2 VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]


1.lag= 卡
ex: The VPN on my cellphone is always lagging.
ex: I can’t really hear you, you are lagging.

2. low fever= 低烧
ex: My student has a low fever so she changed to an online class.

3. dialect= 方言
ex: Shanghainese is a dialect.

4. one by one= 一个一个来
ex: We will go over the words one by one.
ex: You can try the restaurants one bye one. 

5. risky= 风险的
ex: It’s not very risky to do business in Canada.

6. chandeliers= 水晶灯
ex: She owns a lighting shop that sells spotlights and chandeliers.

7. quotation= 报价
ex: could you give me a quotation for the lights I just picked?

8. asset= 资产
ex: You need to own assets in China in order to apply for a credit card.

9. YOLO= You Only Live Once 活在当下
ex: Most Westerners believe in YOLO, so they don’t much savings, they just rent an apartment.

10. blow XX up = 把XX炸了
ex: Little kids like to say “I want to blow up my school”.

11. cocky (adj) = 目中无人的 傲 自以为是的
ex: Most New Yorkers are cocky.
ex: He is very cocky, he thinks he’s the smartest person in the world.

12. add insult to injury= 往伤口上撒盐
ex: to add insult to injury, he took all my money after the divorce.

13. scumbag= 渣男
ex: He is a scumbag, he took my wedding ring after the divorce.



Getting old might not be something that’s yet to cross your mind. But ageing is inevitably going to get the better of us one day, so it’s something I’m sure we’d all like control. It would be great to have a long, healthy and happy life, and that’s why scientists are constantly seeking out evidence that will show us what we need to do to achieve longevity.

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. In recent years we’ve been told to aim to walk 10,000 steps a day to remain healthy, although other advice to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day is thought to be even more effective. But the latest piece of research might put a spring in your step if you’re someone who walks at a fast pace. That’s because, according to scientists, the speed at which people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing.

The BBC’s Philippa Roxby writes that tests on 1,000 people from New Zealand born in the 1970s found that slower walkers tended to show signs of “accelerated ageing“. Their lungs, teeth and immune systems were in worse shape than those who walked faster. And to add insult to injury, the study found not only did slower walkers’ bodies age more quickly, their faces looked older and they had smaller brains. Professor Terrie E Moffitt, lead author of the study, told the BBC: “[it] found that a slow walk is a problem sign decades before old age.”