VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Next Class Focus

Next homework you write make sure you don’t translate chinese and just use simple English words to describe things.

Today we focused on:

compliment words + corrected writing.

Writing

Christmas is approaching, it is one of the most important festivals for foreign countries. I used to travel aboard with my husband to feel differenrt celebratory air. However, rather than western countries, Tokyo’s Christmas is my favorite. To my surprise, Japan is a country which really into celebrating Christmas. From street decorations to people’s dressing, all of that show their love for Christmas. Shops have Christmas limited products and restaurants have special set. I really enjoy that. In western countries, shops, restaurants closed very early, and the year before last year we were in Melbourne, and we had to walk long time to find a still opened Asian restaurant.

Christmas is approaching, and it is one of the most important festivals for foreign countries / abroad / overseas / for other countries / outside of China. I used to travel abroad with my husband to feel different celebratory air / to see some different cultures / to get some experience of other cultures. However, rather than western countries, Tokyo’s Christmas / Christmas in Tokyo is my favorite. To my surprise, Japan is a country which is really into celebrating Christmas. From street decorations to people’s dress / outfits / the things people are wearing, all of that show their love for Christmas. Shops have limited Christmas products and restaurants have special sets / set meals which I really enjoy. In western countries, shops, restaurants closed very early, and the year before last year we were in Melbourne, and we had to walk for a long time to find a still opened Asian restaurant.

Grammar

realise about that –

what = the thing that – it allows you to replace the noun with itself.
eg. I have what you want. = I have the thing that you want = I have the drink that you want
which = and it – allows you to describe an object.
eg. I have a computer which is black. = I have a computer and it is black.
eg2. I just met a person outside which was cool

Vocabulary

my school (was) opened in 2012 / my school opens at 12PM every day.

baa – sheep sound

tweet / chirp / squawk

quack

ribbit

board – long piece of wood
aboard – on the ship / plane
abroad – overseas

annual party / end of year event – nian hui

beauty
fashion
that looks so good on you
that’s a lovely hat
oh is that a new hat? it’s lovely

looks
you have lovely skin / your complexion is so nice
you’re glowing / your skin’s glowing
oh I love your lipstick, where did you get it? / you’ll have to tell me where you go it

beautiful / pretty / lovely – females
cute / sexy / stunning (super strong) – both
handsome – male

achievement
good work
good job / it sounds like you did a really good job
congrats / congratulations
nice one
nice job
good on you
good for you – native speakers use to mean “i don’t care / shuttup” if you type it especially.
it’s really good for you – suitable / you should be happy with it

Oh that’s awesome / that’s amazing / wow that’s so cool / wow that’s great

I can’t wait to do that myself / I’m looking forward to doing that too / why can’t I do that