VIP Class Notes (Li)[W]

Homework

Write about a time when you celebrated your birthday.

Vocabulary

locate: where a place is 位于

eg. The bathroom is located upstairs.

eg. My school is located near the train station.

palace: 宫殿

gate: 大门

own: belonging to you or someone else 拥有

eg. I own a house near the sea.

eg. She has three cats of her own.

hint: a give information in a way to help someone 提示

eg. Do you want a hint?

yoghurt: 酸奶

Grammar

when you use proper nouns you can refer to them using a pronoun (he, she, it, them) the second time in the same sentence/right after the first sentence

ex. The Forbidden City is very famous because it is a historical landmark in China.

ex. Alex is tall. He goes to my school.

when you own something (ex. a pet, an object) – you use an apostrophe (‘) before the S

ex. Sam‘s camera/The Forbidden City‘s gate

*if your name ends with an “s”, then you put the apostrophe after the “s”

ex. Hades‘ pencil/Zeus’ children

Writing

The Forbidden City

I like the Forbidden City because the Forbidden City records the long history of China. It is located in Beijing. In the Forbidden City, there are many palaces and gardens. There are many people in it. The Forbidden Citys gate is very big and it has five doors. I take many pictures there, because the Forbidden City is very big.

Revised: 

I like the Forbidden City because it records/documents China’s long history. It is located in Beijing. In the Forbidden City, there are many palaces and gardens. There are many people that visit/travel there every year. The Forbidden City’s gate is very big and it has five doors. I took many pictures there because it is very big.