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Listening: 3.25
Speaking: 2.25
Pronunciation: 3.5
Writing: 2.75
11.75
1 year

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F2F: 2

Writing: 1-2

 — EVERY TIME YOU SPEAK OR WRITE, THINK OF THIS: — 

SPEAKING: slow down and try to correct simple grammar mistakes
WRITING: write about your life, using vocabulary from class – practice past tense + using conjunctions

Personal Details

Student Info: got a new job recently so is associate director so needs to use English for that, writing sometimes at work but speaking is more important now,

Class focus:Needs to focus on IELTS for the first 3 months until around April 2020. chinglish grammar (past tense, too many ands + more conjunctions). Needs 7.0 average, with no score below 5.5

Occupation: Media Planning (Associate Director)

At SE since: December 2019

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Focus on IELTS for the first 3 months

Remember for speaking: past tense / need more synonyms / just tell the story / be careful with he + she 

Writing: nouns - which one? how many? (think about "the") / verbs - what time? / SUBJECT at start of every sentence.

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18-Jan 4:51PM
Nowadays, an increasing number of people only take vegetables to keep healthy or slim, and this habit also keeps animals from killing;Some people state that our body is under a condition of overnutrition. Therefore, taking less meat prevents many diseases from us. But other people state that eating whatever you want, and balanced diet is the best choice to live longer. I agree with the view that an appropriate diet which contains variety of foods is heathier than only contains vegetables.

First it is obviously that eating no meat or fish is less helpful of better world. Since the meat that we daily eat from animals which are poultries, there is literally no extinction problems of them;On the contrary, the number of these kinds of animals will lose control. The whole world will face the severe problems which are shortage planet resources, economy depression and even some
Infectious diseases. These problems will not emerge at a very short time, but I believe if there are 50% of population stop eating meat, the problems will come up.

Moreover, different people have different healthy conditions, thus it is not wise to think
that only vegetables are good for health. For example, someone is very skinny and insufficient of nutrition. I reckon that meat and fish are more suitable for him. However,some elder people with high blood pressure and light meal is more reasonable.

In summary, being a vegetarian is a kind of personal lifestyle. Choosing the one makes yourself more comfortable and healthier. I highly recommend that we need to find the balanced point and keep on adjusting it based on your own body circumstances. We are better and then the word will be better.
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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    January 16, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    IELTS speaking – grammar and incomplete sentences are the main issue.

    Vocabulary

    balanced diet

    endangered / extinct


    IELTS speaking questions & notes

    What was your favorite toy when you were a child? (Why?)

    something like that / that kind of thing

    sand castle / mud

    Do you think toys are an important part of childhood and will you give your kids toys? 

    i think / i feel / i reckon / i believe – from my point of view / in my opinion / from my perspective

    we shouldn’t need to – we don’t need to 

    what children they like

    if i get a not very good if I don’t get a good result 

    Describe a famous sports star that you like
    Who it is
    What kind of sport they do
    How you knew him / her
    Why are they famous

    What kind of sport is the most popular in your country?

    national ball – national sport 

    win / beat 
    eg. I win the game / I beat them

    more prefer prefer 

    we always do / work over time

    A School You Attended
    Describe a school you have attended (in your childhood). You should say:
    what school it was
    what the classrooms were like
    what the teachers were like *
    and explain how you felt about this school. *

    Speaking

    i will describe my HS, because i had a very impactful experience during my high school and the classroom in china’s HS they are very crowded so there are around 50 students in 1 classroom and we could meet every day during the whole HS which is around 3 years, so it helps a lot to make good friends during that time, and also my best friends currently are ones I made at that time. Another thing which was unforgettable was my history teacher. at / during / for the 2nd year of my HS i chose to be an art student, i didn’t need to participate the UEE but I didn’t need a high score because I did painting, so when other students needed to focus …

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    January 12, 2020

    Homework

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:

    Some people choose to eat no meat or fish. They believe that this is not only better for their own health but also benefits the world as a whole.

