F2F Class Notes (Li)[W]

Homework

Write about last weekend’s trip.

Vocabulary

screenshot: an image of what is displayed on the screen

eg. My colleague took a screenshot of his WeChat.

inevitable/unavoidable

hold back feeling/s: control or hide their feelings

eg. People at my office usually hold back their feelings to avoid an argument.

separate: to consider two things differently 分开考虑

eg. You should learn how to separate work and life.

fair: reasonable and is what you deserve or expect 合理的

eg. I think the work she was given for this project is fair.

eg. I’m willing to buy this if they charge a fair price.

unfair: not fair

confront – verb

eg. My boss did not want to confront the other colleague in front of the others.

for now: at the moment

eg. The problem has been sorted at least for now.

eg. The team has decided to take a break from the competition for now.

Grammar

I have met you – I’ve had many of your classes

it’s not equal to her – it’s not fair on her

Writing

Office politics

I think a company is a bit like a small society. Every company’s employee have different personalities. To deal with a thing, different people will have different opinions because of their own personalities and experiences. People will get along with the person who has the similar personality like themselves. So you will find that the company is divided into several groups. Although adults avoid arguments because they don’t like confrontation, sometimes it is unavoidable.
But my company is a Japanese company and the fight is not a common thing. Most people control their feeling even though they don’t agree any more.On the other hand, people will complain about somebody or something behind the back. Whether you like it or not, it will happen around you. I think if you don’t like the person and also maybe they don’t like you. Who knows. Don’t pay much more attention to it. Job is a job and private thing is private thing. Don’t gossip about others and just do yourself when you are in the office.

Revised: 

Office politics

I think a company is like a small society. Every company’s employees have different personalities. People will have different ways to/take different approaches to deal with a problem because of their own personalities and experiences. People will get along with the person who has a similar personality like themselves. So you will find that the company is divided into several groups. Although adults avoid arguments because they don’t like confrontation, sometimes it is unavoidable/inevitable. But my company is a Japanese company so confrontation is not a common thing/is uncommon. Most people control their/hold back their feelings even though they don’t agree any more. On the other hand, people will complain about somebody or something behind their back. Whether you like it or not, it will happen around you. I think if you don’t like a person maybe he/she also doesn’t like you too. Who knows, don’t pay too much attention to it. Work is work, but you should keep your private life separate. Don’t gossip about others and just be yourself when you are in the office.