Mark

🔹 TSMC - Section Manager

Focus on Vocabulary and Verbs.

Wants to talk to his foreign co-workers easily in Arizona. He's staying in Taiwan.

A wife and 2 crazy young sons (7 & 11). Full-time work and parenting. Rarely has free time.

Movies and Golf.

Family watches English Movies.

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🔖 Mark's Vocabulary & Verbs - 5/14

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. 據稱 Alleged / Assumed
    預期的 Expected 

  2. Fed Up 忍無可忍 

📝 Action Items

  1. Flexible Transistors

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Vocabulary Review

🔎 Comments:

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Too many NARRATIVES about love

  2. I know there are still some MOVIES like this

  3. There are many EVILS / PEOPLES (groups)

  4. More SUPERSTARS HAVE an ability

  5. Many world COMPANIES are FRANCHISES

  6. Too many APPLICATIONS open at once

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. That WAS Friday

  2. I SAW the weather report

  3. It WAS impossible

  4. Reading and REMEMBERING (verbs)
    Actors must have excellent MEMORY (n)

⭐ Focus

  1. W

🔥 Descriptions

  1. NOTHING special

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Most _ _ affairs = Most OF THE affairs

  2. Some people ARE evil (usually-uncount)

  3. A few days AGO

  4. One amazing THING for me

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. I MEAN some MOVIES can introduce it

  2. Don't BETRAY / I betrayed her last night 

  3. I MEAN in love or money

🔖 Mark's Vocabulary & Verbs - 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

🏄‍♂️ Avatar 2 - 5/11 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Motion Capture 
    動作捕捉

  2. (v) Tease 逗 Teaser (n)

  3. Narrative 敘述 (Story)

  4. I Assume / I Guess

  5. Betray 背叛 

  6. Movie Script 電影劇本

  7. Sequal 續集 (2nd+)

  8. Franchise 特許經營 

  9. Decade = 10 Years

  10. Dead Pixel 死像素 

  11. Studio 🎼 工作室 

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Scheduling

  2. Avatar 2

  3. Apple's Sourcing

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. We didn't see much BUBBLES

  2. They are having lots of PROBLEMS

  3. All COMPANIES need to make money

  4. Taiwan is better than some PLACES

  5. The attitude of the WORKERS

  6. She has 3 BROTHERS

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. He SAID

  2. He SAID

  3. When I WAS in grade 5

  4. No one KNEW until they TOOK it apart

  5. TSMC's WON

  6. Last time we HAD a dinner

Focus

  1. Balanced Grammar

🔥 Descriptions

  1. The TABLET inside the car

  2. The LABOR costs are higher

  3. I don't have another MEANING 

  4. When you get a DEAD PIXEL

  5. TSMC'S quality is better than Samsung

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Because MY/THE company's busy

  2. It should start IN July (in a range of time)

  3. She's the same AS me

  4. Make money FOR them self

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. We ASSEMBLE (v) it in China

📝 Action Items

  1. Read Avatar 2 

🔖 Mark's Vocabulary & Verbs - 5/4

🌎 Vocabulary:

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. C

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🏆 Completed

  1. T

📝 Action Items

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Parenting

  2. Tik Tok

🔎 Comments:

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. I have 2 CLASSES

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. If you DIDN'T tell me before

⭐ Focus

  1. W

🔥 Descriptions

  1. W

​💦 Word Choices

  1. M

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. He HAS the courage to talk with/to you

🏰 A Poor Man's Small Castle - 4/27 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. 焦糖 Caramel 🍫 

  2. PE: Physical Education

  3. Video Game 視頻遊戲

  4. Kart 賽車卡丁車 

  5. Inhabit 居住於 

  6. Alongside = Beside

  7. Battle = Fight / War

  8. Bonding 結合

  9. Conduct = To Do

  10. Extravagant | Luxury
    侈, 揮霍無度, 闊氣

  11. Mansion = Big House

  12. 20 Mill' = 20 Million

📝 Action Items

  1. Ask What Your Children Failed at Today

  2. Set Switch to English

  3. Leaders of TED Talk

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Max's Learning 

  2. Mansions

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. They have 4 SUBJECTS to be TESTED

  2. I have two PROBLEMS to discuss

  3. Too many PROGRAMS 

  4. These two CARS

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. He can ASK (future)

