TOPIC 7- Talk about an exercise you have thought of doing to help you think better

TOPIC 7- Talk about an exercise you have thought of doing to help you think better

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Alice (English US)

George (English US)

What is the activity or exercise?

Where did this idea come from?

How can this practice help improve your thinking?

What do you need to make this idea a reality?


Recently, I have been considering learning how to take up yoga in order to improve my thinking and my mind.

Of course, yoga is a mind-body practice that requires a lot of concentration, training, planning, and attention as well.

Yoga is an ancient practice that may have originated in India. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being.

There are many styles of yoga. A person should choose a style based on their goals and fitness levels.

I have been inspired by a video on YouTube, which is about a woman who looks 10 years younger for her age because she has practiced yoga for nearly 10 years.

Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world, and it has become a global phenomenon over the past couple of decades. Yoga has become increasingly popular in recent years. I know that about 300 million people practice globally.

Even in my hometown, which is a rural area, there is a yoga center to serve citizens there.

There are numerous benefits to yoga that are supported by science.

Firstly, it improves flexibility, reduces stress and anxiety, increases strength, improves mental health, improves quality of life, boosts the immune system, and develops critical thinking and memory skills.

In order to do yoga effectively, I simply need to go out and choose the best yoga center to register at.

Although it is rare to incur a serious injury when practicing yoga, the most common injuries among people practicing yoga are sprains and strains, especially for beginners like myself.

So, I need to consider a few risk factors before starting a yoga practice.

Last but not least, I will need to read up on some basic information about yoga so that I can do it properly and efficiently.


Alice (English US)

George (English US)

  1. When do you plan to start doing yoga?

Well, I’m arranging my schedule to ensure that I have free time to do yoga efficiently, maybe in 6 months.

  1. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who practices yoga?

Actually, everyone in my family is always busy with their work, so they don’t do yoga. But I know that several of my friends do yoga every day, and they’re really healthy, fit, strong, and flexible. And that is the reason I want to do yoga in order to have better health.

  1. What are the different ways that people keep their minds in good health?

Apart from yoga, as I just mentioned, there are numerous ways to keep fit, like walking, running, and playing football. Learning another language is good for long-term mental health.

  1. Which of these is the most effective?

This is a tough question because all of these are very important, but if I could choose only one, it would be walking. It is proven by scientists that walking for about 30 minutes a day can maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat, prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, and strengthen our bones and muscles.

More importantly, it is really easy to go walking for people of all ages.

  1. Some people believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Do you agree with this? Why or why not?

Definitely, I concur with this notion. Our mind and our body are directly linked. The brain requires a lot of blood and nutrients to function well. I read that in certain situations, like exams, the brain can use up to 60% of the metabolic energy produced by the body. So in order to ensure our brains work effectively, we need to have a strong, healthy body. I think that if my body is healthy, my mind will be brilliant.

  1. Is this always true?

I think it’s true that most of the time, drinking alcohol and using drugs, can have negative effects on their mind’s functions. They damage vital organs such as the brain, heart, and liver; cannot learn and remember information; and can cause psychological problems including depression, psychosis, and severe anxiety.

  1. What improvements in the education system could improve the thinking of students?

I think that a greater emphasis on critical thinking instead of rote learning would be a big positive for school curricula.

  1. Can you elaborate on that?

Yes, of course, any school lessons just focus on memorizing historical and scientific facts. Like the name of the 3rd prime minister of the USA, rather than concentrating on rational thinking, such as understanding the best way to evaluate or predict the future of a stock price.

  1. What are the most important steps needed to make sure students learn quickly?

Systematic assessment and feedback are really essential to optimizing the learning of students.

  1. Why are these so important?

We need to keep track of student’s progress and abilities and identify some areas that need improvement.

  1. Can you give an example of this?

While studying for IELTS, I did one full practice exam each week. I always spent a few hours identifying and learning from my mistakes. I have to pay attention to the verb tense in my writing.

  1. How has technology helped increase the efficiency of learning?

I believe that technology has a big impact on learning. With the advent of the internet, there is a wealth of resources on the internet for both teachers and students. And we can learn anything from around the world just on the internet.

