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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    August 2, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hi Hebe, hope to see you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    July 31, 2020

    Vocabulary

    10,000 – ten thousand

    100,000 – one hundred thousand

    1,000,000 – one million

    1.5 – one point five

    offline: not online 线下

    maintain the price/value

    just about/approximately/around 

    gambling: the activity of betting money 赌博

    eg. He had to borrow money to pay off his gambling debts.

    eg. The gambling resort attracts thousands of visitors each year.

    economy: 经济

    eg. the global economy/strong economy

    commit suicide: 自杀

    earn: to receive money for the work you do

    eg. Most people don’t earn money from gambling.

    eg. How much does the average doctor earn?

    many chances/opportunities/possibilities  

    Grammar

    get mucher than other 

    get more than others 

    Speaking

    I think I’m busy this week because there are so many things happen this week. The price of the bitcoin is up so our work become busy. This is a big good news for us.

    Because the price is gone up so they want to invest. The price is stay in a low level for a long time and this week the price is over 10,000 so I think the price has changed.

    I think when the economy is bad the currency will go up. If you invest in the underline industry, it’s hard to get money. If they invest in stocks or bitcoin or gold they will keep price.

    I think about digital currency about stocks and about economy. I think that likes gambling. I think some people will win and osme people will lose so much money. I think some drop from a building.

    The gain is so much and they will make so many people to do these things because they will use small money to get much money and so many people to do these things. I think so many people use small money to gain huge money.

    Revised: 

    I think I’ve been busy this week because so many things happened this week. The price of the bitcoin has gone up/risen so we are busier/we have more work to do. This is a good news for us.

    Because the price has gone up so they want to invest. The price has stayed at a low level for a long time and this week the price is over 10,000 so I think the price has changed.

    I think when the economy is bad the currency will go up/increase. If you invest in the offline industry, it’s hard to get/earn money. If they invest in stocks, bitcoin or gold they will keep/maintain their value/price. 

    I think for digital currency, stocks and the economy is just like gambling. I think some people will win and some people will lose so much money. I think some will commit suicide by jumping off a building.

    The gain is huge so they will attract many people to invest because they will use small money/amount to get more money/big returns and so many people will dothese things. I think many people will use minimal money to gain huge money.

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  • Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

    July 23, 2020

    Vocabulary

    a weight off (sbd’s) shoulders (idiom): to feel better emotionally because a problem is no longer there

    eg. Talking over my friend with my close friend was a weight off my shoulders.

    eg. Finally paying off my debts was a great weight off my shoulders.

    to get rid of: throw away sth

    eg. I got rid of all my old clothes today before moving to a new house.

    eg. Did you get rid of your old car yet?

    I can’t/couldn’t stand it anymore

    decoration: the furniture, walls, etc. of a house

    searching/looking for some time/a while

    moving company – professionals that help you to move

    easily – adverb

    easy – adjective

    tidy/organise my belongings

    I’m settling down – getting comfortable/used to the new place

    It doesn’t need petrol/gas

    Grammar

    either…or…

    Because of my move, I had to choose either to go to work in the morning or move in the morning.

    Speaking

    I move my house. A business young apartment. I think the place is so nice. I can maybe call car or I can buy a cheap car and I can drive on the highway and I think it’s quite fit me more. The man who teach me last class is from Serbia. He is stay in Berlin. He taught me a website, the website we can read book in English. I get away so many things because I have so many things which I don’t use.

    I don’t need big house. I only need a house which I think is good. I just like house which I want it, not just….

    I think the decoration is bad. The house is so big, I cannot clean it. But, I wasn’t afraid of something that house.

    I called the moving man and they help me to move and I get rid of so many things so I think I have not so many things to move so the move is easy.

    I put things later. I didn’t go to work today but I can’t finish.

    I think this decision is quite good. I think I must do it right now. I see some foreigners also live in here. I think this place is good for young people. I think this place have so much energy.

    Revised: 

    I moved to a new house today. It is located at a fairly new apartment complex for young professionals. I think the place is very nice/great. I can either book a Didi or I can buy a cheap car and I can drive on the highway – I think it’s suitable for me. The man/teacher who taught me last class is from Serbia. He is staying/living in Berlin. He recommended a website;  the website provides books in English. I got rid of  so many things because I have many things which I don’t use.

    I don’t need a big house. I only need a house which is suitable for me. 

    I think the decoration is bad/ugly. The house is so big so I cannot clean it. But, I felt afraid of something in that house.

    I called the moving company and they help me to move and I got rid of many things so I think I don’t have so many things to move so the move was easy.

    I organise/tidy up my belongings later. I didn’t go to work today because I won’t be able to finish moving. 

    I think this decision is quite good –I must do it right now. I have seen some foreigners also living here. I think this place is good for young people and it is full of energy.

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  • Online Class Notes (Nemo)

    July 22, 2020

    Homework

    If you got time, write a short article about the Houston happenings

    Vocabulary

    What is the weather like in Berlin?

    We have to make sure that the economy is stable.

    We have to make sure that we are economically stable

    economically adverb (COUNTRY’S ECONOMY)
    in a way that relates to a country’s trade, industry, and money
    有关国家贸易、产业和财政的
    Economically, the country has been improving steadily these past ten years.
    在过去的10年中,这个国家的经济稳步发展。

    economically adverb (SAVING MONEY)
    using little money, time, etc.
    经济地;节约地;节俭地
    As a student, she lived very economically, rarely going out and buying very few clothes.
    作为一名学生,她生活非常节俭,很少外出娱乐,也很少买衣服。

    economical (adj): not using a lot of fuel, money, etc.
    经济的;省钱的;节约的
    There’s an increasing demand for cars that are more economical on fuel.
    对低油耗汽车的需求与日俱增。
    What’s the most economical way of heating this building?
    给这座楼供暖,怎样做才是最经济的方法?

    It took China 2-3 months to put the virus under control.

    under control
    being dealt with or limited successfully
    得到控制;在控制中
    It seems that the disease is now under control.
    看来疾病现在得到了控制。
    Everything is under control, sir.
    先生,一切正常。
    It took them two hours to bring/get the fire under control.
    他们用了两个小时才控制住火势。

    What’s the foreign media’s standpoint on…….China

    standpoint (n): a set of beliefs and ideas from which opinions and decisions are formed
    观点,立场
    “I have to put aside my emotions,” he says, “and consider it from a professional standpoint.”
    “我必须将个人感情搁在一边,”他说:“以专业的眼光去看它。”

    viewpoint noun  (OPINION)
    a point of view
    (思考的)角度,着眼点(同 point of view)

    threaten (v):to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
    威胁,恐吓;扬言要
    They threatened the shopkeeper with a gun.
    他们用枪威胁店主。
    They threatened to kill him unless he did as they asked.
    他们威胁要杀他,除非他按他们说的去做。

    anonymous (adj): made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public
    匿名的;不知姓名的;名字不公开的
    The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor.
    这笔钱来自一位不愿透露姓名的捐赠者。
    Police said an anonymous caller warned that a bomb was about to go off.
    警方说有人打来匿名电话,警告一枚炸弹即将爆炸。
    An attempt to implant an embryo using an egg from an anonymous woman donor was unsuccessful.
    用一位匿名女性捐献的卵子来植入胚胎的尝试未获成功。

    acquire (v): to get something
    取得,获得;购得;学到
    He acquired the firm in 2008.
    他于2008年收购了这家公司。
    I was wearing a newly/recently acquired jacket.
    我穿着一件新买的夹克衫。
    I seem to have acquired (= have got although I don’t know how) two copies of this book.
    这本书我好像买重了。
    He has acquired a reputation for being difficult to work with.
    据说很难跟他共事。

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  • Online Class Notes (Tibo) (S)

    July 17, 2020

    Homework


    Write about the places you have never been to.

