Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

theme: the main topic of a film, book, event etc.

eg. Each year the theme of the annual event changes every year.

prize-draw: a type of competition or opportunity to enter something with the possibility of a prize to be won.

eg. The employees held an annual company prize draw and all prizes are donated by management.

interrogate: to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or violence

eg. The police have already interrogated 20 suspects in the past week.

ceramics: 陶瓷

jade: 玉;翡翠

pottery: objects that are made out of clay by hand

eg. They sell pottery and some other handmade goods.

Grammar

I’m very looking forward – I’m looking forward to it 

use the dress one time – one-time use 

continue to the Spring festival – continue until the Spring festival

if you do good in the job  – if you do well in the job

good is an adjective, well is an adverb  (how is it done?)

eg. You did a good job

eg. You did the job well 

Speaking

The work is not very busy for this month because it’s getting to year end. We will have a dinner party next month before the Chinese New Year. I think it will be good because it is not only a party but also an event. You can win some prizes if you do good in the performance. There are many different types of performance like singing, role-play, acting etc.

We are busy to have dinner or have afternoon tea with our client. You cannot be very relaxing when you have lunch with your client, not like having lunch with your friend. You need to social with your client and ask some questions about their performance for this year and their plans for next year. You need to remember what they say.

Revised: 

I’m not very busy at work for this month because it’s nearing the end of the year. We will have an annual dinner next month before Chinese New Year. I think it will be great because it is not only a party but also an event. You can win some prizes if you do well/perform well in the performance. There are many different types of performances like singing and acting etc.

We are busy with having dinner or afternoon tea with our clients. You cannot be very relaxed when you have lunch with your clients – it’s not like having lunch with your friends. You need to socialise with your clients and ask them questions about their performance for this year and their plans for next year. You need to remember what they say.