VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Vocabulary

1. tap water= 自来水
ex: In Shanghai, you cannot drink tap water, you need to filter it first.

2. prime minister = 总理
ex: Mr Xi is the prime minister of China

3. president =总统
ex: Justin Trudeau re-elected as the president of Canada.
ex: Donald Trump is the president of USA.

4. nanny= 保姆
ex: I have a full time nanny who takes care of my daughter from 9am-9pm.

5. clue=头绪 提示
clueless=豪无头绪
ex: I don’t know the answer, can you give me a clue?
ex: I’m clueless, I have no idea how to make him happy.

6. cross your mind = (念头)闪现,想起
ex: Lily do you want a second baby? It never crossed my mind. 
ex: Grace, do you want to learn French? It never crossed my mind 

7. ageing= 衰老 老化
ex: Most women are afraid of ageing because they want to stay young forever.

8. wake-up call= alarm, alert 警告⚠️
ex: it’s a wake up call for everyone that we must have a healthy lifestyle.

Speaking

I need to prepare for examination about accounting. My grandma recently is not good, it’s not for her health, I think it’s about the emotional health. It started from last month when the old people die, and she started to nervous because she thinks she is too old, scared of death. From that day, she start to shake at night, she needs to read Buddhist texts to let her down. I think getting worse when she reads the Buddhist texts.We all don’t know how to make her feel easy. We have tried to brought her to see doctor, but nothing can help. The doctor said her physical health is fine, the problem is just her emotion. For last week, I went to hometown to see my grandma, and I feel what is she need is accompany.

She live with my uncle, they will take care of her, but they are busy, they don’t talk much with her.

Revised

I need to prepare for the accounting examination about accounting. Recently, my grandma recently is not in a good health/ condition, it’s not for her health, I think she’s mentally ill. It started from last month when her neighbors passed away, and she started to be nervous because she thinks she is too old, she is scared of death. From that day on, she start to shake/ shiver at night, she needs to read Buddhist texts to calm herself down. I think it’s getting worse when she reads the Buddhist texts.We all don’t know how to make her feel more relaxed . We have tried to bring her to see the doctor, but nothing could help. The doctor said her physical health is fine, the problem is just in her mind/brain. Last week, I went to hometown to see my grandma, and I feel that she needs more accompany.

She lives with my uncle, they will take care of her/ look after her, but they are busy, they don’t talk much with her.

Reading

Getting old might not be something that’s yet to cross your mind. But ageing is inevitably going to get the better of us one day, so it’s something I’m sure we’d all like control. It would be great to have a long, healthy and happy life, and that’s why scientists are constantly seeking out evidence that will show us what we need to do to achieve longevity.

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. In recent years we’ve been told to aim to walk 10,000 steps a day to remain healthy, although other advice to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day is thought to be even more effective. But the latest piece of research might put a spring in your step if you’re someone who walks at a fast pace. That’s because, according to scientists, the speed at which people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing.

The BBC’s Philippa Roxby writes that tests on 1,000 people from New Zealand born in the 1970s found that slower walkers tended to show signs of “accelerated ageing“. Their lungs, teeth and immune systemswere in worse shape than those who walked faster. And to add insult to injury, the study found not only did slower walkers’ bodies age more quickly, their faces looked older and they had smaller brains. Professor Terrie E Moffitt, lead author of the study, told the BBC: “[it] found that a slow walk is a problem sign decades before old age.”

This might be seen as a wake-up call for people with a slower gait who might feel it’s time to work out and get fitter. But it might be too late; researchers writing in JAMA Network Open say they were able to predict the walking speed of 45-year-olds using the results of intelligence, language and motor skills tests from when they were aged three. They also suggest that even in early life, there are signs showing which people will go on to have a healthier life.