VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [W]

Homework

Your car is hired from a company and while you are driving on holiday, you have a small accident. You will have to write a report to the company to explain it.
In your letter:

  • when and where you hired it
  • describe how the accident happened
  • what kind of action did you take after the accident

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir,

Writing

You have seen an advertisement for a community college that needs teachers for night classes.

Write a letter to the community college. In your letter:

  • say which advertisement you are answering x
  • describe which course(s) you want to teach, and what it/they would be about x
  • explain why you would be a suitable teacher x

Dear community college,
I have seen an advertisement from you that needs teachers for night classes.

I want to try to teach in your university. My expertise is in Chinese painting and I can teach students to draw some ink paintings or rock color paintings
Now I want to introduce the rock color painting for you, this style of painting have a long history. it was similar with mural painting and the materials about rock color painting are natural and very interesting, Meanwhiles the colors are beautiful under the sunshine. I think I will have a happy class with students.

Additionally I have been a teacher for 2 years, I have lot of experience for teaching. Both my students and my colleagues like me very much. When I teach painting in my class I always paint with my students. We talk different points with each other and enjoy the atmosphere so I like spending time with my students also they are the same.

In conclusion I think I can do this job.
Hope to your answers.

Thank you very much,

yours,

Margaret J.


Dear Sir , madam,
I have seen an advertisement from you which read you need teachers for night classes. / I have seen an ad from you about finding teachers for night classes.

I would like to teach in your university. My expertise is in Chinese painting and I can teach students to draw some ink paintings or rock color paintings

Rock color painting has a long history but many people don’t know it. It is similar with mural painting and the materials used in rock color painting are natural and very interesting, Meanwhiles the colors are beautiful under the sunshine/ reflect the sunlight beautifully.
I think I will have a happy class with the students. / I think the students would enjoy my class.

I have been a teacher for 2 years, I have lot of teaching experience. Both my students and my colleagues like working with me. When I teach painting in my class I always paint (together) with my students. We talk about different points with each other and the atmosphere is very relaxed so I like spending time with my students and they feel the same.

I believe I would be a good teacher in your college and I would like to meet you for an interview.

I am looking forward to your answer.

yours faithfully,

Margaret J.

Writing

You play a team sport with some friends. Last week a member of the team had an accident and wasn’t able to play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • tell him which team won
  • describe the conditions on the day
  • say how you felt about the match

Dear Jesse,
We have finished the basketball competition last week. I am glad tell you that our team won. The score was 8 to 6.
All of our members were brave and excited, we coordination with each other happily.
Tom did his best to this competition. we enjoyed the whole game and the audience clapped their hands when we won.
I felt tired but also very happy after the game. The atmosphere was great.  That day was a sunny day, it was very warm outside but everyone didn’t care about the heat.

It is a pity that you didn’t involve in this game but maybe next time we can play the next match together

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Dear Jesse,
We finished the basketball competition last week. I am glad tell you that our team won. The score was 8 to 6.
All of our members were brave and excited, we coordinated with each other happily.
Tom did his best in this competition. we enjoyed the whole game and the audience clapped their hands when we won.
I felt tired but also very happy after the game. The atmosphere was great.  That day was a sunny day, it was very warm outside but no one cared about the heat. / but everyone was excited about the game.

It is a pity that you were not involved in this game but maybe next time we can play the next match together

Vocabulary

audience : people who attend an event / people watching something happening
The audience clapped their hands when we won.

interview : when you meet a job candidate to decide if you want to hire him/her 面试
I went to 10 interview this week and 3 companies called me back.

reflection :when the light bounces on something
his face reflected on the water.
The sunlight reflects on the painting

to concern 牵涉/担心
I am concerned about his bad results at school.
Tom is the CEO of the company, he only concerns with important problems.

college : university
I studied Chinese painting in college.

specialty : skill in which one is very good
Chinese painting is my specialty

expertise / to have expertise in …. : having a high level of knowledge and experience in something / expert level.
My expertise is in Chinese painting.

competition 比赛
We played in a basketball competition

Grammar

If you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to you have 2 solutions:
Dear sir, madam (since you don’t know if it is a man or a woman)
To whom it may concern (very general)

to end the letter use yours faithfully when you don’t know the name.

want -> would like ( more polite)
Do you want a cup of tea?
Would you like a cup a tea? (more polite)

to be involved in something
I was not involved in the game. I only watched it on tv.

general description : present tense
Shanghai is a big and modern city.

Pronunciation

brave