Online Class Notes (Li)[S/R]

Homework

Pick one out of all the basic senses and tell me why you think it is the most important? Why does it affect your life?

Vocabulary

submit/send information

hear from (sb): to get an update or response from somebody 收到(某人)的来信;接到(某人)的电话

eg. Margaret is waiting to hear from the university in regards to her PhD application.

eg. Have you heard from Steve recently?

higher-ups: someone in a more important position than you in an organisation

edit: make changes to an article, film etc. 编辑

eg. Jane edits articles for a famous magazine.

eg. We edited the script down to 60 pages.

manipulate: to control something or someone to your advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly 操纵,控制

eg. She has successfully manipulated the media to her advantage.

eg. His colleagues accused him of manipulating the financial statements.

cigarette/cig:

cigar: 雪茄

sign language: using your hands to communicate 手语

Reading

Joanna’s mother comes to see Joanna every weekend. She smells the house for Joanna to check that there are no problems. She smells the food in the fridge, the cooker in the kitchen and the clothes. Joanna can help her family too. Her sister Sarah has a baby and Joanna is very happy to change the baby’s nappy!

Joanna knows Sarah can smell. She also knows Sarah can remember people. “Sarah remembers my grandfather but I can’t. I think this is because Sarah can smell.” Sarah agrees. She says, “When I smell cigars I think of grandfather. Joanna can’t smell cigars so it’s difficult to remember grandfather.”

Speaking

This is the second step about PhD, but the time of examination is not sure. We should wait for the time. But, this weekend post our information to the university. I need to check them. Maybe one week or two weeks. Because of the virus, we don’t know when we will get a response, we have to wait.

If I pass the examination, my professor wants me to use 5-6 years or more time on study. But, I want to graduate in 4 years. She doesn’t want me to enjoy my daily life. She wants me to work, to study more and more. She is like a working machine, every day, every time, especially night, she always sent me some work to do.

If you couldn’t smell something, you might lose many feeling and happiness because the sweet scent and fresh scent can make you happy and excited. You can use different scent to know one thing or one people – it’s very important. I like to smell different scent. I don’t want to smell the dirty river and all of dirty things scent.

Revised:

This is the second step for my PhD application, but the examination date /dates for the exams have not been announced. We have to wait for the update. But, this weekend I need to submit/send my information to the university. I need to check them. Maybe in one week or two weeks. Because of the virus, we don’t know when we will get a response/hear back from them, we have to/must wait.

If I pass the examination, my professor wants me to use 5-6 years or more time to study. But, I want to graduate in 4 years. She doesn’t want me to enjoy my daily life. She wants me to work and study hard. She is like a work machine – she sends me some work to do every day, every time, especially at night.

If you can’t smell anything, you might lose your ability to feel things and sense of happiness because sweet and fresh scents can make you happy and excited. You can use different scents to know something or one person – it’s very important. I like to smell different scents. I don’t want to smell the scent of a dirty river and the scent of all dirty things. 

Pronunciation

soap – soh-p

shower – shao -wer