so annoyed with myself being so depressed
but you look great!
people only see what they want to see what they want to believe
somehow the mask is put on automatically when i see a familiar face
a fake smile? no one wants to see a crying face so i have to make my best effort to put up a smile
tired, so tired of everything, tired of explaining again and again to people who will never understand
not sure what i should do
sometimes i’m totally fine. the world isn’t perfect. i don’t have much but still i have family, friends. i have a place to live, i have a job, i have students who love me. i should be content?
emotions are totally out of control. tears just fall down for no reason. the empty feeling after getting together with friends i have no explanation.
nothing tastes good. nothing really makes me happy. day after day, just try to survive another day.
however, all the dark clouds disappear when i have a good day which unfortunately rarely happens. most of these days i get up on the wrong side of the bed and everything goes wrong.
every winter no exception the overwhelming sadness attacks me out of no where. blame on the weather?
nothing matters anymore. nothing bothers me actually. just don’t have the energy to pull myself together.
just like all those things i broke, even if i put every piece of myself together, it’s not the same, it’s still broken.
there are so many things i want to do but i just can’t do it. who would understand this nonsense?
am i too hard on myself or am i not trying hard enough? i’m not sure. if i push myself too hard, i know i wouldn’t like the result.
i guess the saddest thing is that i have no one to talk to about these feelings. everyone has their own problems and there’s really nothing they can do. besides, most of the time most people don’t understand. they judge, instead.
you are weak. you’re too greedy. you’re single, you have a job, and you have a place to stay. a lot of people have to worry about their children, their mortgage . some people don’t even have a place to live, not to say a job.
yeah, yeah, yeah. end of conversation. then they start to tell you how their lives are so much worse than yours.
just let out some feelings so i don’t go crazy. it’s winter. i was thinking that i should comfort my psychologist today when i go see him. poor guy. i bet he has to see much more patients and listens to endless complaints like mine. tough job. guess that’s why his clothes are always so colorful.
too bad i don’t have anything nice to wear to cheer myself up. in no mood for shopping, winter is definitely not my season. can i say that?
enough complaints. time to do what? not sure. make a cup of coffee? perhaps go to the bakery get some cake first? would love to have my own homemade cheese cake but too lazy. should bake some cake and cookies. having some delicious food is something at least i can do for myself. suddenly realize what “comfort food" means. ha ha.
i’m ok. could be better. have to find way to make it better. if i’m not happy then i’ll have to do something to change it. but what? don’t feel like doing anything.
i think i have been too blunt recently. i say what’s really in my mind, which annoys people and i feel bad after saying those things. but what does it make me if i can’t say what’s really in my mind. so difficult to live to be yourself to be honest with yourself.
enough is enough. coffee time
A I can’t talk right now. 我現在沒辦法說話
B: Hi, Amanda. It’s Justin. Is this a good time to talk?
A: Oh, sorry. I can’t talk right now. I’m cooking dinner. Can I call you back?
B: OK, sure. Talk to you later.
A: Thanks. bye.
It’s Jessie. This is Jessie (speaking).
Knock! Knock! 敲門。 Who’s it? 誰？ It’s me. 是我。This is Jessie. (I’m Jessie (x))
multi-tasking 多工，I’m doing homework. 我在寫作業。
ttyl = talk to you later
a Asking if someone can talk now
1 Is this a good time to talk? 現在方便說話嗎？
2 Can you talk right now? 你現在可以說話嗎？
3 Do you have a minute? 你有空嗎？Wait a minute! 等一下！ Wait a moment! 等一下。
Do you have time? 你有空嗎？= Are you free? 你有空嗎？
Do you have the time? 你知道現在幾點嗎？ It’s 8:28.
b Explaining that you can’t talk now
1 I can’t talk right now. 我現在沒辦法說話
2 I’m busy right now. 我現在在忙。
3 This isn’t a good time. 這現在不方便。
B What are they saying?
1 I / not / feel / well. I’m not feeling well.
2 they / watch / TV ? Are they watching TV?
3 I / write / an email. I’m writing an email.
4 you / not / listen to / me. You aren’t listening to me.
5 go / we / out ? Are we going out?
6 you / in my seat / sit You are sitting in my seat.
7 what / wear / you ? What are you wearing?
