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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. 

Occupation: Sales Manager (Cosmetics)

At SE since: Jan 2020

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo)

    September 22, 2020

    Speaking

    My friend likes it
    Just so so. I want to go to Japan.
    I very like, I like going to business trip.
    I want to leave me alone. I want to stay with myself.
    We both have a room. so we can have some privacy
    She sleeps with me every week end.

    My husband and I had many times trips,
    Because I like shopping and making photos but he didn’t like it.
    He likes to watch the scenery.
    I just taken her to HK one time.
    She said she didn’t like taking plane. Her ears hurt
    I prefer go to Japan.

    My husband and I went to Bali island last year.
    very beautiful and relaxed. And I like the hotels because beach near the hotel
    I don’t like Sanya because it is expensive and they try to cheat you

    One trip with my friends  , I have 4 best friends. 1 trip with my husband
    Next month my friend Helen will go on a business trip in Changsha and another friend and I go to the Changsha in the same time to go with her.

    They are my 下属

    there is a famous street for bars.
    There are many different kinds of bar
    music bars and discos.

    Many years ago now we go to some music bars and I can’t drink.
    There are a big % business sales in HZ. I think the food of HZ is good and HZ is modern


    My friend likes it
    Just so so. I want to go to Japan but it is impossible right now because of the virus. / it is hard because of the virus.
    I really like it, I like going to business trip.
    I want to have some privacy/ I want to have some personal time. I want to stay with myself / I want to be on my own.
    We both have a room. so we can have some privacy
    She sleeps with me every week end.

    My husband and I had many trips / travelled many times together

    But we like different things when we travel / have different interests

    I like shopping and taking photos but he doesn’t like it.
    He likes to watch the scenery / he is more interested in the scenery.
    I just took her to HK  once
    She said she didn’t like taking the plane. Her ears hurt
    I prefer to go to Japan.

    My husband and I went to Bali island last year.
    it was very beautiful and relaxing. And I like the hotels because beach was near the hotel / most hotels had a private beach / most hotels were on the beach

    I don’t like Sanya because it is expensive and they try to cheat you

    every year I have 2 trips : One trip with my friends  , I have 4 best friends.

    and 1 trip with my husband/my family

    Next month my friend Helen will go on a business trip to Changsha and another friend and I will go to Changsha at the same time to go with her. / my friend and I will meet her in Changsha

    I just like the city because it is more modern.
    There is a chance because my friend Helen needs to help the Beijing team from October to September so I have a plan to go to BJ with her. / My friend Helen will have to go to BJ for work so I may go with her.

    They are my subordinates / they are part of my team.

    there is a famous street for bars.
    There are many different kinds of bars
    music bars and discos/clubs.

    Many years ago I liked going to clubs now we go to some music bars and I can’t drink because I am allergic to alcohol

    A big percentage of our sales are made in HZ / HZ accounts for a big number in our sales so I often have to go there
    I think the food of HZ is good and HZ is modern

    A lot of Hangzhounese don’t have to work because they are landlords so all of my HZ staff are from another city . It has the most expensive cars in China.

    Vocabulary

    pace : (n) quickness of life
    Shanghai has a fast pace

    account for (v) 占
    HZ accounts for 30% of our sales

    forbidden city (n) 故宫
    I visited the forbidden city

    modern (adj) 现代化
    Shenzhen is very modern

    convenient (adj) 方便
    BJ is not convenient

    electronic music (n) 电子音乐
    He listens to electronic music

    allergy (n) 过敏
    I am an allergy to alcohol

    allergic (adj)
    I am allergic to alcohol

    alcohol (n)酒
    I can’t drink alcohol

    subordinate(n)下属
    He is my subordinate, I am his boss

    privacy (n) 隐私
    We can have some privacy

    trap (n) 陷阱
    We used a trap to catch the rats
    The thief was caught by a trap

    cheat (v) 骗
    They try to cheat you and make you pay more than the normal price

    Pronunciation

    trip

    trap

    Grammar

    very + adj
    Tom is very tall
    My husband is very handsome

    really + v
    Shadow really works hard

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    September 21, 2020

    Vocabulary

    make-up holidays/days – 不假

    I’ll make-up to you  – 我会补偿你

    I’m responsible for/I’m in charge of…. 

    societal responsibility – 社会责任

    when we retire/during our retirement  

    handbag – 手提包

    travel around the world – 环游世界

    the iphone will be updated/the new iphone will be released/launched  

    she can decide on her own/she can make the decision by herself 

    keep up/maintain the population level – 维持

    population – number of people in an area/city/country

    Grammar

    many ->few/er people

    much -> little time

    Speaking

    I need to work 4 days in the holiday. I will change this day off to the next week. Our boss want the sales managers to know what can in these holidays. Because this year many people cannot go abroad. Next month, we have a higher target. Yes, I think we can reach the next month’s target.

    There are 5 area sales manager in our company. 2 areas based in SH, 1 based in BJ, 1 in NJ and 1 in TJ. There are over 200 stores in China. I’m responsible for 34 stores. I prefer to work than to look after my daughter.

    If I need to work and the day he is day off, he will talk to his mother that he need go to work. The fact is, he stay at home and playing games.

    Yesterday, I asked him, “Why do we have a child? Why?” He said, “There are less people in China so we need to keep the population.”

    We spend a lot of time, money and patience taking care of them. My husband and I don’t plan to leave our apartment to her. When we retire, we will sell one apartment and travel around the world.

    There are a long time when I don’t buy handbag. I stopped buy things you don’t need. I spent money on working out and learning, travelling.

    Revised: 

    I need to work 4 days during the holiday. I will change my days off to the week after. Our boss wants the sales managers to know what will happen during this holiday. Because this year, many people cannot go abroad. Next month, we will have a higher target. Yes, I think we can reach the next month’s target.

    There are 5 area sales managers in our company. 2 managers are based in SH, 1 based in BJ, 1 in NJ and 1 in TJ. There are over 200 stores in China. I’m responsible for 34 stores. I prefer to work than to look after/take care of my daughter.

    If I need to work and he also has a day off, he will tell his mother that he needs to go to work. The truth is, he will stay at home and play games.

    Yesterday, I asked him, “Why do we have a child? Why?” He said, “There are fewer people in China so we need to keep up/maintain the population level.”

    We spend a lot of time, money and patience taking care of her. My husband and I don’t plan to leave our apartment to her. When we retire, we will sell one apartment and travel around the world.

    There was a long time when I didn’t buy any handbags. I stopped buying things I don’t need. I spent money on working out, learning and travelling.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Vicki)

    September 15, 2020

    Vocabulary

    recover – heal
    i.e. I need two days for my face to recover.

    collagen – jiao yue dan bai

    teamwork

    left (pp of leave)

    critical – always finds mistakes
    i.e. She is such a critical person because she is very hard to satisfy.

    temperamental – cannot control temper
    i.e. My mother is very temperamental.

    policy – rule
    i.e. The company’s policy says that we cannot date coworkers.

    atmosphere – qi fen
    i.e. The office atmosphere is very serious.

    lively – huo puo
    i.e. My daughter is very lively and cute.

    stand-up comedian

    douche – 渣男

    magnet – 磁铁

    Grammar

    team’s power is more big bigger than one person

    Reading

    The gold medal for the 44th Chess Olympiad has been shared by India and Russia. The countries received joint-gold because of a glitch with the Internet. The Olympiad takes place every two years to find the best chess-playing nation in the world. This year it was held online for the first time. The online version of the competition was because of coronavirus. The final was between players from Russia and India. However, some games came to an end after two Indian players lost their Internet connection. Officials at the tournament said they had no choice but to award the gold medal to the two countries. They said this was fair because the Indian players lost time when the Internet connection failed.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    September 14, 2020

    Vocabulary

    nursing home/community care centre – home for old people

    sight – the eyes

    thought – the brain/mind

    concept/theme – idea

    accompany/to go with him/her

    eg. I will accompany the kids to the park.

    I feel touched – 很感动

    marvel – 漫威

    colouring book – 绘本

    several – many many…

    romance – the type of film/novel that is a love story

    eg. Romance movies/novels

    love story/romance movies

    when I put on make-up

    primary school – 小学

    Grammar

    tell – to another person

    ex. tell a story/tell sbd a secret

    say – what you see/hear

    eg. She says that it is cold here.

    eg. He said “I don’t want to eat at this place”

    watch – best for things that move (film, videos, commercials)

    see – with your eyes

    myself/yourself/himself/herself/itself/themself – at the end of the sentence about the subject

    eg. He can cook by himself.

    eg. The child can put on her clothes by herself.

    Speaking

    I took her to see my Grandma. She lives in a a where old live in. Her sight isn’t very good.

    When I saw the movie for one hour, I very wanted to go out. The camera was very cold and the film and the film I couldn’t understand.

    He can watch it by heself.

    If one of us want to watch a film and the other will with him. I very want to sleep, but it’s so cold.

    I like love story movies. The best story which I like is Titantic. I have watched it for many many times.

    My husband and I all like Disney movies. My duaghter doesn’t like watch movie. She doesn’t like dark room. I want to watch it but my husband saw that the movie score in Douban is very low.

    When I go to bed to with her I will say story to her.

    Revised: 

    I took her to see my Grandma. She lives in a place where old people live in/nursing home. Her sight/eyesight isn’t very good.

    When I watched the movie for one hour, I really wanted to go out/leave. The cinema was very cold and I couldn’t understand the story.  

    He can watch it by himself. 

    If one of us wants to watch a film, the other one will go with him/her/accompany him/her. I really want to sleep, but it’s so/very cold.

    I like love stories/romance movies. My favourite movie which I like is Titantic. I have watched it for many many/several times.

    My husband and I both like Disney movies. My daughter doesn’t like to watch movies in the cinema. She doesn’t like dark rooms/places. I want to watch it but my husband saw the score on Douban and it is very low.

    When I go to bed to with her I will tell her a story.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    September 8, 2020

    Speaking

    this afternoon we had a meeting for over 2 hours with all department staff.
    I have to be there
    we have big meetings every month.
    every department staff leader reports their work to our big boss.
    our big boss just gives our sales department targets. every salesperson has their targets.

    At every month beginning I will review the sales of last month and we can see which sales numbers from and we can get some answers or ideas on this month sales.
    If we find that we have some problems to complete it we can ask our boss  to give us some events and gifts and we can take this events to go to the shop and we to meet the sales manager of the store and we talk about how can we do and reach this target.

    I am the only senior sales manager.
    My team has rich experience so every month they know that what they need to do .

    I have high teaching skills to train good sales people.
    I need 3 months to train them. but my team is the best stable team in our company.

    our sales industry isn’t stable.
    We found that the usually people who left had been working over 5 years or under 1 year.
    people the most likely to leave are people who have been with us for more than 5 years or just over 1 year.

    usually people work for 3 – 5 years in a company.
    He has worked for 7 years in this company. Last job he worked over 7 year.
    Sometimes I want to leave our company and I think maybe I can try something different,
    I like talkshows. When I make a meeting to teach skills. half time of the meeting I teach skills and half of the time I combine with some talkshow elements. Because sales people meet different people everyday and there are a lot of special people.

    Every month have a big event in the shop and at that time there are a lot of people in the store so they need to spend time to line up and pay.
    There are some ladies they just buy 1 product and they told us the reason of that she come to our store to buy 1 product is we have discount. Just save a little money and they want us to give them a lot of gift.

    I like to watch some TV programs like talk shows and


    this afternoon we had a meeting for over 2 hours with all department staff.
    I had to be there / I had to attend the meeting
    we have big meetings every month. / it is a monthly meeting
    every department staff leader reports their work to our big boss.
    our big boss just gives our sales department targets. every salesperson has their (own) targets.

    At the beginning of every month I will review the sales of last month and we can see which products did well and which products didn’t  / review the performance of each products and make a plan to increase sales.

    if you want to increase the sales in a short time you can organize  an event  but if you want to maintain the sales you must improve the skills of the salesteam

    we get some ideas on this month sales/ we try to predict this month sales.If we find that we have some problems to complete it we can ask our boss  to give us some events and gifts and we can take this events to go to the shop and we to meet the sales manager of the store and we talk about how can we do and reach this target.

    I am the only senior sales manager.
    My team has a  rich experience/ is full of experience so every month they know that what they need to do .

    I have high/good teaching skills to train good sales people. / I am confident in my training skills
    I need 3 months to train them. but my team is the most stable team in our company.
    We have the lowest employee turnover in the company.

    usually people work for 3 – 5 years in a company.
    He has worked for 7 years in this company. In Last job he worked over 7 year.
    Sometimes I want to leave our company and I think maybe I can try something different,
    I like talkshows. When I hold a meeting to teach skills/when I hold a training session. half time of the meeting I teach skills and half of the time I combine with some talkshow elements. Because sales people meet different people everyday and there are a lot of special people / strange people.

    Every month we have a big event in the shop and at that time there are a lot of people in the store so they need to spend time to line up and pay.
    There are some ladies they just buy 1 product and they told us the reason they come to our store to buy 1 product is that we have a discount.  They just save a little money and they want us to give them a lot of gift. / I feel it is not worth it if you just buy one product

    Vocabulary

    reality TV (n) 真人秀
    I watched a reality TV program teaching people how to become singers

    kill time (v) : do something to let time pass
    We had to wait 4 hours at the airport so we played a game to kill time

    worth 值得
    This diamond is worth 5,000,000
    It is not worth working hard if you don’t get paid well
    I took 30 minutes to explain the products to her and she didn’t buy anything, it wasn’t worth my time.
    Learning English is worth it.

    worth it 值得
    The discount is not worth it if you don’t buy a lot

    to line up / to queue (v) : 排队
    10 people were lining up

    generation Z (gen. z)(1995 to 2016)
    people from generation Z change jobs all the time

    likely 可信的
    it is not likely to happen

    people/staff turnover (n) 调整率 (% of people leaving)
    The staff turnover is at 30% per year, we have a big problem

    turnover (n) 营业额
    we increased the turnover by 50% when I became the boss

    predict (v) 估计
    My boss asks me : can you predict the sales of this month? every Monday

    prediction (n)
    My prediction was correct

    correct  (adj) 正确的
    My prediction is always correct

    to improve (v) 提高
    we need to improve their skills

    remote (n/adj) : far away / 遥控器
    she lives in a remote village, she buy cosmetic products on the internet
    I lost the remote of the TV.

    remove (v) take away 拿走
    we removed old products and replaced them with new products

    motivate (v)  促动
    I motivate the team by beating them if they don’t reach their targets

    motivation (n)
    He had low motivation and didn’t do well

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    September 7, 2020

    Vocabulary

    lego – 乐高

    playground – 游乐场

    indoor/outdoor (adj) – 室内/室外

    eg. indoor swimming pool/playground

    drawing class/art class

    violin – 小提琴

    arts – all the subjects/classes related to art

    act – 演戏

    eg. Her acting (skills) is very good.

    apartment – like a house

    company – to spend time with sbd

    take care of/look after sbd

    pick up a skill/an instrument/a sport/a language – to learn/start…..

    take/go to a class

    talk show –  脱口秀

    eg. Maybe I will be a talk show host when I retire.

    host – 主持人

    combine – to join two things together

    daily/weekly/monthly/yearlyevery day/week/month/year

    Grammar

    something – positive

    I learnt something from this class.

    anything – negative

    I didn’t learn anything from this class.

    I very like watching TV. 

    I really like to watch TV/I like to watch TV a lot/I love to watch TV.

    Speaking

    It’s to take after my daughter

    I think it’s to take children outside is easier than at home. They also want to watch TV or play phone. I control it. She watch TV 3 times a day. Every times is for 25 minutes. She very likes watch TV. She can play lego and role-play. She is very talkative and active so when she went to some new place she can find some new friends fastly.

    We always take her to the children ground inside. I can have a afternoon tea. There is a cafe. I think I work every day. I think my weekends are tiring. She went to drawing class every Saturday morning and she went to dancing class every Sunday morning. Next week, she will go to the piano class. My friends and I want to find what she really like to do. My husband wants her to try.

    I learnt 3 classes of piano.

    He wants our daughter to become very good at one thing/to focus on one thing. I want that she can keep confidence.

    In my childhood, my mother was rich so at the time if I want to learn anything, she will pay. But, she have no time to take with me. She always paid babysitter to take care of me. When I wanted to give up, she agreed so I learnt nothing. I didn’t have some skill. At least, she needs to keep over 20 classes.

    Revised: 

    It’s to look after my daughter

    I think it’s to taking children outside is easier than staying at home. They also want to watch TV or play with the phone/play phone games. I control how much time she spends on these activities. She watches TV 3 times a day. Every time is for 25 minutes. She really likes to watch TV/a lot. She likes to play lego and role-play. She is very talkative and active so when she goes to some new places she can find some new friends quickly.

    We always take her to the indoor playground. I can have an afternoon tea. There is a cafe. I think I work every day. I think my weekends are tiring. She goes to drawing class every Saturday morning and she goes to dance classes every Sunday morning. Next week, she will start piano class. My husband and I want to find out what she really likes to do. My husband wants her to try everything.

    I went/took 3 piano classes. 

    He wants our daughter to become very good at one thing/to focus on one thing. I hope that she can remain confident.

    In my childhood, my mother was rich so at the time if I wanted to learn anything then she would pay. But, she had no time to take care of me. She always paid the babysitter to take care of me. When I wanted to give up, she agreed so I learnt nothing/didn’t learn anything. I didn’t pick up any special skill. At least, she needs to take/go to over 20 classes.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    September 2, 2020

    Vocabulary

    explain: to make something clear or easy to understand 解释;说明

    eg. Can you explain to me in more detail?

    eg. He explained how the machine worked.

    describe: to say or write what someone or something is like 形容

    eg. Describe the person who stole your bag.

    talk to/with sbd

    he’s not my type – 他不是我的菜

    chubby – a little fat

    slim/thin – not fat

    influence: to affect how somebody or something thinks 影响

    eg. At the time she was under the influence of her father.

    eg. He is a bad influence on the kids.

    they lack confidence – to not feel confident

    fan – 粉丝

    admire – look up to sbd

    exhausted – very very tired

    over 35/below/under 35   – more than 35/less than 35

    blind – your eyes cannot see anything

    to go on a blind date 

    career – work life

    babysitter – someone who takes care of your child

    Grammar

    don’t/doesn’tdidn’t (past tense)

    I didn’t want to …

    I don’t want to

    She doesn’t want to…..

    and… 

    I want this drink and that ice cream.

    then… 

    Have a rest now, and then you won’t be so tired tonight.

    Speaking

    I don’t like men to have so big.

    Yes, because when women over 35 years, they must hold family and work so they must to have more energy. If we can keep working out and we can become more healthy. They always feel tired.

    Because the idol, most of the idols are slim so boys and girls want to look like them. I think it needs their parents to influence what is good and what is bad. When their kids are young, they must control the tv programmes they watch when children in childhood. If the girls or boys just in middle school, they watch too much this kind tv programmes, it’s bad for them.

    I wanted they can shut up. At that time my mum call me every day to talk about these things. She thought that I may be lonely in the future. There are 10 percent woman don’t marry for the rest of their life. There are over 5 women in our office. They don’t like work and they don’t like blind date. My best friend Cherry have keep alone for 8 years. Now, she is over 31 years old. This year she want to find someone. I think girls can be without marriage but they need a kid by herself. We can pay money to a babysitter.

    I can date with some young man.

    Revised: 

    I don’t like men who have big muscles/who are muscular. 

    Yes, because when women are over 35 years old, they must balance family and work life so they must to have more energy. If we can keep working out then we can become more healthy. They always feel tired.

    Because of idols, most idols are slim so boys and girls want to look like them. I think their parents need to influence them by telling them what is good and what is bad. When children are young, parents must control which tv programmes they watch when children are in their childhood. If the girls or boys are just in middle school and they watch too much of this kind of tv programmes then it’s bad for them.

    I wanted them to shut up. At that time my mum called me every day to talk about/discuss these things. She thought that I may be alone in the future. 10 Percent of woman don’t get married for the rest of their life. There are over 5 women in our office and they don’t like to work and they don’t like to go on blind dates. My best friend Cherry has been alone for 8 years. Now, she is over 31 years old. This year she wants to find someone. I think girls don’t need marriage but they need to have a kid by themselves. We can pay a babysitter.

    I can date some young man.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Phil)

    August 31, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    talked about medical industry and health in china.

    Vocabulary

    stress 

    responsibility – important duties

    A nurse has a lot of responsibility in the job.

