VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

Writing exercise

There are two countries I want to go in the future, they are Israel and Morocco. I want to go to Israel because I like an Israeli architect’s works, especially his residential buildings. Every building that he designed is dancing with the light, and I like the way that he use the light. I know he is from Israel, so I hope one day I can go on a trip to their country, to see the buildings that he designed.
I want to Morocco because I think this country has a lot of handicrafts and I’m a designer. I want to see different styles of decorations, and I also hope in the future I can have my own decoration company.
The same reason I want to go to these countries because of their weather, it’s not too cold and very dry.

There are two countries I want to go to in the future, they are Israel and Morocco. I want to go to Israel because I like an Israeli architect’s works, especially his residential buildings. Every building that he designed is dancing with the light, and I like the way that he uses the light. I know he is from Israel, so I hope one day I can go on a trip to their country, to see the buildings that he designed.
I want to go to Morocco because I think this country has a lot of handicrafts and I’m a designer. I want to see different styles of decorations, and I also hope in the future I can have my own decoration company.
The last reason is the same for both of these countries – their weather is not too cold and very dry.

Vocabulary

There are two countries I want to go / I hope to go / I am interested in going / I have quite a lot of interest in going to in the future / in the next 1-2 years / in the coming years, they are Israel and Morocco. I want to go to Israel because / as / since / due to the fact that I like / I am a big fan of / I’m really into / I love / I am really interested in an Israeli architect’s works, especially his residential buildings / work. Every building that he designed is dancing with the light, and I like the way that he uses / manipulates / controls the light. I know / I’m aware that he is from Israel, so I hope one day I can / I have the ability to / I am able to go on a trip to their country, to see the buildings / experience the buildings first hand that he designed.
I want to go to Morocco because I think / I figure / I reckon / I believe / I guess this country has a lot / lots / heaps / tons / plenty of / numerous handicrafts and I’m a designer. I want to see different styles of decorations, and I also hope in the future I can have my own decoration company.
The last reason is the same for both of these countries – their weather is not too cold and very dry.

I have first hand knowledge of that
that is a first hand account of it

catalog – chan ping tu ce

sample – yang pin

fence – zha lan

railing
eg. the fence is between the back and front yard and there is a railing along the side of the fence that you can hold

slab – a big piece of concrete / sth heavy

slant / slope – qing xie de
eg. there is a slight slant to the pathway

lettering – the letters / words

minimalism – 极保守行动

edit / photoshop
eg. I think this picture has been photoshopped

preserve – to keep sth’s quality the same
eg. to preserve the fruit you need to keep it in a jar in the fridge

infuse – 泡 / 注入

concrete / cement

emphasize – to make sth stronger
eg. I try to emphasize how important grammar is for learning English

core / main / most important
eg. grammar is the core of English

bald – no hair / nothing on it

VC – venture capitalist 

amenity – things that make you more comfortable

intelligent = smart