VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R/W]

Vocabulary

1. trade-in = 折抵
ex: I trade in my iPhone X to buy the iPhone 11 pro, so I paid 2500 less.
ex: you can trade in your old car for a new one.

2. cat person =someone who likes cats
dog person= someone who likes dogs
ex: are you a cat person or a dog person?
ex: I’m a dog person but my husband has a cat in Toronto, so I really don’t like going there.

3. needy (adj)= 粘人的
ex: My daughter is very needy, she can’t be alone.
ex: I don’t want to be a needy girl, I like to enjoy my time alone.

4, turn down the offer= reject the offer
ex: I turned down the offer from Starbucks but I regret it.

5. comfort zone= 安全地带
ex: I like to stay in my comfort zone, I don’t like to change jobs.
ex: Some people love challenges and refuses to stay in their comfort zone.

6. elite= 精英
ex: elite education
ex: elite service

7. supervise = look after看管
supervisor= 看管人
ex: I must supervise my son when he plays in the playground.

8. omnipresent= always there 无处不在的
ex: Parental overprotection has been omnipresent in young people’s life.

9. prevalent= 普遍的
ex: Smoking weed is a prevalent problem in Canada.
ex: Getting divorced is a prevalent phenomenon around us.

Reading

Chinese universities stopped disciplining students for dating about two decades ago. Five months ago, the education ministry lifted the ban preventing student marrying. And recently, the revised restrictions on students living outside of university dorm.

Speaking

I can find a good way to deal with him. My husband bought a dinosaur model, it has a big mouth and sharp teeth. When my son like to do something we don’t like him to do, we will open the dinosaur’s mouth and say “if you do that, the dinosaur will bite you”. My son will be scared. So far, he is not aware of it’s not true. Now I put the dinosaur near my plants to protect my plants.

Last year, I received a new offer, that is my dream company: Starbucks. My company gave me a better offer with a promotion and a salary raise. I have resigned, but my boss want to keep me stay. On the other hand, I have heard about many rumors about Starbucks. I tried to ask other people who know my line manger, the comment is “bitch”. I hesitated for a week, but I don’t know whether it is a good choice. After one month, I regretted.


I can find a good way to deal with him. My husband bought a dinosaur model, it has a big mouth and sharp teeth. When my son does something we don’t like him to do, we will open the dinosaur’s mouth and say “if you do that, the dinosaur will bite you”. My son will be scared. So far, he is not aware of our trick. Now I put the dinosaur near my plants to protect my plants.

Last year, I received a new offer from my dream company: Starbucks. My company gave me a better offer with a promotion and a salary raise. I have resigned, but my boss wanted me to keep me stay. On the other hand, I have heard about many rumors about Starbucks. I tried to ask other people who knew my line manger, the comment was “bitch”. I hesitated for a week, but I don’t know whether if it is a good choice. After one month, I regretted.

Writing

The first week at my first job is a impressive experience for me. As a young girl who just graduated from university, I even lacked a lot of basic working skills, e.g. how to analyze data by using excel tools, how to edit ppt and even how to write email in formal way. Fortunately my boss taught me everything patiently encouraged me to be confident. Despite making some mistakes, I learned a lot of things and adapted to the working environment gradually in the first week.

Revised

The first week at my first job was an impressive/ a memorable experience for me. As a young girl who just graduated from university, I lacked a lot of basic working skills, e.g. how to analyze data by using excel tools, how to edit ppt and even how to write a formal email in a formal way. Fortunately my boss taught me everything patiently and encouraged me to be confident. Despite making some mistakes, I learned a lot of things and adapted to the working environment gradually in the first week.