VIP Class Notes (Ally)[W]

Next Class Focus

“resignation letter”

Homework

Write another IELTS topic.

Write about your opinion on Wanghong and the new idea of beauty and how the new “KOL” business model is changing/shaping the way we make purchases and spend our free time. IYO, is this a good development?

– Connection between every paragraph (connecting words as well as ideas.)
– Keep up the good work on logic and ideas
– SVO (remember your VERB)
– Thesis – make it clear
– If you use a metaphor, spell it out in the next sentence.

Vocabulary

inherit: (v) 继承
ie. He inherited a grand piano from his grandpa who passed away.

inheritance(n):遗产
ie. His grandpa left a grand piano as an inheritance for him.
ie. He received a large inheritance from his grandpa.

thesis (statement): 论点; 主旨句; 中心句
ie. The thesis statement has to be clear in any essay.
ie. When writing any essay, it’s important to make the thesis statement very clear.

research: (n/v) 研究; 调查; 探索
ie. We researched new topics in the library.
ie. We did background research on your husband and found nothing.
ie. What’s the research topic for your project?

practical: 实际的 实用的
ie. This is the practical approach to this problem.

approachable:  好接近的 平易近人的
ie. Ally may look approachable but she’s actually very bitchy.

touching (adj): gan dong / gan ren
ie. I felt touched when Laura came up with the word “approachable”.
ie. Laura coming up with the word “approachable” was very touching.
ie. The movie’s ending was very touching.

come up: think of
ie. I didn’t plan on this, it just came up!
ie. Jesse came up to(approached) me and wanted to have a meeting with me.

poetic:  诗意/比喻的
ie. Lily is a poetic person when she wants to be.

poetry/poems:  诗
ie. He loved poetry and wrote many poems.

inevitable: 必然的
ie. Rain is inevitable, so bring an umbrella.
ie. Technological development will inevitably have its side-effects.

side-effects:  副作用
ie. This drug has powerful side-effects.

perks: 福利
ie. The new job at this company has a high salary and lots of perks.

Grammar

when to use “the”:
– don’t use it for specific things, SPECIFY (maybe with ….of …)
– use it for things we both know
ie. I saw a beautiful Chanel bag yesterday. The bag cost 30000 yuan.

look for(xun zhao)/find(zhaodao)/find out(discover fa xian)
– I’m looking for a good apt.
– I found a new apt.
– I found out bad things about my new boss.
ie. Lily is looking for her cellphone. She’s never going to find it. She’ll be so mad when she finds out that I hid it.

Writing

Advances in science and technology and other areas of society in the last 100 years have transformed the way we live as well as postponing the da we die. There is no better lime to be alive than now.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion.

The development of technology has changed the lives. However, we hard to feel it at the moment, but our lives has changed a lot , which compare with last 10 years.
Technology has changed that how we read and search. E-book and social media replace books. So we don’t need to take heavy books or go to libraries to find out the informations which we need. Technology has changed communications.
We can pick up our smartphones and chat with someone anytime and anywhere. We also can purchase very easily with smartphone . We don’t need go to the market or shopping mall to buy something which we need.
However , technology improves our life more efficiently, we increasingly poor communication with family. We need to have communications with them face to face and make them feel happy.
We should feel happy that improvement of techonology makes our life happier and easier after all. we also need to know how to control it.

Advances in science and technology and other areas of society in the last 100 years have transformed the way we live as well as postponing the day we die. There is no better time to be alive than now.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion.

The development of technology has changed lives/our lives/the lives of modern human beings. However, even though it’s hard to realize/recognize all the changes that have happened recently/in recent years, our lives has definitely changed a lot/in the last 10 years/ compared to/in comparison to how they were 10 years ago. In my opinion, this advancement in science and technology, even with all of its perks, is not without its disadvantages.
Technology has changed how/the way we read and research. E-books and social media have replaced traditional paper-pack books. So we don’t need to take heavy books or go to libraries to look for/find the information that we need.
In addition to learning, Technology has also changed communications. Today, we can pick up our smartphones and chat with anyone at anytime and anywhere. We also can make purchases very easily with smartphone. We no longer need go to the market or shopping mall everyday to buy things we need./our daily essentials/necessities.
However , at the same time that /as technology makes our lives more efficient/improves our lives, we become increasingly silent. Our faces buried in our phones, we have less communication with our families and friends. We need to have high-quality communication with them face to face to make them, as well as ourselves, feel happy.
After all/ultimately/in the end, We should feel happy that the improvement of technology makes our life happier and easier. However, it’s also important for us to learn how to control it.

Pronunciation

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