Learning Vocabulary Daily


also. de-rig
dismantle the rigging of (a ship, boat, or light aircraft).

in British English

the removal of equipment or rigging
our customary derig of cables
VERBWord forms: derigsderiggingderigged(transitive)
to remove equipment or rigging from (a shipstage set, etc)


(n) a large area of land on which an event or a show takes place.
I live in a rural area, next to an agricultural showground.


(a) /ˈtæki/ quê mùa
(informal) of cheap quality or in bad style
The shop sold tacky souvenirs and ornaments. Tiệm đó bán những hàng lưu niệm và đồ trang sức rẻ tiền, tầm thường.
Do they look a bit tacky? Trông họ có hơi quê quê tí không?

boast about something

khoác lác, khoe khoang về điều gì
He is always boasting about how great his videos are.

be down to someone

to be someone's responsibility
It is down to you to take care of these documents?
It is down to the project leader to guide and instruct the new hires.


(a) extremely wet
His clothes were dirty and sodden with the rain.
The floor is sodden because the roof is leaking.


(a) extremely eager or interested: cực kì hào hứng hoặc thích thú
As an avid user of EMBL-EBI data resources, Timothee Cezard was curious to see ‘under the bonnet’ so when an opportunity arose in our European Variation Archive (EVA), he went for it.

better half

(informal) a person's wife, husband, or partner. (vợ hoặc chồng)
A person's better half is their husband, wife, or usual sexual partner.
My better half doesn't care much for restaurants.
Are you stuck for ideas when buying gifts for your better half?
Don't mention this if your better half is overweight.


(a) Không cân xứng


(a) /ˈbjuː.ti.əs/ very attractive to look at
What a beauteous toilet seat!
This made the area even more beauteous.
She is very powerful, with a beauteous appearance masking a fearsome treelike form.


(n) /əˈdʌltəri/ sự ngoại tình
He was accused of committing adultery. Ông ta bị buộc là ngoại tình.


/ˈfɔː.saɪt/ (n) the ability to judge (phán đoán, đánh giá) correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge: có khả năng đánh giá một cách chính xác cái gì sẽ xảy ra trong tương lai và lên kế hoạch hành động dựa trên những hiểu biết đó.
have the foresight: She'd had the foresight to sell her apartment just before the housing market collapsed. Cô ấy đã phán đoán chính xác để bán căn hộ của mình trước khi giá nhà đi xuống.

well and truly

We well and truly lost hope in everything.
She will be glad when the negotiations are well and truly over.

get the gist of sth

hiểu được/nắm bắt được ý chính/thông tin cốt lõi của cái gì đó = understand the main point of something.
The lesson is very long, but you just need to get the gist of it.

set the trend

dẫn đầu xu hướng
Hashimoto emphasized the need for proactive steps in the shipping industry's decarbonization, urging collaboration with partners to set the trends and drive progress. (From: https://safety4sea.com/mol-ceo-once-a-basic-policy-is-established-we-will-set-the-trend-ourselves/)


slug: họ với ốc sên nhưng không có vỏ cứng, thân mềm. Di chuyển rất rất chậm.
The UK faces continued sluggish productivity growth: UK đang tiếp tục đối mặt năng suất tăng trưởng chậm.
Link: https://www.varsity.co.uk/comment/27451

Xét về nói về

Theo đó, “Xét về” là một kỹ thuật trình bày giúp người đọc, người nghe tiếp cận một vấn đề ở nhiều khía cạnh.
- Xét về khía cạnh ý tưởng, nó giúp mình dễ nảy ra ý để khai thác mà nói/viết.
- Xét về khía cạnh tổ chức, nó giúp mình ăn điểm phần tổ chức bài nói/viết.
- Xét về khía cạnh từ vựng, đó là cơ hội để ta thể hiện vốn từ của mình thông qua các cụm từ:
• In terms of…
• When it comes to…
• Speaking of…
• As for…
• As to…
• Regarding…
• As regards…


trách móc
She rebuked herself for her stupidity.


băng gạc y tế 


indestructible: kg thể phá huỷ được
indestructible building/power

give something a go

to attempt something
Only a few people are successful as professional athletes, but it's worth giving it a go.
I alway tell my kids, you have to be willing to give things a go.


to match or agree with something else: The numbers on your spreadsheet don't tally with ours.

accord with something (phrasal verb): to be the same as something, or to agree with something: His version of events does not accord with witnesses' statements.


buồn thật chứ.
I felt downhearted when I saw the bog roll up there.

do my utmost

try my best: cố gắng hết sức làm việc gì đó 


a pregnant woman


Intractable ( adj): cứng đầu / khó bảo / khó chữa Collocations hay đi kèm: intractable child / intractable disease

lavish meal vs frugal meal

Lavish meal: Bữa ăn thịnh soạn Frugal meal: Bữa ăn đạm bạc


lasting for a short time
It was a short-lived marriage.
The partnership between the two companies was short-lived.

heed someone advice

= follow someone's advice: nghe theo lời khuyên của ai đó (lưu tâm, nghe theo và có xu hướng làm theo)
My parents showed a disappointment towards me because I didn't heed their advice. Bố mẹ tôi đã rất thất vọng khi tôi không lắng nghe lời khuyên của họ.


to fail a test
I flunked my history test.
If you don't study hard, you will flunk the exam.

be ripe for something

to be ready for something
Our business isn't ripe for market fluctuations.
I don't think out institutions are ripe for reform.


not necessary
He put the group under undue pressure.
We will no longer put up with undue expenses.


(a) /ˌwɜːldˈklɑːs/ among the best in the world
He is a world-class football player.
My father is a world-class writer.

Leap year

Năm nhuận
leap: cú nhảy: to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another.
He leaped out of his car and ran towards the house.
I leaped up to answer the phone.
The dog leaped over the gate into the field.

to increase, improve or grow very quickly
Shares in the company leaped 250 percent.

(n) a big change, increase or improvement
a leap in profits
It takes quite a leap of the imagination to believe that it's the same person.
a large jump or sudden movement
With one leap he crossed the stream.

be in the throes of something

to be in a very difficult situation
The company is in the throes of a financial crisis.
The country is in the throes of civil war.

in the negative

To say "no"
When I asked her whether she was ready to sign the contract or not, she replied in the negative.
He did not like the idea and answered in the negative.


nghĩa đen: not easily bent or changed in shape; rigid
nghĩa bóng: khắc nghiệt, cứng rắn, cương quyết
collocations: stiff punishment, stiff competition


(C1-C2) (a) hậu hĩnh, phong phú, thịnh soạn, lãng phí, phung phí
lavish reward, lavish meal, lavish lifestyle

have an edge on or over somebody or something

to be slightly better than someone or something else: có lợi thế hơn ai đó hoặc cái gì
He had the edge over his opponent. Cậu ấy có lợi thế hơn đối thủ.


(C2) to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage: lãng phí cơ hôi, tiền bạc, nhiều thứ khác nữa; không biết sử dụng chúng tạo điều kiện thuận lợi cho chính bản bản.
The team squandered several good scoring chances. Đội đó đã bỏ lỡ nhiều cơ hội ăn bàn/ghi điểm.
I squandered several good chances to approach her parents to represent our love. 


(a) khó chịu, bực mình, đáng ghét 
I found the subject rather distasteful. Mình khá ghét môn học đó.


Rusty ( adj): bị phai màu, bị cùn đi, lỗi thời , lạc hậu
Her English skills are now rusty because of lacking regular practice.
Kỹ năng tiếng Anh của cổ lúc này lỗi thời vì thiếu thực hành thường xuyên.
We’re a little rusty after having the summer off.
Chúng tôi đã lạc hậu một ít sau kì nghỉ hè.


The glockenspiel or bell is a percussion instrument consisting of pitched aluminum or steel bars arranged in a keyboard layout. This makes the glockenspiel a type of metallophone, similar to the vibraphone.


Rebound = bounce back: hồi phục trở lại / tốt trở lại
Children often seem to rebound from illness more quickly than adults do.

clothes pegs

cái kẹp phơi đồ để gió không thổi bay đi.
Còn gọi là clothes spins


xoáy trán hay xoáy trên đầu 

expound on something

C1-C2: give a detailed explanation of something: giải thích cặn kẽ, chi tiết điều gì đó
He's always expounding on what's wrong with the world.
The papers presented here are well written and the arguments presented are clearly expounded.
My analysis will be based on her theory as it is expounded in this work.
expound your views: She uses her newspaper column to expound her views on environmental issues.


pumped /pʌmpt/ - I'm pumped: Tôi hào hứng lắm.
I was pumped when I received the HR news about doubling my salary step.


This bag is handy for carrying my laptop.

outsized benefits

những lợi ích vô cùng lớn lao.
Doing exercises regularly brings us outsized health benefits. Tập thể dục đều đặn mang lại cho chúng ta nhiều ích lợi cho sức khoẻ.
Privately protected lands have outsized benefits. Đất đai được bảo vệ tư nhân có những lợi ích vô cùng lớn.

to be at liberty to do something

TO BE AT LIBERTY TO DO SOMETHING (Cấu trúc này tương đương 8.5 - 9.0 IELTS ) = TO BE ALLOWED TO DO SOMETHING (Cấu trúc này chỉ mức 4.5 - 5.0 IELTS): “được phép làm gì đó”, “có quyền được làm gì đó”. Sử dụng trong tình huống formal.

Theo từ điển Cambridge, cấu trúc này tương đương mức C2 tức là bằng với IELTS band 8.5 - 9.0.

  1. Generally speaking, Internet users are not at liberty to leak and disseminate private information of others: Nói chung là, người sử dụng Internet không được phép làm rò rỉ và phát tán những thông tin riêng tư của người khác.
  2. Road users are not at liberty to overspeed: Người tham gia giao thông không được lái xe quá tốc độ.
  3. It is an issue that insiders are at liberty to talk publicly: Đây là vấn đề mà những người tham gia được phép trò chuyện công khai.


insignificant ~ negligible ~ trivial


Negligible/ˈneɡ.lɪ.dʒə.bəl/: không đáng kể, rất ít ỏi ( từ này tương đương C2 band 8.5 nha các em )
The difference between the two products is negligible. Sự khác biệt giữa hai sản phẩm không đáng kể.
The interest received from these accounts is negligible. Lãi thu về từ những tài khoản này quá ít ỏi.
negligible effect/impact: The rise in the minimum wage will have a negligible effect on jobs. 
negligible growth/improvement: The economy had begun to crawl out of four years of negligible growth.

look up to someone

respect or admire someone very much

fringe benefits

fringe benefits = non-financial benefits: những khoản phúc lợi ngoài lương/tiền mặt
Fringe benefits includes a company car and free health insurance package.
fringe //frɪndʒ/ (noun and verb, C2)
(n) the outer part of an erea
the southern fringe of the city
the outer fringes of the prairie
(n) minority
fringe meeting
fringe candidate
(n) decoration

(form edge) to form a border around the edge of something
The coast is fringed with islands and beaches.
Credit: https://www.facebook.com/HocIELTScungthayHung/posts/pfbid0yfwLje7gUHywDjzpiKR5VaEUnFDDcgiAeduo6ybjXGkiRSfxcJqcKk8PVxaBBwXSl


- Paltry( adj) ˈpɔːltri / quá ít, không đáng kể.
Ex: They worked long hours for paltry wages.
Họ làm vất vả với đồng lương ba cọc ba đồng.
May be an image of blueprint, measuring stick, floor plan and text


Bán cầu
The northern and southern hemisphere 

not just yet

Not now, but probably soon
I can't leave just yet. I've still got a couple of emails to send.
In due course she would dispose of it, but not just yet.

night duty

[uncountable] work that people have to do at night, for example in a hospital or sheltered home
to be on night duty
night shift: a period in the night during which a particular group of people work: ca đêm
People who work on the night shift are paid more.
I've been asked to work the night shift next week.


C2: something to be likely or able to be believed
a plausible explanation/excuse: một lời xin lỗi/giải thích có thể tin (tưởng)


from the night before until the following morning. In literally sense, however, it also means something happens suddenly/instantly.
He became successful overnight.
He became an overnight success.
Credit: https://www.facebook.com/reel/1012401423894276.

rising star

Ngôi sao mới nổi
Thường: rising creator

make great strides in something

Từ vựng IELTS C1-C2 Make great strides in something ( Tương đương C2 band 8.5 ) = Obtain huge achievements in something ( Tương đương B2 band 5.5 ) : đạt được những bước tiến / thành tựu lớn

pot hole

hố gà, xem hình.


cork, lid, cap, bottle cap, top, slug 


(a) (of a piece of food) small enough to be eaten in one mouthful: vừa miếng
cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces
informal: very small or short
ex: a series of bite-sized essays
Mastering Microsoft Azure with 21 bite-sized lessons.


Following the announcement made at the weekend of a Bank Holiday to coincide with Her Majesty Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, the College will be closed on Monday 19th September. 
coincide (v) /ˌkəʊ.ɪnˈsaɪd/ 
- to happen at or near the same time
I timed my holiday to coincide with the children's.
Tôi sắp xếp thời gian nghỉ hè (ngày nghỉ) để khớp với thời gian nghỉ hè của tụi nhỏ.
We timed our trip to coincide with my cousin's wedding.
Chúng tôi lên thời gian để đi nghỉ cùng lúc với đám cưới đứa em họ tôi.
- to be the same or similar
Our views coincide on a range of subjects.
Chúng tôi có cùng quan điểm với nhau trong nhiều chủ đề.
If our schedules coincide, we'll go to Spain together.
Nếu lịch trình giống nhau, chúng ta sẽ đi Tây Ban Nha cùng nhau.


 /ˈbaɪ.əs/ có thành kiến, thành kiến (n, v) (singular and plural noun)
The senator has accused the media of bias. Nghị sĩ vừa mới cáo buộc sự thiên vị (thành kiến của truyền thông).
Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias.
She showed a scientific bias at an early age.
(v) to give a settled and often prejudiced outlook to
His background biases him against foreigners. Xuất thân của cậu ta làm cho anh ấy có thành kiến với người nước ngoài.

prejudiced (a) /ˈpredʒ.ə.dɪst/ showing an unreasonable dislike for something or someone.
The campaign is designed to make people less prejudiced about AIDS.
Người ta tổ chức cuộc tuần để giúp cho mọi người giảm bớt kì thị với những người bị bệnh AIDS.
(a) influenced by personal opinion
I thought the speaker's presentation sounded prejudiced. Tôi đã nghĩ buổi thuyết trình nghe có vẻ thành kiến.

run off

to leave somewhere or someone suddenly: bỏ đi, bỏ nhà ra đi, bỏ một người nào đó = run away/off with sb; run away/off together
to leave home, your husband, wife, etc. in order to have a relationship with another person.
My wife has run off with another man. Vợ tôi bỏ đi theo người đàn ông khác.
She ran off/away with her boss. Cô ta bỏ chồng đi theo ông sếp.
She and her boss ran away together.


run‧a‧way /ˈrʌnəweɪ/ (adj)
  1. a runaway vehicle or animal is out of control or escaped from somewhere: con vật bất kham hoặc chiếc xe không còn nằm trong vòng kiểm soát
    a runaway horse/bus
    A runaway bus/horse caused chaos on the streets.
    A runaway duckling: chú vị đi hoang/bất trị
  2. happening very easily or quickly, and not able to be controlled: xảy ra quá dễ dàng hoặc quá nhanh, và không thể kiểm soát được
    a runaway winner: người chiến thắng nhanh chóng vánh
    a runaway victory
  3. a runaway person has left the place where they are supposed to be; having left without telling anyone ~ go wild: đi hoang = devenir comme foa
    runaway children: những đứa trẻ đi hoang


/slɜːp/ (v, informal) to drink a liquid noisily as a result of sucking air into the mouth at the same time as the liquid: húp canh/súp gây ra tiếng kêu rất thô
Try not to slurp.
I wish you wouldn't slurp your soup like that.
He slurped down his coffee.to drink - Cambridge English Thesaurus article page
The children were eating pizza and slurping lemonade.


to describe how something happened, or to tell a story: kể lại sự việc
He recounted his adventures since he left home. Cậu ấy kể lại chuyến phiêu lưu của mình kể từ lúc cậu ta bỏ nhà ra đi.
He was fond of recounting how he had played professional football when he was 19. Ông ấy rất hào hứng kể lại chuyện ông chơi bóng đá chuyên nghiệp như thế nào khi ông ở tuổi 19.
Read more about synonyms: to tell someone something - Cambridge English Thesaurus article page
Let someone know is a common phrase that means the same as tell.
Let me know if you would like to have further help.
The verbs relate and recount are used in formal contexts when someone tells a story or talks about a series of events that have happened.
  • She related the events of the previous week to the police.
  • He recounted the activities that happened in his class yesterday.


(C1) funny, or making you laugh
Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life.
This leads to many surprises and, in some cases, humorous discoveries.
opp: humourless


pronounce: /ˈlænjəd $ -jərd/ (countable noun)
1. a thin rope or ribbon worn around your neck to carry something such as a whistle or identity card.
2. a rope or string, especially on a ship.
Lanyards are commonly used to display badges, tickets or ID cards for identification where security is required, such as businesses, corporations, hospitals, prisons, conventions, and trade fairs.
See some photos https://www.shundinggifts.com/types-of-lanyards.html

take advantage of

tận dụng cơ hội = make good use of opportunities offered by
Take full advantage of the facilities available
to use an opportunity to achieve results, sometimes in an unfair way
Let's take advantage of the good weather and go to beach.
I took advantage of the good weather to paint the shed.
You'll want to take full advantage of the beach-front clubs.


làm giảm đau, giảm phiền muộn, giảm những khó khăn gặp phải
This decision has been made to alleviate any issues with staff who travel by bus getting home.
Đưa ra quyết định (thay đổi) này là để giảm nhẹ những bất cập/khó khăn mà những nhân viên đi về nhà bằng xe bus phải đối mặt. 
Heavy rains in March alleviated the drought conditions.

a couple things and a couple of things

Read this explanation “A couple things” / “a couple of things” in English that I think it is good enough to distinguish the differences.
We will leave in a couple of days.
Or this post Couple Of Hours Vs Couple Hours: Here's The Correct Version (+10 Examples)
When using "couple" meaning it is exact. Ex: a lovely couple. 
We can use the "for" or "in" preposition before the "couple of hours/times".
This film goes on for a couple of hours. 
I'll have it done in a couple of hours. 
It will take me a couple of hours to get into London.
What are you doing for the next couple of days?
What are you doing in the next couple of days?

Describe a traffic collision

road accidents, road incidents, traffic collisions, road traffic accidents
road accident fatalities: chết do tai nạn đường bộ
the vehicle left the road and collided with a bridge
Emergency services attended the scene and the two boys and the driver, a 16-year-old boy were all taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries.
Dịch vụ cứu hộ khẩn cấn đã có mặt tại hiện trường và hai thanh niên trẻ cùng tài xế, cũng là một thanh niên 16 tuổi, tất cả đều được đưa đến bệnh viện Addenbrooke's trong tình trạng thương tật đe dọa đến tính mạng.
The driver also from Peterborough has been arrested in connection with the collision and remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Tài xế cũng từ Peterborough đã bị bắt ngay tại chỗ có liên quan đến vụ tai nạn và vẫn còn nằm trong bệnh viện với những chấn thương nghiêm trọng nhưng không đe dọa đến tính mạng.

bits and bobs

things or objects of different kinds: vài thứ linh tinh (đủ thứ)
There are just a few bits and bobs of furniture in the office
No one knows exactly what happened. All we have is a few bits and bobs of information thus far.
I've had bits and bobs done over the years.
I struggled with training and bits and bobs like that.
It was a very bits and bobs piece of writing.
Read more: Bits and bobs definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
I've had bits and bobs done over the years.


/fəˈment/ (v) lên men
You make wine by leaving grape juice to ferment until all the sugar has turned to alcohol.
Bạn làm rượu bằng cách để nước nho lên men cho đến khi đường trong nước nhỏ chuyển hóa thành rượu.
Sauerkraut and kimchi are both essentially fermented cabbage.
Refrigerate the beans so they do not ferment.

fermentation (n) a process of chemical change in food or drink because of the action of yeast or bacteria, which may cause it to produce bubbles or heat, or turn sugars in it into alcohol.
Ethanol is an alcohol produced by fermentation of sugars.
Fermentation takes about 48 hours.
Add the yeast with the flour and water to start the fermentation process.


bắn pháo, nã pháo


a person who leaves the armed forces without permission: đào ngũ


C2: to stop fighting and admit defeat: ngừng chiến đấu và chấp nhận thất bại


the state of being confused and having no organisation or of being untidy: trong tình trạng không rõ ràng, rối rắm hoặc không có tổ chức hoặc không gọn gàng ngăn nắp
US: a messy or confused condition, showing a lack of organisation
Her clothes were in disarray.
Russian troops in disarray and crying as some mutiny on warship, reports claim.

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air
Easter is around the corner and over on social media

solid waste that has left your body

it means crap.

not give a crap

to not care at all about someone or something
I don't give a crap what she thinks!
Who gives a crap?


(impolite) nonsense
She was talking crap, as usual.
something that is of bad quality
I'm tired of eating the crap they serve in the canteen.
They're showing a load of crap on TV this Christmas.
things that are useless, not wanted, or not important
You wouldn't believe the amount of crap he's got in his room.

aerial footage

aerial (a) trên không, trên trời
aerial footage: cảnh quay từ trên không trung
aerial fight: cuộc chiến đấu trên không
drone footage: cảnh quay từ drone
[1] Drone footage released Thursday shows destroyed and smoldering buildings after Russian strikes in Borodyanka, Ukraine, located about 30 miles northwest of Kyiv. https://cbsn.ws/3pAW1wF
[2] Aerial Footage Of Ukrainian Town Reveals Devastation After Russian Attack, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_iOySLVFqg
[3] 4K Scenic Drone Footage - Amazing Bird's Eye Views of Canada with Ambient Music - Part #3, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfXbO8Q7O8

seven-figure salary

The slang refers to the number of digits.

So, a seven-figure salary means earning over $1,000,000 per year. To get specific, anything from $1,000,000 per year to $9,999,999 is a seven-figure income.

