VIP Class Notes (Alex) [S]

Vocabulary

laid-back = relaxed

Xiamen is a laid-back city

edit

edit a picture

social media 

Meitu xiuxiu is a picture-based social media like Instagram

Most of

Most of your users are girls

appeal to = attract

The app appeals to girls more because it’s an app based on photo editing and girls like to edit their selfies

selfish 自私

e.g. He’s a selfish guy, he only thinks about himself

to assert yourself = to show that people should take you seriously / should respect you

e.g. It’s harder for women to assert themselves at work

aesthetic adj. = relates to beauty / is about beauty

From a practical point of view, this product is great, but from an aesthetic point of view, I think the design is really bad

Speaking

Topic: why do women take more selfies than men?

I give you two reasons. One reason is I think women like beautiful than men. Most of women are sensitive animal. They can watch the kind of beautiful for everything, include themselves so they think they are beautiful so they want to selfie it. Another is I think women choose this way to improve they are beautiful and get the confidence so they can expand their social circle. That’s why a lot of women post their selfie photos in the social platforms. They want to get a lot of fans to follow their posts and get a lot of likes, comments. Actually I always think in this world there isn’t a fair about men and women. Women wants to improve themselves is very hard but when the social platform become more and more popular when choose this way to improve themselves and make more attention so this way is kind of a good way to make them become success.

I give you two reasons. One reason is I think women like beauty more than men. Most of women are sensitive animals. They look at everything from an aesthetic point of view, including themselves. They want to take selfies because they think they are beautiful. Another reason is I think women act this way to prove to themselves that they are beautiful so that they can gain confidence. Also they can expand their social circle. That’s why a lot of women post their selfies in the social platforms. They want to get a lot of fans to follow their posts and get a lot of likes and comments. Actually I always think that this world is unfair to women. It’s very hard for them to assert themselves. So when social platforms became more and more popular, women used them to assert themselves and gain more attention. So this way is kind of a good way to make them successful.

Grammar

phrasing

You need to be strong enough to stand the big pressure of living in Shanghai

women like beautiful than men – women like beauty more …

selfie it – take a selfie

selfie photos – selfies

Pronunciation

million  (mee-lee-on)