    Speaking

    I don’t know what temperature but maybe
    After the trip I am sick.
    because I can’t adjust to the temperature so I feel sick for a week.
    after the trip I am sick.
    I don’t think the place is adjust to people to live
    maybe 2015. before 5 years

    I think Thailand, the best trip is I went to Thailand to Phuket island.
    I stayed maybe a week.
    I like swimming so in Thailand I can swim and dive

    I just have once a time to travel a year , I need to get money.
    I don’t like to go out alone. If I travel alone I feel the trip is boring.
    If I want to make new friends I may choose to travel alone.
    China I have gone to so many places in China because they are not interesting.

    I don’t want to go to Turkey because there are wars there.


    I don’t know what temperature it was but maybe it was minus 10
    After the trip I was/got sick.
    because I couldn’t  adjust to the temperature so I felt sick for a week.
    after the trip I got sick.
    I don’t think the place is suitable for people to live / it is too cold for people to live/ people live in very tough conditions.
    I went there 5 years ago.

    I think Thailand was my best trip, the best trip is when I went to Phuket island.
    I stayed maybe a week.
    I like swimming so in Thailand I can swim and dive

    I can only travel once a year / I only have one chance to travel every year.   I need to get money for the trip / I need time to save (money) for the trip
    I don’t like to travel alone. If I travel alone I feel the trip is boring.
    If I want to make new friends I may choose to travel alone.
    In China I have gone to so many places. So I don’t want to travel in China anymore because it is not interesting. I haven’t been to Yunnan

    I don’t want to go to Turkey because there are conflicts there.

    Vocabulary

    conflict (n) 战斗 disagreement which leads to a fight
    There are conflicts in Turkey.
    I left my previous job because of a conflict with my boss

    cost of living (n) : the amount of money you need to spend to live somewhere
    the cost of living in Shanghai is higher than in Chengdu.

    Turkey (n) 土耳其🇹🇷 / 火鸡
    We travelled to Turkey
    We had turkey for thanksgiving

    to go out : to leave the house to do something
    I went out with my friends

    to save  (v) : keep for later
    I save money for my next trip

    t0 protect (v) 保护
    We are protected by the police

    protection (n)

    Siberia (n) Place in russia
    Siberia is very cold

    to dive (v) when you go deep into the water
    I went diving in Thailand

    minus (-) 10 degree (10 degree under zero (degree Celsius)
    it was 10 degree under zero

    Grammar

    Present perfect: Use it to talk about something with a result in the present
    I have finished my work (= I am free now)
    I have worked for 10 years (= I have a lot of experience now)
    I have lost my keys (=I can’t open the door right now)
    Have you ever been to Thailand ?
    I have never been to Japan.
    Have you watched the new Marvel movie?
    have you read this book?
    Many people have lost their jobs (= they don’t have a job now)

    past simple : use it to talk about an action that is over
    I finished my work
    I lost my keys (I already have new keys, I just tell you)
    I went to Thailand in 2016
    I was very happy on my last birthday
    Were you happy at that time?

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    July 15, 2020

    Vocabulary

    my phone is out of battery

    raise funds/fund-raising

    I work as a financial advisor

    I specialise in/I deal with…

    outcome: the result

    eg. The recent change in company policy is meant to create some positive outcomes.

    eg. What are the outcomes of this project?

    spontaneous: do things without a plan

    eg. I am a spontaneous traveller so I don’t like to make plans.

    it will drive me insane/it will make me crazy

    I’m a bit negative/pessimistic

    emotional: using more emotions to make judgements

    rational: using logic and reasoning

    disaster: a nightmare

    eg. I had a bad day – what a disaster!

    eg. Tidy up this mess! This is a disaster to look at.

    put up with: to tolerate someone or something

    eg. Stop putting up with his childish behaviour!

    eg. Many people put up with their partner out of habit.

    Speaking

    I don’t know how to say about my company.

    I help startup company to 融资

    She wants to know about my English.

    I have a little worry about the come out.

    But, I don’t like prepare, but I like do things without plan.

    My company happen so many things

    Revised:

    I don’t know how to introduce/talk about my company.

    I help startup companies to raise funds. 

    She wants to test my English skills/ability.  

    I am a little worried/anxious about the outcome.

    But, I don’t like to prepare because I like to do things without a plan. 

    Many things happened to my company.. 

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  • Online Class Notes (Li)

    July 13, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    Introducing yourself

    Vocabulary

    stomachache: pain in the stomach

    eg. He took a day off because he has a stomachache.

    headache/toothache/backache

    these days/recently

    I’m not sleeping well

    I look at my phone

    take some drugs/medicine

    this problem is common

    dark circle

    Have you ever seen a doctor for sleep problems?

    psychologist: specialist of the mind, emotions and behaviour

    Grammar

    these – plural of this 

    these days

    those – plural of that 

    those bags

    look at vs. watch 

    look at – things that can’t move

    look at my phone/photos/paintings

    watch – things that move/observe

    watch the birds/TV/performance

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  • Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

    July 10, 2020

    Vocabulary

    yesterday: the day before today

    actor/actress – male/female

    sit -> sat (past tense)

    staff/employees

    helpless: unable to do anything by yourself 无助的

    eg. I felt helpless when I saw the thief at the house.

    eg. The baby looks so helpless because his mother is nowhere to be seen.

    rollercoaster: 过山车

    Grammar

    she is coming from 

    She comes from Canada – use the present tense to talk about where someone is from

    I’m not really understand what she say 

    I don’t really understand what she said

    It is more easier 

    easy/easier/easiest

    easy – er adjective 

    easier – comparative

    A is easier than B.

    there is/are – singular/plural

    there is a man.

    there are two men.

    Speaking

    The room is dark, without light and have scary music so I don’t thinking anymore. I just sat on a chair and I can’t move. I lose my thoughts. My friends is not scary. Yes, because the room is so dark and have scary music. The room is a locked room so I lose my thinking. When I got into the room, I felt I can’t understand it so I tell the workers, I can’t go on so I cancelled the game and I go out. My friends is the the same with me.