(Eight figures means over $10,000,000, and six figures means $100,000 to 999,999.)
If you dream of a 7 figure salary job, you may have to think outside the box. While you can earn a 7 figure income being a CEO or rockstar sales executive, some of the most popular 7 figure salary jobs are those that are somewhat dream-worthy, such as acting or playing a professional sport.

everyone is entitled to their own opinion

Có một vụ việc mà dân tình ở Leeds phản ứng khi bà mẹ vẫn cho con bú khi chúng đã 5 và 6 tuổi. Đọc thêm bài ở đây: https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/yorkshire-news/leeds-reacts-mum-who-still-21924301
Có hai câu sau để làm ví dụ về việc: tán đồng với việc cho con bú của bà mẹ và mắng nhẹ người đời vì sao nhiều chuyện. Qua đó học cách mắng người khác =))

Courtney Bullivant: "Everyone is entitled to their opinion however if you see a mother feeding her children as weird or sexual then you are the problem."
Courtney Bullivant: "Mọi người được cho phép có quan điểm của mình, tuy nhiên nếu bạn nhìn thấy một người mẹ cho con bú là lạ lẫm hay dâm dục thì đó là lỗi của bạn."

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. Mọi người được phép có quan điểm riêng.

Similarly, Jodie Bovey-Brown said: "Not your boobs, not your business! Just because it's not something you would do or feel comfortable with doesn't make it wrong."
Tương tự, Jodie nói: "Không phải ngực/vú của ông bà, cũng không phải đó là việc của ông bà! Chỉ vì đó không phải là thứ mà bạn cảm thấy thoải mái không có nghĩa là nó sai.

time consuming

If something is time consuming, it takes a lot of time.
  • It's just very time consuming to get such a large quantity of data.
  • Starting a new business, however small, is a time-consuming exercise.

face value

The value printed or depicted on a coin, banknote, postage stamp, ticket, etc., especially when less than the actual value.
Giá in hoặc phát hành trên tờ tiền, tờ bạc, tem bưu điện hay vé, v.v... đặc biệt khi giá của nó thấp hơn giá trị thực.
Touts offer tickets priced at many times their face value.
- the apparent worth or implication of something
Her lie was unconvincing, but he took it at face value.

At face value:
1. for the price that is printed on something
We bought the tickets at face value.

2. as true or genuine without being questioned or doubted; 
to accept someone or something without considering whether they really are what they claim to be: chấp nhận một ai đó hoặc một thứ gì đó mà kg cần quan tâm là người đó hay cái đó có thật sự như là họ/nó như vậy hay không = kg quan tâm.
After all his lying, nothing he says now should be taken/accepted at face value.
These threats should not be taken at face value: Những đe họa hiểm họa đó không đáng được quan tâm.

hardly used

hardly (adv) 
(B1) only just; almost not
I could hardly hear her at the back
The party had hardly started when she left
We hardly ever (= almost never) go to concerts
(B2) certainly not
You can hardly expect a pay rise when you're only been working for the company for two weeks!
Well don't be angry with me - it's hardly my fault that it's raining! 


second-hand = used = not new; having been owned in the past by someone else
Garage sales can be a perfect source for pre-owned cookware and kitchenware.
Sales of pre-owned vehicles increased only 1 to 1.5 percent this year compared with last.

mixed up

1. upset, worried, and confused, especially because of personal problems
He's just a mixed-up kid.
2. temporarily confused
I just got mixed up and thought she wanted us to come early.
3. involved, esp. with someone or something bad or dangerous
He was a great athlete at school, but he got mixed up with the wrong crowd and stopped training.
4. (of names, information, files, etc.) put into the wrong place or order, esp. when put where similar things belong. = disordered
They got his records mixed-up (= confused information about him with someone else's information)


(a) /ˌeɪ.sɪmp.təˈmæt.ɪk/ showing no symptoms of a particular disease (không có biểu hiện bệnh)
asymptomatic HIV infection.
Evidence suggests that many Ebola infections are asymptomatic.
On 22nd March we will begin the pilot scheme to regularly test all staff attending the site to identify any asymptomatic cases of COVID-19.


(a) (C1) happening every day as a regular part of your job or life
day-to-day problems/responsibilities
ordinary and regular
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include sorting the mail and making appointments.
We are in touch with our clients on a day-to-day basis/on a daily basis.

spot on

exactly right; accurately
That's spot on.
Yes, those directions you gave me were spot on, thank you!
completely accurate or accurately (British informal)
She advised her solicitors to give the money to my mother for me, as she believed my father would fail to pass it on to me. She was spot on.
Your sales estimate was spot on. Well done!


tempt into sth/into doing sth
tempt to do sth
1. to attract sb or make sb want to do or to have sth, even if they know it is wrong (làm hấp dẫn ai, dụ dỗ, dẫn dắt)
I was tempted by the dessert menu.
I was tempted to take the day off

2. to persuade or try to persuade sb to do sth that you want them to do, for example by offering them sth
reduced to £180 if that tempts anyone!
How can we tempt young people into engineering?
Nothing would tempt me to live here.

Restaurants tempting us with delicious cakes.


/kəˈrɪz·mə/ (n) the ability to attract and admiration of others, and to be seen as a leader = khả năng làm cho người khác thích thú hoặc hấp dẫn họ, và được xem như là một lãnh đạo.
To be a great leader, a person has to have some charisma.


phép màu
It wouldn't be a miracle: Chẳng cần phép màu nào cả

shower and bath tap watering off at the same time

bath/bathtub: bồn tắm
tap: khóa nước
water off
The water comes out when open the shower and tap at the same time.
When the shower is off, the tap is till dropping even we close it too tight.
The sink to have a shower 

family gathering

tụ tập gia đình
Viewers suggested in the comments that Bear was breaking lockdown rules with family gathering.

break traditional practices

break the rules = phá lệ/phá luật
Stephen Bear appears to break lockdown rules with family game night after claiming rules don't apply to him.

after all

1. used for saying that something is true despite what was said or planned before.
Maybe she was right after all.
I'm sorry, but we've decided not to come after all.
2. used when giving a reason to explain what you have just said
She shouldn't be working so hard - she is 70, after all.
I'm not really ambitious. After all, money isn't everything.

simply put

Simply put = Simply said: nói một cách đơn giản = used for saying that you are explaining something in a clear and simple way
Simply put, simply put is a two-word phrase that means, "described in basic terms," or "stated in simple language," or, "as an easy definition..."
  1. First, let's remind ourselves what Mixins are. Simply put, modules are a way of grouping together methods, classes, and constants. Modules in Ruby come in two flavours - a module which is used for name spacing or separation, and modules that implement the mixin facility.
  2. Acoustic musical instruments are common throughout the world. Simply put, an acoustic instrument is any instrument that makes a sound. This lecture will introduce you to an acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century.
  3. To put it simply, he was fired.
What does "simply put" mean in this sentence? - English Language Learners Stack Exchange


I will contact you soon.
I am no longer in contact with him.
We are in contact with GitLab support to solve the mirroring issue.
Have you been in contact with Andrew recently? - Only by phone.
I'm still in contact with here - we write a couple times a year.


(n) /hɑːmənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ sự hòa hợp
1. the action or process of adding notes to a melody to produce harmony. "there are chords that are commonly used in the harmonization of songs" 
2. the fact or process of producing a pleasing visual combination. "the wonderful harmonization of the colours in her work is impressive"


C2: according to what many people say: theo nhiều người/nguồn nói/cho rằng
New York is reportedly a very exciting place to live.
Nhiều người cho rằng New York là nơi thú vị để sống.
Biden apologises to National Guard chief after 5,000 soldiers had to reportedly sleep in a DC parking garage with only one bathroom.
Biden xin lỗi sếp của lực lượng vệ binh quốc gia sau khi có tin rằng 5,000 quân lính phải ngủ trong một bãi để xe ở DC chỉ có duy nhất một cái phòng tắm. 


to interfere in sth that is not your responsibility or business
Uganda accuses US of meddling in elections.
My sister is always meddling in other people's lives
The President denied meddling in the elections.


/hɪˈpɒkrɪsi/ the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.
His target was the hypocrisy of suburban life.
tính ngụy thiện; giả nhân giả nghĩa


(n - informal) do sth successfully == succeed.
you totally nailed it
well said

the bottom line

(C2) the most important fact in a situation
The bottom line is that we need another ten thousand dollars to complete the project.
The bottom line is we don't have enough heath care professionals.


(n)  /ˈlek.tən/ a piece of furniture with a sloping part on which a book or paper is put to be read from
cái bục được đặt trước khán giả, để người nói/diễn thuyết đặt tờ giấy/quyển sách để đọc cho dễ
aslo. podium (AmE)
The man seen carrying Pelosi's lectern inside the Capitol is arrested in Florida.
The man pictured in a viral photo holding the lectern of Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the raid on the U.S. Capitol has been arrested.

Queen and Prince Philip get Covid vaccines

The Queen and Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) have received their Covid vaccinations, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were vaccinated against Covid-19 today, Buckingham Palace says.
The royal couple were given the jab by a Household doctor at Windsor Castle.


perforate (v) /'pɜː.fər.eɪ.tɪd/ to make a hole or holes through sth
The exploration perforated his eardrum.
Tiếng nổ làm thủng màng nhĩ ông ta.
a perforated line: đường thẳng với những lỗ nhỏ (a row of small holes in paper, made so that a part can be torn off easily: một hàng với những lỗ chấm nhỏ trên tờ giấy - bao thư - được làm để mà một phần của tờ giấy/bao thư được xé ra dễ dàng)
tear off: xé ra
To open - fold along the perforated line and tear carefully, then see overleaf: Để mở - gấp dọc theo đường với những chấm nhỏ này và xé cẩn thận, sau đó sẽ thấy một tờ rơi.

approved for use

The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has become the second coronavirus jab to be approved for UK use.


(a) thuộc về tình cảm, cảm xúc
If anyone finds a pair of sheepskin-type men's gloves left on his bike while my partner popped into the Coop around lunch time today, please could they let me know. They were a Christmas present and have great sentimental value. Thank you.

bait and switch

(n) a method of selling in which a product is advertised at a very low price to attract customers, who are often persuaded to buy a different product at a higher price. treo đầu dê bán thịt chó. Xem link gốc: Tự học IELTS 9.0 | Facebook
  • It seems to him that many brokers have been doing a bait-and-switch, luring customers with low rates and fees, then increasing those costs near the closing date.
    Anh ta thấy dường như nhiều dân cò treo đầu dê bán thịt chó, dụ khách hàng với lãi xuất và phí thấp, sau đó tăng phí gần tới ngày chốt.
  • Some journalists and news executives were privately outraged by the bait and switch.
    Một số nhà báo và giám đốc điều hành hãng tin trong lòng phẫn nộ vì hành động treo đầu dê bán thịt chó.
  • Flynn has described her book as something of a bait and switch - a juicy crime drama that is actually an exploration of one woman's pain and the relationships between three generations of women.
    Flynn miêu tả cuốn sách của cổ đại loại mang tính treo đầu dê bán thịt chó - một bi kịch tội phạm hấp dẫn nhưng thật ra là một sự khám phá nổi đau của một phụ nữ và mối quan hệ giữa ba thế hệ phụ nữ.

previous severe conditions

tình trạng bệnh nguy hiểm trước đây
The patients I looked after in COVID ICU were younger, generally previously well, with very little previous severe conditions.
Avg age: ~ 60
89% living completely independently
Only 1-4% had any previous very severe condition.


(C2) coming or likely to happen very soon: sắp xảy ra ~ impending

prior health conditions

Many had prior health conditions, but we don't hold their lives to be valueless because Britain isn't a fascist state.
Nhiều người có tiền sử bệnh, nhưng chúng tôi không coi cuộc sống của họ để trở nên vô giá trị vì nước Anh không phải là một quốc gia phát xít.

coming days

những ngày sắp tới
Meanwhile, hopes are growing for the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in the coming days, with volunteers ready to help roll out the jab nationwide, according to reports.

underlying health conditions

He said: "Our thoughts today are also with the family of the five-year-old child with underlying health conditions who are tragically died.
It came as the Department of Health announced (that) the UK death toll, as of 5 pm on Friday, had risen by 708 in 24 hours to 4,313. It was the largest daily rise so far.
Nearly 42,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a total of 183,190 people tested.
London remains the worst-hit NHS area, with 10,724 cases, followed by the Midlands on 6,127.
In the same period, 45,770 people with underlying health conditions died, with 2,926 aged between 40 and 59, and 263 aged between 20 and 39.

bring the number

Between December 6 and Boxing Day a further 301 people who had tested positive for coronavirus died in hospitals in England and Wales. This brings the number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 48,542, NHS England said on Sunday.

Britain's coronavirus death toll has risen by 357 in the past 24 hours, with a record 41,385 new cases. It brings the UK's COVID-19 death toll to 71,109.

underlying medical conditions

những tình trạng bệnh nền cơ bản
388 people under 60 with no underlying medical conditions died of Covid in hospitals.
A total of 388 people under 60-years-old with no pre-existing health conditions have died of coronavirus in hospitals in England, NHS data has shown.

as of

kể từ
as of now: kể từ bây giờ
as of today: kể từ hôm nay
as of Jan 14: kể từ ngày 14 tháng 1
The Government said that as of 9 am on Monday, there had been a further 41,385 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
Kể từ lúc 9 giờ sáng thứ hai, chính phủ Anh quốc đã nói rằng hơn 41,385 ca nhiễm vi rút corona xác nhận từ phòng xét nghiệm.

As such

in the true or exact meaning of the word or phrase
There wasn't much vegetarian food as such, although there were several different types of cheese.
Đã không có nhiều thức ăn chay như vậy, mặc dù có nhiều loại phô mai khác nhau.
We don't have a secretary as such, but we do have a student who comes in to do some filing.
Chúng ta không có một thư kí nào như vậy cả, nhưng chúng ta có một sinh viên vào để làm một số việc nhập liệu.
Như vậy
Last December, we announced the exciting and happy news that Instana had acquired BeeInstant. The Instana and BeeInstant product teams immediately collaborating on integrating key BeeInstant features into the Instana APM and Observability Platform. As such, the BeeInstant product has been discontinued for a while, but we're also putting the web site away.

flu-like symptoms

Symptoms of the disease include a circular red rash (often resembling a bullseye) and flu-like symptoms.

around the clock

around-the-clock = nonstop = all day and all night without stopping
They're working around the clock to get it done.
The routine diagnostic methods have been complicated, painful or not accessible around-the-clock.
Ruskin Square Car Park in Dingwall Road has been fully modernised and can be accessed around the clock.

over the top

UK informal, C2, too extreme and not suitable, or demanding too much attention or effort, especially in an uncontrolled way. (exaggerating)
Printing the entirety of the application form may be a little over the top, so if you would like to omit this then please feel free!
I thought the decorations were way over the top.
The speech was a bit OTT.
He realised he'd gone over the top with the seating arrangements

snow shovel

Xẻng cào tuyết
fr: pelle à neige


(a) frank in stating one's opinions, especially if they are shocking or controversial = expressing strong opinions very directly without worrying if other people are offended
he has been outspoken in his criticism.
outspoken comments
Mr. Tom is an outspoken critic of the present government.

post box

thùng thư
postbox, pillar box, collection box, mailbox, letter box, drop box

down the line

later, after an activity or situation has been continuing for a period of time
down the road
There may be more costs further down the line.
Now, three years down the line, we’re beginning to see the problems with the treatment.
I have discussed extending the session by 30 minutes with both the pool and Harry and Amie (who will be covering me for my maternity leave from the summer term) and unfortunately, it is not something we can pursue due to school timings - anyone arriving early will appreciate the number of cars already on site until about 15:50 and from a teaching perspective already 16:00 can be difficult for some with traffic while already the 18:30 slot is the least popular and opening a 19:00 class is likely to be very difficult to sustain so we would just be creating a further problem down the line. All of this was confirmed yesterday. 


beneficial, valuable
advantageous, appropriate, convenient, effective, favourable, fruitful, good, handy, helpful, practical, pragmatic, profitable, proper, suitable...

in actual fact

= in fact
1. used for saying what is really true, when this is surprising or different from what people think
 He was paid money for a job that did not in fact exist.
In actual fact, she was quite right.
2. used when you are adding something is true although it may be surprising
I haven't seen him for years. In fact, I cannot even remember what he looks like.
She's a friend of mine, a very close friend in fact.


(a, adv)
An on-demand service is available at any time that you want to use it.
... A TV package offering thousands of on-demand programmes and movies
Viewers increasingly choose to watch on-demand.


 /tʌkˈsiː.dəʊ/ (n) a man's black or white jacket worn at formal social events, usually in the evening, with matching trousers and a bow tie. Một bộ đồ đen hoặc trắng của đàn ông mặc trong những sự kiện hình thức sang trọng, thường vào buổi tối, cùng màu với cái nơ.
informal (UK): tux. Or: dinner jacket
The difference between suits and tuxedos: https://youtu.be/d0_P_v-0Vso
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month-long lockdown

The PM will meet his cabinet later as he considers a month-long lockdown across England - in the hope that measures could be eased by Christmas.
Thủ tướng liên hiệp Anh sẽ gặp gỡ nội các của ông sớm thôi khi mà ông đang xem xét việc đóng cửa một tháng khắp nước Anh - trong hi vọng rằng các biện pháp có thể được làm tốt hơn đến cận Giáng sinh.

nationwide virus lockdown

bế quan tỏa cảng vì vi rút trên phạm vi toàn quốc.
Under the lockdown being considered, pubs, restaurants and other nonessential businesses would be closed for as long as a month, but schools and offices would stay open.
Dưới kế hoạch đóng cửa đang được xem xét, các quán ba, nhà hàng và những kinh doanh không thiết yếu sẽ bị đóng cửa chừng một tháng nhưng trường học và các văn phòng sẽ vẫn mở cửa.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/31/world/great-britain-coronavirus-lockdown.html

cân nhắc

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is weighing plans to lock down Britain for as long as a month following a surge in coronavirus hopitalisations and deaths.
Thủ tướng Anh Boris Johnson đang cân nhắc các kế hoạch để bế quan tỏa cảng, đóng cửa nước anh chừng một tháng sau khi gia tăng đột biến số ca nhập viện và số người chết do coronavirus.


(n) /ˈkɜːfjuː/ a rule that everyone must stay at home between particular times, usually at night, especially during a war or a period of political trouble
lệnh giới nghiêm
curfew in France: France's President Macron announces nightly curfews.


(n) /kɔːˈzeɪ.ʃən/
nhân quả = the process of causing something to happen or exist
= causality (n) /kɔːˈzæl.ə.ti/ the principle that there is a cause for everything that happens

ngổn ngang

cumbersome (a)
sprawling (a)
pell-mell (a)
cumbrous (n)

tàn dư

relic (a)
remnant (n)
survival (n) 
vestige (n)


trút bầu tâm sự: to express feelings, especially anger, strongly
vent something on somebody
She talked with me whenever I needed to vent.
He vented his anger on the referee.

high level of demand

nhu cầu cao

unprecedented demand


phá giá


bán phá giá

gần như chắc chắn

very probably, likely, almost certainly, almost surely, almost inevitably
The loss of loved ones almost inevitably brings some regrets to our hearts.
You're almost certainly going to die, so we need to focus.
Donald Trump is very likely to challenge the results of the US election.
--- The Economist: Donald Trump is very likely to challenge the results of the US election | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice
Only half of Britons are very likely to get a coronavirus vaccine.
--- Only half of Britons are 'very likely' to get a coronavirus vaccine | Daily Mail Online
Motoring habits that are almost certainly costing you too much money.
--- Motoring Habits That Are Almost Certainly Costing You Too Much Money | Grand Tour Nation


(uncountable, BrE, business)  the number of people that visit a particular shop/store, shopping centre, etc. over a period of time
Tom’s fruit and veg
Due to the forecasted weather predictions it looks pretty bleak- so we have made decision to CLOSE for the weekend.
This is not permanent but we will be reviewing the opening hours and days and change accordingly.
We will be back open next Friday 4th 9:30-4pm, but then closed on the Saturday 5th due to the farmers market.
The future of the stall is dependent on footfall, so many of the elderly generation rely on us as a source of fresh fruit and vegetables on a weekly basis.. but we rely on local support.

admire somebody for doing something

Lewis was much admired for his work on medieval literature.
I really admire the way she brings up those kids all on her own.

treat something with caution

view sth with caution
think carefully about something because it might not be true
Evidence given by convicted criminals should always be treated with the utmost caution.

proceed with extreme caution

We must proceed with extreme caution: chúng tôi phải hành động cực kỳ cẩn trọng.


(a) /səˈsep.tə.bəl/ = influenced
easily influenced or harmed by something
She isn't very susceptible to flattery.
These plants are particularly susceptible to frost.
Among particularly susceptible children, the disease can develop very fast.

used to describe someone who is easily emotionally influenced
They persuade susceptible teenagers to part with their money.
You may be susceptible to COVID-19 if you have a noncommunicable disease or pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack or stroke, chronic respiratory disease or cancer.


syms: cordless


tubeless road types: bánh/vỏ xe không ống

by the time of writing

At the time of writing, we had just declared war with IS
As of October 2015 the tax rate is 20%


very great in amount or level, or extremely good:
They were making a tremendous amount of noise last night.
She's been a tremendous (= very great) help to me over the last few months.
You won? That's tremendous!


extremely bad in a way that is very noticeable (formal)
It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.


causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness:
The photograph awakens poignant memories of happier days.
It is especially poignant that he died on the day before the wedding.
Thank you for sharing that very poignant expression of feelings!

for the foreseeable future

If you say that something will happen for the foreseeable future, you think that it will continue to happen for a long time or fairly soon.
Profit and dividend growth looks like being above average for the foreseeable future.
So, might they finally have free elections in the foreseeable future.
But it is not obvious what will replace coal in the foreseeable future.

all is well that ends well

phrase spoken
used for saying that a situation that did not start in a good way has ended in a way that is satisfactory or pleasing
It was a difficult time, but all's well that ends well.
All's well that ends well - at least it didn't rain for my entire wedding day.

for a short while

briefly, immediately, instantly, for a minute, for a second, for a short time, right now, now, for an instant
nhanh thôi, sớm thôi, trong tích tắc nữa thôi
a short while ago: vừa mới đây thôi = recent, just, freshly, lately, newly
Hold on! I have told him not to submit that form for a short while.


make a great efforts to achieve or obtain something: rán sức; cố sức; chiến đấu
try very hard to do something or to make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties
National movements were striving for independence.
Mr Roe has kindled expectations that he must strive to live up to.
In her writing she strove for a balance between innovation and familiar prose forms.
struggle or fight vigorously
Scholars must strive against bias
Syms: try, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture...


coalesce /ˌkəʊəˈlɛs/ (v)
If two or more things coalesce, they come and grow together to form one thing or system; merging of two segments into one.
to combine into a single group or thing.
The theory is that galaxies coalesced from smaller groups of stars.
The puddles had coalesced into shallow streams.
hợp nhất, hợp lại
coalescence (n) coalescing
Sym: unite, merge, meld, blend, conjoin, come together, cleave

double texting

sending two texts in a row without a reply in between
Rachel: Whats up?
Tessa: Not too much! hbu!
Tessa: dude, I'm bored.
Rachel: stop double texting me.


short for 'nit-pick'. usually being used in code review meaning: a small change that may not be very important, but is technically correct.


