VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework

Write about an event that happened in the past. Use the past tense.

Today we focused on:

Speaking


Maybe because I am the best student in primary school but not in middle school. But I think be a top student is as same as being a normal student.
Maybe I can’t communicate with my students/ classmates and teachers well and I won’t be confident in the exam and it will also influence my mood. I will be always sad because if I dont do well in the exam my classmates maybe laughing at me.

I think I don’t need to be too smart but not stupid. Maybe I’ll have a better life if I am a normal student.

I don’t think he is stupid but I also don’t think he is smart.
I think my father is very smart because he always helps me in my homework. He can solve many hard math problems.

If it snows I will like it

I remember it snows all the night and in the next morning there is white snow everywhere.
I and my father make a snowman in the square. There also much snow on the ground I had a great time on the day. But the temperate of the Shanghai is too high so the snow melt in the following day.
We make 2 snowballs, one is big and one is small. First we put the big one under the small one and then we found two branches to make the snowman’s hands and we also found 2 little stones as snowman’s eyes and the snowman was done.

There is a kingdom in the space and it has stayed there for thousands of years.
One day a psychologist said the kingdom will be destroyed in 300 years and then there will be 3000 years before the second kingdom appears he said we need to collect and keep the culture and the wisdom of humans we can decrease 3000 years to 500 years before the second kingdom. No one believes him so he lead a group of scientists went to a small planet that is far away from the center of the kingdom to collect the culture and the wisdom of humans.

300 years later the kingdom truly be destroyed and that group of scientists started to create the second kingdom.


I was the best student in primary school but not in middle school. But I think being a top student is the same as / as good as being a normal student.

Maybe if I couldn’t communicate with my fellow students/ classmates/peers  and teachers well I wouldn’t  be confident in the exam and it would also influence my mood. I would always be sad/I would be depressed because if I don’t do well in the exams my classmates may laugh at me.

I think I don’t need to be too smart but not stupid (either). Maybe I’ll have a better life if I am a normal student. / average student.

I don’t think he is stupid but I also don’t think he is smart. / I don’t think he is smart either.
I think my father is very smart because he always helps me in my homework. He can solve many hard math problems.
If it snows I will like it / I like it when it snows.

I remember it snowed during the whole night and the next morning there was white snow everywhere.
my father and I made a snowman in the square. There was also much snow on the ground I had a great time on the day. But the temperature of Shanghai was too high so the snow melted the following day.
We made 2 snowballs, one was big and one was small. First we put the big one under the small one and then we found two branches to make the snowman’s hands and we also found 2 little stones as the snowman’s eyes and the snowman was done / finished / ready,

There is a kingdom in space and it has existed for thousands of years.
One day a psychologist said/predicted the kingdom will be destroyed in 300 years and then there will be 3,000 years before the second kingdom appears/is formed he said we need to collect and keep / safeguard the culture and the wisdom of humans so that we can decrease 3000 years to 500 years before the second kingdom. No one believes him so he lead a group of scientists to a small planet that is far away from the center of the kingdom to collect the culture and the wisdom of humans.

300 years later the kingdom truly is/was destroyed and that group of scientists started to create the second kingdom

Vocabulary

safeguard (v/n) : an early measure to protect 保护
We need to safeguard our culture in case anything happens.
The computer saves your work automatically every minute.It is a safeguard in case something happens.

neurologist (n)  : 圣经科医生
Tom went to a neurologist because he needed to have brain surgery.

neurology (n) 神经学
I don’t want to study neurology in university.

surgery (n)手术
My leg was hurt in the accident so I had a surgery in the hospital to fix it.

surgeon (n): person doing a surgery外科医生
You need to have steady hands to be a surgeon

steady (adj): not moving/stable/not shaking
You need to keep the gun steady when you shoot else you will not hit your target.
psychologist (n) 心理学家
Tom went to see a psychologist because he was always depressed.

genre : kind / type/ category
My favorite genre of movies are action movies.

sci fi (science fiction)科幻小说
I like sci fi novels.

fiction (n) : something not real / from imaginary events
A movie talking about WW2 is not a fiction.

depressed(adj) : in a state of unhappiness
Tom was depressed when he heard what happened.

fellow (n/adj)同辈
I like to play with fellow students.

peer(s)(n) 同等地位的人
Being the top student is like being the best among my peers.

Grammar

mention yourself last (polite)
Tom, Jimmy and I went to the zoo.

Pronunciation

bench

branch

wisdom

widen

destroyed