F2F Class Notes (Joe) [s]

Today we focused on:

We talked about yesterday’s dinner and focused on using the past tense.

Next Class Focus

Let’s practice using ‘would’ and ‘could’ more to talk about people making requests in the past.

Vocabulary

Speaking

A global colleague who is French came to visit the Shanghai office. Then, the CFO invited all the finance leadership team to attend the dinner to welcome him. But, my director cannot make it to the dinner. So, CFO asked me if I can go there. Absolutely I have to say yes. Although it’s a little embarrassing for me, coz I’m not the same level as the leadership team. So, we have dinner just nearby here. Fortunately, the French guy is not as … it is said that French guys are arrogant. The French guy looks nice and talkative. I just sit beside him and we have a nice talking. I introduce the Shanghainese food to them. We had a happy dinner.

A French colleague from our global office came to visit the Shanghai office. Then, the CFO invited the whole finance leadership team to attend the dinner to welcome him. But, my director could not make it to the dinner. So, the CFO asked me if I could go in his place. I absolutely had to say yes. Although it was a little embarrassing for me, coz I’m not the same level as the leadership team, it turned out that the french guy was not what I expected him to be. French people are said to be arrogant, but he seemed nice and was talkative. I sat beside him and we had a nice talk. I introduced him to some Shanghainese food and we had a pleasant dinner.

Pronunciation

stakeholder – make sure you say the /k/ sound

Vocabulary

on the double – faster than usual
He told me to finish this task on the double

unexpectedly – not expected
The stakeholder unexpectedly asked me to finish it today

syrup – sweet liquid
The dumplings are covered in syrup

stuffed – filled with
We had rice-stuffed red jujube

Grammar

The stakeholder asked the analysis

The stakeholder asked for the analysis