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Class focus: needs to gain confidence by speaking about simple things, building sentences, learning vocabulary to talk about her life etc. 

Occupation: UI designer

At SE since: November 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    May 24, 2020

    Homework

    Write a story using today’s vocabulary.

    Vocabulary

    fulfil: to make someone feel happy 满足;使满意

    eg. I’ve finally found a hobby which can fulfil my needs.

    eg. His current lifestyle doesn’t really fulfil him.

    note down/write about a day/event/letter/story

    record a video/movie/memory

    plenty of time – a lot of time

    browse: to look at information on the internet 浏览

    eg. She spends 2 hours every day browsing through social media websites.

    eg. You can browse the internet to find out more information.

    marriage: 婚姻

    eg. She moved to a different city after the break up of her marriage.

    eg. My grandparents had a long and happy marriage.

    get married: 结婚

    eg. When are you getting married?

    eg. James and Stella got married on Christmas Day.

    pass away: to die

    eg. She became terribly upset because her father passed away last week.

    ceremony: formal traditions, acts 仪式

    eg. Some young people believe that getting married is a ceremony.

    promise: to agree to do something

    eg. She made a promise to take care of her niece after her sister died.

    Grammar

    cook vs. make

    cook – use oil to make food

    eg. I cooked a meal yesterday.

    eg. Jenny likes to cook fish.

    make – general

    eg. I made lunch at 2 PM yesterday.

    eg. I made a cake for my sister’s birthday.

    eg. Recently making salad at home is very popular amongst sporty people.

    Speaking

    I think if my parents don’t let me get married, I think I will don’t married. They think if I get married with others, maybe have a person to take care of me in future when they pass away. I think I don’t want to get married because I don’t want to complete a goal. I think if I fall love with others to get married, that’s a ceremony. First, I think we spend more time on school. Then nowadays, young people have more stress and responsibility and think too much.

    Revised: 

    I think if my parents don’t force me/push me to get married, I think I will not get married. They think if I get married to someone, maybe this person will take care of me in the future when they pass away. I think I don’t want to get married because getting married is like a ceremony and I don’t want to complete this task/goal.  I think if I fall love with someone and I get married, that’s a ceremony. First, I think we spend more time in school. Nowadays, young people have more stress and responsibilities and people think too much.

    Writing

    I wanted to note a morning which was simple and full. Recently I was used to getting up early because if I got up early I will have enough time to do more things that I need to do, although I always lied-in before. Firstly I began to prepare my breakfast. I cooked a salad with snow pea and tofu ,I got the recipe from a cook TV show. Secondly, I finished my English homework within 30 minutes, I spent too much time on homework before so Li advice me completed my homework as shorter time as possible in order to my writing. Thirdly, I looked up some design website about education and collected some design material, because recently I wanted to make an educational app. I was so happy because I have finished my all work Before 12 am, therefore I thought got up early is a good habit , which I hope I can keep on.

    Revised: 

    I want to write about a morning which was simple and fulfilling. Recently, I have gotten used to getting up early because if I get up early, I will have enough/plenty of time to do more things that I need to do, although I always/usually lied-in before. First, I began preparing my breakfast. I made a salad with snow peas and tofu. I got the recipe from a cooking TV show. Next, I finished my English homework within 30 minutes.  I spent too much time on my homework previously so Li advised/suggested that I complete my homework in a shorter amount of time. Thirdly, I looked up/browse through some educational design websites and collected some design materials because I want to make an educational app. I was so happy because I finished my all work/everything before 12 am. Therefore, I thought getting up early is a good habit, which I hope I can keep doing.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    May 23, 2020

    Grammar

    should +verb= 应该 70%
    ex: I should practice English everyday
    ex: You should drink more water everyday

    must + verb= 必须 100%
    ex: I must come to work on time.
    ex: You must finish your homework

    will +verb= 会
    ex: I will tell Judy about you.
    ex: I will have dinner after this class

    can +verb= 可以
    ex: I can wash dishes, but I don’t.
    ex: I can ride a bike, but I don’t.

    good at (noun) : I’m good at math
    good at (ing): I’m good at drawing

    used to (ing): I am used to drinking coffee in the morning

    Vocabulary

    1.look XX up= 查
    ex: I looked up the word ” xi yang qi” on baidu.
    ex: you can look it up by yourself.
    ex: You can look up the word in the dictionary.

    Speaking

    I am used to working out on the weekend. I am used to eating more in the morning. I am used to watching TV at night.

    I used to draw, but I don’t anymore, because it’s too difficult. I used to eat dessert, but I don’t anymore , because I have pimples.

    Writing

    With the rise of the internet , most people are used to chat with others online , so we often see a scene that two people face to face play their phone when eating lunch. To be honest , I would rather stay along than chat with others in most free time, therefore I’m not good at to make new friends but I think it’s necessary to make more friend because you can get more useful advice from different friends. It’s faster than from internet or book. If I want to make new friends, I think I have to improve myself. Firstly I will improve my professional in order to know more friend in design cycle. Secondly I should to know more information in other areas to broad my social cycle. Thirdly I should to attend more social activities to overcome social phobia.
    Revised
    With the rise of the internet , most people are used to chatting with others online , so we often see a scene that two people face to face play with their phone when they have lunch. To be honest , I would rather stay alone than chatting with others , therefore I’m not good at making new friends but I think it’s necessary to make more friends because you can get more useful advises from different friends. It’s faster than looking them up on the internet or book. If I want to make new friends, I think I have to improve myself. Firstly I will improve my specialty in order to know more friend in the design industry/circle. Secondly I should to learn more information in other areas to broaden my social circle. Thirdly I should to attend more social events to overcome social phobia.
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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R/W]

    May 17, 2020

    Homework

    how can you make new friends?

    Pronunciation

    you= u
    to= t u
    into= in t U

    red = r ed
    said= sed
    supper= sup er
    noise= noy s
    he= heeeeeeeeeee

    Vocabulary

    1.on discount/ on sale= 打折
    ex: The book is on sale, you can buy it at half price.
    ex: is anything on discount?

    2. order= 点 订
    ex: can I order? 我能点菜了吗?
    ex: did you order room service? 你叫“客房服务”了吗 (food)

    3. place an order= 下单
    ex: I place an order on TB last night.
    ex: after you place an order, your delivery should arrive within 3 days.

    4. within XX= in 在XX之内
    ex: I will finish the project within a week.

    5. phobia= 恐惧症
    ex: I think I have social phobia, I can’t social with strangers.

    6. impolite= 不礼貌
    ex: it’s impolite to talk among yourselves at the big table.
    ex: It’s impolite to throw your pen at another person.

    Speaking

    Why don’t you like socializing?
    I don’t like socializing because I don’t like chatting with strangers. I think I don’t have common topic , so it will be embarrassing.  I think I can start to know some new friends

    Revised

    I don’t like socializing because I don’t like chatting with strangers. I think I don’t have common topics with them , so it will be embarrassing.  I think I can start to make some new friends

    Reading

    once there was a white pony that lived on a farm. His hair was so white and smooth that he was called white satin. Everyday white satin took patty for a ride. Sometimes Patty rode in the little red pony cart, and sometimes she rode on white satin’s back. One day Patty’s father came home with a big blue car and put it in the barn. White satin did not like cars. he was always afraid they would run into him and hit him. He did not like to have the car standing near him in the bard. he shook his head and snapped his big white teeth. That day patty went to town with her father in the new car. White satin was very angry, they do not want me anymore, he said.

    So after supper , white satin got out of the barn without making any noise. No one heard him as he ran out of the road and went galloping away. By and by white satin wanted a drink. He saw a pond near the road and jumped into it with all four feet. Many frogs lived in the pond. When they heard the big splash and saw white satin, they began to make a great noise.

    Better get out, said the grandfather frog in their big gruff voices. Too deep, too deep, said the father frog in their deep deep voices. leap leap leap, said the little see grow in their little high voices. White satin tried to jump out, but he could not. his four feet stuck in the soft mud. He tried and tried to get out, but the mud pulled him in deeper and deeper.

    Writing

    With internet develop many people are keen on online shopping, I think online shopping is more convenient than go to store. Firstly, now many people are busy with work they don’t have enough time to go shopping, so they often choose online shopping instead of go to market. You just need open a shop application then you would buy anything you need,which saves more time. Secondly ,you can buy goods from anywhere, different city or different country. After ordering,you will receive a package about three days later. It’s faster than you go to store. Thirdly, most goods are discount on different festival, it’s cheaper than store. Therefore, more an more people are so into online shopping.


    With the rise of internet develop ,many people are keen on online shopping, I think online shopping is more convenient than going to the store. Firstly, now many people are busy with work, they don’t have enough time to go shopping, so they often choose online shopping instead of going to the market. You just need download a shopping application then you could buy anything you need,which saves more time. Secondly ,you can buy goods from anywhere, different cities or different countries. After placing an order,you will receive a package around three days later. It’s faster than going to the store. Thirdly, most goods are on discount on different festivals, it’s cheaper than in-store. Therefore, more and more people are so into online shopping.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    May 16, 2020

    Homework

    why are people so into online shopping?

    Pronunciation

    long vowels: aeiou

    bake rake lame ride trade sane mane fame fake cat late
    Pete compete complete delete completion
    kite bide ride dike fide confide hike jibe like mine nine pine time rice yikes

    oo= good book cook

    Grammar

    my work is busy 我工作很忙–> I’m busy with work

    In the beginning….. in the end….

    Vocabulary

    1.humid= 潮湿的
    ex: It’s very humid today because of the rain.

    Writing

    Last year I participated a design competition which was organized by design department, for improve our team influence in company. The competition rule is you need design at least 8 icon, and there are three theme you can choose include sea, amusement park or Chinese style, you can use any method to complete for example hand-drawn on paper or use some design application and so on. At beginning, I didn’t want to attend the competition because my work was busy and I had to draw it in my free time, however I found many colleagues who were not a designer wanted to take part in the competition, their enthusiastic touched me, so I decided to join them. At ending, although I didn’t win any prize but I’m so happy that I have known many friends who were like to design.


