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.
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 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
“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
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), stitching machine put the four sides together.
infer=understand from, deduce (dra en slutsats). “What can we infer from the last paragraph?”
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. 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.