the latest operating system … it boots up really quickly and it’s fun to use so it makes working a pleasure … I’ve become a competent computer user now … if I didn’t have it I daresay I’d have to spend more time at college using their computers … but on the positive side I suppose I’d read a lot more if I didn’t have it … I probably waste a lot of time surfing the web … but hopefully I won’t have to be without it … Part 3-style questions Examiner: What do you think are the important things people need to learn when they start using computers? Alejandro: Well … there are things like how to use the Internet … how to enter a web address … how to navigate websites … that kind of thing but it’s also important to know how to back upyour files in case your computer crashes … and all about Internet security. Examiner: What kind of technological developments have made the biggest impact on our lives? Faydene: In my lifetime it has to be the Internet of course but I also think wifi has made a huge difference to how we interact with the Internet … wireless networks at home and public wifi hotspots mean we can go online easily … access our mail … log into our work intranet and basically be connected wherever we are.https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Examiner: Do computers make it much easier to study? Jane: Definitely yes … researching information is much easier with the Internet .. you canbookmark webpages for future reference and writing essays is much easier … being able to cut and paste sections of text means you can experiment with organisation … so yes … compared to years ago when you had a pile of books on your desk and a pen and paper … it’s now much easier. Definitions  to access websites/email: to locate  to back up files: to make a copy of files in case of a computer problem  to boot up: to start a computer  to bookmark a webpage: to mark a webpage for future reference  to browse websites: to look at websites  a computer buff: an expert computer user  to crash: to suddenly stop working  to cut and paste: to move text or images from one place in a document to another place  a desktop PC: a computer that isn’t portable and remains in situ on a desk  digital editing: to edit digital materials like audio or video files  download (podcasts): to save a copy of a file from the internet to your own device  to enter a web address: to type the address of a website into the address bar of your browser  a gadget: a technological tool like a mobile phone or camera  to go online: to start using the Internet  high-spec (laptop): powerful computer with top quality components  Internet security: Internet safety  intranet: a network of connected computers within an organisation that is not accessible by unauthorised visitors  to navigate a website: to find your way around a website  operating system: the software that tells the computer how to work  send an attachment: send an email with an accompanying file  social media: media used to interact with other people such as Facebook or Twitter  to surf the web: to look at a series of websites one after the other  a techie: somebody who has an interest in technology  to upgrade: to obtain a more powerful or feature-rich computer or piece of softwarehttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  video conferencing: to see and hear people from different locations using the Internet  wireless hotspot: a public place where you can access the Internet  wireless network: a network where users can access the Internet without the use of fixed cables  word processing; producing written texts on a computerhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Sports Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 4: Sport We all have a relationship with sport: we might watch it, play it or try our best to avoid it. Because it’s such an important subject you may find yourself being asked questions about sport in the IELTS Speaking exam. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: Do you do any sports? Loiuse: Not really … no … I always say I’m going to take up exercise and try to get into shape but I never seem to get started … I sometimes wonder whether I should get a personal trainer … someone who will sort out a fitness programme for me and make me train hard …. Examiner: How do you spend a typical weekend? Stella: I’m a big football fan and weekends always centre around a football match … I support FC Utrecht and have a season ticket so I go to most of the home games and quite a few of the away games too … I’m really looking forward to the new football season starting soon … Examiner: Have you got any hobbies or interests? Theo: Yes … I’m really keen on sports … I do judo once a week and play tennis in the summer … I think it’s really important to keep fit … it makes you feel good and energised for work and your studies …. Part 2-style taskhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Describe a place you like going to in your leisure time. You should say:  what this place is  when you go there  what you do there and say why you enjoy it there so much. Maurice: I’d like to talk about my local sports centre … it’s a place I spend a lot of time in … it’s a new building with all the latest sports facilities … I probably go there at least twice a week … sometimes more often … it’s a huge place … there’s an outdoor athletics track and some football pitches … I play football so I’m often out there … there are several indoor squash and tennis courts that I use occasionally … a big swimming pool … although I don’t use that very often … I’m not a very strong swimmer … there’s a gym … lots of things really … why do I enjoy going there … it’s just a really fun place to be … there’s a good social side to it all … you can enter competitions … meet up with other people who want to do the same sports … and because there are so many activities on offer it gets you interested in different things … for example I was listening to some people talking about training to run the marathon and I’ve decided I might even think about that … I go jogging a couple of times a week so it would give me something to aim for … so yes … the sports