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Personal Details

Class focus: want to practice English, sometimes needs English at work but needs to improve for it, including writing in a professional, polite and clear way. Vocabulary is the biggest problem for now, writing is better than speaking.

Occupation: Marketing – FMCG

At SE since: August 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    August 22, 2019

    Pronunciation

    world= were road

    Vocabulary

    1.vaccination/ shot
    ex: we must follow the vaccination schedule for the baby.
    ex: we need to go get your shots today.

    2. mandatory =必须的 一定要的
    ex: Certain shots are mandatory, if they don’t have the shots, they can’t go to the kindergarten in SH.
    ex: It’s mandatory to wear black at work.
    ex: It’s mandatory to pay the tax to the government.

    3. fever= 发烧
    ex: He had a fever so he must go to the hospital.

    4. Mandarin= 普通话
    Cantonese= 广东话
    ex: Cantonese cuisine= 广东菜= Canto food
    ex: Mandarin is the official language of China.

    5. dialect= 方言
    ex: Shanghainese is a dialect. 
    ex: HK people do not admit that Cantonese is a dialect. 

    6. admit (verb)= 去承认
    ex: It’s difficult for HK people to admit that HK belongs to China.
    ex: It’s difficult to men to admit that they are wrong.

    7. subtitles= 字幕
    ex: I need subtitles when I watch English and Chinese movies.

    8. horoscope= 星座
    ex: do you believe in horoscope?

    Speaking

    When I stay at home, my son with me, I cannot leave him just a moment. When he grows up, he sleeps less. Most of time he is awake and he needs your company. He always ask you to play the toy with him and tell a story with no stop. You always need to satisfy his needs. I feel very tired when I play with him because it really takes stress. So far I enjoy that because it’s very helpful during this period. During this period, he is very curious about the world, about everything. When I get up and go out of my room, my son will to walk to the radio and shout “Changge”. It means he needs me to open the radio and turn on  the music. Sometimes he walk to the bookshelf and shout “mama, Jiang “. When I read, he will take the book off my hand and shout “huan”.

    I believe horoscope because I find some related with personality. There are many friends of me, their personality is related with their horoscope. For example, Aries is all very open-minded and they get angry easily, very easily to make conflicts. They will not hide what they think. I think my chemistry is not very suitable for angry. My son’s birthday is April 20th, it’s first day of Taurus. I could choose to give birth earlier, but I choose to wait.

    Revised

    When I stay at home, my son with my son, I cannot leave him for just a moment/ I am occupied for the whole day. As he grows up, he sleeps less. Most of time he is awake and he needs your company. He always asks you to play the toys with him and tell stories repeatedly. You always need to satisfy his needs/ fulfill his desires. I feel very tired when I play with him because it really takes a lot of physical strength. So far I enjoy that because it’s very helpful during this period. During this period, he is very curious about the world, about everything. When I get up and go out of my room, my son will to walk to the radio and shouts “Changge”. It means he needs me to turn on the radio and turn on the music. Sometimes he walks to the bookshelf and shouts “mama, Jiang “. When I read, he will take the book away from me and shout “huan”.

    I believe in horoscope because I think it’s related with personality. There are many friends of mine, their personality is related to their horoscope. For example, Aries are all very open-minded and they get angry easily, they arouse conflicts. They will not hide their emotions. I think my chemistry is not very suitable with the Aries. My son’s birthday is on April 20th, it’s the first day of Taurus. I could choose to give birth earlier, but I chose to wait/ I waited instead. 

    Writing

    Network broadcast is very popular among young people. There are different kinds of stream platforms which broadcast different contents, e.g. Playing games, selling goods entertainment. Top anchors can attract millions of clicks during a 2-hour live boardcast. I watched a T mall live boardcast once and tried to findout the reason of its popularization. I think there are 2 key reasons, one is the personal charm of the anchor as he/she has good skill to impress his/her audiences via exciting introduction and trying products by himselfred, another reason is the interesting engagement during the boardcast, e.g. Red envelope, lucky drew. Due to this 2 reasons, a impulse buying is easily made.

