VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

Today we focused on:

tried to get Elena to self correct and start sentences with subjects and then verbs


farmland (pasture)

detour < > shortcut
eg. because the cow was in the middle of the path, I had to take a detour

40 minutes there and back / 40 minutes each way
eg. going to school was 40 minutes each way every day

hilly and windy – go up and down, and lots of turns
eg. the route to school was very hilly and windy

image (n) / imagine (v)

it’s like riding a bike – once you have learned it, you will never forget

childhood – the time of your childhood
eg. I had an unhappy childhood

neighborhood – the place around your house


it was far away to my homeit was far away from my home 

would = if + will
could = if + can
eg. If I had a million dollars, I could buy a house… but, I don’t need a house, so I would buy 5 cars.