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Speaking: 2
Pronunciation: 2.5
Writing: 3.25
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F2F: 2

Writing: 1-2

 — EVERY TIME YOU SPEAK OR WRITE, THINK OF THIS: — 

SPEAKING: slow down and think about your grammar – correct chinglish
WRITING: use the vocabulary from class to write about your life, like a diary

Personal Details

Student Info: At a local company now so no chance to use English. 

Class focus: She can understand when reading and listening but not speak / write it. Often writes but using a structure / template for emails, needs to write more daily speaking topics. Biggest issues are: incomplete sentences, missed subject, not using conjunctions (which / who), chinglish grammar (prepositions)

Occupation: Purchasing / Procurement for Mechanical Equipment

At SE since: Nov 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Cynthia)

    January 8, 2020

    Grammar

    She suffered on the cultural revolution – She suffered during the cultural revolution.

    Products for white skin – Products for skin whitening.

    Vocabulary

    Subjective – 主观
    E.g – The topic is too subjective for my liking.

    Foot Binding – The custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the shape and size of their feet.
    E.g – My great grandmother had to suffer from the foot binding experience.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

    January 6, 2020

    Vocabulary

    insultingly (adv): in a way that is a rude or offensive:
    E.g.: She insultingly ignored me and walked on.
    E.g.: The questions were insultingly easy.

    overcrowded (adj): containing too many people or things
    过分拥挤的;拥挤不堪的
    E.g.: overcrowded cities/prisons/schools
    拥挤不堪的城市/监狱/学校
    E.g.: The world market for telecommunications is already overcrowded with businesses.
    世界电信市场已经有过多的企业充斥其间。

    the sights-places of interest, especially to visitors
    名胜;景点
    E.g.: We spent a week in Rome looking at all the sights.
    我们在罗马玩儿了一个星期,参观了所有的名胜。

    sightseeing (n): the activity of visiting interesting places, especially by people on holiday
    观光,游览
    E.g.: We did some sightseeing in Paris.
    我们在巴黎小小游览了一番。
    E.g.: There was no time to go sightseeing in Seattle.
    没有时间在西雅图观光游览了。

    souvenir (n): something you buy or keep to help you remember a holiday or special event
    纪念品;纪念物
    E.g.: He bought a model of a red London bus as a souvenir of his trip to London.
    他买了一个红色的伦敦公共汽车模型,作为他伦敦之行的纪念。
    E.g.: We brought back a few souvenirs from our holiday in Mexico.
    我们从墨西哥度假回来时买了一些纪念品。

    chronic (adj): (especially of a disease or something bad) continuing for a long time
    (尤指疾病或不好的事物)慢性的,长期的
    E.g.: chronic diseases/conditions
    慢性病
    E.g.: chronic arthritis/pain
    慢性关节炎/长期的疼痛
    E.g.: a chronic invalid
    长期病号
    E.g.: There is a chronic shortage of teachers.
    教师长期短缺。

    prescription (n): a piece of paper on which a doctor writes the details of the medicine or drugs that someone needs
    处方,药方;处方上开的药
    E.g.: a doctor’s prescription
    医生的处方
    E.g.: a prescription for sedatives
    镇静剂的处方
    E.g.: The doctor should give you a repeat prescription (= another piece of paper allowing more of the same medicine to be given, often without the person seeing the doctor again).
    医生应该给你开个重复处方。
    E.g.: These drugs are only available on prescription (= with a prescription from a doctor).
    这些药只能凭处方购买。

    if someone gives you many works a lot of work

    in Northern China

    in the North of China

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  • VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    December 20, 2019

    太阳帝国 Empire of the Sun

    https://v.qq.com/x/cover/ypz3n53uz57irnk.html

    Writing

    There are many tips about learning foreign languages quickly on the internet, and most of the tips come with marvelous stories. Though some people do have excellent memory and language talent,practice is the only shortcut of language learning. Sometimes it is a little boring to learn foreign languages,but meanwhile,its very interesting and meaningful. The process of learning languages is also the process of knowing the people who use it. There are many features of history and culture that are reflected in language.

    There are many tips about learning foreign languages quickly on the internet, and most of the tips come with marvellous stories. Though some people do have excellent memory and language talent,practice is the only shortcut/way of language learning. Sometimes it is a little boring to learn foreign languages,but meanwhile,its very interesting and meaningful. The process of learning languages is also the process of knowing/starting to know the people who use it. There are many features of history and culture that are reflected in language.