    Revised: 

    The room was dark, without lighting and had scary music so I couldn’t think anymore. I just sat on a chair and I couldn’t move. I lost my thoughts/my ability to think. My friends are not scared. Yes, because the room was so dark and had scary music. The room is a locked room so I lost my ability to think. When I got into the room, I felt uncomfortable/that I couldn’t stand it so I told the workers that  I couldn’t go on so I cancelled the game and I went outside. My friends left with me.

    Pronunciation

    scared – scare-aired

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  • VIP Class Notes (Rebekah)

    July 9, 2020

    Speaking

    Have you watched TV like. Maybe the girl or the boys is maybe fat, maybe thin, maybe have no hair.

    I have played Escape Room and I’m so scary. It was black inside and had scary song.

    Where are you come from? I am from Canada.

    I try to lose my weight, so I just eat two times a day.

    I think that place (Thailand) is veery good, I felt relaxed in Thailand and have so cheap food and beautiful.

    I buy so much coconut snacks back to Shanghai.

    There are many beautiful and clear sea.

    Bird’s nest has no taste.

    I think you can tell a She-male because they are taller than me. Their voice is deep.

    Revised

    Have you watched TV like Reality TV?

    Maybe the girls or the boys is are maybe fat, maybe thin, maybe or have no hair/bald,

    I have played Escape Room and I’m so scary I was very scared. It was pitch black inside and had scary song music. 

    Where are do you come from? I am from Canada.

    I try tried/am trying to lose my weight, so I just eat two times a day.

    I think that place (Thailand) is very good/I love Thailand/I think Thailand is a great place to visit

    I felt relaxed in Thailand and the food is so delicious and cheap have so cheap food and the countryside is very beautiful.

    I buy bought so much many coconut snacks and brought them back to Shanghai.

    Thailand/Phuket has many beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery and clear blue sea. There are many beautiful and clear sea.

    I think you can tell a She-male/Lady Boy because they are taller than me. And their voice is deep.

    Vocabulary

    Nightmare:  A bad dream
    eg: If I watch a scary movie before bed I will have nightmares.

    Sensitive: Feel emotions strongly
    Eg. I don’t watch scary movies, because I’m sensitive and easily scared.

    Stand-up Comedian: Someone who goes in front of a live audience and tells funny jokes and stories to make people.
    eg. I like to watch stand up comedians like Ali Wong, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler and Trevor Noah.

    Bald: To have no hair on your head.
    eg. That man is bald, he has no hair.

    Scream: To be surprised and yell very loudly, especially when scared.
    eg. When I did the Escape Room and was very scared, I screamed.

    Intermittent Fasting: Eating during a set time frame, usually 8 hours and don’t eat for 16 hours.
    eg. My sister and I tried Intermittent Fasting for one month.

    Sour: A type of flavor in food or drinks that is different from sweet, salty and bitter.
    Eg. A lemon has a sour flavor. Thai food uses a lot of limes and fish sauce in their cooking.

    Pronunciation

    Reality TV 

    Island – I-land (the “S” is silent)

    Bird’s nest – Burrrrds Ne st

    Everybody – Ever eee bodyyy.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    July 8, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hi Hebe, sorry to hear that couldn’t make it today. See you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    July 2, 2020

    Vocabulary

    I forgot/don’t remember

    European – food/people/culture

    fried chicken: 炸鸡

    crunchy: food that makes a firm, loud noise when you bite 脆的

    eg. Fried chicken is very crunchy and delicious.

    sauce: 调味料

    eg. I don’t like Korean fried chicken because the sauce is wet and sticky.

    represent: to be a symbol of something 表示;象征;代表

    eg. There are too many dishes that can represent Chinese cuisine.

    eg. Which industry will represent the next decade?

    savoury: food that is not sweet

    Indian – people/food/culture

    India – country

    sour:

    stew:

    eg. I love having beef stew during the cold wet season.

    British food – food from the UK

    burger/hamburger

    fast-food: 快餐

    eg. Which fast-food chain do you like – McDonald’s or KFC?

    midnight snack: 宵夜

    eg. Having a midnight snack before you sleep is a must!

    Grammar

    cooker – the device that you use to cook

    cook/chef  – the person

    if + simple present tense + simple future tense

    If I eat a midnight snack I will sleep late.

    If I sleep late I will not wake up early.

    I want to be more thin 

    I want to be thinner 

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    July 1, 2020

    Vocabulary

    3:45/three forty-five/fifteen minutes to four

    3:50/three-fifty/ten minutes to four

    after 30 minutes – to 

    before 30 minutes – past  

    I terminated the housing contract

    landlord: the person whom you rent a house from

    I was in a hurry

    peak time: the time when there is a lot of traffic

    eg. How long does it take for you to get to work during peak time?

    eg. The traffic is awful during peak time.

    habit: something that you do often

    eg. My roommates and I have very different habits.

    eg. She has a habit of cleaning the house every evening.

    get into an argument/a fight

    Grammar

    because the COVID-19

    because of/thanks to COVID-19

    he wants clean by me 

    he wants me to clean 

    I’m not good at clean house

    I’m not good at cleaning 

    if I finish my clean 

    if I finish cleaning 

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    June 23, 2020

    Homework

    Do the homework!

    Vocabulary

    bus lane: for the bus

    points will be deducted/minus points

    three/four/five o’clock – full numbers

    3:15/three fifteen AM/PM/three fifteen/fifteen past three

    past – after

    fifteen past three – 15 minutes after 3 o’clock

    he runs/owns a startup

    I enjoy time alone/I enjoy alone time/I enjoy spending time by myself

    I’m a homebody/I like to stay at home

    Americano – black coffee

    flat white – 澳白

    entertainment: fun

    eg. What types of entertainment do you like?

    Grammar

    on – days of the week/holiday

    on Sunday/Monday/Christmas Day/New Years Day

    bring – take sth with you/when you’re talking to sbd

    When it’s raining make sure that you bring an umbrella with you.

    Bring this hat with you since it’s sunny today.

    take – away from you (the speaker)

    Take this umbrella away from me!

    Take this child away from this room – he’s too noisy!

    short – time/height

    time is short/he is short

    I maybe no plans 

    I have no plans

    I meet with he 

    I meet with him 

    I like play computer games

    I like to play computer games

    I knew people 

    I know someone 

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  • Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

    June 20, 2020

    Homework

    1)Make 5 sentences using the new grammar we learnt today.

    2)Write a story using the new vocabulary and try to add some adjectives in your writing.

    Vocabulary

    attraction: a place that is interesting or enjoyable that people want to visit, see or do

    relax – verb

    relaxed – adj

    to have a good rest/take a good break

    depend: to change or decide something

    eg. I’ll let you know later – it depends on what time I get home from work.

