Online Class Notes (Nemo) [W]

Writing

According to the closing of some fashion giants brands. The reasons behind the reduction of offline stores might be with the development of online business. The cost of labour in China increased a lot during these years. And the store rent、management cost cut commodity profits at the same time. Online shopping becomes more convenient and much cheaper than offline stores. Secondly, the consumer habits have changed a lot, people are more willing to buy things online. Most of the offline stores are just a place where people can try it on, after that they still buy things online.

According to some reports, The reason behind the closing of some fashion giant brands’ stores might be with the development of online business. The cost of labour in China increased a lot during the last decade. Also, the store rent, management costs cut commodity profits at the same time. Online shopping became more convenient and much cheaper than shopping in offline stores. Secondly, the consumer habits have changed a lot, people are more willing to buy things online. Most of the offline stores are just a place where people go to check the goods, after that, they usually buy things online.

Vocabulary

outing (n): a short journey made by a group of people, usually for pleasure or education
短途旅游,远足;外出参观
E.g.: Every year the professor takes her students on an outing to the archives of the Library of Congress.
每年这位教授都带她的学生去参观国会图书馆的档案馆。
E.g.: Rosie’s going on a class/school outing to the Wildlife Park.
罗西要跟班级/学校去参观野生公园。

closeted (adj): A closeted gay man or woman keeps the fact that he or she is gay secret from most people.
(同性恋)保密的,不为人知的
a closeted professional football player
一名隐匿同性恋身份的职业足球运动员

labor (n):the last stage of pregnancy from the time when the muscles of the womb start to push the baby out of the body until the baby appears
分娩期;分娩,生产,临盆
E.g.: labor pains
分娩时的阵痛
E.g.: She went into (= started) labor at twelve o’clock last night.
昨晚12点她开始分娩。

water (n): the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman’s womb
羊水
E.g.: At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after.
凌晨3点,她的羊水破了,婴儿也很快就出生了。

brick-and-mortar (adj): 实体的 existing as a physical building, especially a shop, rather than doing business only on the internet:
E.g.: a brick-and-mortar retailer
E.g.: brick-and-mortar bookstores
E.g.: We can either set up an online shop or a brick-and-mortar shop, perhaps in a mall.
我们既可以网上开店,也可以在购物中心这样的地方弄一个实体店。