VIP Class Notes (Joe) [s]

Speaking

The government use this kind of policy to control the price of the housing. If the housing prices is too high the people will get worried and upset. The policy will be tight to prevent someone invest on housing.

The government uses this kind of policy to control the price of the housing. If the housing prices are too high the people will get worried and upset. The policy will be strict to prevent people investing in housing.

Pronunciation

Avocado – A vi ka do

Nutritious (adj)  – New tree shis

Nutrition (noun) – new tree shin

Owe – no /n/ at the end

Real estate – ree li stayt

Tight – end with a hard /t/

Tied – end with a soft /d/

Volatile – vo li tai yil

Developer  – di ve li pi

Invest – remember the /s/ before /t/

Vocabulary

Bankrupt (adj)
OFO is bankrupt
He is bankrupt as he cannot repay his credit card

Burden – something heavy
The CEO bears the burden of responsibility

File (verb) – report to the authority
I file my taxes in February every year with the tax bureau
OFO filed for bankruptcy in 2019
I have filed for divorce 4 times

Grammar

His bonus is related with the profit
His bonus is related to the profit

Buy housing is too late
it’s too late to invest in real-estate

What about your dream house? (you can say this if we have already been talking about the topic)
What would your dream house be like? (you can say this to start the topic)

In what kind of place? (not a complete question)
In what kind of place would it be?

How much space?(not a complete question)
How much space would it have?

What kind of style would it be?

Will [use with hope and expect]
We use ‘will’ for things that are more sure

Would [use with wish / dream]
We use ‘would’ for things that are less sure

How are the housing prices in South Africa?

Many people in China like to buy houses in some Asian Pacific countries