F2F Class Notes (Ally)

Speaking

Q: Tell me about your trip.
A: This trip took 4 days. This trip is a company benefit and free of charge. First I went to Tokumatsu Japan and took a ferry to an island, where the Japanese cartoon movie Kiki’s delivery service named was set. Then I went to Xixia Park. One of the top 100 scenic in Japan, because it is a season of autumn leaves, the scenery in the park is very beautiful. Finally, I bought a lot of skincare and snacks, local special taste, and cookies and more.
Edited: This trip took 4 days. This trip is a company benefit so it’s free of charge. First I went to Tokumatsu Japan and took a ferry to an island, where the Japanese cartoon movie Kiki’s Delivery Service was set/which was the setting for the Japanese cartoon movie Kiki’s Delivery Service. Then I went to Xixia Park, one of the top 100 scenic in Japan, because autumn leaves are in season, the scenery in the park was very beautiful. Finally, I bought a lot of skincare productsdelicious local snacks, cookies and more.

Vocabulary

delicious: hao chi de
ie. I bought a lot of delicious snacks in Japan.

explode: bao zha
ie. The car bomb exploded and killed many people.

face mask: mian mo
ie. Ally really needs a face mask.

permanently: yong jiu
ie. I don’t know if I want to stay in SH permanently.

consider: kao lv
ie. I would like to consider all the facts before I make a decision.

Grammar

3-hour flight/3-hour (car) ride/five-minute walk:
ie. It is a 3-hour flight from SH to Tokyo./This is a 2-year masters program.
ie. It takes 3 hours to fly from SH to Tokyo./It takes 2 years to complete this masters program.
ie. My home is a five-minute walk to the supermarket./It takes five minutes to walk (from my home) to the supermarket.

Reading

Have you ever taken a sickie? If so, what did you say to your boss? It seems many people in the UK like to blame their pets for their absence.

One person said they couldn’t come to work because their rabbit was missing. Perhaps that was a white lie; this next one though sounds more like a porky.

A worker said that he couldn’t come to work because he had to take his dog to the vet. This might seem reasonableapart from the fact that the man told his boss his dog was dead as a previous excuse for skiving off.