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Common vocabulary in Academic Reading – Unit 34 – Talking about meaning

Dưới đây là những từ định lượng không chỉ quan trọng đối với phần thi IELTS Reading mà còn cực kỳ hữu dụng khi các bạn cần giải thích một từ lạ và khó. Các bạn hãy làm quen và nắm thật chắc các từ này để việc đọc tiếng Anh trở nên dễ dàng thoải mái hơn nhé.


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Bài tập 1: Giáo sư Babayan đang hướng dẫn Tomoko, một trong những sinh viên của ông ấy, người mà đang định bắt đầu viết luận văn. Hoàn thành đoạn hội thoại sau với những từ đã học.

Dr Babayan: In the first chapter, you need a section where you d your t .

Tomoko: I’m sorry, what does that involve exactly?

Dr Babayan: You explain your t, the special technical words or phrases you’re going to use and what precise meaning they have so that your text is t, and every reader knows exactly what you mean when you use a word or phrase.

Tomoko: Does it have to be in the first chapter?

Dr Babayan: Well, usually, yes, though an alternative way of doing it is to provide an alphabetical g at the back of the dissertation where readers can look up the meaning. And remember, if you’re using different s of the same word you must explain each one.

Tomoko: That’s my problem. I sometimes find it difficult to d between the different meanings. There are so many s d between words and between the different meanings of the same words in English.

Dr Babayan: Yes, I know, but all languages are like that; it’s just that you don’t notice it in your own language. Look, a dissertation is all about c your ideas in a clear, c manner. If you use words which are a, your readers might m your text. So it’s always important to c what you intend to say.

Tomoko: Hmm. Oh well, I’ll try.

Bài tập 2: Thêm tiền tố phủ định trước những từ in đậm dưới đây, sử dụng từ điển nếu cần.

1. The sign had been translated, so no one could understand what it meant.

2. I understood one of the exam questions and wrote about the wrong subject.

3. The text was quite ambiguous, so there was only one way of interpreting it.

4. Some of the totals had evidently been calculated, so the results were unreliable.

5. The essay was quite coherent, so it was almost impossible to follow the argument.

6. Sandra is good at French but pronounces a lot of words.

Bài tập 3: Sử dụng những từ ở trong khung ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành đoạn văn.


The American songwriter Bob Dylan is often considered to be as much a poet as a musician. He his political ideas through folk songs in his early period. His melodies were often simple but his words complex messages, often with subtle . In one of his songs, he speaks of a “hard rain’ which will fall after a nuclear war. On one level the words real, radioactive rain, but the of the words are many: life will be hard, perhaps impossible. Perhaps the consequences will fall hard on the politicians who started the war too. There are many things we can from these words. The song is part of the political of the Cold War of the 1960s. It an atmosphere of fear and hopelessness. Seen from the of the post-Cold-War era, it may seem difficult to such fear, but at the time that fear was very real.

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