F2F Class Notes (Lily) [R/S]

Vocabulary

1. lamb= 羊肉
ex: I don’t like to eat lamb because I don’t like the taste.

2. beef= 牛肉
ex: beef noodle= 牛肉面
ex: I like to eat beef in Canada.

3. steak= 牛排 *stake*
ex: I like to eat steak at Morton’s.

4. oyster= 生蚝
ex: Every Monday, they have the oysters special at Morton’s.

5. shrimp= 虾🦐
ex: we had some shrimps for dinner.
ex: My ex-husband is allergic to shrimps.

6. allergic to XX= 对XX过敏
ex: what are you allergic to? I’m allergic to a kind of fish.
ex: I am allergic to apples.

Speaking

My husband and I invited our friend to my home, there are three families. Every family bought some food to my home, we prepared the hotpot. One family bought lamb and beef. The other family bought desserts and vegetables. We arrived our home at 12pm. Then we all prepared our lunch until 1:30 pm, we chatted and shared our food. We all very happy. Afternoon we played cards and the children watched cartoons films. Almost 7pm, we continued our dinner because the meat have a lot of. We had hotpot until 9:30 pm, then they go back home.

Revised

My husband and I invited our friend to our home, there were three families. Every family bought some food to my home, we prepared the hotpot. One family bought lamb and beef. The other family bought desserts and vegetables. They arrived our home at 12pm. Then we all prepared our lunch until 1:30 pm, we chatted and shared our food. We were all very happy. In the afternoon we played cards and the children watched cartoons films. At around 7pm, we continued our dinner because there were too much food left the meat have a lot of. We had hotpot until 9:30 pm, then they went back home.

Reading

Could you change some pounds for me please?
Please show me your passport and let me look at the visa.
Here you are.
Yes you got the visa two days ago that’s valid. How much would you like to change?
Five hundred pounds. what’s the exchange rate for British currency today?
According to the present rate, that’s one pound for twelve and half yuan.
Here are 500 pounds.
You’ll have it right away. will you please sign your name on this exchange memo? Here is your money. Please check it. Keep this exchange memo. You may need it to convert any money you have left when you leave China.
Thank you, what exactly should I do with the FEC left with me?

Every country tends to accept its own way of life as being the normal one and praise of criticize others as they are similar to or different from it. And unfortunately, our picture of the people and the way of life of other countries is often distorted one. Here is a great argument in favor of foreign travel and learning foreign languages. It is only by traveling in, or living in, a country and getting to know its inhabitants and their language that one can find out what a country and its people are really like. And the knowledge one gains this way frequently turns out to be very different second hand information gathered from other sources! How often we find that the foreigners who we thought to be different people from ourselves are not very different after all. Differences between people do exist and one hopes, will always continue to do so. The world will be a dull place indeed when all the different nationalities behave exactly alike, and some people might say that we are rapidly approaching this state of affairs . With the much greater rapidity and ease of travel. There might seem to be some truth in this at least as far as Europe is concerned. However this may be the greater ease of travel today has revealed to more people than before that the Englishman or Frenchman or German is not some different kind of animal from themselves.