F2F Class Notes (Raph)[S]

Vocabulary

Reunion (n): 1- a social event for a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time:
E.g.: We’re having a family reunion next week.
E.g.: The college has an annual reunion for former students.

Context (n): 1- the situation within which something exists or happens, and that can help explain it:
E.g.: It is important to see all the fighting and bloodshed in his plays in historical context.
E.g.: This small battle is very important in the context of Scottish history.

Tame (adj/v): 1-(especially of animals) not wild or dangerous, either naturally or because of training or long involvement with humans. 2- to make a wild animal tame.
E.g.: After a few months’ contact the monkeys become very tame.
E.g.: The zookeepers were accused of abusing the animals in order to tame them.

Speaking

Original:

Me friends with I went to Bali island have a holiday in Spring Festival holidays. My friends invite my family to went to Bali island in Spring Festival holidays, from February 18th to 23th. That’s a fantastic experience, because my wife and I really like naturally and beautiful things. My friends booked a Japanese hotel. Actually, the hotel is really amazing, because we have a whole building for every family and we can shared a privace swimming pool with other family. And the hotel inside forest. We total lived there for three days, then we went to another hotel that is nearby the sea. And we also visited some famous place of Bali island, such as temples and watch the local dancers dance. And I really like a activity that is ride elephant in Bali zoo, because my family never do that before. When we went to the second hotel, the hotel name is Samabe, I also like that environment because the building looks like in the forest.

Edited:

Some of my friends invited me and my family to go to Bali during the Spring Festival holidays, from February 18th to 23rd. That was a fantastic experience, because my wife and I really like natural and beautiful things. My friends booked a Japanese hotel and it is really amazing. The place is inside a forest, we had a whole villa for each family and shared a private swimming pool with the other families. In total, we stayed there for three days, then we went to another hotel that is close to the sea. We also visited some famous places in the island, such as temples, and saw some local dance. I really enjoyed riding an elephant at  Bali zoo, because my family had never done that before. Our second hotel is named Samabe. I like its environment, because the building looks like it is in the forest.

Grammar

Yesterday and the day before yesterday I haven’t enough time to rest. – Yesterday and the day before I didn’t have enough time to rest.

We finish really later. – We finished really late.

The air is pollution. – The air is polluted.

Pronunciation

Adult: /ˈæd.ʌlt/ /əˈdʌlt/

Atheist: /ˈeɪ.θi.ɪst/

Atheism: /ˈeɪ·θiˌɪz·əm/

Blurred: /blɝːd/

Photograph: /ˈfoʊ.t̬oʊ.ɡræf/

Photographer: /fəˈtɑː.ɡrə.fɚ/

Photography: /fəˈtɑː.ɡrə.fi/