(a) not reproducible = not able to be reproduced = không thể tái sản xuất
Canadians and Russians are both blessed with lands that are simply irreproducible in beauty and life, and if would be to our enduring shame if we despoiled this wantonly.

at the latest

no later than a particular time
used to indicate that something must happen at or before a particular time and not after that time.
He said he'd be here by 10.00 at the latest.
She should be back by ten o'clock at the latest.

across the globe

Trên khắp năm châu bốn bể
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

retiring collection

a collection of donations from people as they leave an event, typically for a charity or to cover the expenses of performers or speakers at the event itself.
A special service will be held at the church on Hamble Lane, starting at 6pm, with a retiring collection for the appeal.
At St George's Church in Kendal, the retiring collection on Sunday raised £1,100 for the appeal.
Thank you for your offerings to the retiring collection which amounted to £323 which we plan to spend on playground equipment.
Two final things to mention. Firstly, as our headteacher James Puxley mentioned this evening, we would normally support a charity with a retiring collection after our concerts in school. If you wish to maintain this tradition, our chosen charity is: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/ And secondly, in true school reflection fashion, we always love to know what you thought (a bit of Artsmark evidence!) and how we can improve if we try this again. Please share your thoughts here:

as it is

as it is/as it turns out: used for saying what the situation really is when something different might have happened; được sử dụng để nói những tình huống thật sự khi mà một thứ khác có thể vừa xảy ra.

He was expecting to have completed his training by now. As it is, he's only halfway through it.
Anh ta đã kỳ vọng là hoàn thành khóa huấn luyện của mình lúc này. Nhưng thực tế, anh ta chỉ mới đi nữa chặng đường đó.
They said the repairs would cost around £20,000 but, as it turns out, the final bill will be twice that amount.
Họ nói là sửa chữa sẽ trị giá khoảng 20,000 bảng nhưng thực tế, cái bill cuối cùng sẽ gấp đôi số tiền đó.

during this difficult time

during this tough time
in this hard time

using prefer

See Prefer - English Grammar Today - Cambridge Dictionary

Expressing preference

I prefer tea to coffee
We prefer going by ferry to flying
She prefers books to magazines.

We can use a to-infinitive or an -ing form after prefer. A to-infinitive is more common.

She’s not keen on coffee. She prefers to drink tea. (or She prefers drinking tea to coffee.)

Would prefer

I'd prefer to go by myself
Would you prefer tea or coffee?
Would you prefer a quieter restaurant?
She'd prefer not to drive at night.


in some Christian denominations, an area cared for by one priest with its own church, or (in England) the smallest unit of local government:
the civil parish
the parish church/magazine/priest/register
the smallest unit of local government, constituted only in rural areas.
noun: civil parish
"a parish councillor"


(a) very strange or unusual
syn: weird
bizarrely (adv)
a bizarre situation/incident/story
bizarre behaviour
He made some totally bizarre comments.
I found the whole situation very bizarre
She has been behaving bizarrely for a while.
A bizarrely dressed young man approached me. 
Bizarrely, a lot of people agree with him.


(a) suffering a lack of proper care; not receiving proper attention; disregarded; not receiving enough care or attention
1. không trang sức
2. vẻ xềnh xoàng

She was distressed at how neglected the children looked.
The cats were neglected and starving.

stay-at-home essentials

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cubicle (n) a small room that is made by separating off part of a larger room
- a shower cubicle 
- a changing cubicle (= for example, at a public swimming pool)
- I don't even know my colleague in the next cubicle.
a small room on a ship or boat in which you live or sleep

a small house or shelter, usually made of wood
He was born in a log cabin in rural Kentucky.
urinal (n) a type of toilet for men that is attached to the wall; a room or building containing urinals
Modern waterless urinals can help to save the environment.


(n) the act of directing someone to a different place or person for information, help or action. often to a person or group with more knowledge or power.
The doctor gave me a referral to see a specialist about my problem.

retain for

Please retain for your records


chunky oats & barley
(a) lùn và chắc mập
1. thick and heavy
a chunky gold bracelet
(BrE) a chunky sweater
2. having a short strong body
a squat chunky man
3. (of food) containing thick pieces
chunky marmalade

oats and barley porridge

Suitable for vegetarians
Microwave instructions
1. Empty the contents of one sachet into a large microwavable cereal bowl. Stir in 150ml of semi-skimmed milk.
2. Cook on full power for 1 minute 45 seconds (800W)/1 minute 30 seconds (900W), stir then cook on full power for another 1 minute 30 seconds (800W/900W)
3. Stir and leave to stand for 1 minute before serving. Do not reheat once cooled.

All appliances vary, these are guidelines only.


(a) of various different sorts
The meat is served with salad or assorted vegetables.
The jumper comes in assorted colours.
The sweater comes in assorted colours.
sắp đặt, phối hợp, phân loại


1. not earning money by working
Opp: waged
2. for which you are not paid
Syn: unpaid
3. the unwaged = plural noun: people who are unwaged

gut feeling

or: gut instinct
cảm giác tốt
an instinctive feeling, as opposed to an opinion based on facts
My gut feeling was that this woman was good.
Shut of your mind and write from your heart, work on gut feelings rather than thoughts.
And just know to trust my better judgment and my thought and my gut feeling.
Gut feeling definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary


 /ˌɪntərˌɒp(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/ (n)
  • the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information.
    interoperability between devices made by different manufacturers
  • the ability of military equipment or groups to operate in conjunction with each other.
    staff believe interoperability between forces is crucial to effectiveness

pop over for a visit

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit.
Hey, if you're fine this Saturday, why don't you pop over for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought.
You and your girlfriend should pop over sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.


explain sth to sb
explain sb why/something
I'll explain you why I like you
The government now has to explain its decision to the public.
Could you give an explanation to me?
Could you give an explanation for my benefit?

writing about development

continue to increase to = jummp further to: tiếp tục tăng
Cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight has continued to increase according to new figures released by the NHS today (Wednesday).

increase slightly again = experience a slight recovery: tăng nhẹ lần nữa
During this period, right atrial pressure increased slightly from 1.6 to 3.4 mm Hg.

rise slightly and steadily = continue a stable climb with slight acceleration: tăng nhẹ và đều đặn
rise in the future = on the rise in the foreseeable future: tăng trong tương lai

wash basin taps

vòi nước bồn rửa tay
sink tap dripping/leaking

have a go at something

To attempt to do or undertake something, especially that which is unfamiliar or new.
  1. I know a lot of this work is new to you, but just have a go and let me know if you have any questions.
  2. I'm having a go at doing my own taxes this year to save on the cost of hiring an accountant.
  3. I don't know if I can do it, but, sure, I'll have a go.

outstanding invoices

outstanding payments
an invoice has not yet been paid
You can make payment of any outstanding invoice online.
“Please keep us posted on the status of your other outstanding payments,” they say.

chip in

(informal) chip in (with sth)
1. to join in or interrupt a conversation; to add sth to a conversation or discussion
Pete and Anne chipped in with suggestions.
'That's different', she chipped in.

2. (also chip in sth) to give some money so that a group of people can buy sth together.
Syn: contribute
If everyone chips in, we'll be able to buy her a really nice present.
We each chipped in (with) £5.
I am happy to chip in up to £100 from budget Hermjakob.

out of stock

products that are out of stock are not available to buy in a store because they have all been sold:
You will be notified by email if any part of your order is out of stock.

if a store is out of stock of a particular product, it has sold all of that product:
We will recommend alternative products in the event that we are out of stock of that particular item.

su xao tron

sự xáo trộn
derangement (n)
disarray (v, n)
perturbation (n)
shuffle (v, n)
tampering (v, n)
disarrangement (n)
sự xáo trộn - Vietnamese-English Dictionary - Glosbe


living being: sinh vật
living thing
being = a living creature
sinh vật trong tiếng Tiếng Anh - Tiếng Việt-Tiếng Anh | Glosbe

hardware bugs

hardware-related bugs
hardware-related malfunctions
technical issues
hardware faults
IT-related failures
hardware errors


(a) annoying
This pesky bug is responsible for the error we saw.
I cannot go out tonight. I've got that pesky interview tomorrow. 
those pesky insects/kids

The issue persists

If the issue persists, follow these steps to reset the SMC: nếu lỗi vẫn còn đó, hãy làm theo các bước sau đây để khôi phục trạng thái ban đầu của SMC (system management controller)

come into existence

to begin to exist; to come to have actual being
long before the country had come into existence
Modern cosmology believes the universe to have come into existence about 15 billion years ago

coat of arms

pl. n.: coats of arms: a design or a shield that is a special symbol of a family, city or other organisation = huy hiệu
the royal coat of arms

a televised address

address (n) a formal speech that is made in front of an audience
tonight's televised presidential address
The Queen will lead Britain in marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a televised address to the nation.

unsure synonyms

doubtful, insecure, distrustful, dubious, hesitant, indecisive, mistrustful, shaky, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unclear, unconvinced, undecided 

worried synonyms

anxious, troubled
on edge


sym: pop
informal, BrE: to go somewhere quickly and/or for only a short time
He's just nipped out to the bank.
A car nipped in (= got in quickly) ahead of me.

fall silent in tribute to

Britain will today fall silent in tribute to the frontline workers who have died amid the coronavirus crisis.
giữ im lặng để tỏ lòng biết ơn, tưởng nhớ đến những người/chiến sĩ ở tuyến đầu đã hi sinh trong cuộc đại chiến/khủng hoảng dịch vi rút cô rô na.


(B2) daytime /ˈdeɪtʌɪm/ the time of the day between sunrise and sunset
the period between the time when the sun rises and the time it goes down, or the part of the day that is neither evening nor night:
I tend to sleep in/during the daytime and study at night.
  • a regular daytime job
  • a daytime phone number
  • daytime television
she was alone in the daytime.


mặt dày
I suppose you have to be pretty thick-skinned to be a politician.


đầu óc đi vắng (đãng trí); 
  • forgetful; not carefully remembering
  • preoccupied; not carefully paying attention
  • doing something carelessly
  1. Her absent-minded husband forgot their anniversary.
  2. My mother's so absent-minded she not only losses her keys also forgets where she parked her car.
  3. You've been very absent-minded lately in class forgetting your homework and staring into space. Is there something going on at home that I should know about?
  4. I've been very absent-mined since my wife had a baby.
  5. My parents are completely different. My father is focused and attentive while my mother is absent-minded.
Read more examples at Learn the idiom "absent-minded"

continued vs continuous vs continuing support

continued support is more commonly used than continuing support continued support or continuing support?
continual vs. continuous: Choose Your Words: Vocabulary.com

Girly girl

Cô gái thích trang điểm áo quần


(a) doing the work of two or more usually separate parts
an all-in-one printer with scanner, copier, and fax


(n) the quality of being whole or perfect and having nothing missing = tính chất hoàn toàn, tính chất đầy đủ, tính chất trọn vẹn
For the sake of completeness, we will present here... Để trọn vẹn, chúng tôi sẽ trình bày ở đây...
For the sake of completeness, I should also mention two other minor developments.
For the sake of completeness, we sketch a quick proof of this last fact.


(a) not showing much interest in sb/sth
an offhand manner
He was very offhand with me.
She was trying hard to sound offhand. Cô ấy đang cố gắng nhiều nghe có vẻ không thích thú lắm.
He was surprisingly offhand with me. Anh ấy đã tỏ vẻ không thích với tôi đến ngạc nhiên lạ lùng.
9adv) without being able to check sth or think about it: không thể kiểm tra hoặc suy nghĩ về một thứ gì đó
I don't know offhand how much we made last year.
off-hand (a) ngay lập tức, không chuẩn bị trước, ứng khẩu
off-hand translation = dịch ứng khẩu
- thân mật, tự nhiên, thoải mái, không khách khí

Chameleon plant

cây rau diếp cá


v and n
khen quá lời
lời khen quá đáng, sự khen quá lời
You give me too much credit: Cháu quá khen ta rồi đó.
You're too kind: Ngài quá quen.
High praise: Chú quá khen
Thank you: Quá khen

speedy recovery

nhanh khỏi bệnh = quick heal
Read more: Get Well Wishes: What to Write in a Get Well Card
spoken: get well soon

well said

spoken used to say that you agree with what someone has just said, or that you admire them for saying it


 /dɪˈtɪə.ri.ə.reɪt/to become worse trở nên xấu hơn; xuống cấp; ngày càng xấu hơn 
Mr Johnson originally went into St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday for tests, he said in a tweet.
He was transferred to the intensive care unit of the hospital on Monday evening after his condition deteriorated.
She was taken into hospital last week when her condition suddenly deteriorated. 
The political situation in the region has deteriorated rapidly.
Sym: degenerate = /dɪˈdʒen.ə.reɪt/ to become worse in quality:
Educational standards are degenerating year by year because of a lack of funds.
What was intended as a peaceful demonstration rapidly degenerated into violence?


bed-ridden (a) having to stay in bed all the time because you are sick, injured, etc. = phải nằm trên giường toàn thời gain bởi vì bệnh, chấn thương, v.v... = nằm bẹp trên giường
Mr Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with their first child, has also been bedridden with coronavirus symptoms. Ms Symonds has been unable to visit Mr Johnson in the hospital.


(a) helping you to get better after you have been ill/sick, very tired, etc. = để phục hồi sức khỏe
We do hope you will all have time for a recuperative break from work this Easter weekend.
the recuperative powers of a good night's sleep
recuperate (v)
1. recover = (from sth) to get back your health, strength and energy after being ill/sick, tired, injured, etc.
He's still recuperating from his operation.
After an exhausting few weeks, I need some time to recuperate.

2. ~ sth to get back money that you have spent or lost = bồi thường, lấy lại (số tiền đã mất)
sym: recoup or recover
He hoped to recuperate at least some of his losses.


a word or phrase used to avoid saying an unpleasant  or offensive word
"Senior citizen" is a euphemism for "old person".
The article made so much use of euphemism that often its meaning was unclear.


(a) showing strong feelings that are sincere = chân thành, thành tâm
a heartfelt apology/plea/sigh: lời [xin lỗi/yêu cầu/thở dài]
Christina breathed a heartfelt sigh of relief. Christina thở dài nhẹ nhõm.
a sigh of relief: tiếng thở dài nhẹ nhõm, tiếng thở dài khoan khoái
sigh (v) thở dài; ước ao, khao khát;
to sigh for sth: khát khao cái gì
to sigh for sb: luyến tiếc ai
rì rào: trees sighing in the wind: cây rì rào trong gió.
heartfelt condolences: lời chia buồn chân thành
heartfelt sympathy: sự thông cảm chân thành
heartfelt gratitude/thanks: lời biết ơn chân thành
sym: sincere
We offer our heartfelt condolences to their grieving families.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
She made a heartfelt plea for her son to give himself up.
grieving (a) 


(usually plural) medical - a new problem or illness that makes treatment of a previous one more complicated or difficult = biến chứng
died yesterday (March 31) from/of complications related/tied to COVID-19
a vibrant person: một người thú vị, đam mê, tràn đầy năng lượng và nghị lực sống
a real fighter: một chiến binh thực thụ
an inspirational role model for young scientists: một mô hình mẫu vai trò truyền cảm hứng cho các nhà khoa học trẻ
paediatrics (n) the science or study of medical care for children: ngành y tế chăm sóc trẻ em
She specialises in paediatrics. Cô ấy chuyên về ngành y tế chăm sóc trẻ em.
fought /fo:t/ fight
agenda /əˈdʒen.də/
recognition  /ˌrek.əɡˈnɪʃ.ən/
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19

the youngest known victim of the epidemic

The child is the youngest known victim of the epidemic in the UK
The previous youngest known victim was an apparently health 13-year-old boy, Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, who died in hospital on Monday.

to have an early night


(adv) [əˈpɑːt] 
1. separated by a distance, of space or time
The two houses stood 500 metres apart.
You need to stay 2 metres apart to save lives now.
Their birthdays are only three days apart.
The two sides in the talks are still a long way apart (= are far from reaching an agreement)
2. not together; separate or separately
We're living apart now.
Over the years, Rosie and I had drifted apart.
She keeps herself apart from other people.
I can't tell the twins apart (= see the difference between them)
3. into pieces
The whole thing just came apart in my hands.
We had to take the engine apart.
When his wife died, his world fell apart.
4. used to say that sb/sth is not included in what you are talking about
Victoria apart, not one of them seems suitable for the job.

apart from = a part from = a side from (NAmE) prep
1. except for
I've finished apart from the last question.
She wrote all of the songs on the album except for the final track.
[Apart from/Aside from] the final track, all of the songs on the album were written by her.
With the exception of the tittle track, this album is a huge disappointment.
2. in addition to; as well as
Apart from their house in London, they also have a villa in Spain.
It was a difficult time. Apart from everything else, we had financial problems.
You've got to help. Apart from everything else, you're my brother.

be in a pickle

to be in a difficult situation: trong tình trạng khó khăn, cần được giúp đỡ
I am in a pickle because my car is not starting.


/liˈeɪ.zɒn/ [s or u noun]
1. communication between people or groups who work with each other:
He blamed the lack of liaison between the various government departments.
There is an unfortunate lack of liaison between the departments.
The police have appointed a liaison officer to work with the local community.
2. someone who helps groups to work effectively with each other
She served as a liaison between the different groups.
3. relationship: a sexual relationship, especially between two people not married to each other
He's had a number of liaisons.

social gatherings

các cuộc tụ tập xã hội
Following the government advice to limit non-essential travel and avoid office, pubs and social gatherings, we're sad to say we've had to make further reductions.


~ sth (formal or medical) to get an illness
to contract AIDS/a virus/a disease
Diouf was being treated in a hospital in Senegal, the country of his birth, after contracting COVID-19.


to make beer
to make a hot drink of tea or coffee: pha trà, pha càfe 
pha trà, pha cà phê
Let's brew.
He brewed us some coffee. He brewed some coffee for us.
a drink of tea or drink of beer.
Make us a brew, Bren.


(v) /li'eiz/
1. to speak to people in other organisations, etc. in order to work with them or exchange information with them = thương thảo, thương thuyết, đàm phán
Our head office will liaise with the suppliers to ensure delivery. Văn phòng trưởng sẽ thương thảo với các nhà cung ứng để đảm bảo giao hàng.
2. to be the link between two or more people, organisations, etc.
Her department liaises between the development team and the regional offices. Phòng của cổ làm cầu nối giữa đội phát triển và các chi nhánh khu vực.


(a) too strong to be defeated or changed
Syn: unconquerable; irremovable
The team seemed invincible.
An invincible belief in his own ability
invincibility (n) the quality of being impossible to defeat or prevent from doing what is intended: không thể chinh/khuất phục được
The crisis has shattered the government's apparent invincibility.
Today's young people are certain of their own invincibility.


* nội động từ
- chết đuối
* ngoại động từ
- dìm chết, làm chết đuối
=to be drowned+ bị chết đuối (vì tai nạn...)
=to drown oneself+ nhảy xuống (sông) tự tử, đâm đầu xuống (sông...) tự tử
- pha loãng quá, pha nhiều nước quá (vào rượu...)
- làm ngập lụt, làm ngập nước, làm ướt đầm đìa, làm giàn giụa
=drowned in tears+ đầm đìa nước mắt
=like a drowned rat+ ướt như chuột lột
- làm chìn đắm, làm lấp, làm át (tiếng nói...), làm tiêu (nỗi sầu...)
=to be drowned in sleep+ chìm đắm trong giấc ngủ, ngủ say mê mệt
=to drown someone's voice+ làm át tiếng nói của ai
=to drown one's sorrow in drink+ uống rượu tiêu sầu
!to be drowned out
- bị lụt lội phải lánh khỏi nhà
!to drowing man will catch at a straw
- (xem) catch

bị chìm ; bị chết đuối ; bị đuối nước ; chìm đắm ; chết chìm ; chết đuối ; chết đuối á ; cùng chết ; khỏi chết đuối ở hồ trên núi ; ra đằng ; sắp chết đuối ; trấn nước ; trầm mình ; đuối chìm ; đuối nước ; đuối ;

start from scratch

bắt đầu từ con số 0
Many companies have to declare bankruptcy and many more are going to start from scratch after COVID-19. 


cứu hộ đuối nước
a person who is employed at a beach or a swimming pool to rescue people who are in danger in the water
lifesaver; surf lifesaver

delicate beauty

đẹp thanh tú
Audrey Hepburn - delicate beauty, a petite and beautiful woman, who's kind heart and beautiful smile enchanted the world.
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(n) a tall, spinning column of air that moves across the surface of the land or sea; a storm with strong winds that move in a circle
gió cuốn, gió lốc, vòi rồng, lốc xoáy
(a) a whirlwind event happens very fast, and often unexpectedly; happening and developing very quickly
They married three months after they met - it was a real whirlwind romance.
a whirlwind tour/visit
See deployment for a whirlwind tour that will get you started.

in line with sth

in line with something: similar to; or at the same leevel as something
We try to keep our prices in line with our competitors.
The company's results are in line with stock market expectations.
We're seeking a pay rise in line with inflation.
The salaries of temporary employees ought to bee brought into line with those of permanent staff.