    3:30/three-thirty/half past three

    cockroach: 蟑螂

    mosquito:

    light sth up: to light a cigarette/incense stick etc. 点着

    eg. You can light up a cigarette with a lighter.

    dormitory: housing where students can live

    eg. I lived in the school dormitory during high school.

    scary/frightening/terrifying/horrific

    apartment: a housing building

    hassle: annoying or causes trouble

    eg. All that paperwork that you have to fill out is a hassle.

    eg. The young kids playing nearby are always hassling the old man every evening.

    it’s a hassle/it’s troublesome/it bothers sbd

    Grammar

    If + simple present  + simple future /might happen

    If I want to rest I will stay at home

    If I don’t wake up early I will miss the bus

    you, you need how long? 

    How long does it take for you to come here?

    from when I’m so young 

    Since I was young/little

    If I live in downtown 

    If I live downtown/ near downtown

    -ed adjectives

    annoyed, bored, relaxed

    -ful adjectives

    colourful, plentiful, playful

    -less adjectives

    homeless, brainless, worthless

    Speaking

    If you want to go out to some 景點 and there will be less people. This weekend, I feel relaxed because this weekend I didn’t go outside. I have not business trip and this weekend I stay at my home spend a lot of time at my home. I feel I have a good rest. I think it depend on the situation. If I want to go out I will go to somewhere, but if I want walk I will to go walk. If I want rest, I will stay at home.

    When I go out, the time is 3;30 pm. When I live in the other place, I think I’m not late. I think if I not in SH, the distance about 1 hours if I’m in a small city. I will feel so far from the place. But, if I’m in SH I will think, “1 hour is okay”. I lived in CN in 2017, near the YAX Road. I rent a house and I live alone, but the house is an old building and the house had the cockroach. I saw them every day, it’s so scary. I use many methods to kill the cockroach, but I failed so I should allow the cockroach is victory and I move my house.

    Revised: 

    If you want to go to some five-star /popular attraction, there will be fewer people. Because this weekend, I didn’t go outside, I feel relaxed. I did not go on a business trip this week so I spent a lot of time at home. I had a good rest. I think it depends on the situation. If I have to/need to/must go to work  I will go to work, but if I want to rest, I will stay at home.

    When I went out, the time was 3;30 pm/half-past three. When I lived in the other place, I think I was never late. If I’m not in SH and it takes about 1 hour in a small city, I will feel that the place is far away. But, if I’m in SH I will think, “1 hour is okay”. I lived in CN in 2017, near the YAX Road. I rented a house and I lived alone, but the house is an old building and the house had cockroaches. I saw them every day, it’s so scary. I used/tried many methods to kill the cockroaches, but I failed so I announced the cockroaches victory and I moved to a new house.

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  • Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

    June 12, 2020

    Vocabulary

    How has your week been?/How is your week?

    car dealership: a place that sells cars

    not worth it: 不值

    eg. Buying a car in SH is not worth it.

    eg. You shouldn’t spend too much time on something if it’s not worth it.

    petrol/gas – 油

    parking fee: 停车费

    insurance: 保险

    eg. life/health/car/travel insurance

    assurance: a promise 保证

    eg. She gave me her assurance that she would solve the problem immediately.

    car maintenance: work that is done to keep a car in good condition 保养

    6000 – six thousand (3 zeros)

    10000 – ten thousand (4 zeroes)

    160,000 – hundred and sixty thousand (5 zeroes)

    handle sth/deal with sth

    the price of the car will drop/decrease/depreciate

    Grammar

    electricty car – electric cars 

    Speaking

    I’m at the airport and maybe I need 30 minutes to get there. I just passed here. I just see the car because I want to buy the car so I go to the QP and when I came back to JA, I found I need one hour. I chose the airport because it is half of the distance. I call a car and he send me to the XJD and I take the line 2 because the line 2 is more fast than take the car. So when I get the airport, I found it’s 7 o’clock.

    When I finished looking at the car I felt don’t want to buy a car. I think it’s not 不值. I need to pay the gas and parking fee. I think that the assurance and the service fee is very expensive. I think if I buy a car in my hometown, it’s worth it, but if I buy it in SH it’s not.

    Revised: 

    I’m at the airport and it will take me around/approximately 30 minutes to get there. I just passed by. I just went to see the car because I want to buy a car so I went to the QP and when I want to come to JA, I found I need one hour. I chose to stop at the airport because it is in between both places. I called a taxi/Didi and he took me to the XJD. Then, he took me to line 2 because line 2 is faster than the car. So when I got to/arrived at the airport, I found out that it’s 7 o’clock.

    When I finished looking at the car I felt that I don’t want to buy it anymore. I think it’s not worth it. I need to pay for the gas and the parking fee. I think that the insurance and the servicing fee is very expensive. If I buy a car in my hometown, it’s worth it, but if I buy it in SH it’s not.

    Pronunciation

    accent – ack- cent

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    June 8, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hey Hebe, hope to see you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    June 5, 2020

    Vocabulary

    I went on a business trip

    I went there and back in one day/I took a day trip to…

    toiletries: things you use to wash your body 洗漱用品

    eg. I have a bag of toiletries ready in my luggage.

    senior management/the higher-ups

    stay overnight/for one night

    It’s very inconvenient/It’s not convenient/It’s troublesome

    review: an opinion about the quality of a book, film, place etc.

    eg. Before I buy something, I always read the product reviews.

    eg. Reviews of the film were good.

    spend a lot of time/much time

    It’s not worth (the price) – 不值…

    wet/humid: 潮湿

    eg. It smells humid near the sea.

    Grammar

    I need to take something – I need to bring toiletries with me 

    take vs bring 

    take – away from you (the speaker)

    eg. You can take the food away from the restaurant.

    eg. Take the child away, he is too loud.

    bring – towards you (the speaker)

    eg. Wait for the waiter to bring the food to you.

    eg. Bring me a glass of water from the kitchen.

    at – specific location

    eg. I am at the subway station.

    eg. I stayed at Sheraton for one night.

    I need to choice the hotel I live – I need to choose which hotel I want to live in 

    once a time – once, I 

    I stayed in a hotel for one hours – I stayed at a hotel for one hour 

    I will always live the same hotel if I like the hotel – I will always stay at the same hotel if I like the hotel

    if the hotel is built for short time – if the hotel was built recently 

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    June 3, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hey Hebe, Sorry to hear that you couldn’t make it today. See you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    May 29, 2020

    Vocabulary

    mushroom: 香菇

    day off: not in work

    eg. When is your day off?

    eg. I have 2 days off every week.

    frame: the part of glasses that is not made of glass

    eg. I wear round-frame glasses.

    fashion – noun

    fashionable – adjective

    predict: to guess what happens in the future 预言;预料,预计

    eg. No one can predict when the disease will strike again.

    eg. Can you predict what will happen next year?

    practice: something that you do regularly to improve your skill 练习;训练

    eg. It takes lots of practice to master a new skill.

    fortune teller: 算命师

    short-sighted: 近视

    eg. Many Chinese people are short-sighted.

    eg. I am short-sighted too.

    contact lenses: 隐形眼镜

    eg. You wear contact lenses because it’s convenient.

    eg. Most people that wear contact lenses get dry eyes after long-term wear.

    eye drops: liquid that you put in your eyes to make them feel comfortable

    I got used to it – I’m already comfortable with sth

    internet celebrity: 网红

    Grammar

    I ate dinner near – I ate dinner nearby 

    other food don’t match me – other food don’t suit me

    it’s very fashion – it’s very fashionable 

    Speaking

    Many big brands they have new products like glass and the glass is what I told you just now. If I wear the glasses, I think it’s heavy. Maybe I’m not use to. Most of the time I don’t wear glasses.

