VIP Class Notes (Joe) [s]

Today we focused on:


We discussed booking tickets on a website and focused on expressing dates and using numbers as adjectives.

Homework

Write an itinerary for your Spring festival plans. Make sure you write all the dates in the correct format. Also practice using numbers as adjectives (e.g. a 5-minute break).

Next Class Focus

We need to practice more using the structure “when was the last time” to ask questions.

Speaking

You did some research on the website for the tickets from Shanghai to Beijing. The departure date is 22 November. I think it’s the end of this week. It’s the weekend. The departure date is the 22nd of November / November 22nd. You like to book tickets for 3 adults, 1 children of 11 years old, and one infant of 1 year old. You would like to book a round trip ticket

You searched on the website for tickets from Shanghai to Beijing. The departure date is the 22nd of November / November 22nd. It’s the weekend. You’d like to book tickets for 3 adults, 1 child of 11 years old, and one infant of 1 year old. You would like to book a round trip ticket.

Grammar

Do you have any plan for this Christmas?
Do you have any plans for this Christmas?

This flight has a 3 hours and 15-minutes layover
This flight has a 3 hour and 15-minute layover

The police searched the suspect in the room
The police searched for the suspect in the room / the room for the suspect

It takes long time
It takes a long time

You can checked in 2 bag
You can check in 2 bags

What is the last time you went back to South Africa?
When did you go back to South Africa?
When last did you go back to South Africa?
When was the last time you went back to South Africa?

You just for holiday or you have something to do there?
Are you just going for a holiday or dealing with something?
Are you going for business or pleasure?

Vocabulary

Layover (noun) – resting or waiting between different parts of a journey
We had a 3-hour layover at Hong Kong airport

Transfer (noun) – changing from one vehicle to another during a journey
There were no transfers because we flew direct

on the tip of my tongue – I am close to remember it
I wanted to say ‘mild’, but I said ‘moderate’. I couldn’t remember the word quickly enough even though it was on the tip of my tongue.

Search something – look inside something for another thing
I searched my bag for my pen

Search for something – try to find something
I searched for my pen

Pronunciation

Flight – make sure you say the /t/ sound at the end clearly

October – ok toe bir

Mother – ma thir

Murder – mur dir

Father – fah thir

Plan – same vowel sound as in apple

Plane – same vowel sound as in pain