Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sick and Injured

Here’s some more student writing for you from Class 1B. They wrote about accidents or illnesses they have experienced. Here’s a sample below:

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Hui Yuan Li

NOT MY VOICE

I was sick two months ago. I felt uncomfortable. I felt cold and I had a headache and the chills. I couldn’t go to work for two days. On the first day, I called my boss and said, “Hi, boss. I am sick. I can’t go to work.” And then he answered me, “Who are you?” I told him. He said, “No, I can’t believe it. This is not your voice. This is a man’s voice!”

I knew my voice had changed. I remember in China, when I was a student, I was sick too. I couldn’t go to school. I called the teacher. She didn’t know my voice and my classmates said, “This is not a girl’s voice. This is a boy’s voice!”

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Filthy Revisited

Here’s a commercial from the 1980s for Lava Soap. In it you will hear last week’s awesome adjective, plus some other synonyms for filthy, like grimy, greasy, slimy, dirty, dusty, grungy, messy, and sloppy. Enjoy!

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Then and Now

Class E3 wrote some interesting shorty essays talking about the simiarities and differences between their lives in their countries and their lives in New York. Here’s a taste:

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Awesome Adjective: Filthy

Meaning: Very dirty.

Examples:

Your room is filthy! Time to clean it up!

After I fell down in the mud, my clothes were filthy.

This restaurant has a very filthy bathroom.

Pop Quiz:

Why would we say the dog in the picture is filthy?

A.  Because it has white hair.

B.  Because it has mud all over its body.

C.  Because all dogs are filthy.

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Idiom of the Week: Luck Out

Meaning: To get good luck; to have something good suddenly happen to you.

Examples:

I had a bad headache, so I went to the store to buy some aspirin. I lucked out – they had one bottle left.

A: “I didn’t get sick once this winter.”   B: “Wow, you really lucked out!”

She lucked out this morning and found a seat on the train. She usually has to stand because it’s so crowded.

Pop Quiz:

You’re on vacation. You can say you lucked out because you…

A.  had to wait a long time for your flight to depart.

B.  found a very nice hotel room for cheap.

C.  went to Europe.

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