Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Homework

Pick a TED talk and write about it.

Vocabulary

consul: 领事

eg. the German Consul

driving exam – the test

driver’s licence/driving licence – official document to show that you can drive 驾照

Inner Mongolia: 内蒙古

internship: time you spend at a company to get professional experience 实习

eg. Lily plans to look for a summer internship.

eg. Jane has a summer internship at the local post office.

intern – person who is serving/has served an internship

open/close       door/gate/window/businesses

turn on/off       cameras/lights/computer/AC

Grammar

talk vs. speak 

talk – informal

eg. He is going to talk to us about the benefits of exercising

speak – formal

eg. Professor Chen will speak about the history of the region

talk in English /speak English

Speaking

Helpful phrases that you can use at the exhibition

Welcoming a group of people/a large audience: 

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the “full name of event”/welcome to Professor “name’s” “full name of event”. I hope you have an enjoyable experience today. Feel free to approach/ask me if you have any questions.

Welcoming individuals: 

Hello Sir/Madam, welcome to the “full name of event”/welcome to Professor “name’s” “full name of event”. I hope you have an enjoyable experience today. Feel free to approach/ask me if you have any questions.

A: Where is your professor?

B: *If giving them directions*  My professor is on the second floor/on your left/right/next to the ABC exhibit

B: *If you are guiding them* Follow me please, I will take you to my professor.

I went to Inner Mongolia with my boyfriend. I was surprised that my parents let me go with my boyfriend. I stayed there for six days. The city is like other cities in China. They have tea with milk but it’s different from other tea with milk. It taste salty and sweet. It looks like strange but taste good. It just like in big hotel and they should treat another guest from other cities and they will invite them to drink milk tea. It’s just in the big cities in inner Mongolia. Their meat food is more than vegetables but their vegetables is similar to us.   I had a misunderstanding like most people. I think Mongolia has most grass and cows but it’s just in some places.

Revised: 

I went to Inner Mongolia with my boyfriend. I was surprised that my parents let me visit my boyfriend/spend time with my boyfriend. I stayed there for six days. The city looks like/is similar to other cities in China. They have milk tea but it’s different from other types of milk tea/the type of milk tea that we’re familiar with. It tastes salty and sweet. It looks like strange but it tastes good. You can usually find it in big hotels and usually, people treat other guests from other cities by inviting them to drink milk tea. It’s just in the big cities in inner Mongolia. Their diet/cuisine consists of more meat than vegetables but their vegetable dishes are similar to ours/other Chinese cuisines.   I had a misunderstanding like most people. I thought Mongolia has more grass and cows than other places but it’s just in some places/areas.