VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

Pronunciation

familiar= faMI lier
world= were road

Grammar

he care you–> he cares about you

Vocabulary

1. a few (years) ago
a few (weeks) ago
a few (minutes) ago
ex: I went to Japan a few years ago.

2. get tricked =被骗
ex: if you don’t want to get tricked, you should speak Shanghainese in Shanghai.
ex: have you been tricked by anyone before?

3. confirm (verb)= 去确认
confirmation (noun)= 确认
ex: Ivan, can you confirm the dinner time? Is it 8 or 8:30?
ex: I received the confirmation email from the supplier.

4. disappeared= 失踪了 不见了
ex: He took my money and disappeared. 
ex: The man made love with a woman and disappeared.

5. make sure/ ensure= 确保
ex: can you make sure that you locked the door?
ex: did you bring your passport? I think so. Can you make sure? 

6. developed= 发达的
ex: In developed countries, the marriage rate is lower.

7. educated= 受教育
well-educated= 受高等教育
ex: Most girls in Shanghai are educated. 
ex: If you finish your master/doctor degree, then you are well-educated. 

8. cheat= 出轨
cheat on (name)= 劈()的腿
ex: My husband cheated on me, so I want a divorce.
ex: Many people will cheat in a relationship.

9. separate (verb)= 分开
separation(noun)= 分开
ex: we got separated= 我们分开了

Speaking

one year ago, I got tricked at work. One person trick me to 20,000 yuan, he told me he can help my customer got visa quickly and make sure that it goes thru, so I gave him money but he did nothing.

In developed countries, the marriage rate is lower. There are many reasons. The first reason Shanghainese are more demand of marriage than other cities. The second reason, in Shanghai, if we want good marriage, we must be pay many money and prices, buy house, buy car, and we must have a good work. The third reason, most people are well-educated when they graduate, they are 22-23. They must be join work , maybe they need 3-5 years they are able to get married.

Why is the divorce rate so high?
I think the most reason is many people cheat in a relationship, or in a marriage. We don’t have fresh feeling or economy issue or different values. Now girls are independent and they change the values. Before, women think divorce will no face, but now they don’t think so. I think it’s better than before. If it’s bad relationship, I think girls should separate.

For a long time, I don’t believe marriage. In a marriage, different has many many problems, if we happened problems and to divorce, we must be pay heavy price.

Revised

one year ago, I got tricked at work. One person tricked me to 20,000 yuan, he told me he can help my customer to get visa quickly and make sure that it goes thru, so I gave him the money but he did nothing.

In developed countries, the marriage rate is lower. There are many reasons. The first reason is that Shanghainese are more demanding when it comes to marriage than other cities. The second reason is that in Shanghai, if we want good marriage, we must be pay a lot of money and prices, buy house, buy car, and we must have a good job. The third reason is that most people are well-educated, when they graduate, they are 22-23. They must start working , maybe they need 3-5 years before they are able to get married.

Why is the divorce rate so high?
I think the most important reason is many people cheat in a relationship, or in a marriage. We don’t have fresh feeling or suffer with economy issue or have different values. Now girls are independent and they change their values. Before, women think divorce will be a shame, but now they don’t think so. I think it’s better than before. If it’s bad relationship, I think girls should separate with the man.

For a long time, I don’t believe in marriage. In a marriage, the differences can cause many many problems, if problems happen and we divorce, we must be pay a heavy price.