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Class focus: may do IELTS in the next 3 years or so to go overseas, quite confident but feels grammar and vocabulary, listening was best at school. Focus is: grammar problems (past + chinglish logic), short sentences, simple vocabulary

Occupation: Hotel Management – buyer / interior design

At SE since: November 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    March 19, 2020

    Homework

    Focus on the grammar, make sure you don’t make the same mistakes as the writing & speaking from today. 

    1. Do you like doing housework?
    2. How do you think housework could be made more interesting?
    3. Did your parents ask you (or, make you) do any housework whenyou were a child?
    4. Do you think children should do some housework?

    Writing

    Since these days I’m reading a book named A Language of Life. It’s written by doctor Rosenberg. I’m appreciate to touch this area for making process my life. I major in international economics and trade but it’s not my favourite subject. I’m a fan of psychology. I decide to choose psychology to continue my second subject. It will be very hard at my age.

    These days I’m reading / Recently I have been reading a book named A Language of Life (which was) written by Doctor Rosenberg. I‘m appreciate to touch (experiencing / getting into / discovering) this field for helping me to improve myself / make progress. I majored in international economics and trade but it’s not my favourite subject. I’m a fan of psychology so I decided to choose (decided on) psychology to continue (my education at university) as my second subject but it will be very hard at my age.

    Vocabulary

    sentence – they keep ideas together – if the ideas are related, put them in the same sentence
    1 main point per sentence.

    since = from a time in the past until now
    eg. since I was a kid, I have been drinking tea = from when I was a kid, I have been drinking tea and I still do now

    every business is very hard – every business is finding it hard / it is hard for every business 

    i haven’t much time to do some learningi don’t have much time to spend learning things 

    psych = related to the mind “saiiik”
    ology = the study of …

    change a tree – exchange the flower for a small tree

    Grammar

    How many friends? / I have many friends / I have so many friends / I don’t have many friends

    How much money? / I have much money I have a lot of money / I have so much money / I don’t have much money

    Speaking

    I don’t have many time to do yoga because I should get up very early every day. It would take many time to do the yoga.

    I don’t have much time to do yoga because I should get up very early every day. It would take a lot of time to do the yoga.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    March 11, 2020

    Homework

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

    Choose a topic that lets you put the words together

    Vocabulary

    process – the way / the steps you use to do sth

    appreciate
    eg. I really appreciate you for taking the time to read my resume / thank you for reading my resume, I really appreciate it

    I’m a student at = I’m currently studying in … 

    users – yong hu

    I major in Chemistry

    choose – select / elect / decided to do
    eg. I selected this major due to the fact that / as / since I …

    due to = because of + noun
    due to the fact that = because / since / as + sentence

    I think = I feel / I believe / it is my opinion that / I reckon 

    as far as I know / from what I know / from what I’ve read / heard = some information I have but can’t confirm


    when I was a little boy I liked using my brain and I still do now.

    1 – during my childhood I enjoyed / was interested in / was into / was a fan of using my brain and I still / continue to do / persist now.
    2 – from when / since I was a little boy I have liked using my head / brain and thinking logically.

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    February 14, 2020

    Homework

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

    Write about the trip you just took but focus on the past, and longer sentences using conjunctions.

    Needs more review

    scuba diving – deep
    snorkel – shallow

    burned – red from the sun
    eg. I spent too much time in the sun so I got burned
    tan – a little brown skin from the sun
    eg. I went to the beach and got a tan / my arms tanned very quickly

    Vocabulary

    as many times as I want 

    visa – qian zheng

    it’s tired tiring 
    I’m so bored 
    eg. I’m tired because work is so tiring

    corona virus / Covid-19 

    I used to do – I did it before but I don’t now
    I am used to doing – I am familiar / comfortable with it

    annoyances / distractions
    eg. there are too many distractions at home.

    i got a call – someone called me

    rent a car / lease a car
    eg. the rental cost of the car was quite high so we only rented it for a few days

    Grammar

    similar with shanghaisimilar to Shanghai (a little different to sth)

    Speaking

    we did some visit last year but in this year we can’t go out, we must at home so i did so many cooking.

    we visited our relatives last year but in this year we couldn’t go out, we must stay at home so i did so much cooking. / so I cooked so much

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    January 12, 2020

    Homework

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

    Write about the trip you just took but focus on the past, and longer sentences using conjunctions.

