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Class focus: works in a Japanese company and needs to improve English to talk with clients in the west. Focus needs to be: grammar (prepositions / past tense), upgrading vocabulary (remind of words previously learned + new important words)

Occupation: Pattern Maker

At SE since: November 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    January 15, 2020

    Pronunciation

    long vowel: aeiou

    bate rate cake make hate lane late accelerate fake pavement

    Pete compete complete delete

    kite ride hike bike quite quiet memorize describe survive wide

    note hose nose boss Bose tote dope

    puke cute nude mute huge infuse confuse

    Writing

    I’m used to drinking when I feel tired.
    I’m used to using my Alipay to pay for anything.

    I’m not used to getting up early.
    I’m not used to drink cold water but I like icecream.

    Revised

    I’m used to drinking when I feel tired.
    I’m used to using my Alipay to pay for anything.

    I’m not used to getting up early.
    I’m not used to drinking cold water but I like icecream.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S+W]

    January 10, 2020

    Writing


    practice using be used to
    Tell me about your habits / what you find hard to adapt to

    Speaking

    we have our wedding in March in Shanghai.
    I don’t want to buy a wedding dress because they are very expensive I just rent my wedding dress and 2 of them are Chinese dresses
    Main dress is white, Chinese dress is very heavy. Fabric with something like

    I think people from cold places almost good at drink

    I am worried maybe I will fall because I will walking with high heels. I always wear sneakers.
    when we have dinner I will cheer with guest and I will wear high heels too
    Maybe I should be training


    we will have our wedding / hold our wedding in March in Shanghai.
    I don’t want to buy a wedding dress because they are very expensive I will just rent my wedding dress and 2 of them are Chinese dresses
    the main dress is white, Chinese dresses are very heavy. The fabric is heavy.

    I think people from cold places  good at drink  -> most people from cold places are good at drinking / in most cases people from cold places are good at drinking

    I am worried maybe I will fall because I will walk / I will be walking with high heels. I always wear sneakers so I am not used to walking with high heels.
    when will we have dinner/ for the dinner I will cheer with guest and I will wear high heels too
    Maybe I should be training / maybe I should practice

    Writing

    I bought a nintendo switch in Japan due to taxfree.
    The Lengend of Zelda is very popular now,but I prefer action game to RPG game.
    I like Luigi Monsion that is funny game.


    I bought a Nintendo Switch in Japan due to tax free price / due to it being tax free
    The Legend of Zelda is very popular now,but I prefer action game to RPG game.
    I like Luigi Mansion that is a  (very) funny game.

    Vocabulary

    to practice 练习
    I need to practice walking with high heels

    to put on : wear  / apply
    tom puts on his jacket
    I am not good at putting on make up

    to care 在乎
    My boss cares a lot about being on time

    on time : not late
    we arrived to the meeting on time.
    Japanese people are usually on time.

    punctual (adj): respectful of time 准时
    My boss is a punctual man
    Vietnamese people are not punctual

    to rent
    I rent a house in Shanghai

    rent (n) : how much you pay for renting a house
    In China people pay their rent every 3 months

    Mansion: big house
    She has a mansion in SH she is very rich.

    Vietnam 越南
    I like the food in Vietnam.

    Vietnamese 越南的
    I like Vietnamese food

    steak 牛排
    I ordered a steak in the restaurant

    dip 滴漏
    Vietnamese coffee is a kind of dip coffee

    banh mi : Vietnamese kind of sandwich

    coriander 香菜
    I don’t like the smell of coriander

    precious stones/gems宝石
    She has a ring with many gems

    crystals 水晶
    Swarovski crystals are popular

    bachelorette party : a party friends of the bride will prepare before she gets married

    bachelor party: a party friends the groom will prepare before he gets married

    bride : woman who gets married

    groom : man who gets married

    to vomit 呕吐
    I vomited once because I drank too much sake

    to be good at drinking 能和
    People from Dongbei are usually good at drinking

    nervous 局促不安的
    He said he felt nervous about getting married

    mild 微单的
    He can only eat mild food.

    hotpot 火锅
    I had a hotpot in Sichuan

    Grammar

    due to +n
    The party was cancelled due to the rain (n)

    almost 几乎
    I am almost ready = I will be ready very soon
    I almost finished my homework.

    most 阿部分
    Most people from Sichuan can eat spicy food.
    Most of my friends are girls

    used to + V : 以前。。。。
    I used to live in Beijing but I moved to SH 5 years ago.

    to be used to doing something / to be used to something 习惯
    I am not used to wearing high heels
    For most foreigners eating spicy food is hard because they are used to mild food.
    People in Sichuan are used to spicy food / are used to eating spicy food.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S / W]

    January 8, 2020

    Homework

    Read these and write down any words you don’t know. Check the dictionary if you want and you can try to use them in your writing HW.