    Last year I participated in a design competition which was organized by the design department to improve our team influence in the company. The competition rule was you needed to design at least 8 icons, and there were three themes you could choose including sea, amusement park or Chinese style, you could use any method to complete, for example hand-drawn on paper or use some design application and so on. In the beginning, I didn’t want to attend the competition because I was busy with work and I had to draw it in my free time, however I found many colleagues who were not a designers wanted to take part in the competition, their enthusiasm touched me, so I decided to join them. In the end, although I didn’t win any prize but I was so happy to have met many friends who liked designing. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    May 10, 2020

    Homework

    Write a story about a competition that you have participated in.

    Vocabulary

    be asleep/fall asleep

    to be wide awake/half asleep/in deep sleep

    exhaustion (n): extremely tired

    eg. Emma was taken into hospital suffering from exhaustion brought on by stress.

    eg. She got sick from exhaustion.

    actually: in fact/really 实际上;事实上;的确

    eg. I didn’t actually see her – I just heard her voice.

    eg. What actually happened last night?

    naughty: when a child or animal misbehaves 调皮的

    eg. Jim’s dog is very naughty.

    corgi: 柯基

    long-term home/forever home

    walk a dog: take the dog out for a walk

    Grammar

    Writing in the third person –

    Avoid using “I”

    I think exercising has many advantages 

    Exercising has many advantages

    Include the right pronouns – if you write about someone use their name or he/she/it/him/her/it/they/them/their 

    Follow the format: point ->example->detail

    If you must include your own experience, you put it after you state a point

    therefore vs. however 

    therefore – same as saying because…”so

    eg. Many people believe that eating avocado is good for your health. Therefore, I should start eating avocados.

    however – like “but”

    eg. Since I started working overtime, I have been going to bed late. However, I can get 8 hours of sleep.

    Speaking

    I want to have a dog and a cat. I like dog more because I think dog can make me fun. I think most cats are 高冷. They like to play alone. I think cat is clean than dog. They can go to the toilet alone, but dog is naughty. You must teach them and it will take me long time to teach them. When I was young I had a duck.

    Revised: 

    I want to have/own a dog and a cat. I like dogs more because I think dogs can play with me/are more fun than cats. I think most cats are cold. They like to play alone. I think cats are cleaner than dogs. They can go to the toilet alone, but dogs are naughty. You must teach them and it will take long time to teach them/for them to learn. When I was young I had a duck.

    Writing

    I have been working out for four months, I never exercises before but now I keep work out three times a week and I’m fond of it gradually. I thing keep exercising have many advantage. Firstly, exercise can improve my sleep quality, since I began to exercise I often fall asleep at 11pm and keep deep sleeping at lest five hours, however, I would have enough energy to work. Secondly, everyday I have to stare at computer, It’s due to my neck shoulder and back very stiff. Doing some weights can build muscle and relive tired . After exercising I felt my body is more comfortable than before. Finally, I found most of fitness people looks younger and optimistic than others. I draw a conclusion exercise is good for my healthy so I will keep exercising.

    Revised:

    I have been working out for four months, I never exercised before but now I work out three times a week and gradually, became fond of it. I think exercising has many advantages. Firstly, exercising can improve my sleep quality. Since I began to exercise I often fall asleep at 11 pm and be in deep sleep for at least five hours. Therefore, I have enough energy to work. Secondly, I have to stare at the computer every day, It makes my neck shoulder and back very stiff. Doing some weights can build muscle and relieve exhaustion. After exercising, my body feels more comfortable than before. Finally, I found that most fitness enthusiasts/people that like exercise look younger and more optimistic than others. In my opinion, exercise is good for my health so I will keep exercising.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S]

    May 5, 2020

    Homework

    Write about the advantages of exercising. Try to stay in 3rd person.

    Vocabulary

    on the spot: without preparation
    ie. It’s hard to think of a good joke on the spot./ Thinking of a good joke on the spot is hard.

    perfect (verb): make something perfect
    ie. Jenny already has pretty good speaking skills, she just need to perfect her pronunciation.

    delicacy: 美食
    ie. I want to try different delicacies from all over the world.

    fine dining: 高级的餐厅/饭
    ie. I want to go to the 5 star restaurant because I really enjoy fine dining.

    Grammar

    I have been vs I came to
    ie. have been = duration of time ie. for 3 years
    ie. came to = point in time ie. 3 years ago

    Comparisons: 
    always put adj before the word “than”

    Adj phrases: Choose the correct one who/what/where/when/why/which/that
    ie. The man who came from Japan is my boss.
    ie. If you want to make money, you should work.
    ie. When I came here, it started raining.
    ie. When I heard the phone (ring), I ran over.

    Speaking

    I’m 25 years old and I’m a UI designer. I have come SH for 3 years. I like SH than Hubei.

    I have been in SH for 3 years./ I came to SH 3 years ago. I like SH more than Hubei.

    Writing

    When I was in college, I joined a training camp to improve my professional ability in animation. The school build in a village which transport is inconvenient, we must take train for 6 hours then take a bus arrived the school. I knew some special rules until I came there, For example school restaurant just provide meat once a week, because the school founder is a vegetarian .Secondly ,
    We must finished 15 papers sketch,so we must keep drawing all day that is so hard for me. Fortunately, the school view is very beautiful, every day we would take in fresh air and look stars in night. There are many excellent student and teach which are enthusiastic in drawing, therefore I learned a a lot from them.

    When I was in college, I joined a training camp to improve my professional ability in animation. The school was build in a village where transport is inconvenient. We had to take the train for 6 hours then take a bus to arrive at the school. I learned some special rules when I went there/I didn’t know some special rules until I went there, For example, the school restaurant only provides meat once a week, because the school founder is a vegetarian .Secondly ,
    We must finish 15 paper sketches,so we kept drawing all day, which was so hard/difficult for me. Fortunately, the school’s view/view at the school is very beautiful, every day we would take in fresh air and watch/look at stars in the night/at night. There are many excellent students and teachers who are enthusiastic in drawing. Therefore I learned a a lot from them.

    Pronunciation

    he’s his hess

    leave live

    eat it

    bead bid bed bad

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    May 3, 2020

    Homework

    Write about your school life. You can pick one period of your school life to write about.

    Vocabulary

    reality TV: 综艺节目

    soap opera/tv drama/tv-series/tv show: 电视剧

    episode: 集

    eg. How many episodes are there in this TV show?

    season:

    eg. “Friends” has 10 seasons.

    main character/protagonist: 主角

    antagonist: the villain 反派

    get to know (somebody): to learn more about someone 逐渐了解

    eg. She took some time to get to know her new colleagues.

    compete: to take part in a race or competition 参加比赛

    eg. My friends wanted to compete in the talent show last year.

    compete/signup/participate competition

    comedians: somebody whose job is to make people laugh 喜剧演员

    hardworking/diligent: work very hard

    eg. Teachers like Sarah because she is very hardworking.

    remake: to make another version based on the original

    eg. Many Asian TV shows have several remakes.

    showcase: to show the best qualities or parts of something 展示..优点

    eg. Actors invited onto the show had to showcase their talents.

    eg. The main aim of the exhibition is to showcase the latest designs.

    Speaking

    A father with his son. His son is 27 months old, but his son is very smart. It’s about daily life. I think it have a little interesting. The main character looks ugly but he funny. He is also a rapper. His original rapper. I don’t know he’s a rapper. I know him from “Running Man”. He leave “Running Man” 3 years ago to be a rapper. He have a TV couple. Many fans think he will marry another actor.

    I  don’t like many Chinese TV shows because many Chinese TV shows is copy Korean TV shows. I tried watching Chinese “Running Man” but I think it’s boring. Recently, I watched Chinese TV Show named “王牌对王牌“. There are two comedy actors, a singer and an actor. Two comedians is famous and very funny. Have one female comedy, I think she is very funny. I think comedian is very hard, they show their happy to audience, but they maybe they are unhappy. Every week they will invite a different actor to join them and play some games or to show his talent.

    Revised: 

    It is about a father and his son. His son is 27 months old, but his son is very smart. It’s about daily/everyday life. I think it is a little interesting. The main character looks ugly but he is funny. He is also a rapper. He is one of the earliest Korean rappers. I didn’t know that he’s a rapper until I watched “Running Man”.  He left “Running Man” 3 years ago to focus on being a rapper/on his career as a rapper. He was coupled on the TV show. Many fans think/believe that he will marry another actor.

    I don’t like many Chinese TV shows because many Chinese TV shows is copy Korean TV shows. I tried watching Chinese “Running Man” but I think it’s boring. Recently, I watched a Chinese TV Show named “王牌对王牌“. There are two comedy actors/comedians, a singer and an actor. Both comedians are famous and very funny. There is one female comedian and I think she is very funny. I think being a/working as a comedian is very hard because they need to show their happy side to the audience, but maybe they are unhappy. Every week they will invite a different actor to join them to play some games or to showcase his talent.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]

    May 1, 2020

    Grammar

    if + present tense, ……… +future
    If you don’t have time, then I will talk to you tomorrow.
    If I don’t see you today, I will be sad.

    if I were you, I would talk to him.
    If I were a boy, I

    Vocabulary

    1.blind date = 相亲
    ex: have you ever been on a blind date?

    2. chubby =肉肉的
    ex: your baby is so chubby.

    Reading

    once there was a white pony that lived on a farm. His hair was so white and smooth that he was called White Satin. Everyday white satin took patty for a ride. Sometimes patty rode in the little red pony cart, and sometimes she rode on white satin’s back.

    One day Patty’s father came home with a big blue car and put it in the barn. White satin did not like cars. he was always afraid they would run into him and hurt him. He did not like to have the car standing near him in the barn. He shook his head and snapped his big white teeth. That day Patty went to town with her father in the new car. White satin was very angry. they do not want me anymore, he said I shall run away.

    Writing

    When I was in college, I had a special roommate which have yellow curly hair and big eyes. Her name is June. We first met June at apartment downstairs, she was basking in the grassland and looks very relaxed. We didn’t think she was a stray dog, because she looked clean and had a little fatter. The next day, we met her again, It was a rainy day and she hid under a tree. Therefore, we decided to take in the homeless dog, we took her to pet hospital to check and the vet told me she is healthy and she is about three months old, maybe she was born in June so we named her June.June was very smart, when she was hungry she would bark loudly, we began to realized It’s time to feed her, she was keen on beef and bone but she didn’t like dog food. When we back, she always rushed out and sitting at the door, wagging her tail happily. I like June very much.

