F2F Class Notes (Nick) [W]

Next Class Focus

Finish the correction below, and work on finding more specific vocabulary (upgrades).

Homework

When you find new English words, try to look them up in this English-language dictionary:
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/

Vocabulary

Set up – to build, or put something in order

Incomplete – not complete

On-going – continuous


Speak is mostly just about sound, producing sound; an event.
Say is about words, and there are probably people listening; what did they say.
e.g. He opened his mouth and spoke.
e.g. He said that he didn’t like it.
— To make it clear that your words are for somebody to hear, you can use “to”
e.g. I spoke to Jesse today about your class.
e.g. I said to him that I didn’t like it.

Talk is about the activity of producing sounds; continuing, on-going
— Talk can accept many different prepositions, each with its own meaning.
— “Talk to” is a conversation, probably some business.
e.g. I talked with Jesse today about classes.
— “Talk about” is to tell what the topic was.
— “Talk with” is also conversation, but emphasizes exchange of ideas, togetherness.
— “Talk at” is one-way. Only one person is speaking, and they are probably being rude, or lecturing someone for making a mistake, and not allowing them to respond.
Tell is about communicating information, so it doesn’t need “to,” because it already means “motion,” “transfer” of an idea.
— “About” is still used to introduce the topic.
e.g. I told him about why I don’t like it.


TBD – “to be determined”; to be decided in the future
Is there also a TBC? “to be continued”

Flatter – to tell someone how good they are
e.g. It’s not a bad idea to flatter your business partners.

Face (up to) Failure – to accept that you made a mistake and to decide what to do to fix it or how to apologize; literally, to look at it
e.g. He’s just going to have to face the fact that he failed.
e.g. He’s just going to have to face up to his failure and try to make it right.
e.g. He’s going to have to face up to it someday!

Grammar

Speaked it to Whitney – spoke; I told Whitney

A previously teacher – a previous teacher
— no verb or adjective here

I have confuse – I get confused / am confused
— We usually use the verb for this situation.

Writing

My dear children
A tradition idiom in China that main meaning is : if you are a arrogant person, you will make mistake as soon. It can also explain within “If you want to someone face fail, you can push them into the expansion”
First of all, so don’t become arrogant people. If you want to get success that you need to spend a long period of time on your job or other things that you think it is right. That might be accumulation. It’s including learn the various knowledge, join the different activities and go to more countries to visit them culture. I hope you can get it in several decades later. It sounds difficult, don’t you. But must be interesting
Second one you should have humble and self-made personality, especially in your career. You shouldn’t have a thinking that is I’m a grade person, I always make right decision, because without you that the earth will keep rotation. You aren’t necessary one.
If you can do that with healthy mentality in the future and lucky enough, Maybe a fortitude time, you’ll become a successful person, such as a entrepreneur.


My dear children,
A traditional Chinese idiom in China whose main meaning is : if you are an arrogant person, you will make mistakes as soon.** It can also explain within “If you want someone to face fail, you can push them into the expansion flatter them (so that they aren’t careful anymore)
First of all, so don’t become arrogant people. If you want to get success that you need to spend a long period of time on your job or other things that you think it is right. That might be accumulation. It’s including learn the various knowledge, join the different activities and go to more countries to visit them culture. I hope you can get it in several decades later. It sounds difficult, don’t you. But must be interesting
Second one you should have humble and self-made personality, especially in your career. You shouldn’t have a thinking that is I’m a grade person, I always make right decision, because without you that the earth will keep rotation. You aren’t necessary one.
If you can do that with healthy mentality in the future and lucky enough, Maybe a fortitude time, you’ll become a successful person, such as a entrepreneur.

** If you are arrogant, it will soon lead you to make a mistake.