VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S+R]

Today we focused on:

recap 2019

Homework

Write an article-what are you nostalgic about and why

Speaking

Hope
2019 was a little bit bad, at work between US and China there is a big argument . It caused a lot of problems for the trading industry.
It is a little bit good because I tried to improve my English and went to gym for the first time.

My new year resolution is to get better at my job.
It is simple but tedious. 
Another resolution is to buy a small apartment it is a commercial property. It is cheaper than the personal property.


The main feeling I get from the video is Hope
2019 was slightly bad/negative, at work between US and China there was a big argument/ trade war . It caused a lot of problems for the trading industry.
For my personal life it is a slightly better/ positive because I tried to improve my English and went to gym for the first time.

My new year resolution is to get better at my job.
It is simple but tedious. 
Another resolution is to buy a small apartment it is a commercial property. It is cheaper than a personal property.

Vocabulary

fatal : leading to death
He received a fatal wound during the battle.
Cancer is fatal in 60% of the cases.

sentence (n/v): punish 判决
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crime.
I think the sentence he received was too light/heavy.

ban (v/n): interdiction to do something / make something forbidden/illegal
There is a ban on smoking in public places in Shanghai.
The US banned their companies from doing business with Huawei.

judge (n/v) 法官👩‍⚖️
The judge sentenced him to prison
He was judged guilty

power generator / backup generator: machine that can produce power.
We have a backup generator so that we can continue to work if there is a blackout.

partial : not total / not 100%
I finished the exam partially.
the police found Tom’s partial fingerprint on the gun.

power grid : how power is distributed and organized.
Shanghai has a strong power grid.

primate 灵长目动物
The zoo has a large collection of primates.

to qualify : to match the requirements for entry
He does not qualify for retirement because he is only 45.

hereditary : passed on from parents to kids
AIDS is a hereditary disease.

uncertainty : time when things are changing and nothing is sure/certain 不确定
When Tom lost his job he had to deal with income uncertainty.

tedious 繁琐
this is a tedious job, you need to make sure that everything is correct.

to cope with : to deal with
I need to cope with the error in the report.

to cause : to lead to / to spark / make something happen
The fire was caused by a cigarette.

resolution : strong decision to do something
My resolution for 2020 is to stop smoking,

slightly : just a little bit / to a small degree
Can you turn the volume up slightly ?