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Student Info: needs to have interview in the near future,
Class focus: Focus mostly on speaking by having conversation, asking her lots of simple questions – she needs to remember what she has learned before. Her grasp of grammar is excellent but her ability to use it currently isn’t. needs to improve mostly sentence structure, grammar, but also needs to be reminded of words she’s learned before but forgotten.Â
Occupation: Sales Manager (Cosmetics)
At SE since: Jan 2020
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Needs to have lots of simple conversation to improve confidence and remember vocabulary she learned before.
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We have stayed at home for 20 days because the epidemic is spreading everywhere.My husband and I are bored with doing nothing at home every day.To be safe,our daughter is staying with her grandparents.When I was busy with work before,I wanted to have a rest.,but now I really have a rest and start to miss the busy life.Sometime people are so contradictory.Many people start the New Year with many goalsï¼now there is only one goals is to stay healthy and alive.
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January 21, 2020
Write another diary but add more details about the reasons for things, what you felt and thought at the time. Try to use some of the words from today.
Today we focused on:
focused on simple conversation – some questions from IETLS speaking – asked lots of questions to get simple details out and remind of vocabulary learned at school.
Today is Saturdayï¼ I woke up at 7 o’clockï¼After eating breakfastï¼I went to wake up my daughterï¼It’s time for her to get upï¼ After I fed her breakfastï¼My husband and I took her to a drawing class at 9 a.m. Then we went to the Starbucks for coffe and picked up my daughter afer class. We had lunch in Wanjia mall which mall near our house. After lunch,we went home,then I took a nap with my daughter. My husband played games in the living room.We took our daughter to the children’s playground at 5 p.m.We had dinner in Wanjia mall once again,because we all are bad at cooking. So my family always goes out for dinner.
Today is Saturday and I woke up at 7 o’clockï¼After eating breakfastï¼I went to wake up my daughter because it was time for her to get upï¼ After I fed her breakfastï¼My husband and I took her to a drawing class at 9 a.m. / AM Then we went to
theStarbucks for coffee and picked up my daughter after class. We had lunch in Wanjia mall which is a mall / which is near our house. After lunch, we went home, then I took a nap with my daughter while my husband played games in the living room. We took our daughter to the children’s playground at 5 PM and we had dinner in Wanjia mall / at the mall once again, because we both areÂ / we are both bad at cooking / neither of us can cook, so my family always goes out for dinner.
I like coffee, you do too
I don’t like tea, you don’t either = I don’t like tea, neither do youÂ
I don’t like coffee or tea. = I neither like coffee nor tea.
all = 3+
both = 2
While I have class, I drink water.
While the teacher is talking, the students should listen.
allergic (adj) / allergy (n)
I am allergic to the chemical in pool water
I have an allergy to pool water
I go to play = children
I go out / I go to ____ (watch a movie / meet my friend) = adult
I play a game / sport / movie / video = anyone
kilometer (UK) / mile (US)
price – jia ge
eg. can you give me a cheaper price?
eg2. the price is too high
study – education / reading / research
learn – to get new knowledge or skill
eg. I study English / I learn English
I study swimming/ I learn swimming
plan / will / want to / intend
eg. I plan to teach her to swim next year
eg2. I intend on teaching her to swim later (formal / higher level)
gym – jian shen fang
eg. I go to the gym every day
shallow (a little water) < > deep (lots of water)
eg. I will take my daughter to a shallow pool when she learns swimming
1800 for 10 classes – 1 thousand 800 / 18 hundred
1055 for 6 classes – 1 thousand AND 50
test / exam – kao shi
grade 5 – 5 nian ji
eg. she must pass the swimming test in grade 5 at school
what grade are you in? – ji nian ji
dangerous < > safe
eg. Swimming makes you safer. Not knowing how to swim is dangerous.
skill – neng li
eg. I think swimming is a skill to keep people safe around water
I live in Pudong. Is so far from here and it’s a very new apartment complex. There is lots of nature. We often go to the mall near my house. There are so many different store in the mall and we can eat and play, singing, watch films (cinema), massage. My daughter can go skating in the mall.