    When I go to work there are a long time and even though I don’t use the computer, the contact lenses I cannot wear them for too long. I wear the contact lenses for seven years and I used to. I think it’s a long time.

    When you use to wear contact lenses, it is very convenient to you for wear it. Like, I can wear the contact lenses without anything.

    Revised: 

    Many big brands have/release/launch new products /launch new glasses like the ones I told you just now. If I wear glasses, I think it’s heavy. Maybe I’m not used to it. Most of the time I don’t wear glasses.

    I wear contact lenses for a long time at work and even though I don’t use the computer, they are too uncomfortable to wear for too long. I have worn contact lenses for seven years and I used to it. I think it’s a long time.

    When you are used to it, it is very convenient. For instance/example,  I can wear contact lenses without any problems/any help.  

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  • F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    May 25, 2020

    Today we focused on:


    religion

    Speaking

    I usually read some paper about zodiac
    When I was young I often read with my friends.

    and my type and my friends type we often discussed it

    but I am not really believe it. it is for fun

    I think I need to believe something. When I realize I am so small and there are so many things I can’t do so I felt I need to believe something.
    maybe buddhism will help me in my heart.


    I usually read some paper about the zodiac  / I usually check my horoscope in the newspaper.
    When I was young I often read it with my friends.

    I would check my sign and my friend’s sign and we would compare / we would see if we match.

    but I don’t  really believe in  it. it is for fun

    I think I need to believe in something. When I realize I am so small and there are so many things I can’t do,  I feel I need to believe in something.
    Maybe buddhism will help me in my heart.

    Vocabulary

    to compare
    I compared SH to BJ and I decided to settle in SH.

    to pray: talk to god
    He always prays before sleeping

    to match : to be compatible
    I match well with my friends

    horoscope (n) forecast of one’s future
    I read my ho

    to predict (v) : to guess the future
    he predicts that the price of BTC will go up.

    prediction(n)
    I don’t trust this prediction

    Taoism 道教
    People in the north believe in Taoism 

    buddhism (n)佛教
    Buddhism is popular in Thailand

    buddhist (adj)
    Tom is buddhist

    communism共产主义

    capitalism 资本主义

    muslim (adj/n) follower of islam
    Many people in Xinjiang are muslim

    islam (n) : religion
    Islam is popular in Xinjiang

    christianism / christianity (n) 基督教
    Christianity is popular in the western world

    christian (adj/n)
    John is christian

    atheist (adj) : someone who doest believe in god/gods
    I am atheist

    fortune teller (n) someone reading the future
    He went to a fortune teller

    (western) zodiac 星座
    I don’t believe in the zodiac

    (zodiac) sign : type
    My zodiac sign is virgo

    Chinese zodiac生肖
    In the Chinese Zodiac I am dog / I was born the year of the dog.

    stressful (adj) : giving stress
    My job is not stressful

    in a hurry : having to speed up
    I was in hurry and I forgot my keys

    gene(s) (n): DNA
    they are more hairy because of their genes

    hairy (adj) : having a lot of hairs
    Italians are very hairy, they all have beards

    the company’s target
    We have the task and we must complete it
    I think the most of stress is from my leader.
    My leader have a big target to complete so I felt stress from my leader.

    to put pressure : give stress
    My boss puts pressure on me

    workload (n): how much work you have
    My workload is too heavy, I do the job of 5 people.

    task (n)任务
    I have to finish this task

    Pronunciation

    hurry

    hairy

    Grammar

    Use the present to talk about general situation
    I often forget my keys
    Dogs are the best

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  • F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    May 22, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    discussed blockchain

    Speaking

    I work in Shanghai and I graduated at 2017 and then I come to Shanghai after finish my university
    and work here about 3 years. And maybe I think I will stay in Shanghai with my bf and I want to study English better and I can communicate with foreigners.
    I study medical but when I worked I worked in another industry.
    Before this year I work in blockchain but now I back to medical.
    the blockchain industry is too small and too young and in China so many people do some bad things and the technology is too young.
    and blockchain have not the application.
    maybe 5-10 years.
    They are just country’s test but have not
    it haven’t benefit to the industry because it is just too early too young and we can’t see any different

    they do it on their own but we haven’t seen any result yet so I don’t think it will help the blockchain industry.
    the programmers are not many and the country pay the high tax to find programmers but they can’t find. So many people they just lie.

    alipay is better than bitcoin because it is faster and convenient but BTC maybe it is safer because our country we can

    ——

    I work in Shanghai and I graduated in 2017 and then I came to Shanghai after I finished my university / I came to Shanghai after finishing college / I came to Shanghai after my graduation
    and I have been working here for about 3 years. And I think I will stay in Shanghai with my bf / I want to settle in Shanghai.
    and I want to make my English better / I want to improve my English so that I can communicate with foreigners.
    I studied medicine but when I started working I worked in another industry.  / when I started working I picked/chose another industry / but my first job was in another industry
    Before this year I worked in blockchain but now I am back to medicine / to the medical industry.
    the blockchain industry is too small and too young / the blockchain industry is still immature

    and in China so many people do some bad things / there are many scams in China and the technology is too young. /the tech is still immature / not mature enough.
    Blockchain doesn’t have any concrete/clear application / we haven’t found a concrete application for blockchain yet. Maybe it will take 5-10 more years / it will take another 5-10 years

    They are just a country’s test not a concrete application.
    it hasn’t benefited the industry because it is just too early and too young and we can’t see any difference / it hasn’t made any difference.

    they do it on their own but we haven’t seen any results yet so I don’t think it will help the blockchain industry.

    there are not many programmers

    there are almost no programmers and the country pay the high tax to find programmers but they can’t find. So many people they just lie.

    alipay is better than bitcoin because it is faster and more convenient but BTC may be  safer because our country doesn’t control it.

