Blog 1- introduction
I’m Jörgen from Sweden. I’m 52 years old and I work with manufacturing. In my free time I play table tennis and studying English.
I’m learning English to challenge myself. During my school time 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 around the world and learn about their cultures, and oftentimes become friends with them.
I have now reached to chapter 4 of Harry Potter’s “The Prisoner of Azkaban”.
I have just watched the class recording of “The Prisoner of Azkaban”,Harry Potter chapter one. It was informative about the characters and about some strange things happened. I can’t find the movie clip, though (it’s not on the padlet).
First day at work after my ended vacation (back to the salt mines). Felt tiresome. I was folding all day long, but I made it. The working environment was very varm.
Did some vocabulary practice, reading and Duolingo. I also reviewed my notebook. I found many interesting things to look deeper into, and also many vocabulary words to learn. I consider help as a tourist guide for free. Would be a good practice? I don’t feel prepared because I haven’t made any research.
Today, I listened to lots of good contents. Among this, some of T Lee’s scenario’s and Harry Potter on Audible.
cord, extension cord
outlet. put a plug in the outlet.
turn on the light
I was reading an informative letter from a penpal. I was going to the gym. I was warming up by cycling. Then, I went down the stairs to try out the machines. And before I went home I did some running on the treadmill.
pensive (A penny for your thoughts) =thoughtful
proactive= makes things happen. “The company is looking for a proactive sales manager.”
computer. a curved screen/monitor, interface, mouse, mousepad, wrist rest,
scheme= make a plan
deceive= fool somebody; mislead. Cause someone to believe sth that is not true
devise=think up, invent a plan, a thing etc
-“move down inside the bus”= go further back in the bus
flipping case/cover= a “purse” for your mobile
stand=Retail Cardboard Floor Display Stand
corrugated paper= thick paper. the top layer is alternately grooved and ridged.
stall= a compartment/”booth” at a market for selling goods or food
(Cereal boxes are usually made of cardboard)
After punching, one must clear away the waste (spill, skräp, material that is not wanted). Then a stitching machine (stapler), put the four sides together, using staples.
miserable- feeling miserable due to grey weather outside.
infer=understand from, deduce (dra en slutsats). “What can we infer from the last paragraph?”
prompt=give rise to, cause, arouse, set in motion, switch on.v. 1. give an incentive (motivation- motivates on to do sth, encouragement for action 2. serve as the inciting cause of
ex: “But during any Biden speech, there might be a dozen moments to make press handlers cringe, and prompt reporters to turn to each other with amusement and confusion.”
2 “I’m looking forward to a prompt reply.”= a quick answer
table tennis: bat. You hit the ball with a bat. You play against an opponent.
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. (A 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)
staycation= hemester. A vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
taciturn (adj.) silent; not talkative (“By nature, Sheila is a taciturn woman who keeps her thoughts to herself.”)
toss and turn= to move about and turn over in bed because you are unable to sleep. “Yesterday I was unable to sleep. I was tossing and turning, before I finally could fall asleep.
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)
skills= knowledge, ability. experienced, familiar, acquainted, proficient, expert, master.
a surge= a sudden rise (movement upward or forward). “Tokyo issues stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases surge.”
wary=vigilant, careful. Not take any risks, be on your guard, take precautions. “In times of coronavirus, we need to be wary.”[we(e)re:]
Where are the restrooms? (rooms 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
put off. I usually putt of going to bed because I have so much good English content to study.
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.