VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S/W]

Vocabulary

differentiate: figure out the differences, fen bian
ie. I can’t differentiate between different English accents.

hooker: zhan Jie nv
ie. A’s eyelashes look like a hooker’s.
ie. With these eyelashes, she looks like a hooker.

prostitute: ji nv
ie. She is such a prostitute.

respectable: 值得被尊重
ie. People with motivation are very respectable.

respectful: 充满了respect
ie. I’m very respectful towards people with motivation.

practical: shi yong
ie. The/A practical way to lose weight is dieting.

lenient: 宽松 宽容
ie. Ally is very lenient with me today as it’s my first day back.

anorexic: Yan shi zheng de (really really skinny)
ie. The anorexic model really needs a burger.

trend: qu shi
ie. Wearing masks became a fashion trend after COVID-19.

trendy: fashionable
ie. Masks became trendy after COVID-19.

mandatory: 强制的
ie. Under government policies, all people who come into SH/ coming to/entering SH need mandatory self-isolation.

voluntary:自愿的
ie. Self-isolation is voluntary in Canada.

involuntary:不受控制的
ie. The heart is an involuntary muscle.
ie. Due to a medical condition, he has an involuntary hand shake.

cuisine:菜肴
ie. I want to try/enjoy all the delicious cuisines in the world with you.

Grammar

have= yong you (mostly for people)
ie. There are many tall buildings in SH. SH has a long history, large population, good economy, high stand of living, high living costs…

so … that…(adj… how adj are you? 以至于,不是原因)
ie. I’m so happy that I’m on cloud nine.
ie. She’s so pretty that all the guys want to get her number.
ie. He’s so humorous that I want to spend all my days/all of my day with him.

so… that.. (很adj 因为。。。)
ie. I’m so upset that I missed your class today.
ie. I’m so happy that you found a guy you love.

come vs go
– remember where you are (your position right now) to determine the direction!
ie. When I went back to Jiangsu (you’re in SH)..

Speaking

I think you sent the video to me to show me although she can’t figure out the differences between front and back nasal sounds in Chinese, but she still can speak the differences among four English words.

I think you sent the video to me to show me that although she can’t differentiate between front and back nasal sounds in Chinese, she can pronounce the differences between four English words.

Writing

1. lame: What a lame excuse my boss gave me that he can’t give me promotion. His dog ate it?

2. douchebag: So that he is a douchebag in my mind.

3. severe: After the Covid-19, the industry increase became a severe dream.

4. liquified: OR liquefied?

5. thick: Do you like thick beefsteak? thick pumpkin soup?

6. Sometimes, in some particular dresses, I’m a hillbilly girl.

7. snobbish: The real cool man never do snobbish thing.

8. tendency: fashion tendency upgrade to mask style fashion.

Edited:

1. lame: What a lame excuse my boss gave me for not promoting me/What a lame excuse my boss had for not giving me a promotion.

2. douchebag: So that in this way, I think he is a douchebag.

3. severe: The Covid-19 situation is very severe/a very severe global problem.

4. liquified: When the temperature is high enough, ice will liquify/become liquified.

5. thick: Do you like thick steak? thick pumpkin soup?

6. hillbilly: In some flowery summer country dresses/dresses with flower patterns, I look like a hillbilly.

7. snobbish: The real cool person/Real cool people never does/do anything snobbish.

8. tendency: She has a tendency to overeat when she’s too busy at work.
She tends to overeat when she’s too busy at work./from working.
ie. I tend to speak too fast when I talk with you.
ie. I have a tendency to speak too fast when I talk with you.