In line with the latest government announcement, the shop will now be closed to walk-in custom. However, I will still be offering delivery, generally Wed/ Thu/ Fri afternoons, but other times may be available - please get in touch.

as per

en accord avec: phù hợp với
as per advice: do (ai làm, gửi...) theo thông báo; như theo thông báo
as per contract: theo hợp đồng
as per invoice: theo như hóa đơn
as per list: chiếu theo danh sách
as per sample: theo mẫu hàng
Just let you know that I am currently closed as per government advice due to coronavirus situation.

drain rod

drain rod set
drain unblocker
cleaning rods
dissolving fat in a drain


the death of a close relation or friend
she has recently suffered a bereavement.

grease and fat drain cleaner

For example:
Here are chemical solutions to blocked drain: Drain Cleaning Products
What is a grease trap? Read here Grease trap - Wikipedia
clog: to (cause something to) become blocked or filled so that movement or activity is difficult
The roads are clogged with holiday traffic.
Eating too much fat causes your arteries to clog (up).
Leaves are clogging (up) the drain.
grease clogged drain is tough to clean


lasting for a very short time = chốc lát, tạm thời, thoáng qua, không lâu, ngắn ngủi, tức thời.
The pause was only momentary.
momentary confusion
I asked her to come with me and after a momentary hesitation, she nodded.
The accident was the result of a momentary lapse of concentration.


a small problem or fault that stops sth working successfully = sự cố nhỏ, trục trặc
A few technical glitches forced us to postpone the demonstration.
Một vài sự cố nhỏ buộc chúng tôi phải tạm hoãn cuộc tuần hành.
The new system has too many bugs and glitches to be trusted.
Hệ thống mới có quá nhiều trục trặc và lỗi để tin tưởng vào.

suddenly increase dramatically

đột ngột tăng cao = abruptly surge = leap to
leap (in sth) (from...) (to...) to increase suddenly and by a large amount
syn: shoot up
The shares leapt in value from 476p to close at 536p.
to jump high or a long way
A dolphin leapt out of the water.
We leapt over the stream.
The horse leapt a five-foot wall.


accelerate = hike
hike sth (up): to increase prices, taxes, etc. suddenly by large amounts
The government hiked up the price of milk bt over 40%.

a less obvious trend happens in

một xu hướng khó nhận biết hơn xảy ra trong = a less substantial shift occurs in
substantial (a)
1. large in amount, value or importance
syn: considerable
  • substantial súm of money
  • a substantial change: một sự thay đổi đáng kể
shift (n) sự dịch chuyển

the most obvious trends are

Những xu hướng nổi bật nhất là = overarching trends are
As F/W 20 fashion month is coming to an end, we’ve already taken copious notes on the overarching trends that will continue to reign supreme as we head into the cold-weather season. (From 6 Trends to Shop That'll See You Through the Year | Who What Wear UK)


(a) mờ, lờ mờ, tối mờ mờ, không rõ ràng; nhìn không rõ
- a dim room: gian phòng tối mờ mờ
- a dim idea: ý nghĩ mập mờ
- dimmable LED bulbs
dimmable vs. non-dimmable 

inter-dental brush

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hot transfer baggage

Hot transfer tag is attached usually if
  • either the connection time is very short
  • check-in closes soon (as said)
  • at the discretion of the check-in agent, when found necessary


BrE: carer; NAmE: caregiver
a person who takes care of a sick or old person at home
Từ này cũng dùng được cho trẻ em
Carers do not always realise that they can receive financial support.

annual leave

a paid number of days each year that an employee is allowed to be away from work: một số ngày mỗi năm mà một nhân viên được phép nghỉ việc mà được trả lương = ngày phép
  • be on annual leave. She is on annual leave.
  • She took annual leave to attend the day's commemorations.
  • We offer a good starting salary and 25 days' annual leave.

to the best of my knowledge

used for saying that you think something is true, but you are not completely certain
To the best of my knowledge, the President has not asked for a full report on this.


a large building in which aircraft are kept
Road closed over fears Duxford hangar roof will blow away in high winds

nine-to-five job

A job with standard working hours from 9 AM to 5 PM (or close to that range), Monday to Friday; a job with normal daytime hours.
I got so depressed working the same nine-to-five job for so many years, that I finally sold all my belongings and moved to India to teach English.
When I was in college, all I wanted was a steady nine-to-five job that would pay a decent salary.
I wouldn't want a nine-to-five job. I like the freedom I have as my own boss. 
I used to work nights, but now I have a nine-to-five job.


(a) /kei'otik/ in a state of complete confusion and lack of order
  1. The traffic in the city is chaotic in the rush hour.
  2. Things can be a little chaotic in our house.


(a) existing in possibility; that can develop into sth or be developed in the future
= possible
potential customers
a potential source of conflict
a potential prime minister
First, we need to identify actual and potential problems
(n) the possibility of sth happening or being developed or used
~ (for) the potential for change
~ (for doing sth) The European marketplace offers excellent potential for increasing sales.
(n) qualities that exist and can be developed
= promise
All children should be encouraged to realise their full potential.
She has great potential as an artist.


phân biệt đối xử
discrimination: sự phân biệt
See: https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights


bullying (n) hành vi bắt nạt, hiếp đáp những người yếu thế
bully (n) kẻ bắt nạt; kẻ hành hung
The law
Some forms of bullying are illegal and should be reported to the police. These include:

  1. violence or assault
  2. theft
  3. repeated harassment or intimidation, for example, name calling, threats and abusive phone calls, emails or text messages
  4. hate crimes


kind, nice, mild: tốt bụng; hiền lành; dễ thương; thuần tính; mềm mại

line manager

a person with direct managerial responsibility for a particular employee
a manager involved in running the main business activities of a company

at first glance

when first considering something, before having a chance to look at it carefully
At first glance, the deal looked wonderful, but after reading the fine print he wasn't so sure.
At first glance, organic farming looks much expensive for the former.
Synonyms: on the surface, apparently, seemingly, at first sight


[ri'mi:di3l] (a) only before noun
1. aimed at solving a problem, especially when this involves correcting or improving sth that has been done wrong
remedial treatment (= for a medical treatment)
Remedial action must be taken now.
Please kindly be advised that the G section lift is running following remedial works by our contractor yesterday.
The building needs urgent remedial work to make it safe.
2. connected with school students who are slower at learning than others
remedial education
a remedial class
She teaches remedial English

at least

at the very least means not less than
It will cost at least £100.
I'll be gone for two weeks, at the very least.
Read more: AT LEAST | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary


1. (of a place) quiet and private; not used and disturbed by other people
a secluded garden/beach/spot, etc.
2. without much contact with other people
= solitary
- to lead a secluded life
We managed to find a fairly secluded for our picnic.
(v) seclude
~ yourself/sb (from sb/sth) (formal)
to keep yourself/sb away from contact with other people: tự giam mình/giam ai không cho tiếp xúc với những người khác
The monks secluded themselves from the rest of society.
She spent the morning secluded in her office
After suffering from a horrible shock, she secluded herself in a cottage house near the mountain.


think deeply and carefully about = to consider, reflect upon, or think hard about something; to devote some time to think about something
think about
give thought to
give consideration to
Have you given thought to my proposal?
Marian gave some thought to the company's excess costs and determined that the number of employees had to be reduced for them to survive.
After I have had time to give some thought to the matter, I will call you.

in accord with

in agreement with, or not opposed to, a fact, rule, or principle
bad working conditions that are not in accord with international standards

accord with sth

to be the same as something, or to agree with something; to agree with or be the same as something else
Hemming’s account does not accord with the police evidence.
His version of events does not accord with witnesses' statements.


different cultural groups
multiple cultural differences
here are five ways to overcome cultural barriers

the era of globalisation

kỉ nguyên toàn cầu hóa
large-scale globalisation: toàn cầu hóa trên diện rộng
the era of post-globalisation: kỉ nguyên của hậu toàn cầu hóa
the first era of globalisation: kỉ nguyên đầu tiên của toàn cầu hóa
Globalisation as we know it is over - and Brexit is the biggest sign yet.


1. adv: soon or in the near future
See you anon.
2. abbreviation for anonymous


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Perfect for tight spaces, these sinks are painless to install if you follow a few basic guidelines.

pedestal sink

bồn rửa mặt có chân đứng
pedestal ['pedistl] (n) the base that a column, state, etc. rests on: nền/tảng/cơ sở để mà một trụ... có thể đặt lên đó
a pedestal basin/sink (= a washbasin supported by a column)
I replaced the vase carefully on its pedestal.
The statue stands on a low marble pedestal.


~ (sth) (up)
when you rev an engine or it revs, it runs quickly = nẹt pô, rồ ga
The taxi driver revved up his engine.
I could hear the car revving outside.


chính xác thời gian đó = exactly at the stated time
xem thêm https://www.itersdesktop.com/mydiary/index.php/news/in-the-nick-of-time
I'll meet you at 9 o'clock sharp. If you're late, we'll be in trouble. Tôi sẽ gặp bạn đúng 9 giờ. Trễ là có chuyện đó!
The performance will start at 7.30 sharp.


informal (a)
without money = hết tiền
I cannot afford to go on holiday this year - I'm (flat) broke.
Many small businesses went broke (= lost all their money) during the recession.
go for broke = to risk everything in the hope of having great success = liều lĩnh mọi thứ để hi vọng đạt được thành công lớn.
I have to borrow some money from my Đa. Right now, I'm broke. Tôi phải mượn bố một ít tiền. Lúc này đây, tôi hết tiền.

at all costs

bằng mọi giá = at any cost = at all cost
to use this idiom to talk about someone who does everything in order to achieve/succeed = no matter what dangers or difficulties are involved:
We realized we had to fight the lawsuit at any cost.
My dream is to become a successful businessman and I will work hard for it at all costs.

any more vs. anymore

wise prefix


the run-up to something

the period of time just before an important event
in the run-up to the election

PC James Bayer said: "This burglary has had a devastating effect on the business in the run-up to Christmas".
Competition has hit a new high with many attractive offers in the run-up to Christmas.
Despite medical advice about sensible drinking, many people still over-indulge, particularly in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year.

sitting service

dịch vụ chăm sóc, giữ (trẻ, thú cưng,...)


(a) /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/ 
relating to work done in an office = connected with office work
a clerical job (= a job performing general office duties)
a clerical error (= a mistake made in the office)
clerical workers/staff/assistants
BioModels submissions consist of files typically less than 100 MB and the metadata provided during submission or curation flow. We persist those files in dedicated Git folders (hosted on NetApp) while metadata and clerical information are stored in a TSC-managed MySQL instance.
clerical jobs, skills, and workers are concerned with work that is done in an office.
a strike by clerical staff in all government departments
The hospital blamed the mix-up on a clerical error.
He suggested it was a clerical error.
There are numerous examples of skilled clerical work that has gone global. 


a person, usually a woman, whose job is to give beauty treatments to the face and body


trại nuôi mèo: a place where people can pay to leave their cats to be cared for while they are away
Fr: chatterie; pension pour chats


1 [countable] a small object that you keep in your house because it is beautiful rather than useful
 a shelf covered with books and ornaments
 china ornaments
2 [uncountable] decoration that is added to something
 The building style is plain, with very little ornament.
for ornament
 The coins were only ever used for ornament, not as currency.
Christmas ornaments
• Thieves stole all the silver and gold ornaments from the palace.
• The music building is a structure with simple but gracious ornament.
• The species is beautifully preserved, retaining something of its original lustre, and all the fine details of its ornament.
• When she moved, ornaments rattled.
• I have no use for second-hand books and unfashionable clothes and bits of ornament.
• Top weighting had to be achieved by the disposition of proportion, ornament and light.
• You see that the ornaments we are discussing are nothing if not arbitrary.
• I bought a new Christmas tree ornament - do you want to see it?
• Ugly ornaments don't deserve to exist.
or‧na‧ment2 /ˈɔːnəment $ ˈɔːr-/ verb    
→ be ornamented with something
Examples from the Corpus
• To the left was a dinosaur of a stone pulpit, all arched and ornamented.
• Veins are often dark reddish brown and the blade somewhat ornamented by reddish brown irregular spots.
• The corners of the enclosure were ornamented by sculptured funerary lions devouring stags.
• He specialised in lead figures of which excellent examples are found at Powis Castle in Powys, ornamenting the spectacular hanging terraces.
• One in particular, about a metre high, pale lemon in colour, was ornamented with neo-classical bandings in blue and gold.

get to the bottom of sth

to discover the truth about a situation; to discover the real but sometimes hidden reason that something exists or happens:
  • I'm not sure what is causing the problem, but I'm determined to get to the bottom of it.
  • Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what went wrong.


in a way that is not conscious of a particular situation or problem: vô tình, không cố ý, vô thức
Several drivers unknowingly parked in the wrong place.
Millions of people unknowingly ate infected beef for years.
They had been unknowingly infected for years.
She unknowingly revealed facts about the organization's inner structure.
Residents often unknowingly attract bears by leaving food outside their homes for pets.

more/less/much of a something

used for describing the importance of a quality that something has
It was really more of a comment than a question.
Đó thực sự là một bình luận/nhận xét hơn là một câu hỏi.
Jet travel has made moving from place to place less of an ordeal.
Đi du lịch (di chuyển)  bằng máy bay phản lực gần đây làm cho việc đi lại từ chỗ này đến chỗ khác ít thách thức hơn.
Getting tickets for Tuesday shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Nhận vé cho thứ ba không phải là một vấn đề lớn.

Trump has frequently expressed admiration for authoritarian, strongmen leaders — including Xi Jinping, 
China's current president. His approval of China showing the "power of strength" 
in Tiananmen three decades ago is consistent with much of his behaviour as president.
(Read: Trump on Tiananmen Square massacre: China showed 'power of strength' - Business Insider)


arguably (adv) /ˈɑːɡ.ju.ə.bli/ used when stating an opinion or belief that you think can be shown to be true:
He is arguably the world's best football player.
Arguably, the drug should not have been made available.


1. a tool that has a heavy iron or steel blade at the end of a long wooden handle, used for cutting wood: cái rìu
Julian used an axe to chop down the old apple tree.

2. the axe: the situation in which someone loses their job:
Over 500 staff are facing the axe.

3. get the axe (US also get the ax)
When a service, plan, etc. gets the axe, it is stopped or prevented from happening:

Religious programmes will be the first to get the axe if she's put in charge of the station.


/'seili3nt/ (a) most important or noticeable
She pointed out the salient features of the new design.
He summarised the salient points.
The best way to understand the proposed changes to the EMBL Pension Scheme is to watch the recording of the presentation, but we will summarise the salient points here. 


Bài báo: Amazon leads big tech in 2 decades of job creation
Câu này: Another caveat noted in the analysis is that sizable portions of Amazon and Apple's workforces are not receiving the six-figure software engineer salaries typically associated with big tech.
Một cảnh báo khác được lưu ý trong phân tích là các phần khá lớn của lực lượng lao động của Amazon và Apple sẽ không nhận được mức lương kỹ sư phần mềm sáu con số thường liên quan đến công nghệ lớn.

other ways to say very useful

valuable: in very useful in helping you do something
His information was valuable to the police.
The course was a valuable experience for me.

invaluable: very useful
Such data will prove invaluable to/for researchers.
Your advice has been invaluable to us.
The new job will provide you with invaluable experience.

indispensable: Something or someone that is indispensable is so good or important that you could not manage without it, him, or her
This book is an indispensable resource for researchers.
His long experience at the United Nations makes him indispensable to the talks.
Cars have become an indispensable part of our lives.
He became an indispensable part of the team.

be great for something (informal): to be very useful for doing something
The bag is great for taking on holiday.
Email is great for keeping in touch.


a fortnight meeting = a biweekly meeting


used for saying that something is very difficult to believe
Incredibly, no one was hurt in the accident.
We missed our flight but, incredibly, got there on time.
His car turned over and caught on fire and yet, incredibly, he escaped unscathed.
B2: extremely
He was incredibly rich/angry/quick.
An incredibly loud bang followed the flash.


B2: more and more (adv)
to be increasingly important/common: ngày càng trở nên quan trọng/phổ biến
Increasingly, there is pressure on the council to reserve its decision. Càng ngày, có áp lực lên hội đồng để rút lại quyết định của họ.
She thinks that young people today are becoming increasingly selfish.
He became increasingly muddled as he grew older.
Ben began to get increasingly irritated by her questions.
Judges are imposing increasingly heavy fines for minor driving offences
The panda is becoming an increasingly rare animal.
Sym: progressively

On/As a side note vs On a different note

Either "on a side note" or "on a different note" could be used. The difference is that "on a side note" implies a conversational shift to a related topic while "on a different note" implies a conversational shift to an unrelated topic.
On a slightly different note, here is a useful page on docker data containers.
On a parallel note, I'm glad to announce the API changes for the genes/transcripts upload are available for you to try on the development server.

Financial Conduct Authority

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enormous value

Data scientists bring enormous value to businesses because they are uniquely capable of applying powerful data analytics to unlock valuable insights to inform decision making.


suddenly, without any planning and without considering the effects your actions may have: một cách bất thình lình, không có kế hoạch và cũng không cần quan tâm đến những hậu quả mà hành động của bạn có thể gây ra (nghĩa: hấp tấp, bốc đồng)
At the age of 17, he impulsively decided to leave school.
As a child, she was fearless and often acted impulsively.
Then she impulsively called my aunt to confront her and the aunt had the audacity to immediately delete the entire thing as they were talking while explaining that it was just a joke.

a family fun theatre show

This is a family fun theatre show aimed at children between 2-8 years olds, however, it offers entertainment for all the family.

eight thousanders

The eight thousanders, aka 8000ers, consist of the 14 highest peaks in the world, all of which are 8,000m (26,247ft) above the sea level.
Read more Eight Thousanders (8000ers) | Guide To The Highest Mountains On Earth

a wide variety

variety of: đa dạng
People study yoga for a variety of reasons. Nhiều người học yoga vì nhiều lý do khác nhau. Lý do mà mọi người học yoga thì rất đa dạng.
a great or a wide variety: một sự đa dạng lớn
Students are offered a wide variety of courses in this department.
offer/provide variety
Cable TV offers much more variety than normal TV.
add variety:
Introduce different vegetables to add variety to your child's diet.
See: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/variety


a close-knit family/community


She was deeply ashamed of her behaviour at the party.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.
You should be ashamed of yourself for telling such lies.

double sided tape

băng kéo dính hai mặt

life expectancy

tuổi thọ
The best diet to boost your life expectancy: chế độ ăn uống tốt nhất để kéo dài/tăng tuổi trọ của bạn

on the premises

/ˈprem.ɪ.sɪz/ (n) the land and buildings owned by someone, especially by a company or organization:
The company is relocating to new premises. Công ty đang di chuyển đến chỗ mới.
All the food is freshly prepared on the premises. Tất cả đồ ăn được chuẩn bị tươi mới ngay tại chỗ.

pet sitter

người trông nom, chăm sóc thú cưng
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count with

count with something/someone: to depend on/rely on/trust something or someone
We currently count with the support of over 15 state senators.
count with someone to do something
The international community and local population are counting with him to end the nightmare of the past year


perfect, or the best impossible
the ideal employer
She's an ideal person for this job.
It's the ideal opportunity to meet the people.

outer and inner beauty

ve dep ben trong va ben ngoai

physical attractiveness

hấp dẫn cuốn hút về mặc hình thể: vẻ đẹp sexy bên ngoài
physical appearance
physical beauty


that's what counts (idiom): to be important, to have influence
You're late, but you're here. That's what counts.
count for something/anything/nothing
They made me feel my views didn't count for anything. Họ khiến tôi có cảm giác những ý kiến của mình chả có ảnh hưởng/tầm quan trọng/giá trị gì.

have trouble doing something

"have trouble doing something" is another way to say "It's hard to do something"
  • Are you aware that one in five families has trouble putting food on the table every day?
  • If I had to pick something, I'd say that I have trouble saying "no" to people's requests. 
  • But I still have trouble expressing myself.

unmissable savings

những tiết kiệm không bỏ lỡ được


(uncountable noun)
signs, especially ones that give instructions or directions to the public
bảng chỉ dẫn, bảng kí hiệu
Motorists are advised to drive with caution (= cautiously)  where they see signage around the area.


No household member is in employment and the household includes one or more dependent children
household bills

feeding the family

Feeding the family hand-prepared food to nourish your household, giving you  more time for what matters

hand-prepared meal

hand-prepared meal

award-winning meal

award-winning meal

a home-cooked meal

At COOK, you always have time for a home-cooked meal.


Bon hoa 

reusable plastic bags

túi nhựa dùng lại

multiple use plastic

recyclable plastic

single use plastic

đồ nhựa dùng một lần

jump on board now

nhảy lên tàu ngay
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stay at the cutting edge of tech

kết nối/giữ cập nhật với những công nghệ mới nhất

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come under fire

to be criticized
The government has come under fire for its decision to close the mines.
Social media companies have come under fire after images of a murdered teenage girl’s body were posted online and were widely shared on Instagram as well as other sites including Discord and 4chan.


that's the only limitation that I can see with comparable at this point and
since the likelihood is so low, it's a tradeoff I am happy with, just want to know if you feel the same way
the likehood iss so low: xác suất rất thấp


/ˈprel.juːd/ (n)
introduction: something that comes before a more important event or action that introduces or prepares for it:
The changes are seen as a prelude to wide-ranging reforms.
The dinner was only a prelude to a much larger meeting.
We often use this word as a prelude while we're thinking of our follow-up.


to prevent something or make it impossible, or prevent someone from doing something
His contract precludes him from discussing his work with anyone outside the company.
The fact that your application was not successful this time does not preclude the possibility of you applying again next time.
Although your application was not accepted, it doesn’t preclude the possibility of your applying again later.



cut out

Stop working
If an engine, machine, or piece of equipment cuts off, it suddenly stops working.
One of the plan's engines cut out, so they had to land with only one.


People sometimes say 'heck!' when they are slightly irritated or surprised.
[informal, feelings]
Heck, if you don't like it, don't vote for him.
Oh, heck. What can I write about?

a heck of sth
People use a heck of to emphasize how big something is or how much of it there is.
[informal, emphasis]
They're spending a heck of a lot of money.
The truth is, I'm in one heck of a mess.
a heck of a saving


(n) sự chín, độ chín, chín mùi
Every single Tesco berry is handpicked for ripeness.


(a) someone who is handpicked has been carefully chosen for a special job or purpose
a handpicked audience
a handpicked apple


(v) loại nhỏ nhân
to remove the core from a piece of fruit:
Peel and core the pears before cooking them.


1. (B2) cut something in pieces with an axe (cái rìu), a knife or another sharp instrument.
He was chopping wood in the yard. Anh ấy đang chẻ củi trong sân.
Chop (up) the onions and carrots roughly. Thái sơ hành và cà rốt.
Peel the cucumber and chop it into cubes.
2. If something is chopped in business, it is stopped and reduced.
Because of the lack of funding many long-term research projects are being chopped.

(n) (meat) a small piece of meat with a bone still in it: sườn non
a lamb/pork chop


But whale was quickly replaced by other meats after international protests escalated and whale meats consumption slumped.