    Cold Weather

    New Shoes

    Writing HW: use the vocabulary from today in some writing and if you want, include some words from the above reading.

    Writing

    We will have the wedding in a garden in March.
    We prefer writing letters to invite than in wechat.
    I’m very worried that I would fall when I walk in wedding dress beause I’m not good at walking in high heels.I usually wear sneakers.

    We will have the wedding in a garden in March and we prefer writing letters to invite the guests to inviting them by WeChat.
    I’m very worried that I will fall when I walk in my / the wedding dress because I’m not good at walking in high heels since / as I usually wear sneakers.

    Vocabulary

    because = as / since / due to the fact that 
    because of = due to 

    what’s it called? = what’s the name?

    talk about = go through / go over
    eg. We can go through the problem you mentioned in your email in the meeting today

    dreadlocks – zang bian
    eg. I have dreadlocks

    in person – to see sth with your own eyes face to face
    eg. I want to see your design in person
    eg2. I want to see you in person = I want to see you face to face

    up her picture – upload her picture / post her picture

    set – a story location
    eg. the book is set on the moon / the film is set in a different universe

    lick – use your tongue to taste sth / make sth wet 
    eg. I love to lick ice cream in summer

    lips – zui chun
    eg. My lips are dry so I need to put something on them.

    wipe – ca
    eg. I wiped the table after class to keep it tidy / keep it looking good

    chap stick / lip balm

    shower 
    eg. I showered today / I had a shower

    bore / bored / boring
    I bore you / I’m boring 

    Italy – country
    Italian – people / language (adj)

    hand in – give sth to sb (to process / apply / return)
    hand out – give to other people (give advertising)
    hand over – give responsibility to someone else (it’s finished, not your responsibility anymore)

    Grammar

    I prefer this to that
    I like this more than that

    Speaking

    I will go to Sicily. Aquaman fighting in Sicily. I will go to Italy with my husband and I want to try / I’m looking forward to the italy food like pasta, pizza and I send the visa application yesterday I hope I can receive my italian visa ASAP. It is the island. I booked B&B. It is my first time to book B&B. My friend is learning Italy language and she told me some simple words like hello is chao and thank you is …. and I heard people in Italy is not good at English and I don’t good at English so how can we communication.

    I will go to Sicily. Aquaman was fighting / fought in Sicily in the movie / the movie Aquaman was set in Sicily. I will go to Italy with my husband and I want to try / I’m looking forward to the Italian food like pasta, and pizza. I handed in the visa application yesterday and I hope I can receive my Italian visa ASAP. It is an island. I booked some air-B&Bs which is my first time to do. My friend is learning Italian and she told me some simple words like hello is chao and thank you is …. and I heard people in Italy are not good at English and I also am / I am also not good at English / and me too / and same as me so how can we communicate?

    Susan likes to eat apples but especially big red apples. She likes to wear a blue hat and right now she’s wearing a big blue hat on her head.

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    December 15, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your wedding in the future? What kind of wedding do you want to have? What are you excited about or nervous about?

    Writing

    Dear Mr./Ms,

    Firstly let me introduce myself, I am …. / My name is ZHOU XIAOYAN, and my passport number is EB6227908.
    I’m writing to you today as I’d like to make / I’m interested in making / I’m looking to make an appointment (for an interview) regarding / in regards to my visa application on January 6th, 2020

    Please let me know if / whether the time is convenient for you / this time is suitable. If not, what time you would suggest / if not, please suggest an alternate time that may be suitable for you.

    Thanks and best regards. / Thank you very much.

    Regards,
    Zhou


    I like book store in Tokyo.There are a lot of magazines and interesting books.I found a book that teaches you how to build a house that cats will like.

    I like book stores in Tokyo / I like Tokyo book stores where / because there are a lot of magazines and interesting books. Once, I found a book that teaches you how to build a house that cats would / might like.

    Grammar

    I am used to Tokyo – xi guan

    would = will + if
    could = can + if

    talk about with himtalk with him / have a chat with him / go over sth with sb / go through sth with sb 

    Vocabulary

    in person / face to face
    eg. It’s so cool to see your design in person rather than just a picture

    up her picture upload her picture / post her picture

    pre (before) < > post (after)

    it doesn’t look like her < > It looks like her
    It sounds like you haven’t slept much recently / you look like you’re not very happy today 

    traditional – chuan tong de

    daijobu? – is it OK? / are you OK? / is there a problem? 

    daijobu – no problem / it’s fine / it’s OK / it doesn’t matter 

    wedding party – ceremony

    our wedding will be next year / we will have the wedding next year

    to be held / to take place

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    December 14, 2019

    Homework

    What do you like about Tokyo? Write about your favourite places etc.