    Discuss this view and give your own opinion.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    Write at least 250 words.


    great – not many “uhh” / “umm” so much clearer and easier to follow

    good connection between each slide – “on the next slide i’ll show you how to do it”

    could have more up and down rather than all 1 tone


    Vocabulary

    let’s move on to the next slide where we’re looking at / where we’d like to show you 

    there’s no question that – 100% / definitely

    in spite of the fact that

    Grammar

    we need to be more impactful / we need to make more of an impact 

    decreased by / to around 70%

    we not recommendwe don’t recommend / it is recommended that we don’t 

    bore / bored / boring 
    tire / tired / tiring 
    annoy / annoyed / annoying

    I bore you.
    You were bored by me. = You are bored.
    I am boring you. = I am boring.

    happy / simple / easy – pure adjectives 

    Speaking

    I only write during some meetings, I need to take some notes, because my typing speed is lower than my writing so I will use the writing, but in my daily life like write some diary or some paper work i will use the computer to do some typing. From the ecofriendly side we should use less papers as possible.

    Maybe just when I was a young child I just start to learn how to writing and when I a teenager I start to learn how to typing.

    I think in terms of the chinese culture yes it is, someone say you see someone’s writing is very beautiful and you say he will be a very kind person, but his writing is very bad or messy, maybe he is a bad student, he is not good at study.

    I only write during some meetings, I need to take some notes, because my typing speed is lower than my writing so I will just write, but in my daily life, (if I want to do something like) such as writing a diary or some paper work i will use the computer to do some typing. From the ecofriendly side of things / side of the argument / from an ecofriendly perspective we should use as little paper as possible.

    Maybe just when I was a young child I just started to learn how to write and when I was / became a teenager I started to learn how to type.

    I think in terms of the chinese culture, yes it is, it’s a common idea that if someone’s writing is very beautiful, then they must be a very kind person, but if their writing is very bad or messy, maybe they are bad students, and not good at study.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    January 9, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    Try to focus on these for the next presentation:

    lots of “uhh / umm”
    speed up and slow down, focus on certain words not all.

    Vocabulary

    this is Friday (phone) / my name is Friday / It’s Friday here

    there is a strong connection between these 2 things

    following this – the next one 

    more focus on focus more on / have more of a focus on 

    on the following slide / up next is / over the page we have 

    as we can see on the left chart, the X axis

    the higher and the better / the more the better / the bigger the better

    we need our strategy more focus we need our strategy to be more focused on sth / we need to focus our strategy more on being cost effective 

    efficient / cost effective
    eg. this is a cost effective plan for 2020 as efficiency is really important for us this year

    the right hand side is / on the right is

    feel free to click the screen to view the ad”

    the left bullet point / middle bullet – use for a list of points

    5.13
    1.68
    -67% = minus
    5 point 1 3 which is now 1 point 6 8 in 2020 which is decrease of 67%

    Pronunciation

    tactics – tack ticks 

    pre – “pree” 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    December 21, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    focus more on speaking.

    talk about bored / boring / bore etc – how adj come from verbs.

    Writing

    Nowadays,many people confuse about whether we should spent time to have specific plan or just follow regular process with a fast-paced life.Some people state that a good plan is the first step to achieve success;that others believe that a plan may not able to keep up with changes.I mainly agree with the former view for the following reasons.

    Firstly,it is no doubt that schedule time properly which can improve execution effectively to achieve goal.If people do not pay attention to timeline,you will feel difficult to develop the progress.especially under multitask of different subjects or cooperation from different function departments.More precisely,when people prepare academic essay and final examination at the same time ,the timeline of borrow books from library,do research,review,deadline of essay and date of test are significance.Having a properly schedule is essential to help you got A.

    Moreover, Change happens every day and everywhere in our daily life, planning is an effective way to overcome change. For example ,once I took a trip to us ,I lost my passport and wallet when I was shopping .However,my backup plan that was money in my backpack and the address of embassy helped me got home.

