VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework


Have you ever been fooled by a commercial? write about it.

Speaking

Basically it is a festival that fools people. People have pranks and make jokes out of people.
This is actually a half day festival.

In my childhood we pretty enjoyed doing that.

a car factory what they are trying to convey is hight tech but obviously Honda is doing the opposite way which makes me less believe if they can build less advanced tech cars in the future.

it is presented by a real astronaut

T-mobile has launched exclusive apps to prevent pets from annoying the hosts.
The spirit is to make them focus on one thing so they can stop annoying their host

cats is some kind of mysterious.

It is quite practical. we have so many phones to pick up.
I always find a place to talk to my mom or friends but if we have this booth that would be easier.

if you need some silence space. phone booth.
If you have some calls you are not allow other to hear,


Basically it is a festival that celebrates fooling people. People play pranks/get pranked and make jokes out of people.
This is actually a half day festival.

In my childhood we quite enjoyed doing that.

as a car manufacturer what they are trying to convey is their high tech capability

but obviously Honda is going the opposite way / doing the opposite which makes me believe less/doubt/question if they can build advanced tech cars in the future.

it is presented/introduced by a real astronaut

T-mobile has launched exclusive apps to prevent pets from annoying the hosts.
The spirit is to keep them busy

cats are kind of mysterious. 

It is quite practical. we have so many phone calls to pick up.

if you need some silent space. phone booth.
If you have some calls you do not allow/want others to hear,

Vocabulary

to doubt: not to believe something is true.
You mentioned that you found a job as a CEO right after high school? I’m sorry I kind of doubt that…..

exclusive : only on 1 platform
This app is iOS exclusive. it doesn’t work on other systems.

chalk: what the teacher uses to write on the blackboard.
I hated the sound of chalk on the blackboard.

to educate : to teach including manners/ to raise
I tried to educate my dog but it keeps peeing on the sofa,

still water : water that is not sparkling
I only drink still water

trigger a memory : to make someone think about something
Seeing my old high school building trigger the memory of teacher Tom.

realistic : that looks real
The commercial looked realistic, I didnt realize it was an April fools’ joke

service operator / carrier: the company giving you phone service
My carrier is China telecom.

keep someone busy: We played a movie on tv to keep the kids busy so that we could read books.

credible : believable
If a scientist says that soda water is better for health than still water it sounds quite credible.

to provoke: to bait someone into doing something usually out of anger.
I insulted Tom to provoke him and after 2 mins he came to me to start a fight.

a lemon: a defective second hand car
I got tricked by the second hand car salesman and I ended up buying a lemon.

when life gives you lemons, make lemonade (saying). (stay optimistic) 

they have no one to talk to/ they feel lonely

Grammar

to stop/prevent someone from doing something
We put glue on the chalk to prevent the teacher from continuing the class.