I have studied swimming but I have forgetten it. I only had 6 classes and I have an allergy to the water.
I live in Pudong which is so far from here and it’s a very new apartment complex. There is lots of nature in my complex. We often go to the mall near my house / home / apartment. There are so many different stores in the mall and we can do things like sing at KTV / karaoke (karee okeee), watch films (cinema), get a massage, or have a meal. My daughter can go skating in the mall.
I have learned swimming but I have forgotten it. I only had 6 classes and I have an allergy to the water.Continue reading →
January 15, 2020
Write a diary using some of the words from today – focus on longer sentences using conjunctions.
Today we focused on:
reviewed last class + demo, did lots of conversation and reminded her of vocabulary she has learned before. Need to do more conversation in future.
he’s only good at selling cosmetics
I am good at teaching grammar
I am bad at English
we have been married for 7 years
I have been to Japan many times
I had been to Japan / I had traveled to Japan
I have been / I have traveled
I will have been doing
eg. In 10 minutes I will have been teaching for 1 hour but now I have been teaching for 50 minutes.
When I got married with my husband
When I married my husband
it is my other hobby = the last 1
it is one of my hobbies = just 1 of many
it is another of my hobbies = say 1, and then 1 more
I will change to sth = to replace sth with sth else / ä»£æ¿
I will change sth = make sth changed
I have a computer. It is black. = I have a computer which is black.
I have a friend. She is fat. = I have a friend who is fat.
Today I went to the mall where we met first.
apartment complex / community / compound – xiao qu
apartment – gong yu
enthusiastic / passionateÂ
eg. Li Jia Qi is very enthusiastic when he sells cosmetics
I like strong coffee like espresso < > Shadow prefers weak coffee
don’t say foreigner., you can say:Â
westerner / someone from another country / asian lady / white guy / black guy ….
westerner – someone from a western country
eg. Jesse and Tibo are westerners
I haven’t used English for a long time / whileÂ
I haven’t seen you for some time / whileÂ Â
I waited for you for a short timeÂ
we haven’t seen each other for a long time – hao jiu bu jian
I will work hard / come on me / I hope so / I will do my best = jia you
1.5 hours = 1 and a half hours / an hour and a halfÂ
34 kilometers / kays / ks
convenient – fang bian
convenience store – bian li dian
envy – xian mu
jealous – ji du
eg. I envy you / I am jealous of you
I woke up at 6 o’clock and I had breakfast and IÂ didÂ makeup and I go to the ba bai ban mall by bus and I buy a cup of coffee at starbucks. I go to the shop with my colleague, 1 colleague of them, she name is Nita. Recently she want to leave our company so I must talk with her about why she want to leave our company. She want to relaxÂ forÂ a lot of time. She say she feel very tired.
I woke up at 6 o’clock and I had breakfast and IÂ did (my) makeup and I went to the mall by bus and I bought a cup of coffee at Starbucks. I went to the shop with one of my staff / subordinates / team, her / whose name is Nita. Recently she wants to leave our company so I must talk with her about why she wants to leave
our company/ talk to her about why.. She wants to relax for a while. She said she feels very tired.
vocabulary – “voe kab you lair ree”
I learned a lot of English vocabulary today.
I remember all my anniversaries with my husband.
The boss / my boss expects me to improve my performance,
I like Japanese food, but I prefer Chinese food.
I think cosmetics are daily necessities
No child dislikes toys.
Watching TV is another of my hobbies.
Losing weight is a pain.
I hate losing weightÂ
More and more people in our company are keeping fit.
I think boxing is cool.
Chinese always like foreign goods.
The higher you are in a company,the more people you manage
The stronger the coffee, the happier I am
My daughter always asks strange questions.
I hope my next boss will be a nice person,
The cosmetics industry has been on a good trend these years.
The cleaner / the maid can help me with the housework.
need to do something
If I want to change to / get a better job,I need to improve my English.
help ï¼toï¼ do something
I help my friend Cherry to lose weight.
must do something
We must finish our work before we can play.
frequencyContinue reading →
I take my daughter to a drawing class once a week.
