Cách dùng động từ "imagine" tiếng anh

· Cách dùng từ

Bên cạnh Phân tích bài essay về "waste collection by a recycling centre" IELTS WRITING TASK 1 (bar graph), IELTS TUTOR tổng hợp Cách dùng động từ "imagine" tiếng anh

I. Kiến thức liên quan

II. "imagine" là ngoại động từ

III. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "tưởng tượng, hình dung"

=to form a picture of something or someone in your mind / to have an idea of what something is like or what it might be like


  • imagine (that)
  • imagine (someone) doing something
  • imagine someone/something as something
  • imagine someone/something to be something
  • imagine/you can imagine/just imagine something
  • imagine what/why/how etc
  • fondly imagine (=have a mistaken idea about something)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She tried to imagine the scene. �
  • Imagine that you are lying on a beach.
  • Imagine yourself sitting behind your big new desk.
  • I imagine him as a distinguished old gentleman.�
  • I think they imagine the company to be bigger than it is.
  • It’s hard to imagine a more unpleasant job.�
  • can you imagine what it would be like to live without electricity ? (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: anh có thể hình dung xem sống không có điện thì sẽ thế nào không?)
  • Imagine my surprise when they announced I had won! 
  • He had never imagined that digging was such hard work.
  • You can imagine what the newspapers would do if they ever found out about this. 
  • I had fondly imagined that riding a camel would be easy.

2. Mang nghĩa "tưởng rằng, ngỡ rằng, cho rằng"

=used for showing that you are surprised by something or cannot believe it imagine doing something / to think that something is probably true


  • (just) imagine/imagine that

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Imagine going out dressed like that!
  • She now earns over 20 million dollars a film! Just imagine that!
  • It’s difficult, I imagine, to keep your interest alive after doing the job for 30 years.
  • I imagine (that ) he'll be there (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: tôi cho rằng anh ta sẽ đến đó)
  • I imagine they’ve left already.

3. Mang nghĩa "hoang tưởng"

=to have an idea that something exists or is happening, when in fact it does not exist or is not happening


  • imagine (that)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She always imagines the worst (=thinks the worst possible thing has happened).
  • ‘There! I heard it again!’ ‘There’s nothing there – you’re just imagining things!’ 
  • In these situations, you imagine everyone is laughing at you.

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