centre … that’s the place I really like to visit … Part 3-style questions Examiner: Should people be encouraged more to take up sport? Alejandro: I think young people should be given the chance to discover which sport they might like … watching sport is sometimes a good way to get people started … not on TV but actually getting out … take athletics for example … they could go to an athletics meeting … there are so many different sports on show one might interest them … Examiner: Why do some people enjoy participating in sport more than others? Florrie: That’s a good question … I suppose some people are more concerned about their health … they can’t stand the thought of being out of condition … other people might be driven to excel … they want to set records or get personal bests …https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Examiner: Which sports do you think are best for people who aren’t used to physical activity? Julie: Well … I think people like this should avoid strenuous exercise so things like circuit training are definitely out of the question … maybe just doing a brisk walk every day … or swimming is always a good way to get started … Definitions  an athletics meeting: an event where various athletics sports are held  an athletics track: a running track  an away game: a football match played in the opposing teams stadium  a brisk walk: a fast walk  to do judo: (not go or play)  a football fan: someone who likes football  a fitness programme: a schedule of activities to keep fit  a football match: a game of football  a football pitch: the surface on which you play football (as opposed to a stadium, which is the building)  a football season: a period in the year when football is played  to get into shape: to become fit  to go jogging: to run around the streets  a home game: a football match played in the teams own stadium  to keep fit: to stay in good physically condition  to be out of condition: to not be physically fit  a personal best: to achieve the best personal result so far in a sport  a personal trainer: a sports coach that helps you on a one-to-one basis  to play tennis/football: (not do or go)  to run the marathon: to run a distance of 42.195 Kilometres  a season ticket: a ticket that gives you entry to most of a team’s home games during the sporting year.  to set a record: to achieve the best result in a sport  a sports centre: a public building where people can do various sports  sports facilities: the equipment and services needed to do a sport  a squash/tennis/badminton court: the surface where you play these sports  strenuous exercise: exercise that needs a lot of physical efforthttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  a strong swimmer: a good swimmer  a swimming pool: the place where you swim  to take up exercise: to start doing exercise  to train hard: to train with a lot of efforthttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Food Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 5: Food The topic of food often comes up in the IELTS Speaking exam. You might be asked questions about what you like to eat, your favourite restaurants or about a popular dish in your country. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: Do you like to cook? Mandy: Not really no … most of the time I eat ready meals and take-aways … that’s one of the reasons I love visiting my mum … you can always guarantee lovely home-cooked food … Examiner: What time do you usually eat dinner? Michelle: We have our main meal at around 7.00 … I’m usually starving hungry by then … in fact I often grab a bite to eat as soon as I get home from college … a sandwich perhaps … but not too much to spoil my appetite … Examiner: Are there any types of food you don’t like? Lionel: No not really … I’m not a fussy eater at all … actually I eat like a horse … I do a lot of sport and work up quite an appetite … Part 2-style task Describe a restaurant that you like to use. You should say  where this restaurant is  what kind of food it serveshttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  how often you go there and say why you like eating there so much. Howard: OK … this is a nice topic to talk about … there’s a restaurant just around the corner from where I live … it’s an Italian restaurant so as you’d expect you can eat various pasta dishes and pizzas and I usually go there with my family for a slap-up meal if we have anything to celebrate … it’s quite a posh restaurant … the kind of place you would take someone if you wanted to wine and dine them … we usually order a 3-course meal … a light starter then a main dish … and I have quite a sweet tooth so I always look forward to the dessert … I usually order Tiramisu … it makes my mouth water just to think about it … I’m always totally full up by the end … why do I enjoy it there … well … it’s not cheap … my parents always foot the bill and we couldn’t afford to go there regularly so it’s always a nice treat … Part 3-style questions Examiner: How can we encourage people to eat more healthily? Anna: I think the best approach is to have everything in moderation … processed food won’t kill you if you only eat it occasionally … but people should also be encouraged to eat a balanced diet… try to cook fresh ingredients at home a few times a week … Examiner: Do you think people enjoy their food as much as they should? Florrie: I don’t know really … I suppose it’s true that people will often eat a quick snack because they’re bored not because they’re dying of hunger … and often they just bolt it down and don’t savour it … so yes … perhaps we could take more time over our food … Examiner: Do you think cooking is a pleasure or a chore for people who have busy lives? Julie: Well … whether you follow a recipe of make something up as you go along … I think cooking is a very creative process … and cooking for other people is a particular pleasure … there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing people you love tucking into something you’ve cooked yourself … Definitions  to be full up: to eat to the point that you can no longer eat any more  to be starving hungry: an exaggerated way of saying you are very hungryhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  to bolt something down: to eat something very quickly  to be dying of hunger: an exaggerated way of saying you are hungry  to eat a balanced diet: to eat the correct types and amounts of food  to eat like a horse: to eat a lot  to follow a recipe: to cook a meal using instructions  to foot the bill: to pay the bill  a fussy eater: somebody who has their own very high standards about what to eat  to grab a bite to eat: to eat something quickly (when you’re in a rush)  to have a sweet tooth: to enjoy sugary food  home-cooked food: food cooked at home from individual ingredients  the main meal: the most important meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening  to make your mouth water: to make you feel very hungry for something  to play with your food: to push food around the plate to avoid eating it  processed food: commercially prepared food bought for convenience  a quick snack: to eat a small amount of food between meals  a ready meal: see ‘processed food’  a slap up meal: a large meal  to spoil your appetite: to eat something that will stop you feeling hungry when it’s meal-time.  a take away: a cooked meal prepared in a restaurant and eaten at home  to tuck into: to eat something with pleasure  to wine and dine: to entertain someone by treating them to food and drink  to work up an appetite: to do physical work that leads to you becoming hungryhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Education Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 6: Education You’re likely to be asked questions about your studies during Part 1, you might have to talk about a class, a teacher or a school memory in Part 2 or give your opinions on education in Part 3. Therefore, being able to call on a wide range of vocabulary to talk about education is very important. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: Are you studying English at a school? Michel: Yes … I’m taking an intensive course at a local private language school … I attend classes three times a week … Examiner: Would you say you are a good student? Susan: I’m OK I think … I’m pretty good at meeting deadlines and I’m keeping up with my studies… plus I find it quite easy to learn things by heart which is useful when learning a language … Examiner: When you were younger did you enjoy your time at school? Theo: Yes … I liked school … it was an ordinary state school … nothing special … a single-sex school … which I’m not sure I liked … but the teachers were great … I had lots of friends and I never played truant like some pupils there … Part 2-style task Describe a time during your education that you really enjoyed. You should say:https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  when this period was  where you were  what you were studying at the time and say why you were so happy. Caroline: I’d like to tell you about my time at university … I was a mature student … I didn’t go to university until I was 25 … and it was my first time away from my parents so it was very exciting … I was doing a Bachelors Degree and it was a bit of a challenge … some people take a year outbut I’d been away from education for 8 years … plus I had to work my way through uni so I was very busy … and sitting exams at the end of each year was a new experience for me as well but I really enjoyed higher education learning about a subject I loved … history … and the social life was great as well … I don’t think I’ve ever had so many friends … I had my graduation ceremonylast year in the local cathedral and I know my parents were really proud … so yes … that was a really happy time … I’m thinking of doing a Masters Degree soon … though that might be through distance learning as I have a full-time job now … Part 3-style questions Examiner: What qualities do you think a good teacher has? Anna: They should be patient … they should be subject specialists and be able to explain the subject clearly … they should give feedback quickly … for example not hang on to essay for ages like some of my teachers … Examiner: What are the advantages of studying on a distance learning course? Florrie: It’s a more flexible way of studying especially if you have a job … tuition fees are usually cheaper … but you have to be very motivated … and I would imagine more people fall behind with their studies compared to face-to-face classes … Examiner: Do all children get equal opportunities in education? Julie: In my country I think it is quite equal but in the UK I’ve heard that most people who go to the top universities have studied at public schools … you have to be very rich to study in a school like that … they’re usually boarding schools as well so the fees are enormous … Definitionshttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  to attend classes: to go to classes  bachelors degree: an undergraduate course which usually lasts 3-4 years  boarding school: a school where pupils live during term time  distance learning: a way of studying where tuition is carried out over the Internet or by post  face-to-face classes: as opposed to distance learning the traditional way of studying in a classroom with colleagues and a teacher  to fall behind with your studies: to progress less quickly than others  to give feedback: to offer guidance on a student’s work  a graduation ceremony: an event where a successful student receives his or her academic degree  higher education: education, usually in a college or university, that is followed after high school or secondary school  an intensive course: a course that offers lots of training in order to reach a goal in as short a time as possible  to keep up with your studies: to not fall behind  to learn something by heart: to memorize it  a mature student: a student who is older than average and who has usually returned to education after a period at work  masters degree: a period of study which often follows the completion of a bachelors degree or is undertaken by someone regarded as capable of a higher-level academic course  to meet a deadline: to finish a job or task in the time allowed or agreed  to play truant: to stay away from classes without permission  private language school: an independent school run as a business concern  public schools: exclusive independent schools in the UK  a single-sex school: a school where only boys or girls attend (as opposed to a mixed-sex school)  to sit an exam: to take an exam  state school: a school paid for by public funds and available to the general public  subject specialist: a teacher who has a great deal of knowledge about the subject they teach.  