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* Studying (Vic hc hnh) take extra lessons / have private tuition / private coaching = hc thm gia s How much does it cost to have private tuition? Hc thm th tn bao nhiu tin?. * Before the exam (Trc k thi) - revise = n thi I have to revise for my French test tomorrow. Ti phi n bi cho bi kim tra ting Php ngy mai. - swot up = revise = (cch gi thng tc) cy Make sure you swot up on the knowledge before the exam next week. Hy chc l mnh n k kin thc cho k kim tra vo tun ti. - cram = (cch gi thng tc) nhi nht kin thc John has been cramming for his Spanish test on next Monday. John hc dn thi ting Ty Ban Nha vo th Hai ti. - learn by heart / memorise = hc thuc lng We were told to learn the speech by heart for homework. Bi tp v nh l chng ti phi hc thuc lng bi pht biu ny. * During the exam (trong khi thi) - cheat / copy / use a crib sheet = quay cp Kids have always found ways of cheating in school exams. Bn tr lun tm cch gian ln trong cc k thi. - get a good / high mark = thi tt I am going to get a good mark in the entrance examination. Ti s t kt qu tt trong k thi tuyn sinh i hc. - get a bad / low mark = thi khng tt I'm afraid of getting a bad mad. Ti s mnh thi khng tt. - pass with flying colours = u thi vi s im cao The officer training was gruelling, but he came through with flying colours. Kha hun luyn s quan tht s vt v nhng anh y u vi im s cao. - scrape a pass = ch va u I just managed to scrape a pass. The exam was really difficult. Em ch va im u thi. Bi thi tht s kh qu. * What sort of student are you? (Bn l hc sinh nh th no) - stellar = xut sc, u t He is an amazing athlete and a stellar student. Cu y l mt vn ng vin gy kinh ngc v l mt sinh vin xut sc. - hard-working = chm ch She was always very hard-working at school. C y rt chm ch khi trng. - straight A = lun dn u lp How to become a straight-A student? Lm th no tr thnh mt sinh vin lun dn u lp? - plodder = cn c b thng minh

Dennis is a bit of a plodder, but he gets the job done in the end. Dennis l mt ngi cn c b thng minh nhng cui cng th anh y vn hon thnh cng vic. - mediocre = trung bnh Give a chance to a mediocre student! Hy cho hc sinh trung bnh mt c hi! - abysmal = km The standard of the students' work is abysmal. Cht lng bi lm ca sinh vin tht t qu. - M.C : master of ceremony ( ngi dn chng trnh - A.V : audio_visual (nghe nhn) - C/C : carbon copy ( bn sao ) - P. S : postscript ( ti bt ) - e.g : exempli gratia ( v d , chng hn ) - etc : et cetera (vn vn ) - W.C : Water_closet (nh v sinh ) - ATM : automatic teller machine ( my thanh ton tin t ng) - VAT : value addex tax (thu gi tr gia tng ) - AD : Anno Domini : years after Christ's birth (sau cng nguyn ) - BC : before Christ ( trc cng nguyn ) - a.m : ante meridiem ( ngha l trc bui tra ) - p.m : post meridiem ( ngha l sau bui tra ) - ENT ( y hc ) : ear , nose , and throat (tai , mi , hng ) - I.Q : intelligence quotient ( ch s thng minh ) - B.A : bachelor of arts (c nhn vn chng ) - A.C : alternating current (dng in xoay chiu ) - APEC : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation : T chc hp tc kinh t Chu - Thi Bnh Dng - AFC : Asian Football Confederation : Lin on bng Chu - AFF : Asean Football Federation : Lin on bng Dong Nam . - ASEM : Asia- Europe Meeting : Hi ngh thng nh - u. - ADF : Asian Development Fund : Qu pht trin Chu . - HDD : Hard Disk Drive : a cng - FDD : Floppy disk drive : a mm - LCD : Liquid Crystal Display : Mn hnh tinh th lng. 1. Easy come, easy go: Ca thin tr a. 2. Seeing is believing: Tai nghe khng bng mt thy. 3. Easier said than done: Ni th d, lm th kh. 4. One swallow does not make a summer: Mt con n khng lm nn ma xun. 5. Time and tide wait for no man: Thi gi thm thot thoi a 6 . Grasp all, lose all: Tham th thm 7. Let bygones be bygones:

Hy cho qu kh li vo d vng. 8. Hand some is as handsome does: Ci nt nh cht ci p. 9. When in Rome, do as the Romes does: Nhp gia tu tc 10. Clothes does not make a man: Manh o khng lm nn thy tu. 11. Dont count your chickens, before they are hatch: Cha ng Ngh e Hng tng 12. A good name is better than riches: Tt danh hn lnh o 13. Call a spade a spade: Ni gn ni xa chng qua ni tht 14. Beggars bags are bottomless:Lng tham khng y 15. Cut your coat according your clothes: Liu cm gp mm 16. Bad news has wings: Ting d n xa 17. Doing nothing is doing ill: Nhn c vi bt thin 18. A miss is as good as a mile: Sai mt li i mt dm 19. Empty vessels make a greatest sound: Thng rng ku to 20. A good name is sooner lost than won: Mua danh ba vn, bn danh ba ng 21. A friend in need is a friend indeed: Gian nam mi hiu bn b 22. Each bird loves to hear himself sing: Mo khen mo di ui 23. Habit cures habit: Ly c tr c 24. Honesty is best policy: Tht th l cha qu qui 25. Great minds think alike: T tng ln gp nhau 26. Go while the going is good: Hy chp ly thi c Theo lut bang Illinois, ni ting Anh l phm php. Ngn ng chnh thc v c cng nhn l Ting M. Widow l t ch ph n duy nht trong ting Anh m li ngn hn t mang ngha tng t dnh cho nam (widower). Ch c mt t duy nht trong ting Anh vi ba b lp ch lin tip: BookkeeperC mt t trong ting Anh m ch c mt nguyn m nhng c lp li 7 ln: Indivisibility (tnh khng chia ht) C mt t gm by ch ci trong ting Anh, m trong cha nm t khc khng cn sp xp li th t cc ch ci: t therein ( 5 t l: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein). C hai t trong ting Anh m c c 5 nguyn m theo th t: abstemious (c iu ) v facetious (hi hc). T di nht trong ting Anh, theo nh t in Ting Anh ca trng H Oxford, l

