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Write about your time working in a Korean company.
What were the challenges working with people of a different culture?

Speaking

They are having dinner. no on calls the waitress  but they have already decided which dishes they want to eat. maybe they are talking on WeChat.
I meet my friends. we are never look at the phone unless someone call us but others we never check our phones.
Ask to Steve Jobs.

Even the kids 3 years old, they also could play the phone.
I don’t think it is a good education for kids. Because they are no communication and bad for the eyes for kids.

I think my childhood is better, I think the kids now they have big pressure for study and to go to the academy for English and Chinese

the one reason I finish the university is to get the degree.
Actually I want to go to the accounting. but I failed the examination so changed the major to a lower threshold.

Introvert I think but If I feel comfortable I will be introverted but it will be take a long time. it is difficult for me to open up/ to let people close.

She told me think about it for 1 week. Then I decided to go to academy and study accounting in the academy.

Maybe only one thing  I want to change is to study hard.
Study hard the English, the Chinese.

if they find you cheating during the Gaokao they will back the paper and lose the chance for this year.

Most of people don’t know how to communicate or how to fix problems.

koreans they like drinking and after drunk they are like crazy people.

If boyfriend is Oppa then all the friends of the bf are all poppa. don’t you think it is weird.


They are having dinner. no one calls the waitress  but they have already decided which dishes they want to eat/what they want for dinner. maybe they are discussed it on  WeChat.
When I meet my friends. we never look at our phone unless someone calls us but otherwise we never check our phones.

Even the 3 year old kids can play the phone.
I don’t think it is not a good way to raise kids. Because there is no communication with other people and it is bad for the eyes of the kids./ it is bad for their eyesight.

I think my childhood is better/ I prefer my childhood, I think the kids now they have big pressure to study and to go to the academy to learn/improve English and Chinese and so on.

the only/main reason I finished university is to get the degree.
Actually I wanted to go to the accounting department/ I wanted to learn accounting. but I failed the examination so chose a major with a lower threshold
I am an introvert I think.
I will open up slowly if I feel comfortable / provided that I feel comfortable.
I will let people closer progressively but it takes a long time.
if they find you cheating during the Gaokao they will take back the paper and you will your lose chance for this year / you will be expelled for 1 year.

Studying hard is important but we also  have to learn about how to manage our life.
to get more general knowledge
Koreans like drinking and after getting drunk they are like crazy people/ they become totally different/ they get crazy.
If your boyfriend is Oppa then all his friends are also oppa. don’t you think it is weird?

Most people don’t know how to communicate well/properly or how to fix problems/disagreements.

Vocabulary

tricky question: question difficult to answer
That’s a tricky question.

general knowledge 常识
general knowledge is very important for someone to make friends

culture 文化
It is important to preserve the culture of minorities.

To preserve: to make sure something doesn’t disappear.
We keep old artifacts in museums to preserve them

sexist : biased on gender
A lot of Koreans tend to be sexist. They do not respect women.

racist: biased based on race/skin color.

to get drunk: to drink too much and loose control

to get tipsy/dizzy : after drinking when you start to lose control
Most people don’t know how to stop when they get dizzy, they get drunk and go crazy.

minorities: less represented people in a general population
There are 55 minorities in China.

to talk someone out/in of something : to convince someone not to/to do something.
When I told my mother I wanted to drop out she tried to talk me out of it.

to cheat: not following the rules.
I tried to cheat during the test.

education: the upbringing of someone / what someone studied.
The education of my son is very important for me.
talking about about my education, I went to university and studied Chemistry.

eyesight: how good you can see with your eyes.
My eyesight got worse

health checkup  / annual check up : when one makes sure that they are in good health.
I discovered that I had a bad eyesight during my health checkup.

to be addicted to something: when you cannot live without something
John is addicted to smoking

threshold : a level limit
The threshold for admission was a TOEFL score higher than 100.

an addiction
Smoking is john’s addiction

an addict
John is a (smoking) addict.

subject: field
My favorite subject in university was English.

to drop out: to stop university.
John dropped out in his first year at university.

puppy: young dog

kitten/kitty: young cat

to be face to face with : right in front of
I went around the block to avoid being face to face with the dog.

to take a detour: to go around instead of going straight so as to go to another place or avoid a spot.
We were driving without a plate and we decided to take a detour when we saw a policeman ahead.

social circle: circle of friends and people you know.
I like to keep my social circle small.