101 – 3 April

1. (adj) very exciting and attractive
2. (v) to hurt the feelings
3. (v) to prove that someone is guilty of a crime in a court of law (buoc toi o toa an)
4. (v) vi pham phap luat nhung chua bi buoc toi
5. (n) a customer of a shop, hotel, etc, esp a regular one = loyal customer

6. (n. phrase) a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc

7. (n) a person who has been found guilty of a crime and sent to prison : prisoner

8. (n) jail

– (adj) general accepted / widespread / thinh hanh/ pho bien/ lan rong
– (adj) conversational
– (n) sense of taste (khau vi)
– (time phrase) tai thoi diem nay
– (time phrase) co nhung luc
– to be bitter about: ghet ai / cay dang voi ai
– to make so embarrassed or ashamed
– succeeding, being accepted
– to be or remain friendly
– to be good at
– che day
– a graphical presentation of progress in learning
– to stop yourself saying something you might regret
– newcomer
– confused = lost = ban khoan

glamorous (adj) = very exciting and attractive
a glamorous career = a glamorous job
a glamorous girl = an attractive girl


to offend = to hurt the feeling
Her way offended me and make me embarrassed and ashamed.
I was offended by her way


to convict: to prove that someone is guilty of a crime in a court of law (buoc toi o toa an)
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?


to commit a crime: vi pham phap luat nhung chua bi buoc toi (commit a crime)


patron: a customer of a shop, hotel, etc, esp a regular one
cafe patron
coles patron
In summer, cafe patrons often sit outside at tables under umbrellas and enjoy the passing parade of shoppers

patron saint: a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc

convict (n)
an escaped convict

convict settlement

prevailing = general accepted / widespread / thinh hanh/ pho bien/ lan rong

prevailing topic
prevailing discussion
prevailing opinion

colloquial = conversational
colloquial language
colloquial words and slang

palate = sense of taste
Local restaurant can be found to suit all palates and pockets

At this stage, all I need to do are to follow the plan. (tai thoi diem nay)
That’s all I need to tell you at this stage

At some stage, I don’t know how to do

to resent: to be bitter about: ghet ai / cay dang voi ai
to show so up: to make so embarrassed or ashamed
If you complete your assignment too soon, and continually show every else up, your co-worker might resent you even more

Proficiency in English does not end with the score in a language test

getting on = succeeding, being accepted
Sharpening one’s English skills on continual basic is an essential part of getting on at work

to get on with = to get along with = to be or remain friendly
The better you know people, the more likely you are to get on well with them

to be competent at = to be good at
One of the most important factors is to be competent at what you are asked to do


to cover it up: che day
learning curve: a graphical presentation of progress in learning
If you make a mistake, don’t try to cover it up, or worse still blame someone else; instead, accept that you are on a learning

curve and mistake will inevitably occur
I’m still half way up the learning curve

to bite your lips = to stop yourself saying something you might regret (bit-bitten)
Lastly, it is a good ideal to learn to sometimes bite your lips.
I bit my tongue

newbie = newcomer

to be puzzled = to be foxed = confused = lost = ban khoan
The problem had us foxed

democratic (adj) =
– relating to the idea that all people should be treated equally (dan chu, cong bang)
– based on a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting
democratic party

democracy (n)
– an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights

republican (adj)
– based on a form of government in which the elected representatives (dai bieu quoc hoi) possess the supreme power (cong hoa)
republican party

republic (n)

Celsius: measure of temperature C
a top temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit, that is 16 degrees Celsius

Fahrenheit: measure of temperature F

manner (n): behaviour
a person’s manner
an organised and professional manner

short-sighted(adj)
short-sightedness
dioptre: measure of short-sightedness

fanatic(n): extremist
fanatical (adj): cuong nhiet
women can be even more fanatical than man about their favourite team

demanding(adj): requiring much time, attention or effort (doi hoi khat khe)
demanding job, demanding boss, demanding employer, demanding request

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