Cách Paraphrase "expensive" trong IELTS SPEAKING & WRITING

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Bên cạnh hướng dẫn em rất kĩ cách viết bài IELTS WRITING không bị dài, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn kĩ thêm các cách paraphrase của từ EXPENSIVE, đây là từ thường gặp trong IELTS SPEAKING và IELTS WRITING em nhớ đọc thật kĩ nhé

I. Paraphrase "expensive" trong IELTS SPEAKING

1. That’s a bit pricey

Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It's a bit pricey but the food is wonderful.
  • I really like the new restaurant that opened up down the street. It’s a bit pricey but the food is worth it!

2. Cost an arm and leg


  • Đây là idiom nên chỉ dùng trong SPEAKING

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The repair work cost an arm and a leg.

3. Daylight robbery


  • Robbery là danh từ không đếm được 

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • £6 for an orange juice? That's just daylight robbery!

    4. Break the bank

    Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • I would love to go to Switzerland on vacation, but a trip right now would definitely break the bank!
    • Going to the movies is expensive, but it won’t break the bank

    5. cost a small fortune

    Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

      Wow! That house looks expensive. It must have cost a small fortune.

      6. cost you a pretty penny

      Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

        Oooh, is that a new Prada bag? That must have cost you a pretty penny!


        8. Sky-high: trên trời

        IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

        Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

        • The price of oil went sky-high when war broke out.
        • Our expectations of him were sky-high.

        9. High-end: cao cấp

        IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

        • High-end là tính từ

        Xét ví dụ:

        • high-end video equipment
        • a high-end department store
        • high-end consumers

        10. fancy

        ​IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

        • Với cách dùng này FANCY là tính từ, mang nghĩa complicated, decorative, có nghĩa là "kiểu cách", "màu mè"
        • Còn có nghĩa khác là "đắt"

        Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

        • I wanted a simple black dress, nothing fancy. 
        • The decorations were a little too fancy for my tastes. 
        • fancy cakes
        • We stayed in a fancy hotel near the Champs-Élysées. 
        • a fancy restaurant

        II. Paraphrase "expensive" trong IELTS WRITING

        1. Exorbitant

        Đắt đỏ

        Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

        • The bill for dinner was exorbitant.

        2. Costly

        Ví dụ:

        • a costly item 
        • a costly purchase 
        • The project was subject to several costly delays/setbacks.

        3. Extravagant

        Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

          • the extravagant lifestyle of a movie star 
          • It was very extravagant of you to buy strawberries out of season. 
          • He rarely used taxis, which he regarded as extravagant. 
          • the extravagant use of packaging on many products

          4. Lavish

          hào nhoáng, sang trọng

          Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

          • lavish gifts/promises/praise 
          • lavish spending 
          • lavish banquets 
          • The evening was a lavish affair with glorious food and an endless supply of champagne. 
          • The lavish production makes this musical truly memorable.

          5. over-priced

          IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

          • Mang nghĩa cao giá, cũng là tính từ ghép 

          Cùng IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

          • These shoes are very nice, but they're really overpriced.

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