    Day shift, night shift – a time that people

    Nurses have to work a night shift often

    Pension – money from the government when people retire

    Nurses get a good pension when they retire

    social status –level in society

    doctors and lawyers have a high social status in china.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Vicki)

    August 25, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Used IELTS speaking topics to discuss famous people and successful people

    Vocabulary

    exhibition – 展览

    sensitive – 敏感

    characters – 角色

    advantage & disadvantage – 优点&缺点

    views – 视线

    privacy – 隐私

    energy – 能量

    ability – 能力

    skill – 技能

    acting skills – 演技

    tv programs – 电视节目

    appear – 出现

    competition – 竞赛

    consultant – 顾问

    economics – 经济

    achieve – 得到

    athlete – 运动员

    practical skills – 实用技能

    success – 成功

    talent – 才华

    opportunity – 机遇

    Grammar

    the product’s expiration date is very short -> the product expires easily

    she can talk something she want to say -> she can say anything she wants to

    at her age, she can try something she didn’t learn -> at her age, she can try something she has not learned before

    I didn’t guess that she is younger than me -> I didn’t know that she was younger than me

    so she in our memory was old -> so in our memory, she is old

    a singer want to maintain famous -> a singer wants to maintain his fame

    he must learning writing a song -> he must learn how to write a song

    most of them choose a way when they are 12 years old -> most of them choose a career when they are 12 years old

    why you don’t play with me -> why don’t you play with me

    you can marry with a rich man ->you can marry a rich man

    when she worked 5 years, she felt tired -> when she worked for 5 years, she felt tired

    Homework

    Review and write one sentence for each new vocab

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    August 24, 2020

    Vocabulary

    dress code: rules for what you wear in work

    eg. Do you have a dress code at work?

    funeral: 葬礼,丧礼

    eg. Wearing black all day makes me look like I’m going to a funeral every day.

    work clothes/uniform

    tailored/custom made – clothing that is made to fit your shape very well

    eg. A tailored suit

    advertisement/ads: a picture, short film etc. to persuade people to buy a product 广告

    eg. There are so many advertisements in the subway.

    eg. I hate it when streaming services force you to watch advertisements.

    hairdryer: 吹风机

    eg. After I wash my hair I will use a hairdryer to dry my hair.

    vacuum cleaner: 吸尘器

    battery: 电池

    it still works/it’s still functional 

    a set/two sets of clothing

    princess: 公主

    sth is suitable/unsuitable for me/sbd

    I can accept/I can tolerate the ads

    Grammar

    what – you start a question with what

    which – at the beginning/in the middle

    which – in the middle of a sentence/to give extra information

    ex. The product which I bought last week is broken.

    Speaking

    Every day I look like go to join the funeral.

    I pay a lot of money on the dress of my work and the day I look like the same one. Every year I pay 37,000 yuan on them. If you choose some cheap clothes, you will look so cheap because the suit, cheap suit. My boss like to wear Chanel tailored suit.

    I like to watch some beautiful girls on ads. I don’t believe in these ads on subway, roads. But, I like watch ads on apps. Make some short videos. Because I don’t know what is it and where can I use it. When I watch the short video, it makes a place to show that what we can use it and it can give me something different.

    But with ads that we can see everywhere, I want to know it and I will ask my friends who use them and I will try. I see the Dyson so I bought it.

    When I help my daughter to dry her hair and I use it, it just spend 5 minutes.

    Because the normal one the battery just can use for 1 year and the power is so little. But, the Dyson I can use it to complete all of our room. The one I bought, I bought for 3 years and it can use.

    I bought a lot of makeup products and a lot of are bad.

    I waste a lot of money on them so now I have many experience for how to choose some good products to baby. I bought so many clothes for baby and you know grew up so fast. So the clothes are new and she can’t wear it. This summer I bought about 20 sets for it.

    Last year I bought a pair of shoes from Japan. She just wore them for seven weeks. I pay 600 on it. The clothes what my daughter didn’t need, I will give to my friends and colleagues.

    Revised: 

    Every day I look like I am going to attend a funeral.

    I pay a lot of money on work clothes/uniform and I look like I am wearing the same clothes every day. Every year I pay 37,000 yuan on them. If you choose some cheap clothes, you will look very cheap because the suits look cheap. My boss likes to wear Chanel tailored suits.

    I like to watch some beautiful girls from the ads/appear in the ads. I don’t trust in these ads on the subway, roads and so on. But, I like to watch ads on apps. The ones that are short videos. Because I don’t know what type of product is this and how can I use it. When I watch short videos, they make a situation to show how we can use it and how is it different/the effects after using.

    But with ads that we can see everywhere, I want to know more about them and I will ask my friends who use them and I will try them out. I saw the Dyson ad and I bought it.

    When I help my daughter to dry her hair, it just takes 5 minutes.

    Because normal/regular vacuum cleaner’s batteries can only last for 1 year and the power is very weak. But, with the Dyson, I can use it to clean all of our rooms. The one which I bought was from 3 years ago and I can still use it.

    I bought a lot of makeup (products) and a lot of them are bad/are not suitable for me.

    I wasted a lot of money on them so now I have a lot of experiences on choosing good products for babies. I bought so many clothes for my baby and she grew up so fast. So the clothes are still new but, she can’t wear them. This summer, I bought about 20 sets of them.

    Last year I bought a pair of shoes from Japan. She just wore them for seven weeks. I paid 600 on it. The clothes which my daughter didn’t need, I would give to my friends and colleagues.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    August 18, 2020

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today.

    Grammar

    many guys will be good to you, but you have to pick one that good for you.

    Vocabulary

    1.pick on= focus on someone in a bad way
    ex: stop picking on me, I can’t drink that much!

    2. pick up
    drop off
    ex: can you drop me off to the airport?
    ex: can you pick me up from the airport?
    ex: Can you drop off the phone to my office?
    ex: her grandpa will pick her up (from XXX) every afternoon.

    3. play “tag”
    ex: I loved playing “tag” when I was young.

    4. envy (verb)= Xian mu
    ex: I really envy you, you don’t need to take care of your daughter.

    5. straight hair
    ex: when I don’t curl my hair, I have straight hair.

    6. make up your mind= decide
    ex: can you make up your mind? We have to go now.

    7. regret (verb)= hou hui
    ex: I regret giving up on piano.

    8. realize= fa Xian, yi shi dao
    ex: I realize that you changed your hairstyle.
    ex: I realized that he’s not single.

    9. notice= fa Xian. zhu yi dao , cha jue
    ex: did you notice that I got a new haircut?
    ex: I didn’t notice the change.

    10. accurate= true
    ex: is it accurate?
    ex: I need an accurate figure/ number.

    Speaking

    talk about a decision that you regret.
    what was your decision?
    What do you wish you had done differently?

    I regret my decision about that I didn’t choose a high school, so I can’t go to university. At that time, my mom hoped me that I can work earlier, so she wanted that I can go to another school for four years, so I do it. When I became a nurse, I founded I hate it. It’s unsuitable for me. I loosed my time to do it, and I loosed a chance of university. However, I work good, I changed my job to choose the sales industry. It’s good for me. Now I have a high income. I hope my daughter can follow her heart and she can choose the way she wants to do it.

    Revised

    I regret my decision about that I didn’t choose a good senior high school, so I didn’t go to university. At that time, my mom wanted me to work earlier, so she wanted me to go to another vocation school/ college for four years, and I did it. When I became a nurse, I realized that I hate it. It didn’t match with my personality. I wasted my time on it, and I lost a chance at university. However, I worked hard and changed my job to be in the sales industry. It’s good for me. Now I have a high income. I hope my daughter can follow her heart and she can choose what she wants to do it. / choose her own path/ decide for herself. 

    Writing

    I really want to write about this topic, I’ve had enough of it. If we work at a store we only wear black, not any other color. So I have a lot of black clothes, including black overcoats, black dresses, black suits, black shoes… I change my clothes every day, but everyone else sees me in the same clothes. I really liked wear black before I joined the company, but now I wear any color on my day off, except black. Every time I buy clothes to wear to work, it’s a headache. Clothes that fit our work requirements are hard to find, even if the right ones are usually expensive. The image of our manager is important, so we can’t wear a cheap suit. I pay RMB37,000 on my clothes of work a year. However they look like the same one, and I don’t wear them on my day off. So I have to buy some clothes on my day off, poor me.
    Revised
    I really want to write about this topic, I’ve had enough of it. If we work at the store, we can only wear black. So I have a lot of black clothes, including black overcoats, black dresses, black suits, black shoes… I change my clothes every day, but everyone thinks I’m wearing the same things . I really liked to wear black before I joined the company, but now I like to have colors on me on my days off, except black. Every time I buy clothes for work, it’s a headache. Clothes that fit our working requirements are hard to find, and the right ones are usually expensive. As a manager, it’s important to maintain a good image, so we can’t wear a cheap suit. I spend 37,000 yuan/rmb on my working clothes a year. However, they look all the same/ similar, and I don’t wear them on my days off. So I have to buy some clothes on my days off, poor me.
     

     

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    August 17, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    phrasal verbs

    Vocabulary

    search for/look up 

    switch/turn on/off – lights

    take care of /look after – person

    make up – an excuse

    eg. She made up an excuse for being late.

    eg.  You need to learn how to stop making up excuses for your mistakes.

    bully: to make fun of somebody; to be mean to somebody

    bully/pick on – a person

    pick up – a person/thing

    eg. I have to pick up my kids after school.

    eg. Come back in 3 days to pick up your shoes.

    postpone – delay a project/event/work etc.

    eg. Due to the virus, the opening date for this store has been postponed.

    eg. She is happy because her test date has been postponed.

    chase/catch/go after – to run after a person or animal

    go down/decrease/drop

    lose -> lost (for hair)

    eg. I lost a lot of hair in the past six months.

    jealous: upset and angry because somebody has what you want 嫉妒

    eg. Many girls in her class are jealous of her good looks.

    get a haircut

    wavy: long curls

    eg. Some girls like wavy hair.

    curly: short curls

    eg. I have short curls.

    complain: to say that something is wrong or not satisfactory 抱怨;诉苦

    eg. Lots of people are complaining about the noise!

    eg. Stop complaining! Everyone is sick of it!

    snacks: food that is not eaten during proper meal times

    TV programme –  电视节目

    go away/get lost! – 滚!

    couple: boyfriend and girlfriend/husband and wife

    make/made up/make a decision – 决定

    burglar – thief

    Grammar

    take -> took 

    take care of -> took care of

    Speaking

    I can do it this night. I will have the class with Lily tomorrow.

    I get a haircut every 20 days. My hair grew very fast. 3 years ago. After it, I keep the long hairstyle for 10 years.

    Most men like girls with long hair.

    Short hair can shape your face. It maybe looks nice.

    I tried when I was long hair. I like long waves.

    The reason of that is I talk so much because of my job. My husband didn’t say a lot in his work because he is an IT engineer so when we at home, he talked more than me.

    One day I went into the room and I saw him watching something. I asked, “What are you watching now?” He said, “I am watching a Japan TV”.

    Revised: 

    I can do it tonight. I will have a class with Lily tomorrow.

    I get a haircut every 20 days. My hair grows very fast. 3 years ago. Before that, I had a long hairstyle for 10 years.

    Most men like girls with long hair.

    Short hair can shape your face. I think it looks nice.

    I tried when I had long hair. I like long wavy hair.

    The reason for that is because I talk so much at work. My husband doesn’t speak a lot in work because he is an IT engineer so when we are at home, he talks to me more.

    One day I went into the room and I saw him watching something. I asked, “What are you watching now?” He said, “I am watching a Japanese TV programme“.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo)[S+W]

    August 13, 2020

    Homework


    Write about the dress code at work, what can you wear , what is forbidden?

    Speaking


    We must wear black clothes in the department store

    she is famous and very beautiful, one of our cosmetic company YSL, they catch the trend and made a lot of ads online. Most girls wanted to become like the Korean actress.

    we have never make up , only skincare
    many girls didn’t use make up after February.But some companies like us which just sell skincare can maintain their sales.

    Our target customer are between 16 to 40. We have 3 scents for different age groups of people
    When we sell to women we have to talk so much, we need to break the ice / create a connection.
    We ask some questions to them and we use their feedback to break the ice. We tell them the reasons of their skin care problems is need a lot of things and we give some gifts.

    For men we just smile and try something in his hand and he will buy.

    only 5% are men.
    Most men buy skincare by their wife.
    every month I buy skincare for my husband. He just calls me my skin care is used up I need a new one and says thank you
    If his wife is pregnant he will come to our counter and buy the product for his wife.
    Sometimes they come and they say my wife wants to talk to you.

    many customers buy our skincare to their daughter or their kids.
    they always buy the products for pimples or acne.

    25 year old women / women who are 25 / buy some cleansing products and moisturizers and 35 yo women buy some anti aging products.

    every 2 months because our bottles are very small.
    just 30ml

    we often meet some strange customers.
    they ask some strange questions and they buy nothing


    We must wear black clothes in the department store  / we have to wear black clothes is it part of our dress code

    she is famous and very beautiful, one of our cosmetic company YSL, they caught the trend and made a lot of ads online. Most girls wanted to become like the Korean actress.

    we have never made make up products, we only do skincare
    many girls haven’t  used make up after/since February.But some companies like us which just sell skincare can maintain their sales. / don’t see a drop in sales.

    Our target customer are between 16 to 40. We have 3 scents for different age groups of people
    When we sell to women we have to talk so much, we need to break the ice / create a connection.  / women customers require more time and like to have a discussion
    We ask some questions to them and we use their feedback to break the ice. We tell them the solution to their skin care problems needs a lot of things and we give them some gifts.

    For men we just smile and try something on his hand / let him try a sample and he will buy.

    only 5% are men.
    Most men buy skincare products for their wife.
    every month I buy skincare for my husband. He just calls me and tells me my skin care is used up I need a new one and says thank you / my skin care bottle is empty
    If his wife is pregnant he will come to our counter and buy the product for his wife.
    Sometimes they come and they say my wife wants to talk to you. / they give me their phone directly and their wife talks to me.

    many customers buy our skincare for their daughter or their kids.
    they always buy the products for pimples or acne.

    25 year old women / women who are 25 / buy some cleansing products and moisturizers and 35 yo women buy some anti aging products.

    they usually buy every 2 months because our bottles are very small.
    our bottles are just 30ml

    we often meet some strange customers.
    they ask some strange questions and they buy nothing / they leave without buying anything

    Writing

    Lipsticks wasn’t popular a few years ago, people thought that only old women use them. There’s a Korean drama called you from the stars in 2014, and lipsticks has been popular after it. The lipstick effect drives the entire cosmetics industry, many cosmetic companies have continued to grow since then. They always used the idea to push the sales is that they promote a lipstick to attract consumers to their counters. Salespeople in the reception of customers will recommend a lot of products to them, and many hot lipsticks are not sold alone. Sales of lipsticks have fallen sharply this year because of COVID-19 , as people wear masks. Let’s hope it’s over soon


    Lipsticks wasn’t popular a few years ago, people thought that only old women used them/ people thought it was only for old women.
    There was a Korean drama called you from the stars in 2014, and lipsticks became popular after it / it made lipsticks popular.
    The lipstick effect drives the entire cosmetics industry, many cosmetic companies have continued to grow since then.

    They have a strategy  to push the sales of lipsticks to attract consumers to their counters. / lipsticks are a star product and consumer visit the store to buy a lipstick but end up buying more products.

    Salespeople in the reception of customers /who receive customers /  sales people on the floor / will recommend a lot of products to them, and many hot lipsticks are not sold alone. Sales of lipsticks have fallen sharply this year because of COVID-19 , as people wear masks. Let’s hope it’s over soon

    Vocabulary

    conversion rate (n)  : % of people visiting who end up buying product
    We have a conversion rate of 50% so that means for 10 people in the store 5 will buy something

    moisturizer (n) 保湿
    I bought a moisturizer

    to moisturize (v) 滋润
    I use this cream to moisturize my skin

    acne (n) 痤疮
    he bought a cream for his acne

    transparent (adj) 透明的
    it is in a transparent bottle

    empty (adj) 空的
    He told me the bottle was empty

    tube (n)  软管
    I bought a tube of hand cream

    to use up : exhausted / not anymore
    The water bottle is used up we need to buy some more water

    price elasticity (n) how many customers you lose when you increase price 价格弹性
    The price elasticity shows that we will lose 2% of customers if we increase the price by 1%

    solution (n) 解决办法
    I found a solution to make more money, we increase our price by 100%

    shopping list (n) : a list of things you need to buy
    She shower me her shopping list and I helped her find the products

    pregnant (adj) : waiting for a baby
    she was pregnant for 9 months

    to turn on : for electric devices
    Can you please turn on the light ?

    turn off (v)
    I turned off the AC before leaving in the morning

    strategy (n) 策略
    we have a new sales strategy

    dress code (n) : the way you must dress
    The dress code for the party is smart casual
    Tom looked strange because he didn’t the dress code and wore a pink shirt

    code : (n) set of rule / password
    I want to open the safe but I don’t know the code
    I must follow the code

    password (n) 密码
    I always remember my password

    brown (n) 棕色🏾
    She has brown hair

    silver (n) 银色
    I wear a silver watch

    sneakers (n) 运动鞋👟
    we are not allowed to wear sneakers

    Pronunciation

    elasticity

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    August 11, 2020

    Homework


    What factors influence the purchasing decision of a lipstick  and how can salespeople influence the choice of customers?

    Writing

    Today I want to talk about my bucket list of these years.
    Every year I wrote my bucket list on January 1st, and made the plans in earnest. However I always gave it up on February. After I had my daughter I wanted to set an example to her, I worked really hard to my annual bucket list and completed it. My daughter was born in 2016. My first bucket list after she was born was to walk out, and I lost 25 pounds. The second bucket list was for braces, and I paid 50,000 RMB and 540 days on my braces in 2018. This year my bucket list was learning English, so I came here. Our life is short, so if you want to do something, do it! There are a lot of people around me who like to say they’re old, and that’s it for life. I want to say it’s at least 50 years before we die, and it would be boring to stop learning and trying new things now.


    Today I want to talk about my bucket list of these years. / for the past few years.
    Every year I write my bucket list on January 1st, and make plans in earnest. However I always give it up in February. After I had my daughter I wanted to set an example to her, I worked really hard to complete my annual bucket list / I worked hard on my bucket list and completed it.
    My daughter was born in 2016. My first item on the bucket list after she was born was to work out, and I lost 25 pounds. The second item on the bucket list was for braces, and I paid 50,000 RMB on/for my braces and kept them for 540 days in 2018. This year the item on my bucket list was learning English, so I came here. Our life is short, so if you want to do something, do it! There are a lot of people around me who like to say they’re old, and that’s life / They don’t really want to change their life.
    I want to say it’s at least 50 more years before we die / we have at least 50 more years before the end, and it would be boring to stop learning and trying new things now.

    Speaking

    every 10 days I need to change for new braces and the beginning of the 10 days is very uncomfortable.  I keep take them over 22h a day

    Now I try more new things and I like to work with younger staffs in my company because their ideas are very popular and smart. I can learn more from them.
    I didn’t very like take risks but I can try.
    The reason of learning English is I want to change a new job. I have been working in our company since 2006.
    So I want to change, this is a big risk.
    I am the best manager of our company.
    I want to see more, know more and meet some new people.

    now I just want change a new company.

    Now young people influence from xiaohongshu and douyin
    I just buy one to try
    When I talk about something with my friends on WeChat and TikTok sends some advertisements of what we talk about it makes me want to buy it even more

    ——-

    every 10 days I needed / had to change for new braces and the beginning of the 10 days is very uncomfortable.  I had to keep them for over 22h a day / for at least 22h

    Now I try more new things and I like to work with younger staffs/younger colleagues in my company because their ideas are very popular and smart./innovative.
    I can learn a lot from them.
    I don’t really like to take risks but I can try.
    The reason for learning English is that I want to change to a new job / I want to change my job./ I want to move to another company.
    I have been working in our company since 2006.
    So I want to change, this is a big risk. / by leaving I am taking a big risk.
    I am the best manager of our company.
    I want to see more things / try new things / learn new things  and meet some new people.

    now I just want change to a new company.
    When men see the lipstick of ladies they cannot find/see the difference.
    My husband hates deep red lipsticks , he said it looks like what old woman use. 
    if you use them it expires within/after 1 year but if you don’t you can keep them about 3 years.

    Now young people are influenced by xiaohongshu and douyin
    I just buy one to try
    When I talk about something with my friends on WeChat and TikTok sends some advertisements/ads of what we talk about it makes me want to buy it even more / it reinforces my purchase decision

    Vocabulary

    to reinforce (v) Make stronger
    We need to reinforce our marketing by increasing the budget

    to advertise (v) 做广告
    we advertise on douyin , it works very well. / it influences many people.

    advertisement/ ad (n)
    I saw an ad

    to influence (v)
    famous people influence what we buy

    influence (n) 影响力
    Meitu has a strong influence on what cosmetics people buy

    get inflamed (v) 发炎
    it got inflamed after I ate some seafood

    inflammation (n) 发炎
    I suffer from an inflammation because of what I ate yesterday

    to differentiate (v) : find the difference
    I couldn’t differentiate between all the reds.

    cosmetics (n) 化妆瓶
    We can innovate by changing the bottle of cosmetics

    innovate (v) : 革新 /do something new
    We innovated by releasing a new color

    innovative (adj)
    He has innovative ideas

    lipstick (n) 💄
    We most do red lipsticks

    uncomfortable (adj) 难受
    I felt uncomfortable during the meeting because I had a fever

    fever (n) 发烧🤒
    I got sick and stayed home because I had a fever

    risk (n) 风险
    There is a risk that we can’t reach the KPI this month

    take risk (v)冒险
    Young people like to take risks

    for life : forever / until death
    I will stay with her for life

    to work out (v) : exercise 🏋
    I work out to keep fit

    transparent (adj) 透明
    transparent bags were popular a few years ago

    to expire (v) : 过期
    lipsticks expire after 3 years

    expiry date (n) date at which something expires
    some people check the expiry date before buying cosmetics

    Grammar

    very + adj
    Tom is very tall
    This red is very bright

    really + like
    I really like this lipsticks I will buy 100 of then

    on for date/day
    On July 5th
    On Monday

    in for month / season / year
    in January
    in summer
    in 2015

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    August 6, 2020

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today

    Vocabulary

    1.agenda/ planner= 手账本
    ex: I use my agenda to remind myself what to do everyday.

