Online Class Notes (Joe)

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We discussed advantages and disadvantages of various things. These are useful words and you should practice using them as much as possible.


Write a conversation between 2 people who meet for the first time in Shanghai. The first man has just moved out of the city center because it is too noisy. The second man wants to know why he did it.


advantage – something good about something
The advantage of living in the suburbs is that it is quiet

disadvantage – something bad about something
The disadvantage of living in the city center is that it is too noisy

kindergarten – school before school
My kid is still in kindergarten

weigh – how heavy is something
I weigh 100 kilograms

outweigh – be heavier than something
The advantages outweigh the disadvantages


advantages – /ədˈvɑːntɪdʒəs/

disadvantages – /dɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒəs/

kindergarten – /ˈkɪndəˌɡɑːt(ə)n/


I have to take 1 hour and 20 minutes to my workplace
It takes me 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to my workplace