Stress in English

Quy tắc về trọng âm câu:

  • Từ 2 âm tiết, trọng âm thường rơi vào từ đầu (‘happy, ‘dwindle). Tuy nhiên, nếu âm tiết đầu là một tiền tố thì trọng âm rơi vào âm tiết thứ hai (dis’like, pro’long).
  • Từ 3 âm tiết trở lên, trọng âm rơi vào âm tiết thứ ba tính từ phải sang (phi’losophy, bio’logical). Tuy nhiên, nếu tận cùng bằng -ion hoặc -ic(s) thì trọng âm rơi vào âm tiết đứng ngay sát trước nó (trans’lation, auto’matic)

Expression in English

When we do a writing, we usually use some general lazy expression (for ex. a good student, a slow computer …). It should be avoid and could be replaced by an interesting corresponding one. These are following some substitutions:

1. Good -> Rewarding or Satisfying

2. Slow -> Retard

3. Many -> Several (Not sure)

Informal writing: a simple verb with a preposition (for ex. to look into, to look after) is the least formal choice and is commonly used in informal spoken language notes, emails and postcards.

Formal writing: words borrowed into English from other languages, especially Latin and Greek, are quite formal, or high register. These words are used in technical, scientific, medical, psychological and philosophical writings.

  • Many words ending in -ion are borrowed from Latin (such as: discussion, examination, explanation, information, instruction, investigation, presentation)

+ Distinguish ei/ie

Write I before E

Except after C

Or when sounded like AY

As in Neighbour and Weigh



1. Study English Book

Prepositions of time and place

We use

  • in + month/season/year/century
  • at + period of a few days
  • in + part of the day (except night – at night)
  • on + days/dates
  • at + clock time/meal time
  • —————————————————–
  • in + country/town/village
  • in + place inside a building
  • at + something around us
  • at + position/place
  • on + surface/floor

In agreement

In the end

In general

In private

In charge of

In the lead

In a hurry

In silence

In comparison with

In fact

In motion

In tears

In demand

In favor of

In a position to

In a whisper

Writing 5. Letter of application

Unit 5. Letter of application

The letter of application (also called cover letter or covering letter) normally contains three or more paragraphs in which you should :

  1. confirm that you wish to apply and say where you learn about the job
  2. say why you are interested in the position and relate your interests to those of the company
  3. show that you can contribute to the job by highlighting your most relevant skills and experience.
  4. indicate your willingness to attend an interview (and possibly state when you would be free to attend)


Dear Ms Brown,

I am writing to apply for the position of Public Affairs Associate which was advertised last week in the International Herald Tribune

Although I am presently employed by a non-profit making organization, it has always been my intention to work in a commercial environment. I would particularly enjoy the chance to work for your company and as you will notice on my enclosed curriculum vitae, the job you are offering matches both my personal and professional interests.

My work experience has familiarized me with many challenges involved in public relation today. I am sure that this, together with my understanding of the needs and expectations of sport and nature enthusiasts, would be extremely relevant to the position. Moreover, as my mother is German, I am fluent in this language and would definitely welcome working in a German-speaking  environment.

I would be pleased to discuss my curriculum vitae with you in more detail at an interview. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Scott

Writing 5 – Summarizing Skills

Unit 6. Task 1. Write a summary of about 25-30 words about the following article

Now, we can find all the information in all areas such as the price quotations, the economy, politics, the courts, medicine, sports ou culture due to the online databases.

Unit6. Task 2. Write a summary of about 50 words about the following article

Information utilities are companies that provide a variety of information services to organizations or individuals who subscribe to their services. These services might include providing programs to process your data, providing a network over which your computers may communicate with one another or online database that make it possible for managers to acces large quantities of information external to their organizations.