VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

Next Class Focus

talk about how to use “Because of + sentence (being / doing)”

can in the future = be able to

Today we focused on:

Manner cafe

Vocabulary

did you have a nice time / did you have a good time?

event / activity
event –
often is big – many people go to a place together to do something 
activity –
is small – to do something that has been organised
eg. we went to an event to see some famous people, and they had many activities there.

22nd floor / floor 22
eg. our meetup is on the 22nd floor

promote / promotion – tell people about sth
eg. we will promote our meetup event on some apps and website

cooperate / cooperation
eg. I want to cooperate with SE to get more members for our meetup

It was a slow day = ok = relaxing, didn’t do anything special
It was a boring day = bad

fter that < > before that
afterwards < > beforehand
eg. I had class at 5PM. Beforehand, I did my homework.

here < > there
here = the place you are at now
there = another place, not here.

MONEY / TIME
need / take – I need 10 minutes to wash my hair – not your choice
eg. It takes / I need 10 minutes to get to work
cost – it costs 10 RMB
spend / take – I spend 10 minutes reading on the train – your choice
eg. I spend / I take 10 minutes to read a book

Flying to Japan takes 3 hours. = Need 3 hours to arrive (finish)
I spent 3 hours reading = use 3 hours, it’s your choice

I take / it takes / I need 20 minutes to get to work.
This book will take 3 weeks to finish.

I have a computer. It is black. = I have a computer which is black.

I have a computer which is black, and I bought it in Japan.
I have a computer and I bought it in Japan which is a country near China.

I bought a computer which took me 1 hour.

Speaking

I woke up at 10 o’clock. I read a book because I was very busy this week so I had a lack of time to read. It took me 2 hours to read and I went out to go shopping. Then I had a coffee, and I also read a book in here. I came here to learn English. We will go to take an activity – chat with other people who we don’t meet before. I like chat with different people. I want to know what they think about some topic.

I woke up at 10 o’clock / AM which is late because it is the weekend. I read a book because I was very busy this week so I had a lack of time to read / I lacked time to read / I didn’t have enough time to read. I spent 2 hours reading and then I went out to go / went shopping. Then I had a coffee, and I also read a book downstairs / there. Then / Afterwards, I came here to learn English with Jesse for 1 hour. Afterwards, we will hold an activity on the 22nd floor and chat with other people who we haven’t met before. I like to chat / I like chatting with different people because I want to know what they think about some topics. / I enjoy learning about other’s perspectives and ideas on the world. 

Grammar

I have done < > I haven’t done – verbs
I have < > I don’t have – nouns

didn’t do – specific time 
haven’t done
– general time

Writing

I hope to have a career that I love,I can do what I want to do. I will divide this decade into three equal parts. I will take three years to learn theoretical knowledge of psychology, and I will take three years to practice as a psychological consultant. I hope I can become a psychological consultan and a teacher in psychology training center in three years.
The first thing this two years is to prepare to get a master of Psychology, I can work and study at the same time.

Goals for this decade ? It’s a good question. Ten years later, I’m over 40. I hope I don’t worry about the wrinkles on my face. I don’t feel inferior because of can’t wear that little black dress.(but I believe I can wear that little black dress when I’m 40 years old )
The most important thing is to have the most loved one and around me. I hope I will have a quiet and warm life.

I hope to have a career that I love,and / which lets me do what I want to do. I will divide this decade into three equal parts and will take three years to learn the theoretical knowledge of psychology, and I will take three years to practice as a psychological consultant. I hope I can become a psychological consultant and a teacher in a psychology training center in three years.
The first thing for these two years is to prepare to get a master of Psychology degree, which I can work during.

Goals for this decade ? That’s a good question. Ten years later, I will be over 40. I hope I will not worry about the wrinkles on my face and I won’t feel inferior because I won’t be able to wear that little black dress.(but I believe I will be able to wear that little black dress when I’m 40 years old )
The most important thing is to have the ones I love most, around me / to have my loved ones around me. I hope I will have a quiet and warm life.