CHUẨN BỊ TỪ VỰNG CHO CÂU HỎI IELTS SPEAKING PART 2: Describe something you do to help you study or work

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I. IDEAS CẦN LƯU Ý CHO ĐỀ "Describe something you do to help you study or work​"

42. Describe something you do to help you study or work

  • what it is

  • how you learn it

  • when you do it

  • and how you feel about the method

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I have been a huge fan of it ever since I was a still a youngster. I do jogging and running to lose weight, stretching exercises to maintain good systemic circulation, and aerobics for increasing my physical stamina. In addition, since volleyball is my ideal sport and hobby, I can’t avoid playing it whenever I feel bored or if I feel like I’m living a mundane life.

1. Minimize multitasking

The first method of concentration people can employ is to decrease the time they indulge in multitasking. People who multitask might seem like extra special beings, but they pay a huge price just to do that, according to a previous study conducted in Stanford. From a sample of 100 students, about half of them were identified as media multi-taskers while the other half weren’t. The test examined memory capacity, attention spans and ability to switch from a single task to the next — and the results showed that people who indulged in multitasking often performed poorly on each of the given tests. Most researchers suggest that people who multitask suffer from irrelevancy since everything can easily distract them. The main concern among neuroscientists who specialize in the inner workings of the brain is that an individual’s tendency to divide his or her attention, rather than focus, is impeding their ability to complete a simple but specific task. So lessening this is a great way to concentrate.

2. Meditate

Another method of concentration you can talk about is the simple exercise of meditating. If we were to rely on the saying "practice makes perfect", then meditation is a sure-fire way to enhance an individual’s focus because it would take a huge amount of concentration to focus on a particular task. It often considered that meditation is a good way to calm yourself and regain composure when you feel that your emotions are getting a little bit elated. You can also talk about a scientific study that might prove this claim. For example, a study at a certain university in Carolina revealed that students and individuals who frequently meditated for about 20 minutes per day for five days performed better on certain cognitive exams than those who haven’t tried the method. So, in conclusion, concentration can be improved by meditating.
3. Establish a to-do list
Concentration can be enhanced by doing certain methods including coming up with a to-do list. To-do lists not only help you prioritize what activities and tasks you are supposed to finish first, but they could serve as a record of something that you may have missed or loose ends. In addition, having a recording of all the tasks you need to fulfill can help you keep track and be focused on the upcoming task. If not, incomplete work could eat away at your concentration. This stems from something called the Zeigarnik Effect, which is a psychological phenomenon describing a person’s tendency to remember interrupted or incomplete tasks easily instead of tasks that haven’t been completed.
4. Try a small amount of caffeine
Caffeine works wonders in our body, usually though it can give you that surprising feeling of being focused especially when you have taken a suitable dosage. If you're feeling lethargic, grab a cup of joe or other caffeinated substances. Studies suggest that caffeine may, in moderate doses, help to boost focus — particularly in those of us who are fatigued. But don't get overzealous with the beverage, or you might get the caffeine side-effect which causes uneasiness and restlessness, which commonly decreases your ability to concentrate on a specific task or study.
5. Take breaks
Another method of enhancing concentration is taking a break. You might have heard that watching cat videos on YouTube can improve productivity. Well, that's true ... sort of. Whether watching cat videos, taking a walk, or closing your eyes for a few minutes at a time, it is critical to take the occasional break from work. Allowing two brief breaks during for an hour can help you perform consistently for the entire duration, whereas those who don’t get involved in a break might perform inconsistently over time. Include other examples that could help enhance the time you take a break. Including, going to watch movies, taking time out with friends and speaking about a time you went hiking or swimming on a holiday or a day-off.

II. TỪ VỰNG CẦN LƯU Ý CHO ĐỀ "Describe something you do to help you study or work​"

  1. Stretching- straighten or extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one's muscles or in order to reach something
  2. Aerobics - rigorous exercises, such as swimming or walking, designed to strengthen the heart and lungs
  3. Keen- having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm
  4. Youngster - a child, young person, or young animal
  5. Systemic circulation - provides the functional blood supply to all body tissue
  6. To meet any deadline- to finish a job or task in the time allowed or agreed
  7. Articles- a piece of writing on a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine
  8. To keep myself fit - to stay in good physically condition
  9. To get in shape - to become fit
  10. Be out of condition- to not be physically fit
  11. Favorable - to the advantage of someone or something
  12. Fighting spirit - courage and determination expressed in a willingness to fight or struggle
  13. Devote- give all or a large part of one's time or resources to (a person, activity, or cause)
  14. Physical endurance- (also related to sufferance, resilience, constitution, fortitude, and hardiness) is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue
  15. Homework- work or study done in preparation for a certain event or situation
  16. Negative emotions- any feeling which causes you to be miserable and sad
  17. Distraction- a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else
  18. An athletics track - a running track
  19. Restlessness- the inability to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom
  20. Breakthrough - a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development


