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abandon (v) =leave
How could she abandon her own child?
to leave someone, especially someone you are responsible for
He showed his abilities as a leader.
the state of being able to do something
Mrs Thomas is a very able teacher.
clever or good at doing something
có thể, có tài
Unable to sleep, I got up and made myself a drink.
not able to do something
không thể làm sth
I've never lived abroad before
in or to a foreign country
Ms Leighton will be in charge during my absence =while I am away.
when you are not in the place where people expect you to be, or the time that you are away
sự vắng mặt
students who are regularly absent from school.
not at work, school, a meeting etc, because you are sick or decide not to go
I have absolute confidence in her.
complete or total
He has absolutely no experience of marketing.
completely and in every way
một cách hoàn toàn
Judith lay on the settee, absorbed in her book.
to interest someone so much that they do not pay attention to other thíng
thu hút,cuốn hút
Water and salts are absorbed into our bloodstream.
to take in liquid, gas, or another substance from the surface or space around something
cruel or violent treatment of someone
government officials' abuse of power
He had the right experience and academic qualifications for the job.
relating to education, especially at college or university level
học vấn,học thuật
After 9 years in London, Ben had lost his French accent.
the way someone pronounces the words of a language, showing which country or which part of a country they come from.
accept (v) # refuse = reject
Rick accepted her offer of coffee.
to take something that someone offers you, or to agree to do something that someone asks you to do.
Alcohol is not an acceptable way out of your problems.
good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory
có thể chấp nhận được
Cats should always have access to fresh, clean water.
the right to enter a place, use something, see someone etc
lối vào , tiếp cận
Over 70,000 people are seriously injured every year in road accidents.
an event in which a car, train, plane etc is damaged and often someone is hurt.
by accident # on purpose
I met her quite by accident.
in a way that is not planned or intended.
All pipes should be bracketed to avoid accidental damage.
happening without being planned or intended
tình cờ , do tại nạn
She accidentally dropped the vase on her foot
in a way that was not planned or intended
vô tình,ngẫu nhiên
Universities have to provide student accommodation for first-year students.
a place for someone to stay, live, or work
accompany (v) /ə'kʌmpəni/
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
to go somewhere with someone
đi theo, đi cùng
according to prep. /ə'kɔ:diɳ/
According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
as shown by something or stated by someone
như được hiển thị bởi một cái gì đó hoặc được tuyên bố bởi ai đó
My salary is paid into my bank account.
an arrangement in which a bank keeps your money safe so that you can pay more in or take money out
tài khoản ,kế toán ,tính toán
The brochure tries to give a fair and accurate description of each hotel.
correct and true in every detail
chính xác, đúng từng chi tiết
accurately (adv) /'ækjuritli/
It's impossible to predict the weather accurately
một cách chính xác or đúng đắn
accuse( v) /əˈkjuːz/
He was accused of murder.
to say that you believe someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something bad
achieve (v) /ə'tʃi:v/ = get
She eventually achieved her goal of becoming a professor.
to successfully complete something or get a good result, especially by working hard
achievement (n) /ə'tʃi:vmənt/
His great achievement is to make all the players into a united team.
something important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts
thành tích ,thành tựu
acid (n) (a) /'æsid/
a juicy apple with a slightly acid flavour.
a chemical substance that has a pH of less than 7. Strong acids can burn holes in material or damage your skin
acknowledge (v) /əkˈnɒlɪdʒ/
Claire acknowledged that she was guilty.
to admit or accept that something is true or that a situation exists.
thừa nhận, công nhận
acquire (v) /ə'kwaiə/
Manning hoped to acquire valuable works of art as cheaply as possible.
to obtain something by buying it or being given it
mua được,đạt được
across (adv)., prep. /ə'krɔs/
the first flight across the Atlantic
from one side of something to the other
act (n) (v) /ækt/
The new president's first act should be to end the war.
one thing that you do
hành động,đối xử
action (n) /'ækʃn/
the process of doing something, especially in order to achieve a particular thing.
Ambulance crews are ready to spring into action if anything goes wrong during the race.
The government must take action (=do something) now to stop the rise in violent crime.
active (adj) /'æktiv/ # inactive
She's over 80, but is still very active.
always busy doing things, especially physical or mental activities
năng động ,linh hoạt
activity (n) ) / ækˈtɪvəti/
Everyone is free to engage in peaceful political activity.
things that people do, especially in order to achieve a particular aim
I'd really like to be a famous actor.
someone who performs in a play or film
a woman who performs in a play or film.
Someday, she was going to be a famous actress, Gladys said.
diễn viên nữ
actual (adj) /ˈæktʃuəl/
I'm not joking. Those were his actual words.
used to emphasize that something is real or exact
thực tế, có thật
Actually, on second thoughts, I don't think I want to go out tonight.
used to add new information to what you have just said, to give your opinion, or to start a new conversation
They put an advertisement in 'The Morning News', offering a high salary for the right person.
a picture, set of words, or a short film, which is intended to persuade people to buy a product or use a service, or that gives information about a job that is available, an event that is going to happen etc
adapt (v) /ə'dæpt/
The children are finding it hard to adapt to the new school.
to gradually change your behaviour and attitudes in order to be successful in a new situation
add (v) /æd/
Do you want to add your name to the list?