    Revised

    Network broadcasting is very popular among young people. There are different kinds of streaming/online platforms which broadcast different contents, e.g. Playing games, selling goods, or entertainment. Top KOLs can attract millions of hits/views during a 2-hour live broadcast. I watched a T mall live broadcast once and tried to find out the reason behind it. I think there are 2 main reasons, one is the personal charm of the KOL as he/she has good skill to impress his/her audiences via exciting introduction and try on products by himself/herself, another reason is the interesting engagement during the broadcast, e.g. Red packs, lucky draws. Due to these 2 reasons, consumers will be impulsive to make the purchases. a impulse buying is easily made.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Alex) (S-W)

    August 20, 2019

    Homework

    What are the new trends in Shanghai among the younger generation? (narrow it down to a few things)

    Speaking

    People more easily believe the brand tells them is there good. But  now the consumer behavior change a lot. They use mobile very usually and they look into wechat and social apps like douying, xiaohongshu. Instead of believe what the advertisement tells them, they like to get the information from the KOLs, the beautiful pictures they post on their website. The content becomes more important. It can interest people and trigger the purchase.

    Revised

    A few years ago, people more easily believed what brands told them. But now consumer behavior has changed a lot. They use mobile phones very frequently and they look into wechat and social apps like douying, xiaohongshu. Instead of believing what the advertisements tell them, they like to get the information from the KOLs. The beautiful pictures they post on their website attract people. So the content of the ads becomes more important. It can interest people and trigger the purchase.

    Vocabulary

    peel off, verb = remove the skin (can’t say: “removing the peel”)
    eg. Peel off the apple before eating it.

    Writing

    A sharp knife could be a very useful tool in the kitchen but sometimes it can be very dangerous. I remember I was hurted vey my fruit knife in one month. One time I’m just removing the peel of a pumpkin and another time I was cutting a sausage into pieces. The knife is very very sharp, the cut in my finger started to bleed and I really feel very painful. After I put a bandage on the cut and it became much better but it’s still take about one week for the cut to heal.

    Revised

    A sharp knife could be a very useful tool in the kitchen but sometimes it can be very dangerous. I remember I was hurt by my fruit knife twice in one month. One time I was just removing the skin of a pumpkin and another time I was cutting a sausage into pieces. The knife was very very sharp, the cut on my finger started to bleed and it was really painful. After I put a bandage on the cut, it became much better but it still took about one week for the cut to heal.

    Grammar

    how to use “painful“?

    Something is painful
    eg. A heartbreak is painful.
    eg. Giving birth is painful.
    eg. Getting hit in the nose is painful.

    Can’t say “someone is painful“, “I am painful”
    you should say: I’m in pain / I’m in a lot of pain

    how to use “potential“?

    1. as a noun: this business has a lot of potential = this business is promising (in the future, there is a chance that it will be a very successful business)
      eg. This guy is very smart, he has a lot of potential as a company director

    2. as an adjective: People go on blind dates to meet potential partners. (there is a chance that they can meet their future partner)
    eg. For the next Olympics, there are 4 potential hosting cities: Shanghai, Seoul, Los Angeles, Delhi
    eg. There are four potential candidates for the job

    Can also be an adverb: potentially.
    eg. Shanghai is potentially the next hosting city for the 20xx Olympics.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    August 17, 2019

    Homework

    Think of a topic to write about that lets you use some of the vocabulary from today. Either a time you hurt yourself / got hurt, or how you deal with stress from work.

    Writing

    Last week I took a bread making course at ABC cooking studio. This is the first time I tried to make bread by hand instead of a bread maker.

    It was a very different and impressive experience as I saw the whole process how bread is made with by my own eye. When you use a bread maker, you cannot see the process but just the finished bread.