    2. perhaps= 或许 maybe
    ex: Perhaps we could twist the idea a bit.

    3. organized (adj)= neat 很整洁的
    ex: your desk is very organized today.
    ex: you are very organized, you always know when to do what.

    4. ahead= 提前
    ex: if you are a good chess player, then you need to think ahead 3 moves.
    ex: If you want to eat at XXX restaurant, you need to book one month ahead.

    5. bucket list =心愿单 things you want to do before you die
    ex: you could make a bucket list.

    6. look for= try to find 找
    ex: I looked for my phone everywhere but I couldn’t find it.
    ex: I never find what I’m looking for.
    ex: If you’re looking for me, come to 915.

    7. look up= 查找
    ex: “where is XXXX?” you can look it up by yourself.
    ex: if there’s a word you don’t know, you could look it up. 
    ex: When I have a business trip to a new city, I will look up the places on the map.

    8. give up= 放弃
    ex: I gave up piano when i was 16 because I was too busy.

    9. give in= 妥协 屈服
    ex: I always give in at night and eat late night snack.

    Speaking

    when was the last time you panicked

    Two months ago, last I panicked was two months ago. One day, my husband and I took my daughter to a park. When I took her to the restroom, after I washed my hands, I couldn’t see my daughter. I founded her everywhere, I can’t found her. I ran to my husband and asked him “where’s my daughter?” He said he didn’t see her. So we panicked. At that time, I saw her near us. She was watching the other children drawing. We yelled at her and told her “next time if she want to go anywhere, she must told us and need with us”.

    When my daughter plays, she always forget to go the bathroom.

    Revised

    The last time I panicked was two months ago. One day, my husband and I took my daughter to a park. When I brought her to the restroom, after I washed my hands, I couldn’t see my daughter. I looked for her everywhere, I couldn’t find her. I ran to my husband and asked him “where’s my daughter?” He said he didn’t see her. So we panicked. At that time, I saw her nearby. She was watching the other children drawing. We yelled at her and told her “next time if she wants to go anywhere, she must tell us and needs to be with us”.

    When my daughter plays, she always forgets to go to the bathroom.

    Writing

    Do you agree that people should make plans before doing something? Why?

    Yes, I agree it.

    I like make plans about everything including work,life and trip. I wonder the reason about it is my parents aren’t trustworthy, so I must think more than them. I’ve been boarding since primary school, and I have to make a list of the things which I need taking to school. I think I became a planner is because of these childhood experiences. Before I go to the supermarks, I’ll make a list. On the first day of each month, I make a plan and plan all my learing, work, fitness. The good habit helps me to have a better work and life.

    Revised

    Do you agree that people should make plans before doing something? Why?

    Yes, I agree it.

    I like to make plans about everything including work,life and trip. Perhaps my parents aren’t trustworthy, so I must think ahead more than them. I attended/went to boarding school since primary school, and I had to make a list of the things which I needed to take taking to school. I think I became an organized person is because of these childhood experiences. Before I go to the supermarkets, I’ll make a shopping list. On the first day of each month, I make a plan and plan all my learning, work, fitness activities. The good habit helps me to enjoy life and work better. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

    August 4, 2020

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today *when was the last time you panicked*

    Vocabulary

    1.consult *con sot* (verb)= zi xun
    ex: I don’t know much about this, you could consult XXX.

    2. panic (verb)= jing huang shi cuo
    ex: When I lose my phone, I panic.
    ex: stop panicking.

    3. XX is dead= no battery
    XX is dying= almost no battery
    ex: My phone will die in less than one hour.
    ex: My phone was dead, I couldn’t call you.

    4. susPECT (verb)= huai yi
    SUSpect (person)
    suspicious (adj)= 可疑
    ex: His wife was very suspicious of him, so she checked his phone and found out that he was cheating.
    ex: my friend suspects her husband, because he always lies.

    5. ban (verb)= jin zhi
    ex: smoking is banned in the restaurants.

    6. casino (noun) ca SEE no = a place to gamble
    ex: my dad banned himself from the casino

    7. souvenir *su ve NEER*(noun)= ji nian pin
    ex: I like to buy souvenirs for my friends if they didn’t go with me.

    8. accessory/ accessories *a SE sorry ) = shi pin
    ex: girls like to buy lots of accessories.

    9. electronics= dian zi chan pin
    ex: Most men like to buy electronics.

    10. remind (verb)= ti xing
    ex: please remind me to call XX tomorrow

    Speaking

    what kinds of gifts would you buy for your friends’ birthday?

    I like to buy some accessories or electronics as a birthday gift. When I have time, go on a trip, I will buy some gifts, and I take them back at home. When I know somebody’s birthday is coming, I can take something of my home to give them. I think if we want to maintain with somebody, you have to remember his birthday, the way is helpful to maintain your friendship. I have over 500 people on my phone, I can’t follow everyone, so I use the birthday app, it can remind me to send birthday gift to them.

    Revised

    I like to buy some accessories or electronics as birthday gifts. When I have time on a trip, I will buy some gifts. When  know somebody’s birthday is coming, I can take something from the pile of gifts, and to give it to them. I think if we want to maintain a good friendship with somebody, you have to remember his birthday. I have over 500 people on my wechat, I can’t follow up/keep up with everyone, so I use the birthday app to remind me to send birthday gifts to them.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    July 31, 2020

    Homework

    Do you agree that people should make plans before doing something? Why?

    Vocabulary

    makeup: beauty products you put on your face

    market: 市场

    eg. The skincare market is very competitive.

    eg. What do you think will happen to the market in the next 5 years?

    wechat moments: 朋友圈

    hobbies/interests – things that you like to do

    into sth/sbd: like sth/like doing something

    eg. I am into watching sports competitions.

    eg. She is into the boy from the other class.

    go/attend/join an event/party/activity

    evolve: to change gradually 逐步演变;逐步发展; 进化

    eg. The skincare market is constantly evolving.

    eg. The company has evolved over the years into a multi-million dollar organization.

    keep in contact/maintain contact/keep up-to-date with friends

    via/by/through an app/email

    shock: surprised

    eg. She was shocked to find that her house was robbed and her belongings are on the floor.

    eg. It was a shock to see her looking so ill.

    consultant: an advisor 顾问

    eg. IT/beauty/sales/financial consultant

    expert: someone who knows a lot about an area

    eg. She is an expert in cancer research.

    eg. There are many people these days claiming to be experts online.

    suspicious: you think or you feel that something is not right 可疑的

    eg. He is suspicious of the child because the child told him a lie.

    eg. There’s a suspicious-looking van parked at the end of the street.

    horrible: very bad/shocking or scary

    eg. What a horrible movie!

    eg. The place was so horrible that I had to turn away.

    horror movie – scary movie

    apologise: say sorry 道歉;认错

    eg. She apologised for being late.

    eg.I tried to apologize, but he refused to accept my apology.

    privacy: someone’s right to keep their personal matters and relationships secret 隐私权

    eg. The company should protect the customer’s right to privacy.

    priority: something that is very important above other things 优先考虑的事

    eg. My first/top priority is to find somewhere to live

    eg. You need to identify your priorities..

    prohibit: to not allow

    eg. Parking is prohibited between these gates.

    arrest: to be caught by the police 逮捕

    eg. They were arrested for robbing the bank.

    eg. He was arrested for causing the accident

    Grammar

    since – from

    ex. She has been living here since 2015.

    verb 1 + to + verb 2 (base form) 

    ex. I need to go to the department store later.

    ex. She likes to spend time with her friends.

    Speaking

    Some stores’ AC didn’t work because the door of the first floor are open.

    We get different task every year. Skincare and makeup market are change very fast.

    I have enough friends so I don’t need the friends online. I can found the new friend from work because we often open the new store in the new mall and I have to know some new people in the department store and another company. We can go to another city. I manage the area including KM, CQ, HZ, SZ. Most people said we can keep contact with 150 people. I keep in contact on WeChat. When it’s their birthday, I send some gifts to them. I have no close classmates.

    The new staff in our company they use some apps to found friends. I think it’s dangerous for girls. Sometimes I think we can go to some party of the another friends and we can go to some hobby class.

    Revised: 

    Some stores’ AC doesn’t work because the doors on the first floor are open.

    We have different tasks/goals every year. The skincare and makeup market changes/evolves very quickly. 

    I have enough friends so I don’t need to make friends online. I can find/meet/make new people/friends from work because we often open new stores/branches at new malls and I must know/meet some new people from other companies in the department store. We can go to another city for work. I manage the areas including KM, CQ, HZ, SZ. Most people agree/say that we can keep in /maintain contact with 150 people. I keep in contact through/via/by WeChat. When it’s their birthday, I send some gifts to them. I have no close classmates.

    The new staff in our company they use some apps to find friends. I think it’s dangerous for girls. Sometimes I think we can go to another friend’s party and we can go/attend some activties that we’re interested in/into.   

    Writing

    Cherry is my bast friend and subordinate. We met since 2011, she was a new staff who worked in a store of the area I managed. I remembered that she was late on her first day, I criticized her once time. The second time we met I criticized her again in a small and dark room, because I didn’t thought her worked hard. She was upset and crying, and she told me a lot. And from this moment, we became close. I found her much like I did when I was young, so I wanted to teach her a lot. She was lovely, friendly, active, talkative and very funny, I like her so much. We help each other at work and in life, I believe we are the bast friends for life.

    Revised: 

    Cherry is my best friend and subordinate. We met in 2011, she was a new staff who worked in a store in the area I managed. I remembered that she was late on her first day and I criticized her once. The second time we met, I criticized her again in a small and darkroom because I didn’t think she worked hard enough. She was upset and she cried so she told me many things. And from this moment, we became close. I found that she was very much like myself when I was young, so I wanted to teach her many things. She is lovely, friendly, active, talkative and very funny so I like her very much. We help each other at work and in life, I believe we are best friends for life.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

    July 28, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    quiz on long vowels

    Pronunciation

    rat hut met fit jog rug vat net dip pug

    het hut
    mit met
    fet fit

    Vocabulary

    1.standard= 要求
    ex: she has a high standard for her boyfriend.

    2. get along= 处得来
    don’t get along= 处不来
    ex: I get along with Judy very well because she has a young heart.
    ex: I don’t get along with people who are very slow.
    ex: I don’t get along with the IT department.

    3.  arrogant (adj)= 傲慢
    ex: They are very arrogant, they don’t respond to my questions.

    4. motto= 座右铭
    ex: our favorite motto is “play hard study hard”

    5. overestimate(verb) = 高估
    ex: I overestimated myself and played too hard.

    6. underestimate (verb)= 低估
    ex: don’t underestimate your ability.

    7. estimate= 估计 估算
    ex: you need to estimate the budget
    ex: can you estimate the total revenue/ profit.

    Speaking

    My best friend is Cherry who is my subordinate. I met her in 2011, at that time, she was 22. She was a new staff and I was her supervisor. We got close when we knew for three months. One time, I called her to sing KTV. At the first time, she didn’t like me because I have yelled at her for two times. The reason was that she was a little like me, she’s very passionatewilling to take risks, friendly. We get along very well.

    Revised

    My best friend is Cherry who is my subordinate. I met her in 2011, at that time, she was 22. She was a new staff and I was her supervisor. We got close after for three months. One time, I called her to sing K( Karaoke) . In the beginning, she didn’t like me because I have yelled at her twice. I like her because she is a little like me, she’s very passionatewilling to take risks, friendly. We get along very well

    Reading

    Thank you for your question. This topic makes me thin kabout my best friend at my university whose name is Felix. He is really into  sports, mainly soccer and badminton which are also my favorite sports. we have known each other since the very first recruitment meeting for student union in college. He was one of the first people waiting for the application. After some small talk, I found out that we had a lot of shared interests, especially with sports.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

    July 21, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    long vowel next class, quiz on short vowel

    Pronunciation

    short vowels: aeiou
    nat net nit not nut
    hat het hit hot hut
    mat met mit mot mut
    back beck bick bock buck
    pack peck pick pock puck

    Vocabulary

    1. include= bao han/bao kuo, consist of
    ex: there will be 4 people including me.
    ex: Our company has different lines including body care, skin care and drinks.

    2. exclude= not with XX, pai wai
    ex: when my sister and I go out, we always exclude our brother.
    ex: he always feels excluded in the family.
    ex: I always feel excluded in HK.

    3. selfies (noun)= zi pai zhao
    ex: girls like to take selfies.
    ex: when do you take selfies? When I hang out with my friends.

    4. rarely= barely, ji hu bu
    ex: I rarely use this room because I have my own room.
    ex: We rarely make food at food because we can’t cook.

    5. plastic surgery= Zheng rong
    ex: For Korean girls, plastic surgery is very common among them.

    6. yell at XX= ma XX
    ex: my mom likes to yell at me because I never clean my room.
    ex: I never yell at my daughter because she’s a good girl.

    7. swear= ma ren/ fa shi
    ex: he likes to swear all day, he says tmd, cnm all the time.

    8. AC (air- conditionner)
    ex: do you sleep with AC on?
    ex: the building turns off the AC at 6 sharp.
    ex: Cherry can’t live without AC.

    9. fan (noun)= Feng Shan
    ex: old people like to use the fan because it’s cheaper.

    Speaking

    Do you agree that the weather is able to affect people’s mood or personality?

    My mother and my husband are affected of the bad weather. When I’m a children, when the weather is rain, in my childhood, I was afraid to meet my mother. She often yell at me, so I hate raining. My husband hates raining too, when it rains, he will be sad . He often says he doesn’t want go to work. I don’t be affected by weather.

    Revised

    My mother and my husband are affected by the bad weather. When I was a child, when it rained, I was afraid to see my mother. She often yelled at me, so I hate raining. My husband hates the rain too, when it rains, he will be sad . He often says he doesn’t want go to work. I won’t be/ am not affected by the weather.

    Reading

    Sure, I think the weather undoubtedly  can influence your mood of personality. First, people tend to be quite emotion and sensitive during rainy days and have higher possibility of being melancholy . Secondly, it can also influence people’s personality. If a place is always sunny and hot, people are likely  to be passionate and optimistic, such as Brazilians. I guess their enthusiasm is partly predestined by their weather.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

    July 20, 2020

    Vocabulary

    VIP event/exclusive event for VIP customers

    my boss demands/wants us

    alone time – spend time by yourself

    have some alone time/spend some time alone

    good fit: suitable person for a job/position etc.

    I am a good fit for this job/I am suitable for this job as a sales

    one year ago/two years ago/three years ago…

    personal space: area for yourself which allows you to feel comfortable

    eg. I am happy to go on business trips every month because I get to have my personal space.

    eg. Staying at home is awful because I don’t have any personal space.

    he often works overtime/OT

    rare/uncommon

    glasses: what people wear to see

    surgery: when the doctor cuts your body open 手术

    eg. The patient had/underwent surgery on his heart.

    eg. Without surgery, this animal will die slowly and painfully.

    my eyesight is good/perfect/bad/poor

    looking forward to sth/excited for sth

    his job/task/responsibility

    I should control my spending

    conference call/meeting

    mortgage: money you pay every month if you buy a house using a loan 贷款

    eg. They took out a £40o,000 mortgage o buy the house.

    eg. A part of my salary is used to pay the monthly mortgage.

    pyjamas: 睡衣

    live stream: 直播

    eg. You can watch a live stream of the event from our website.

    eg. Some people have become popular from live streaming.

    retirement funds: money you get when you leave your job when you’re old 退休金

    eg. I don’t think people will receive enough money from their retirement funds.

    write/leave a review

    Grammar

    go on a business trip

    come back – to return from another place

    eg. My husband comes back once every two months.

    go – to another place

    eg. She will go on a business trip next week.

    I don’t earn lower than him 

    I don’t earn less/more than him

    Speaking

    Our company do some events this month for our customers. The target for this month is very high. Last week, the event of last week can’t reach the target – we just finish the half of the target. So this week our boss want us to give her some new ideas how to reach the target this weekend. Every Monday and Tuesday I work in the office and the other 3 days I work in the department store. I have two or three business trips every month. Many years ago I did. I like business trips after I got married because when I go to a business trip I can stay by myself.

    We have got married for 7 years. But we stay with each other just for 3 years. He just come back 3 days every 2 months.

    I afraid of the meeting of with my boss every Tuesday. I often afraid so I can sick on Monday.

    I like shopping, buy everything. Because I buy shoes in the mall and I buy a lot of thing online. I all buy. Last week I worked here and I went to the bathroom and I saw the stores near the bathroom and I buy.

    Revised: 

    Our company organised/held/arranged some events this month for our customers. The target for this month is very high. Last week’s event didn’t reach/hit the target – we just/only achieved/hit half of the target. So this week our boss wants us to give her some new ideas on how to reach the target this weekend. I work in the office every Monday and Tuesday and for the other 3 days, I work in the department store. I have/go on two to three business trips every month. Many/A few years ago I did. I like/enjoy business trips after I got married because when I go on a business trip I can spend some time alone/have some alone time.   

    We have got married/have been married for 7 years already/. But we have been with each other/together for just 3 years. He just/only came back 3 days every 2 months.

    I am afraid of the meeting with my boss every Tuesday. I often hope that I can be sick on Mondays.    

    I like shopping and I buy everything. I buy shoes in the mall and I buy a lot of /many things online. I buy everything. Last week I worked there and I went to the bathroom and then I saw the stores nearby the bathroom and I bought these clothes. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R/S/W]

    July 14, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    phonics (short vowel): o u

    Grammar

    although= even though

    ex: even though it’s raining, I have to come to work.
    although it’s raining, I have to come to work.

    ex: although I don’t have enough money, I want to buy everything.

    Vocabulary

    1. miss out/ missing out= cuo guo
    ex: You’re missing out tonight! WYF is here!

    2. multi-task= do different things at the same time
    ex: I love multi-tasking, I will brush my teeth and do squats.
    ex: I like to multi-task, I hang out with my friends and teach them how to work hard.

    3. command= order
    ex: the police officer will command his superiors.

    4. subordinate= xia shu , people who take orders from you
    ex: I can be friends with my subordinates.

    5. treat= I pay for the meal
    ex: it’s my treat! = the dinner is on me.
    ex: the lobster is on the house.

    6. tough (describe a thing)= hard, difficult
    tough (describe a person)= hard to beat
    ex: I am a tough woman, I don’t need my husband to be with me.
    ex: this is a tough project, I need more time.

    7. distinction= differences
    ex: there are no distinctions between room A and room B.

    8. compete (verb)= jing zheng
    competition (noun)
    competitor (person/ thing)
    ex: Clarins is our biggest competitor. 
    ex: we compete against Clarins.

    9. trust= Xin ren
    trustworthy (adj)
    ex: I trust my husband, so I never check his phone.

    10. rely on XX = yi lai
    ex: I rely on my best friend to introduce boyfriends to me.

    11. born with a silver spoon= fu er dai
    ex: she’s born with a silver spoon.

    Speaking

    Do you think colleagues can also be your friends?

    I have three best friends, they are my colleagues. they under me. It’s hard to do this because in our sales business, there are more pressures in work. Most times, I have to push them and command/manage them . I must be serious. In the happy hour, I am friendly with them. So I must change the way to treat them.  The hardest problem is that if they do the best, and I want to promote them. Many staffs will say they can promote because they are Shadow’s best friends. So sometimes, they promote slowly than other people. I think they love me, they want work with me until retirement.

    Revised

    I have three best friends who are my subordinates. It’s hard to do this because in our sales business, there are lots of pressures at work. Most of the times, I have to push them and command/manage them . I must be serious. In the happy hour/ During our free time, we are friends. So I must change the way to treat them.  The hardest problem is that if they do/perform well, and I want to promote them. Many staffs will say they can be promote because they are Shadow’s best friends. So sometimes, they promote slower than other people. I think they love me, they want work with me until retirement.

    Reading

    this is a tough question. Although it is hard to take colleagues as your bosom friends, I still think I have some very nice colleagues who are sincere and helpful. however I believe there are still some distinctions between friends and colleagues. First, colleagues are those whom you work with and compete with. Sometimes it is a little bit hard to weigh the relationship between colleagues. On the other hand, friends are those who you would trust, rely upon, and crack jokes. There is no material gain among friends.

    Writing

    My friends always say that maybe Shadow have 48 hours a day, because they think I can complete many messies on a day. Every week I do sports 3 times, learn English 2 times, take my kid 2 days and work 5 days, and I also hand out with my friends or my husband, at the same time I don’t miss anything popular. Lots of my colleagues want to know how can I do it and don’t feel tired. First, you have to do a plan for every month every week every day, and you have to finish them. Second, you need to use your fragment time, like that every morning I put on my makeup and listen to the recording of sales manage knowledge. Finally you have to be physically fit to do these things, so you must do sports 150 minutes a week. Maybe somebody will say why do you have to be so tired, I want to respond to him because I have so much to do and so little time. I’m greedy, I want a career, I want a family and I want a life, so I can only make the most of every minute and sleep less.