  1. Which kinds of technology will make a big difference in education and learning in the future?

Virtual reality and AI will have a great effect on future learning. They allow students to be more engaged in their subjects and gain knowledge faster.


  1. take up st (bắt đầu làm cái gì đó, bắt đầu tham gia vào cái gì đó)
    • Phiên âm: /teɪk ʌp/
    • Ví dụ: I decided to take up painting as a hobby.
  2. Meditation –n- (thiền, sự thiền định)
    • Phiên âm: /ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən/
    • Ví dụ: She practices meditation every morning to relax and clear her mind.
  3. promote mental and physical well-being (thúc đẩy sự phát triển tinh thần và thể chất)
    • Phiên âm: /prəˈmoʊt ˈmɛntəl ænd ˈfɪzɪkəl ˌwɛlˈbiːɪŋ/
    • Ví dụ: Regular exercise can promote mental and physical well-being.
  4. a global phenomenon (hiện tượng toàn cầu)
    • Phiên âm: /ə ˈɡloʊbəl fəˈnɒmɪnən/
    • Ví dụ: Social media has become a global phenomenon, connecting people from all around the world.
  5. critical thinking (tư duy phản biện)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈkrɪtɪkəl ˈθɪŋkɪŋ/
    • Ví dụ: Critical thinking skills are essential for solving complex problems.
  6. boost the immune system (tăng cường hệ miễn dịch)
    • Phiên âm: /buːst ði ɪˈmjuːn ˈsɪstəm/
    • Ví dụ: Eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep can help boost the immune system.
  7. incur a serious injury (gánh chịu một chấn thương nghiêm trọng)
    • Phiên âm: /ɪnˈkɜːr ə ˈsɪəriəs ˈɪndʒəri/
    • Ví dụ: He incurred a serious injury while playing football and had to be taken to the hospital.
  8. sprains and strains (vết bong gân và căng cơ)
    • Phiên âm: /spreɪnz ænd streɪnz/
    • Ví dụ: The athlete suffered sprains and strains during the intense training session.
  9. Last but not least (cuối cùng nhưng không kém phần quan trọng)
    • Phiên âm: /læst bʌt not list/
    • Ví dụ: We would like to thank all the participants for their hard work. Last but not least, we appreciate the support of our sponsors.
  • people of all ages (người mọi lứa tuổi)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈpipəl ʌv ɔːl ˈeɪdʒɪz/
    • Ví dụ: The museum has exhibits that appeal to people of all ages.
  • concur with –v-(đồng ý với, đồng tình với)
    • Phiên âm: /kənˈkɜːr wɪð/
    • Ví dụ: I concur with my colleague’s opinion on the matter.
  • the metabolic energy (năng lượng trao đổi chất)
    • Phiên âm: /ðə ˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk ˈɛnərdʒi/
    • Ví dụ: Exercise helps to increase the metabolic energy expenditure.
  • Organs –n- (các cơ quan)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈɔːrɡənz/
    • Ví dụ: The heart, lungs, and liver are vital organs in the human body.
  • psychological problems (vấn đề tâm lý)
    • Phiên âm: /ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl ˈprɒbləmz/
    • Ví dụ: She sought professional help to address her psychological problems.
  • rote learning (học thuộc lòng)
  • Phiên âm: /roʊt ˈlɜrnɪŋ/
  • Ví dụ: Rote learning involves memorizing information without necessarily understanding the concepts.
  • Curriculum –n- (chương trình giảng dạy)
    • Phiên âm: /kəˈrɪkjələm/
    • Ví dụ: The school has updated its curriculum to include more practical skills.
  • curricula –n-(các chương trình giảng dạy)
    • Phiên âm: /kəˈrɪkjələ/
    • Ví dụ: The university offers a variety of curricula to cater to different academic interests.
  • rational thinking (tư duy hợp lý)
    • Phiên âm: /ˈræʃənl ˈθɪŋkɪŋ/
    • Ví dụ: Rational thinking involves making logical and reasoned decisions based on evidence and facts.
  • keep track of progress (theo dõi tiến trình)
    • Phiên âm: /kiːp træk ʌv ˈprɑːɡrɛs/
    • Ví dụ: It’s important to keep track of your progress to see how far you’ve come.


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