Online Class Notes (Joe) [speaking]

Speaking

There is a legend. There is a monster who always come down to city to attack people in the ancient time. After that, people try to think a way to prevent it. They start to notice that the monster is scare of red stuff, like fireworks and the red stuff you will stick on the door. At that time people always wear red stuff and put red stuff in front of the door. They believe if the monster sees the red stuff he will went away.

There is a ancient legend which tells of a monster which comes down to cities and attacks people. After being attacked, people tried to prevent the monster from coming again. They noticed that red objects scared the monster away, so they stuck red odds and ends to their doors. During this time of year, people wear red garments and stick red thingamajiggers to their doors. They believe that this will frighten the monster off. 

Vocabulary

synonym for stuff – odds and ends
I don’t have enough space in my bag for all my odds and ends

thingamajigger – stuff you don’t know the name for
This thingamajigger is a part of the computer

frighten (verb) – another word for scare
The action frightened me

Grammar

It’s like lion.
It’s like a lion.

There is a monster who always come down to city to attack people in the ancient time
There is a monster who always comes down to cities to attack people in ancient times

After that, people try to think a way to prevent it
After that, people try to think of a way to prevent it

They start to notice that the monster is scare of red stuff
They start to notice that the monster is scared of red stuff

At that time people always wear red stuff and put red stuff in front of the door
At that time people always wear red stuff and put red stuff on the door

They believe if the monster sees the red stuff he will went away.
They believe if the monster sees the red stuff he go away.

Vocabulary

think of something – usually means it’s a new idea
I want to think of a way to save money
I hope I will think of many interesting stories to tell the children

think about something – usually means to remember something

sojourn – a short stop
We had a brief sojourn in France before going home

Pronunciation

legend – make sure you say the /d/ at the end

red – make sure you can clearly hear the difference between red and rad

claw – sounds like door

crawl – the /r/ sound is after the /k/ sound
claw – the /l/ sound is after the /k/ sound

Vocabulary

rad (slang for radical) = means cool or awesome
The music of the movie I just saw is rad