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This afternoon’s class focussed on alternative words for common adjectives. Have you ever used any of these before? happy => CHUFFED sad => GUTTED good => TERRIFIC bad => DIRE angry => CHEESED OFF interesting => MIND-BLOWING attractive => STUNNING shocked => FLABBERGASTED Over to you … Can you think of a situation you haveContinue reading “Vary your vocabulary”
Which is the more natural sequence when using adjectives to describe an object or person? A blue, cotton, lovely top A cotton, lovely, blue top A lovely, blue, cotton top A cotton, blue, lovely top A blue, lovely, cotton top A lovely, cotton, blue top If in doubt, think OSASCO PANAMA! But what is OSASCOContinue reading “OSASCO PANAMA”
Air quality would improve if there were less cars on the road. That sentence sounds so natural and yet, if you wrote it in a test, it would be marked as wrong. What is the error then? Can you correct the sentence? Can the mistake lead to a misunderstanding?
My menu for today was – 2 croissants (chocolate-filled!) for breakfast, a banana for lunch and another banana during the afternoon break. If I was preparing my body for the summer season, trying to lose excess weight to look good as I parade along the sandy shoreline in swimming shorts, then that would have beenContinue reading “Hungry or very, very hungry?”
When you’re woken up in the middle of the night by mosquitoes … it’s happened to most of us at one time or another. In spite of their small size, they are very IRRITATING insects and I am extremely IRRITATED when they interrupt my sleep. It’s the same with flies, especially if I’m eating outContinue reading “Mosquitoes and flies – IRRITATED or IRRITATING?”
“Oval” was the word she needed but instead she charmingly described it as “a straight circle”, which of course brought a smile to my face. In such a situation, she could have said that …