VIP Class Notes (Ally)

Homework

Write about something that genuinely(vocab for next class) interests you.

Vocabulary

white-trash: (n) white people who don’t work and smoke and live in trailers
ie. You better study hard in school or else you would become a white trash like your mom.

save up (v): save money for
ie. I’m saving up for xiandiao.

(drug) addict:  du yin de ren
ie. She’s addicted to heroin.
ie. She’s a heroin-addict (n. person).

science-fiction: sci-fi
ie. Matthew loves sci-fi movies.

fiction: story (bu shi fact/truth)
ie. CNN’s published news is fiction.
ie. That’s purely fiction.

stress(v):  emphasize
ie. I cannot stress enough the importance of grammar logic.

pressure (v):  give sb stress
ie. I don’t want to pressure you into marrying me.

peer-pressure (n):  lai zi society/social circle de ya li
ie. Don’t let peer-pressure get to you/get in your head.
Don’t let what your stupid boss said get in your head.

exemplary:  can be set as an example
ie. Matthew is not an exemplary boyfriend, but he’s OK, so you can’t complain.

preamble:  kai chang bai
ie. Fran made/gave a long preamble so she’d better have a very complicated sentence in mind.
ie. I don’t know what to have for dinner. What do you have in mind?

make an entrance: 备受瞩目的走进来
ie. Matthew is late on purpose because he is a drama queen who likes to make an entrance.

“get the feeling”: …. de gan jue *something happened and now I feel that …
ie. I get the feeling that you don’t like me very much. vs I feel that …

Speaking exercise

fact-fiction(antonyms)

“Did you write your little essay? Not yet?”
– No, I didn’t

Speaking exercise

Writing

If the dream wedding has colors it should be white, blue, green and purple.
The white comes from the dresses. The place should be near the sea, with different varies of plants. It would be great if it started in the late afternoon purple clouds come across. No need to invite too many participates, but only the nearly around friends and families.
The most important thing is – The wedding must full of laughing, I attended the touching wedding which was full of crying. Although it let others fall in touching with your relations, but I think no need to do it on purpose.
The weeding should be full of music, high-end food and happiness.

If I have to paint my dream wedding in different colors/if my dream wedding has colors, they would be white, blue, green and purple.
The white comes from the dresses./ My dresses would definitely be white. The location should be near the sea, with different varieties/species of plants, tall, short, fat and skinny. It would be great if it started in the late afternoon with purple clouds across the sky. /when purple clouds come by/ and purple clouds come/pass by. There’s no need to invite too many participants, only our closest friends and family.
The most important thing is – The wedding must full of laughter. I attended the touching wedding of my friend which was full of tears./I attended my friend’s wedding which, although touching, was full of tears. But that’s not how my wedding should be like/will go. My wedding should be full of music, elegant food and happiness.

He always calls people names when he is drunk.
He always does name-calling when he is drunk.

I don’t want to call your boyfriend by his name – but Matthew was very bad during class. / I don’t want to call his name…

You will get (think about “receive”)different thoughts/info/feeling/emotion..
Your opinions/thinking/mentality… will change
(big things that were there before can only change, not “get” another one..)

Civil Law is the standardized law for (all) Chinese citizens.

He handed in his hw late so he got a low score/grade. (one time.. yesterday?)
He always hands in his hw late so he gets low scores… (fact about him)
He used to always hand in his hw late so he got low scores… (fact about him)
He will hand in his hw late so he’s going to/and get a low score.

The beautiful hair needs high-maintenance.
Beautiful hair requires/needs lots of maintenance. (n)
Beautiful hair is really high-maintenance. (adj)

She placed the limited edition skirt very quickly.
She placed an order on/ordered the limited edition skirt very quickly.

L is limited. (stupid… limited in many different areas.)