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What am I?

Go to the link below to my quizlet page. Read the clues and try to figure out what it is!

What am I flashcards

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Trail vs trial. Do you know the difference?

So, these two words are very similarly spelled but they are very different!

This is a trial. Hopefully, you never have to go through that! If you want to hear how to say this word, click here!

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And this is a trail! If you like to run, hike or walk, I’m sure you’re familiar with a trail or two around your city. If you want to hear how to say this word, click here!

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What is a remote control and how many do you have?

We all have a remote control (or remotes for short). It can be any type of device with at least 1 button that does something for our convenience. It could be to turn on the lights, turn on the tv or a game system.

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Even just 10 years ago, we had more than one remote. I remember having 3 or 4 remotes. Long before I left the states, they had already developed an “all-in-one-remote” which worked with almost everything.

So, how many remote controls do you have?

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What is a colander? You use it quite frequently, I’m sure!

A colander (also called a strainer) is something everyone has in their kitchen. As with the spatula from yesterday, they come in various types depending on what needs to be strained.

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How often do you use a colander? I use mine quite often! I eat a lot of rice. I also use it to clean my vegetables.

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What is a spatula? Everyone has one!

We use a spatula to cook with. It’s a necessary accessory in the kitchen if you cook your own food that is!

There are all different kinds depending on what you are using them for.

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So, how many spatulas do you have at your house? Want to know how to say the word? Click here!

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It’s HALLOWEEN!!! Time to celebrate!

Everyone dresses up! Even the cats! hahaha

Then you go out into the neighborhood saying TRICK OR TREAT!!!!

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Then you come home and compare candy with your siblings, make some trades and EAT!

 

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Ways to say you are unhappy with something. Irate, irritated, annoyed and more.

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Angry is a more formal way to say mad but they can be used interchangeably.

Slightly angry/mad:

  • I’m irritated
  • I’m annoyed
  • I’m irked (slang, not offensive)
  • I’m frustrated

 

Angry/mad

  • I’m pissed off (slang, offensive)
  • I’m p.o’d (slang, the less offensive form of the expression above. (We say I’m pee oh’d)
  • I’m just disgusted. This doesn’t mean that something is disgusting, it means that they are really bothered by someone else’s behavior.

 

As angry/mad as possible

  • I’m irate
  • I’m engraged
  • I’m furious
  • I’m seething mad (a less popular way to say that you are very angry)
  • I’m fuming mad (a less popular way to say that you are very angry)
  • I’m incensed. This one is when you are really furious. I don’t hear it often but when I do, I know the person is feeling very irate.
  • I’m just beside myself. (This is an expression that the older generation uses that means, they are so mad, they don’t even know what to do or say)
  • Blind rage-this is very extreme. Someone with blind rage is usually violent against someone else because they are so mad.
  • I’m livid! It means something similar to furious.

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What is a phobia and do you have one?

As humans, we are surrounded by a lot of things that can scare us and a lot of things that are normal that scare some of us. For example, do you know anyone who is too scared to leave their house? They have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by symptoms of anxiety in situations where the person perceives the environment to be unsafe with no easy way to get away. These situations can include open spaces, public transit, shopping malls, or simply being outside the home.

A common phobia is Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking.  I didn’t know that word, I had to look that one up! I don’t think I have a fear of public speaking. But I don’t think it has anything to do with whether you are social or not. I think it has more to do with being comfortable with all of the attention on you. You are in “in the spotlight” (or the center of attention) and many people don’t like that. The expression “in the spotlight” goes back to the theater where the actor that was speaking literally had a light shone on them as they were acting.

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  • Scared of chickens? You have Alektorophobia!
  • I definitely don’t have Ailurophobia, or a fear of cats! Screen Shot 2017-10-01 at 1.20.46 PM
  • Do you have a fear of walking? You have Ambulophobia!
  • Do you have a fear of numbers? I hated math but I wasn’t scared of math. But if I was, I would have had Arithmophobia!
  • I definitely don’t have this one either! Astrophobia, or the fear of stars or celestial space. I love astronomy!

Okay, so these are some silly ones that I am sure are very rare.

But many people do have some degree of some phobia. For me, I guess I could say I have a little arachnaphobia. I am a little scared of spiders. If they are big or hairy, I am very scared of them. I usually can calmly remove them from the house and release them outside with no problem, but not if they are big or hairy! I am too scared to get near them! The worst part is when you see a spider, and go get something to pick it up with then it’s gone when you come back. hahahascooby running I also have a little Apiphobia, or fear of bees. I was stung by a bee a few times as a child but I remember one time in particular where a hornet was chasing me in my aunt’s backyard and I was really scared because they are much larger than a regular bee and now I have a phobia. I get too scared, or more scared than I should when any stinging insect is near me.

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What phobias do you have?

 

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Word of the day: Ghosts!

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A “ghost” is a human that has died and their soul is trapped on earth. Whether or not you believe in them, they are big part of our Halloween celebrations.

 

 

 

 

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Test prep: Vocabulary: Where people work

Profession:              Where they work:

Accountant                in an office

Baker                         in a bakery

Builder                      in a home, building or office

Barber                       in a barbershop

Coach                         in a stadium, gym or outside on the field

Carpenter                  inside homes or businesses

CEO                             in a business

Chef                            in a kitchen in a hotel or restaurant

Cleaner                      in a private home or business

Dentist                       in a dentist’s office

Designer                   in a private home, in a company,

Doctor                       in a hospital

Electrician               in private homes or businesses

Engineer                 in a firm or company

Farmer                     outside in the fields

Fireman/firewoman outside

Housekeeper           in a private home or a hotel

Journalist                as a newspaper

Judge                        in a court of law

Lawyer                     in a court of law

Optician(also called eye doctor)        in an optician’s/eye doctor’s office

Paramedic                in an ambulance

Photographer          outside, in churches, in schools, etc.

Plumber                    in public buildings, private homes

Mailman (AmE)        outside, either walking or driving

Nanny                          in a private home

Nurse                           in a hospital, a doctor’s office, nursing home,etc

Postman (BrE)             outside, either walking or driving

Principal (*not principle) in a school

Professor                     in a university

Receptionist                in a company, usually the first person to greet a customer

Reporter                       in an office or out on the street

Sales assistant             in a store

Scientist                        in a laboratory

Surgeon                        in a hospital

Teacher                         in a school

Trash man                    outside going from house to house picking up trash

Truck driver                driving his truck from place to place delivering goods.

Veterinarian                in a veterinarian’s office

Waiter                            in a bar or restaurant

Waitress                        in a bar or restaurant

Writer                            at their own home or in an office

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