VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S+W]

Homework


What did you do on Saturday? (Use the past tense to talk about you day)

Speaking

Very busy this week.
To send the monthly statements to agents and check with them.
I also have class on Sunday.
It is just a standard form and if we have problems with the amount we need to check with them.

I cannot control the money. I think if I use mobile payment I just feel like the money goes out very fast.
I only use alipay. But I just want to chose one of them. so I chose alipay.
Sometimes I do shopping on taobao so alipay is easier.

It is ok, if I open an envelope in a group I can only get few.

No we only use bank transfers because in China we cannot transfer USD with alipay on the company business. We have to send all the documents to bank and transfer.

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I was very busy this week.
I had to send the monthly statements to our agents and check with them that the statements are accurate
I also have a class on Sunday.
It is just a standard form and if we discover any  with the amount we need to check with them.

When I use mobile payment I cannot control the money/I find it hard to control my expenses/spendings . I think if I use mobile payment I just feel like the money is spent very quickly/doesn’t stay very long.

I only use alipay. I just want to use one of them. so I chose alipay.
Sometimes I shop/buy things on taobao so using alipay is better for me / more suitable.

I don’t use WeChat pay but it is ok, if I open a red envelope in a group I would probably only get a few dollars anyway.
At work we do not use alipay. we only use bank transfers/wire transfers/wire payments because in China we cannot transfer USD with alipay in the company‘s business. We have to send all the documents to the bank and transfer.
I often have to do that.

Writing

An agent sent you a message to remind you he hasn’t received payment for January yet. Reply to his email:

Dear John,
we confirmed the amount but it is still very small in order to save the bank charges could we forward to next month?
If you agree that I will send you updated statement list as soon as possible
Thank you,

with my best regards,

Laura.


Dear John,
thank you for your email.
We confirmed the amount but it is still very small/ it is not very substantial . In order for both of us to save on bank charges/ to avoid bank charges could we settle it together with next month’s payment?
If you agree to that I will send you an updated statement list as soon as possible / Please let me know and if it is alright I will send you an updated statement list as soon as possible.

Thank you,

with my best regards,

Laura.

Vocabulary

convenient / easy
WeChat is very convenient to send photos to a friend.

comfortable / makes one feel good
This chair is not comfortable

wire transfer / bank transfer

anyway 反正
I don’t buy lottery tickets, I would never win anyway.

probably / very likely 很可能
I will probably exercise on the weekend

to exercise / to do sport
I exercise everyday.

lottery ticket / 彩票
My dad buys a lottery ticket everyday, he thinks he can win one day.

suitable 合适
Alipay is suitable.

to suit / to meet one’s needs
Alipay suits my needs.

to shop / to buy things
I like to shop on taboo.

to discover / to find
I discovered 100 cny in an old bag.

mobile payment/ e payment
I use mobile payment to repay my credit card bills.

bills/ things you have to pay.
The electricity bill is more expensive in winter.

to repay / to pay back
I need to pay back my credit card bills on the 5th each month.

expenses / what you spend
It is hard for me to control my expenses if I do not use cash.

accurate / precise / exact
I paid 557.36cny for this bottle.
that is very accurate.

red enveloppes 红包
I sent a red envelope to my fried on WeChat for her birthday.

approximation / a rough number
I paid about 500cny for this bottle. this number is an approximation

transaction / deal
There is a transaction on alipay which looks strange. Maybe I should check it carefully…

When talking about your company you can use we or our:

We have offices in 20 countries
You can visit our office when you come to Shanghai

Grammar

Using both:
Tom has a red car and John has a red car too.
Both Tom and John have red cars.
Tom and John both own a red car.

We will settle January and February next month
We will settle both January and February next month.