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Áp dụng từ vựng Difficult time vào IELTS Speaking Part 2

Bộ từ vựng Difficult time là một chủ đề mà các bạn thường gặp trong phần thi IELTS Speaking Part 2. Các bạn sẽ cảm thấy đây là một chủ đề dễ nhưng cũng đừng chủ quan vì lượng từ vựng của nó dễ nhưng mà là dễ quên và dễ sai nếu dùng không đúng. Bài viết dưới đây sẽ cung cấp cho các bạn lượng từ vựng về chủ đề Difficult time để nâng cao band điểm của chính mình ở những phần thi IELTS Speaking Part 2.

Áp dụng từ vựng Difficult time vào IELTS Speaking Part 2

Áp dụng từ vựng Difficult time vào IELTS Speaking Part 2

I. Noun

1. Khó khăn nhỏ

  • A snag = a hitch = a glitch (n) sự cố, trở ngại

⇒ The vaccine is reported to be 99.87% effective for children; however, the only snag it is facing now is long-distance transportation.

(a snag: nhược điểm tiềm ẩn)

⇒ Due to a severe technical hitch of the fire, half of the audience at the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 live show was displaced.

(a hitch: khó khăn tạm thời)

⇒ The screen failure was due to a glitch caused by the old RAM.

(a glitch: vấn đề kỹ thuật)


2. Khó khăn lớn

  • Predicament = dilemma = quandary (n) tình huống khó khăn

⇒ After the 2008 recession. many people were stuck in debt and tried to find a way out of their financial predicament.

⇒ Covid-19 patients in HCM city faced a horrendous dilemma last year: either surrender the virus or the hunger.

⇒ Dan and Joe would love to buy a new house but it’s likely to put them in a quandary: They want a more comfortable place for the kids but it seems like they cannot afford it.


  • Reach + a/an + impasse = dead end = stalemate (n) trường hợp bế tắc

⇒ The dispute between Roe and Wade was thought to reach an impasse since two-thirds of American citizens support Women’s right to abortion while Republican officials attempt to ban abortion.

⇒ In their attempts to satisfy both sides’ requirements, the negotiators reached a dead end.

⇒ The Allies and the Axis power finally seemed to have reached a stalemate.


  • Juggling act (n) hành động tung hứng (người Việt hay có câu “3 đầu 6 tay” không thể quán xuyến nhiều việc cùng lúc)

⇒ Being a parent is definitely an incessant juggling act between self-care and children.


  • Nightmare (n) cơn ác mộng

⇒ Her journey to Vietnam was indeed a nightmare – all Vietjet Air flights were delayed for 3-5 hours and she even had severe jetlag and got food poison.


  • Pitfall (n) mối nguy hiểm tiềm ẩn

⇒ A lot of people might not realize that perfectionism is one of the most obvious professional and personal pitfalls.


  • Obstacle (n) trở ngại

⇒ She would like to switch her job to be a software engineer but the lack of experience in algorithms is her major obstacle.



II. Adjective for Difficult

  • Tricky (adj) nhiệm vụ đòi hỏi chuyên môn cao

⇒ Oh that’s a tricky question to me… hmm I don’t know the answer off the top of my head but I could search for it.


  • Tough (adj) khó khăn cần nhiều nỗ lực

⇒ The final match of the AFF Cup 2018 between Vietnam and Malaysia was a brilliant but indeed tough game.


  • Demanding/Taxing/Challenging (adj)

⇒ IELTS Listening is a demanding task; once you lose track, you cannot follow up and answer the next questions.

(demanding: đòi hỏi khắt khe về thời gian và sự nỗ lực)

⇒ Reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy was terribly taxing, it took me a year to finish the book.

(taxing: nặng nhọc về thể chất, tinh thần)

⇒ After graduation, she has been performing the same tedious experiments for a year. That’s why she applied for a master’s degree to look for more challenging tasks.


  • Arduous (adj) gian khổ

⇒ We all know that raising children is not a piece of cake, it is absolutely an arduous responsibility.


  • Teething troubles with problems

⇒ She was facing some teething troubles with the new projects but they were all expected.

(teething troubles: khó khăn ở giai đoạn đầu)


III. Áp dụng từ vựng Difficult times vào IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a difficult thing that you would like to succeed.

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Why it is difficult
  • How you would like to prepare for it
  • And explain why you would like to be successful in doing it.

I think we’ve all gone through some ups and downs in our life at some point. The challenging task that I overcame was being accepted to my ideal institution, to think of it.

There were a number of teething issues at first. I believed that spending all of my free time cramming for the standardized exams would help me attain my target score, allowing me to best prepare myself for the demanding application season. I worked for eight hours and then studied all night. But I was unaware that was my pitfall. Contrary to my expectations, because of the lack of sleep, which even made me more stressed, most of what I had learned frequently just went into one ear and out the other. I began to fear that I might not have been able to realize my goal. I believed that this was my dead end, but I told myself to become stronger and more resolve to get out of the quandary.

I have learned how to effectively organize my time to lessen the stress of a heavy assignment; for instance, I spent the whole morning reviewing my vocabulary and verbal reasoning tests. I had no option but to ace the tests because they were necessary for the application procedure and would boost my profile. Imagine that if I failed it, I would no longer be able to apply, which would be a setback for my academic development. So, I’m hoping that a combination of my diligence and a little bit of luck will enable me to successfully overcome this tough hurdle.


Với tiêu chí Lexical Resource – một trong bốn tiêu chí đánh giá trong bài thi IELTS Speaking – các bạn sẽ được yêu cầu cao về kiến thức và sử dụng sành sỏi các từ vựng từ band 7.0. Việc sử dụng từ vựng về chủ đề Difficult times trong đúng ngữ cảnh sẽ giúp bạn tăng điểm số. Bài viết trên có thể giúp bạn áp dụng các từ vựng vào các cuộc hội thoại hàng ngày hoặc trong phần thi IELTS Speaking.


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