VIP Class Notes (Alex) (S/W)

Writing

I have been living in Shanghai for 10 years. My last job was in Metro and I had been working in there for 3 years. My recent job is in Remy Martin. I have been working in this company for just 2 months.

Revised

I have been living in Shanghai for 10 years. My last job was in Metro and I worked there for 3 years. My recent job is in Remy Martin. I have been working in this company for just 2 months.

Grammar

in there / in here … often refers to specific actions
eg. eating hot pot situation: “see the pot, dip your meat in there/ here”

I worked there for 3 years
I lived there when I was 10
I met him there

have been / had been
had been
= the past of the past
it’s useful when you tell a story in the past tense
eg. I was in Shanghai during the war in 1937. I had been a soldier for 5 years already by then.

2018 profit: 100
2019 profit: 130

we increased our profit by 30%
we increased our profit to 130

Speaking

My name is Janice. I’ve been in Shanghai for almost 10 years. I love living in this city. I also expect to find a job in the marketing field. I asked my friend to introduce me ti this job opportunity so this is why I have this meeting with you. For my working experience I have 3 in total. The last one was in Metro as a loyalty manager. I worked there for 3 years. I was responsible for a loyalty program setup and maintenance. I initiated a big member campaign in 2018 which we recruited 500 000 new members and improved our redemption rate to 30%. I think my previous working experience is very relevant and helpful to this one I’m applying for.

Revised

My name is Janice. I’ve been in Shanghai for almost 10 years, working in marketing. I love living in this city. I want to continue working here in the marketing field. I asked my friend to introduce me to this company so this is why I have this meeting with you. About my working experience, I worked for 3 companies before, in their marketing department. The last one was Metro, as a loyalty manager. I worked there for 3 years. I was responsible for a loyalty program setup and maintenance. I initiated a big member campaign in 2018 by which we recruited 500 000 new members and improved our redemption rate by 30%. I think my previous working experience is very relevant and can be helpful to this company.