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Bài viết này sẽ giới thiệu một số câu hỏi quen thuộc trong IELTS Writing Task 2 để thực hành viết luận về đề tài: Starting where New (Bắt đầu ở một miền đất mới). Bên dưới các câu hỏi sẽ là phần gựi ý thực hành và những cụm từ hữu ích mà bạn có thể dùng để có một bài luận tốt hơn. 

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Exercise 1: Write an essay basing on the ideas mentioned below the question. The requirement is that you can transform these ideas into the compound or complex sentences in each paragraph.

Lý thuyết và thực hành căn bản về câu đơn, câu ghép và câu phức, ở đây. 

Question: More and more students are choosing to study at colleges and universities in a foreign country. Do the benefits of studying abroad outweigh the drawbacks?

Useful ideas:


  • Many students travel abroad to study at a prestigious university.

  • The best universities employ lecturers who are experts in their fields.

  • Qualifications gained abroad can open doors to better job opportunities.

  • Living in a foreign country can broaden students' horizons.

  • Overseas students are exposed to different cultures and customs.

  • They can immerse themselves in a language.


  • Living away from home can be challenging.

  • Students have problems with paperwork such as visa applications.

  • The language barrier can cause difficulties.

  • Students have to find accommodation and pay bills.

  • Many students feel homesick and miss their families.

  • Some students experience culture shock.

Useful phrases:

- (to) earn a foreign degree: có được tấm bằng nước ngoài
- (to) expand one's knowledge: mở rộng kiến thức
- (to) gain qualifications: đạt được bằng cấp
- (to) open the door: mở rộng 'cánh cửa', có nhiều cơ hội
- (to) broaden students horizons: Mở rộng 'chân trời', hiểu biết rộng mở
- (to) expose to different cultures: tiếp xúc với những nền văn hóa quán khác nhau
- (to) immerse oneself in a language: đắm mình trong ngôn ngữ, học ngôn ngữ tại nước bản xứ
- (to) live away from home: sống xa nhà
- (to) adapt different custom: thích nghi với phong tục tập quán khác nhau
- (to) feel homesick: nhớ nhà
- (to) miss one's families: nhớ gia đình

- (to) become more independent: trở nên độc lập hơn
- (to) lead to depression: dẫn đến trầm cảm
- (to) affect the one's performance: ảnh hưởng tới sự thể hiện (năng lực)
- (to) find suitable accommodation: tìm chỗ ở thích hợp
- (to) exacerbate the situation: làm trầm trọng thêm tình hình
- (to) lead to the isolation from ...: dẫn tới sự cô lập trong
- (to) cause a failure in ...: gây ra sự thất bại trong


Exercise 2: Simple sentences to complex or compound sentences

Transform all simple sentences from the paragraph below from the sample essay to complex sentences. Don’t forget to add you’re your words in order to link the ideas and connect the sentences.

Lý thuyết và thực hành căn bản về câu đơn, câu ghép và câu phức, ở đây. 

QuestionSeveral languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.


Some minority languages may disappear in the near future. Governments could save money by allowing this to happen. These languages should be protected and preserved.

There are several reasons. Saving minority languages are a waste of money. If a language is only spoken by a small number of people. Expensive education programmes will be needed. That makes sure that more people learn it. The state will have to pay for facilities, teachers and marketing. This money should spend on other public services. It would be much cheaper and more efficient for countries. They have just one language. Governments could cut all kinds of costs. The costs are related to communicating with each minority group.

Governments should try to preserve languages. These languages are less widely spoken. A language is much more than simply a means of communication. It has a vital connection with the cultural identity of the people. They speak it. If a language disappears, a whole way of life will disappear with it. We will lose the rich cultural diversity. That makes societies more interesting. They spend money to protect minority languages. Governments can also preserve traditions, customs and behaviours. They are part of a country’s history.

It may save money in the short term. We allow minority languages to disappear. This would have an extremely negative impact on our cultural heritage.

Lý thuyết và thực hành căn bản về câu đơn, câu ghép và câu phức, ở đây. 

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