to take a year out: to spend a year working or travelling before starting university  tuition fees: the money paid for a course of study  to work your way through university: to have a paid job whilst studying to support yourself financiallyhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut IELTS Work Vocabulary Topic Vocabulary >> Lesson 7: Work If you’re employed, getting the necessary qualifications for a job, or still trying to decide what kind of career you’re interested in, you’ll need to be able to tell the examiner about this if you’re asked questions about work. Read the following IELTS-style questions and answers below and pay attention to the phrases in bold. Use the ‘Definitions’ section at the bottom of the page to check the meaning of any phrases you don’t understand. Part 1-style questions Examiner: What do you do? Sasha: I do a job-share with a friend in a boutique … I enjoy it … I like working with customers … unfortunately it’s only temporary work but one of the perks of the job is I get a discount on the clothes … Examiner: Do you have any career plans yet? Carly: Yes … I’d like to be my own boss one day … I’m interested in programming and I’d like to create apps for myself or for other companies … I know being self employed would be a challenge but the idea of doing a nine-to-five job doesn’t appeal to me at all … Examiner: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time? Marie: I’d hope to be working … not a high-powered job … but I’m quite a creative person so something where I can work with my hands would be nice … as long as I’m not stuck behind a desk doing something boring in a dead-end job I’ll be happy … Part 2-style taskhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Describe your ideal job. You should say:  what this job is  whether you would need any qualifications  whether it would be easy to find work and say why you would enjoy this job in particular. Max: I’ve always loved watching wildlife programmes on TV and often thought how much I’d enjoy working with animals … perhaps in a safari park … something like that … you’d probably need a degree to have any chance of being called for an interview and whether there are manyfull-time jobs I don’t know … I’m sure a lot of parks rely on voluntary work so it might not be easy … and it probably wouldn’t be well-paid either but money isn’t everything … I’d get so muchjob satisfaction … I can’t imagine it being the kind of job where you get stuck in a rut … and I think I’d be good at it as well … I’d love to work with animals I enjoy manual work and I’m a good team player … so even though the working conditions might not be the best I think that would be my ideal job … Part 3-style questions Examiner: If there are a limited number of jobs available who should be given priority, young people or older people with more experience? Anna: Things are so different these days … a few years ago older employees would often take early retirement or go onto part-time contracts and there were always opportunities for younger people but now jobs are so scarce … I think younger people need to be given the chance whenever possible … Examiner: What are some of the important things a candidate should find out before accepting a job? Ali: Well … you’d need to know about your area of responsibility … and your salary of course and then there are things like holiday entitlement … maternity or paternity leave … if you’re thinking of having children … and what the situation is regarding sick leave … that kind of thing …https://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut Examiner: What are the advantages of having your own business rather than working for someone else? Julie: Well … unfortunately being an employee at the moment is very stressful … people have veryheavy workloads … they’re always under pressure to meet deadlines … running your own business isn’t easy … but I do think it would be far more satisfying … Definitions  to be called for an interview: to be invited to attend an interview  to be your own boss: to have your own business  a dead-end job: a job with no promotional opportunities  to do a job-share: to share the weekly hours of work with another person  a good team player: somebody who can work well with other people  full-time: the number of hours that people usually work in a complete week  a heavy workload: to have a lot of work to do  a high-powered job: an important or powerful job  holiday entitlement: the number of days holiday allowed  job satisfaction: the feeling of enjoying a job  manual work: work that requires physical activity  maternity leave: time off work given to a woman about to have a baby  to meet a deadline: to finish a job by an agreed time  a nine-to-five job: a normal job that consists of an 8 hour day (approximately)  one of the perks of the job: an extra benefit you get from a job  part-time: working less than full-time  to run your own business: see ‘to be your own boss’  to be self-employed: see ‘to be your own boss’  sick leave: time allowed off work when sick  to be stuck behind a desk: to be unhappy in an office job  to be/get stuck in a rut: to be in a boring job that is hard to leave  to take early retirement: to retire early (retire: to reach an age when you are allowed to stop working for a living)  temporary work: work done for a limited time only  voluntary work: to work without pay  to be well paid: to earn a good salaryhttps://ielts-debut.com/ IELTS Debut – Chuyên IELTS Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/IELTSDebut  working conditions: the hours, salary and other entitlements that comes with the job  to work with your hands: to do manual work

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