VIP Class Notes (Raph)

Today we focused on:

Vocabulary-focused conversation about relationships and sexism.


Read more of the book and write down the words you don’t know. Summarize what you’ve read.


Vague (adj): 1- not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided.
E.g.: She was being very vague, so I didn’t know how to help her.
E.g.: I have a vague memory of meeting her many years ago.

Slang (n): 1- very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people:
E.g.: “Chicken” is slang for someone who isn’t very brave.
E.g.: There are so many slang words for ‘drunk’.
E.g.: He uses a lot of slang terms that I simply don’t understand.

Mature (adj/v): 1- like an adult, not a kid. 2- 成熟的.
E.g.: I am more mature than when I was younger.
E.g.: He’s very mature for his age.
E.g.: Girls usually mature faster than boys.

Distracted (adj): 1- nervous or confused because you are worried about something. 2- 分心
E.g.: Anna seems very distracted at the moment – I think she’s worried about her brother.

Sexism (n): 1- prejudice or discrimination based on sex, especially discrimination against women. 2- 性别歧视. (adj: Sexist)
E.g.: The university has been accused of sexism because it has so few women professors.
E.g.: His opinions are often very sexist and hateful.

Bachelor’s Degree (n): 1- 学位
Master’s Degree (n): 1- 硕士
PhD / Doctorate (n): 1- 博士

Q: How have you been?
A: I’ve been good / Good, thanks.


I think some words is useful. – I think some of the words are useful.

If two people married. – If two people get / are married.

It’s good for me to know much words. – It’s good for me to know many / a lot of words. / It’s good for me to improve my vocabulary.


Record (n): /ˈrek.ɚd//’re.kord/

Record (v): /rɪˈkɔːrd//ree.’kord/

Letter:  /ˈlet̬.ɚ//’

Later: /ˈleɪ.t̬ɚ//’lay.ter/