  2. He BECOMES nervous (future+past)

  3. We WENT to the restaurant 

  4. Children like WATCHING TV

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. On the exam, he DOES very well

  2. If he DOESN'T tell me / If he TELLS me

  3. When he STAYS at home

🔥 Descriptions

  1. The other is PHYSICS 

  2. SHE said

  3. Mathematics or SCIENCE 
    Mathematicians or Scientists

  4. I need HIM to have more practice 

  5. The KART racing game

​💦 Word Choices

  1. HE'S only 11 years old

  2. If we create THE right attitude

  3. You know THE last 4 or 5 times

  4. Take care OF his English homework

  5. It's another KIND of learning

  6. What HE'S learning

  7. I just want TO know

👋 Will Smith Smacks Chris Rock - 3/30

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Nominee 🏆 被提名人

  2. Victim 🤯 受害者 

  3. Thick ↔️ 厚的  

  4. Lord 主 God / Master

  5. Beat the Shit out of You
    Beats the Life out of You

  6. Dude = Man / Bro

  7. Literally 字面上地 

  8. Awkward 社交上不舒服
    Socially Uncomfortable

  9. Embarrassed 尴尬的

  10. Movie Scene 电影场景

  11. Abuse 虐待 

  12. Academy (Organization)

  13. Party Host 派對主持人

  14. Heavy = Serious/Bad
    Light = Casual/Okay

  15. Thickly Baked Toast 🍞

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. 🤣 Chris Rock 🪨 

  2. Thin 👗 Skinny 

  3. The Oscars 🏆 

📝 Action Items

  1. Sentence 4 each Vocab

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. To many GIRLS or women

  2. Maybe just say 3 WORDS

  3. Different swing(ing) SPEEDS

  4. Most FUNCTIONS are for golf

  5. I heard that some WATCHES can count

  6. The 100 top CLIMBS/MOUNTAINS 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. The last time I PLAYED golf my score was 91

  2. He will feel his BREATHING is difficult

  3. What I SAID before was wrong

  4. Who THOUGHT of this conversation

  5. If will DIDN'T/DOESN'T hit him

  6. His heart WAS/is very excited (adj)

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. Too many screen TYPES you can CHOOSE

  2. Everybody KNOWS 👃 

  3. I MEAN

  4. Every/Each actor WANTS to be a nominee

  5. Every/Each child LIKES thickly baked toast

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Will Smith

  2. Garmin Watches

🔎 Comments:

  • Review He or She

🔥 Descriptions

  1. They will INVESTIGATE
    They will hold an INVESTIGATION (n)

  2. Your MEANING (n) is
    What you MEAN (v) is

  3. This word's SOUND

  4. This doesn't have any RELATION to acting

  5. This is a setting of the BRIGHTNESS

  6. As well as the oxygen CONCENTRATION

  7. SHE is in the military service

  8. She's NOT pleased / She's PISSED 

  9. HER face has changed

  10. This is very PUBLIC

​💦 Word Choices

  1. It's AN attack

  2. You need TO take care of what you say

  3. Maybe this action IS only from your face

  4. This year is THE tiger year

  5. IT can tell you

  6. And IT can tell you what time is the sunset

  7. Oh yeah, it's A joke 

  8. He needs to BE very smart

  9. Shame ON you, you should feel Ashamed.

  10. HE'S afraid

  11. Most (of the) children like thick toast

  12. People always beg FOR forgiveness

  13. It's unfair TO ask me this question

  14. He'll feel LIKE you beat the shit out of him

  15. What did _ Chris say? (name = no the)

☕ Caffeine and Vocabulary - 3/16 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Various 🎨 各種各樣的 

  2. Attraction 💗 吸引力

  3. Pension 🪙 養老金  

  4. Hungary 🏰 匈牙利

  5. Whole Wheat 🍞 全麥 

  6. Blood Vessels 🩸 血管 

  7. Constrict 收縮 🤏 

  8. Stimulate 刺激 "Stim"

  9. Relieve 鬆了一口氣 

  10. Drowsy 昏昏欲睡

  11. I'll figure it out 🎯 
    I'll learn what to do

  12. Withdrawal 🏧 退出 
    Deposit 🏦 訂金 

  13. Hangover 宿醉 🍻 

  14. Nausea 噁心 "Naw-sha"
    Vomiting 嘔吐 🤮 
    Diarrhea 腹瀉 💩 

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Carbonized "i-z-d" ▪️ 
    Width "With" ↔️ 

