VIP Class Notes (Jesse)

Today we focused on:

conversation, reviewed last class

Vocabulary

how much slower do you speak with me than when you normally speak? 

strength – sth you can do well
eg. Jesse’s strength is teaching grammar & pronunciation
eg2. Ivan’s strength is making his customers feel comfortable / making his clients trust him

advantage – sth you can do well that makes you better than others
eg. You can choose many teachers at SE – the advantage of SE over other schools is that we have professional and experienced teachers. Other schools often don’t have that.

consulate – ling shi guan

it’s not up to me – not my decision

success rate – % – the amount that pass 
eg. the success rate of visa applications recently is a little low

vision – sth you see in the future (in my mind)
eg. I have a vision for SE

I can’t think of it at the time

topic – hua ti
eg. Now that my English is good, I can talk about many topics with English speakers.

appreciate the view
I appreciate good cars

napkin / serviette – for eating
paper towel – for cleaning in the kitcen
toilet paper 
tissue / kleenex
wet wipe – shi jing zhi

gold digger – a girl that dates you / spends time with you just to get money
eg. there are many gold diggers in Shanghai

therefore = so
as = because

niece – daughter of your brother / sister

nephew – son of your brother / sister

Grammar

couldn’t fit in Spanish livinglifestyle 

when I planned to go to Spain

my father happened something something happened to my father

they aren’t have well educated – they aren’t well educated 

I like coffee. You do too. / so do you.

come here. go there. go home.

Speaking

i plan to go to japan with my friend on march because i like to go to japan and my friend want to japan also so she decide go to there in march because she has spare time, and now i have a Japanese girlfriend in japan so I will go to there to meet her. 2 months ago she came to Shanghai so I will visit her. On new years eve our family get together for dinner. I’m not often to meet my nieces and nephews. If I meet them I give them.

I plan to go to japan with my friend in march because i like to go to japan and my friend wants to go to japan also so she decided to go to there in march as she has spare time, and now i have a Japanese girlfriend in japan so I will go to there to meet her. 2 months ago she came to Shanghai so I will visit her. On new years eve our family (will) get together for dinner. I don’t often meet my nieces and nephews. If I meet them I give them red packets / red envelopes / money.

I plan to go to japan with my friend in march because i like going there and my friend does also. So she decided to go in march as she is free, and my Japanese girlfriend is in Japan so I will meet her. 2 months ago she came to Shanghai so I will visit her. On new years eve our family (will) get together for dinner. I don’t often meet my nieces and nephews so if I meet them I give them red packets / red envelopes / money.