    Revised

    When I was in college, I had a special roommate which had yellow curly hair and big eyes. Her name is June. We first met June at an apartment downstairs, she was relaxing under the sun. We didn’t think she was a stray dog, because she looked clean and was a bit chubby. The next day, we met her again, It was a rainy day and she hid under a tree. Therefore, we decided to take in the homeless dog, we took her to the pet hospital for checkup and the vet told me she is healthy and she is about three months old, maybe she was born in June so we named her June.June was very smart, when she was hungry she would bark loudly, we would know it’s time to feed her, she was keen on beef and bone but she didn’t like dog food. When we get back, she would always rush out and sit at the door, wagging her tail happily. I like June very much.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    April 25, 2020

    Homework

    Do any of your friends or family own a pet? Can you describe their pet and tell me a good experience you had with their pet.

    Vocabulary

    come here: from another place to this place

    go there: from here to another place

    weird: very strange and unusual 怪异, 不寻常的

    eg. People stay away from him because he is very weird.

    flavour: 口味

    eg. What ice cream flavour do you like?

    blind: unable to see 瞎子

    eg. The young boy helped the blind man cross the road.

    eg. She was born blind.

    deaf: unable to hear 耳聋

    eg. Although he is deaf, he can play the piano very well.

    eg. He can communicate with deaf people well.

    inconvenient – not convenient

    lead/main character/protagonist – 主角

    plastic surgery: to have surgery to change your appearance 整形手术

    eg. She had plastic surgery on her nose last summer.

    Grammar

    Type 1 –

    If I go to work today, I will not come here to have class.

    Speaking

    I like swimming in snowing. I like ice cream with strawberry because I think strawberry ice cream have a beautiful colour. I also like chocolate ice cream. I would rather be deaf because I can see beautiful scenery. I choose to be a cat because I can learn more skills to let people happy. I choose to be rich and ugly because you can use money to change your appearance. I think most rich men are smart.

    Revised: 

    I like swimming in the snow. I like/prefer strawberry ice cream because I think strawberry ice cream /it looks beautiful. I also like chocolate ice cream. I would rather be deaf because I can still see beautiful sceneries/views. I would rather be a cat because I can learn more skills to make people happy. I would rather be rich and ugly because you can use money to change your appearance/for plastic surgery. I think most rich men are smart.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    April 19, 2020

    Homework

    https://www.rong-chang.com/nse/se/nse003.htm

    Pronunciation

    Betty = bet ty
    very= vei ree

    Writing

    Zero –  real and possible (simple present)

    1、If I absent from work three times a week,I don’t get money this week.
    2、If you don’t wear a mask in supermarket, you can’t come in.

    Type 1 – situation is real (present or future)

    1、If I go to the supermarket I will take a big bag.
    2、If you exercise every day I will reward you a phone.

    Type 2 – not real (now or any time)

    1、If I were you, I could accept the gift.
    2、If I had a cat, I would playing with the cat every time.

    Type 3 – imaginary (past)

    1、If I have bought the ticket in adventure ,I wouldn’t missed the concert.
    2、If I had exercised every day, I could have a stronger body.


    Zero –  real and possible (simple present)

    1、If I am absent from work three times a week,I won’t get money this week.
    2、If you don’t wear a mask in supermarket, you can’t come in.

    Type 1 – situation is real (present or future)

    1、If I go to the supermarket I will take a big bag.
    2、If you exercise every day I will reward you with a phone.

    Type 2 – not real (now or any time)

    1、If I were you, I would accept the gift.
    2、If I had a cat, I would play with the cat all the time.

    Type 3 – imaginary (past)

    1、If I had bought the ticket in advance ,I wouldn’t have missed the concert.
    2、If I had exercised every day, I would’ve had a stronger body.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    April 18, 2020

    Homework

    Make 2 sentences each for each type of conditional tense

    Vocabulary

    animate – verb

    animation – noun

    animator: person who creates animation

    wall painting: 壁画

    create: to make something new, or invent something

    eg. He creates beautiful paintings.

    illustrate: to draw pictures for a book, magazine, etc.画插图

    eg. The book is beautifully illustrated.

    movement: 动;移动;运动

    eg. You have to draw a lot of sketches to illustrate movement as an animator.

    apps/software: 软件

    produce: to make something 生产;出产;制造

    eg. She works in a company that produces electronic goods.

    volleyball: 排球

    Grammar

    conditional tense – what might, could, would happen

    Zero –  real and possible (simple present)

    If + simple present               simple present

    If it rains                                the floor gets wet.

    If you heat water                  it gets hot.

    Type 1 – situation is real (present or future)

    If + simple present                   simple future

    If you don’t wake up now       you will miss the bus.

    If I run outside today              I will be very sweaty.

    Type 2 – not real (now or any time)

    If + simple past                       present conditional or present continuous conditional (with- ing)

    If you went to bed earlier     you would not be so tired.

    If I ate more for lunch           I would not be eating for dinner.

    Type 3 – imaginary (past)

    If + past perfect                                    perfect conditional or perfect continuous conditional

    If you had studied harder                    you would have entered a better university

    If she had accepted the promotion    she would have been working in the US

    Speaking

    I majored in Animate because don’t have more choose, you can choose 壁画 but I don’t like art and animation is very interesting so I choose it. In beginning, I know animation from some cartoons, but when I start animation, I know more knowledge about animation. In beginning, we will draw on computer. We used to draw many page on paper to illustrate movement. I feel happy when I complete the animation. It’s much easier to draw on software than paper.

    When I graduate I found the animation is not popular in China and most animation popular from Japan. UI design is more easy than to produce animation. UI design is more useful in work. I study new skills when I work. In free time, I would watch movie with my roommate and draw together.

    Revised: 

    I majored in Animation because I didn’t have many choices. You can choose wall painting but I don’t like art and animation is very interesting so I chose it. In the beginning, I came across/learnt about animation from some cartoons, but when I started studying animation, I knew/learnt more theoretical knowledge about animation. At first, we will draw on the computer. We had to draw many pages on paper to illustrate movement. I felt happy when I completed the animation. It’s much easier to draw on software than paper.

    When I graduated I found that animation is not popular in China and most popular animations are from Japan. UI design is easier to produce than animation and it is more useful in work. I learnt new skills when I work. In my free time, I would watch movies with my roommate and also draw together.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    April 12, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    Try not to use Chinese at all.

    Today we focused on:

    focused on simple question and answers using English only – no Chinese.

    Writing

    “What about your dream?” My teacher asked me when I was in primary school,I wrote my dream was to be a doctor ,because when I was young my grandmother told me you should read more book and the doctor is the most high degrees in education, so I thought if I was a doctor she will very happy and proud of me. However, as time went by, I found I didn’t like reading and I like drawing, in free time I often draw cartoon which I liked. Therefor I wanted to be an artist, I thought it was cool that you can use pencil to draw everything which I imagined, in other hand, use picture to describe a story is more interesting than text.

    “What about your dream?” My teacher asked me when I was in primary school, I wrote my dream was to be a doctor / get a PhD ,because / as / since / due to the fact that when I was young my grandmother told me you should read more books and a doctorate / a PhD is the highest degree (in education), so I thought if I was a doctor she would be very happy and proud of me. However, as time went by, I found I didn’t like reading but I liked drawing (instead), and in my free time I often drew cartoons / I would often draw cartoons / I used to often draw cartoons which I liked / I enjoyed / I loved / I was really into / I was really fond of. Therefore I wanted to be / I was interested in being / I was keen on being / I planned to be an artist, because I thought it was cool that you can use pencils to draw anything (that) I imagined, and on the other hand, using pictures to describe a story is more interesting than text.

    Grammar

    I am so hot today. So, I want to go swimming.

    Because I am hot, I want to swim.

    I am hot today so I want to go swimming.

    would = if + will or past
    could = if + can or past
    eg. if I was rich I could buy 10 houses but I wouldn’t, I would put it in the bank.

    if it rains, water falls from the sky – fact – normal time
    if it rain I will get wet – fact – future
    if it rained I would have gotten wet – past already (but didn’t happen)
    if it rained I would be wet now – now (didn’t happen)

    Vocabulary

    delicious tasted really good / i really liked the taste 

    light flavor – dan yi dian de wei dao
    eg. I am into home-cooked food because the flavor is lighter

    tomb sweeping day – qing ming qie

    riddle – mi yu
    eg. my dad gave us many riddles during Easter

    hobbies / hobby – ai hao
    eg. one of my hobbies are ballet

    acoustic guitar (wooden “old style”) / electric guitar (dian de)

    Pronunciation

    elegant – “eleh gent”

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[W]

    April 11, 2020

    Homework

    Tell me about what you wanted to do when you were little.

    Vocabulary

    What’s the temperature today?

    A: It’s 20 degrees today.

    immediately/at once

    shout: speak with a loud voice

    eg. The old man shouted at me because I could barely hear him.

    eg. There’s no need to shout, I can hear you.

    because of/due to

    come here – from there to here

    go there – from here to there

    I lack self-discipline/I don’t have self-discipline

    26 letters of the alphabet: 

    eg. English is made up of 26 letters of the alphabet.

    rules: instructions that people follow

    Grammar

    that vs. which – groups or things

    that – important information

    eg. He was on the team that won first place.

    which – extra information

    eg. This white cup which is made in China.

    eg. She works in an international organisation which specialises in helping wildlife.

    shop were closed from 2pm – 4pm – shops are closed from 2-4pm 

    she likes trip – she likes travelling a lot 

    she came SH – she came to SH

    Writing

    Recently I followed a funny blogger. He often upload some videos about he and his family, he becomes popular because of a video which was he and his grandfather. During the Spring Festival, because of the coronavirus everybody must stay at home, Jack worried his grandfather felt alone so he decided to visit his grandfather with some gifts. However, when he arrived his grandfather refused to open the door, his grandfather speak loudly in behind of the door “please go back, the government announced everyone must stay at home to defense the virus, why are you come here ” It makes Jack neither laugh nor cry, so he put his gift in outside the door and go back. His grandfather dropped a package from the window and closed the window at once, Jack opened the package, there are some masks and a red packet.

