Nghe tiếng Anh giao tiếp nâng cao: Amber writes a song
Amber writes a song
Ted always writes the songs for the rock band. But now amber says she wants to start writing songs too. She sings him the first lines of her new song.
Ted luôn là người viết các bài hát cho nhóm nhạc Rock của anh ấy. Nhưng bây giờ Amber nói rằng cô ấy cũng muốn tự sáng tác nhạc. Cô ấy thử hát một vài dòng trong bài hát mới của cô ấy.
Amber: Ted, you know how _____________ (1) you've been _____________ (2) all the lyrics for our band?
Ted: That's right, Amber. Everybody loves my songs!
Amber: Well, I hope they'll love my songs too.
Ted: But you don't write songs.
Amber: I'm _____________ (3) singing your songs all the time. I want to sing my own songs!
Ted: Okay, no need to _____________ (4)! _____________ (5). Have you written a song yet?
Amber: Yes, _____________ (6), I have.
Ted: Well, let's hear it then.
Amber: Okay, but it's still a work _____________ (7).
Ted: Stop trying to _____________ (8). Let's hear the song!
Amber: My boyfriend is crazy. Crazy about baking cookies. I know for sure that there is no cure ...
Ted: _____________ (9)! Stop teasing me. I am cured.
Amber: _____________ (10)?
Ted: Yes. I'll never bake another cookie again. My parents _____________ (11). Now we can all just _____________ (12)!
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Tìm hiểu các thành ngữ được sử dụng trong bài hội thoại:
all along - throughout; from beginning to end.
(Từ đầu đến cuối; trong suốt thời gian từ xưa đến nay)
Ví dụ 1: Jenny told Nicole she would vote for her, but all along she was planning on voting for Andrea.
Ví dụ 2: I never believed Joel when he told us he was marrying a princess from Denmark. I knew all along that he was lying.
all better - completely cured.
(Hoàn toàn mạnh khỏe; tuyệt đối an vui)
Ví dụ 1: "All better?" asked Maureen, after her son stopped crying.
Ví dụ 2: If you're not all better, you shouldn't go to work tomorrow.
as a matter of fact - see Lesson 20.
(to) buy (some) time - to make more time available (in order to achieve a certain purpose).
Ví dụ 1: We're not sure yet whether or not we want to buy the house. We'd better buy some time so we can think about it over the weekend.
Ví dụ 2: I'm not sure whether or not I want to take the job offer. I'd better buy some time to think about it.
(to) chill out [slang] - to relax.
(Thư giãn; thoải mái)
Ví dụ I: Chill out! If we miss this train, we'll just take the next one.
Ví dụ 2: Your dog ate your homework? Chill out, I'm sure your teacher will understand!
(to be) crazy about - see Lesson 5.
(to) cut it out - stop it; stop the annoying behavior.
(chấm dứt một việc gì đó; chấm dứt quấy rầy người khác)
Ví dụ 1: Tracy was chewing gum loudly during the movie. Her boyfriend finally told her to cut it out.
Ví dụ 2: Cut it out! Stop trying to pull my shoes off!
first things first - let's focus on the most important thing or task first.
(Việc quan trọng phải giải quyết trước tiên)
Ví dụ 1: You want to work here at Lulu's Dance Club? First things first, have you ever worked as a dancer before?
Ví dụ 2: You want to ask your teacher if you can hand in your paper two weeks late? First things first, you'd better think of an excuse.
for sure - see Lesson 19.
(to) freak out [slang] - to respond to something irrationally or crazily; to overreact.
(Ứng phó với điều gì đó phi lý hay điên cuồng, phản ứng quá mức)
Ví dụ 1: Ashley's parents freaked out when she told them she was dropping out of college to become an actress.
Ví dụ 2: Don't freak out when I tell you this, but I lost the laptop you lent me last week.
(to be) in charge of - having responsibility for.
(Chịu trách nhiệm được giao phó)
Ví dụ 1: John is in charge of all international sales for his company.
Ví dụ 2: Who's in charge of making sure we don't run out of toilet paper in the bathroom?
in progress - happening; under way; going on now.
(trong tiến trình; đang tiến triển; sự việc đang diễn biến)
Ví dụ 1: The play is already in progress, so you'll have to wait until intermission to sit down.
Ví dụ 2: Once the test is in progress, you will not be allowed to leave the room.
(to) make a fortune - to make a lot of money.
(Làm ra/kiếm được nhiều tiền)
Ví dụ 1: Adam made a fortune when he sold his company to Microsoft.
Ví dụ 2: Emma made a fortune selling candy to her classmates after lunch every day.
Đồng nghĩa: to make a bundle; to make a killing.
(to be) sick and tired of - completely bored with; sick of.
(hoàn toàn buồn chán với, chán ghét đến nhức nhối về vấn đề gì đó) )
Ví dụ 1: Ted is sick and tired of hearing about what an excellent student Nicole is.
Ví dụ 2: I'm sick and tired of this nasty weather we've been having!