Online Class Notes (Li)[W]

Homework

What is your ideal life when you retire?

Vocabulary

memento: something you keep to remember a person, place, event etc. 纪念物,纪念品

help (sb) out: you do a part of someone’s work 帮助 (某人)

eg. Thanks for helping me out with that report – you saved my life!

eg. Her parents promised that they would help her out.

basement: room below the ground floor 地下室

bury: to put a dead body in the ground 埋葬,安葬

eg. I buried my rabbit in the morning.

Grammar

I decide to run on tomorrow morning – I have decided to run tomorrow morning

base room – basement 

it’s my first time to see this cat – it’s my first time seeing this cat

that vs. which

for groups or things

that – information that is important

eg. I do not buy products that have just been released.

eg. Tony is on the team that won the basketball game last night.

eg. I like plants that have a fresh smell.

which – extra information

eg. She studies at the local university in the city centre which has many international students.

eg. I bought a vase which is made of crystal glass.

eg. I live in a new house which has a basement.

use ‘the’ if it’s specific

plural – the boys, the plants

if it’s general – no ‘the’

plural – boys, plants. cats, vegetables

Writing

These days I keep staying at home so I have a peaceful life, and I do a lot of things which I haven’t done before.

For one thing, I begin to cook such as rice, porridge, vegetable curry, shrimp curry and noddle, but my husband cooks better than me, so I usually follow him to wash vegetables or do anything else to help him. This Monday I made steamed bread and that was my first time to make but I succeed! I felt excited at that time! My husband felt happy too, so he made a short video for me as a good memory.

In addition, I planted some plants like mint, rosemary, sunflowers and coriander, yesterday I grew strawberry and little tomato seeds, I wonder they can sprout on a sunny morning. These things are normal, but they make me feel happy and peace, and I enjoy this active life!

Revised: 

These days/Recently, I always stay at home so I have a peaceful life, and I have done a lot of things that I haven’t done before.

I have started to cook/make different kinds of food such as rice, porridge, vegetable curry, shrimp curry and noodles. But, my husband cooks better than me/my husband is a better cook than me so I usually help out by washing vegetables or doing other things to help him. This Monday, I made steamed bread and it was my first time and I succeeded! I was very excited at that time/moment! My husband felt happy too, so he made a short video for me as a memory/memento.

In addition, I planted some mint, rosemary, sunflowers and coriander. Yesterday, I planted strawberry and little tomato seeds. I hope that they can sprout on a sunny morning. These things are normal, but they make me feel happy and peaceful, and I enjoy this simple life!