VIP Class Notes (Kyle)

Homework

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

Listen to an American song and learn some new colloquial/slang .

colloquial/slang – local expressions, common language, used by native speakers in everyday conversation, art and music

Class Notes:

Van Heusen – Kyle’s favorite brand of shirt

in the Shala – a place to do meditation and yoga

Oriental energy practices – Qi Gong

Shanghai reminds me of a truly international city, a place where old meets new and different cultures can meet, in China.

merge- to mix with

melting pot – The idea that cultures mix together. NYC is a classic example of this.

Metaphor– to describe something with an idea, like telling a story

Saying/Expression – How to translate the meaning behind this ancient Chinese wisdom?

Arkansas- near to Texas, Little Rock AK is the capital,

rural – countryside

“Y’all come back now, ya hear?” – to anyone who was leaving her house

Y’all – You all…. Scottish accent James McVeigh

parts of speech – little expressions that change from culture to culture

Crikey ! – wow! Holy crap!

Brotha , Bruddah, Bruh , my Dude, Homie = Mate , Moiley Cyrus 

colloquial/slang – local expressions, common language, used by native speakers in everyday conversation, art and music

overlook-  a place where you can see around , Sacre Coeur, Shanghai Tower

to hear of it– to know before until now

“I’ve never heard of it…until now!” 

mecca – to be a center of (loan word, borrowed from another language)

The city of Mecca is the center of Islam.