    Revised

    My friends always say that maybe Shadow has 48 hours a day, because they think I can complete many missions/ tasks in a day. Every week I work out 3 times, learn English 2 times, be with my kid for 2 days and work for 5 days, and I also hang out with my friends or my husband, at the same time I don’t miss out any popular events . Lots of my colleagues want to know how can I do it and not feel tired. First, you have to have/make a plan for every month every week every day/ make a monthly agenda, and you have to finish them. Second, you need to use your time wisely, like that every morning I put on my makeup and listen to the recording of sales management knowledge. Finally you have to be physically fit to do these things, so you must work out at least 150 minutes a week. Maybe somebody will say why do you have to be so tired, I want to respond to him: because I have so much to do and so little time. I’m greedy, I want a career, I want a family and I want my life, so I can only make the most of every minute and sleep less.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    July 13, 2020

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned

    Next Class Focus

    test on a e i next class

    Pronunciation

    short vowel: a e i

    bat bet bit
    kat ket kit
    nat net nit
    par pet pit
    ban ben bin
    pan pen pin

    Vocabulary

    1.wonder= think to myself
    ex: i wonder what will i eat dinner
    ex: i wonder where is my phone
    ex: i wonder if i will meet this week’s target.

    2. million= 百万
    ex: 10,000,000 = 10 million
    ex: 82,000,000= 82 million

    3. billion= 10亿
    ex: we have 1.4 billion population in China.

    4. complete= 完成
    ex: it’s hard to complete the mission.
    ex: did you complete your homework?

    5. organize (verb)= manage 整理
    organized (adj)
    ex: i can organize my time well, but not my room.
    ex: i cannot organize my desk.

    6. messy (adj)= 杂乱的
    ex: I have a very messy room but I can find everything I need.
    ex: when I wake up in the morning, my hair is super messy.

    7. advertisement (noun)= 广告
    advertise (verb)= 推广
    ex: you can buy products on TikTok, because there are lots of advertisements.
    ex: if you advertise your product, you could sell more.

    8. routine (noun)= 规律
    ex: what’s your morning routine?

    9. ahead= before
    ex: you need to call the restaurant two days ahead.
    ex: you need to book the ticket one month ahead.

    Speaking

    how do you organize your time?

    I like make plans. I make to-do list everyday. I didn’t waste of time. I can use every time of the day, I just sleep for 6 hours everyday. I think I’m a night owl.

    Revised

    I like to make plans. I have a to-do list everyday. I don’t waste of time. I can use my time wisely, I just sleep for 6 hours everyday. I think I’m a night owl.

    Writing

    I have married for 7 years. I met my husband through a blind date, and we got married within 3 months of knowing each other. By the way  I wasn’t pregnant at that time, I just thought I met my Mr Right. I had had over 10 blind dates before we met each other. My husband was the most normal man among them, most of them were scumbag. I almost doubt I’ll ever get married before 30 years. When I knew that my husband didn’t have any girl friends before he met me, I was afraid maybe he was a gay. The reason was that his mom didn’t give him any allowance and he worked in IT industry, so it’s hard for him to get a girlfriend. We were gambling when we got married, now we won.

    Revised

    I have been married for 7 years. I met my husband through a blind date, and we got married within 3 months of knowing each other. By the way  I wasn’t pregnant at that time, I just thought I met my Mr Right. I have had over 10 blind dates before we met each other. My husband was the most normal man among them, most of them were scumbags. I almost wondered if I’ll ever get married before 30 years. When I knew that my husband didn’t have any girlfriends before he met me, I was afraid maybe he was a gay. The reason was that his mom didn’t give him any allowances and he worked in the IT industry, so it was hard for him to get a girlfriend. We were gambling when we got married, now we won.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    July 10, 2020

    Homework

    write a story using the words we learned today

    Pronunciation

    sc-sg sound
    screen scream script scared scrap

    trip= ch rip

    Vocabulary

    1.propose (verb)= ask someone to marry you
    ex: most men like to propose in public because they are confident that the girl will say yes.

    2. pregnant (adj)= when you have a baby in your tummy
    ex: I wasn’t pregnant when I wanted to get married.
    ex: Lots of women got pregnant before they got married.

    3. blind date= date someone without know who he is 相亲
    ex: I met my husband through a blind date. 

    4. allowance= 零用钱
    allow (verb)= 允许
    ex: his mom didn’t give him any allowances.
    ex: My daughter is not allowed to eat candy before her meal.
    ex: My husband isn’t allowed to come into the bedroom after midnight.

    5. fall in love at first sight= 一见钟情
    ex: we didn’t fall in love at first sight. 

    6. among … =在。。。之中
    ex: he was the most normal man among them.
    ex: Among all the restaurants in SH, I like XYJ the most.
    ex: Among all my staffs, I like Cherry the most.

    7. allergic to XX= 对XX过敏
    allergy (noun)
    ex: I can’t drink because I’m allergic to alcohol.
    ex: I’m allergic to spices, I will have rashes.

    8. scumbag= 渣男
    ex: I have dated a scumbag who was 5 years younger than me.

    9. lie= 骗人 撒谎
    ex: he always lies to me about where he is.
    ex: little kids will lie if they think they are in trouble.

    10. experience= 经验 体验
    ex: it was a good experience when we started dating.
    ex: I have worked in the skincare for 13 years, so I have 13 years of experience.

    11. midnight= middle of the night (12am)
    ex: I’m usually playing on my phone around midnight.

    Speaking

    We learn in private kindergarten, they can use summer class. She lives with her grandparents in weekdays. Every night, I have some plans to do about learning, boxing, and some datings with my friends. My husband works very busy, he always has to work OT. Tomorrow, he need to work so tomorrow I have to stay with my daughter by myself all day. I will take her to an indoor swimming pool.

    Revised

    She goes to/ attends a private kindergarten which offers summer school. She lives with her grandparents on weekdays. Every night, I have some plans to do about learning, boxing, and hanging out/chilling with my friends. My husband is very busy with his work/ has a heavy workload/ works late, he always has to work OT. Tomorrow, he needs to work so tomorrow I have to stay with my daughter by myself all day. I will take her to an indoor swimming pool.

    Writing

    (1)ency
    eg. I really ency the girls who can’t get fat, and I get fat when I don’t control my diet.

    (2)slack off
    eg. When a new staff became a old staff he slacked off in his job.

    (3)fate
    eg. I think my fate is determined by myself, so I try to live each day to the fullest.

    (4)born with a silver spoon
    eg. Many stars are born with a silver spoon, so they have more resources than ordinary people.

    (5)fine-dining
    eg. Most men choose the fine-dinings to pop the question.

    (6)risky
    eg. It’s risky to change the job this year.

    (7)couch potato
    eg. I’m so busy and tired, so I really ency those couch potatos.

    (8)chaos
    eg. It was a chaos in Hong Kong, but it’s much better now with the nes law.

    Revised

    (1)envy
    eg. I really envy the girls who can’t get fat, and I get fat when I don’t control my diet.

    (2)slack off
    eg. When a new staff became a senior staff ,he slacked off in his job.

    (3)fate
    eg. I think my fate is determined by myself, so I try to live each day to the fullest.

    (4)born with a silver spoon
    eg. Many stars are born with a silver spoon, so they have more resources than ordinary people.

    (5)fine-dining
    eg. Most men choose the fine-dinings to propose. 
    (6)risky
    eg. It’s risky to change the job this year.

    (7)couch potato
    eg. I’m so busy and tired, so I really envy those couch potatos.

    (8)chaos
    eg. It was a chaos in Hong Kong, but it’s much better now with the new law.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Rebekah ) S + V

    July 3, 2020

    Today we talked about Shadow’s daughter and also what her dreams and hopes are for her daughter.

    Speaking

    I work in the malls.

    If Corona virus is no longer here, we can travel to Japan or abroad.

    My mom is in Hong Kong, and his parents (my husband’s parents) are in Shanghai.

    My company don’t need us to learn English, because they use Chinese, but I need learn English because my daughter has learned some new words and he says new words and when he says new words, I don’t know. And when we travel around, sometimes we need to read and say some English.

    Driver’s license don’t in Japan.

    When she stayed in her grandparents home for five months, her kindergarten opened in June. My office opened in February, just closed for three weeks.

    In December, she still need to go to the kindergarten, she very like to go to school with his classmates.

    She says there is a boy in her class and the boy very likes her, always he hugs her. And she say, when they play the game, the boy always cries.  He cries because he was lose.

    She says boys should not cry.

    I want she knows what is her dream and she can learn something for the dream and keep it.

    She is learning drawing and after it, to try dancing and singing and after it find out what she likes to do.

    Revised

    I work in a department store, located in a the malls.

    If we are safe from Corona virus to travel, we might go to Japan or travel somewhere else abroad.

    My mom is lives in Hong Kong, and his parents my husband’s parents are  live in Shanghai.

    My company don’t need doesn’t require us to learn English, because we they speak use Chinese at work, but I need/want to learn English because my daughter has learned is learning some new words (new vocabulary) and she says new words to me and when he says new words, I don’t know them. And when we travel around abroad, sometimes we need to read and say speak some English.

    Driver’s license don’t in Japan.  Our Chinese driver’s licenses don’t work (are not valid) in Japan.

    When She stayed in at her grandparents’ home for five months, her kindergarten opened in June. My office opened in February, it was just closed for three weeks.

    In December, she could still need to go to the kindergarten.  She very likes to go to school with his her classmates.

    She says there is a boy in her class and the boy very likes her a lot/the boy has a crush on her, and always he always hugs her. And she says, when they play the games, the boy always cries.  He cries because he was lose.  when he loses the game/he cries if he loses the game. 

    I want she knows  her to know what is her dream is (her dreams are) and so she can follow her dream and make it happen. something for the dream and keep it.  I want her to have big dreams and have the confidence and education to achieve her dreams in life.

    Right now, she is learning to drawing draw and after it that (after she has tried drawing) , I would like her to try dancing and singing to and after it find out what she likes to do.

    Vocabulary

    Industry : The type of work you do, or the type company you work for – IT, Food and Beverage, Travel, Hospitality, Finance, Logistics, Marketing.

    eg. What type of industry do you do work in? What kind of a company do you work for? My husband works in IT. My works for an IT company. I do sales for a skincare company. I work in the skincare and/or cosmetics industry.

    Rent: Pay to borrow something, or lease something

    eg. Do you like to rent a car when you go to Japan?
    eg. Do you rent your apartment or do you own your apartment?

    International driver’s license: A driver’s license that works anywhere in the world, not just in the country where you got it.

    Confident: Feels secure and happy with who you are; not very shy or scared of other people.

    eg. My daughter is a confident kid, she makes friends easily and is not afraid to talk to her teachers.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

    June 30, 2020

    Homework

    use the words we learned today and write something

    Vocabulary

    1.envy= when you want to be like XX
    ex: i really envy the little kids because they have a 2 months holiday.

    2. slack off= not motivated to do things 松懈
    ex: In the afternoon, I will slack off a little.
    ex: don’t slack off! keep it up!

    3. fate= life命运
    ex: do you think one’s fate is determined by birth?

    4. born with a silver spoon = born rich
    ex: WSC is born is a silver spoon.

    5. fine-dining= expensive restaurant
    ex: In fine-dining, your server will check your coat.

    6. bund= 外滩
    ex: i like all the restaurants at the bund.

    7. risky (adj)= have risk
    ex: it’s risky to have a plastic surgery.

    8. couch potato = when you just lie on the sofa
    ex: I’m always a couch potato on the weekends.
    ex: it’s easy to get fat if you are a couch potato. 

    9. chubby= 肉肉的
    ex: your baby is so chubby.
    ex: My husband is a little chubby.

    10. narrow— wide= 窄    宽
    ex: my face is narrow.
    ex: the road is too narrow, please drive carefully.
    ex: People with a narrow face are very photogenic.

    11. abroad= foreign country
    ex: I cannot travel abroad at the moment because I won’t be able to enter China.
    ex: my classmates have gone abroad.

    12.spray= 喷喷
    ex: men all use hairspray.

    13. chaos (K os)= 混乱 一团乱
    ex: is it still a chaos in America?
    ex: this is a chaos, you have to redo everything.

    Writing

    (1)fat removal
    eg. I planed to have a fat removal of the legs, but finally I gave up the idea, because it’s risk.

    (2)face lifting
    eg. My aunt had 2 face liftings, her face looked strange.

    (3)situation
    eg. Most girls want to marry a man with a better situation, but in fact most men with a batter situation already have married.

    (4)determine
    eg. 5 years of hard work now will determine how you live the next 20 years.

    (5)lie
    eg. lying in bed watching TV is my favorite thing to do.
    eg. Child has to be honest, can’t lie.

    (6)treatment
    eg. More and more people choose to use beauty treatments to maintain their skin look young.

    (7)expire
    eg. Your discount coupon has expired, you can’t use it today, I’m so sorry.

    (8)partnership
    eg. I have to keep a nice partership with the other departments of our company, so I can get more resources.

    (9)poilt
    eg. I never thought poilt could lose their jobs, but this year it happened, so anying is possible.

    Revised
    (1)fat removal
    eg. I planned to have a fat removal on my legs, but finally I gave up the idea, because it’s risky.

    (2)face lifting
    eg. My aunt had 2 face liftings, her face looked strange.

    (3)situation
    eg. Most girls want to marry a man with a better situation, but in fact most men with a better situation have already married.

    (4)determine
    eg. 5 years of hard work now will determine how you live the next 20 years.

    (5)lie
    eg. lying in bed watching TV is my favorite thing to do.
    eg. a child has to be honest, he can’t lie.

    (6)treatment
    eg. More and more people choose to use beauty treatments to maintain their skin elasticity. 

    (7)expire
    eg. Your discount coupon has expired, you can’t use it today, I’m so sorry.

    (8)partnership
    eg. I have to maintain a nice partership with the other departments of our company, so I can get more resources.

    (9)pilot
    eg. I never thought pilots could lose their jobs, but this year it happened, so anything is possible.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    June 26, 2020

    Homework


    Write a sentence with new words you are not sure about

    Speaking

    it is an air ticket and you can use it every city in the week end

    You can go to a place on Saturday and go back on Sunday or you must stay here for a week

    You can only use in 2020.

    online and pay more money
    China easter airline

    I have watched Romeo and Juliette, it was 800 a ticket.

    More and more customers chose some  beauty treatments to be more beautiful.
    Surgery is very dangerous.

    My auntie is addicted to beauty surgery.
    She did everything
    If you do the surgery  you will look the same of them who do the surgery.

    nature is beautiful
    I think girls have to spend more time to learning and exercising and hardworking

    most of the boys who work in the make up stores are gay

    more and more girls can’t found anyone to marry


    it is an air ticket/ plane ticket and you can use it to go to any city in the week end / you can go anywhere in the week end.

    You can go to a place on Saturday and go back on Sunday or you must stay there for a week

    You can only use it in 2020. / you can only use it in 2020 / it will expire in 2021

    I watched Romeo and Juliette, it was 800 a ticket.

    More and more customers chose some beauty treatments to be more beautiful. / more and more people choose to have beauty treatments
    Surgery is very dangerous.

    My auntie is addicted to beauty surgery.
    She did everything
    If you havesurgery  you will look the same as the other patients

    nature is beautiful  /  I prefer a natural look
    I think girls have to spend more time learning and exercising and working hard

    most of the boys who work in the make up stores are gay

    more and more girls can’t find anyone to marry / worry about finding a husband

    1/10 of Shanghainese  girls are single

    most girls want to marry a better man than them/ a man with a better situation than them

    but a part of men in Shanghai  are married  / get married with girls from other cities.
    So Shanghainese parents don’t want them to marry with other cities’ boys and they stay single.

    Vocabulary

    fat removal : taking away fat
    I had a fat removal surgery

    face lifting : 拉皮
    She had a face lifting to look younger

    situation (n) 情况
    Tom has a great situation, he has a good job and 2 houses in BJ

    hardworking (adj) : someone working hard
    He is very hardworking

    patient (n) : someone having a treatment
    I am a patient in this beauty clinic

    to determine /decide 决定
    your eyes determine if you are beautiful

    to lie : 说假话
    He lied to me, he told me he was the CEO but he was just a manager

    to lay : 仿
    I like to lay on sofa when I watch a movie

    treatment (n)治疗
    there is no treatment for Covid 19

    Jakarta 雅加达
    I went on a trip to Jakarta

    to expire (v) 到期
    The coupon has already expired, I am sorry you are not able to use it

    expiry date : date at which something expires
    Many customers go to our shop close to the coupon expiry date

    to be addicted 上瘾的
    He is addicted to smoking, he smokes 60 cigarette a day

    addiction (n)
    Gambling is an addiction

    addicting (adj)
    Smoking is addicting, it is better not to start

    partnership (n): when you work together with another company
    We have a partnership with China eastern and we get special price on our trips

    partner (n): someone you work with / someone who is invested with you
    I opened a company with 2 other partners

    legroom : space for legs in an airplane
    First class has more legroom than economy

    checked luggage  : the bags you do not keep with you during a flight
    The bag is too big to be taken into the cabin, it is a checked luggage

    carry on luggage : bags you can take with you on the plane
    We are allowed to have 2 small carry on bags

    musical (n) : play with music with real actors
    I went to the Alladin musical in London

    pilot (n) 飞行员
    Tom is a pilot, he is handsome in his uniform

    Writing

    1)reach
    eg. I think I can’t reach the target of next month (can’t reach next month’s target) because some department stores will not have discount activities for our company because profit is too.

    (2)remote
    eg. My husband plans that he will be a teacher in a remote village for his retirement. / my husband plans to be a teacher in a remote village for his retirement

    (3)introduce
    eg. If you want your new staff to like your company, you have to introduce detailedly/in details the culture of your company.

    (4)China Eastern Airline
    eg. All the air tickets our company booked for us are from China Easten Airline. / we have a partnership with ChinaEastern Airline

    (5)go on a trip/ go on a business trip
    eg. I have to go on 3 business trips every month, and it’s 2 to 3 days per trip.

    (6)economy class
    eg. When we travel by the economy class over 5 hours we’ll feel very tired./ When we travel in economy over 5 hours we feel very tired.

    (7)gamble
    eg. Three of my colleagues (are) divorced, the reason is because their husbands gambled. / because their husbands liked gambling.

    (8)cocky
    eg. I think if a child is cocky, his parents must be cocky, too.

    (9)superior
    eg. Lisa is the China sales manager of our company, she is my superior.

    (10)pointless
    eg. Most meetings are pointless, it’s just a waste of time.

    (11) meaningful
    eg. I read a fairy tale to my daughter every night, I think it’s meaningful.

    Grammar

    every: all of them
    I have been everywhere , I have travelled to all the countries on earth.

    any: you choose one among all of them
    If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

    want someone to do something
    I want my team to perform well

    Pronunciation

    1/2 : half
    1/3 : one third
    1/4 : one fourth
    1/15 : one fifteenth

    guy
    gay

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    June 23, 2020

    Homework

    do a writing using the words we learned today

    Vocabulary

    1.reach= attain
    ex: I reached the target.
    ex: I can’t reach the remote, could you pass it to me?

    2. remote= Yao kong (the control)
    ex: where is the remote control?
    ex: I can work remotely from home.

    3. introduce= tell something new
    ex: I always teach the BA how to introduce the new products.

    4. China Eastern Airline=dong hang
    ex: there’s a good deal on China Eastern Airline.

    5. go on a trip/ go on a business trip
    ex: I go on a trip to HangZhou.
    ex: is he on a business trip?

    6. economy class= the cheapest seat *jin ji cang*
    ex: do you prefer economy class or business class?

    7. gamble=du “try to win money with money”
    ex: if you want to gamble in China, you can only go to Macau.
    ex: I gambled once in Canada, I thought it was thrilling.

    8. cocky= arrogant “he thinks he’s so good”
    ex: HK people are so cocky.
    ex: My boss is very cocky, she thinks she’s never wrong.

    9. superior = higher position
    inferior = in a lower position
    ex: I’m her superior.
    ex: most women feel inferior to their husband.

    10. pointless= talk with no important points
    ex: what’s your point? Get to the point.
    ex: the meetings are usually pointless.

    11. meaningful = important
    meaningless = not important
    ex: her talk is very meaningless, she’s wasting our time.

    Speaking

    Most times, people don’t spend time on listening to us.

    Everyone pay 3800, they can go anywhere in China on every weekend. I didn’t buy it, I think we didn’t have enough day off to trip. The card just can use in the weekends. It means you just go to the place by airplane, and you just stay here for a night. It’s so crazy. If you stay here for a week, and you haven’t enough day off. Now the plane ticket is cheap.

    Revised

    People can pay 3800 and go anywhere in China on every weekend. I didn’t buy it, I think we don’t have enough holidays to go on a trip. The card can only be used on the weekends. It means you just go to the place by airplane, and you just stay there for a night. It’s so crazy. If you want to stay for a week, you won’t have enough holidays. Now the plane tickets are cheap.

