Anh - Việt
Việt - Anh


Unit 9: Work Advice


Phrasal Verbs to Learn
put off
/pʊt ɒf/
hoãn lại
Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
bottle up
/ˈbɒtl ʌp/
kiềm chế, kìm nén
It's hard to bottle up the emotions while seeing such a moving play.
bring up
/brɪŋ ʌp/
đưa ra
Opponents might bring up numerous arguments against our plan, so please be well-prepared.
go over
/ɡəʊ ˈəʊvə(r)/
xem xét kỹ lưỡng (mang tính ôn lại)
Before you make a speech to the crowd, go over the main points of your talk, and take a deep breath.
see about
/siː əˈbaʊt/
làm việc gì, giải quyết công việc gì (bằng hành động)
I know you want me to fix the window, so I will see about that today.
wind up
/wɪnd ʌp/
kết thúc
The ceremony wound up with champagne.
carry away
/kæri əˈweɪ/
say mê, cuốn hút, mất tự chủ
Take your time and think carefully, don't get carried away.
Reading & Listening
Các bạn hãy đọc đoạn văn dưới đây để hiểu hơn về cách sử dụng của các cụm động từ trong bài học.
Surviving in the Office
If you are having problems with a difficult boss, first you need to talk to her. She may not know you are having trouble. If you bottle up your feelings and put off such a talk, you could come across as an irrational person when you finally confront her. No one, least of all management, wants to listen to hysterical complaints.


Before you speak to your supervisor, prepare your approach. Make sure your requests are valid. For example, if you want a bigger office, find out whether one is actually available. Are your expectations realistic? Try to anticipate any objections your boss may bring up. Think positive. Go over the meeting in your mind and anticipate how your boss will react. If you get a negative response, be ready to see about making the situation better. That way you can maintain a positive attitude overall.


Be very specific about what you want. For example, “better communication” is not a clear objective. Neither is merely warning a pay raise. If you ask for a raise and your boss says yes, you may wind up with $ 1.50 more a week. A little background is probably necessary to explain your problem, but don’t get carried away with long-winded speeches.
Short Conversations
Các bạn hãy nghe các mẩu hội thoại dưới đây để hiểu hơn về cách sử dụng của các cụm động từ trong bài học.

A: Can you put off eating out on Sunday evening? I'm going to invite my friends to dinner.

B: Okay! I’ll see about that idea, as long as you prepare the dinner on your own.

A: Because it's already midnight, I think it's time to wind up this party.

B: OK, I hope mother doesn't find out that we stayed out so late.

A: How was the conference, Peter?

B: Well, as soon as you left, the director dropped in on me and we went over some of the big issues again, and then he brought up his decision for the promotion next year. Jack has been appointed Head of Planning.

A: Is that Jack Roland? That's unbelievable!

B: I'm trying hard to bottle up my feelings in this case. But he's going to hold the position, starting next week.

Phrasal Verb Quiz
Các bạn hãy làm bài quiz sau đây để ôn tập cách sử dụng của các cụm động từ trong bài học.


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