    In summary ,plan is not waste your time but serve us to get what we want.Meanwhile ,No matter to do plan or live in the moment ,the objective is better life.Regardless,by doing plan smooth the progress and time control which will greatly help us achieve accomplishment.

    Nowadays, when it comes to achieving their goals many people are confused about whether they should spend time to create a specific plan or just go with the flow / just do whatever they feel at the time / approach things casually. Some people state that a good plan is the first step to achieving success;and others believe that a plan may not be able to keep up with changes. I mainly agree with the former view for the following reasons.

    Firstly, it is no doubt that scheduling time properly which can improve execution effectively to achieve goals. If people do not pay attention to timelines, they will feel difficult to develop the progress, especially when multitasking by working on different projects or cooperation from different function departments. More precisely, when people prepare academic essays and final examinations at the same time, the timeline of borrowing books from the library, doing research, reviewing, the deadline of essay and the date of the test are significant. Having a proper schedule is essential to help / helping you get an A.

    Moreover, Change happens every day and everywhere in our daily life, and planning is an effective way to overcome the / this change. For example, once I took a trip to the US, and I lost my passport and wallet when I was shopping. However, my backup plan was that the money in my backpack and the address of the embassy helped me get home.

    In summary, planning is not a waste of your time / planning does not waste your time but serves us to get what we want. Meanwhile, whether planning or living in the moment, the objective is a better life. Regardless, by planning we can better control time as well as ensure smooth progress which will greatly help us achieve our goals / help us accomplish our objectives. 

    Vocabulary

    I confuse the twins – don’t know the difference / you make them feel confused
    eg. I am confused – I feel like I don’t understand sth
    eg2. I confuse the twins – I don’t know the difference

    I bore you = I make you bored so you are bored / I am boring.
    I tire you = I make you tired so you are tired / I am tiring

    insist – to say sth must be done / not give up on the idea
    eg. I insist, I will pay for this meal
    eg2. My boss insists that I need to do OT

    persist – to continue despite obstacles 
    eg. I had a headache yesterday and it persists now.
    eg2. I try to persist when going through difficulties

    sandals – liang xie

    snow boots – xue di

    Grammar

    Education of children is one of the most important issue which what (the thing) is parents care most about.

    I not very like shopping for shoesI don’t really like shopping for shoes
    we don’t have the same personality / We are not like each other

    I have no time to thinkingI don’t have time to think 

    no matter if you want to do this or do that you will have a result …

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S/W]

    December 17, 2019

    Homework

    How important is planning? Should you always plan your schedule ahead of time to achieve your goals?

    Vocabulary

    mesmerizing: mostly to describe beautiful girls, to say something makes you dizzy or in a dream
    ie. I was mesmerized by the way that Jackson danced during his live performance.

    ghost writer: someone who wrote essays/papers for other people
    ie. I used to be a ghost writer throughout high school and college.

    persist: jian chi
    ie. She was very persistent in her pursuit of becoming a singer.
    ie. Her persistence on becoming a singer was very strong.
    ie. She persisted on becoming a singer despite of objection from her parents.

    Speaking

    My name is Friday. My Chinese name is very special, why my English name is special. The Friday translates into Chinese is “Zhou wu”, and this is where my English name is special.

    My name is Friday. Before you ask, I know my English name is very special too. My English name actually comes from my Chinese name, which is “Zhou Wu Zhi Zun”. “Zhou” is my last name, “Zhou wu” means “Friday” in Chinese, and “Zhi Zun” means “the best”. So, naturally, my English name is Friday.

    When I found my first job and I went to interview, the HR lady asked me why you use your internet name to interview. And I showed her my ID card.

    When I was looking for my first job and I went to the interview, the HR lady asked me why I used my internet name for the interview. And I showed her my ID card to prove that this is my real name, not my internet account name.

    I’m a local SH person, and my hometown is a small island called CMD. It’s the third biggest island of China. The environment and the food on the island is amazing. The oldest person of China actually lives on the island. CMD has another name called “chang shou dao”, which means “longevity island”, because the environment is so good for people’s healths.

