Bài nghe tiếng Anh giao tiếp nâng cao:
Susan Stays Home and Bakes Cookies
Susan decides to cheer up her husband. Bob loves her homemade cookies. Nicole suggests she start a cookie business.
Susan đã quyết định làm cho chồng mình vui. Bob rất yêu thích những chiếc bánh quy làm tại nhà. Nicole đã gựi ý rằng mẹ mình nên mở cửa hàng bán bánh quy.
Susan: Bob, I baked cookies for you.
Bob: That was so nice of you, dear. You've _____________________ (1)!
Susan: Go ahead and _____________________ (2)!
Bob: These are delicious!
Susan: I thought they might _____________________ (3). You've been _____________________ (4) lately.
Bob: I guess I have been a little _________________ (5). But these cookies are just _____________________ (6)!
Nicole: Do I smell cookies?
Susan: Yes, Nicole. _____________________ (7).
Nicole: Yum-yum.* _____________________ (8). You could _____________________ (9) business selling these!
Bob: You could call them Susan's Scrumptious Cookies. You'd _____________________ (10).
Susan: _____________________ (11)!
Nicole: Don't forget to ___________________ (12) for the idea after you're rich and famous!
Susan: You know I always _____________________ (13)!
* Yum-yum: this is said when something is delicious. You can also say "mmm, mmm" or "mmm-mmm, good."
Tìm hiểu các thành ngữ được sử dụng trong bài hội thoại:
(to) cheer someone up - to make someone happy.
(Làm cho ai đó hết buồn rầu ...)
Ví dụ 1: Susan called her friend in the hospital to cheer her up.
Ví dụ 2: My father has been depressed for weeks now. I don't know what to do to cheer him up.
NOTE: You can tell somebody to "Cheer up!" if they are feeling sad.
(to) give (someone) credit - to acknowledge someone's contribution; to recognize a positive trait in someone.
(Nhớ đến sự góp công hay một ý tưởng của ai đó đối với mình; nhận ra đặc điểm của ai đó ...)
Ví dụ 1: The scientist gave his assistant credit for the discovery.
Ví dụ 2: I can't believe you asked your boss for a raise when your company is doing so poorly. I must give you credit for your courage!
(to) give credit where credit is due - to give thanks or acknowledgement to the person who deserves it.
Cám ơn hay ghi nhận sự xứng đáng của người nào mà họ đã giúp mình ..)
Ví dụ : I will be sure to thank you when I give my speech. I always give credit where credit is due.
(to) go into business - to start a business.
Bắt đầu tạo nên một công việc làm ăn
Ví dụ 1: Jeff decided to go into business selling baseball cards.
Ví dụ 2: Eva went into business selling her homemade muffins.
good thinking - good idea; smart planning.
Ý tưởng tốt; kế hoạch khôn khéo
Ví dụ 1: I'm glad you brought an umbrella- that was good thinking!
Ví dụ 2: You reserved our movie tickets over the Internet? Good thinking!
(to) have a heart of gold - to be very kind and giving.
Rất rộng lượng; tử tế
Ví dụ 1: Alexander has a heart of gold and always thinks of others before himself.
Ví dụ 2: You adopted five children from a Romanian orphanage? You've got a heart of gold!
Help yourself - serve yourself.
Hãy tự nhiên (ăn uống)
Ví dụ 1: "Help yourselves to cookies and coffee," said Maria before the meeting started.
Ví dụ 2: You don't need to wait for me to offer you something. Please just help yourself to whatever you want.
NOTE: Pay attention to the reflexive form: Help yourself in singular, help yourselves in plural.
(to be) in a bad mood - unhappy; depressed; irritable.
Trong trạng thái không vui vẻ; chán nản; cáu kỉnh; khó chịu
Ví dụ 1: After her boyfriend broke up with her, Nicole was in a bad mood for several days.
Ví dụ 2: I don't like to see you in a bad mood. How can I cheer you up?
just what the doctor ordered - exactly what was needed.
Chính xác là cái mà mình cần đến
Ví dụ 1: Martin wanted a hot drink after spending the day skiing. A cup of hot cocoa was just what the doctor ordered.
Ví dụ 2: Our trip to Florida was so relaxing. It was just what the doctor ordered!
(to) make a bundle - to make a lot of money.
Kiếm được rất nhiều tiền
Ví dụ 1: Bob's friend Charles made a bundle in the stock market and retired at age 4 5.
Ví dụ 2: Sara made a bundle selling her old fur coats on eBay, a website where you can buy and sell used things.
(to be) on edge - nervous; irritable.
Lo lắng; bị kích thích
Ví dụ 1: Whenever Susan feels on edge, she takes several deep breaths and starts to feel more relaxed.
Ví dụ 2: Ever since his car accident, Neil has felt on edge.
out of this world - delicious.
Ví dụ 1: Mrs. Field's oatmeal raisin cookies are out of this world!
Ví dụ 2: Mmmm, I love your chicken soup. It's out of this world!
(to) pig out [slang] - to eat greedily; to stuff oneself.
Ăn nhiều; ăn một cách tham lam; nhồi vào trong bụng ...
Ví dụ 1: Ted pigged out on hot dogs and hamburgers at the barbeque and then got a stomachache.
Ví dụ 2: "Nicole, stop pigging out on cookies or you'll never be able to eat your dinner!"
NOTE: Pay attention to the preposition "on" after the verb "to pig out." One can pig out on hotdogs, pig out on candy, pig out on ice cream.
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