Chủ đề VOICE là chủ đề khá quen thuộc trong IELTS SPEAKING Part 1, nhưng để trả lời suôn sẻ thì cũng khá là “khoai”. Vì thế, WISE English đã tổng hợp và biên soạn lại bộ từ vựng, cấu trúc về chủ đề này, hy vọng có thể giúp ích cho các bạn.
Has your voice ever changed?
→Well, like almost everyone else, my voice, of course, has varied since I was a child. However, it was just minor alteration due to the puberty. My voice used to be mellower, it currently has become lower pitched, but still clear and eloquent.
Alter /ˈɔːltər/ (v): to become different; to make somebody/something different (thay đổi) = change/ vary → alteration (n) sự thay đổi
Puberty /ˈpjuːbərti/ (n): the period of a person’s life during which their sexual organs develop and they become capable of having children (tuổi dậy thì)
→hit/ reach puberty: đến tuổi dậy thì
→onset of puberty: bắt đầu tuổi dậy thì
Silvery /ˈsɪlvəri/ (adj) (especially of a voice): having a pleasant musical sound (giọng nói dễ nghe) = mellow
High-pitched (adj) (of sounds): very high (giọng cao)
Eloquent /ˈeləkwənt/ (adj): able to use language and express your opinions well, especially when you are speaking in public (hùng hồn, hoạt ngôn).
Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
→Honestly, I tried recording my voice before and I couldn’t believe that my recorded accent is that much different compared to it in real life. It is a bit weird to listen back to my own voice, which made me awkward. However, now I’m familiar to it and consider it an effective way to practice English speaking or to identify what is my voice like to the others.
Weird /wɪəd/ (adj): very strange or unusual and difficult to explain (kì cục) = odd = strange.
Peculiar /pɪˈkjuːliər/ (adj): strange or unusual, especially in a way that is unpleasant or makes you weird (kì dị)
Cringe /krɪndʒ/ to feel very embarrassed and uncomfortable about something (ngượng, xấu hổ).
Awkward /ˈɔːkwərd/ (adi): making you feel embarrassed = embarrassed (xấu hổ).
Accent /ˈæksənt/ (n): a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area or social class a person comes from; how well somebody pronounces a particular language (giọng, chất giọng)
Are you happy with your voice now?
→Frankly speaking, I myself think that my voice is a little bit monotonous so it often makes me cringe when I’m in public. However, it still leaves some room for improvement. Therefore, I take a pride in my accent because it is a distinctive and unique part of my life.
Absolutely (adv): đương nhiên.
Not really/ Not at all: không hẳn
Unique /juˈniːk/ (adj): being the only one of its kind (độc đáo)
Distinctive (adj) /dɪˈstɪŋktɪv/: having a quality or characteristic that makes something different and easily noticed (khác biệt) = characteristic distinct (v)
Monotonous /məˈnɑːtənəs/ (adj): never changing and therefore boring (đơn điệu, buồn tẻ).