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Từ vựng chủ đề talk about reading book
- Sci-fi/ science-fiction: (Sách, phim) khoa học viễn tưởng (n)
- Non-fiction: (Sách/phim) hiện thực (n)
- Novel: Tiểu thuyết (n)
- Action and adventure: (Sách/phim) hành động, phiêu lưu (n)
- Romance: (Sách/phim) tình cảm, lãng mạn (n)
- Comic book: Truyện tranh (n)
- Journal: Tạp chí (n)
- Mystery: (Sách/phim) kỳ bí (n)
- Horror: (Sách/phim) kinh dị (n)
- Historical novel: Tiểu thuyết lịch sử (n)
- Thriller: (Sách/phim) hồi hộp, giật gân (n)
- Autobiography: Tự truyện (n)
- Biography: Tiểu sử (n)
- Folk tale: Truyện dân gian (n)
- Fairy tale: Truyện cổ tích (n)
- A volume in a series: Một tập của bộ sách nhiều tập
- Character: Nhân vật (n)
- Bedtime reading: Đọc sách/báo trước giờ ngủ
- From cover to cover: Từ đầu tới cuối, không bỏ sót trang nào
- Plot: Cốt truyện (n)
- It tells the story of…: Nội dung kể về…
- Paperback: Sách bìa giấy, sách bìa thường (n)
- Hardcover: Sách bìa cứng (n)
- E-book: Sách điện tử (n)
- Addictive: Gây nghiện (adj)
- Inspirational: Truyền cảm hứng (adj)
- A bookworm: Mọt sách (n)
- A real big fan of (science fiction): Fan hâm mộ của (thể loại khoa học viễn tưởng)
- To flick through: Lướt qua, lật qua một lượt (v)
- Author: Tác giả (n)
- Publish: Xuất bản (v)
- Publisher: Nhà xuất bản (n)
- A best-seller: Một tác phẩm bán chạy
Các thành ngữ phổ biến của chủ đề talk about reading book
- To start reading at an early age: Bắt đầu đọc sách từ khi còn nhỏ
- Fairy tales: Truyện cổ tích
- To develop imagination and creativity: Phát triển tính tưởng tượng và sáng tạo
- Bedtime stories: Các câu chuyện kể vào giờ đi ngủ
- To promote brain development: Kích thích sự phát triển của não bộ
- To reduce stress: Giảm căng thẳng
- Reading comprehension: Việc đọc hiểu
- To prefer ebooks to paper books: Thích sách điện tử hơn là sách giấy
- To bring a great deal of convenience: Mang lại nhiều sự tiện lợi
- To be easily downloaded: Dễ dàng tải về
- To make reading part of your routine: Làm cho việc đọc sách trở thánh một phần trong thói quen của bạn
- To improve a child’s vocabulary: Cải thiện vốn từ vựng của trẻ
- To be a great form of entertainment: Là một hình thức giải trí tuyệt vời
- A thick book: Một quyển sách dày
- To read a book from cover to cover: Đọc 1 quyển sách từ đầu tới cuối
- A blockbuster: Một bộ phim bom tấn
- To watch a documentary: Xem một bộ phim tài liệu
- To spend … Hours sitting in front of the tv: Dành … Giờ đồng hồ ngồi trước màn hình tv
- Low-budget movies: Các bộ phim có kinh phí thấp
- To contain violent scenes: Chứa các cảnh bạo lực
- To widen their horizons: Mở mang tầm nhìn
- To enrich their knowledge: Làm giàu vốn kiến thức
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Talk about reading book – Part 1
Do you enjoy reading? Why or why not?
In a word, yeah. Since I spend the most of my free time reading, you could say that I’m a bit of a bookworm. My interest in this hobby helps me learn more about the world and serves as a stress-relieving activity. Reading also allows me to enter a new world, which gradually expands my imagination.
Which genres of novels do you enjoy reading?
Well, as a voracious reader, I have a tendency to adore any page-turner. But, to be completely honest, I continue to be a huge admirer of two genres: fantasy novels like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings and traditional romance novels like Pride and Prejudice. Those pieces of art really allow me to take a break from my everyday routine and develop my emotional intelligence.
