Happiness là một trong những chủ đề “khó chịu” trong IELTS speaking vì nó khá là trừu tượng. Khi được hỏi những câu như “What makes you happy?”, hay “Is unhappiness a good or bad thing?”, thí sinh khi thi IELTS speaking thường khá lung túng và không biết giám khảo muốn kiểm tra chủ điểm từ vựng gì.
Tuy nhiên, nếu các bạn nhìn vào các từ vựng dưới đây, các bạn sẽ thấy những từ dùng để nói về happiness rất thân thuộc với cuộc sống của chúng ta đấy, cùng trung tâm anh ngữ RES tìm hiểu ngay trong bài bên dưới nhé.
Danh từ thường gặp trong chủ đề Happiness
- Pleasure: sự hài lòng
Nothing gives me more pleasure than getting a lot done in a day.
- Satisfaction: sự thoả mãn (cách sử dụng và nghĩa gần giống với pleasure)
In the end, what’s important is that you get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done everything you can.
- Depression: sự chán nản, buồn bã
There was a time in my life when I would struggle with depression.
- Frame of mind: cách suy nghĩ (way of thinking)
When taking a test, it’s essential that you keep a positive frame of mind.
Động từ thường gặp trong chủ đề Happiness
- Cheer up: là mai đó vui
When I have a bad day, a good conversation with my pal can really cheer me up.
- Brighten up: làm một ngày trở nên tươi vui
When I got my IELTS score, my day instantly brightened up.
- Go through a bad time: trải qua một quãng thời gian tồi tệ
When you’re going through a bad time in your life, it’s nice to have your loved ones close by.
- Contented (content): hài lòng
There were definitely places where I could’ve done better, but I’m generally contented with the test results.
- Gloomy: u ám
While I’ve definitely had gloomy days in my past, I try to keep a positive frame of mind most of the time.
- Overjoyed: quá đỗi vui mừng
I was absolutely overjoyed when I found out that I was going to be a father.
- Dejected >< contented
When they broke the news to me that the job was offered to someone else, I couldn’t help but look a bit dejected.
Useful idiomatic expressions
- In high spirits: tinh thần sảng khoái
The team looks really good because all the players appear to be in high spirits.
- On cloud nine: lên chin tầng mây
Her saying “Yes!” to my proposal put me on cloud nine.
- Down in the dumps = unhappy
She’s a bit down in the dumps because she failed one of her exams.
Câu hỏi và câu trả lời trong chủ đề Happiness
Câu hỏi 1: What do you think is the key to happiness in life?
- Answer: In my opinion, the key to happiness in life lies in finding a balance between personal fulfillment and meaningful connections with others. It’s important to pursue passions and goals that bring a sense of accomplishment, while also nurturing relationships and fostering a sense of community.
Câu hỏi 2: How do you think modern lifestyles affect people’s happiness?
- Answer: Modern lifestyles can have both positive and negative effects on people’s happiness. On one hand, advancements in technology and convenience can make life more comfortable and efficient. However, the fast-paced nature of modern life can also lead to stress, isolation, and a lack of work-life balance, which can diminish overall happiness.
Câu hỏi 3: Do you think material possessions contribute to happiness?
- Answer: Material possessions can provide temporary satisfaction, but they are not the sole source of happiness. While having certain possessions might enhance our quality of life, lasting happiness is more deeply rooted in experiences, relationships, and a sense of purpose. It’s about finding joy in meaningful moments rather than accumulating things.
Câu hỏi 4: What role does social interaction play in people’s happiness?
- Answer: Social interaction plays a crucial role in people’s happiness. Humans are social beings, and connecting with others fosters a sense of belonging and emotional support. Meaningful relationships can provide comfort during challenging times and contribute to feelings of happiness and well-being.