- a vibrant city
- Located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL is one of Europe's most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions.
nằm bên cạnh bờ hồ Lake Geneva của Lausanne, EPFL là một trong những viện về khoa học và công nghệ đa quốc gia, tiên tiến, hiện đại bậc nhất của Châu Âu.
brilliant: very bright and strong
- The room was decorated in vibrant reds and yellows.
loud and powerful
- vibrant rhythms


1. in a way that produces a think piece or layer of sth
slice the potatoes thinly
2. with only a few things or people spread over a place so that there is a lot of space between them
a thinly populated area: một vùng mật độ dân cư thưa thớt


Be careful of the nettles - they stung! Cẩn thận với những cây tầm ma đấy - nó châm (gây ngứa) đấy!
I put some antiseptic on the cut and it stung for a moment. Tôi đã bôi thuốc khử trùng vào vết cắt và nó làm đau trong chốc lát.


(n) hai'eitəs
1. a pause in activity when nothing happens
After a five-month hiatus, the talks resumed.
Japan resumes commercial whaling after 31-year hiatus and makes first catch within hours.
Nhật hồi phục ngành đánh bắt cá voi thương mại sau 31 năm tạm ngưng và làm quả đánh bắt đầu tiên trong nhiều giờ.
2. a space, especially in a piece of writing or in a speech, where sth is missing
chỗ gián đoạn, chỗ khuyết... trong một bài viết hoặc bài nói chuyện/diễn thuyết

run into any problems

gặp phải trở ngại
run into any issues
We're here to help. If you run into any problems or have any feedback - we'd love to hear from you! Just respond to this email.


a drainage system/channel/ditch: hệ thống, đường ống, kênh thoát nước (hệ thống mương máng, tưới tiêu, thoát nước)


an underground pipe that is used to carry sewage away from houses, factories, etc.
một ống chôn dưới mặt đất được dùng để đưa nước thải từ nhà dân, xưởng sản xuất, v.v...
I have bought this cleaning hook for my wife, not afraid of the sewer blocked any more.


con nghiện
Working with light and colour is a technique that every photography addict strives to master.
Làm việc với màu sắc và ánh sáng là kĩ thuật mà mọi con nghiện ảnh nỗ lực để đạt mức thượng thừa.

on the go

1. very busy
I've been on the go all day, and I'm really tired.
Recently, we have been on the go every night and weekend because of our new business plan.
Lightroom allows you to edit these attributes of your image, easily and on the go. (làm cho bạn luôn bận bịu)

2. (UK) in the process of being produced: đang trong quá trình sản xuất
As you know, we have got a new book about learning English on the go (= being written).

asylum seeker

a person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another.
Only asylum seekers who are granted refugee status are allowed to work in the country.


Chong Wei has always been Lin Dan's biggest rival in badminton
đối thủ, cạnh tranh

either way

Dù sao đi nữa
Was it his fault or not? Either way, an explanation is due.
They may leave or they may accept the change, but either way, it'll take some work on your end.


(v) (C2) 
- to imagine something (imagine)
- to invent an idea or a plan


overwhelm: quá tải
The office staff are currently being inundated with late messages regarding home time arrangements for your children.

be/get caught (up) in something

to become unexpectedly involved in an unpleasant or annoying situation
We were caught in a heavy storm.
Sorry, I’m late – I got caught in traffic.
She got caught up in a clash between protesters and police.
We do appreciate that emergencies happen, or you may get caught in traffic and if this is the case, please be assured your child will be brought to reception to wait safely for you.

synonyms and related words:
To be in, or to get into a difficult situation: run out of the road, suffer, undergo...

fall apart

1. to be in very bad condition so that parts are breaking off
My car is falling apart
2. to have so many problems that it is no longer possible to exist or function
Their marriage finally fell apart.
The deal fell apart when we failed to agree on a price.
Mr Gorbachev agreed to talk to me about the moment the world changed: the day the Soviet superpower fell apart.
The national coalition fell apart five weeks ago.
syms: break down, dissolve, disband, lose cohesion, disperse; break up, crumble, disintegrate, fall to bits, go to seed, come apart at the seams, break into pieces, go or come to pieces, shatter.

go over

to move from one place to another, especially when this means crossing sth such as a room, town or city (đi qua, vượt qua)
He went over and shook hands with his guests.
Many Irish people went over to America during the famine.
famine: nạn đói


1. trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems
2. A fight or argument
3. An action which is not worth the difficulty involved
Removing a software from your Mac is a lot less of a hassle than cleaning your office or garage.


(n) propagation
1. propagate sth (formal) means to spread an idea, a belief or a piece of information among many people: truyền bá (tư tưởng, niềm tin...)
Television advertising propagates a false image of the ideal family.
2. propagate sth also means to produce new plants from a parent plant. duy trì nòi giống, truyền giống, sinh sản
Propagation of red valerian
The plant can be propagated from seed.
Plants won't propagate in these conditions.


(a) fit or suitable to be eaten; not poisonous
The food at the hotel was barely edible.
The vegetables were old but still looked edible.
Edible parts of red valerian (medicinal herbs: RED VALERIAN - Centranthus ruber)


chủ nghĩa đế quốc
imperialist nations: những đế quốc
They hide behind what they call communism (facade) or socialism but essentially, in their core, they are imperialist nations, which control parts of the world.


(n) a small amount of sth
a handful of houses
In fact, British postal codes were created without any consideration for the US system which is logistically inferior. The British model identifies postal destinations throughout the country down to a handful of houses.


1. in or into every part of sth
They export their products to markets throughout the world.
Họ xuất sản phẩm ra thị trường đến từng ngóc ngách trên thế giới.
2. during the whole period of time of sth
The museum is open daily throughout the year.

flint wall

tường đá
growing at the base of flint wall: mọc lên từ bờ tường đá


treat something as being of the lowest importance
"Theresa May had planned to 'deprioritise' illegal migrant pupils" - BBC News 1 Dec 2016.

time off

time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies
We're too busy to take time off.
See TIME OFF | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

by all means

without hesitation or doubt; certainly; of course
come with us by all means
You can say 'by all means' to tell someone that you are very willing to allow them to do something.
'Can I come and have a look at your house?'—'Yes by all means'.
Synonyms: certainly, surely, of course, definitely 

cul de sac

ngõ cụt = passage = dead-end street = impasse
cul de sac location
The house lies in a cul de sac location.


following the order in which a series of events happened
Give me the dates in chronological order (theo thứ tự thời gian mà sự kiện xảy ra)
See: alphabetical order

in lieu of

instead of
The company is allowing workers to receive cash in lieu of vacation time.


1. to try or plan to achieve something
aim for something: We should aim for a bigger share of the market
aim at something: The government is aiming at a 50% reduction in unemployment
aim to do something: They are aiming to reduce employment by 50%. We aim to be there around six.
aim at doing something: They're aiming at training everybody by the end of the year
Ref: gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2007/04/aim-to-vs-aim-at.html



middle ground

tạm thời, trung gian


unable to be explained or accounted for.
- He was subject to unexplainable rages.
- There has been an unexplainable error.


(a) (B2) useful, important, or good enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made
She considers teaching a worthwhile career.
The time and expense involved in keeping up to date with all the changes has been worthwhile.
Maintaining some minimal level of annotation for all models helps us as much as it helps users, so I think making the changes reported by Nico would be worthwhile.

detained undocumented children

Những đứa trẻ không giấy tờ đang bị câu lưu (do nhập cư trái phép). Xem video.
Last month it was reported that Ice had arrested 41 individuals who came forward as potential sponsors for undocumented migrant children between July and September.

every single time

each time, each occasion, every time, any time
Every time we plan a picnic, it rains.
Every single time we plan a picnic, it rains.


an example that refutes or disproves a proposition or theory
an example or fact that is inconsistent with a hypothesis and may be used in argument against it.
1. But for every example of democracy fading out or finding itself under attack, there are counterexamples of democracy and democratic activists moving forward and finding solutions.
2. Google's Pixelbook and the family of Chromebook devices from traditional PC makers give a great counterexample to the overbearing Windows experience.


An appointment has been made with the class teacher on Thursday 28th March at 6.10PM. Where a reply slip had not been received a time slot has been allocated for you. Please contact the office if you are unable to make it.

take one thing at a time

to do or deal with one thing before starting to do or deal with another
There are a few problems, but let's take one thing at a time.
Variants: do one thing at a time

given that sth

= given
when you consider something
If you say given that something is the case, you mean taking that fact into account.
Usually, I am sensible with money, as I have to be, given that I don't earn that money.
It was surprising the government was re-elected, given that they had raised taxes so much.
Thật là ngạc nhiên khi chính phủ bị bầu cử trở lại, nếu xem xét điều đó họ đã tăng thuế quá nhiều.

in place

(C2) If something is in place, it is in its usual or correct position.
The chairs are all in place.
(C2) organised
The arrangements are all in place for the concert next Thursday.
That’s why I’m calling on the Government to make sure these life-saving services are in place.
in place of sb/sth
You can use margarine in place of butter in some recipes.

stoppage time

uncountable noun
In soccer and some other sports, stoppage time is the period of time that is added to the end of a game because the play was stopped during the game as a result of, for example, injuries to players.
[mainly British]
...a spectacular goal in stoppage time.
The second half was then cagey but Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time penalty to send them through - given after a tense wait for a VAR review.

deciding factor

key factors
crucial factors
economic factors


1. not acceptable; not holding acceptable views
ideologically unsound
The use of disposable products is considered ecologically unsound.
2. containing mistakes; that you cannot reply on = unreliable
The methods used were unsound.
3. (of a building, etc.) in poor condition; weak and likely to fall down
The roof is structurally unsound.
Opp: sound
Idiom: of unsound mind: đầu óc rối loạn, điên
Fr: véreux
Decision trees are prone to overfitting, especially when a tree is particularly deep. This is due to the amount of specificity we look at leading to a smaller sample of events that meet the previous assumptions. This small sample could lead to unsound conclusions.


(a) only before noun
able to be visited without arranging a fixed time first: có thể được đến dự/thăm mà không cần phải sắp xếp thời gian trước (gần nghĩa với pop in)
a drop-in centre
a drop-in advice centre
a drop-in session
Please note the drop-in session today will take place in the Courtyard Room, Main Building.


(uncountable) a feeling of great pleasure = joy
a feeling of sheer/pure delight
The music made me clap my hands in delight.
The children squealed with delight when they saw the puppy.
(countable) something gives you great pleasure = joy
This guitar is a delight to play.
the delights of living in the country


(v) to move, especially down a hill, without using any power; to move quickly and smoothly, without using much power.
The car coasted along until it stopped.
She took her feet off the pedals and coasted downhill.
SNOW BIRD: Earlier this week, kids in Washington got into a giant inflatable flamingo sled and coasted down a snowy street.https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/videos/387899788425218/?t=35


1. not clear; without a clear outline or shape
a blurred image/picture
2. difficult to remember clearly
blurred memories
She tried to piece together the blurred details and recollections of the accident.
3. difficult to distinguish, so that differences are not clear.
blurred distinctions/boundaries
1. a shape that you cannot see clearly, often because it is moving too fast.
His arm was a rapid blur of movements as he struck.
Everything is a blur when I take my glasses off.
2. something that you cannot remember clearly.
The events of that day were just a blur.
1. if the shape or outline of sth blurs, of if sth blurs it, it becomes less clear and sharp.
The writing blurred and danced before his eyes.
The mist blurred the edges of the buildings. (blur something)
2. If sth blurs your eyes or vision, or your eyes or vision blur, you cannot see things clearly.
Tears blurred her eyes.
3. to become or make sth become difficult to distinguish clearly
The differences between art and life seem to have blurred.
She tends to blur the distinction between her friends and her colleagues.


(n) /ˈsɜː.fɪs/ (lưu ý cách đọc, giống từ preface)
Tropical rain forests used to cover ten percent of the earth's surface.
Rừng mưa nhiệt đới đã từng bao phủ 10% bề mặt của trái đất.
The marble has a smooth, shiny surface.
Đá marbe có bề mặt sáng mịn.
Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon.
Neil Armstrong là người đầu tiên đặt chân lên mặt trăng.


(n) /sɔːd/ a weapon with a long metal blade and a handle: gươm, kiếm
- to draw the sword: rút kiếm/gươm ra, chuẩn bị bắt đầu cuộc đao binh
- to sheathe the sword: tra gươm vào vỏ, chấm dứt cuộc đao binh
- to cross (measure) swords: đọ kiếm; đấu trí; tranh chấp công khai
- to put sb to sword: giết ai (bằng kiếm, gươm)
All the men were put to the sword: Tất cả đàn ông bị giết.
I thrust my sword into his chest.
- the sword of justice.


(a) The definition of nosey is someone who is overly curious and who gets too involved in other people's business.
An example of nosey is a nosey person who reads someone else's mail because he is curious about what the person received.

arrival times

We are likely to be able to give updated arrival times in the morning.

getting involved in

Tung, are you still interested in getting involved in Machine Learning?

as far as

(conj) to the extent or degree that: ở một mức độ nào đó
is safe, as far as we know
—often used in expressions like "as far as (something) goes" and "as far as (something) is concerned" to mean "with regard to (something)"
we felt pretty safe as far as the fire was concerned
— Mark Twain
or in expressions like "as far as (someone) is concerned" to mean "in (someone's) opinion"
as far as I'm concerned, it's a mistake.
(prep) with regard to: CONCERNING
neatly groomed and, as far as clothes, casual looking
— The New York Times
as far as being mentioned in the Ten Commandments, I think it is
— Billy Graham
—chiefly in oral use
Synonyms: about, apropos, apropos of, as for, as regards (also as respects), as to, concerning, of, on, regarding, respecting, touching, toward (or towards)
[1] As Far As | Definition of As Far As by Merriam-Webster
[2] as far as | Definition of as far as in English by Oxford Dictionaries


(a) in preparation or progress; being planned; happening
There are plans afoot to increase taxation.
Changes were afoot.
Change is afoot in 2019, bringing exciting news as well as new challenges.


cede[si:d] give up (power or territory)
to give sb control of sth or give them power, a right, etc. especially unwillingly
Cuba was ceded by Spain to the US in 1898.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he would consider an amnesty for President Nicolás Maduro if he cedes power.
Lãnh đạo đối lập Venezuela Juan Guaidó vừa nói rằng ông ta sẽ xem xét một lệnh ân xá cho tổng thống Nicolás Maduro nếu ông ấy chịu trao lại/từ bỏ/chuyển giao quyền lực.
cession ['seSn] the act of giving up land or rights, especially to another country after a war


ex: convey basic idea = truyền đạt/tải ý tưởng cơ bản/nền tảng
Although we couldn't bring all lectures to students, we are trying to convey a basic idea to the learners.

homeless people

những người vô gia cư

homeless boy

thằng bé không nhà cửa (vô gia cư)


(n) an event that may or may not happen = possibility
contingency exception
We must consider all possible contingencies. Chúng ta phải xem xét tất cả các khả năng có thể xảy ra trong tương lai.
to make contingency plans (plans for what to do if a particular event happens or does not happen)
contingency money (to pay for something that might happen in the future)


(n) a small, light object with a rounded end to which real or artificial feathers are fixed, that is hit over the net in the game of badminton.
informal: shuttle
US: birdie
bông cầu lông
plastic/nylon/synthetic shuttle: bông cầu lông nhựa
feather shuttle: bông cầu lông bằng lông vũ


(a) [ˈdespərət] feeling or showing that you have little hope and are ready to do anything without worrying about danger to yourself or others.
The prisoners grew increasingly desperate.
Stores are getting desperate after two years of poor sales.

along the lines of something

along the lines of sth: giống cái gì đó = similar in type
[1] I was thinking of doing a meal along the lines of that dinner I did for Annie and Dave. Tôi đang suy nghĩ để làm món ăn giống với cái món mà tôi từng làm cho Annie và Dave.
[2] The title of that talk was something along the lines of "Why do we need a new theory of cancer?". Tựa đề của bài nói là cái giống với câu hỏi "Tại sao chúng ta cần một lý thuyết mới về ung thư?".
[3] We told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller. Chúng tôi nói với kiến trúc sư rằng chúng tôi muốn một bản thiết kế giống với căn nhà của anh ấy nhưng mà nhỏ hơn.
#phrases #collocations

tour guide

a person employed to show tourists around places of interest
our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining


con ban duoc


browsable report


(a) paying attention to what is happening in case of danger, accidents, etc.
Derived words: watchfully, watchfulness
  • She seemed watchful and slightly worried.
  • The children organised the activities themselves under the watchful eye of their teacher


Thổi phồng, phóng đại, cường điệu hóa 

to pay tribute to sb sth

tribute noun (RESPECTFUL ACTION)

C2 [C or U] something that you say, write or give that shows your  respect and admiration for someone, especially on a formal  occasion: to say or do something that shows you respect and admire someone a lotTributes have been pouring in from all over the world for the famous  actor who died  yesterday. floral tributes (= flowers  sent to someone's funeral)We are here tonight to pay tribute to one of the greatest actors of all time.pay tribute to sb/sthC2 to praise someone or something:The minister paid tribute to the men who had fought the blaze.

tribute noun (BENEFICIAL EFFECT)

be a tribute to sth/sb to show clearly how good, strong, or effective something or someone is:I've never met a five-year-old as well behaved as your son - he's a tribute to you!It is a tribute to his determination over his 22 years that he has achieved so much.


(a) (C2) (especially of sth unpleasant) comming or likely to happen very soon: sắp xảy ra, xảy ra đến nơi
imminent disaster, imminent danger
the imminent threat of invasion: mối hiểm họa xâm lăng/chiếm xảy ra đến nơi
The system is in imminent danger of collapse. Hệ thống đang ở trong tình cảnh nguy hiểm của sự đổ vỡ sắp xảy ra.
A strike is imminent. Một cuộc đình công sắp xảy ra.
An attack is imminent.
Just in case anyone is thinking of imminently changing their energy supplier.
imminence, imminently


(a) extremely painful
an excruciating pain in the lower back
(a) extremely boring and embarrassing
excruciating boredom
  • His confession, when it came, was excruciating.
  • The pain in my back was excruciating.
  • She groaned at the memory, suffering all over again the excruciating embarrassing of those moments.


(v) to bend an arm, leg, etc. or tighten a muscle: bẻ cong/cong cánh tay, chân, v.v... hoặc căng cơ
First, straighten your legs, then flex your fleet. Trước tiên, dũi thẳng chân của bạn, sau đó cong bàn chân.
He tried to impress me by flexing his huge muscles. Anh ấy cố gắng gây ấn tượng với tôi bằng cách căng những cơ to khỏe của mình.


(C2) not very good: xoàng, thường
Synonyms: middling (informal), second-rate, quite good. See more: Quite good, or not very good - Synonyms and other related words in the Thesaurus and the British English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary
French: médiocre
The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre.
Parents don't want their children going to mediocre schools.
Các ông bố bà mẹ không muốn con cái đi học những ngôi trường xoàng.


(a) /ˈkʌm.bə.səm/
cumbersome equipment, cumbersome bureaucracy, a cumbersome package, a cumbersome administrative procedures
Critics say that the process for amending the Constitution is cumbersome, but others defend it.
cumbersomely, cumbersomeness


(a) tending to make or cause errors (capable of making an error): xu hướng tạo hoặc gây ra lỗi.
a complex and error-prone process
all men are error-prone
Synonyms: fallible, erring, errant, weak; undependable, unreliable
fallible (a) likely to fail or make errors
Everyone is fallible to some degree.
Antonyms: infallible = incapable of failure or error
  • Your code looks fairly good. Having said that, I still think we need to improve the error-prone snippet of handling the update for article authors.
  • Microsporidia carry an error-prone machinery of protein synthesis, and that their protein synthesis is accompanied by a remarkable number of translation errors.


(v) to provide food and drinks for a social event: cung cấp thực phẩm và đồ uống cho một sự kiện xã hội
cater for sth/sb
Who will be catering for the wedding?
Most of our work now involves catering for the wedding.
Please see the amended catering service times that we will be provided in the run up to the Christmas break.

watch out

keep an eye out: để mắt đến, cẩn thận = be careful, be watchful, beware, be cautious, mind out, look out

personality vocabularies

1. Aggressive: hung hăng; xông xáo 
2. Ambitious: có nhiều tham vọng
3. Careful: cẩn thận
4. Cautious: thận trọng, cẩn thận
5. Cheerful/amusing: vui vẻ
6. Clever: khéo léo
7. Competitive: cạnh tranh, đua tranh
8. Confident: tự tin
9. Creative: sáng tạo
10. Dependable: đáng tin cậy
11. Dumb: không có tiếng nói
12. Enthusiastic: hăng hái, nhiệt tình
13. Easy-going: dễ tính
14. Extroverted: hướng ngoại
15. Faithful: chung thuỷ
16. Introverted: hướng nội
17. Generous: rộng lượng
18. Gentle: nhẹ nhàng
19. Humorous: hài hước
20. Honest: trung thực
21. Imaginative: giàu trí tưởng tượng
22. Intelligent: thông minh(smart)
23. Kind: tử tế
24. Loyal: trung thành
25. Observant: tinh ý
26. Optimistic: lạc quan
27. Patient: kiên nhẫn
28. Pessimistic: bi quan
29. Polite: lịch sự
30. Outgoing: hướng ngoại, thân thiện(sociable, friendly)
31. Open-minded: khoáng đạt
32. Quite: ít nói
33. Rational: có lý trí, có chừng mực
34. Reckless: hấp tấp
35. Sincere: thành thật, chân thật
36. Stubborn: bướng bỉnh(as stubborn as a mule)
37. Talkative: lắm mồm
38. Understanding: hiểu biết(an understanding man)
39. Wise: thông thái, uyên bác(a wise man)
40. Lazy: lười biếng
41. Hot-temper: nóng tính
42. Bad-temper: khó chơi
43. Selfish: ích kỷ
44. Mean: keo kiệt
45. Cold: lạnh lùng
46. Silly/stupid: ngu ngốc, ngốc nghếch
47. Crazy: điên cuồng (mang tính tích cực)
48. Mad: điên, khùng
49. Aggressive: xấu bụng
50. Unkind: xấu bụng, không tốt
51. Unpleasant: khó chịu
52. Cruel: độc ác
53. Tactful: khéo xử, lịch thiệp

at hand vs. in hand

Khi có thứ gì đó sẵn sàng trong tầm tay, có thể sử dụng ngay thì sẽ dùng at hand.
Còn khi có thứ gì đó nhiều trên mức cần thiết, chúng ta dùng in hand (surplus)
Ví dụ:
Trước khi lên đường đi nghỉ mát, mọi người sẽ phải kiểm tra lại hành lý xem mọi thứ đã chuẩn bị đầy đủ chưa.
Everything we need is at hand. Let's enjoy the vacation.
Mọi thứ chúng ta cần đều sẵn sàng. Lên đường đi nghỉ thôi.

