VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Homework

ask your grandfather or your parents about the games they played when they were little. Pay attention to the past tense-过去时

Writing

My great-grand-father said a story to me. A long time ago, there is a old horse and a little horse. One day, the old horse wants the little horse to put something across the river. And it’s the first time for little to cross the river. So he is very afraid to do it. First, he goes to asks the cow and the cow says the river is shallow. Then he goes to asks the mouse and the mouse says the river is deep. So he doesnt know the river is shallow or deep. Then he goes to asks the old horse and the old horse says the little horse should try, he can’t just ask others. So the little horse goes beside the river and put one foot in the river. Then he finds the river is shallow the his chest. Finally he goes across the river.

My great-grand-father told a story to me. A long time ago, there was an old horse and a little horse. One day, the old horse wanted the little horse to take something across the river. And it was the first time for the little one to cross the river. So he was very afraid to do it. First, he went to asks the cow and the cow said that the river is shallow. Then he went to ask the mouse and the mouse said that the river is deep. So he didn’t know if the river was shallow or deep. Then he went to ask the old horse and the old horse said to the little horse that he should (give it a go/) try, he can’t just go around asking others. So the little horse went beside the river and he put one foot in the river. Then he found that the river is shallow and the water is reaching up to his chest. Finally he went across/crossed the river.

Vocabulary

It took me around 30 minutes to write this story.
我花了大约30分钟写这个故事。

give it a try, give it a go试试看
give sth a go
to attempt something
尝试,试做
E.g.: I never sat on a horse before but I’ll give it a go/try
E.g.: Only a few people are successful as professional athletes, but it’s worth giving it a go.
只有极少数职业运动员能取得成功,但是却很值得去尝试一下。

祖国-Motherland
China is our motherland

For lunch today I had a steamed bun and a banana

steamed bun-馒头;包子

bun (n): a small, round piece of bread, especially one that is cut horizontally and holds a burger
(水平切开的)小圆面包;(尤指)汉堡坯
E.g.:a hamburger bun
一个用来做汉堡的圆面包

spring onion-小葱

糖醋大蒜-Sweet and sour garlic

stinky breath-臭气

breath (n): the air that goes into and out of your lungs
呼吸的空气;气息
E.g.: Her breath smelled of garlic.
她的嘴里有大蒜味。
E.g.: She was dizzy and short of breath (= unable to breathe in enough air).
她头昏眼花,上气不接下气。

pack (n): a small paper or cardboard container in which a number of small objects are sold
一包
E.g.: a pack of cigarettes/gum
一包香烟/口香糖
E.g.:My grandpa smokes half a pack per/a day.