VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

Homework

Write about your experience making bread and learning how to make bread. Is it like meditation? How does it make you feel? Review the grammar from today.

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Grammar

change another industry – switch / move to / change to

in the most of timemost of the time 

time – science word
the time – obvious / normal time

most of time = billions of years
most of the time = often

the = obvious
this / that = specific


home / here / there = most specific / most obvious (no “to” …)
work / school = most specific / most obvious (need “to”)

I went to the park / bank / metro / bus / airport / train station = they’re all the same / the key point is WHAT i did, not WHERE i did it.


I went to a shop / a restaurant / the shop / the restaurant / my shop / my friend’s house / starbucks restaurant = normal places

a = just any
the = this / that – you should know which one

Vocabulary

I’m sufferingI’m struggling / I’m having a hard time / I’m finding it difficult / It’s challenging for me 

let’s just see – we will wait and see
eg. I’m not sure if I can come to the party tomorrow, let’s just see

Meditation – ming xiang

religious 
eg. we’re not religious but we sometime go to temple

Buddhist (people / describe) / Buddhism (religion)

Christian / Christianity 
Catholic / Catholicism 
Islamic / Islam 

bullet train – shinkanzen – fast train

which = and it
I have a computer which is black = ….. and it is black.
I walked to work which took 1 hour = …. and it took 1 hour

Bread maker – the machine you use to make bread

knead the dough 

I did it by my hand 

yeast – jiao mu

which of the names was Sweet Apple Breadwhich was called Sweet Apple Bread 

transport – the way you get from A to B
public transport – metro / bus
traffic (cars, buses, trucks etc) / crowd (people)
eg. I think the transportation of the modern world is really convenient because you can ride a bike, you can take a taxi, you can buy a car, you can fly. Public transport in SH is great because the metro and bus systems are really developed. Every day at 9AM and 5PM the traffic is really bad so driving home is really slow.

Speaking

I went to hangzhou 1 years ago with my husband. There’s a chinese traditional to go to the temple to make a wish so that’s the only objective for us to go to Hz so it is a very quick / it was a day trip. Because a lot of people go to hz to enjoy their weekend. We take the railway, it’s very quick. We need to take the metro first to get to the railway station and take the train.

I had a trip to hangzhou, which is a very beautiful city near SH, in October last year with my husband which was very boring. There’s a chinese tradition to go to the temple to make a wish so that’s the only objective for us to go to Hz so it was a very quick trip / it was a day trip. Because / as a lot of people enjoy traveling during the weekend the traffic in HZ was very poor. We took the high speed train which was / is very quick. We needed to take the metro first to get to the railway station and take the train.

Pronunciation

salt – “solt