F2F Class notes 27th August (Eddie)

usually =

this and that =

r = 2 in Chinese

car =

red =

write = to make markings with a pen, pencil etc

right = the opposite of left

etc = et cetera = and others

ring = to make a noise, to activate a bell
wring = to twist

Jim =

seem = to appear, to look like

11 = eleven [ee – leh – vun]

sim = short i
seem = long i
seam = long i, as above

Dogs are domesticated mammals, not natural wild animals. They were originally bred from wolves. They have been bred by humans for a long time, and probably were the first animals ever to be domesticated.

Today, some dogs are used as pets, others are used to help humans do their work. They are a popular pet because they are usually playful, friendly, and listen to humans. Thirty million dogs in the United States are registered as pets. Dogs eat both meat and vegetables, often mixed together and sold in stores as dog food. Dogs often have jobs, including as police dogs, army dogs, assistance dogs, fire dogs, messenger dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, or rescue dogs.

They are sometimes called “canines” (K-9) from the Latin word for dog – canis. Sometimes people also use “dog” to describe other canids, such as wolves. A baby dog is called a pup or puppy. A dog is called a puppy until it is about one year old.

Dogs are sometimes referred to as “man’s best friend” because they are kept as domestic pets and are usually loyal and like being around humans.

loyal = faithful

canine tooth犬齿

Practice pronouncing the phrases below:

1. man’s best friend

2. next best thing