VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Grammar

normal time – fact
if it rains, water falls 

future – fact
if it rains I will be sad

normal / now – not fact
if I was rich, I would be happy / I would buy a house

past – not fact
if it rained, I would have been sad

at = point
in = inside / period
on = on top / touching
of = owned by / part of
from = cong
to = arrive / distance between things
by = using / before / next to

at school – where you are
at work  – where you are
in school – you’re a student – the period of your life

the furniture’s corner the corner of the furniture 

if you have a childrenif you have kids / if you have a child / if you have children  

we will easy to hit the corner –  we will easily hit the corner / we will hit the corner easily 

Writing

There would be a lot of changes happen in our work and life if we would not have many chances to meet other people face to face in th future. We could not have face to face meeting anymore if we were not able to meet people, on-line meeting apps and softwares would become our essential tools and we would maintain the relationship with others through face time and video call. Students could not have classes in school and teachers would teach knowledges by streaming if people had to keep the social distace. We will open the video calls apps and then cheers together on screen if we want to get togehter with friends for dinner or beer.

There would be a lot of changes in our work and life if we didn’t have many chances to meet other people face to face in the future. We could not have face to face meetings anymore if we were not able to meet people, on-line meeting apps and softwares would become our essential tools and we would maintain the relationship with others through face time and video call. Students could not have classes in school and teachers would teach knowledges by / through / using / via streaming if people had to keep the social distance / if social distancing restrictions continued. We would open / use the video calls apps and then cheers together on screen if we wanted to get together with friends for dinner or beer / or drinks.

Vocabulary

meeting people is fun = process of seeing people face to face
I had a meeting = conference

I teach = I give knowledge to others

the use method should be same – the usage should be the same

interchangeably
eg. you can use the words cup and glass interchangeably = you can choose whichever one you want, the meaning is the same

cramped < > spacious
eg. my home is really cramped

room = fang jian
room = space
eg. we have many rooms but not much room

needle / pin – zhen
eg. I stepped on a pin

one child policy – the policy in China that says people can only have 1 kid