VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

Today we focused on:

Focused on grammar – talked about past tense, using conjunctions to make longer sentences by adding details.

Vocabulary

because = since / as / due to the fact that 
because of = due to 

semester – the parts of the school year
eg. at the end of each semester you have a test.

memorize – bei
eg. I will memorize my students’ names

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Speaking

Today I wake up at 8 AM and I had the breakfast at 8:30 AM and then I get to sleep because I’m very tired. I had many exam recently. I ate the breakfast with my grandma for a half an hour at home.

Today I wake up at 8 AM at home / in my bedroom because my grandma woke me up for me to do my homework and I had the breakfast at 8:30 AM in my living room with my grandma for a half an hour and then I went back to sleep because I was very tired as I had many exams at school for my mid-terms recently.

After class I will go home with my mum by car, then maybe I will eat some bread and milk with my grandma for my afternoon tea. Then I will memorize some English words because tomorrow my English teacher will ask me some English words. I will watch or listen some music or film and I will eat my dinner with my grandma and I will eat many Shanghainese food.

After class I will go / I’m going / I’m going to go home with my mum by car, then maybe I will have some bread and milk with my grandma for my afternoon tea. Then I will memorize some English words because / as / since tomorrow my English teacher will ask / is asking me / is going to ask me some English words. I will watch some film or listen to some music and I will eat my dinner with my grandma and I will eat a lot of Shanghainese food.

Grammar

verbs with no prepositions are more direct / active
verbs with prepositions need them to have more meaning

I’m going home by car – I’m driving home 

many / much 
How many friends do you have? I have many friends / I don’t have many friends / I have so many friends
How much money do you have? I have a lot of money / I don’t have much money / I have so much money

food – sth you can eat – uncountable
food – a type of food + s
eg. there is a lot of food on the table
eg2. There is a lot of foods of the world / The foods of asia are many

people
person
persons
peoples 

monies / currencies