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Listening: 3
Speaking: 2.5
Pronunciation: 1.5
Writing: 2.5
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 — EVERY TIME YOU SPEAK OR WRITE, THINK OF THIS: — 

SPEAKING: slow down and focus on AEIOU pronunciation
WRITING: use the vocabulary from class in some writing about your life and work
RECOMMENDATION: send emails from work for us to review and correct with you

Personal Details

Class focus: Needs to focus on pronunciation including mouth movement and connecting words to form smooth, native sounding sentences. Needs to correct chinglish grammar and vocabulary mistakes. Will focus on business English after initial stages once main chinglish errors are corrected.

Occupation: Lawyer

At SE since: August 2019

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Focus 1: basic sounds correction (AEIOU must be clearly different)
Focus 2: connecting words for smooth speaking (topics from smartyingyu.com/ietls) - stop saying word by word, connect words to make sentences natural sounding.

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse)

    December 7, 2019

    a legally holiday a legal holiday 

    ask for leaveah – soft “v”

    we would like towe like to 
    remember: would like = want to (polite)

    new years resolution – a plan of what you hope to do next year

    post college post graduate 

    learn the practice skillspractical skills 

    look my CV look at my CV / check my CV

    they won’t consider me for an interview

    universities in your countries whether does such a phenomenon also exist?

    most hardhardest 

    most happinesshappiest 

    more easyeasier 

    college entrance exam – gao kao

    we learn similar knowledgessimilar things 

    not important enough for we to get a good job – for us to get a good job 

    he or she – they 

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse)

    November 23, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    Focus on simple conversation topics making sure Patrick is saying sentences smoothly rather than word by word. If he needs to think, say “you know” or “let me think” or “how do you say” (last one is last resort!!). Topics from smartyingyu.com/ielts are good

    Vocabulary

    relax myselfrelax 

    during the week – monday to friday

    reduce their burden

    make jokeshave fun / play around / muck around / be silly 

    atmosphere – the feeling of the environment
    environment – everything around you (often natural)
    surroundings – the things all around you

    issued – release a report / rules / statement
    release / launched – products / music etc

    Pronunciation

    very – head / bed 

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse)

    November 17, 2019

    Vocabulary

    relaxablerelaxing / relaxed 
    eg. I’m relaxed because this weekend was so relaxing but a little boring

    bacteria – xi jun
    disinfect – verb for making bacteria die
    eg. the people in the photography studio disinfected the baby clothing to kill the bacteria

    meaningful – lots of meaning / important
    eg. photos are very meaningful for us

    quarrel / fight / argue
    quarrel / fight / argument 

    resent / resentment 

    Grammar


    he was born 100 days ago 

    an item / piece of clothing / clothes

    Pronunciation

    photography – fo TOG ra fee
    photograph – FO toe graf
    photographer – fo TOG ra fer

    economy – ee KON nom mee
    economics – e kon NOM micks
    economist – ee KON nom mist

    son – “sun” not “saiiinn”

    clothes – cloethzzz

    they will put the clothes in the machine to make it clean for the baby to wear – connect all together!

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse) [R]

    November 9, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    Have a conversation about simple topics (can get some www.smartyingyu.com/ietls) if you need to – and get Patrick to focus on connecting words in a natural and non-robotic way. We are working on making his pronunciation smooth by collecting words together (eg. Correct is: I went…. to the park…. and then…. I went home. Rather than: I….. went…… to the…. park….. and…… then I….. went home)

    Vocabulary

    nervous – excited / scared

    stressed – too much pressure

    use these to change topics
    sorry I just wanted to say 
    sorry by the way… 

    his living city the city that he lives in 

    I got a new job = I changed my position
    It’s my job to help students = responsibility

    I’m at work = office / place
    I’m working = verb
    My boss gave me lots of work = something you do at work

    maternity leave – a new mother can take leave for a few months
    paternity leave – a new father

    Grammar

    sometimes if not performance well sometimes if the performance isn’t very good

    Reading

    Bob is a business assistant. He works for an advertising company. Today he is very busy. His boss, Mary, is out of town. He needs to handle all the calls and all the emails for her. He needs to make sure everything at the office runs well while she is not here. Bob’s phone has been ringing all day. Clients want to schedule meetings, and other people at the company are trying to contact his boss. It is a very busy day at the office.


    some sentences Patrick said that we practiced reading again to make smoother

    sometimes we would spend half a day to read books, also, sometimes, we would spend half a day or a whole day to play sports

    since we live in different cities and have different jobs we only liaise with each other when we have some problems. Also when we have some good news we would share with each other. we would like to send a message or give a call.

