VIP Class Notes (Joe) [W]

Homework

You need to practice using the different ways to talk about the amount of time used to do things. Practice completing sentences with ‘it takes ____ to + verb’ and ‘I spend _____ + verb + ing’.  I recommend you write at least 5 sentences with each.

Grammar

My name Tina
My name is Tina

I live in Shanghai about 10 years
I have lived in Shanghai for about 10 years

We talked about 20 minutes
We have talked for about 20 minutes

First 5 years I don’t like Shanghai
For about 5 years I didn’t like Shanghai
For the first 5 years I didn’t like Shanghai

After 5 years I feel Shanghai’s convenience and I have a group of friends
After 5 years I felt Shanghai is convenient and I have a group of friends

Shanghai is very amazing and interesting
Shanghai is amazing and interesting

Example, a lot of show in Shanghai
For example, there are a lot of shows in Shanghai

From different place of world
From different places around the world

I think Shanghai’s public transportation is very convenience
I think Shanghai’s public transportation is very convenient

How long time you spend from your hometown to Shanghai?
How long do you spend flying from your hometown to Shanghai?
How long does take to fly from your hometown to Shanghai?

Writing

Last Friday,my family went to Suzhou by high train.My daughter attended a english examination at Suzhou university.

On Saturday morning,my husband and her took a taxi to go to the school.she finished the examination about three and a half hours.she told us that a young man was sitting next to her who was speaking a little loudly so she didn’t pay attention to hers test .

Last Friday,my family went to Suzhou by high speed train. My daughter attended an English examination (exam is more commonly used) at Suzhou university.

On Saturday morning, she and my husband took a taxi to go to the school. she finished the examination in about three and a half hours. she told us that a young man, who was speaking a little loudly, was sitting next to her so she couldn’t pay attention to her exam.

Pronunciation

Walk – same vowel sound as ‘talk’

Work – same vowel sound as ‘jerk’

World – touch your tongue to your teeth to make the /l/ sound

Sydney  – say the /d/ sound clearly

Vocabulary

Fascinating – characteristic – The book is fascinating

Fascinated – feeling – I am fascinated by the book