Do you usually read for leisure or for work purposes
Well, until I got older, I treated reading like just another pastime. As part of my studies, I currently have a lot of reading to do. I probably devote more time to reading academic books, articles, or textbooks as a result. Even so, I still make an effort to read one of my favorite books after a long day at the office.
When you were a kid, did you read a lot?
I can’t even recall the precise moment when I started reading. I was pretty immersed in my books at the moment. In addition, my parents believed that reading was a good habit that should be promoted, so they purchased me a large number of comic books and Vietnamese novels without reluctance. I regrettably don’t read as much as I used to due to the busy schedule I’m currently dealing with.
What advantages do you believe reading has for kids?
Despite the fact that fewer kids today are interested in reading. But it cannot be denied that books play such a significant part in a child’s upbringing. First of all, books are educational resources that parents can use to introduce their children to the art and culture of the outside world.
Additionally, the moral precepts in every book would nourish their souls and love for people, creating a future generation that was well-rounded.
Do you frequently use the library?
Since my residence used to be close to a library, I used to go there two or three times a week. Sometimes I didn’t actually read any books there; instead, I just browsed the quiet space and had a great time.
Even though I’ve since relocated, I still occasionally visit the library, which I think will help me sustain my love of reading and discovering.
Do you prefer viewing movies or reading books?
Model response: To be honest, a true book fan like myself would favor the decision to read books. Rather of just watching everything be set up and performed by other people, as in a movie, I’d prefer to read the lines and imagine the characters and plots on my own.
And with books, I could learn wherever I was and improve my writing abilities and lexical resources.
Talk about reading book – Part 2
Describe your favourite book
You should say:
- What its name is
- What its author is
- What it’s about
- Why you like it
I immediately thought of Wang Feng’s English-language work “Boundaries and Categories” when I read the cue card. Wang Feng is a Chinese novelist. He is one of the most well-known novels in China and Asia as a whole.
Regarding “Boundaries and Categories,” I adore the novel’s original methods for personifying elements of life. When the book was published, it immediately shot to fame, which really piqued my interest. So I went to Nh Nam Book Store a few days later to purchase it. And the book more than met my expectations. We couldn’t put it down and loved every page of it.
Social inequality and class struggle are the book’s key themes. The image of the staircases was what most impressed me. They are frequently utilized to illustrate the various characters’ high and low social statuses. The story presents a wide range of viewpoints, including the attitudes of the wealthy toward the poor and vice versa. We all have to deal with our own personal issues, whether we are wealthy or not.
I am now aware of the unaddressed issues that lie beneath the glitz of Chinese society thanks to the movie. The novel won the Chinese national book award and has gained significant praise. It is said that the novel conveys a lot of connotations. I want to read it again because of this.
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Describe a book you find useful
You should say:
- What its name is
- What its author is
- What it’s about
- Why you think it is useful
Since I read so frequently, it doesn’t take me as long to come up with a question topic. And the book I’m about to share with you is one I’ve read thousands of times before. It’s called “No time to cook.”
The book was given to me as a birthday gift five years ago, if my memory serves me well. My mother sent this to me. With more than 300.000 copies printed and sold that year, the cookbook “No time to cook” was once the greatest seller.
Since cooking is not my strong suit, to be really honest, I’m not really into it. I didn’t know much about cooking at the time because of this as well. I have dabbled with cooking on occasion, but I always manage to ruin the kitchen. I didn’t start cooking until 2015 so that when I moved to HCMC to attend university, I could feed myself without ordering a lot of prepackaged food.
Learning to cook is not that simple, especially for someone like myself who has no prior experience. My mother decided to give me that book as a result. There are 150 pages in the book, and they introduce a lot of straightforward ideas for making different cuisines. This book’s use of rich, colorful illustrations as well as thorough, detailed explanations of everything it covered greatly struck me and contributed to its attraction and fascination to me.
I also learned how to identify and use various ingredients and spices from the book. Just reading it and practicing took me a half-day. The phrase “No time to cook” is a very practical and informative book for anyone who wants to learn cooking and live independently.
