VIP Class Notes (Nicholas) [S/W]

Homework

How are the spending habits of young people and old people different? Or anything on the topic of money.

Why is money important in our life?

Writing

Original

In this movie, Tony was a racist at first, It seems because of the old culture at that time. He was a little bit rude and candid person , but he loved his family knew how to save someone’s face. Compare to Tony, Shelley was a genius,(and I like his voice and pronunciation ). However he was discriminated by white people, he sticked his principal and whatever Tony did crazy behavior. He knew how to compromise with other. The whole movie made me feel comfortable. It was talked about the racism and gay during 1960s, but without stimulating scenes

Corrected

In this movie, Tony was a racist at first. It seems it was because of the culture at that time / This just seemed to be the culture at that time. He was a little bit rude and candid person / candid , but he loved his family and knew how to save someone’s face. Compared to Tony, Shelley was a genius, (and I like his voice and pronunciation). However he was discriminated against by white people, he stuck to his principles and whenever Tony did crazy behavior. He knew how to compromise with others. The whole movie made me feel comfortable. It was talked about the racism and homosexuality during 1960s, but without inappropriate scenes.

Speaking

Original

Just work hard to and should develop myself  because in the office young people and a lot of smart young people are employed every year and we should develop ourselves because of the new technology, young people’s mind is always new. My money because as I Know in the Europe or America if a person is 20 years old they can work by themselves and parents will not support them, but for me my parents support me till I was 28 years old. Still now my mother still support me. I save money in the bank. No it’s my mother’s. My mother save the money for me. Eat and buy some clothes. There is a lot of old Shanghai people.

Corrected 

I just work hard and should develop myself because in the office there are a lot of young people and a lot of smart young people that / who are employed every year and we should develop ourselves because of the new technology / technology is improving every year, young people’s minds are always changing / way of thinking is always newI support myself with my money because from what I know in the Europe or America if a person is 20 years old they must work for themselves because their parents will not support them, but for me my parents supported me until I was 28 years old. My mother still supports me even now. I save money in the bank. No it’s my mother’s. My mother saves the money for me. I eat and buy some clothes after I get paid / I get my salary. There is a lot of old Shanghai people.

Subject + Verb + Object

Grammar

discrimination – noun
to discriminate – verb
discriminate against people
Shelley was discriminated against by white society.
There was a lot of discrimination in those days.
When you search for a girlfriend/boyfriend, you have to discriminate — you choose what you like and what you don’t like.

my father was work for the government / my father worked for the government

Vocabulary

to be mobilemobility – the ability to move anywhere
e.g. In society, social mobility means you can move up from a lower, poorer class into a higher, richer one.

the service industry – includes restaurants, hotels, airline companies
e.g. Nicholas did not like working in the service industry.