Demo Class Notes (Laura – Tibo)

Next Class Focus

Focus:
More talking practice
Role play to get more familiar with different situations
Practice different kinds of emails

In the long run : prepare for accounting exam / potential accounting related vocabulary problem

Grammar:
review present continuous
review prepositions


Speaking

My English name is Laura, And I work for a forwarding company and my job is administration assistant
I have been work for 9 years and I like the company. It is no pressure and I will get the more and work the more money and benefits I get.
I want to be a management, and I am also study accounting.  Hobbies is find some delicious restaurants in Shanghai and reading.

Recently I read the CEO of the high heels.
Because in our office the international forwarding company and sometimes I met our overseas agent but hard to speak.
I know just little words to talk with them and don’t know how to talk with them confidently.


My English name is Laura, And I work for a forwarding company and my job is administration assistant / I work as an administrative assistant.
I have been working for 9 years and I like the company. There is no pressure and  the more I work, the more money and benefits I get. / The more I work, the better I am rewarded.
I want to be a manager, and I am also learning accounting.  My hobby is to find some delicious restaurants in Shanghai and reading.

Recently I read the CEO in high heels.
Because our office is an international forwarding company (/We are an international forwarding company) and sometimes I meet our overseas agent but I find it is hard to speak / But I don’t know what to say to them.
I know just a few words to talk with them and I don’t know how to talk with them confidently.


role play : meeting with an oversea agent
Is it the first time to Shanghai. -> Is it your first time in Shanghai?

there is only few traditional places in Shanghai. -> there are only a few traditional places in Shanghai
I think suzhou is more traditional than Shanghai. It is very close to Shanghai and only 30 minutes by train.

We will introduce our new cover system and then test the upgraded system that we will launch on March. -> We will introduce our new system and then test the upgraded system that we will launch in March.
The meeting will start at 10 and then have a break time for lunch. – > The meeting will start at 10 and then we will have a break time for lunch.

Writing


Write an email to confirm a phone meeting on Friday.

Hi John,
We are glad to invite you to phone meeting on Friday.
We decide to start the meeting at 2pm, is that suitable for you?
I wait for your reply or other suggestions if you have.
Please let us know.
Thank you

My best regards,

Laura.


Hi/Dear John,
We are glad to invite you to phone meeting on Friday.
We were thinking to start the meeting at 2pm, is that suitable for you? / does that work for you? / are you available at that time?
I wait for your reply or other suggestions if you have. / I wait for your reply or other alternatives.
Please let us know.
Thank you

Best regards,

Laura.

Vocabulary

alternative / another choice
You can chose tea or coffee. The alternative to coffee is tea.

to shred / to cut into small pieces

a paper shredder 
I use a paper shredder to destroy confidential documents

dictionary
I use a dictionary to find the meaning of words I don’t know

to be rewarded / to get something for your efforts
I am rewarded by better benefits

to auction / to put something for sale to the highest bidder
I auctioned my phone and got 4000CNY for it.

an auction / when people bid to get an item
Ebay is an online auction marketplace

highest bidder / the person willing to pay the most
Tom was the highest bidder and won the item.

intention / what you want to do
My intention for learning English is to have better chances to become a manager.

benefits / advantages
One of the benefits we get from our company is a health insurance for the whole family.

Different kinds of books:
Novels / stories
Biographies / about the life of someone
Short stories
Poems
History books
Self development books

Grammar


The more….The more….
The more I work, the more money I can get
The more I do exercises, the more healthy I become -> the more I exercise , the healthier I become
general statements -> present tense

Comparative …. comparative
The taller I get, the better it is for playing basketball
The faster the telephone, the more expensive

Countable/uncountable
Countable If you can count 1,2,3 -> many, a few, lots of
There are many people in the room.
Uncountable you cannot count (for example water, rice)
A lot, much, not much, little
There is not much water left in the bottle

Pronunciation

novels – noh vels

lunch – lunch 
launch – lornch

balloon – bah loon