VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Homework

Use some of the vocabulary from today in some writing. Write something like a story and try to use the words.

Writing

When I went to see my psychotherapist first time. I felt a little nervous. But when I faced my psychotherapist, she was very kind and gentle. She asked me to say whatever I wanted to say, sad things or confused things.
Than I told about some sad things past, After listening to my account, she said that she was feeling bad and she felt a tremendous pressure on her chest. She could imagine that I must have been more upset. She encouraged me to cry.
After the first psychological counseling, I felt very comfortable.

When I went to see my psychotherapist for the first time. I felt a little nervous. But when I faced my psychotherapist, she was very kind and gentle. She asked me to say whatever I wanted to say, sad things or things which are making me confused/  the things that were troubling me/making me troubled.
Then I told her about some sad things from the past, After listening to my account, she said that she was feeling bad and she felt a tremendous pressure on her chest. She could imagine that I must have been more upset. She encouraged me to cry.
After the first psychological counselling, I felt very comfortable.

Vocabulary

troubled (adj) (WORRIED): worried or nervous
烦恼的,神经质的
E.g.: He is clearly a very troubled man.
他确实是一个非常神经质的男人。

troubling (adj): Something that is troubling makes you worried or nervous
令人烦恼的;令人担忧的
E.g.: Some troubling questions remain about the legal status of frozen embryos.
关于冷冻胚胎的法律地位,仍然存在一些令人忧虑的问题。

then (adv): next or after that
然后,接着,后来
E.g.: Let me finish this job, then we’ll go.
让我把这工作做完,我们再走。
E.g.: Give her the letter to read, then she’ll understand.
把那封信给她看,然后她就会明白了。

than (preposition, conjunction): used to join two parts of a comparison

E.g.: My son is a lot taller than my daughter.
我的儿子比女儿高得多。
E.g.: You always walk faster than I do!
你总是走得比我快!
E.g.: You’re earlier than usual.
你比平时早。

preposition, conjunction

介词、连词

tremendous (adj): very great in amount or level, or extremely good
巨大的;极好的
E.g.: They were making a tremendous amount of noise last night.
昨晚他们弄出的噪声震天响。
E.g.: She’s been a tremendous (= very great) help to me over the last few months.
过去几个月里她给我的帮助极大。
E.g.: You won? That’s tremendous!
你赢了?太棒了!

interview (n): a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or course
面试;面谈
E.g.: a job interview
求职面试
E.g.: I had an interview for a job with a publisher.
我参加了一家出版公司的求职面试。

cousin/first cousin (n): a child of a person’s aunt or uncle, or, more generally, a distant (= not close) relation
堂(或表)兄弟;堂(或表)姐妹;远房亲戚
E.g.: My brother’s wife and I both had babies around the same time, so the cousins are very close in age.
我嫂子和我差不多同时生了孩子,因此这对表兄妹年纪相仿。
E.g.: Many of our distant cousins, whom we hadn’t seen for years, came to my sister’s wedding.
我们家许多多年未见的远房亲戚赶来参加姐姐的婚礼。

maternal (Adj): related to a mother’s side of the family
母系的;母亲一方的
E.g.: Her maternal grandmother (= mother’s mother) is still alive.
她的外婆依然健在。

E.g.: maternal instincts
母亲的天性

paternal (adj): of or like a father
父亲的;父亲般的
E.g.: He’s very paternal (= showing the affectionate feelings of a father) with the baby.
他对孩子充满父爱。
E.g.: My paternal grandparents (= my father’s parents) were Irish.
我父亲方的祖父母是爱尔兰人。

on and off-If something happens on and off during a period of time, it happens sometimes.
时断时续地;间歇地
E.g.: I’ve had a toothache on and off for a couple of months.
我的牙断断续续疼了几个月。

Grammar

ADJECTIVES       
ENDS ON ED: how you or someone else feels
tirED, confusED, troublED, borED

ENDS ON ING: makes you feel the certain way
tirING, confusING, troublING, borING

boring-真无聊   This book is boring/He’s a boring man

bored-无聊的    I feel bored