    Vocabulary

    stay in a hotel
    live in China

    scuba diving – deep
    snorkel – shallow

    burned – red from the sun
    tan – a little brown skin from the sun

    this is our like and this is our don’t like – this is what we like, and this is what we don’t like

    what = the thing

    budget – the money you’re ok to spend on sth
    eg. our budget for this project is 10,000 RMB

    Speaking

    our hotel sample room has finished so we went to xi an to see it but it’s not really good. Our designer did a lot of job for that but it’s not work. we went to the construction site, and it’s very dirty there and it have a lot of building materials. We spent a lot of time at the construction site about 2 hour 3 hour, see a lot of details.

    our hotel sample room has finished so we went to xi an to see it but it’s not really good / it wasn’t particularly impressive. Our designer did a lot of work for that but it didn’t work / it wasn’t effective / the quality was low. we went to the construction site which was very dirty there and there were a lot of building materials. We spent a lot of time at the construction site, about / around / roughly 2 or 3 hours, and saw a lot of details.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[W]

    December 18, 2019

    Vocabulary

    masters programme: 硕士

    qualified: having finished a training course 有资格的, 合格的

    eg. How many years does it take to become qualified?

    eg. She is a qualified teacher.

    empathise: 感同身受

    eg. I can empathise with what the father is going through.

    eg. She finds it hard to empathise with people because she lacks empathy.

    round: 回合

    eg. If you win this round you get a free drink.

    Grammar

    I like travel – I like travelling 

    chatting with somebody – chatting to people 

    long time decision – long-term plan 

    about three years – in three years

    high temperature – high fever 

    you don’t have the xin shi – you don’t have the knowledge 

    two or six months – two to six months

    she have sound – she can produce sounds

    Writing

    I have been an autism teacher for one year. The training for autistic children is very difficult. I think ABA is the best way to treat children with autism. Children haven’t anytime to rest even during lunch-time. Some children do it at 15 minutes, some children do it at 10 minutes. It is done every day from 9 am-4 pm.

    revised: 

    I have been an autism teacher for one year. The training for autistic children is very difficult. I think ABA is the best way to treat children with autism. Children don’t have any time to rest even during lunch-time. Some children do it for 15 minutes, other children do it for 10 minutes. It is done every day from 9 am-4 pm.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    December 5, 2019

    Homework

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

    write about the best autism teacher story you’ve got. Next class we can talk about another topic.

    Today we focused on:


    conversation with some review of last class, in particular the months and numbers.

    Vocabulary

    jia yi ge ling, bian cheng thousand

    1 wan – 10 thousand
    10 wan – 100 thousand

    100 wan – “xin de” – million, 1 million

    wedding licence / marriage certificate 

    honeymoon – the trip after you get married

    participate / take part in 

    brain damage – your brain is hurt
    eg. he has brain damage

    watch videos at the website – watch videos online

    give a speech / give a talk – PPT 

    on the spectrum – autistic
    eg. he’s on the spectrum

    animated – lots of movement / active / passionate / excited
    eg. teachers that work with autistic kids are often very animated

    perspective – way of thinking / angle of thinking / looking
    eg. people have a new perspective on autism

    Grammar

    in their age at their age 

    you can’t count adjectives 
    he is a 3 year old kid
    he is 3 years old

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  • VIP Class Notes (Joe)

    November 29, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    Today we focused on saying big numbers and describing your previous job

    Next Class Focus

    Review whether you are able to remember the names of months by reading dates which are written as numbers.

    Homework

    To help you remember the months you need to form a connection between these words and give them real meaning. Study this list of sentences.

    8 My father’s birthday is in August

    9 Pink’s birthday is in September

    10 Ma La Jis’ birthday is in October

    11 My mother’s birthday is in November

    12 Taylor Swift’s birthday is in December

    Vocabulary

    One hundred and twenty three million four hundred and fifty six thousand seven hundred and eighty nine

    Niche – a small part of the market
    This company’s niche is treating autistic children
    I worked for a niche company

    Calm – adj – not showing any emotions
    You have to be calm to work there

    Calmly – adv
    You should talk to the children calmly

    Strict – adj – demanding that rules are obeyed
    The teachers are very strict

    Strictly – adv
    They regulate the time of activities very strictly

    Cruel – without caring about someone else’s feelings
    the way they teach the children is too cruel

    Pronunciation

    cruel – krʊəl

    Society – si sai yi tee

    Fair – fɛː

    Speaking

    If you want to treat an autistic child the parents may spend about 2,000,000 in my company. If they are 2 or 6 years old they can be treated. It’s because the brain have developed very soon in the 2 to 6 years so if they have many good treatment and they will be fixed.

