Bài viết dưới đây sẽ giúp các bạn tổng hợp lại những từ vựng cơ bản và một số cue card hay gặp liên quan đến chủ đề Technology trong bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2. Mời các bạn tiếp tục theo dõi và tham khảo! 

1. Từ vựng về Technology

Vocabulary/ Phrases

Phonetic

Meaning

prized

/praɪzd/

quý giá

possession

/pəˈzɛʃ(ə)n/

món đồ

hold a special place

/həʊld ə spɛʃ(ə)l pleɪs/

có giá trị đặc biệt với ai

save up

/seɪv ʌp/

tiết kiệm

matte

/mæt/

màu trơn, màu lì

under the hood

/ˈʌndər ðə hʊd/

(một) bộ máy

beast

/biːst/

(một) thiết bị mạnh mẽ

make modification to

/meɪk mɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n tə/

sửa đổi một vài chi tiết

component

/kəmˈpəʊnənt/

phụ tùng, linh kiện

get the job done

/ɡɛt ðə dʒɒb dʌn/

hoàn thành công việc

sure bet

/ʃʊr bet/

một điều chắc chắn

communication tool

/kəmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n tuːl/

công cụ giao tiếp

get through the day

/ɡɛt θruː ðə deɪ/

vượt qua một ngày

have people over

/ hav /ˈpiːp(ə)l ˈəʊvə/

mời bạn đến chơi

outdated

/aʊtˈdeɪtɪd/

lỗi thời

consider an upgrade

/kənˈsɪdə ən ʌpˈɡreɪd/

cân nhắc việc nâng cấp

bulky

/ˈbʌlki/

vướng víu

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Technology

Describe a piece of equipment you often use at home or at work. You should say:

- What it is

- What you do with it/ How to use it

- How long you have had it

- How important it is to you

One of my most prized possessions is my laptop which I've nicknamed Sophie. It's a 15 inch matte black Alienware laptop with a multicolored keyboard which I use it on a daily basis.

I believe I've had it for about 8 years now; I bought it when I was in college and I needed something with a little more power under the hood to run all the programs I was learning to use. It holds a special place for me as this was the first big purchase that I made with the money I was saving up from my first job.

It's definitely not the same beast it was when I first bought it as I've had to make modifications to it and replace several components as the years have passed, but it still gets the job done. I take it with me to work every day and use on everything from writing scripts, to voiceovers to graphic design. Whatever job needs to be done, it's a sure bet that I'll be using my laptop for it.

Besides my phone, it is one of my main communication tools and I would have a tougher time getting through the day without it. I also use it as my primary entertainment center at home. I use it to watch my favourite TV shows, put the movies up on a big screen to enjoy and even as a music and karaoke device whenever I have people over. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, it's an outdated piece of hardware, so I need to start considering an upgrade as I'm sure I'll need to replace it anytime soon.

Maybe I'll find something a little lighter this time, which is the biggest problem with my current laptop, it is very bulky and heavy. I didn't have too many options when I first purchased it, but now I'm sure I can find something just as powerful and in a lighter package.

Describe an item of technology you have that is very important. You should say:

- what the technology is

- when you got it

- how often you use it

- and say how different your daily life would be without it.

I don’t have many gadgets … just a computer … a laptop and my mobile phone … but I’ll talk about my computer as it’s so useful … it’s funny really … 2 years ago I was still learning to use computers … how to use email … send attachments how to access websites … then I decided to do a digital editing course for video and photography … and so I bought the laptop when I started the course  …  my husband had a desktop PC but it was very slow so I decided to upgrade to a powerful one because we do a lot of video editing on the course … it’s a high-spec laptop … very fast … the latest operating system … it boots up really quickly and it’s  fun to use so it makes working a pleasure … I’ve become a competent computer user now … if I didn’t have it I daresay I’d have to spend more time at college using their computers … but on the positive side I suppose I’d read a lot more if I didn’t have it  …  I probably waste a lot of time surfing the web … but hopefully I won’t have to be without it.

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