    I have been working for around seven years old. I work as a media planner in WPP. It’s a very famous advertising company in the world, maybe the top one. It is a global company, consists of creative part, media part, consulting part, and PR part. It is a very all-around company. I am a associate planning director.

    I have been working for around seven years. I work as a media planner in WPP. It’s a very famous advertising company, some people say it is the best/top-ranking advertising companies in the world. It is a global enterprise based in America, consisting of a creative department, media dpt, consulting dpt, and PR dpt. It is a very well-rounded company. I am a associate planning director, planning on-line and off-line advertisements, such as billboards, metro LEDs etc. My friends call me a work-a-holic.

    My idol is Jackson Wang. Because he is very hardworking and very handsome. Last week, I went to a live show of him, the first time I met him face-to-face and I screamed from the beginning to the end. Jackson teach me how to stick on sth if you like it, you need to try your best to do it. This is what he always doing. This year, he created his online album and all of the song in it are created by himself. My favorite one is “Love You 3000”, it is so sweet. I also listened this song on the live show and all the fans sang together, it is very amazing. It is an unforgettable memory and Team Wang will be his brand.

    My idol is Jackson Wang, who is famous singer. I like him mainly because he is very hardworking and of course, very handsome. Last week, I went to his live show. It was the first time I met him face-to-face and I screamed from the beginning to the end. Jackson taught me how to persist through difficulties and doubts from other people. He says that you should always stick to sth if you really like it, and you need to try your best to make your dreams possible. And this is what he is always doing. This year, he created his first online album and all of the songs in it are created by Jackson himself. My favorite one is “Love You 3000”, it is so sweet, and it’s a song about a boy who wants to marry the girl of his dreams. He also performed this song on his live show and all the fans sang together, it was very amazing. It is an unforgettable memory. Jackson will also be launching his new personal brand called “Team Wang”, which will include clothing and other interesting collectibles. I will be sure to purchase them all.

    Writing

    Education of children is one of the most important issue which is parents care about. However, it is useful for children enter campus at four years old rather than around seven years old has caused a hot discussion. My view is that children should learn knowledge or basic living skills as young as possible

    One reason for this is that intelligence of children can be motivated at early ages which means they can learn everything fast and concrete, such as languages and instruments. A linguist has said that beginning to learn a new language after three years old, you will never as good as a native speaker. Therefore, it is necessary for parents to let children take formal education which will help on the development of theoretical knowledge and practical skills

    In addition, taking formal class at four years old not only improve intellectual but also help on build high moral standards of behavior or attitudes. For example, a school is society in miniature which can learn communication,sharing and independence .it is obvious that virtue and good habit are not easy can be taught by parents

    This is not to say that parents should put burden of study or strictly rules on their children to be the top student. Of course, when will children enter the formal school can be depended on the family situation and children’s willing. But still, entering formal campus earlier will provide an all-rounded education environment

    In summary, earlier enter the school, better intellectual and emotional development children will have

    Edited:

    Education of children is one of the most important issues which parents care about. Whether children should enter campus at around four years old rather than seven years old has caused a hot discussion. My view is that children should start learning knowledge or basic living skills as young as possible.

    One reason for this is that intelligence of children can be motivated at early ages which means even at early stages, they can learn everything fast and concrete, such as languages and instruments. A linguist has said that if you begin to learn a new language after three years old, you will never be as good as a native speaker. Therefore, it is necessary for parents to let children take in formal education which will help/aid the development of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

    In addition, taking formal class at four years old not only improves intelligence but also helps/aids building/to build high moral standards of behavior or attitude. For example, a school is a miniature society/which provides opportunities to learnin which children can learn communication,sharing and independence . It is obvious that virtue and good habits are not easily taught by parents.

    This is not to say that parents should burden their children with study or strict rules./This is not to say that parents should put burden of study on their children to be the top student. Of course, when children enter the formal school depends on family situation and children’s will. Regardless, entering formal campus earlier will provide an all-rounded education environment.