    Writing

    Most of industries were affected by COVID-19, especially offline stores. Our skin care industry has been relatively unaffected than other industries. My area has achieved growth this minth, and I had been nagative for 5 months. Skin care products are necessities beacuse most of girls don’t always replace them. I hope I can promote the sales in the second half of this year to make less negative of 2020. However our boss wants us to minimize the budget and maxmize the profit, it’s hard to do. Sales is a high-paying but high-pressure industy. Not everyone can do it.

    Revised

    Most of industries were affected by COVID-19, especially offline stores. Our skin care industry has been relatively unaffected compared to other industries. My team has achieved growth this month, and my performance has decreased consecutively for 5 months. Skin care products are necessities because most of girls don’t always replace them with new products. I hope I can promote the sales in the second half of 2020/in the third quarter/ in the final quarter to make less negative of 2020. However our boss wants us to minimize the budget and maxmize the profit, it’s hard to do. Sales is a high-paying but high-pressure industry. Not everyone can do it.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/W]

    June 16, 2020

    Vocabulary

    1. lack (verb)= don’t have 缺乏
    ex: lots of people lack the courage to start a new career.
    ex: I lack money.

    2. resignation letter =辞职信
    ex: I have to hand over my resignation letter.

    3. minimize the budget= 控制成本
    ex: every company wants to minimize the budget and maximize the profit.

    4. necessity= 必需品
    ex: unless it’s a necessity, people will be most likely look for other replacements.

    5. replacement= 代替品
    ex: it’s hard to find a replacement for the skincare products.

    6. bright= 发亮
    ex: your skin will be brightened after you drink XX.

    7. minimum– maximum = the least— the most
    ex: you need to drink a minimum of 8 cups of water a day.
    ex: you can only smoke a maximum of 2 cigarettes a day.

    8. allocate the resource= 分配资源
    ex: As a manager, I need to allocate the resources accordingly.

    9. distribute= 分配
    ex: distribution channel= 分配渠道
    ex: Tmall is a popular distribution channel for most vendors. 商贩

    Speaking

    Tomorrow I will go to HangZhou, because we will make a big event in 3 stores of HangZhou. We hope that we can finish the target of last year. This month, our store of Shanghai’s sale are not good. We lost so many new customers of COVID-19. Our boss want to control the budget. She wanted we to increase the sales. I finished the distributing/allocate the target of next month this afternoon. I watched the target and I feel stressed.

    We wanted LJQ to introduce our product, and we should pay 400,000 yuan for 10 minutes.

    Revised

    Tomorrow I will go to HangZhou, because we will host/organize a big event in 3 stores/locations of HangZhou. We hope that we can reach the target compared to last year. This month, the sales in SH is not good. We lost so many new customers due to/ because of COVID-19. Our boss wants to control the budget. She wanted us to increase the sales. This afternoon, I finished distributing/allocating the target/resource of next month this afternoon. I saw the target and I feel stressed.

    We wanted LJQ to introduce/advertise/promote our product, but we had to pay 400,000 yuan for 10 minutes.

    Writing

    If I had not become a sales after I quit my job as a nurse, I would be a housewife. When I was a student, I always thought I would get married and have children at an early age. I never thought I’d be a career woman, I used to have a weak personality and cry a lot. Therefore I wanted to marry a rich man and be a housewife. However there are no rich man wanted to marry me, so I had to work hard. I found a great husband when I was 29, and I learned that if you want to marry a good man you have to be better by yourself.

    Revised

    If I had not become a sales after I quit my job as a nurse, I would be a housewife. When I was a student, I always thought I would get married and have children at an early age. I never thought I’d be a career woman/ businesswoman, I used to have a weak personality and cried a lot. Therefore I wanted to marry a rich man and be a housewife. However, no rich men wanted to marry me, so I had to work hard. I found a great husband when I was 29, and I learned that if you want to marry a good man you have be a better woman. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    June 12, 2020

    Homework

    If you had not become a sales after you quit your job as a nurse, what else would you have done?

    Vocabulary

    just one chance/try from our school

    graduate: officially finish school

    eg. I graduated in 2017.

    eg. I graduated from middle school and I went to nursing school for 4 years.

    2003 – two thousand and three

    1993 – nineteen ninety-three

    interview assessment/interview exam

    stable: fixed

    eg. Many parents think that you should find a stable job.

    I took a sales interview/I took an interview for a sales job

    challenges – noun 

    eg. This job has many challenges.

    challenging –verb 

    eg. I like challenging tasks.

    stable work hours/regular work hours

    patients: sick people that go to the hospital

    proud/arrogant/conceited

    medical school – school for doctors

    courage: the strength to do something

    eg. Most people don’t have the courage to pursue a new career.

    resign/quit a job

    stressful/(feeling) pressured

    Grammar

    have been + verb ing – action that takes place until now

    eg. I have been looking for a new job – I have been searching for a new job and I still am.

    eg. I have been living here for 8 years. – I have been living here until now.

    adjectives before verb

    working hard  hard-working

    adjectives end in -ly, ful, nt, ng

    when you have 2-3 adjectives, try to group them together before the noun

    beautiful, smart and friendly girls

    Speaking

    Just my mother want me to be a nurse. I think they thought nurse, teacher and doctor are stable jobs. When I was a nurse, I liked to buy makeup products and I enjoy to share something which I liked to my friends and my friends told me I like a top sales. So I wanted to try a new job so I take some interview of sales. The job has stable working time, I often had to work whole night for 12 hours. There are two-days working time is 8 am to 4 pm and two days working time is 4 pm to 11 pm and two days whole night (11 pm – 8 am) and two days off.  I feel so tired and my colleagues were not friendly. I thought they didn’t like young girl. I was 20 years old. The patients were rude. The doctors, they are very arrogant. My mother wanted to marry with a doctor. If he was handsome, maybe.

    Most of my classmates have been nurses until now. Few people have the courage to resign from their stable job/quit their stable job. Now, I interview some young girls. I like to choose some beautiful and smart and working hard. Most of them are 20 – 25 years old.  A sales job have a lot of chance to promote and they can earn more money.

    Revised: 

    Only my mother wanted me to be a nurse. I think they thought jobs like nurses, teachers and doctors are stable. When I was a nurse, I liked to buy makeup and I enjoyed sharing my favourite products to my friends. and my friends told me that I was like a top sales. So I wanted to try a new job so I took some sales interview. The job has unstable work hours – I often had to work whole nights for 12 hours. There are two-days a week where the hours is 8 am to 4 pm, two days where it’s between 4 pm to 11 pm, and two days of night shift (11 pm – 8 am) and two days off.  I felt so tired and my colleagues were not friendly. I thought they didn’t like young girls. I was 20 years old. The patients were rude. The doctors are very arrogant. My mother wanted me to marry a doctor. If he is handsome, maybe.

    Most of my classmates are still nurses. Few people have the courage to resign from their stable job/quit their stable job. Now, when I interview some young girls,  I like to choose some beautiful, smart and hard-working girls. Most of them are between 20 – 25 years old.  Having a sales job gives them a lot of chance to promote and they can earn more money.

    Writing

    I wanted to be a teacher in my childhood, because I thought it’s very respectable. I had a chance to take an interview for kindergarten teacher, but I was failed. As I went to a worry address, so that I missed the test. Also finally I went to a nursing school, and to be a nurse. When I was 16 years old, I taught 3 kids of my mother’s friends for mathematics. They were in Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5. Teaching kids were very difficult, they have trouble concentrating and they cried a lot. I thought I wasn’t fit to be a teacher because I hadn’t so much patience with them.

    Revised: 

    When I was a child/little/As a child, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up because I thought it’s very respectable. I had the chance to take an interview for a kindergarten teaching position, but I failed. As I went to the wrong address, so I missed the test. Finally, I went to a nursing school to be a nurse. When I was 16 years old, I taught 3 kids who are my mother’s friend’s children/3 of my mother’s friend’s children mathematics. They were in Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5. Teaching kids was very difficult because they have trouble concentrating and they cried a lot. I thought I wasn’t fit to be a teacher because I didn’t have so much patience with them.

    Pronunciation

    graduate – gra-dyou-ate

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    June 9, 2020

    Homework

    Focus on making sure that each sentence has 2 points, using conjunctions to connect. And, don’t use “and / but / because” as the first word of the sentence. Use the other words I suggested.

    Vocabulary

    how do you feel about teaching kids? 

    it’s a challenge / it’s challenging = it’s difficult but interesting / I can learn sth

    accept – jie shou
    eg. I can’t accept kids who are rude

    complex / complicated – fu za
    eg. teaching kids can be complex

    mood – xin qing
    eg. I was in a bad mood

    teach / taught

    half a year / half an hour 

    video conference – “tv meeting”

    Writing

    In my imagination Australia is blue sky, white clouds, sand beach. I can already smell the sea. I haven’t been to Australia, but I always could see Australia on TV. Two of my classmates emigrated to Australia. They are mainly in order to give children a better living and learning environment, they’re worry about domestic air pollution and academic stress. But relations between the two countries have recently been fraught. I hope the relations between the two countries can be relaxed. After all, I have never been to Australia for a trip.

    In my imagination Australia is blue skies, white clouds, sandy beaches. I can already smell the sea. I haven’t been to Australia, but I always could see Australia on TV. Two of my classmates emigrated to Australia, mainly in order to give their children a better living and learning environment, and they’re worried about domestic air pollution and academic stress in China. However, relations between the two countries have recently been fraught with problems so I hope the relations between the two countries can be relaxed. After all, I have never been to Australia for a trip, and I’d love to go there one day.

    Grammar

    middle of sentence / Start of sentence
    but = However
    and = Also
    So = Therefore
    because = As / Due to the fact that / Since

    could = if + can
    would = if + will
    eg. If I was rich I could buy 10 houses but I wouldn’t, I would buy a car and a house, then put the money in the bank.

    could = was able to / past habit / past ability
    eg. When I lived in Australia I could (was able to) always go to the beach on the weekend

    would = did it in the past / past habit
    eg. When I lived in Australia I would always go to the beach on the weekend

    some works some work 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    June 4, 2020

    the sims

    Vocabulary

    he doesn’t want to spend too much money on his clothing / clothes

    retire / retirement 
    eg. he will retire when he is 60 years old
    eg2. he wants to teach children during his retirement

    rural (adj)/ countryside
    urban (adj) / city 
    eg. I want to live in a urban area but he wants to live in a rural area
    eg2. I want to live in the city but he wants to live in the countryside 

    my in laws / parents in law – your husband’s parents

    Grammar

    he like reading – he likes reading

    it is bad for his eyes

    spend money on sth

    i want to be with him

    Writing

    accent (n)
    My colleague who sits next me speaks Chinese with an accent, so I often don’t know what she is saying / what she is talking about / what she means / I can’t understand her.

    speed up
    We speed up our speech when we’re nervous.
    When the police want you to stop, you shouldn’t speed up.

    probably (adv)
    I’ll probably be working late today, so I’m afraid I couldn’t have dinner with you.
    I will probably leave China / I am probably getting a coffee at 5 PM

    hoax (n)
    P2P was a large hoax which has bankrupted a lot of people.

    recommendation (n)
    When we had some new products to sell, I had to make a recommendation to our customers, only in this way can I know whether they are popular or not.

    touched (adj)
    I was touched by my team because we worked hard until the last day of May to achieve / reach the target.

    habit (n)
    If you want to get A, you have to have a good habit of learning.

    addicted (adj)
    A lot of our colleagues are addicted to a new switch game which is called / named animal crossing

    genuine (adj)
    The four of us have a genuine friendship.

    exist (v)
    Do you think ETs exist? I do.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S]

    June 2, 2020

    Homework

    When you make sentences, use more complex grammar- phrases, adjs that tell what the words mean.

    Vocabulary

    accent:  口音
    ie. The people of SH always speak Chinese with an accent.

    speed up/accelerate: 加速
    ie. I sometimes speed up when I speak.

    Science-fiction: kehuan

    probably/probability(gai lv):  大概率是 应该是
    ie. Shadow’s name probably came from a sci-fi movie.
    ie. There is a large probability that Shadow’s name came from a sci-fi movie.

    hoax/scheme: 骗局

    digestive system: 吸收系统
    ie. Ally thought that collagen drinks were a hoax because they cannot work in the digestive system.

    recommendation:  tui jian
    ie. I want to recommend this product to you. I want to make a product recommendation to you.

    touched:  感动
    ie. Ally was touched with Shadow because she did her homework.

    habit: 习惯
    ie. Shadow has a habit of completing her homework.

    addicted: 上瘾 addiction (n)
    ie. LJQ’s voice is addictive (adj). I am so addicted to his live stream.
    ie. Ally has an addiction of LJQ’s live stream.

    genuine:  真心的
    ie. Ally was genuinely surprised to hear that Shadow like CXK.

    exist: 存在
    ie. Kris Wu doesn’t need to do anything besides to exist./existing.

    fit:  健美
    ie. Ally wants to be fit like Shadow.

    Grammar

    across the road: 路的对面

    facts (shi shi): use present simple
    ie. Whenever I feel tired, I drink.

    come vs go

    I like skating (n).
    I like to skate.

    indoor/indoors
    ie. I like indoor(adj) skating. I like skating indoors.
    ie. I don’t like the outdoors because it’s too sunny.

    Speaking

    “The collagen drink is a hoax, right?”
    – No, it’s not. It actually has some effects.

    We have to work online and on the phone all the time.

    “Is this your normal working situation?”
    -Yes

    I usually come to work at the office on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    I come to the mall in SH… Wednesday to Friday.
    I go to different mall locations all over SH to work from Wed to Fri.

    try to sell products = make product recommendations

    When you teach your kids, you have to be patient(adj)./have patience (n)./have to talk to them with patience(n)./talk to them patiently(adv).

    I found that collagen drinks are helpful.
    I found collagen drinks to be helpful.

    I think CXK is popular because he works hard./is hard-working.
    I think the reason why CXK is popular is that he works hard.

    I think the guy who walked by/passed us looks like your ex.

    Writing

    Our government should enact stricter laws to protect children.
    Our legal system should be stricter with criminals who hurt children.

    The survey told about the people who lost jobs over 25%.
    The survey told us that over 25% of people lost their jobs.

    The make-up industry has a higher margin, the cost of it is just 5%.
    The make-up industry has a high profit margin and a very low/ 5% cost.

    We have a 50% discount to buy our products once a month.
    We have a 50% discount on our products once a month.

    The bestest salesman are not necessarily the most experienced.
    The best salesman in the world/of all  not necessarily the most experienced.

    Pronunciation

    phone: fOne

    train: trAin

    staff: mouth bigger

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    May 29, 2020

    Homework


    Make some sentences with the new words.

    Speaking

    We plan take our daughter to a swimming child ground

    a lot of people like me didn’t like teaching with computers.
    If I learn online. I can’t focus for a long time.
    I don’t feel very well.
    I learned some knowledge about sales every morning with some recordings / video classes.
    It teaches me some language to manage staff be better.
    If I found some good ideas I will share them to them.
    I buy some podcasts to learn how to teach my kid.

    most of people don’t have much patience with children.

    I want my kid love learning, she can be interesting in learning not just pass some tests.
    I think learning didn’t just during young age I think learning need through out our life.

    Now we learned some knowledge in school they use in the world just for 5 years maybe use

    He works for 12 hours everyday.
    He enjoys it.
    He thought my job is very hard. because the sales industry is full of stress.
    We have higher target every month.

    Our problems are managing some very salespeople who doesn’t focus in earn money. They work just for fun.
    There is the youngest staff is born in 1999.

    we need our parents’ help

    they think about how to marry a rich man everyday.
    they don’t want to work hard.

    US government pays more money to the people who lose their job.


    We plan take our daughter to a water park

    a lot of people are like me, they don’t like learning with computers/robots/AI/ on the internet.
    If I learn online. I can’t focus for a long time. / I have focusing issues. / I have a short attention span
    I don’t really like that / I don’t feel good about it.

    I learn some knowledge about sales every morning with some recordings / video classes.
    It teaches me some knowledge / techniques to manage the staff be better.
    If I find some good ideas I will share them to them.
    I bought some podcasts to learn how to teach my kid.

    I want my kid to love learning, she can be interested in/ be into learning not just to pass some tests.
    I think learning isn’t only during our childhood I think we need to learn throughout our life

    Our problems are managing some very  young salespeople  / people from generation Z who don’t  focus on earning money / who don’t care too much about making money.
    They work just for fun.
    In that store  the youngest employee was born in 1999.
    we need our parents’ help

    They think about how to marry a rich man everyday.
    they don’t want to work hard. / they want the easy way out.

    they usually go to the bar at night to meet rich guys.
    No good man will go to the bar. / there are not any good men in bars.
    And the young women find some men  on online apps / dating apps.
    people who go to our to store to buy make up always are women.

    US government pays some money to the people who lose their job.

    Vocabulary

    to protect 保护
    The legal system in China protects employees

    survey (n) 调查
    We did a survey and we found that our customers are about 22 years old

    emergency (n) : 紧急情况
    I had to go back home because I had an emergency

    margin 幅度
    We have a 50% margin on lipstick.

    discount (n) : price down
    employees have a special discount

    generation Z :  people born from 1995-2012
    We have some people from generation Z in our store, they are very hard to manage

    to quit : to leave a job / position
    I decided to quit because the pressure was too high

    stress / pressure (n) 压力
    I have too much pressure at work

    industry : sector / field
    He works in the IT industry

    to be into something = like
    I am into photography

    want someone to do something
    I want my daughter to be happy

    out of date / outdated (adj) : not new enough / already different because things changed
    My old iPhone 3 is outdated, it doesn’t support 5G, I need to buy a new one.

    experience (n): knowledge you learn by doing 经验
    He has a lot of experience

    experienced (adj)
    he is an experienced salesman

    span : period of time from end to end
    People  have a lifespan of about 80 years
    a lot of ads have many scenes because we have short attention spans

    issue (n) : problem
    There is an issue with your credit card, the payment was not received.

    podcast : 播客节目
    I listen to podcasts in the morning

    indoor : in a building
    We have an indoor swimming pool

    knowledge 知识
    This book is full of knowledge

    outdoor : outside
    We have outdoor tennis courses.

    water (entertainment) park : Disney sea …
    I went to a water park

    Writing


    patient(adj)
    eg. My mother has a bad temper however I’ll be patient with her.

    patience (n)
    I don’t have much patience = I am not patient

    reside
    eg. Residing in her dream house is every girl’s dream.

    monitor (v)
    eg. I don’t think that monitoring children’s learning is helpful to improve their interest in learning.

    monitor (n) : screen
    Once I have learned English well, I can travel abroad else.

    recording
    I made a recording regarding how to sell pore care products, and it could help our staff improve the sales for the summer.

    technical (adj)
    This Monday I taught my underlings how to use technical words in emails.

    technique (n)
    I studied new sales techniques

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    May 26, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    Try to upgrade some of the lower level words eg. because, but, so, i think, i like, i want.

    Writing

    Today’s homework is about my daughter’s dream. I imagine that she just want to be a princess like Elsa who wears various dresses and lives in the castle. As a 4 years old kid, it’s very natural. I think when she’s going to grow up, she will kown being a princess is impossible. Whatever she wants to do, I’ll suporrt it as long as which is legal. I hope she can be naive in her childhood, beacaue most of our power is come form a happy childhood. I want she to be the girl who always has a dream.

    Today’s homework is about / regarding my daughter’s dream. I imagine that she just wants to be a princess / to grow up to be a princess like Elsa who wears various / a variety of dresses and lives / resides in a castle. As a 4 years old kid, it’s very natural but / however I think after she has grown up she will know being a princess is impossible. Whatever she wants to do, I’ll support it, as long as it is legal. I hope she can be naive in / during / throughout her childhood, because most of our power is comes from a happy childhood. I want her to be a girl who always has a dream.

    Grammar

    I am a 25 year old man – you can’t count adjectives

    I am 25 years old. – you can count the number of years
    I have lived for 25 years
    I have had class for 2 hours

    You like coffee. I like tea. = but
    Now I like coffee. Before I liked tea = but

    i am going to go home = sounds like “i will go home (now)”
    at 5pm I’m going to go home = later

    when I’m going to go home = Just before I actually go home

    once I have done sth, I can do sth else = after I have done it
    once I move to Japan, I will eat sushi every day = right at that time and after that time

    in / when = just somewhere in that time
    during = maybe most / all of that time
    throughout = sounds like all
    during class you will learn a lot
    throughout class you will speak, listen, and read
    in class you will drink water

    a lot of jobs will be replaced by AI = AI will replace a lot of jobs (in the future)

    most timemost of the time 

    Vocabulary

    patient (adj) / patience (n) – nai xin
    eg. my parents weren’t patient with me

    pass tests
    eg. I don’t think passing tests is very important

    opposite – fan yi ci
    eg. I think having lots of dreams for life is better than the opposite / alternative

    to live = to reside 
    resident (n) – person / residence (n) – idea of living there
    residential (adj)
    eg. I want to get my permanent residence permit in Australia
    eg2. I am a permanent resident of Australia

    technical – formal / professional etc.
    eg. reside is the more technical word for live

    monitor – to watch and measure sth
    eg. i monitor the new staff when they’re selling

    grade – to give someone / sth a letter or number to say how good they are
    eg. We grade our salespeople by giving the best A, and the worst F

    promote (v) / promotion (n)
    eg. I will promote the supervisor to manage
    eg2. this manager will get a promotion to senior manager

    recording – lu ying
    eg. I need to make a recording of how to sell

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) (S+W)

    May 22, 2020

    Homework


    What’s your daughter’s dream?