    Vocabulary

    explain: to make something clear or easy to understand by describing or giving information about it 说明

    eg. She is very good at explaining information.

    unique: 独特的;罕见的

    eg. Every painting at the gallery has a unique style.

    pistachio: 开心果

    scared: 害怕

    eg. She has always been scared of spiders.

    eg. They are scared of telling her the truth.

    invisible: hard to see 隐形的

    eg. He wrote the essay with invisible ink.

    headquarters: main office 总部

    eg. My company is headquartered in Tokyo.

    Grammar

    I don’t know your mean – I don’t understand/ I don’t get what you mean 

    guide man – tour guide 

    Speaking

    I’m in Tokyo now and I started SE one month ago. I’m working for a Japanese company and I’m a pattern maker for clothes.

    I have a business trip to Tokyo four times each year. I stay in Tokyo company for three weeks and I just work in Tokyo’s company’s office. We have a very important meeting with our boss. I speak Japanese with my team members every day. My English sounds like Japanese. I always in the company. I paint patterns on the computer. I made the pattern and I will send my pattern to factory and the factory will make the clothes for me. Then I will take the sample and issue command to the factory. But, I should explain the detail of the clothes to factory.

    I like travelling. I will go to Italy with my husband during the China New Year. I didn’t decide it but maybe Sicily. But, my husband want to go to Venice, the city on the water. I don’t like Venice because I hate water.

    Revised: 

    I’m in Tokyo now and I started coming to SE one month ago. I’m working for a Japanese company and I’m a pattern maker for clothes.

    I travel to Tokyo for business trips four times each year. I stay at the Tokyo headquarters for three weeks and I only work at the Tokyo office. We have a very important meeting with our boss. I speak Japanese with my team members/colleagues every day. My English sounds like Japanese/I speak English with a Japanese accent. I am always in the company. I paint/design patterns on the computer. After I make the pattern, I will send it to the factory and the factory will make the clothes for me. Then I will take the sample and I will instruct them. But, I need to explain the clothing details to the factory.

    I like travelling. I will go to Italy with my husband during Chinese New Year. I haven’t decided it yet, but maybe Sicily. But, my husband wants to go to Venice, the city built on the water. I don’t like Venice because I hate water.

    Pronunciation

    group – gr-roup

    Writing

    Children in China get lucky money as New Year gift.

    Children in China get red packet as a New Year’s gift.
    I invited my neighbour as a guest.

    My mother gave me a book as birthday present.

    My mother gave me a book as a birthday present.

    He gave a speech as the schoolmaster.

    He gave a speech as the headmaster/principal. 

    He gave me some advices about study as my teacher.

    He gave me some studying advice as my teacher.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Joe) [w]

    December 6, 2019

    Writing

    Dear Philip

    Good day.
    This is 31div pattern maker zhou, very nice to contact with you.

    We received denim jk samples.
    Thank you very much.

    But T2524(ENVOY) BLACK’s size is so different from what we have indicated.
    I have attached a photo to my email. Red is the size what we measured.
    And shorten the length of Button hole by 2mm .

    I’d like to request this sample as correct size and hope to arrive next Monday(12/9).

    Dear Phillip,

    Good day.
    This is pattern maker Zhou from division 31. It is very nice to connect with you.

    We received the denim jk samples.
    Thank you very much.

    But T2524(ENVOY) BLACK’s size is so different from what we have indicated.
    I have attached a photo to my email. The size is written in red.

    And shorten the length of the button hole by 2 mm.

    I’d like to request this sample in the correct size and hope it will arrive next Monday(12/9).

    Grammar

    Is there hot?
    Is it hot?

    I’m go to Tokyo four times every year
    I go to Tokyo four times every year

    Tokyo’s life is very convenience
    Lift in Tokyo is very convenient

    Men in Tokyo they notice their look every day
    Men in Tokyo care about their looks every day

    China’s man always don’t care what they look like
    Chinese men don’t always care what they look like

    Did you went to Tokyo?
    Did you go to Tokyo?
    Have you been to Tokyo?

    Always don’t care = never care
    don’t always care = sometimes don’t care

    Vocabulary

    Humid – 潮湿
    Shanghai is very humid in summer

    Pronunciation

    Dehumidifier – takes the water out of the air
    dee hew mi di fai yir

    Quite – kwʌɪt

    Quiet – ˈkwʌɪət

    Locks – loks

    Looks – looks

    Metro – me trou

    Grammar

    Request something in + detail (color/shape/size)
    I want to buy a car in orange

    Request something as + status (gift/sample/presentation)
    I like you as a friend
    She invited her boss as a guest
    This is your coffee. It’s free. Take it as a gift.
    He proposed to her as her husband.

    Homework

    Complete 5 sentences using the structure ‘Someone did something as + status’ or ‘Someone gave something as + status’.

    Next Class Focus


    We can review your homework.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S+R]

    December 3, 2019

    Speaking


    Because we are people not something.
    They can call food delivery and there are many

    They have a lot kinds of food/ many instant dishes but I like the coffee of 7/11 better. / I prefer the coffee of 7/11.
    I live in Ginza during my business trip and there is a lawson, a family mart and a 7/11 under my hotel/ at the entrance of my hotel .