Hoặc khi muốn rủ bạn đi shopping, chúng ta sẽ nói
Would you like to go shopping with me? I have some money  at hand,
Anh đi mua sắm với em nhé? Em có chút tiền đây rồi.

Cụm từ tương tự với at hand là to hand.
Before going into the meeting room, I must prepare every document to hand.

I don't know why my motorbike can't work, but I have a bicycle in hand.
Em không hiểu sao xe máy không chạy, nhưng mà em vẫn còn cái xe đạp.

We have a whole month in hand. Don't worry!
Chúng ta còn cả tháng cơ mà. Đừng lo!

In hand còn có nghĩa là nói về chủ đề nào đó đang được bàn luận, đang được giải quyết = in question.
The story in hand is about the journey to Da Nang city last month.
Câu chuyện đang bàn luận là về chuyến đi Đà Nẵng tháng trước.
We haven't had a solution to the problem in hand yet.
Chúng ta vẫn chưa có giải pháp nào cho vấn đề đang đề cập.

Xem thêm: 
[1] Sự khác nhau giữa “at hand” và “in hand”
[2] In Hand và At Hand - BBC News Tiếng Việt


1. uncountable (~ as sth) the action of choosing a person or thing for a particular purpose, or of giving them or it a particular status.
The district is under consideration for designation as a conversation area.
2. countable: a name, title or description
Her official designation is Financial Controller.


to some degree: hơi, một chút, ở một mức nào đó (a bit)
it's somewhat difficult: nó hơi khó.
= rather
I was somewhat surprised to see him.
The situation has changed somewhat since we last met.

interestingly though

even if, even though, interestingness, contrasting, albeit although
Interestingly though, there's nothing new about any of this

interestingly enough

used to introduce a piece of information that the speaker thinks is strange or interesting
Ex: Interestingly enough, he never actually said that he was innocent.


đánh rắm, địt
farting a lot
See more: Stomach ache - NHS


(a) swollen: phình lên, sưng lên
1. swollen with fluid and gas: phình to đầy nước và hơi
  • a bloated body floating in the canal: một cơ thể người sình lên trôi nổi trên con kênh đào
  • a bloated organisation ( = with too many people in it)
2. full of food and feeling uncomfortable: đầy thức ăn và cảm giác không thoải mái
  • I felt bloated after the huge meal they'd served.
See stomach ache: Stomach ache - NHS

18-rated materials

18-rated materials: những nội dung được đánh giá là dành cho lứa tuổi trên 18
X-rated shower video: clip/đoạn phim quay cảnh đang tắm trần truồng, sexy
X-rated content, adult content
See more: Courtney Stodden shares x-rated shower video after filing for divorce from Doug Hutchison

watery poo

ỉa chảy, ỉa nước
có thể dùng từ này nếu không nghĩ ra được diarrhoea.


bệnh ỉa chảy /daɪəˈriə/
If someone has diarrhoea, a lot of liquid feces comes out of their body because they are ill.


/'stæn.də.daɪz/ (v) to make things of the same type all have the same basic features: chuẩn hóa
The profile summarises key information about a product in a standardised format designed to make it easier to compare products.

in question

1. being considered or discussed: có liên quan, đang điều tra, đang còn trong đàm phán, thảo luận
in dispute, under consideration >< out of the question = not to be considered; unthinkable; impossible
  • On the day in question, there were several serious emergencies.
  • The photograph in question was taken long before I met you.
2. in doubt. If something is in question, there are doubts about it.
  • All of the old certainties are in question.
  • Are you saying that the validity of the test is in question?


(a) made to be used once only: được làm ra để dùng một lần
disposable single-use cameras
Single-use plastics ban approved by the European Parliament. The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups.


1. an amount that is extra or more than you need
food surpluses
Wheat was in surplus that year
2. the amount by which the amount of money received is greater than the amount of money spent.
The balance of payments was in surplus last year.
(a) more than is needed or used
surplus cash
Surplus grain is being sold for export.
This diet guarantees to help you shed surplus fat.


(C2) doubting that something is true or useful: nghi ngờ, lo lắng thứ gì đó có đúng hoặc hữu ích hay không
hesitate (v) ngần ngài
doubt (n, v) nghi ngờ
  • Many experts remain sceptical about/of his claims. Nhiều chuyên gia còn ngờ vực những việc đòi bồi thường/yêu sách của anh ta.
  • I take a more sceptical view. Tôi giữ một góc nhìn nhiều ngờ vực.
  • I'm a bit sceptical about his chances of success. Tôi hơi nghi ngờ về những sự thay đổi để thành công của anh ta.
sceptically (UK), skeptical (US)

as much

in the true or exact meaning of the word or phrase. đúng hoặc chính xác nghĩa của từ hoặc cụm từ.
Xem thêm: As such definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
  • There wasn't much vegetarian food as such, although there were several different types of cheese.
    Đúng ra đã không có nhiều thức ăn chay, mặc dù có vài loại pho mát khác nhau.
  • We don't have a secretary as such, but we do have a student who comes in to do some filling.
    Đúng là chúng tôi không có thư kí, nhưng mà chúng tôi có một sinh viên đến để làm một vài việc điền hồ sơ.
  • Intelligence as such does not guarantee success.
    Thông minh bản thân nó không đảm bảo cho sự thành công.
  • A name, as such, means nothing.
    Một cái tên, bản thân nó, không có nghĩa gì cả.


brutal với nghĩa: direct and clear about sth unpleasant; not thinking of people's feelings
  • With brutal honesty, she told him she did not love him.
  • This is a brutal reminder about the dangers of global warming.


(a) san pham dat truoc, dat hang rieng, hang dat truoc
1. custom-made = tailor-made
bespoke software
a bespoke suit
2. making products especially, according to the needs of an individual customer.
bespeak: dat truoc
bespeak: to show or suggest sth. His style of dressing bespoke greate self-confidence.


nub: the most important or difficult part of a problem or an issue: phần quan trọng hoặc khó khăn nhất của một vấn đề
the crux/nub of sth
The crux of Dutton's message is contained in his five elements, made easy to remember with the acronym SPICE.
Read more: 5 Ways to Change Someone's Mind | Psychology Today UK

every nook and corner of social psychology

mọi ngõ ngách/ngóc ngách của tâm lí học xã hội
Dutton's book isn't itself a short or oversimplified how-to book. Dutton, a psychologist and research fellow at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at Cambridge Univesity, fills out each of his points with numerous clarifying (and often amusing) examples and anecdotes from every nook and corner of social psychology.
Read more: 5 Ways to Change Someone's Mind | Psychology Today UK


a sachet of sugar: túi nhỏ đựng một ít gì đó

before appointed time



(C2) An uneventful time or situation is one in which nothing interesting or surprising happens.
  • It was an uneventful journey.
  • How was your day? Pretty uneventful.
Opposite: eventful

Like vs. As

a. LIKE mang nghĩa "similar to, the same as, for example" (tương tự)
Ví dụ:
- What a beautiful house! It's like a palace.
(Không nói "as a palace")
(Ngôi nhà mới đẹp làm sao! Trông như một tòa lâu đài.)
- "What does George do?" "He's a teacher like me."
("George làm nghề gì?" "Anh ấy là giáo viên như tôi.")
- Be careful! The floor has been polished. It's like walking on ice.
(Hãy cẩn thận! Sàn nhà vừa được đánh bóng. Nó trơn như đi trên băng vậy.)
LIKE là một giới từ. Vì vậy nó được theo sau bởi một danh từ (like a palace,...) hoặc một đại từ (like me,...) hoặc -ing (like walking,...). Bạn cũng có thể nói "like (sb/ sth) -ing".
- "What's that noise?" "It sounds like a baby crying."
("Tiếng gì thế?" "Nghe như tiếng con nít khóc ấy.")
b. Chúng ta dùng AS (không dùng LIKE) trước một chủ ngữ + động từ:
- Don't move anything. Leave everything as it is.
(Đừng di chuyển bất cứ thứ gì. Hãy để yên mọi thứ tại chỗ.)
Hãy so sánh like và as trong hai câu sau: 
- You should have done it like this. (like + đại từ)
(Đáng lẽ anh nên làm như thế này.)
- You should have done it as I showed you. (as + chủ ngữ + động từ)
(Đáng lẽ anh phải làm như tôi đã chỉ cho anh,)
Nhưng chúng ta dùng "such as"  for example) không có động từ:
- Some sports, such as motor-racing, can be dangerous.
(Một số môn thể thao, chẳng hạn như đua xe hơi có thể nguy hiểm.)
Hãy lưu ý rằng chúng ta nói "as usual":
- You're late as usual.
(Anh lại muộn như mọi khi.)
c. As + chủ ngữ + động từ có thể có ý nghĩa khác. Thí dụ:
- Do as you are told!  Do what you are told.)
(Hãy làm theo những gì anh đã được dặn dò.)
- They did as they promised.  They did what they promised.)
(Họ đã làm như họ hứa.)
Bạn cũng có thể nói "as you know/ as we expected/ as I said v.v...:
- As you know, it's Tom's birthday next week.   you know this already.)
(Như bạn biết đấy, tuần sau là sinh nhật của Tom.)
d. AS cũng có thể là giới từ (có nghĩa là bạn có thể dùng nó với một danh từ), nhưng khi đó AS mang nghĩa khác với LIKE.
Chúng ta dùng LIKE khi chúng ta so sánh các sự việc:
- She looks beautiful - like a princess. (She isn't really a princess.)
(Cô ấy trông đẹp như một nàng công chúa.) (Nhưng thực sự cô ấy không phải là công chúa.)
- Everyone is ill at home. Our house is like a hospital. (It isn't really a hospital.)
(Mọi người đều bị ốm phải nằm bẹp ở nhà. Nhà tôi giống như một bệnh viện.) (Thực ra nó không phải là bệnh viện.)
Chúng ta dùng AS + danh từ để nói rằng một điều gì đó thực sự đã hoặc hiện đang diễn ra (nhất là khi chúng ta nói về nghề nghiệp của ai, hay các chúng ta sử dụng một thứ gì).
- A few years ago I worked as a bus driver. (I really was a bus driver.)
(Cách đây vài năm tôi làm nghề lái xe buýt.) (Tôi thực sự đã là một tài xế xe buýt.)
- Sue has just found a job as a shop assistant.
(Sue vừa mới tìm được công việc làm người bán hàng).
- During the war this hotel was used as a hospital. (so it really was a hospital)
(Trong chiến tranh khách sạn này được dùng làm bệnh viện.)


thường thấy, thịn hành, đang lưu hành
Syms: common, widespread
Competency-based interviews are the most prevalent style of interviewing.

probing questions

những câu hỏi khám phá, thăm dò (trong lúc phỏng vấn)
Here are examples of probing questions you might ask.




đã dọn dẹp, gọn gàng, sạch sẽ


not clearly expressed, known, described, decided or remember
I vaguely remembered to talk to her once.
I vaguely remembered having met her before.
"He's around somewhere," she said, gesturing vaguely. "Anh ấy đang đi loanh quoanh đâu đó", cô ta nói với một cử chỉ đại khái.


(i.v.) to make the sound of food frying in hot oil: xèo xèo
(n) tiếng xèo xèo (chiên đồ ăn trong dầu nóng)
sizzling sausages
Sizzle your eyes over this cooling gallery of cold Cambridge - Cambridgeshire Live

outdoor plan

kế hoạch (ăn chơi) ngoài trời


increase rapidly above the usual level
ex: soaring costs/prices/temperatures
syn: rocket = tăng nhanh như tên lửa
Unemployment has soared to 10%.
Air pollution will soon soar above safety levels.


a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning: một kết luận được đưa ra dựa trên cơ sở của chứng cứ và lí lẽ
I am working on the FUSE and Tableau platforms to mine data and draw inferences.

impart knowledge

dạy/truyền đạt kiến thức
The ultimate goal of teaching is more than simply imparting knowledge.
Mục tiêu (cuối cùng/lớn nhất) của giáo dục cao hơn quá trình truyền đạt kiến thức.


lũ lượt kéo đến
A woman looks out of a window at Liyuan Library outside of Beijing on September 15, 2018. Every weekend, hundreds of bookworms flock to Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village, a book sanctuary surrounded by chestnut, walnut, and peach trees, whose branches were used to decore the building.
See the illustrated picture here: Browsing the Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of Libraries


con mọt sách
Every weekend, hundreds of bookworms flock to Liyuan Library. Cứ đến cuối tuần hàng trăm con mọt sách lũ lượt kéo đến thư viện Liyuan.

get it


take in



countable, usually plural
a likely mistake or problem in a situation: những lỗi lầm dễ mắc phải trong một tình huống nào đó
There's a video that tells new students about pitfalls to avoid.
If you want your app to work offline and load faster, you can change unregister() to register() below. Note this comes with some pitfalls.

mocking their bodily functions

chế nhạo (nhạo báng, chế giễu) những chức năng thuộc thể xác của họ (của người phụ nữ)
‘Horseface,’ ‘Lowlife,’ ‘Fat, Ugly’: How the President Demeans Women - The New York Times


1. ~ yourself to so sth that makes people have less respect for you: hạ mình, chịu nhục
I wouldn't demean myself by asking for charity. Tôi sẽ không hạ mình đi xin từ thiện (để ăn, chẳng hạn)
2. ~ sb/sth to make people have less respect for sb/sth: hạ nhục, hạ thấp
Syn: degrade
Such images demean women. Những hình ảnh như vậy hạ nhục/làm xấu người phụ nữ.
Behaviour like this demeans politics. Hành vi như vậy hạ thấp chính trị.

Lorry demolishes front wall, smashes up car and drives off

demolish (v)
- to pull or knock down a building
The factory is due to be demolished next year.
- to destroy sth accidentally
The car had skidded (trượt) across the road and demolished part of the wall.
Chiếc xe trượt ngang qua con đường và phá hủy/làm đổ nát một phần bức tường.
- to show that an idea or theory is completely wrong
A recent book has demolished this theory.
Một cuốn sách gần đây đã phá hủy/lật đổ hoàn toàn lí thuyết đó.
Xem: Lorry demolishes front wall, smashes up car and drives off - Cambridgeshire Live

that much

(adv) to a certain degree
We will be that much ahead of them.
And the fact was, she really wasn’t that much larger than most of the models with whom she worked.


mồ hôi
đổ mồ hôi; chảy mồ hôi
làm ai đổ mồ hôi
sweat out: xông cho ra mồ hôi để khỏi cảm

endless effort

continuous struggle, ongoing exertion or labour


ngành thực tràng


to stop happening or existing; to stop sth from happening or existing
Welfare payments cease as soon as an individual starts a job. Chi trả phụ cấp thất nghiệp dừng ngay lập tức khi mà một người dân bắt đầu đi làm.
You never cease to amaze me! Bạn chưa bao giờ ngưng làm tôi bất ngờ!


(conj) though: mặc dù
He finally agreed, albeit reluctantly, to help us. Cuối cùng anh ta cũng đồng ý,dù miễn cưỡng, giúp chúng tôi.
Congratulations! The directory now holds a fully-functional, albeit simplistic, Chrome extension. Chúc mừng bạn! Thư mục bây giờ chứa một mở rộng đầy đủ tính năng của Chrome, mặc dù nó đơn giản.


Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, e flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a colour TV monitor.

endoscopic examination

thực hiện kiểm tra bằng nội soi


sym: renovate
to change or arrange something again, in order to improve it
We revamped the management system, but the business is doing no better than it was before.
(n) revamp
The company has spent $5 million on a major revamp of its offices.

canopic jar

A covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the visceral organs from an embalmed body

open up

coi mo


1. not modern; no longer fashionable: lỗi mốt, lỗi thời
old-fashioned clothes/styles/methods/equipment
2. believing in old or traditional way; having traditional ideas
My parents are old-fashioned about relationships and marriage.
She wants to be an old-fashioned mother, staying at home and looking after the children.


(a) of or on the face
facial hair: lông mặt
facial expressions: những biểu hiện trên khuôn mặt (biểu hiện lộ rõ trên khuôn mặt)
facial cleansers and moisturisers
facial tissues: giấy lau mặt
(n) a beauty treatment that cleans and improves the skin of the face with creams and gentle rubbing: một loại điều trị/làm đẹp bằng cách tẩy và xóa trên bề mặt của da mặt bằng kem và xoa nhẹ
Beauty treatments range from an eyelash tint at £8 to a deep cleaning facial costing £80.
Những nội dung điều trị chăm sóc sắc đẹp từ kẻ mắt 8£ đến vệ sinh sạch sẽ kĩ càng da mặt giá 80£.

underarm hair

lông nách


Cái tạp dề


Khoai môn, xem Wikipedia


Sốt phát ban


doing sth rather than just talking about it: làm hơn nói, thực hành (involving or offering active participation)
  • hands-on computer training
  • to gain hands-on experience of industry
  • You will need to gain hands-on experience of industry.
  • a hands-on style of management


general health and happiness: hanh phuc, phuc loi
  • emotional/physical/psychological well-being
  • to have a sense of well-being
  • We try to ensure the well-being of employees.


(a) very impressive, striking, or dramatic
spectacular scenery
Messi scored a spectacular goal.
It was a spectacular achievement on their part.
(n) a performance or event produced on a large scale and with striking effects
a Christmas TV spectacular


/ˈpæk.ɪt/ a small paper or cardboard container in which a number of small objects are sold
  • a packet of cereal/biscuits/crisps/peanuts
  • a packet of chewing gum/cigarettes
pack (v) to put something into a bag, box, etc.
She packed a small suitcase for the weekend.
package: parcel an object or set of objects wrapped in paper, usually in order to be sent by post
The package was wrapped in plain brown paper.


Immediately appealing or noticeable; striking >> ấn tượng hoặc đáng lưu ý ngay tức khắc; nổi bật, gây ấn tượng, đập vào mắt
an eye-catching poster: một poster bắt mắt


beautiful = breathtaking

trapped impala

cụm từ để chỉ con linh dương bị mắc kẹt
impala [ɪmˈpɑːlə] an African antelope with curled horns: một loài linh dương Châu phi có sừng cong
This man risked his life to save a trapped impala.


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extremely amusing: rat hao hung, phan khoi


The report is quite clear, honest and inspiring. However, it would be more grateful if we know where we could support Tony to do better in the other subjects evaluated Good. 


(n) a great success, achievement or victory: chiến thắng lớn, thắng lợi lớn; thành công lớn; niềm vui chiến thắng, niềm vui thắng lợi, niềm hân hoan
(v) to defeat sb/st; to be successful: chiến thắng, giành thắng lợi lớn; vui mừng, hân hoan, hoan hỉ (vì chiến thắng)
The rescue of the Thai cave boys is a triumph of bravery, expertise and love. Suzanne Moore - The Guardian.

who cares?

used for saying that you do not think something is important and that you are not worried about it
‘I don’t know. Who cares?’
I mean, really, who cares whether he lied or not?


xay, cối xay, máy xay, nhà máy xay; máy nghiền


cối xay nước


cối xay gió

baby bouncy chair

cái ghế đung đưa

baby bouncer swing

cái võng đu đưa em bé

kite lullaby swing

cái võng đưa em bé


(v) ~ sth (on/upon sb/sth)
to suddenly let a strong force, emotion, etc. be felt or have an effect: mở, thả ra, buông lỏng
to unleash a war: gây ra chiến tranh
practice these habits to unleash your smartest self.


syn: lack (+ of): sự thiếu hụt
lack: thiếu (v)
Tesco is selling green lemons to try and tackle a shortage of the citrus fruits in the UK following bad weather which has affected crops in Spain.
Tesco đang bán những trái chanh xanh để cố gắng và đương đầu với sự thiếu hụt trái cam ở UK sau đợt thời tiết tệ hại đã ảnh hưởng đến mùa màng ở Tây Ban Nha. (UK nhập nhiều hàng ăn tươi từ Tây Ban Nha)

per diem

(a) & (n)
for each day (used in financial contexts):
He agreed to pay at certain specified rates per diem.

(n) per diem allowance/payment/rate
City officials received per diem payments of about $890 each.

an allowance or payment made for each day.
Per diems are still allowed for out-of-state legislators.

on equal terms

= equal = with the same advantages and disadvantages.
  • All companies should be able to compete on equal terms.
  • Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.


(n) permission for something to happen or be done: sự cho phép thứ gì đó để nó xảy ra hoặc được thực hiện
(v) (often consent to) give permission; agree to do something
Note that the names above include only those people who consented to appearing on a public list.
Lưu ý rằng những tên (người tham gia hội thảo) ở trên chỉ bao gồm những người mà đã cho phép/đồng ý (tên của họ) xuất hiện trên một danh sách công khai.

so as to do something

formal: in order to do something: để mà làm cái gì đó
  • I drove at a steady 50 mph so as to save fuel.
    Tôi đã lái xe ở tốc độ 50 dặm/giờ để tiết kiệm nhiên liệu/xăng dầu.
  • We went along silently on tiptoe so as not to disturb anyone.
so as not to: để không làm việc gì đó
She had left her curtains undrawn so as not to sleep too long in the morning.
Cô đã để rèm cửa (sổ) mở để mà không ngủ nướng vào mỗi sáng.


