VIP Class Notes (Li)[S/W]

Vocabulary

cuisine/s: different types of cooking 料理

eg. Western/Asian/Chinese/Shanghainese cuisine

fixed: already decided/not able to change 固定

eg. fixed time/routine/meals

eg. Her work hours are fixed.

authentic: real, true 正宗; 真的;真正的

eg. Does the food taste authentic?

eg. That looks like an authentic 1940s dress.

savoury: salty food/food that is not sweet

eg. savoury snacks/food

Grammar

(subject/verb/object)

eg. She loves the pool.

eg. I play the guitar.

Plural – general

Pools are clean.

Plants are green.

Plural – specific

The boys are my neighbours.

Can you pass me the red pens?

Singular –  general

a pen/a car

Singular – specific

the pen/the car

like to/prefer to/love to + cook/sing/eat (infinitive form)

eg. I like to sing.

eg. She likes to eat.

eg. Mary prefers to wake up late.

Speaking

All of my friends they are working at this time so if I go out it’s just only me. So I find a coffee shop to read book or play phone. I used to run with my friend. I think I don’t need too quiet because it’s so uncomfortable such as the library, it’s not free when you want to talk. I like to go out because if you stay at home for a long time, it won’t be nice I think. It will make me feel lonely. I like cooking but I’m lazy. I cook just when I want to it so it’s not fixed. I don’t like takeaway food because it’s not delicious so I prefer cook at home, but because I have something else to do so I can’t cook. He always work until night time. I have to order some healthy food so mostly I choose what I want to eat. I just look the place online first and make the reservation with my friends, then we go out.

Revised: 

All of my friends they are working at this time/on weekdays so if I go out it’s just on my own/by myself. So I find a coffee shop to read a book or play the phone. I used to run with my friend. I think I don’t want to go to a place that is too quiet because places like the library feel very uncomfortable and you can’t talk freely. I like to go out because staying at home for too long feels uncomfortable/I can’t stand staying at home for too long. It will make me feel lonely. I like cooking but I’m lazy. I cook just when I want to so it’s not fixed. I don’t like takeaway food because it’s not delicious so I prefer to cook at home, but because I have something else to do, I can’t cook. He always works until night time. I have to order some healthy food so mostly choose what I want to eat. I just look/search for the place online first and make the reservation with my friends, then we go out.

Writing

There’s an internet celebrity named “Papi” whose child follows her husband’s surname are talked about a lot on Weibo.

For all the time Papi gives a impression of independence、standing on her own feet 、deciding for herself and so on, so some people take her as “feminist”. However, that’s totally different. She is a independent woman I think.

Independent women is what we advocated and it’s not equal to feminist. Independent women’s spirit and will do not depend on others, they can try to find a solution instead of asking for help at the first time when things happen. They won’t give up something because they are not male. All in all, they are not judging things or people by gender. But feminist does.

Feminist always sets man and woman against each other. They tell what should man do , what should woman do. But in fact no one can tell other people what should do or not.

We can do things by following our own heart rather than others. It will be nice if both men and women are independent.

Revised: 

There’s an internet celebrity named “Papi” whose child takes on her husband’s surname and she is talked about a lot on Weibo.

All this time/Most of the time Papi gives off the impression of being independent – she stands on her own feet, makes decisions for herself and so on, so some people see/perceive her as a “feminist”. However, I feel/think that she is an independent woman rather than a feminist. 

We advocate being independent women and it’s not equal to/the same as being feminists. The spirit of/will of independent women dictates that they should not depend on others, they can try to find a solution/solve problems instead of asking for help when things happen/happen at first hand. They won’t give up on something/won’t stop pursuing their dreams just because they are not male. All in all, they do  not judge things or people by gender. However/But, feminists do.

Feminists always pit men against women. They dictate/order what men should do, what women should do. But, in fact, no one can tell other people what they should or should not do. 

We can do things/can make decisions by following our heart rather than taking orders from/listening to others. It will be nice if both men and women are independent.