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Class focus: 18 year old student who needs to improve in preparation for going to England for university. Needs a lot of practice speaking to get confidence up. Focus should be grammar and vocabulary but mostly speaking and trying to get his ideas out, connecting them with conjunctions etc. Ask a lot of questions and get him to add details as much as possible without you needing to ask follow up questions constantly.

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At SE since: November 2019

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    December 22, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    the 100 – tv show

    Vocabulary

    tv show / tv series – dian shi ju

    time travel (v / n)
    eg. I time traveled to the year 100
    eg2. I think time travel is impossible

    episode – 40 minutes each
    season – 30 episodes
    eg. I have watched all 30 episodes of season 1

    castle / palace 

    planet – xin qiu
    orbit – the ring around earth that spaceships can sit in and go around and around
    eg. They are sitting in orbit around the planet earth

    nuclear war / nuclear bomb
    eg. there has been a nuclear war and the human race has been wiped out

    solar system – tai yang xi
    eg. the solar system has 9 planets (8 planets not including pluto)

    she left a gun behind 

    tell – direct say from A to B
    talk about – communicate on a subject
    talk – communicate

    Grammar

    What time is lunch?
    I don’t know when lunch is

    Who is that?
    I don’t know who this is

    Speaking

    it’s about a man. go to another time and he went to the place where the king lives and the story is about the things happened in this place. it’s very interesting because he had an accident and after that he traveled to another times but the most interesting is that he didn’t travel to another time. He just like he was just thinking.

    it’s about a man who went / goes to another time / he time traveled and he went to a palace / a place where the king lives. The story is about the things which / that happened in this place. It’s very interesting because he had an accident and after that he traveled to another time. However, the most interesting thing is that he didn’t really / actually travel to another time. He was just idea.


    I don’t know the most interesting but in my opinions I think if I go to some place or do something with my friends so is interesting. Such as we go to the movies to see a movie or go to some amusement park like disneyland, or maybe we play the basketball in the school. I think if I meet my friends, we can tell a lot of things which we can’t say in our daily life.

    I don’t know what the most interesting thing is but in my opinions I think if I go to some place or do something with my friends, it is interesting / I think wherever I go and whatever I do with my friends would be interesting. Such as going to the movies to see a movie or going to some amusement park like Disneyland, or maybe playing the basketball at school. I think if I meet my friends, we can talk about a lot of things which we can’t say in our daily lives.

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  • F2F Class Notes (Ally)[S]

    December 17, 2019

    Vocabulary

    headache: tou tong
    ie. I usually have a headache when my throat hurts.

    sore throat: hou long tong
    ie. I usually have a headache when I have a sore throat.

    in theaters: screening now
    ie. The movie that is played by/with a very handsome star is in theaters.
    ie. The movie that I really want to watch will be in theaters/will screen next April.

    genre: type of movie or book or song
    ie.  I like all genres of movies except science fiction/sci-fi.

    horror: kong ju

    thrillers: jing song pian
    ie. I like to watch both thrillers and horror movies but I only afraid of one of them, not the other.

    hallucinations: huan jue

    fair-skinned: bai pifu

    disturb: da rao
    ie. My hallucination of a tall, fair-skinned female ghost disturbed my sleep.

    decorate(noun: decorations): zhuang shi
    ie. My mother has a lot of decorations.
    ie. My mother has a lot of necklaces to decorate.

    Grammar

    How do we use “some”? .. similar to “the”, not general

    He lives in the room which was decorated by me.

    He lives in the room where a cat died./ He lives in the room in which a cat died.

    The company that made the news last week employed/hired me.

    I was employed/hired by the company that/which made the news last week.

    Speaking

    It’s raining outside. The rain gives a me a bit of a headache.

    I ate too much spicy food, so my throats hurts as well.

    If my throat hurts, I would get headache.

    I watched a lot of scary movies the last three days. One of them was “Annabelle”. I think American ghosts and some other ghosts are not scary. I also don’t think some werewolf or some zombies or vampires they’re not scary. I’m only afraid of female ghosts, just wear the white dress, their hair are long and they are very white. In Chinese, there are some old sayings, there are no vampires. Annabelle is a doll which was possessed by a woman. The other woman she believed in Satan. She want to get more souls, but there’s a couple they control the doll and put the doll in the room. That room was protected by God. In this movie, the ghost is real.

