VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S]

Vocabulary

reminisced – talk with friends / family about previous experiences / old times / memories
eg. we all reminisced all night during dinner

him or her – them 

gossip: talk about other people’s lives
eg. My colleague loves to gossip.
eg2. I don’t like people who gossip about others.

reflect – think about your experiences and analyse what happened
eg. I often reflect on my day while I’m showering or in bed

I don’t know – I have no idea / I wasn’t aware of it / I didn’t realise

talk in my sleep 
eg. I have the habit of talking in my sleep

sleep walking
eg. I always used to sleep walk

get stitches
eg. I got 5 stitches in my head

painting theory
eg. I learned a lot of painting theory at university

yet – not happened, but will in the future
already – happened before
eg. I already found a place to live but I haven’t moved yet.

feedback / review / comments – fan kui
eg. I read a lot of the reviews about SE

near
nearby
eg. It’s in baoshan and there’s a university nearby
eg2. ……….. and there’s a university near there

I always get lost – can’t find where to go / don’t know which direction you should go
eg. she is always worried that I will get lost

Grammar

most of families -most of the families in China / most families / most families in China

they study together with their kids – they study together / they study with their kids

Speaking

I find a new house for me these days. It has 2 rooms, and 1 big room under the floor, I can draw inside. It’s in baoshan nearby shanghai da xue. Now I need 30 minutes or 40 minutes from my room to here but when I move to the new house maybe it will take 40 or 50 minutes. It doesn’t need me to change the line. Around my house just some buildings for live and some shop for gym, for shopping, just for cafe.

I found a new house (for myself) recently and it has 2 rooms, and also 1 big room under the floor / 1 basement where I can draw. It’s in baoshan near shanghai da xue. Now I need 30 minutes or 40 minutes from my room to here (from door to door) but when I move to the new house maybe it will take 40 or 50 minutes. I don’t need to change the lines. Around my house there are just some buildings for living / just some residential buildings and some places like gyms, and shops and cafes