  2. Google Maps Has

  3. Caffeine "Caf-een"

  4. Society "So-Sigh-etee"

  5. Pregnancy 懷孕 👩‍🍼  ​

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Lots of mature TECHNOLOGIES (n)

  2. It can't allow enough PARTICLES 

  3. Too many difficult PROBLEMS

  4. You can ask another PERSON
    You can ask other PEOPLE 

  5. There IS not only one answer

  6. Each/EveryTIME and Many TIMES 

  7. My MUSCLES 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. He HAS the experience (n)
    He HAS experienced (v) it before
    He HAD = He Lost it

  2. I just THOUGHT / I was just THINKING

  3. Her hair color WAS red

⭐ Focus

  1. I'll be in Hsinchu, Taiwan, at Core-Corner, in the lobby, by/near the front door.

  2. I was born May 8th, 1992 at 3am
    In 2022, on May the 2nd, at 6pm
    I'll see you ON Monday, at 7pm

📝 Action Items

1. Watch a YouTube video about coffee ☕ 

🔥 Descriptions

  1. They have an ATTRACTION (n) to each other
    They're ATTRACTED (v) for various reasons
    They both look ATTRACTIVE/beautiful (adj)

  2. How to try it EFFICIENTLY (adv)
    How to try it with EFFICIENCY (n)

  3. Income and EXPENSES (n)

  4. Your blood VESSELS/tubes

​💦 Word Choices

  1. M When they're used TO it

  2. To discuss IT

  3. They'll move to THE Phillippines (the group)

  4. In THE USA (the group) 

  5. One or two thousands YEARS before

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. At first, he FEELS INTERESTED in the toy
    At first, he FEELS the toy is INTERESTING

  2. When it BECOMES tight

  3. When the width BECOMES narrow/tiny

  4. I MEAN

  5. If you want TO reduce your cholesterol 

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Work Troubleshooting

  2. Vocabulary Review 

🔖 Mark's Vocabulary & Verbs - 3/2

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. 煮雞蛋 Boiled Egg

  2. Nutrition 營養

  3. Starch 澱粉 

  4. Cholesterol 膽固醇

  5. Myocardial Infarction
    心肌梗塞 ❤️‍🩹 
    Heart Attack

  6. You Will Faint 暈倒了 

  7. ​Vegetive State
    植物人狀態

  8. ICU - 重症監護室
    Intensive Care Unit

  9. Sweet Potato 甘藷
    薯 Yam

  10. Concrete 水泥 Cement

  11. A Blessing in Disguise
    因禍得福 

  12. Irregular Heartbeat 

  13. Ulcer 潰瘍  "all-ser"

  14. 模糊的 Vague

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. C

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🏆 Completed

  1. T

📝 Action Items

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Health and Nutrition

🔎 Comments:

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. There are too many TYPES of eggs

  2. Especially for two of the ITEMS

  3. These two FACTORS 

  4. One YEAR ago

  5. He asked me 3 QUESTIONS

  6. He asked 2 QUESTIONS before

  7. These 2 QUESTIONS

  8. Maybe 1 TIME in 55 days

  9. People ARE not iron/invincible
    A person IS not iron/invincible

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. I'm BECOMING better than before

  2. My wife WAS very angry

  3. The time WAS 9 O'clock in the morning

  4. The doctor WAS very shocked

  5. The doctor WAS very nervous

  6. Today I WENT to the hospital

  7. ​I RED too many papers

  8. ​He FELT very uncomfortable

  9. No, I don't SMOKE

  10. It already BECAME my habit 

  11. I DIDN'T know this was so serious

⭐ Focus

  1. A Blessing in Disguise

    Before you didn’t eat so healthily, so you wouldn’t live as long, as you will now, because you changed from the heart attack.

