F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Vocabulary

ascent noun (TO HIGHER POSITION)the fact of starting to become successful
腾达;成功;高升
E.g.: His ascent to power was rapid and unexpected.
他出人意料地平步青云。

ghetto (n): an area of a city, especially a very poor area, where people of a particular race or religion live closely together and apart from other people
(尤指城市中贫穷的)某种族(或宗教信仰者)聚居区;贫民区
E.g.: As a child she lived in one of New York’s poorest ghettos.
童年时,她居住的地方是纽约最贫穷的贫民区之一。
E.g.: to live in ghetto conditions
在贫民区中生活
2-in the past, an area of a city where Jews were made to live
(旧时的)犹太人居住区,隔都

gourmet (adj): (of food) very high quality
(食品)优质的
E.g.: gourmet coffee
优质咖啡
E.g.: a gourmet meal
佳肴
2-producing or serving food that is very high quality
提供美食的
E.g.: a gourmet restaurant
美食馆
E.g.: a gourmet chef
金牌厨师

fine (adj): excellent or much better than average
杰出的;优秀的;极好的
E.g.: purveyors (供应商) of fine wines and gourmet food
美酒佳肴的供应商
E.g.: This building is the finest example of its type.
这栋建筑是同类建筑中最杰出的代表。
E.g.: The painting is regarded as an exceptionally fine portrait (画像;人像照片)./ˈpɔːr.trɪt/
E.g.: The museum has a fine collection of valuable glass.

tempo (n): the speed at which an event happens
(事情发展的)节奏;步调
E.g.: We’re going to have to up the tempo (= work faster) if we want to finish on time.
如果我们想按时完成的话,我们必须加快工作进度。
2-MUSIC specialized
the speed at which a piece of music is played
(音乐的)速度,节奏
E.g.: a change in tempo
节奏的变化

目标goal

life goals
income target/goal

aim to(v)目标
E.g.: I’m aiming to finish my studies this year
E.g.: We should always aim for perfection.

have time on hands
have time on (one’s) hands
To have extra or spare time in which one has nothing specific to do or accomplish.
I’ll have a bit more time on my hands now that we’ve finished the year-end audit.
Our kids had too much time on their hands last summer break, so we decided to enroll them in a few different summer camps to keep them occupied.

have (too much) time on one’s hands
Fig. to have extra time; to have time to spare.
E.g.: Your problem is that you have too much time on your hands. I don’t have time on my hands. I am busy all the time.

Speaking

Next month, I will go to Japan, so I need to advise about English sentence, I can’t speak fluently. Later on 2 months, I have lots of travel plans. I’m busy in the whole year. I heard about the colleagues told me, in Fuzhou there are lots of delicious food like seafood, and not a lot of people. I try to modify my life beat.

Next month, I will go to Japan, so I need some advise about building sentences in English, I can’t speak fluently. Later on 2 months, I have a lots of travel plans for later on/ Later on I’m planing to travel a lot. I’m busy during the whole year. I heard from couple of  colleagues told me,that in Fuzhou there’s a lot of delicious food like seafood, and not a lot of people. I’ll try to change the tempo of my life.