    I watched a lot of scary movies over the last three days. One of them was “Annabelle”. I think American ghosts and ghosts from other countries are not scary. I also don’t think werewolves or zombies or vampires are scary. I’m only afraid of female ghosts in Asian movies. They only wear the white dress, their hair is very long and they are very white/fair-skinned. In Chinese, there are some old sayings or traditional customs, such as “if you go out for more than three days, you shouldn’t open the door right away. You should first knock the door three times, after a few minutes, you can open the door and then knock the door three times again.” Annabelle is a doll which was possessed by a woman who believed in Satan. She want to consume more souls, but a couple controlled the doll and put the doll in the room, which/where it was protected by God. In this movie, the ghost is real.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

    December 15, 2019

    Vocabulary

    1. stiff neck= 僵硬的脖子= 落枕
    ex: I have a stiff neck today because I didn’t sleep well.

    2. frustrating= 烦躁的
    ex: If my friend is late for dinner, I will be very frustrated.
    ex: If I hear babies cry on the plane, I will be frustrated.

    3. irritate= 惹毛
    ex: If my boyfriend doesn’t reply me for long time, I will be irritated.
    ex: If my friends don’t play well, it will irritate me.

    4. arrogant (adj)= 傲慢的 自大的
    ex: Some of the students in our school are very arrogant, because they are Shanghainese.

    5. shame= 羞耻
    shameless= 毫无羞耻心
    ex: Most hookers are shameless about their job.

    Speaking

    I went to the barber shop yesterday, because my hair is too long. I went there with my friend. The hair stylist told me “you can change another hair style”, and he give me some example. I choose one of the example. After three hours, he finished. At last he told me, it cost me 1018 yuan. There are female workers, she wants to add my WeChat. I don’t know what she looks, I forgot. I told my parents, they are very angry. In our hometown, if we want to go to the barbershop, we usually spend less than 200.

    This morning, I wanted to wash my sweater, because there is lots of dog’s hair. I couldn’t clean the hair. The water is very cold, we don’t have hot water. We have a boiler, we can drink. I’m very angry, so I just throw the sweater to the garbage.

    Revised

    I went to the barber shop yesterday, because my hair was too long. I went there with my friend. The hair stylist told me “you can change to another hair style”, and he gave me some suggestions. I choose one of them. After three hours, he finished. At last he told me that it costs me 1018 yuan. There was a girl who wanted to add my WeChat. I don’t know what she looks like/ how she looks, I forgot. I told my parents, they were very angry. In our hometown, if we want to go to the barbershop, we usually spend less than 200.

    This morning, I wanted to wash my sweater, because there were lots of dog’s hair. I couldn’t get the hair out. The water is very cold, we don’t have hot water in the dorm. We have a boiler, we can drink hot water from it. I was very angry, so I just threw away the sweater.

    Reading

    It takes all sorts to make a world– so some say. Nobody is the same, and our different personalities and character traits make us what we are. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? But if someone doesn’t behave or think like you, it can be frustrating. And there’s one personality type that can be very difficult to deal with – narcissism.

    Narcissists consider themselves the most important person. They’re only interested in their own life, without a care in the world about the people around them. Their lack of empathy makes them come across as arrogant and self-important. If you know someone like this, their narcissistic attitudes might irritate you. But you might find it even more irritating to know that, according to new research, they are likely to be happier than other people.

    An ongoing study of narcissism by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast has found such people might infuriate others but are less likely to be stressed or depressed. Writing about the research, the BBC’s Sean Coughlan says “They might have trampled over others and left a trail of emotional damage around them – but narcissists also seem to be insulated against feeling bad about themselves.” And their heightened sense of self-importance appears to give them “protective” qualities.

    Researchers have been trying to understand why narcissism appears to be more prevalent in areas such as politics, social media and celebrity culture and why narcissists’ shamelessover-confidentattitude seems to be rewarded rather than penalised. It does seem that they have the best of all worlds, which is not great news for shrinking violets. And there’s more bad news for those who are shy and retiring: previous research by Queen’s University has also found that a ‘mental toughness’ helps narcissists succeed at work and in their social lives because they can overcome rejection and disappointment. And other tests have found that narcissistic students do better in exams, not because they are more clever, but because of their confidence and assertiveness.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    December 10, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    Refining expression

    Speaking

    The nurse needs to help the doctor in operation. A people was ill and he needs the doctor take the knife. The doctor is the main people who does the surgery and the nurse needs to help him.
    As I know in China doctors has a highly paid than nurse.
    My sister she is a nurse and she told me being a doctor is very difficult and it is tired job because every day you need to look a lot of people and give them some advices.

