VIP Class Notes (Tony) [W]

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Practice Pronunciation from Writing.

Vocabulary

Social smoker

social drinker

anti-social


Soft Opening – a test period for a store to open

eg: According to the law, foreigners can’t go to a place for soft opening.

Grand Opening – the very first day a business opens

eg: The grand opening for that place is next week. We should go.

headphones – can put in your ear, or on your ear, to listen to music or other things.

eg: I use headphones when I fly.

eg: I don’t usually have headphones.

eg: My husband has some headphones that can reduce the outside sound. / You can listen to music very [ easily/comfortably ]  because you hear less other sounds.

You mean, Noise-Cancelling Headphones?

Tropicalismo – a music style from Brazil 1960’s

eg: I like all kinds of music. Tropicalismo is a nice style, its very relaxing.

in dire need of – you really need something, right now, its very important

eg: He was in dire need of water, and almost died of dehydration.

Writing

In South Africa had a new government,
that situation was terrible for black people because the new government imposed the apartheid.
Nelson Mandela was a men who always fought for what all people were same, and the color of the skin will not mark their destine. He was lawyer and activist. He was 23 years when he formed a political party from they fought for the rights of the black population. When the moment was implacable, he organized a non violent rebellion. He was persecuted, however he was worked many years in the clandestinely. He was recognized as the representative of the black population. But in 1962 he was arrested for conspiracy and armed struggle from the underground.
He was a prisoner and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was a prisioner during 27 years, some people didn’t forget him, and he was most remembered when some black students were killed. The situation in South Africa was critical and many people suggested that Mandela was released. After many negotiations and pressure of several countries, finally Mandela was released in 1990. He continued fighting against apartheid, until it was abolished. He was become the most important men in South Africa and he won Nobel Peace Prize . He was elected president in 1994


In South Africa had a new government at the time,
that situation was terrible for black people because the new government imposed the apartheid. Which is a law that segregates people by color.
Nelson Mandela was a man who always fought for the idea that all people are equal, and the color of the skin will not mark their destiny. He was a lawyer and activist. He was 23 when he formed a political party to fight for the rights of the black population. When the situation was dire, he organized a non violent rebellion. He was persecuted, however he had worked many years clandestinely. He was recognized as the representative of the black population. But in 1962 he was arrested for conspiracy and for arming the people from the underground.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was a prisoner for 27 years, some people didn’t forget him, and he was remembered when some black students were killed. The situation in South Africa was critical and many people suggested that Mandela should be released. After many negotiations and from the pressure of several countries, finally Mandela was released in 1990. He continued fighting against apartheid, until it was abolished. He became the most important man in South Africa and he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was elected president in 1994.

Pronunciation

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