F2F Class Notes (Ally)[W]

Vocabulary

perfect (v): to make something perfect
ie. My pronunciation is already pretty good, I just need to perfect some difficult sounds.

journal (entry): not too personal diary
ie. Do you write a new journal entry everyday?

journalist/(news) reporter: ji zhe
ie. The reporter for Fox News really pissed off Donald Trump.

pissed off: make sb angry/annoyed, can also be adj.
ie. Donald Trump was very pissed-off at the reporter.
ie. DT was furious at the reporter.
ie. I don’t want to piss you off, but your project really sucks.

fume: little strands of smoke
ie. The fumes from your cigarette smells really bad.

making fun: qu xiao, in a very light way
ie. It’s not nice to make fun of new students.
ie. Making fun of new students is not nice.

stray: (n) pets with no owners (v)go another way
ie. I told my girlfriend to stop taking in strays.
ie. Do not stray from your original thinking/take(n) on this project.

forced: unnatural
ie. The actress’ smile looks forced(adj).
ie. The actress was forced(v) to smile.

weakest link: biggest weakness
ie. Speaking is my weakest link.

weak: (adj) xu ruo, ruo
ie. He’s very weak, so he won’t stand up to his girlfriend.

Grammar

the vs a
– use “the” for things you know and I know
ie. I saw a beautiful bag yesterday. The bag costs 30000 yuan.

verb tense:
– simple tense for facts
– I loved her. (1. I used to love her but stopped.  2. She died- she was a daughter)

– I looked for(more one-time) work (I’m not looking now)
– I have been looking for work. (I started to to look for work before, and I’m still looking)
– I had been looking for work. (I started before, but for some reason I stopped.)

Writing

Do you believe in ghost? I’d like to tell you a story about the ghost when I did my first job in the hotel. One day, I was on my night shift and the duty manager Michael came to me suddenly in the middle of the night. He told me that his desk phone rang and he picked up but no one answered. He saw the room number so clearly on his desk phone but nobody stayed at the room at the moment. I headed the building was haunted, and people always see ghost there. It was supposed to be haunted by a man who died there many years ago. From then on, I do believe there’s ghost in the world.

Do you believe in ghosts? I’d like to tell you a story about a ghost I met/encountered when I worked as a receptionist in a hotel. One day, I was on my night shift and the hall manager Michael suddenly came to me in the middle of the night. He told me that his desk phone rang and he picked up but no one answered. He saw the room number so clearly on his desk phone but nobody was staying at the room/the room was supposed to be empty at the moment. I had heard the building was haunted, and people always saw ghosts there. Supposedly, it was haunted by a man who died there many years ago. From then on, I believed in ghosts/that there are ghosts in the world.

Pronunciation

Camera Kem came

Ban Ben bin bean(*be+in) being(*be+ying)

strange  = STRAY+N+GE

stray