    Revised: 

    Recently I followed a funny blogger. He often uploads some videos about him and his family. He became popular because of a video which was about him and his grandfather. During the Spring Festival, because of the Coronavirus, everybody must stay at home. Jack was worried about his grandfather being lonely/because he lives alone so he decided to visit his grandfather and brought some gifts. However, when he arrived his grandfather refused to open the door, his grandfather shouted from behind of the door ,“please go home, the government announced that everyone must stay at home due to the virus. Why are you here? ” Jack felt neither sad nor happy, so he put his gift outside the door and went home. His grandfather dropped a package from the window and closed the window immediately. Then, Jack opened the package and there were some masks and a red packet.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    April 5, 2020

    Homework

    Can you describe one funny incident?

    Grammar

    I went to Japan = 我去了日本
    I have been to Japan= 我去过日本

    I lived in Canada for 18 years. 我在加拿大住了18年
    I have lived in Shanghai for 3 years = I have been living in SH for 3 years. 住到现在住了3年

    Vocabulary

    1.congee = 粥
    ex: My mom loves to cook plain congee.

    2. plain (adj)= 单调的
    ex: This powerpoint is too plain, please add some pictures.

    3. lose weight/ gain weight= 减肥/增肥
    ex: I need to gain weight.

    4. gym (noun)= 健身房
    ex: I don’t like going to the gym because I don’t like working out in front of people.

    5. self-disciplined (adj)= 自觉的
    ex: I’m not self-disciplined at home, I need a trainer to discipline me.

    6. born (verb)= 出生
    ex: where were you born?  I was born in Canada

    7. fun= 好玩的
    funny= 好笑的
    ex: Disneyland is so fun!
    ex: This movie is so funny!

    8. ride = 娱乐项目🎢
    ex: I’ve been on four rides in Disneyland.
    ex: ride a bike, ride a horse

    9. fans= 粉丝 铁粉 (没有单数)
    ex: I am a big fans of Lego.

    10. temperature= 温度
    body temperature= 体温
    ex: They need to test your body temperature.
    ex: I like the temperature today, I don’t need to wear a jacket.

    11. jacket (noun)= 外套
    ex: I don’t like to wear a jacket.
    ex: I bought a new jacket yesterday.

    Writing

    Last time I went to Disneyland was in 2018,Disneyland have opened two years ,however I didn’t go there. because I heard you need spend more time to line up. I decided to go Disneyland because my friends told me if you birth in June you can buy ticket with half price. I got up early in order to play more games. I arrived there at half past 8 am. Firstly I played game was Pirates of the Caribbean which was explore treasure with captain Jack, It was so funny. The most of exciting games is Lightcycle Power Run. I rode a motorcycle looked like a machine from science fiction ,which was too quickly to I want to stop it, but I couldn’t so I keep scream. The last program was a fireworks display which was so beautiful, I was a big fan of the fireworks.

    Revised

    The last time I went to Disneyland was in 2018,Disneyland has opened for two years ,however I haven’t been there. because I heard you need to spend more time to line up. I decided to go to Disneyland because my friends told me if you birthday is in June you can buy ticket with half price. I got up early in order to go on more rides  . I arrived there at half past 8 am. The first game I played was Pirates of the Caribbean, which was to explore treasures with captain Jack, It was so fun. The most of exciting ride was the Lightcycle Power Run. I rode a motorcycle which looked like a machine from science fiction . It was so fast that I wanted to stop it, but I couldn’t so I kept screaming. The last show was a firework show which was so beautiful, I am a big fans of the fireworks.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    April 4, 2020

    Homework

    Write about your trip to the amusement park.

    Vocabulary

    fight -> fought (past tense)

    and/also/too/besides

    eg. Johnny is a big fan of eating sweets. Also, he loves to eat cakes with ice cream.

    however/but/yet

    porridge:

    protein: 蛋白质

    protein intake: amount of protein you eat

    personal trainer: gym teacher

    work out: exercises you do at the gym

    I like…/I love/I am a big fan of/I am fond of

    Grammar

    I like sleeping/walking/working

    like + v ING

    I like to sleep/walk/work

    like to + V

    2 verbs together –  like to eat/love to sleep etc.

    only change the first verb

    I like to

    you like to

    he/she/it likes to

    and so on.

    At – very specific

    Where are you at?

    I’m at the gym.

    I’m at the station.

    I’m at home.

    Speaking

    I like sleeping and eating delicious food. I don’t like working. Recently, I start to go to the gym so I like exercise. I don’t like chat with others because it let me feel nervous. I don’t like cook. Sometimes I cook at home. I like to make porridge and noodles. I like to add some tomatoes and eggs and I cook chicken because I need to eat more meat to increase muscle.

    Revised: 

    I like sleeping and eating delicious food. But I don’t like working. Recently, I started going to the gym/have been going to the gym so I like to exercise/to work out. I don’t like to chat/talk with others because it makes me feel nervous. I don’t like to cook but, sometimes I cook at home. I like to make porridge and noodles. I like to add some tomatoes and eggs and I cook chicken because I need to eat more meat to increase muscles/protein-intake.   

    Pronunciation

    walk – war -king

    work – were-king

    like – ligh-ke

    it – yit

    Writing

    Tony is 17 years old. He want to be an excellent engineer. Before that he was a naughty boy an he often fighted with others, it makes his parents agonizing however his parents often lose their snippy attitude to teach him and they hope Tony to be a gentleman. When Tony grow up, he realized it was ridiculous fighting with others, he started to strive study continuously and make preparation for college, Reading more book to expand his world in order to achieve his dream. In beginning, It was difficult for him however he thought he can surmount all obstacles.

    Revised:

    Tony is 17 years old. He wants to be an excellent engineer. Before that he was a naughty boy and he often fought with others. It makes his parents feel agony however, his parents often lose their snippy attitude because they hope to teach him to be a gentleman/he becomes a gentleman. When Tony grew up, he realized it was ridiculous fighting with others so he started to study hard and make preparations for college. He started reading more books to expand his knowledge in order to achieve his dream. In the beginning, it was difficult for him however, he managed to overcome his obstacles.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    March 29, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    do some dong ming ci in your writing

    Writing

    Delivery food is very convenient .I often order in lunch in working day, there are some reasons which is why I like delivery food. First, I don’t have enough time to cook my lunch. Second, Sometimes delivery food is cheaper than dine in restaurant. Third, I can choose different food everyday. But sometimes delivery food is not perfect. For example ,when the weather is bad like rain day, riding motorbike is dangerous,Deliveryman must ride carefully so he can’t arrived on time. As for me, it’s ok because I can order in early.

    Delivery food is very convenient and / so I often order in lunch during working days. There are some reasons which is why I like delivery food. Firstly, I don’t have enough time to cook my lunch. Secondly, Sometimes delivery food is cheaper than dining in / eating at a restaurant. Thirdly, I can choose different food everyday. But / However, sometimes delivery food is not perfect. For example ,when the weather is bad like on rainy days, riding a motorbike is dangerous, so deliverymen must ride carefully so he can’t arrive on time. As for me, it’s ok because I can order in early.

    Vocabulary

    wonder – to think about sth that you don’t know, but want to know
    eg. I wonder what you will get me for my birthday!
    eg. I wonder when the rain will stop

    but = However
    and = Also 
    so = Therefore / So
    eg. I had 3 coffees today and they were all very tasty. So, today was really good

    chocolaty
    browny red
    manly
    girly
    boyish
    yellowish
    cloudy
    sunny

    this is my first coffee for today
    On the first of January I had a party
    Why do I like coffee? Firstly, I think it’s …. , secondly…

    抱歉 打扰了。- bao qian da rao le – sorry you bother you / disturb you
    eg. Hey, sorry to bother you – can I ask a quick question?
    我不介意 – wo bu jie yi – don’t worry about it / it’s ok / I don’t mind
    eg. It’s ok, I don’t mind
    这太过分了 – ridiculous / crazy / stupid
    eg. OMG that’s so ridiculous / he drove through the red light… so crazy / iPhones are 10,000 RMB… ridiclous
    可以再说一边吗 – can you say that again? / sorry could you repeat that? / sorry? / what did you say? 
    提前告诉我 – tell me in advance
    eg. Tell me in advance if you want to have class / I will tell you in advance when I want to have class.

    I have class at 12PM so I sent the writing to Jesse in advance (before the class started)

    satisfying – cutting soap
    satisfactory – happy with the quality / level
    satisfied – feel good after cleaning house

    Grammar

    I like coffee / I go to work = don’t care about time
    I like coffee = don’t care about which one

    slowly = adverb
    eg. I run slowly
    happily = adv
    eg. I sing happily

    slow = adj
    eg. I am slow
    happy = adj
    eg. I am happy

    i think do housework – i think doing housework is fun
    it can teach them being a parent is not easy.
    I like coffee
    I like running
    Coffee is good
    Running is fun
    I like you
    I like being your friend
    I like being your teacher / I like teaching you

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    March 28, 2020

    Homework


    think of 5 more words in Chinese that you don’t know in English but should know.

    And, use the words from today in some writing!

    Today we focused on:

    pronunciation focusing on AEIOU and mouth movement

    simple speaking questions from IELTS – practiced using English only

    Writing

    I started to exercise last October, because I was unhealthy, The doctor said you should exercise at least twice a week. In the beginning, I bought an online course which was how to build body in 28 days. I practiced with the video at home. After 5 days I gave up. I must stare at the computer to practice that is so boring. I thought that I need a professional trainer to teach me. So I decided to go to the gym. The trainer gave me some advice, he think you were too thin and need to increase muscle by doing weights and you should eat more meat like chicken and beef .Now I have exercised for two months. I think exercise make me relax.

    I started to exercise last October, because I was unhealthy and the doctor said you should exercise at least twice a week. In the beginning, I bought an online course which was how to build body in 28 days and then I practiced with the video at home. After 5 days I gave up because I must stare at the computer to practice, which is so boring. I thought that I need a professional trainer to teach me, so I decided to go to the gym. The trainer gave me some advice, which was “you are too thin and need to increase muscle by doing weights and you should eat more meat like chicken and beef”. Now I have exercised for two months and I think exercise makes me relaxed (adj) / relax (v).

