F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Speaking

I think it cost a lot of money if you take a cruise for a couple of days. This morning I saw a article about an old woman after her husband died she live on a cruise ship.
Actually I don’t like to live in the city, it is easy to live on the country side. you don’t think about how to make money, how to make your boss happy. and you don’t need to reply e-mails, you don’t need to answer phones. Maybe you just need to care about your pig, your hands your dogs and your vegetables, your plants. You have many many times to think. Of course I always go back to see my parents, so I can enjoy the countrysides life. but I haven’t seen them for a long time, maybe one year. Of course they came to Shanghai to see me. On the Chinese spring festival. It takes 5 hours by driving a car. But they can’t drive a car so they need to take a bus, it means they have to spend more time.

I think it costs a lot of money if you take a cruise for a couple of days. This morning I saw an article about an old woman after her husband died she’s been living on a cruise ship for the last three years.
Actually I don’t like to live in the city, it is easy to live in the country side. you don’t think about how to make money, how to make your boss happy. and you don’t need to reply on e-mails, you don’t need to answer phones. Maybe you just need to care about your pigs, your hens, your dogs and your vegetables, your plants. You have a lot of  many times to think. Of course I always go back to see my parents, so I can enjoy the countrysides life. but I haven’t seen them for a long time, maybe it’s been a/one  year since my last visit. Of course they came to Shanghai to see me during the Chinese spring festival. It takes 5 hours by driving a car. But they can’t drive a car so they needed/had to take a bus, it means they had to spend more time in order to visit me.

Vocabulary

ferry ride –渡船

stop (n):a place where vehicles, especially buses, stop in order to allow passengers to get off and on
(尤指公共汽车的)车站
E.g.: a bus stop
公交车站
E.g.: I’m getting off at the next stop.
我下一站下车。
E.g.: Is this our stop (= where we must get off)?
我们是这一站下吗?

I used to change three buses from Shanghai to my hometown

layover/stopover (n):a short stay in a place that you make while you are on a longer journey to somewhere else(尤指飞行途中的)短暂停留
E.g.: We had a four-hour layover in Chicago.
飞行途中,我们在芝加哥逗留了4个小时。

I talk with my parents once/twice A MONTH.

gossip (n):conversation or reports about other people’s private lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true(有关别人隐私的)流言蜚语,闲言碎语,闲聊
E.g.: Her letter was full of gossip.
她信里讲的都是些闲言碎语。
E.g.: Have you heard the (latest) gossip?
你听到(最近流传的)那些闲言碎语了吗?

He loves to gossip (V)

Sometimes she would tell me what she spoke about with her mother