    Vocabulary

    podcast (n):播客(一种类似于广播节目的音频文件,可下载到计算机或MP3播放器收听)
    A podcast is an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, that can be downloaded and listened to on a computer or MP3 player.
    E.g.: … an online store offering tens of thousands of podcasts.提供了成千上万播客文件的网店

    encyclopedia-百科全书

    antonym (n): a word that means the opposite of another word
    反义词
    E.g.: Two antonyms of “light” are “dark” and “heavy”.
    light 的两个反义词是 dark 和 heavy。

    intricate (adj): having a lot of small parts or details that are arranged in a complicated way and are therefore sometimes difficult to understand, solve, or produce
    错综复杂的;复杂精细的;难理解的;难解决的
    E.g.: The watch mechanism is extremely intricate and very difficult to repair.
    手表的机械结构非常复杂精细,很难修理。

    simplify (v): to make something less complicated and therefore easier to do or understand
    使简化;使简易
    E.g.: the new simplified tax system
    简化后的新税制
    E.g.: He tried to simplify the story for the younger audience.
    在讲给年龄较小的听众听时,他尽可能地简化这个故事。
    E.g.: Traditional Chinese- Simplified Chinese

    historical figure-历史人物

    father figure (n):父亲般的人;(像父亲一样的)长者
    If you describe someone as a father figure, you mean that you feel able to turn to that person for advice and support in the same way that you might turn to your father.
    E.g.: She believed her daughter needed a father-figure...
    她认为女儿需要一个父亲一样的人。

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    December 18, 2019

    Your Original Email


    I think most people like travelling and each person has a way of travelling which he/she likes. Some people like to enjoy their relaxed moments in the trips. On my opinion,the meaning of travelling is not only enjoy amazing views and relaxing, but also is a chance to know stories about other people and happen in other places. Regarding the stories which you know during travelling,you will have some inspiration and energy for live.

    Your Edited Email


    I think most people like travelling and each person has a way of travelling which he/she likes / prefers. Some people like to enjoy their relaxing moments during trips. In my opinion,the meaning of travelling is not only to enjoy amazing views and relax, but also it is a chance to hear stories about other people and happenings in other places. Regarding the stories which / that you hear / learn of during travelling,you will have the chance to get some / you will be able to get some inspiration and energy for life.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)

    December 17, 2019

    Homework

    Read a piece of news that interests you and write your thoughts about it.

    Vocabulary

    Practice makes perfect: With enough practice, you will succeed.
    ie. Carol will continue to read and speak English whenever she can because she believes that practice makes perfect.

    synonyms: tong yi ci
    ie. There are many synonyms for the word “good”.

    lurk: hiding in a dark place
    ie. A stranger is lurking in the dark.

    Grammar

    I don’t have a clear future target in any specific company. I also don’t have a clear goal or a clear plan for learning English.

    He lives in the room which I decorated.
    He lives in the room where/in which the cat died.

    The young man who graduated from Japan is my new boss.

    Reading

    It’s good to enjoy food, but sometimes stories about the dangers of eating certain things can be hard to digest. I love to tuck into a pepperoni pizza or munch on a jam doughnut, even though I know the dangers that lurk in their ingredients. It’s clear that processed foods are not the most nutritious things; but there now comes a new threat – from ultra-processed foods.

    Writing

    I think most people like traveling and they all have a way of favorite traveling that suits them/they like best. Some people like to enjoy their relaxed moments on their trips. In my opinion, the significance of traveling is not only an opportunity to (enjoying amazing views and relaxing/enjoyment and relaxation/)to enjoy and to relax, but also a chance to learn stories about other people and other places. Traveling and learning these local stories provides people with new inspirations and enthusiasm for life.

    Regarding the stories which you know during traveling, you will have some inspiration and energy for live.
    There are inspirations and enthusiasm for life from the stories which you learn during traveling.
    Traveling and learning these local stories provides people with new inspirations and enthusiasm for life.

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  • Email Service Notes (Li)

    December 15, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Taste,service and surrounding,which are the key words in your mind when you choose a restaurant. I think if a restaurant can do any of these three factors to extreme it could be a very popular one. Haidilao is a very hot restaurant brand which is famous for its service,it is a model of best service in all people’ s mind. Actually it stated as a tiny hotpot restaurant in a small city of Sichuan province,and good service is the most important feature since its beginning stage. Nowadays,Haidilao became the biggest chain hotpot restaurant brand. They offer toys and care for children,nail and hand care for women,shoes polish and board games for all customers,and you can print photoes or clean your glasses in their restaurants. All these services are free. It is available for ordering half piece dishes so that you can taste more types. Furthermore,customers can enjoy the noodle show and Sichuan opera during meals. Go to Haidilao means happiness and enjoyment and the taste is not very important any more. Recently,Haidilao has already had its restaurants in main cities of the world,such as London,New york,Singpore,Tokyo and so on.

    Your Edited Email


    Taste, service and the atmosphere, are the key points that come to your mind when you choose a restaurant. I think if a restaurant can satisfy/fulfil these three  elements then it could be a very popular one. Haidilao is a very hot/popular/well-known restaurant brand which is famous for its service. It is the representative of the best service in people’ s mind. Actually, it started as a tiny hotpot restaurant in a small city of Sichuan province, and good service is the most important feature since its beginning. Nowadays, Haidilao became the biggest hotpot chain.  They offer toys and care for children, nail and hand care for women, shoes polish and board games for all customers, and you can print photos or clean your glasses in their restaurants. All these services are free. It is available for ordering half piece dishes so that you can try more dishes. Furthermore, customers can enjoy the noodle show and Sichuan opera during meals. Go to Haidilao means happiness and enjoyment and the taste is not very important any more. Recently, Haidilao has already had its restaurants in other main cities around the world such as London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and so on.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    December 13, 2019

    Homework

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

    Vocabulary

    Many companies organize annual party at year end. Except some professional performances,many staffs also have special shows,something like singing,dancing,playing music instruments,showing comedy. It is a special moment that staffs show their another side. More importantly,it is a only chance that staffs can see the funny moment of bosses,because the directors of annual party are always enjoy to design special funny show for bosses,and all of employees look forward to the funny moment of their bosses as well.

