Cách dùng tính từ "tough" tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh hướng dẫn PHƯƠNG PHÁP HỌC IELTS WRITING HIỆU QUẢ, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn thêm Cách dùng tính từ "tough" tiếng anh

1. Mang nghĩa "khó khăn, khó nhằn"

=difficult to do or to deal with

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • They've had an exceptionally tough life. 
  • They will be a tough team to beat. 
  • The company is going through a tough time at the moment. 
  • We've had to make some very tough decisions. 
  • a tough journey (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một cuộc hành trình khó khăn)
  • My boss has given me a tough job/assignment. 
  • Many homeless people are facing a tough winter. 
  • After some tough bargaining, we finally agreed on a deal.

2. Mang nghĩa "cứng rắn"

=of a person, able to deal with difficult situations and not be easily defeated, frightened or upset

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • You have to be tough to be successful in politics. 
  • Even tough guys need to cry sometimes. 
  • Their lawyer is a real tough customer (= person).

3. Mang nghĩa "nghiêm khắc, quyết liệt"

=severe in limiting what is allowed or in punishing people who do not obey rules or laws

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Tough new safety standards have been introduced for cars. 
  • There have been calls for tougher controls/restrictions on what online retailers are allowed to sell. 
  • I think it's time the police got tougher on/with (= treated more severely) people who drink and drive. 
  • The government is continuing to take a tough line on terrorism.

4. Mang nghĩa "cứng"

=difficult to break or damage

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The tool is made from a very tough and resilient steel.

5. Mang nghĩa "dai nhách"

=Tough food is difficult to cut or eat

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • This steak is very tough. 
  • These apples have tough skins.

6. Mang nghĩa "thô bạo, lộn xộn"

=likely to be violent or to contain violence; not kind or pleasant

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • a tough neighbourhood 
  • Many of the country's toughest criminals are held in this prison.
  • one of the toughest areas of the city (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một trong những khu dữ dằn nhất thành phố)

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