F2F Class Notes (Li)[W]

Vocabulary

sign: something that shows you that something will happen soon

set in stone: it is already fixed and cannot be changed

sympathise: 同情

eg. I express my sympathy for your loss.

eg. I sympathise with the homeless man on the street.

empathise: 同理心

eg. She finds it hard to empathise with other people.

watch a film in one sitting: watch everything once without stopping

period dramas: historical dramas

speed: 速度

version: 版本

system: 系统

trailer: 预告

foreigners: 外国人

Speaking

I just watch once time so I can’t understand what the director want to show us and I can’t feel Puyi’s heart. I think this film I need to review it again. I need to watch the film in one sitting. The second one is 2 hours 40 mins long. I speed up the movie to watch it.

Revised: 

I just watch one time so I can’t understand what the director wants to show us/communicate and I can’t sympathise with Puyi heart. I think I need to review this film again. I need to watch the film in one sitting. The second one is 2 hours 40 mins long. I sped up the movie to watch it.

Writing

When the time pointer across, the power of the small human is unable to control.

From the moment Puyi entered the Forbidden City, he began his life of being used, deceived, controlled and imprisoned. Puyi as emperor he didn‘t have the right to open the door,and he also can’t choose his own marriage. The only thing he just had was the title of emperor. And that title became an important reason for his tragic life. Puyi’s life has been pushed along, like a road only for him. He can‘t keep up with the track of the train called “history”.

Revised: 

When the new day’s coming, we can’t go back yesterday. Human’s power is limited.

The arrival/beginning of a new day is a sign that we can’t go back in time. Manpower is limited. 

From the moment Puyi entered the Forbidden City, he began his life where he was being used, deceived, controlled and imprisoned. Puyi the emperor he didn‘t have the right to open the door, and he also can’t choose his own marriage. The only thing he just had was the title “Emperor”. That title became an important reason for his tragic life. Throughout his life, Puyi was pushed forward, alone, and his life was set in stone. He can‘t keep up with “history”.