VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S]

Homework

Make sentences with the vocabulary we learned today.

Vocabulary

sweatpants:运动裤

sweatshirt:卫衣

complacent:自满 知足的

accent:口音

beat yourself up about it: 责怪自己

distinguish:  分辨
ie. How do you distinguish between Australian accent and American accent?/ How do you distinguish Australian accent from American accent?

distinguishing: adj
ie. This is the distinguishing (adj) difference of Australian accents.
ie. These are the distinguishing (adj) characteristics that makes monkeys special.

situation:情况

condition:条件
ie. On the condition that I can accomplish my work on time, I get my bonus.

conditional:  adj
ie. My bonus is conditional.

plots:剧情

interchangeable: 可以互换的

landmark:地标

Don’t take your work home: 不要把工作带回家

doze off: verb 发呆
ie. I like to doze off.
ie. I like dozing off.

Grammar

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

On the condition that…
ie. I will work here on the condition that I get two days off a week.

In this situation/case…

….how…. vs  ….that…
ie. Love at first sight is how many people develop feelings for each other.
ie. Cosmetic surgery is a process that might be painful and usually takes up a lot of recovery time.

that vs which:  sometimes inter-changeable
that:specifies which one we’re talking about/which:extra information
ie. The wedding that made me cry took place last Sunday.
ie. My sister’s graduation, which took place in Japan, was beautiful.

I saw 10 people at the party, 《two of them》 I can remember are called Lily and Ally. -> you can only remember 2
I saw 10 people at the party, two of 《the ones I can remember》 are called Lily and Ally. -> you can remember more than 2

Even if/ Even though
Even if 就算 : something with a very low possibility, or very unlikely to happen
Even though 即使: simple 即使 relationship
ie. Even though this is your day off, you still need to work at home.
ie. Even if you don’t get online/ are not online/ are offline, the work still finds you somehow.

Speaking

Some of the easier vocabulary, even though I know those words/ I have learnt those words before, I’m not able to distinguish them when I’m listening to English.

I won’t go back to my hometown this year because I will celebrate the Chinese New Year with my parents in SH . They are retired so we do not need to take part/participate in Chunyun, (a word) which is used to describe how during Spring Festival, too many people use public transportation to get back to their hometowns.

My hometown is Huangshan city, and it is famous for very beautiful attraction the Yellow Mountain. It is famous for four views which called Strange Stones and Strange Trees. If you want to go there for trip, I recommend it you can go there in Spring or Summer because the weather is more comfortable. Even if many people said the winter views is good, but I think it is dangerous because of the ice.
My hometown is Huangshan City, and it is famous for a/the very beautiful attraction the Yellow Mountain. It is famous for four different views , two of them that I can remember are called Strange Stones and Strange Trees. If you want to go there for a trip/on a trip/for the holidays, I recommend that you can go there in Spring or Summer because the weather is more comfortable during those two seasons. Even though many people say that the winter views are good, I think going on the Yellow Mountain during winter time is dangerous because of the ice.

Pronunciation

want vs won’t

views

wor-ld vs word

bean vs be-ing