VIP Class Notes (Raph)[W]
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 / Resum√© (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 resum√© and print it out again.
Accountant (n): 1-¬†contador
Business Assistant (n): 1- Asistente administrativo
Human Resources / HR (n): 1- Recursos humanos
Either‚Ä¶ or‚Ä¶ connects two choices:
I‚Äôve saved some money to buy¬†either¬†[choice 1]a DVD player¬†or¬†[choice 2]an MP3 player.
We use¬†either‚Ä¶ or‚Ä¶ 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‚Äôt mind.¬†(connecting prefixes)
It‚Äôs¬†either¬†black¬†or¬†grey. I can‚Äôt 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‚Ä¶ or‚Ä¶ is¬†neither‚Ä¶ nor‚Ä¶. 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!
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs coworkers.
When I arrived in Spain it was a¬†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.