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse) [R / W]

    November 2, 2019

    Homework

    “They chase him, but they can’t catch him”

    “always escapes”

    when – “eehhh”

    Grammar

    accompany with sbaccompany sb 

    he looks similar with you he looks similar to you

    most of time most of the time

    Vocabulary

    you circulate in your friend’s circlesend / post to your friend’s circle

    express (v) – expression (n)

    Pronunciation

    style – eye yel
    sell – ell

    write – eyyeee

    Reading

    Brian has a fast car. He drives his car fast. He never gets a ticket. His car is too fast for the police. They chase him, but they can’t catch him. Brian always escapes from the police. The police want to catch him. But their cars are too slow. Brian’s car is very fast. He likes to drive over 100 mph. When he sees the police, he waves to the police. The police turn on their sirens. They turn on their red lights. They chase after Brian. Brian speeds up. He passes all the other cars on the road. He escapes from the police.


    Writing

    ***
    Background

    On 25 October 2019, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued the Circular on Further Promoting the Facilitation of Cross-border Trade and Investment (Hui Fa [2019] No.28) (关于进一步促进跨境贸易投资便利化的通知(汇发[2019]28号), the “New Circular”). According to the New Circular, it is permissible for a non-investment foreign-invested enterprises (“FIE”) to use its capital contribution made by its foreign shareholder to carry out equity investments in the PRC, provided that (i) the FIE shall not engage in the investment area listed in the Special Administrative Measures for Access of Foreign Investment (Negative List) (2019 Edition) (《外商投资准入特别管理措施(负面清单)(2019年版)》) and (ii) the investment project shall be real and in compliance.

    Responses of SAFE

    Notwithstanding the aforementioned relaxation under the New Circular, how will the New Circular be implemented in practice? Is there any specific requirement for a FIE to make equity investment activities? With respect to such questions, we made inquiries with SAFE and a couple of its branches today and we summarized their responses below.

    1. SAFE
    According to consulting call with SAFE, they told us that:
    (1) the New Circular stipulated general principles and rules in respect of domestic equity investment for FIEs to follow; and

    (2) they were formulating a nationwide operating guideline for the New Circular (the “Guideline”), and the relevant implement queries would be clarified in the Guideline. As they said, such Guideline would be promulgated soon.

    2. Branches of SAFE

    We also enquired with Shanghai Branch, Beijing Branch and Shenzhen Branch of SAFE, they replied us that they were waiting for the operating guideline to the New Circular issued by SAFE as well. Since there is no specific guideline for them and handling banks to follow at present, if any FIE intends to conduct equity investment with its capital, the FIE could discuss with the local bank, and the local bank may seek local SAFE’s opinions case by case.

    Market Practice

    According to a news published by Sina on 15 October 2019, SPD Bank has helped a FIE registered in Shanghai FTZ in using its capital contribution to reinvest in a WOFE in Shanghai FTZ.

    Please refer to the following web link for more details.
    浦发银行落地首单自贸区非投资性外商投资企业资本金境内再投资业务

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  • Online Class Notes (Zachary)

    October 26, 2019

    Needs more review

    Aeiou

    Just a moment / Just a second / Hold on a moment

    accompany – spend time with

    New Microsoft phone: Surface Duo
    Microsoft is making a phone. Again. The tech giant, which stopped producing phones years ago, is hoping to stage a comeback with the Surface Duo. As the name suggests, the device has two screens, connected by a hinge. Microsoft is attempting to succeed where others have failed in the dual-screen phone space. (Here’s how the Surface Duo compares to the Galaxy Fold.)

    “This product brings together the absolute best of Microsoft, and we’re partnering with Google to bring the absolute best of Android in one product,” said Microsoft Product Chief Panos Panay. “This is industry pushing technology.”

    phone = foʊn

    giant – gaaiiiinnnt

    produce – pro dyousss

    fine – eyeee

    case – cayyyysss

    excel – ehhckss sell 

    sometimes – sum teyeeeemmmzzz

    heard – “herd”

    Pronunciation

    with – emphasize the TH sound, dont let it slide into ‘f’ sound

    like – lai ke

    addition

    Grammar

    part of the time for relax

    part of the time to relax

    part of the time for relaxing

    in weekdays

    on weekdays

    on the weekend.

    Vocabulary

    enunciate (v) – speak the parts of a word very clearly

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  • Online Class Notes (Jesse) [R]

    October 6, 2019

    Today we focused on:

    Focused on pronunciation: tried to connect words smoothly, don’t add sounds to the end of each word, and pronounce AEIOU clearly and distinctly.

    Vocabulary

    Wait a minutejust a moment / just a second / hold on a moment 

    accompany spend time with / be with 

    yes – yeah / yep / exactly / totally

    Grammar

    accompany with himaccompany him

    Reading


    New Microsoft phone: Surface Duo
    Microsoft is making a phone. Again. The tech giant, which stopped producing phones years ago, is hoping to stage a comeback with the Surface Duo. As the name suggests, the device has two screens, connected by a hinge. Microsoft is attempting to succeed where others have failed in the dual-screen phone space. (Here’s how the Surface Duo compares to the Galaxy Fold.)

