VIP Class Notes (Joe)
Whenever you hear something that interests you, try to think about what word you could use to react. Using âthatâs interestingâ is good, but you should use a variety of vocabulary. Practice using words like âfascinatingâ, âintriguingâ and âdelightfulâ.
To avoid misunderstanding, you need to practice the pronunciation of the words ârenewalâ, âworldâ and âmaximumâ. Make sure you record your own voice while you say these words and compare your pronunciation to a native speaker or online dictionary.
The one mistake which you often seem to make is using âone ofâ incorrectly. In our conversation you said âone of the biggest companyâ and âone of the largest brokerâ. Please think of 3 of the smallest and 3 of the biggest things that you know of and practice using the phrase âone ofâ to make sentences about these. Example: âThe apple 5s is one of the smallest mobile phones I have seen recentlyâ.
Finished (fi-nisht) â make sure you say the /t/ at the end
Protecting (pri-tek-ting) â donât lose the 2nd syllable.
World â make sure you say the /l/ sound before the /d/ sound.
Zoning (zo-ning) â focus on the shape of your mouth when you say the /o/ sound.
Equitably (e-kwi-ti-blee) â focus on saying the /l/ sound in the final syllable.
Maximum (mak-see-mim) â make sure you say an /m/ sound instead of an /n/ sound at the end
Iâm good on thatIâm good at that
One of the biggest real-estate brokerOne of the biggest real-estate brokers
All the ownership in china belong to the stateAll the land in china belong to the state
All the land in china is in the governmentâs hands
You can get a 70 years land use rightYou can get a 70-year land use right
China come up with this system in the 80âsChina came up with this system in the 80âs
In the hands of
Unconsciously (when youâre sleeping)
Subconsciously (without thinking about it)