F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S + G]

Today we focused on:

wishes and hopes / conditional

Next Class Focus

using the conditional

Homework


use the conditional (2nd/3rd) in 2 sentences.

Speaking

that area is what I familiar with
It is easy for me to talk about my …. area of expertise.

It is too hard for me to talk about the life topics.

It is hard because I am working in a forwarding company so for the forwarding industry the situation is not so good. The industry is slowing down / experiences little growth. We have lower margins than before.
Every year we will lay off a lot of colleagues. We rent 6 floors in the building and every year we will cut one floor. We move to a less expensive office.
We still have the plan to reduce manpower.

I regret one thing, I wished I could transfer to compliance team more earlier because I have wasted too much time in intracompany team . I think I spent around  8 years and we check the bidding statements between the different branches in other countries so it is more like a routine working and we are not happy to grow. so I wish I could realized this more earlier.


It is easy for me to talk about my …. area of expertise . /  … I mean … it is easy for me when I talk about things I know…

It is too hard for me to talk about life topics.

It is hard because I am working in a forwarding company so for the forwarding industry/business the situation is not so good. The industry is slowing down / experiencing little growth. We have lower margins than before.

Every year we will lay off a lot of colleagues / we will cut/axe many jobs.
We rent 6 floors in the building and every year we will cut one floor/ return one floor / get rid of one…
We plan to move to a less expensive office.
We still have the plan to reduce manpower / to reduce our staff and increase efficiency.

I wish I can have more holidays to accompany my daughter / stay with my daughter

I regret one thing, I wished I could have transferred to the compliance team earlier because I have wasted too much time in the inter company team . I think I spent around  8 years and we checked the bidding statements between the different branches in other countries so it was more like a routine work/job and we were not able to grow/ we didn’t have a clear ( career )development path. so I wish I could have realized this earlier.

Writing

Excuse me, could you help me with something?
Oh, there is no/little time left. Could you help me with my project?
Could you help me with my computer? It’s not working now.
The box is too heavy for me. Could you help me with it? / could you help me (to) carry it.

Vocabulary

symptoms : indications of a disease
I am sick, my symptoms are headaches and a runny nose.

Grammar

help someone (to) do something
I helped my boss finish her report
I helped my friend to buy something on taobao.

wish for something
I wish for a car for Xmas.

I wish I can …….
I wish I can travel to Japan next year.

using wish to express regrets:
I wish I could have become a pilot but unfortunately my eyesight was not good enough so I became a teacher.

1st conditional :(present/future) – likely to happen
If I have enough money I will travel to Japan next month.

2nd conditional: (present) – unlikely to happen [the tense used is the past BUT you talk about a present condition/situation]
If I had enough money I would buy a car
If we were working in a growing industry we wouldn’t have to worry too much

3rd conditional (past) – impossible
If I had had enough money in 2000 I would have bought a house.

Mix 2nd/3rd : condition in the past / result in the present
If I had worn more clothes yesterday I wouldn’t have a cold today

Pronunciation

accompany