🔥 Descriptions

  1. As Taiwan becomes more WESTERNIZED

  2. They'll have a BOILED egg 

  3. Brown bread is more NUTRITIOUS 

  4. You may lose your FEELING in 10 minutes

  5. SERIOUSLY though

  6. His wife was in the passenger seat

  7. HER FEELINGS are suffering
    SHE is suffering from her feelings

  8. They got a serious SICKNESS

​💦 Word Choices

  1. They'll cause you to BE sick

  2. These two items ARE key

  3. YOU'RE just gone

  4. About 3 or 4 times PER week

  5. Your wife will BE very sad

  6. I'M just a lucky one

  7. Your blood vessel will keep ITS original size

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. If my wife DOESN'T sign the agreement

  2. When I did my best to BREATHE

  3. ​She DOESN’T know

🔖 I Took, We Took, They Took - 2/9

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Washroom 🧼 (Clean)
    Bathroom 🛀 (Bathtub)
    Toilet 🚽 (Dirty)

  2. HULL of the boat 船體

  3. Corals / Coral Reefs
    珊瑚礁 

  4. Puffer / BlowFish 🐡

  5. Snorkeling 🤿 浮潛

  6. Attack 攻擊 🍌 
    Snatch 搶奪 🐒 

  7. Raccoons 🦝

  8. Shortcut 捷徑 

  9. A Dollar = $1 🪙💵

  10. Tidy Up 整齊的 (v/adj)

  11. Spring Couplets 春聯 

  12. Tier = Level (Quality)

  13. Sticker 貼紙

  14. Failure 失敗 (To Fail)

  15. A Bargain / Good price

  16. Stuffy = Stubborn 倔強 

  17. I'll be Damned
    I'll be Surprised

  18. Brand Awareness

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. C

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🏆 Completed

  1. T

📝 Action Items

  1. Tell my family about the Kaoshuing Light Show

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⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. Our Vacations

  2. Billion $ Failure

  3. Branding

🔎 Comments:

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. We could see sea ANIMALS from the BOATS

  2. Two CAMPS were combined

  3. Two MONKEYS took our food

  4. We cleaned the FLOORS & WINDOWS 🪟 

  5. There are five or six CARS

  6. I had bought 2 CARS

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. What WERE you doing for the last 2 weeks?
    I WAS doing X.

  2. We TOOK a see-thru (through) boat

  3. I TOOK my family there

  4. They TOOK too many things

  5. I TOOK my children back to Taipei

  6. I TIDIED/cleaned my clothes 
    I tidied (UP) my room

⭐ Focus

  1. W

🔥 Descriptions

  1. I found an INTERESTING word you said

  2. I took off my SHOE

  3. You'll be rich and HEALTHY (adj)
    You'll have RICHES and health (n)

​💦 Word Choices

  1. This kind OF boat

  2. I had DONE/BEEN snorkeling

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. Because you COME from Canada

  2. We HEARD some sound from outside 🐒 

  3. Don't GO/GET too close

🔖 Mark's Vocabulary & Verbs - 1/12

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Bust Open 摔碎

  2. A Bench (n) 一個長凳
    To Bench (v) 到板凳上

  3. Hot Springs 溫泉

  4. Prohibit 禁止

  5. Trailer = Movie Preview

  6. Spam Call 垃圾電話

  7. Ryan Reynolds 🍁 演員

  8. Demon Slayer 除魔者

  9. Finance 金融 

  10. Texture (n) 質地

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Built vs Bought

📝 Action Items

  1. Watch Free Guy

  2. Flight Radar  

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. My boss will ask more and more QUESTIONS

  2. That's one of the REASONS

  3. I'm one of the section MANAGERS

  4. Lots of ITEMS haven't been finished

  5. The key is the VENDORS

  6. About 50 ITEMS

  7. I know a lot of different TYPES OF water

  8. Many English Kindergartens around here

  9. Age of EMPIRES

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. Last month we WERE HIGHLIGHTED

  2. I HIGHLIGHTED one thing

  3. The system will be HIGHLIGHTED

  4. We WERE EDUCATED

  5. Today will be HIGHLIGHTED

  6. I TOOK my children to the park yesterday

  7. Maybe some parents TOLD the government

  8. Suddenly they WERE building it
    Suddenly they _ BUILT it

  9. I SAW a movie a long time ago

  10. My children SAW it

🔥 Descriptions

  1. If you want a HIGHER (adj) margin

  2. It GENERALLY (adv) means...

  3. FINALLY, the system checked the FINAL result

  4. We just finished the ENGINEERING job

  5. No JUNGLE-GYM or PLAY-GROUND

  6. If you're LUCKY (adj), it'll depend on LUCK (n)

  7. Maybe the SUBTITLES can be in Chinese

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Cost is one of THE most important factors

