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.

Don’t repeat simple vocabulary like “i like” and “because”

Today we focused on:

Mostly focused on speaking using http://smartyingyu.com/ielts/ to find a range of topics – did a lot of vocabulary work and talked about pronunciation (don’t add sounds to the ends of words! be lazy!)

Grammar

which – describe the object before.

Vocabulary

a hassle – it’s annoying / frustrating / tiring / boring / troublesome / it sucks 

specific / particular
eg. I don’t need to get any particular job, just one in the accounting field

savings (n) – money you have saved in the bank
deposit (v) – to put money into the bank
deposit (n) – money you pay as insurance (bao xian) when you do things like rent a car

brand – ping pai

field / area 
eg. I don’t think our teachers were professional in each of their fields 

Pronunciation

clothes – clooohhhh thz

Speaking

I really like to buy some clothes and skincare products because i need different kind of clothes to match different occasion. I think shopping is my hobby and if i see something i will buy it, no purpose. I think every season i should have new clothes, for example in winter i should have new clothes, even though i have many clothes in my home i should buy new and match with an outfit.

i think it is meaningful and understandable because different clothes need different shoes and bags to match them like sports clothes, casual clothes and work clothes. That kind of thing.

I really like to buy / I’m really interested in / I’m really into / I’m a big fan of buying some clothes and skincare products because / since / due to the fact that / as i need different kinds of clothes to match different occasions. I think shopping is my hobby and if i see something I’m really into i will buy it, without any purpose / even though I don’t have a good reason. I think every season i should have / It’s important for me to have new clothes, for example in winter i should have new clothes, even though i have many clothes in my apartment / at home, i should buy new clothes as an outfit.

i think it is meaningful and understandable because different clothes need / match / are suitable for / suit / are good with different shoes and bags to match them like sports clothes, casual clothes and work clothes / business wear. That kind of thing.