Add 7 and 5 to make 12.
to put something with something else or with a group of other thíng
addition (n) /ə'diʃn/
This excellent book will be a welcome addition to the library of any student.
the act of adding something to something else
The company provides cheap Internet access. In addition, it makes shareware freely available.
used to add another piece of information to what you have just said
additional (adj) /əˈdɪʃənəl/
Additional information can be obtained from the centre.
more than what was agreed or expected
address (n) (v) /əˈdres/
What's your home address?
the details of the place where someone lives or works, which you use to send them letters
adequate (adj) = enough
Most people eat an adequate diet.
enough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose
Students need to be adequately prepared for the world of work.
in a way that is enough for a particular purpose
(một cách) đầy đủ
adjust (v) /ə'dʤʌst/ =get used to= adapt
It took time to adjust myself to motherhood.
to gradually become familiar with a new situation
admiration (n) /,ædmə'reiʃn/
He's a man for whom I have the greatest admiration
a feeling of great respect and liking for something or someone
admire (v) /əd'maiə/
I really admire the way she brings up those kids all on her own.
to respect and like someone because they have done something that you think is good, or to respect their qualities or skills
admit (v) /əd'mit/
Okay, so maybe I was a little bit scared, ' Jenny admitted.
to agree unwillingly that something is true or that someone else is right
adopt (v) /ə'dɔpt/
Sally was adopted when she was four.
to take someone else's child into your home and legally become its parent
adult (n) (adj) /'ædʌlt/
Some children find it difficult to talk to adults
a fully-grown person, or one who is considered to be legally responsible for their actions
người trưởng thành
advance (n) (v) /əd'vɑ:ns/
one of the great technological advances of the 20th century
a change, discovery, or invention that brings progress
advanced (adj) /əd'vɑ:nst/
high levels of unemployment in the advanced industrial societies
tiến tiến, cao cấp
I should warn you in advance that I'm not a very good dancer.
before something happens or is expected to happen
trước cái j đó
advantage (n) /əb'vɑ:ntidʤ/
Her experience meant that she had a big advantage over her opponent
something that helps you to be more successful than others, or the state of having this
take advantage of
Don't lend them the car - they're taking advantage of you!
to treat someone unfairly in order to get what you want, especially someone who is generous or easily persuaded
adventure (n) /əd'ventʃə/
As a young man he went off to Africa, looking for adventure.
an exciting experience in which dangerous or unusual things happen
cuộc phiêu lưu
advertise (v) /'ædvətaiz/
They no longer advertise alcohol or cigarettes at sporting events.
to tell the public about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it
báo cho biết trước
advertising aimed at 18-25 year olds
the advertising slogan 'Come alive with Pepsi
the activity or business of advertising things on television, in newspapers etc
advice (n) /əd'vais/
On her doctor's advice (=because her doctor advised her) Smith decided to take early retirement.
an opinion you give someone about what they should do
advise /ədˈvaɪz/ (v)
Experts advise that you should avoid being in strong sunlight for long periods.
to tell someone what you think they should do, especially when you know more than they do about something
khuyên, chỉ bảo
affair (n) /əˈfer/
The whole affair was a disaster.
an event or set of related events, especially one that is impressive or shocking
affect (v) /ə'fekt/
Smoking affects your health.
Smoking has a bad effect on your health.
to do something that produces an effect or change in something or in someone's situation
affection (n) /ə'fekʃn/
She looked back on those days with affection
a feeling of liking or love and caring
tình cảm,yêu mến , trìu mến
afford (v) /ə'fɔ:d/
to provide something or allow something to happen
The room affords a beautiful view over the city
có đủ, khả năng ,điều kiện
afraid (adj) /ə'freid/ =scared
I was a little afraid of him when I first met him
frightened because you think that you may get hurt or that something bad may happen
after (adv) /'ɑ:ftə/
After the war many soldiers stayed in France
when a particular event or time has happened, or when someone has done something
sau cái gì đó
afternoon (n) /'ɑ:ftə'nu:n/
He was having his afternoon nap.
the part of the day after the morning and before the evening
afterwards (adv) /'ɑ:ftəwədz/
His wife fell ill in June and died soon afterwards
after an event or time that has already been mentioned
sau này,sau đó
again (adv) /ə'gen/
Can you say that again? I didn't hear.
one more time - used when something has happened or been done before
against prep. /ə'geinst/
Every council member voted against the proposal.
used to say that someone opposes or disagrees with something
age (n) /eidʤ/ = how old
What age is your brother? → How old is your brother?
