Tests 2.1

Từ Nghĩa tiếng việt Phát âm
counsellor /'kaunslə/ .n cố vấn
explain /iks'plein/ .v giải thích
overseas /ouvə'si:/ .adj nước ngoài,hải ngoại
draw /drɔ:/ .v đưa ra
grateful /'greitful/ .adj vui,dễ chịu,biết ơn
semester /si'mestə/ .n học kỳ (6 tháng)
impression /im'preʃn/ .nn ấn tượng,cảm giác
struck /straik/ .v làm cho chú ý,gây ấn tượng
suppose /sə'pouz/ .v nghĩ,tin rằng
accommodation /ə,kɔmə'deiʃn/ .n chỗ ở
hostel /'hɔstəl/ .n kí túc xá
To be honest // . thú thật là
manage /'mænidʤ/ .v tìm được cách
keep to themselves // . khép kín,không hòa đồng
lecturer /'lektʃərə/ .n giảng viên
incredibly // .adv khó tin,đáng kinh ngạc
field trip // .n chuyến đi thực tế
say /sei/ .n lấy ví dụ
fortnight /'fɔ:tnait/ .n hai tuần lễ
bachelor // .n cử nhân
apart /ə'pɑ:t/ .adv ngoại trừ
separate /'seprit/ .v tách ra
reserve /ri'zə:v/ .v đặt trước
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How are you finding that?

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C = Counsellor
K = Kate
L = Luki

C: Hi there, Kate. Come on in. How are you today?
K: Fine thanks.
C: Hi, Luki. How’s things?
L: OK.
C: Well, as I explained on the phone, I’m a Counsellor here at the Student
Services section of the university and I’m interviewing overseas students to
help me draw up a guide for new students so I’d be grateful if you could tell
me a little about your time since you’ve been here in Cambridge.
K: Right.
L: Good idea.
C: Now, Kate let’s start with you. OK, um …  this is your second semester isn’t it? Could you tell us something about your first impressions of the town when you arrived?
K: Yeah well first of all I was struck by how quiet it is here in the evening
C: Yes, I suppose Cambridge is a quiet place. Where did you live when you first arrived?
K: Well, I went straight into student accommodation; it was a kind of student hostel.
C: Ah right, so you didn’t have to worry about doing your own cooking or anything like that?

K: No, but sometimes I wished I had! The food at the hostel was awful.

C: Oh dear. But how were the other students?
K: To be honest I haven’t managed to make many friends even though the place is full. People seem to keep to themselves; they’re not really very friendly.
C: Oh I’m sorry to hear that. Well, what about the actual course? You’re studying … uh?
K: I’m doing a Masters by coursework in Environmental Studies.
C: Ah, right, and how are you finding that?
K: Yeah, well, it’s been pretty good really. I’ve enjoyed the course, but I feel there hasn’t  been enough contact with the lecturers.They all seem to be incredibly busy. The only chance I’ve really had to talk to them was on the field trip.
C: Well that’s no good. Could anything be done to improve the course in your opinion?
K: Well … I think it would be helpful to have meetings with lecturers on the course. Say once a fortnight — something like that.
C: Regular meetings. Yes that could certainly help. Now Kate, we’ll come back to you in a minute, but I’d just like to ask Luki some questions.

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C: Luki, Where are you from?
L: I am from Indonesia.
C: And how did you find Cambridge when you first arrived?
L: Well, I like it here. I think the city is very beautiful.
C: What about your accommodation? Was that OK?
L: Yes,OK.At first I stayed with a family for three months. They were very kind to me but they had three young children and I found it difficult to study
C: Right, I see.
L: So after three months I moved out and now I live with two other students in a student house. It’s much cheaper and we like it there.
C: Good, and what about your studies? What are you studying?
L: I’m doing a Bachelor of Computing.
C: Computing. I see. Um, apart from the language difficulties, if you can separate them, how have you found the course?
L: OK, but …
C: Yes, go on.
L: Well, the main difficulty for me is getting time on the computers in the computer room. It’s always busy and this makes it very hard to do my practical work.
C: Yes, I’m sure it would. Can you reserve time in the computer room?
L: No, you can’t … but it would certainly help if we could reserve computer time.
C: Yes. I’ll look into that and see if something can’t be done to improve things over there. Now let’s go back to Kate…

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