VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]


1.isolated (adj)= 孤独的
ex: some people want to be isolated from the public, they like to be alone.

2. stereotype= 成见
ex: women with big boobs are brainless/ stupid, this is a stereotype.
ex: “women can’t drive ” is a stereotype.

3. familiar (adj)= 熟悉的
ex: there’s a very bad pick up line: “you look familiar, have I seen you somewhere?”

4. PUA= pick-up artist
ex: PUA will teach you how to pick up girls and sleep with them.

5. remote= 可移动的
ex: remote control= 遥控器

6. surrounded by XX= 被XX包围
ex: Little kids need to be surrounded by love, so they will learn how to love others.
ex: I like to be surrounded by good looking men, they make me happy.
ex: Yannis wants to be surrounded by cash.

7. connection= “关系”
ex: you need connections if you want to get an operating license in Shanghai.

8. brainwash= 洗脑
ex: after you brainwashed me, I don’t like HK anymore.

9. figure out= 明白了
ex: I can’t figure it out, can you help me?
ex: I finally figured out how to use the new iPhone.


How lonely are you? Sometimes living alone or being in a remote location with nobody around to talk to can give you the feeling of despair and isolation. It’s not a great feeling. There’s a common stereotype that it’s something that affects older people more, but research has found that loneliness is something that can affect us all, whatever our age.

There’s a familiar phrase that says it’s possible to be lonely in a crowd – despite being surrounded by hundreds of people, you think you have nobody to talk to or to connect with and that nobody wants to listen to you anyway. It’s probably not true, but loneliness is seen as a big problem for the mental health of the population wherever they live – so much so that the British government even has a minister for loneliness.

The BBC recently completed a survey about the topic and it found that people aged between 16 and 24 experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group. Researchers from the University of Manchester who analysed the data, suggested feeling lonely may plague the young because it’s a time of identity change – figuring out your place in the world and of learning to regulate emotions.