VIP Class Notes (Nicholas)(S/W/R)

Homework

What do you have to do today? What did you have to do yesterday? What do you have to do everyday?

Needs more review

We start class at 4PM and we finish class at 5PM, so we have class for 1 hour.

I shopped – buy things (online, or in a shop)
I went shopping (go to a place to buy things)

stairs – lou ti

put on < > take off
eg. I put on my clothes in the morning and then I take off my clothes at night

put < > take
on < > off 

church – the place Mr Bean goes to sing

ask a question – wen yi ge wen ti

tissue – zhi jing
eg. I use a tissue to clean my nose
eg2. He wants to sneeze but he doesn’t have a tissue.

bored / boring
tired / tiring
eg. I am bored because this class is boring.
eg2. I am tired because doing homework is tiring

at / on / in

at = time (short time / point)
on = day (because a day is a thing… on the table)
in = month / year / 一段时间

Writing

Original 

I played roller skating yesterday. I went downstairs and I took off my shoes, I put on my roller blades. I felt happy then I was hot and tired. I wanted to drink some water and I didn’t have a tissue so I went home finally.

Corrected

I roller skated yesterday. I went downstairs and I took off my shoes, I put on my roller blades. I felt happy then I was hot and tired. I wanted to drink some water and I didn’t have a tissue so I went home finally.

Vocabulary

Chinese writing – 汉字

e.g. Today William went to school and he had Chinese writing class!

difficult – 困难 

e.g. William thinks that Chinese writing class is very difficult!

e.g. I think that Chinese writing class is very difficult!

e.g. Nicholas thinks that William is very smart!

e.g. We think that tomorrow it will be very sunny!

still – 仍然 

e.g. It was raining this morning, and it’s still raining this evening.

e.g.William was hungry this morning and he is still hungry.

think / thought – 认为

e.g. I think that today will be a great day!

e.g. I thought yesterday was a great day!

yell / 吆喝 – to say something very loudly!

e.g. William was very far away. He could not hear me! I yelled his name: WILLIAM!

e.g. The little girl walked into the road. Her father yelled! Be careful 小心! Watch out! Look out!

tell / told / 告诉

e.g. Today the teacher tells William: do your homework!

e.g Yesterday, the teacher told William: give me your homework!

today = tell / yell / think

yesterday = told / yelled / thought

have to (more than 1 person) / has to (1 person) = must / 必须

e.g. William’s mother told me that he has to go to English class!

e.g William’s mother told me that he must go to English class!

e.g. They have to go to school tomorrow morning!

e.g. They must go to school tomorrow.

don’t have to / didn’t have to / doesn’t have to

e.g. Today, I don’t have to go to school.

e.g. Yesterday, I didn’t have to go to school.

e.g. Today, William, doesn’t have to go to school.

e.g. yesterday, William didn’t have to go to school.

Grammar

I / we / they think that

He / she / William / Nicholas thinks that

Today – Present Tense

/ you / we / they don’t have to

He / she / William doesn’t have to 

Yesterday – Past tense

I / you / they / she / he / we / William didn’t have to

Speaking

Teacher added words in bold – Original

I went to school. I played with my friends, and then I have lunch. School was difficult because I had to write Chinese, and then I finished the school. My grandmother picked me up school and then we went to home. And then I do my homework.

Corrected

I went to school. I played with my friends, and then I had lunch. School was difficult because I had to write Chinese, and then I finished the school. My grandmother picked me up from school and then we went to home. And then I did my homework.


people + places + things

e.g. Teacher Nicholas thinks that William will be very tall in 10 years! Teacher Nicholas thinks that Shanghai is a very big city! Teacher Nicholas thinks that the iPhone is really expensive, but he still wants one.

I think that my mother is a police woman. I think that China is huge! I think that apple apples is are red.

Reading

Bad Boy

Deborah was angry at her son. Her son didn’t listen to her. Her son was 16 years old. Her son thought he knew everything. Her son yelled at Deborah. He told her he didn’t have to do anything. He didn’t have to listen to her. He didn’t have to go to school. He didn’t have to do his homework. He didn’t have to study. He was 16. He could do anything he wanted to do. What could Deborah do? She wasn’t married. She was divorced. She could not control her son. He would listen to his father. But his father was not there. His father lived in another city.