    Vocabulary

    wonder – to think about sth
    eg. I wonder what you will get me for my birthday!

    , – separates things in a sentence
    . – keeps ideas that are related together

    let me know – tell me
    eg. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. Regards, Jenny.

    别着急 慢慢来 bie zhao ji man man lai – don’t worry about it / it’s OK / no worries, take your time 
    吃什么 – what do you want to eat? / what would you like for lunch? / what do you feel like eating? 
    外卖 – delivery food (n) / order in (v)
    eg. let’s get delivery tonight for dinner
    eg2. Maybe we can order in tonight
    eg3. Some delivery food just arrived, can you go get it?
    真的吗 – really? / is that so? / is that right? 
    你觉得怎么样 – what do you think? / and? 

    how much don’t you care about brands? do you not care about brands AT ALL? or do you not care about brands much?

    I don’t care about brands at all.

    tissue – for your nose / face – “tish shoo”
    paper – for writing

    pronounce – fa yin (v)
    eg. how do you pronounce that word? / how do you say that word?

    what does it mean? – shenme yi si?
    what do you mean? – ni shuo de shenme yi si?

    Grammar

    I make you study (v)
    I make you happy (adj)

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    March 22, 2020

    Homework

    think of 5 words in Chinese that you think you SHOULD KNOW in English

    Make some sentences using the “harder way” to use “which”

    Next Class Focus

    Do more conversation, not using Chinese to communicate.

    prepositions: at, on, in, for, to

    Writing

    Jack was a software engineer. His job was very busy an he always work overtime so he relived stress by smoking but a box of cigarette is insufficient for him in a day. He thought it’s unhealthy. Smoking can cause cancer so he decided to wean himself from cigarettes in January 15th. He upload his video on Youtube which how to spend a day without cigarettes. He hope more people supervised him quit smoking. He planned a schedule which more healthy lifestyle. He waked up at 6 am. After breakfast he run in the park. Reading make him relax so he keeps read everyday. Then he went to company at half past 9 am. After lunch he took a little siesta. He finished all work at
    8 pm. Now he has been quit smoking for two months. He think quit smoking is difficult but it’s good for his healthy.

    Jack was a software engineer. His job was very busy and he always works overtime so he relives stress by smoking but a box / carton of cigarettes is insufficient for him in a every / for a day. He thought it’s unhealthy because smoking can cause cancer so he decided to wean himself from / off cigarettes on January 15th. He uploaded his video on Youtube which was (about) how to spend a day without cigarettes because he hoped (that) more people could supervise him to quit smoking. He planned a more healthy lifestyle schedule which was waking up at 6 am, then after breakfast running in the park, reading which makes him relaxed / which relaxes him so he keeps reading everyday. Then he went to work at half past 9 am and after lunch he took a little siesta / break / had a rest. He finished all his work at 8 pm. Now he has been quit smoking for two months. He thinks (that) quitting smoking is difficult but it’s good for his health.

    Grammar

    I think (that) coffee is good.

    I have lived in japan for 1 year = my experience / happened already

    wake / woke / woken

    keep doing / continue doing 

    I know (that) your name is Jenny

    Vocabulary

    work – verb / place / things you do
    job – position / responsibility
    company – Smart English / Apple / JD
    eg. I went to work at 9AM and I worked all day on my work.
    eg2. It’s my job to help my students. I love my job. I don’t want a new job.
    eg3. The company I work for is SE.

    basically – ji ben shang

    apartment complex – xiao qu

    How long did you go to the gym for?
    How long have you gone to the gym for?
    How long did it take for you to go to the gym?

    do weights / lift weights 
    eg. I do weights at the gym

    personal trainer – teach you how to exercise at the gym

    which – and it / it
    eg. I went to a cafe. I go to it every day. = I went to a cafe which sometimes I go to.
    eg2. I have a phone. I bought it in Australia. = I have a phone which I bought in Australia

    Pronunciation

    win – i
    wean – ee

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    March 15, 2020

    Homework

    Do some writing, focus on longer sentences with conjunctions (lian ci) and try to use “which” like we did today, and think of the time for your verbs. Try to use 1 or 2 verb nouns (dong ming ci)

    Next Class Focus

    prepositions: at, on, in, for, to

    Today we focused on:

    Date and Time (already did 1st, 2nd, 3rd..)

    Months 1-12

    which / where

    Vocabulary

    January / February – put together
    March / April / May / June / July – all short
    August – sounds like “eight” … “or” + AugussssSeptemberROCKtober
    November / December – put together

    sept = 7 / 9
    oct = 8 / 10 (Octopus)
    no = 9 / 11
    dec = 10 / 12

    12:05 – 12 oh 5
    12:10 – 12 10
    12:15 – 12 15
    12:30 – 12 30 / half past 12
    12:40 – 12 40
    12:45 – 12 45
    1:00 – 1 o’clock


    Writing

    My best friend is Marry who is a humorous girls. We are roommate in college and have known seven years. She is interested in Chinese history which her major is mural. She is good at handcraft. She gave me a gift which is a wood comb by herself on my 25th birthday. I’m so happy because It’s very memorable.We have watch movies , eat delicious food and go shopping together in college. After graduation, She works in Wuhan which we haven’t meet for two years, but now we regularly chat on line. She share some good things which she bought on Taobao. Recently She is interested in set Lego so sometime we have a video chat, she can show me her new Lego.

    My best friend is Mary who is a humorous girl. We were roommates in college and have known each other for seven years. She is interested in Chinese history so her major is mural painting. She is good at handicraft / making things with her hands so / and she gave me a gift on my 25th birthday which was a wooden comb which she made by herself . I was so happy because it’s a very memorable gift. We have watched movies , eaten delicious food and gone / been shopping together many times together. After graduation, She has been working in Wuhan which means that / so we haven’t met (each other) for two years, but now we regularly chat online. She shared some good things which she bought on Taobao. Recently, She is interested in playing with Lego so sometimes we have a video chat, so / and she can show me her new Lego.

    Grammar

    Dancing is fun.
    Coffee is good.

    I like dancing.
    I like coffee.

    I am interested in dancing which is really fun.
    I am interested in LEGO which is really cool

    verbs – what time?

    On Monday I went to work with my friend and at 5PM I came home

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    March 14, 2020

    Homework

    Write about your best friend. Who is he/she? When did you guys meet? What do you like to do together?

    Next Class Focus

    Date and Time

    Vocabulary

    with (1): 向你

    eg. Jenny is studying English with Li.

    with (2): 跟你

    eg. Jenny went to SE with Li to study English.

    1st March/March 1st – (念)first of March/March the first

    2nd – second

    3rd – third

    4th/5th/6th…. – fourth/fifth/sixth

    11th/12th/13th – eleventh/twelfth/thirteenth

    21st/22nd/23rd – twenty-first/twenty-second/twenty-third

    foot: 一只脚

    feet: 一双脚

    keep -> kept

    virus: 病毒

    eg. The new virus has killed many people.

    regularly: often 经常

    eg. She regularly talks to her grandmother on the phone.

    frequently:  often 频繁,经常

    eg. He comes to this restaurant frequently for lunch.

    Speaking

    I got up at 8 am today/Today, I got up at 8 am.

    Today, I had breakfast/I had breakfast today.

    I didn’t come here study English in January because my foot was injured so I stayed at home to rest. During February and March, I still stay at home because there is a virus. I watched the TV and keep exercise to protect my body. When I go out, we must wear a mask and when I go home we must to wash hand with soap and water frequently. I work in home at 9th February. To begin with, I think it’s very relax. In fact, it’s not relax because I usually work one full day. I’m a designer so I must look at computer all day so I don’t like work.

    Revised:

    I didn’t come here to study English in January because my foot was injured so I stayed at home to rest. Between February and March, I still stayed at home/I didn’t go out because there is a virus. I watched the TV and exercised to keep healthy. When I go out, we must wear a mask and when I go home we must wash our hands with soap and water frequently. I started working at home from 9th February. In the beginning, I think it was very relaxing. In fact, it was not relaxing because I usually work all day. I’m a designer so I must look at/stare at the computer all day so I don’t like to work.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    January 5, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    which / where

    prepositions: at, on, in, for, to

    making sentences based on this structure:

    Making Sentences

    [ Main Idea + Details ] ___CONJUNCTION___ [ Main Idea + Details ]

    [ I come to Smart English + to study English + with Jesse ]__BECAUSE __[ I think English is important + for me + to improve myself. ]


    [ Main Idea ] = [ TIME + SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT + TIME ]

    [ Yesterday, Jesse went to Australia ] / [ Jesse went to Australia yesterday ]

    [ Details ] = To study / For English / With Judy / At 5PM / By myself / At Smart English

    Writing

    Recently the bilibili new years gala is very popular on the internet, so today I decided to watch the gala online. The gala is different from traditional gala. It’s suitable for young people. Bilibli is a 2D culture video website, there have many talent blogger, they post some creative video on Bilibli and many fans follow them. These bloggers show their talent in the gala. I think the gala is a very exciting concert, these music is generated from the website hot channel like hot games, animation, movies and so on. Actually, I don’t know the website, but I still keep enthusiastic to watch the gala, because there are many musics can memory my childhood like “Detective Conan” “Harry Potter” “spirited away”. I think it’s a very special gala.

    talent 有才华的
    Generated 产生
    Detective Conan
    Harry Potter
    spirited away

    Recently the bilibili new years gala has been very popular on the internet, so today I decided to watch the gala online. The gala is different from traditional gala so it’s suitable for young people. Bilibli is a 2D culture video website, and there are / it has many talent bloggers who post some creative videos on Bilibli and many fans follow them. These bloggers show their talent in the gala which is a very exciting concert. This music is generated from the website hot channel like hot games, animation, movies and so on. Actually, I don’t know (much about) the website, but I still watched the gala enthusiastically, because there were many songs which can make me remember / take me back to my childhood like “Detective Conan” “Harry Potter” and “spirited away”. I think it’s a very special gala.

    talent 有才华的
    Generated 产生
    Detective Conan
    Harry Potter
    spirited away

    Vocabulary

    I have a computer. It is white. = I have a computer which is white.
    I bought a computer. It took 1 hour. = I bought a computer which took 1 hour.

