Trong cuộc sống vội vàng như hiện nay, rất nhiều người đã đánh mất thói quen đọc sách. Vậy khi gặp chủ đề Book trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking thì bạn sẽ làm thế nào? Hãy để chúng tôi giúp bạn ôn lại một số từ vựng liên quan đến chủ đề này và những câu hỏi về topic Book có thể gặp trong Part 2 IELTS Speaking nhé!

1. Từ vựng về Book

Admirer (n) /ədˈmaɪr.ɚ/: người hâm mộ

Cherish (v) /ˈtʃer.ɪʃ/: trân trọng, yêu quý

Touching (adj) /ˈtʌtʃ.ɪŋ/: cảm động

Emerge (v) /ɪˈmɝːdʒ/: nổi lên, hiện lên

Evident (adj) /ˈev.ə.dənt/: hiển nhiên

Sacrifice (n), (v) /ˈsæk.rə.faɪs/: (sự) hy sinh

Motherhood (n) /ˈmʌð.ɚ.hʊd/:  tình mẫu tử

Family bonding (n) /ˈfæm.əl.i ˈbɑːn.dɪŋ/: sự gắn kết trong gia đình

To support the whole family: kiếm tiền nuôi gia đình

To cheer Sb up : làm ai vui vẻ

Coming-of-age: tuổi mới lớn 

Revolve around: xoay quanh

Unrequited love: tình đơn phương

Obsession: ám ảnh 

Lead a different life: một cuộc sống khác nhau ​

Cherish: trân quý, quý trọng ​

Allure: sự hấp dẫn 

Glamour: sự nhộn nhịp hào nhoáng 

Depiction: sự khắc họa 

Adapted from: được chuyển thể từ

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Book

Describe a book that you enjoyed reading because you had to think a lot. You should say:

- What this book was

- Why you decided to read it

- What reading this book made you think about

And explain why you enjoyed reading this book

I’ve chosen The Golden Compass, the first book in a fantasy trilogy written by Philip Pullman. It’s a piece of literature that covers a multitude of fantastical elements, from magic to religion to creatures of myth. It’s a very complex book that at first glance could seem like a children’s book with your standard save the innocent from the big great evil, which is what originally drew my attention to it, but there are levels to this story and its development that more mature readers are able to pick up.

I found particularly interesting parallels drawn between the dogma of this world and our own and that was very appealing to me as I have always been a student of religions around the world. It made me reflect on my personal beliefs and the history of the Catholic church mainly. The author’s storytelling was captivating and weaved a world with his words that seemed driven by a simple enough reason, save people, but ends up making the characters question religion, the powers that be and the morality of the greater good.

I loved this book as it kept me on my toes at every turn and it used real-life counterparts for places on our world, which made it more appealing by adding to the sensation of reality within fantasy. That was so strong that when I visited England, I took the chance to visit several of the locations described in the book.

Describe a book you have read recently

I am going to talk about a book that l’ve read recently. It is a Vietnamese coming-of-age novel called “Mắt Biếc”, which can be literally translated into Vietnamese as “Blue Eyes”. The novel revolves around an unrequited love story between Ngạn, a country boy, and Hà Lan, his neighbor, childhood friend and lifelong crush. 

Ngạn and Hà Lan grow up together in a remote village in the Central region of Vietnam. Ngạn develops a strong love, which later becomes obsession, towards Hà Lan, the girl whose eyes he adores since the very first time they meet. Although they spend their childhood and adolescence together, they later lead a very different life during their adulthood.

While Ngạn still cherishes the slow-paced life of his village, Hà Lan fails to resist the allure and glamour of the city life. She ends up falling in love with a playboy named Dũng, has a baby with him and leaves the child under the protection of her grandmom and, guess what, his lifelong crush Ngạn. Ngạn raises her daughter like his own child just to realise at the end of the story that he is just trying to create another version of his beloved Hà Lan.

I really love this novel since I can see parts of younger self in it The author’s depiction of the 1990’s Vietnamese life is just brilliant. The movie adapted from the book is going to be released this December.

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