VIP Class Notes (Li)[W/R]

Homework

Write about your experience watching the latest Star Wars movie.

Vocabulary

commute: to travel from one place to another eg. from home to work

eg. She commutes to work every day by train.

mainstream: widely accepted by most people

eg. Electric cars will become mainstream by 2022.

abundant: existing in large amounts

eg. The supermarket has an abundant supply of food.

scarce: very small in amount or number

eg. The desert is scarcely populated with people.

Grammar

I’m still looking for doing these tests – I’m still looking forward to these tests

two years elder than my cousin – two years older than my cousin

Writing

Harry Potter was a wizard boy. One day, he went on a voyage and then he saw a strange, strange spaceship flying. The spaceship landed in the sea and a huge sea monster charged at the ship, but one alien jumped out of the ship and used a lightsaber to cut the monster into pieces. Blood spread everywhere. Harry Potter was astonished, there are even no lightsabers in his world. Then, two more guys jumped out of the spaceship and they ran towards Harry Potter flying in the sky. They are really afraid to find someone looking at them so they pulled out blasters to shoot at him. But, Harry Potter avoided it.

Revised: 

Harry Potter was a wizard boy. One day, he went on a voyage and then he saw a very strange spaceship flying. The spaceship landed in the sea and a huge sea monster charged at the ship, but one alien jumped out of the ship and used a lightsaber to cut/slice the monster into pieces. Blood splattered everywhere. Harry Potter was astonished, there are even no lightsabers in his world/lightsabers don’t exist in his world. Then, two more guys jumped out of the spaceship and they ran towards Harry Potter who was flying in the sky. They were really afraid of seeing/discovering someone looking at them so they pulled out blasters to shoot at him. But, Harry Potter avoided it.

Reading

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver’s licence and will never own a car. It will change the cities because we will need 90-95% fewer cars for that. We can transform former parking space into parks. 1,2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 100,000 km with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km. That will save a million lives each year.