VIP Class Notes (Kyle) (S)

Homework

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

http://www.esp.org/books/voltaire/candide.pdf

Read some Candide.. don’t get too caught up on the fancy language, but just try to understand the basic story arc at first.

Voltaire was a philosopher — his writings are about IDEAS not HISTORY.


Vocabulary

terms that have an ‘excessive/too much‘ tone =  used for describing things in a exciting way, being dramatic

outrageous, Awesome (over-use of this word) – insanely, ridiculously, hilarious, excessively,…. deceased? 

“dead to me”  = can mean “I don’t like it” or
eg. he’s dead to me – I don’t want to see him anymore

“dying of laughter” = it causes so much happiness and joy that it is killing me
eg. I was dying of laughter it was so funny

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Deceased

How ya doing today? Oh, I’m shiny Cap’n.

To be good, in a state of being good, to be having a good time.
(See Firefly)

We don’t have the same vibes…. I don’t feel the vibes….

vibes: A distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively…

three body question three body problem

Speaking

  • There is a book I really like, called Three Body question. ….. It is one of Barack Obama’s favorite books. The author is Liu Cixin… It is just discovered the question of whether we should or should not contact aliens. This book is widely recognized as an amazing work of literature.
  1. The first law of nature is self-preservation…. You shouldn’t reveal your position in the world on things.

“actions speak louder than words”

There is a book I really like, called Three Body Problem question. ….. It is one of Barack Obama’s favorite books. The author is Liu Cixin… It is just discovered the question of whether we should or should not contact aliens. This book is widely recognized as an amazing work of literature.

  1. The first law of nature is self-preservation…. You shouldn’t reveal your position in the world on things.

“actions speak louder than words”


  1. What is the summary of this conversation?

They are talking about prospective jobs for college.

2. Why is Julie considering to drop-out of the course?

3. Does Julie have a straight-forward plan for her life?

4. What is Jim’s employment plan? What advice does he give Julie?

5. What is Jim talking about when he says “all those things that you can transfer to other jobs?”