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

Today we focused on:

We used of a speaking exercise to focus on grammar and how to properly make sentences that are neither too short, nor too long.

Vocabulary

Caregiver (n): 1- someone who takes care of a person.
E.g.: Now that his parents are older, he is their main caregiver.

Outweigh (v): 1- to be greater or more important than something else.
E.g.: The benefits of this treatment far outweigh any risks.

Means (n): 1- a method or way of doing something.
E.g.: They had no means of communication.
E.g.: We need to find some other means of transportation.

Stave sth off (v): 1- to stop something bad from happening, or to keep an unwanted situation or person away, usually temporarily.
E.g.: We were hoping to stave off these difficult decisions until September.

Serotonin (n): 1- 血清素

Hormone (n): 1- 激素

Speaking

Original:

I’m currently working in Estée Lauder’s company Bobby Brown. I joined this company 4 years ago. Before that I was a PR specialist in a PR company, but I took this job as trade marketing specialist at the very beginning, so it was kind of a change of function for my career. But before I joined the company I didn’t know much about the cosmetic industry, I didn’t know much about how a cosmetic company works or their business so everything was fresh to me and all I knew was that the company was a very huge cosmetic empire and I thought it was a great opportunity to further develop my career, so I chose to join the company. The first two years in the company was super difficult to me because I was a totally newbie and there were so many things I was not familiar with. So I spent most of my time to study and try my best to pick up with my colleagues. I just transferred to trade marketing department to product development department one year ago and now I’m responsible for the marketing strategy and product development and communication, three parts.

Edited:

I’m currently working for/at Estée Lauder’s company Bobby Brown, which I joined 4 years ago. Before that I was a PR specialist in a PR company, so when I took this job as trade marketing specialist, it was a change of function for my career. Before I joined the company I didn’t know much about the cosmetic industry, about how a cosmetic company works or their business, so everything was fresh to me. All I knew was that the company was a very huge cosmetic empire, so I thought it was a great opportunity to further develop my career. The first two years in the company were super difficult to me because I was a total newbie and there were so many things I was not familiar with. So I spent most of my time to study and try my best to catch up with my colleagues. But one year ago I transferred from the trade marketing department to the product development department and now I’m responsible for the marketing strategy, product development and communication.

Reading

Parents Happier After Their Children Leave Home
(Source: www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1908/190823-having-children.html)

Many of us believe that having children is the key to happiness and a perfect family life. Naturally, this idealistic image is true for some, but researchers say that in reality, children make us happiest when they fly the nest – when they have grown up and left home. Researchers in Germany looked at data from a survey of 55,000 over 50-year-olds living in Europe. The survey respondents were quizzed about their emotional wellbeing. The researchers discovered that most parents were happier with life after their offspring had left home and started making their own way in life. Researchers say this could be because raising children creates financial worry, stress, fatigue and anxiety.

The research was led by Christoph Becker at Heidelberg University. He concluded that a big reason for parents being happiest when their children leave home is that the tables are turned and the children provide more support to their parents. He said parents whose children no longer live with them suffer from fewer symptoms of depression and have a more positive outlook on life. Regarding the role reversal in providing support, Mr Becker said: “Children’s roles as caregivers, providers of financial support or simply as a means of social contact might outweigh the negative aspects of parenthood.” He added that maintaining family relationships may stave off loneliness in ageing parents.


Responses to Jordan Peterson :

Contrapoints
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LqZdkkBDas

PhilosophyTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMB1Ky2n1E