F2F Class Notes (Nemo)

Homework

Write story about your family, how does it feel to be a wife and a mother

Writing

Australia is one of my favorite country,I and my parents went to Australia of Sydney for travel during I studied in high school. Sydney is located in the southeast coast of Australia,the city is so beautiful,and the weather is great,in summer it’s not hot,and in winter it’s not cold.Sydney is the first big city,it is Australia business,trade,cultural center.We visited many famous places,the Sydeny opera,museum,and some local parks and so on.We are very happy for this trip,so I want to go Australia again in the future.

Australia is one of my favorite countriesmy parents and I/me and my parents went to Australia to Sydney for a trip during my high school studies/while I was a high school student. Sydney is located on the southeast coast of Australia, the city is so beautiful, and the weather is great, in summer it’s not too hot, and in winter it’s not too cold. Sydney is the largest Australian city,it is Australia’s business, trade and cultural center.We visited many famous places, the Sydney opera, museum, and some local parks and so on.We were very happy during this trip, so I want to go Australia again in the future.

Grammar

one of many…. one of my favorite countrIES

Sydney is located on the southeast coast of Australia
Sydney is located in the southeast  of Australia

big/bigger/the biggest
large/larger/the largest

She is smart, independent and beautiful.
when you’re listing adjectives -before the last one we wont be using  comma but a conjunction word (连词) AND。

Vocabulary

day off
a day when you do not have to work or do something that you normally do
休息日
E.g.: I won’t be in on Thursday – it’s my day off.
我周四不在——那天我休息。
E.g.: She’s taking three days off next week.
她下星期休假三天。
-a day when you do not work:
book/have/take a day off The change in rules meant they would be unable to take a day off if their children were ill.
sb’s day off I usually catch up with housework on my day off.

come here/go there

could verb (POSSIBILITY)
used to express possibility, especially slight or uncertain possibility
(尤用于表示微小或不确定的可能性)可以,能,也许
E.g.: A lot of crime could be prevented.
许多犯罪活动是可以防止的。
E.g.: She could arrive anytime now.
她现在随时会到。
E.g.: Tomorrow I could go shopping.

could -verb (SUGGESTION)
used for making a suggestion
(用于提出建议)可以,能
E.g.: We could go out for a drink after work tomorrow, if you want.
要是你愿意,明天我们下班后可以去喝上一杯。
E.g.: You could always call Susie and see if she will babysit.
你随时可以给苏茜打电话,看看她能否帮你照看孩子。

Private coach-私教练

she is very professional and experienced-她很专业,经验丰富

she can give me some useful tips-她可以给我一些有用的建议

tip (n): a useful piece of information, especially about how to do something or about the likely winner of a race or competition
指点,指导;(关于比赛有望获胜者的)内幕消息
E.g.: gardening/cooking/sewing tips
关于园艺/烹饪/缝纫的指导
E.g.: She gave me a useful/helpful/valuable/practical tip about/for growing tomatoes.
她给了我种植西红柿的有用/有益/宝贵/实用的指点。
E.g.: I’ve got a hot tip for you (= I can tell you about a particular likely winner of a race or competition, or give you a valuable piece of information).
我能告诉你最新内幕消息。

Pronunciation

the gym-/ðə/
the apple- /ðiː/ we pronounce it like one word and we add a Y sound  ði +y + ˈæp.əl/