VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

Homework

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

or send an email from work

Next Class Focus

Go through the speaking from today and upgrade some of the phrases to be more formal and friendly / professional

Grammar

get used of it get used to it

make use of sth

Vocabulary

since – as / because / due to the fact that
eg. I was late due to the fact that I forgot my keys

we have less right – authority / power 

it concerns the meeting – it is concerning the meeting

some outside agency – external / 3rd party

rough content / outline / overview 

we have some communications with the ownerget in contact with / contact / touch base with / get in touch with 
eg. I will touch base with you later after the meeting

non-alcoholic cocktail – mocktail 

savory – the type of food we eat for dinner, lunch
eg. pizza, sandwich, and noodles are all savory foods
sweet – dessert and sometimes breakfast
eg. icecream, cake, cookies are all sweet foods

salty – like salt
sour – suan de – sound the same
bitter – ku de
spicy – la de
sweet – tian de

Speaking

we will have an event on July 21st and the time will be from 5pm to 7pm and the venue is in the atrium of ….. for this event we’ll have 30-50 VICs and 2 celebrities and 30 medias, so you have to prepare enough quantities to serve these peoples, we would like to order 6 kinds of food, 3 for sweet and the other 3 is savory, and we would also like to have champagnes, maybe prepare 10 glasses or champagnes. Maybe you can give a list of us to choose from. And we also would like to some soft drinks maybe cocktails….can you prepare a proposal to send us about the briefing and also give us the quotation of it.

we will have an event on July 21st and the time will be from 5pm to 7pm and the venue is in the atrium of ….. for this event we’ll have 30-50 VICs and 2 celebrities and 30 medias / 30 people from the media / 30 people including media outlets, so you have to prepare enough of everything / the quantity must be high enough / large enough to serve these people, we would like to order 6 kinds of food, including 3 sweet and the other 3 savory foods, and we would also like to have champagne, maybe prepare 10 bottles of champagne. Maybe you can give a list to us to choose from. And we also would like to have some soft drink for example maybe some non-alcoholic cocktails….can you prepare a proposal to send us about the briefing and also give us a quotation.

Pronunciation

alcohol – “al ka hol”

w – shape of an “o”
l – tongue behind top teeth and push

savory – “say vor ree”

video on wechat:
la al
le el
lo ol
lu ul