Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 14 Jul 2014 02:47:17 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml haroun ahamed http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=91#comment11 how do you thing about my English now ? if you any mistakes on my comment ,please correct me ,I need your help ,thanks Wed 30 Jun 2010 01:24:41 GMT+1 haroun ahamed http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=83#comment10 in the beginning I would like to offer my thanks and my appreciation to all of staff I'm so happy about your program for BBC learning English.actually , I have problem in listen and speaking with people face to face.so I need some advices about that ,because the best way for me to learn English is your program on BBChow can I get a teacher to contact to him always ,god bless you ,thank Wed 30 Jun 2010 01:17:35 GMT+1 haroun ahamed http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=75#comment9 in the beginning I would like to offer my thanks and my appreciation to all staff of BBCI'm so happy about your program for BBC learning English.actually ,I have problem for listen and speaking face to face, so I need some advices about that because the best way for to learn English is your program on BBC 'god bless you .thanks Wed 30 Jun 2010 00:57:15 GMT+1 Iram http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=66#comment8 Hi Naula,I'm writing here very first time. I wanna improve my English skills. Please correct me if I'm wrong anywhare in my writings.I found BBC is a wonderful place to learn English. Your Blog is very intresting as well as easy to understand.We use Butter on Bread as bait, and it works:)Iram Fri 21 May 2010 09:12:07 GMT+1 Elisabeth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=58#comment7 Thanks, Kirsty! Now, that's what I call a detailed account. I can virtually see those mice of yours in their corner, trembling with anticipation. What colour is it going to be this time? (They probably can't even discern colours, poor things.)I feel a bit sorry now for the mice of my childhood. I grew up on a small farm and what we used to do was either let the cats deal with them or - well, there was some trapping, but I'm not going to elaborate on that issue - sad story. Just one thing: The most successful bait seems to have been bits of deliciously smelling bacon, which - if you come to think of it - is surprising as mice don't regularly prey on pigs. It did work though.Elisabeth Mon 26 Apr 2010 17:03:25 GMT+1 Nuala http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=50#comment6 Hi Lyn,Thanks for doing your homework. You got 10/10. A perfect score. Well done! Nuala Mon 26 Apr 2010 14:51:04 GMT+1 kirsti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=41#comment5 Hi, Elisabeth.The mouse is inside a rectangular trap, about 10 cm x 10 cm x 25 cm. The bottom is of wood and the metal network on the other sides has holes, as wire nettings use to. The holes in the netting are about 1/2 cm x 1/2 cm, big enough to introduce a long and mince painting brush for artists. So we open a jar of gloss paint, dip the brush into it, push the brush through the holes of the trap and try to hit the tail. Just a small touch is enough. Unfortunately I think it is not very ecological for a mouse to be daubed with artificial paint. Usually the mouse retires into a corner, as far from the watcher or painter as possible. But as Lyn said, there's eye contact between the mouse and the human being, and it is as if the mouse forgot as well about the long arms of the painter as of its own tail, which facilitates the task.During the years I've noticed that the mice have rather individual characters. One died out of fear. A good friend of mine, a teacher in Biology, said that mice can be rather sensitive to emotions and get heart attacks. But I've seen puzzled mice, bold mice, calm mice, nervous mice, hesitating mice, others that run away as soon as they can. A couple of years ago I noticed we had got a dormouse in our house. Within a few days it seemed to feel at home in MY home. My old mother from Finland was visiting us. She saw how the dormouse came to lick the plates I had piled up for washing. My mother found the dormouse lovely and the dormouse just looked back at her. But cruel me, I looked for the trap, lured the dormouse into it, took the trap and my mother for a little trip in the car. We drove for a LONG way (about ten km), ended up in a forest with a crossroads. My mother had not known from the beginning we had the trap with the dormouse. I opened the trap and got the dormouse out. It looked lost: Where am I? Why? Where shall I go?My mother interpreted the look of the animal the same way as I. She made me feel so guilty when she reminded me of how lost the animal looked. But I do think a dormouse is better in nature than in my house. Sun 25 Apr 2010 11:38:43 GMT+1 Elisabeth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=33#comment4 Hello everybody,Kirsti, this tail-painting business absolutely made my day! Hilarious! I would like to see you doing it - do you use spray paint? Or the conventional brush? Do you tie the little fellows up to have it done? Among the mice of your area it's probably the latest fad to have one's tail dyed... Maybe that's why they keep coming back so fast.Please keep us informed!Elisabeth Sat 24 Apr 2010 12:54:17 GMT+1 Lin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=25#comment3 Nuala, I thought it’s better than you had risky trip. You are Superwoman. HeheheFor my mouse I catch nothing :) Here my homework...1. green with envy2. a red rag to a bull3. the second yellow card 4. the black box 5. the pink pound6. the kettle black7. a silver surfer8. the old grey matter 9. a blue-collar worker 10. white lie Sat 24 Apr 2010 12:35:11 GMT+1 oh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=16#comment2 My answers are below ; 1. red with envy (be full)2. black rag to a bull (totally) 3. yellow card (warning) 4. black box (all kinds of knowledge) 5. pink pound (sexual) 6. black (weird) 7. silver surfer (old) 8. grey matter (tear) 9. blue-collar (not white collar) 10. white lie (sometimes good lie or necessary lie) Sat 24 Apr 2010 03:48:46 GMT+1 kirsti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=8#comment1 Hi, Nuala and everybody.I'm living on the border of a forest, so it's quite normal there live some mice around me. When the kids were small we used a trap where the mouse gets caught but is not killed. Then we let the mouse out on the other side of the road. There must have been some holes in the house (it's over 200 years old), maybe two holes that we have blocked since. My husband thought the mice we set out across the road came back. He wanted to be sure, and painted the tails red. He was right, we got back some red-tailed mice. One winter day I painted the tail of a new-caught mouse blue and went 700 ms away with it before I let it free. Ten minutes after I was back in our house the trap clapped and there sat the blue-tailed mouse. After that we brought the mouse from our trap about 5 km from us, hoping nobody would stop and wonder what we were doing. We use pieces of fruit for dormice, bread, fat or cheese for normal mice and meat for shrews. Two years ago there were many, many mice and we used killer traps. At last I found a hole in a corner in the bathroom, under a water boiler. The mice had made a tunnel from the outside, bringing inside heaps of sand. Fri 23 Apr 2010 18:43:39 GMT+1 Hassain http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/04/the-return-of-the-native.shtml?page=0#comment0 please i need a teacher Wed 21 Apr 2010 13:59:33 GMT+1