Well done, Asha/mincemeat(!)
The cricket mentioned in my previous post ended in a draw, as it often does. This is one reason why the game has never been popular in the USA – a five-day contest without a winner can be a hard sell!
Thank you for such an interesting first post, Asha. Looks like you’re going to have a very busy August with your blog and your banking exams. And it can’t be easy having to use an Internet café to go online. Are they expensive by local standards?
Do most people in Kerala have home computers and Internet access? We know that India is now a major centre for IT but are computers widely available to the general public?
A few small corrections to a generally fluent post:
For my whole life – needs personal pronoun rather than direct article. You could perhaps rephrase as follows ‘I realized that I was not born to be a software engineer. I don’t want to just do coding for the rest of my life.
More than a year – use 'a' rather than 'one' here
By the end of the month – ‘at’ here refers to a single action e.g. ‘they will pay me at the end of the month’. Here you are referring to a process.
After just – reversal of these two words changes meaning. ‘Just after’ is a direct time reference: ‘just after eight.
I’ll reply to comments in a separate post. In the meantime here’s a fun clip from a BBC science programme. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything – some of the technical stuff was over my head.
At one point (1.31) the presenter uses the idiom ‘to make mincemeat’ in describing what happens to the wall. Funnily enough the same phrase appears in the song ‘That’s Entertainment’, which featured in the BBC Prom last Saturday night:
‘A king and a prince meet/And everyone ends up mincemeat’.
The line describes the plot of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Do you know which play?
Hard sell – something which does not sound attractive to the buyer/customer
Over my head – to complex to understand
Make mincemeat – literally grind meat into particles. To make mincemeat of something/somebody is to violently destroy them/it.
Prom - summer series of classical concerts held at the Albert Hall in London and broadcast by the BBC
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