VIP Class Notes (Joe)

Today we focused on:

We practiced talking about items that we bought but don’t use often while answering the following IELTS question

Talk about something you bought but don’t use

  • Say what it is
  • Say where/when you bought it
  • Say why you bought it
  • Say why you don’t use it

Grammar

At the first place I wanted to try it
In the first place I wanted to try it

As far my mom concern it’s healthy
As far as my mom is concerned, it’s healthy

Vocabulary

Corner shop – another word for ‘convenience store’
I bought some ice cream at the corner shop

superfluous – extra
Since we all have smartphones it’s superfluous to wear a watch

a white elephant – something that is never used
The juicer is a white elephant

Artificial colorants – like paint for food
The reason why orange juice is orange is because they add artificial colorants to it

Artificial flavorings – fake flavors
It tastes like oranges because they add artificial flavorings to it

Homework

Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

Write 5 sentences using any adverb except ‘actually’

Next Class Focus

Focus on using different adverbs in short IELTS questions