VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Homework

Focus on the conjunctions and just check if you have got one for every 2 ideas. Also check that nouns / verbs / adjectives are all correct.

Today we focused on:

Reviewed the writings and talked about conjunctions.

Writing

Sometimes I’m confused that am I introvert or extrovert. When I was young especially in high school, I thought I was extrovert because I often participated in entertainment activities, such as dancing、painting、school concerts etc. But since I started work, it seemed like I became introvert, I’m not very social. as well it’s hard to make new friends for me, even I’m a little shy when I talk with some people who I don’t know them. But when we keep relationship for a period time and know each other more, I will became extrovert, I can talk with them more、make joke,and be more relax.

Sometimes I’m confused (about) whether I am an introvert or extrovert. When I was young especially in high school, I thought I was extroverted because I often participated in entertainment activities, such as dancing、painting、school concerts etc. However, since I started working, it seemed like I became introverted and now I’m not very social. As well as this, it’s hard to make new friends for me, even I’m a little shy when I talk with some people who I don’t know them. However, when we keep a relationship for a period of time and know each other more, I will become extroverted, so I can talk with them more、make jokes,and be more relaxed.


One of my favourate cite in China is DALI which is a hilly and livable city in Yunnan. That is a big town near by big lake. It’s especial and different with another cities because there is a Ministy which is named “bai zu” who have own culture and lifestyle. In Dali, we can take around the old town which is left from “Tang Dynaty ” .It has been a long-time history ago. It’s a little sad that it’s commercial now because of many tourists. And the local government develop economy, so the town commercialize because of all stores. Even though Dali is still a very beautful place.

One of my favorite cities in China is DALI which is a hilly and livable city in Yunnan and is a big town near a big lake. It’s special and different to / from other cities because there is a Ministry which is named “bai zu” who have their own culture and lifestyle. In Dali, we can go around / wander around the old town which is left from “Tang Dynasty “. It has a long history / it has been a long time since that time / it is a very historic town. It’s a little sad that it’s commercial now because of many tourists, and the local government developed the (local) economy, so the town commercialize because of all the stores. Despite that / However Dali is still a very beautiful place.

… so, even though the town commercialized because of all the stores, Dali is still a very beautiful place.

Grammar

I’m happy, and you’re happy as well / also / too 

I’m happy. As well as me, you’re happy. As well as being happy, I’m funny.
I’m happy. I’m also funny.

start doing < > finish doing
start to do < > finish to do 

that – make a sentence to add detail
whether / if – make a sentence to add detail with a “maybe” feeling

and – middle | also – start
but – middle | however / despite that – start

all of my friends couldn’t drive none of my friends can drive 

Pronunciation

article – ar tick lll

Vocabulary

another – an + other
others
other
the other
the others

especially – mainly / mostly / more for sth than other things
specially – it’s a special thing that happened
special – te bie

near / nearby – jin
eg. I live in JingAn Temple and my office is near my home.
eg2. I live in JingAn Temple and my office is nearby.

after / afterwards 
before / beforehand 
eg. I had a class at 5pm. After my class, I will go home.
eg2. I had a class at 5pm, and afterwards I will go home.

yes – yeah – yep – yup 
no – nah – nope – nup