VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]

Vocabulary

1.stiff neck = 落枕
ex: I have a stiff neck today because I didn’t sleep well.

2. attraction= 旅游景点
ex: The Bund is the most popular attraction in Shanghai.
ex: Eiffel Tower is the most popular attraction in Paris.

3. breathtaking (adj)= 惊呆的
ex: The view from Flair was breathtaking.
ex: The concert was breathtaking.

4. impressive (adj)= 了不起
ex: MaYun’s invention of Alipay is really impressive, he changed the way of how people use money.
ex: Bin Ma Yong is very impressive.

5. ancient (adj)= 古老的
ex: YMY is an ancient park.
ex: If you have some ancient drawings, they will be worth millions.

6. restrict (verb)= 限制🚫
restriction (noun)= 限制
ex: if you don’t have a Shanghai license plate, you will be restricted to go on the highway during rush hour.

7. spoil= 宠坏
ex: she’s a spoiled little girl, she gets everything she wants.

Speaking

It reminded to walk faster than before, I don’t want to look older and want to be healthier. “Walk fast means healthy”, I think this true among 40s. From 40s, most people body became down, if they don’t exercise, they bones will be stiff. It is impossible to predict how healthy for people after 30 years, it depends on a person’s habit, food, and environment.

Revised

The article reminded me to walk faster than before, I don’t want to look older and want to be healthier. “Walk fast means healthy”, I think this statement 声明 is true among people in their 40s. For people around their 40s, most of them have some problems with their health, if they don’t exercise, they bones/ muscles will be stiff. It is impossible to predict how healthy people will be after 30 years, it depends on a person’s habit, food, and environment.

Reading

I love holidays! There’s nothing better than jetting off to a foreign destination to visit the attractions it has on offer. Of course, I’m not alone. Millions of people are doing the same, and why not? The world has an amazing variety of must-see sights, from breathtaking natural scenery to impressive old cities. But the problem is that too many of us are visiting them at the same time, putting pressure on these delicate and ancient places.

That’s why a number of beauty spots and historic sites have been introducing charges or restrictions on the tourists who visit. There are many reasons for this: to reduce overcrowding, which can spoil the ambience of a place, to manage wear and tear on old crumbling buildings, to tidy up the mess that visitors leave behind, or – as some may suggest – creating tourist traps to make more money out of the visitors.

The famous Italian city of Venice with its picturesque canals has, for example, introduced an entry fee of up to €10 for short-stay tourists. Venetians have long complained that mass tourism is swamping the city. Now, passengers arriving by cruise ship will have to pay a ‘landing tax’ which Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says, “would generate much-needed income to keep the city clean.”