F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S+W]

Homework


A foreign financial company needs a UI designer to help them design an app. Introduce your portfolio to them.

Speaking

I am a UI designer for a financial company, I have been for 7 years, there are four people in my family, I have a little brother.  But my brother is taller than me, he is 186..
The younger generation is taller than us, maybe they have better food. I joined Jujetsu class and drawing class. I don’t have spare time. Because I always feel anxious with my future. I have to learn more skills. I have insomnia I always can’t fall asleep so I want to find an exercise which can make me tired then by chance I joined the jujitsu that is why I joined English class because my coach is from Brazil so he teach us by English.  I feel so sorry for my coach because I don’t have time so I haven’t trained in two weeks.
Drawing I joined the class last last week. As a designer but I am not good at drawing so that is why I joined a drawing class. I find drawing need you pay more and more patience which is I don’t have much patience. I feel uncomfortable when I draw because it takes a lot of time and it is tiring and boring. I think it is different things. UI is about more functionality and drawing is about art.
I think daily conversation is enough for me, work is also ok.


I am a UI designer for a financial company, I have been living in Shanghai for 7 years, there are four people in my family, I have a little brother.  But my brother is taller than me, he is 186.
The younger generation is usually/tends to be taller than us, maybe they had better food. I joined a Jujitsu class and a drawing class. I don’t have spare time. Because I always feel anxious with/about my future. I have to learn more skills/ I have to improve my skills/become better. I have/suffer from insomnia I can’t always fall asleep so I want to find an exercise which can make me tired / exhaust me physically/ help me spend my energy then by chance I joined the jujitsu class that is why I joined the English class because my coach is from Brazil/he is Brazilian so he teaches us in English/ he uses English in the class.  I feel so sorry for my coach because I haven’t trained in two weeks.
I joined the drawing class last last week. As a designer I’m supposed to be good at drawing but I am not / Although I am a designer, I am not good at drawing so that is why I joined a drawing class.
I find drawing needs/requires you to pay a lot of attention but I don’t have much patience/ but I am not very patient. /  but I lack (of) patience.

I feel uncomfortable when I draw because it takes a lot of time and it is tiring and boring. I think  they are two different things. UI is about more about functionality and drawing is about art.
I think daily conversation is enough for me, work is also ok.

Writing

People are essentially tribal animals, that’s why we all have to live in various groups. However, that also cause a problem about peer pressure. For example, I’m not really enjoy spicy food but my friends enjoy it, so sometimes I have to yield. There are a lot of worse issues than that case and we might refuse some invitations which are bad for ourselves. In other cases, like when your friends are hardworking, you feel you have to word harder to be better than them, which is a good influence. it is virtuous circle.


People are essentially tribal animals, that’s why we all have to live in various groups. However, that also causes a problem about peer pressure. For example, I don’t really enjoy spicy food but my friends like it, so sometimes I have to humor them. There are a lot of worse issues than that case and we might refuse some invite which is bad for ourselves. In other cases, like your friends are hardworking, therefore you have to word harder to be better than them, which is a good influence.

Vocabulary

to yield 迁就
I didn’t want to eat hotpot but my gf really wanted to so I had to yield.

virtuous : good / morally good
We try to be virtuous.

vicious : cruel / nasty
My boss is very vicious, he told us we would be able to get off early but in the end we had to stay until 11.

virtuous circle : when a process makes everyone better
Tom decided to be more healthy and everyone followed, it was a virtuous circle.

vicious circle : a process making everyone worse
Tom borrowed money and couldn’t pay back, he borrowed more money to pay back the first loan, it is a vicious circle.

humor : ability to be funny
Tom has a great sense of humor.
Tom is humorous.

do you have something in mind : do you have an idea? Do you think about something?
I don’t know what to eat tonight, do you have something in mind?

to suffer from (disease)
I suffer from insomnia so I usually train at night.

to lack 缺少
I lack patience when drawing.
He is not patient with his students

exhausted : very tired
I am exhausted today.

functionality : how well something can be used / what something enables you to do
Modern smartphones have many functionalities. you can call, take pictures, play games. record videos, draw….

event 活动
Our company had an event to release our new financial product

to release : to make something available
The new game will be released on Aug 20.
Apple released the iPad Pro 2 years ago.

to get used to something : to get familiar with
I just arrived in Shanghai, I need to get familiar with my neighborhood

neighborhood : area where someone lives.
I just moved to jing’an, I don’t know the neighborhood yet.

portfolio : document showing the best work of an artist
I used pdfs for my portfolio.

patient (adj) : having patience
I am a patient man.

patient (n) : person getting medical help
The doctor saw 10 patients today.
Patients are not very patient today.

Grammar

always not -> never
I never eat seafood.

can’t always – sometimes
I can’t always get off work on time, sometimes I have to work overtime.

in + language
I watched a movie in Russian and I couldn’t understand anything.

require someone to do something
Drawing requires us to be patient

require something
Drawing requires patience