VIP Class Notes (Ashleigh) [W]

Homework

Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

Vocabulary

1. Damaged (损坏)vs broken (被破坏)

Broken: An object does not work anymore

Damaged: An object has deteriorated from its original state

ie: My phone was broken so I could not call you

ie: His new shoes got damaged in the rain.

2. To resign (离职)

ie: I would like to resign from my company.

3. Stock Exchange (股票交易所)

ie: The company will be listed on the New York stock exchange in February.

4. To Stamp (盖章) (v. and n.)

ie: I needed to get an official stamp on the document.

ie: I needed to get the official document stamped.

5. Staple (订书)
ie: I needed to get the official document stapled.

6. Assignment (任务)

ie: She gave me this assignment on Thursday, and asked me to finish it on Friday.

ie: I did not want them to give me the assignment of cleaning the bathroom.

ie: I refused to do the assignment.

7. To Assign (交办)

ie: I did not want to be assigned this task.

ie: I did not want the task of walking the dog to be assigned to me.

8. Blame (把责任推给别人)

ie: My boss put the blame on me.

ie: He blamed me for not doing this task.

9. Volatile (可能急剧波动的)

ie: My friend is very volatile. Even the smallest inconveniences can set her off.

ie: The stocks have been quite volatile over the past few weeks.

10. Flexible 对(什么)随便

ie: I am very flexible about where to eat tonight.

Grammar

1. Because of (preposition)

Meaning: As a result of

ie: Because of the bad economy, the company laid off many employees.

ie: Because of the prevalence of swine flu in China, people stopped eating pork.

ie: My friend left his job because of the terrible working conditions.

ie: He wants to leave the company because of the high-pressure working environment.

2. Verb (working, living, etc.) + Under + adj + Conditions

ie: He works under harsh conditions.

ie: Because the employees were working under such harsh conditions over half left the company by the end of the year.

3. Look forward to + verb-ing

ie: I look forward to seeing you.

ie: I look forward to making lots of money.

Writing

1、I want to hand in the resignation letter to my manager because I want to leave the company.
2、My friend got laid off from his company because of the bad economy.
3、I hope our company lay off me  lays me off and so then I can get the compensation.
4、The movie “Green Books” is about related to rasicm.
5、I can’t stand him because he likes to find fault with me.
6、She posted a post on weibo.
7、If you receive a broken  damaged piece of clothing, you should contact the store to compensate you.

Revised

1、I want to hand in the resignation letter to my manager because I want to leave the company.
2、My friend got laid off from his company because of the bad economy.
3、I hope our company lay off me  lays me off and so then I can get the compensation.
4、The movie “Green Books” is about related to rasicm.
5、I can’t stand him because he likes to find fault with me.
6、She posted a post (photo/article/etc. are better to be less redundant)on weibo.
7、If you receive received a broken  damaged piece of clothing,you should contact the store to compensate you.