VIP Class Notes (Raph)[W]

Vocabulary

Traffic Jam (n): 1- a large number of cars close together and unable to move or moving very slowly.
E.g.: The snow caused traffic jams all over the city.
E.g.: I was stuck in a traffic jam for an hour yesterday.

Skinny (adj): 1- very thin.
E.g.: You should eat more – you’re too skinny.
E.g.: Models in the fashion world often look unhealthily skinny.

Punctuation (n): 1- symbols such as  “, . ! ?.”, used to make sentences. 2- 标点
E.g.: His letter was completely without punctuation.

Overwork (v/adj): 1- to (cause someone to) work too much. 2- doing too much work:
E.g.: You look exhausted – I hope they’re not overworking you.
E.g.: He got sick because of overwork.

Overworked (adj): 1- having to work too much.
E.g.: I’m overworked and underpaid.

Writing

Original:

1.Salary is a important factor for me when I look for a new job.
2.I am heading to JingAn Temple tomorrow.
3.In China, 8-9am and 6-7pm are the rush time,there is a heavy traffic every road.
4.I think his suggestion is right, so I rejected the offer.
5.The weather is very hot, I sweat everyday when I am on the way to work

Edited:

1. Salary is an important factor for me when I look for a new job.
2. I am heading to Jing’An Temple tomorrow.
3. In China, 8-9am and 6-7pm are considered rush hour, so there is heavy traffic on every road.
4. I think his advice is right/correct, which is why I rejected the offer. | I agree with his advice, which is why I rejected the offer.
5. The weather is very hot, so I sweat everyday when I am on the way to work.

Grammar

I want to find a job which can promote. – I want to find a job where I can be promoted / where there’s a possibility of promotion / where I can have a career plan. 

I don’t told him. – didn’t tell him / I haven’t told him.

My mother ask that I must to play it, I can’t give up. – My mother told me that had to continue playing and that I couldn’t give up.

Pronunciation

Sweat: /swet/

Stretch: /stretʃ/

Punctuation: /ˌpʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/

Training: /ˈtreɪ.nɪŋ/