VIP Class Notes (Tibo) (S / W)

Speaking

I have never took your class before -> I have never taken your class before

I studied here since about end of November of last year and my purpose is not for something exactly a job position. I thought English should be necessary skill for me and my problem is reading maybe ok and listening is not bad but my problem is about the speaking and the writing. So I thought the input is not bad but the output is not so good.
Most of time when I saw some vocabulary and some sentences from English news or native speakers I thought the words using or sentence structure is very good but when I speak something or write something by myself it is hard to use vocabulary or structure in higher level.
and Chinglish is another problem.
movies and some stories of history.I not mean the year or what happened in some years. not just the dates I like history stories with people.

in china get married is different with foreign countries. I have to get the record in the government and in the last 2 months the government office for weddings  / registration office for weddings was turned off . You can take a wedding on church or other places but it is just a ceremony for the couple it is not official.

The registration in government is necessary but the ceremony has no meaning in law.

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I have never taken your class before

I studied here since the end of last November and my purpose is not to study English for work / I don’t aim to improve my English for work.

I thought English should be a necessary skill for me. I am relatively strong in reading and listening but I have problems with speaking and writing.

So I thought the input is not bad but the output is not so good. / the output is slightly lacking.
Most of time when I saw some vocabulary and some sentences from English news or native speakers I thought the words used / they are using or sentence structure is very good but it is hard for me to do that .

When I say something or write something by myself / on my own / independently it is hard to use vocabulary or structure of a higher level.

Chinglish is another problem.
I am interested in movies and some stories about history / historical stories.
I don’t mean what happened at a certain date but instead  the life of real people in history. I like biographies

getting married in China is different with foreign countries. You have to register the wedding in the government office and in the last 2 months the government office for weddings  / registration office for weddings was closed. You can hold a wedding at the church or other places but it is just a ceremony for the couple it is not official / it has no legal meaning  / no legal ground / it is not recognized officially.

Writing

American soap operas were shown up in China since 40 years ago. That is a age without many types of tv shows,and also is a age which people has few channel to know something out of China. The American soap operas have became a popular and fashion topics around young guys,and it is a direct way that people could get information of western world which is totally different with ours. After that,with the promotion of globalization,more English soap operas were introduced in china,more things about daily life of western world were revealed in front of young people in China,it even led the studying abroad boom in 1980s. As the rapid development of tech in these days,people could get various TV shows and soap operas of other countries easily. It is a great channel to learn the language, culture and history of other countries.

American soap operas were shown up in China for 40 years  / since the 1980s.
at that time we didn’t have many types of tv shows,and then people (only) had few channels to know about the rest of the world / to discover other countries.
The American soap operas became popular and fashionable topics for / among  young guys / youngsters / young people.
This way people could directly get information about the western world which is totally different with ours.  / about the very different western world

After that, with the development / advance/ increase/ progress of globalization,more English soap operas were introduced in China,more things about daily life of western world were revealed to young people in China / to Chinese youngsters.
It even led to the studying abroad boom in the 1980s.

because of the / due to the rapid development of tech in these days / as tech developed rapidly people got access to …., people could get various foreign TV shows and soap operas easily. It is a great way to learn the language, culture and history of other countries.

Vocabulary

record (n)  : proof of something which happened / written document
we lost the bank record for last year.

to record : put something in a format which will continue with time
I recorded his wedding on my iPhone

to lead : to manage / be the leader of
XJP is leading the virus management team

to lead to : consequence / make something happen
The virus outbreak led to the drop of the stock exchange

to promote : actively try to make something more popular through marketing
China is promoting Chinese medicine as a way to deal with Covid 19.

biography : life of someone written by someone else
I read the biography of Thomas Edison

autobiography : life of someone written by the protagonist
I am writing my autobiography because I am sure I will become very rich and famous hahahahahaha.

protagonist (n) : main character
Superman is the main protagonist in the superhero movie.

Israeli : people from Israel

Grammar

speak
He finally spoke

speak to
I spoke to John

say something
I said something to the teacher

tell someone something
I told John that my English was great

turn on/off : for electronic / electric devices
I turned off the TV.
turn on the computer.

the store was opened / closed.


ago –
to measure time before the present
I moved to china 6 years ago

since – express something which has lasted since a specific point in time
I have been living in China since 2014

for – express a duration
I have been living in China for 6 years

in 1980
in the 1980s

as to talk about related things evolving / comparison
as he got older he became more handsome.
He is not as tall as Tom

Pronunciation

scale