    My dream job is movie star because I am very famous and just want more people can pay attention to me.

    Our school is very busy and we have no time to do this.

    Some of my friends have jobs in Starbucks and some in Uniqlo. But I think because they may have no time to do the housework. I asked my mom if I can get a part time job she said she doesn’t want me to do this because my job is to study hard and get a good school.

    they get a high pay than other cities. in my hometown they can only get less than 100 because the food in Shanghai is very expensive.
    Maybe there is another reason. I dont like the food delivery in Shanghai because many times I  order the food delivery but once that man he didn’t take my food so I haven’t had lunch that day and most of them they will be late.

    yesterday I ordered 2 same food and when that man arrived he told me he put the food in a machine in our building. When I get the food there is only one so I called the restaurant and they sent another dish.

    maybe the government they want more people work in Shanghai and most of the people work in Shanghai at first maybe they don’t have enough money so the government can help them. Maybe the government decreases the rent.


    The nurse needs to help the doctor/surgeon during the surgery.
    A people was ill and he needs the doctor take the knife. The doctor is the main people who does the surgery and the nurse needs to help him.
    As I know in China doctors has a highly paid than nurse.
    My sister she is a nurse and she told me being a doctor is very difficult and it is tired job because every day you need to look a lot of people and give them some advices.

    My dream job is movie star/ to be a movie star because I am very famous and just want more people to pay attention to me.

    Our school is very busy and we have no time to do this.
    Some of my friends have part time jobs in Starbucks and some in Uniqlo / some of my friends work part time in Starbucks… But I think it is not a good idea because they may have no time to do the homework. I asked my mom if I could get a part time job she said she doesn’t want me to do this because my job is to study hard and get admitted to a good school.

    they get a higher pay than other cities.  in my hometown they can only get less than 100 per day. it is because the food in Shanghai is very expensive.

    Maybe there is another reason. I don’t like the food delivery in Shanghai because many times I ordered food delivery but once that man arrived I realized he had not brought my food so I didn’t have / skipped lunch that day and most of them are late.

    yesterday I ordered 2 identical dishes and when that man arrived he told me he put the food in a machine in our building. When I got the food there was only one dish / one dish was missing so I called the restaurant and they sent another dish.

    maybe the government wants more people to work in Shanghai and most of the people who work in Shanghai at first don’t have enough money so the government can help them. Maybe the government decreases / lowers the price of the rent.

    Vocabulary

    identical (adj) : the same
    Our phones are almost identical

    dish
    We ordered 10 dishes for lunch. / we ordered a lot of food for lunch

    to skip : not have / go to the next
    I skip lunch because I want to lose weight
    Tom skipped the class to play games with his friends.
    I skipped this song because I wanted to listen to the next one

    part time : less than full time
    Tom is a part time teacher in our school, he only comes 2 days a week.
    Many students start a part time job to get some extra money as they study in university

    surgery 手术
    I had a surgery to repair my leg.

    surgeon : doctor who does a surgery 外科医生
    I had a great surgeon

    sergeant 中士
    Tom is a sergeant in the army

    muscle
    I hurt the muscles in my arm

    bandage (n)绷带
    I put a bandage on my wound.

    cast (n) 石膏
    I had a cast on my arm for 3 months after I broke it during a race.

    people (plural)
    I saw many people in the room.

    person (singular)
    There was just 1 person in the room.

    lay off  (n/v) : when a company doesn’t want you to work for them anymore
    Tom was laid off after working 5 years in this company
    there were many lay offs during the crisis.

    to make ends meet : to get by / to survive
    Tom had to work 3 different jobs to make ends meet.

    patient (n) : someone who needs treatment
    Doctors see a lot of patients everyday.

    patient (adj)  有耐心的
    Tom waited 1 hour to see and didn’t get angry about the wait. He was very patient.

    patience (n)

    motivated (adj) 有动机的
    I am strongly motivated because I want to have a good job.

    motivation (n)

    Grammar

    want somebody to do something:
    I want my cat to be well behaved
    I want my girlfriend to see my this afternoon.
    I want my mother to buy me a pair of shoes.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Joe)

    December 8, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    We focused on the difference between the the present continuous tense, the present simple tense, and the past simple tense.

