VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S/W]

Next Class Focus

Read a piece of news in English and write about it

Vocabulary

amicable: 心平气和的; 友善的; (less than friendly)
ie. Adults are always amicable when they face conflicts.

ego: 自我价值感; 自我
ie. Fran’s ego is so huge that when someone introduces her at a party, he should announce her title as well.
ie. Fran is so egotistical that …

staged: (adj and v)acted, fake
ie. Are you really happy or is this a staged front (mask)?
ie. Ally staged a touching moment with her dad to get money from him.
ie. Sometimes in my office, we need to stage(v) a welcoming environment for our boss./a hardworking atmosphere…

husky: smokey (adj)
ie. Husky voice is very sexy.

consciousness: 清醒状态; 知觉; 觉察; 感觉; 意识
ie. After a couple of beers, Fran lost consciousness./Fran was unconscious.

humble: (adj)qian xu
ie. Keep being humble; it’s good for you.
ie. Welcome to my humble home.

spare: a leftover, prepared (adj and n)
ie. You should always keep a spare tire in the trunk(back box) in case of emergency.
ie. Do you need a spare?

Grammar

refuse/reject
– refuse (say no), reject (bu yao, don’t want it)
ie. I refused having popeyes. My friend asked me to have popeyes, I refused.
ie. Rejecting a wrong offer is a good choice./To reject a wrong offer is (verb)to make a good decision.

had/have
– I had a friend.  (now I don’t)

“playing the field” = looking all over the place, not focused in one place

I’m looking forward to + noun (the thing you want)
ie. I’m looking forward to your reply./hearing from you.
ie. I hope to hear from you.

go to +place/concept, never verb
ie. go to my place

go fighting = do something
ie. go swimming

stand up for yourself = protect yourself/your rights

peaceful vs calm
ie. He felt calm

Speaking exercise

I only sad for half a day.
I was only sad for half a day.

He called me for a party. The party was full of his friends.
He called me to go to a party/to invite me to a party which was full of his friends.

I met almost all of them except one person.
I had met almost all of them before except for one.

I only need to deal with my own matters./focus on myself.

I did the homework from the class before last, but I have yet to do/I didn’t do the one from last class.

Q: Something you look forward to this year.
A: It’s already August, so for the last four months, I’m looking forward to make more friends. For the last couple of years, my word was not open enough, as you know. So in 2020, I want build a new relationship and expand my life and job possibilities. I think it should be work and I had a plan, for example, I should go to the gym and meet more positive people. Before, if my friends ask me to their parties, I didn’t want to go, because I wanted to go back home. I didn’t want to make any argues. But now, I am freedom. So I think I should attend more parties to meet more friends.

Edited:

A: It’s already August, so for the last four months, I’m looking forward to making/I hope to make more friends. For the last couple of years, my world was not very accepting/inclusive/welcoming, as you know. So in 2020, I want build new relationships/friendships and expand my life and career possibilities/social circle. I think it should work and I already have a plan, for example, I should go to the gym and meet more proactive people who have high standards for themselves/on their appearance. Before, if my friends asked/invited me to their parties, I didn’t want to go, because I wanted to go back home. I didn’t want to have any arguments./I would refuse because I wanted to avoid arguments with you-know-who. But now, I am free/I have found freedom/I’m embracing freedom. So I think I should attend more parties to meet more friends.

I have more time to myself.
I have more free time alone.

My office has single boys
My office is full office
There are some/a few single boys in my office

but I have no chemistry
… feel no chemistry with them.

I have imagined that picture
I have imagined that before
I pictured that before
I had that picture in my head before.

After I thinking carefully…
After thinking carefully…
After careful thinking/consideration..
After considering all the possibilities…
After I gave it some thought…
After I thought about it for some time…

Writing

1. Playground
There’s a playground with a ice-cream shop.

2. Bully
Go to fight if you meet the school bully.

3. Variation:
A set of variations on a theme by Bach.

4. Self-conscious
I was self-conscious about having pits

5. Consciously
She chosen it consciously.

6. Hobbit
Go to visit the Hobbit village in New Zealand.

7. Commodity
Crude oil is the world’s most important commodity.

8. Embody
The girl who embodies the mode of this company.

9. Illustration
Share your 50-illustrations book with me please.

10. Ultimately
Ultimately, I made the decision by myself.

Edited:

1. Playground
There’s a playground with a ice-cream shop.

2. Bully
You should stand up for yourself when you meet the school bully.

3. Variation:
I played a set of variations on a theme by Bach.

4. Self-conscious
I was self-conscious about having pimples.

5. Consciously
She chose/had chosen it consciously.
She was chosen by our CEO.

6. Hobbit
Go visit the Hobbit village in New Zealand./You should go to the …

7. Commodity
Crude oil is the world’s most important commodity.

8. Embody = symbolizes
The girl who embodies honesty is the role model of this company.

9. Illustration
Share your 50-illustrations book with me please.

10. Ultimately
Ultimately, I made the decision by myself.

Pronunciation

ultimately = ultimet

build = bill+ed

feel = (no U sound)

feeling