Cách dùng từ "around" tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh hướng dẫn phương pháp học IELTS SPEAKING siêu hiệu quả, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Cách dùng từ "around" tiếng anh

I. Giới thiệu chung


  • Around có thể dùng với  2 chức  năng:
    • Giới từ (preposition): có  thể  + noun 
      • IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ: We walked around the old town.
    • Trạng  từ  (adv): không  thể  + noun, đứng  sau to be  
      • IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ: 
        • She turned around and smiled at me
        • Don’t discuss this when the children are around.

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "chuyển động, tạo nên một vòng tròn (quanh cái gì); vòng quanh"

=used for showing movement

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • At that moment a truck came rushing around the corner. 
  • Go around to the back of the house and see if anyone’s in the garden. 
  • Martha heard a noise and spun around to see what it was. 
  • When we got to the border, the guards made us turn around and go back. 
  • The Earth goes around the Sun  (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: trái  đất  chuyển  động  quanh  mặt  trời)
  • The wind makes the windmill’s sails spin around. 
  • We drove around looking for a hotel. 
  • I wish you’d stop following me around. 
  • There’s a rumour going around that she’s leaving her job.

2. Mang nghĩa "trong khu vực chung quanh, gần"

=used for showing where someone/something is


  • in and around
  • somewhere around
  • for miles around

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She said her husband hadn’t been around when she really needed him. 
  • The place gets so messy when the children are around. 
  • Brian had been around London for years, and knew all the right people. 
  • the quiet country roads around Chester 
  • Is your wife around? 
  • I’d like to talk to her. 
  • People living in and around the Chernobyl area were the worst affected. 
  • The factory is in Sacramento, or somewhere around there. 
  • It’s one of the most popular restaurants for miles around. 
  • Arrange the chairs around the table  (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: sắp  ghế quanh cái bàn)
  • Sam had his arm around Mandy’s waist. 
  • Everyone crowded around the little dog. 
  • a cottage with woods all around 
  • They have about 15 offices scattered around the country.
  •  Why are all those clothes lying around on the floor? 
  • The Games were watched by millions of people around the world. 

3. Mang nghĩa "tìm kiếm cái gì"

=searching, looking, or trying to find something

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • She walked in, glanced around the hall, and went out. 
    • It seemed like someone had been snooping around in my office. 
    • I’ll ask around and see if anyone has his address (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: hỏi  quanh  xem  có  ai  biết  địa  chỉ  anh  ấy)
    • It’s a good idea to shop around to get the best deal on your insurance.

    4. Mang nghĩa "khoảng chừng (thời điểm hoặc ngày tháng)"

    =not exact

    IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • see you around 7:30 (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: sẽ gặp anh vào khoảng 7 giờ rưỡi)
    • it'll be finished around Christmas (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: việc này sẽ xong vào khoảng Nôen)
    • it happened around 10 years ago (IELTS  TUTOR  giải  thích: việc đó xảy ra cách đây khoảng 10 năm)
    • There must have been around 500 people there. 
    • Damage was estimated at around £20 million. 
    • It was around that time that people started worrying about the ozone layer. 
    • We got back around 11. 

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