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review the past tense and practice
past simple vs present perfect

Homework


Write about what you did last year.
Use the past tense.

Speaking


I had to do an experiment, in physics class.
I did the experiment at yesterday.
A little difficult.  The experiment only should by myself. Maybe the teacher not teach me anything about the experiment.
I like it.
Nothing I did the experiment at 9am to 5pm. all day


I had to do an experiment, in the physics class.
I did the experiment yesterday.
It was a little difficult.  I had to do the experiment /it by myself / on my own.
The teacher did not teach us anything about the experiment. I like experiments.
I did the experiment from 9am to 5pm. It took us the whole day

Writing

Self-instruction
My name is Amy come from china. I was born in Xi’an and now I’m study in Xi’ an Polytechnic University is a sophomore student. My major is physical a difficult major. I’ll prepare for postgraduate exam in 2 years. I like to travel and cook. I like travel alone because I want to find some special things in other country. You need to match up time if you have travel partner. But I don’t refuse try to travel with others maybe I can find a good friend we have same rhythm on travel. I love to know some culture better than travel is a reasonable to study English. Only to good use English I can talk with others to know different culture. Another I need to pass CET 4 and CET 6. When I first to study English I think is very boring so I can’t improve my English level on medium school and high school. In school I always to refuse study English. I hope I can improve my English in Smart English.


Self-instruction
My name is Amy, I come from China. I was born in Xi’an and now I study/ I am studying in Xi’ an Polytechnic University as a sophomore student./  I am a sophomore student. My major is physics a difficult major. I’ll prepare for the postgraduate exam in 2 years. I like to travel and cook. I like to travel /I like traveling alone because I want to find some special things in other country / find what is special in other counties / I want to explore。 You need to match up time if you have a travel partner. But I am not against traveling with others. Maybe I can find a good friend who has the same rhythm on on a trip / Maybe I can find someone who shares my travel rhythm.
I love to know other cultures better / I like to learn about other cultures and studying English will help me when I travel
I can talk with others and know different cultures only if I can speak English well.
Another reason is that I need to pass CET 4 and  CET 6. When I first started to study English I thought it was very boring so I couldn’t improve my English level in middle school and high school. In school I always refused to study English. I hope I can improve my English in Smart English.

Vocabulary

physics (the subject)
I study physics in University.

physical : about the body
P。E (physical education): sports class
My physical health is not that good so I decided to go to the gym。

learn by heart: learn something exactly as it is
I didn’t want to major in Chinese, because I don’t like to learn things by heart.

formula 分子式
I need to learn the formula for my exam tomorrow

Korea 韩国
I travelled to Korea.

Vietnam 越南
I really like Vietnam.

Grammar

to be is used with state / feeling
I am tired
I am happy
I am employed
I am tall

action
Use the verb directly
study
sleep
I study in University.
I slept

Grammar

present continuous (V+ing): when something lasts for some time
I am studying in University
I am traveling at the moment.

past tense 过去时间

Regular verbs: 
V + d/ed
Work -> worked
Study -> Studied

Irregular verbs:
You need to learn them by heart
eat – ate – eaten
drink – drank – drunk

present perfect vs past simple

present perfect (e.g I have finished my homework)

use the present perfect when it has a link to your present
Use the past simple when the situation is over / to state a fact.
I have lost my keys (present perfect) and I can’t open the door ( I am in front of the door right now)
I lost my keys (past simple) last week ( it happened but it doesn’t change my situation right now/it’s over now)

 always/never do something
I always drink coffee in the morning
The teacher never explains the experiment.