VIP Class Notes (Nicholas)(W)

Next Class Focus

Maybe we can study different artistic movements and the lives of great artists together.

Vocabulary

background noise / background music / fondo

e.g. Sometimes listening to background

slam the door / to close the door in anger

e.g. My son slammed the door in my face until I corrected him.

If you add the letters “-IST” to a word – it describes a person.

perfectionist / a person who wants to be perfect

e.g. Nicholas was a perfectionist when he was young.

race / raza étnica / racist / a person who doesn’t like other people form other countries

e.g. Elena is not a racist!

realism (style) / realist (person) 

e.g. Elena prefers the artistic style of realism.

e.g. Elena is a realist painter.

skill / Habilidad / ability 

e.g. Elena is highly skilled at painting. She has a great artistic ability.

attempt / Intento

e.g. Elena’s first attempt at the painting was in September and it was pretty good, but her latest / most recent attempt in March was amazing!

sip / take a little drink

e.g. I took sip of wine and felt drunk!

e.g. Sometimes parents will let their children have just a little sip of wine. You can taste it.

frame / to frame

e.g. The frame around the picture was made of gold.

e.g. Elena had a beautiful painting that she framed for her friend.

Grammar

to hear / you can hear someone and not listen to them / to hear takes no effort, it’s not difficult, your ears are open / it’s passive (Pasiva) / you hear it – maybe you want to, maybe you don’t

e.g. I hear the fan.

e.g. I can hear my thoughts in my head.

e.g. I would hear my mother talking when I was young – but I wasn’t listening.

to listen / you are active (activo) / you are actively hearing someone / you are hearing them closely / to want to hear it

e.g. If I hear my mother talking, I just hear the noise (Ruido) of her voice.

e.g. If I am listening to my mother, I am sitting here, I am looking at her, and I am saying “yes mom, I understand”.

it’s more easy / it’s easier 

it‘s dry very fast / it dries very fast / it dries quickly / it dries fast /acrylic dries quicker than oil

Writing

There are a restaurant in Shanghai called Beef and Liberty, which in the same place as the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel on west Nanjing road, very near to my English school. It isn’t big restaurant but in this you can eat really delicious hamburgers, since it is a specialist in this type of food. Every Monday it have some discounts like, you can buy two burgers for one.

There is a restaurant in Shanghai called Beef and Liberty, which is in the same place as the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel on West Nanjing road, it’s very close to my English school. It isn’t big restaurant but in this you can eat really delicious hamburgers here, since it is a specialist in this type of food / since they specialize in hamburgers. Every Monday it has / offers / gives some discounts such as you can buy two burgers for one / buy one burger get one free.