    I never know what to eat / I always wonder what I should eat

    What kind of food I will eat today.
    you can find everything at convenience stores I think.

    It is very cool it looks like Batman’s car. It is too masculine / manly .

    We don’t have this rule/ it is legal in China. My parents will always say no / my parents are against it they think only bad people will do this .
    I think it is very cool I like it but I am very afraid of pain so I cant .

    She wrote a death letter maybe it was to say goodbye.
    They work too hard and they can’t earn/make a lot of money . It is not like Chinese stars.
    Japanese stars like their jobs. I don’t know maybe their work is very hard but we can’t hear any bad news about them.
    He attended a TV show which required to run and do some hard games and maybe he ran for a long time during the night.


    We like to go out because we are people not items/ things.
    They can call food delivery and there are many convenience stores.

    They have a lot kind of food but I like the coffee of 7/11.
    I live in Ginza during my business trip under my hotel there are lawson, family mart and 7/11. What kind of food I will eat today.
    you can find everything at convenience stores I think.

    I never know what to eat / I always wonder what I should eat

    What kind of food I will eat today.
    you can find everything at convenience stores I think.

    It is very cool like batman’s car. It is too man .

    we haven’t this rule. My parents will always say no they think it is very bad. Bad people will do this thing but it is not good.
    Very cool I like it but I am very afraid painful so I cant .

    She wrote a dead message letter maybe it is to say goodbye.
    They work too hard and they cant enough money like Chinese stars.
    Japan stars like their jobs. I don’t know maybe their heart but we couldn’t hear any their bad news.
    He attend a TV show like action like running do some hard games and maybe he was runned for a long time at 1am.

    Vocabulary

    to be against something 反对/不支持
    My parents were against my wedding but I decided to get married anyway.

    to be in favor of / to support
    My parents were in favor of moving to Tokyo.

    legal 合法
    getting a tattoo is legal but many people don’t like tattoos.

    illegal 不合法
    Stealing is illegal.

    ceremony : event 仪式
    I had a great wedding ceremony

    to pay tribute : to show respect
    He paid tribute to his grandfather for always supporting him.

    memorial : something to remember people/event
    The country built a memorial for the soldiers who died in WWII

    painful (adj) 疼痛的
    getting a tattoo must be very painful

    pain (n)痛苦
    I am scared of the pain.

    neck脖子
    She got a tattoo on her neck

    annual event/ceremony 年会
    We held the annual ceremony in this hotel.

    dart 飞镖
    I play darts with my friends.

    masculine 男性的
    She has a masculine style.

    feminine女性的
    pink is a feminine color.

    demonstration (demo) : when you show how something works 示范操作
    Huawei showed a demo of what the new P40 can do.

    electric : using electricity 电动的
    I bought an electric car (e-car).
    Many people use e-bikes in Shanghai because it is very convenient.

    to reveal : 披露
    Apple revealed the iPhone 11 last Month
    Olympus revealed that they were losing money so they decided to stop making cameras.

    camera 相机📷
    Many people say that the camera in Huawei’s phone is very good.

    to wonder (v) 寺村
    I wonder if I should move to Japan or stay in China.
    I wonder if I will travel to Italy or Spain.

    wonder (n)惊奇
    Internet is a wonder of our time

    truck : 卡车
    We move clothes by trucks.

    pickup truck: American style car which has a lot of space to carry things at the back
    I bought a pickup truck.

    entrance : 入口
    I told the taxi driver to pick me up at the main entrance of the hotel.

    exit 出口

    convenient (adj) 方便
    Life in Shanghai is very convenient.

    a geek : 屌丝 / someone not very fashionable / someone interested in technology
    Tom is a geek he doesn’t understand fashion at all.

    snack 小吃
    I like to buy snacks in family mart.

    food delivery 外卖
    Food delivery is very convenient.

    convenience store : 便利店
    there are many convenience stores in Japan.

    Grammar

    to run (run ran run)

    Haven’t + V
    I haven’t visited Okaido yet.

    don’t have + n
    I don’t have a car.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily)[W]

    November 29, 2019

    Pronunciation

    short vowels: a e i o u
    bat bet bit bot but
    hat het hit hot hut
    nat net nit not nut
    pan pen pin pod pun

    Vocabulary

    1.income = 收入
    ex: I want to maximize my income, so I have 2 jobs.

    2. expense= 支出
    ex: The living expense in Shanghai is very high.
    ex: My monthly expense is 5000 yuan.

    3. daily= 每天
    weekly= every week
    monthly= every month
    yearly= every year

    4. every other (    ) =每隔
    every other day= 每隔一天
    every other month= 每隔一个月
    ex: I wash my hair every other day. 
    ex: I buy clothes every other month. 

