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Bài nghe tiếng Anh giao tiếp nâng cao: Ted’s day at school

Ted's Day At School 

Ted tells his parents he did poorly on his chemistry test. They tell him he needs to get serious and study more.

Ted kể cho bố mẹ anh ấy nghe về việc anh đã làm bài kiểm tra môn hóa học rất tệ. Họ đã khuyên anh ấy rằng nên học hành nghiêm túc và học bài nhiều hơn.


Susan:   How was your day at school today, Ted?
Ted:       Bad. I had a chemistry test, and I ________________ 

Susan:   Maybe if you didn't ________________ (2) so often, you'd do better.
Bob:       That's right, son. Stop ________________ 
(3) and start ________________ (4)!

Ted:       But I _____________ (5) chemistry class. Besides, it's a ______________ (6). That class is way ______________ (7).
Susan:   You need to ________________ 

Ted:       When I'm a famous musician, people ________________ (9) about my knowledge of atoms and molecules.
Bob:       That's ________________ 

Susan:   We know you ________________ (11) going to New York University.
Bob:       And you don't ________________ 
(12) of getting in there with such poor grades!


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


beside the point - not relevant; not important.
(không liên quan, không quan trọng.)

Ví dụ 1: Whether or not I asked the waiter to bring us water is beside the point. Waiters should always bring water to the table.
Ví dụ 2: The reason you're late is beside the point. The fact is, your dinner is now cold.

(to) blow something - to spoil or botch something. 
(làm hỏng hoặc làm hư một cái/việc gì đó)

Ví dụ 1: Brenda blew the interview and didn't get the job offer.
Ví dụ 2: Randy managed to get a date with the most popular girl in his class. Now I hope he doesn't blow it!

(to) buckle down - to start working seriously. 
(bắt đầu làm việc gì đó một cách nghiêm túc.)

Ví dụ 1: If Don buckles down now, he might be able to graduate from high school this year.
Ví dụ 2: Team, if we want to win this tournament, we're going to need to buckle down!

can't stand - to hate. 
(ghét/không thích.)

Ví dụ 1: Bob can't stand bureaucrats, so he'd never do well working at a large corporation.
Ví dụ 2: Nicole can't stand broccoli. She simply refuses to eat it.

(to) cut class - to miss class without an excuse. 
(bỏ lỡ lớp mà không có một lý do.)

Ví dụ 1: Ted often cuts class to spend more time with his girlfriend.
Ví dụ 2: If you keep cutting French class, you're going to fail it.

Get real! - be serious or realistic about what's going on. 
(Hãy nghiêm túc hoặc nhìn thực tế về những gì đang xảy ra.)

Ví dụ 1: You think you won't get a speeding ticket when you drive 85 miles per hour? Get real!
Ví dụ 2: You think you're going to win $1 million in the lottery? Get real!

(to) have one's heart set on - to really want something. 
(thực sự muốn một cái gì đó .)

Ví dụ 1: Nicole has her heart set on going to New York this weekend.
Ví dụ 2: Did you really have your heart set on going to Harvard?

(to) hit the books - to start studying. 
(bắt đầu theo học / học hành / nghiên cứu.)

Ví dụ 1: Ted partied all weekend. Finally, on Sunday night, he decided it was time to hit the books.
Ví dụ 2: Hit the books! I know you have a test tomorrow.

lost cause - something hopeless. 
(một cái gì đó vô vọng)

Ví dụ 1: Cindy spent five years studying Russian. Finally, she realized it was a lost cause. She would never learn it.
Ví dụ 2: Jack needs to stop drinking so much coffee, but he's so addicted to caffeine that it's a lost cause.

(to) not give a hoot - to not care about. 
(không quan tâm đến)

Ví dụ 1: Tom likes to walk around town in his pajamas - he doesn't give a hoot what people think.
Ví dụ 2: Stephanie doesn't give a hoot if she's the only one wearing a green dress to the high school prom.

(to) slack off - to waste time.
(lãng phí thời gian)

Ví dụ 1: Amanda doesn't get much done at the office. She's too busy slacking off.
Ví dụ 2: I'd better stop slacking off. My essay is due in two hours.

(to) stand a chance - to have the possibility of success. 
(có khả năng thành công)

Ví dụ 1: Although the American figure skaters were good, they didn't stand a chance of winning a gold medal at the Olympics.
Ví dụ 2: Wilton High School has the best soccer team in the state. I'm afraid we don't stand a chance against them!



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