    Here is the recipe of Sweet Apple Crown bread I wrote down as a note.
    ingredient: flour 150g, sugar 30g, yeast 5g, salt 2g, butter 30g,egg 50g, apple 1 pc.
    Step 1: Make the dough by mixing flour, yeast, sugar and the other ingredients.
    Step 2: Knead the dough until it become smooth and stretchy. It takes time and hard work which is really tiring but really helps to relive press.
    Step 3: Put the dough in a warm and wet environment. The dough will be rising and become twice bigger in half an hour due to the chemical change coursed by yeast.
    Step 4: Shape and decorate the dough with apple and nuts and ferment again for about 10 minutes.
    Step 5: Bake the bread in oven for 20 minutes.
    Step 6: Enjoy your bread. Don’t forget to take a beautiful picture before eating.

    Handmade bread takes time and effort. It is really tiring. My arms were sour after a 2-hour course. But it is really fun and relaxing.

    Last week I took a bread making course at ABC cooking studio. This is the first time I tried to make bread by hand instead of using / with a bread maker.

    It was a very different and impressive experience as I saw the whole process of / about how bread is made with my own eyes. However, when you use a bread maker, you cannot see the process but just the finished bread / product.

    Here is the recipe of Sweet Apple Crown bread I wrote down as a note.
    ingredients: flour 150g, sugar 30g, yeast 5g, salt 2g, butter 30g,egg 50g, apple 1 pc.
    Step 1: Make the dough by mixing flour, yeast, sugar and the other ingredients.
    Step 2: Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and stretchy. It takes time and hard work which is really tiring but really helps to relieve stress / pressure.
    Step 3: Put the dough in a warm and damp environment and the dough will start rising and double in size in half an hour due to the chemical change caused by yeast.
    Step 4: Shape and decorate the dough with apple and nuts and let it ferment again for about 10 minutes.
    Step 5: Bake the bread in oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
    Step 6: Enjoy your bread. Don’t forget to take a beautiful picture before eating.

    Handmade bread takes time and effort and it is really tiring. My arms were sore / aching after a 2-hour course but it is really fun and relaxing.

    Vocabulary

    pain (n)
    painful (adj)
    sore (adj) – general feeling of pain
    hurt (v)
    eg. I have some pain / a lot of pain in my hand
    eg2. It is painful to walk / when I move my hand it is painful
    eg3. my hand is sore
    eg4. my hand hurts (teng) / I hurt my hand (shou shang)
    eg4b. my heart hurts / you hurt my heart

    ache (n / v) – a larger area of general pain
    sting (v) – poison (du) / snake / spider / bee
    burn (n / v) – fire / hot things

    sour (adj) – suan de wei dao
    eg. lemons are sour

    double in size – become twice as big
    eg. 10 is double 5
    eg2. I hope I can double my money by next year
    triple in size – become 3 times as big

    it’s a wet day – raining
    it’s really damp today – it rained before / the air is very chao shi
    it’s really humid today – hot and damp

    stress – the negative feeling from too much pressure
    pressure – the feeling of sth pushing on you

    progress – improve
    process – steps

    course – usually more than 1 class, on 1 subject
    class – usually just 1 session
    eg. I take English classes = I study an English course
    eg2. I had an English class yesterday

    Grammar

    it’s related with – it’s related to 

    Pronunciation

    oven – uven

    would – pronounce the W

    yeast – pronounce the Y 

    yes
    yellow
    yeast

    flour – flower

    potential – pronounce the L at the end

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

    August 14, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your experience making bread and learning how to make bread. Is it like meditation? How does it make you feel? Review the grammar from today.

    Send an email from work.

    Pronunciation

    nature= NAY chure
    natural- NA chur ral

    Grammar

    I haven’t a dog—> I don’t have a dog.
    I haven’t money--> I don’t have money.

    haven’t + (past past verb)
    I haven’t had dinner yet
    I haven’t been to Japan.
    I haven’t seen my friend for a long time.

