VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Writing

A nearby trip is a better choice for labor holiday according to the current situation of coronavirus spreading. Suzhou is vey close to Shanghai and well known with ancient private gardens. The old town is surrounded with the atmosphere of leisure and history. People will slow down their pace when walk on the ancient streets of SuZhou even they haven’t realized it. The building characteristics in south area are very different with northern. The buildings and gardens in suzhou are not very huge, even some of them are little bit tiny, but their layout are all very delicate. There are many designed view spots in these bulidings and almost every spot has a beatiful story. There are no skyscrapers in the main town of Suzhou considering the consisitency of city characteristics and the sustainability of city development.

A nearby trip (a trip to a place nearby) is a better choice for the labor day holiday according to the current situation of coronavirus spreading / current spread of covid / the current covid situation. Suzhou is very close to Shanghai and well known for its ancient private gardens. The old town has an atmosphere / is full of an atmosphere / a feeling of both leisure and history. People will slow down (their pace) when (they are) walking on the ancient streets of SuZhou even they don’t realize it / without realizing. The building characteristics in the south area are very different to the north. The buildings and gardens in suzhou are not very huge, and even some of them are little bit small, but their layouts are all very delicate. There are many (specifically / specially) designed viewing spots in these buildings and almost every spot has a beautiful story. There are no skyscrapers in the main town of Suzhou considering the consistency of the city‘s characteristics and the sustainability of the city‘s development.

Grammar

they don’t switch it as us – they don’t switch it like us / like we do / as we do 

I always bite my nails without realizing.

is surrounded by

coffee is different with tea

with = together
eg. I compare this with that / I compare this to that
to = distance between
eg. it is different to that / from that
as = the same thing / to be sth
eg. I am the same as you – we are both human
eg2. I come here as your friend

in the south of / the south area of SuZhou
in southern SuZhou
it is south of SuZhou

Vocabulary

tier 2-3 cities – cities smaller than

obey (sounds too strong like an order) < > disobey 
adhere (softer but still means follow and do sth according to rules) < > violate / not adhere 

deliberately – not by accident
eg. they deliberately did it like that = sounds like it wasn’t an accident

they specifically did it like that / they did it for that specific reason / it was their intention to do that = a plan + reason

the pace of life in SH is fast