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Ted brings home more good news

Ted tells his family that a talent agent wants to meet with him. The agent will fly Ted and Amber to New York. Nicole announces that she's been named president of the Spanish Club. 
Ted kể với gia đình anh ấy rằng có một công ty tìm kiếm tài năng muốn gặp anh ấy. Công ty ấy sẽ đài thọ Ted và Amber cả vé máy bay và bữa tiệc gặp mặt tại New York. Nicole thông báo rằng cô ấy được chọn cho chức chủ tịch câu lạc bộ tiếng Tây Ban Nha. 


Ted:    Amber and I are going to ______________ (1) the music business. Last night after our concert, a talent agent asked us to meet with him in New York. 

Susan: Congratulations! We'll give you some _______________ (2) for your trip. 

Ted:     No need. The agent is ____________ (3) for everything. And when we get there, he's going to _____________ (4) us. 

Susan: He must think you're _________________ (5)

Ted:     He thinks we sound like the Goo Goo Dolls. 

Nicole: Who are they? 

Ted:     You're really ________________ (6). They're a popular rock band. 

Nicole: Our family is certainly on a _________________ (7). I was elected president of the Spanish Club today. 

Ted:     The Spanish Club? _________________ (8)

Nicole: You don't ______________ (9), Ted. This is only the beginning. Today, president of the Spanish Club. Tomorrow, ambassador to Spain! 

Ted:     Well, Ambassador, you'll need to _____________ (10) my chemistry homework before you leave for the Spanish Embassy. 

Susan: A rock star and a diplomat. I'm so proud of both of you! 


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Tìm hiểu các thành ngữ được sử dụng trong bài hội thoại:


Big deal! - So what? That doesn't really matter. 
(Có gì đáng nói đâu! Chả có gì to lớn cả!)

Ví dụ 1: You won five dollars in the lottery? Big deal!
Ví dụ 2: Your father has a job with a big company in New York City? Big deal! 

(to) break into - to enter or be let into a profession.
(được có cơ hội bước chân vào một nghề nghiệp nào đó)

Ví dụ 1: If you want to break into journalism, it's a good idea to work on a college newspaper.
Ví dụ 2: These days it's difficult to break into investment banking. 

NOTE: "Break into" has several other meanings
1. Interrupt. Boris and I were talking. Please don't try to break into our conversation. 
2. Enter illegally or by force. Somebody broke into Peter's house and stole his DVD player. 
3. To suddenly begin an activity, such as singing. After receiving the check from the National Cookie Company, Susan broke into song. 

cream of the crop - the best of a group.
(người ưu tú nhất trong một nhóm người)

Ví dụ 1: In the world of women's tennis, the Williams sisters are the cream of the crop.
Ví dụ 2: Of course you'll get accepted to Harvard. Don't forget, you're the cream of the crop! 

Đồng Nghĩa: creme de la creme.

(to) foot the bill - to pay,
(chịu trách nhiệm trả tiền cho chi phí nào đó)

Ví dụ 1: You paid last time we went to the movies. Let me foot the bill this time. 
Ví dụ 2: Fortunately, whenever we go out to dinner with the boss, she foots the bill. 

Đồng Nghĩa: to pick up the tab.

(to) get it - Xem lại bài học số 21.
(hiểu một điều gì đó)

(to be) out of it - not aware or knowledgeable about trends or modern habits.

Ví dụ 1: Don't ask for Susan's advice on fashion. She's really out of it. She wears sneakers with everything. 
Ví dụ 2: Betsy has never even heard of Harry Potter. She's really out of it! 

NOTE: "Out of it" also means "confused" or "disoriented." Ví dụ: After staying up all night studying, Ted felt out of it the next day. 

spending money - money for minor expenses.
(số tiền cho những chi phí nhỏ hoặc tiền bỏ túi) 

Ví dụ 1: Before Tim left for Europe, his parents gave him $400 in spending money.
Ví dụ 2: Martin's parents are paying his college tuition, but he has to earn his own spending money. 

Đồng Nghĩa: pocket money.

(to) wine and dine - to take someone out for an evening or an expensive meal.
(thiết đãi cho cho ai đó một bữa ăn thịnh soạn đầy đủ rượu thịt đắt tiền)

Ví dụ 1: Donna wined and dined Bob and Susan and then presented them with a contract for the sale of Susan's Scrumptious Cookies.
Ví dụ 2: Kate was wined and dined during her trip to Santiago. 

(to be on a) winning streak - a series of wins.
(chiến thắng hàng loạt hết đợt này đến đợt khác ...)

Ví dụ 1: The basketball team hasn't lost a game all season. They're on a winning streak!
Ví dụ 2: You won 10 games in a row? You're on a winning streak! 

(to) wrap up - to finish.
(kết thúc một việc nào đó)

Ví dụ 1: If you wrap up your homework by eight o'clock, we'll have time to catch a movie tonight.
Ví dụ 2: Okay folks, let's wrap up these exercises so we can go home early tonight. 



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