F2F Class Notes (Ally)[R]

Vocabulary

final: zui zhong de
ie. He is always smoking his “final” cigarette.

self-discipline: zi lv
ie. Alyssa exceeds in natural ability but lacks self-discipline.

problematic: adj of problem
ie. Alyssa’s laziness is the most problematic.

take advantage of: li long
ie. Alyssa should take advantage of the different English-learning apps.

conversation: tan hua
ie. She is unhappy so she will have a conversation with her therapist.

criminal offence: 刑事犯罪
ie. Is it a criminal offence to hit somebody.

expect: qi dai
ie. You never know what to expect.

unexpected: yi wai de
ie. Alyssa’s birthday surprise was unexpected.

adopted a law: fa bu le yi tiao fa lv
ie. France adopted a law to place a restriction on the fashion industry.

Speaking

I didn’t see the notes – probably haven’t uploaded successfully.
I didn’t see the notes, probably because they haven’t uploaded successfully.

To learn a new language, I think it’s too hard. And I think the environment is very important and I’m lazy. That is most problem/point.
To learn a new language, I think it’s too hard. And I think the environment is very important and I’m lazy. That is most problematic./That is the most important/biggest problem.

Grammar

remains the case: hai shi ru ci

Pronunciation

ny- say “ni”, not “ng”

Reading

When they talk about fashion in Paris, the world listens. Let’s see if that remains the case when the conversation is about skinny models. France has unexpectedly adopted a law making it a criminal offence to employ very thin women on the catwalk.