From flu friend to flu victim!
So sorry to hear that you are now a flu victim, rather than a flu friend, Jihad!
Hope you get well soon….
Your photos are great! Thank you so much – they’re just what I was hoping for. It’s lovely to see your Mum and Dad too. They must be very proud that you are continuing their tradition of helping people stay healthy.
Your pharmacy has a huge amount of stock; record-keeping must be a challenge, especially if you get new stock in every day. You work long hours too, but I’m glad to see that you manage to fit in some TV watching!
Reading your post, I noticed the many excellent examples of collocation*, for example:
• to catch flu
• to take some/a photo(s)
• to be interested to see something
• to have my/a/our/your morning tea break
• a cup of tea with milk (and sugar)
Here is a little challenge for you (clue: some of your original choices of preposition were correct, others weren’t…). Choose one of the prepositions in brackets:
I have never been good (in/on/at/for) cleaning my room and making it tidy, and it was hard at first to do that in the pharmacy. (By/at/on/for/over) time, the whole task has become easier.
During this time, I have to deal (with/on/up/at) the new drugs coming to the pharmacy. I arrange them in categories; write (down/on/over/by) their expiry date in the records, put the price labels (in/on/at/for), then put them (in/on/up/at) the shelves.
Now, to relax you after a hard day’s work, here is my favourite ever song.
Tamanna Phir Machal Jaaye
It’s not in English I’m afraid! I first heard this song more than twenty years ago in India, where I was teaching English and music (very easy-to-play piano and school choir-type songs) at a girls’ boarding school*.
Do you have a favourite song, or genre* of music?
OK, hope you’re feeling better soon. Thanks again for the fabulous photos!
* collocation = regularly co-occurring nouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions or adverbs.
* boarding school = a school where pupils live, like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!
* genre = style, category or type (especially of music, literature or other work of art).
Comments on the comments:
Hyoshil (from the UK) – hope you like the prepositions topic (and the song....) today!
Soroush (from Toronto. Canada) – hope you like the collocations topic today!!
Toni (from Barcelona, Spain) – you threw the dice correctly, well done! 'Some people told me that they had been there from 7.00 am till that moment!!' is what I was looking for. You are the winner of the BBC LE (virtual) t-shirt for today!!!
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