[Eugene] 0408 Queuing culture in Taiwan

Eugene's Writing

作文: Milktea Fever in Taiwan: think about queuing culture in Taiwan.

厚奶茶的風潮曾經在2017年席捲台灣,人們瘋狂搶購奶茶;

事實上,過去台灣人也為拉麵、甜甜圈、蛋塔、巧克力為之瘋狂,排隊搶購

但,風潮過後,這些商品乏人問津,導致店家一間間倒閉

你在生活中、電視中有觀察到台灣人這種「一窩蜂」從眾的行為嗎? 請描述,而你認為這對台灣有什麼影響呢?

相關文章: 

Secret to I-Mei Milk Tea craze at Costco is its ‘thickness’

厚奶茶退燒?細數這些年我們排隊的盲從

Most Taiwanese people have the queuing culture for foods and drinks, like milktea, chocolate, and even toliet paper can become a crazy trend, but while some time passed. The trend disappears and many store that sell that thing have seldom costumers.

Most people in Taiwan have experiencing Taiwan’s queuing culture. In recent years,  foods and drinks like I-Mei milk tea and Japanese chocolate have been the best seller owing to people’s buying craze. However, as time passes,  the trend disappears and many stores that sell that fashionable products can hardly attract customers. 

I think it is just a rule that every people  in the world follow, that causes “fashion", which only lasts for a few time. People can make their own blend that have own special parts to have more people to buy. Costomers should not always buy the newest trend because that might not be the best.

所以對台灣人有什麼影響? 沒有提到

 

 

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[Eugene] 0401 E-sport

Eugene's Writing

作文

E-sport(電競比賽) has been thriving in Taiwan since Taiwan won the 2012 Gaming Championship. What is E-sport? What does E-sport influence the young generation in Taiwan? Please write the article in 120 words.

相關資料: 何謂電競? 
電子競技(eSports)主要指利用電子遊戲進行比賽的競技項目。有別於傳統網路遊戲以娛樂性為主,電競則有統一的競賽規則,在有限時間內進行人與人之間的智力與反應力對抗,講求團隊合作與遊戲技巧。

E-sport has been thriving in Taiwan won the 2012 Gaming Championship. It is testing players gaming skills and cooperate with our teammates to defeat other players. Players can get money if they win the compition.

(It is a form of  competition based on video games. Esport usually takes the form of multiplayer video games with unified rules. To win the competition requires superior gaming skills and team cooperation. Players who defeat other players can win the game and get the prize. )

Some common E-sport games are League of Legends, Hearthstone and Clash Royle, which many of my classmates have played now or before. There are many types of E-sports, and many teenagers love to watch it. Of course, I am not one of them.

E-sport really influence teenagers to play games, and make them think(dream) of being an E-sport players when they grew up. That is not good for students because they should work hard to make them better. (?)

possible influence:

  1. it’s a prosperous industry with large investment.
  2. challenge the traditional value that games are bad for learning.
  3. addicted to video games
  4. unless you are professional, it’s not a stable job

中翻英

網路咖啡店(cybercafe)是年輕人最常去的休閒場所之一,許多學生一下課就往往咖跑,並在那裏待好幾個小時。可是一旦學生沉迷於線上遊戲,往往又會忽略學校課業,更糟的是,他們與家人的關係會越來越疏遠(isolated)。

Cybercafe are some of the most popular places visited by young people in their free time. Many students rush to cybercafes as soon as their classes end, and spend many hours there. But once they get addicted to online games, they are likely to neglect their schoolwork. What’s worse, they can become more and more isolated from their  family.

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[Eugene] “Seafood" cults in Taiwan

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What are the impacts of “Seafood" and their cults(流行/狂熱) on the society of Taiwan

Rulaizong(如來宗) was founded by Master Miaochan(妙禪師父) in 2004 in Taiwan.  Followers of Miaochan is understood to have about 80,000. The monthly donation and yearly membership given from the followers proceeds of NT$158 million, according to this article.

However, the religious craziness has sparked the public’s question on Miaochan.  The followers are told to hold an image of their master in their mind’s eye and say the phrase, “Thank you master, praise master (感恩師父,讚嘆師父),” during meditation.  Some netizens(網友) mock the behavior and call the master “Seafood", which sounds similar to the word in Chinese.

妙禪師父在台灣的信眾高達八萬人,信徒對師父的狂熱是否有失理性? 有網友戲稱師父為"Seafood",你覺得這樣的狂熱對人民、社會有什麼影響呢?

 

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信仰是為了滿足人的心靈,花費時間在宗教,不一定是浪費時間

宗教狂熱對台灣社會的影響:

1.因為過度狂熱,而失去理性,行為怪異

2.影響家庭運作

3.經濟負擔

 

[Eugene] 0318 writ a story

Eugene's Writing

Dear Eugene,

I am Sandy. I need a story for my magazine. Would you please use your imagination to write a story for me?  I need a story beginning with “I got to the station and waited nervously for the train to arrive.“ and the story must include a meeting and a photograph. The whole story should be in 140~190 words. Please help me out. I will pay you a banana as reward.

