VIP Class Notes (Ally)

Vocabulary

sandstorms: 沙尘暴
ie. I go to Beijing, the weather always sandstorms – When I went to BJ, I saw sandstorms.
ie. There are many sandstorms in Beijing.

especially:特别地
ie. I am good at many subjects, but I’m especially good at English.
ie. He is bad at many things, but he’s especially bad at driving.
ie. Beijing’s weather was especially difficult for me, because I grew up in Vancouver, where there is always very nice weather.

get used to: 习惯
ie. I got used to sleeping early.
ie. Getting used to sleeping early is very difficult for me.

top …: 前…
ie. I always get top five at English and math.
ie. I’m always in the top five at English and math.

keyboard: 键盘
ie. In the computer class, computer teacher can teach us how to play the keyboard.
In the computer class, the computer teacher can teach us how to type on the keyboard.

memorize:背
ie. My Chinese teacher always says memorize something.
My Chinese teacher always tells us to memorize something.

direction:方向
ie. You are driving in the wrong direction – we will never get there!

reindeer: 驯鹿
ie. I always see the reindeers in the cartoon.

Grammar

One and a half – 1.5

every: 每

all:全部

Speaking

Q: Please tell me about yourself.
A: I’m eight years old now. I go to primary school in Shanghai. Some teachers are good some teachers are bad. I always hear my Chinese teacher says do your homework and I always say teacher is hard-working. My favorite subject is English, I don’t like Chinese class because Chinese teacher says you need to do a lot of homework and I do my homework with one hour. And my mom says you need to do more homework and she take a lot of homework on my desk. I do all homework with one and a half. I go to bed at half past ten.
A:  I’m eight years old now. I go to primary school in Shanghai. In my school, some teachers are good and/but some/other teachers are bad. I always hear my Chinese teacher say do your homework and I always see that my teacher is hard-working. My favorite subject is English, but I don’t like Chinese class because my Chinese teacher says you need to do a lot of homework. I do my homework in around/about one hour. And my mom says “you need to do more homework” and she puts a lot of homework on my desk. I do all homework in about/around one and a half hour. I go to bed at half past ten.

Q: Do you do anything fun during the weekends?
A: I can play basketball, but after that I need to do my homework. I also have a flute class. (Usually)On Fridays/every Friday, I can play some games on iPad. Computer class teacher teaches us the keyboard.

Pronunciation

says – “ses”

said: “sed”

Needs more review

我正在超市里跑腿 :I’m running errand in supermarket
I’m running an errand at the supermarket.

一个友善的女士领养了三个孩子:Friendly woman a… three children.
A friendly woman adopted three children.

在公园里,我总是看到几个孤儿给花浇水:In the park, I always see some orphans water the flowers.
In the park, I always see some orphans watering the flowers.

我必须/要把它喂给食人鱼:I shall feed it to piranha.
I shall feed it to the piranhas.