How did we get here? By letting the days go by. It has been slow coming, this crazy idea that everyone deserves fair treatment. We are all at risk of being shamed or excluded because we are in some way different. There is debate about which bathroom transsexuals should use. I think we should be able to use any restroom that's open. We should all have to wait in line; to me that is only fair. I shouldn't be flippant about these things because there are actual court cases, right now, in America over such issues. That's why I think I would be doing you a disservice if I did not give you this language to talk about culture and discrimination. We're halfway there, but equal rights have to reach around the world. Therefore, we must be able to name it if we want to be able to talk about it.
We have the hyphens to sort out in the text about inclusion. Did you choose these words to hyphenate: well-being, on-the-job, forty-year-old, one-size-fits-all,
re-used. As I wrote, there is some guess work and going with your gut. If you find two different answers, chose the answer that suits your text best.
In the second text the answers are as follows: There are stereotypes about what people who are challenged physically can do. In many societies exclusionist policies that discriminate against those who are challenged are part of the culture.
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Happy belated new year! Let's talk about time. Time is a funny concept. You can save it and spend it when you have it, but you can’t get it back once you lose it. You can’t buy time, but you can give your time to any cause. The most precious gift you can give someone is your time, because you can’t get it back. We are looking at a few time idioms that you should know. In this post I’d like you to also think about the telephone, what it used to be and what it has become. If you've watched NCIS then you've heard some talk about drugs, so see if you get the joke. There is an essay correction exercise and ways of thinking about time. The difference between having time and doing time and a puzzling paradox about time that hopefully you can figure out. So, let’s get started!
What super hero used a phone booth as a closet. If you know this cultural reference then you know something about American culture. Who was it? Superman! The answers to the exercises: Ahead of time, behind the times, have the time of your life, Time will tell, Only a matter of time. If you can't figure out what these idioms mean, look them up. What the difference between in due time and do time? In due time, means in the appropriate or time given to finish a project. Do time is slang for to go to jail and have a prison sentence. If you give someone a hard time, that means you pressure them annoy them or make it difficult for them with sarcasm or some kind of verbal kidding or abuse. If you do hard time, again this is slang for to have a very long jail sentence 5 years or more. In the U.S. or in American films you will here these idioms.
Find the errors and correct them. There are ten. 1. peace/piece, 2. passed/past 3. nowdays/nowadays 4. remembered/reminded 5. ananosecond/ a nanosecond 6. fiend/friend 7. hood/hook 8. a ugly face/ an ugly face 9. witch/which 10. losser/ loser. Thanks for spending time with me and learning some English and Culture at Bauenglish.
November is an important month in the United States. Every year we vote and we celebrate Thanksgiving. Our traditions around Thanksgiving follow us around the world. It is a time for family and coming together with those who are close to us. History has recorded some of the things we have achieved in November throughout the years and I want to share a few of them with you here. Also, read a very "tongue in cheek" account of the first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans and complete the text on family, a headache or heartache which do you feel more strongly?
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, ELT
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