    Many companies organize an annual party at the year-end. Except for some professional performances, most of the staff also have special shows,something like singing,dancing,playing music instruments, comedy shows. It is a special moment during which the staff can show their other side. More importantly,it is an only chance for staff to see the funny moments/side of their bosses,because the organizers of the annual party always like to create/prepare a special funny show for bosses,and all of the employees look forward to experience funny moments with their bosses as well.

    stand-up (adj)(COMEDY)-performed by a single person telling jokes and funny stories on stage
    (喜剧)单人表演的,单口的
    E.g.: stand-up comedy
    独角喜剧
    E.g.: a stand-up comedian
    独角喜剧演员

    20th of January

    the results that they want to get achieve

    high level building  a high-rise building

    Grammar

    Who, That, Which

    Rule 1. Who and sometimes that refer to people. That and which refers to groups or things.

    Examples:
    Anya is the one who rescued the bird.
    “The Man That Got Away” is a great song with a grammatical title.

    Lokua is on the team that won first place.
    She belongs to a great organization, which specializes in saving endangered species.

    Rule 2a. That introduces what is called an essential clause (also known as a restrictive or defining clause). Essential clauses add information that is vital to the point of the sentence.

    Example: I do not trust products that claim “all natural ingredients” because this phrase can mean almost anything.
    We would not know the type of products being discussed without the that clause.

    Rule 2b. Which introduces a nonessential clause (also known as a nonrestrictive or nondefining clause), which adds supplementary information.

    Example: The product claiming “all natural ingredients”, which appeared in the Sunday newspaper, is on sale.
    The product is already identified. Therefore, which appeared in the Sunday newspaper is a nonessential clause containing additional, but not essential, information.

    Essential clauses do not have commas introducing or surrounding them, whereas nonessential clauses are introduced or surrounded by commas.

    Rule 3. If that has already appeared in a sentence, writers sometimes use which to introduce the next clause, whether it is essential or nonessential. This is done to avoid awkward formations.

    Example: That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
    This sentence is far preferable to the ungainly but technically correct That that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    December 12, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Christmas day will be soon and it becomes a popular festival nowadays in China, not only shopping malls and landmark buildings have the special events for Christmas,but also many people decorate home with Christmas decorations,even schools and companies have some Christmas activities. It is similar to Chinease New year, Christmas is very lively and happy,families get together,to do something fun and relaxing,such as exchange presents,have parties and share delicious foods. Both Christmas and Chinese New year are amazing festival which are full of wishes,hopes and energy.

    Your Edited Email


    Christmas day will be soon / is coming / is almost here. It is a popular festival nowadays in China, not only do shopping malls and landmark buildings have the special events for Christmas,but also many people decorate their homes with Christmas decorations,and even schools and companies have some Christmas activities. It is similar to Chinese New year – Christmas is very lively and happy,and families get together to do something fun and relaxing,such as exchanging presents,having parties and sharing delicious foods. Both Christmas and Chinese New year are amazing festivals and are full of wishes,hopes and energy.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    December 10, 2019

    Homework

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4 watch this video and discuss with me next class

    Today we focused on:

    Grammar

    to + do 
    tend to do
    want to do
    like to do

    I look forward to sth / doing

    advantages of e-books,such as being light, easy to carry, cheaper and so on.

    I know what you want to eat.
    It is what you can defend against.

    When I was at university, I had participated in double 11 around 5 times, but as of last Nov.,I have been involved in double 11 shopping festival 10 times.

    data
    datas

    the whole year

    10 days annual leaves – 10 days of annual leave / 10 days leave 

    most of time – billions of years
    most of the time – da bu fen shi jian
    most of the people from our company 
    most people – most of all people

    what is time? – Einstein can think about it
    what is the time? – 7:30PM

    Vocabulary

    on the way to work
    going to work
    on my trip to work

    the northern hemisphere
    northern china

    wet
    humid / humidity – hot and wet (weather / air)
    damp / dampness – a little wet (cold / normal) – 80% dry
    moist / moisture – 80% wet – very wet
    drenched / soaked – 110% wet
    eg. it is really humid in Shanghai during summer, and really damp during winter. The moisture comes from the sea.

    analogy – a story to help you understand a complex idea
    eg. douyin is like a pool, it’s easy to get in, but if you can’t swim, you can’t get out

    for / regarding / about / in terms of many advertising, we cannot figure them out… 

    in terms of money, I don’t have much.

