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 2. 

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. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Internet

Describe a website that you often use. You should say:

- what type of website it is

- how you found out about it

- what it allows you to do

- and why you find it useful.

If I have to talk about a website that I regularly use, I think that would be Gmail by Google, which is one of the most widespread e-mail service providers out there. As far as I can remember, I first learned about it when I was in middle school. I had been curious about what the Internet had to offer even back then, and a lot of educational sites required an e-mail account for registration and communication.

I have been using Gmail for more or less nine years, and so far, I haven’t had a thought to change to another email service, as long as Google keeps on innovating, rolling out new features that make work easier and more fun. Google Drive, for example, is one of the best tools, because it allows me and my team store, exchange and create files in the cloud, especially when working on a project together.

I communicate with my colleagues through the web most of the time, and for that Google Hangouts comes in handy. It is a flexible, free and easy service to conduct personal and professional video- and audio-calls anywhere, using only the Internet connection.

To sum it all up, Google services, in general, are perfect for working or studying individuals like me, because they are cloud-based, free, easy to use and quickly employ innovation.

Describe the most important benefit of the internet. You should say:

- what it is

- why you prefer it

- how people/students can take advantage of this benefit

- and explain the importance of it in your country.

No doubt that the internet is one of the greatest inventions, if not the greatest, of all time which has certainly changed our world for good. In fact, the possibilities of the internet are simply endless, if used properly, as there are so many important benefits of using it, no matter what we do and which part of the world we live in.

To begin with, one of the most important benefits of the internet is that it allows us to connect and communicate, by supplying an endless amount of knowledge and information, with each other in an instant manner which was unimaginable before its invention about several decades ago. In fact, in the past, it would take days, and sometimes even months, to receive a letter from someone else. But, today, with the internet, we can send an email (electronic mail) or even “instant messages” to anyone in the world and have it delivered, along with loads of information, in seconds!

Anyway, while different people prefer internet for different reasons, I prefer it because it allows me to chat with my friends and families instantly, with the help of social media and different chat messengers, while also see them live no matter where I live. Students can also take advantage of such benefit, provided by the internet, by researching for different kinds of data and information on the world wide web which would ultimately help them to prepare important research papers and other important documents from the comfort of their homes without ever visiting a library.

Anyway, the introduction of the internet has proved out to be very important for my country on several grounds. First, it has improved the efficiency and productivity of our workers at factories and offices by accelerating the process of sharing different kinds of data and information rather easily and quickly. Besides, it has also enabled millions of our young workers to search for different kinds of “online works” in different countries and companies and thus helping eliminate the unemployment problem of my country rather significantly.

Hẹn gặp lại các bạn ở những bài học tiếp theo!