VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W / S]

Writing

My new house is in a small apartment complex which was builded in 2005. It is on the 9th floor, that’s pretty nice because of the good view. There are 3 bedrooms、1 living room、1 kitchen、1 dining room and washroom in the interior of the house. The highlight point is the balcony which is 8 square meters and facing the sun in the morning. Besides I love the living room very much as it’s big and bright. The house is unfurnished except the stove and the closet, but we will renew them. However we are a little worry about the specific parking even though the parking rate is affordable.

My new house is in a small apartment complex which was built in 2005. It is on the 9th floor which is pretty nice because of the good view. There are 3 bedrooms、1 living room、1 kitchen、1 dining room and washroom in the interior of the house. The highlight point is the balcony which is 8 square meters and facing the sun in the morning. Besides this / that I love the living room very much as it’s big and bright. The house is unfurnished except the stove and the closet, but we will replace them. However we are a little worry about the specific parking because it’s quite limited but the good thing is that the parking rate is affordable.

Vocabulary

limited – not enough / there is a limit

first come first served – the person who arrives first, can be served first

you can’t park overnight – you can’t stay in the parking space all night

replace – throw sth away and get a new one
renew – to make sth new quality again
eg2. the facial treatment renewed my skin = made my skin seem young again

besides – anyway
eg. I like coffee and I drink it every day because it’s cheap, so you should drink it too. Besides, it’s pretty healthy.

besides that / this – to add other things
eg. I drink coffee and tea every day. Besides that, I also drink orange juice sometimes.

complex / compound – the building and area around it that separates it from the outside
eg. this building is in a government compound and there are police outside
eg2. my apartment complex is really safe
community = commune – people who are connected in some way are together (culture, where you live, nationality)

deposit / down payment – small payment (10%)

across the road – on the other side of the road
eg. I’m sitting across from Sandy in class
eg2. the park is across from our apartment complex

I’ll make you a cake. = I’ll make a cake and give it to you

Speaking

i can give them some special food like make it by myself. that means I can get new friend so that’s the point. I hope my neighborhood, there is couple and we can go out and play together when we have baby. I don’t got the house yet. There’s no a lot of place, but the neighborhood is very big and the apartment complex across the road is very big and the public area is very big.

i can give them some special food which is made by myself / I can make them some food. That is one way, I can get new friends / I can make friends so that’s the point. I hope in my neighborhood, there is a couple and we can go out and play together when we have a baby / have kids. I haven’t got the house yet. There’s not / there isn’t a lot of public space, but the neighborhood is very big and the apartment complex across the road is very big and the public area is very big.