VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Next Class Focus

IELTS speaking: ask yourself after every sentence: “why?”, “but? anything negative?” + give an example. If you can’t think of what to say, think of someone else, or a story about someone in your imagination.

Writing

In modern society, especially in advertising media,women who are thin and tall are shown a lot as beauty , which can affect people’s aesthetic trend. However, whether that’s good or not, it depends on how you think about it.

I suppose that it’s understandable to lose weight for pursuing beauty which is on the premise of moderation. Too thin is not good for health, for example,it will cause hypo-immunity, and you can’t dance or play basketball with your friends as much as your likes. Also you will hear lots of nagging from parents.

Generally speaking, young girls are more affected by the tall and thin women in magazines than mature women. So it is necessary to strengthen education on this part to help them make a correct decision.

In modern society, especially in advertising media,women who are thin and tall are shown a lot to be beautiful / thin and tall represent beauty , which can affect aesthetic trends / people’s concept of beauty / idea of beauty / beauty standards. However, whether that’s good or not, (the idea of it being good or bad) depends on how you think about it / on your perspective. 

I suppose that it’s understandable to lose weight to pursue beauty as long as it’s in moderation. Too thin is not good for health as it could cause a variety of health issues, for example, hypo-immunity, and it may stop you from dancing or playing basketball with your friends as much as you like. Also you will hear lots of nagging from your parents.

Generally speaking, young girls, more than mature women, are affected by the tall and thin women in magazines. So it is necessary to strengthen education on this part to help them make a correct decision.

Vocabulary

You can go out to play as long as you finish your homework. = only if

concept – the idea of sth (imagine / create in your mind)
eg. I like the idea of VR = I like the concept of VR

make up / cosmetics – hua zhuang
eg. I will sell cosmetics 

I did my makeup this morning / I put on my makeup

Do you like coffee?
Yes I do
You do?
Yes
You don’t?
No I do 

Do you like baijiu?
No I don’t
You do?
No I don’t!
You don’t?
No (I don’t)

follow = to be on the same path as sth / sb

take on = I take sth and put it on my shoulders / myself  = accept

The act of losing weight in order to pursue beauty in moderation is acceptable / understandable.

Grammar

My hobbies include riding , singing,
Riding is fun
I like riding.

young girls are very affected by the tall and thin women in magazines, but mature women are less affected by tall and thin women.

young girls are more affected by the tall and thin women in magazines and less affected by mature women.

In modern society, especially in advertising media, the concept of beauty is seen to be women who are tall and thin. 


Speaking

uncorrected

I think housework is boring. I don’t like doing things which is boring. However, I will like to do it if I’m in a good mood but if I’m in a bad mood I don’t want to do anything.