Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Grammar

Write about your company’s annual dinner. Be careful of tenses and try to make use of transition words in your writing.

Vocabulary

recipe: instructions telling you how to make food 食谱

capital: 首都

eg. The capital of Japan is Tokyo.

eg. I am from the capital.

Grammar

Transition words:

Different types – 1) add information

in addition/furthermore/also/for example/first/second/third

eg. People who travel abroad are more likely to know how to speak English. They would have more opportunities to practice speaking.

People who travel abroad are more likely to know how to speak English. In addition, they would have more opportunities to practice speaking.

eg. I think learning English is very useful because I can look for better job opportunities. Furthermore, I can communicate with foreigners in English.

eg. First, add two eggs into the bowl. Second, pour 2 cups of milk into the bowl. Third, add salt to the mixture and stir well.

*for instructions, it is better to use first, second third rather than the words listed before

2) expressing differences

however/on the other hand/although/yet/in contrast/rather than

eg. If it rains tomorrow the sports competition will be cancelled. On the other hand, the school will organise an indoor event for the students.

eg. Although Will was sick, he still went to school.

eg. Jack’s brother is very outgoing and talkative. In contrast, Jack is very quiet and shy.

eg. He prefers to watch a movie at the cinema rather than going to the museum.

eg. Sean’s mother always complains about the food at the restaurant, yet she still goes there to eat every week.

Speaking

The first time I travelled abroad in 2013 with my friends. We went to Philippines for 7 days. We stayed in a resort which is near beach. We spent two days to stay in city, but I forgot the name of the city. Even though the city is a little dirty and small, but I think we enjoyed it because travelling is interesting so we enjoyed it. Then, we spent 5 days in resort where we swim every day and did some sports on the sea.

Revised: 

The first time I travelled abroad was in 2013 with my friends. We went to the Philippines for 7 days. We stayed in a resort which is near beach. In addition, we spent two days to stay in a/one city, but I forgot the name of the city. Even though the city is a little dirty and small, however, I think we enjoyed it because travelling is interesting. Then, we spent 5 days in resort where we swam every day and played some sports in the sea.