Online Class Notes (Tibo)

Today we focused on:

discussing the Corona virus

Speaking

This new virus bringing us the worst new year ever. We were stay in SH and usually we have a lot of relatives will make union people together like a big family we eat and then we visit each other. But this year I just visited my mum.
Like most people we cooking and do some homework, cleaning. Most of time just rest. I have nothing special to do.I feel very bored. My husband thinks delivery food is not safe so we make 3 meals all by ourself. And I already made all the cooking I am doing my best.
My store has been asked for shut down. They asked us to shut down and usually people think in new year festival we can make money . it is the opposite.
A lot of foreigners think Chinese people eat everything.
Maybe a bat infected a pig and the pig infected a human.

I am concerned about this problem. we pay a lot of attention so China is doing best to controlling it to make sure everyone wearing mask and for Shanghai the Hubei people cannot go out of Hubei province but other provinces we can still visit each city. If our measures started to work it is optimistic point of view.
If I am optimistic it could be end at the middle of March . If I am pessimistic it will last more than 1 year because the situation is much worse than SARS. Before we have the vaccine it couldn’t be solved this problem.
The best result is the infection can be much lower but it couldn’t be zero.

Some bloggers made a video and update it on youtube and netizens make comments. Some foreigners said it is lucky it happens in China if it happens in US maybe the social pubic security is gonna be worse than Wuhan, we shut down the doors of wuhan.
Maybe for some cities their public security wasn’t


This new virus is bringing/brought us the worst new year ever. We stay/are staying in SH and we have a custom to gather with a lot of relatives during CNY. But this year I just/only visited my mum.

Like most people we are cooking and doing some housework.

Most of the time we just rest. I have nothing special to do.I feel very bored.
My husband thinks delivery food is not safe so we make 3 meals all by ourself / we cook everyday. And I have already made all the dishes I know / all the recipes I know.
I am doing my best.

My store has been asked to shut down / asked to remain closed.
They asked us to shut down and usually people think in the new year festival we can make money . but this time it is the opposite.
A lot of foreigners think Chinese people eat everything. This incident proves that once again.
Maybe a bat infected a pig and the pig infected a human.

I am concerned about this problem. we are paying a lot of attention to it.
As China is doing it’s best to control the situation and prevent the virus from infecting more people
everyone is wearing a mask and we prevent people from Hubei from going out. If our measures start to work we can be optimistic. it might end by the end of March.
If I am pessimistic it will last more than 1 year because the situation is much worse than SARS.
Before we have a vaccine we won’t be able to stop the virus.

At best we will reduce the infection to a a low level but we probably won’t be able to get rid of the virus.

Some vloggers made a video and uploaded it on youtube and netizens made comments.
Some foreigners said it is lucky that it happened in China if not it could have been much worse.
Maybe in other countries the government wouldn’t have quarantined the infected cities.

Vocabulary

to prevent : do something so a situation doesn’t happen
China is trying to prevent the virus from spreading to more people.

to prove (v) : show the something is true
He proved that the virus originated from bats.

proof (n)
We found proofs that it was true.

saying (n) 成语
There are many sayings in China.

FDA : The Food Drug Administration
The FDA asked us to remain closed.

quarantine (v/n) : to put a place on lock down / not let people enter/leave
The government decided to quarantine Wuhan.
People going back to their home country from Wuhan must stay in Quarantine for 14 days.

to isolate (v): cause someone to stay alone
People who may have the virus have been isolated.

pessimistic  (adj) 悲观
I am pessimistic about the situation

optimistic (adj) : thinking something will get better
I am optimistic about the situation

to infect : to give a disease
Sick people can infect others when they cough

opposite (n) : the reverse of something
The opposite to cold is hot.

employee (n):  people working for a boss

employer (n) : a boss giving work to other people

Grammar

I stay at home (present simple)

They are staying at home (present continuous) (Be + Ving)

prevent someone from doing something
His parents prevent him from watching TV at night.

Prevent something from happening
They are trying to prevent the virus from spreading.

prevent + n
The government tries to prevent the situation.