LanguagePartners5

I. Chinese language

Vocabulary 

1. 付 – fu4 (v) pay
我們一塊去買書。你付一半,我付一半。好不好?
2. 收 – shou1 (v) receive
我們不受信用卡。
3. 打折 da3zhe2 (vo)to discount
這個打折嗎?
這個打八折。
4. 美金 Mei3jin1 (noun) US Dollar
我要換兩百美金。
5. 台幣 tai2bi4 (noun)Taiwan Dollar
一塊美金多少台幣?
6. 拿 na2 (v) to take
誰拿我的課本了?
7. 換 huan4 (v) to exchange
你好。我要換現金。
8. 銀行 yin2hang2 (noun) bank
不好意思。在附近有沒有銀行?
9. 字典 zi4dian3 (noun) dictionary
我不懂中國字的時候,我常常用字典
10. 房租 fang2zu1 (noun) rental cost
你的房租貴不貴?
11.電費 dian4fei4 (noun) the electricity bill
那麼。這個月你的電費多少錢?
Making the paragraph: 
謝先生今天來收房租和電費。我問他這個月我的電費多少錢。我跟我說沒多少,只有三百塊。我找我的錢包可是我沒有台幣。我跟他說等我一下。我去最近的銀行換錢。然後,我到銀行了,我換兩百美金。一共美金六千台幣。我回家的時候,謝先生在看我的字典。那個字典打五折。我覺得很便宜。我付錢了,就會去圖書館唸書。

II. English Language

 

Advance grammar: 
1. The present continuous with some state verbs is used to emphasize a situation is temporary or for a period of time around the present.
I’m loving being alone. (Just for the time of being in Taiwan)
The song “Blank Space” of Taylor swift is sounding really good now. (Just for a period of time)
At the moment, I’m liking my new life at all. (Maybe Temporary)
2. Some verbs (find, realise, regret, think, understand) use the present continuous to emphasize that we have recently started to think about something or that we are not sure about something.
I regret that I decide to tell her the truth and I’m regretting my decision not to give her the chance to explain.
We rarely use (Agree, believe, conclude, know, prefer) with the present continuous.
3. Some verbs (apologize, deny, guarantee, promise, suggest) can be used with the present continuous to perform the action:
I’m suggesting her take that class to study Chinese.
4. Modals are often used with performatives to make what we say more tentative or polite
We WOULD advise you to go there on time.
I MUST beg you to keep this a secret.
Making the paragraph: 
I have been living in Taipei for 3 months and I’m loving being alone here. It’s okay to be alone because I’m liking my new life here. Not sure about settling down here but at least Taipei is so good so far compared to Vietnam (I’m not suggesting that Vietnam is a bad country to live). I’m still thinking about what kind of job I will work, I’m also realizing what kind of life I want to live. I believe I’m doing the right things in my life. I would remind you that we just only live once so shouldn’t spend your time to please anyone else but you.
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