VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Homework

write a story about 古北京人

Today we focused on:

We continued with out Prehistory crash course

Vocabulary

surplus (adj/n):(an amount that is) more than is needed
剩余(的),多余(的);过剩(的)
E.g.: The world is now producing large food surpluses.
世界上目前生产的食品大大过剩。
E.g.: We are unlikely to produce any surplus this year.
我们今年不太可能有任何盈余。

trade (v):to buy and sell goods or services, especially between countries
(尤指国与国之间)从事(…)贸易,进行(…)交易
E.g.: For centuries, Native Americans traded with European settlers.
美洲印第安人和欧洲殖民者做了几百年的生意。
E.g.: The company has been trading in oil for many years.
该公司做石油生意已经有许多年了。

barter (v):to exchange goods for other things rather than for money
以物易物;易货贸易
E.g.: He bartered his stamp collection for her comics.
他用他集的邮票换她的连环漫画书。

exchange (n):the act of giving something to someone and them giving you something else
交换;互换;交流
E.g.: an exchange of ideas/information
思想/信息交流
E.g.: They were given food and shelter in exchange for work.
他们为人工作以换取食宿

exchange (v):the act of giving something to someone and them giving you something else
交换;互换;交流
E.g.: an exchange of ideas/information
思想/信息交流
E.g.: They were given food and shelter in exchange for work.
他们为人工作以换取食宿

specialize (v):to spend most of your time studying one particular subject or doing one type of business
专门研究,专攻;专门从事
E.g.: She hired a lawyer who specializes in divorce cases.
她请了个专打离婚官司的律师。
E.g.: a restaurant that specializes in seafood
专营海鲜的餐

settlement (n):a place where people come to live or the process of settling in such a place
定居;定居地
E.g.: A large Roman settlement has been discovered just outside the French town.
在这座法国城市郊外发现了一处大型古罗马人定居点。

workforce (n):the group of people who work in a company, industry, country, etc.
劳动力;工人;劳动人口
E.g.: The majority of factories in the region have a workforce of 50 to 100 (people).
该地大多数工厂都拥有50至100名工人。

Speaking

Long time ago all the peoples were hunters and gatherers they need to survive by them selves, they need to provide food by them selves. They lived in the caves or as nomads along the rivers, because they can travel easily and they can just live there because they get fish in the river. And then there was agricultural revolution, the people started to live together and to build houses. They growing vegetables and producing food together, now they had surplus so more people could get together and they have more workforce and they could exchange thing among themselves. And now they just do special work and they were getting better and better.

Long time ago all of the peoples were hunters and gatherers they had to survive by them selves on their own, they needed to provide food by them selves. They lived in the caves or as nomads along the rivers, because they could travel easily and they could just live there because they would get fish from the river. And then there was the agricultural revolution, the people started to live together and to build houses. They were growing vegetables and were producing food together, now they had surplus so more people could get together and they had more workforce and they could exchange things among themselves. And now, they could just do special work/specialize in doing particular work and they were getting better and better.