    In summary, the earlier children enter school, the better intellectual and emotional development they will have.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    December 15, 2019

    Homework

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:

    In some countries it is thought advisable that children begin formal education at four years old, while in others they do not have to start school until they are seven or eight.

    How far do you agree with either of these views?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    Write at least 250 words.


    Structure of a balanced argument essay in IELTS Writing Task 2

    INTRODUCTION: Introduces the topic (paraphrases the question) and makes it clear that both sides of the argument will be examined.

    BODY 1: Introduces the first idea and supports with reasons and examples. Mentions an opposing view then concludes the paragraph by refuting it with your opinion.

    BODY 2: Introduces the second idea and supports with reasons and examples.

    BODY 3: Introduces the opposing argument and supports with examples. Concludes the paragraph at the end with your view.

    CONCLUSION: Summarizes main points and concludes with the writer’s opinion based on the arguments in the essay. No new ideas are expressed.

    Vocabulary

    2-story apartment / my apartment is 2 floors
    eg. we live in a 2 story apartment

    Writing

    Nowadays,an increasing number of people are concerned about the phenomenon that a fast-paced life makes younger people lose their breath.Some people state that they are happier than previous generations under comparatively relaxed economic;Others believe that competitive pressure keeps them improving either passive or active .I agree with the view that keep the same pace with the development is not a easy thing,for the following reason.

    Firstly it is clear that for most parents ,an excellent score on test paper and good personality are not enough.This means that younger people will be required to sacrifice spate time to have mathematical olympic ,instruments courses instead of watching cartoons,having outdoor activities .More precisely,parents set high expectations for children and have not to ask whether they are interested in it or not.

    Moreover ,regular information and knowledge from class can not help teenagers outstanding of peers.The fact the many developing countries including China are updating the compulsory education which is more diversity than before.For example the entrance examination of college may take the oral English test as a standard in the coming future.So today’s teenagers are facing the significant challenges not only from parents but also form the progressing society

    Of course there were a lot of incredible difficulties that the pervious generation experienced .At early ages,study at the colleges almost is a dream of many people .Because of the depression economic,their first priority is to make money after grown up and take care of little sister and brother .

    In summary ,the rapid development society need teenagers make more efforts to achieve what they want .However different ages have different pressure.Do not complain,turn stress into power.

    Nowadays,an increasing number of people are concerned about the phenomenon that a fast-paced life makes younger people run out of steam / overly stressed. Some people state that they are happier than previous generations under comparatively relaxed economic conditions; Others believe that competitive pressure keeps them improving either passively or actively. I agree with the view that keeping the same pace with the development is not a easy thing, for the following reasons.

    Firstly it is clear that for most parents, an excellent score on test papers and good personality are not enough. This means that younger people will be required to sacrifice spare time to participate in olympic mathematics, musical instruments courses instead of watching cartoons, having outdoor activities. More precisely, parents set high expectations for children and don’t ask whether they are interested in it or not.

    Moreover, regular information and knowledge from class can not help teenagers stand out from their peers. The fact is that many developing countries including China are updating the compulsory education which is more diverse than before. For example the college entrance examination may take the oral English test as a standard in the future / in the coming years. So today’s teenagers are facing the significant challenges not only from parents but also from the progressing society.

    Of course there were a lot of incredible difficulties that the previous generation experienced. At early ages, study at the college almost was a dream of people in general / most people. Because of the depression / the economic downturn, their first priority was to make money after growing up / after they had grown up and take care of their little sister and brother / siblings.

    In summary, societies which rapidly develop need teenagers to make more effort / put effort in to achieve what they want / desire. However different ages have different pressures. It’s better to try to use your stress as a form of motivation for self improvement, rather than to complain. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    December 11, 2019

    Homework

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:

    Today’s teenagers have more stressful lives than previous generations.

    Discuss this view and give your own opinion.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    Write at least 250 words.