    “This product brings together the absolute best of Microsoft, and we’re partnering with Google to bring the absolute best of Android in one product,” said Microsoft Product Chief Panos Panay. “This is industry pushing technology.”

    Pronunciation

    my surface has been sent to Microsoft and they will help me to repair it
    my SURFACE has been sent to MICROSOFT and they will HELP me to REPAIR it

    phone = foʊn

    giant – gaaiiiinnnt

    produce – pro dyousss

    fine – eyeee

    case – cayyyysss

    excel – ehhckss sell 

    sometimes – sum teyeeeemmmzzz

    heard – “herd”

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    August 25, 2019

    Next Class Focus

    record the class

    Phonetics音标

    Vocabulary

    statue – a piece of art that you can build 

    excuse me I have a query – by the way / sorry I just wanted to ask 

    adj – adjective 
    adv – adverb 

    Pronunciation

    it was just in a very short time, so || we didn’t have || much time || to travel around.

    I walked around marina bay || and || talked with my friends

    AEIOU
    place
    week
    fine
    snow
    computer

    aeiou
    tap
    bed
    finish
    con
    bun

    again – a gen

    add – short “a

    fin-tech – fin tek 

    recently – ree sent lee

    very – vaireh veh reee

    vary – vair ree

    yah – yeah / air 

    they – thay 

    relation – ree layy shen 

    heard – “herd” 

    like – “eye”

    a lot – o
    aloud – aooo

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    August 3, 2019

    Homework

    http://smartyingyu.com/water-apples/

    Send me an email that you wrote, and we will review it next class.

    Write a short diary of what you did today. Explain each thing you did, and add details using conjunctions (because, and, but, so, which, when, if….) – remember it’s in the past, so use past tense.

    Next Class Focus

    L – mouth shape
    people
    will
    bill

    Grammar

    I may late for 10minsI may be 10 minutes late 

    Pronunciation

    like – long I
    lik / lick – short i

    bin – i
    bine – I

    vine – I
    vin – i

    A – play / table
    a – apple / bad – big and open

    E – speak
    e – egg / bed – smaller and narrow

    I – hide / hi
    i – in / bin – smaller and narrow

    O – smoke / blow
    o – on / orange

    U – few
    u – up / done

    teeth – th is very soft, tongue out
    teesh
    teess

    bin – b – important, i – most important, n – not important (next word)

    dun
    dut
    dud

    differen din this way

    i want to – together

    I want  coffee  everyday
    Iwan todrincoffee todayantomorrow

    I want to drink coffee today and tomorrow

    I want coffee
    I want

    to drink coffee
    to have money

    yahh – yeah

    Vocabulary

    whether there is any difference? is there any difference? / I don’t know whether there is any difference… / I was wondering is there any difference / I was wondering whether there was any difference. 

    Whether you do your homework or not, it’s up to you.
    Whether you have a coffee or not, I don’t mind

    comma – dou hao
    eg. I have many friends including you, john, sally.
    full stop – ju hao

    ahhh / uhhh – you know / umm 

    Needs more review

    which – add detail / new information
    eg. Judy gave you a coffee which was from AUNN
    eg2. Judy gave me a coffee, which was so nice!

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  • Demo Class Notes (Patrick – Jesse)

    July 11, 2019

    Speaking

    Last year i have traveled to europe and this year i have traveled to vietnam. In the end of this month i will travel to singapore. it is a project of our firm every year our firm will hold a 3 to 4 days program to train colleagues (pr) who work in asia in relation to banking and finance. This year our leaders choose singapore and they may choose other places next year. I have traveled to vietnam in April it is another activity of our firm we call it retreat, my colleagues in asia get together in vietnam. We spend 3 days in Hannoi. I’m interested in the food in Hannoi because we do not have too much time in Hannoi and we spend a part of time on team building.

    Last year i traveled / went / took a trip / went on business trip to europe and this year i have traveled to vietnam. In the end / at the close of this month i will travel / I plan to / I’m going to singapore. It is our firm’s project which is held / organised / put on every year for 3 to 4 days to train colleagues who work in asia in relation to banking and finance. This year our leaders chose singapore and they may choose other places next year. I traveled to vietnam in April which is another activity of our firm we call retreat, my colleagues in asia got together in vietnam. We spent 3 days in Hannoi. I’m interested in the food in Hannoi but we did not have too much time in Hannoi and we spent part of the time on team building.

    Grammar

    most of the time = hours every day / weeks / months etc
    most of time = billions of years

    I have a computer. It is black. – I have a computer which is black.

    at 5pm – point / specific
    in the morning – period / inside

    have traveled – past, time is not important

    traveled – past, time is important

    Pronunciation

    colleagues – col leegs – col leeguz

    plan – AA – apple
    plane – playyyyynnnn

    like – li il

    girla – girl

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