F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Vocabulary

slang (n):very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people
俚语
army slang
军队俚语
a slang expression
一句俚语
“Chicken” is slang for someone who isn’t very brave.
chicken 是用来称呼胆小者的俚语。

formal language-正式语言

informal language-非正式语言

formal (adj):Formal language, clothes, and behaviour are suitable for serious or official occasions.
(语言、服装和行为)庄重的,正规的,适合正式场合的
E.g.: a formal dinner party
正式宴会

informal
(adj):(of situations) not formal or official, or (of clothing, behaviour, speech) suitable when you are with friends and family but not for official occasions
非正式的,非正规的;(服装)日常使用的;(言行)随意的
E.g.: The two groups agreed to hold/have an informal meeting.
两个集团同意举行一次非正式会议。
E.g.: He’s the ideal sort of teacher – direct, friendly, and informal.
他属于那种理想的教师——坦率、友好且不拘礼节。
E.g.: “Hi” is an informal way of greeting people.
“喂”是一种随意的问候方式。

复杂的-Complex

simple (adj):easy to understand or do; not difficult
简单的,容易的
E.g.: The instructions were written in simple English.
这些说明书是用简单易懂的英语写成的。
E.g.: It’s simple to find our house.
我们的房子很容易找到。

commute (v):to make the same journey regularly between work and home
上下班往返;往返于工作地点与家之间;通勤
E.g.: It’s exhausting commuting from Brighton to London every day.
每天上下班要往返于布赖顿与伦敦之间,令人疲惫不堪。

commute (n): a regular journey between work and home
上下班往返;往返于工作地点与家之间;通勤
E.g.: It’s at least an hour’s commute to work.
上班路上至少要花1个小时。

constantly (adj):all the time or often
总是;经常地,不断地
E.g.: She has the TV on constantly.
她总是开着电视。
E.g.: He’s constantly changing his mind.
他的想法时常在变。

Writing

Wonderful Weekend
My friends and I spent a wonderful weekend in Aug, We booking a big villa have 5 bed rooms and a spacious living room.
The first day we arrived the villa at 12a.m. Our husbands started to prepare our lunch: barbecue. That day is a very hot day, but they still work hard in the garden.However women and kids were waiting for foods and chatting in the living room, it was a happy time for us. In the afternoon, some played cards and some chatted. At night, some brought their kids to swim and some watched film in villa. The time passed fast and free. The next day, my friends went to a characteristic restaurant to have lunch, the view is so beauty and the food is delicious. My husband and I cannot join the lunch due to my husband had something urgent to handle. So we left Suzhou went back to Shanghai earlier.
The weekend was wonderful. My friends and I all expect the next time we get together very soon.

Wonderful Weekend/A wonderful weekend
My friends and I spent a wonderful weekend in Aug, We booked a big villa with 5 bedrooms and a spacious living room.
On the first day we arrived to the villa at 12a.m. Our husbands started to prepare our lunch: barbecue. That day was a very hot day, but they still worked hard in the garden. However women and kids were waiting for foods and chatting in the living room, it was a happy time for us. In the afternoon, some of us played cards and some were chatting. At night, some took their kids to swim and some watched a film in the villa. The time passed fast and we were free to do whatever we wanted to. The next day, my friends went to a local restaurant/we went to a restaurant serving local food to have lunch, the view was so beautiful and the food was delicious. My husband and I couldn’t join the lunch because my husband had something urgent to handle.  So we left Suzhou and went back to Shanghai earlier (than others/than we were supposed to).
The weekend was wonderful. We all hope to travel again together very soon.