Internet là một công cụ truy cập và tìm kiếm ngày càng phổ biến và chi phối rất nhiều hoạt động hàng ngày của chúng ta. Nhờ có Internet mà mọi việc trở nên thuận tiện và dễ dàng hơn. Do đó, đây cũng sẽ là một trong những chủ đề hay gặp trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 1. 

1. Từ vựng về Internet

Screen: màn hình

Tablet: máy tính bảng

Keyboard: bàn phím 

Hardware: phần cứng

Software: phần mềm

Database: cơ sở dữ liệu

Search engine: công cụ tìm kiếm 

Website: trang web

Browser: trình duyệt

To go online: lên mạng

To surf the internet: lướt mạng

To access the internet: kết nối mạng

To spend time online: dành thời gian trên mạng

Means of communication: phương tiện giao tiếp 

Faster, cheaper and more convenient communication: liên lạc nhanh chóng, rẻ và tiện lợi hơn

Faster international transactions: giao dịch quốc tế nhanh chóng hơn

To widen our knowledge: mở rộng tri thức

One of the widest sources of knowledge: một trong những nguồn kiến thức rộng nhất

To do research online: làm nghiên cứu, tìm hiểu qua mạng

To practice foreign languages: luyện ngoại ngữ

To chat with friends in other countries: trò chuyện với bạn bè ở nước ngoài

To keep in touch with family/ friends: giữ liên lạc với gia đình/ bạn bè

To make international friends: kết bạn quốc tế

Internet addiction: chứng nghiện mạng internet

To be addicted to (the internet/ online games/ social networks/ the computer): bị nghiện thứ gì (mạng internet/ game online/ mạng xã hội/ máy tính)

To waste time: lãng phí thời gian

To spend less time with family: dành ít thời gian hơn cho gia đình

To neglect their study: sao nhãng, bỏ bê việc học của ai

No face to face communication: không có giao tiếp trực diện

To reduce physical activities: giảm các hoạt động thể chất

Inactivity: sự kém hoạt động, ít vận động

Cyber bully: sự bắt nạt ảo, sự uy hiếp, hăm dọa qua mạng

Cyber crimes: các hành vi phạm tội qua mạng

Spam: thông tin rác

Physical development: sự phát triển thể chất

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Internet

How often do you use the Internet?

To be honest, hardly a day passes without my surfing the Internet. On average, I use the Internet three to five hours per day for education and entertainment purposes. Now I try to cut downtime for the sake of my health.

What are your favorite websites?

Google and Youtube are my all-time favorite websites because they provide me with useful information. It is common knowledge that Google is a powerful search engine for you to find everything and Youtube is also another source of information where I can watch millions of videos. 

Do you do any shopping on the internet?

Yes, I go online shopping on a regular basis, especially on famous e-commerce websites like Shopee. It is highly convenient for me because I don’t need to go to the supermarket or grocery store. However, I often make impulsive decisions when buying unnecessary items attractively displayed in Shopee

Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?

Yes, I don’t want to exaggerate but young people can’t live without the Internet. Personally, I have a really bad case of checking phone notifications from Facebook every 30 minutes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they spend more time at home and while away the time by surfing the Internet or using social media sites.

Do you often use Internet?

Yes, the Internet is great. I use the Internet to keep up with current events. The Internet has a lot of quality news articles from many different sources. There is a world of knowledge right at our finger tips.

Yes, almost every day. I use the Internet for school research, emails and sometimes for map quest and news.

What do you use the Internet for?

Checking my emails, chatting with my friends, going on Youtube and watching videos, playing games online, searching for photos and other stuff like that.

I guess everything, but for me the Internet is mainly about people on it, meaning here is where my social life is

I use the Internet to keep in touch with my family members and friends. I use it for my job and I also use it to read local and national news headlines, to read my horoscope daily and to see what TV shows are worth watching tonight or tomorrow.

How did you learn how to use the Internet?

Everybody was always asking me about my email address, but I didn't have one. I went to a website a friend informed me of and created one. My friends kept telling me about different websites to check out. I tried them one by one and discovered that the web has unlimited uses. Finally, I found I was using the Internet almost every day on my own.

How do you go onto the Internet?

I like to go out and use the Internet so I don't feel like I am being lazy. I usually take my laptop to a coffee shop, ask the waitress for the password and type it in. If I can't go to a cafe, I just connect to the web at home.

What are the good and bad points about the Internet?

A good point is that there is a lot of free information. I can easily stay-up-to-date with all that is happening in the world today. A bad point is that it is sometimes hard to distinguish between what is fact and what is opinion. One must make sure that the information he or she is receiving is from a reliable source.

Do you think the use of the Internet needs to be controlled?

Yes, I do. There are a lot of mischief makers in the world that can be use the Internet to do evil things. There are hackers that break into people's computers by using the Internet with the intent of stealing. Hackers also like to break into government or business sites to disrupt their operations.

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