Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

astonish: to surprise someone very much 使惊讶

eg. I was astonished by how much she’d grown.

eg. His superb ability to recall events in detail is astonishing.

pupil: a student

eg. Tom is a star pupil in his year.

pick sth up: learn to do something on your own without being taught 学会

eg. When you live in a country you soon pick up the language.

senior: someone older than you in school, work etc.

eg. She was my senior in high school.

under-nine/under-ten – under 9 years old/under 10 years old

please keep your voice down/lower your voice

chess piece: 棋子

Speaking

I think the genius is the person who is unique or very in his or her own area, like scientific or for the movie star, someone who is very good at acting. So he is I think the top person at his or her own area. Another kind, if genius is that, he can only spend a little time, some person he’s only good at studying, but he still spend much time studying. On the other hand, other type of person only spend very little time and they can get a high score. Memory is one of the important part, another is someone has good learning skills. So if you have good learning skills you can good use of the time. Also, another one is the focus, they able to focus on learning, they not care the environment. They just not care about the learning, they just keep doing what they need to do, what they are interested in.

Revised: 

I think genius is a person/someone who is unique or excels in his or her own area, like in the scientific field or a talented movie star someone who is very good at acting. So he is I think he/she is the top person in his or her own area. Another example is that, he can only spends a little time studying because he is good at it, but he still spends much time studying because he likes it. On the other hand, another type of genius only spends very little time studying and they can still get a high score. Having a good memory is one of the important aspects, another reason is if someone has good learning skills. So if you have good learning skills you can make good use of your time. Also, another reason is the ability to focus, they can focus on learning, not care about/not bother about the environment. They just not care about the learning, They just keep doing what they need to do and what they are interested in.

Pronunciation

champion – cham-pee-yan

vietnam – vee-yat-nam