VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Homework

do a writing using the words we learned today.

Grammar

regardless of = 无论 (beginning/ middle)
regardless= 无论 (end)
ex: Regardless of his appearance, I still like him
ex: I know he is ugly, I love him regardless

Vocabulary

1.newbie= someone who is new at something
ex: I’m a newbie at Taobao so I bought some hilarious things.

2. red pack= 红包
ex: I don’t know if I should prepare a red pack for my friend.

3. slut =骚huo
slutty (adj)= 骚
ex: if she dances and drinks around men, I will think she is slutty.

4. storage (noun)= 储物柜
store (verb)= 储放
ex: I need some storages in my new home.
ex: Where can I store my shoes? I have no where to put them.

5. nanny= 保姆 阿姨
ex: I don’t have a nanny, I do the cleanings by myself.

Reading

https://bbc.enfamily.cn/take-away-english.html

Feifei Hi! Err, Neil?

Neil Err… yes, Feifei?

Feifei 你这是在干什么呢?

Neil Err, just… standing here. Umm… actually, I can’t remember why I came in here.

Feifei 你一副心不在焉的样子!We’re in the studio, and we’re about to record an episode of Authentic Real English.

Neil Of course we are, sorry. I had a brain fade there.

Feifei Anyway – let’s get on with the programme. Imagine that.

Neil Haha, well – let’s explain it. ‘Brain fade’ is a slang term meaning a short period when you can’t think clearly or remember things.

Feifei For example: when you walk into a room and forget why you went there.

Neil That’s a brain fade. Never happens to me!

Feifei And how about this: when you can’t remember where you put your keys?

Neil Ah yes, I know that one. Now you mention it, where are they?

Examples
I saw an old colleague on the street last week. Completely forgot her name! A serious case of brain fade. Really embarrassing.
I’m sure I did terribly in the exam. I had a major brain fade.
I hate doing job interviews. It’s not that the questions are difficult, I just get brain fade as soon as I walk into the room. Can’t even remember my own name!

Speaking

I’m gonna go to Bangkok two weeks later for my friend’s wedding, but I haven’t prepared for me because I need to be a bridesmaid. I need to wear the traditional dress in Thailand. I just saw the pictures. It’s my first time to be a bridesmaid. My friend is the bride. I don’t know the process at all, especially in Thailand, I plan to go there two nights before for rehearsal. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m still searching the website. I just got the invitation letter, it has a dress code: brown, dark pink, green. We met in UK when I studied in UK for my post-graduate. We are classmates, we are in the group for one project. For two months, we are doing the same projects so we are very close. Last time, he comes to China for business trip to traveling around Shanghai. He invite me and one of my friend from Malaysia.

Revised

I’m gonna go to Bangkok two weeks later for my friend’s wedding, but I haven’t prepared for it because I need to be a bridesmaid. I need to wear the traditional dress in Thailand. I just saw the pictures. It’s my first time to be a bridesmaid. My friend is the bride. I don’t know the proper procedure at all, especially in Thailand, I plan to go there two nights before for rehearsal. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m still searching on the website for the evening dress. I just got the invitation letter, it has a dress code: brown, dark pink, green. We met in UK when I studied in UK for my post-graduate degree. We were classmates, we were in the same group for one project. For two months, we worked doing the on the same project for two months.  so we are very close. Last time, he came to China for business trip and we walked/hanged out around Shanghai. He mentioned his wedding and invited me and one of my friend from Malaysia.