    Pronunciation

    colleague – col leeg 

    analyse (v) – an nal LIEZ
    analysis (n) – an NAL li sis

    actual – ack chooo el

    Speaking

    actually i think there are too many advertising around us. of course we need advertising to know the new products or new service but today i think, nowadays is a time of information explosion and many advertising, we cannot figure out whether it is true and so many experts on the internet so we can’t know the truth. I think I like the advertising which sent us the feeling, the concept, not the actor data or results for you, so i like the advertising of Apple very much, i think not introduce the product directly, it’s a feeling you will have if you get the products.

    actually i think there are too many advertisement / too much advertising around us. of course we need advertising to know the new products or new service but nowadays is the age / era / time of information explosion and we cannot figure out whether many advertisements are true and there are so many experts on the internet so we can’t know the truth. I think I like the advertising which gives us the feeling, the concept, not the actual data or results for you, so i like the advertising of Apple / I like Apple’s advertising very much, i think they don’t introduce the product directly, it’s a feeling you will have / get if you get / have the products.

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  • Email Service Notes (Lily)

    December 10, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Due to kindle,pad and other electronic equipments launched,many people tend to reading in e-books than in paperbacks. There are many advantages of e-books,as light,easy to carry,cheaper and so on. But on my mind,read paperbacks is a real reading. When i read paperbacks,i have time to think and feel the opinion of authors. Of course,e-books is a reading method that makes readers feel relaxed and convenient. I like e-books well,it is perfect for quick reading and killing time on travel or work way.

    Your Edited Email


    Due to the electronic devices like kindle and Ipad, many people are more prone to reading on e-books than in paperbacks. There are many advantages of e-books, it’s light,easy to carry,cheaper and so on. However, in my mind,it’s only reading when you read paperbacks is a real reading. When i read paperbacks,i have time to think and feel the opinions/ perspectives of the authors. Of course,e-books is a convenient and relaxing reading method for readers. I like e-books as well,it is perfect for quick read and to kill time on a trip or at work.

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  • Email Service Notes (Lily)

    December 10, 2019

    Your Original Email


    It seems that the temperature of SH in winter is not very low. The temperature in winter in many places of north China is below zero,or even always lower than minus 10 degree. But most of north people feel the winter of SH is much colder than their hometown. There is a very funny claim that the winter in north is a physical attack and it is a chemical attack in SH. Physical attack is what you can defense it with more warm clothes,but chemical attack is what you cannot find a way to defense it easily. I have been to BJ several times in winter,the climate of there is very dry. I think that is the reason why winter in SH is hard to deal with for north people. When the climate is cold and wet, it makes people feel more uncomfortable.

    Your Edited Email


    It seems that the temperature of SH in winter is not very low. In many northern cities, the temperature in winter is below zero, or even always lower than minus/negative 10 degrees. But most of the northerners feel that the winter in SH is much colder than/ compared to their hometown. There is a very funny claim that the winter in the north is a physical attack whereas it is a chemical attack in SH. Physical attack is what you can defend with more warm clothes,but there isn’t an easy way to defend from a chemical attack. I have been to BJ several times in the winter,the climate of there is very dry. I think that is the reason why / that it’s difficult for Northerners to deal with the winter in SH. When the climate is cold and wet, it makes people feel more uncomfortable.

    ** humid= 潮湿的
    ex: Shanghai is very humid, BJ is very dry.

    wet= 湿的
    ex: I didn’t bring an umbrella so I’m soaking wet.

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    December 7, 2019

    Your Original Email


    People like to stay in a comfortable environment since be borned,but there is no status is always easy to handle,so keep learning is the best way to keep feeling comfortably. There is a saying that the most unstable situation is always be in a stable status. It is easy to weak our ability of learning. So,we should maintain our abilities of adapting new environment and accepting new knowledges.

    Your Edited Email


    People like to stay in a comfortable environment for their whole lives (from birth), but there is no status (you mean situation?) that is always easy to handle,so continuing to learn is the best way to keep feeling comfortable. There is a saying that the most unstable situation is always to be stable. If we do this, it is easy to weaken our ability of learning. So,we should maintain our ability of adapting new environments and accepting new things.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    December 7, 2019

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today.

    Pronunciation

    colleague= co lee gs

    Grammar

    latest several years– >in the recent years 
    the descriptions will be really –> the descriptions will be true

    Vocabulary

    1.colleague/ co-worker= people who work with you 同事
    ex: Tibo and Nemo are my colleagues, we work together in SE.

    2. people in their 20s= 20多岁的人
    ex: My mom is in her 50s.
    ex: I’m in my 20s.

    3. early XXs
    mid XXs
    late XXs.
    ex: My mom is in her early 50s.
    ex: I am in my late 20s. 
    ex: My mom is in her late 50s. 

    4. tricked= 被骗
    ex: People will be tricked by the online advertisements.

    5. claim= 宣称 声称
    ex: many products claim that they will make you skinnier, but they all lied.

    6. outweigh= 比XX更重要 胜过
    ex: the benefits of online shopping outweigh its disadvantages.
    ex: It’s hard to look for a new job, but the opportunities outweigh the challenges.

    7. paperback= 纸面装订本
    ex: When I read, I prefer paperback because I feel like I’m actually reading.
    ex: I have lots of paperback books at home, I don’t know what to do with them.

