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Part1 Book: "Say it better in English -Mariana Pascal" on 101 pages -
Keep going = continue
let's /just keep going
:<3: Drop by = visit for a short time
drop in = visit somebody at home without arranging to do this
You left your book in my car. I'll drop by your house and give it to you
I'm Alan Lee
Nice to meet you Mr. Lee - You can call me by my first name - Alright - Hi. Alan
Can I put you
= please wait - giữ máy
A: I want to speak to Mr. Trực
B: Can I put you on hold for a minute? I'll see if he's here.
In charge of
Mr.Trương is in charge of my car
:<3: Running short of time = getting close to a deadline
We're running short of time. The deadline at 3 p.m
Get a move on = go faster
We're late. Let's get a move on
That's T for Trực
I love movie of KJ - That's K for Korean and That's J for Janpanese
How can I help you?
Good moring, sir - How can I help you?
It's for you = the caller wants to speak to you
It's for you - It's your wife
:<3: Head of/ on/ behind schedule
I'm on schedule - tôi đúng lịch/ giờ
:<3: Tied up = busy doing something & can't stop
I'm tied up right now, but I'll be free in a hour
When is a good time?
Okey. I'll call you later. When is a good time?
Be held up
Sorry, I was held up at a meeting
out of the way
Please move these boxes out of the way
:<3: Upside down ->
The box is upside down - Please turn it right side up!
= now I understand why
(Hèn chi, thì ra)
No wonder the children are excited. This is the first time they've been abroad
: để tui!
A: Let's split the check
B: It's on me. You paid last time
Be struck in traffic = in a traffic jam
Hi Honey! I'll be home late. i'm struck in traffic
:<3: It slipped my mind = I forgot
Son: Dad, you forgot my birthday party!
Dad: I'm sorry Tommy. It slipped my mind!
Under a lot of pressure = feeling stress - trải qua căng thẳng, áp lực
I'm under a lot of pressure
= take something to a place and leave it there :mang đi và để đấy => đem/ mang/ chở đi
I'm going to the dry cleaners. I want to drop off some shirts
Have you done something yet?
Have you called plumber yet?
Have you eaten luch yet?
Have you been there yet?
Have you been to the post office yet?
Get through = make contact with someone by phone -liên lạc
A: I tried to call you, but I coudn't get through
B: I'm sorry. I turned off my cell phone
:<3: Put up with something = accept something bad - chịu đựng
The plumber is coming to fix it tomorrow, so I have to put up with it today
This is emergency! I need you to come right way
X caused Y => Y was caused by X
X make Y happen => Y happened beacause of X
My cell phone caused the problem
That's right. The problem was caused by your phone
:<3: It's not the end of the world = the situation is verry bad
Nó ko phải là điều xấu nhất
I hurt my knee, but it's not the end of the world. I can still play football
In the same
in the same
None of us has money. So we're all in the same boat
:<3: I'm not follwing you
ko theo kịp, ko hiểu
Turn left, then right and left. Then go straight until Jap street... then right and left ...
:<3: Get cut off = lose the connection during a telephone call
B: Hi. This is John again. We
got cut off
just now, so I'm calling you back.
:<3: Have change for $50 = have smaller units of money
Do you have change for $50?
:<3: Distance from a place
(khoảng cách từ...A )
A: Where's your house
B: It's about 50 miles
Or: My house is 3 stories from the pharmacy
:<3: The second to last (something)
4 - As you can see. It's the second to last number. It's three
:<3: Come in = is available in
This lamp comes in 3 sizes
This phone comes in white, red or black. Which one should I buy?
Instant soup comes in a plastic cup. And it comes in two flavors: chicken and beef. I prefer the beef soup
= i want but is a polite way
I'd like one chocolate donut please
for a long time
I've been sleeping for a hour
I've been waiting for a long time
:<3: Make up my mind = decide
A: Which one would you like?
