Once again, thank you to everyone who joined me today and participated. I want to also thank Hakan for adding his personal knowledge of a tower that is centrally located in the photograph. Thank you to Pol who posted the link to a page giv ng more information on this structure. I did go to the link and read it, and I wanted to specifically mention the nighttime photo of this structure; it is beautiful to see at night! Hakan, you must have a truly beautiful view if you live near this tower! Thank you for sharing your information with us.
Here are a few words from the session that we discussed today: fickle and wishy-washy; fishing pole; tackle box. You will have to review the video to determine the differences between a "duplex/triplex" and a house with multiple stories; which words to use when describing a house with more than one level and how to properly pronounce the word, "peak".
I forgot to mention that the room that houses the family cars, even when it is located underneath the house, is no longer called a basement but is called a "garage". Garages can be located under the main part of the house, (site permitting, of course) added on next to the house, or when it is a stand-alone structure to house the cars, it might be referred to as a detached garage, but this is usually only when describing the house such as when it is for sale, otherwise, it is still just "the garage".
I also liked the term used to show Yeahia was very ready to share his viewpoint with us. Yeahia, care to share it again?
What other terms do you know to show that you are "fired and ready" to take your turn? (Let's stay away from the whole political adaptation, the phrase is older than that. I say this because I just googled it and it came up as a US politician slogan.) Thanks for sharing!
Here is the quick review of some of the terms used in today's session: electric poles; electrocuted vs. shocked; transformer; explosion; inundated with water; ladder; umbrella; flag; water channel; canal; formal wear (n); informal or casual clothes; dinner party; peer pressure; hospitality; open (personality); forms of address, i.e. sir, ma'am, Mr. Mrs. aunt, uncle, etc.; in debt.
Can you make sentences with these words? Here is the picture to help you, or make a new sentence unrelated to this:
Thank you everyone for an enjoyable session today! I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on what wonderful customs should be shared by all countries. Thank you also to the ones who joined me in the informal conversation on today's picture in the early part of the session. Take care everyone and I will talk to you again on Friday.
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Here are some of the words discussed in today's session: Carriage; wagon; cart; workbench; electric outlet or socket; forge; blacksmith; king; noble or nobleman; fret; threat; vise; wrought iron and wrought; bright vs. brightening; burned and burnt; propped; depressed arch; remedy and cure; evil and good; medieval and middle ages; Christian vs. Christianity.
We also reviewed the pronunciation of these words: wheel; economy; developed; nuclear, relevant; fatal.
Thank you everyone for speaking with me today! I enjoyed visiting with all of you! I look forward to any sentences that you care to share here from these words!
The final part of the "Color Run".
This year, this charity run was to raise funds for abused children. People wear whatever crazy colored socks, shorts, and shoes they have, the t-shirts are all the same until they begin running, then the end up with different color patterns as the colored powder is thrown on them as they run. Many, of both genders, wear colored tulle (a fine cloth netting) as a skirt to add color, be silly and it helps to shed the powder off of the shoes, though they wear it mainly for fun. Dogs,a woman in a wheelchair, children as young as three or four years old, many older ones and all ages in between, participate to raise money for the charity. There is a DJ, a bounce house for the kids, etc. during the "run" which spans 3 1/2 miles. Participants can run, walk or do a combination of both and everyone ends up covered in color, including their hair and face. One older gentleman came across the finish line with long orange, instead of white hair. You can see one of the dogs in the lower photo.
There is a UV run in the fall, done at night and with liquid color splashed on the participants as they run. The color glows in a black light. This run is also for charity.
This run was just a couple weekends ago and as you can easily see by the sky, summer was late this year!
Even the dog gets into the act!
Here are some of the words discussed in today's session: fountain; vase; vessel; decorated; photographer; palace; lush; horn-this term was used for the item being held in the hand of the statue, is there another word that you can think of for this? Here are a few words that I neglected to add in the session: fin-the things on the horse's legs that are normally found on a fish. These are on the horse's legs because the rider is supposed to be Triton, a god of the sea although mythology said he had the tail of a fish. Mane-the long hair on a horse's neck. Cinch-the strap that goes around the body of the horse.
What other words or phrases do YOU remember? Can you come up with different sentences for these?
If anyone wants private feedback on anything that they write, please let me know and I will send you my thoughts into your message folder. That being said, I want to thank everyone for writing and expounding on the things discussed in the sessions; I truly enjoy being able to read further thoughts on the topics that we have considered!
Thank you to everyone who shared with me about how your country treats people with disabilities, this is an issue near to my heart as some of you know. I mentioned the courthouse and the steps that go up to the main level; under those steps are where disabled people have to enter to be taken inside the courthouse and assisted upstairs after being scanned. Here is a nighttime picture of it.
This post and the ones that follow, are aimed at all those pirating type people: I have to write right now because I have just received another offensive request. The request is for me to connect with someone on another site instead of connecting here at SpeakAlley. Why is this request so offensive to me? Because it is just plain wrong, for so many reasons. Let me explain.