TOPIC 1 – Describe an intelligent person

TOPIC 1 – Describe an intelligent person

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Alice (English US)

George (English US)


You should say

Who the person is

What he or she does

Why you think he or she is intelligent and explain how you feel about him or her


I have had many opportunities to interact with various intelligent individuals throughout my life. However, after going through this topic, my cousin, Mr.Vang name comes to my mind. He is one of the most intelligent people I know.

I’ve known Mr. Vang since I was born because he is just 2 years older than me. My family and his family have spent a lot of time together, meeting up for celebrations and frequent visits throughout the years.

Mr. Vang is successful not only financially but is also a famous doctor in her field. He founded his pharmaceutical company 10 years ago with nearly 100 employees. His company imports and exports medicine throughout the world. He also makes a lot of money in real estate as well.

He has a wife and two children. He is 170 centimeters tall, quite fat, and has black hair. He’s really kind to people around him, and he’s well-respected in his community as well.

He is not only intelligent but also hard-working. The reason I think he is smart is because he is really successful in his business and his field.

I remember vividly that when he was in high school, he studied nearly 10 hours a day. After graduating from university, he worked around the clock and did many research jobs; that’s why he is a famous doctor in his field. Furthermore, he really pays attention to real estate, so he buys and sells many residential and commercial buildings, which makes him richer.

With his dedication, intelligence, and hard work, his business will be more famous and lucrative in the long run. I feel so lucky to have him in my big family, so his success is a good example for me and other cousins as well.



Alice (English US)

George (English US)

  1. What makes a person intelligent?

I believe that intelligence is a multifaceted concept with various criteria and types. A person’s intelligence can be measured by their ability to learn, retain, and apply new information to solve problems and adapt to different situations.

  1. Is it always true?

While this statement holds true in many cases, it may not be universally applicable. For instance, in the case of my cousin, Vang, he exhibits exceptional learning capabilities, strong memory retention, and adept problem-solving skills, which have contributed to the success of his business.

  1. Some people feel that being very intelligent can also be a burden, so do you agree with this notion?

I wholeheartedly agree with this notion. Highly intelligent individuals often bear the weight of expectations placed upon them. They are frequently sought out for guidance and support, as their insights and problem-solving abilities are valued by others, leading to added responsibilities and pressures.

  1. Is it often agreed that intelligence is very difficult to measure? Why is this?

As I mentioned before. There are various types of intelligence. To be more specific, a special chef in a famous restaurant can be considered the intelligent chef in his field, but it doesn’t mean he is good at math or solving problems.

  1. What are some of the greatest architectural achievements of the past 50 years?

Well, in the past 50 years, notable architectural achievements include iconic mega structures such as the Burj Khalifa and the Beijing National Stadium (also known as the “Bird’s Nest”) in China. These architectural marvels showcase the groundbreaking design of the last half-century.

  1. How about non-physical achievements?

In terms of non-physical achievements, two significant accomplishments of the last half-century are undoubtedly the advent of the internet and the development of virtual reality. These technological advancements have revolutionized communication, information access, and immersive experiences.

  1. What is needed for major accomplishments these days that are internationally recognized?

In my opinion, to achieve internationally recognized major accomplishments, one must demonstrate exceptional excellence and stand out among the global population. With a world population of 8 billion, significant achievements need to be extraordinary and make a profound impact in their respective fields.

For example, discovering a cure for AIDS would be a remarkable accomplishment with far-reaching implications.

  1. How will the major achievements of today impact future societies?

I think that the major achievements of today will undoubtedly exert a profound influence on future societies. Technological advancements, such as the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, have already had a significant impact on people’s lives. As these innovations continue to evolve, they will shape and redefine various aspects of society in the long run. It is increasingly difficult to envision a world devoid of these transformative technologies.


  1. Multifaceted: (adj)
    • Nghĩa: Đa diện, đa mặt, có nhiều khía cạnh hoặc mặt khác nhau.
    • Phiên âm: /ˌmʌltiˈfæsɪtɪd/
    • Ví dụ: The problem is multifaceted, requiring a comprehensive approach to address all its different aspects.