    5. work out (verb)= 健身
    ex: I work out with my friend every 2 days.

    Writing

    The minimum charge in this restaurant is 1000CNY.
    The maximum amount you can spend of this card is 10000CNY one day.

    I want to minimize my weight so I don’t eat dinner everyday.
    I go to class twice a week to maximize my english ability.

    Revised

    The minimum charge in this restaurant is 1000 yuan per table. 
    The maximum amount you can spend with this card is 10000CNY a day.

    I want to minimize  my spending/ expense 支出, so I will take the subway.
    I want to maximize my income, so I have 2 jobs.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    November 25, 2019

    Homework


    Review irregular verbs (https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/irregular-verbs-list.htm)
    +
    make some sentences max/min maximize/minimize

    Today we focused on:


    refining expression

    Speaking


    2 but older cat is in my parents house.
    My parents will take care him.
    I’m playing with him every nights. I bought a red point laser pen and open it and my cat will run to get the red point. It is orange and he is very fat. I think he is fatter than almost other cats, I don’t know why.  The orange one is 3, maybe actually I don’t know his age.

    I find him at near my company , I taked him to back home. He is very near to each people I think it is too danger because there are very much bad people at here.
    Dogs will make noise . I like it but I like cats more.

    2 or 3 is best. They can play with each other and sometimes I will. I am not at home I hope them to not feel alone.

    I stopped playing PS4 when I started my work. Bloodborne , I can’t clear that game.
    I have many friends who likes games and they are girls.Online games.
    We know each other with online games.
    Long time ago when I was young. Fantasy world, It is the same company with Final Fantasy.
    I don’t like the mobile games because the screen is too small. It is very clever way to earn money.
    My husband always pays money to clear a difficult level.


    I have 2 cats. but the older cat/one is/lives in my parents’ house.
    My parents take care of him during my business trips / when I am not home
    I’m playing with him every nights. I bought a laser pen and turn it on and my cat will run to get the red point/dot. He is orange and he is very fat. I think he is fatter than most other cats, I don’t know why.  The orange one is 3, maybe actually I don’t know his exact  age.

    I found him near my company , I took him back home. He is very close to people I think it is too dangerous because there are many bad people there.
    Dogs will bark . I like them but I like cats more./ I prefer cats

    2 or 3 is best / the maximum. They can play with each other and when I am not home I hope they do not feel lonely.

    I stopped playing PS4 when I started my work. I played Blood borne , I couldn’t  clear that game.
    I have many friends who like games and they are all girls. they play online games.
    We knew each other with/through online games.
    Long time ago when I was young. we played Fantasy world online, It is made by the same company as Final Fantasy.
    I don’t like mobile games because the screen is too small. It is a very clever way to earn money.
    My husband always spends money to clear a difficult level.

    Writing

    My business trip schedule was changed.
    I have to go to Tokyo for 3 weeks and back to Shanghai on Christmas Day.
    It’s too long,so I chosed a hotel with washing machine by each room.
    I hope my cat doesn’t forget me during the time.


    My business trip schedule was changed.
    I have to go to Tokyo for 3 weeks and come back to Shanghai on Christmas Day.
    It’s too long, so I chose a hotel with a washing machine in each room.
    I hope my cat doesn’t forget me during that/this time.

    Grammar

    here (where you are)
    In Tokyo it is cold but it is warm here(Shanghai)

    there( away from you)
    I will go there in December (Tokyo)

    to choose ( choose/chose/chosen)

    during + n
    They take care of the cat during my business trips

    when + V
    They take care of the cat when I am away / I go to JP for business.

    Vocabulary

    turn on/turn off : for electric / electronic stuff
    I turn on the light / tv / computer / AC/ Phone/PS4.

    Air Conditioner (AC) 空调
    In Shanghai people use the AC to stay warm in winter.

    laser pen : pen creating a laser
    I pointed at the number on the PPT with a laser pen

    method / way of thinking 方法
    Online games have many methods to make you spend more money.

    to bark 吠叫
    The dog barked during the night and woke me up.

    danger (n)
    He is in danger.

    dangerous(adj)
    Drinking too much alcohol is dangerous.

    maximum (max)(n/adj)(最大的/最多)
    The maximum weight allowed on the plane is 22kg.
    My bag was over the maximum weight so I had to pay an extra.
    2 bowls of rice is the maximum I can eat.

    minimum (min)(n/adj) 最小的/最低的)
    The minimum salary in Shanghai is roughly 3k CNY
    The minimum height to ride the rollercoaster is 120
    The minimum TOEFL score to enter the university is 100/120.
    The minimum height to be allowed into this zoo is 100cm.

    to maximize / minimize (v) : to make as big/small as possible
    The goal of a business is to maximize profit and minimize costs.
    The goal of the CEO is to maximize the money the company makes.
    I want to minimize the money I spend so I don’t eat out.
    I want to let my baby to minimize the food.
    I bought a robot cleaner to minimize the time I spend cleaning my place.
    I paid much money to maximize the quantity of monster I can kill in the game. / I paid a lot of money to maximize my character’s power.

    quantity 数量
    I bought a big quantity of rice on Hema.

    extra : an additional …. / not covered in the original package
    I want a sandwich with extra salad.
    On most flights good wine is available at an extra. / wine is not free it costs an extra 20 USD.
    You have a normal room, upgrading to a bigger room will cost an extra 100usd.

