Irene

Software - Regional Sales Manager 

Now at Synopsys.
EDA Electronic Design Analysis tool.

VP of her previous company.

Software company with R&D engineers.

Professional Lessons.
Fun Homework.

Travel, Camping, and Movies.

Husband & 4-year old Daughter.

Image by Johny Goerend

🪢 Dragon's Den & Shark Tank - 11/23 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. A Buck 🪙 A Dollar 

  2. Nickle & Dime = 5c/10c
    To count every penny

  3. 5% Stake = Ownership

  4. Bacteria 🦠 細菌 

  5. Immune System 
    免疫系統 

  6. All Over the Place
    = No Focus

  7. Toddler 學步的兒童 

  8. Revenge 復仇 

  9. Alleyway 胡同 

  10. Notre-Dame 巴黎圣母院

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. $200,000 "2 100 1000"

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Listening HW 🧏 

  2. Bus. Pitches 🗣️ 

  3. Quotes 💭 

  4. Paris 

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Unless I feel my lips are too dry

  2. They have different resources 

  3. It's 800 years old

  4. I think most churches are very old

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. As I showed you last time

  2. I'm good at remembering things

  3. We didn't have navigational apps

  4. She couldn't accompany me

  5. We wanted to have a dinner together

  6. went to the church

  7. It has been burned / It was burned

  8. Many peoples' hearts broke / were broken

  9. I also went to this one

📆 Try One Per Day 

  1. YouTube
    Dragon's Den 🐲

    Shark Tank 🦈

  2. Podcasts
    Planet Money 🌎 
    Freakonomics 🗽 
    Stuff You Should Know
    TED 🗣️

🔥 Descriptions

  1. They try to innovate with innovation 

  2. When she was a baby

  3. She will reply to me

  4. I forget the church's name

  5. I'll feel so peaceful 

  6. German church in Germany 

​💦 Word Choices

  1. They want to invest in them 

  2. Not that I don't 

  3. They're not so understanding of the market

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. think one thing is very interesting

  2. That means if they sell this set

  3. She loves necklaces and rings 

  4. She has a very good memory

  5. My husband has a very good memory

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⭐ Focus

  1. 2.70 + 50c = 3.20 if inventory
    warehouse x2 = 6.40
    retail x2 = 12.80

📊 CC's PPTs + Fun Homework - X

🌎 Vocabulary:

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. C

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🏆 Completed

  1. T

📝 Action Items

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. T

🔎 Comments:

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. W

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. T

⭐ Focus

  1. W

🔥 Descriptions

  1. W

​💦 Word Choices

  1. M

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. I

📊 US Culture and Homelessness - 10/26

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Competition 競賽
    Challenge 挑戰 

  2. Burping 打嗝 

  3. Supper = Dinner

  4. Fist Bump 🤜🤛 

  5. Frown :( 

  6. Branches 分支機構
    Versions 版本 

  7. Funeral 葬禮 

  8. Feng Shui 

  9. Substance Abuse 
    Doing Drugs

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Trustworthiness "ee"

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. These two words mean a funeral

  2. Many people visit hotels 

  3. Many bosses believe in feng shui

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. It's not working so well

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. That means 

  2. That means 

  3. I think I can imagine that

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. US Culture PPT

  2. Homelessness

  3. New Styles

🔥 Descriptions

  1. I had some confusion 

  2. That's funny (haha)

  3. You can see on the right hand side

  4. It can work very well-adv

  5. A challenge to overcome difficulties 

  6. It's dangerous there

  7. If she wants to do that

​💦 Word Choices

  1. If you give somebody a clock

  2. I will maybe knock on the door

  3. According to my directions

  4. If you put it next to a machine

  5. Your ear will be cut off 

  6. Not in front of my eyes

👸 Raising Children & the Queen - 9/28 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Inflammation 炎

  2. Adolescent 青少年

  3. Resilience 彈力 

  4. Violin 🎻 | Cello 大提琴

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. etc. "Et Set-ter-ah"

  2. Viral "V-eye-rall"

  3. Physician 醫師
    "Fis-ih-shin"

  4. Dialogue "Die-ah-log"

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Raising Children

  2. The Queen

  3. iPhone Sales

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. I gave him a lot of vitamins 

