Online Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

Homework

What job would you like to do? Do you think it’s easy (or difficult) for people to choose a career (or job)? Which do you think is more important when choosing a career (or job), the salary or what one is interested in?

Vocabulary

upcoming: happening soon

eg. Tickets were sold out immediately for the group’s upcoming concert.

coronavirus/COVID-19

dearly: very much

eg. She will be dearly missed by her friends.

to no avail: little effect, benefit or purpose/unsuccessful

eg. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out the party to no avail.

eg. The couple tried to search for the little girl to no avail.

Speaking

April 10th is my birthday so I received a lot of gifts. I received a letter from my best friend. We have known each other for over 10 years. She expressed a lot of feelings in the letter. I think friendship is a precious thing for me.

Revised: 

April 10th is my birthday so I received a lot of gifts. I received a heartwarming letter from my best friend. We have known each other for over 10 years/We have been friends for more than 10 years. She expressed a lot of her feelings in the letter.  Because of this, I think friendships are a precious thing for me/I value my friendships dearly. 


I think what a most memorable things for me is I lost my pet dog Coco when I was 10 years ago. We had a really deep relationship and we establish a happy interaction so when I got the information, I felt very miserable. I tried to find my pet, but not clue so I spent a long time to make me out of depression.

Revised: 

I think that one unforgettable memory that I have is about my pet dog Coco that got lost when I was 10 years old/10 years ago. We had a really strong relationship/bond and we always interacted happily with each other so when I received the information, I felt very miserable. I tried to find Coco/I searched for Coco everywhere, but to no avail, so I spent a long time to make myself feel better/to get out of feeling depressed. 

Writing

Mr.Jessie:
I am sorry to inform you that the meeting about an event has been delayed because of the corona virus.The government ask people self quarantine in home.Please wait the next information patiently.
Blessing you!
Yours,
Lily

Revised: 

Dear (Mr/Ms + their Surname/Sir/Madam/Company name),

I am sorry to inform you that the meeting for the upcoming event has been delayed because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. The government has advised people to self-quarantine at home. Please patiently wait for us to keep you updated. 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards/Warm regards/Best regards/Sincerely,

Lily

Greeting person/groups:

Dear (Mr/Ms + their Surname/Sir/Madam/Company name) – formal

To ____  eg. To the sales department  – to a group/department

To whom it may concern (you don’t know who you’re addressing) – formal

Openings:

I am writing to inform you…. (what is the purpose of the email?)

This email is in relation to…. (topic)

Please see below for the attached documents/files/pictures etc.

As per my previous email…(remind them of the topic)

Closings:

I look forward to hearing from you/your reply/your email.

I look forward to meeting you.

Thank you in advance for your quick response.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Signing off:

Kind regards/Warm regards/Best regards/Sincerely – formal

Cheers/Best Wishes/Thanks – casual