    Needs more review

    near : physical distance
    I live near my father. (we are 2 blocks away)

    close : distance / emotions
    I am close to my dad. (we often talk.)

    exact 确切的
    I don’t know the exact time of the train, it should be around 6:30.

    around/roughly/about : to give a number which is not exact
    a plane ticket to Beijing costs roughly/about/around 1,000.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    November 20, 2019

    Homework

    Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

    Today we focused on:

    did a lot of grammar – next class focus on conversation more .

    Writing

    I took vedio chat with my husband yesterday because he is working in Taiwan.he told me he will take me to skiing in Sapporo where was he born in.I prefer snowboard but my husband only can ski.So we decided pay for pro person to teach us.We also planned a travel to Spain on Chinese New Year holiday.I asked him why you choiced Spain? My husband said a Japanese verb but I didn’t know the mean.I guessed it’s a kind of building style.
    Actually,he will come back to Shanghai at Friday.We haven’t seen each other for 2 months.We want to date at Saturday but my husband need to measurements to order a suits fits his body at ordermade suits store because we will take wedding on March next year.

    Once I let models dressed clothes as a fitter.I should help them to change next set as soon as possible.One model is a very nice person but he is always slowly to do everything.For example,When he tie the shoes,he will take up the two shoes ropes by two hands at first,and adjust both to same length.I can’t hate him even he is too slow because he is really handsome and he like to talk to me with a little Chinese that he knows.It’s cute but I really hope he can focus on his speed not weird things.

    I had video chat with my husband yesterday because he is working in Taiwan. He told me he will take me to skiing in Sapporo where he was born / which is the city that he was born in. I prefer snowboarding but my husband only can ski. So we decided to pay for a pro person to teach us. We also planned to travel to Spain in the / for the / during the Chinese New Year holiday. I asked him why you chose Spain? My husband said a Japanese word but I don’t know the meaning. I guess it’s a kind of building style / architecture.
    Actually,he will come back to Shanghai on Friday. We haven’t seen each other for 2 months. We want to have a date on Saturday but my husband needs to have a suit measured at a made-to-measure suit store because we will have a / our wedding in March next year.

    Once / One of the times that I was letting models get dressed as a fitter, I needed to help them to change into the next set as soon as possible. One model is a very nice person but he always does everything slowly. For example, when he ties the shoes, he will pick up the 2 shoe laces at first, and adjust both to the same length. I can’t hate him even he is too slow because he is really handsome and he likes to talk to me with a little Chinese that he knows. It’s cute but I really hope he can focus on his speed, and not weird things.

    Grammar

    I do / you do / we do / they do
    he does / she does / it does / Jesse does

    I drink the coffee / the coffee is drunk by me
    I will make you drink the coffee / I will have the coffee drunk by you

    I date him = he’s my boyfriend / type of relationship
    I have a date with him = we went out together and had fun

    I do – no time / time is not important
    I will do – future
    I am doing – now
    I was doing – past happening in a period of time
    I did – past – one / te ding time in the past (you know the time / which time is important)
    I have done – past – time is not important

    I like to dance
    I like dancing
    Dancing is fun
    This dance is hard

    choose (v)
    chose (v)
    chosen (v)
    choice (n)

    I went to Japan on my birthday = 1 day
    I went to Japan during Christmas = many days

    Vocabulary

    change into – change sth to become sth else
    eg. I will ask the model to change into something else

    Licence – a piece of paper to prove you can do sth
    eg. we have our marriage licence but we haven’t had the wedding

    I take a break / I take a holiday / I take a shower

    which / that – and it
    who – and he / she
    where – and in that place / and at that place
    eg. I went to a cafe which was good / I went to a cafe where you can buy good coffee.
    eg2. My office is on Nanjing Dong lu which is a tourist spot.
    eg3. My office is on Nanjing Dong lu which I really like it.
    eg4. our company has a rule which is we can’t do overtime after 7PM

    collaboration (n) / collaborate (v) – 2 people work together and bring their own skills / creativity
    eg. Michael Jackson and LadyGaga collaborated on a song
    cooperation (n) / cooperate (v) – work together
    eg. Me and Judy cooperate for this business

    on the job 
    eg. I learned a lot on the job

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S / W]

    November 18, 2019

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    And write about an experience with some models recently that was funny / interesting / weird (qi guai)

    Today we focused on:

    talked a lot about her work, and her day today – focused on chinglish mistakes and differences between words. Also did a lot of grammar talking abt prepositions.