    If the parents want to have their autistic child treated, they may spend about 2,000,000 on treatment at my company. If the autistic child is 2 to 6 years old they can be treated. They can get treatment at this age because the brain develops very quickly between the age of 2 to 6 years, so if they have many treatments they will improve.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    November 21, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    how to remember 10,000 , 100,000 and a million – Jesse’s next class

    Also finish the orange speaking from today.

    Speaking

    i have graduated for a long time so i almost forgot that the first day. i can tell you some experience of my last job. it is very special job, i was a teacher for autistic kids, they haven’t got some hurt in the body or the brain. The lesson means ABA, it’s action cure for them – it doesn’t use any medicine, but the autistic child may more clever than ordinary child. 1% of them is a genius. This is a saying – if a family have an autistic children they will have a heavy rain. If you want to cure an autistic child the parents may spend about 2,000,000 in my company. If they are 2 or 6 years old they can be treated. It’s because the brain have developed very soon in the 2 to 6 years so if they have many good treatment and they will be fixed.

    i have graduated a long time ago / I have been out of university for a long time so i almost forgot that the first day. i can tell you some experience of / from my last job. it is a very special job, i was a teacher for autistic kids / kids on the spectrum, they haven’t got any problem with their body / there’s nothing wrong with their body or the brain. The lesson is called ABA, which is a type of treatment for them – it doesn’t use / involve any medicine, but the autistic children may be more clever than ordinary children. 1% of them are geniuses. This is a saying – if a family has an autistic child they will have a heavy rain. If you want to cure treat an autistic child the parents may spend about 2,000,000 in my company. If they are 2 or 6 years old they can be treated. It’s because the brain have developed very soon in the 2 to 6 years so if they have many good treatment and they will be fixed. 

    Vocabulary

    mono = 1
    bi = 2
    tri = 3
    quad = 4
    pent = 5
    sex = 6
    sep = 7
    oct = 8
    non = 9
    dec = 10

    pressure – ya li
    press –
    push
    eg. I have a lot of pressure in my life so I’m a little stressed 

    I feel sorry for them / I feel sad for them / “poor them” – to have sympathy for sb

    good emotion – a good mood
    eg. I’m in a good mood

    quiet – an jing

    frantic – the feeling of being in a hurry and not calm

    understand – ming bai / li jie

    cup 
    bottle 

    autistic (adj) / autism (n)

    expressive / flamboyant

    Grammar

    have not enough money I don’t have enough money 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    November 16, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your first day in your current job. How did you feel? Were you surprised by anything? Do you think first days in a job are important?

    Grammar

    boring – this class is boring = it makes me feel bored
    bored – i’m bored = my feeling

    how to say – how do you say? 
    how do you get there
    how do you know…?

    I lived – specific past time – which time is important
    I have lived – general past time – which time is NOT important
    I have been living – started in the past, still going

    My son was born in 2014.
    My son’s birth was 5 years ago.
    I gave birth to my son 5 years ago.
    My son’s birthday was 5 years ago.

    person – 1 person
    persons – 2 individuals (ge ren)
    people – 2+
    peoples – type of people (asian / western ….)

    child – 1
    children – 2+

    I know (that) he is 5.
    I know (that) your name is Daisy.

    Vocabulary

    grade 2 – 2 nian ji

    musical play

    because / since / as / due to the fact that
    because of / due to
    and / and also / as well as 

    I have a computer. It is black. = I have a black computer. = I have a computer that / which is black

    I have a son who is 5.

    yes – yeah / yep / yup
    no – nah / nope / nup 

    Speaking

    i went to da lian last week. My boss asked me to went to dalian to the designer company because I’m management the buyer for a hotel. I went there to make a communication with a designer. We talked the materials and furniture and the stone and they took me to eat the sea food it’s very delicious and I am very surprised dalian is a very clean city. I lived in Shanghai from my born to now so I think dalian’s a very different from Shanghai but it’s very surprised me it’s very clean and the person is very passionate. This is a business trip so when I get off the plane they came to the airport to pick me up and they took me to eat the very delicious sea food and they booked the hotel for me.