  2. My boss is A department manager

  3. I'M late again / I WAS late again

  4. The deer ARE NOT afraid (adj) of people
    The deer DON'T FEAR (v) people

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. Every wild spot should be MANAGED

  2. Some deer will RUN around here

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. His Late Meeting

  2. Games & Design

🎆 Happy New Year's Homework - 1/5 

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. Drone 🚁 無人機

  2. The Fat on the Meat
    Lean Meat 瘦肉 

  3. 現實 REALITY

  4. Going Over - Reviewing
    Walking Through

  5. Fat (n/adj) | Fatty (slang)

  6. Slang 俚語 

  7. Thirsty = Hungry 4 💧 

  8. To Flex 柔性 💪  
    To Flex | Bend 扭曲;破戒

  9. Sausage 🌭 香腸 

  10. Cruel | Nasty | No Mercy

  11. Savage barbarous 野蠻

  12. Mean/Bad Guy 

  13. Entreprenuer 企業家

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. When I was a Child 

⌚ Lesson Time:

  1. A Walk

  2. Slang PPT

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. W Maybe there are some new WORDS

  2. 3 VERBS, one noun

  3. These/Those 3 words have the same meaning

  4. Too many QUESTIONS I want to ask

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. I WENT back to Taipei

  2. After dinner, we SAW the fireworks

  3. I TOOK a plate

⭐ Focus

  1. Thanks = Thankyou / Thank you
     

  2. Have you eaten (yet)? No, I haven't (yet).
    He was/is smart, yet/but a little stupid.

     

  3. China, Taiwan, Japan, Canada (names)
    The Netherlands, The US, The UK (group)

     

  4. Is it okay if I treat you today?

🔎 Comments:

  • Very interested in new vocabulary

🔥 Descriptions

  1. W Not in 現實 REALITY/PERSON

  2. SHE'S pretty to me

​💦 Word Choices

  1. Thanks FOR your EXPLANATION (n)
    Thanks FOR EXPLAINING (v-now)
    I will EXPLAIN (v-future) it to you
    I EXPLAINED (v-past) it to you

  2. When I WAS a freshman, I went to THE USA

  3. THE teacher told us

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. DO those 3 words 

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🏆 Completed

  1. New Year's

📝 Action Items

  1. Review the Slang PPT

  2. Send Chad a sentence for each new vocabulary word above ^

🔖 Mark - 12/22

🌎 Vocabulary:

  1. 經濟自由
    Economic Freedom

  2. Tuition 學費

  3. Algorithm 算法

  4. Referendums 公投 

  5. Hydro 水電

  6. A Dam 壩 

  7. Wallpaper:        Background Image

  8. Smog 煙霧

  9. Emerald Mine 祖母綠礦

  10. 教養 Upbringing

  11. BS = Bullshit

  12. Math Formula 數學公式

🙊 Pronunciation:

  1. Foreign "For-in"

  2. Elon "Ee-lon" Musk

  3. 2 Million = 2,000,000

🐾 Plural Noun​s 

  1. Not so many CHANCES to use verbs

  2. They have a lot of FOREIGN ENGINEERS

  3. He wants to help most STUDENTS 

  4. To other COUNTRIES

  5. When we held the 4 REFERENDUMS

  6. There IS a little smog 煙霧 (uncount)
    There IS a little air pollution (uncount) 

🚴‍♀️ Timed Tenses

  1. This is the first time we MET

  2. Yes, I VOTED 

  3. We HAD the same situation/condition

⭐ Focus

Nuclear Energy

  • If I support it, I will have cleaner air, but maybe I will die.

  • If I don’t support it, I will have dirtier air, but, I am more likely to survive an Earthquake.

🔥 Descriptions

  1. Maybe in Canada or AMERICA_ (country)
    Maybe for Canadians 人 or Americans 人 

  2. Is that the correct USAGE? (n)
    Am I USING (v) it correctly?

​💦 Word Choices

  1. The efficiency IS very perfect

🎾 Action Verbs​​

  1. TSMC now HAS some new fabs

  2. DOES your country (it) have referendums?

🏆 Completed

  1. N/A - First Class

📝 Action Items

  1. Review Elon's Debt

  2. LINE Chad a new Sentence 4 each Vocab

  3. Performance Change Formulas