VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

freelance (adj): work freely for different organisations 从事自由职业

eg. Most of my friends work freelance.

freelance (n): person who works freelance 自由职业者

eg. The company employs several freelances.

my health got better/improved

postpone: to delay an event or plan 推迟,延缓

eg. The Olympic games have been postponed.

eg. We decided to postpone our trip until next year.

record: write down information 記錄

eg. She records everything that happens to her in her diary.

watch a movie/go to the cinema

put on: 穿上/带上

eg. put on a mask/glasses/shoes

take off: 拿下

eg. take off mask/glasses/shoes

exercise: participate in a physical activity

give up: 放弃

eg. I give up!

centimetres/cm – 公分

meters/m – 米

kilometres/km – 公里

push (sb): 强迫(人)

eg. My old boss would push me to do things that I don’t like.

get off work/finish work

go to work/start work

relationship: 關係

disband: to stop being a group 解散

eg. The group who worked in that project were disbanded.

Grammar

to hold the lesson – to stop/pause my classes

we reject the vacation – we cancelled the vacation

during the Chinese year – during this CNY 

the snow is very well – the snow is very good/ the snow’s quality is very good 

tennis garden – tennis court 

I didn’t know what sport to play – I didn’t know what sport to try/to choose 

I cancelled my job – I quit/left my job

because of….

eg. Because of the COVID-19, I had to cancel my flights.

eg. Because of my parents, I decided to live abroad.

Speaking

My name is Chris, I am work on advertising agency for ten years. Now, I am a freelances because I don’t want to work hard so I choose freelancer. The work is easy and the period is short. You can choose short work and rest for short period.

After COVID-19, I want to go snowboarding with my friends. The area can be open in May or June. Last year, I want go Italy, but the COVID is coming so we cancel the vacation and the flight.

Swimming I study for 3 years but I haven’t learnt. I will pay the trainer but when I cannot finish more than it.

Revised:

My name is Chris, I was working in an advertising agency for ten years. Now, I work freelance because I don’t want to work hard so I choose to freelance. The work is easy and the projects/cases are short. You can choose to work on short projects and rest for a short period of time/short time. 

After COVID-19, I want to go snowboarding with my friends. The hill/mountain will be open in May or June. Last year, I wanted to go to Italy, but because of COVID-19, we cancelled the vacation and the flights.

For swimming, I took swimming lessons for 3 years but I didn’t learn anything/I wasn’t able to learn how to swim. I paid the trainer but I was not good at it/I didn’t learn how to swim properly.