VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S/R]

Homework

Read any news article that interests you and write a paragraph about your thoughts on it.

Vocabulary

ghost writers: 枪手
ie. I used to be a ghost writer in college.

inspiration: 灵感
ie. A cup of coffee can bring inspiration to me./inspires me/provides inspiration for me.

strenuous: 费力的; 繁重的; 艰苦的
ie. Being a mother is strenuous.

picky: 挑剔/较真儿
ie. I’m suffering from having a picky boss./Having a picky boss is making me suffer.

traits: 特征,特性,特点
ie. People who have certain personality traits annoy me so much.

arrogant: conceited, 自大
ie. Arrogant people are difficult to deal with.

in somebody else’s shoes: in one’s position
ie. Put yourself in my shoes and you will understand me better.

Grammar

the way Chinese teachers would like English to be taught

You can buy everything you want.
Everything imaginable can be bought in SH.
There are goods from all over the world in SH.

If you want to have a good career development, SH would be a good choice.
SH would be a good choice for a young person’s career development, with more opportunities.

Speaking

Q:How do you SH? Describe the city to me. Would you recommend SH to a newcomer like me? Is there any other city in China that you like? How is that city compared to SH?

A: SH is my hometown, and I have been living in SH for more than 30 years. For me, it is a very familiar city. If you want me to recommend a city for you, I would recommend SH, but I think it depends on what kind of life you want to have. I think SH is in the Southeast of China, the weather is comfortable and the air condition is much better than cities in the north. Life is very convenient in SH, for example, the transportation is very convenient, and you can buy everything you want. Most of the things can be bought in SH, and there are many good restaurants in SH. If you want to have a good career development, SH would be a good choice. I think there are more opportunities in SH than other cities.

Edited:

SH is my hometown, and I have been living in SH for more than 30 years. For me, it is a very familiar city. If you want me to recommend a city for you, I would recommend SH, but I think it depends on what kind of life you want to have. I think SH is in the Southeast of China, the weather is comfortable and the air quality/environment/climate is much better than that of cities in the north/how they are in Northern cities. Life is very convenient in SH, for example, transportation is very convenient, and you can buy everything you want. There are lots of imported goods from all over the world and many good restaurants here. If you want to have a good career development, SH would be a good choice. I think there are more opportunities in SH than in other cities.

Reading

It takes all sorts to make a world– so some say. Nobody is the same, and our different personalities and character traits make us what we are. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? But if someone doesn’t behave or think like you, it can be frustrating. And there’s one personality type that can be very difficult to deal with – narcissism.

Narcissists consider themselves the most important person. They’re only interested in their own life,without a care in the worldabout the people around them. Their lack of empathy makes them come across as arrogant and self-important. If you know someone like this, their narcissistic attitudes might irritate you. But you might find it even more irritating to know that, according to new research, they are likely to be happier than other people.