B: I can't make up my mind
Something we say this before drinking alcohol to offer good wishes
When we say this, We lift our glasses and touch them together
Cheers - to long happy life
Cheers - to your health
:<3: Oversleep == sleep in? - wake up later than planned
I'm behind schedule this morning - because I oversleep
:<3: Be about to
Meeting 9 A.M - It's 8.50 A.M
We're about to start - Wher's Tom?
:<3: Stay up = stay awake later than one's usual bedtime
You go to sleep, honey - I'm going to stay up
On my way
I'm on my way
= become distracked from something important
The students sidetracked their teacher into talking about her hobby.
You're getting sidetraked - Come/ turn back
:<3: Had/ Have/ Has gone for the day: đi cả ngày
A: Is Tom there?
B: Well, he just stepped out. He’s gone for the day. Would you like to leave a message?
:<3: in the lighting businese: (say this to show the industry someone works in)
nói về ai đó đang làm trong cái xướng nào đó
That's Mr.Lee. He's in the lighting business
:<3: A win-win situation
If I sell my house, I make money - If I keep it I make money as well, even more money.
Buying my house is
a win-win situation
. So I have an advantage. !!
:<3: That's it = nothing more
A: Are you any more cookies?
B: No. that's it.
:<3: It's about time! - Đã đến lúc rồi!
A: Sam is getting married
B: Great. It's about time. He's 46 years old
:<3: Get it !! = answer the phone
A: The phone's ringing
B: I'll get it. I think it's for me
:<3: pick up = get - lấy
pick up something
pick something up
pick it up
I left my book at your house. Could I come over later and
I'm from ABC company. I'm pick up an envelope.
Can I take a rain check
= can we change the plan to another time in the future?
A: Do you want to go to a movie tonight?
B: No. I'm sick. Can I take a rain check?
- nghỉ làm (for short time)
after I had the baby
the next day
because I have to go to school
On top of that
= in addtion (say this when the last piece of information is important)
A: Tell me about your self
B: I was a taxi driver for 3 years and I'm a hard worker.
On top of that
, I can speak 3 languages
Cái quan trọng là
tôi có thể nói 3 ngôn ngữ)
put on clothes
put clothes on
put it on
Not same as "wear" clothes: first we put it on; then we are wearing clothes. (
wear: đã mặc vô rồi
I didn't mean that
(Ý tôi ko phải vậy)
Boss: I want you to work over the weekend.
Staff: Boss, I can't work every weekend
Boss: I didn't mean that. I meant this weekend.
Do you mind if I join you?
Bạn có phiền khi tôi join you
Of course not. Have a seat
= contribute money - chi ra
My older brother and sitter
to pay my education
Drop someone off
G: I want go to West Mall (Trung tâm thương mại phía Tây)
B: Okey, come on. I'll drop you off
G: Thanks for dropping me off. Bye
:<3: What's the difference between A and B?
(How are A and B different)
Học cách đặt câu hỏi với difference
What's the difference between Japanese girl and Chinese girl?
What's the difference between this car and that car?
What's the difference between these two cell phones?
What's the difference between the words "large" and "big"?
(phrasal verb) + doing something = finally do someting
Tim was a bad student. How did he
You shouldn't have
(Bạn không nhất thiết phải vậy mà)
Học cách hỏi đáp)
A: Happy Anniversary
B: A gift for me? Oh, but you shouldn't have!
My pleasure (or: It's nothing are polite replies to thank you)
The day after tomorrow
(Not tomorrow after tomorrow)
Tomorrow is June 3rd, so the day after tomorrow is June 4th
It's a long way. Let's take turns driving. Me, then you, then me, then you. okey
fed up with
= bored about that has been happening for a long time
(đọc là phét -đợp with nha)
I'm fed up with my job.
As long as
= on the condition that or providing that
I'm good at reading in English
I'm good at singing song
so far, so good
(cho đến bây giờ mọi thứ vẫn ổn)
They have grilled fish in a lemon sauce - That sound delicous!
You're not allowed to
kiss me here!
