Online Class Notes (Alex) (S-W)

Homework

Write about some superstition from your hometown

Vocabulary

collect  收藏

good luck 好运气
I think collecting pig items can bring me good luck

item 东西

superstitious 有迷信
I’m very superstitious, I went to talk to a fortune teller 算命

gray 灰色
My mother thinks gray is not a lucky color

ancestors  = people from your family who died a long time ago
I go to the temple and burn incense for my ancestors.

ancient = very old
The Summer Palace is an ancient building

tomb = 坟墓

during 在….中间
I met a handsome guy during the holiday.
I had a lot of fun during Chinese New year.

put on weight 变胖
I put on weight every year during Chinese New Year

Speaking

In China many people hope their die family can live a better life. So they will give them many things like money, like house, like food and so on. They will burn these things. They think if they do like this, their died family will receive these things and they can have a better life. So every year at the 清明节 and 腊八月they will do that.

Revised

In China many people hope their ancestors can live a better life. So they give them many things like money, like house, like food and so on. They burn these things. They think if they do this, their ancestors can receive these things and they can have a better life. So every year during Tomb Sweeping Day and the Laba festival, they do this.

Grammar

“will” is for the future, don’t use “will” for things that happen on a usual basis, that happens usually 

it will be cold in Beijing in winter –  it is cold in Beijing in winter

it’s not because there is a 会 in Chinese that there is a “will” in English