  2. She remembers many of their names

  3. Maybe hour per day

  4. She can remember all their names 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. My husband wanted to buy the iPhone

  2. brought her

  3. Maybe he wasn't working as hard

  4. I just did the test

  5. She's sleeping/asleep now

  6. He will lose his patience

  7. We chose another teacher

⭐ Focus

  1. Review Vocabulary & Pronunciation 

🔥 Descriptions

  1. They have no inventory in Hsinchu

  2. Sometimes she looks at my pictures

  3. Back when I was studying my graduate degree 

  4. To her father

  5. We only give her 20 minutes

  6. The system is from Germany 

  7. They have many musical instruments

  8. He used Samsung before

​💦 Word Choices

  1. He doesn't like it 

  2. What we are talking about 

  3. One is for the cello

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. My husband wants to meet my friend now

  2. My friend wants my husband to test himself

  3. He feels his throat is very sore

  4. She wants to confirm what she knows 

😸 Travelling AR Kittens - 9/21 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Mongolia 蒙古  

  2. Rocking Horse 🎠 搖馬

  3. Coffin ⚰️ 棺材 

  4. Athletes ⛹️‍♂️ 運動員

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Optical Illusion

  2. Vitamins

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Traveling Horses

  2. AR Cats

  3. Food

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. I need to read every day for oral practice

  2. The tickets are not expensive 

  3. You can stay there one day 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. saw it was cloudy 

  2. My husband drove.

  3. My daughter loved/loves it

  4. My daughter did/does some cute actions

  5. Because she spoke in Chinese

  6. sat on the bed

  7. I only hid there | I only could hide there

  8. If the car is moving forward

  9. My husband sent me a video

🔥 Descriptions

  1. A sea of clouds

  2. She will tell me why we need this

  3. It's not so shaky 

​💦 Word Choices

  1. You can see why the horse is so big

  2. He went to have a drink

  3. We have a dog

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. It really saves us money

  2. He doesn't need to pay extra

  3. Taiwan has a good medical system 

  4. When she stays at home

  5. I think it depends on her

💍Wedding Photography - 8/24

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Extraordinary 非凡的

  2. Attorney 律師 ⚖️ 

  3. Autism 🧠 自閉症 疾病
    Autistic 🕺自閉症患者

  4. Photographer 攝影師 

  5. Newlyweds 新婚夫婦 

  6. Binge-Watching 追劇

  7. Maneuver 演習  

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Pregnant (adj)
    Pregnancy (n)

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Maybe only 55 kilograms 

  2. Show those photos 

  3. Many foreigners 

  4. They like to watch Korean dramas 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. gave her everything

  2. I just found a video

  3. read some news

📝 Action Items

  1. Strong Girl Bong Soon (English Subtitles) 

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Extraordinary attorney woo

  2. Love & Dramas

🔥 Descriptions

  1. She described all the sentences 

  2. At that moment he was very thin

  3. It's so funny 

  4. She will bring the good luck to this couple

  5. It's so funny 

  6. When they visit korea 

  7. We'll see the first episode 

​💦 Word Choices

  1. She is really smart girl

  2. When you have a baby

  3. Can you have a second baby?

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. She will bless my marriage

  2. The man wants to thank the parents

  3. To raise up my baby

📊 Engineering and Business - 8/17

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. To Take Off 🛫 

  2. Telescope 🔭 望遠鏡 

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Nature Lover 

  2. Working | Walking 🚶‍♀️

  3. Not Coffee-19 🍵 

📝 Action Items

  1. n/a

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Engineering

  2. Business

🔎 Comments:

  • Misses some 's' at the ends of words.

