VIP Class Notes (Tony) [S]

Vocabulary

in the morning / this morning / yesterday morning / tomorrow morning /   in tomorrow morning

desert – a very dry place, with little or no rain

eg: Spain doesn’t have a desert.

dessert – a sweet thing you eat after dinner, like cake

eg: Are you gonna have dessert?

during – happening at the same time, or in the middle of another thing

eg: During dinner, my boss called, but I didn’t answer.

eg: During the week I’m busy.

eg: During the holidays (Thanksgiving to New Year’s) everyone is working harder.

eg: During class my teacher asked me many questions.

Grammar

Perfect Grammar:   Fiona and I

American Grammar (Incorrect, but common): Me and Fiona, Fiona and me

Past tense:

Did you….?    I did not.    /    I ate,    I finished,   I worked  (the word in past tense)

Where did you grow up?

I grow up in Colombia. – I grew up in Colombia.

When did you go to Russia?

I didn’t go to Russia.

When was the last time you went to Spain?

The last time I went to Spain was in December.

The last time I went to University was to study.

What did you have for dinner?

I did not have dinner yet.

I don’t know.

You don’t know what you ate? or, You don’t know how to say it in English?

I don’t know what I ate. – I didn’t eat yet.


Future Tense:

What will you have for dinner?

I’ll have a (sandwich with salmon and egg. / salmon and egg sandwich.)

When will you be fluent in Chinese?

I will be fluent in Chinese in 10 years

When will he arrive in Shanghai?

He will arrive at 10pm.

He will arrive in 3 hours.

How long will he stay in Shanghai?

He’ll stay in Shanghai for 8 days.

How long will you be married?

I will be married for the rest of my life.

Pronunciation

Desert – Deh zert

Dessert – Dih zert

Speaking

Today I woke up at 4:30 and then 6am, and then 6:45, and get up at 6:45, and then I took a shower for I don’t know because really I don’t know how long is my shower because I don’t put clock, so I don’t know how long is 20 minutes I think because today I needed wash my hair. I woke up at 6:45am because today my friend fiona at me we wanted to go calligraphy class but yesterday in the night I didn’t check my phone after 10pm and my friend fiona say me she cancelled this class for today but today I checked my phone after my shower at 7:40 and she cancelled the class so I go to my bed now, I don’t have sleep in that moment. I had breakfast, coffee, and cookies then I check my phone, I am contact my aunt, my aunt she is in columbia, talk a long time, no study English but my idea was study English but no study English.


Today I woke up at 4:30 and then 6am, and then again at 6:45, and finally got up at 6:45. Then I took a shower for a while, but I don’t know how long because I didn’t put a clock in my bathroom, so I don’t know how long is 20 minutes I think because today I needed to wash my hair. I woke up at 6:45am because today my friend Fiona wanted me to ride a bike to calligraphy class with her. But yesterday night I didn’t check my phone after 10pm and she told me the teacher cancelled this class. I got up and took a shower at 6:45, then I saw her message, so I went back to bed. I didn’t go back to sleep though. I had breakfast, coffee, and cookies then I checked my phone, I contacted my aunt, who is in Colombia, we talked a long time, I didn’t have time to review my English class because we talked for a long time.