VIP Class Notes (Ally)[S/W]

Today we focused on:

Vocabulary

fulfilled: yuan man

athlete: sports player

divorce: li hun  (person) divorcee

widow: husband/wife dead

temper: piqi
ie. I’m going to lose my temper.  (lose good temper = fa pi qi)
ie. She has a very good temper.
ie. She has a temper. (bad temper)

temperamental: 喜怒无常的; 容易激动的; 反复无常的; 气质的; 性情的; 性格的;

obstructed: zu dang le

bossy: (adj) like to give orders
ie. If I can boss him around, I would get rid of his toys.

Grammar

cooling down period

order him – give him orders
order him around – more casual, get him to do all sorts of little things

“dirty work” “grunt work” – low level job

made trouble – pick a fight

“break off contact”

“tearing up” – start to cry

often/always

for =
ie. He has great taste for/in wine.

Speaking exercise

I often felt angry./got angry at him.

A woman who has a bad emotion.
A woman who has a bad temper.

Writing

Injection
My grandma was treated with daily injection of insulin as her hyperglycaemia.

Injury
Sport players are always out of a competition because of injury.

Procedures
Cosmetic procedure has become my everyday routine.

Cutting-edge
The cutting-edge technology of Huawei is 5G.

Taboo
Different cultures have different taboos.

Guard
Dog is always guard its master’s staff.

Downplay
Downplaying is a gift in marriage.

Acquire
I have recently acquired a taste of vegetables.

Witty
Keep speaking wittily then you will be welcomed by others.

Alcoholics anonymous

Accountability
The accountability of an soldier is to protect the country.

Pretense
In order to trusted by others, he pretensed of being kindness.

Conflicted
It’s conflicted for him to diet.

Edited:

Injection
My grandma was treated with daily injection of insulin because of her hyperglycemia./as she is hyperglycemic.

Injury
Sport players/Athletes are often out of a competition because of injuries.

Procedures
Cosmetic procedures (small surgery) has become my everyday routine.
I have a long cosmetic routine…
The divorce has become a long procedure

Cutting-edge
The cutting-edge technology of Huawei is 5G.

Taboo
Different cultures have different taboos.

Guard
Dog is always guard its master’s stuff.

Downplay
Downplaying big conflicts is a gift in marriage.

Acquire
I have recently acquired a taste for vegetables.

Witty
Keep speaking wittily/with wit(noun) then you will be welcomed by others.

Alcoholics anonymous

Accountability
The role of an soldier is to protect the country.
A soldier is accountable to his army.

Pretense (n)
In order to be trusted by others, he pretended to be kind.
… he put up a pretense(mask/front/appearance) of kindness.
That I got it is a pretense.

Conflicted (adj)
It’s conflicted for him to diet as it’s not easy to persist.
He feels conflicted to diet as it’s not easy to persist.

***

I read a story about “Alberto’s neighbours”. At the beginning, I feel Alberto’s family was so unfriendly, as their neighbours were so big, stupid and a little noisy, they decided to ignore their neighbours. I thought it’s hasty to treat others by appearance.

Then an accident happened, the neighbours appeared in Alberto’s garden! The family turned very angry and shouted to their neighbours: “Hey you came into our garden and broke all the flowers! Now I’m in trouble, they will think I did!” “Who are they?” “My owners” the neighbors felt puzzled and said: “why do you have owner? We only have staff!”
At last, I found Alberto is a dog, and the neighbor is an cat.

Edited:

I read a story about “Alberto’s neighbours”. At the beginning, I felt Alberto’s family was so unfriendly,  because they decided to ignore their neighbors since they were so big, stupid and a little noisy.  I thought it’s rude/too quick to treat others by appearance.

Then an accident happened, the neighbours appeared in Alberto’s garden! The family became very angry and shouted to their neighbours: “Hey you came into our garden and broke all the flowers! Now I’m in trouble, they will think I did it!” “Who are they?” “My owners” the neighbors felt puzzled and said: “why do you have owner? We only have staff!”
At last, I found Alberto is a dog, and the neighbor is a cat.

Pronunciation

stuff (= short u, like cut) staff (= aaaaaaa, in apple/ally)