Francis is the same age as me
the number of years someone has lived or something has existed
aged (adj) /'eidʤid/
my aged parents
agency (n) /'eidʤənsi/
the Environmental Protection Agency
a car rental agency
a business that provides a particular service for people or organizations
cơ quan, đại lí
agent (n) /'eidʤənt/
Technological advances are the chief agents of change.
someone or something that affects or changes a situation
aggressive (adj) /ə'gresiv/ behaving in an angry threatening way, as if you want to fight or attack someone
Jim's voice became aggressive.
very determined to succeed or get what you want
A successful businessman has to be aggressive.
an aggressive disease spreads quickly in the body
an aggressive form of breast cancer
căn bệnh nguy hiểm
ago (adv) /ə'gou/
The little girl you saw a moment ago was my niece.
used to show how far back in the past something happened
agree (v) /ə'gri:/
We have to talk.' 'Absolutely, ' Peter replied. 'I couldn't agree more.'
agreement (n) /ə'gri:mənt/
They had made an agreement that they would share the profits equally.
Under the agreement, most agricultural prices will remain at the same level.
an arrangement or promise to do something, made by two or more people, companies, organizations
sự thoả thuận,sự đồng ý
ahead (adv) /ə'hed/
A hill loomed ahead of them.
a short distance in front of someone or something
trước,về phía trước
aid (n) (v) /eid/
Foreign aid from many countries poured into the famine area.
help, such as money or food, given by an organization or government to a country or to people who are in a difficult situation
sự giúp đỡ,viện trợ
aim /eɪm/ (n)
something you hope to achieve by doing something
She moved to this city with the aim of finding a better job.
Mục đích khi làm việc gì đó; cái mà bạn đang cố gắng để đạt được.
chỉ định hướng và ý đin h khái quát và chung chung nhất đối với 4 từ còn lại
We're aiming to increase our students' motivation
Cố gắng hoặc lên kế hoạch để đạt được mục đích gì đó.
air (n) /eə/
Let's go outside and get some fresh air.
the mixture of gases around the Earth, that we breathe
không khí,không gian
aircraft (n) /'eəkrɑ:ft/
The country's aircraft industry is still in its infancy
a plane or other vehicle that can fly
máy bay , khí cầu
Her family went to see her off at the airport
a place where planes take off and land, with buildings for passengers to wait in
alarm /əˈlɑːrm/ (n)
a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise to warn you of danger
I forgot to set the burglar alarm
alarming (adj) /ə'lɑ:miɳ/
an alarming increase in violent crime
making you feel worried or frightened
đáng báo động
alarmed (adj) /ə'lɑ:m/
He was alarmed to discover that his car was gone.
Environmentalists are alarmed by the increase in pollution
worried or frightened
worried or frightened
alcohol (n) /'ælkəhɔl/
Police officers smelled drink and breath-tested him.
drinks such as beer or wine that contain a substance which can make you drunk
alcoholic (adj) (n) /,ælkə'hɔlik/
How do you know if you are alcoholic?
relating to alcohol or containing alcohol
alive (adj) /ə'laiv/
It was a bad accident - they're lucky to be alive
still living and not dead
Have you done all your homework?
the whole of an amount, thing, or type of thing
allow (v) /ə'lau/
Passengers are allowed one item of hand luggage each.
to let someone do or have something, or let something happen
cho phép ,để cho
all right (adj) (adv).
What's the food like?' 'It's all right, but the place on campus is better.'
satisfactory, but not excellent
Are you feeling all right?
not ill, hurt, or upset or not having any problems
ally (n) (v) /'æli/
a meeting of the European allies
a country that agrees to help or support another country in a war
nước đồng minh ,liên minh ; kết thông gia
almost (adv) /'ɔ:lmoust/
Have you almost finished?
nearly, but not completely or not quite
alone (adj) (adv) /ə'loun/
She lives by herself/on her own/ alone
if you are alone in a place, there is no one with you
along prep., (adv) /ə'lɔɳ/
a group of children walking along in a line
alongside prep., (adv) /ə'lɔɳ'said/
Children's prices are shown alongside adult prices.
next to the side of something
cùng với, kế bên
aloud (adv) /ə'laud/
Joanne, would you read the poem aloud?
if you read, laugh, say something etc aloud, you read etc so that people can hear you
alphabet (n) /'ælfəbit/
the international phonetic alphabet
a set of letters, arranged in a particular order, and used in writing
bảng chữ cái
alphabetically (adv) /,ælfə'betikəli/
Are the records filed alphabetically?
theo thứ tự adc
already (adv) /ɔ:l'redi/
The design of the new house is similar to those that have already been built.
Is it 5 o'clock already?
before now, or before a particular time
đã rồi, đã
also (adv) /'ɔ:lsou/ = moreover=furthermore
The system was not only complicated but also ineffective.
in addition to something else that you have mentioned
cũng, cũng vậy
alter (v) /'ɔ:ltə/
The city centre has altered beyond recognition
Nothing can alter the fact that the refugees are our responsibility.
to change, or to make someone or something change
alternative (n) (adj) /ɔ:l'tə:nətiv/
Have you any alternative suggestions?
sources of alternative energy (=energy produced by the sun, wind etc rather than by gas, coal etc)
an alternative idea, plan etc is different from the one you have and can be used instead
thay thế , lựa chọn khác
alternatively (adv) như một sự lựa chọn
You can relax on the beach or alternatively visit the bustling town centre.
used for suggesting something different
sự lựa chọn khác
although conj. /ɔ:l'ðou/ mặc dù, dẫu cho
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