    Speaking

    About 5 years ago, just 20 something people used to online marketing. At the starting, I think it’s about 2009, people get used to online market. At the beginning, just have a website. Due to the development of internet and the smart phone, more and more people shopping online by phone, and more and more people (retired and older people) like to use the online marketing. We can see the revenue of the Double Eleven grows rapidly year by year. This on the statistic skill development, we can check the bills  of ourselves by different types of products that I bought. Everyone seems very enjoy about the success of Double Eleven. Maybe it doesn’t matter about how many goods that you bought, it seems like whole country festival that all people were involved in it.

    Revised

    About 5 years ago, only people in their 20s were familiar with online shopping. At the beginning of 2009, more and more people got used to online shopping. We could only shop online by using the internet. Due to the rapid development of internet and the smart phone, more and more people could enjoy shopping online on their phone/ apps, and more and more people (retired and older people) like to use it as well. We can see the revenue of the Double Eleven Festival grows/ increases/ accelerates/ rapidly year by year. Due to Big Data, we can check the bills by ourselves and see the different types of products that we bought. Everyone seems to enjoy about the success/ results  of Double Eleven. It’s not about how many goods that you bought, it seems like the whole population is involved in it.

    Writing

    As of last Nov.,I had been involved in double 11 shopping festival 10 times. This is a part of the impact of internet development. The revenue of double 11 increases rapidly year by year. More and more people like to use on line shopping in daily life.

    Revised

    As of last Nov.,I have been involved in the Double 11 Shopping festival 10 times. This is due to the impact of internet development/ online marketing. The revenue of the Double 11 Festival increases rapidly year by year. More and more people like to use online shopping in their daily life.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    December 4, 2019

    Homework

    practice had done / had been doing in your writing – remember, each word has logic (ie. I have been doing – have = now my experience, been = am is are, doing = happening now.

    Think of new ways to express words you repeat a lot.

    Today we focused on:

    focused a lot on vocabulary and reviewed recent grammar learned in class.

    Vocabulary

    TIME / MONEY
    it takes 5 minutes
    I spend 5 minutes on sth
    I spend 5 yuan on sth
    it costs 5 yuan

    clean (adj)
    cleanliness (n) / being clean
    eg. I am used to living in a clean house / i am used to my house being clean

    take sb / sth for a walk
    take sth out
    walk my dog / cat

    arrangement – plan / reorganise 

    requirement – work / things we need to do 

    subordinate < > superior 
    eg. my boss is my superior and I’m his subordinate

    a wedding ring is regarded as an important symbol of marriage and love

    Grammar

    have done – past, which time is NOT important
    did – past – the time is important

    I’m hard to use itit is hard for me to use correct words 

    detailed things

    today / tomorrow / yesterday = don’t need prepositions
    last week / next week / next month / last month = don’t need prepositions

    if there’s only that many – use the
    if you mean a specific one and the person can guess which – use the 

    Writing

    My friend Yvonne and i both like HZ very much. Autumn of HZ is amazing and we went to there last month. Actually, there are different beautiful views of four seasons in HZ . We have been there at least five times in past two years. Yvonne has moved to other country. Each time when she back to china, we will go to HZ together. We both remember the amazing snow view of west lake several year age. We have been talking about the beautiful winter views of HZ for servel days. Maybe we will go there again in next month.

    My friend Yvonne and i both like HZ very much. Autumn of / in HZ is amazing and we went to there last month. Actually, there are different beautiful views of all / the four seasons in HZ. We have been there at least five times in the past / last two years. Yvonne has moved to another country and / so each time when she comes back to china, we will go to HZ together. We both remember the amazing snow view of the west lake several year ago. We have been talking about the beautiful winter views of / in HZ for several days and maybe we will go there again in next month

    Speaking

    our department has 3 segments / parts and there are 3 supervisors under my boss and they are in charge of 3 different parts of the department and the biggest parts about 10 people under the supervisor and other 2 parts about 5 person under the supervisor so my boss will manage the department and arrange the daily work but the details things just arranged by the supervisors and they will arrange the daily work and the very detail arrangement of the work and manage the person under them. Because i know the general plan of our work, and arrange the detail things to every person. About the time requirement, the due day and the result we want to get and how to finish the work correctly, and also review the application from them and also submit the application to high level. in weeks ago we got an urgent needs of a project in beijing, the due day is very tight so we couldn’t finish the work based on routine arrangement so i had to change the arrangement of all people and i sent some parts of the project needs to another people and we had to finish all the requirements in 3 days so we reviewed the demands, all the demands together and then took the plan based on the due day and separated the works to 3 people.

    our department has 3 segments / parts and there are 3 supervisors under my boss and they are in charge of 3 different parts of the department and in the biggest parts there are about 10 people under the supervisor and in the other 2 parts there are about 5 people under the supervisor so my boss will manage the department and arrange the daily work but the details / the specifics / specific things just arranged  / organised / put together / managed / handled / dealt with / done by the supervisors and they will arrange the daily work and the very detailed arrangement of the work and manage the person under them / manage their subordinate. Because / due to the fact that / since / as i know the general plan of our work….. About / Regarding / in regards to the time requirement, the due day and the result we want to get and how to finish the work correctly, and also review the application from them and also submit the application to a higher level. In Weeks ago we got an urgent project from beijing, the due date was very tight so we couldn’t finish the work based on the routine schedule so i had to reorganise everyone / create a new plan for everyone and i sent some parts of the project needs / details to someone else and we had to finish all the requirements / work / everything in 3 days so we reviewed the all the demands together and then took the plan based on the due date and separated the works among 3 people.

