VIP Online Class Notes Ivy(Nemo)

Homework

write a story about your dance teacher

Speaking


I’m going to be a dancer when I grow up, because dancing is one of my hobbies. Sometimes my dancing classmates can dancing dance better than me. I dance every Wednesday for an hour. My dancing school is opposite of my compound. In my class there are 9 children. I don’t have a dancing partner. My teacher is Ms Zhao.

Vocabulary

I’m living in an apartment in a compound on Pudong Nan road.

compound-小区

他家就在我家对面。
His house is opposite mine.

apartment-公寓

opposite; across the way-对面[duì miàn]

Across (adv): across from
在对面;在对过
opposite
There’s a school just across from our house.
有一所学校就在我们房子对面。

Traditional (adj): 传统的;习俗的;惯例的
being part of the beliefs, customs or way of life of a particular group of people, that have not changed for a long time
traditional dress
传统服装
It’s traditional in America to eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
感恩节时吃火鸡是美国的传统。

Modern (adj): (of styles in art, music, fashion, etc. 艺术、音乐、时装等的风格) 新式的;有别于传统的
new and intended to be different from traditional styles
同义词: contemporary
modern art/architecture/drama/jazz
现代艺术 / 建筑 / 戏剧 / 爵士乐

Partner (n): 搭档;同伴;舞伴
a person that you are doing an activity with, such as dancing or playing a game
a dancing/tennis, etc. partner
舞伴、网球搭档等

Antonym
反义词

synonym
同义词

Grammar

When do we use a and when do we use an?

In speaking, we use a /ə/ before a consonant sound(辅音字母(如b、c、d、f等))

a car ,a house, a big truck, a wheel,  a grey day

Warning:
Some words that begin with a vowel letter in writing have a consonant sound:

ju:ˈnaɪtɪd …/ /ə ju:niˈvɜ:sɪti/ /ə wʌn …/

a united group a  university a one-year-old child

We use an /ən/ before a vowel sound 元音 (a,e,I,o,u):

an apple an old shoe an umbrella

Warning:
Some words that begin with a consonant letter in writing have a vowel sound:

/ən aʊə(r)/ an hour

/ən empi:θri: …/ an MP3 player