VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S]

Vocabulary

strike: v) punch, hit
ie. History strikes me as very interesting.

strikingly:
ie. He is strikingly beautiful.

lenient: kuan song (adj)
ie. The government adopted a lenient policy on international trade.

Speaking

A:Recently, I just find out a person who is really good looking. I think he is actually a leading actor from a TV Drama and his name is XGH. I think he has more than 3 million followers on Weibo. He became really popular because of the show lately. The reason why I find this out because recently we just signed him as our Chinese ambassador, and we just finished a commercial with him during this Labor holidays. Before that, I actually didn’t know him. But when I saw him, I think the reason why he’s so attractive is not just about the appearance but he’s charismatic and lovely and pretty… He was nice to everyone on set and he looks young.
A: Recently, I just discovered a person who is really good looking/Someone who suddenly strikes me as being extremely good-looking is XGH. I think he is actually a leading actor from a popular TV Drama called XJN and his name is XGH. I think he has more than 3 million followers on Weibo. Lately, He suddenly became really popular because of the show. I know him because /He is so popular that we just signed him as our Chinese ambassador, and we just finished a commercial with him during the last Labor holiday weekend. Before that, I actually didn’t know him. But when I saw him, I find that he’s attractive not only because he’s hot but also because he charismatic and lovely and pretty./his attractiveness is not limited to his face; he is also …. To add to his love appearance, he was nice to everyone on set and he looks young.

A: Obviously, I think the appearance is quite important, especially when you are living in this society. People tend to judge people’s face from their first sight. Because of the social media, the common aesthetics are becoming more and more identical, which means people are recognizing and looking for similar values when it comes to appearance. But more importantly, I believe that personality and uniqueness of a person count more.  There is a campaign in western world mostly embracing/promoting diversity and inclusivity. They encourage people to have an open mind to embrace different kind of beauty and try to make themselves more confident. I think it’s definitely a good thing but for Chinese society, this kind of idea is still too progressive/avant-garde. I think the situation is going to change in the near future.
A: Obviously, I think appearance is quite important, especially in today’s society, where we are bombarded by overly-photoshoped phony photos. People tend to judge others’ faces based on first sight/a single look. Influenced by the social media, common/modern-day aesthetics are becoming more and more identical, which means people are recognizing and looking for similar values when it comes to appearance./people are unable to recognize/accept different values or forms of beauty. However, I believe that personality and uniqueness of a person count more.  To address this problem/in relation to this issue, there is a campaign in western world whose basic idea is embracing/promoting diversity and inclusivity. It encourages people to keep an open mind to embrace different kinds of beauty and try to make themselves more confident./have more self-confidence, regardless of what social media and magazines tell you. I think it’s definitely a good thing but for the Chinese society, this kind of idea is still too progressive/avant-garde. I think the situation is going to change in the near future./Hopefully, the situation…

This campaign in the western world is going too far. Some people choose to hide their real thoughts because of they’re so afraid of hurting others’ feelings.

Some people choose to/tend hide their real thoughts out of fear of hurting others’ feelings.

They don’t want to be discriminated against.