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lesson /'lesn/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- bài học
- to learn one's lesson by heart: học thuộc lòng bài học
- lời dạy bảo, lời khuyên
- never forget the lesson of Lenin: không bao giờ được quên những lời dạy bảo của Lê-nin
- lời quở trách; sự trừng phạt, sự cảnh cáo
- to read someone a lesson: quở trách người nào
- ngoại động từ
- quở trách, cảnh cáo, lên lớp (ai); trừng phạt
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) dạy, ra bài cho (ai)
+a unit of instruction
+punishment intended as a warning to others
+the significance of a story or event
+a task assigned for individual study
Advanced English Dictionary
1 exercise, drill, reading, lecture, recitation; assignment, homework, task:
The pupils are having an English lesson at the moment. You must finish your lessons before you can go out and play
2 class, session; instruction, teaching, tutoring, schooling; practice:
I take piano lessons on Tuesday afternoons.
3 example, exemplar, model, guide, maxim, paragon, message, deterrent, discouragement; warning, admonition; moral, precept:
Norman's punishment should be a lesson to you.
4 punishment, chastisement, chastening, castigation, scolding, chiding, rebuke, reprimand, reproof:
If she does that again, I'll give her a lesson she won't forget in a hurry!
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a period of time in which sb is taught sth: She gives piano lessons. + All new students are given lessons in / on how to use the library. + I'm having / taking driving lessons. + (especially BrE) Our first lesson on Tuesdays is French. + (especially BrE) What did we do last lesson?
2 something that is intended to be learned: The course book is divided into 30 lessons. + Other EU members can teach us a lesson or two on industrial policy.
3 ~ (to sb) an experience, especially an unpleasant one, that sb can learn from so that it does not happen again in the future: a salutary / valuable lesson + Let that be a lesson to you! + The accident taught me a lesson I'll never forget. + Their openness was a terrific lesson to me. + We are still absorbing the harsh lessons of this disaster. + It was a lesson not lost on (= learned well by) the team manager.
See also - OBJECT LESSON
4 a passage from the Bible that is read aloud during a church service: The first lesson is taken from St John's Gospel.
Idioms see LEARN
1 period of teaching or learning
good, interesting | boring | individual | private | driving, English, geography, maths, piano, swimming, etc.
VERB + LESSON
attend, go to, have, take
I go to Italian lessons at the local college. We had a history lesson followed by a double maths lesson. I'm taking driving lessons at the moment.
| give (sb), offer (sb), provide, take, teach
She gives singing lessons. They're offering free lessons in computing. I had to take a biology lesson this afternoon because the biology teacher was away. He doesn't teach very many lessons these days.
Pupils get lessons on how to organize their study time.
The trouble is that teachers don't prepare their lessons carefully enough.
He got into trouble for skipping lessons.
during a/the ~
No talking was allowed during the lesson.
| in a/the ~
You can't expect to learn all there is to know about the subject in a 45-minute lesson.
| ~ about
a lesson about the Civil War
| ~ in
He took lessons in Thai cookery.
| ~ on
a lesson on the Roman Empire
| ~ with
They've got a lesson with Mrs Evans at two o'clock.
2 sth learnt through experience
important, salutary, useful, valuable | bitter, hard, painful
It's a hard lesson to learn.
VERB + LESSON
What lessons can we draw from this unfortunate experience?
| teach sb
It taught me some valuable lessons about working with other people.
There are important lessons to be learnt from this mistake.
| ~ in
I learned a lesson in harsh economics when I was made redundant.
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