  1. Universally applicable:
    • Nghĩa: Áp dụng phổ biến, có thể áp dụng trên toàn cầu, không bị giới hạn bởi địa lý hay văn hóa.
    • Phiên âm: /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːrsəli əˈplɪkəbl/
    • Ví dụ: The principle of human rights is universally applicable and should be respected in all countries.
  2. Wholeheartedly: (adv)
    • Nghĩa: Một cách chân thành, toàn tâm toàn ý.
    • Phiên âm: /hoʊlˈhɑːrtɪdli/
    • Ví dụ: I wholeheartedly support your decision and will stand by you no matter what.
  3. Marvel: (n)
    • Nghĩa: Kỳ diệu, điều kỳ lạ, vật đáng ngạc nhiên hoặc kinh ngạc.
    • Phiên âm: /ˈmɑːrvəl/
    • Ví dụ: The Great Barrier Reef is a natural marvel with its stunning coral formations and diverse marine life.
  4. Groundbreaking: (adj)
    • Nghĩa: Đột phá, sáng tạo, mang tính cách mạng, làm thay đổi hoặc định hình một lĩnh vực hoàn toàn mới.
    • Phiên âm: /ˈɡraʊndˌbreɪkɪŋ/
    • Ví dụ: The invention of the internet was a groundbreaking development that revolutionized global communication.
  5. Undoubtedly: (Adv)
    • Nghĩa: Chắc chắn, không thể nghi ngờ.
    • Phiên âm: /ʌnˈdaʊtɪdli/
    • Ví dụ: She is undoubtedly the most talented singer in the competition.
  6. Virtual reality:
    • Nghĩa: Thực tế ảo, công nghệ tạo ra một môi trường giả tưởng, trong đó người dùng có thể tương tác và trải nghiệm như trong thế giới thực.
    • Phiên âm: /ˈvɜːrtʃuəl riˈæləti/
    • Ví dụ: Virtual reality technology allows users to immerse themselves in simulated environments for gaming, training, or virtual tours.
  7. Stand out: (v)
    • Nghĩa: Nổi bật, nổi trội, khác biệt so với những người hoặc vật khác.
    • Phiên âm: /stænd aʊt/
    • Ví dụ: Her artistic talent made her stand out from the other contestants.
  8. Make a profound impact on:
    • Nghĩa: Gây ra tác động sâu sắc, ảnh hưởng mạnh mẽ.
    • Phiên âm: /meɪk ə prəˈfaʊnd ˈɪmpækt/
    • Ví dụ: The invention of the smartphone has made a profound impact on how we communicate and access information.
  • Far-reaching implications:
    • Nghĩa: Hậu quả sâu rộng, ảnh hưởng đến nhiều khía cạnh và trong thời gian dài.
    • Phiên âm: /fɑːr-ˈriːtʃɪŋ ˌɪmplɪˈkeɪʃənz/
    • Ví dụ: The new regulations will have far-reaching implications for the industry, affecting businesses and consumers alike.
  • Exert a profound influence on:
    • Nghĩa: Tạo ra mộtsự ảnh hưởng sâu sắc đối với.
  • Phiên âm: /ɪɡˈzɜːrt ə prəˈfaʊnd ˈɪnfluəns ɒn/
  • Ví dụ: The works of Shakespeare continue to exert a profound influence on literature and theater to this day.
  • Social media platforms:
    • Nghĩa: Các nền tảng mạng xã hội, các dịch vụ trực tuyến cho phép người dùng tạo và chia sẻ nội dung, kết nối và tương tác với nhau.
    • Phiên âm: /ˈsoʊʃəl ˈmidiə ˈplætfɔːrmz/
    • Ví dụ: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are popular social media platforms used by billions of people worldwide.
  • Evolve: (v)
    • Nghĩa: Phát triển, tiến hóa, thay đổi theo thời gian hoặc qua các giai đoạn khác nhau.
    • Phiên âm: /ɪˈvɑːlv/
    • Ví dụ: Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, introducing new innovations and capabilities.
  • To envision: (v)
    • Nghĩa: Hình dung, tưởng tượng, tạo ra một hình ảnh hoặc ý tưởng về tương lai hoặc một tình huống cụ thể.
    • Phiên âm: /ɪnˈvɪʒən/
    • Ví dụ: She could envision a world where renewable energy sources replace fossil fuels.
  • Be devoid of: (adj)
    • Nghĩa: Thiếu, không có, không chứa đựng.
    • Phiên âm: /dɪˈvɔɪd/
    • Ví dụ: The room was devoid of furniture, giving it a stark and empty feeling.
  • Adapt to different situations:

Nghĩa: Thích nghi với các tình huống khác nhau, điều chỉnh, hoặc thích ứng với các hoàn cảnh và môi trường khác nhau.

Phiên âm: /əˈdæpt tuː ˈdɪfərənt ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃənz/

Ví dụ: Successful leaders are those who can adapt to different situations and make wise decisions accordingly.


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