    Vocabulary

    take – go with to another place
    bring – come with to here
    send – don’t go with
    eg. I bring the PC to the office / I bring my bag with me everywhere
    eg2. I will take this PC home tonight

    verb – dong ci
    adjective – describes a noun
    adverb – describes a verb

    sentence – ju zi

    I am at work, working on my work
    I am at my office, doing sth on my project

    measurements – the length and width etc of your body
    dimensions – the length and width and height of an object

    sth fits – size is right
    sth fits sth – suitable / size is right (v)
    sth suits sth – suitable (v)
    sth is suitable – suitable (adj)

    client / customer – ke hu

    who – person / he / she …
    eg. I have a friend who is fat
    which – new information
    that – detail
    eg. I have a PC / computer which / that is black

    8:15 – a quarter past 8
    8:30 – half past 8
    8:45 – a quarter to 9
    8:50 – 10 to 9

    I want this = I would like this
    What do you want? = what would you like?

    Pronunciation

    paint – “payyyyynt”
    play
    name
    stay

    curve – “kerv

    model – moh dll – tongue up at end

    le / el – same but opposite start and end
    we / ew

    whit – it – short “i”
    white – eyet – long “i”

    win – short i
    winelong i 

    Speaking

    I woke up at 7 o’clock and I arrived on my office at 8 o’clock. I continued a meeting until 11 o’clock and I finished my lunch before half of 12 / 12:30. I eated ye li xia li and I painted pattern from 1 o’clock to 3 o’clock and on 3 o’clock I have the meeting again about design share and after I have a fitting with my team members. We saw the models and saw where need to fix.

    i woke up at 7 o’clock / AM / in the morning and I arrived at my office / at work at 8 o’clock. I had a meeting until 11 o’clock and I finished my lunch before half past 12 / 12:30. I ate ye li xia li restaurant / which is a restaurant and I painted pattern from 1 o’clock / PM to 3 o’clock / PM and at 3 o’clock I had another / a design share meeting with the designer / a meeting about our design proposal and after I had a fitting with my team members. We saw the models and saw where we need to fix.

    Grammar

    to – arrive / distance between 2 things
    at – a point
    with – together

    at 5PM = at 5:00
    in the morning = inside the hours of 1AM to 12PM

    at home – maybe inside maybe outside
    in my house – inside it

    at work
    in my office

    in the cafe
    at the cafe

    do you want = would you like
    can I = do you mind if I
    I think = I feel / it is my opinion that
    I want = I would like 

    I went home / here / there
    I went to work / school / hospital
    I went to the hospital / bank / airport / metro / bus station / park / beach
    I went to the / a / my / …. any other place (office / building / place / restaurant / cafe)

    Writing

    1.Can I measure your size?(to model) size like bust,waist,shoulder width.
    2.Do you want to cut 2cm of length?
    3.I think double stitch is fix to this design.
    4.Do you like to revise the sleeve width to become thinner or wider?
    5.I suggest put gum into sleeve bottom to stretch out and draw Back freely.

    1.Can I / do you mind if I measure your size?/ take your measurements(to model) size like bust,waist,shoulder width.
    2.Do you want / would you like to cut 2cm of length? / 2cm off the length
    3.I think / i feel that / it is my opinion that double stitch fits this design.
    4.Would you like to revise the sleeve width to become / be thinner or wider?
    5.I suggest to put elastic into sleeve bottom to let it stretch / make it able to stretch and draw / pull back freely / with ease.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    November 15, 2019

    Next Class Focus


    review talking about frequencies

    Homework


    think about 5 questions you could ask the team in London.

    Today we focused on:

    introduction + short role-play with a factory manager

    Speaking


    role play with factory manager

    I want to make a lot of blousons at your factory, can you help us?
    It is ok we also want to make short leather blousons. we need about 2,000 pieces every months.
    I also want to make Chester coats and flight jackets. More than 2,000 pieces per month.
    I will get you design sketches and patterns.
    I want to make from XS to XXXL. we prefer ship delivery because it is the cheapest.

    Speaking

    I am born in SH and I am 32 yo and I work for Japanese company and I went to London last week and my English is very poor so I cant discussion with London people so I am very sad. I went for business. Next month I will go to again.
    make clothes. I am pattern maker. with designers.
    Men’s outer. Grammar and words are difficult for me. I want to learn clothes words.
    Clothes fabric / shape / fit / and sizes.
    Sometimes I should be write emails with London’s people. I haven’t a lot of chance to speak English.
    I speak Japanese with team members everyday because my leader and team members all Japanese.
    On Dec 2 I will go to Tokyo because of business for 2 weeks.
    I will go back Shanghai on dec 21.