    Grammar

    I have dinner at school (this means usually)
    I am having dinner at school (this means now)
    I will have dinner at school (this means soon)

    Tony live with his family
    Tony lives with his family

    In a shop market, voucher is just like money
    In a supermarket, vouchers are just like money
    In a shop, vouchers are just like money
    In a shopping mall, vouchers are just like money
    In a supermarket, vouchers are just like money

    Vocabulary

    Check out (verb) – look at closely
    I will check out your ID

    Checkout (noun) – the place where you pay in the supermarket/shop
    The supermarket only has 5 checkouts

    Ring up (verb) – add to the price
    The cashier rings up my goods

    Till / cash machine – the machine used by the cashier
    At the checkout, the cashier uses the till to ring up my goods

    Credit card machine / Card reader – machines used to pay with your credit car at the checkout

    Grammar

    Someone is/are more highly paid than someone

    Someone’s job is harder than someone else’s job

    The doctor’s job is highly paid than the nurse
    The doctor is more highly paid than the nurse

    His house is more good than mine
    His house is better than mine

    Pronunciation

    Receptionist – ri sep shi nit
    Chef – shef

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)

    December 3, 2019

    Vocabulary

    full-time: quan zhi
    ie. Our school offers a full-time program.

    delivery: kuaidi

    food delivery: waimai
    ie. I received my delivery this afternoon.
    ie. The food delivery guy at KFC was thirty minutes late today.

    take advantage of: li yong
    ie. You need to take advantage of water resources.
    ie. If you want to improve your English, you should take advantage of your lessons at SE.

    sticky/sweaty: nian
    ie. My body was very sticky after I boxed.

    look after: zhao gu
    ie. My grandma needs to be looked after.
    ie. A mother looks after her child.

    look out for: zhao ying (not always taking care of you, just helping you when you need help)
    ie. I usually look out for my cousins when their parents work/are at work/are working.

    cuisine: liao li
    ie. I like Japanese cuisine very much.

    freshman: da yi
    ie. I’m a freshman at Leeds College.

    financial crisis: jinrong weiji

    redundancies: 裁员 or duoyu
    ie. A financial crisis is very dangerous because a lot of redundancies might occur.

    get by: just enough to live, no luxuries
    ie. The cost of living in SH is very high, so it’s difficult even just to get by.

    whatsoever:加强否定陈述
    ie. I have no interest in coffee whatsoever.
    ie. I don’t think Curry is the best basketball player whatsoever.

    voucher/coupon: quan
    ie. I received a voucher for meituan in the mail today.

    Speaking

    Q: How (much) do you like SH? How is it compared to Henan? Which city do you like better? Why? Would you recommend SH to a newcomer?

    A: I think SH not bad, because I come from Henan, and the weather in my hometown is very good, and in SH, when I first came here, it was really hot. My body was nian and I had to take my bag and a lot of things by myself. SH’s food, I think, is not suitable for me. I think Henan is best. I like Zhengzhou because I think Zhengzhou’s food is very delicious. I haven’t have this ideas three months ago but when I came to SH, I know Zhengzhou’s food is very good. Also, like Meituan waimai is always late and I usually have no time to eat.

    Edited: I think SH has some advantages, like its subway and Disneyland.  I come from Henan, and the weather in my hometown is very good, but in SH, when I first came here, it was really hot. My body was sticky and I had to bring/take my bag everywhere and move/pack and unpack a lot of things by myself. The food in SH, I think, is not suitable for me. I think Henan is best. I like Zhengzhou because I think the food in Zhengzhou is very delicious. I haven’t had/didn’t have this idea three months ago but when I came to SH, I found/realized Zhengzhou’s food is very good. Also, Meituan delivery is always late and I usually have no time to eat.

    Reading

    When looking at Western Europe, we don’t usually think about poverty – but in fact, some people in modern-day Britain are so hard up that they can’t afford to buy food.