    I have a friend. She is funny = I have a friend who is funny.

    spend / take / cost
    I spend time
    I spend money
    It takes time
    It costs money

    Grammar

    did – specific – te ding de shi jian
    eg. I went to Japan last year
    eg2. I came here 2 months ago

    have done – general – bu te ding de shi jian (guo qu)
    eg. I have traveled to Japan many times
    eg2. I have come here for 2 months

    had done – general before another time in the past
    eg. I have taught 6 students today but before you arrived I had taught 5 students.
    eg2. I had come here for 1 month in December

    Speaking

    I got up at 8 o’clock because my air conditioner wasn’t work so I called the people to repair it. Then I ate breakfast. My breakfast is very healthy include 2 eggs, a cup of soy bean milk and some strawberries. Then I finished my English homework. It’s so difficult for me so it spend my 2 hours. Then I watched bilibili gala. I think it’s very exciting. I forgot time so I missed my ballet class. I come here by subway. I arrived here at 5:50 because I want to improve my English.

    I got up at 8 o’clock because my air conditioner wasn’t working so I called the people to repair it. Then I ate breakfast which was very healthy and included 2 eggs, a cup of soy bean milk and some strawberries. Then I finished my English homework which was so difficult for me so it took me 2 hours. Then I watched the bilibili gala which I think was very exciting. I forgot the time so I missed my ballet class. I came here by subway and I arrived here at 5:50 because I want to improve my English.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    January 4, 2020

    Writing

    The Spring Festival is a very important festival in China. When I was young, I like The spring festival very much, It was an exiting festival for me. I dressed in new beautiful clothes to set off firecrackers with my friends, but now it’s not allowed, because setting off firecrackers can cause air pollution. In the Spring Festival I would get up early to pay New Year call to my grandparents and my uncle, we could get a red packets. But now I haven’t red packets, because I’m a adult,It’s so sad. Now I also like the Spring Festival, I will have seven days to have a relax. In new years , the whole family eat dumpling and watch the Spring Festival gala, I feel very happy.

    Set off firecrackers 放鞭炮

    Pollution 污染

    Pay New Year call 拜年

    The Spring Festival is a very important festival in China. When I was young, I like The spring festival very much, It was an exciting festival for me. I dressed in new beautiful clothes to set off firecrackers with my friends, but now it’s not allowed, because setting off firecrackers can cause air pollution. In the Spring Festival I would get up early to pay  New Year calls to my grandparents and my uncle, we would get a red packet. But now I not getting the red packets anymore, because I’m an adult, It’s so sad. Nowadays I still like the Spring Festival, I will have seven days to have a relax. In New Years, the whole family eat dumplings and watch the Spring Festival gala, I feel very happy during the festival.

    Set off firecrackers 放鞭炮

    Pollution 污染

    Pay a New Year call 拜年

    Vocabulary

    pay (sb/sth) a call/visit
    to visit a person or place, usually for a short time
    拜访(某人)
    E.g.: I’ll pay you a call when I’m in the area.
    我到这一带来时会去拜访你的。
    E.g.: We thought we’d pay a visit to the museum while we were in Lisbon.
    我以为在里斯本时我们会去参观那家博物馆。

    nowadays (adv): at the present time, in comparison to the past
    如今,现在
    E.g.: Who remembers those movies nowadays?
    如今谁还记得那些电影?
    E.g.: Nowadays, I bake my own bread rather than buy it.
    现在,我自己烤面包而不去买现成的了。

    could (v): past simple of “can”, used to talk about what someone or something was able or allowed to do
    (can 的过去式,表示能够或允许)能,可以
    E.g.: When I was younger I could stay up all night and not get tired.
    我年轻时,一通宵不睡觉都不觉得累。
    E.g.: It was so noisy that we couldn’t hear ourselves speak.
    太吵了,我们连自己说话都听不见。
    E.g.: You said we could watch TV when we finished our homework.
    你说过我们完成家庭作业后可以看电视。

    midnight (n): twelve o’clock in the middle of the night
    子夜,午夜
    E.g.: There’s a great film on TV at midnight.
    午夜时段电视上会播一部好片子。
    E.g.: It was after midnight when we got home.
    我们到家时已过午夜。

    noon (n): twelve o’clock in the middle of the day, or about that time
    正午,中午
    E.g.: We used to ski before noon and then have a long lunch.
    我们过去经常在中午之前滑雪,然后慢悠悠地吃午餐。
    E.g.: By noon, we had had ten phone calls.
    到中午时,我们已经接了10个电话。

    Grammar

    Could is used to say that an action or event is possible. Would is used to talk about a possible or imagined situation and is often used when that possible situation is not going to happen. Should is used to say that something is the proper or best thing to do or to say that someone ought to do something or must do something.

    Adam could visit us on Monday. This tells us that it is possible Adam will visit on Monday, maybe he can visit us, but maybe he has other options, too. Visiting us is one possibility.
    Adam would visit us on Monday. This tells us that we can imagine a situation in which Adam wants to visit us on Monday, but maybe it is not actually possible. Adam is willing to visit us, under the right conditions or if he can.
    Adam should visit us on Monday. This tells us that Adam visiting on Monday is a good idea, or that it is something Adam is obligated to do.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    December 22, 2019

    Writing

    what do you like about CNY? what do you dislike about it?

    Grammar

    anyXX: anything anyone anywhere 否定句
    ex: I don’t want to eat anything
    ex: I don’t want to go anywhere for Christmas
    ex: I don’t see anyone here, where are you?

    everything/ something/ someone 肯定句
    ex: I want to buy everything
    ex: there’s someone behind you.

    Vocabulary

    1.rub= 搓
    ex: if you a very cold, you can rub your hands.
    ex: In Spring, I will rub my eyes 20 times a day because I have hay fever花粉过敏。

    2. comb (noun)= 梳子
    comb (verb)= 梳发
    ex: I comb my hair everyday in the morning.
    ex: I don’t have a comb at home.

    3. daycare= 托儿所
    kindergarten= 幼儿园
    primary school=小学
    high school/secondary school= 中学
    college= 大专
    university= 大学

    4. grade= 成绩
    ex: if your average grade is above 85%, then you can go to university.
    ex: did you get good grades in primary school? No.

    Speaking

    I’m happy because next month is Chinese Festival, we have 10 days to go home. Recently, I will join competition, but I don’t like this because it’s so boring, everyone must join the competition. You can paint about sea, I will paint about Chinese style icon, because I think it’s easier than others.

    Revised

    I’m happy because next month will be Chinese Festival/ CNY (Chinese New Year), we have 10 days to go home. Recently, I will join a competition, but I don’t like this because it’s so boring, everyone must join the competition. You can paint about the sea, I will paint Chinese style icons, because I think it’s easier than the others.

    Writing

    My grandmother took care of me when I was a little girl. I thought she was a super woman, she can do anything. She could sew beautiful clothes for my Barbie, cook delicious food, comb my hair, and so on. She is smart,she not read many book, but she could help me do homework when I was in primary school. She couldn’t help me when I grew up, but she taught me a lot in life. She taught me how to cook some simple food,clean room,wash clothes. She always told me you should think first when you stat to do something. I got many knowledges from her. Now she is old, I hope she is healthy and happy every day.

    Revised

    My grandmother took care of me when I was a little girl. I thought she was a super woman, she could do everything. She could sew beautiful clothes for my Barbie, cook delicious food, comb my hair, and so on. She is smart,she isn’t well-educated, but she could help me with my homework when I was in primary school. She couldn’t help me when I grew up, but she taught me a lot in life. She taught me how to cook some simple food,clean my room,wash clothes. She always told me “you should think first before you start to do something.” I learned a lot from her. Now she is old, I hope she is healthy and happy every day.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    December 21, 2019

    Homework

    Write a story about you and your grandmother

    Writing

    My favorite coffee shop is Tequila Espresso. The shop is near the my ballet classroom. When I pass by the shop, I often see many people drink coffee in the small shop. When the weather is good people can sit in chair outside the shop,They are chatting and drinking coffee,The people looks so relax,So I decide to join them. I think It’s precious to have a relax time in busy life。In fact, I don’t like coffee, because It’s bitter. But I like the coffee shop.

    My favorite coffee shop is Tequila Espresso. The shop is near the my ballet classroom/school. When I pass by the shop, I often see many people drinking coffee in this small shop. When the weather is good people can sit in chairs outside the shop. They are chatting and drinking coffee, The people look so relaxed, so I decided to join them. I think that It’s precious to have a relaxing time in our busy lives。In fact, I don’t like coffee, because It’s bitter. But I like the coffee shop.

    Vocabulary

    order (v): a request to make, supply, or deliver food or goods
    点菜;订制;订货
    E.g.: “Can I take your order now?” said the waiter.
    侍者问:“现在可以点菜了吗?”
    E.g.: I would like to place (= make) an order for a large pine table.
    我想订制一张大松木桌。

    I would like to order a big latte and a piece of chocolate cake

    我想点一大杯拿铁和一块巧克力蛋糕

    acne (n): a skin disease common in young people, in which small, red spots appear on the face and neck
    痤疮,粉刺,青春痘
    E.g.: Acne is the curse of adolescence.
    粉刺带给青春期无尽的烦恼。

    the coffee shop is on the way to my ballet school
    咖啡店在去我芭蕾舞学校的路上

    I usually take 20 in the coffee shop
    I usually spend 20 to 30 minutes at the coffee shop

    spend (v): TIME-to use time doing something or being somewhere
    花(时间);度过
    E.g.: I think we need to spend more time together.
    我认为我们应该多花些时间在一起。
    E.g.: I spent a lot of time cleaning that room.
    我花了很长时间打扫那个房间。

    spend (v): MONEY-to give money as a payment for something
    花费;用,花(钱)
    E.g.: How much did you spend?
    你花了多少钱?
    E.g.: She spends a lot of money on clothes.
    她在衣服上花销很大。
    E.g.: I spend around 20 yuan at the coffee shop.

    light-清淡
    light (adj)(MEAL/DRINK)A light meal is small and easy to digest.
    (食物)少量的,简便的,清淡的
    E.g.: I don’t eat much for lunch – just a light snack.
    我午饭吃得不多——只吃一点儿小吃。

    heavy food-油腻而难消化的食物
    E.g.:I feel sick with all this fat and heavy food.
    吃了这么多油腻、难消化的食物,我都觉得恶心了。

    炸鸡-Fried chicken

    she took care of me during my childhood

    我小时候她照顾我

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  • F2F Class Notes (Cynthia)

    December 15, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your favorite coffee shop on Wukang Road.