    I am responsible for (verb)ing 
    my mom is responsible for take care –> taking care

    Vocabulary

    1. day care =托儿所
    kindergarten
    primary school/ elementary school
    middle school/ secondary school / (junior high/ senior high)
    university/ college 大专/ vocation school 技校

    2. pick (      ) up (from)= 接
    drop (    ) off  (to) = 送
    ex: can you pick me up from the airport?
    ex: Can you drop me off to the airport?

    3. annual pass
    monthly pass
    day pass
    free pass
    ex: If you go to Disneyland in your birthday month, you can get a free pass.
    ex: when I buy the annual pass for yoga.

    4. gym= 健身房
    ex: do you go to the gym?
    ex: I don’t go to the gym anymore because my membership expired.

    5. balcony =阳台
    ex: I work out every morning in the balcony. 

    6. scar=疤痕
    ex: I have a scar on my forehead.
    ex: The scar could be covered by the bikini.

    7. C-section =破腹产
    ex: I had a C-section because the baby was too big.

    8. natural delivery=自然产

    9. put on makeup=化妆
    take off makeup/ remove makeup= 卸妆
    ex: It takes me 10 mins to put on my makeup in the morning.
    ex: you must take off your makeup before you go to bed.

    Speaking

    I have resigned from my job a month ago, I decided to take rest for some time. The reason I make the decision is on the one hand, there is a little change in my position, on the other hand, maybe I need take more time to accompany my little son. I have been working very happily before 2017, a change in 2019, because I have changed to another team, and I face with much challenges. I don’t like to waste time in doing something I don’t like.

    I am just have some worry about my next step. For example, the career path and when I should back to work and what can I do during my holiday. I don’t want the time is just passing and I have no achievement. I hope the holiday could be meaningful to me.  I’m considering switching to another industry, like cosmetics which I have do many years ago. I haven’t started my holiday, I have still some work to deal with.

    For my holiday, I will review English, educate my son, I haven’t a plan so far. He’s too small, he’s 16 month. He’s learning some phrases.

    I’m looking forward to do something I really like, like bakery and cooking or just enjoying the quiet moment, don’t touch my mobile phone. I really hate your mobile phone has hundreds of unread WeChat message. Maybe I can go swimming. Summer is leaving very soon.

    Revised

    I have resigned from my job a month ago, I decided to take rest for some time. The reason I made the decision is that on the one hand, there was a little change in my position, on the other hand, maybe I need take more time to accompany my little son. I have been working very happily before 2017, a change occurred in 2019,and I had to change to another team, and I face more challenges. I don’t like to waste time in doing something I don’t like.

    I am just worrying about my next step. For example, the career path and when I should get back to work and what I can do during my holiday. I don’t want the time to pass with no personal and I have no achievement. I hope the holiday could be meaningful to me.  I’m considering switching to another industry, like cosmetics which I had been doing years ago. I haven’t started my holiday, I still have some work to deal with.

    For my holiday, I will review English, accompany/ take care of my son, I don’t have a travel plan yet. He’s too young, he’s 16 month. He’s learning some phrases.

    I’m looking forward to doing something I really like, like bakery and cooking or just enjoying the quiet moment without playing with my mobile phone. I really hate it when the mobile phone has hundreds of unread WeChat message/ notifications. Maybe I can go swimming because summer is leaving very soon.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    August 9, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your experience making bread and learning how to make bread. Is it like meditation? How does it make you feel? Review the grammar from today.

    Send an email from work.

    Grammar

    change another industry – switch / move to / change to

    in the most of timemost of the time 

    time – science word
    the time – obvious / normal time

    most of time = billions of years
    most of the time = often

    the = obvious
    this / that = specific


    home / here / there = most specific / most obvious (no “to” …)
    work / school = most specific / most obvious (need “to”)

    I went to the park / bank / metro / bus / airport / train station = they’re all the same / the key point is WHAT i did, not WHERE i did it.


