Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Learn, Relax and Enjoy

Do you know what these E + letters  are:
E PLUS 1      often found in advertising meaning easy                       EZ
E PLUS 1      the abbreviation meaning for example                           EX
E PLUS 2      the finish                                                                        END
E PLUS 2      your idea or opinion of yourself                                    EGO
E PLUS 3      the way out                                                                    EXIT
E PLUS 3      to wish you had something that someone else has        ENVY
E PLUS 4      showing strong desire                                                    EAGER
E PLUS 4      Additional                                                                      EXTRA
E PLUS 5      5 plus 6                                                                           ELEVEN
E PLUS 5      to send goods to another country for trade                   EXPORT
E PLUS 6      to take or get out                                                            EXTRACT
E PLUS 6      to be promised in marriage                                             ENGAGED
E PLUS 7      to withdraw from                                                           EVACUATE
E PLUS 7      the opposite of internal                                                  EXTERNAL
E PLUS 8      to listen secretly to private conversation                        EAVESDROP
E PLUS 8      to remove or take away                                                  ELIMINATE
E PLUS 9      sudden violent movement of the earth's surface           EARTHQUAKE
E PLUS 9      simple, easy or basic                                                       ELEMENTARY
E PLUS 10    going on forever                                                             EVERLASTING
E PLUS 10    someone whose job is to work with electricity              ELECTRICIAN

select the sentence from each choice of three which you think is correct.
1)a Gerhard has worked here since 1997.b Gerhard worked here since 1997.
c Gerhard works here since 1997.
2)a I was on holiday in London for ten years.    b I was on holiday in London for ten years ago.            c I was on holiday in London ten years ago.
3)a Michael works on the university.                    b Michael works at the university.
c Michael works in the university.
4)a Tomorrow I go to the cinema. Look - here are the tickets.
b Tomorrow I will go to the cinema. Look - here are the tickets.
c Tomorrow I'm going to the cinema. Look - here are the tickets.
5)a I get to work with the train.       b I get to work on the train.
c I get to work by train.

select from the choices which you think is correct.
6) My secretary ..... in my department for ten years.
a works          b has worked                      c is working
7)I ..... to my friend yesterday.
a have spoken          b spoke         c did speak
8)Ingrid ..... two cakes already today.
a has eaten              b ate               c has been eating
9)On Saturday afternoon Alfred ..... .
a went swimming   b had been swimming        c was swimming
10)Trude ..... a new printer for her computer yesterday.
a buyed          b has bought                        c bought

to not take no for an answer
If you won't take no for an answer it means that you will only accept an answer of yes to your request.
Often when someone is in a powerful position they can request something and expect to get it. If the answer to their request is no they may still request
it - they won't take no for an answer.
Imagine that Bill Gates wanted you to work for him.If he offered you $100,000 a year and you said no he could offer you more and more to make you say yes - he wouldn't take no for an answer.

to sweep something under the carpet
Imagine you're sweeping up some dust and dirt in a room. If you are lazy, maybe you pick up one corner of the carpet and sweep the dirt under it - saving you some work, but only hiding the dirt for now. It will probably be found sometime .
That's the origin of this idiom - if you sweep something under the carpet you either avoid doing it or you want to hide it from others.
However, it's possible (maybe even probable) thatwhat you sweep under the carpet will one day come to light.
So, deal with the issue today - don't sweep it under the carpet!

 to go down well 
If something goes down well, it is successful.
Last week the test went down well. That means, that I received positive feedback about the test.(Hopefully this week's test went down well with you!)
Imagine you make a speech. If the response you get is positive then you can say that it went down well. However, if everyone sits there looking unhappy then your speech probably didn't go down well. 
I baked a carrot cake at the weekend and everybody who ate a piece (or two or three!) said that they liked it. My cake went down well with everybody.

Acorns and Pumpkins
An old poem describes a woman walking through a meadow, meditating on nature. While strolling about, she came upon a field of golden pumpkins. In the corner of the field stood a majestic, huge oak tree. She sat under the oak tree musing on the strange twists in nature which put tiny acorns on huge branches and huge pumpkins on tiny vines. She thought to herself, "God blundered with Creation! He should have put the small acorns on the tiny vines and the large pumpkins on the huge branches." Nodding off, the woman stretched out under the oak tree for a nap. A few minutes after falling asleep she was awakened by a tiny acorn bouncing off her nose. Chuckling to herself, she rubbed her nose and thought, "Maybe God was right after all!"

Tongue Twisters
A lump of red lead, a red lead lump
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk
The myth of Miss Muffet
Betty and bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar
Six sick hicks nick slick bricks with picks and sticks

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