F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Writing

The Spring Festival is a very important festival in China. When I was young, I like The spring festival very much, It was an exiting festival for me. I dressed in new beautiful clothes to set off firecrackers with my friends, but now it’s not allowed, because setting off firecrackers can cause air pollution. In the Spring Festival I would get up early to pay New Year call to my grandparents and my uncle, we could get a red packets. But now I haven’t red packets, because I’m a adult,It’s so sad. Now I also like the Spring Festival, I will have seven days to have a relax. In new years , the whole family eat dumpling and watch the Spring Festival gala, I feel very happy.

Set off firecrackers 放鞭炮

Pollution 污染

Pay New Year call 拜年

The Spring Festival is a very important festival in China. When I was young, I like The spring festival very much, It was an exciting festival for me. I dressed in new beautiful clothes to set off firecrackers with my friends, but now it’s not allowed, because setting off firecrackers can cause air pollution. In the Spring Festival I would get up early to pay  New Year calls to my grandparents and my uncle, we would get a red packet. But now I not getting the red packets anymore, because I’m an adult, It’s so sad. Nowadays I still like the Spring Festival, I will have seven days to have a relax. In New Years, the whole family eat dumplings and watch the Spring Festival gala, I feel very happy during the festival.

Set off firecrackers 放鞭炮

Pollution 污染

Pay a New Year call 拜年

Vocabulary

pay (sb/sth) a call/visit
to visit a person or place, usually for a short time
拜访(某人)
E.g.: I’ll pay you a call when I’m in the area.
我到这一带来时会去拜访你的。
E.g.: We thought we’d pay a visit to the museum while we were in Lisbon.
我以为在里斯本时我们会去参观那家博物馆。

nowadays (adv): at the present time, in comparison to the past
如今,现在
E.g.: Who remembers those movies nowadays?
如今谁还记得那些电影?
E.g.: Nowadays, I bake my own bread rather than buy it.
现在,我自己烤面包而不去买现成的了。

could (v): past simple of “can”, used to talk about what someone or something was able or allowed to do
(can 的过去式,表示能够或允许)能,可以
E.g.: When I was younger I could stay up all night and not get tired.
我年轻时,一通宵不睡觉都不觉得累。
E.g.: It was so noisy that we couldn’t hear ourselves speak.
太吵了,我们连自己说话都听不见。
E.g.: You said we could watch TV when we finished our homework.
你说过我们完成家庭作业后可以看电视。

midnight (n): twelve o’clock in the middle of the night
子夜,午夜
E.g.: There’s a great film on TV at midnight.
午夜时段电视上会播一部好片子。
E.g.: It was after midnight when we got home.
我们到家时已过午夜。

noon (n): twelve o’clock in the middle of the day, or about that time
正午,中午
E.g.: We used to ski before noon and then have a long lunch.
我们过去经常在中午之前滑雪,然后慢悠悠地吃午餐。
E.g.: By noon, we had had ten phone calls.
到中午时,我们已经接了10个电话。

Grammar

Could is used to say that an action or event is possible. Would is used to talk about a possible or imagined situation and is often used when that possible situation is not going to happen. Should is used to say that something is the proper or best thing to do or to say that someone ought to do something or must do something.

Adam could visit us on Monday. This tells us that it is possible Adam will visit on Monday, maybe he can visit us, but maybe he has other options, too. Visiting us is one possibility.
Adam would visit us on Monday. This tells us that we can imagine a situation in which Adam wants to visit us on Monday, but maybe it is not actually possible. Adam is willing to visit us, under the right conditions or if he can.
Adam should visit us on Monday. This tells us that Adam visiting on Monday is a good idea, or that it is something Adam is obligated to do.