VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Today we focused on:

Today we spoke about the National Youth Informatics Olympiad, Henry took part at this competition

Vocabulary

sort sth/sb out (v): to deal successfully with a problem, a situation, or a person who is having difficulties
解决,处理好
E.g.: We’ve sorted out the computer system’s initial problems.
我们已经解决了计算机系统最初出现的问题。
E.g.: It’ll be difficult to sort out how much each person owes.
要弄清楚每个人都欠多少钱会很不容易。
E.g.: Most of the job involves sorting out customers who have queries.
这项工作的主要内容是处理好顾客们提出的问题。

warehouse (n): a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops, or
货仓,仓库
E.g.: The goods have been sitting in a warehouse for months because a strike has prevented distribution.
因为罢工无法发货,货物已经堆在仓库里好几个月了。

you owe me an apology-你应该向我道歉
I owe you a drink for helping me move.-你帮我搬家,我该请你喝一杯。
I think you owe (= should give) me an explanation/apology. 我觉得你得向我解释一下/道歉。

Iphone and Android are brand names

smartphone

everyone went their own way-每个人都走自己的路

all in all
considering all the different parts of the situation together:
E.g.: All in all, I think you’ve done very well.

designate (v): to say officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose
指定,划定(特征、用途)
E.g.: This area of the park has been specially designated for children.
公园的这个区域被划定为儿童活动区。
E.g.: They officially designated the area (as) unsuitable for human habitation.
他们把这个地区正式划定为不适合人类居住的区域。

each student had a designated desk-每个学生都有一张指定的桌子

Speaking

There are 2700 students take part in the competition, we take the competition in a university. In each class there are 25 students and one teacher and also, every student have a certain table. We couldn’t talk or bring the iphone with us. The competition started at 2:30 and lasted for 2 hours. When the competition began we must first write down our information and then answer the questions. If we has finished the exam we can leave thirty minutes early. I spent one hour and 3/4 finishing  the exam and I leave 15 min earlier. When I left  I met some of my classmates  outside the classroom. We talked about the exam and then went home.I think the exam is a bit hard but I also think I did great in the competition. If I failed the competition I wanna take it again next year. All in all this was a nice experience.

There were 2700 students who took part in the competition, we took the competition at a university. In each class/classroom there were 25 students and one/a teacher and also, each student had a designated desk. We couldn’t talk or bring our smartphones with us. The competition started at 2:30 and lasted for 2 hours. When the competition began  first we had to write down our information and then answer the questions. If anyone had finished the exam he/she could leave thirty minutes early. I spent one hour and 3/4 finishing  the exam and I left 15 min early. When I left  I met some of my classmates  outside the classroom. We talked about the exam and then went home/everyone went their own way .I think that the exam was a bit hard but I also think I did great in the competition. If it happens that I failed the competition I wanna take it again next year. All in all this was a nice experience.