VIP Class Notes (Jacob) [W]

Homework

Review the grammar from today and make sentences.


Vocabulary

He likes to play it safe – to not be very adventurous when trying new things

Ice Lolly (british), popsicle (USA), Ice pop – ice cream on a stick
eg. The Durian popsicle is much better then the fruit

Manual – to do something yourself, not by machine
eg. I can drive a manual or automatic car.

Eh (Canadian) – 吗 

Jumbo – very large or big


Grammar

Fly –> Flew (past tense)

To, two, too
two = 2 (always the numbers)
to = to tell the direction of something (going to, giving a gift to,  need to eat)
too = very/extreme (should have been less), or include another person (I am too tired, My flight was too long, too much food; I want to go too, me too)

for (give the reason) vs to (verb after)
I was excited to see my family
I was excited for having dinner with my family
I am excited to go to/for the movie tonight
I am excited to go home for lunch 

Last month I traveled to Colombia because the last time I went there was 5 years ago.
I hadn’t been home in 5 years.
Its been 5 years since I traveled to Colombia. 

It was my first time going home in 5 years.
Its my first time returning to Colombia since moving to China.

Alone vs by myself
Alone – 
very strong a might mean there was a problem (if someone else is in the sentence)
By myself – casual and normal

Much vs most vs a lot
much –
usually in questions (how much?)
Most – 
more than half (more than 50%)
A lot – more than a 60%
A bit/some – less than 50%

We talked about …. stuff 


Pronunciation

Laughed [Laff-ed]

Prepared [Pree-pair-ed]

Plantain [Plan-tane] – similar to a banana but from central/south America and less sweet


Writing

Original 

My trip to Colombia
Last month I traveled to Colombia because the last time I went there was 5 years ago. I was excited for to see my family, friends and to eat Colombian food.
I flied from Shanghai to Madrid with my husband and one week later I went to Colombia alone.
When I arrived there I saw much of my family waiting for me in the airport (I want to cry) and I gave them to many hugs and kisses. Two days later I had the chance visited each one of my family members, one for day, and in those visits they prepared for me my favorite food and together we remembered old times when I lived in Colombia.
Also sometimes we all gather, made a bbq or stew, ate it and we talked funny things and we laughed until stomach hurt.
During that month I was enjoying to my family, my friends and some food.
Is wonderful step on ground the your country and breathe that air.

Edited

My trip to Colombia
Last month I traveled to Colombia because the last time I went there was 5 years ago. I was excited for to see my family, friends and to eat Colombian food.
I flied flew from Shanghai to Madrid with my husband and one week later I went to Colombia alone/by myself.
When I arrived there I saw much a bit/some of my family waiting for me in the airport (I want to cry) and I gave them to many hugs and kisses. Two days later I had the chance visited each one of my family members, one for day, and in those visits they prepared for me my favorite food and together we remembered the old times when I lived in Colombia.
Also sometimes we all gathered and made a jumbo stew or had a bbq, ate it and we talked about  funny things and we laughed until our stomachs/insides hurt.
During that month I was enjoyed being to with my family, friends and eating some food.
Is wonderful steping on the ground of your country and breathe that air.