VIP Class Notes (Raph)


Atheist (n/adj): 1 – someone who doesn’t believe in a god.
E.g.: Raph is an atheist.
E.g.: China is the most atheist country in the world.

Agnostic (n/adj): 1- a person who believes in a god/gods, but not in a specific religion.
E.g.: She’s become an agnostic.
E.g.: Louisa is agnostic. She doesn’t have a religion, but she believes in a god.

Simultaneous (adj): 1- happening at the same time. (adv: Simultaneously)
E.g.: There were several simultaneous explosions in different parts of the city.
E.g.: The two events are happening simultaneously, so I need to pick which one I want to go.


Past Continuous Tense = refers to a continuing action or state that was happening at some point in the past. The past continuous tense is formed by combining the past tense of to be (i.e., was/were) with the verb’s present participle (-ing word).

=> Used to talk about actions that had started but hadn’t ended, at a specific time in the past:

E.g.: Yesterday at 11AM I was cooking lunch.
E.g.: Last Sunday at 2PM I was shopping.
E.g.: Last month they were working on another project.
E.g.: Last semester I was still finishing my Master’s Degree.
E.g.: Last night at 8 o’clock we were having dinner.

=> Used to talk about two simultaneous actions:

E.g.: When I arrived at the office it was raining.
E.g.: When he got home his wife was taking a shower.
E.g.: When her plane landed, he was still driving to the airport.
E.g.:was walking home when the rain started.
E.g.: She was doing her homework when her dad came home.
E.g.: While he was cooking, she was washing the dishes.

Future Continuous Tense = indicates that something will occur in the future and continue for an expected length of time. It is formed using the construction will + be + the present participle (the root verb + -ing).

=> Used to talk about actions that will have started but won’t be finished, at a specific time in the future:

E.g.: Tomorrow at 5PM I will be working. 
E.g.: Next Monday at 1PM we will be having a meeting.
E.g.: Next week I will be traveling with my friends.
E.g.: On Wednesday night I will be having dinner with my boyfriend.
E.g.: This time next year I will be studying in New York.
E.g.: Tomorrow at 2PM I will be shopping.

=> Used to talk about two simultaneous actions:

E.g.: She people get here I will still be cooking.
E.g.: When my next student arrives, I will still be teaching you.
E.g.: By the time you get to Shanghai, I will still be driving there.
E.g.: When you arrive I will be sleeping.


Interpret: /ɪnˈtɝː.prɪt/

Superstition: /ˌsuː.pɚˈstɪʃ.ən/

Catholic: /ˈkæθ.əl.ɪk/

Atheist: /ˈeɪ.θi.ɪst/

Simultaneous: /ˌsaɪ.məlˈteɪ.ni.əs/