VIP Class Notes (Li)[W]

Homework

Watch “The Pianist” and write a review.

Vocabulary

time flies: time passes by very quickly

eg. Time flies when you’re busy.

eg. I can’t believe your kid is about to graduate high school. Time sure flies.

provide a different point-of-view/perspective

civilians: a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces

eg. How many civilians died in the war?

true events: real stories

eg. This movie is based on true events.

prisoner: a person who is kept in prison as a punishment 犯人,囚犯

eg. He is a prisoner of war.
eg. There are many prisoners in this prison.

touching: make you feel sad or sympathy 感人的

eg. This is such a touching story, I cried watching it every time!

viewpoint/perspective

freedom of speech: to be able to freely express yourself, your thoughts etc.

eg. People in America believe in freedom of speech.

unfriendly/hostile

immigrate (v): to come to live in a different country

eg. He immigrated with his parents 20 years ago.

immigrant (n): the person/people

license plate/number plate

man-child: a man who behaves like a child

eg. Shame on you, stop acting like a man-child.

Grammar

Chinese movie about the war – Chinese war movies 

house price – housing prices 

much fashion – more fashionable 

review the Pearl Harbour – watched Pearl Harbour again 

person vs. people 

person – for 1 (individuals)

people – for 2 people or more (groups)

Writing

I had a nice evening with my frirends at last weekend. Last friday was my birthday, the person who was came all are my best firend. The longest one we know ecah other over 20 years, the shortest one we know each other 8 years. We had dinner first, it was my favorite food which is ChongQin hotpot then we went to KTV.I was surprised KTV’s room were full booking, there were too many people it seemed not like the COVID 19 still not end. Seems people stay home too much longer and they need hang out to relase pressure. My boss gave me a chanle bag as my birthday gift. He always be so kind to me. And I texted a message to him,’the bag is really nice ,I will work hard to eran money back to you.haha, he feedback is ‘you are a stupid lady.’ I can’t beleive that I’m 39 years old, time goes fast!Anyway, this was an unforgettable evening,most of people got drunk and we all enjoyed it.

Revised:

I had a nice evening with my friends at last weekend. Last Friday was my birthday, people that came were all my best friends. The longest one I have known for over 20 years, the shortest one I have known for over 8 years. We had dinner first, it was my favorite food which is ChongQin hotpot then we went to KTV. I was surprised that all the KTV’s rooms were fully booked, and even though COVID-19 has not ended/the virus situation is not over, there were many people at the KTV. It seems that people stayed at home for too long that they need to to hang out to release stress. My boss gave me a Chanel bag for my birthday gift. He is always so kind to me. And I texted a message to him, ‘The bag is really nice, I will work hard to help you earn more money.” “Haha”, he replied,  ‘You are a stupid lady.’ I can’t believe that I’m 39 years old, time flies!  Anyway, this was an unforgettable evening, Most of the people/my friends got drunk and we all enjoyed it.