(v) to cover a surface with flat stones or bricks: lát, lát đường, lát vỉa hè
This company is paving roads with recycled plastic. See the video.
(n) paving
a surface of flat stones or material like stone on the ground: vỉa hè, sàn, lớp mặt đường, lớp phủ, gạch lát đường, đá lát đường.
Weeds grew through the cracks in the paving. Cỏ dại phát triển mọc qua những kẻ hở/đường nứt trên vỉa hè


(n) a type of machine through which liquid or gas flows and turns a special wheel with blades in order to produce power:
- a steam turbine
- a turbine engine
- a gas/water/wind turbine
- https://www.facebook.com/yahoo/videos/1171054356383677/. This turbine turns highways into a source of renewable energy.

late-stage breast cancer

ung thu vu giai doan cuoi
A woman with late-stage breast cancer: mot phu nu ung thu vu giai doan cuoi

in tears

This speech left an entire school in tears


(n) a long deep crack in sth, especially in rock or in the earth: một vết nứt dài sâu trong cái gì đó, đặc biệt là trong đá hoặc trong trái đất (đường nứt, khe nứt)
(v) split; crack (usually used as fissured)


  • move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side: đu đưa, lắc lư
    Traffic stops and highway lights sway in the video shot during the powerful earthquake that struck Monday morning in western Japan.
    See: https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/10157358615348812/
  • cause to change in opinion, action, etc.; influence: gây ảnh hưởng
  • rule; govern: cai trị, điều khiển.
  • a rhythmical movement from side to side
  • influence or rule


tự hào, nói với một vẻ tự hào
  • Facebook boasts more than 350,000 applications, most of them created by third-party developers


(v) /əˈkred.ɪt/ 
to officially recognise, accept, or approve of someone or something
  • The agency was not accredited by the Philippine Consulate to offer contracts to Filipinos abroad.
  • ABET Accredited Software Engineering Programs: các chương trình kĩ sư phần mềm chứng nhận bởi ABET
  • The investigation could threaten the university's accreditation.
  • He was quick to emphasize the five-star accreditation of the hotel.
accreditation /əˌkred.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ the fact of being officially recognised, accepted, or approved of, or the act of officially recognising, accepting, or approving of something.
  • The college was given full accreditation in 1965.
  • The committee has established new procedures for the accreditation of degrees.
accredited /əˈkred.ɪ.tɪd/ officially recognised and approved
  • an accredited drama school
  • accredited war correspondents


(n) [ˈtæktɪk]  
1. countable, usually plural: the particular method you use to achieve sth: phương thức đặc biệt bạn sử dụng để đạt một điều gì đó
  • They tried all kinds of tactics to get us to go.
  • This was just the latest in a series of delaying tactics.
  • The manager discussed tactics with his team
  • We will teach you simple tactics to resolve complex problems through real-world examples.
2. plural: the art of moving soldiers and military equipment around during a battle or war in order to use them in the most effective way. (sym: strategy) = chiến thuật, sách lược


1. to remove sth completely
  • She tried to erase the memory of that morning. (erase sth)
  • All doubts were suddenly erased from his mind. (erase from sth)
2. to make a mark or sth you have written disappeared, for example by rubbing it, especially in order to correct it
  • He has erased the wrong word.
  • All the phone numbers had been erased.
  • The tide had erased the footprints.
3. To remove a recording from a tape or information from a computer's memory
  • Parts of the recording have been erased
  • He had erased more than 5000 files from the memory of his computer.
erasure (n) the act of removing or destroying sth
  • the accidental erasure of important computer files


1. having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact: có kiến thức (hiểu biết) hoặc nhận thức một tình huống hoặc sự kiện nào đó; biết, nhận thấy, nhận thức được
  • This morning we were made aware of an incident that took place at around 6pm yesterday involving a female Year 7 student from Linton Village College. She was approached by a man in his 40s by the cemetery in Linton. Police are aware of the matter.
  • to be aware of the danger: biết là có sự nguy hiểm
  • to be aware that there is a danger: nhận thấy sự nguy hiểm
2. noticing that sth is present, or that sth is happening: lưu ý/thông báo rằng cái gì đó đang có mặt hoặc một thứ gì đang xảy ra.
  • She slipped away without him being aware of it.
  • They suddenly became aware of people looking at them.
  • I was aware that she was trembling.
  • Create or select your site's privacy policy page under Settings > Privacy to keep your users informed and aware.
    Tạo hoặc chọn trang chính sách riêng tư cho website của bạn dưới mục Cài đặt > Quyền riêng tư để giữ cho khách hàng của bạn được biết và thông tin.
3. (used with an adverb) interested in and knowing about sth, and thinking it is important
  • Young people are very environmentally aware.
awareness: nhận thức, hiểu biết, kiến thức
Opp: unware


(a) [səkˈsɪŋkt]
expressed clearly and in a few words = briefly and clearly expressed
  • Keep your answers as succinct as possible.
  • You are writing succinct code
Syms: concise
Derived words: succinctly, succinctness


(a) [kənˈsaɪs]
  1. giving only the information that is necessary and important, using few words = ngắn gọn, xúc tích
    * a concise summary: một tóm tắt ngắn gọn xúc tích
  2. shorter than the original book, on which it was based
    * a concise dictionary: một cuốn từ điển xúc tích cô đọng
Derived words: concisely, conciseness, concision

far cry

(n) something very different; very different from
  • His last statement was a far cry from his first story.
  • The first automobile could run, but it was a far cry from a modern car.
  • Although the 600 people are expected to attend the service at St. George's Chapel, that number is still a far cry from Kate and William's nearly 2000 church guests.
    Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding Delivers a Powerful Message of Authenticity
  • If you live in a tiny cottage and your next door neighbour has an enormous mansion, you could say that your house is a far cry from your neighbour's.
  • It was a far cry from what he had expected. Nó khá là khác với những gì anh ấy từng mong.
Syms: huge difference, big difference; a discrepancy


/'ɔ:kwəd/ (a) lúng túng, vụng về, khó xử, rầy rà, rắc rối
This is the awkward moment a policeman politely but firmly declined a high five from a Royal wedding guest.
  1. making you feel embarrassed
    - There was an awkward silence
    - I felt awkward because they obviously wanted to be alone.
  2. difficult to deal with = difficult
    - Don't ask awkward questions.
    - You've put me in an awkward position.
    - an awkward customer (= a person who is difficult to deal with)
    - Please don't be awkward about letting him come.
  3. not convenient = inconvenient
  4. difficult or dangerous because of its shape or design


cái sàng, cái giừng


[ˈsteraɪl]  (a) vô trùng, vô sinh


* ngoại động từ
- làm tiệt trùng, khử trùng
- làm cho cằn cỗi
- làm mất khả năng sinh đẻ, triệt sản, làm vô sinh
@sterilize /'sterilaiz/
* ngoại động từ
- làm tiệt trùng, khử trùng
- làm cho cằn cỗi
- làm mất khả năng sinh đẻ


Sự giảm đau, sự làm khuây khỏa, sự bớt đi
effective relief of sore throats: liệu pháp giảm đau hiệu quả cho viêm họng 


(a) khử trùng
(n) chất khử trùng
antiseptique: antiseptique, produit qui permet de stériliser, désinfectant
(adv) antiseptically
  • a mild/strong/powerful antiseptic
  • Use antiseptic to clean and dress cuts
  • You should put some antiseptic on that cut. Bạn nên bôi một ít khử trùng vào vết cắt đó.
  • MAC Sore Throat Honey & Lemon Flavour 0.6mg Lozenges are recommended for sore throats and coughs. The active ingredient Amylmetacresol is an antiseptic which combats the bacteria that cause sore throats. 


rã ra, tan rã, phân hủy
tan chảy
hòa tan


a small medicinal tablet, originally diamond-shaped, for dissolving in the mouth: viên thuốc nhỏ (tablet = viên thuốc dẹp), thường có hình dạng viên kiêm cương, tan trong miệng
Example: Honey and Lemon Flavour 0.6 mg Lozenges


(v) chạm nổi, dập nổi, in nổi
(a) lồi, in nổi, dập nổi
- embossed toilet paper/tissue (9 white rolls): giấy toilet không lán/trơn (9 cuộn màu trắng)
- rose flower embossing toilet paper: giấy vệ sinh có vân in hình hoa hồng
- roll(s): cuộn

LEGO-like wood bricks

Những viên gạch gỗ giống các mẫu trò chơi LEGO
These houses are entirely made of LEGO-like wood bricks.


These lifts will declutter your garage floor.
declutter (v) to remove things that you do not use so that you have more space and can easily find things when you need them: bỏ/sắp xếp những đồ đạc mà không còn dùng để làm gọn gàng, có nhiều không gian giúp dễ dàng tìm kiếm những thứ mình cần.
Syms: to tidy (làm gọn gàng), to dejunk (dọn dẹp rác rưởi)
Ref. https://www.facebook.com/Insiderinventions/videos/1283300648472143/


satisfy thỏa mãn
fulfilling (a) causing sb to feel satisfied and useful: làm cho ai đó cảm thấy thoải mái, thỏa mãn và hữu ích.
You already know that positive thinking leads to a more fulfilling life. Negative thoughts can hold you back from achieving your goals.
Bạn đã biết rằng suy nghĩ tích cực dẫn đến một cuộc sống nhiều thỏa mái. Những suy nghĩ cực đoan, thái quá hay tiêu cực có thể kìm hãm/giữ bạn ở phía sau, cản trợ việc đạt những mục tiêu của chúng ta.
Ref. Alison Ledgerwood: how to rewire your brain, let go of negative thoughts


  • a sharp pull or twist (an act of tweaking): cái nhéo, cái vặn (hành động của nhéo, vặn)
She gave his ear a tweak. Cô ấy véo cái tai của cậu ta.
  • a slight change that you make to a machine, system, etc. to improve it. (a fine adjustment) Một sự thay đổi nhỏ (nhẹ) mà bạn làm với một cái máy, hệ thống, v.v... để cải thiện nó.
With a few tweaks, this venue will be perfect. Với một vài thay đổi nhỏ, con đường này sẽ hoàn hảo.
  • to pull or twist sth suddenly (twist or pull a small sharp movement): kéo hoặc vặn một cái gì đó bất thình lình (vặn hoặc kéo một dự di chuyển nhỏ nhanh bén)
She tweaked his ear playful. Cô ấy vặn tai anh ta trong một trạng thái đầy phấn khích (khoái chí)
  • to make slight changes to a machine, system, etc. to improve it (improve by making fine adjustments): làm những thay đổi nhỏ lên một cái máy, hệ thống, v.v... để cải thiện nó (cải thiện bằng việc thực hiện những thay đổi tốt)
I think you'll have to tweak these figures a little before you show them to the boss. Tôi nghĩ bạn sẽ phải thay đổi (chỉnh sửa) những con số ngày một ít trước khi bạn trình những thứ đó cho sếp.


/əˈledʒ/ -- /əˈledʒ/ (C2) to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof: nói rằng ai đó vừa làm một thứ gì sai trái/phi pháp mà không đưa được minh chứng
Daniels alleges that she and Trump had an affair in 2006 shortly after Melania Trump gave birth to the presidential couple’s only son, Barron.
(See more: Stormy Daniels Plans to DNA Test Dress She Wore in Sexual Encounter With Trump | Complex)
alleged (/əˈledʒd/) (a) said or thought by some people to be the stated bad or illegal thing, although you have no proof: được nói hoặc nghĩ rằng bởi nhiều người là một nhiều phạm pháp và tồi tệ, mặc dù bạn không có chứng cứ.
an alleged affair with Donald Trump: một thỏa thuận làm tình sai trái (trái đạo lí) với ông Donald Trump (Ref. 5 new details from Stormy Daniels about her alleged affair with Donald Trump - CNN | Politics)
allegedly (adv) /əˈledʒ.ɪd.li/
That's where he allegedly killed his wife.

pop in

To appear suddenly without announcement
"Just pop into my office any time you're on campus", Professor Brown said.
Giáo sư Brown nói (với tôi): "Hãy đến văn phòng của tôi bất cứ lúc nào anh có mặt ở khuôn viên trường/viện".


spells of snow: những đợt tuyết
At the moment the exact details for the Easter weekend are uncertain but it looks like from Wednesday onward colder conditions and spells of snow are likely.
Lúc này những thông tin chi tiết chính xác về cuối tuần lễ Phục sinh là không chắc chắn nhưng từ thứ 4 về sau thì điều kiện khí hậu lạnh hơn và những đợt tuyết là có thể chắc sẽ xảy ra.
(From Easter weather warning: 'Beast from the East Mark 3' may hit UK next week)


tiền lệ
I hope that bringing this case will set a precedent so that students can get value for money, and if they don't they get compensated. Anglia Ruskin talked a good talk but then they didn't deliver.

fast approaching

Dear parents/carers,

Please note that the deadline for applying for a space at Junior School, be that Linton Heights Junior School or elsewhere, is fast approaching.

The deadline is 15ht January 2018. Please make sure you have submitted your application by this date.

Thank you.


BrE /spəˈrædɪk/ ; NAmE /spəˈrædɪk/
(a) happening only occasionally or at intervals that are not regular/irregular.
Syn: intermittent
sporadic 500 response code from SBFC WS
sporadic fighting/gunfire/violence, etc.
sporadic outbreaks of the disease

walk out

go on strike: đình công = stop working in order to go on strike; leave a meeting, class, performance, etc. suddenly, especially in order to show your disapproval
Students demand action on gun violence with nationwide walkout - NBC News


famous and respected; known and respected by many people
The world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.


nhím châu Âu: a small brown European animal with stiff parts like needles (called spines) covering its back. Hedgehogs are nocturnal (= active mostly at night) and can roll into a ball to defend themselves when they are attacked.
quả có nhiều gai
người khó giao thiệp
fr: hérisson

high street price

On Genome campus site, for-salers often offer high street prices on their good which they want to offer or give a go.
UK retail sales rise as high street prices fall
Do you want to differentiate concepts of prices from business? Please take a closer look at the article: Cost price, trade price, wholesale price? What price terminology to use with shops & galleries - The Design Trust


Confusion and lack of order, especially causing damage or trouble 


A deep natural underground cave formed by the eroding action of water




a medley of pop songs: một loạt/mớ lộn xộn các bài nhạc pop
nhạc liên khúc, liên khúc nhạc
list of musical medleys: List of musical medleys - Wikipedia
Street pianist impresses shoppers in Manchester - YouTube, xem bài báo Mystery pianist goes viral after epic performance in Manchester street - NME

Early bird discount

Giảm giá cho những con chim đầu đàn
Early bird discount ends soon 

Must see

Cần xem (a)
must see events: những sự kiện cần phải xem

self respect / dignity

lòng tự trọng bản thân
Heartbreaking to think that she may have needed that money so much, she lost all self respect and dignity it. 

lack of conscience

lương tâm, đạo đức
I wouldn't believe that she had so little moral values or lack of conscience

moral values

giá trị đạo đức, phẩm hạnh

stab to death

chém chết
A young man has been stabbed to death in west London. Một người thanh niên vừa chém chết ở tây London.
East Acton stabbing: Young man dies in knife attack in west London | London Evening Standard

he has shelved the plan

Anh ấy vừa mới xếp kế hoạch vào ngăn kéo (kế hoạch tạm hoãn)
Donald Trump has shelved plans to open the new US embassy in London next month, according to reports.


stutter: nói lắp, tật nói lắp


come to the end of the period of validity
his driving licence expired


/ˈdiːmən/ đi mình


(n) possibility -- the possibility that something good might happen in the future
Is there any prospect of the weather of improving?
-- prospects (plural): the possibility of being successful, especially at work.
She's hoping the course will improve her career prospects.
(n) view

(v.i.) to search for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the earth
to prospect 


(a) /kəˈləʊ.kwi.əl/ (of words and expressions) informal and more suitable for use in speech than in writing
colloquial speech
colloquially (adv)

Scourer pads

Miếng chà xoong nồi
Scour (v) remove dirt from surfaces by rubing


bình minh, rạng đông, sáng sớm tinh mơ
Stunning pictures coming in from around the UK. This is the Hope Valley in the Peak District at dawn.

You're fired

used by the speaker (the boss) to indicate to an employee that he or she is discharged/ dismiss from his or her job
Sa thải
For instance: I'm going to have to let you go. That's mean you're fired.

According to...

According to means ‘as reported by’ or ‘as stated by’ and refers to an opinion which is not the speaker’s opinion. According to usually occurs in front position. It is commonly followed by a noun phrase and sometimes by a clause:
  1. According to Jeff, the film start at 7:30
  2. According to the instructions, you'll need to buy some glue.
  3. The government, according to a poll taken last month, may lose the next election.

We often use according to in formal contexts to refer to official evidence such as statistics or reports:

  1. According to a recent report by the Department of Health, most people still do not take enough exercise.

According to also means ‘depending on’ or ‘in agreement with’:

  1. They take a test and are then put in to groups according to their ability.
  2. The rents are high but they vary according to whether you want a garden.
Typical error:

  • We only use according to when we refer to an opinion from someone else or somewhere else. When we talk about our opinion, we use phrases such as ‘in my opinion’ or ‘in our view’:

  • In my opinion, they were not very polite.

  • Not: According to me …


* perfectly clean or tidy
dressed in an immaculate white suit
an immaculate garden
* perfect and without any mistakes
Have gave an immaculate performance as the aging hero.


làm an tâm, làm an lòng, làm dịu, làm khuây khỏa, an ủi
His mother smiled. "No, you didn't. I took the candle away when you were asleep," she said. "This fire started in the baker's shop in Pudding Lane." She gave him a big hug. "It wasn't your fault, John."
John was delighted and relieved at the same time. "It wasn't my fault! It wasn't my fault!" he sang.
(extracted London's Burning)


a person who enters a building illegally in order to steal
Burglars broke into the gallery and stole dozens of priceless paintings.
Burglars raid clothing store.


a person who steals from other people's pockets, especially in crowded places
gần với: mugger
- Watch out for pickpockets, especially at the train station


a person who threatens or attacks somebody in order to steal their money, especially in a public place: tên trộm, cướp giật
Hero dog! The incredible moment a clever dog saves an innocent woman from a mugger.

The festival peroid

Thời gian diễn ra lễ hội
The festival season: mùa lễ hội 

The festival moment

Khoảnh khắc lễ hội
Visitors also have the opportunity to have a special souvenir photograph to capture the festival moment.

A relaxed festival atmosphere

Một không khí lễ hội thư giãn 

Chill out room

Noun, also chill-out room
  1. A room that people can use to relax in, for example at a dance club or office. Ex: The club has three rooms, a chill room and two dance floors.
  2. A web page (= area on the Internet) containing relaxing music and images, etc.
  3. A storage room that is kept cold, usually used for keeping food fresh.


Burglars raid clothing store.


Ma cà rồng

tie the knot

get married


/hɪˈleə.ri.əs/(a) extremely funny and causing a lot of laughter
hilariously (adv)

keep your fingers crossed

(informal) to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to, to hope strongly that something will happen

  1. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't rain.
    Chúng mình hi vọng là trời không có mưa.
  2. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he’ll be healthy again very soon.
    Chúng ta tin rằng anh ấy sớm khỏe mạnh trở lại.


/ɪˈvæk.ju.eɪt/ Move people from a dangerous place to a safe one: Sơ tán 
  1. Victoria must evaluate after woman hit the train.
  2. The police evacuated the village shortly before the explosion.


/pɒsˈter.ə.ti/ (U.N.) the people who will exist in the future (ref. Cambridge Dictionary)
  1. For the team's posterity, here is the code snippet might be come in handy.
  2. Every attempt is being made to ensure that these works or art are preserved for posterity.

run behind schedule

miss the deadline: chậm tiến độ


carry out: thực hiện


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  1. to develop quickly and be successful or common
    Syn: thrive
    * Few businesses are flourishing in the present economic climate.
    * The arts began to flourish at that time.
    * There was a flourishing black market.
  2. to grow well; to be healthy and happy
    Syn: thrive
    * These plants flourish in a damp climate.
    * I'm glad to hear you're all flourishing.
  3. ~ sth: to wave sth around in a way that makes people look at it
  • He rushed into the room flourishing the newspaper.
  1. an exaggerated movement that you make when you want sb to notice you
  2. an impressive act or way of doing sth
  3. details and decoration that are used in speech or writing


- not explained
- having the reason or cause not made clear
không rõ nguyên nhân
Have you ever experienced unexplained phenomena?
Trước giờ bạn đã từng trải nghiệm những tình huống không lí giải được chưa?
These unexplained phenomena have aroused the curiosity of the scientific community.
Những tình huống không giải thích được đó đã khuấy động (khơi gợi) tính tò mò của cộng đồng khoa học.
The ad never put on TV because the unexplained ghostly phenomenon frightened the production team out of their wits.
Quảng cáo đó chưa bao giờ đưa lên TV bởi vì 

Sleep in

Sleep in: ngủ quên
Annie: Hey John! It's two o'clock! Where the hell you are?
John: Oh shit! I slept in. I'll be there in 20 mín.

Cách dùng thay thế:
  • I missed my alarm.
  • I slept through my alarm.
  • I overslept. (ít dùng)


Từ này bắt nguồn từ tên nhà sinh học, vi trùng học, và nhà hóa học cuối thế kỉ 19. Ông nổi tiếng với những khám phá về nguyên lí sát trùng, vác xin.
Vì thế, khi dùng từ pasteurise, có thể hiểu là sát trùng, thanh trùng; sự sát trùng, sự thanh trùng;
Từ này thường dùng thể bị động với nghĩa:
  • diệt khuẩn theo phương pháp Pasteur = làm tiệt trùng
  • tiêm chủng phòng chữa bệnh dại (theo phương pháp Pasteur)
In English:
  • to heat a liquid, especially milk, to a particular temperature and then cool it, in order to kill harmful bacteria.
  • subject (milk, wine, etc.) to a process of partial sterilisation, especially by heating


I'm starving- Tôi chết đói rồi đây
My stomach is growling - cái bụng tôi đang réo lên vì đói
My stomach is gurgling - cái bụng tôi đang kêu lên ọc ọc
I've got munchies - Tự dưng tôi rất thèm ăn
I'm famished - Tôi như bị bỏ đói lâu ngày vậy
Starving: chết đói
growling: kêu réo
gurgling: kêu ọc ọc
munchies: thèm ăn vặt
famished: bị bỏ đói

home appliances

Đồ dùng, vật dụng trong nhà như tủ lạnh, máy giặt...
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doting dad

Happy 42nd birthday to doting dad David Beckham!
doting (a) showing a lot of love for sb, often ignoring their faults
a doting mother/father
Doting dad Seb is delighted with his beautiful new daughter.

watch - see - look at

Ba từ này hay nhầm lẫn khi dùng lắm. Xem hình sau để phân biệt.
how differentiate three words

Eddo dasheen or taro

Khoai môn


[ɪnˈdʒiːniəs] (a) khéo léo, tài tình, mưu trí
- Ingenious hacks for your breakfast

fence hedgerow railing wall

Để trang trí mảnh vườn bé xíu xinh trong ngôi nhà của bạn (a fence or hedge to surround the garden), chúng ta có thể làm:
  • fence
  • hedgerow
  • railing
  • wall
Đây là các từ để nói về việc làm hàng rào, bờ dậu cho ngôi vườn khi bạn muốn giải thích bằng tiếng Anh

cancel defer delay and postpone

Cancel - hủy bỏ và sự việc sẽ không xảy ra nữa
  • The trip was cancelled because it rained heavily.
    Chuyến đi đã bị hủy bỏ vì mưa quá to.
Defer - trì hoãn, làm chậm lại. Động từ diễn tả ý định có chủ tâm để cho sự việc chậm lại
  • The decision has been deferred by the board until next week.
    Hội đồng quản trị đã trì hoãn đưa ra quyết định cho đến tuần tới.
Delay - chậm trễ, lề mề, trì hoãn, ám chỉ đến kiểu cách hành động.
  • She delayed until I asked her to do it.
    Cô ta chần chừ cho đến khi tôi yêu cầu cô ta làm.
Postpone - hoãn lại và sắp xếp tiến hành vào thời gian sau. Postpone được dùng nhiều với những công việc chính thức, các cuộc họp,... vốn đã được lập kế hoạch trước.
  • We can't postpone the meeting anymore. 
    Chúng ta không thể trì hoãn cuộc họp này thêm nữa.


lò mổ, lò sát sinh = slaughterhouse = place where animals are killed for their meat
tiếng Pháp: lieu où l'on abat les animaux de bourcherie
envoyer des soldats à l'abattoir = đưa binh lính vào một cuộc thảm sát

not be set/carved in stone

UK (US not be carved/etched in stone)
- to be able to be changed
- firmly established and very difficult to change = set in concrete
The schedule is not set in stone, but we'd like to stick to it pretty closely.
These are just a new ideas - nothing is set in stone.
Usage notes: sometimes with other verbs, such as write, carve, or etch:
Our business plan isn't carved in stone, we can still make adjustments if we need to.


freezing rain


(n) a model of a person dressed in old clothes and put in a field of growing crops to frighten birds away.
hình nộm để ngoài ruộng


a ​person who ​sails in a ​ship and ​attacks other ​ships in ​order to ​steal from them
a pirated video 
a pirated software


Link: Afraid - definition of afraid by The Free Dictionary
'I'm afraid Sue isn't at her desk at the moment. Can I take a message?'
'I hear she's leaving. Is that right?' – 'I'm afraid so.'
'Can you come round this evening?' – 'I'm afraid not.'