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    December 4, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Cat is a very lovely animal and people like to have cats as pets or friends. Cat is a animal which is very sensitive for the environment. They like the clean environment,of course they are used to clean themselves. Cats are very gentle,friendly and independent. People don‘t company their cats all the time. Cats play with their owners happily when they get together,meanwhile,cats can enjoy the alone time with themselves. It will be ok for cats if you dont have enough time to walk them out.

    Your Edited Email


    Cats are very lovely animals and people like to have cats as pets or friends. Cats are animals which are very sensitive to the environment. They like clean environmentsand of course they are used to cleaning / being clean themselves. Cats are very gentle,friendly and independent. People don‘t accompany / spend time with / stay with their cats all the time. Cats play with their owners happily when they get together,meanwhile,cats can enjoy the alone time with / by themselves. It is ok for cats if you dont have enough time to take them out for walks / to go for walks with them.

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    November 30, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    review verb-nouns (dong ming ci) and how to use them

    Your Original Email


    Meals are very important in daily life of chinese culture. Not only about what to eat,but also about where to eat and with whom. When people meet, did you eat the meal means hello or how are you. The efficiency of communication is very high if it is taken with a meal. For businessman in China,have meals with customers is a very useful tool for making a deal, especially when people have some drinks with meals . In addition to have some activities about the same hobbies,take meals together is another important activity of friends gathering.

    Your Edited Email


    Meals are a very important part of daily life in chinese culture. Not only about what to eat,but also about where to eat and with whom. When people meet, “have you eaten?” means hello or how are you. The efficiency of communication is very high if it is taken / done with / if it is during a meal. For businessman in China,having meals with customers is a very useful tool for making deals, especially when people have some drinks with meals / have drinks at the same time. In addition to participating in leisure activities / in things like sports,having meals together is another important part of socialsing / a healthy social life.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Joe)

    November 27, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    We focused on the simple past tense, the present perfect tense, and the present perfect continuous tenses.

    Next Class Focus

    • Practice using the past continuous tense with the past simple tense to tell a story.
    • Practice using the past perfect continuous tense to talk about what had been happening before something else.
    • Practice using the simple present and continuous present tenses to talk about the future

    Homework

    Write about things that have happened in your life. Use all 3 tenses we practiced in today’s class. Try to use the verbs we learned (thank / thanked / thanked | pretend / pretended / pretended | sink / sank / sunk | steal / stole / stolen | spend / spent / spent )

    Did you eat dinner yesterday?

    Yes. I ate dinner yesterday

    Grammar

    How much did you cost for this computer?
    How much did you spend on this computer?

    Is there somebody has stolen your phone before?
    Has anybody stolen your phone before?

    Pronunciation

    sink – practice the /s/ sound at the beginning of the word

    think – put your tongue between your teeth for this sound

    Grammar

    I wear warm clothes (usually)

    I am wearing warm clothes (now)

    Vocabulary

    Pretending – want others to believe
    He’s pretending to be a pilot

    Pilot – a person who flies a plane

    Review the list of verbs we used to practice today.
    Verb forms – commonly used verbs

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  • Email Service Notes (Jesse)

    November 27, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Today,online shopping takes a definite big part of each person’s daily life. Comparing ten years age, there are hundreds times of online shopping channel today, like website, apps or even WeChat moment. The people who like online shopping has changed a lot too. Ten years or even five years age, just 20 something people enjoy it,but even retired person take online shopping as their essential of daily life nowadays. There is a very popular saying describe this phenomenon which is there is no problem that can not be solved by receiving an express.

    Your Edited Email


    Today,online shopping definitely makes up a big part of each person’s daily life. Compared to / with ten years ago, there are hundreds of times more online shopping channels today, like websites, apps or even WeChat moments. The people who like online shopping has changed a lot too. Ten years or even five years ago, just 20 something people enjoyed it,but even retired people take online shopping as an essential part of daily life nowadays. There is a very popular saying that describes this phenomenon which is that there is no problem that cannot be solved by receiving an express delivery.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    November 25, 2019

    Homework

    https://breakingnewsenglish.com

    Pick an article and read it. If you have any words that you don’t know, you can discuss in the next class.

    Speaking

    About 2 years, I was working in a local company so I don’t want to forget English. I think my issue is my grammar, chinglish and also speaking. I want to express in a higher way, more good sentence. I think it’s very obvious to me for a long time you don’t use it, you feel very strange to express by myself.

    Revised: 

    I have been working at a local company for 2 years now, so I don’t want to forget English. I think my main issues are my grammar, chinglish and also speaking. I want to express in a better/higher level/more advanced way and also make more good better sentences. I think it’s very obvious to me that if you don’t use it for a long time, you find it strange/weird/hard expressing by yourself.


