Unit 46: Sleep – IELTS speaking part 1

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“Sleep” là chủ đề khá lạ nhưng lại khá là thú vị trong phần thi IELTS speaking. Chủ đề “Giấc ngủ” chắc hẳn sẽ khó nói với các bạn vì đây là một chủ đề khá lạ mà chúng ta cũng không thường giao tiếp nhiều trong cuộc sống hằng ngày. Sau đây chúng ta cùng nhau học một số từ vựng và cụm từ có thể áp dụng trong chủ đề “Sleep” nhé!

IELTS speaking part 1 topic sleep

Question 1: How many hours do you sleep every day?

Answer: Well, it actually depends on how heavy my workload is on that day. Whenever I work to meet a deadline, I have to stay up very late and just get 4 or 5 hours sleep. I am not a night owl so I try to get at least 6 hours of sleep in order not to doze off for the next working day. However, at the weekend, I can let my hair down and sleep in.

Từ vựng hữu ích

Workload /ˈwɜːrkloʊd/  Khối lượng công việcMy workload is too much, sir, I have so many deadlines this weekend.
Night owl /naɪt aʊl/ Cú đêmDon’t stay up too late at night if you don’t want to be a night owl.
Doze off  /doʊz ɔːf/ Ngủ gậtShe dozed off in front of the fire.
Let my hair downXõa, nghỉ ngơiOh let your hair down for once!
Sleep in /sliːp ɪn/Ngủ nướngI usually sleep in on Saturdays.

Question 2: How to have a good sleep?

Answer: I guess people have different ways to have themselves a sound sleep. But if you ask me, I would say that bathing my feet in warm salty water would help me sleep like a log. Warm water boosts blood circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system to work effectively, which have good impact on your sleep. Besides, try to set a fixed time when you have to hit the hay and strictly comply with it. Habit can be very powerful, you know!

Từ vựng hữu ích

Sound Sleep = Good sleepGiấc ngủ ngonI had a sound sleep last night, I dreamt about my girl.
Sleep like a logNgủ rất sayI slept like a log so didn’t hear the phone rang.
Blood circulation blʌdˌsɜːrkjəˈleɪʃn Tuần hoàn máuBathing your feet in warm water everyday will be good for your blood circulation and cardiovascular system.
Cardiovascular systemHệ tim mạch
Hit the hay = Go to sleepĐi ngủI’m gonna hit the hay, so tired.

Question 3: Do you think sleep is important?

Answer: Yes, of course. From my perspective, sleeping plays an important role in people’s physical and psychological health. It’s the time for our body to take a rest after a long day. A good night’s sleep also helps us release our emotions and forget all the bad things that happened during the day. Just sleep on it to rise and shine on the next morning, you’ll see that early bird gets the worm.

Từ vựng hữu ích

Take a restNghỉ ngơiYou worked so hard, it’s time to take a rest.
Sleep on itĐợi trước khi ra quyết địnhDon’t give me an answer now – sleep on it and tell me whenever you’re ready.
Early bird gets the wormAi tới sớm được miếng ngonWe’ll want to be at the theater early for the best seats – the early bird gets the worm!

Question 4: How many hours do you usually sleep at night?

I usually spend like five to six hours a day on sleeping, which is not really recommended by doctors, I know. What’s worse is that I’m only in my early 20s but I’m already experiencing something called sleep deprivation. There are days when I cannot even shut my eyes down in the middle of the night.

Question 5: Do you like to get up early in the morning?

Unlike a lot of youngsters my age, I like getting up early in the morning to prepare myself for a new day. I used to be a jogger, spending at least 30 minutes a day on running and doing exercises in the park. But since Hanoi is overly polluted now, that habit has to stop so I tend to oversleep a lot these days.

Question 6: How to have a good sleep?

I think the answer to this question really depends. For me, having a light dinner with no proteins might get me to sleep better. There are times when I become so desperate that I have to resort to sleeping pills, which I believe many others are depending on for a good night’s sleep.

Question 7: Do you have a nap during the day?

I think this is a good question. I usually don’t spend my lunch break on sleeping at the office, but I often nod off many times during work hours. My boss is very sympathetic about this, though, since she knows my job requires endless hours of sitting in front of a computer screen.


  • Recommended(adj): được khuyên dùng, được khuyên là tốt
  • Sleep deprivation(n): bệnh mất ngủ
  • Prepare myself for: chuẩn bị cho bản thân
  • Oversleep(v): ngủ nướng, ngủ quá giờ
  • Resort to: làm cái gì như giải pháp cuối cùng
  • A good night’s sleep: một tối ngủ ngon
  • Nod off(phrv): ngủ gật
  • Be sympathetic about: thông cảm

Một số câu hỏi và bài mẫu trong IELTS speaking

Question 1: How much sleep is best for you?

I’ve heard that 8 hours of sleep is the best amount of sleep that is needed for adults. But I tend to disagree with that. It seems that I can function just as well with 7 hours of sleep.

Từ vựng

  • Tend to: Có xu hướng
  • Function: Chức năng

Question 2: Is it necessary to take a nap every day?

Yes, I believe that after having lunch at noon, it’s beneficial for body to take a nap, half of hour would be enough, to brace for the tasks in the afternoon.

Từ vựng

  • Beneficial for: Có lợi cho

Question 3: Do old people sleep a lot? Why?

Yes, I guess the elderly people do need to sleep more. I believe the reason is that after years of working, stress and the natural process breaks down people’s body until all they want to do is sleep, consequently, their bodies take longer to recharge the batteries.

Từ vựng

  • Years of working: Những năm làm việc
  • Natural process breaks down: quá trình tự nhiên bị phá vỡ.

Question 4: Do you like to get up early in the morning?

Yes, getting up early in the morning is really beneficial for health, because I can enjoy the fresh air in the morning; besides, I have plenty of time in the morning so that I can do some physical exercises liking running and jogging; as well as that, I can prepare a good dinner for the family.

Question 5: Do you find that sleeping in the afternoon helps you to work?

Yes having a short sleep of no more than 15 minutes really helps me. I can get a bit drowsy after a heavy lunch, and I find it amazing about how a short nap can really reenergize me.

Từ vựng

  • Get a bit drowsy: Buồn ngủ một chút
  • Reenergize: Ý là thúc đẩy lại tinh thần, tái tạo lại năng lượng

Question 6: How to have a good sleep?

I believe you have to follow several rules to get a good sleep regularly. Firstly, go to bed at the same time every night. Choose a time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn. Besides, make sure your bed is comfortable so that you can stretch and turn in bed comfortably. As well as that, stay away from big meals at night or try to make dinnertime earlier in the evening, and avoid heavy, rich foods before bed.

Từ vựng

  • Rules: Quy tắc
  • Toss and turn: Lăn và xoay

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