    Speaking

    I have ready to have a baby and I was sure
    I had my daughter after we married 3 years ago.
    My husband a I made a plan so that we would take care of the baby with the help of our parents.

    we have a kid after we work for some years and we can earn enough money and we can ready to have a baby.

    Having a kid is interesting. I think about my daughter every morning and I feel very strong and have power to work all day

    I will like all because she is my daughter.
    My life become better after I had her. I think if you want to teach your kids you mush keep learning.
    For example you don’t like your kids keep playing games you want them to read books and so on. So you must read with them.

    so I go here to learn English because my daughter says some words that I don’t know. She learns some new words in Kindergarten and I don’t know. She has an American teacher to teach them English everyday.
    She stays in the kindergarten that is a private kindergarten. We pay 7500 every month.

    It is up to her.
    Now I take her to try one by one and I want to find what she likes to do.
    Now we try take her to learn drawing. after drawing I plan take her to learn dancing and singing.


    I was ready to have a baby and I was sure
    I had my daughter 3 years after we got married/ I had my daughter after we were married  for 3 years.
    My husband and I made a plan so that we would take care of the baby with the help of our parents. / we planned to share taking care of the baby with our parents.

    We have a kid after we have worked for some years and we have earned enough money and we are ready to have a baby. / we have a kid after working for a few years and saving enough money

    Having a kid is interesting. I think about my daughter every morning and I feel very strong and have power to work all day / it makes me strong and motivates me to work harder / it pushes me to work harder.

    I will like all the stages because she is my daughter.
    My life became better after I had her. I think if you want to teach your kids you mush keep learning. / you need to learn first so that you can teach your kid later
    For example you don’t want your kids to keep playing games and you want them to read books and so on, you must read with them. / if you don’t want them to do something you can’t do it either / you must show them by example.

    so I came here to learn English because my daughter said/used some words that I didn’t know.
    She learned some new words in Kindergarten and I didn’t know. She has an American teacher to teach them English everyday.
    She stays in the kindergarten that is a private kindergarten. We pay 7500 every month. / the kindergarten where she studies is a private one / she studies in a private kindergarten.

    It is up to her. / it depends on her.
    Now I take her to try many things/ many subjects one by one and I want to find what she likes (to do.) / I want to discover her interests
    Now we try take her to learn drawing. / we take her to drawing lessons after drawing I plan to take her to learn dancing and singing. / after that we plan to move on to singing and dancing classes.

    Writing

    My daughter stays with us in every weekends, because My husband’s and My job are very busy which often travel and overtime work. So every weekends we spend all time on take her out and play with her. We often take her to the park for picnic or children’s playground, she likes tent, merry-go-ronund,slide and so on. We can‘t change our jobs and take care of our children as Western parents do, because we can’t earn enough money from part time work to raise our kids in China. I think grandparents taking care kids is not bad, now more and more grandparents learn how to teach kids on line, and that parents can have enough time to work and learn.


    My daughter stays with us in every weekends, because My husband and I are very busy at work which requires us to travel often and work overtime. / my husband and I are busy with work and we often need to travel/ go on business trips

    So every weekends we spend all the time on taking her out and playing with her. / during the weekend we give her as much time as possible

    We often take her to the park for a picnic or to a playground.

    she likes tents, merry-go-rounds,slides and so on.
    We can‘t change our jobs and take care of our children as Western parents do, because we can’t earn enough money from part time work to raise our kids in China. / because part time job wouldn’t pay enough for us to give our kids a good life.
    I think grandparents taking care of kids is not bad, now more and more grandparents learn how to teach kids online, this way parents can have enough time to work and learn.

    Vocabulary

    to move on : go to the next topic
    It was hard for me to move on after my cat died

    to imagine : 现象
    I didn’t imagine that the virus would come to the US

    to save : keep for later / record
    I saved the document on my computer
    I save money every month for when I will be old.

    stage (n) 阶段
    The first stage when you learn a language is to learn how to read and write

    to make sure: check that something is true / double-check
    make sure you turn off the computer when you leave the office.

    to be sure : be certain / be convinced  / believe in a strong way
    I am sure we can win

    Grammar

    present perfect : infinitive + past particle -> action with a result in the present
    I have lived in Shanghai for 6 years so I know Shanghai very well
    I have finished my work, I am free now.

    want someone to do something
    I want her to study well
    I don’t want her to go to India.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    May 19, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    Needs more review

    various

    fun
    phone

    Pronunciation

    bill

    led
    red

    Vocabulary

    put up a tent

    all up – yi gong

    merry-go-round – 旋转木马

    once = 1 time
    twice = 2 times
    3 times = 3 times

    a part – yi bu fen
    apartment – gong yu
    department – bu men

    it suits you / it is suitable for you = shi he

    flexible – able to change / move
    eg. part time work is more flexible but less stable

    you learn to: get dressed, put your shoes on, tie your laces (tie your shoes up), brush your hair, do your hair

    Grammar

    take – took – have taken
    go – went – have been 

    my life changed well – my life became / got better

    I tried something I don’t do before – I tried sth I hadn’t done (before) – remember: use the verb to tell me the time

    go the gym – go to the gym

    SPECIAL! 
    go home / come home
    go there / come here

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    May 15, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    make sure Shadow stops you when doesn’t know a word

    Writing

    I work in the office every Monday and Tuesday, and during the two days I am very busy. I have a conference call with my seven sales executive that talk about the sales of the last week at 11 am every Monday, then in the afternoon I need to make a PPT for the tomorrow meeting with my boss. I have a video conference with Hong Kong and Beijing at 10:30 am Every Tuesday, it’s mainly for the 5 area sales manager to report the sales situation of our own area to our boss, and we need to analyze the reasons for the current uptick and downtick in sales, as well as the follow-up work plan and forecast for this month. I should do the interview work together with my HR colleague every Tuesday afternoon. During the two days, I also need to respond to emails from various departments and make phone calls to follow up with my sales executives,and dealing with all kinds of problems. So I prefer working in a mall to working in an office.

    I work in the office every Monday and Tuesday, and during the / these two days I am very busy. At 11 am every Monday I have a conference call with my seven sales executives that is about the sales of the last week. Then in the afternoon I need to make a PPT for the meeting tomorrow / the next day’s meeting / the meeting the next day with my boss. I have a video conference with Hong Kong and Beijing at 10:30 (eh) am Every Tuesday, which is mainly (ayyy) for the 5 area sales managers to report the sales situation of our own area to our boss, and we need to analyze the reasons for the current uptick and downtick / downturn in sales, as well as the follow-up work plan and forecast for this month. I should do some interview work together with my HR colleague every Tuesday afternoon. During the two days, I also need to respond to emails from various (vair ree yus)departments and make phone (foeen) calls to follow up with my sales executives,and deal with all kinds of problems. So I prefer working in a mall to working in an office.

    Vocabulary

    toast – to do a public speech to say nice things about someone

    master – sb who is excellent at something / expert

    public speaking – to speak to a group of people

    event – huo dong

    activity – sth you do / sth special for people to do

    anniversary of the mall opening

    the bund – wai tan

    sth talks about – books, movies, stories, people
    sth is about – everything

    beauty / beautiful
    eg. she is a beautiful girl / she is beautiful
    eg2. I believe beauty is on the inside

    supervisor – the “manager” that is responsible for some staff

    challenging – difficult + interesting + satisfying

    Grammar

    if you isn’t very pretty if you aren’t very pretty / if you’re ugly 

    4 hours 1 day 4 hours a day 

    Pronunciation

    various – vair ree yus 

    fun = uh
    phone = ohhhhhh

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    May 12, 2020

    Homework

    write about what you did at work on Tuesday – use a dictionary to find some of the words.

    Think of 5 words about your work, computers, apps, that you don’t know in English.

    Writing

    Every woman wants to look young, so we spend a lot of money and time at it. Including using so many skin cares, doing beauty surgery, having beauty food… So people often said women’ money is the easiest to earn. But I think no matter what we do will still be old, the important thing is that we face the mentality of aging. We should spend our time and money to on keeping fit, learning knowledge and maintaining healthy, I think. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I just find the one who loves me.

    Every woman wants to look young, so we spend a lot of money and time on it, including using so much skin care, doing beauty surgery / plastic surgery, taking beauty supplements… So people often say money from women is the easiest to earn but I think no matter what we do, we will still be old, and the important thing is that we face the mentality of aging. We should spend our time and money to on keeping / to keep fit, learning knowledge and maintaining health, I think. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I just found the one who loves me.

    Vocabulary

    age is but a number
    you are as old as you feel
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    when did she turn 4?
    in 2 months = 2 months later

    public < > private 

    drink / drank / drunk
    eg. I am drunk because I have drunk a lot. I drank it 1 hour ago.
    take / took / taken
    spend / spent / spent
    think / thought / thought
    buy / bought / bought 

    video conference

    put together the report – to make the report

    statistics – the numbers
    eg. we need to put together some statistics for the report

    feedback – fan kui
    eg. she gives me some feedback

    to treat sb fairly
    she is a fair boss

    Speaking

    My husband and I took my daughter to the children’s playground. There are so many kids and she can find some friends. They just play with others during the time. When she played with other kids, my husband and I drank coffee and watched her. We spended 5 hours on there. My husband likes going to the mall because he doesn’t feel tired because in the playground she is safe. We are not worried of losing her.

    My husband and I took my daughter to a children’s playground. There were so many kids and she could find some friends to play with. They just play with others during the time. When she played with other kids, my husband and I drank coffee and watched her. We spent 5 hours on there. My husband likes going to the mall because he doesn’t feel tired because in the playground she is safe. We are not worried about losing / I am not scared of losing / I am not afraid of losing her. 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    May 6, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    only write 100 words or so

    Today we focused on:

    conversation + some topics about labor day

    Vocabulary

    what we can up the sales – how we can increase the sales

    it makes it look 50 times bigger / it can zoom in 50 times normal size / it has a 50 times zoom

    all together = in total = all up = all in all 
    eg. it is 7000 RMB all together

    band – the part that goes around your arm

    crown – the big button of the apple watch

    molecule – fen zi

    people at their age
    eg. I am 35 years old. People at my age often have kids.

    short term – for a short amount of time
    eg. I think the effect of botox is very short term

    side effect – fu zuo yong
    eg. i think there are some bad side effects

    “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – beauty is subjective 

    subjective
    eg. beauty is subjective – it’s an opinion
    objective
    eg. age is objective – it’s a fact

    Speaking

    I worked for 3 days on labor day. Very more customers. We should sell things to them and introduce the different products to them. There are so many passing around our store so we must catch them. We can introduce the popular products including our sun cream and makeup remover and collegen drink.

    I worked for 3 days during the labor day holiday. A lot more customers than usual. We should sell things to them and introduce the different products to them. There are so many passing through / by our store so we must catch them / catch their attention. We can introduce the popular products including our sun cream and makeup remover and collegen drink.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    May 4, 2020

    Vocabulary

    perceive(v): to have an opinion about something 看待;视为;认为

    eg. He is perceived as one of the best players in basketball.

    eg. How do you perceive the new product?

    perception(n): a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem 观念,看法

    eg. Other people’s perception of him has started to change.

    maintain: to continue to have, to not allow something to become less 维持;保持

    eg. He has found it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

    eg. She takes good care to maintain her skin condition.

    individual: a single person

    eg. She’s a very talented individual.

    impact: to have an effect on somebody or something

    eg. The book had a huge impact when it first came out.

    attract: to be drawn to something or someone

    eg. Many customers are attracted to the product design.

    eg. She is not attracted to him.

    encourage: to make someone more likely to do something or to make something more likely to happen 激,激励;促进

    eg. We were encouraged to volunteer outside of school.

    eg. My friends encouraged me to finish the marathon.

    persuade: to give them something 劝服;说服

    eg. He is trying to persuade everyone to go camping with him.

    anything’s fine/I’m fine with anything

    weekday: days that are not Saturday or Sunday

    (number of) times +(how many) times every week

    eg.   two times every week/once every week

    Grammar

    In – 

    Times of day  in the morning/afternoon/evening

    Holidays  In Easter holiday/Labour holiday 

    Months In June/July

    On – 

    Days of the week  on Monday/Tuesday 

    Dates On April 3rd 

    Holidays with “day” on Christmas day

    Weekend On the weekend/On weekends 

    At – 

    Part of day At night 

    Holidays without “day” At Easter 

    Time At 9:30/10:00

    Speaking

    My husband and I have take care of our daughter at yesterday and before yesterday. On May 1st, we take her to my aunty’s home and play with their kids. At yesterday, we went to my father’s home and have lunch and dinner with him and his wife. I need work during May 3rd to May 5th. My boss let us change the day off. We take her to her grandparent’s home. She stays with us on weekends. She is four years old. She is unhappy that the kindergarten is not open. She is so boring. The kindergarten is supposed to be open in September.

    Revised: 

    My husband and I have taken care of our daughter at yesterday and the day before yesterday. On May 1st, we took her to my aunty’s home to play with their kids. Yesterday, we went to my father’s home to have lunch and dinner with him and his wife. I need to work on May 3rd to May 5th. My boss let us/allow us to change our day off. We took her to her grandparent’s home. She stays with us on weekends. She is four years old. She is unhappy that the kindergarten is not open. She is so bored. The kindergarten is supposed to be open in September.

    Writing

    As a senior in the sales industry, I have some advice to share with new colleagues. If you want to be a good salespeople, you need to be beautiful, smart, hard-working, and motivated. Firstly to be beautiful means you should keep your skin in good condition, because it will affect whether customers believe our skincare products are effective. Secondly to be smart means you should learn how to break the ice with the customers, and how to make them be interested in our products. Thirdly to be hard-working means you should cherish every passing customer, and find a way to let her buy our products. Finally to be motivated means to keep smiling at all difficulties, because next passing person may be your customer. There’s a big difference in income in the sales industry, it’s very competitive. If you want to muddle along, I advise you not to do this work. Of course, if you’re ready, I’ll do my best to teach you.

    Revised: 

    As a senior in the sales industry, I have some advice to share with new colleagues. If you want to be a good salesperson, you need to be beautiful, smart, hard-working, and motivated. Firstly, to be beautiful means you should maintain your skin condition, because it will affect whether customers believe our skincare products are effective/have an impact on the customers’ perception of our skincare products. Secondly, to be smart means you should learn how to break the ice with the customers, and how to make them become interested in/attracted to our products. Thirdly, to be hard-working means you should cherish every passing customer, and find a way to encourage/persuade her buy our products. Finally, to be motivated means to keep smiling despite all difficulties, because the next passing person/individual may be your customer. There’s a big difference in income in the sales industry, it’s very competitive. If you want to muddle along/fool around, I advise you not to do this job. Of course, if you’re ready, I’ll do my best to teach you.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo)

    April 30, 2020

    Homework


    write using the general you/one to give some advice to new salespeople
    e.g you will succeed if you work hard in sales….

    Speaking

    55 years old I will retire.
    I will travel oversea. where I don’t go

    My husband wants to be a teacher and go to the

    He wants to go to remote places and teach kids.

    My first job is be a nurse for 2 years I hate it, The job is very boring and so tiring.
    My family think I am crazy, they think to be a nurse is very stable I don’t like stable.
    I changed my job to be a salesperson. sell things to me is very easy.
    I am talkative and active.


    I will retire at 55 years old / I will retire when I am 55.
    I will travel oversea to places I have never been to / I will travel where I haven’t been

    My husband wants to be a teacher and go to remote places and teach kids.

    My first job was to be a nurse for 2 years I hated it, The job was very boring and so tiring.
    My family thought I was crazy, they thought being a nurse is very stable but I don’t like stable jobs.
    I changed my job to be a salesperson. selling things to me is very easy. / I find it easy to sell things. selling things comes naturally.
    I am talkative and active.

    Writing

    I work in the sales industry which is very special.
    Firstly we maybe don’t need a good IQ to sales, but we must to have a good EQ, because we need customers who want to talk with us. Secondly we haven’t weekend and all kinds of holiday which day most people will go shopping, in these days we are very busy, but we can day off in workdays which day fewer people go out. Thirdly if you work very hard, that sales can earn a lot of money which is more than other industries, it’s very fair. Finally sales is the essence of business, our job is very important to our company.
    I am a sale manager who manger 120 sales, and my most important job is to lead them in finding ways to reach every monthly target. I love my job and will do it until I retire.

    in this time I prefer to be a manager, the first reason is that can earn more money. I have a family and I must take care of my daughter and my mother. The second reason is to be a manager you need a sense of accomplishment. I can make some growth to have better life.

    our company do a bonus of the team reaching targets so they will be friendly.


    I work in the sales industry which is very special.
    Firstly we may not need a good IQ to sell things/to work in sales / maybe we don’t need …, but we must have a good EQ/high EQ, because we need to make customers want to talk with us. /we need to break the ice with the customers

    Secondly we don’t have weekends / we have to work on weekends and all kinds of holidays on which most people will go shopping, on these days we are very busy, but we can have the / take the day off on workdays because fewer people go out. Thirdly if you work very hard, you can earn a lot of money which is more than in other industries, it’s very fair. Finally sales is the essence of business, our job is very important to our company. / our company cannot survive without us.
    I am a sale manager who manages 120 salespeople, and my most important job is to lead them in finding ways to reach every monthly target. I love my job and will do it until I retire.

    Vocabulary

    incentive (n)刺激
    They have the incentive to work together because they get a team bonus

    competition (n)
    Competition brings higher results

    competitive (adj)竞争的
    working in sales is competitive

    to compete 竞争
    We compete to be number 1

    motivation (n) 积极性
    I do the briefing on the first day of every month to give my staff motivation.

    sense of accomplishment 成就感
    The teacher has a sense of accomplishment when he sees the students improve

    task (n) 任务
    My boss gave me a task this morning

    to accomplish  (v) 完成
    I accomplished my goal of retiring at 55.

    stable (adj): not changing much
    the economy is not stable right now

    remote  (adj): far from everything
    He wants to travel to remote villages to help the kids

    remote (n) = remote controller
    I use the remote to turn off the TV

    to survive: continue living / not die
    He had to sell his house to survive

    Grammar

    Maybe : in front of the subject
    Maybe it will be hot tomorrow.

    may: between subject and verb
    it may be hot tomorrow

    must do something
    I must work hard to get promoted

    make someone do something
    We need to make them sell more products

    have not + past particle
    I haven’t finished my work I need to work late today.

    Don’t have + n
    I don’t have a car

    On + day
    On Monday I go to work
    On April 20th I will travel

    can do something (can +v)
    I can speak English

    talking with a general subject:
    use a general you:
    If you work hard you will make more money.

    use one: (use as he/she/it)
    If one works hard one will make more money.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    April 28, 2020

    Homework

    Write about this upcoming labor day and how different your job is from other jobs.

    Writing

    Dear Lisa,

    I hope you have a nice holiday.

    This email is in relation to the reason of that I give Cherry a promotion in July. Firstly She has been a assistant head of sales for 2 years, and she works very hard during this time. Secondly she has reached the target in the first half of the year. And finally I know a lot of headhunters called and asked for her job. So Could you please give her a promotion in July? Thank you for reading this Email. I am lookinf forward to hearing from you.

    Beat regards
    Shadow

    Dear Lisa,

    I hope you have a nice holiday.

    This email is in relation to the reason of that I hope to give / I’d like to give Cherry / I’d like to recommend Cherry for a promotion in July. Firstly she has been an Assistant Head of Sales for 2 years, and she (has) worked very hard during this time. Secondly she has reached the target in the first half of the year. And finally I know a lot of headhunters called and are interested in her. So, could you please give her a promotion in July? Thank you for reading this email. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Beat regards,
    Shadow

    Grammar

    I know that + sentence 
    I know that your name is Shadow

    I know of + noun
    I know of you

    we work so busy have not many time to eat – when we are too busy at work / with work, we don’t have enough time to eat. 

    I spend some time to do sth
    I spend some time doing sth

    I want to go home
    I want going home 

    To drink coffee is something I like
    Drinking coffee is something I like

    To teach, is a teacher’s job.
    Teaching is a teacher’s job

    Not really verbs so no “to”
    I must go
    I should go
    I can go

    Normal verbs
    I need to go
    I want to go
    I have to go

    Vocabulary

    They like her = They’re interested in her
    I like action movies = I’m interested in action movies
    I like that boy = I’m interested in him

    I’m afraid of = scared
    I’m afraid = scared
    I’m afraid I will be late tomorrow = sorry

    instead of / rather than 
    eg. Today there is no coffee at home so I will have tea instead of coffee.
    eg2. Today I don’t really feel like coffee… so rather than coffee, I’ll just drink tea.

    instant – suddenly happen / the shortest possible time
    eg. I instantly realised you were a super hero.
    eg2. Mum told me to clean my room “this instant!” = right now

    pan-fried (soup) buns

    steamed soup dumpling

    fried dumplings – jiao zi / jian jiao

    May 1st (first)
    May 3rd (third) to May 5th (fifth)

    government – zheng fu

    labor day – lao dong jie
    eg. it labor day from the 1st to the 5th of May

    industry – hang ye
    eg. I work in the education industry.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S + W]

    April 24, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    emails

    Homework


    Write an email to recommend Sarah for a promotion .

