1. Từ vựng về Patience

Quite the contrary: hoàn toàn ngược lại

lose my cool (idiom): mất bình tĩnh

in the face of obstacles: khi đối mặt với những trở ngại

persevere (v): kiên trì

awaken SO’s  impatience: đánh thức sự thiếu kiên nhẫn của ai đó

text SO in advance: nhắn tin trước cho ai đó

cranky (adj): cáu kỉnh

checkout counter (n): quầy thanh toán

obedient (adj): vâng lời

academically (adv): về mặt học tập

determined (adj): quyết tâm

ha difficulties in + Ving: có khó khăn trong việc gì

From my perspective: theo quan điểm của tôi         

instant gratification: sự hài lòng tức thì

frustrated (adj): bực bội

coupled with: cùng với

Gratification(n): sự thoả mãn

Case by case: tuỳ trường hợp

Lose one’s cool: mất bình tĩnh

Stand up: cho ai leo cây

Make progress: có tiến triển

Irritated(adj): khó chịu

Multitask(v): làm nhiều việc cùng lúc

Be under a lot of pressure: dưới nhiều áp lực

Stress sb out: làm ai mệt mỏi, áp lực

Distract sb from sth: làm ai xao nhãng

Rile up: làm ai tức điên

Be consistent with: đồng nhất

Cranky(adj): cáu gắt, cáu kỉnh

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Patience

1. Are you a patient person?

On the contrary, I consider myself a very impatient person because I easily lose my temper when I have to wait for something more than 15 minutes. However, in terms of studying and working, I am not one to give up easily in front of obstacles. Instead, I will stay calm and persevere until the end.

2. When are you impatient?

There are many situations that will awaken my impatience, mainly in appointments and day-to-day work. When I have to wait for someone about 15 minutes without texting me first about their late arrival, I get pretty cranky. Besides, I am also impatient when people around me move or act slowly. For example when waiting at the checkout and the person in front of me is too slow.

3. Do you think you are more patient now than when you were younger?

I think I was more patient when I was younger. I used to listen to my parents more, so I will try to follow what they told me. But in terms of learning, I find that I'm a little more patient now than I used to be. Specifically, I am more determined to finish what I start no matter how difficult it may be. When I was a kid, I couldn't sit in front of my desk for more than 30 minutes.

4. Can you explain why some people are not very impatient?

In my opinion, that's because some people want instant gratification. They want results now but don't want to invest the time and effort, so they often feel frustrated. Along with the faster pace of modern life and the desire to achieve many goals, we are not only impatient but also have more stress and lack of inner peace.

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