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. He can talk to customers by himself

  2. When I was a junior high student 

  3. There's a lot of snakes and bugs 

  4. A lot of people's names 

  5. To remember people's names 

  6. More than 10 lenses combined

  7. They need to know a lot of applications 

  8. Each of the perameters 

  9. They trust employees 

  10. To see the hot air balloons

  11. My eyes are very good

  12. My eyes are very good

  13. Many companies 

  14. We interview 10 people 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. He's known him for many years

  2. Then you can learn our software easier

  3. wrote a lot of emails 

🔥 Descriptions

  1. It's easier for him to understand

  2. Her English is very good

  3. She will translate

  4. The capability is better than men

  5. We had chemistry class

  6. She's a nature lover 

  7. It's crowded and noisey

  8. The friction is very low 

  9. I'm a lucky girl 

  10. It's too restrictive 

  11. An economic impact on the economy 

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Or anything electrical

  2. They'll take responsibility for their job

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. He thinks he's a very agressive person

  2. She needs to know the algorithm

  3. He only needs 3 months

  4. If he wants to become an expert

📊 Synopsis & Sales Management - 8/3

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Allegedly 據稱

  2. Poached 偷獵 

  3. Prosecution 起訴 

  4. Prowess 實力 

  5. Rope 🪢 繩索 

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Fiscal Year "Fis-cal"

  2. 🦈 Shark | Shock ⚡ 

  3. Hot Air Balloon 🎈 

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📝 Action Items

  1. Horrible Bosses 

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Synopsis Worklife

  2. Horrible Bosses

  3. Past Tense Review

🔎 Comments:

  • Reviewed Past Tense

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. A lot of challenges 

  2. They think it's hard to work with foreigners 

  3. I read a lot of emails 📩 

  4. Any questions or issues 

  5. All the internal processes 

  6. There are a lot of issues 

  7. Why the other countries show respect

  8. I tried to understand my team members 

  9. Not all the sales people are very smart

  10. Some sales people can't

  11. One of my members 

  12. We have three products 

  13. I hope my sales members can do it

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. He's watching TV

  2. Q3 ended 

  3. I almost worked 14 hours a day

  4. When I became a sales manager

  5. Then I became the sales manager

  6. My teams became bigger

  7. called a customer

  8. was really angry

  9. I got the approval

  10. He just did nothing

  11. He's not who I interviewed 

🔥 Descriptions

  1. She did the translations for us

  2. She talked to the korean customers 

  3. They are Koreans in Korea 

  4. If they can go to Korea, and work in Korea 

  5. My previous colleagues

  6. His English is better than mine 

  7. Korean or Chinese dramas

  8. We are self managed, working independently

  9. Usually, I don't contact them directly 

​💦 Word Choices

  1. They have a budget

  2. You must talk to every customer

  3. He's weak in social skills

  4. They'll share information with each other

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. Why my company wants to

  2. You can imagine that

  3. My husband likes foreign dramas 

  4. He doesn't want to promote anybody

  5. He thinks the customer is not trustworthy

  6. Every customer wants a discount

  7. If he restricts himself

  8. He just waits for the customer

  9. He has an engineering background

  10. If he doesn't like this customer

  11. He doesn't want to talk to him

📊 Email PPT - 7/13

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. It can Vibrate 📳 顫動

  2. Halt 🛑 Stop 

  3. Bully 💪 欺負 

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Inflation 💹 通貨膨脹
    Inflection 🎢 拐點 

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Devices

  2. Samsung's Inventory

  3. Benefits of Covid

  4. Email PPT Slide 48

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. There are a lot of ENGINEERS

  2. Some STORES

  3. She has a lot of TOYS

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. I think I MUTED it

  2. The componants HAD a shortage

  3. They really WEREN'T influenced

  4. We're not so AFFECTED by COVID

📝 Action Items

  1. Add Card to Watch 

  2. Try to finish the Email PPT

  3. Love Island on Netflix

🔥 Descriptions

  1. I asked HIM to give me HIS laptop

  2. When SHE can't find HER toy

  3. My husband will help HER

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Our customers ARE maybe influenced

  2. People ARE getting poorer

  3. To ride A bicycle

  4. The customer won't BE satisfied

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. It INFLUENCES your life

  2. My daughter COOKS everyday

  3. She HAS new friends

  4. My husband also HAS new friends

🏕️ Camping & Children - 7/6 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Jade 玉 