    Speaking

    I can cook nothing -> I can’t cook anything

    Usually we don’t have dinner in home. and eat some fruits. -> usually we don’t have dinner at home, we eat out . we like to eat some fruits.

    Usually there are 5 customers on work days and there are 20 on the weekend. / there are 5 customers on work days on average.
    Our company has 17 shops/stores in Shanghai. / our company operates in 17 locations in Shanghai
    Last month we lost 15% of our usual sales.   / last month our sales were 15% lower than expected.

    We think this situation will keep still July -> We think this situation will continue until July

    Writing

    My husband’s favorite food is eggs which are cooked in many different ways, include fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, half-boiled eggs. As for my daughter, her favorite food is French fries and sweet corn, and sometime she likes to eat choc-chip cookies. You asked me what I like to eat? I like to eat as long as I don’t have to cook. Because it take an hour to cook, but only 10 minutes to eat. I think it’s a waste of time. Maybe I will learn to cook after I retire when I’ve nothing to do without work.

    ——

    My husband’s favorite food is eggs which are cooked in many different ways  / they can be cooking in many ways.
    it includes fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, half-boiled eggs. As for my daughter, her favorite food is French fries and sweet corn, and sometimes she likes to eat choc-chip cookies. You asked me what I like to eat? I like to eat as long as I don’t have to cook.
    Because it take an hour to cook,/ it takes ages to cook
    but only 10 minutes to eat. I think it’s a waste of time.  / I think this isn’t time well spent/
    Maybe I will learn to cook after I retire when I’ve nothing to do without work. / when I have more free time because I don’t have to work anymore .

    Writing

    • greeting (Hi John / Dear Mr Smith)
    • a compliment ( I hope you had a nice week end, I hope you have a nice Chinese new year, I hope this email finds you well (if you don’t know what to say))
    • the reason for your email (I am writing to you about ….. / I am writing to you regarding ….. )
    • a call to action (Could you please …. / please ….. / would you mind Ving…? )
    • a closing message (Thank you in advance, I am looking forward to hearing from you…)
    • signature (Best regards / Cheers / name)

    Writing


    Situation 1: You send an email to your boss because he needs to approve the event for next month

    Dear Lisa,
    I hope you are safe
    I am writing to you about the event for next month.
    Could you please give me one hundred gifts for the event by next Friday? / Could you please give me 100 gifts by next Friday? We plan to give them to the event participants.

    Thank you in advance
    I am looking forward to hearing from you,

    Best regards ,

    Shadow.

    Writing


    Situation 2: contact a supplier and let him know that you haven’t received the delivery which was supposed to arrive on April 14.

    Dear Vivian,

    I hope this email finds you well,

    I am writing to you regarding the delivery of masks. We were supposed to receive them on April 14 but I haven’t received anything yet. / I am afraid we haven’t received them yet.
    Could you please check and let me know? / would you mind checking and letting me know?

    Thank you in advance,
    I am looking forward to hearing from you

    Cheers ,

    Shadow.

    Vocabulary

    To recommend :推荐
    I recommended a good doctor to my friend.

    to promote  / to give a promotion 晋升
    Tom was promoted because he worked very hard.

    location (n) : place on a map
    Send me your location on WeChat and I will meet you

    to continue (v) : not stop
    I will continue to work hard

    average 平均:
    We have 20 customers during the week end on average.

    delivery (n) : 投递/ 快递

    supplier(n): 供货商

    instant noodles (n) 方便面
    I ate some instant noodles because I didn’t want to cook anything.

    noodles 面
    I don’t really like noodles

    dumplings  饺子。。
    He ordered some dumplings on Hema.

    frozen food: Food which you buy frozen and can keep for a long time
    I bought some frozen food because it is convenient

    document 文件📃
    He sent me a document by email.

    attachment (n) : something sent together with an email
    the document was sent as an attachment.

    to attach (v)
    I attached the picture to the email.

    to eat out: to eat in a restaurant
    We ate out for her birthday.

    omelette : 蛋饼
    I made an omelette for breakfast

    Use I’m afraid + bad news:
    I’m afraid the delivery was delayed because of the virus.
    I’m afraid I will be late to the meeting.

    fruits 水果

    watermelon 西瓜🍉

    melon

    Pronunciation

    hot pot

    situation 情况

    education 教育

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    April 21, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    Write about sth you cooked or your husband cooked.

    Writing

    Dear Vivian,

    This email is in relation to the video-stream last Saturday.

    The video-stream was a success that sales 147 sets of the suncreams, 110,000 in sales. There are 16 new customers form this event, and the store manager was very pleased with it. He said he would arrange another live-stream for us next month.

    Thank you for your training that is been a big help. I hope we can work together again.

    Best Regards
    Cheers

    Shadow

    Dear Vivian,

    This email is in relation to the video-stream last Saturday.

    (Regarding the stream last Saturday), the video-stream was a success and we / as we sold 147 sets of the (SPF 50) suncreamwhich comes to / totaling 110,000 RMB / CNY in sales. There are 16 new customers from this event / We gained 16 new customers as a result of this event / This event brought us 16 new customers, and the store manager was very pleased with it. He said / He claimed / He promised / Apparently he would arrange / he will be arranging another live-stream for us next month.

    Thank you for the training that you gave us beforehand. It has been a big help and I hope we can work together again (sounds like you might never work together again) / I hope you can continue training us in the future / I’m looking forward to any future training with you. 

    Best Regards,
    Shadow

    Needs more review

    Tomorrow, maybe, we will be very busy.

    Tomorrow we may be busy.
    You may be Shadow, but you’re not a super hero.

    Grammar

    I went to Japan which is a small country = I went to Japan and it is a small country. (which = important / new info)
    I went to a place that is near my house, and then I went to a cafe that is far away. (that = not important info)
    I went to Japan which was fun = I went to Japan and it was fun.

    Oh… I’m so excited because I’m going to Japan next week = I’m planning to go to Japan

    i can cook nothingi can’t cook anything 

    when I cooking when I cook / when I am cooking 
    pay so many times to cooking – I spend so much time to cook

    Vocabulary

    to table an idea
    bring sth to the table 

    form = to make
    eg. I formed a ball using the bread
    from = cong
    eg. I come from Australia

    sell / sold / sold (v)
    sale (n)
    sales (adj / n)
    eg. I work in sales / I made many sales today / I am a sales manager

    choc-chip cookies

    steak – niu pai
    eg. I cook steak

    fry = to use some oil to cook
    fried egg = jian dan
    scrambled eggs (fried egg but mixed) = chao dan

    boil = to put sth under water (shu)
    boiled egg = shu dan
    half-boiled egg = ban shu dan

    deep fry = zha de
    (deep) fried chicken = zha ji kuai
    french fries / chips = shu tiao

    your choice
    spend
    (money / time) – just use money / time
    eg. I spend 5 minutes washing my face
    eg2. I spend 10 RMB on my coffee
    pay (give money to sb / for a specific thing)
    eg. I pay 10 RMB for the fruit

    not your choice
    take (time)
    eg. it takes a long time to get to Japan
    cost (money)
    eg. It costs a lot of money to travel overseas

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    April 17, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    write about the training you had – think of an email topic – make it more formal.

    Next Class Focus

    focus on not using chinese but instead using simple english to explain things you don’t know

    Writing

    Dear Tiffany,

    Thank you for your email. I have checked the attachment. I think that Melody’s bonus for Q1 maybe incorrect. Please see the attachment in this email. The changes have been marked in red. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks

    Regards

    Shadow


    Dear Tiffany,

    Thank you for your email.

    I have checked the attachment and / but I think that Melody’s bonus for Q1 may be incorrect. Please see the attachment in this email where / (Please) note that the changes have been marked in red.

    Let me know if you have any questions. / should you have any questions, please let me know.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Shadow

    It is incorrect
    It will be incorrect / it may be incorrect

    Should I need to contact you, how can I reach you?  – should = if 

    uni = all
    form = the same / together

    Example words

    universe
    unilateral

    format
    fill in a form
    formulate


    Grammar

    there are not many people going / people who go to the mall

    Vocabulary

    sales way – sales channel / sales method 

    live-stream (v/n)
    eg. I will live-stream tonight / I watched your live-stream

    confident – zi xin
    eg. I need to be confident when I live-stream

    viewers (anything) / audience (tv / movie / performance) – people who watch sth

    interact – communicate / touch / ask + answer questions
    eg. when I live-stream i should interact with my viewers

    animated – lots of movement / action

    packages / package deal / set – products together you can buy cheaper

    salary – money you get from your job
    eg. my salary includes a bonus and commission

    commission – money you get for each sale
    eg. I get 10% commission from my sales

    sales figure / numbers
    eg. the figures are lower this year compared with last year

    target – what you need to reach / hit
    eg. our targets are the same this month as they were last month

    deal with it (on a) case by case basis – decide based on each situation

    再说 – let’s see / let’s wait and see / let’s see what happens / let’s see how it goes / let’s play it by ear 

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    April 14, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    focused on email writing, then did some ielts speaking about favourite teachers at school

    Writing

    In the moring step 1 use the facial cleanser to clean your face, step 2 evenly apply the toner , step 3 use the whitening essence all over your face, step 4 apply the eye cream around your eyes, finally use the suncream on your face and neck, than you can do your makeup.

    In the morning step 1 / firstly / initially / in preparation use the facial cleanser to clean your face (in preparation / to prepare for the next steps), step 2 / then / after that / following that / the following step is to evenly apply the toner , step 3 use the whitening essence all over your face, step 4 apply the eye cream around your eyes, finally / at last / the final step is to / lastly use the sun cream on your face and neck (apply….to your neck) , then you can do your makeup.


    Before using whitening essence all over your face, start by applying the toner. = 1 toner, then essence.

    Vocabulary

    uniform – zhi fu
    eg. I have to wear a uniform when i go to the mall to work

    which do you prefer? = like more

    prepare – zhun bei

    tailored / customised – ding zuo de

    Please send me the pictures by Friday 5 PM at the (very) latest.

    the whole day / all day / during the day / during the daytime
    eg. I work during the day and rest at night

    take care of = to do things because it’s your responsibility (ze ren)
    care for = sounds like you’re sick / have some problem (sometimes similar to “take care of”)
    care about = to think sth is important


    Dear Shadow,

    Thanks so much for your email.

    As per the email from our boss, we need to have a meeting tomorrow. Do you want to meet at 5PM or 6PM. Please let me know.

    If you have any questions or concerns, just send me an email before tomorrow. 

    Regards,
    Jesse


    Dear Mika,

    This email is about live streaming event this Saturday. We need some pictures of the product series which will be sold during this event. I need 5 pictures in total and I want the pictures to be in a summer style / theme. I hope you can send them to me before Friday 4PM as we need to send it to our contact at the mall before the weekend.

    The detail, you can see the attachment.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Shadow

    Dear Mika,

    I just wanted to contact you regarding the / Regarding the live streaming event this Saturday, we need / it would be great if you could (asking) / My boss just asked me to get(…. from you) / it’s really important that we get some pictures of the product series which will be sold during / part of / the focus of / included in this event. I need / Kindly send / provide me 5 pictures in total (are needed) / if you could send me 5 pictures in total, that would be great and I want / I hope / I’d prefer / we’ve decided that the pictures (to) be in a summer style / theme. I hope you can send them to me before / by Friday 4PM (at the latest) as we need to send it to our contact at the mall before / by / in advance of the weekend.

    For the details / For more details, please see the attachment. / Please check the xls for more detail which I have attached to this email. 

    Thanks / cheers! / thanks a lot 

    Regards,
    Shadow


    Speaking

    I have stayed in the teacher’s home for 3 years between grade 3 to grade 5 because my mother and father have no time to take care me. They spend 500 yuan to my teacher for 1 month, 25 years ago. I stayed in the school for white day and go on learning in the evening, Monday to Friday.

    I have stayed in the teacher’s home for 3 years between grade 3 to grade 5 because my mother and father had no / didn’t have any time to take care of me. They paid 500 yuan to my teacher (for) each month, 25 years ago. I stayed in the school all / for the whole day / during the day and went on learning in the evening, from Monday to Friday.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [W+S]

    April 10, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    questions + how to use some products

    Homework


    Write about what I should apply on my face in the morning (use words to order actions)

    Speaking

    what products do you offer?
    our products include facial cleaners, make up removers, toners , moisturizers, night creams, eye creams, suncream, essences, masks, hand creams, lip creams and body creams.

    do you only have products for women?
    We just/only have 3 kinds of products for men
    It includes men’s cleansing foams and 2 kinds of moisturizers.
    We also have a suncream for kids.

    How can I use the cleansing foam?
    to use the cleansing foam (you) press (the bottle) 3 times  and spread/apply the foam on your face for one minute then wash your face / rinse with  water and then you can use your toner.

    What should I do before going to bed to keep my skin beautiful?
    First apply your toner, second apply/use your essence finally apply your night cream then you can go to sleep.

    Can I use my girlfriend’s moisturizer ?
    If your girlfriend’s skin type is the same as yours you can use her moisturizer  / if you both have the same skin type then it is ok

    How can I know my skin type?
    There are 4 kind of skin types. If your there are no pores in your face you have a dry skin.
    If you have pores all over your face you have an oily skin
    If it is balanced you have a normal skin
    if your skin is often red you have a sensitive skin

    Do I need to apply more moisurizer if I have a dry skin?
    Yes, you should use some masks twice a week / twice weekly

    Should I use different types of hand cream?
    I often use the same hand cream / I only use one type of hand cream. A good hand cream must penetrate your skin and keep your hands moisturized.

    Is it dangerous if I use too much toner?
    First apply the toner evenly over your face then repeat one more time

    My skin is often irritated after shaving, do you have anything for that? 
    You can use the blue series products they can appease your skin.

    How can I avoid aging?
    You can use the anti aging series they are rich in collagen

    Writing

    Our brand name is FANCL Wutianjia. It’s mean our skin care products don’t contain any preservative and harmful additive. All of our products are packed in small packages or individual packages. Each product package is marked with the date of manufacture, and they’re all sealed. If you don’t open them, they will last for 1-2 years. If opened, you have to use them up in 2-3 months. Every drop of our product is fresh and effective, because less is more. I’m sure your skin will be healthy and beautiful after using our products.


    Our brand name is FANCL Wutianjia. It means our skin care products don’t contain any preservative or harmful additives. All of our products are packed in small packages or individual packages. Each product package is marked with the date of production, and they’re all sealed. If you don’t open them, they will last for 1-2 years. If/once/when opened, you have to use them up in/within 2-3 months. Every drop of our product is fresh and effective, because less is more. I’m sure your skin will be healthy and beautiful after using our products.

    Vocabulary

    collagen 胶原蛋白

    beauty surgery 美容

    to appease 缓解
    the cream will appease your skin

    evenly (adv) 均匀的
    You need to evenly apply the cream.

    even (adj)
    The distribution was even

    series 系列
    The blue series is good for you

    to irritate 刺激
    Shaving too often will irritate your skin

    irritation (n) 发炎
    I have skin irritation I need to apply some cream,

    pore 毛孔

    to penetrate : get into 渗透
    It will penetrate your skin

    glove(s) 手套
    you can use some hand cream and wear gloves when you go to bed.

    normal 普通的
    he has a normal skin

    to rinse : to wash with clean water
    I rinsed my hair after applying the shampoo

    to apply :  涂
    Apply the night cream before going to bed

    to spread : extend something /lay out
    Spread the cream over your body.

    within 在。。里面
    once opened you need to eat them within 3 days

    Grammar

    ordering actions:
    first apply the toner on your face
    then  apply the essence.
    Finally apply the moisturizer

    Start by applying the toner

    Before applying the moisturizer you need to apply the essence

    After applying the essence you can apply the moisterizer

    Pronunciation

    series

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    April 7, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    focused on the questions

    Next Class Focus

    do the actual products – how to use, where to use, when… combine with what?

    Grammar

    i think go to mall is better – I think going to the mall is better

    we often to have meetings – we often have meetings

    the most time (that) you can use it for is 3 months
    the longest you can use it for is 3 months

    Vocabulary

    analyze (v) / analysis (n) – fen xi
    analysis = a NAL li sis
    analyze = AN a liezz
    eg. I need to analyse the sales for this month

    include / includes / including – bao kuo
    contain – rong liang
    eg. does this cream contain any preservatives or additives?

    I have skin allergies = problem
    I have sensitive skin = my skin type


    Q1: What do you think my skin type is?
    dry skin / oily skin / hybrid or mixed skin type (half half)
    you’re in the middle, neither dry nor oily, however when you were young I think you were oily skin type

    Q1.5: So what products can I use based on my skin type? / what products are suitable for me considering my skin type?
    I think based on your skin type you can use anti aging set because of the number of pores on your face, and this will make your skin tighter because the products are rich in collagen

    Q2: My skin is very sensitive. Can I use your product?
    Yes you can because all of our products are mild so they are safe for your skin and they are actually good for your skin and can make it stronger and less sensitive.

    Q3: What are the effects of this product? / What effect will I get from this product? / What does it do?
    If you use it for 3 months you will have fewer wrinkles and pores and your skin will, overall, look younger

    Q3.5: Can I use this with makeup?
    Yes but you must first take off your makeup using makeup remover before using these products.

    Q4: Can I get any gift with these products? / Do you have any special offers or gifts with these products?
    Yes, if you buy 1500 RMB worth of products, we can give you 2 masks for free as a gift.
    Yes we have a promotion at the moment / special deal / event right now

    Q5: Is it on sale?
    Yes, for every 1000 RMB you spend, we will give you 200 RMB back.

    Q6: How long will it take to work? / how quickly will I notice results?
    Within a week you will feel your skin is brighter, and within a month you will notice more moisture in your skin, and within 3 months you will start to see your wrinkles and pores are less and less.

    Q7: What’s the difference between what I use now and your products? / what’s so special about your products? / What makes your products different to others?
    All of our products are in small packages so if you don’t open them they will last for 1 year. They don’t contain preservatives, so once you have opened them, they can last for up to 2-3 months. So, our products maintain their freshness for a long time. Plus, they are very mild so they will always be good for your skin – they are so mild you can even use them around your eyes.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    April 3, 2020

    Homework

    think of the top 5 – 10 questions you get from customers – try to write them in English.

    Writing

    I am in search of an apartment to my mother which opposite our community.

    I prepare PPT every Monday for the video conference which with my boss on Tuesday.

    My daughter likes every amusement park which is so tiring.

    My friend Cherry and Melody have put on a lot of weight recently, so I’m taking them to the gym.

    I think my husband need lifting weights, because he is chubby.

    Teaching the new colleague Shally is testing my patience.


    I am in search of / I’m looking for / I’m searching for an apartment for my mother which is opposite our community / apartment complex / compound.

    I prepare a PPT every Monday for the video conference which is with my boss on Tuesday.

    My daughter likes every amusement park but going there is so tiring.

    My friend Cherry and Melody have put on a lot of weight recently, so I’m taking them to the gym.

    I think my husband needs to lift weights, because he is chubby.

    Teaching the new colleague Shally is testing my patience.

    Vocabulary

    Michelle / Shell / Shelly

    不用了,谢谢~ – No thanks / There’s no need, thanks / It’s ok, thanks

    抓紧时间,只剩10分钟了~ – hurry up, we only have 10 minutes / take your time, we’re running out of time 

    保证… – ensure / make sure / guarantee (promise)

    点赞➕关注 – give me a like and follow me / give me a thumbs up and subscribe / like and follow!