Best,
Sandy


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Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientists of our time, died on March 14. He devoted himself to tackling fundamental questions about gravity and quantum mechanics, their role in black holes and the origin of the universe. 

Please watch the video ‘Stephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind’s future‘.

Issues included in the video–

(1)Mankind’s future,

(2)having a disability,

(3)existence of God,

(4)Artificial Intelligence,

(5)Euthanasia(安樂死)

[Iris] 0315 Small school or Large school

Iris' writing

John is your neighbor who is going to attend junior high school next year. He is struggling with making a choice between a large school and a small school. He asked you for advice and he wanted you to analyze in terms of “studying and learning", “making friends" and “extracurricular activities".

Please help John by writing in 140-190 words. He said he would thank you very much.


I will prefer(suggest) you to go to a large school. 我建議你…

  • prefer不能當作"我比較希望你…"
  • 不然就說: If I were you, I would prefer large schools to small schools.

For me, the  elementery(elementary) school I go(studied in) before is a small school, too. It was peace(peaceful) and wonderful.

  • peaceful, wonderful都是形容詞,可以講得更具體,例如同學單純、盪鞦韆沒人搶…

However, whensince I go(went) to a junior high school, which is a large school with 23 classes in a grade, I have found it was more amazing to me! There were(are) more school teams and clubs to join (available), and(but) the compete is harder competition is intense, too.

  • too容易誤用

You will need more energy and work really hard to be the first place in your class, or even in whole school! About another question, I‘ll prefer spending more time on “studying and learning", cause(because) don’t forget you have a 會考(High School Entrance Exam) three years later! Friends and other activities may be important, but I think you can enjoy these things in high school. For now, just study hard!

Sincerely,
Iris


上次的翻譯有寫嗎?

[Eugene] 0311

Eugene's Writing

(1)作文

You have received a letter from your English pen pal, Tom.

As you know, I’ve been studying science and languages at school for several years now. Next year I have to choose one or the other for my main course of study. Which do you think I should choose and why?
Tom

Write a letter for Tom. He would like you to write in 140-190 words in an appropriate style.


Dear Tom,

I think that learning code programming is a good subject to learn in colleage(college) because it is really useful in nowadays, which(when) everything needs programs to work, and it is fun to learn.

You can also learn it at home by using some websites like “Scratch" and “Code. org".

They are suitable for the people who first learn to code [也可以說: They are suitable for beginners to start their first lesson]. You can learn more about code of “Python" and “JavaScript",(補上 two popular and widely used codes), with your computer, too.

Learning to code is very fun and can make you think logically and have the ability to solve problems. Therefore,so I really recommend it for you to study (或是說: I really recommend that you study computer science in college).  

The second thing that I recommend you to learn is ukulele. It is a small and cute instrument (which wasinvented in Hawaii. I learned(/ have learned) ukulele for about a year and it is really interesting. It is easier to learn guitar if you (have) learned ukulele before. However, the choice of which subject to study depends on you is your choice. I hope you can choose a subject that you like and prefer.

Good luck,
Eugene

相關字: 

  • code
  • program 
  • 資(訊)工(程)系: information engineering / computer science
  • 從頭學起: learn… from scratch
  • 各種學: learn/ study/ sharpen/ acquire/ master/major

(2)文法翻譯-使用No matter + wh-1

1.不論John何時下班,他都會到健身房運動。

No matter how late John finishes his work, he always goes to the gym to exercise.
*參考答案No matter when John is off work, he always goes to the gym to workout.

2.不論這場比賽有多競爭,Eason都會盡最大努力(make every effort)克服困難。

No matter how hard the contest is, Eason will make every effort to solve the problem.
*參考答案 No matter how competitive the contest is, Eason will make every effort to overcome difficulties. 

[Iris]0308 science or language?

Iris' writing

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Benefits of learning science

With the knowledge of science, you learn to think logically and solve a problem. It is this problem-solving skill, which is learnt in the early years that have enables a person to solve problems. Communications, medicine, transportation, and almost everything you see around you are mainly present because individuals have used their knowledge of science to create real life applications. Knowledge in this subject also enables you to understand many other subjects better. 

Awareness about technology 

Learning the basics of how certain devices work can help you develop ideas of your own and invent new technology. Even the knowledge of how to use telescopes, microscopes, and other devices in a laboratory can help you in examining objects and determining differences between them. Fixing minor problems in electronic objects in your own home is possible when you have the basic knowledge about technology. 

