F2F Class Notes (Ally)

Vocabulary

heavily populated: duo ren kou de

outspoken:直率; 坦诚;

Speaking

Q: How do you like Shanghai? How would you describe this city? Would you recommend this city to a newcomer like me? Do you have another city in China that you like? Why?

A: For me, how I think about SH, I think it’s more like the convenient life infrastructure. The most charming part for younger or our generation is to find good jobs, so many good job opportunities in China. But if talking about where to play, I think it’s not so nature place to play. Usually we will go to the countryside near SH to spend weekends and what I do not like in SH is the weather. I think the weather in summer is too hot and the weather in winter is wet and cold, so not comfortable and not so healthy. What I like, the city is my husband’s hometown in Shandong province, the Yantai area, the PL district, because around the Yellow River. You will see the beach and the weather in summer in cool, and the weather in winter is cold but dry. When you live there, it’s very comfortable and you also will see the snow and play in the snow when it’s snowing.

Edited:

A: For me, how I think about SH, I think there are a lot of convenient infrastructures for everyday life. The most charming part for younger or our generation is how easy it is to find good jobs/abundance of good job opportunities, so many good job opportunities in China. But if talking about where to go after work hours/during the holidays/go in your spare time, I think there’s not too many places to choose from. Usually we will go to the countryside near SH to spend our weekends. On the hand, another thing/something else I do not like in SH is the weather here. I think the weather in summer is too hot and the weather in winter is wet and cold, so not comfortable and not very healthy. The city I like is my husband’s hometown in Shandong province, the Yantai area, the PL district, because it is located around the Yellow River. There is a beautiful beach area and in summer it’s cool, and in winter it is cold but dry. It is very comfortable for living long-term/long-term residence and play in the snow during winter.