Describe a book you recently read
You should say:
- What its name is
- What it is about
- What sort of people would enjoy it
- Why you enjoyed it
Contrary to my nerdy outward look, I have never been a huge reader. I hardly ever read because I don’t really enjoy the act of staying still for hours at a time while gazing at dense pages. There is, however, one book that I genuinely enjoy reading. It is titled “Dear Girls” and was written by none other than Ali Wong, my favorite stand-up comic.
This book caught my attention last month thanks to “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife,” two of Ali Wong’s popular Netflix comedy specials. Unfortunately, Ali was off the stage for a few months following the act because she performed it while expecting her second kid. I chose to read her book while I waited for her return. Despite the fact that I detest reading, I was able to place an order, sit down, and spend time reading a 200-page book for the sake of Ali.
Fortunately, the book meets my expectations. In reality, “Dear Girls” is a thoughtful message to Ali’s daughters when they are older. It is jam-packed with Ali’s life experience and covers anything a girl could possibly need to know. Ali had such a distinct perspective on the world that she freely shared her opinions on marriage, Asian culture, working women, and other topics.
The book was absurdly amusing, unexpectedly emotional, informative, and, as to be anticipated from Ali, also nasty. I think readers who appreciate the unusual or just want to laugh a lot will find this book to be the most appealing.
Even if I don’t have enough time to finish the book, I think it has improved my reading experience beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. I learn more life lessons by reading it, in addition to having way too much fun.
Talk about reading book – Part 3
Do you generally read a lot of books or do you prefer watching TV? Why?
I appreciate reading books more than watching arbitrary television shows. That does not, however, imply that I detest watching television. Reading, in my opinion, is a far healthier habit than watching television.
Every book offers us the chance to learn something new, and reading a book is a more productive use of time. The same cannot be said for the TV. When we watch TV to pass the time, we frequently wind up channel-surfing rather than watching anything interesting.
What kind of books are considered good reads in your opinion?
I consider novels that are age-appropriate, free of hate speech, and offensive content to be wise choices. Generally speaking, a book is a good read if it can hold readers’ attention, provoke thought, or help them learn something new.
For me, the main components of a successful read are always a compelling tale and strong character development. But I frequently appreciate books just because they’re instructive and based on actual occurrences.
Do you think that people read nowadays as they did in the past?
In my opinion, readers have always existed in our society and there are still those who prefer reading over other pastimes. However, reading habits have altered from the past. Today, we can read books on digital devices and use the Internet to download and read any book we want.
Young people today seem to be more interested in technology than books, but as I’ve already mentioned, there are still plenty of readers who utilize technology to read the books of their favorite authors. Online forums also provide us the chance to speak more honestly about a writer and his or her books.
Do you regard famous writers as good role models?
The majority of politicians, entertainers, and athletes pale in comparison to famous writers as role models for us. On the other hand, we ought to emulate them by their writings, social contributions, and good deeds, not the select few who lead by negative examples in their personal lives.
We have always been inspired by writers, and they continue to do so in many ways. We will therefore have more to gain than to lose if we look up to famous authors as our role models.
If a movie is based on a book, would you prefer to read the book or to watch the film? Why?
I wouldn’t mind seeing the movie and reading the book simultaneously. But from my own experience, I know that, for the most part, books are superior to movies. For many people, viewing a movie is more stimulating, and the film’s intriguing visual elements make it more alluring.
However, a reader can be affected more deeply by a book than a movie. Books spark our imagination and transport us to a world we are unfamiliar with, and the journey allows us to feel every experience the characters go through, leaving a lasting impression in our memory.
While movies can bring entire worlds to life before our eyes and transform characters into living things. So, while I might forego a few excellent books-to-film adaptations, I would not want to miss those books.
How our reading habit changes as we grow up? Why does it happen?
As we become older, we have a tendency to read more, and this habit is purely driven by our interests rather than by academic demands. Because we are so innocent when we are young, a fairy tale can transport us to a fantastic mystical realm. We aspire to have magical abilities like the hero or heroine who vanquishes evil.
However, this is not the case as we get older because as our minds mature, they need more real-world stimuli to keep them amused and challenged. Thus, as adults, we aspire to be like a real-life hero who doesn’t possess any enigmatic abilities but instead has the sheer strength and tenacity to overcome obstacles and transform the world—or at the very least, the people around him. Our perspective to view the world around us changes as we grow up and so does our book choice.
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