VIP Class Notes (Nicholas)[S]

Homework

Tell me what you loved about the Green Book.

Needs more review

ethnicity – blood

e.g. Caucasian (white), African, Asian (yellow)

nationality – where were you born

Vocabulary

admire – 欣赏

e.g. I admire my mother because she worked so hard to help me.

influence / impact – 影响

e.g. My first boss had a huge influence / impact on my life — he taught me how to be a man!

creepy – 恐怖

e.g. Men are often creepy towards women they are interested in.

e.g. If a man is creepy we call him a “creep“. Wow you’re a creep!

I delete it once a month – I clear it out once a month – I clear out my friends list every month

big social circle

small social circle – tight circle

refugees – 难民

e.g. Refugees flee their country if there is war or famine.

fiction – 小说

non-fiction

self-help books 

biography – 传记

e.g. I love reading Steve Jobs’ biography ever year

Grammar

When you talk about things you usually do, or normal things that happen in your life — use the present tense.

When you talk about things that you usually like or do, refer to those things as plural.

I delete every one month / I delete every month / I delete once a month

don’t wear that kind of clothes / don’t wear that kind of clothing / don’t wear that type of outfit

old peoples think like people graduated the high school – old people think like people graduated the high school

but young people don’t agree with it

every person have their own life – every person has their own life

watching movie and reading – watching movies 

just sometimes meet friend / just sometimes meet friends

but I never meet them in the weekends – but I never meet them on / during the weekends

I also very like eat – I also like to eat very much – I also like eating very much

I like find every different kind of restaurant in SH – I like to find every different kind of restaurant in SH –

it also have translated by Chinese – it also was translated into Chinese

but read with the original language is better – but reading in the original language is better

Speaking

Original

For 10 years ago I remember I just playing hang out with friends without dreams / any opportunity – no because my major was chemical engineering so I didn’t like that. But still my classmates some of my classmates still work for chemical company – I wanted to go to study account but I failed the examination – I passed the university but after that the university can / could choose the student who passed the university can put them into different majors – when I wanted to choose that its too late – but I get the degree. Before high school I was introverted but still now I am still introverted but in the high school I had big changes with my personality – because one of my friend.

Corrected

When I think back 10 years ago I remember I just hung out with friends without dreams / any opportunities – no because my major was chemical engineering so I didn’t like that. But still my classmates some of my classmates still work for chemical companies – I wanted to go to study accounting but I failed the examination – I passed the university examination but after that the university could choose what the student would study or could put them into different majors – when I wanted to choose that it was too late – but I got the degree. Before high school I was introverted and even now I am still introverted but in the high school my personality changed a lot – because of one of my friends.


Original

Because of my personality – I don’t like talk with some too many people – too many people I first met – if the money is very very – if the salary is very high I can try 1-6 months – health – because if you are unhealthy you cannot do anything – actually id not like sports but I exercise twice a week or third a week – yoga and walking – I back home by walk

Corrected

Because of my personality – I don’t like talking / to talk with too many people – too many people who I just met – if the salary is very high I can give it a try for 1-6 months – health – because if you are unhealthy you cannot do anything – actually I do not like sports but I exercise twice a week or three times a week – yoga and walking – I go back home by walking – I walk back home