  1. Describe an interesting subject that you learned at school
  2. Describe a magazine that you like
  3. Describe a website you like to visit
  4. Describe something you enjoy doing with an old person in your family

IV. CÁC CÂU HỎI PART 3 IELTS SPEAKING LIÊN QUAN ĐẾN ĐỀ "Describe something you do to help you study or work​"

1. Is it important for children to learn how to concentrate?

I don't think it's important for children to learn how to focus. First of all, it's the nature of children to be dynamic and enthusiastic. We can't demand children as adults do. A lot of adults can't focus, let alone children. Second, forcing children to focus can be counter-productive, which can be detrimental to their healthy growth.


  1. Nature - the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal
  2. Dynamic - positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas
  3. Enthusiastic - having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
  4. Counter-productivehaving the opposite of the desired effect
  5. Detrimentaltending to cause harm

2. What can employers do to help employees concentrate?

In order to make the staff more dedicated, first, the leader can establish some rules and regulations. For example, employees are prohibited from using their mobile phones during office hours to prevent them from being distracted. In addition, leaders can be more flexible in scheduling their staff's working hours and avoid the need for staff to work long hours. Long working hours can make staff feel tired and fidgety, so they can't work better.


  1. Dedicated - (of a person) devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity
  2. Establish - set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis
  3. Regulations - a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority
  4. Employee - a person employed for wages or salary, especially at non-executive level
  5. Prohibit - formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority
  6. Flexible - (of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances
  7. Working hours - refers to the legislation to limit the working hours per day, per week, per month or per year
  8. Fidgety - inclined to fidget; restless or uneasy

3. What kinds of jobs require higher concentration at work?

The kinds of jobs that require too much attention are the ones that have a higher salary. At the same time, to achieve the combination of work and rest, can lay out some group excursions to relax the staff's body and mind, so that they can be more focused on labor. I think a high-riskcareer requires a high degree of concentration. Like pilots, pilots are a technically demanding and dangerous profession. It is important to maintain a high degree of concentration during the course of flying an aircraft. A little distraction can result in serious property damage and casualties.


  1. Lay-out - the way in which the parts of something are arranged or laid out
  2. Excursion - a short journey or trip, especially one engaged in as a leisure activity
  3. Labor - work, especially hard physical work
  4. High-risk- involving or exposed to a high level of danger
  5. Degree- the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present
  6. Property damage - damage to or the destruction of public or private property, caused either by a person who is not its owner or by natural phenomena
  7. Casualty - a person killed or injured in a war or accident; a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation

4. Have you ever felt difficult to concentrate?

I often find it hard to condense my studies and daily tasks when I'm not getting enough rest and whenever I’m feeling tired, I find it particularly difficult to stay focused in class. Especially when I'm long hours, I feel like I've lost my mind, I can't think, and I can't concentrate. In addition, if I’m busy with homework and school projects, I often skip eating meals which makes me feel hungry and eventually lead me to having a poor diet and nutrition. This habit would eventually make me lose weight and I think it really affects my ability to remain focused and concentrated in class. I try to avoid processed foods as well since they increase blood sugarlevel and that’s not good for focusing too.


  1. Condense - make (something) denser or more concentrated
  2. Work long hours - means that you work for a period of time that is longer than the usual, regular, or routine for a given activity
  3. Diet- a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons
  4. Nutrition - the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth
  5. Blood sugar - the concentration of glucose in the blood

5. What kinds of distractions are bothering you in your life?

Recreational activities and electronics sometimes interfere with my concentration. I'm often distracted in class because I get caught up in mobile games sometimes. Sometimes when I do my homework, I especially want to go out and play with my friends or watch a movie, so I can't concentrate on my homework. In addition, sometimes when I get too lax in studying, I tend to fall asleep without me noticing, so by the time I wake up, a few hours have already passed. These are the kinds of distractions that I have to deal with in my ever day life.


  1. Recreational - relating to or denoting activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
  2. Electronics- the branch of physics and technology concerned with the design of circuits using transistors and microchips, and with the behavior and movement of electrons in a semiconductor, conductor, vacuum, or gas
  3. Interfere - prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly
  4. Distracted - unable to concentrate because one's mind is preoccupied
  5. Mobile game - a video game played on a feature phone, smart phone/tablet, smart watch, and portable media player or graphing calculator
  6. Lax - not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful

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