As a result
(1.consequently: Hậu quả là)
(2. Vì thế)
I forgot to close it. well, As a result, everything fell out
Do you know where
Do you know where is
Sorry to interupt
, but Do you know where Mr.Thắng is
in good condition/ in perfect condition
: not broken/ like new
(he went out
for a short time
A: May I speak to Truc Truong?
B: I'mm sorry, he just stepped out, He should be back in a few minutes
on the left, on the right (or on the left-hand side, on the right-hand side)
look/ look like
(look +adjective/ look like + noun)
You look successful!
He looks Italian
He looks like a model
He looks like a movie start!
You look tired!
at least 21
(21 or more than 21)
That piano is heavy! You need at least four
people to help you carry it
get back to
(contract someone as a reply by phone, email, fax,etc...)
I don't have that information right now. I'll
get back to
Please get back to me by email or phone.
as far as I know
(based on information I have)
Say this when you might be wrong
A: Is Ali going to the meeting?
B: Yes. As far as I know, he's going. Bob told me everyone is going.
How was something?
(It's polite to ask about someone's recent experience)
A: Welcome gentlemen
How was the flight?
B: Very nice, every comfotable.
A: How was your vacation?
B: It was great, thanks
A: How was the conference?
B: Interesting. There were a lot of good speakers.
(Take someone for a tour)
(Đi thăm xung qanh)
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city. Let me show you around the city tonight.
We're interested in buying this house. Could you show us around?
Say this when only the first letters of words are used
I.T stands for
make yourself/ yourselves
(please feel relaxed and comfortable)
say this to welcome guests to your home
(tự nhiên như ở nhà)
I'll bring some drinks
:<3: help yourself/ yourselves
(serve your own food / drink)
Please help yourself
hãy tự nhiên
back and forth
(in one direction, then in the opposite direction - repeated many times)
(Quần qua quần lại)
All day I go
back and forth
to the copier
She swayed gently back and forth to the music.
(Say this to suggest something)
(tối đề xuất)
A: I need exercise. What should I do?
B: I'd recommend swimming.
at short notice
on short notice
(without much advace warning)
(only a short time before something happens)
I can't cancel my plans at such short notice.
(tôi không thể hủy cái kết hoạch của tôi vào 1 thơi gian quá đột ngột)
A: Can you repair my car today?
B: No, sorry, I can't do it on short notice. I have to repair a lot of cars today.
Come up with
(produce an idea or solution)
Look Dad! I
came up with
an idea to make money
(experience where you learn by doing something, not by studying)
(có kinh nghiệm thực tiễn)
I study cooking, but I work as a waiter. This gives me
in the restaurant business
:<3: [Once every four years] :smiley:
Dịch ngược: 4 năm 1 lần
every = 1 + lặp lại
World Cup only happens once every four years
Could you press 15, please?
(trong thang máy...)
G: I can't reach it. Thanks.
B: Which floor would you like?
if I were you, I'd...
(Say this to give advice by imagining you are in the other person's situation)
A: Sometimes I feel a pain right here
B: If I were you I'd see a doctor
:<3: Can I get by, please?
(Giả sử đang trong thang máy mở cửa
Có thể để tôi qua được ko?)
Can I get by
? I need to get off the bus here
Nhờ (người) cho
There were worker in my house yesterday.
the air conditioner
:<3: I don't know offhand
I don't have the information in my memory
(tôi ko nắm rõ)
(say this when you need to go and find the answer)
A: how many people live in London?
don't know offhand
. I'll look it up the Internet
lịch/ cái gì đó
(change a plan to an earlier time)
A: I'll be on vacation next week
B: The let's move the meeting up to Friday
(quit; stop doing something)
“I feel healthier now because I gave up
smoking last year.”
The week after next
~~ The day after tomorrow
(tuần kế nữa)
My exam is
the week after next
, so I have to study hard next week
I wish you all the best
(Say this to wish someone hapiness and success in
their future or with a big project)
(Tôi ước bạn có
MỌI ĐIỀU TỐT ĐẸP
MỌI ĐIỀU TỐT ĐẸP
sẽ đến với bạn)
I wish you all the best
wish you all the best
with your new business. I'm sure it will be a success!
