Lời giải ĐỀ THI 16/01/2021

Lời giải Task 1:


The first graph compares average house prices in 1995 and 2013 in England and London, and the second graph compares average house prices in 2013 in London with other areas in England.

Overall, house prices increased in London more than in England between 1995 and 2013. Average house prices in London were higher than in other areas of England in 2013.

In 1995, the average price of a house in England was £130,000 and by 2013 this figure had risen to £200,000.  However, London saw a more dramatic increase in average house prices, from £200,000 in 1995 to over £400,000 in 2013.

Average house prices in 2013 were highest in London and the South East, at £400,000 and £320,000 respectively.  In the South West, the figure was about £270,000.  In contrast, the average was lower in other areas, at £200,000 in the North West, which was double the figure for the North East, while the average house price in the Midlands was £120,000.

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Lời giải Task 2:


It is true that people hold conflicting views about studying the science of food and its preparation.  While some believe that this is a waste of time, which should be spent on more important studies, I agree with those who argue that food science and preparation should form an integral part of the student curriculum.

On the one hand, there are already many subjects and activities that must be part of the timetable of all secondary schools.  It is impossible to compare them in terms of their significance in the development of young people.  For example, it is essential to have a good grasp of mathematics, IT, and the natural sciences, together with reading and writing skills, and activities such as art, music and sport.  Sometimes, there are also vocational courses, and therefore school timetables are already full.

On the other hand, food and diet are fundamental to health, and I support the view that food science and preparation must be taught in schools.  Firstly, knowledge of food science is related to the study of human biology, in terms of building up the immune system, and the effects on the body of eating a balanced diet rather than consuming junk food.  Secondly, it is also related to biochemistry.  Students learn about artificial colouring and flavouring, chemical preservatives and understand food labelling.  Finally, armed with a knowledge of food science, young people see the value of healthy eating habits , and learn which foods are detrimental to health.  By then cooking food themselves, they practice safe hygiene standards and gain the lifelong skill of preparing nutritious  home-made food.

In conclusion, although the school curriculum is crowded, I agree with the opinion that space must be found to teach food science and preparation.


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Written by NgocBach

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Vocabulary from education:

  • to have a good grasp of something

            Meaning: to understand a problem deeply and completely

            Example: Children who begin to learn a foreign language in primary school are usually able to have a good grasp of the new language quickly.

  • vocational courses

            Meaning: courses which provide students with the skills and knowledge that they need to do a particular job

            Example: Governments should extend the provision of vocational courses for      those who want to learn a trade, for example as electricians, plumbers, mechanics.


Vocabulary from health:

  • to build up one’s immune system/ immunity

            Meaning: to increase the ability of your body to fight diseases

            Example: A healthy lifestyle and a diet rich in vitamins is a sure way to build up one’s immune system.

  • healthy eating habits

            Meaning:  eating healthy food at regular times of the day

Example:  Health education involves teaching people about healthy eating habits,           such as regular mealtimes and eating fruit and vegetables every day.

  • to be detrimental to health

            Meaning: to be harmful to health

            Example: Lying in the sun for too long can be detrimental to health and result in            skin cancers.

  • safe hygiene standards

Meaning: a safe level of keeping yourself, living areas or working areas clean in order to prevent illness and disease

Example: Maintaining safe hygiene standards in hospitals, homes and workplaces is a simple and inexpensive way to combat the spread of diseases.

Vocabulary from food and diet:

  • to eat a balanced diet

Meaning: to eat the correct types and amounts of food

Example: The health benefits of eating a balanced diet are obvious.

  • junk food

Meaning: food that is quick and easy to prepare and eat, but that is thought to be bad for your health

Example:  The consumption of too much junk food is a major factor in the increase of childhood obesity.

  • artificial colouring and flavouring

Meaning: any colours or flavours added to food, in order to make it look more attractive or to enhance the flavour.

Example: Consumers today expect food to look attractive and to have a      distinctive taste, so artificial colouring and flavouring is often used in the food production process.

  • a chemical preservative

Meaning: a substance used to prevent food from deteriorating

            Example: The juice contains no artificial/chemical preservatives, so drink it        within the next two or three days.

  • food labelling

    Meaning: the listing of ingredients on food packets or cans

    Example: Food labelling should be clear in order for consumers to make   informed choices about the food that they buy.

  • home-made food
  • Meaning: food which is prepared at home using individual ingredients

    Example: In developed countries, the young generation must rediscover the art of preparing home-made food, as part of a healthy lifestyle.

    Other vocabulary:

  • integral [adjective]:
  • Meaning:  included as an essential part of something

    Example:  A wide vocabulary is an integral part of mastering a new language.

  • fundamental [adjective]:
  • Meaning:  serious and very important, the necessary basis for something

    Example:  A knowledge of computers is a fundamental requirement for many jobs today.

  • to arm [verb]:
  • Meaning:  to provide yourself or other people with information or equipment

    Example:  The President armed himself with the latest corona virus statistics before the television interview.

  • nutritious [adjective]:

Meaning:  containing many of the substances which are good for your body

Example:  The chef prepared a nutritious meal, containing fresh fish and vegetables.

  • crowded [adjective]:

Meaning:  full of something

Example:  My days are always crowded with things to do, so it is hard to study in the evenings.