VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S/W]

Writing

My live in Shanghai
Three years and a half ago I came here, to Shanghai, and I think that time has passed so quickly. I’ve goes to a University for first time, I’ve studied and Ive done many things like met new friends, Chinese and of others countries, I’ve been traveling in China and around it, I’ve took hundred and hundred photos and I’ve painted some paintings. The live sometimes give you wonderful things when you not wait for these.
I think I have many blessings.

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My life in Shanghai
Three years and a half ago I came here, to Shanghai, and I think that time has passed so quickly. I’ve gone to University for the first time, I’ve studied and I’ve done many things like meet new friends, Chinese and from other countries, I’ve been traveling in China and around it, I’ve taken hundreds and hundreds of photos and I’ve painted some canvases. Life sometimes give you wonderful things when you are not expecting them.
I think I have many blessings. / I think I am blessed/ lucky.

Speaking


When I went to Spain the big dream I can travel to other countries and I thought this was my opportunity to buy many things for my mum for her to have a very good life.
That was an opportunity for my son , he is study now in this country too but my dreams half year after I arrived to Spain broken.
Because my mom got sick and she died. She wasn’t really my mom but I considered her as my mum.
One year after that I can bring my son to live with me in Spain and in this moment when my grandma died I decide not return to Columbia because for me overtime don’t find her.
Four years after that I decide to visit my other family, there are many many and I didn’t feel guilty and I went there and see all my family for one month and again I visit them every 3 years but not too often.
Here I feel different, I have more time for me, for to do many things in Spain I can’t do that. I feel good here.

you don’t know how your life changes in a moment.

I think we will live here for 2 years more. I think he don’t like to live in Africa or India. Some places he says no. I don’t want to live there.

When I went to Spain sometimes at the bus stop some people I don’t like the foreigners, South Americans came here to steal our jobs but here I can’t listen that.
I went to the optician, I listened to her talk with Chinese customers. some words I can understand. no this one is 350 for Chinese people for foreigners it is 600.

For this situation if you are Americans, orphans they like to adopt the American people

I have a friend she is Mexican. 3 years ago she was volunteer in an orphanage they had many children and sometimes you can take one and you keep this baby some months in your home to care them and then you will return. it is like you borrow because here don’t have too many beds. and she took one child and they said her for 3 months but after 3 months they said nothing and 5 months . nothing Finally she was with this boy for almost 2 years but she want to adopt he but the first time they say yes but then no because one American family is interested in him. Finally almost 3 years he adopted one American family.

for exemple Mexicans people want to adopt t is hard. Americans it is ok.


When I went to Spain it was like a big dream I could travel to other countries and I thought this was my opportunity to buy many things for my mum for her to have a very good life.
That was also an opportunity for my son , he could study in this country too but my dreams were broken half year after I arrived to Spain / half year after I arrived to Spain my dreams were broken
Because my mom got sick and she passed away. She wasn’t really my mom but I considered her as my mum.
One year after that I brought my son to live with me in Spain and at this moment when my grandma passed away I decided not to return to Columbia because she wouldn’t be there/ I wouldn’t be able to see her.
Four years after that I decided to visit my other family, I have many relatives and I didn’t feel guilty and I went there and saw all my family for one month and again I usually visit them every 3 years because I don’t want to go there too often.
Here I feel different, I have more time for myself to do many things I can’t do in Spain. I feel good here.

When I went to Spain sometimes at the bus stop some people said I don’t like the foreigners, South Americans come here to steal our jobs but here I can’t understand that.
I went to the optician, I listened to her talk with Chinese customers. There were some words I could understand. This one is 350 for Chinese people for foreigners it is 600.

In this situation if you are Americans it is easier, orphanages like when American people adopt orphans,

I have a friend she is Mexican. 3 years ago she was a  volunteer in an orphanage they had many children and sometimes you could take one and you keep this baby a few months in your home to take care of them and then you had to return him/her. it is like you borrow a child because they didn’t  have enough beds. She took one child and they said she could keep him for 3 months but after 3 months they said nothing / they didn’t say anything / nothing happened. and it became 5 months . Finally she was with this boy for almost 2 years but she wanted to adopt him and they said ok at first but then one American family was interested in him. Finally after almost 3 years he was adopted by one American family.

for example if Mexicans want to adopt it is hard. but for Americans it is easier.

Vocabulary

orphanage : the place where orphans live.
They went to the orphanage to adopt a baby.

orphans : people who don’t have parents
There are many orphans in the orphanage.

what’s the name / how is it called…
I went to….what’s the name again

optician : person selling glasses
I went to the optician to get new glasses.

to expect: to consider something is likely to happen.
I didn’t expect the weather to be so hot in Shanghai, I wore a coat this morning and now I don’t know what to do with it.

relatives: people related to you / loose family members
I have many relatives in this city.

bless you : when someone coughs

convenient: making life easy.
Taobao is very convenient.

to pass away: die
He passed away last month.

expectation : what one expects
What were your expectations when you moved to Shanghai?

doubt : when one is not sure about something.
I have doubts about this sentences.

life / lives
I only have 1 life.
Their lives were very long

Grammar

go+es (present with he/she/it)
Tom goes to the supermarket
She works very hard,

to work: work (present)/ worked (past)/ worked(past particle)

to go: go (present)/ went / gone

to take : take / took / taken

have / be + past particle

put time either at the beginning or the end of the sentence:
On Monday I will have a yoga class. / I will have a yoga class on Monday. 

talk in general -> present