Friday night la la la la la la la la la
Hi there – how is everyone today? It’s Friday! Yippee! I managed to get lots of work done this week so I’m feeling happy although a bit tired. I’m very glad it’s the weekend.
Well done those of you who did the homework… you’ve all done pretty well. Adriana! You forgot to write your answers! Never mind, have a quick look now and see if you can figure it out before you read the answers below :-)
I was very interested to read about the Moqueca Capixaba – it sounds delicious and not very difficult to cook… a good combination. I also liked hearing about Brazil’s indigenous population. Be careful with how you use this word though – remember it’s an adjective so it needs a noun after it. You’ve written There were between three and five million indigenous but you need to write ‘people’ at the end otherwise it’s an incomplete sentence.
I have always been very interested in the tribal groups in India. The Hindi word for these groups is ‘Adivasi’. There are lots of different tribal groups with a big range of ethnic backgrounds. On the Andaman Islands, which are off the East Coast of India (closer to Thailand, actually) there is one tribe which has always resisted contact with outsiders. I remember watching a film about a group of European (or American?) anthropologists who approached the island and the members of the tribe threw spears and shot arrows at them until they retreated. I don’t blame them. I would like to find out more about the different tribes here – in fact, I think there is a ‘Tribal Museum’ in Delhi… maybe I’ll see if Ed wants to go there this weekend.
You used a really nice phrase in your last post, Adri – ‘a milkshake of cultures’! This isn’t a common expression but I know exactly what you mean and it sounds fine. There were a few sentences that I thought we could have a look at though…
1. Why we women have this attraction and fantasy with fireman?
2. Neither I can understand!
3. I think I would love the Indian food
4. Let’s hear a bossa nova music in the background
5. I promise giving you the recipe very soon
6. Let’s drink Amy and her baby’s health [Thank you! :-)]
Have a look at these sentences for me for homework. I’d like you to correct the mistake and tell me why it’s wrong… Each sentence has just one error in it. Good luck!
Now let’s have a quick look at the homework I set last time on phrasal verbs (part 2!).
To take something up: TYPE 3 - needs an object and separable
To get into: TYPE 2 - needs an object and inseparable
To take something in: TYPE 3 - needs an object and separable
To set off: TYPE 1 - no object and inseparable
To get back: TYPE 1
To go along with: TYPE 4 - - needs an object, is inseparable and has two ‘particles’
To put up: TYPE 3 - needs an object and separable
To get round to: TYPE 4 - needs an object, is inseparable and has two ‘particles’
To come up with: TYPE 4 - - needs an object, is inseparable and has two ‘particles’
To come back: TYPE 1 - no object and inseparable
Anyone get them all right? :-)
Okay, I’m going to love you and leave you now as once again Ed is producing a culinary masterpiece in the kitchen and my tummy is rumbling (it always is these days!)
More on the weekend,
Of course I won’t go without giving you the vocabulary definitions from the last post!
To turn out: to become apparent in the end or after some time, usually unexpectedly
To be tucked away: to be hidden away from view
A maze: a complicated and confusing arrangement of streets
Cuisine: a style of cooking, normally associated with a particular country
Gravy: a thick sauce
To be paired with: two things put together or combined
Steamed: a way of cooking where food is cooked in the steam of boiling water, without touching the water
Savoury: the opposite of sweet, ‘savoury foods’ are usually salty or spicy
Inseparable: cannot be separated
Just a few words for today…
A culinary masterpiece
… and a few for review
To stick to something
To be treated like a king
Definitions for the review words here!
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