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

Vocabulary

Analyze (v): 1- to study or examine something in detail, in order to discover more about it.
E.g.: We need to analyze all the information before we make a decision.

Storytelling (n): 1- the art of telling stories.
E.g,: The celebration will include dance, song, and storytelling.

Speaking

Original:

This morning I woke up at 7AM, take a shower and then I prepare my breakfast. I’m relaxed. My breakfast with was eggs, bread, I drunk coffee. And when I start eat it, I receive a WeChat, it’s my driver, he said “Elena, you want to go to university today?” I said “Yes, of course” and then I saw my phone because I need check what time is it. It’s very late, because my classes started at 9:25 and it was 9AM, and I need leave 8:45AM. I forgot what time is it. I drunk my coffee only, and I went too fast. And today is the first day that my driver took my in ten minutes to university. When I finish class at 12 and 10 minutes, I go back home and my husband send me message, he invited me have the lunch in a Italian restaurant near my home.

Edited:

This morning I woke up at 7AM, took a shower and prepared my breakfast. I was relaxed, so I made eggs, bread, and coffee. When I started eating, I received a WeChat message from my driver, asking: “Elena, do you want to go to the university today?” I said “Yes, of course” and then when I checked the time on my phone I realized it was very late. My classes started at 9:25, so I had to leave 8:45. It was  already 9AM, sojust drank my coffee, and left. Today was the first day my driver managed to take me to the university in ten minutes. When I finished my class, at 12:10 (ten past twelve / twelve ten), I went home. When I got there, my husband sent me a message / messaged me, inviting me to have lunch at an Italian restaurant near my home.

Writing

Original:

Last Saturday was a relaxed day, because really I didn’t do anything. I woke up too late, at 11:30, and then I took a shower. That day my husband made lunch which was chicken meat balls, at 6:00pm my husband went to gym and me too, but beforehand we slept a little more. When we back home, we prepared dinner and ate, then we sat on the sofa with a blanket and we saw a movie which was Coco, by the way the movie was very sad, but let a good lesson like love for the family.
Last Sunday we went to Swedish restaurant to had a brunch, all food delicious. We were full so we back home walking, we walked around 2 kilometres. At home we fell asleep 20 minutes, and then I started drawing and painting the new painting for my aunt. After that I started my English homework, and stopped it a few minutes during I prepared dinner, and then I continued and finished it.

Edited:

Last Saturday was a relaxed day, because I didn’t do anything. I woke up late, at 11:30, and then I took a shower. That day my husband made lunch, which was chicken meat balls. At 6:00pm my husband and I went to the gym, but beforehand we slept a little more. When we got back home, we prepared dinner and ate, then we sat on the sofa with a blanket and saw a animated movie named Coco. The movie was very sad, but taught a good lesson about love for the family.

On Sunday we went to Swedish restaurant to have brunch, and the food was delicious. We were full, so we walked home for around 2 kilometers. At home we fell asleep for 20 minutes, and then I started drawing and painting a new picture for my aunt. After that I started my English homework. stopped it for a few minutes to prepare dinner, and after that I finished it.

Grammar

Last time I write too much. – Last time I wrote too much.

Pronunciation

Creative: /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/

Layer: /lei.er/

Walked: /walkt/

Stopped: /stopt/


/T/, /D/, or /ID/ for Regular Past-Tense English Verbs


“Ed” as “T”: 
If the infinitive of the verb has a voiceless sound at the end of it, such as p, k, s, ch, sh, f, x, or h, you pronounce the “ed” ending as a “T.” (Note the pronunciation in parentheses. It’s the sound that determines the group that a word belongs to, not always the written letter.)
Examples: asked, baked, brushed, cooked, cracked, crashed, danced,  dressed, dropped, escaped, finished, fixed, guessed, helped, hiked, hoped, joked, jumped, kissed, knocked, laughed, locked, looked, missed, mixed, packed, passed, picked, pressed, pronounced, pushed, relaxed, shopped, slipped, smoked, stopped, talked, typed, walked, washed, watched, worked

Ed as “D”: If the last sound in the verb is a voiced one, such as in l, v, n, m, r, b, v, g, w, y, z, and vowel sounds, or diphthongs, then pronounce the “-ed” ending as “D.”
Examples: advised, agreed, allowed, answered, appeared, arrived, believed, belonged, burned, called, carried, changed, cleaned, closed, covered, cried, damaged, described, died, dried, earned, encouraged, enjoyed, entered, explained, explored, filled, followed, happened, imagined, interviewed, jailed, killed, listened, lived, loved, measured, moved, opened, planned, played, performed, pulled, rained, realized, remembered, repaired, saved, shared, shaved, showed, signed, slammed, stayed, snowed, studied, traveled, tried, turned, used, welcomed, whispered, worried, yawned

Ed as “ID” If the last sound in the infinitive verb is a t or d, pronounce the “-ed” ending as “ID.”
Examples: accepted, afforded, arrested, attended, collected, contacted, counted, decided, defended, demanded, divided, ended, expanded, expected, exported, flooded, graduated, hated, hunted, included, invented, invited, landed, needed, painted, planted, presented, pretended, printed, protected, provided, rented, repeated, reported, respected, rested, scolded, shouted, skated, started, treated, visited, waited, wanted, wasted