VIP Class Notes (Alex) [W]

Homework

Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

Think of the strategy you would like to implement if you get hired by Sony

Vocabulary

impulsive, adj. = when you do something without thinking too much, take rash decisions girls are more impulsive consumers than boys
ex:He went traveling around the world after his degree, that was a very impulsive decision

competitor 竞争对手
ex: the biggest competitor of Sony in China, in the gaming industry, is Tengxun

stressness stress

nervous= the feeling you have when you do a test
e.g. I feel nervous when I need to talk in public

strength, n / strong, adj
e.g. what are your strengths and weaknesses?

challenge, n / challenging, adj
e.g. Working with big clients is challenging

indiscreet = asking personal, inappropriate questions
e.g. I don’t want to be indiscreet but can I ask how much you earn?

obstacle 障碍
Women have to face a lot of obstacles to progress in their careers

assess / evaluate 评判
ex: you need to evaluate the products before you place an order.

Grammar

because I was late yesterday, I missed the movie

Because / the cause + effect

but due to I need 

due to + noun 

due to bad weather

due to your absence

due to this problem

one childrenone child

building sentences:

how many members are there in your team?

what are their appointed tasks?

A lot of games are illegal in China, how do you overcome that obstacle? How do you deal with this situation?

How will you assess / evaluate my performances?

What are the working hours?

Writing

Hi , I’ve received your meeting request,but due to I need to attend another important meeting with finance,Sorry for declining your meeting . I will ask my Colleague to attend instead of me. If you have any other questions, you can contact me freely.

Revised

Hi , I’ve received your meeting request,but because I need to attend another important meeting with my colleagues from the finance departmentI will not be able to see you. Sorry for declining your request. I will ask my colleague to attend instead of me. If you have any other questions, you can contact me freely.