VIP Class Notes (Alex) (S-W)

Homework

What are the new trends in Shanghai among the younger generation? (narrow it down to a few things)

Speaking

People more easily believe the brand tells them is there good. But  now the consumer behavior change a lot. They use mobile very usually and they look into wechat and social apps like douying, xiaohongshu. Instead of believe what the advertisement tells them, they like to get the information from the KOLs, the beautiful pictures they post on their website. The content becomes more important. It can interest people and trigger the purchase.

Revised

A few years ago, people more easily believed what brands told them. But now consumer behavior has changed a lot. They use mobile phones very frequently and they look into wechat and social apps like douying, xiaohongshu. Instead of believing what the advertisements tell them, they like to get the information from the KOLs. The beautiful pictures they post on their website attract people. So the content of the ads becomes more important. It can interest people and trigger the purchase.

Vocabulary

peel off, verb = remove the skin (can’t say: “removing the peel”)
eg. Peel off the apple before eating it.

Writing

A sharp knife could be a very useful tool in the kitchen but sometimes it can be very dangerous. I remember I was hurted vey my fruit knife in one month. One time I’m just removing the peel of a pumpkin and another time I was cutting a sausage into pieces. The knife is very very sharp, the cut in my finger started to bleed and I really feel very painful. After I put a bandage on the cut and it became much better but it’s still take about one week for the cut to heal.

Revised

A sharp knife could be a very useful tool in the kitchen but sometimes it can be very dangerous. I remember I was hurt by my fruit knife twice in one month. One time I was just removing the skin of a pumpkin and another time I was cutting a sausage into pieces. The knife was very very sharp, the cut on my finger started to bleed and it was really painful. After I put a bandage on the cut, it became much better but it still took about one week for the cut to heal.

Grammar

how to use “painful“?

Something is painful
eg. A heartbreak is painful.
eg. Giving birth is painful.
eg. Getting hit in the nose is painful.

Can’t say “someone is painful“, “I am painful”
you should say: I’m in pain / I’m in a lot of pain

how to use “potential“?

  1. as a noun: this business has a lot of potential = this business is promising (in the future, there is a chance that it will be a very successful business)
    eg. This guy is very smart, he has a lot of potential as a company director

2. as an adjective: People go on blind dates to meet potential partners. (there is a chance that they can meet their future partner)
eg. For the next Olympics, there are 4 potential hosting cities: Shanghai, Seoul, Los Angeles, Delhi
eg. There are four potential candidates for the job

Can also be an adverb: potentially.
eg. Shanghai is potentially the next hosting city for the 20xx Olympics.