VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Speaking

Good afternoon, my name is Nemo. Could you tell me your name please?

Good afternoon, my name is Margaret

Thank you Margaret. I’d like you to tell me about your home-town or city please.

My home town it’s name is Changge, it is very beautiful and I grown up at there for 15 years and then I went to another city for education

My home town‘s it’s name is Changge/hometown is called, it is a very beautiful town and I grew up at there, when I turned  15 years and then I went to another city for education /I lived there for the first 15 years of my life and then I moved to another city in order to attend Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Can you tell me about the most interesting things in Changge?

There are many different trees beside the street in Changge and every time when Spring days coming there will be lot of flowers, the whole seems very beautiful and smells sweetly, when I finished my study at school, I always go to the street to see the flowers, I think that’s interesting and that’s a good memory of my hometown

There are many different kinds of  trees growing beside along the streets in/of Changge and every time when Spring days coming when the trees start blossoming there will be a lot of flowers, the whole street looks very beautiful and smells sweetly, after  finishing my classes at school, I would always/usually go to the street to see the flowers, I think that’s one of the interesting things about my town  and also that’s a good memory of my hometown

And could you describe places of special interest I could visit near where you live?

I wold like to tell you of place place near Changge, it’s a famous place in China even though it is small. Every year on Chinese New Year day, a lot of Chinese people come to the temple called Taihaoling to pray for peace, health  and luck. And there is very big lake with lot of lotus.

I wold like to tell you of/about a place place near Changge, it’s a famous place throughout China even though it is quite small. Every year on the Chinese New Year’s day, a lot of Chinese people would come to the temple called Taihaoling to pray for peace, health  and luck. Also there is a very big lake with a lot of lotus covering it’s surface. 

Hmm and what would be the best way for me to get to those places?

If you want to go to there from Shanghai, first you can take airplane from SH to Zhengzhou, and then you can go to there by car of bus just for two hours, and then you will arrive there

If you want to go/get to there from Shanghai, first you could take an airplane from SH to Zhengzhou, and then you could take a car or bus it takes only two hours to get there, and then you will arrive there

Hmm should I go there at any special time of year?

The best time to go there is Chinese New Year day but there will be very crowded, and the other time I think is the Summer cause there will be a lot of lotus in the lake.

The best time to go there is on the Chinese New Year‘s day but there it will be very crowded, other than that the other time I think is the that Summers are a good time to visit especially cause there will be a lot of lotus in the lake.

Oh I see, Ok, thank you for that. I’d like to ask you a few questions about food and diet now. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Sometimes my breakfast is very simple, every day I eat different things, such as eggs, vegetables and sometimes I just drink a glass of milk

Mmhmm and what is the most important meal of the day, in your opinion?

I think for me maybe the lunch is very important because it is in the middle of a day, I need to eat something to help me to work the whole day

I think for me personally maybe the lunch could be/is the most important meal of the day and it is very important because it is in the middle of day, I need to eat something to help me to work the whole/entire day

blossom (v):When a tree or plant blossoms, it produces flowers before producing fruit that can be eaten.(植物)开花
E.g.: The cherry tree is beginning to blossom.
樱桃树开始开花了。

blossom (n):a small flower, or the small flowers on a tree or plant
花朵;花簇
E.g.: apple/cherry blossom
苹果花/樱花

what’s the purpose of life-生活的目的是什么

神像-statue (n):an object made from a hard material, especially stone or metal, to look like a person or animal(尤指石头或金属的)雕像,雕塑,塑像
E.g.: a statue of a boy
一尊男孩儿雕像

pray (v):to speak to a god either privately or in a religious ceremony in order to express love, admiration, or thanks or in order to ask for something祷告,祈祷
E.g.: She knelt and prayed silently.
她跪下默默祈祷。
E.g.: Let us pray for the victims of this terrible disaster.
让我们为这次可怕灾难的受害者祈祷吧。

even though/although

lunar month-农历月

lotus-莲花

Homework

what should we eat to stay healthy?

will peoples diet change in the future?

Describe a celebration you recently participated in.

are there many similar celebrations where you come from?

tell me more about traditions and celebrations. What role do traditional ceremonies play in the social life of people in your country?

And what traditions were important for your grandparents, say 50 years ago?

And which traditions are we likely to continue to celebrate in the future?