F2F Class Notes (Raph)[S]

Vocabulary

Compulsive (adj): 1- doing something a lot and unable to stop doing it:
E.g.: Donald Trump is a compulsive liar.
E.g.: He’s a compulsive shopper, so we always go to the supermarket together.
E.g.: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder = OCD

Anonymous (adj): 1-  made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public:
E.g.: The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor.
E.g.: Police said an anonymous caller warned that a bomb was about to go off.

Painkiller (n): 1- a drug that is used to reduce or remove physical pain. 2- 止痛药
E.g.: The body produces chemicals that are natural painkillers.
E.g.: You shouldn’t take painkillers so often!

Realistic (adj): 1-  accepting things as they are in fact and not making decisions based on unlikely hopes for the future. (≠ Unrealistic)
E.g.: Let’s be realistic (about this) – I just can’t afford to pay that much money.
E.g.: It isn’t realistic to expect people to work for so little money.
E.g.: I think these sales forecasts are unrealistic, considering how slow sales are at present.
E.g.: It’s unrealistic to expect an answer before next week.

Antibiotic (n): 1- 抗生素

Speaking

Original:

I always wake up at maybe 9 or 10 o’clock, and I prepare breakfast for your daughter. But I don’t eat breakfast, and so I gave the food to my cats, and then I clean the house. If I have the plan for visiting, I just prepare the clothes for outing, then I maybe have dinner with my friends or family. This is my life. So simple!

Edited:

I always wake up between 9 and 10 o’clock, and prepare breakfast for my daughter. I don’t eat breakfast myself, so while she’s having hers, I feed my cats. After that I clean the house and if I have  plans to go out with my daughter, I just prepare our clothes for it. In the evening I sometimes have dinner with my friends or family. My life is so simple!

Grammar

The last time we had the dinner. – The last time we had dinner. 

Pronunciation

Certification: /ˌsɜr·t̬ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

Service: /ˈsɝː.vɪs/

Compulsive: /kəmˈpʌl.sɪv/

Anonymous: /əˈnɑː.nə.məs/

Rude: /ruːd/