  2. Slippery 滑

  3. Crack 裂縫

  4. Lunar Calendar 🌙 

  5. Herbal Medicine 草藥

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Buddha Temple 🛕 

  2. Mid Autumn Festival

  3. Camper (Van)
    The RV
    Camping Trailer

📝 Action Items

  1. Generational Weatlh

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Camping

  2. Herbal Doctors

  3. Generational Wealth

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. There's a lot of Buddha Temples

  2. For their STUDIES

  3. You must lay down the SEATS 💺 

  4. To check your LUNGS 🫁 

  5. I must buy two CARS

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. I WORE another one before

  2. We RENTED a camper

  3. Someone INVITED their daughter

  4. We HAD a lot of fun on the trip

  5. He FOUND it's very convenient

  6. I just TOOK a look

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. Everyone LOVES her

  2. She LIKES to talk a lot

  3. I can't IMAGINE it

  4. She'll feel the gas TROUBLES her

🔥 Descriptions

  1. Your skin will be SLIPPERY

  2. I wore a jade BRACELET

  3. It's not totally BROKEN

  4. It was CRACKED

  5. Pray for good HEALTH

  6. You will be so AMAZED

  7. He'll just touch your WRIST

  8. You can see their PRIVATE part

  9. They'll use some TECHNOLOGY

  10. It's more FASHIONABLE

  11. Then you can get a DRIVER'S license

  12. The environment is more COMPETITVE

​💦 Word Choices

  1. I'll put IT somewhere and forget it

  2. I can wear it FOR a long time

  3. He can DO everything

  4. To have A second baby

  5. A healthy baby is easy to take care OF

  6. Because I have a DAUGHTER

🛩️ Women Are Not Airplanes - 6/1 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. A Wig 👱‍♀️ 假髮 

  2. Sci-Fi = Science Fiction
    科幻小說 📖 

  3. Encompass = Include

  4. Scrutiny 🔎 審查 

  5. 離奇 Bizarre

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Korean Drama 💗

  2. Lawyers ⚖️ "Loy-er"

📝 Action Items

  1. Love Death Robots 💀

🔎 Comments:

  • Irene is focused on the 's's at the ends of words. 👍 

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Maybe 1 DAY to clean his company 🗓️ 

  2. You can wear a lot of STYLES 👱‍♀️ 

  3. All of them are LAWYERS 

  4. He SELLS other things too

  5. I have a lot of STYLES

  6. I can do ANYTHING 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. They WERE in different law firms

  2. We CHATTED every night

🔢 Numbers 

​First, Second, Third,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Nineth, Tenth

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Weekend Cleaning🧹

  2. Korean Laywers 👩‍💼 

  3. Hair Styles 👱‍♀️ 

  4. Emails Slide 34 📧 

  5. Airplanes & Women

  6. Jack Ma's Weddings

🔥 Descriptions

  1. HER husband is very rich 🧧 

  2. It's EASIER to use Facebook

  3. So WASTEFUL

  4. HE is my husband

​💦 Word Choices

  1. FOR more than 1 month

  2. She will fight AGAINST/WITH him

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. He DOES business by himself 👨‍💼 

  2. She WEARS a WIG 👱‍♀️ 

  3. She WANTS to get some evidence 

  4. Nobody KNOWS it

  5. The female lawyer WANTS the evidence

  6. My husband LOVES her short hair

  7. He HANDLES an online shop 🛍️ 

  8. He WANTS to take care of OUR daughter

  9. I can't IMAGINE his world

  10. He TAKES care of OUR daughter

  11. OUR daughter LOVES him very much

  12. You can't IMAGINE how MUCH she loves him

  13. She SLEEPS very early

📧 Result 1st, Details 2nd - 5/25 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Small Talk:
    Ex: How's the Weather?

