The elemental structure of English is subject, verb, object, (SVO) however there is an even more elementary level of language and that is word roots. These are words which are created once you dress them up. You start with a root word like act and you find react (by adding the prefix re)and actual (by adding the suffix ual). Words are the substance of language and your vocabulary increases *exponentially when you know the elements which work together to create new words and new meanings. Check out this post to find out about word chemistry.
*to increase more and more rapidly.
How did you do? I hope you found the exercise interesting. The answers to create a word that fits the definitions created with the root word "struct": 1. construction, 2. instruction, 3. obstruction 4. restructure 5. destruction. The answers to part two and the root word "spire" . 1. perspire, 2. conspire 3. aspire 4. inspiration
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*The process of gradual or unconcious learning.
I hope everyone enjoyed the public holiday on October 31st. Even now, I hope you are making fuzzy memories to share with loved ones. If you're in Germany and in Baden-Württemberg you had a holiday. A real holiday. Not, the holidays most non-native speakers mean, which are really your vacation days. These are mostly bank holidays around the world. The season, we call "The Holidays" is between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksgiving is coming, that is the real reason I'm nostalgic. The idea of memories like warm blankets when the weather turns cold. Scars on my arms and legs because our cat, who was really a demon, attacked me every chance she got. We have to take the bad memories with the good ones.
In this post, we are going to look at some definitions that I think most Americans would agree with, along with doing some work with memory words.
M.A.D, 1. consequence, 2. burp, 3 crucial, 4. laugh, 5. office, 6. score What Now, ?! 1. elephant, 2. face, 3. Job, 4. memory lane, 5. well, 6. sieve
1. Memory storage 2. Memorable; 1. from Memory, 2. in Memory of; 1. Lost in Memory, 2. Memory loss; 1. Photographic, 2. Photogenic
I hope you enjoyed this issue.
October 31st, is the U.S.'s "All Hallow's Eve" or Halloween. It came over to the U.S. from Europe. It's a day of the "walking dead". So, to channel the spirit of zombies and the undead, this post is about idioms using parts of the body. These idioms are used often by speakers in the U.S. to express meaning. Why should you learn them, or at least one or two? Because sometimes in a business setting you want to let your speaking partner know that you "speak the language". Meaning, that you understand some cultural references. Even if this is only one or two idioms, it creates a bond with your speaking partner on another level. Just like when Americans come to your country and are able to say "hello", and "how much" you are happy that they made an effort to learn some of the language. If you're interested in a little history of Halloween, I've put a video in this post.
I know where the bodies are buried: 8, 4, 5, 6, page 1. 2, 9, 3, 7, page 2. How much did the car cost, "An arm and a leg." I hope you have a wonderful Halloween. See video below. Here is link: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/bet-you-didnt-know-halloween
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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