Blog 1- introduction
I’m Jörgen from Sweden. I’m 53 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.
The flower of Easter is called daffodils (or Narcissus). My eyes has gotten strained because I hav spent too much time in front of the computer screen. Also I have got tension headache. My stiff neck may have elicited the tension headache.
April, 4 (2021)
I have just made a recording for a speaking challenge. The topic was dancing. I am celebrating Easter by eating lots of chocolate and other sweet things. I commit to do the read & record asssignment each week. A compelling reason to do this is that I polish or hone my pronunciation skills.
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.”
commitment= a promise or firm decision to do something. Åta sig att göra= ta på sig, förbinda sig, lova)
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
fluctuate (to shift back and forth uncertainly. variera, gå upp och ned. a continuous change of something, the weather for example.
grandiosity (characterised by excessive self-importance or affected grandeur; pompous. The normal realistic proportions are reversed.
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.”
vast =extremely big. vidsträckt. You can’t see/trouble seeing all of it without turning your head.
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.