Individual Study Plan Week 14

A Secret Worth Keeping – The Complete Trilogy (Talking Tom and Friends Season Finale)

New Words & Idioms & Slang

1. If you love someone, do you prefer speak it out loud or not?

2. If your friend tell you a secret, how will you keep it?

3. What will you do when you find out that the one you like is in close relationship with another person?

4. What do you think of those ghost stories online?

5. If you were lost in desert, how can you get out?

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Talking Tom and Friends S01E09&10 – Man on the Moon & Man on the Moon 2

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. syncopation:  a shifting of the normal accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats
1. If your best friends invite you to a best friend camping trip, will you invite one of your best friends but not theirs?

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Talking Tom and Friends S01E08 – Strategic Hot Mess

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. bleach: a chemical (typically a solution of sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide) used to whiten or sterilize materials
2. coop up: confine in
3. mockingbird: a long-tailed thrushlike songbird with grayish plumage, found mainly in tropical America and noted for its mimicry of the calls and songs of other birds
4. gig: (informal) thing
5. sketch: a rough or unfinished drawing or painting, often made to assist in making a more finished picture
6. image consultant: someone takes care of other's image
7. believable: make people to believe
8. dramatic: sudden and striking
9. crabby: stubborn
10. bounce back: get back quickly
1. Do you think talent is important for some celebrities?

2. Which way do you think is better for you to get famous, messing around or showing your real talent?

3. If you ever have a large amount of fans, do you think they are attracted by your talent or something stupid?

4. If you accidentally did something wrong to your friend, how will you make it up?

5. If you friend wants to get famous, what will you advise him to do?


Individual Study Plan Week 11

Talking Tom and Friends S01E07 – Ben’s High Score

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. novice: someone new to something
2. metaphor: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
3. obstruction: the action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed
4. break it up: ask somebody to stop quarreling
5. publicity: the notice or attention given to someone or something by the media
6. barrage: a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area
7. prevail: be victorious
8. precision: the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate
9. shatter: break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
10. intellect: the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters
1. Do you think there are patterns in games like Flappy Bird?

2. What's your opinion on games like Flappy Bird.

3. If your friend beats you in your own game, will be mad?

4. And if he beats you without even trying, will you be mad?

5. Do you believe that science is behind everything?

Individual Study Plan Week 8

Talking Tom and Friends S01E06 – Angela’s Scarf

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. nerve racking: making people nervous
2. runway: usually on a fashion show
3. break into: move into an industry
4. cocktail wiener: cocktail made from frankfurter or similar sausage
5. sequence: a list of numbers
6. integration: the action or process of integrating
7. fringe: not part of the mainstream
8. revolutionize: change (something) radically or fundamentally
9. blow up one's spot: spoil one's performance
10. bail sb out: help sb when he is in trouble
1. Will you bail your friends out every time they make a mistake.

2. If your friend blow up your spot when you have a speech, will you be mad at him?

3. Do you like the idea of 'Infinite Closet'?

4. Do you believe there is beginner's luck?

5. If you friend succeed instead of you, will you cheer for him?

Individual Study Plan Week 6

Talking Tom and Friends S01E04 – Assertive App

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. kayak: a canoe of a type used originally by the Inuit, made of a light frame with a watertight covering having a small opening in the top to sit in.
2. bland: lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting.
3. clueless: having no knowledge, understanding, or ability.
4. intimidated: frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
5. assertive: having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
6. Voilà: (French) That's it!
7. strudel: a confection of thin pastry rolled up around a fruit filling and baked.
8. kink: a sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight. 
9. raisin: a partially dried grape.
10. nullify: make legally null and void; invalidate.
1. If you find something, will you abandon your friend and move on researching or not?

2. Tom and Ben first used the Assertive App on Ginger and the later used the same thing to revenge. Do you think fight fire with fire is a good idea?

3. If you obtain the Assertive App by chance, what will you do first?

4. In the show, the Gardener always interfere Tom and Ben's test. What will you do when someone keeps annoying you?

5. Do you want to 'Singing like a Pro'?

Individual Study Plan Week 5

Talking Tom and Friends S01E03 – Future Tron

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. conceptualize: form a concept or idea of (something)
2. educational grants: government's investments in education in order to improve it
3. metadata: a set of data that describes and gives information about other data
4. trophy: a cup or other decorative object awarded as a prize for a victory or success
5. montage: the process or technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole
6. maniacally: do something like a person exhibiting extreme symptoms of wild behavior, especially when violent and dangerous
7. crumb: a small fragment of bread, cake, or cracker
8. supersonic: the speed that faster than sound
9. drive sb. apart: let people doubt each other
10. pay the bills: be important
1. In the show they invented a machine called the Future Tron to see the future. Do you wish to see the future?

2. In the first part of imagined future, the CEO told Ben that he could access success without a partner. Do you agree?

3. In the second part, Tom and Ben focused on their friendship but end up losing their company. Work and friendship, which is more important?

4. In the third part, everyone was living comfortably without doing anything. Do you like more leisure time or more work?

5. Suppose that you have achieved a lot in the future with your partner, will you turn up against your partner?

Install Awesome Window Manager on Ubuntu Server


之前在Arch Linux上体验过awesome,感觉还不错,决定在服务器上也装一个。安装方式和Arch Linux区别不大,但是要多安装一个包:

$ sudo apt install xorg awesome libcairo-gobject2


exec awesome


$ sudo startx

与Arch Linux里不同的是窗口没有关闭的按钮,而且窗口不能任意拖动,具体原因不太清楚,可能是没配置好。下面是截图:

Science of Human Behaviors Response Paper 2

In this paper, the team conducted an experiment to testify the hypothesis that severe initiation may lead to members’ high affection for the organization.

They manipulated the severity of initiation by using an ‘embarrassing test’, and the embarrassment level varied from three groups – the severe group, the mild group and the condition group. They kept everything else, such as the selection of participants, the content of discussion, the same. After the experiment, all participants were asked to fill a questionnaire to reflect their affection for the group they had just joined.

However, there is one thing in the experiment which was ignored by the experimenter. When asked to do the ‘embarrassing test’, the participants may derive a strong emotion. Also, the dull discussion the participants took part in later enhanced the strong emotion. When filling the questionnaire, the participants may still in a strong emotion. Thus, they might be unsure where this strong emotion derive, result in their high affection for the group.

Individual Study Plan Week 3

Talking Tom and Friends S01E02 – Friendly Customer Service

New Words & Idioms & Slang
1. practically: almost, very nearly.
2. turn of the century: indicate a distinctive time period either before or after the beginning of a century or both before and after
3. diagonal: at an angle; joining two opposite sides of sth at an angle
4. congenial: suitable for something
5. enchanted: filled with great pleasure
6. nutjob: a person that is crazy, or nuts
7. phony: not real or true; false and trying to trick people
8. condescending: behaving as though you are more important and more intelligent than other people
9. The old trick question kills witch. -- Something ancient yet effective.
1. In the show, Tom wanted to cut corners but make a lot of trouble. Have you ever tried to cut corners? Did you succeed or fail?

2. In the show, Angela referred Gilbert as a 'dumb answering machine'. Do you think it is possible that a machine can understand friendship in the future?

3. In the show, Gilbert cannot understand friendship. What is your brief understanding of friendship.

4. In the end, Ginger asked Gilbert, 'A friend can do anything for a friend, right?' Do you think it is correct?

5. If one of your applications is published with a few bugs, what will do with the angry customers?