Online Class Notes (Ally)[S]

Vocabulary

time zone:时区
ie. I’m talking to Henry from a different time zone.
ie. I crossed many time zones on my flight to Canada.

Seoul:首尔(韩国)
ie. I have never been to Seoul before in my life.

(under)quarantine: 隔离
ie. The patient is placed under quarantine.

essential: 必要的
ie. Quaratine is an essential way to protect from the virus.

confined:禁锢
ie. Staying confined in my room is driving me crazy.

haggle:  讲价
ie. I can see many people haggling in the supermarket.

wiggle:  扭动
ie. She wiggled out of the difficult situation by being witty.

witty: 机灵
ie. The mouse is so witty that I can’t catch it.

remote:  偏远的
ie. The apartment I live/My apartment in is in a remote part of town.
ie. In very remote areas of China, kids still don’t get an opportunity to go to school.

remote control: 遥控器
ie. I always fight with my dad over who gets the remote control.

ceremony: 典礼
ie. The ceremony I took part in/went to yesterday was fantastic.

everyday essentials: 日常必需品
ie. People can get all their everyday essentials from the supermarket.

virus: 病毒

viral:having to do with a virus/突然蹿红的(spread so quickly, almost like a virus)
ie. His stupid video clip has gone viral on TicToc.

germs: 细菌
ie. We need to wash our hands to often to protect us from viruses and germs.

precautions: 预防的措施
ie. There are many precautions we can take to protect us from this virus.

Grammar

13 minutes past midnight: 00:13

English vs the English
– “English” is a language, or the adj.
– “the English” refers to people who live in Britain

Speaking

My mom tried to negotiate in the supermarket, but the the people who sell vegetables say that there isn’t any wiggle room.
My mom tried to negotiate the price in the supermarket, but the the people who sell vegetables say that there isn’t any/much wiggle room.

The negotiation between English and us need to happen before the deadline.
The negotiation between the English and us needs to happen before the deadline.

Because of/due to/since the outbreak of the illness, my parents work remotely.

The dress she wear on the Oscar captivate everyone.
The dress she wore to the Oscars/Oscars Awards Ceremony captivated everyone’s attention.

During virus outbreak/the time of the illness, running out of everyday essentials is an awkward problem.

I need to wash my hands everyday and if I need to go out I need to wear the mask. I’d better not to stay in a place with many people.
I need to wash my hands very often. I only go out if it’s absolutely necessary, and if I need to go out I must wear a mask. I’d better not to stay in a place with many people/crowded space/place with a large crowd.

Pronunciation

ce: “s” sound

ti: “sh” sound