    Writing

    I haven’t make plan for a long time, because I’m a lazy girl. Most time, I can’t finish my plan. But now I want to make a plan for 2020.I have three plans in 2020. First, I want to improve my English,I hope I can talk with others in confluence English. I will read an English article and collect some vocabulary every day. Second, I must keep on exercise three times a week, because I ‘m not healthy. Doctor give me some advices to exercise like yoga . Third, I want to improve my professional skills. Recently, I joined a design competition .I find some excellent designers in company. I can learn from others. If I finish the plan, I will reward myself with a gift.

    Revised.

    I haven’t made a plan for a long time, because I’m a lazy girl. Most of the time, I can’t finish/complete my plan. For now, I want to make a plan for the year 2020. I have three plans in mind for 2020. Firstly, I want to improve my English, I hope I can talk/speak with others in fluent English. I will read an English article and collect some vocabulary every day. Secondly, I want to exercise at least three times a week, because I ‘m not healthy. Doctor gave me some advices to  do some light exercise like yoga . Thirdly, I want to improve my professional skills. Recently, I joined a design competition. I met some excellent designers  in my company. I hope to learn from others. If I manage to finish the plan, I will reward myself with a gift.

    Vocabulary

    Subtitles – 字幕
    E.g – This Chinese movie had really bad subtitles.

    Hobbies – 爱好
    E.g – When I was younger, swimming was my hobby.

    Knee – 膝盖
    E.g – Last year, I had a bad knee injury.

    Hokkaido –  北海道
    E.g – I will be traveling to Hokkaido for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday.

    Skiing – 滑雪
    E.g – Next week I will start my skiing.

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  • F2F Class Notes (George)[S/R]

    December 14, 2019

    Homework

    write a paragraph about your future plan

    Speaking

    i’m a UI designer for education APP, i’m 25 years old, i like ballet and eat delicious food and watching movies. most of time i want to stay at home, i don’t like social . i like talk on internet because you do something others like watching tv. tomorrow i have a lunch with friend her name is Marie. talking about funny story about work in company, and about to share some good thing we buy on taobao.

    revised:

    i’m a UI designer for education APP, i’m 25 years old, i like ballet, eating delicious food and watching movies. most of the time i want to stay at home, i don’t like to be social . i like to talk online because i can do other things like watching tv. tomorrow i have a lunch with my friend her name is Marie. we like talking about funny stories about work in the company, and about good things we buy on taobao.

    Reading

    Prime Minister – Level 0

    A 34-year-old will be the world’s youngest prime minister. Her name is Sanna Marin. She won an election on Sunday. She got 32 of the 61 votes to be her party’s leader. Ms Marin was the minister of transport and communications. She is taking over as Finland’s prime minister from the ex-prime minister. He quit last week.

    Marin is excited about her new job. She said: “There’s a lot of work to be done.” She will review the government’s program. She will also increase the popularity of her party. She wants people’s trust. Marin is a new kind of leader. She shares photos of her private, social and political life on her Instagram page.

    Vocabulary

    Prime minister : 首相
    leader of the government

    Election: /iˈlek.ʃən/ 选举

    party: 党派

    Minister: 部长

    Transport: 交通工具

    quit: /kwɪt/ 辞职

    Trust: 信任

    political : 政治的

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    December 8, 2019

    Pronunciation

    long a and long e

    gave rave dave lane wake Jake
    complete Pete compete delete

    Grammar

    I (         ) by ( verb+ing)
    ex: I learn Shanghainese by talking to my friends
    ex: I will lose weight by working out in the gym
    ex: Jenny will learn English by coming to SE.

    Vocabulary

    originally= 原来 之前
    ex: I originally lived in Canada, now I live in Shanghai
    ex: Originally, I really liked apples, but now I don’t.

    Writing

    About one year ago, I decided to practiced ballet .I think it’s beautiful l when ballet dancer perform on the stage. Dancer can tell a story use body language for you. Originally, ballet is from Italy, I think it’s very elegant. Most of dancer looks very confidence. I thought maybe I can set confidence by practice ballet. The ballet is a science sport. You can build muscle and control your body better. To begin with it’s hard and painful for me,Because I must stretched body in every class. I couldn’t remember dance act, so I just danced a little.But I think if I keep dancing for a long time ,I will dance better.

    Revised

    About one year ago, I decided to learn ballet .I think it’s beautiful when ballet dancers perform on the stage. A dancer can tell a story using his body language for you. Originally, ballet is from Italy, I think it’s very elegant. Most of the dancers look very confident. I thought maybe I could increase/ boost/ build my confidence by practicing /learning ballet. Ballet is a good sport. You can build muscle and control your body better. In the beginning, it was hard and painful for me, because I must stretch body in every class. I couldn’t remember the dancing movements, so I just danced a little. However, I think if I keep dancing for a long time ,I will dance better.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

    December 7, 2019

    Homework

    Write about one of your ballet classes, and why did you choose to practice ballet

    Vocabulary

    couch potato (n): a person who watches a lot of television and does not have an active life
    “沙发土豆”,爱窝在沙发里看电视的人,老看电视机的人

    Originally I’m from Shanxi province
    原来我来自山西

    I stayed in touch with Tina during the last three years since we graduated
    我们毕业后的三年里我一直和蒂娜保持联系

    Writing

    Yesterday I worked all day. So l decided to have a relax . I had a ballet at 10 am. The ballet can relax my body . I can talked to body with music.l have learned ballet for one year. But l just dance a little.because of l always work overtime on work days so l only dance on Sunday. But I believe if I keep dance for long time , I will dance better. After class ,l ate lunch with Tina.The last time l met her was in 2016,I didn’t met Tina when I graduated from college because she worked in WuHan now she will work in Shanghai .we can met on any time. We have a Japanese barbecue and talked a lot. Then I had a English class at 5 pm .so we had to end the lunch .we decided to go shopping on next weekend.on English class lily teached me pronunciation about “a e I o u” But l can’t pronounce the vowel accurately . I must exercise after class.

    Yesterday I worked all day long. So l decided to have relax. I had a ballet class at 10 am. The ballet can relax my body. I can express my feelings through dance. l have been studying ballet for one year. But l just dance a little because of l always work overtime on workdays so l only dance on Sunday. But I believe if I keep dancing for a long time, I will dance better. After the class, I ate lunch with Tina. The last time l met her was in 2016, I haven’t met Tina since/after I graduated from college because she worked in WuHan now she will work in Shanghai. Now we can meet on any time. We had a Japanese barbecue and talked a lot. Then I had an English class at 5 pm .so we had to end the lunch. We decided to go shopping on next weekend. In English class lily taught me how to pronounce about “a e I o u” But l can’t pronounce the vowels accurately. I must exercise after each class.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    December 1, 2019

    Homework

    write a diary

    Pronunciation

    bat bet bit bot but
    sat set sit sot sud
    ban ben bin bon bun

    Writing

    Today was Saturday, The weather was so cold, I was hard working all day. I woke up at 8 am. I had a lot of work to do. I thought it’s inappropriate to work on weekend. First I wrote a story in English, It was too difficult for me, so I took one hour to finish my homework . Then I designed some pages for a web.I got some idea by watched the design web. I designed different style pages for my leader. I was so sad ,because she thought the pages were not perfect . I had to stop working, because I had an English class at 6 pm. I learned new knowledge about phonics, Lily encouraged me to speak English. It’s very important to improve my English.

    Revised

    Today is Saturday, The weather is so cold, I was hard working all day. I woke up at 8 am. I had a lot of work to do. I thought it’s inappropriate to work on weekend. First I wrote a story in English, It was too difficult for me, so it took me one hour to finish my homework . Then I designed some pages for a web.I got some idea by watching the designing web. I designed different style of pages for my leader. I was so sad ,because she thought the pages were not good enough . I had to stop working, because I had an English class at 6 pm. I learned new knowledge about phonics, Lily encouraged me to speak English. It’s very important to improve my English.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W/S]

    November 30, 2019

    Homework

    write a diary

    Pronunciation

    short vowels : a e I
    bat bet bit
    hat het hit
    nat net bit
    back beck bick

    Speaking

    I want to Japan because I like Japan’s food. I want to go Japan with myself because I want to travel alone.

    Revised

    I want to go to Japan because I like Japanese food. I want to go to Japan by myself because I want to travel alone

    Writing

    Last weekend I went to camping with my roommate. The last time I went camping was in 2015 for my family,So I was enthusiastic about the camp. I got up at six o’clock, and packed my bags .I dressed in a thick coat ,because it was too cold. we took a taxi for one hour, we arrived the park at nine o’clock. My roommate is good at making handcraft so she set up the tent for a moment, then we ate breakfast and played tennis on the grass.

    Revised

    Last weekend I went to camping with my roommate. The last time I went camping was in 2015 with my family,So I was enthusiastic about the camp. I got up at six o’clock, and packed my bags .I dressed in a thick coat ,because it was too cold. we took a taxi for one hour, we arrived at the park at nine o’clock. My roommate is good at DIY so it didn’t take her a long time to set up the tent for a moment, then we ate breakfast and played tennis on the grass.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Joe)

    November 24, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    Writing

    My best friend is Mary, I have know her for six years, she is my college roommate, when we met first time , she looked like a cool boy, she dressed oversize clothes and she had short hair, now she is a lady, she has long curly hair and she is very slim, her skin is very smooth like a baby, she has a lot of hobbies, she likes to cook dessert ,play Lego, do handwork and so on. She is humorous and enthusiasm, so she helped me a lot in college, she likes travel and find delicious like a foodie.

