Wow. You asked us on Wednesday, “Did you like the tour?” To echo what Merce said, I thought your blog was wonderful. What an amazing idea to give us a virtual tour of your city. I guess this is what they call ‘armchair travelling’. Your pictures gave us a really good flavour of the different sides of the city, from modern museums and shopping centres, to cultural theatres, relaxed town squares and of course, football! Truly fantastic. Thank you for sharing your city with us all.
And I was very interested to read all the readers responses. There was a good range of adjectives in there (wonderful, beautiful, lovely, magnificent, great, gorgeous, spectacular, nice, and exciting). I thought up a few more to describe your post, so here is a quick quiz. All the words are extreme, positive adjectives, similar in meaning to ‘amazing’ or ‘wonderful’.
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Here are a few corrections for you to work on. Can you reword these sentences? The mistakes are very small.
1. This avenue is related with the Tango
2. Palermo Woods: It has 80 hectares
3. There are full of paintings and sculptures on this street
4. It’s one of the fewest squares that are totally asphalting
5. It’s among the best of the world
Sorry I haven’t blogged until now. Work has been frantic. The movie course is planned and my first lesson is on Tuesday. Wish me luck.
Well, Cris gave us a tour of Buenos Aires. Inspired, I thought I too would give you all a tour. I travelled a really, really long way, to……………………. the end of my street. There are a collection of stalls at the end of my road, all selling fruit. Thai people love to snack, so the food that is sold at these food stalls, or carts, is very convenient. This means that the food vendors chop everything up for you, put it in a bag and provide something to eat the food with, either a small fork or a stick, so that you can eat whatever you buy immediately. You don’t need to do anything extra with it. I am always amazed by the different fruits you can get here and I love the concept of ‘fruit in a bag’. To someone brought up on golden delicious apples and satsumas, the novelty of being able to buy ‘exotic’ fruits such as mango, papaya, and dragon fruits does not wear off.
People tend to stay loyal to their favourite stalls and always buy from the same people. So here is a collection of my regular fruit haunts.
Josh loves water melon and we always buy it from this man. I mash it up to make water melon juice for Rachel. You can buy one slice of watermelon for 10 Thai baht, around $0.30 or 15 UK pence.
This lady sells the best mangoes in town (of course, everyone thinks that their ‘fruit seller’ sells the best in town…) Here she is selling, from left to right, sweet mango, sour mango and something unknown. The sour mango is sold with a dip, made from sugar and chilli. 1 kg of mangoes costs me just under $2 or around £1.
Her friend has the next stall along the road and sells deep fried banana and plantain.
On the way to work, I usually buy pineapple from this man. Pineapple is also often sold with a sugary, spicy dip. One big slice of pineapple is 10 baht.
And finally, my boss. He does not have to go out to buy his fruit. Someone brings it to him, twice a day, delivered to his desk, all ready to eat. No wonder he looks so happy!
Talking of fruit, our fridge is empty so we need to head off to the shops now. Have a good weekend and speak to you soon.
To echo (verb) – to repeat
Range (Noun) – variety
Concept (noun) - idea
Golden delicious – these are a particular type of apple
Satsuma (noun) – a type of orange
Regular fruit haunts – the places where I normally buy fruit. A ‘haunt’ is somewhere you go regularly
Definitions from the previous blog:
To multitask – to do lots of things at the same time
From the cradle to the grave – from birth to death
A sobering thought – a serious thought
To generate – to produce
A landfill site – the place where household rubbish is stored
Your average Brit – expression to mean ‘most British people’
Fake tan – a lotion that you can apply, to change the colour of your skin to make you look tanned
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