8 the / shine / sun ? Is the sun shining?
9 sit / where / you ? Where are you sitting?
10 they / play / tennis ? Are they playing tennis?
past ——————— now ————————future
C 現在進行式Present Continuous
My brother is woking now. 我哥哥正在工作。
I’m standing. 我正站著。
You’re spending a lot of money these days. 你最近花很多錢。
My friend is staying in my apartment this month. 我朋友這個月住我家。
I live in Taipei. 我住台北。
I’m having a party this Saturday.
4 現在進行式可以用來表示不好的習慣，這種用法多會跟 always 連用。
I’m always breaking things. It’s really annoying.
C 現在進行式Present Continuous
二 句型為主詞＋現在式Be動詞＋動詞-ing(S + am/is/are + V-ing)
肯定句 S + am/is/are + V-ing
I am cooking. 我正在做菜
My mother/he/she/it is working. 我媽正在上班 Tom and Mary/you/we/they are dancing. 湯姆與瑪麗正在跳舞
否定句 S + am/is/are + not + V-ing
I am not cooking.
My mother is (isn’t) not working.
Tom and Mary are (aren’t) not dancing.
疑問句 Am/Is/Are + S + V-ing
Am I dreaming? Yes, you are. No, you aren’t
Is he taking a shower? Yes, he is. No, he’s not.
Are they sleeping? Yes, they are. No, they aren’t.
疑問句 WH + am/is/are + S + V-ing
What are you doing? 你在幹麼？
Where is he going? 他正要去哪裡？
Who is she talking to? 她在跟誰說話？
三 常用副詞如：now 現在, at the moment 現在, right away 現在, right now 現在, these days 最近, this weekend 這個週末…等等。
work-working, help-helping, call-calling, wash-washing
2 動詞字尾為e時，e 不發音，必須去掉e加ing。
live-living, hope-hoping, dance-dancing, smile-smiling
lie-lying, die-dying, tie-tying
shop-shopping, sit-sitting, run-running, swim-swimming
1 carry _________ 2 tap ___________ 3 ride __________
4 win _________ 5 get __________ 6 lie __________
7 try _________ 8 fly __________ 9 write _________
10 see __________
1 carrying 2 tapping 3 riding 4 winning 5 getting 6 lying 7 trying 8 flying
9 writing 10 seeing Seeing is believing. 眼見為憑
D What are they doing?
1 have dinner 吃晚餐 2 talk on the phone 講電話 3 take a bath 泡澡
4 comb one’s hair 梳頭髮 5 shave 刮鬍子 6 have breakfast 吃早餐
7 read a newspaper 看報紙 8 play the guitar 彈吉他 9 sleep 睡覺
10 listen to music 聽音樂 11 play video games 打電動 12 dance 跳舞
13 listen to the radio 聽收音機 14 iron 燙衣服 15 go to bed 上床
16 play cards 玩牌 17 make bed 整理床鋪 18 make up 化妝 19 sing 唱歌
20 wash the dishes 洗盤子
1 having dinner 2 talking on the phone 3 taking a bath
4 combing one’s hair 5 shaving 6 having breakfast
7 reading a newspaper 8 playing the guitar 9 sleeping
10 listening to music 11 playing video games 12 dancing
13 listening to the radio 14 ironing 15 going to bed
16 playing cards 17 making bed 18 making up 19 singing
20 washing the dishes
123 yes/no question
456 wh question
Are they having dinner? Yes, they are having dinner.
Are they drinking wine? No, they are having dinner.
What are they doing? They are having dinner.
Where are they having dinner? They are having dinner in a restaurant.
Who is the man having dinner with? He’s having dinner with his mistress.
What is he doing? He is shaving.
What is she doing? She is making bed.
What are they doing? They are dancing.
What am I doing? You are washing the dishes.