In other words
(Nói cách khác)
He was economical with the truth - in other words, he was lying.
it’s easy to
it’s difficult to
“It’s easy to get to the airport. Just follow the
“It’s difficult for me to read without my
get on / get off
get in / get out
get on / get off = for bues, trains and planes
get in / get out = for cars and taxis
Taxi Driver, I'd like to
at the next street, please.
was / were supposed to
(Say this to talk about a plan that didn't happen)
was supposed to
go to the meeting. I planned to go, but I didn't . I was tied up.
Take a chance
(# have a chance: có cơ hội)
(do something that might result in danger or failure)
(Đánh liều, mạo hiểm)
A: Tom, the lion might wake up
B: I know but I'm going to
take a chance
On second though
t(s - uk)
(suy nghĩ lại)
Can I have a cup of coffee, please? - actually, on second thoughts, I'll have a beer.
He was successful / he succeeded / he had success
(NOT he success; NOT he successful)
We had a lot of success with the Imax light. Bob was very successful. He succeeded in getting 500 orders.
(This is the result when you add amounts together, the divide by the number of amounts)
(vào trung bình)
Children watch, on average, five hours of television every day.
(be financially successful)
( Thành công \ Nhiều về tài chính)
Look at Frank's expensive new car! He must be
(# well done: rất tốt)
The bottom line is
(Tóm lại là)
(The main idea is, the thing I'm really trying to say is)
I worked hard on the project. I tried my best.
But the bottom line is I couldn’t finish it.
something / someone
(know that something / someone exists)
(Giả sử: khi đi chung chuyến bay với người lạ)
A: I come from Oshawa in order to see Emiri Okazaki.
C: Okazaki? Have she been a actor for porn?
B: Oshawa? I've never heard of that?
A: It's small city in Ontario
:<3: Could you
(Ask this if you need someone to repeat a lot of information - quá nhiều thông tin ko nghe rõ hết )
(Cậu có thể lặp lại nó lần nữa được ko)
(# 2. go over - kiểm tra)
Could you go over the instructions again
I didn't understand everything you said.
(or I'm not following you)
Have a good time
(Say this before someone goes somewhere enjoyable)
A: See you 2 weeks Bob.
Have a good time
B: Thanks I will
Having planned absence from work
( (= holiday, illness)
A: I'm looking for Bob.
B: Sorry, he's on leave this week
It something include
It include something
A: I'd like room is breakfast include?
B: No, Sir. Breakfast is charged separately It's $12
up to date
(tell someone the most recent information)
(muốn ai đó nói cho nghe về tình hình hiện tại - khi mình đi xa)
Can you bring me up to date?
(bạn có thể nói tôi tình hình hiện tại ko?)
B: Sure. On monday Mr. Templeton called you. He didn't leave a message. Yesterday Diane Lane came to see you. And this morning...
:<3: Can you tell me
how to get to
A: Can you tell me
how to get to
Ba Den Mountain?
B: Keep going up this road and turn right at the market
Even if it rains
(it might rain, but rain is not importaint rain will not change the situation)
A: It might rain!
B: I don't care. Even if it rains, I'm going to climb to the top.
A no-win situation
a situation that can have only bad results
When a supermarket opened near our store, we lost customers. Now, we can't sell the store.
It's a no-win situation
. I think so.
have [time] off
(have non-working time arranged by the company)
(có [mấy ngày] nghỉ)
A: I have to work at Christmas. Do you?
B: No. I have 4 days off
Get together with someone
(meet someone socially)
(Đi cùng ai đó bên ngoài - socially adverb (GOING OUT))
A: What did you do over the weekend?
B: I got together with my friend
NOT: use about
A: How was your holiday?
B: As for the hotel, it was great. Nice room, good food, great service. But as for the weather, it was too hot!
someone / something
(Người đó như thế nào?
