VIP Class Notes (Ally)

Vocabulary

shopping district: shang quan

down-to-earth: jie di qi

advanced: fa da

resurface: chong xian

ancestor: zu Xian

matte: mo sha/wu mian

glimmer: shan shuo, dai liang pian
ie. The lake’s surface glimmered under the sun.

hydrating: bao shi

scarf: wei jin

third-wheel: diandengpao

Speaking

Q: Tell me about your trip.
A: This is my second trip to Tokyo. And I don’t like it. I’ve been to Japan 5 times, 2 to Tokyo and 3 times to Osaka. I think Osaka is more fun, because Tokyo, like BJ, is no jie di qi. If you walk in Osaka, you will find interesting shop along the road, and you can buy some snack. If you walk in Tokyo, I will feel you can’t close to other people and everyone too busy, walk too fast. And if you go to somewhere like Ginza, everyone is a tourist. If you go to some local shopping shangquan, it’s not very re nao. Tokyo is too big. Maybe one day you just can go to one or two place, although their transportation is fada.

A: This is my second trip to Tokyo. And I don’t like it. I’ve been to Japan 5 times, 2 to Tokyo and 3 times to Osaka. I think Osaka is more fun, because Tokyo, like/similar to BJ, is less jie di qi. If you take a walk in Osaka, you will find interesting shops along the road, and you can buy some snacks. If you take a walk in Tokyo, I feel a bit disconnected to those around me and everyone is too busy and walks too fast. And if you go somewhere like Ginza, everyone there is a tourist. If you go to local shopping districts, it’s not very exciting. Tokyo is too big. You can only get to one or two places in a day, even with the advanced transportation methods/technology.

Q: What did you buy?
A: I don’t know what I bought, but I still spent a lot of money.
A: I don’t know what I bought, but I still spent a lot of money. I bought a lot of skincare and cosmetic products, such as eyeshadow, face masks, and scarf.