  2. At This Point in Time
    Right Now 

  3. Exclamation Mark ❗

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Signature "Sig-na-chur"

📝 Action Items 

  1. Emails PPT Slide 34 📧

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Sales Forecasts 💹 

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Because I'm the sales MANAGER

  2. With my many sales MEMBERS 

  3. The probability of each OPPORTUNITY 

  4. Thank you for your KINDNESS (n)

  5. You have many JOKES

  6. If the receiver HAS a lot of EMAILS 📧 

  7. ALL electronics / EVERY electronic device

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. To know whether he WILL manage it well

  2. We were not AFFECTED by Covid

  3. I WROTE a lot of EMAILS recently

Focus

  1. Every = Each

🔥 Descriptions

  1. We treat Covid-19 very SERIOUSLY (adv)

  2. HER English writing is really good

  3. Her English is really GOOD

  4. Her English is BETTER than mine

​💦 Word Choices

  1. To consult WITH me

  2. I need TO review all the opportunities

  3. If the order has BEEN lost

  4. He must reply TO me

  5. Because we are A software company

  6. My boss is A man

  7. You don't need TO/IT

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. When the time COMES

  2. We encourage people to STAY at home

☯️ Business with Koreans - 5/18 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Seafood Pancake 🥞 

  2. Skiing ⛷️

  3. Etiquette 禮儀 🕴️ 

  4. Crucial 至關重要的 ❗

  5. Reciprocate 往復 🎁 

  6. Bribe (v/n) 賄賂

  7. Err = Lean (v)

  8. Surname = Last Name

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Colleagues "gs"

  2. Circumstances
    "Sir-cum-stan-says"

  3. Funeral "Few-ner-all"

📝 Action Items

  1. Your Business Card

  2. Korean Business 

  3. Avatar

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. I have two JOBS

  2. I try to know my team MEMBERS

  3. I don't know anyONE in Korea

  4. In such a short TIME 

  5. We have two VERSIONS

  6. Many Styles

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. Then I ATTENDED a lot of MEETINGS

  2. We WENT to the SNOWY (adj) mountains

  3. We WENT there

  4. Did you fall a lot? Yes, I FELL a lot.

  5. I GAVE him a mobile phone

  6. He GAVE me a car

Focus

  1. We focused on Korean business culture as her new colleagues are in Korea.

🔥 Descriptions

  1. With the KOREAN (adj) team next Monday

  2. I think they're single SIDED

  3. The car's HORSEPOWER 🐎 

  4. Not the ALCOHOLIC (adj) drinks  

​💦 Word Choices

  1. We had A company trip there

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. I didn't have any time to DO the homework

  2. When you MARRY

  3. I think it DEPENDS on the industry

  4. He DOESN'T like to drink

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Korean Business

🥇 My Team Members~~~~  - 5/11 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Northern Lights 北極光

  2. A Hook 🪝 一個鉤子
    Catch Their Interest

  3. A Call to Action
    What to do Next

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. 🖼️ Image / Imagine 🧠

  2. Iceland "Ice-Land"

  3. Yield Rate "Yeeld"

  4. Genuine 真的
    "Jen-you-in"

  5. Colleagues "guh"

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🏆 Completed

  1. First Class - N/A

📝 Action Items

  1. Avatar 2 

  2. Polish Your Self-Intro and send it to Chad

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Most of the ENGINEERS

  2. We WERE 

  3. Multiple DEPARTMENTS

  4. All the US COMPANIES

  5. They can't sell any CHIPS to Huawei

  6. I don't have many OPPORTUNITES 

  7. I don't have MUCH time ✔️ 

  8. I'm a social media MANAGER (singular)

  9. To help my team MEMBERS succeed

  10. It's aimed at/to my COLLEAGUES 

  11. My team MEMEBRSsssssSssSSSss~~~

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. Almost 35 years AGO

  2. They TERMINATED the distribution channel

  3. Both of us TERMINATED the relationship

  4. It AFFECTED our business with China

  5. They COULDN'T sell any software 

  6. We also GOT hurt seriously 

  7. I will be BOARDING the new company

  8. It WAS CHOSEN by my good friend

  9. I never STUDIED over there

  10. If COMPETING WITH TSMC

  11. You WERE / I WAS

🔥 Descriptions

  1. I just focus on TAIWAN'S market

  2. They make the pictures look BETTER

  3. Their core technology is from AMERICA

  4. Hurt by AMERICA 國家 / AMERICANS 人

  5. She was my SENIOR HIGH classmate

  6. I like to travel in NORTHERN Europe

  7. I should prepare the introduction of MYSELF

​💦 Word Choices

  1. My boss is A foreigner 

  2. To communicate w