/ Cái đó như thế nào?)
What's Hawaii like?
B: It's hot and beautiful, and there are lots of mountains and the people are friendly and...
(# Short by)
(Viết tắt \ Gọi tắt a shorted way to say a word)
A: I need to buy milk and a veggie
B: what's a veggie?
It's short for vegetable
I don't now how
(Tôi ko biết phải làm thế nào)
A: Why didn't you change the tire?
B: I don't now how!
What's taking so long?
is something taking a long time?) (Sao mà lâu vậy?)
G: Haven't you arrived yet?
(cậu chưa tới sao?)
. What's taking so long?
B: I've stuck in traffic.
it comes to
Say this before the total amount (come to = total: toàn bộ)
A: How much is our bill?
B: It comes to $21
It's up to someone
someone decides (tùy bạn đấy) yeah yeah
B: Which movie do you want to see?
It's up to you!
B: Okay.Let's see Game of thrones!
at the same time as something
(during + determiner + noun) (NOT during we watch the movie)
Please don't talk during the movie!
We visited friends during our vacation
(wake up later than usaul - by choice)
I love to
tomorrow morning because I have the day off
A: I want to mail this letter
B: Speaking of mail, Did you get a postcard from Dave?
How are you getting somewhere?
Ask this to find out if some is going to take a plane, train, car, bus...
How are you getting
to the conference?
B: By taxi
Could I ask you a favor?
Ask this before requesting someone's help
(Tôi có thể yêu cầu bạn 1 sự hỗ trỡ)
A: Could I ask you a favor?
A: Could you give me a hand with these boxes?
How would you like to pay?
By credit card please
There's something wrong with something
There's something wrong with my printer
What is the earliest time?
(Sớm nhất là khi nào)
can you finish the project?
B: We can get it done by Friday
:<3::<3: Can I ask
what it's regarding?
~~ For What?
(Can-I ask, what-địts, regarding)
(Ask this to learn why someone wants to speak to some)
(Có thể cho tôi biết lý do?)
(Tôi có thể hỏi nó liên quan đến cái gì ko?)
A: I'm here to see Ann Kim
Can I ask what's it's regarding?
A: It's regarding her computer in her office :)) and I'm here to fix it
Has nothing to do with someone / something
(does not concern or involve)
(ko có gì liên quan cùng...)
(NOTE: to do with = CONNECTED)
A: Is my computer broken?
B: No. The problem
has nothing to do with
The problem is this cable (dâycáp)
Can't make it
(Not able to attend)
A: My wife and I are having a party on Friday night. Can you come?
B: Sorry, I
can't make it
. I have other plans
an hour late
(trễ 1 giờ) NOT late a hour
A: They told us to come at 7 o'clock.
B: It's 8 o'clock now. We're an hour late
(wearing their best clothes)
NOTE: Dressed up là cụm tính từ (sang trọng)
A: Why are you so
B: I have a meeting with the president of the company
(Chắc đây là)
(Say this when you are 95% sure about something)
A: Mr. Lee
this must be
B: That's right. This is my brother. Alferd
On the other hand
(Trái lại \ ngược lại)
(say this before you give an opposite or contrasting idea)
A: He's so handsome!
B: On the other hand, he's so boring!
To tell you the truth
Say this when you want to speak honestly often before saying something negative
G: Are you excited about the new baby?
To tell you the truth
, I'm not excited, I'm worried. Babie are expensive! (tốn kém)
once a year
(mỗi lần 1 năm)
once a day
(mỗi lần 1 ngày)
(Để ai làm chỉ huy)
(give someone the job of leader or supervisor)
of the party because she is good at organizing events.
(cho ai thông tin thêm)
(give someone information when there are new development)
A: Has she had the baby yet?
B: Not yet but she'll
keep you posted
. I'll call you when something happens
The day before yesterday
(ngày hôm kia)
Child: How old is he?
Dad: He was born
the day before yesterday
so he's 2 days old
Enjoy your meal!
Chúc ngon miệng!