VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

culture shock: feelings of anxiety, confusion and depression in a foreign environment

tourist – person

tour – a visit to a place or area

waste sorting: putting rubbish in different bins

eg. Waste sorting became the norm in Shanghai towards the end of last year.

Canada – country

Canadian – people/culture/food

get over: to feel better about that happened

packed: very full

eg. The trains are very packed in India.

final straw: last thing that happened that makes the situation no longer tolerable

eg. Taking a crowded train with no toilets is the final straw that resulted in her quitting her job.

homeless/homeless person: a person who lives on the streets

Speaking

I think if we live in other country, we must be face with culture shock, like food and the environment and how to be friends with others. I heard from my friend who is travelled to Vienna. She said the people in Vienna is really not friendly. She ordered in a restaurant and ask the waiter and the waiter is very cold and almost don’t answer her question. She said maybe they are not friendly to yellow people. Even they don’t often talk with others even they are with other white people.

Revised: 

I think if we live in other country, we must be face with culture shock, like food and the environment and how to be friends with others. I heard from my friend who is travelled to Vienna. She said the people in Vienna is really not friendly. She ordered in a restaurant and ask the waiter and the waiter is very cold and almost don’t answer her question. She said maybe they are not friendly to yellow people. Even they don’t often talk with others even they are with other white people.

Pronunciation

Vietnam – vee-yat-nam

Vienna – vee-yeh-nah