Open F2F Class Notes_3rd May (Harmony)

 

Alzheimers (all – zhaim – ers)

Even if she was a high educated womaneven though she was….

Even if:  implies that they are not, but “if they were…” that might happen

Even though:  they are, and it still happened no matter what.

Even if I got a good education, I could still get Alzheimer’s. – sounds I don’t have a good education yet.

Even though I got… – sounds like I already have….

In her ageat her age

Hereditary: (adj) passed down through your genes from your parents/ grandparents etc.

Ex:  The illness is hereditary.

Ex:  Some behaviours are hereditary.

Inherit:  to take or receive (property, characteristics, personality, genetic factors (illness))

Ex:  I inherited my stupidity from my father.

Ex:  When my father died, I inherited the house.

She speech in front of the people – she have a speech she gave a speech/ she spoke to people

 

  • She has a speech prepared.
  • I have given a speech before.
  • She spoke to the crowd

Speak/ spoke/ speaking

She even can’t know what it means –  she can’t even know what it means/ she can’t even remember what it means

Pay respect for the people – pay respect to the people

Frustration/ frustrated/ frustrating

She act very greatshe was very convincing/ she was a very convincing actress

Convince/ convinced/ convincing

Original:

A movie about Alzheimer’s disease

I watched a movie about a language professor who got Alzheimer’s. The movie’s name is Still Alice. The professor got Alzheimer’s in her 50th, what is very rare disease in her age. She couldn’t accept at all at first, even if she is a high educated woman. She told her family and tried to cure it, although everyone knows it is impossible. The speech she having in the movie really touched me. She said that she is losing her memories which she accumulated in her whole life, the night she met her husband, the first time she taking the textbook in her hand, the book she reading, the world she traveling, everything, and it is becoming worse. But she wants to live in the moment, she want to struggle with it. At last, she was still failed, but the movie told me that people getting this disease should be paid respected for. It is the worst disease in the world, even worse than cancer. But they are still fighting with it in every minutes and every seconds.

Edited:

A movie about Alzheimer’s disease

I watched a movie about a language professor who got Alzheimer’s. The movie’s name is “Still Alice.” The professor got Alzheimer’s at age 50/ in her 50’s, which is very rare at her age. She couldn’t accept it at all at first, even though she is a high educated woman. She told her family and tried to cure it, although everyone knows it is impossible. The speech she gave in the movie really touched me. She said that she is losing her memories which she accumulated her whole life, the night she met her husband, the first time she held the textbook in her hand, the books she read, the world she travelled, everything, and it is becoming worse. But she wants to live in the moment, she wants to struggle with it. At last, she still failed, but the movie told me that people getting this disease should be respected. It is the worst disease in the world, even worse than cancer. But they are still fighting with it in every minute and every second.