F2F Class Notes (Mason)[s]

Homework

Write a story about your time in the military. Upload to website so we can review in class.

Vocabulary

Persist – to continue even when it is hard.
eg. It was very difficult to live after I lost my job, but I persisted (V).
eg. You must have a lot of persistence (N) to make it to the Olympics.
eg. My wife didnt want to go to Japan with me, but I was persistent (Adj) and she finally agreed.

Worst – opposite of best
eg. This is the worst Pizza I’ve ever had, good thing it is cheap.

Vague – not clear
eg. My boss was vague about the details of the new project.

Depression – A mental disease that makes you sad and unmotivated
eg. Exercize is great for depression.

Veterans Day – Holiday celebrating the army/Ex-military

Mandatory Military Service – When a country has its youth join the military once they are old enough

Draft – when a country starts forcing its citizens to join the army/go to war
eg. The last military draft in the US was during the Vietnam war

Comrade – A way of say ‘friend from the military’ in soviet countries

Army Buddy – A way of saying ‘friend from the military’ in America

– Tech Terms –

‘Like’ – to press the heart button on an app (wechat/instagram)
eg. I always like my friends photos on wechat, because he never gets any likes.

‘Comment’ – to leave a note on someones post

Branches of Military
-army (Land)
-navy (Sea)
-air force (Air)
-marines (Combination )

Grammar

DrivedDrove

My family with I – My family and I

Speaking

Original 

About several weeks ago, I booked a hotel in Zhejiang province. Then I drived the car, and take my family to the hotel. When I arrived ther. My client called TO me. “You should come shanghai on monday and tuesday” So I had to come back to shanghai from Zhejiang. When I finsihed my job on monday, I take a railway to Huzhou from shanghai, because I wanted to stay the hotel with my family. Next day, my family with I come back to shanghai together really early. Thats vacation really horrible, because I dont have enough time to rest or visit any place in Huzho

Revision

Several weeks ago, I booked a hotel in Zhejiang province. Then I drove the car, and took my family to the hotel. When I arrived there. My client called to me. “You should come to shanghai on Monday and Tuesday” So I had to go back to shanghai from Zhejiang. When I finished my job on Monday, I took a train from shanghai to Huzhou , because I wanted to stay at the hotel with my family. The next day, my family and I went back to shanghai together really early. That vacation was really horrible, because I didn’t have enough time to rest or visit any place in Huzhou.