VIP Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

when the virus situation improved/got better

confirmed cases: 确诊病例

eg. My hometown had zero confirmed cases.

lockdown: when people are not allowed to enter or leave a place because of an emergency. 封锁

eg. The city was on lockdown for one month.

retire: stop working because of old age 退休

eg. He is due to retire this year.

eg. Since retiring, she has been helping out at the local shelter.

mop the floor: 拖地

eg. I hate mopping the floor.

eg. My mum told me to mop the floor every morning.

residential committee: 居委会

paternal grandmother – from your father’s side

maternal grandmother – from your mother’s side

careful: paying attention to what you are doing so that you don’t make mistakes 小心

eg. He was careful with the kitten.

eg. You should be careful when you walk home alone.

difference between A and B – eg. difference between SH and XJ

ethnic minority/ties: 少数民族

eg. There are many ethnic minority groups in China.

Speaking

If my company is outside XJ then we have to get proof that we work in another city. When I back to SH my mother and father still in XJ because they need to work. They wish that I go back quickly. When I went back I didn’t help them with anything. I didn’t clean the house, mop the floor. I need self-quarantine when I went back home. I think my family is small because my mother only has one brother and sister.

I think restaurant food is better than my parent’s cooking. They always cooking for me and I can’t stand it.

Revised: 

If your company is outside XJ then you have to get/provide proof that you work in another city. When I got back/returned to SH, my mother and father were still in XJ because they need to work. They wish that I come back quickly. When I went back I didn’t help them with anything. I didn’t clean the house or mop the floor etc.. I needed to/was required to self-quarantine when I went back home. I think my family is small because my mother only has one brother and sister.

I think restaurant food tastes better than my parent’s cooking. They always cook for me, but I can’t stand it.