    I went to a shop / a restaurant / the shop / the restaurant / my shop / my friend’s house / starbucks restaurant = normal places

    a = just any
    the = this / that – you should know which one

    Vocabulary

    I’m sufferingI’m struggling / I’m having a hard time / I’m finding it difficult / It’s challenging for me 

    let’s just see – we will wait and see
    eg. I’m not sure if I can come to the party tomorrow, let’s just see

    Meditation – ming xiang

    religious 
    eg. we’re not religious but we sometime go to temple

    Buddhist (people / describe) / Buddhism (religion)

    Christian / Christianity 
    Catholic / Catholicism 
    Islamic / Islam 

    bullet train – shinkanzen – fast train

    which = and it
    I have a computer which is black = ….. and it is black.
    I walked to work which took 1 hour = …. and it took 1 hour

    Bread maker – the machine you use to make bread

    knead the dough 

    I did it by my hand 

    yeast – jiao mu

    which of the names was Sweet Apple Breadwhich was called Sweet Apple Bread 

    transport – the way you get from A to B
    public transport – metro / bus
    traffic (cars, buses, trucks etc) / crowd (people)
    eg. I think the transportation of the modern world is really convenient because you can ride a bike, you can take a taxi, you can buy a car, you can fly. Public transport in SH is great because the metro and bus systems are really developed. Every day at 9AM and 5PM the traffic is really bad so driving home is really slow.

    Speaking

    I went to hangzhou 1 years ago with my husband. There’s a chinese traditional to go to the temple to make a wish so that’s the only objective for us to go to Hz so it is a very quick / it was a day trip. Because a lot of people go to hz to enjoy their weekend. We take the railway, it’s very quick. We need to take the metro first to get to the railway station and take the train.

    I had a trip to hangzhou, which is a very beautiful city near SH, in October last year with my husband which was very boring. There’s a chinese tradition to go to the temple to make a wish so that’s the only objective for us to go to Hz so it was a very quick trip / it was a day trip. Because / as a lot of people enjoy traveling during the weekend the traffic in HZ was very poor. We took the high speed train which was / is very quick. We needed to take the metro first to get to the railway station and take the train.

    Pronunciation

    salt – “solt

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  • Demo Class Notes (Dorothy L – Jesse)

    August 2, 2019

    Speaking

    I don’t travel very much but sometimes because i hate take the airplane for a long time so i always go to the asia. i have been to tokyo last month. I went to tokyo with my husband just leave my son in the home, we just go away from home. we have been there for 4 days because we only have limited holidays. we live nearby ginza. We find some interesting store, selling the plates and in japan they call zak means little things just for decoration or just for cooking.

    I don’t travel very much / I travel very little / rarely but sometimes because / as / since / due to the fact that i hate long trips because it’s very tiring / take the airplane for a long time, i always go to asia. i went to tokyo last month. I went / took a trip / went on holidays there with my husband, leaving my son at home. we went there for only 4 days because we had only 2 days plus a weekend / limited holidays / annual leave. we lived near ginza. We found some interesting stores, selling a variety of plates / cookware and in japan they call zakka / chic which means little things just for decoration or just for cooking.

    Vocabulary

    because of = due to
    because = due to the fact that

    near = close 
    eg. I live in JingAn Temple and my office is near there.
    nearby 
    eg. I live in JingAn Temple and my office is nearby.

    after
    afterward

    before
    beforehand
    eg. Oh you had class today at 2pm … what did you do afterward?

    Grammar

    went – past – time is important
    have been – past – time is not important
    had been – past of another time in the past
    eg. Now I have lived in China for 10 years, but in 2018 I had lived in China for 9 years. I came to China in 2010. I have been living in China for 10 years from 2010.

    hand languagebody language

    Pronunciation

    plan
    plane

    play

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