Chào các bạn, Mình măy mắn được đi học ở ngoài nước và có vài bạn hỏi những cuốn sách lúc nào mình hay mang theo. Thì mình trả lời ngay đó là hai cuốn "English Grammar in Use", và cuốn thứ hai mà ở bài này mình muốn đề cập đó là cuốn "120 topics", của thầy giáo Nguyễn Hồng Anh. Đây là cuốn cực kỳ dể học, dể đọc và cực kỳ thân thiện trong mọi trường hợp sử dụng tiếng Anh, như; giao tiếp, thuyết trình, làm assignment...vân vân. Ở đây, mình mỗi ngày sẽ cố gắng post một bài trong số 120 bài này lên, bạn nào có hứng thú thì vào tham khảo hoặc nếu không tham khảo thì học ngay và luôn hoặc giả giới thiệu cho các bạn khác cũng được. Trong nội dung mỗi topic sẽ có khoảng 10 câu hỏi thảo luận liên quan tới topic đó, các bạn chỉ việc học thuộc từng từ một. Đơn giản và cũng chỉ giản đơn vậy thôi Enjoy your study! INFORMATION Author: Nguyen Hong Anh Book title: 120 topics for learners of intermediate and advanced level IELTS, TOEFL & TOEIC Topic 1: MYSELF INTRODUCTION I’m very happy to introduce myself. My name is Linh Chi, but my friends usually call me Katy. I live in Bac Lieu province, a province in the west of Vietnam. My family consists of four people: My parents, my younger brother and me. My family is a farmer, anh my mother is house-wife who always takes a good care of my family. My brother is an 11th grade student. And I am a junior of Van Lang university. I like learning English very much. I have learnt it for years at high school and university, but speaking skill is not good enough. Therefore, I try my best to learn it now, and I hope I can speak it well one day. When I graduate from university, I will be a teacher of English because it is my major. In my free time, I like listening to music, watching movies, reading newspapers and going shopping. On Sundays, I usually go to the coffee shop to chat with my friends in the morning and I always join the English Speaking Club to improve my speaking skill in the afternoon. I short, I am very happy with my life. Of course, I am going to make more happy and more meaningful. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION 1. May I know your name? Where are you from? What do you do? 2. How many people are there in your family? 3. What do you think loves you most in your family? 4. Which school are you studying at? 5. What is your major? Why do you choose it? 6. What do you like/dislike about your classroom/company? 7. What are you going to do after graduating from your university? 8. Do you like listening to music/sport? 9. What do you often do at weekends? 10.Do you want to change your daily life? If yes, how will be it changed? DON'T FORGET: freshman: sinh viên năm một sophomore: sinh viên năm hai junior: sinh viên năm ba senior: sinh viên năm cuối. TOPIC 2: THE FIRST DAY I WENT TO SCHOOL I will never forget the first day I went to school. On that day, my mother accompanied me to school. Soon a teacher came and led us to some classrooms. There we were put into four separate classes. This was when some children began to cry as the parents were not allowed to come into the classroom. I did not cry because I had been to kindergarten before. It was an enjoyable time for me as I got to know my new classmates. The teacher was very busy writing down our particular, so we had plenty of time to ourselves. When the break came, my new friends and I managed to make friend with two girls. Soon we were laughing and playing together. Once in a while, the teacher had to tell us to keep quiet as we were making too much noise. Finally, the bell rang for us to go home. Some of us were very relieved to be reunited with our parents. I too was glad to see my mother waiting for me at the school gate. I had made many friends. It had been a wonderful first day at school. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION 1. When did you start your schooling? 2. How about elementary school? 3. Have you ever been absent/late from class? If yes, how many times were you absent/late from school? Did the teacher get angry? 4. Did you have any close friends at elementary school? 5. What classes did you not like? 6. What school did you graduate from? 7. What was your favorite subject?