    Back in 2008, the financial crisis caused a lot of redundancies. Then there were the cuts to the welfare system in 2013 which added to the problem – and many British people fell into debt. It’s estimated that 500,000 people in the UK have turned to food banks, just to get by.

    Steph Hagen, who works in a Nottingham food bank, says: “People do not go to a food bank because it’s an open door. It’s a case of they go to it because they need to. With our food bank – we are an independent one, and we have limited stocks – everyone who comes through our door has no income whatsoever.”

    There are checks and referrals to make sure nobody is abusing the system. If a doctor or a social worker thinks someone needs to use a food bank – even for a short time – they can give them vouchers. Then the people in need take the vouchers along to the food bank and they get handouts for three days.

    Churches and individual donors provide most of the food in the banks. But some businesses might help out too.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    November 26, 2019

    Today we focused on:


    Description of car ads.

    Homework

    Describe a commercial which you found interesting.

    Speaking

    My college will send us to the UK after 2 years.
    I study business.
    I learn it only one reason because I want to make more money.
    Piano, guitar basketball.
    I have learned it for 12 years.
    I have learned guitar for 2 years. Because I think it is very cool and do you know an app it is named douyin. there are a lot of videos someone plays the guitar I think it is very cool so I want to learn it.
    I usually use it to watch some basketball highlights.
    and I also some dogs. My mother doesn’t want me have a dog. Because she thinks you need to feed them and do a lot of things. She is a teacher and she has no time to do this. She teaches English.

    My mother she haven’t told me about some English and I only learn English by myself or learn in class.
    Speaking because in our hometown we only writing writing and we have no time to speaking and listening and our English teacher he often told us just how to write this thing.


    My college will send us to the UK after 2 years / in 2 years / 2 years later
    I study business. / I major in business.
    I learn it only for one reason, because I want to make more money. / I only learn business because I I want to make more money.
    I like the Piano, the guitar and basketball.
    I have learned the piano for 12 years.
    I have learned guitar for 2 years. Because I thought it was very cool and do you know an app named douyin? / which is named douyin there are a lot of videos of people playing the guitar I thought it was very cool so I wanted/decided to learn it.
    I usually use it to watch some basketball highlights.
    and I also like to watch some dogs. My mother doesn’t want me to have a dog because she thinks you need to feed them and do a lot of things. She is a teacher and she has no time to do this/ for this. She teaches English.

    My mother never taught me English and I only learned English by myself or learned it in class.
    Speaking is an issue because in our hometown we only  practiced / focused on writing writing and we had no time to do some speaking and listening and our English teacher only taught us how to write.

    Speaking

    1 : describe
    There is a man, maybe 25 he can everything he wants. just say it.
    In the video there is a dog who is lost and he can only say find the dog then the dog was found.
    At last the man got to a car, a Mercedes. He gave the Mercedes some orders and the Mercedes do it. That is all.


    There is a man, maybe 25/ he looks 25, he can do everything he wants. he just needs to say it.  Everything he wants becomes true just by saying it.
    In the video there is a lost cat and he only needs to say find the cat then the cat was found.
    At last the man got in a car, a Mercedes. He gave the Mercedes some orders and the voice assistant completed them. That is all.

    2: message
    It wants to tell us Mercedes can do whatever you want.
    Maybe it just wants to tell us Mercedes has a voice assistant.

    3: target
    Maybe some young people because most of them like to follow fashion/ the trends and I think Mercedes is very cool.

    1 Describe:
    A 30 yo man goes to a farm to see his grandpa and his grandpa gives him a car. And tells him to try it.
    He looks very unbelievable and excited. But all of these things are just a dream. He was choking and a woman saved him.
    Everyone was very happy but he looks very sad.
    —-

    A 30 yo man goes to a farm to see his grandpa and his grandpa leads him to a garage and gives him the keys a car. And tells him to try it.
    He looks very amazed and excited. But all of these things are just a dream. He was choking and a woman saved him.
    Everyone was very happy but he looked very sad.

    2 Message:
    It tells us Audi will make a new car which is only by electricity and looks very nice.

    It tells us Audi will make/release new electric cars  and they look very nice. / and you don’t need to die to drive them (humor).

    I think Audi is cooler, I like the appearance better and in China  some Mercedes have some problems / Mercedes are known to have problems so I don’t like Mercedes / I prefer to avoid Mercedes.

