VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Today we focused on:

discussing housing

Homework

write about your new house using the words from today.

Speaking

I have to wait my social security must be 5 years so I waited.
These 2 years it is almost stable but maybe there are a little down from the end of the last year.
We looked at houses from last year so maybe we almost have looked 20 houses. We chose this house because we love hong Mei lu and the price of this house is suitable and it is very big. There is balcony and the floor is great so we chose it. We negotiated the price. almost 300,000.

When you open the door there are 3 stairs. A living room on the left and the dining room on the right. There is an open kitchen
The house is facing south so we have the sun in the morning.

We can see a golf course from the house.
I love hong Mei road I think it is private there. There are only buildings and houses there. There are many good restaurants and cafe.
The people there all of them are the living there.

It takes 30 mins to  go the office.
Now I live in Guilin road.

I already have moved house for 5 years.
I’m going to the east of America on October.  but we cancelled it.
I will live here for many years but maybe 10 years I will move to Chengdu. Because I am Sichuanese.

it is more cheaper than Hefei


I had to wait for my social security to be reach 5 years so I waited.
These 2 years it has been  / was  almost stable but it decreased a little from the end of the last year.
We looked at houses from last year so maybe we have looked at 20 houses (in total) / we may have seen about 20 houses.
We chose this house because we love hong Mei road / location.  and the price of this house was suitable/ was within our budget and it is very big.
There is a balcony and it is on the 9th floor, it is great so we chose it. We negotiated the price down by almost 300,000 / we negotiated a 300k discount

When you open the door there are 3 stairs. A living room on the left and the dining room on the right. There is an open kitchen
The house is facing south so we have the sun in the morning.

We can see a golf course from the house.
I love hong Mei road I think it is private / quiet there / we won’t be disturbed

There are only buildings and houses there / it is a residential area  There are many good restaurants and cafe.
/ all the people you can see in the area are residents / most of the people are residents 

It takes 30 mins to go to the office.
Now I live on Guilin road.

I already have moved 5 times.
I was going / I was planning to travel to the east of America in October.  but we cancelled it.
I will live here for many years but maybe after/ in 10 years I will move to Chengdu. Because I am Sichuanese.

it is cheaper/ more affordable than Hefei

Vocabulary

affordable (adj) : reasonably priced
Houses in CD are more affordable than in SH
MK bags are affordable

to afford (v) : have enough money to pay for / to do something
He can afford to go on holidays 5 times a year because he is very rich
He can’t afford to lose his job because he doesn’t have savings.
He lost his job so he can’t afford to buy a new car.

to disturb : interrupt 打扰
I don’t like to be disturbed when I am working

resident (n) : person living in a place
I am a resident of the building

to reside : to stay permanently
The paintings now reside in the museum

permanent residence 永久居留
I work in Shanghai but my permanent residence is still in Chengdu.

capital (n) : political center of a country
Xi an used to be the capital of China

kitchen (n) : place where people cook
The kitchen is well equipped

equipment : necessary items for a purpose
I need to buy office equipments for my work
I need to buy ski equipments before we drive to the mountain

well equipped : with many things  / ready
The kitchen is well equipped
Tom is well equipped for the position of manager because he recently got an MBA

highlight (v/n): to make something more noticeable / the most noticeable thing
He highlighted important words in the document
The highlight of our trip was when we saw the forbidden city

residential area : place where people live
Hongmei road is mostly a residential area

layout (n)户型
I like the layout of the apartment

Grammar

locations:

in  for big areas  (country / city / district)
In China
In Shanghai
In Xuhui

on for more precise locations (street / floor)
I live on Hongmei road
I live on the 9th floor

at for the (exact address) (flat number …)
I live at 225 Hongmei road
I live at apartment 916 on the 9th floor.