VIP Class Notes (Raph)[W]

Vocabulary

Too much (adj): 1- more than someone can deal with or needs.
E.g.: I can’t take care of six children at my age – it’s too much.
E.g.: I ate too much food.
E.g.: My husband drank too much at the party and was completely drunk!

CV / Resumé (n): 1- abbreviation for curriculum vitae : a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, that you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job.
E.g.: I see from your CV, Miss Taylor, that you worked for two years in Hong Kong.
E.g.: Before I apply for the job, I must update my resumé and print it out again.

Accountant (n): 1- contador

Business Assistant (n): 1- Asistente administrativo

Human Resources / HR (n): 1- Recursos humanos

Grammar

Either… or… connects two choices:

I’ve saved some money to buy either [choice 1]a DVD player or [choice 2]an MP3 player.

We use either… or… to connect items which are the same grammatical type, e.g. words, phrases, clauses:

We can either pre- or post-date the document. I don’t mind. (connecting prefixes)

It’s either black or grey. I can’t remember. (connecting words)

You can stay either with me or with Janet. (connecting phrases)

Either I drive to the airport or I get a taxi. (connecting clauses)

The opposite of either… or… is neither… nor…. We use it to make negative statements connecting items:

We got so wet. We had neither umbrellas nor raincoats with us!

Neither our families nor our friends know that we are getting married!

Writing

Original:

I have been living in shanghai more than 2 years. Is difficult arrive to a new city where all is different until the languages, and also more difficult make a friends.
Now I have many friends in Shanghai. I did some friends when I went to the English school because I studied English for four months.
I met three Mexican girls and a Colombian girl and then that girls introduced to me others friends that they had. Same happened to me when I met the wives of my husband’s coworkers, this maner I met a lot friends. And also I have some Chinese friends, I met these friends because they first were my English or Chinese teacher, and I met others Chinese friends, they are my husband’s coworkers.
When I arriving to Spain it was different situation, because I knew some friends that they went few time before that me.
Also I had too much friends because I have been there 17 years and I worked in some companies, this maner is more easy meet friends.

Edited:

I have been living in Shanghai for more than 2 years. It is difficult to arrive in a new city, where everything, including the language, is different, and even more difficult to make friends.
Now I have many friends in Shanghai. I made some friends when I went to study at an English school for four months. I met three Mexican girls and a Colombian girl there, and then they introduced me to their friends. The same thing happened to me when I met the wives of my husband’s coworkers, and ended up meeting a lot friends through them. I also have some Chinese friends, who I met either because they used to be my English or Chinese teachers, or because they are my husband’s coworkers.

When I arrived in Spain it was different situation, because I knew some friends who had moved there just before I did. Also, I had many, many friends because I lived there for 17 years and worked in different companies. This way it is easier to meet friends.

Pronunciation

Introduce: /ˌɪn.trəˈduːs/

Introduce: /ˌɪn.trəˈduːst/

Through: /θruː/

Cuban: /ˈkjuː.bən/