VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

Pronunciation

comfortable= COMfortable
airplane= air play n
sad= s ad
side= s eye d
said = sed
says = sez

bad bed bid bod bud ** short vowel*
six pigs are hitting the bugs.

Grammar

how long have you been (doing XX)= 你做XX做了多久?
how long you teach students?–> how long have you been teaching? 
How long have you worked in MT?
How many years have you been in Shanghai?

it will take + time 花多少时间做XX
how long does it take you to (do XX) ?
how long did it take you to (do XX)?

drink– drank—drunk

because + (subject &verb)
because of +(noun)
ex: I’m crying because + I broke up with my boyfriend.
ex: I’m crying because of + my boyfriend.

Vocabulary

1.approach= way
ex: I like his approach of teaching English.

2. high-speed train= 高铁🚄
ex: It was my first time to take the high-speed train to Beijing
ex: we had wifi on the high- speed train so I could work and travel at the same time.

3. tipsy= 微醺
ex: I like being tipsy, it makes me happy.

4. sober= not drinking, 清醒的
ex: I can’t drink, I’m sober.
ex: I need to be sober for tomorrow’s big meeting, I can’t drink too much.

5. expo= 世博会
ex: Due to the Shanghai expo, there’s traffic control.

Speaking

it will take me 5 minutes to go home.  How long does it take you to shower? It takes me 20 mins to shower and wash my hair. How long did it take you to go to work? It took me one hour to go to work.

It’s my first time to take high-speed train to go to Beijing, it’s not bad, I think it help me to save my time and I can do a lot of works during in the train. It took me four and a half hours to go to Beijing. The seat is more comfortable than airplane. In the high-speed train, we can use high-speed train wifi to do work, I think it’s useful for business trip.

In Beijing, I had two meetings with my colleagues. I think this two meetings are effective. When I came back Shanghai, I can follow the meeting notes to continue the work. I can share you a happy thing: I had a date some girlfriends in Beijing, all of us took girl time in bar. The bar is very good, it’s in the top level of Park Hyatt Hotel. We can saw the whole Beijing town’s view in the night, it’s very beautiful. All of us drunk many cocktails. I chose a strawberry cocktail, it’s very sweet so I drunk many cups. When come back hotel, I felt very drunk. My head was hurt, it felt me want to die. Before I met my girlfriends, I drank a lot of beers with my boss.

Revised

it will take me 5 minutes to go home.  How long does it take you to shower? It takes me 20 mins to shower and wash my hair. How long did it take you to go to work? It took me one hour to go to work.

It was my first time to take high-speed train to go to Beijing, it was not bad, I think it helped me to save my time and I can do a lot of works on the train. It took me four hours and a half hours to go to Beijing. The seat is more comfortable than airplane. On the high-speed train, we can use high-speed train wifi to do work, I think it’s useful for business trip.

In Beijing, I had two meetings with my colleagues. I think these two meetings were effective/ productive. When I came back to Shanghai, I can follow the meeting notes to continue the work. I can share a happy thing with you a happy thing: I hanged out with some girlfriends in Beijing, all of us had some girl time in bar. The bar was very good, it’s on the top level/floor of Park Hyatt Hotel. We can/could see the whole Beijing town’s night view of Beijing in the night, it’s very beautiful. All of us drank many cocktails. I chose a strawberry cocktail, it’s very sweet so I drank many cups. When I went back to the hotel, I was very drunk. My head was hurting, I wanted to die. Before I met my girlfriends, I drank a lot of beers with my boss.