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (mt t c dng ch bnh phi gy ra bi s ht vo bi silica rt mn dn n vim phi) Stewardesses (n tip vin hng khng) l t ting Anh di nht m ch cn dng tay tri g ht cc ch ci. Tears: the hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water power. Nc mt: 1 dng thy lc ca ph n c th nh bi c sc mnh ch ca n ng. College: a place where some pursue learning and others learn pursuing girls. i hc: ni m nhiu ngi theo ui vic hc trong khi s khc hc cch theo ui cc c gi. Cigarette: a pinch of tobaco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool on the other. Thuc l: 1 b si c cun trong 1 t giy, c chm la mt u cn u kia l mt tn ngc. Conference room: a place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on. Phng hi ngh: ni m mi ngi u tranh nhau ni v ch ai nghe ri sau bt ng vi nhau. Compromise: the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.Tha hip: ngh thut chia mt chic bnh theo ci cch m ai cng ngh l mnh c hng phn ln nht. Dictionary: a place where divorce comes before marriage.T in: ni m t li d c trc t kt hn.Classic: a book which people praise, but do not read. Tc phm kinh in: 1 quyn sch m mi ngi ngi ca nhng ch bao gi c. Yawn: the only time one married man ever get to open their mouth. Ngp: khonh khc duy nht m mt ngi n ng c v him khi c c m ming. Office: a place where you can relax after your trenuous home life.C quan: ni m bn c th th gin sau cuc sng cng thng nh. Etc.: a sign to make other believe that you know more than you actually do. Vn vn: mt k hiu cho ngi khc tin rng bn bit nhiu hn so vi nhng iu bn thc s bit. Atom Bomb: an invention to end all inventions. Bom nguyn t: 1 pht minh chm dt tt c mi pht minh khc. Experience: the name men give to their mistakes. Kinh nghim: ci tn m con ngi gn cho nhng sai lm ca h. Opportunist: a person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river. K c hi: l k s v nh bt u i tm nu hn tnh c b ri xung sng. Optimist: a person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See, I am not injured yet"

Ngi lc quan: l mt ngi ang ri t thp Eiffel xung nhng na chng vn ni "Thy cha, ti cha lm sao c" Pessimist: a person who says O is the last letter of ZERO instead of the first letter in the word OPPORTUNITY. Ngi bi quan: l ngi ni rng O l ch ci cui ca t ZERO (s 0) ch khng phi l ch ci u ca t OPPORTUNITY (c hi). Miser: a person who lives poor so that he can die rich. Ngi keo kit: l ngi sng d xn c th cht trong giu c. Father: a banker provided by nature Ngi cha: mt ng ch ngn hng do thin nhin ban tng. Politician: someone who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after. Chnh tr gia: ngi bt tay bn sau cuc bu c v bp cht nim tin ca bn ngay sau . Doctor: a person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills. Bc s: ngi trit tiu bnh tt ca bn bng thuc men v git bn bng ha n ca ng ta. 1. The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. - Anonymous B mt ca cuc sng l khng phi lm nhng g bn thch, m lm th no yu nhng g bn lm - Khuyt danh 2. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle Mong mun c lm bn l mt vic d lm, nhng tnh bn l mt th qu rt lu kt. - Aristotle 3. An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. - Orlando A.Battista Mt li nh khng tr thnh sai lm n khi bn t chi sa cha n. - Orlando A. Battista 4. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill Chng ta sng nh vo nhng g nhn c. Chng ta lm nn cuc sng ca mnh bng nhng g chng ta cho i. - Winston Churchill 5. If you are going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill Nu bn ang i qua a ngc ri, hy tip tc i tip i. Winston Churchill 6. Nothing in life to be feared; it is only to be understood. - Marie Curie Khng c g trong cuc sng lm chng ta s; ch c nhng g chng ta cn phi hiu r m thi.- Marie Curie 7. Little things affect little minds. - Benjamin Disraeli Nhng iu cn con lm phin nhng ci u nh nhen. 8. If you wish to avoid seeing a fool, you must break your mirror. - Francois Rabelais Nu bn khng mun nhn thy mt k ngc th bn phi p v ci gng ca bn . - Francois Rabelais 9. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to. - Anonymous

ng vi v i qua cuc i v nhng iu tt p nht s n vo nhng lc m bn t ng ti nht. - Khuyt danh 10. Once you can talk about what troubles you, you are some way towards handling it. - Jeanette Winterson Mt khi m bn ni c iu g l vn ca bn, tc l bn phn no hng n cch gii quyt n. Jeanette Winterson Have a