VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [S / W]

Today we focused on:

Did IELTS speaking part 1 questions for conversation and focused on pronunciation

Homework

Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

Grammar

How long have you been watching plays for? – from the past to now, how long? / experience
How long did you watch the play for? / How long were you watching the play for? – one time / one time period

Writing

Last week, I saw a play named ” no people can alive” with my mother in MEIQI Theater . The play was a thriller written by Agatha christie who is from British. She is good at many kinds of novels, like thrillers、science fiction、fantancy、non-fictions etc. Many novels of her become scripts of movies. That play was a story about murder. There were ten peoples abroat a ship for trip, but they were killed one by one, they tried to find out the murder, but in the end, just one person was alive. We could hear screaming of many audiences during the performance as the play was very forifying.I think it was a wonderful play.

Last week, I saw a play named “no people can alive” with my mother in MEIQI Theater . The play was a thriller written by Agatha Christie who is from Britain / who is British / who is from the UK. She is good at writing many kinds of novels, like thrillers、science fiction、fantasy、non-fictions etc. Many novels of hers become scripts of / for movies. That play was a story about murder where there were ten people aboard a cruise / a ship for a trip, but they were killed one by one, and they tried to find out the murderer, but in the end, just one person was alive / there was just one person still alive. We could hear the screaming of many audience during the performance as the play was very horrifying / terrifying / scary. I think it was a wonderful play.

Vocabulary

tired 
tiring
eg. this play is so tiring, so I feel really tired

trip 
travel
traveling
remember the difference!

person = 1 human
persons = multiple ge ren
eg. there should be 12 persons max in the lift
people = 2 + humans
peoples = 1 type of people (Asian / western / african….)
eg. the peoples of the world should get together and work to improve humanity!

etcetera – “et set ter a” 

you are a friend of mine

where – “and in that ___”
eg. I read a book where there was a woman who died.
eg2. That is a song where the guy plays a guitar and sings

outskirts – the outside area around a city

hippy – xi pi shi

Speaking

there was no favorite color when i was a child and now the favorite color is green and white. I have many white dress and when I bought some flowers i often select. I have been to some places around shanghai  during the holiday like mogan mountain. Usually I go to that place maybe twice a year maybe in April or October.

I had no / I didn’t have a favorite color when i was a child and now my favorite color is green and white. I have many white dresses and when I buy some flowers i often select it. I have been to some places around shanghai during the holiday like mogan mountain. Usually I go to that place maybe twice a year maybe in April or October.

Pronunciation

usually = you zhalee

sure – shurrr

when  – egg – ehhh – wheennn

close – 100% zzzz
clothes – 20% thhhh, 80% zzzzz
clothe – 100% thhhh

wall – walla.. wall (tongue up)