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1. Describing someone you know

  • good-looking
  • long and dirty
  • tall, short
  • medium height
  • middle-aged
  • blond [blɑnd] 布隆;白肤金发碧眼的人
  • bald
  • curly

My boyfriend … he’s nice …, but , it’s over. He’s good-looking. He has a nice smile. Blue eyes. But his hair! It’s long and dirty. I don’t think he washes it. He’s an artist. He spends all day painting, and that’s all he does. He doesn’t have a job, he lives in his mum’s house! I want a boyfriend who has a plan. Successful, Smart, Funny, Handsome, I want something different now.

2. Sencence

  • She is tall and thin.
  • Her hair is shorter and grayer than before.
  • That tall, young, blond man drives a truck.
  • He’s very attractive.

  • A: What does he look like?

  • B: He is tall and middle-aged. He’s very good-looking.
  • A: What color are his eyes?
  • B: They’re brown. They’re brown.
  • A: How tall is she?
  • B: She’s very tall.

2. Describing relationships

  • granddaughter
  • grandson
  • niece [niːs]
  • nephew [‘nɛfju]
  • cousin [‘kʌzn]

Dialog
P: So how many people are coming?
S: Well. there’s the three of us.
P: We’re inviting Jake to the party?
J: Invite me to the party? I am the party. Oh. Can my cousin come?
S: Jake, this is a party for Simon, to celebrate his new job. We’re only inviting family and friends.
J: My cousin is family.
S: Yeah, your family, not Simon’s.
P: It’s a small apartment. We can’t invite too many people.
S: I think we should invite Todd, and his wife, Angela.
J: Yeah, he’s nice, and she’s cute.
S: Jake !
J: What did I say ?
P: What’s your boss’s name? I can never remember.
S: Joan. We should definitely invite Joan. And her husband, Al.
P: And, of course, we need to invite Simon’s mom.
J: Definitely. She makes great cheesecake.
S: OK, Who else?
P: Who’s your friend in the office? The guy from Seattle.
S: Oh, Harry! I can’t believe I almost forgot him.
P: And does he have a girlfriend?
S: He’s married.
P: This list is getting bigger.
S: Shall we talk about food ?

2.1 Relationshops

  • I’m meeting my girlfriend tonight.
  • James and I are business partners. [‘pɑrtnɚ]

gerund (verb + -ing)

  • We spend time watching movies.
  • I always have fun talking with him.
  • We have a hard time getting together.
  • She has trouble making money.
  • They often waste time fighting.
D1
A: How are you and your brother doing?
B: We’re doing well, thanks. We spend time talking on the phone.
A: What do you and Sylvia do for fun?
B: Let’s see … We have a lot of fun playing tennis together.
  • What do you and your partner do for fun?
  • We spend time taking nice walks.
  • Are you having trouble?
  • What else do you enjoying doing?

3. Evaluating employees

  • appraisal [əˈprezəl] 考研 / IELTS / TOEFL / BEC
  • hardworking
  • efficient
  • creative [kriˈetɪv]
  • getting better
  • could do better
  • disorganized

Dialog
[TODD] Thanks for taking the time to meet me, Joan?
[JOAN] No problem. What’s up?
[TODD] Well, the performance appraisals are next week, and I want to talk with you about Sally and Harry.
[JOAN] Okay. Let’s start with Harry.
[TODD] Well, Harry hasn’t been with us that long, but I can see that he’s very hardworking. I think he does a really good job.
[JOAN] So do I. He did a great job on his last project … What was it?
[TODD] The Smith Electric [ɪ’lɛktrɪk] project.
[JOAN] That’s right. He worked really well with the team.
[TODD] A real team player. But there is one thing. He’s often late.
[JOAN] Yeah! he is
[TODD] Often late. Now. Sally.
[JOAN] Sally … I like Sally, but, umm …
[TODD] She’s just not efficient enough sometimes. She needs to be more organized. I mean, I don’t think she’s lazy.
[JOAN] Neither do I. She works hard. And she’s good in meetings.
[TODD] Yeah. And she’s also very helpful. Sometimes I have a computer problem and …
[JOAN] Yes, you do sometimes have computer problems.
[TODD] Well, I like them both.
[JOAN] So do I. You have two great people on your team.

3.1 Senctence

  • Her project is late because she’s too disorganized.
  • She’s too negative. She thinks too much about problems.
  • He’s not creative enough to work in marketing.

Use neither do I to agree with an opinion expressed by I don’t think that, or any other opinion expressed in the negative.

  • She’s so disorganized. > She needs to be more organized.
  • He’s too negative. > He should be more positive.

4. giving a recommendation

  • brochure [‘brəʊʃə]

Dialog
[JOAN] Oh, Martina’s letter of recommendation. When is she going to New York?
[TODD] Next Friday. Her husband’s already there.
[JOAN] That soon. I’m going to miss her.
[TODD] Yeah, so am I.
[JOAN] Last week I asked her to make a new company brochure [bro'ʃʊr]. It only took her two days.
[TODD] Really? I should put that in. Martina works quickly and efficiently …
[JOAN] Yeah. The brochure was really beautiful. She’s so creative. And her team really loves her.
[TODD] Creative … Works well with a team. What else?
[JOAN] Well, she always wrote our marketing copy. She was really good at it.
[TODD] That’s right! Who’s going to do that now?
[JOAN] Why don’t you ask Sally? She’s smart. She can learn it pretty quickly, right?
[TODD] Not that quickly. But, yeah, she could learn it.
[JOAN] Great. So do you have enough for your letter?
[TODD] Umm … I think so. Thanks.
[JOAN] Sure.
[TODD] I had the pleasure to work with Martina for three years, and I highly recommend her.

2. Senctence

  • She was always organized.
  • She can probably learn that in one or two days.
  • The project only took her one day.
  • The brochure was really beautiful.
  • She’s so creative.
  • She can learn that pretty quickly.

3. So & Such

Use so + adjective or so + adverb to emphasize a personal quality.

  • Kyle is so disorganized.
  • She works so quickly.

Use such + noun to emphasize a personal quality.

  • Debra is such a team player.
  • She shows such creativity.
  • Oscar is such a hard worker.
Dialog So Such
FRED: You’re already done with the Franco project?
LOUISE: Fantastic, right? It only took us two weeks.
FRED: You finished that soon ? Wow. You work so well with your team.
LOUISE: Thanks! It’s such a hardworking team.
FRED: Yeah. Liza’s great. She’s such a creative designer.
LOUISE: Yes, and Tom’s so efficient. Honestly, Jayden’s really helpful, too

4. Writing

Sep 21,2016

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to highly recommend Jim. I worked with Jim for 2 years at LLQ company.
Jim was product manager of R&D. He was always hardworking, efficient and well-organized. Please feel free to contact me about Jim.

Sincerely
Blair