VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework

Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

Use the conditional (2nd) and write about what you would do if you had super powers.

Today we focused on:

conditional (2nd)

Speaking

I’m 12yo boy and I am now study at Shixing middle school. My first subject math and also I like to play sports.
I like playing basketball, playing badminton and also swimming.
We have swimming class in our school. I also like reading books. Some books about like history. I like Chinese ancient history. I like Ming dynasty, it is my favorite period of History. Because Ming dynasty, there are many interesting things happen in Ming dynasty.

I think won’t go anywhere because I think many periods of time in the past are very dangerous because of the wars. And many things like houses are not very good for people to live.
Maybe 2050 because now many people say that in 2050 human cultures will develop quickly and smart so I want to go that time to see if it is true.
Maybe because I don’t want to know my future too early.
Maybe I want to go when I was 5 or 6 because I didn’t remember many things during the time and I want to go back to know like where do I live and wha t do I do everyday.

Maybe I would like to be a soldier because I can meet some interesting people in the army and be friend with them.
And now there are less and less wars and the soldiers maybe not dangerous now.

If I met my ancestors it would change something and there would be no me in this time.


I’m 12 yo boy and I am now studying at Shixing middle school. My favorite subject is math and also I like to play sports.
I like playing basketball, badminton and also swimming.
We have swimming classes in our school. I also like reading books. Some books about history/ some books on topics such as History . I like Chinese ancient History. I like the Ming dynasty, it is my favorite period of History because in the Ming dynasty many interesting things happened

I think I wouldn’t go anywhere because I think many periods of time in the past were very dangerous because of the wars / there were many conflicts. And many things like houses were not very good for people to live. / did not offer good living standards/conditions
Maybe I would go to 2050 because now many people say that in 2050 human culture will develop quickly and smartly so I want to go to that time to see if it is true. / if it comes true.
I wouldn’t want to meet 43 yo self because I don’t want to know my future too early.
Maybe I would go to when I was 5 or 6 because I don’t remember many things during the time / I don’t remember most of it/ I forgot many things / I only remember a few moments and I want to go back to know where I lived and what I did everyday.

Maybe I would like to be a soldier because I could meet some interesting people in the army and be friend with them / make friends
And now there are less and less wars and the soldiers maybe not be in danger now / may be safe.

If I met my ancestors it would/could change something and I may not exist in this time.

Vocabulary

to exist: to be alive / to be found in the world.存在/出现
Time machines do not exist.
We would not exist without water.

period : a portion/length in time
He had a long period of sadness when his pet died.

standard: a value for reference / a level you use to compare to other things 水平
Shanghai (probably) has a better living standard than Wulumuqi.
This factory follows high quality standards.

conflict : a disagreement which can lead to violence
I wanted to use the time machine to go the past but my parents wanted to use it to go to the future so we had a conflict.

military conflict : a conflict in which soldiers fight (smaller than a war)
Soldiers have to fight in military conflicts

soldier : someone protecting the country / serving in the army 士兵
I think soldiers are cool.

Needs more review

take (move): to move something or someone from one place to another 拿走,带走
I took my favorite pen to the exam. (go to the exam with your favorite pen)
My parents took me to beach this summer.
My father takes me to school in the morning.

Grammar

(2nd) conditional: tense used when talking about hypothesis/ things from your imagination:  ( talking in the present time about something that is not very likely)
If V(past simple) , would +V (base) 
If I had a time machine, I would travel to the time of the Ming dynasty
If I had the choice, I wouldn’t go anywhere.
If I had a time machine I would travel to the future. If I had the choice , I wouldn’t fail again

( 2nd )conditional practice:

If I didn’t fail again, I would become the top student
If I became the top student , The teacher would praise me.
If the teacher praised me, my parents would buy me anything I want.
If my parents bought me anything I want, I would have a good time and enjoy myself.
If I had (too much of) a good time, my score would go down.
If my score went down , My parents would punish me.
If my parents punished me, I would use the time machine and run away.
If I used the Time Machine and ran away, I would be careful in all the exams.
If I were careful in all the exams, I would be the top student in the country and go on TV.
If I were the top student in the country and went on TV, my parents would be proud of me/

Pronunciation

50

15

fail

punish