Blog 1- introduction
I’m Jörgen from Sweden. I’m 51 years old. I’m working with manufacturing. (since 2010)
I’m learning English to challenge myself. In school I wasn’t able to gain enough knowledge to become fluent but maybe it’s time now? Better late than never… A positive side effect of learning English, is that you meet people from different countries, learn about their cultures, and oftentimes become friends.
Jan, 16: Today I made a voice recording about my priorities for speaking practice.
“Small Face Mode Initialised”, meaning from letting one’s face occupy the entire screen, go to just a little box in some corner (and perhaps a presentation is shown at the rest of the screen).
I think I will get down to review my notes today. (=start working at, pay attention to)
abuse= treat badly, hurt, harm, e.g. a child; misuse (använda på fel sätt) eg, drugs
a drone aircraft, a weapon in increasing use by Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and other
due. Waiting for the bus, this mean it’s coming soon, I think
-“move down inside the bus”= go further back in the bus
Flipping case/cover= a “purse” for your mobile
stand=ställ Retail Cardboard Floor Display Stand
stall= a compartment/”booth” at a market for selling goods or food
golvdisplayställ av kartong, pappkartong. (Cereal boxes (kartonger) are usually made of cardboard)
infer=understand from, deduce (dra en slutsats). “What can we infer from the last paragraph?”
travelator or “people mover” A conveyor belt that makes you go very fast (at some big airports)
walkway=a passage at an airport for example
jetway=an enclosed passage for boarding/deboarding a plane
domestic= hem,inrikes. Antonyms: National, International.
“This week’s broadcast features (presents= presenterar) a report on victims of domestic violence.” Våld i hemmet. “A French policeman shot three people dead on a street near Paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say.”
notebook. Holds many papers on which you can make notes.
offense= violation (kränkning), insult, attack, crime, wrongdoing and lapse (förseelse)
resilience= recover quickly from difficulties (not only human injuries, but also for example institutions. elasticity [i.la’stisitee]. (spring back into shape)
unravel= [ən’ravəl] fix, clear up, figure out, puzzle out, solve, untangle =(reda ut)etc. (Investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling) To learn more and more as time goes by. (Comparison: pulling a loose thread from a sweater)
frame= bild, bildruta. A picture or photograph in a frame=ram, border)
screen=bildskärm. broadcasting (moving) pictures, gives information
pane=a box on a website
entry= entré, göra entré; post; göra ett inlägg, post (i en dagbok, FB tex)
ex 2 “Write a post on FB”
The burglars gained entry by a top window.=tog sig in genom, fick tillträde
reportedly= enligt uppgift. “was reportedly attacked” someone have got information, but haven’t seen it with one’s own eyes. (so maybe it’s not true)
Where is the restrooms? (room with a toilet (a piece of hardware). Bathroom, lavatory on airplane. (Washroom in Canada)
What does this mean? (How to properly asking questions)
to take on=to engage into, to take care of Ex: “To take on the competition” to put out effort on the competition
fill out= to write down information in a form
Linking verbs-use “to be” when asking a question. ex Are you feeling sick?
action verb- use “to do” when asking a question. ex Does she play a guitar?
My Hometown-what you can do as a tourist!
It hosts an old castle, that was built from 1549-1559.
It has a small picturesque Island, called “Ven”.
It offers good opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, when/as it’s situated on the coast.
In the summer we hold/arrange for a carnival.
Here are well developed bike paths.lanes
We also have the most frequent number of vacation cottages/summer houses per inhabitants in the whole country.