    My best friend is Mary. I have known her for six years. She was my college roommate. when we met for the first time , she looked like a cool boy. She dressed in oversize clothes and she had short hair, but now she is a lady. She has long curly hair and she is very slim, her skin is very smooth like a baby’s , and she has a lot of hobbies, like making dessert ,playing Lego, making handcrafts and so on. She is humorous and enthusiastic, so she helped me a lot in college. She likes travel and find delicious like a foodie.

    Pronunciation

    Enthusiastic – adj – En thoo zee jas tik

    Enthusiasm – noun – En thoo zee ja zim

    Next Class Focus

    We must focus on using the present perfect tense ‘have done’ and the simple past tense ‘did’. It’s important to know when to use these tenses.

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    生词

    Enthusiasm

    College

    功课 / Homework

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    How long has she liked to cook?

    She has liked to cook for a long time.

    How long has she been enthusiastic?

    She has been

    Have you visited the Eiffel Tower?

    Are you enthusiastic about visiting the Eiffel Tower?

    The first time I went camping was in 1991

    On the internet

    The first time I saw the Eiffel tower was on the Internet

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  • F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W/S]

    November 23, 2019

    Homework

    Tell me about your best friend, her appearance and her personality.

    Speaking

    Her name is Mary, her hobby is eat delicious food. We watching movie together and go shopping.

    Revised

    Her name is Mary, her hobby is to eat delicious food. We watching movie together and go shopping.

    Writing

    One years ago I met Mary when I went to Yunnan. Mary comes from Thailand, she have live in China for five years, she graduate from Yunnan University, she want to do something for local education so she volunteers to teach student in local school, she think it’s inappropriate not to go to school. Her hobby is cooking and good at cooking Thai food, she said her dream is become a foodie. She is teaching Thai in class When I visited her school, but most of students don’t understand how to speak, because it’s too difficult. After class we are decorating classroom with students. She said she is very happy when she stayed with the students .

    Revised

    One year ago I met Mary when I went to Yunnan. Mary comes from Thailand, she has lived in China for five years, she graduated from Yunnan University, she wants to do something for local education so she volunteers to teach student in local school, she think it’s inappropriate for kids not to go to school. Her hobby is cooking and she is good at cooking Thai food, she said her dream is to become a foodie. She was teaching Thai in class when I visited her school, but most of the students don’t understand how to speak it, because it’s too difficult. After class we were decorating the classroom with the students. She said she is very happy when she stays with the students.

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  •  F2F Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    November 17, 2019

    Homework

    use the words you learned this class and last class, write a story.

    Pronunciation

    to= two=too (t you )
    nice to meet you too

    Vocabulary

    1. appropriate (adj) = 合适的 适当的
    inappropriate= 不妥的
    ex: I can’t have dinner with my sister’s ex, because it’s not appropriate.
    ex: it’s not appropriate to wear mini skirt to work, because I’m a teacher.
    ex: I think it’s not appropriate to work on weekends.

    2. decorate (verb)= 装饰
    decoration (noun)= 装修
    ex: do you like the decorations in this room?
    ex: I want to decorate my kindle with some stickers.
    ex: I want to buy some flowers to decorate the room.

    Speaking

    My mother is a teacher. She don’t wear glasses and fat a little. She likes cooking and sleep.

    My mother is a teacher. She doesn’t wear glasses and she is a little fat a little. She likes cooking and sleeping. 

    Writing

    I bought a Kindle last week. The Kindle is black I will buy some stickers dress it up. I’m using paper book until now. Compared with paper books the Kindle is smaller and lighter ,it’s convenient to carry when you go out. The Kindle screen can adjust to appropriate brightness to protect your eyes, you can post your own reading notes to blog and communicate with others. The Kindle also can download book newspaper and magazine directly, I don’t go to the bookstore to buy books anymore.

    Revised

    I bought a Kindle last week. The Kindle is black I will buy some stickers to decorate it. I have been reading paperback until now. Compared with paperback, the Kindle is smaller and lighter ,it’s convenient to carry when you go out. The Kindle screen can be adjusted to the appropriate brightness to protect your eyes, you can post your own reading notes on the blog and communicate with others. The Kindle also can download books, newspapers and magazines directly, I don’t go to the bookstore to buy books anymore.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    November 16, 2019

    Today we focused on:


    using articles with nouns

    Homework


    Write a short story about something you bought / use articles like a/the

    Speaking

    I’m Jenny, I’m a UI designer. I design apps about education.
    I want to study English for my work.
    My hobby is to eat delicious food.
    I like Chinese food and Japanese food.


    I’m Jenny, I’m a UI designer. I design apps about education.
    I want to study English for my work. / to improve my work
    My hobby is to eat delicious food.
    I like Chinese food and Japanese food.

    Writing

    My company organized a trip to Qiandao Lake on weekend, I’m taking bus with my friend at 5 o’clock pm, we’re arriving hotel at 7 o’clock, the local people very welcome to Qiandao Lake and invite us to eat dinner, After dinner we’re playing game together。

    The next day, we’re visiting the lake by boat,we enjoy the beautiful views and eating some local desserts on the ship, it’s very delicious, so we eat a lot, after the ship arrived, we are hiking on the island and taking some photos。Then we back to hotel by bike instead of by boat, because Linda and Jack aren’t feeling well on board, we have a barbecue in the yard, we’re chatting and sharing interesting stories about work, at last we summing up experience and drawing lessons.


    My company organized a trip to Qiandao Lake on the weekend, I’m taking the bus with my friends at 5 o’clock in the afternoon / at 5pm, we’re arriving at a hotel at 7 o’clock, the local people are very friendly. They invite us to eat dinner, After dinner we’re playing a game/ games together。

    The next day, we’re visiting the lake by boat,we‘re enjoying the beautiful views and eating some local desserts on the ship, it’s very delicious, so we eat a lot.
    After the ship arrived, we are hiking on the island and taking some photos。Then we go back to hotel by bike instead of by boat, because Linda and Jack aren’t feeling well on board, we have a barbecue in the yard, we’re chatting and sharing interesting stories about work, at last we are summing up experiences and drawing lessons.

    V local people welcomed us to Qiandao lake
    adj local people were very welcoming / friendly about us coming to qiandao lake

    Vocabulary

    to improve: to make something better 提高
    I want to improve my English.

    thailand 泰国🇹🇭
    I went to a spa in Thailand.

    Thai (adj/n)
    I like Thai food.
    Thai people are very nice.
    I want to learn Thai (language).

    Japan 日本🇯🇵
    I eat delicious food in Japan.

    Japanese (adj/n)
    I cook Japanese food.
    Japanese people are nice.

    hobby (n) 爱好
    My hobby is to eat delicious food

    foodie (n)美食家(someone who loves food)
    I am a foodie

    to understand (better) 了解 / 懂
    I needed time to understand Shanghai.
    I can’t understand Thai.

    education (n) 教育
    I design apps in education.

    educative (adj)
    I design educative apps.

    to Sum up 总结
    I want to sum up the class

    Summary n.总结
    I write a summary for the book.

    Drawing lessons 吸取教训
    I want to take drawing lessons

    Grammar

    want to do something (for reason(n))  想做什么。。。为了什么。。。
    I want to study English (for my work)
    I want to buy a car for travel.

    want to do something + to + V
    I want to learn English to get more money
    I want to travel to Japan to eat delicious food.
    I want to watch American movies to understand America.

    Using articles with nouns:
    If a noun is singular (1) you need to use a/the
    a/the school
    a/the bus

    If a noun is plural (2+) you need to use the or nothing
    I play with (the) cats

    Usually use a to talk about a new thing and then use the to talk about it again:
    I went to a new school
    The
    school is in Jing an.
    The school is on the 9th floor.

    I want to buy a phone.
    The phone is black.

    On + day
    On Monday
    On Saturday
    …..

    On the weekend

    talking about time:
    If you use o’clock use in the morning/afternoon
    It was 5 o’clock in the morning

    use am/pm without anything else
    it was 5 am
    I slept at 11:45 pm

    Pronunciation


    Island (I land)

    want / went

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  • F2F Class Notes (Ally)

    November 10, 2019

    Vocabulary

    college: da xue
    ie. I went to college in America.

    accent: kou yin
    ie. I have an American accent.

    online games: wangluo youxi
    ie. I play online games everyday.

    purpose: yuan yin/ li you
    ie. What is your purpose of learning English?

    tweet: tui te wen
    ie. I post a tweet everyday.

    twitter: tui te wang
    ie. I go on Twitter everyday.

    Speaking

    Q: Why do you want to learn English? For what purpose?
    A: because I like English. I want to learn English for future work purposes. In order to get there, I have to learn everyday-life English first, and then move on to work/business English.

    Pronunciation

    vocabulary: vo-ca-bu-la-ry

    alphabet: al-fa-bet. not al-fa-bit

    his/he’s

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  • F2F Class Notes (Li)

    November 9, 2019

    Homework

    Write about your holiday. Use the ing form.

    Vocabulary

    designer: 设计师

    breakfast: 早餐

    subway: 地鐵

    wake up: 起床

    Grammar

    I am a 设计师 – I am a designer 

    What are you doing?

    to be + verb (ing form)

    eg. I am         playing

    you are   playing

    he/she/it is   playing

    we are           playing

    they are        playing

    singular: 1 only (am/is) 

    plural: 2 or more (are)

    *if it’s “you” = you use “are”

    Speaking

    I wake up at 10 o’clock. I eat breakfast. I take the subway to come to class. I go home at 12 o’clock.

    I work at the company. I have lunch. I watch a movie at night. I do ballet with my friend.

    ing form: I am waking up at 10 o’clock. I am eating breakfast. I am taking the subway to come to class. I am going home at 12 o’clock.

    Pronunciation

    plural- plʊ-rəl

    thirteen – θɜr’ -tin

    twenty – twen – ti (t-when)

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  • Demo Class Notes (Jenny S – Jesse)

    November 2, 2019

    Speaking

    I get up at 9 o’clock. Then, I eat breakfast 10 minutes. I drink soy milk because I think it’s very healthy.

    I got up at 9 o’clock. Then, I ate breakfast for 10 minutes. I drank soy milk because I think it’s very healthy.

    drink / drank / drunk / am drinking / will drink 

    Pronunciation

    ten

    play
    game
    plane – ayy
    plan – a

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