    Vocabulary

    privacy : 隐私
    I want to protect my privacy.

    center : middle point
    I live in the city center

    to centralize : put everything in a center
    The government is centralized in Beijing.

    to decentralize : opposite of centralize
    Bitcoin is decentralized

    profit (n): money gained
    I haven’t made any profit with the bitcoins I bought

    investor : someone buying something hoping it will go up
    I was a bitcoin investor.

    to print : 打印
    We printed the map

    to pump : 泵
    I need to pump the tire of the bicycle

    to dump : get rid of
    We dumped our old bicycle

    pump & dump : when you increase a price suddenly in order to sell shortly after
    Pump & dump is very common with alt coins.

    alternative : not mainstream / not the main one
    this is an alternative coin

    to influence 影响
    This movie influenced me a lot

    full time : as the main activity
    I work full time as a doctor

    part time : not as the only occupation
    He is a part time teacher, he only works here 2 days a week

    different (adj)
    He uses a different computer

    difference(n)
    We want to make a difference

    people (2+)
    Many people drive long hours to go to work

    person (1)
    I know a person who lives in Suzhou and works in SH

    bubble 泡沫
    There was a blockchain  ICO bubble in 2017

    scam (n) : something done to cheat people
    They told people to send them BTCs and they would send them more BTCs but it was a scam. they just kept them and ran.

    scammer (n) : person doing a scam
    Tom is a scammer

    to cheat
    we played poker and he cheated.
    I broke up with my bf because he was cheating on me

    concrete (adj) : very specific not just an idea
    The idea is good but there is not concrete application.
    I like to work on something concrete, I don’t want to work on ideas.

    immature (adj): not mature
    blockchain is still immature
    John is only 5, he is still immature someone needs to take care of him
    men are less mature than women

    medicine (n)
    I studied medicine in university

    medical (adj)
    We sell medical products

    to settle : establish a home/ stable life
    I decided to settle in Shanghai

    programmer : person writing code
    He is a programmer

    to benefit (v/n): be good for/to
    He benefited from the ICO rush, he made a lot of money.
    One benefit of working in blockchain is that we can work from home.

    Grammar

    so that / in order to + goal
    I work hard so that I can buy everything I want
    I work hard in order to buy a new house

    choose (choose / chose / chosen)

    \

    present
    he/she/it -> V+s
    he works hard
    do->she does
    have-> it has

    use there is/are to describe a situation
    There are not enough programmers.
    人不多-》there are not many people / there are only a few people

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    May 17, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hey Hebe, sorry to hear that you can’t make it today. See you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily)

    May 16, 2020

    Vocabulary

    1.tenant= 租客
    ex: As a tenant, I always keep the house clean.

    2. hairdresser= the person who cuts your hair
    ex: do you have a regular hairdresser?

    3. I got a haircut= 我剪头发了
    ex: did you get a haircut? 你剪头发了嘛
    ex: did you cut your hair? 你自己剪自己头发了嘛?

    4. pressure= 压力
    ex: I don’t have any pressure at the moment.

    5. tidy up= clean up
    ex: you need to tidy up your room.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cancelled)

    May 10, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Hey Hebe, Sorry to hear that you can’t make it today. See you next time!

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    May 3, 2020

    Homework

    Write about your experience of moving to a new house.

    Vocabulary

    exhausted: very, very tired

    eg. Cleaning up my house is exhausting.

    regret: a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that you did or did not do 遗憾,后悔

    eg. I regret moving to Baoshan.

    line 1, 2, 3 – subway lines

    in the morning/afternoon/evening

    at night

    transfer: to go from one subway line to another

    landlord: the person who rents out their house

    eg. My landlord told me housing prices have dropped.

    foreigners: 外国人

    hairdresser/hairstylist: the person who cuts your hair

    haircut: to get your hair cut

    stressful: too much pressure

    tidy up: clean your house, room, etc.

    Speaking

    I moved. I was living in Jingan but I living in Baoshan. When I was in Jingan, the distance is short, but now is so long. But, move houses is so tired. I package my own things, I have so many things. When I move to the other house and I clean up, It was so tired. I lived in Jingan for about 3 years and I think moving house is so tired. I regret it. So I think maybe I should buy a car, so I can drive. If there is no traffic it takes only 30 minutes. If there is traffic it takes maybe 1 hour 30 minutes.

    The other part is Chinese people who come to SH is less than before the virus. I think many companies close and many people lose their jobs. My friend she is back to home because her family don’t like she come to SH.

    Revised: 

    I moved houses recently. I was living in Jingan but now, I am living in Baoshan. When I was living in Jingan, the distance is short, but now, it takes so long for me to go to work. Moving houses is so tired. I packed everything by myself. I have so many things. When I moved to my new house and after cleaning up, I felt so tired/I was exhausted. I lived in Jingan for about 3 years and I think moving is so tiring. I regret it. So I think maybe I should buy a car, so I can drive. If there is no traffic it takes only 30 minutes. If there is traffic it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.

    The other reason is that Chinese people that come to SH is less than before the virus. I think many companies closed down/went backrupt and many people lost their jobs. My friend went back home because her family didn’t want her to come to SH.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    May 2, 2020

    Vocabulary

    virus: a disease 病毒

    eg. Some viruses can kill people.

    COVID-19/Coronavirus: the name of the new virus

    eg. COVID-19 has affected many people around the world.

    How did you find it?/What did you think of it?

    argue: to get into a verbal fight 吵架

    eg. My mother and I argued for 4 months when I went back home.

    quarantine/self-isolate: to stay in a place away from other people to prevent the spread of a disease 隔离

    eg. People arriving from another country must be in quarantine for 14 days.

    face mask/mask: 口罩

    high temperature/hot temperature

    put on (mask/clothes/shoes/glasses)

    take-off (mask/clothes/shoes/glasses)

    trade industry: 贸易

    factory: 工厂

    business has increased/improved/gotten better

    make a profit/a lot of money/profit from

    a few workers/employees

    4000 – four thousand

    40, 000 – forty thousand

    400,00o – four hundred thousand

    4,000,000 – four million

    GPS: satellite tracking system 卫星定位系统

    arrest: to be locked up by the police

    eg. Some old people were arrested for leaving the house.

    Speaking

    During the virus situation, I forgot so many things in English. I just play computer games. I think so boring and that make me so crazy. I stayed at for almost four months. After four months, I want to go outside and eat or watching movies. I go to the park in the afternoon  today.

    But now, because of the virus, they earned a lot of profit. In my home, we can’t go outside. We were not allowed to go outside.

    Revised: 

    During the virus situation, I forgot so many things/how to express in English. I only played computer games. I think it was so boring and that made me crazy/almost drove me insane. I stayed at home for almost four months. After four months, I want to go outside to eat or watch movies. I went to the park this afternoon.

    But now, because of/due to the virus, they earned a lot of profit. In my hometown, we couldn’t go outside. We were not allowed to go outside.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Ally)[S]

    January 10, 2020

    Vocabulary

    currently: 现在

    current events:实事

    president(presidency):总统

    prime minister:总理

    chairman: 主席

    astonished: 震惊 shocked

    under construction: 正在建立 建设

    under renovation:正在装修

    particularly:(比起其他的)特别的

    under decoration:装饰

    plane fare:  机票钱

    digital:电子化

    decade: 10年

    dozen: 12

    penthouse: 复式公寓

    walk-in closet:衣帽间

    walk-in: 直接走进去的,没有appointment

    live stream:直播

    hollywood-inspired: 灵感来自于hollywood

    Grammar

    fare vs fee
    fare=票钱
    fee=费用

    最近好吗?
    1. How are you? Good or bad
    2. How have you been recently? Good or bad
    3. Anything new lately? yes/no
    4. What’s up? ‘Sup? Yes/nothing much

    后天:the day after tomorrow

    Speaking

    There actually is something going on currently, but I’m still waiting to find out the answer. So I will tell you about it next time.

    last last day:the before yesterday

    During the time of GJH, the whole city goes under construction.

