VIP Class Notes (Ally) [R]
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ing vs ed
more on phrases
Write ten REAL sentences using phrases.
groceries (only in plural): things you buy at the supermarket (fruits, shampoo…)
across from: åÆ¹é¢
bronze: å¤éč² éč²
shameless: bu Yao face
predict(make a prediction): yu ce
previous: that came before
assertiveness(assert): zhu dong xing
ie. assert male power
shrink: suo Xiao
ie. My clothes shrunk after my mom put them in the dryer.
mental: having to do with the mind
ie. She plays like a mentally-disabledĀ person.
overcome: ę±čæ å
ie. It’s hard to overcome your/one’s fears.
ie. I don’t like being rejected because I am a Leo.
ie. I can’t face rejection/being rejected because …
ie. Kayla made me disappointed because she didn’t know the meaning of this word.
ie. Kayla disappointed me because…
ie. Kayla was disappointment because…
We have four days of classes per month. = counting
ie. I bought three bags of groceries.
We had our last class of the year. = ē
The girl who sits across from me is pretty. (The girl usually sits across from me)
The girl (who is) sitting across from me is pretty. (..sitting right now)
The young man
graduated from Japanese university is my new boss.
The young man who graduated from a Japanese university is my new boss.
The new bag I bought is a basket in avocado green with a silver chain.
The new bag I bought is an avocado green basket.
The house he just/recently bought/he bought recentlyĀ has a big bathroom with lots of pretty lights.
Researchers have been trying to understand why narcissism appears to be more prevalent in areas such as politics, social media and celebrity culture and why narcissistsāĀ shameless,Ā over-confidentĀ attitude seems to be rewarded rather than penalized.
V= (have been) trying (to understand)
O= the rest
It does seem that they have the best of all worlds, which is not great news for shrinking violets. And thereās more bad news for those who are shy andĀ retiring: previous research by Queenās University has also found that a āmental toughnessā helps narcissists succeed at work and in their social lives because they can overcome rejection and disappointment. And other tests have found that narcissistic students do better in exams, not because they are more clever, but because of their confidence and assertiveness.
to be contādļ¼
But psychologist Dr Kostas Papageorgiou from the research team argues that these personality traits should not be seen as āeither good or badā but as āproducts of evolutionā and āexpressions of human natureā. So, at the end of the day, we are what we are, and thatās just something we canāt change.