VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework


What is your favorite number?

Speaking

Chinese like 8 or 9, we prepare 8 cold dishes and 8 hot dishes and 2 snacks.
Chinese people don’t like number 4, because the number 4 pronunciation is similar to death. / 4 sounds similar to death
8 sounds similar to bring more money, 9 sounds similar to bringing luck for a long time

520 sounds similar to I love you and people buy flowers and give red envelopes to their lover.
214 is similar to 520 , they are both love festivals.

1111 is a shopping festival for single people to celebrate their freedom


Chinese like the number 8 or 9 because is brings good luck. We prepare 8 cold dishes and 8 hot dishes and 2 snacks.
Chinese people don’t like number 4, because the number 4 pronunciation is similar to death. / 4 sounds similar to death
8 sounds similar to bring more money, 9 sounds similar to bring luck for a long time

520 sounds similar to I love you and people buy flowers and give red envelopes to their lover.
214 is similar to 520 , they are both love festivals.

1111 is a shopping festival for single people to celebrate their freedom

Writing

This spring festival is family days, because of the coronavirus we stayed as home as possible and so I had spent more time to accompanied my husband and son and I really enjoyed this wonderful time.
Recently I feel sleep quality are good than before, I found cooking very relaxing, At home it has become one of my hobbies to cook as many good food as possible with my family. When I finished cooking I always take the picture to share my Wechat moments. so my cooking increased by 100% in this months.


This spring festival is a family festival  / family reunion , because of the coronavirus we stayed (at) home as mush as possible and so I spent more time to accompany / I spent more time with my husband and son and I really enjoyed this wonderful time.
Recently I feel my sleep quality is better than before / recently I sleep better than before.
I found cooking very relaxing/ cooking makes me relaxed, At home it has become one of my hobbies to cook as many good dishes as possible/ a lot of good food with my family.
When I finish cooking I like to take a picture of every dish and share them on my Wechat moments.
so my cooking skills/ability increased by 100% in these months. / in the last few months

Vocabulary

freedom (n)
I have a lot of freedom because I am single

free(adj)
I am free this afternoon
feel free to call me anytime

cold dish(es) 冷菜
We like to eat cold dishes with beer in summer

skill (n) : ability
I improved my cooking skills last month

skilled / skillful  (adj) : having a good ability
Tom is a skilled painter.
Jesse is skilled at doing short videos
Tom is skillful.

skillfully (adv)
Tom cooks skillfully
Eric drives very skillfully

adjective (adj) 形容词
tall is an adjective

adverb (adv) 副词
skillfully is an adverb

whose 谁的
whose computer is that? -> this is Tom’s computer

reunion (n) : get together
I went to a school reunion with my old classmates

situation (n) 情况
Because of the virus many people are in a bad situation

to run : 跑步 / 管理
I run 1km at night
I run a taobao store
the new CEO runs the company very well

exception 例外
We don’t work during the new year but doctors have to work. Doctors are an exception.

Grammar

comparative
short words-> +er
short -> shorter
cheap -> cheaper
Taobao is cheaper than amazon

long words -> more + word
expensive -> more expensive
difficult -> more difficult
Running a shop on Amazon is more difficult this year because of the virus

exceptions:
good -> better
bad -> worse

Tom is better than me at learning languages
The situation in the USA is worse than in China.

we stayed as home as possible -> we stayed home as mush as possible

cooking is relaxing
cooking makes me relaxed

this book is interesting
I am interested in this book

dish 一盘菜 (countable)
We ordered 5 dishes at the restaurant
We prepared many dishes for the Chinese new year.

food (uncountable)
we don’t have much food.

Pronunciation

snake
I was born in the year of the snake

snack 小吃
I eat snacks before dinner

cold

cool

single
Tom is still single (because he is too simple)

simple
tom is too simple  (Tom是傻子)(-)
I like to keep things simple( + )