    The housing price in Xiamen is the forth of the country./in the top 4 of China.

    Trump is going to fight Iran. -> Trump is going to initiate/start a war with Iran.

    Even though we’re still intimate, we have lost the passion we had at the beginning.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    January 9, 2020

    Vocabulary

    attend: to go to an event, place, etc. 参加

    eg. Over two hundred people attended the wedding.

    exhibition: 展览

    eg. The photographs will be on exhibition until the end of the month.

    intimate: 亲密的

    eg. He’s become very intimate with an actress.

    passionate: having very strong feelings or emotions 热情的

    eg. Joe is very passionate about baseball.

    eg. They are a passionate couple.

    Grammar

    custom to Christmas – celebrate Christmas

    before 3 years ago – 3 years ago 

    my friend is North place – my friend is from North China/Northern  

    not connected – not in contact/touch  

    one week – once every/a week

    haven’t the passion when we first started – not as passionate as we used to be 

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [S]

    December 22, 2019

    Grammar

    I am              we are
    you are        they are
    he is
    she is
    it is

    I was              we were
    you were     they were
    he was
    she was
    it was

    I can’t go there–> I couldn’t go there

    I have dinner |with my mom| at 7 pm | in a noodle restaurant.
    My dad and I had a call | yesterday | at 9 om | for 12 minutes. 

    Speaking

    Yesterday I become sick, I have a fever. I wanted to go to my friend’s annual party and help her to do something, but I sick so I can’t go to there. I in my home sleep the whole day. When we up, the time is 6 o’clock pm and I go to the restaurant to eat dinner. Then I talked with my friend. I back to my home.

    I ate a dinner with my friend and I ate a cake. My friend gave me a present. I have a lot of work on my birthday. I just eat a dinner and finish my finish. It was not a special time.

    Revised

    Yesterday I was/ became sick, I had a fever. I wanted to go to my friend’s annual party and help her to do something, but I was sick so I couldn’t go to there. I was sleeping in my home for the whole day. When I woke up, it was 6 o’clock pm and I went to the restaurant to eat dinner. Then I talked with my friend and went back to my home.

    I ate a had dinner with my friend and I ate a cake. My friend gave me a present. I had a lot of work to do on my birthday. I just had a dinner and finished my work. It was not a special time/ It was nothing special. 

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  • F2F Class Notes (Ally)

    December 16, 2019

    Homework

    Use the new vocabulary to make sentences.

    Vocabulary

    contact lenses: 隐形眼镜 (美瞳:color contacts)

    frame:

    prescription (prescribe): ordered by a doctor

    drugs(drug-use): 吸毒

    distant: 远方的 (can be used for time)

    get to..: can … more about time than 可以或不可以
    ie. I get to go to Disneyland because I have two days off for Christmas.
    ie. I have always wanted to go to Disneyland but I haven’t gotten around to it.

    clips: 片段

    torn(tear ):撕裂

    gossip:流言蜚语; 闲言碎语; 说长道短; 闲聊

    sense (verb): 感觉
    ie. Women have a sixth sense.

    Grammar

    When we talk about time..

    by: deadline
    ie. Give me your report by 3 o’clock.
    ie. Give me your report before 3 o’clock.

    in: around, approximately … but still works for deadline
    ie. Give me your report in three hours.

    Speaking

    Maybe sometimes I can use it. I can use it for example, I can’t remember a word and I can find it in my book.
    Maybe sometimes I get to use it. For example, when I can’t remember a word I can find it in my book.

    When I watched the TV show, I can’t find any feelings from Angelabb that she likes Kris Wu.
    When I watched the TV show, I can’t feel/sense at all that Angelababy likes Kris Wu, not even a little bit.

    But I can sense the other girl in the TV show maybe likes Kris Wu a little.
    But I can sense that maybe/perhaps the other girl in the show likes/might like Kris Wu a little.

    The girl used a fan girl’s face to Kris Wu.
    The girl looked at/watched Kris Wu with/using a fan girl’s expression.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)[S]

    December 14, 2019

    Vocabulary

    insects/bugs: 虫子

    specific: relating to one thing and not others; particular  特定的, 特有的

    eg. You need to be specific about what you want for lunch.

    rent: 租金

    eg. The rent in BJ is higher than SH.

    Grammar

    I plan to USA to study – It’s a long-term plan 

    it’s a long plan – it’s sometime in the future/it’s in the distant future 

    2 o’clock pm – 2pm/2 o’clock (in the morning or afternoon) (never both) 

    new years day – on new years day

    new years – at new years (without ‘day’)

    graduate –graduated (past tense)

    I want not – I don’t want

    train me – train my listening skills

    reason for my choose – the reason for my choice/decision  

    highner – higher 

    Pronunciation

    foreigners – for-ren-ners

    higher – high -year

    Speaking

    I come from Hubei Province and after I finish my university, I come to SH and I startup a company now with my team. We work about blockchain consulting. Our management is a little difficult because Chinese market is not easy to succeed. I come here to study English because I need to talk with foreigners and our customer is foreigners. Most of our customers is foreigners. Our colleague, they’re good at English, except me. So I must develop my English.

    I think SH is better than BJ and better than GZ so I picked SH. The weather of BJ is bad. The weather makes my skin dry. GZ has a lot of 虫子.

    Revised: 

    I come from Hubei Province and after I finished university, I came to SH and started up a company with my team now. We are a  blockchain consulting company. Our management is experiencing difficulties because it is not easy to succeed in the Chinese market. I come here to study English because I need to talk to foreigners and our clients are foreigners. Most of our clients are foreigners. All my colleagues are good at English except for me. So I must improve my English.

    I think SH is better than BJ and better than GZ so I picked SH. The weather in BJ is bad. The weather makes my skin dry. GZ has a lot of bugs/insects.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    December 13, 2019

    Writing

    1、president:The president of USA is impressed.
    2、prime minister:The prime minster is also a poet.
    3、ex: My ex colleagues left office followed me.
    4、previous:My previous life experience makes me better.
    5、Last: we gone to GZ in the last week..

