VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Homework

Think of a topic to write about that lets you use some of the vocabulary from today. Either a time you hurt yourself / got hurt, or how you deal with stress from work.

Writing

Last week I took a bread making course at ABC cooking studio. This is the first time I tried to make bread by hand instead of a bread maker.

It was a very different and impressive experience as I saw the whole process how bread is made with by my own eye. When you use a bread maker, you cannot see the process but just the finished bread.

Here is the recipe of Sweet Apple Crown bread I wrote down as a note.
ingredient: flour 150g, sugar 30g, yeast 5g, salt 2g, butter 30g,egg 50g, apple 1 pc.
Step 1: Make the dough by mixing flour, yeast, sugar and the other ingredients.
Step 2: Knead the dough until it become smooth and stretchy. It takes time and hard work which is really tiring but really helps to relive press.
Step 3: Put the dough in a warm and wet environment. The dough will be rising and become twice bigger in half an hour due to the chemical change coursed by yeast.
Step 4: Shape and decorate the dough with apple and nuts and ferment again for about 10 minutes.
Step 5: Bake the bread in oven for 20 minutes.
Step 6: Enjoy your bread. Don’t forget to take a beautiful picture before eating.

Handmade bread takes time and effort. It is really tiring. My arms were sour after a 2-hour course. But it is really fun and relaxing.

Last week I took a bread making course at ABC cooking studio. This is the first time I tried to make bread by hand instead of using / with a bread maker.

It was a very different and impressive experience as I saw the whole process of / about how bread is made with my own eyes. However, when you use a bread maker, you cannot see the process but just the finished bread / product.

Here is the recipe of Sweet Apple Crown bread I wrote down as a note.
ingredients: flour 150g, sugar 30g, yeast 5g, salt 2g, butter 30g,egg 50g, apple 1 pc.
Step 1: Make the dough by mixing flour, yeast, sugar and the other ingredients.
Step 2: Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and stretchy. It takes time and hard work which is really tiring but really helps to relieve stress / pressure.
Step 3: Put the dough in a warm and damp environment and the dough will start rising and double in size in half an hour due to the chemical change caused by yeast.
Step 4: Shape and decorate the dough with apple and nuts and let it ferment again for about 10 minutes.
Step 5: Bake the bread in oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
Step 6: Enjoy your bread. Don’t forget to take a beautiful picture before eating.

Handmade bread takes time and effort and it is really tiring. My arms were sore / aching after a 2-hour course but it is really fun and relaxing.

Vocabulary

pain (n)
painful (adj)
sore (adj) – general feeling of pain
hurt (v)
eg. I have some pain / a lot of pain in my hand
eg2. It is painful to walk / when I move my hand it is painful
eg3. my hand is sore
eg4. my hand hurts (teng) / I hurt my hand (shou shang)
eg4b. my heart hurts / you hurt my heart

ache (n / v) – a larger area of general pain
sting (v) – poison (du) / snake / spider / bee
burn (n / v) – fire / hot things

sour (adj) – suan de wei dao
eg. lemons are sour

double in size – become twice as big
eg. 10 is double 5
eg2. I hope I can double my money by next year
triple in size – become 3 times as big

it’s a wet day – raining
it’s really damp today – it rained before / the air is very chao shi
it’s really humid today – hot and damp

stress – the negative feeling from too much pressure
pressure – the feeling of sth pushing on you

progress – improve
process – steps

course – usually more than 1 class, on 1 subject
class – usually just 1 session
eg. I take English classes = I study an English course
eg2. I had an English class yesterday

Grammar

it’s related with – it’s related to 

Pronunciation

oven – uven

would – pronounce the W

yeast – pronounce the Y 

yes
yellow
yeast

flour – flower

potential – pronounce the L at the end