F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Next Class Focus

past tense + meeting role-play

Homework

What are the 3 main points you usually discuss in meetings.

Today we focused on:

introduction

Speaking


My name is Apple, I graduated from Shanghai University and went to my current company in 2004. My major is finance.
Im in finance team but I am in charge in compliance team. I think for the finance tea I just worked on some routine tasks and I think they can be replaced by robots so I want to transfer to some functional team more related to analysis. So in 2013 there is a chance I can change my job because some of finance functions were outsourced to company hp then have some person were lost their job and we designed some new titles.
We can apply for these new jobs by interview by HR and my manager. Company needs to reduce some headcount because the remaining jobs have be reduced but the job titles are opened to all the staff and if you got the job you can stay.

At that time I transferred to compliance team it is a new function in 2013 and first my role is compliance team leader, later in 2015 my manager resigned and another regional guy was acting as the compliance representative then he was resigned in 2017 so I was promoted at that time then I need to report the regional compliance officer and he is India so I need to communicate with him frequently. Also in June  our global compliance officer came to Shanghai after she communicated with me she thinks my English is ok but still needs to improve.
I think for writing it is ok for me it is more related to speaking. My vocabulary is limited only I have well prepared then it is ok but if you need to give some ideas or discussions or confcalls and need to give the answers immediately it is hard for me. Translate from Chinese to English some words I don’t know how to express that is my problem.

The week before last week I attend a leadership training, all the course is in English and we need to discussion the topic in English.
I think it is hard for me to read those materials in limited time then when discussion I just can give some simple ideas but cannot express deeply . then after in the team break to communicate with other people such as tell the experience or troubles.


My name is Apple, I graduated from Shanghai University and joined my current company in 2004. My major is finance.
I was in the  finance team but now I am in charge of the compliance team. I think when I was in the finance team I just worked on some routine tasks and I thought they could be replaced by robots so I wanted to transfer to some functional teams more related to analysis.
So in 2013 there was a chance to change my job because some of the finance functions were outsourced to HP then some people lost their job / some people were laid off and we created some new positions. / we reorganized the company.
We could apply for these new jobs by/through interviews with the HR and my manager. The company needed to reduce the headcount because the to match the organization chart and new positions were opened to all existing staff if you got the job you could stay.

At that time I transferred to compliance team it was a new function in 2013 and first my role was compliance team leader, later in 2015 my manager resigned and another regional guy acted as the compliance representative then he resigned in 2017 so I was promoted at that time then I needed to report to the regional compliance officer and he is in/from India so I need to communicate with him frequently.
Also in June  our global compliance officer came to Shanghai after she communicated with me she thought my English was ok but I still needed to improve.
I think for writing it is ok for me it is more related to speaking. My vocabulary is limited.

If I have well prepared a topic then it is ok / only when I have well prepared a topic is it ok.

but if I need to give some ideas or discuss in con fcalls and need to give the answers immediately it is hard for me.
When I translate from Chinese to English I miss some words and I don’t know how to express the meaning that is my problem.

The week before last week / 2 weeks ago. I attended a leadership training, all the course was in English and we needed to discuss the topic in English.
I think it was hard for me to read those materials in a limited time then when discussing I just could give some simple ideas but could not express myself deeply . then after in the team break it was hard to communicate with other people such as tell them my experience or troubles.

Writing

I went to gym yesterday afternoon. When I came there, all the treadmills were occupied. I had to line up for half an hour to start running. After that, I took my personal training session. I like my coach, he is funny and experienced. I was exhausted after all these exercises. When I came home, it was 7 o’clock. I took 20 minutes to finish my dinner. Then I prepared my presentation PPT to be used in department meeting, I had to use the standard format provided by my boss and did not allow any amendment, because my boss is an opinionated person. Everything should totally follow his instruction, otherwise it will impact the relationship between us.


I went to the gym yesterday afternoon. When I arrived there, all the treadmills were occupied. I had to line up for half an hour to start running. After that, I took my personal training session. I like my coach, he is funny and experienced. I was exhausted after all these exercises. When I came home, it was 7 o’clock. I took 20 minutes to have my dinner / I ate dinner in 20 mins. Then I prepared my presentation’s PPT to be used in the department meeting / for the department meeting, I had to use the standard format provided by my boss and it did not allow any amendments, because my boss is an opinionated person. Everything needs to totally/entirely follow his instruction, otherwise it will impact the relationship between us.

Writing

Vocabulary

to lay off : to tell people they don’t need to work here anymore
20 people were laid off.

discussion (n) : talk / conversation
I had a discussion with my boss

to discuss (v) : to talk
I discussed with my boss

awkward : not comfortable / strange
I felt awkward when he asked me about my family.

to adapt : to change to match a situation
I was scared of the improvements in AI so I joined a position in which people have to adapt.

precise : accurate / with many details
I am very precise.

the week before last week / 2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago I went to Malaysia.

to play : only for kids or when talking about games else be specific (visited / explored / walked …)
The kids played in the garden
I played a card game with my colleagues.

major : main subject studied.
My major was finance.

Grammar

no article in front of a name:
I went to Huashan hospital
I went to Wills

otherwise you need an article
I went to the hospital
I went to the gym.

Pronunciation

fair

fear

could