VIP Class Notes (Li)

Vocabulary

grades: test scores

eg. Chinese mothers are very concern about their children’s grades

stereotype:  a set idea that someone people have about what someone or something is that is usually inaccurate 刻板印象

eg. The characters in the book are just stereotypes.

bargain: a good deal

eg. $3 for a blender is such a bargain!

haggle: another word for negotiate (less formal)

eg. Jessica is very good at haggling prices.

honest: truthful

eg. She is not very honest about her personal life.

acquaintance: less than a friend

eg. The woman who came to the party today is an acquaintance of mine.

Grammar

speak like a native person – speak like native speaker 

Speaking

For someone, they broke the noodle with their hands at the supermarket.

I know a lot of Shanghainese, not young person, for some middle age person. In Shanghai, you can see a lot of old person line up for free food and I remember a news that someone fight for cheap goods. In Costco, they fought for fried chicken and free eggs.

I remember my ex-colleague. He is a man and I think he is a cheap man because when he went to countryside, the vegetables is very cheap and he bought a lot of vegetables from countryside and bring back home.

Revised: 

I’ve heard of someone who broke the noodles with their hands at the supermarket.

I know a lot of Shanghainese, not young people, for some middle-age people. In Shanghai, you can see a lot of old people lining up for free food and I remember a news report about someone who fought for cheap goods. In Costco, people fought for fried chicken and free eggs.

I remember my ex-colleague. He is a man and I think he is a cheap person because when he went to the countryside, the vegetables were very cheap, so he bought a lot of vegetables from the countryside and brought them home.