F2F Class Notes 12 June (Peter)


After I graduate from collegeAfter I graduated from college

I went to the graduate school – I went to graduate school

I came to the company I worked now – I came to the company I’m working for now

Our customers is – our customers are

He works for not for – he doesn’t work for

It’s the first time for us to rotate – it’s the first time that we rotate

Account – accounting

So much things to do – so many things to do

The company is still exist there – the company still exists there

It’s very important to army – it’s very important to the army

Dig the earth – dig into the ground

Stuffs – stuff*

            *Note: the word “stuff” already refers to more than one thing.

Vocabularies – vocabulary*

            *Note: generally, we do not use the plural form of vocabulary



Toast – a short speech at a special occasion, usually followed with alcohol

Toastmaster – a person in charge of a speech

Headquarters (noun or verb)* – the main/root office of a company

Ex. Ericsson is a Swedish company that is headquartered in Stockholm.

*Note: When used as a noun, the word “headquarters” is always plural.

Plural – more than one, opposite of singular

Impromptu – unplanned

Improvise – to do something without planning, to make use of your available resources

Ex. For an impromptu speech, you have to do your best to improvise.

Laidback (adjective) – relaxed


When we add possession to a word that already ends with “S,” pronunciation can be tricky. A safe rule, is to repeat the “S.”

Ex. My boss’s friend would be pronounced (my bossiz friend).

A syllable is the smallest unit of a word. For example, the word “hello” has two syllables, the word “tomorrow” has three syllables.


To fall through – literally, to fall because something broke. Figuratively, it means to fail to happen (sounds negative).

Ex. The ice was so thin that he fell through.

Ex. Because it rained, my plans to go to Disney fell through.

That’s all that matters – nothing else matters

Ex. This isn’t about winning, having fun is all that matters.

To dig [something] up OR to dig up [something] – to unbury something

Ex. The army is nervous that someone will dig their cable wires up.


Almost (make sure to pronounce the “O” sound clearly so it doesn’t sound like “almerst”)

Badminton (BAAD-mitt-in, make sure it doesn’t sound like badmin)

Quality (KWAH-lih-tee, make sure to pronounce all three syllables)