VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Homework

Write about Yao Ming and tell me why he is unique

Writing

I’ve been to Dashijie with my classmates. We saw the performance in the hall. First, there were six people get five long sticks in one hand and there was one plate on each stick. They dance with the sticks and the plates. Second, there were four people throw the sticks and catch it. Third, there was a person who play holla-hoops. She can use her legs arms and body to play it. At last, she used more than twenty holla-hoops to put it around her belly and make them move. Fourth, there was a person who can put a bowl on his head. When the bowl is on his head he can walk like nothing is on his head. I think all the actors in Dashijie are very interesting because they can do something other people can’t do.

I went to Dashijie with my classmates last Thursday. We saw the performance in the hall. First, there were six people holding five long sticks in one hand and there was one plate on each stick. They danced with the sticks and the plates. Second, there were four people throwing and catching the sticks. Third, there was a person who was playing with holla-hoops. She could use her legs arms and body to spin the holla-hoops. At last, she used more than twenty holla-hoops to put them around her waist and make them spin. Fourth, there was a person who can put a bowl on his head. When the bowl is on his head he can walk like nothing is on his head. I think that all the performers in Dashijie are very interesting because they can do something that other people can’t do.

Vocabulary

to spin the holla-hoops-旋转呼啦圈

spin– present participle-spinning | past tense spun | past participle  span

spin (v): to (cause to) turn around and around, especially fast
(使)(尤指快速)旋转
E.g.: The earth spins on its axis.
地球绕地轴旋转。
E.g.: Spin the ball (= make it turn around and around as you throw it) and it will change direction when it hits the ground.
把球旋转起来再抛出去,球触地时就会改变方向。

waist (n): the part of the body above and slightly narrower than the hips
腰,腰部
E.g.:a small/narrow/tiny/large/thick waist
小/窄/极细的/宽/粗腰
E.g.:These trousers are a bit tight around my waist.
这条裤子我穿着腰有点紧。

performer (n): a person who entertains people by acting, singing, dancing, or playing music
表演者;演出者;演员
E.g.:He’s a brilliant performer.
他是个出色的演员。

actor (n): someone who pretends to be someone else while performing in a film, play, or television or radio program
演员
E.g.:“Who’s your favorite actor?” “Robert de Niro.”
“你最喜欢的演员是谁?” 罗伯特•德尼罗。”

unique (adj): being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way
独一无二的;与众不同的;唯一的;独特的;罕见的
E.g.: Each person’s genetic code is unique except in the case of identical twins.
每个人的遗传密码都是独一无二的,同卵双胞胎除外。
E.g.: I’d recognize your handwriting anywhere – it’s unique.
无论在哪儿,我都能认出你的笔迹——它太与众不同了。

reward (n): something given in exchange for good behavior or good work, etc.
报答;报偿;酬谢;奖赏
E.g.: There’s a reward for whoever finishes first.
无论谁先完成都会得到一份奖赏。
2-an amount of money given to someone who helps the police or who helps to return stolen property to its owner
酬金;赏格;悬赏金
E.g.: The police offered a reward for any information about the robbery.
警方悬赏征求有关劫案的任何线索。