VIP Class Notes (Raph)[W]

Vocabulary

Terracotta (n): 1- 红陶
E.g.: Xi’An is home to the Terracotta Army.

Temporary (adj): 1- not lasting very long.
E.g.: He got a temporary job during the summer.

Appreciate (v): 1- used when you are thanking someone or showing that you are grateful: 2- to recognize or understand how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it. 3- to be aware of something, or to understand that something is valuable.
E.g.: We really appreciate all the help you gave us last weekend.
E.g.: There’s no point buying him expensive wines – he doesn’t appreciate them.
E.g.: I appreciate that this is a difficult decision for you.

24/7 (adv/adj) : 1- 25 hours a day, 7 days a week. = all the time.
E.g.: I’ve been working 24/7 since July 2017.

Muslim (n): 1- 穆斯林

Bachelor’s Degree (n): 1- 学士学位
Master’s Degree (n): 1- 硕士学位
Doctorate / PhD (n): 1- 博士

Writing

Original:

If I cooperation with one gallery ,we would sign a contract.They could make exhibitions about my paintings and slip 50percentage for me when my paintings are sold.Personally speaking, I am not doing very well financially,so I think these things are tiring.

I have been a painting teacher for two years.Since July 2017, I almost work everyday,I have lots of things such as teach students ,arrange accommodation for professors every month and do any commissions.One of the professor told to me that I should (sacrifice) myself because I am young and I can do it better. I have lots of tasks and have no time to paint .last year ,I passed out on the morning in May,I felt that maybe I will die at that moment,at last the ambulance took me to hospital fast,hence , I was saved.

Now I am more mature than before and I am independent these days.Sometimes I can see somebody’s true color,it’s not a good sense but I know that this is the real life.

Edited:

If I cooperate with a gallery, we have to sign a contract. They can then make exhibitions of / with my paintings and pay me 50% whenever my paintings are sold. Personally speaking, I am not doing very well financially, so I think these things are tiring.

I have been a painting teacher for two years, and since July 2017, I‘ve worked almost everyday. I have lots of things to do, such as teaching students ,arranging accommodation for professors every month and doing any commissions. One of my professors told me that I should sacrifice myself / make a sacrifice because I am young and I can do things better. But because I have lots of tasks / work, I have no time to paint. One morning in May last year, I passed out and I felt that maybe I was going to die at that moment. At last, the ambulance took me to hospital fast and I was saved.

These days I am more mature and independent than before. Sometimes I can see people’s true colors, which is not a good feeling, but I know that this is how life is / this is just life / this is just the reality of life.

Grammar

At 2017 July – In July 2017.

I teached kids. – I taught kids.

At March next year. – In March next year.

This year is more better. – This year is better.

I teach for two years. – I’ve been teaching for two years.

After that I came to Beijing. – After that I went to Beijing.

I will stay in Shanghai in five years. – I will still be in Shanghai in five years.

There a lot of different food came from different areas. – There a lot of different foods, from different areas.

Pronunciation

Percent: pɚˈsent/

Percentage:  /pɚˈsen.t̬ɪdʒ/

Contract: /ˈkɑːn.trækt/

Arrange: /əˈreɪndʒ/