Online Class Notes (Alex) (S)

Today we focused on:

speaking. digital currencies.

Speaking

China is developing its own digital currency. The digital currency is getting more and more popular in China. The population of using digital currency such a bitcoin or ether is growing. However some bad things happen. Some companies try to use fake digital currency to make money by cheating people. So the Chinese government has decided to take measures to manage the digital currency industry. The Chinese central bank which can be called the PBC has announced it will launch a new digital currency officially. I think because this digital currency is backed by the credit of the state so it will replace other Chinese digital currencies. The technology which used by this digital currency is kind of like Facebook’s digital currency Libra, as far as i know. It is reported the PBC will cooperate with several commercial institutions including the Chinese internet giants like Alibaba and Tencent. I think this digital currency will be officially launched as soon as next year. Both this digital currency and the yuan will be used in the future, but the Chinese digital currency will bring some convenience for people. Especially it can be used in small amounts in retail situations.

correction

China is developing its own digital currency. Digital currencies are getting more and more popular in China. The number of people using digital currency such as bitcoin or ETH is growing. However some bad things happened (however this led to some problem). Some companies tried to use fake digital currency to make money by cheating people. So the Chinese government has decided to take measures to manage the digital currency industry. The Chinese central bank, which can be called the PBC, has announced it will officially launch a new digital currency. I think because this digital currency is backed by the credit of the state, it will replace other Chinese digital currencies. The technology which is used for this digital currency is kind of like Facebook’s digital currency Libra, as far as I know. It is reported the PBC will cooperate with several commercial institutions including the Chinese internet giants like Alibaba and Tencent. I think this digital currency will be officially launched as soon as next year. Both this digital currency and the yuan will be used in the future, but the Chinese digital currency will bring some convenience for people. In particular, people will be able to use it in small amounts in retail situations.

Vocabulary

singular = one (think about “single”)

plural = many
“children” is the plural of “child”

slightly
eg: “it can be used” and “it will be used” have slightly different meanings

Grammar

because …. so (don’t use because and so in the same sentence, you have to choose one or the other)
don’t say:

I think because this digital currency is backed by the credit of the state so it will replace other Chinese digital currencies

but say:

I think because this digital currency is backed by the credit of the state, it will replace other Chinese digital currencies

or:

this digital currency is backed by the credit of the state, so I think it will replace other Chinese digital currencies

When to use “especially”

you don’t want to use “especially” at the beginning of a sentence with this structure
Especially + subject + verb
I love my colleagues. Especially you are nice. 不对

You can say:
I love my colleagues. Especially you.
I love my colleagues. Especially you, since / because you are nice.