    Today we focused on:

    Focused on IELTS speaking

    Speaking

    i have been work for 6 years and as a media planner and my major client is focus on FMCG so like, unilever and jiahua it’s a chinese brand, they’re all my client, and the unilever is the mother brand but the product is lex, it’s a shower gel and the current client is heiniken, it’s a beer brand and it is come from the holland

    i have been working as a media planner for 6 years and my major / main / key client are unilever and jiahua which are all FMCG, and the unilever is the mother brand / parent company but the product under them is lux, which is a shower gel and the / my current client is heiniken, which is a beer brand and it is (comes) from the holland

    PART 2 IELTS

    An old person
    Describe an older person who you respect

    Who it is
    How you knew him / her
    What kind of person he/she is
    Why you respect them

    past tense / need more synonyms / just tell the story / he + she 

    Vocabulary

    strict – yan ge

    I have a cup. its color is white. = I have a cup which is white
    I had a class which was fun
    I had a class which I do every day

    I went to the park with my friend which was fun

    internship – process of being an intern (n)
    intern

    i told HR I want to be an HR, why because… – I told the HR lady I want to work in HR, and the reason is that… / because 

    sensitive – ming gan
    eg. I’m sensitive to sunlight

    I have a good sense of maths 

    overworked (adj)
    eg. I am overworked = I’m stressed and tired
    work overtime / do overtime – jia ban

    workaholic – sb who loves to be busy and a work a lot (maybe too much)
    eg. I’m a workaholic
    alcoholic

    honor – a feeling of pride about some big thing / amazing experience
    eg. It’s an honor to meet the queen

    i get a sense of accomplishment from completing a project

    it’s a pleasure – sth you enjoy / makes you happy
    eg. what a pleasure it was to meet you

    being productive – getting things done

    Grammar

    spend many timesspend a lot of time 

    time – shi jian
    times – ci

    with ___ being .. 
    eg. I have many students with you being my most recent student.
    eg2. there are many beautiful colors in the world with red being my favourite. = and out of all of them, red is my favourite.

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  • Demo Class Notes (Friday – Jesse)

    November 11, 2019

    Speaking

    I have traveled japan maybe 3 times but never go to america or england but i will go to america in the middle of november cause my boyfriend go first and he is american and i will go with him to visit his parents.

    it’s about a fight with my boyfriend, we go to the osaka and when we finish our trip and back to the sh and we were waiting at the airport and i ask him would you like to have something to eat but he is playing the game and he told me no i dont want to, so ok and i go to the restaurant to order my dinner and i saw there is a set, a big bowl noodle and there is a little rice, it’s a set, so i think i can have the noodle and maybe he can have the rice, and i start to eating.

    I have traveled / have had a journey / have taken a trip to japan maybe / around / roughly 3 times but never went / have never been to america / the US / the states or england but / however i will go to america in the middle of november cause / due to the fact that / since / as my boyfriend went / has already gone first and he is american and i will go with him to visit his parents.

    it’s about a fight with my boyfriend, we went to the osaka and when we finished our trip and went back to the sh, we were waiting at the airport and i asked him would you like to have something to eat but he was playing a game and he told me no i dont want to, so ok and i went to the restaurant to order my dinner and i saw there was a set, which was a big bowl of noodles and there was a little rice. So i thought i could have the noodles and maybe he could have the rice, and i started to eat.

    Grammar

    the – obvious one / specific one – the person knows which one
    eg. the lion is mine – you guess which one
    eg2. the cafe near my house is great = you know which one / there is only 1

    I back home I go back home

    have done / have been – already done / experience – general in the past time
    did / went – past – specific – time is important

    a meat a piece of meat 

    another / the other
    the other = one specific other (maybe only 1 more)
    another = one other (not specific)
    eg. I got a beer from the bar. The bartender asked “do you want another one?”
    eg2. I got 2 beers, one is for me, the other is for my friend.

    Vocabulary

    habit – xi guan

    roughly = about / around

    because = as / since / due to the fact that
    because of = due to
    but = however 

    America / the US / the states

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