VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Writing

I went to Wuxi NianHuaWan during my holiday. Before I booked tickets, I told my sister about this travel plan and she wanted to go with me. We decided that before starting the tour we met at my grandmother’s home on New Year’s Day. Next morning I got up earlier than usual at half past 6. When I finished my breakfast, my sister is ready to set out. It took an hour to go to Shanghai Railway Station. We‘re glad we’ve had breakfast at home or we hadn’t time to eat in the waiting room. When I almost got sleepy, the train was arrived. For short distance, we took the subway for a while. Unexpectedly, I found another tourist spot which is named ‘Mei Yuan’.
Mei Yuan is a large garden of a rich family in ancient times. The ticket for it is 60 yuan per person. Visit time about 2 hours. Many year ago, people grow plenty of wintersweets here. So it is a good place that people come here to take a walk. Because of the LaBa Festival, people not only come here for appreciating flowers, they also come tp eat Laba porridge which is held by a temple of the scenic area. As a result of a long people line, we didn’t’ eat LaBa prridge.

I went to Wuxi NianHuaWan during my holiday. Before I booked the tickets, I told my sister about the travel plan and she wanted to go with me. We decided that before starting the tour we would meet at my grandmother’s home on New Year’s Day. Next morning I got up earlier than usual at half-past 6. When/After I finished my breakfast, my sister was ready to set out. It took an hour to get to Shanghai Railway Station. We were glad we’ve had breakfast at home because we wouldn’t have enough time to eat in the waiting room. By the time I got sleepy, the train arrived to Wuxi. For this short distance, we took the subway to get there. Unexpectedly, I found another tourist spot which is named ‘Mei Yuan’.
Mei Yuan was a large garden of a rich family in ancient times. The ticket for it is 60 yuan per person. Visit time of about 2 hours. Many years ago, people planted plenty of wintersweets here. So it is a good place to which people come here to take/for a walk. Because of the LaBa Festival, people didn’t come here only to appreciate flowers, they also came to eat Laba porridge on the event which was held by a temple of the scenic area. As a result of a long queue, we didn’t’ eat LaBa porridge at the end.

Vocabulary

plant (v): to put a plant into the ground or into a container of soil so that it will grow
种植,栽种
E.g.: We planted trees and bushes in our new garden.
我们在新花园里种了树和灌木。
E.g.: Hyacinth bulbs planted in pots now will flower early in the spring.
如果现在种在花盆里,风信子的球茎会在早春开花。

queue (n): a line of people, usually standing or in cars, waiting for something
(人或车排成的)队,行列
E.g.: Are you in the queue for tickets?
你是在排队买票吗?
E.g.: There was a long queue of traffic stretching down the road.
车辆在这条路上排起了长龙。
E.g.: If you want tickets you’ll have to join the queue.
你要买票的话就得排队。
E.g.: It makes me mad when someone jumps the queue (= goes straight to the front).
有人插队的话我就会很生气。

queue-jumping (n): the action of unfairly going to the front of a queue:
E.g.: Hey, no queue-jumping!
E.g.: I was accused of queue-jumping.

forbidden (Adj): not allowed, especially by law
(尤指法律)禁止的,不准的
E.g.: Smoking is forbidden in the cinema.
电影院里禁止吸烟

forbid (v): forbade (过去时) to refuse to allow something, especially officially, or to prevent a particular plan of action by making it impossible
(尤指官方)禁止,不许,阻止,妨碍
E.g.: The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16.
法律禁止向16岁以下的未成年人出售香烟。
E.g.: He’s obviously really embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone.
他显然对此非常不好意思,因为他不许我告诉任何人。
E.g.: He is forbidden from leaving the country.
他被禁止离境。