How to conserve natural resources 

All aspects of the environment have a deep impact on our lives. As a student, science helps you to learn about how the earth functions, and how to make use of natural resources. It also teaches you how the lack of these resources affects living things, and how you can conserve these resources.

When you learn about wildlife in science, you will learn about the many species that are already extinct, because of shortage or absence of certain resources and environmental changes. Awareness about such aspects can help you contribute towards preserving wildlife. Science also teaches you to recycle and reuse products and promote a greener environment. This knowledge is very essential to help save our planet for the future. 

Why learn a language?

Travel
Even a little knowledge of the language can make a difference in attitude when you meet people from other countries. Speaking another language helps to break down barriers.

Work and business
It can help you give an added advantage in your career if you work for an international firm or a company with international customers or contacts.

Music, film, arts and culture
If you like literature, fims or music from other countries, learning the language will help your appreciation and understanding.

For a challenge
You can learn a language in short, bite-sized sessions and you’ll enjoy a sense of satisfaction from achieving short-term goals, such as learning how to say hello, introducing yourself or numbers 1-10.

[Eugene]0304 Uniforms and Social development

Eugene's Writing

Do school uniforms help or hinder student social development?

社會發展簡單來說就是"如何在社會上生活、社交",你覺得穿不穿制服是幫助你學習成為一個遵守社會規範的人,還是阻礙你的發展呢?

From elementary schools to senior high schools, students in many of Asian countries are required to wear uniforms when they go to school.  Some people support wearing uniforms because it makes students to be well-behaved and follow the rule. On the other hand,  some people think it hinders students’ creativity and chances to explore their individual self(自我), including their characteristics and a sense of beauty(審美觀).  Which one do you agree with? Explain it in 150 words.


I think that school uniforms can help students develop their social ability. Uniforms can make students (to be) well-behaved and follow the rules of school because students know that they symbolize(用法問題) the whole school. Also,  students can’t compare(用法問題) with each other with the clothes that they wear(我喜歡這個想法). (→ can’t compare themselves to/with others by what they wear.)

It might reduce some bullying problems in school, which is(are, 因為which代表bullying problems) very serious in some high schools, because the regulation of wearing uniforms limited(limits) the variety of clothes that students wear, so there will be less students been(being) bullied because they wear diffent(different) clothes that are old(/old-fashioned/ out of fashion) or (look) weird.

Students will feel that they are in the same group when they wear on(用法問題) their uniforms. Based on the sense of unity,  they can help each other and solve problems together, so I agree that school uniforms can help students social development.

重點回顧:

  1. well-behaved/ follow the regulation
  2. reduce comparison among students, thus avoid bully.
  3. build up a sense of unity–learn teamwork

 

補充:  

symbolize, represent差異

  • symbolize
    • (v.) 用符號象徵
      e.g. The triangle in this painting symbolizes the heart of God.
    • (v.) 代表(有事情要發生的跡象)
      e.g. Crime often symbolizes a wider social problems.
  • represent
    • (v.) 象徵(=symbolize)
    • (v.) 代表某學校、國家、鄉鎮
      e.g. Students who represent our school are expected to uphold the good image of the school 

compare用法

  • (v.)比較 compare A with B (比較A和B的不同)
  • e.g. It’s not just college students who compare themselves to others. Most of us have compared ourselves to a friend, colleague, or even a celebrity, in a quest to figure out “how we’re doing.”

 

團隊精神 vs. 個人差異 相關字

  • peer pressure
  • a sense of unity vs. individuality
  • consensus共識 e.g The team finally reached a consensus on their future plan in the end of the meeting.
  • harmony 共鳴

[Iris] 0228 A great place to go

Iris' writing

A Great Place to Go
Tell us about a place you go to, what you can do there, and what you like most about it.  (140~190 words)

This winter vocation(vacation) I went to Pingtung to vist(visit) my grandparents. And the best place that impressed me a lot is the “Pingtung Tropic(Tropical) Alagriculture(Agriculture) Expo". It is a big place that showed where diffrent(different) farming events were held and it’s actually very fun and cool!

There were a lots of (a lot of) things to do there. There was a paddy field that showed(displayed展示、陳列) a Hellow(Hello) Kitty made by crops, and you(visitors) can take pictures there(with it); . There was(were) also some tunnels made by(?) every kinds of (換成: various kinds of) melons, and some of them(指什麼?) were actually funny(why?)! If(When) you were tired, there was a big stage for you too sit down and watch shows or music performance. Oh, and I really loves to collect cute Kitty stamps! It might be my favorite part in this exhibition.

The “Pingtung…" is free and you can enjoy a lot of fun activities their(there). No matter Dont’t miss the yummy snacks(yummy!) or(and) some DIY projects, don’t miss it when you go to Pingtung next time!

Tropical 熱帶的vs. Tropic回歸線

No matter 的用法補充