    The people who is first time to SH. I think I will recommend him to visit the two place first. The first one is Yuyuan and the other is . I think these two place represent SH yesterday and today. Yuyan has a historical story and some building is historical style. The Lujiajue is a very modern place and shows the like the international city. I like Yuyuan more. I think SH combined the varies of culture, foreigners or other place of China. So, I think Yuyuan is a very typical style of SH. In Yuyuan, we have many memories in childhood. It’s still contains many views and the foods that we enjoy in our childhood. I think Lujizue is similar to other city in China or other countries.

    Revised: 

    For people who are visting SH for the first time, to SH. I think I will recommend them to visit these two places first. The first one is Yuyuan and the other is Lujiazue. I think these two places represent the old and new SH/the history of SH and modern SH. yesterday and today. Yuyan has a historical story background and some buildings are historical. style. Lujiazue is a very modern place and shows the looks like the an international city. I like Yuyuan more. I think is a SH combination of the a variety of cultures, such as culture from other countries and other places in China. So, I think Yuyuan has a very typical style of SH. In Yuyuan, we have many memories from childhood. It still contains many buildings and the food that we enjoy from our childhood. I think Lujizue is similar to other cities in China and other countries.

    Grammar

    traffic fees – transport is cheap/transportation price 

    Writing

    There are many on line courses have been launching with the development of internet and smart phone.
    Not only foreign language,but also many professional courses, like mathematics, program, office software, business and so on.
    Of course,on line courses help us to saving much time, we can take courses what we want to learn with pieces of time. Online courses offer people a easier way to take various professional courses also.

    Revised:

    With the development of the internet and the smart phone/With the development of technology, there are many online courses available/there are many courses available online.   

    Not only limited to foreign language courses, but also many professional courses, like mathematics, programming, office software, business and so on.

    Online courses help us to save much time, we can take whatever/any courses we want at any pieces of time. Online courses/They also offer people an easier way to take various professional courses.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    November 22, 2019

    Homework

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

    Also focus on the grammar that we learned.

    Today we focused on:

    Reviewed email service and focused on the grammar & vocabulary mistakes.

    Vocabulary

    Nowadays,the Wechat became a necessary element of our daliy life, and has increased our efficiency and connectivity.

    we can chat / we can have a chat

    take – have opportunity and then choose to do it
    take a holiday
    take a break
    take a shower

    have – just do sth
    have a shower
    have a break
    have a holiday
    have a wedding
    have a dinner
    have a chat

    sticker / emoji 

    mobile – able to move around
    automobile
    mobile phone

    there are some issues with it becoming such a big / essential part of our lives.

    typo – a typing mistake
    eg. I made a typo in my writing

    doubt – the b is silent

    Grammar

    There are many people who like to share their activities / who like sharing 

    I write using my right hand – with 
    I play games using my phone – with / on 

    I come here by bike = I come here using the method of ‘bike’
    It was made by hand = It was made using the method of ‘hand making’

    countable – able to separate etc..
    uncountable – unable to clearly / easily separate into individuals

    How much money do you have? I have much money – I have a lot of money / I have so much money / I don’t have much 
    How many friends do you have? I have many friends / I have so many friends / I don’t have many

    conscious (adj)
    consciously (adv)

    noun – which one / how many? 
    verb – what time? / first or third person?

    go upstairs / go downstairs / go home / go downtown / go overseas – don’t need prepositions

    Speaking

    around the house there are several parks, some schools and some shopping mall, the smaller CBD… walk around park, i think this is a very easy way to relax myself and watch movie, also have some dinner with friends, do not have to go to downtown, it’s very convenience, i think most of SH’s other district, not like JA, HP or PS there are many shopping mall near the living environment.

    around the house there are several parks, some schools and several shopping malls, the smaller CBD… I like to walk around the parkswhich i think this is a very easy way to relax myself and watch movies, also have some dinner with friends, do not have to go to downtown, it’s very convenient, i think most of SH’s other districts are not like JA, HP or PS there are many shopping malls near the living area.

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  • Email Service Notes (Li)

    November 21, 2019

    Your Original Email


    Nowadays,the Wechat became a necessary element of our daliy life,which extends time and space. Basically, we can take chats with friends in anyplace and at anytime with many vivid stickers. Furthermore, moveable pay, E-cards, E-tickets, various kinds of mini programs have been intergrated in WeChat.

    There are many people like to share their activities , feelings or something favorites in Moments, we can have some social activities by it . The WeChat is similar to a private assistant.

    WetChat brings us so many convience, on the opposite, there are some issues with its’ coming. Of course,we get many informations and saving many time by WeChat, but we waste many times also. The average daily screen time of most people is more than three hours. We always refresh the Moments with no consiousness, want to check the new message reminder every seconds. Sometimes, peoples sit around but just check the wetchat or others by phone.
    With no doute, WetChat changed our life, but we also should focus on the people and things around us. Using some time to chat with people and see things around us without WeChat.

    Your Edited Email


    Nowadays,the Wechat has become a necessary element aspect of our daily life. which extends time and space. Basically, we can take chat with friends at any time and place and at anytime send them with many vivid colourful stickers. Furthermore, there are also other functions like moveableWeChat pay, E-cards, E-tickets, various kinds of mini-programs that have been integrated into WeChat.

    There are many people who like to share their activities, feelings or something favourites in on Moments, we can have some social activities by on it. The WeChat is similar to a private assistant.

