VIP Class Notes (Ally)[W/S]

Writing

People totally miss the meaning of the holidays now, because holidays become too commercialized. People spend too much money such as Christmas. However Christmas is truly the birth of christ. And it is not a national holiday in China. They spend money to buy expensive gift just worry about their vanities. Furthermore , people also make some festivals to make much more profit. Consumers buy a lot of thins on 11 Nov, just because of the event no matter they really want it.

People totally miss the meaning of holidays now, because holidays have become too commercialized. People spend too much money on holidays such as Christmas. However, Christmas is actually the birth of Christ. And it is not a national holiday in China. People spend money to buy expensive gifts just to satisfy their vanities. Furthermore , people also make up/invent new festivals to make/gain much more profit. Consumers buy a lot of things on November 11th/11th of November, just because of the event and advertising, even if they don’t really need the products or want them.

Vocabulary

make up – invent

bullying(noun) bully(verb) – qi ling (often in school)

mousy – too skinny, small-built

appropriate – heshi de, fu he guiju de

inapproriate – buheshide

accomplishments – chengjiu

(commit) suicide – zi sha

debut – chudao, first song/album

potential – qian zai

Grammar

hard/easy to come by – very rare

ie. Wu Yifan’s looks are hard to come by.

even if – even though

ie. I like to watch the movie even if the story is very bad (because of the actor).

regardless – doesn’t matter

ie. I would watch a movie regardless of the story.

truly – very, actually – not A, actually it’s B

ie. I’m truly sorry about the mistake.

ie. Actually I like to eat Korean food, not Japanese food./ I actually like Korean food.

love of my/one’s life – soulmate, just one love, biggest love

ie. HOT is the love of my life.

finished vs ended

ie. I finished my work at 8 o’clock.

ie. I ended my shift early at 8 o’clock.

Speaking

I heard she ended her life because of the bad comments on website. A lot of actress in South Korea they ended their life because of bad comments. A lot of actress and girl group are just commercial. Even now the most popular goal among children is to be famous actor or actress.

I heard she ended her life because of the bad comments on social media. A lot of actress in South Korea they ended their life because of bad comments. A lot of actress and girl group are just commercial. Even now the most popular goal among children is to be famous actor or actress.