January 13, 2020
Next Class Focus
Focus on vocabulary
write one sentence with each of the vocabulary words
Today we focused on:
Introduction + talking about job and hobbies
My husband is a IT engineer. I have a 3yo daughter.
salesmanager. Â make up industry.
I want to change my job. I don’t like my company.
The boss is strange.
we have eye shadow and foundations.
I like boxing, it helps me to keep fit
I often buy the dresses and clothes in the shopping mall and buy
I buy cosmetics in the supermarket because I need to try them.
My husband is a IT engineer. / my husband works as a IT engineer. / my husband is a engineer in the IT industry.
I have a 3yo daughter.
I work as a sales manager in the make up industry. / in the cosmetic industry.
I want to change my job. I don’t like my company because theÂ boss is strange.
We have eye shadows and foundations. / we sell eye shadows and foundations
I like boxing, it helps me to keep fit.
I often buy the dresses and clothes in the shopping mall and buyÂ cosmetics in the supermarket because I need to try them. / because I like to try them / because I prefer to try them.
vocabulary (n) è¯æ±
I need to improve my English vocabulary.
to remember (v) ï¼è®°å¾
There are many words I don’t remember
to improve (v) : make betterÂ æ¹å
I want to improve my boxing skills.
I need to improve my English
I must improve my English.
to preferÂ (v)å«åæ¬¢
I like tea but I prefer coffee.
I like dancing but I prefer boxing.
I prefer to buy clothes in the shop because I can try them.
daily necessitiesÂ (n)/ products I use everydayæ¥ç¨å
I can buy daily necessities online or in the supermarket.
toy(s)Â (n)ç©å ·
I buy many toys to my daughter.
Shopping is my hobby
The hobby of my husband is to play games
to lose weight åè¥
My friend runs everyday to lose weight.
to keep fit å¥èº«
I go boxing twice a week to keep fit.
I like boxing
foreign (adj) å¤å½ç
Apple is a foreign company, it is an American company.
to manage (v) ç®¡ç
I need to manage the team
The boss manages the company.
strange (adj) å¥æª
My boss is very strange
he likes strange colors.
My husband plays strange games
boss (n)Â èæ¿
I need to report my work to my boss.
company (n)å ¬å¸
I have worked in this company for 14 years.
My husband works in the IT industry
I work in the make up industry
housework / chores (n) å®¶å¡
I don’t like to do the housework
I punch my husband because he doesn’t do the chores.
cosmetic (adj/n)Â åå¦å
I work in the cosmetic industry.
we sell cosmetic products.
People change cars at a low frequency
need to do something :
I need to finish my work today.
help (to) do something
Boxing helps me keep fit
I help my daughter to do the homework.
I help my mother to do the housework.
must do something
I must improve my English
I must buy many things before the spring festival
talking about frequency:Â How often you do something
one time = once
2 times = twice
frequency / time
I go boxing twice a week
I go to work 20 times a month
I go to Beijing 5 times per year
I drink water once per 15 minutes / I drink water once every 15 minutes
I go to study English twice a week
I go to the cinema once per 2 months / Â I go to the cinema once every 2 monthsÂ
engineerContinue reading →
January 7, 2020
Wake up in this morning 5 o’clock, and then I make up and have breakfast. milk and egg and by the taxi to my daughter’s school. I by the subway to work and I work 8 hours. I have lunch in jiu guang, only me. After lunch go back to office and I finish my work at 6 o’clock, and I go to here learning English.
I woke up at 5 o’clock
inthis morning / in the morning / AM, and then I did my make up / put on my make up and I had milk and egg for breakfast and I went to my daughter’s school by thetaxi / I took my daughter to school. I went to work by thesubway and I worked for 8 hours. I had lunch in jiu guang by myself. After lunch / afterwards I went back / returned to the / my office and I finished mywork at 6 o’clock, and I came tohere to learn English. o
subway / metro – di tie
eg. I took the metro to JingAn Temple at 10AM
by myself – zi ji zuo de
eg. I made breakfast by myself
finish work – xia ban
start work – shang ban
finish my work – zuo wan gong zuo
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plane – playyyyyyyn
game – gaaaayyyyyym