VIP Class Notes (Raph)[S][R]

Today we focused on:

Today we used reading to focus on vocabulary.

Vocabulary

Toddler (n): 1- a young child, especially one who is learning or has recently learned to walk.
E.g.: Having a toddler at home is a lot of work.

Cruise (n): 1- a journey on a large ship for pleasure, during which you visit several places.
E.g.: They’re going on a cruise around the Mediterranean.
E.g.: They’ve just set off on a round-the-world cruise.

Sail (v/n): 1– When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water. 2- 帆.
E.g.: The boat sailed along/down the coast.
E.g.: As the boat sailed by/past, everyone on deck waved.
E.g.: The ship was sailing to China.

Dock (v): 1- If a ship docks, it arrives at a dock, pier, or port.
E.g.: Hundreds of people turned up to see the ship dock at the pier.

Ultimate (adj): 1- most important, highest, last, or final. 2- the best, most, or greatest of its kind.
E.g.: Your ultimate goal is to play the game as well as you can.
E.g.: Some people believe that he is the ultimate painter of this century.

Voyage (n): 1- a long journey, especially by ship:
E.g.: He was a young sailor (水手) on his first sea voyage.
E.g.: She said her voyage around the world was the best year of her life.

Extensive (adj): 1– long or covering a large area; having or being a large amount. 2- Extensive also means wide in range and including much detailed information.
E.g.: Extensive road repairs are causing traffic problems.
E.g.: Her knowledge of music is extensive.

Itinerary (n): 1- a detailed plan or route of a journey.
E.g.: The tour operator will arrange transport and plan your itinerary..

Committed (n): 1- very willing to give your time and energy to something.
E.g.: He is very committed to finishing the project in time, so he’s been working overtime almost everyday.
E.g.: She is a very committed advocate (名倡导者) for human rights.

Guinness World Record (n): 1- 吉尼斯世界纪录

Snowflake (n): 1- 雪花

Grotto (n): 1- 石窟

Nutrition (n): 1- 营养

Viking (n): 1- 海盗

Continent (n): 1- 大陆

Speaking

Original:

I’m a coffee lover, and actually my last position at my last company is a marketeer for a coffee brand. I remember I bought a coffee machine two years ago and I started to learn how to make Italian-style coffee. At the beginning, I experience a lot of failing and I tried to figure out the reason. There are lot key reasons which effect the coffee quality, including the status of the coffee bean and the skill you are making the coffee. After half a year practice, I can make a very good quality coffee.

Edited:

I’m a coffee lover, and actually my job was as a marketeer for a coffee brand. I remember I bought a coffee machine two years ago and I started to learn how to make Italian-style coffee. At the beginning, I experienced a lot of failure, so I tried to figure out the reason. There are a lot of key elements which affect the coffee quality, including the type and quality of the coffee bean and your skill at making the coffee. After half a year practice, I can now make very good quality coffee.

Grammar

English is my shortage. – English is my shortcoming / weakness.

Pronunciation

Record (n): /ˈrek.ɚd//’re.kord/

Record (v): /rɪˈkɔːrd//ri.’kord/

Unique: /juːˈniːk/ /you.’neek/

Boutique: /buːˈtiːk//boo.tik/