MES sẽ giúp các bạn nâng band điểm Writing task 2 với các từ vựng siêu hữu ích cho band 7 trở lên !
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1. Startling – Very surprising, astonishing
– I was very happy to see their startling results.
– Her startling performance touched my heart.
2. Only child – Someone who has no sisters or brothers.
– She is an only child.
– It always saddens me when I see others siblings because I’m an only child.
3. Brutally – In a very cruel and violet way
– They had been brutally beaten.
– The old man had been brutally murdered..
4. Run-down – A building or area that is in poor condition.
– The office building was run-down, so the rents were low.
– They live in a run-down building.
5. Upside – Advantage / the positive part of a situation.
– It’s annoying that we can’t travel until Thursday.
– But the upside is that the tickets will be cheaper then.
6. Equivocate – To intensionally speak in a way that is unclear and confusing, especially to hide the truth.
– Stop equivocating!, express yourself clearly.
– He asked her once again about that matter and again she equivocated.
7. Apprehensive – Worried or frightened that something unpleasant may happen.
– I’m very apprehensive about tomorrow’s meeting.
– She was apprehensive that something might go wrong.
8. Grimly – In a very serious manner.
– “It won’t be easy,” she said grimly.
– “This isn’t good enough,” he said grimly.
9. Pop the question – To ask someone to marry you.
– When he popped the questions, I said yes.
– Do you think he is going to pop the questions?
10. Peer – Your peers are the people who are the same age as you or who have the same status as you.
– My son is much cleverer than his peers.
– You are doing better than your peers.
11. Frankly – In an honest, truth and direct way.
– She spoke very frankly about her experiences.
– Frankly, it doesn’t seem right to me.
12. Agitated – Very worried or upset.
– She seemed agitated about something.
– There’s no point in getting agitated.
13. Perplexed – Someone who is confused or shocked.
– If you were me, you would get perplexed too.
– I got perplexed when she came up to me.
14. Crafty – A clever or cunning person but dishonest as well.
– Beware of her, She is a crafty old woman.
– Mr. Aman is a crafty lawyer, isn’t he?
15. Affable – Someone who is affable is friendly and easy to talk to.
– I am happy to have courteous and affable neighbors.
– She was quite affable at the meeting.
16. Salty – Bad-tempered and aggressive.
– She was salty because she had lost the game.
– Why are you being salty?
17. Agelast – A person who never laughs
– Why don’t you laugh on my jokes? You’re such an agelast person.
– Faisal is an agelast, he doesn’t laugh.
18. Petrified – Extremely frightened
– That petrified child clung to her mother.
– I’ve always been petrified of the dark.
19. Cross – Angry, annoyed or sad.
– Don’t be cross with me!
– The neighbors get cross whenever we visit them.
20. Peek – To look at something quickly and secretly.
– Don’t peek! lest they should notice you.
– They peeked at their father’s new car from behind the window curtains.
21. A dead ringer – If you say that one person is a dead ringer for another, you mean that the first person look exactly like the second.
– He is a dead ringer for his late father.
– He is tall, dark and a dead ringer for Robert.
22. Sack – To remove someone from a job.
– They sacked him for being late.
– She got sacked from her last job.
23. Revolting – Extremely unpleasant / disgusting.
– Picking your nose is a revolting habit.
– I’ve never eaten such revolting food!
24. Trendy – Someone or something which is trendy is very fashionable and modern.
– I enjoyed purchasing trendy clothes.
– These shoes are trendy and up to date.
25. Corpulent – If you describe someone as corpulent, you mean they are fat.
– This is a story about a corpulent gentleman.
– A corpulent farmer who worked regularly.
26. Gallant – Brave and heroic.
– A gallant child sacrificed his life for his country.
– I made a gallant effort to win the first medal.
27. Disposable – A product which is purchased with the intention of throwing it away after use.
– I purchased some disposable cups for the picnic.
– Don’t you have disposable plates to serve?
28. Sleepwalker – A person who gets out of bed and walks around while they are sleeping.
– One of my cousins was a sleepwalker.
– He snores during sleep and what’s more he’s a sleepwalker.
29. Have deep pockets – If a person has deep pockets, he/she has a lot of money.
– Bill and George have deep pockets.
– Are you talking about the person who has deep pockets?.
30. Prettify – to make something or something pretty.
– Bride’s room has been prettified.
– Prettify your body with this Shalwar-Kammez.
31. Belch – To release or emit gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth.
– Endymion can’t help belching, I hate him.
– She belched and the wiped her mouth with the back of her hand.
32. Stick up for – To defend someone, especially when that person is being criticized.
– It’s sweet the way she sticks up for her siblings.
– You are supposed to be sticking up for me.
33. Big-headed – An arrogant person
– She is so big-headed.
– His boss was a big-headed person.
34. Penny-pincher – A person who is unwilling to send money.
– My husband is such a penny-pincher, he never takes me out for the dinner.
– One of my uncle is a penny-pincher.
35. Distinctive – Unique / different from others.
– She is got a very distinctive voice.
– Rehman biryani has its distinctive taste.
36. Slacker – A person who avoids work.
– You don’t deserve to be given promotion, Slacker!
– We need hard-working employees, not slackers.
37. Uncouth – Someone who is rude, noisy, and unpleasant.
– He was addressed as uncouth person.
– She thought he was loud-mouthed and uncouth.
38. Perilous – Full of danger or risk / extremely dangerous.
– We had a perilous journey!
– The roads were perilous and we had to be really careful on every bend.
39. Zillionaire – An extremely rich person.
– Someday I’ll be a zillionaire, just like a bill gates.
– Is Mark Zuckerberg a zillionaire?
40. Tear-jerker – A film, play, book that makes you cry.
– Bring a pile of tissues with you when you watch that tear-jerker film.
– I’ve never read such tear-jerker books.