Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

Mother’s Day card/Christmas card/New Year’s card

It’s meaningless: having no meaning/lacking any significance

eg. “What’s the point? Going to school is meaningless!”

control: to order, limit someone’s behaviour or actions

eg. His father has always been controlling so he grew up with a lot of problems.

eg. If you can’t control your spending, don’t get a credit card.

Time flies: time seems to move very quickly

eg. Time flies when you’re having fun.

eg. I can’t believe how fast time flies,  your son is already 20.

Grammar

see vs. watch 

see – look at what’s around you using your eyes

a person/animal/something

watch – look at something for some time

a movie/tv show/play

*third-person pronouns in the simple present tense

he/she/it      sings/buys/lives/plays 

used to/like to/has/have to + 2nd verb (infinitive form) eg. to sleep/eat/sing

eg. I used to live in Malaysia.

eg. He likes to sing in the shower.

eg. Emma has to wait for her mother to pick her up after school.

Speaking

Most of my colleagues and friends went out with their families. My daughter live in SD province and my husband live in YW so we cannot contact with each other. Although many people like to go out, but most of them they just go out with their families, not with their friends. Actually, I’m used to stay alone. In the past, when my husband was still in SH, I had to take care of him. He had so many request and he want to come to my life. Even when I want to see some TV shows just for entertainment, He said, “no, why you want to see those TV shows, there’s meaningless”. I cannot do anything I like so I think sometimes distance is beautiful.

After seven months she sleep with grandma. She like to living with her grandma. I think in my daughter’s mind “grandma is the first, parents is the second one”. Sometimes we go back together such as Spring Festivals. I used to go back in Labour holidays, National holidays, but my husband is busy on that holiday so he will choose other days to go back to see my daughter. We have spent one month with her during virus period.

Revised: 

Most of my colleagues and friends went out with their families. My daughter lives in SD province and my husband lives in YW so we cannot spend time with each other. Although many people like to go out, but most of them they just go out with their families, not with their friends. Actually, I’m used to staying alone/being alone. In the past, when my husband was still in SH, I had to take care of him. He had so many requests and he wanted to control my life/he was very controlling. Even when I wanted to watch some TV shows just for entertainment, he said, “No, why do you want to watch those TV shows? They’re meaningless!”. I could do anything I like so I think sometimes distance is beautiful.

After seven months, she started sleeping with grandma. She likes to live with her grandma. I think in my daughter’s mind/heart “grandma comes first, her parents come second/after that“. Sometimes we go back together such as on Spring Festival. I used to go back on Labour holiday, National holiday etc., but my husband is busy on those holidays so he will choose to go back on other days to see my daughter. We have spent one month with her during the virus outbreak.