2 F2F Class Notes (Lily) [S]

Pronunciation

hire- hai er
calm= kall m
phone= fone
daughter= doll ter

st–sd sound:
mistake– misDAKE
stand — sDAND
stop—- sDOP

Grammar

if they used to speak…–> if they are used to….

Vocabulary

1. accent= 口音
ex: He has a strong Indian accent. 
ex: he has no accent when he speaks English.

2.naughty (adj)= 调皮的
ex: my daughter was just being naughty so she refused to cooperate with the teacher.

3. expat (person)= foreigners working in China.
ex: do you have to provide a working visa for the expats?

4. on my right
on my left
in front of me/ across from me
behind me

Speaking

I’m really busy recently for my work. If I go there, I usually take about 50 mins from my company to here. I need to take another 50 mins from here to my home. The time for transportation is really long and almost twice time than the class. I also think 50 mins is not enough, maybe two classes for me to have enough time to talk and get feedback. It depends on the arrangement by Judy. Usually I think she can’t arrange two classes together, because the resource of teacher is limited here. I was introduced by Cassie, she has a language school which is teaching Chinese for the foreign students. We have cooperate with this school for many years, because we have a lot of foreign staffs in our company. When they come to China, we will arrange Chinese lesson for them, we send students to their school. We only provide the first 48 hours Chinese lessons which can help them to reach the survival level. For the half year, the total cost for each one is about 10,000. They don’t need to go their school, the teacher will come to our company to teach them. They are easy to hire the Chinese teachers.

The teacher’s pronunciation usually affect the students a lot, especially for the children.Yesterday we have a half year review with management trainee, one management trainee come from a small city in JS province. His pronunciation is very strange, we have to keep calm when he speaks English. His boss is an Indian. When he learned English, maybe his teacher pronunciation is not standard which influence him a lot. For Chinese people, it’s easy to get what he says. When I just graduate from university, I joined a lot of interview. Chinese interviews will ask you a lot of questions by English, it’s really easy for me to understand what they express. Usually you will join the second round interview with the foreigner, if the foreigner is not native speak for English, it will very difficult for me to understand. They can understand me, but I can’t understand and I need to ask them repeat again and again. My boss is Chinese people, but she become Australian many years ago.

Recently I need to talk to the Indian guy often because I support their department for the HR related issues. I had a lot of opportunity to talk with this guy. Sometimes by email, usually we talk by phone. Sometimes he comes to my seat and asks a lot of questions. It’s the first time it’s really difficult for me to understand. Now maybe I can understand 70% because I think he knows in China, most of the employee can’t understand his Indian pronunciation. So he changed a lot. Two months, an Indian lady come to Shanghai to join a training, we had dinner together, she sit aside me, on the left of me, I can’t understand any word of her. She refuse any Chinese food, and she only ate fruit. Maybe she feels Chinese food is not clean.

Revised

I have been really busy recently for my work. If I go there, I usually take about 50 mins from my office to here. I need to take another 50 mins from here to my home. The time for transportation is really long and almost doubling the class time than the class. I also think 50 mins may not even be not enough, maybe two classes will give me enough time to talk and get feedback. It depends on the arrangement made by Judy. Usually I think she can’t arrange two classes together, because of the limited amount of teachers. is limited here. I was introduced by Cassie, she has a language school which is for teaching Chinese to the foreign students. We have cooperated with this school for many years, because we have a lot of foreign staffs in our company. When they come to China, we will arrange Chinese lessons for them, we send students to their school. We only provide the first 48 hours Chinese lessons which can help them to reach the survival level. For the first half of year, the total cost for each student is about 10,000. They don’t need to go to their school, the teacher will come to our company to teach them. It’s easy for them to hire the Chinese teachers.

The teachers’ pronunciation usually affect the students a lot, especially for the children.Yesterday we had a half year review with some management trainees, one of the management trainees come from a small city in JS province. His pronunciation is very strange, we have to be silent when he speaks English. His boss is an Indian. When he learned English, maybe his teacher had a strong accent which influenced him a lot. For Chinese people, it’s easy to get what he says. When I just graduated from university, I joined a lot of interviews. Chinese interviewers will ask you a lot of questions in English, it’s really easy for me to understand what they want to express/ are expressing . Usually you will join the second round interview with the foreigners, if the foreigner is not a native speaker, it will very difficult for me to understand. They can understand me, but I can’t understand and I need to ask them to repeat again and again. My boss is Chinese people, but she lived in Australia for many years ago.   = she obtained her Australian citizenship many years ago.

Recently I need to talk to the Indian guy often because I support their department for the HR related issues. I had a lot of opportunities to talk with this guy. Sometimes by email but usually we talk on the phone. Sometimes he comes to my seat and asks a lot of questions. For the first time, it was really difficult for me to understand. Now maybe I can understand 70% because I think he knows that in China, most of the employees can’t understand his Indian accent. So he improved a lot. Two months ago, an Indian lady came to Shanghai to join/participate in a training, we had dinner together, she sat beside me, on my left, I couldn’t understand any word/anything from her. She refused to any Chinese food, and she only ate fruit. Maybe she feels that Chinese food is not clean.