    PPT = PowerPoinT presentation

    1 pt = 1 point

    exfoliation (n) / exfoliate (v)
    eg. your skin isn’t good, so you should exfoliate

    moisturizer = to add moisture / water / wet
    eg. I was to find something to moisturize my skin

    cleansing – “klen zing”
    cleanliness – the idea of being clean – “klen lee ness”
    eg. because of the virus personal cleanliness is very important

    anti = fight / not support sth / stop
    eg. I’m anti-women = I think men should be stronger and better than women
    eg2. it’s anti-aging = it can stop / beat aging

    endanger = to make dangerous
    enrich = to make it rich
    rich = full of sth
    eg. this steak is very rich in flavor
    eg2. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C

    essence / concentrated sth
    eg. I put concentrated apples into the cream

    powder – fen
    foam – pao
    eg. Don’t give me too much foam = nai pao in the coffee

    bubble bath – pao pao yu

    mild / weak – not strong / soft /safe to use
    strong < > mild

    to prime sth = to get sth ready
    primer – cream to make your face ready

    concealer = to hide sth

    client / customer – ke hu

    explain = jie shi

    makeup 
    eg. when you do your makeup < > when you take your makeup off

    put your face on / put your makeup on / do your makeup 

    pimple – “pim pl” – dou dou
    eg. it’s really good at stopping you from getting pimples / preventing pimples because it keeps your pores really clean / it cleans your pores

    have your met someone who, when you first meet them, their skin is good but then they start using a lot of skin care and their skin gets worse and worse?

    they should choose suitable products

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  • VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

    March 31, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    Go over third-person present tense verb conjugation

    Vocabulary

    opposite/across from – 对面

    I want to change my job/I am in search of a new job

    prepare: to get ready for something 准备,预备

    eg. I am preparing for my job interview.

    eg. She prepares breakfast every morning.

    practice writing/making sentences – 造句

    introduce – for people

    eg. Let me introduce a friend to you

    recommend – for things

    eg. Can you recommend a good restaurant to me?

    weekdays = Monday to Friday

    amusement park: a place like Disneyland

    eg. Disneyland is an amusement park

    working out/lifting weights: 健身

    a bit fat/chubby: 一点胖

    patient(adj): 有耐心

    eg. He is patient and helpful.

    patience (n): 忍耐,耐心

    eg. I lost my patience and shouted at him.

    eg. Taking care of my young cousin is testing my patience.

    scooter: 踏板车

    rollerblading: 轮滑

    at the same time: 同时

    Grammar

    speaking about my work – talking about my work/job 

    that vs. which

    that – for information that is important

    which – for information that is not necessary

    Speaking

    I am married and I have a daughter who is 4 years old. She stays with her grandparents. We usually take her go home at weekend. My husband is an IT engineer. My daughter stay at her grandparents’ home for 2 months because the coronavirus. I think she misses us. She is very cute and talkative and active. In the past, we usually take the her out to the park and Disneyland. I think my husband feel very tired. I think he doesn’t like go out. He likes stay home and plays games. I like going to gym. I usually go to the gym three times a week. I like to work out and boxing. I like to sleep, watch TV and shopping.

    Revised: 

    I am married and I have a daughter who is 4 years old. She stays with her grandparents. We usually take her go home on weekends. My husband is an IT engineer. My daughter has been staying at her grandparents’ home for 2 months because of the coronavirus. I think she misses us. She is very cute, talkative and active. In the past, we usually take the her out to the park or Disneyland. I think my husband feels very tired. I think he doesn’t like to go out. He likes to stay at home and play games. I like going to the gym. I usually go to the gym three times a week. I like to work out and to do boxing. At the same time, I like to sleep, watch TV and shop.

    Writing

    Many of our new customers were recommended by our old customers,because our products were very good.

    I introduce a hot pot restaurant for you,it‘s called Peijie。

    The skyscraper opposite is where I work,so It only takes me 10 minutes to get here.

    I think most of the girls like to wear high heels which hurt our feet。

    Revised: 

    Many of our new customers were recommended by our old customers because our products are very good.

    I recommend a hot pot restaurant to you – it‘s called Peijie.

    The skyscraper opposite here is where I work/is my workplace, so it only takes me 10 minutes to get here.

    I think most of the girls like to wear high heels that hurt our feet.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    March 27, 2020

    Next Class Focus

    talk about why we say “colleague” – what’s a league? what’s co?

    Writing

    I usually find a taxi in Didi Apps to the subway station which is near my home every morning.

    My best friend changed her Job this month, because she wanted to get a promotion and earned more money.

    We must to go out of the community to get deliveries, it makes me feel very inconvenient.

    If a salesperson want to earn more money, he must reach the target every month.

    Chinese people usually pay tribute in April.

    Can you describe your company?

    She explained why she was late this morning.

    I basically sleep at 12PM,and wake up at 6:30AM.


    I usually get a taxi on Didi Apps to / find a taxi…. to go to the subway station which is near my home every morning.

    My best friend changed her Job / got a new job this month, because she wanted to get a promotion and earn more money.

    We must to go out of the community / apartment complex to get deliveries which makes me feel is very inconvenient / which makes us feel a bit annoyed. 

    If a salesperson wants to earn more money, he must reach the / his / they must reach their target every month.

    Chinese people usually pay tribute to their deceased (dead) relatives in April.

    Can you describe your company?

    She explained why she was late this morning.

    I basically sleep at 12 AM,and wake up at 6:30AM.

    Vocabulary

    推荐tui jian – recommend 
    eg. many of my students were recommended by other students

    introduce
    eg. Let me introduce a great English school for you – it’s called Smart English

    出血chu xue – bleed (verb) / blood (noun)
    eg. I am bleeding so please help me! / I cut myself so I bled (past)

    火锅huo Guo – hot pot 

    la – spicy / hot

    hot = la / tang de

    请客qin ke – I’ll pay / it’s my shout / I’ll shout you / I’ll treat you 

    再议zai yi – let’s see / let’s wait and see / we’ll see / let’s see what happens / let’s see how we go

    he had half a day off / he had some time off / he took some time off

    7 PM
    8 PM
    9 PM
    10 PM
    11 PM
    12 AM

    escalator – stairs that move
    elevator / lift – up and down
    eg. many people stand on the right to let people pass by on the left

    we have many subway lines, and so more new buildingsand many more new buildings 

    skyscraper – a very tall buildings
    eg. there are so many skyscrapers in Shanghai

    most of the time – da bu fen shi jian

    hurt (v)
    eg. I hurt my foot (shou shang / have a problem)
    eg2. my foot hurts (feels bad)
    pain (n) / painful
    eg. I have some pain in my foot / it is painful when I walk
    sore (adj)
    eg. my foot is sore

    Grammar

    I need to / I have to

    I can / could / would / should / must – no “to”

    Speaking

    when I first to working in my company, it’s in …. which is so far from my home. At that time it’s no subway, and I just can take bus to work. My college is not to me and I don’t know what I can do every day. I just stayed at the shop and look at the people in the mall who is come in and leave / go out. I stayed all day and I cannot sit down for 12 hours. I feel so tired and feet very ached.

    when I first started working / when I started to work in my company, it was in …. which was so far from my home. At that time there wasn’t any subway so I just could take the bus to work. My colleagues were not friendly to me and I didn’t know what I should do every day. I just stayed at the shop and looked at the people in the mall who were coming in and leaving / going out. I stood up all day and I couldn’t sit down for 12 hours. I felt so tired and my feet were very sore.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    March 24, 2020

    Today we focused on:

    review + use to do , am used to sth

    Vocabulary

    打车da che – call a taxi / find a taxi / get a taxi 

    lan che – flag down a taxi

    升职加薪shen zhi jia xin – to get promoted / to get a promotion
    eg. I want to get a promotion this year = I want to change from Manager to Snr Manager

    拿快递na kuai di – get a delivery / pick up a delivery / take a delivery from outside / bring a delivery in

    达标da biao – reach the target / achieve the target / get the target
    eg. I cannot reach the target this month because of the corona virus

    扫墓sao mu – pay tribute / remember my relatives who have passed away 

    explain – jie shi
    eg. it’s hard to explain
    describe – xing rong

    basically – ji ben shang
    eg. I basically always teach one on one.

    cha bu duo
    women cha bu duo – we have basically finished (class)
    is that right? cha bu duo – yes that is basically right
    is that full? cha bu duo – yes it is basically full
    you always teach one on one? en, cha bu duo – yes I basically do / yes basically 

    We both know the time, so “did / went / had” = On Monday I had a birthday party then on Tuesday Shadow asked me “How was the birthday party?”. “Oh, it was great! We had fun”

    We both know it’s just our experience from now, so “have done” = Shadow asked me “Have you gone to many parties?” – “Yes I have gone to many birthday parties before”

    I walked to get healthy = I used to have Jesse’s class
    I am comfortable with Jesse’s class = I am used to having Jesse’s class

    video (conference) call – “con call”

    Pronunciation

    colleague – coh leeg

    ten
    time
    wine
    win

    Speaking

    We had a meeting at 10:30 and the meeting talked about April’s sales. Our boss was very worried about next month because at this month we sales a number / a lot of products to our old customers and we had no new customers, so our boss hope our had an new idea to get many sales.

    We had a meeting at 10:30 and in the meeting we talked about / the meeting was about April’s sales. Our boss was very worried about next month because at this month we have sold a number / a lot of products to our old customers and we had no new customers / we don’t have any new customers, so our boss hopes we can have new ideas to get many / more / many more sales.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

    March 20, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    + think of a few more words in Chinese you should know in English

    Grammar

    I arrive – every time / sometimes
    I have arrived – already happened / finished
    I arrived – yesterday / 10 minutes ago
    I’m here – your current situation

    be a nurse isn’t my choicebeing a nurse wasn’t my choice / being a nurse is tiring 

    Vocabulary

    120 staff are under me / work under me 

    2006 – 2 thousand and 6 
    2010 – 2 thousand and 10 – twenty ten 

    beginning i didn’t like itwhen I first started / just started working there 

    叫外卖 – order in / get delivery food
    eg. let’s order in tonight for dinner / maybe we can get delivery (food) for dinner

    我听说…… – I heard / find out
    eg. I heard that Shadow has a great thermos!

    请假 – day off 
    eg. I have a day off today
    eg2. I took a day off yesterday

    我就说吧 – I told you (so)
    eg. Don’t go to the shops, it’s too busy… “wow it was so busy”…. “yeahhh I told you so!!”

    说到做到 – don’t just say it / if you say it, do it / don’t just say you’re gona do it 

    annual leave – nian jia
    sick leave– bing jia
    maternity leave / paternity leave – if you have a baby
    unpaid leave – wu xing jia

    I don’t live in Japan anymore (negative) = I used to live in Japan (positive)
    eg. A: Oh, you’re still living in Japan? … B: No no, I don’t live there anymore
    eg2. A: I live in Japan now … B: Oh cool, I used to live there.

    I am used to living in China / I am used to Chinese food

    colleague – tong shi

    check on them / check their status

    the number of  / the amount of
    eg. I check the number of customers / I check the amount of customers = how many
    eg2. I have a number of problems = quite a lot

    video (conference) call – “con call”

    Pronunciation

    ten – “ehhh
    time – “eye”

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

    March 17, 2020

    Homework

    Think of 5 super useful / common words in Chinese you don’t know in English. We’ll discuss next class.

    Next Class Focus

    focus on using past tense, just like “i went / i ate” to be direct about the time

    Vocabulary

    随便吃什么 – I can eat whatever / anything is fine

    我无所谓,你决定就好。- it’s up to you / it’s your decision

    恭喜恭喜 – congratulations 

    你用什么方式支付?微信还是支付宝?- How would you like to pay? (how do you want?)  WeChat or Alipay? 

    这里有wifi吗?wifi密码是多少?– is there wifi here? / do you have wifi? – what’s the wifi password? / could you tell me the password?

    that’s all / that’s it  = there’s nothing more to do / we’re finished
    eg. ok that’s all, you can go now (class is finished)

    there’s no more left / we don’t have anymore 
    eg. I have to go shopping because there’s no milk left

    Is there any water left? – do we still have water?

    I don’t live in Japan anymore 

    here you are / there you are = here you go / there you go – I’ve given you everything

    zip / unzip / zipper – sth you use to open a bag / jacket

    earn – zhuan (money / respect)
    get – to take / receive and have (anything)

    rang wo xiang yi xiang – let me think / let me have a think / let me see 

    products – chan ping

    expire – finish so you can’t use it / dead / off

    Grammar

    I have been learning English for 5 years = I have learned English for 5 years

    I like jiu guang mall which mall I often have a lunch 

    I like jiu guang mall where I often have a lunch.
    I like jiu guang mall which is popular.
    I like jiu guang mall which I always go to.

    where = at that place / there
    which = it

    Speaking

    I had a meeting at 2 and 30 minutes PM and the meeting had been continued 3 hours. We had talked about there are too many products which will be expired soon.

    I had a meeting at 2:30 PM and the meeting continued for 3 hours. We talked about the problem that there are too many products which will be expired soon.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    March 13, 2020

    Homework

    Think of 5 super useful / common words in Chinese you don’t know in English. We’ll discuss next class.

    Homework

    Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

    Writing

    I haven’t been seeing my daughter for 7 weeks,because the Wuhan corona virus is epidemic everywhere.My daughter have been quarantining at her grandparents’s home.She haven’t gone to the kindergaten,and the kindergaten does not have opening date.Stay at home makes her feel so boring. I plan to see her this weekend,but I still can’t take her banck to my home,because the Wuhan corona virus is not over.My husband and I have been working for 4 weeks.We must wear the mask at office everyday,it makes us feel uncomfortable.I hope the Wuhan corona virus well end soon.Every one can take off the mask,and everyone well be free to come and go.

    I haven’t been seeing my daughter for 7 weeks, because the Wuhan corona virus is an epidemic everywhere.My daughter has been quarantining / has been in quarantine at her grandparents’ home. She hasn’t gone to the kindergarten, and the kindergarten doesn’t have an opening date yet. Staying at home makes her feel so bored / staying at home is so boring for her. I plan to see her this weekend, but I still can’t take her back home, because the Wuhan corona virus is not over yet. My husband and I have been working for 4 weeks and we must wear the masks at the office / at work everyday which makes us feel uncomfortable / which is uncomfortable for us. I hope the Wuhan corona virus will end soon so / then everyone can take off their masks, and everyone well be free to come and go.

    Grammar

    reason 
    to + verb
    for + noun
    eg. I come here to learn English – the reason I come here
    eg2. I come here for English – the reason I come here

    to – arrive / distance
    eg. I talk to you
    eg2. I give sth to you
    eg3. I go to work
    eg4. I am different to you

    for – effect / help
    eg. I made the tea for you
    eg2. I am good for you

    for – how long
    eg. I have class for 1 hour

    rang wo xiang yi xiang –

    I have been sick for many days and i feel so bad because i am coughing and sneezing so much. It is such a bad situation. – use “it” here because the sentence is already long enough

    I have been sick which is really bad for my life. – use “which” here to add detail and describe the idea before

    Vocabulary

    all people – everyone / all staff 

    previous = the one before
    eg. My previous student was a little girl. Her class started at 4PM.

    still / yet 
    I still haven’t done that = I haven’t done that yet 

    bored / boring
    tired / tiring 
    annoyed / annoying 
    eg. I’m so bored. Work is so boring.
    eg2. Work is really tiring… so i want to sleep.
    eg3. I’m super bored today because of work.

    Chris’s / Chris’
    my students’ 

    leave (get out / go out)
    enter (get in / go in)

    use a thermometer to check your temperature

    measure (v) – to record or check a number of sth / height / weight / length

    temper (n) – how easy / hard to get angry
    eg. I have a temper / I have a bad temper = I get angry easily

    thermal underwear – miao mao ku / shan
    eg. I wear thermal underwear in winter in Shanghai

    temperate climate – not too hot or cold

    meter (n) – sth to measure sth

    thermos – a bottle that keeps things hot

    including – bao kuo

    get rid of – throw away / give away

    Speaking

    My husband think I must get something out of my home. I buy too more and more things at home, including 10 thermos. First I must lose somethings which we don’t use.

    My husband thinks I must get something out of my home . I bought too many things and brought them home, including 10 thermoses. First I must get rid of some things / I must throw some things away which we don’t use.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

    March 10, 2020

    Homework

    Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

    Try to write about the Corona Virus and use some of the words to describe it.

    Writing

    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 goals,now there is only one goals is to stay healthy and alive.

    We have stayed / we have been staying 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 am having a rest and start to miss the (my) busy life. Sometimes people are so contradictory. Many people start the New Year with many goalsbut now there is only one goals which is to stay healthy and alive.

    Vocabulary

    Corona Virus – COVID-19 

    quarantine – ge li
    eg. I traveled from Japan to China and quarantined for 14 days

    virus – bing du

    contagious – you can give it to other people
    eg. the wuhan corona virus is very contagious

    infected / infection – to have a sickness from sth else
    eg. I infected you = I give it to you
    eg2. I wear a mask so I cannot infect you

    symptom – the problems you feel from a sickness
    eg. the symptoms of the wuhan corona virus are coughing, fever, breathing difficulties

    dizzy – tou yun
    eg. I am dizzy

    cough – ke sou
    eg. I have a cough / I cough

    fever – fa shao
    eg. I have a fever

    some time = yi hui
    sometimes = you shi hou

    leather – pi
    eg. I bought some leather shoes

    pre-school – tuo er suo 
    kindergarten
    – you er yuan
    primary school – xiao xue
    middle school – zhong xue
    high school – gao zhong
    university / college – da xue

    percent – bai fen zhi
    eg. I got 60% less customers last month but this month we only got 25% less

    Grammar

    We have been having class for 15 minutes = we started 15 minutes ago, and we are still doing it
    We have had class for 15 minutes = we started 15 minutes ago.

    Pronunciation

    epidemic – ep pi dem mick 

    contradictory – kon tra dik tor ree 

    goals – gou llllzzz

    healthy – hel thee 

    alive – a laiiiiivvv

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

    January 21, 2020

    Homework

    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.

    Writing

    Today is Saturday. I woke up at 7 o’clock.After eating breakfast,I went to wake up my daughter.It’s time for her to get up. After I fed her breakfast,My 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’clock.After eating breakfast,I went to wake up my daughter because it was time for her to get up. After I fed her breakfast,My husband and I took her to a drawing class at 9 a.m. / AM Then we went to the Starbucks 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 are  / we are both bad at cooking / neither of us can cook, so my family always goes out for dinner.

    Vocabulary

    too
    either
    neither 
    I like coffee, you do too
    I don’t like tea, you don’t either = I don’t like tea, neither do you 
    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
    eg2. 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

    150,000
    150k

    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

    Speaking

    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.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S / W]

    January 15, 2020

    Homework

    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.

    Grammar

    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 / 代替
    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.

    Vocabulary

    apartment complex / community / compound – xiao qu

    apartment – gong yu

    enthusiastic / passionate 
    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: 

    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 / while 
    I haven’t seen you for some time / while  
    I waited for you for a short time 

    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 half 

    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

    Speaking

    I woke up at 6 o’clock and I had breakfast and I did 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 relax for a lot of time. She say she feel very tired.

    I woke up at 6 o’clock and I had breakfast and I 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.

    Writing

    vocabulary – “voe kab you lair ree”
    I learned a lot of English vocabulary today.

    remember
    I remember all my anniversaries with my husband.

    improve
    The boss / my boss expects me to improve my performance,

    prefer
    I like Japanese food, but I prefer Chinese food.

    daily necessities
    cosmetics
    I think cosmetics are daily necessities of life.

    toy
    No child dislikes toys.

    hobby
    Watching TV is another of my hobbies.

    lose weight
    Losing weight is a pain.
    I hate losing weight 

    keep fit
    More and more people in our company are keeping fit.

    boxing
    I think boxing is cool.

    foreign
    Chinese always like foreign goods.

    manage
    The higher you are in a company,the more people you manage
    The stronger the coffee, the happier I am

    strange
    My daughter always asks strange questions.

    boss
    I hope my next boss will be a nice person,

    industry
    The cosmetics industry has been on a good trend these years.

    housework
    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 (to) do something
    I help my friend Cherry to lose weight.

    must do something
    We must finish our work before we can play.

    frequency
    I take my daughter to a drawing class once a week.

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  • VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

    January 13, 2020

    Next Class Focus


    Focus on vocabulary

    Homework

    write one sentence with each of the vocabulary words

    Today we focused on:

    Introduction + talking about job and hobbies

    Speaking

    My husband is a IT engineer. I have a 3yo daughter.
    salesmanager.  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 the 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 buy cosmetics in the supermarket because I need to try them. / because I like to try them / because I prefer to try them.

    Vocabulary

    vocabulary (n) 词汇
    I need to improve my English vocabulary.

    to remember (v) :记得
    There are many words I don’t remember

    to improve (v) : make better 改善
    I want to improve my boxing skills.
    I need to improve my English
    I must improve my English.

    to prefer (v)叫喜欢
    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 necessities (n)/ products I use everyday日用品
    I can buy daily necessities online or in the supermarket.

    toy(s) (n)玩具
    I buy many toys to my daughter.

    hobby (n)爱好
    Shopping is my hobby
    The hobby of my husband is to play games

    to lose weight 减肥
    My friend runs everyday to lose weight.

    to keep fit 健身
    I go boxing twice a week to keep fit.

    boxing 拳击
    I like boxing

    foreign (adj) 外国的
    Apple is a foreign company, it is an American company.

    to manage (v) 管理
    I need to manage the team
    The boss manages the company.

    strange (adj) 奇怪
    My boss is very strange
    he likes strange colors.
    My husband plays strange games

    boss (n) 老板
    I need to report my work to my boss.

    company (n)公司
    I have worked in this company for 14 years.

    industry (n)工业
    My husband works in the IT industry
    I work in the make up industry

    housework / chores (n) 家务
    I don’t like to do the housework
    I punch my husband because he doesn’t do the chores.

    cosmetic (adj/n) 化妆品
    I work in the cosmetic industry.
    we sell cosmetic products.

    frequency (n)发生率
    People change cars at a low frequency

    Grammar

    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:  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 /  I go to the cinema once every 2 months 

    Pronunciation

    engineer
    14 fourteen
    40 forty

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  • Demo Class Notes (Shadow – Jesse)

    January 7, 2020

    Speaking

    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 in this 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 the taxi / I took my daughter to school. I went to work by the subway 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 my work at 6 o’clock, and I came to here 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

    plan
    plane – playyyyyyyn
    game – gaaaayyyyyym

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