    1、president:The president of the USA is impressed.
    2、prime minister: The prime minister is also a poet.
    3、ex: My ex-colleagues left the office after me.
    4、previous:My previous life experience makes me better.
    5、Last: we went to GZ in the last week..   Last week we went to GZ

    Grammar

    We pronounce the in two ways depending on whether the sound which comes after the is a vowel or a consonant:

    /ði:/ DI before vowel sounds
    /ði: eksɪt/ the exit         /ði: æpəl/ the apple

    /ðə/ DE before consonant sounds
    /ðə ti:m/ the team        /ðə ju:niən/ the union

    Vocabulary

    startup company-创业公司

    be hard on sb
    to criticize someone severely, or to treat someone unfairly
    对(某人)严厉批评;对(某人)不公平
    E.g.: Don’t be too hard on him – he’s new to the job.
    别对他太苛刻——他刚开始做这项工作。

    it’s quite hard/difficult to manage a company

    manage (v): to be responsible for controlling or organizing someone or something, especially a business or employees
    管理,掌管;经营(尤指企业)
    E.g.: Has she had any experience of managing large projects?
    她有管理大型项目的经验吗?
    E.g.: He’s not very good at managing people.
    他不是很善于领导别人。

    manager (n): the person who is responsible for managing an organization
    经理;主管
    E.g.: a bank manager
    银行经理
    E.g.: the production manager
    生产部经理
    E.g.: I would like to speak to the manager.
    我想找经理谈谈。

    management (n): the group of people responsible for controlling and organizing a company
    管理层,资方
    E.g.: Management has/have offered staff a three percent pay increase.
    资方提出给职工加薪3%。

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    December 3, 2019

    Homework

    write a story using the words we learned today.

    Grammar

    In English, we put the important things in the front.
    had breakfast (in the morning with my mom at 7 am. )

    My friend, my mom and I went shopping.
    I went shopping with my friend and my mom. 

    Vocabulary

    1. president= 总统
    ex: Donald Trump is the president of USA.
    ex: Justin Trudeau is the president of Canada.

    2. prime minister= 主席
    ex: Mr Xi is the prime minister of China.

    3. ex= 前任XX
    ex: how many ex do you have?
    ex: He is my ex boss. 前任老板
    ex: He is my ex husband/ ex wife= 这是我前夫/前妻

    4. previous= 之前的 (pree vee yes)
    ex: This is my previous apartment.
    ex: I didn’t like my previous job.

    5. last= 上一个◀️
    ex: last week 上周
    ex: last last week 上上周
    ex: last last month 上上个月

    Writing

    1、The game was just camed out on the first day and the server was full.
    2、I think the server that we saw in resterant is very handsum .
    3、the hotle’s service is nice.
    4、The present serves for people.
    5、Maybe someone have a little narcissism is better than no confidence
    6、Narcissism makes people become fool
    7、I have a long laid-back time on my holiday
    8、If your rap use laid-back skill,it would be better.

    Revised

    1、The game was just came out on the first day and the server was full.
    2、I think the server that we saw in restaurant is very handsome .
    3、the hotel‘s service is nice.
    4、The prime minister serves for people.
    5、Being a narcissist is better than having no confidence
    7、I have a long laid-back time for my holiday
    8、If you use a laid-back style for your rap use laid-back skill,it would be better.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)

    December 2, 2019

    Homework

    Finish your homework from last class!!!!  Make 2 sentences each using the new vocabulary from this class.

    Needs more review

    It depends my work time, if my work time is very long I can’t play computer games, if I work off I play computer games maybe all day, maybe half of day.

    It depends on my work time. If I have a busy work day/if I work long hours/if I have work all day, then I can only play for a short amount of time/I can’t play at all. If I have work off/if I don’t have work/if I’m not working that day/if I don’t have a work day, I would play all day, or maybe half-a-day.

    He did a very good job/he did very well/ he did very nicely: 他做得很好

    Vocabulary

    server: 服务器/服务员 (also try service… serve… etc.)

    narcissism: 自恋症

    laid-back: relaxed, not busy

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    November 28, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your week this week – what did you do, how did you feel? What will you do this weekend?

    Next Class Focus

    review this speaking:

    It depends my work time, if my work time is very long I can’t play computer games, if I work off I play computer games maybe all day, maybe half of day.

    Vocabulary

    complex / complicated – fu za
    eg. Blockchain is a little complex

    Technical / technology product
    eg. I think most men like technology like mobile phones, computers, and gaming

    Device – phone / ipad
    eg. ipad is a popular device all over the world

    Stable – wen ding de
    eg. bitcoin isn’t very stable but we hope it will be in the future

    I’m a coffee lover
    I’m a big eater
    I’m a big gamer / I’m really into games / I’m a big fan of RPG games

    Common <  > rare
    eg. Green tea is common in China but coffee is common in the west

    Really? Is that right? Seriously? / no way!

    I’m off work / I’ve finished work
    I have a day off / I’m off today

    How are you? / How’s it going / How’re you doing?

    5 – Great / Really good
    4 – Pretty good / Good
    3 – Not bad / Good
    2 – Fine / I’m OK
    1 – Not great / Not very good

    and you / how about you? / what about you?

    Grammar

    at = point
    on = day
    in = month / year / period

    Speaking

    Yesterday I sleep late, and I can’t sleep well so I should got up in 8 o’clock but I got up in 9 o’clock, so I late for a meeting and I have 3 meeting today and I from 1 place to another place and to another place. Today is very busy because I have 3 appointments and they were on the same day.

    I go back to the Jingan temple and I eat my dinner and I come here because I must to study English.

    It depends my work time, if my work time is very long I can’t play computer games, if I work off I play computer games maybe all day, maybe half of day.

    Yesterday I slept late, and I can’t sleep well so I had to / needed to get up at 8 o’clock but I got up at 9 o’clock, so I was late for a meeting and I had 3 meetings today and I went from 1 place to another place and to another place. Today was very busy because I had 3 appointments and they were on the same day.

    I went back to the Jingan temple and I ate my dinner and I came here because I needed to study English.

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  • Demo Class Notes (Hebe – Jesse)

    November 26, 2019

    Speaking

    I wake up in 10 o’clock AM and I haven’t eat breakfast, and I eat lunch at 12 o’clock, and I eat my dinner just now. I have a meeting and I’m communicate with my college or my client. I spend a lot of time to have a meeting and with my college.

    I woke / got up at 10 o’clock / AM / in the morning and I didn’t eat / have breakfast (because I didn’t have a lot of time / I was short on time), and I ate lunch at 12 o’clock / midday (with my colleague), and I ate my dinner just now / I just had my dinner. I had a meeting (for a long time meeting) and I communicated / talked / had a chat / spoke with my colleague / coworker or my client / customer. I spent a lot of time to have a meeting and with my colleague. (and then I came here to study English)

    Vocabulary

    co = together
    cooperate – he zuo
    coworker – tong shi

    midday = 12PM – lunch time
    midnight = 12AM – night

    get off – finish work – xia ban
    get up – qi lai

    client / customer – ke hu

    Grammar

    I ate breakfast < > I didn’t eat breakfast – past / time is important
    I have eaten breakfast < > I haven’t eaten breakfast – past / time is not important
    I eat breakfast < > I don’t eat breakfast – no time / often / sometimes

    at – time
    on – day
    in – period (yi duan shi jian / long time – month / year)

    Pronunciation

    colleague – tong shi – col leeg 
    college – da xue – col lij

    ten
    plan / plane – plaaeeeen
    game
    play

    i want the thing
    i want to sit

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