F2F Class Notes (Li)[R]


insist: to say firmly or demand forcefully 坚持说,强调;坚决要求

eg. If she insists, I will not say anything.

rely on: to need something in particular 依赖;依靠

eg. She relied on her parents until she was able to make a living by herself.

lacks security: the feeling of not being in a confident relationship  no安全感

eg. People who lack security have issues from childhood.

age gap/age differences: the difference between a person’s age and another person’s age

eg. The bride and the groom have a 15 years age gap.

mature: to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way 成熟

eg. He matured a lot after he graduated from university.

childish: like a child 幼稚的

eg. Girls do not want to date him because he is so childish.


when the beginning time – at the beginning 

she will work and touch other people – she will work and get to know other people 

in she’s eyes – in her eyes

I don’t know she – I don’t know her 

no happen – won’t happen



People in the UK are angry at a TV channel over a show called Age Gap Love. People said it normalises grooming. One show followed the relationship of man who was 44 when his partner was 16. He was a friend of the 16-year-old’s mother. He became friendly with the daughter when she was a child. After this show, the channel got a lot of complaints. People were angry at the show for “making this concept seem normal”.

The couple are now married with two children. The man, 47, said he worried about what people thought of the age gap. His wife, 19, said: “The age doesn’t really bother me. It never has done. I don’t see him as an old man…or anything like that. He’s just sensitive – like a big teddy bear.” She said she always wanted a family and he was “the perfect man”. Life was not easy for the couple. When they first started dating, they got a lot of abuse. They had to move.