Effortless English anh việt bài 5: Drag (20 từ vựng)

Effortless English anh việt bài 5: Drag
Drag Vocabulary

1,respect (v)

tôn trọng, kính trọng
to feel or show admiration for someone
2,pay off (phrasal verb)
/peɪ ɒf/
trả hết
to give someone all the money that you have borrowed from them to buy something
pay off
3,draw (v)
rút tiền
to take money from a bank account
4,salary (n)
tiền lương
a fixed amount of money that you earn each month or year from your job
5,business (n)
công ty, doanh nghiệp
a particular company that buys and sells goods and services
6,workload (n)
khối lượng công việc
the amount of work that a person or organization has to do
7,lessen (v)
giảm bớt
to become smaller in amount, level, importance etc
8,burden (n)
chịu trách nhiệm, gánh nặng
a serious or difficult responsibility that you have to deal with
9,retire (v)
nghỉ hưu
to leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health
10,discuss (v)
trao đổi, thảo luận
to talk about something with someone
11,fairness (n)
sự công bằng
behaviour that is reasonable and right
12,suggest (v)
đề nghị
to offer an idea or a plan for someone to consider
13,expense (n)
chi phí
an amount of money that you spend in order to buy or do something
14,update (v)
cập nhật, thay đổi
to add the most recent information to something
15,hurt (n)
sự làm tổn thương
a feeling of emotional pain caused by someone’s behaviour
16,as long as (phrase)
/æz lɒŋ æz/
miễn là, chỉ cần
used to say that something must happen before something else can happen
as long as
17,above and beyond (phrase)
/əˈbʌv ænd biˈɑnd/
vượt quá (mức quy định)
(something) more than is required or expected
above and beyond
18,get along (phrasal verb)
/ɡet əˈlɒŋ/
hòa thuận
to have a good relationship
get along
19,buy out (phrasal verb)
/baɪ aʊt/
mua lại
to give someone money so that you own the part of a business that previously belonged to that person
buy out
20,drag on (phrasal verb)
/dræɡ ɒn/
lôi theo, kéo theo
to slow down or limit the development of someone or something
drag on




Twenty years ago, my sister and I bought a business from our mother. We all love and respect one another and get along well. We will be finished paying off the business in two years.

Our problem: Mom, who is now 77, still draws a salary from us above and beyond the payment for the business. Her workload has lessened greatly, as it should. She could do all of her work in one day and lessen the burden of her salary. However, she says she’d “go crazy” if she retired. We don’t want that. She could still come in as often as she wants and do her personal paperwork, banking, letter-writing, reading, etc. These are all things she does at “work” — on the clock.

If we try to discuss this, Mom gets hurt and says, “Just let me know when I’m not worth the money.” We don’t want to do that. We would hope she would see the fairness of this and suggest it herself.

Business expenses are going through the roof, and there are updates we should make, but we can’t do it as long as we are paying Mom at the level we are, on top of the money for the buy-out.



  1. buiviennhu@yahoo.com

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