    ———

    I was born in SH and I am 32 yo. I work for a Japanese company. Last week, I went to London and my English is very poor so I couldn’t  discuss with the people from London so I was very sad / disappointed. I went for business / that was a business trip. Next month I will go to London again / I will go again.
    We make clothes. I am a pattern maker. I discuss with designers.
    We focus on Men’s outer. Grammar and vocabulary are difficult for me. I want to learn clothes words. / vocabulary focused on clothes.
    We talk about clothes fabric / shape / fit / and sizes.
    Sometimes I need to be write emails with people from London. I don’t have a lot of chance to speak English.
    I speak Japanese with the/my team members everyday because my leader and my team members are all Japanese.
    On Dec 2 I will go to Tokyo because of business for 2 weeks. / I will go to Tokyo for business for 2 weeks.
    I will go back to Shanghai on Dec 21.

    Vocabulary

    to prefer (v) : to like more 更喜欢
    We prefer delivery by ship.
    I like tea but I prefer coffee.

    to send : to make something move
    My mother sent some oranges to me.
    I sent an email to my co-worker.

    to deliver (v) 移交
    We asked DHL to deliver a parcel to London.
    some oranges were delivered to me last week

    delivery (n)
    We sent a delivery to Tokyo

    parcel (n)包裹📦
    I will receive many parcels next week because I bought many things on 11/11.

    range : from …. to ….种类
    quantity range : from 2,000 to 5,000 pieces

    leather (n) 皮衣
    I bought a leather jacket

    role play (n/v): when you pretend to be in a situation
    When I was a kid we played a role-play and I would be a doctor.

    disappointed (adj) : 失望😞
    I was disappointed because I couldn’t find my size on 11/11.

    vocabulary (n) 词汇
    I need to improve my English vocabulary

    focus (v/n) 集中
    My team focuses on men’s clothes.
    These days I want to focus on my English.
    My focus right now is my English.

    singular (n): only 1
    tree is singular.

    plural (n): more than 1
    trees is plural.

    noun (n) 名词

    Grammar

    comparative / superlative 

    Short word (less than 2 syllables)
    word +er (comparative) / word + est (superlative)

    tall -> taller -> the tallest
    Smart -> smarter -> the smartest
    Cheap -> cheaper -> the cheapest
    Tom is taller than Jerry and Andy is taller than Tom.
    Andy is the tallest.

    Long word (2 syllables or more)
    more + word (comparative) / most + word (superlative)

    expensive-> more expensive -> the most expensive
    beautiful -> more beautiful -> the most beautiful
    delivery by train is more expensive than delivery by ship. delivery by plane is the most expensive.

    Exceptions:
    good -> better -> the best
    bad -> worse -> the worst

    use an article (a/the) with a noun (singular), use the or nothing if the noun  (plural)
    I went to a school.
    I went to the forest.
    I went to the woods.
    I cut a tree.
    I cut (the) trees.

    should : advice ( you have a choice)

    need to : obligation (you don’t have a choice)

    haven’t + V
    I haven’t slept last night, I was very busy.
    I haven’t been to Manchester yet.

    don’t have + n
    I don’t have a car
    I don’t have chances to speak English

    Pronunciation


    x00 hundreds

    x,000 thousands (7,000 seven thousand)
    x0,000 tens thousands (20,000 twenty thousand) (34,000 thirty four thousand)
    x00,000 hundreds thousands (500,000 five hundred thousand)
    x,000,000 million (6,000,000 six million)
    x0,000,000 ten million (75,000,000 seventy five million)
    x00,000,000 hundred million (300,000,000 three hundred million)
    x,000,000,000 billion (9,000,000,000 nine billion)

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  • Demo Class Notes (Anya – Jesse)

    November 15, 2019

    Speaking

    I go to Tokyo 4 times every years go to work, so i like shopping in the ginza and i like the 2nd hand clothes, and i like vintage and antique. Monday is very boring because I go to company and on the weekend I go to shopping so I’m very happy. I have a meeting for 2 weeks. Members and I all go to Tokyo to go to the meeting.

    I wake up at 7 o’clock and I go to the company by metro. I started work at 8 o’clock and always work before 12.

    I go / travel / take trips / go on business to Tokyo 4 times every / each / per year to go to work and i like / I enjoy / I’m really into / I’m a big fan of shopping in the Ginza and i like the second hand clothes, vintage and antique. Monday was very boring because I went to the office / my office and on the weekend I went to shopping so I was very happy. I had a meeting for 2 weeks. All of the team members and I went to Tokyo to go to the meeting.

    I woke up at 7 o’clock and I went to my office by metro. I started work at 8 o’clock and worked until 12. 

    Grammar

    in / at
    I am in Shanghai

    the = make a noun more specific / obvious

    Vocabulary

    we have 1 teacher per student (each and every)

    company – Smart English is a company / I have a company
    work – v / place / things you do at work
    eg. I’m at work, and I work on my work
    office – ban gong shi

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