    i went to da lian last week as my boss asked me to go to dalian to the designer company because I manage the buyers for a hotel. I went there to communicate / meet / have a meeting with the designer. We talked about the materials and furniture as well as the stone and they took me to eat the seafood which was very delicious. I am very surprised that dalian is a very clean city. I have been living in Shanghai from my birth to now / my whole life so I think dalian’s very different from Shanghai but it surprised me a lot that it’s very clean and the people are very passionate. This was a business trip so when I got off the plane they came to the airport to pick me up and they took me to eat the very delicious / amazing sea food and they booked the hotel for me.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

    November 7, 2019

    Homework

    Write a short story about your plans to move to NZ

    Vocabulary

    plain (adj): not decorated in any way; with nothing added
    朴素的;不加修饰的;简单的
    E.g.: She wore a plain black dress.
    E.g.: We’ve chosen a plain carpet (= one without a pattern) and patterned curtains.
    E.g.: He prefers plain food – nothing too fancy.

    specific (adj): relating to one thing and not others; particular
    特定的;特有的
    E.g.: The virus attacks specific cells in the brain.
    E.g.: The money is intended to be used for specific purposes.
    E.g.: Is there anything specific you want from the shops?

    abbreviation (n): a short form of a word or phrase
    缩略,缩写;简称
    E.g.: What does the abbreviation WHO stand for? It stands for The World Health Organization

    小学 primary school
    中学 middle school

    long-term (adj): continuing a long time into the future
    长期的
    E.g.: long-term unemployment
    E.g.: long-term care for the seriously ill

    emigrate (v):to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one
    移居外国;移民
    E.g.: Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the 19th century.
    E.g.: Thousands of Britons emigrate every year.

    hang out (v): to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
    经常出入(某场所);(与某人)厮混
    E.g.: You still hang out at the pool hall?
    E.g.: I’ve been hanging out backstage with the band.

    I would love to go to NZ for a while to play spend some time/hang out with my friend/with a friend of mine.

    Grammar

    No article before determiners (any, some, my, this)
    We don’t use an article with other words that specify a noun (determiner), e.g. any, some, my, her, this, that:

    I love my job.
    Not: I love the my job.

    Does she want this book?
    Not: Does she want the this book?

    The with things that are universally known
    We use the with things known to everyone (the sun, the stars, the moon, the earth, the planet) because they are a part of our physical environment or part of the natural world:

    The earth moves around the sun.
    We lay on the grass and watched the stars.

    ALMOST

    almost never
    almost always
    almost there

    Nowadays, almost every home has one or two televisions.
    At today’s meeting almost everybody backed my plan.
    Last year when I was in the United States, I had almost no opportunity to speak Japanese.
    It’s almost time for the cherry blossoms.
    My work is almost finished.
    Almost all the work is done now.

    ED and ING ADJECTIVES(形容词)

    I was shocked by how shocking the accident was last night.
    They were frightened by the frightening roller-coaster ride!
    I am annoyed by how annoying that person in front of us is.
    Sally was confused by the confusing street signs in the city.

    I am confused. – (I don’t understand something)
    I am confusing. – (I will cause you to be confused)

    My husband is bored. – (My husband feels bored)
    My husband is boring. – (My husband is a boring person)

    Pronunciation

    plain -pleɪn

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  • Demo Class Notes (Daisy D – Jesse)

    October 23, 2019

    Speaking

    i traveled a lot of country but almost there is in Asia, it’s a lot of delicious food and it’s very clean. I think the tokyos and osakas difference is like shanghai and beijings difference. It’s more slowly.

    I wake up at 6:30. I am a mother and my children is 5 years old so I must make the breakfast for him so then at the 9 o’clock I’ve arrived at the company and then I have a meeting with my boss then the lunch time, and I not eat too much lunch so I feel a little hungry now.

    i traveled / took a trip / went on holidays a lot of countries but they were almost all in Asia, it has a lot of delicious food and it’s very clean. I think the difference of  tokyo and osaka is like the difference between shanghai and beijing. The speed / pace of life is slower.

    I woke up at 6:30. I am a mother and my child is 5 years old so I must make the breakfast for him so then at the 9 o’clock I arrived at work and then I had a meeting with my boss. Then I had lunch and I didn’t eat too much lunch so I feel a little hungry now.

    Pronunciation

    game
    play
    plan
    plane – plaaaaaeeeeen

    parents – pair rents

    Grammar

    What’s the subject of the sentence? – put it with the verb.

    I am at home
    I am at work
    I am at school
    I am out

    Next Class Focus

    the – how to use?

    almost – how to use?

    Vocabulary

    student counselor

    career – job life

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