/dɪˈskrep.ən.si(a) a ​difference between two things that should be the same:
chỉ sự khác biệt, sai lệch
  1. There is some discrepancy between the two ​accounts.
  2. The ​committee is ​reportedly unhappy about the discrepancy innumbers.


(a) cái gọi là
commonly designated by the name or term specified. ▶expressing one's view that such a name or term is inappropriate: her so-called friends.
the so-called people's capitalism+ cái gọi là chủ nghĩa tư bản nhân dân
BBC to review use of 'Islamic State' after MPs protest against term | Media | The Guardian
“I personally think that using the term Isil or ‘so-called’ would be better than what [the BBC] currently do,” Cameron said. “I don’t think we’ll move them all the way to Daesh, so I think saying Isil is probably better than Islamic State because it is neither, in my view, Islamic or a state.”
The so-called "dating apocalypse" Vanity Fair coined in its recent article unearthed some grim realities around modern relationships, on college campuses and beyond.
How long until sex? For millennials, try 10 texts or less

speak out

speak out/up: express one's opinions frankly and publicly.
v. 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. 
The trucker told the shy boy to speak up. 
2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. 
Willie spoke up for Dan as club president. 
Ed spoke up against letting girls join the club.
Why I’m not going to stop speaking out about gun violence prevention and Hillary Clinton, no matter… — Hillary for America — Medium


(a - informal)
1. Producing hallucinatory effects: tạo ra những ảnh hưởng cực mạnh. Ex: mind-blowing drugs
2. Intensely affecting the mind or emotions: ảnh hưởng cực mạnh (intense: extreme, very great, very strong) lên tinh thần hoặc cảm xúc. Ex: a mind-blowing horror story - một câu chuyện kinh dị ảnh hưởng mạnh đến cảm xúc/tinh thần người xem.
3. Overwhelm, astounding: a mind-blowing experience.
Spending a week in the jungle was a mind-blowing experience. Trải qua một tuần trong rừng rậm là một trải nghiệm đáng nhớ/ấn tượng.
mind-blowing sex: sex cực mạnh, cảm xúc tình dục dạt dào dâng trào
Xem thêm định nghĩa ở đây: Mind-blowing - definition of mind-blowing by The Free Dictionary
Bài báo trên dailymail có câu:
The pair have been in a relationship since they met in 2014 and says they have incredible and mind-blowing sex.
Cặp đôi đã (vừa mới chấm dứt - chưa chắc) có mối quan hệ kể từ khi họ gặp nhau năm 2014 và nói rằng họ có những lần đụ nhau tuyệt vời với cảm xúc dạt dào mạnh mẽ chưa từng có.


try to do hard



 UK   /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/  US   /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/
  1. IDEA (noun, C1, [C]) a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works (nguyên lí cơ bản, nguyên tắc)
    • The principles of the criminal justice system.
      Những nguyên lí cơ bản của hệ thống tố tụng hình sự/tội phạm.
    • The country is run on socialist principles.
      Đất nước đang vận hành/chạy trên cơ sở lý thuyết xã hội.
    • The machine works according to the principle of electromagnetic conduction.
      Cái máy hoạt động theo nguyên lí của ...
    • The organisation works on the principle that all members have the same rights.
      Tổ chức hoạt động dựa trên nguyên tắc tất thành các thành viên có quyền ngang nhau.
  2. IN PRINCIPLE (noun, C2) If you agree with or believe something in principle, you agree with the idea in general, although you might not support it in reality or in every situation:
  • In principle I agree with the idea, but in practice it's not always possible.
  • They have approved the changes in principle.


C1, verb
  1. Give up [T]: to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person.
    Many women sacrifice interesting careers for their families. Nhiều phụ nữ chấp nhận từ bỏ nghề nghiệp yêu thích/thích thú để chăm lo gia đình của họ.
    Many women sacrifice their own ambitions to put their families first. Nhiều phụ nữ từ bỏ những tham vọng riêng của họ để đặt gia đình của mình lên hàng đầu.
    She's had to sacrifice a lot for that relationship. Cô ấy vừa mới phải chấp nhận mất đi nhiều vì mối quan hệ đó.
    He's the world's best tennis player but he's sacrificed everything else in his life for it.
    He has sacrificed his personal life for the sake of celebrity.
    It's the only bit of free time I get in the week and I'm not prepared to sacrifice it.
  2. Kill [I or T]: to kill an animal or a person and offer them to a god or gods
    Idioms: be sacrificed on the altar of something: 
C1, noun [C or U] 
  1. giving up: the act of giving up something that is valuable to you in order to help someone else.
    We had to make sacrifices in order to pay for our children's education.
    They cared for their disabled son for 27 years, at great personal sacrifice. Họ đã chăm sóc đứa con trai dị tật được 27 năm, một sự hi sinh cá nhân tuyệt vời.
  2. killing: the act of killing an animal or person and offering them to a god or gods... 
    The people offered a lamb on the altar as a sacrifice for their sins.
    Idioms: make the ultimate/supreme sacrifice: to die while fighting for a principle: chết khi đang đấu tranh cho một lí tưởng/

at once

  1. All at one time; simultaneously; at the same time:
    Everything happened at once. The view of the skyline is at once awesome, grand and disappointing.
    - They all started talking at once.
  2. Immediately; instantly:
    - Leave the room at once.
  3. the once (commonly used in UK) - on a single occasion
    - I've only played rugby the once, and I never want to play it again.

once more

  1. once more and one more tine
    Please do it once more time: Mary: You sang that line beautifully. Fred: Now, once more. Fred: I'm really tired of all this rehearing.
  2. again
    Another time, again: Could you repeat yourself once more?
    As usual; in typical fashion: Once more, you've proven yourself inept at chess.


very fashionable
I had drinks with of the unicorn CEOs last night, in a trendy Noho bar in London.
She wasn't a trendy sort of person. Cô ấy đã không phải là dạng người diện thời trang.


A unicorn is a start-up company valued at over $1 billion.
I had drinks with one of the $1 billion "unicorn" CEOs last night, in a trendy Noho bar in London.
See more at:

speeches and question-and-answer style discussions

Instead of speeches and question-and-answer style discussions, we'll be hosting multiple conversations that give anyone more of a chance to engage and contribute.
See more at: New Discussion Group: the University of Cambridge Open Relationship and Non-monogamy Society (UniCORNS) | Hughes Hall MCR

his talented cousin

Remember last year’s Youtube sensation Aldrich Lloyd Talonding who fascinated the world with his rendition of Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father” to the guitar accompaniment of his cousin, James Walt?
Xem them: Youtube Sensation Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong Wins $15,000 for “Rooftops” | Kicker Daily News

internet sensation

Youtube sensation
Internet sensation
A young Filipino boy is becoming an Internet sensation with a stunning rendition of Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father".
Xem them: Aldrich Lloyd Talonding, Boy, Sings Incredible Cover Of 'Dance With My Father' (VIDEO)

keep someone or something in my mind

to remember and think about someone or something. When you're driving a car, you must bear this in mind at alltimes: Keep your eyes on the road. As you leave home, keep your family in mind.
to remember to bring up someone or something in regard to someone or something. Would you keep me in mind forthe vice president job? will keep a position in mind for John, since he is graduating soon.
to remember a piece of information when you are doing something or thinking about a matter We will only have 20minutes to argue our position – you must keep that in mind. If you can help them, fine, but keep in mind that our policyis, no special deals.
Usage notes: also used in the form bear something in mindBearing in mind that she's had so little experience, Ithought she did very well.
keep in mind something: 


Chim công


  • To be satisfactory to:

    pleasesuit. See pain
  • To grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire):

    appeasecontentfulfillgratifyindulge. See give
  • To cause (another) to believe or feel sure about something:

    assureconvincepersuadewin over. See persuasion
  • To set right by giving what is due:

    cleardischargeliquidatepay (off or up), settlesquare. See pay
  • To supply fully or completely:

    answerfillfulfillmeet1. See do
  • Sentence Examples

    • It would probably satisfy Carmen.
    • A simple shake of the head obviously didn't satisfy him.
    • Like that's going to satisfy the police...
    • If you satisfy me, I might consider whatever you ask of me, but I will never willingly spare your world.
    • They'd made it through the blahs of winter and the doldrums of spring, managing to satisfy most, if not all, of the bill collectors.

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  • Read more at http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/satisfy#hzcGHyv2eJxgiHFa.99

    Từ điển đồng nghĩa Oxford

    Địa chỉ tải: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0v9Rnr2jlyGQnlTLUpMVjB4bEk/view


    • ruler noun [C] (LEADER)

    C1 the ​leader of a ​country: The ​country was without a ruler after the ​queendied.
    • ruler noun [C] (FOR DRAWING)

    A2 (old-fashioned or formal rule) a ​long, ​narrow, ​flatpiece of ​plastic, ​metal, or ​wood with ​straightedges where ​centimetres or inches, or both are ​printed. It is used for ​measuring things and for ​drawingstraightlines.


    adequate (a)

    uk   us   /ˈæd.ə.kwət/
    B2 enough or ​satisfactory for a ​particularpurpose: Have we got adequate ​food for 20 ​guests? I didn't have adequate ​time to ​prepare. It's not a ​bigsalary but it's adequate forourneeds. The council's ​provision for the ​elderly is barely adequate (= is not enough). [+ to infinitive] Will ​futureoilsupplies be adequate tomeetworldneeds?

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    noun [U] uk   us   /ˈæd.ə.kwə.si/
    The adequacy of ​publichealthcare has been ​brought into ​question.
    adverb uk   us   /-li/
    B2 While some ​patients can be adequately ​cared for at ​home, ​others are ​bestserved by ​care in a ​hospital.
    (Definition of adequate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

    wheat flour starch powder

    weighing scale

    10 English Love Idioms


    phan, cut = shit



    noun [U] 

    UK   /ˈwɒn.də.lʌst/  US   /ˈwɑːn.dɚ-/
    the ​wish to ​travel ​far away and to many different ​places:In ​July wanderlust ​takes over the ​whole ​nation.



     UK   /ˈrɑː.ðər/  US   /ˈræð.ɚ/
    • rather adverb (SMALL AMOUNT)

    B1 quite; to a ​slight ​degree:It's rather ​cold today, isn't it?That's rather a ​difficult ​book - here's an ​easier one for you.The ​train was rather too ​crowded for a ​comfortable ​journey.She ​answered the ​phone rather ​sleepily.I rather ​doubt I'll be ​able to come to ​your ​party.

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    • rather adverb (MORE EXACTLY)

    B2 more ​accurately; more ​exactly:She'll ​fly to California on ​Thursdayor rather, she will if she has to.He's my sister's ​friend really, rather than mine. used to ​express an ​opposite ​opinion:The ​ending of the ​war is not a ​cause for ​celebration, but rather for ​regret that it ​ever ​happened.No, I'm not ​tired. Rather the ​opposite in ​fact.

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    • rather adverb (PREFERENCE)

    rather than

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    B1 instead of; used ​especially when you ​prefer one thing to another:I ​think I'd like to ​stay at ​home this ​evening rather than go out.

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     UK   /ˈrɑː.ðər/  US   /ˈræð.ɚ/


     UK   /ˌrɑːˈðɜːr/  US   /ˌræðˈɝː/ UK old-fashioned
    (Definition of rather from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)


    /ˈdef.ɪ.nət.li/ (adv) B1
    without any ​doubt:Have you definitely ​decided to go to Costa Rica?He definitely said he'd be here."Are you going to have ​children?" "Oh, definitely (= without any ​doubt).""She's not coming?" "No, definitely not."



    from English Grammar Today

    We use the verb arrive with at or in to talk about ‘coming to’, ‘getting to’ or ‘reaching’ a place where a journey ends. If we see the destination as a point, we say arrive at. If we see it as a larger area, we say arrive in:

    We arrived at the art gallery just as it was closing. (The gallery is seen as a point.)

    Immigrants who arrived in the country after 2005 have to take a special language test. (The country is seen as a larger area.)


    We don’t say arrive to a place:

    I always arrive at college about half an hour before my classes start.

    Not: I always arrive to college …


    /ˌhəʊlˈhɑː.tɪd/ (adj) 
    completely ​enthusiastic:
    The ​minister has ​pledged his wholehearted ​support for the ​plans.
    wholeheartedly (adv) (C2)
    Both ​groups are wholeheartedly in ​favour of the ​changes.
    I myself don't like to use the two words 'But' and 'Have to'. Particularly, I don't like to receive the phase 'You have to' from anyone else or from myself. Whenever I get that phase I often do the opposite smile emoticon. I also don't like the word 'But' because I often associate it with 'Butt', a nicer word for 'A..' So I agree with Prof. Roth wholeheartedly !!! smile emoticon


    /rɪˈdɪk.jʊ.ləs/ (adj) B2
    stupid or ​unreasonable and ​deserving to be ​laughed at:
    Do I ​look ridiculous in this ​hat?
    Don't be so ridiculous! I can't ​possibly ​afford to ​stay in a ​hotel like that.
    It's ridiculous to ​expect a two-year-old to be ​able to ​read!

    ridiculously (adv)
    ​Hotel ​rooms in the ​city are ridiculously ​overpriced.

    get involved in

    Become associated, especially in an emotional or sexual way. For example,He joined the company last year but never really got involved in the work,or It's been two years since Tom got involved with Jean.
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    be involved in sth

    to make sb take part in sth

    • ~ sb (in sth/in doing sth) We want to involve as many people as possible in the celebrations. 

    • ~ yourself (in sth) Parents should involve themselves in their child's education. 

    4. ~ sb (in sth) to say or do sth to show that sb took part in sth, especially a crime


    follow up = pursue = poursuire
    We intend to pursue this policy with determination.
    She wishes to pursue a medical career.

    Theo đuổi 

    git see the latest changes just staged

    git diff --staged
    git diff --cached

    See more details: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1587846/how-do-i-show-the-changes-which-have-been-staged

    lpr in linux

    lpr -PFollowMe -Utnguyen Phonic-booklet-for-parents-Set-1-Sounds.30553650.pdf

    Used for printing file in Linux

    1. http://superuser.com/questions/177445/how-to-list-printer-names-acceptable-for-use-with-lpr
    2. http://www.computerhope.com/unix/ulpr.htm

    32 Câu Tiếng Anh Thông Dụng Nhất Tại Nhà Hàng

    measuring cup

    a metal or a plastic container for measuring ingredients when cooking

    vanish into thin air

    (also disappear into thin air) to ​disappear ​suddenly and ​completely:The ​ship ​simply ​vanished into thin ​air.


    B2 to ​disappear or ​stop being ​present or ​existing, ​especially in a ​sudden, ​surprising way:The ​child vanished while on her way ​home from ​school.We ​ran out after the ​thief, but he had vanished into ​thin ​air (= had ​completely ​disappeared).Cheap ​rural ​housing is vanishing in the ​south of the ​country.


    C2 money or ​property that you ​receive from someone after they ​die:An ​elderly ​cousin had left her a ​small legacy.C2 something that is a ​part of ​your ​history or that ​remains from an ​earlier ​time:The Greeks have a ​rich legacy of ​literature.The ​war has ​left a legacy of ​hatred.

    for the time being

    (also for now/for the moment) at this ​time:The ​union ​voted not to ​strike for the ​time being.The ​situation ​seems to be ​peaceful, for now at least.

    to be honest

    speaking frankly


    B2 an ​agreement in an ​argument in which the ​people ​involvedreduce ​their ​demands or ​change ​their ​opinion in ​order to ​agree:It is ​hoped that a compromise will be reached in today's ​talks.In a compromise between ​management and ​unions, a four ​percent ​pay ​rise was ​agreed in ​return for an ​increase in ​productivity.The ​government has said that there will be no compromise withterrorists.
    • compromise verb (LOWER STANDARDS)

     [T] disapproving to ​allow ​your ​principles to be less ​strong or ​your ​standards or ​morals to be ​lower:Don't compromise ​your beliefs/​principles for the ​sake of being ​accepted.If we back down on this ​issue, ​our reputation will be compromised.His ​political ​career ​ended when he compromised himself by ​accepting ​bribes.
    • compromise verb (HARM)

    C2 [T] to ​risk having a ​harmful ​effect on something:We would never compromise the ​safety of ​our ​passengers.


    Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comment.

    learning English via photo


    wind stroke

    trung gio
    Xem link: http://forum.englishtime.us/default.aspx?g=posts&t=13335

    Một bài viết trog mục thư bạn đọc trên VOA tiếng Việt: http://www.voatiengviet.com/content/hoi-dap-y-hoc-trung-gio-cam-lanh/1631355.html

    Đây là một bài khá thú vị khác

    Diagnosis: Wind-stroke affecting the channels to the lower body (Gall Bladder, Bladder, Liver, Stomach, Spleen and Kidney channels) - 

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, Chapter 12, Page 179

    Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

    Say nang,


    • (verb) walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way. ▶move slowly away from a fixed point or place. ▶travel aimlessly through or over (an area). 
    • (noun) an act or instance of wandering.
    to walk slowly around or to a place, often without any particular sense of purpose or direction

    • + adv./prep. She wandered aimlessly around the streets. 

    • We wandered back towards the car. 

    • ~ sth The child was found wandering the streets alone. 


    dấu hiệu, triệu chứng
    1. a change in your body or mind that shows that you are not healthy.
    • flu symptons: triệu chứng bệnh cúm
    • Look out for symptoms and of depression
    • Symptoms include a headache and score throat.
    2. a sign that sth exists, especially sth bad
    = indication


    đứa bé đi chập chững
    a child who has only recently learned to walk
    She has left at home with a toddler and a four-month-old baby to care for.
    Two toddlers were playing happily in the back garden.



    ■  adjective (ampler, amplest) enough or more than enough; plentiful. ▶large and capacious. 

    ampleness noun 
    amply adverb 

    ample [ample ampler amplest] BrE [ˈæmpl]   
    NAmE [ˈæmpl]   

    1. enough or more than enough

    Syn: plenty of

    • ample opportunity/evidence/space/proof 

    • There was ample time to get to the airport. 

    • Ample free parking is available. 

    2. (of a person's figure) large, often in an attractive way

    • an ample bosom 

    • These clothes belonged to a man of more ample girth. 

    Derived Word: ↑ amply

    Word Origin:

    late Middle English: via French from Latin amplus ‘large, abundant’.
    From Prodict English-Vietnamese TechnicalCollapse article

     dồi dào
     phong phú
    Lĩnh vực: toán & tin
     đủ đáp ứng
    Lĩnh vực: cơ khí & công trình
     thừa dư
    ample homomorphism
     đồng cấu đủ
    of ample size
     có kích thước lớn
    From English-French DictionaryCollapse article

    1. ample, étendu, large
    From 我爱法语-法英词典Collapse article

    1. (espace) ample; roomy; spacious; capacious; large; commodious
     2. (quantité) ample; more than enough; plenty of
     3. (vêtements) loose

    rộng, lụng thụng



    ■  noun 
        a large piece cut or broken from something larger. 
        informal a large, strong, sexually attractive man. 

    a hunky male model
    hunky adjective (hunkier, hunkiest). 


    bra: a woman's undergarment (quần áo lót của phụ nữ) worn to support the breasts: mặc để nâng đỡ ngực/vú
    braless (a) không mặc áo ngực 

    bare chest: ngực trần

    undergarment: an item of underclothing, a piece of underwear

     1. sous-vêtements mp
     2. sous-vêtements mp, lingerie f, dessous m

    segments and sections parts in orange

    bit: mui cam
    tim se hoc nhieu tu lien quan den trai cay


    extremely, very
    I am dreadfully upset.
    main UK


    verb (T) (change for)
    (B1) to take the place of something, or to put something or someone in the place of something or someone else:
    The factory replaced most of its workers with robots.
    Tourism has replaced agriculture as the nation's main industry.
    (B1) If you replace something broken, damaged, or lost, you provide a new one:
    I promised to replace the plate that I'd dropped.
    verb (T) (put back)
    (C2) to put something back where it was before:
    The librarian replaced the books correctly on the shelves.
    (a) replaceable
    Don't worry - all that stolen stuff is replaceable.


    (n) c. and un. c.
    1. an official examination of businesses and financial records to see that they are true or correct
    • an annual audit: kiểm toán định kì hàng năm
    • a tax audit: kiểm toán thuế
    • preparing the accounts for audit
    2. an official examination of the quality of standard of sth: một quá trình kiểm tra chính thức chất lượng của chuẩn hóa vấn đề gì đó
    • an environment audit: một quá trình kiểm tra/kiểm nghiệm/nghiệm thu môi trường
    1. ~ sth: to officially examine the financial accounts of a company
    • We have just had our accounts audited. Chúng tôi vừa mới kiểm toán tài chính.
    2. ~ sth (NAmE): to attend a course at college or university but without taking any exams or receiving credit.
    • She audited classes at the University of California. 


    tình nghi
    No one ​knows who ​killed her, but the ​police suspect her ​husband.

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