VIP Class Notes (Lily) [W]

Writing

do you agree with the saying that “all men will cheat” ? why?

Grammar

time =时间
times= 次数

I don’t have a lot of time.
I have been there many times

We ordered too much food and we couldn’t finish. 
we didn’t finish the movie
I didn’t finish my breakfast

I went to Japan= 我去了日本
I have been to Japan= 我去过日本

Did you go to Japan? =你去日本了吗
Have you been to Japan? = 你去过日本吗

Vocabulary

1. break = short period of resting time
ex: lunch break 
ex: I need a break, I’m going to get coffee.
ex: I haven’t had a break 我没有休息过
I don’t have a break   我没有休息

2. window shopping= 只看不买
ex: I like to go window shopping because I don’t have money.
ex: Kayla likes to go window shopping because she doesn’t want to walk for nothing.

3. cheat = 劈腿 出轨
ex: most Chinese men will cheat on their wife.
ex: He cheated on me, he slept with another girl.

4. naive = 天真
ex: I think you are a little naive.

5. peer pressure= 同伴压力
ex: It’s very very hard to resist 抵抗 peer pressure, because people all want to blend in 融入

6. resist (verb)= 抵抗
resistance (noun)
ex: if you encounter a rape situation, do not resist, just run as fast as you can.

7. blend in =融入
ex: If it is your first day at work, it’s hard to blend in.
ex: what can you do to blend in with your co-workers/ colleagues?

Writing

Is it hard to balance work and family as a woman?
To the above question, I think my answer is yes. According to a survey, Chinese
women have the longest working hours of any female worker in the world. With the acceleration of the pace of the city, increasing people’s working pressure and times and we often have to work late into the light. This phenomenon will bring about a series of problem.
The first of all, we passively spend less time with our families. Especially with WeChat, work becomes everywhere. Sometimes look like you’re holding a phone but you’re actually talking about work in a work group of WeChat. Or maybe your kids ask you to play together but you need to answer the phone at work. I hate it when I have a break, but I can’t help it.
Secondly, hardly any time for myself. I only mean that before you become a good wife, a good mother and a great leader, you should be yourself first. Only those people who are full of sunshine can bring more joy and warmth to around people.
Last but not least, more and more women are reluctant to get married and have children, let alone have a second child. Because there’s a lot of stress on all sides and we feel lost.
To sum up, we hope that society will give more tolerance to women.
(It takes me 1H to finish this homework…)

Revised

To the above question, I think my answer is yes. According to a survey, Chinese
women have the longest working hours of any/among all female workers in the world. With the acceleration of the city pace, it increases people’s working pressure and extends working hours times and we often have to work late into the night. This phenomenon will bring out series of problems.
The first of all, we passively spend less time with our families unconsciously/unintentionally. Especially with the development of WeChat, work is everywhere. Sometimes it looks like you’re holding a phone but you’re actually talking about work in a WeChat work group. Or maybe your kids ask you to play together but you need to answer the some calls for work. I hate it when it happens on my day off, I have a break, but I can’t help it.
Secondly, there is hardly any time for myself. I only mean that before you become a good wife, a good mother and a great leader, you should be yourself first. Only those people who are full of sunshine can bring more joy and warmth to people around you.
Last but not least, more and more women are reluctant to get married and have children, let alone have a second child. Because there’s a lot of stress surrounding us  and we feel lost.
To sum up, we hope that the society will give more tolerance to women.
(It took me 1H to finish this homework…)