1. Two patterns of positive time duration expression
positive time duration expression with double “了“
A. Last night I watched TV for two hours.
B. I have been reading all morning.
2. Negative Time Duration
I have not eaten Chinese food for two months.
I have not worked out for a year and half.
3. “被”: note that “被” is not the same as English Passive Voice
a. The book that you borrowed was taken away by your girlfriend
b. The TV was broken ( by someone).
4． 起来 and 下去:
She couldn’t continue to speak and started to cry.
5． I will use whichever method is the best.
6． This time I flew 12,345 miles (英里).
7． Your ticket is 200 more expensive then mine.
8． his shirt is 30% off.
9. A: This suite case is quite heavy, are you sure you can lift it?
B: (after lifting it up) It’s alright.
10. 今天我一到家, 妹妹就很高兴_____跑了过来, 大声______说:”
姐姐, 谢谢你! 我用了你教我_____办法复习中文, 上个星期_____考
11. The static continuous verb marker “着”
She often listens to music with her room door open.
He said with a smile: “ you are welcome”.
12. Three Existential Sentences:
My room is on the second floor. As soon as entering the room, you will see the window on the south side. In front of the window there is a table. On the table is a vase. On the wall to the right hangs a painting. Next to the painting is a closet. There are a lot of clothes hanging inside.
13. Swimming is dangerous all right, but it is good for your health.
14. Little gao is late all the time, but he doesn’t like it when other people are late (却)
15．Although WangPeng is sick, he still finished his homework before he went to bed. （尽管。。。还是。。。）
16． He is rather tall, has very short hair. On his around face there is a pair of big, blue eyes. He often wears a red shirt and a pair of jeans.
17. I usually go to the library to study. First, my dorm is really close to the library, secondly, my dorm is very small and noisy. Thirdly, my classmates go there too so sometimes I can ask them questions.
18. The reason why Li you didn’t eat roast duck was not because she doesn’t like Chinese food. It was because she is vegetarian.