E Park Facilities & Children’s Games 公園遊樂設施與小孩們的遊戲
1 climb monkey bars /jungle gym 爬鐵城堡 / 攀爬架 2 slide (v) (n) 溜滑梯
3 play in the sandbox 在沙池玩 4 swing (n) (v) 盪鞦韆
5 play on a seesaw/ teeter-totter 蹺蹺板 6 chin-up bar 單槓, do a chin-up 吊單槓
7 walk on a balance beam 走平衡木 8 water fountain 飲水機 9 bench 長凳
10 streetlamp 路燈 11 play hopscotch 玩跳格子 12 jump rope 跳繩
13 play tag 跳捉人遊戲 14 play hide-and-seek 玩躲貓貓
do a sit-up 做仰臥起坐 do a push-up 做伏地挺身
1 What was your favorite park facility when you were a kid?
I loved the slide. I used to climb and slide again and again.
2 Which facilities or games did you often play when you were a kid?
I often played tag and hide-and-seek with my classmates.
fa ci li ties
3 When you go to the park, do you still play any facilities?
Yes, I do. I love to play on the swing.
No, I think I’m too old. People will laugh at me if I play.
4 I like(d) to …
5 I don’t like to …
I didn’t like to …
I can’t … I couldn’t …
F Funny little habits
S + be + always + V-ing 可以用來表示常做的但是不好的習慣
I always get up early. 我總是早起。現在簡單式，表習慣。
I’m always oversleeping. 我總是睡過頭。賴床 sleep in, sleep late
1 Are you always checking phone messages? 你是不是一直在看手機？
2 Are you always eating candy or chewing gum? 你是不是總是吃糖果或嚼口香糖？
3 Are you always falling asleep in class? 你是不是總是在上課睡著？
4 Are you always forgetting things? 你是不是總是忘東忘西？
5 Are you always singing or whistling? 你是不是總是在唱歌或吹口哨？
6 Are you always telling jokes? 你是不是一天到晚在說笑話？
7 Are you always losing things? 你是不是總是在掉東西？
8 Are you always daydreaming? 你是不是總是在做白日夢？
9 Are you always breaking things? 你是不是總是在打破東西？
10 Are you always looking in the mirrors? 你是不是總是在照鏡子？
space out 放空，all thumbs, clumsy 手不巧
A: So, are you always checking phone messages?
B: Well, I’m always checking phone messages, but at least I don’t do it in class.
c + e, i, y
g + e, i,
|c + e / /||nice||once||since||certain|
|c + i / /||city||decide|
|c + y / /||bicycle||cycle||recycle|
|g + e / /||gel||gentleman||gadget||generation|
|g + i / /||gin||gist||ginger||giant|
|g + y / /||gym||gypsy|
|y / /||my||by||buy||type|
|y / /||any||pretty||really||exactly|
sh, ch, th, wh, su, si, ph, gu, ng
|sh / /||she||show||gosh||should|
|ch / /||much||child||children||change|
|th / /||think||month||thought||thousand|
|th / /||these||their||without||rather|
|wh / /||what||which||while||whether|
|su / /||usually||pleasure||leisure|
|si / /||television||Asia|
|ph / /||phone||elephant||phonics||graph|
|gh / /||laugh||cough||enough||tough|
|ng / /||morning||young||wrong||
I In a coffee shop 在咖啡廳 cafe Menu 菜單 blackboard 黑板 chalk 粉筆
filtered coffee / brewed coffee 濾泡咖啡
chocolate chip cookies 巧克力脆片餅乾
She is very difficult. 她很機車(不容易相處)
Dory suffers from short-term memory loss. 多莉有短期的記憶喪失的問題
cough syrup 咳嗽糖漿 maple syrup 楓糖漿
caramel 焦糖，vanilla 香草
What would you like? = What do you want?
small, medium/regular, large, extra large
for here or to go 這邊用還是帶走
Anything else? No, thanks. / Thanks. I’m good. 要其他的嗎？不用謝謝。/謝謝。我不用。
A: Can I help you? / May I help you? How are you doing? 你好嗎？
B: An Americano for me, please. How about you? What would you like, Leo?
C: Can I have a latte, please？
A: Regular or large?
B: Regular, please.
A: To have here or take away?
B: To have here.
A: Anything else?
B: No, thanks.
C: A chocolate cookie for me , please.
B: How much is that?
A: Together or separate?
A: $12.49, please.
B: Sorry, how much?
A: $12.49. Thank you.
split the bill 分開帳單
go dutch 各出各的
twelve dollars forty-nine cents
Can you say that again? Can you repeat that? 能不能再說一次？ Pardon?