Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 28: Starting and finishing

(Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate)

Chủ đề Khởi đầu và Kết thúc là những chủ đề quen thuộc và có liên quan đến đời sống hàng ngày của mỗi chúng ta. Nhưng liệu rằng các bạn đã biết hết những cách diễn đạt hay về chúng trong Tiếng Anh? Bạn sẽ nói như thế nào khi bạn muốn bắt đầu một khóa học hoặc khi bạn muốn miêu tả sự kết thúc của một kì marathon?

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A. Starting.

START” Định nghĩa, Cấu trúc và Cách dùng trong Tiếng Anh

PROMISING START FOR AMBROSE

Sally Ambrose, Britain’s best hope in this year’s Eurotennis tournament, made a promising start when she won her first match today against Sweden’s Ulla Hemvik.

EARLY START TO HOLIDAY

Many people have decided to make an early start to the bank holiday weekend. Traffic was already building up on major motorways on Thursday evening.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS MAKE BEST LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Research shows that absolute beginners have a better chance of learning a language well than those who start with some knowledge.

ARTS FESTIVAL GETS OFF TO A GOOD START

The Glasgow Arts Festival got off to a good start this week, attracting more than 120,000 visitors during its first three days.

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B. Finishing

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CLOSE FINISH IN SPANISH RALLY

Pedro Macarro emerged the winner of today’s Spanish Grand Prix in a very close finish. Macarro was just 0.5 seconds ahead of Finland’s Pekka Hirvonen.

ROUX JUST WINS

Claude Roux won the championship yesterday in a nail-biting  finish.

NEW CONSTITUTION

Ministers met in Rome today to put the finishing touches to a new constitution for the European Union.

NEW HEALTH CONTRACT BRINGS STRIKE TO AN END

The doctors’ strike was finally brought to an end yesterday when the union and management signed an agreement over pay and working hours.

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C. More collocations for starting and finishing

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The invention of television marked the beginning of the end for popular radio shows.

I studied hard for a whole month and the end result was that I got a grade ‘A’ in the exam.

The meal we had on our last evening in Istanbul was a perfect end to our holiday.

It’s two o’clock. Let’s make a start / get started, shall we? Then we can finish by five.

As my time at university came to an end, I knew I had to start looking for a job.

The meeting drew to a close at 5.30, after a long discussion.

Without any warning, he was fired from the newspaper in 2014. It was an abrupt end to his career in journalism.

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D. Exercise

Bài 1: Tìm những cụm trái nghĩa của những cụm gạch chân trong những câu sau

1. We can make a late start tomorrow if you like.

2. The competition has got off to a disappointing start as far as the British are concerned.

3. Meeting Josh on the beach on the last day was a horrible end to my holiday!

4. The meeting came to an unsatisfactory close.

Bài 2: Sửa lại cho đúng những lỗi sai collocations trong những câu sau 

1.  It was such a near finish that no one was quite sure who had won.

2.  I’ve just got to put the ending touches to my painting and then you can see it.

3.  I expect the meeting will go to an end at about 5.30.

4.  Everyone is here, so I think we should do a start now.

5.  We all hope that the negotiations will succeed in taking the strike to an end.

6.  Email marked the start of the end for the fax machine.

7.  Our journey finished – as it had begun – in Cairo.

8.  Have you heard yet what the finish result of the talks was?

1. It was such a near finish that no one was quite sure who had won.

2. I’ve just got to put the ending touches to my painting and then you can see it.

3. I expect the meeting will go to an end at about 5.30.

4. Everyone is here, so I think we should do a start now.

5. We all hope that the negotiations will succeed in taking the strike to an end.

6. Email marked the start of the end for the fax machine.

7. Our journey finished – as it had begun – in Cairo.

8. Have you heard yet what the finish result of the talks was?

Bài 3: Sắp xếp các từ theo trình tự đúng để tạo ra các câu hoàn chỉnh

1. meeting / I / will soon / close / a / hope / draw / the / to

2. Town Hall / excellent reception / The conference / good / got / with / in / off / a / start /to / an / the.

3. didn’t / As / know / a single word / beginners’ / Dan / was put / class / he / Japanese / absolute / an / of / in

4. as a politician / The / end / scandal / Jackson’s / brought / abrupt / to / career/ an

5. won / nail-biting / a / Alberto Contador / finish / cycle / the / race / in

Bài 4: Nối các câu hỏi bên trái với các câu trả lời bên phải sao cho phù hợp

1. Do you think we should get started soon?a. No, it’s a complete mystery to me. 
2. Did you already know some French when you started your course? b. No, I was looking forward to university 
3. Was the race exciting? c. Yes, most people are here now. 
4. Were you sad when your school days came to an end? d. No, I was an absolute beginner. 
5. Did you enjoy the opera last night? e. YES, THE FINISH WAS NAIL-BITING!
6. Do you know why their relationship came to such an abrupt end? f. Yes, it made the perfect end to a lovely day. 
1. Do you think we should get started soon?
2. Did you already know some French when you started your course?
3. Was the race exciting?
4. Were you sad when your school days came to an end?
5. Did you enjoy the opera last night?
6. Do you know why their relationship came to such an abrupt end?

Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

E. Practice

Part 1: 

1. Do you like to try new activities? Why?

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

 absolute beginner, make a promising start, end result,, perfect end

2. What activities would you like to try?

get started, make an early start, absolute beginner, get off to a good start, perfect end

3. What activities did you do when you were a child?

get started, absolute beginner, close finish, nail biting finish, perfect end 

2. What activities would you like to try?

get started, make an early start, absolute beginner, get off to a good start, perfect end

Part 2:

1. Why do you think some people like doing new things?

absolute beginners,get started, make a promising start, come to an edn, end result, perfect end

2. What problems can people have when they try new activities for the first time?

get started, absolute beginner, close finish, nail biting finish, perfect end 

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