    Vocabulary

    appearance : how something /someone looks
    I don’t like the appearance of the new iPhone 11.
    Be careful about your appearance when you go to a job interview.

    to release : to make a product available for purchase.
    Huawei released the mate 30 a few month ago.

    heaven / paradise : good place where good people supposedly go after death

    hell: hot place where bad people supposedly go after death

    thrill : excitement  / pleasure
    People get on a rollercoaster for the thrill.

    Thriller : an exciting movie/book in which you try to find who did what (police / criminal kind)
    Sherlock holms is a thriller.

    to await : to wait for
    I awaited the results of the gaokao with a lot of stress.

    to choke : to find it hard to breathe
    I chocked on some peanuts.

    voice assistant : an assistant which answers to your voice commands (Siri…)
    Now everyone has a voice assistant.

    garage : room for the car / place where you fix a car
    We parked in the garage
    I had to go to the garage because my windshield had a crack.

    windshield : The front glass element of a car.
    Some BMW cars have AR on their windshields.

    advertisement (ad) : something used for marketing to make people want to buy a product
    I saw some TV ads for 2 cars

    rank : a position in the army / game / competition
    I was ranked in the top 5 in the competition.
    he joined the army with a rank of captain.
    My rank in 王者 is gold.

    to rank up: to increase in rank
    I managed to rank up last night, Now I am in diamond.

    to pick something up : to start to learn something
    I picked up music because I wanted to make songs.

    TikTok 抖音
    Many people like to watch videos on Tiktok.

    mercedes benz  ( car brand)

    Audi  (car brand)

    Pronunciation

    app (mobile application)

    ape (monkey)

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

    November 24, 2019

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today

    Grammar

    I haven’t + past past verb 
    I haven’t +been to the casino 
    I haven’t seen my dad for one year.
    I haven’t talked to Jesse for three days.
    I haven’t played LOL for 2 months.

    Vocabulary

    1.ban= 禁止
    ex: LOL banned me from playing because I was not 18 years old.
    ex: He’s banned from the casino.

    2. casino= 赌场
    ex: There are lots of casinos in Macao.
    ex: I have never been to the casino because it’s not a good place.

    3. gamble (verb)= 赌博
    ex: a lot of people like to gamble because it’s easy money.
    ex: My friend’s father gambled 10 years ago.

    4. spine= 脊椎
    ex: if you do yoga, your spine will be very flexible.

    5. work out (verb)= 健身
    ex: many people work out when they have some spare time.

    6. boxing= 拳击🥊
    ex: I used to play boxing every week but now I am a little lazy.

    7. flexible (adj)= 灵活的 自由的
    eX: My schedule is very flexible, I don’t have to work if I don’t have time.

    8. gym (noun)= 健身房
    ex: I used to go to the gym everyday for one hour, but now I’m too busy with work.

    9. major in Science= 理科
    major in Arts= 文科
    ex: Most girls want to major in Arts
    ex: I know some very smart girls who major in Science. 

    Speaking

    I finished my math test yesterday. It connect our grade this year. I finished in one day, so I can play some games in my spare time. Last night, I saw the TV program named Chinese Festival. Some superstars like HXM and YangZi. I played games like Honor of King. I used to play LOL, but when I was 17. I was banned by LOL.

    This morning, I reviewed the film named “Intouchables”. This movie is from France. The movie told us that two people, and one people is very rich but he hurt his spine so he couldn’t move, he can only lie on the chair. Another people is very poor. One day they meet each other. The rich man employs the poor man to take care of him. It happened lots of things. They become good friends at last. They both learned some knowledge and advantages.

    Revised

    I finished my math test yesterday. It’s a part of our grade. I finished the test in one day, so I can play some games in my spare time. Last night, I watched the TV program named Chinese Festival. Some superstars like HXM and YangZi were in it. I played games like Honor of King. I used to play LOL but when I was 17. I was banned by LOL.