    WeChat brings us so many convenience. On the other handopposite, there are some issues with it coming. Of courseAlthough we get many pieces of information and save more time by using WeChat, we also waste many a lot of times also too.. The average daily screen time of most people is more than three hours. We always refresh the Moments page with no consiousness subconsciously. We also want to check the new message reminder every few seconds. Sometimes, peoples sit around but  to just check the WeChat by phone.

    Without a doubt no doute, WeChat has changed our lives, but we also should also focus on the other people and the things around us. By spending some time to chat with people and seeing things around us without WeChat.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    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.

    Needs more review

    because of + noun (due to)
    because + sentence (due to the fact that)

    near
    eg. I live near a location
    eg2. I work in Jingan and I live near my office. 
    nearby
    eg. I live nearby.
    eg. I work in Jingan and I live nearby.

    Speaking

    the latest travel is to hangzhou because we have the short annual leave. it’s a very suitable for the short traveling. and im very like hangzhou and i think i can travel to hangzhou maybe 100s times. I think hangzhou is a place will let you feeling very comfortable forget the time and HZ has something similar to shanghai and has something much different with shanghai, because shanghai people always too busy. and another reason it’s very convenience to hangzhou. also hangzhou has the subway too so we do not have to take a taxi because the traffic jam is very…..

    the latest trip was to hangzhou because we had a short holiday / had a long weekend. it’s a very suitable for the short trips. and i like hangzhou very much / I’m into HZ / I really like it and i think i can travel to hangzhou maybe 100s of times. I think hangzhou is a place which makes you feel very comfortable and forget the time and HZ has something similar to shanghai and has something much different to shanghai, because people in shanghai / shanghainese people are always too busy. and another reason is it’s very convenient to go to hangzhou. also hangzhou has the subway too so we do not have to take a taxi because of traffic jams / really bad traffic.

    Vocabulary

    which = it 
    eg. I have an office. It is in Jingan. …. which is in JingAn,
    where = in that ___ 
    eg. I have an office. In that office I work a lot. = …. where I work a lot.

    let – allow – you want to do it 
    eg. my mum lets me play computer games
    eg2. Phones let us call our friends
    get – ask – you should do it / can do it
    eg. My mum asks / gets me to wash my hands before dinner
    make – force / effect – you don’t want to do it
    eg. my teacher makes me do extra homework
    eg2. phones make our lives more convenient

    catch some photostake some photos / get some photos 

    catch a film / movie
    catch some sleep

    see a view / go there for the view / enjoy a view

    mid-autumn festival
    spring festival – Chinese new year 

    Grammar

    1 cup of water

    I am very hot / I am really hot
    I very like / I really like

    the – obvious
    what is time?
    what is the time?

    what is weather?
    what is the weather today?

    the pen is mine = you know which pen, the one on the table

    travel – v
    eg. I travel to HZ every year
    traveling – vn
    eg. I like traveling
    trip – n
    eg. last time I went to HZ it was a very interesting trip

    do you have been to …?have you been to? (past general) / did you go to? (past specific)

    Pronunciation

    much
    march

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  • Demo Class Notes (Carol Ji – Jesse)

    November 8, 2019

    Speaking

    the latest year in japan, because the distance is not so far so we don’t do take many annual leaves because im in work maybe if i want to america or england maybe at least 10 days, it’s too long. 4 days in osaka, and the sea garden, and kyoto. Osaka is a city maybe more similar with shanghai or china’s big cities because not like in tokyo have so many rules, maybe as a forefingers in osaka it’s more comfortable, more relax. In Kyoto, i think as a foreigner it’s more interesting for us, because tokyo is too similar like shanghai.

    last year I went to Japan, because / since / due to the fact that / as the distance is not so far / quite close from here / nearby so we don’t need to take / use / spend much annual leave because im working so maybe if i want to travel / I’m going / I’m interested to america or england maybe it will take at least 10 days, which is too long. 4 days in osaka, and the sea garden, and kyoto. Osaka is a city maybe more similar to shanghai or china’s big cities because it is not like in tokyo, where there are so many rules, maybe as a foreigner in osaka it’s more comfortable, more relaxed / relaxing. In Kyoto, i think as a foreigner it’s more interesting for us, because tokyo is too similar to shanghai.

    incomplete sentences, missed subject, not using conjunctions (which / who), chinglish grammar (prepositions)

    Vocabulary

    I live in Jingan temple, my office is nearby / near there. 

    today is a little bit boring / relaxing / interesting 

    I have a friend who is fat
    I have a computer which is black.
    I bought a computer which took 1 hour.

    Grammar

    have done – experience from now – general time, not specific
    did – specific past time

    I have been to japan many times.
    Last time I went to Japan in January

    I have lived in China for 10 years, but now I have been living in China for only 3 years, I lived in China for 7 years many years ago.
    I lived in China for 10 years
    I have been living in China for 10 years

    I don’t need to
    I don’t like it / to do it

    similar to / different to 
    the same as 

    there is a cup on the table
    the table has 4 legs

    Pronunciation

    Connecting pronunciation

    people
    people are good
    will
    will I go home?

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