grace_counselorOctober 17, 2009, 10:03 AM
Hi Fred, This is your first month plan. Hope you enjoy your studies！
Week Commencing: 10/17/2009
1. Intermediate - Family Life
2. Intermediate - Introducing Oneself to the Family
3. Intermediate - Baby Care
1. Intermediate - Sneezing
2. Intermediate - Going to the Dentist
3. Intermediate - Getting Your Hair Done
1. Intermediate - Shopping
2. Intermediate - My New MP3 Player
3. Intermediate - A Trip to the Dry Cleaner's
1. Intermediate - Washing Dishes
2. Intermediate - Simple Electrical Stuff
3. Intermediate - Buying Batteries
pretzellogicDecember 29, 2009, 08:12 PM
I'm in the US for the next 2 weeks, and its looking like i'll be unable to do our next call on Jan 3. if we would reschedule for sometime later in the week of Jan 3, that would be helpful. I'll return to Beijing on Jan 4. Thanks!
pretzellogicNovember 02, 2009, 02:02 AM
FYI, i'm behind in my studies this week. I've gone through Baby Care, and Business Card Gone Wrong, but I probably won't get to Excuses for Being Late until tonight.
pretzellogicNovember 05, 2009, 05:32 AM
Quick question on one of the sentences in a lesson. In the lesson, Excuses for Being Late
So shouldn't the sentence,"chūzūchē zhēn nán dǎ" really be, "chūzūche dǎ qílái zhēn nán"? I thought Jenny and John in the Dry cleaner or Interviewing an Ayi lesson were very hyper about this. Doesn't ,"chūzūchē zhēn nán dǎ" mean "the taxi was hard to ride"?
pretzellogicNovember 09, 2009, 07:22 AM
Thanks for that. I know there's a qing wen on "qilai", but i'll have to go back to it at a later time.
Another question. I was looking over the Intermediate lesson for shopping, and I saw the sentence, "if I move to Shanghai.....",
"ru2guo3 wo3 ban1dao4 shang4hai3....."
I was wondering if you could also say,
"ru2guo3 wo3 ban1dao4 qu4 shang4hai3.....
pretzellogicNovember 15, 2009, 03:12 AM
1) I'm traveling to the US starting today. I'll need to reschedule our 12pm call on monday to another time. I will be on the east coast of the US during the week, is there time on thursday morning China time that you're available?
2)thanks for the sentence clarification. That's what I thought about ban1dao4 and qu4
grace_counselorNovember 15, 2009, 11:25 AM
I'm sorry but I cannot call you on Thursday morning. Because my working hour is 12am-9pm(beijing time). But I can call you on Saturday morning China time. Is it ok for you?
grace_counselorOctober 19, 2009, 04:15 AM
I tried calling you at the appointed class time----Monday12:00 just now, but your Chinese A yi said you were not at home. And you were also not on Skype.
So I will call you next Monday.
pretzellogicNovember 18, 2009, 10:28 PM
i'll still be in the US on thursday, so at 1pm Beijing time is 12 am thursday morning in the US. I'm starting to think that maybe we should just plan on going back to having our call next monday, November 23 at 12pm Beijing time. I should be back in Beijing by that time.
pretzellogicDecember 10, 2009, 02:49 AM
I don't think we formally discussed which of the lessons I should go over for our next call on monday. I was thinking between the two lesson plans you gave me, that I could go over the following:
1) Washing Dishes
2)Business Dinner with a Supplier
3)Watching a DVD
Is that ok with you?