    This morning, I reviewed the film named “Intouchables”. This movie is from France. The movie tells us about two people, one of the person is very rich but he hurts his spine so he can’t move, he can only lie on the chair. Another person is very poor. One day they meet each other. The rich man employs the poor man to take care of him. Many things happened and they become good friends at last. They both learned some new things and learned more about each other. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    November 19, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    Focused on making longer sentences + adding detail when answering questions

    Speaking

    i got up at 8 o’clock because I play mobile phone last night but my class will begin at 8:30 so I have no time to eat my breakfast. Also, I’m very tired at class and this morning I have my economic class and business class and also EAP. After class it’s about 12 and I order food in my phone, you know mei tuan, and I have to get to study my economic… I had suan cai fish for lunch but it’s not very good just because the fish is not fresh – it taste a little hard.

    i got up at 8 o’clock because I played some game on my mobile phone / I played some mobile phone games last night but my class would begin / began at 8:30 so I had no time to eat my / to have breakfast. Also, I was very tired in class and this morning I took / had economic class and business class and also EAP. After class it was about 12 and I ordered food on my phone, you know mei tuan, and I have to go to study my economic… I had Chinese sauerkraut fish for lunch but it was not very good just because the fish was not fresh – it tasted a little hard / it was a little hard.

    Vocabulary

    open the door < > close the door
    turn on < > turn off – the action of pressing a button, turning a switch

    play – sport / games
    play with sth – use it to play

    I have a fat friend – I have a friend who is fat.
    I have a computer which is black.
    I shopped for a computer for 1 hour – I bought a computer which took 1 hour.

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

    5 – Great / really good / very good 
    4 – Pretty good / Good 
    3 – Good / Not bad 
    2 – Fine / Just OK
    1 – Not great / not very good

    Thanks / Thank you 

    And you? / What about you? / How about you? 


    steak – niu pai

    9 – well done 
    7 – medium well done 
    5 – medium 
    medium rare
    3 – rare = undercooked
    eg. I’d like mine medium well done please

    raw – sheng de

    after 2 years – maybe 2 years from now, maybe more
    in 2 years / 2 years later – within 2 years, not later than 24 months from now.

    Grammar

    on my phone
    on tv
    on the radio
    on the internet
    on the computer
    online 

    in my phone – inside it, you need to open it

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  • VIP Class Notes (Joe)

    November 18, 2019

    Pronunciation

    Send / sent – pay attention to the /d/ and /t/ sounds

    Escargot – es kar go

    Abroad – a brod

    Grammar

    I live in China Henan Zhengzhou

    I live in Zhengzhou, which is in Henan in China

    My school my need to go abroad 2 years later

    My school will send me abroad after 2 years / 2 years from now

    My school needs me to go abroad after 2 years / 2 years from now

    I want to a movie star

    I want to be a movie star

    I went to French

    I went to France

    It’s in my 15 years old

    It was when I was 15 years old

    We eat escargot

    We ate escargot (snalis)

    Do you like play basketball?

    Do you like playing / to play basketball?

    Vocabulary

    Aboard – on a ship (The sailors all aboard)

    Abroad – another country (I’m going abroad to America)

    Send – present tense (My school will send me to another country)

    Sent – past tense (I sent a letter yesterday)

    French – adj (I went to a French city)

    France – noun (I went to France)

    Writing

    My favorite game is King of Glory. There are 10 people in a game. It’ s not a game about who killing more. It’s a game of destory your  building And I always play game with my classmates.

    My favorite game is King of Glory. There are 10 people in a game. The game is not about who can get more kills. It’s about destroying buildings.  I always play this game with my classmates.

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  • Demo Class Notes (Joe)

    November 17, 2019

    Today we focused on:


    we focused on building vocabulary by telling some stories and talking about a movie

    Next Class Focus


    We must build more vocabulary. Next time we can read part of a movie transcript

    Homework

    Write about your visit to Disney. Use the words ‘ride’ or ‘rode’ at least 3 times in your writing.

    Write about your visit to Disney. Use the words ‘ride’ or ‘rode’ at least 3 times in your writing.

    Pronunciation

    Shoe – rhymes with ‘two

    Show – rhymes with ‘no

    Vocabulary

    counterfeit – fake
    He was selling counterfeit Nike shoes

    Grammar

    Did he were arrested?
    Was he arrested?

    Why he want to did this?
    Why does he want to do this?

    The two people are friends?
    Are the 2 people friends

    This movie show us some people who has mental illness
    This movie shows us a man who has a mental illness
    This movie shows us someone who has a mental illness

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