VIP Class Notes (Ally)

Vocabulary

Canadian: jia na da ren
ie. Americans and Canadians are very different.
ie. Canadians differ greatly from Americans.
ie. There are a lot of differences between Americans and Canadians.

proud: zi hao
ie. The woman is a proud person.

recommend: tui jian
ie. The agent recommended a lot of places for my tours.

unique: du te de, special- only one
ie. The Latin dance shows are unique performances.

climate: qi hou
ie. I think HK’s climate differs from that of SH.
ie. Global climate change is a dangerous development.

temperature: wen du
ie. SH’s summer temperature is usually very high.
ie. A lot of cities in China usually have very high temperatures in the Summer.

Grammar

I like basketball.
I like to play basketball.
I like playing basketball.

The verb to have means “yong you”
it is different from “There +to be”

Beijing has a long history.
Beijing is a city with a long history.

Speaking

Q: Can you tell me about SH?

A: SH is a interesting cities. There are a lot of performance and there are a lot of international restaurant. But the city’s apartment are very expensive. Living expense are very expensive and there are lot of people from other cities. So the city’s culture is very different. I feel a lot of old Shanghainese with a proud feeling. My mother is a Shanghainese but she leaves SH when she is young time. I think SH season is very cleaning, but Wuhan maybe I think only have two seasons; hot and cold. I feel hot and cold.

Edited: SH is a interesting cities. There are a lot of performances and there are a lot of international restaurants. But renting or buying an apartment in the city is very expensive. Living expenses are very high because a lot of people from other cities work and live here. So the city’s culture is very unique. I feel that a lot of old Shanghainese are very proud of their heritage. My mother is a Shanghainese but she left SH when she was young/a young girl. I think the seasons in SH are very different/the climate in SH differs greatly in different seasons, but I think there are two seasons in Wuhan; hot and cold. I could only feel hot and cold.