To all my friends, family, beloved (心爱的) Canadians, and allies (盟友) everywhere:
First, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you who have reached out to me asking how I'm doing. Although I'm experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon. Being in quarantine (隔离) at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through (经历) this and for those facing (面对) more serious health concerns.
We will get through (度过) this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously. I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only "get better" hugs from afar)!
01 a big thank you (一个大大的感谢）
乍一听好像很Chinglish，但是这充分表现出了加拿大人民平易近人的一面。英国皇室通常会用highly appreciate 这种高级词汇。
A big deal. 很大的事情，很重要的事情
No big deal. 没什么大不了
Big fish/potato. 大人物
Big apple. 大苹果（纽约市的别称）
A big fish in a small pond. 大材小用
Have bigger fish to fry. 还有更重要的事情要做
02 reach out to sb. （询问， 关心某人）
03 back on my feet （恢复身体，康复）
self-quarantine 自我隔离= self-isolation
05 A is nothing compared to B. （A和B根本比起来根本不算什么）
例句：My pain is nothing compared to the families who lost their children.
06 go through（经历）
例句：You have no idea what I go through these years.
07 get through（度过，熬过）
例句：I hope we can get through this epidemic soon.
08 face more serious health concerns（面对更严重的健康问题）
Face v. （动词）面对
Face the music 面对现实
Health problems= health issues= health concerns
09 take something seriously 严肃对待某事
例句：We should take cyberbullying more seriously.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You recently received a letter from a friend asking for advice about whether to go to college or try to get a job. You think he/she should get a job.
Write a letter to this friend. In your letter
• say why he/she would not enjoy going to college
• explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her
• suggest types of jobs that would be suitable for him/her
Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:
I’m very glad that you have finally graduated from high school and will start a new life soon. I think you need to take a break with your educational process and try to work for a while. There are more difficult subjects there and you will have caught up with studying and don’t have free time at all.
By the way, there are a lot of programs provided by local companies in your city that aimed to employ predominantly youth. This is a good opportunity for you to try yourself working, moreover, collect money for your forthcoming education. When you finally decide to study at college or university, you’ll have enough cash to pay for your studying fees.
I want to advise you to buy some local newspapers because there are units with job advertisements. But first of all, you need to make an appropriate CV/resume and don’t forget to note your communication abilities. I think cashier in the supermarket is a good job position to start with, especially, in the customer service department. This is your field.
I look forward to hearing from you about job hunting and wish you good luck!
Richmond Hill 总校区
Unit 205，9011 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill
Unit 303, 3660 Midland Ave