VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Today we focused on:

Talked about the habit of repeating the subject every sentence and how to avoid it. eg. don’t say: my boss, she likes me – just say: my boss likes me…

Also discussed making negative sentences like “I don’t have much money” rather than “I have less money”

Vocabulary

originally – yuan lai de

turbulence – when a plane shakes while flying due to air movement
eg. there was really strong turbulence during the flight

refund – give money back
eg. i got a full refund because the iphone broke

immerse myself in their lives – put myself totally into the environment

looked it up – researched
eg. I looked that word up. (dictionary)
eg2. I know it because I looked it up (book / online)

know more new friendsmake new friends / get new friends

which = new information
that = add details

find out – discover / uncover information
find – zhao dao / search
realise – to think and then know
notice – to see and then know
know – to have information

actionable points – points you can take action on

ethics – standards of right and wrong
eg. our company’s ethics are not very good

she exceeded the KPI – got higher

the higher level you are, the higher the standards you need to meet 

Grammar

, (comma) – continues ideas and gives pauses, but DON’T REPLACE CONJUNCTIONS
. (full stop / period) – ends ideas – don’t use a conjunction after usually
conjunctions – continue ideas and connect them

i went to work, bringing a coffee, by train.
we communicated, relying on google translate, the whole time.

I take a photo for you – help you
I take a photo of you – you’re in the photo
I take a photo with you – we take it together
I take a photo to you – i give it to you

our client they are a new company

the existing way

so many placeso many places 

they feel boringbored 

if you go to travel by yourself – if you go traveling / if you travel 

they were satisfied of the report – they were satisfied with the report 

Writing

I had a 7-day holiday, I went to Japan, I stayed in Kyoto for 3 days then I went to Osaka for 3 days
Kyoto is really comfortable place for living where people are very nice and life is leisure. I visited some temples there, the first is Kiyomizu Temple that stands in a hill of Kyoto and offers a nice view on the top. I got a lucky sakura bell there, I believe it can take good luck for me. I was living with an old couple in their private house, they received only one guest every time, maybe they are unable to take care many guests. They don’t speak English, so we communicate rely on Google translator. They prepared morning tea every day for me.

After three leisure days I went to Osaka, and I spend one day in Nara where many lovely deer lives, I bought some cookie for deer, and I took a video that I feed a small deer.

I had a 7-day holiday, during which, I went to Japan, and I stayed in Kyoto for 3 days. Then, I went to Osaka for 3 days.
Kyoto is a really comfortable place for living where people are very nice and life is leisurely / relaxed. I visited some temples there, and the first is Kiyomizu Temple that / which stands on a hill of Kyoto and offers a nice view at the top / on top of the mountain. I got a lucky sakura bell there, and I believe it can bring good luck for / to me. I was living with an old couple in their private house, and they received only one guest every time because maybe they are unable to take care of many guests. They don’t speak English, so we relied on Google translate to communicate. They prepared morning tea every day for me which made me feel that they are very friendly.

After three leisurely / relaxing days, I went to Osaka, and I spent one day in Nara where many lovely deer live. I bought some cookie for the deer, and I took a video of myself feeding deer.