VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [W]

Today we focused on:

corrected writing and reviewed basic grammar

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focus on differences present perfect / past simple

Writing

my job

I work in the baking industry as a purchaser. Our company is a Japanese company. I joined it when it was established 15 years ago. So I have been worked in this company more than 15 years. Actually, this is my first job after I graduated from my university and also this is the only job in my job career. This is a amazing thing when I realize how long I stay in this company.

When I joined it, it was only a small company and it had several staff. So I do a lot of things and now the different departments person is in charge of them.

Now I work as a purchaser in my company. I need to find some new material for our new products. If the supplier is a new company, I need to have a contract with it and check the details in the contract. Especially I focus on how to order and whether it has the minimum quantity or not.

Everyday our shop’s staff send orders to our office. And then my colleague will send orders to our suppliers. To deal with delayed orders or wrong orders is also my job. We have to make sure that our shops have enough material to use.


my job

I work in the baking industry as a purchaser. Our company is a Japanese company. I joined it when it was established 15 years ago / I joined at the beginning  / I joined right when it was established. So I have been working in this company more than 15 years. Actually, this is my first job after I graduated from (my) university and this is also the only job in my career. This is an amazing thing when I realize how long I have stayed/I have been working  in this company. / It amazes me when I think back and I realize that I have been in this company for more than 15 years already. / It is crazy how long it has been. I started there 15 years ago and I am still in this company.

When I joined it, it was only a small company and it had several staff members / employees .

I used to do / worked on a lot of different things when the company was small but now that it is bigger I only focus on a few things and other people do the rest.

Now I work as a purchaser / purchase executive / purchase manager / (in my company). I need to find some new  ingredients for our new products. If the supplier is a new company, I need to have/sign a contract with it and check the details in the contract/make sure the contract is.

I focus especially on orders / communication with our partners / making orders to our partners / sending orders to our partners / and I make sure it matches their minimum quantity  / I choose different partners depending on the quantity we order

Everyday our shop’s staff send orders to our office. And then my colleague will send the orders to our suppliers. To deal with delayed orders or wrong orders is also my job / I also deal with wrong or delayed orders.
We have to make sure that our shops have enough ingredients to use. / we need to make sure our shops don’t run out of ingredients / I make sure ingredients are always in stock.

Vocabulary

ingredients : materials for a dish (food)
He only uses the best ingredients when he cooks.

materials : things used in a process
We don’t use cheap materials like plastic because metal is more durable.

durable (adj) : hard to break / which can last for a long time
In the past products were more durable than now.

employee  雇员
Starbucks has 100,000 employees in China.

work mate = colleague = people you work with
I have 30 colleagues.

right  = at that moment
I need to leave right now = NOW
can you send me the cake right now?

artificial intelligence (AI) 人工智能
We use AI to reduce our costs.

artificial (adj) = man made 人造的
Artificial diamonds are cheaper than natural diamonds. / the natural ones.

natural (adj) 本能的
Natural diamonds are rare.

to run out : to use up / to use something and there is no more of it / to exhaust
We are running out of water. we need to buy some water on our way back.
Our company spends too much and earns too little.. I am afraid we will run out of money quickly if it continues like this.

credit card (you can spend more than you have and have to pay back later)
I have many credit cards

debit card ( you can only spend until you reach 0)
When I was young I had a debit card

Grammar

career 职业
He changed his career. He was a baker and now he is a teacher.
I want to have a musician career.

Grammar


present simple:
I work in the bakery industry

Present continuous (be +Ving)
I am working right now.

present perfect (have + past particle)
I have worked in AI for 10 years

past simple
I worked in Beijing 5 years ago.

past continuous  (past continuous)
I was working when he called me

past perfect
I had worked in SZ before working in BJ.

Future simple
I will go to BJ tomorrow

future continuous
I will be working during the spring festival

future perfect 
I will have finished the report when I arrive in Beijing

difference present perfect / past simple

present perfect -> effect on the present / result in the present
I have lost my keys (I am in front of my apartment and I can’t open the door)

past simple -> statement in the past with no effect on the present
I lost my keys -> ( I just want to tell you but I have new keys now)