VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S + W]

Homework

write about your first week on your first job. What issues did you meet? how did you adapt to the new environment.

Today we focused on:

refining expression

Speaking

The main purpose to learn English is I think it will be helpful for my career development . right now I am in a long holiday.
I have been doing marketing for different kings of brands like skin care and also the fast food restaurant.
The most important hobby is to accompany my son. he is about 16 month. I will take half a year to be with him.
But I think it is a critical period for him to have to learn about the world and to …. how to say that… it is a crucial moment for me to … I hope he could have a good personality.
And as time goes quickly if you miss this period maybe I will regret.
it will arrive the issue of hair loose . maybe it will increase the sensitive of your nose and skin.

personal I am afraid of dogs. fortunately I am not bitten by it because I run very fast.

it is helpful for him to adapt himself in kindergarten, offering the environment of social.
When we play in our community he will meet with other children. They will play together but they have some gaps.. since some are older and some are younger.
It is harder to find a child at the same age.
He have to learn how to eat by himself , how to wear clothes by himself. He can walk and he can say several words of even sentences. I think the first time he said mama is just a pronunciation but not he showed meaning.
my son started to speak about 10 months.


My main purpose to learn English is because I think it will be helpful for my career development / learn English is that I believe it will be helpful … . right now I am in a long holiday.
I have been doing marketing for different kinds of brands like skin care and also the fast food restaurants. / I have worked in several industries : cosmetics / fast food.

currently my priority is to accompany my son. he is about 16 month. I will take half a year off to be with him.
I think it is a critical period for him to learn about the world and to grow properly  / it it critical that I make sure he grows up as a nice person. /  I want him to learn about the work and develop as much as possible…. / test few months will be the foundation of his personality so I want to make sure to be there for him……… I mean …. it is a crucial moment for us … I hope he could have a good personality.And as time goes quickly if you miss this period maybe you will regret it. The issue of hair loss will arise. maybe it will increase the sensitivity of your nose and skin.
personally I am afraid of dogs. fortunately I was not bitten by it because I ran very fast.

it is good for him to adapt to kindergarten, offering the opportunity to socialize.
When we play in our community/condo  (condominium) he sometimes meet other children. They play together but they have some gaps .. since some are older and some are younger.  / due to the age gap it is difficult for them to have common games / to have something in common. / it is hard for them to relate.
It is hard to find a child of the same age.
He has to learn how to eat by himself , how to wear clothes by himself. He can walk and he can say several words or even sentences. I think the first time he said mama it was just a sound without meaning. / the first time he said Mama I don’t believe he understood what it meant. My son started to speak at about 10 month old. / when he was 10 mo.

Writing

what do you think about living in a small town

life is hard in big cities with overtime work, expensive house price and polluted environment. Migrating to a small town might be a good choice to persue a different kind of life. fresh air, pure water, simple but relaxed life can make a case for this choice. Of course, as with everything sounds wonderful there are also something to give up. family is a critical thing to be concern as we have to think about children‘s education and how to take care of our parent who is getting old.


life is hard in big cities with overtime work, expensive house price and polluted environment. Migrating to a small town might be a good choice to persue a different kind of life. fresh air, pure water, simple but relaxed life can make a case for this choice. Of course, as with everything sounds wonderful there is also something to give up / there is always a sacrifice to make / there is always a trade off.
family is a critical thing to be concerned about / family is a priority for me as we have to think about children‘s education and how to take care of our parents who are getting old. / our aging parents.

Vocabulary

(condo)condominium : group of buildings
We sometimes play with the others kids of our condo.

trade off : balance between 2 things which are not compatible (you can’t have both)
usually people have to chose between free time and money. it is a trade off.

priority (n): something more important than others.
My son is my first priority.

to prioritize : to give more focus to something
I decided to prioritize the development of my son rather than my job.

industry : field of activity
A lot of companies in the IT industry develop very fast.

to adapt : to change to cope with an environment / challenge
When I first joined XYZ I had to adapt to the pressure.

stress : overuse of something / opposite of being relaxed
exercising too much can cause stress on your muscles.

pressure : force pushing something down / not being relaxed
You have to be careful about the pressure when you dive into the ocean.

in heat : when animals want to have babies
The dog was in heat and we could hear it bark during the whole night

to bark : dog shouting
Dogs bark when strangers come near the house.

(time) off: time not working
I decided to take the day off to stay with my son on his birthday.
I decided to take 2 weeks off to travel.
I want to take some time off to think about my priorities.

Grammar

an issue arises:
The issue of motivation arises when kids are pushed to much

bring / raise an issue
It raises the issue of demotivation when parents push their kids too much.