The other day I went shopping for some paper which was very exciting as you can imagine. And I was about to go into the shop that I was supposed to go into, when I got distracted by another shop which looked kind of interesting. So I went in to check it out and it turned out to be a shop full of really cheap clothes, which wasn’t that interesting after all … but I saw one thing which I found amusing.
There were some T-shirts which said “New Zealand - Aotearod”. Can you spot the mistake? It should be “Aotearoa” which is the Maori name of New Zealand.
I guess someone made a bit of a mistake when ordering or printing the T-shrits and then they just sold them cheaply to get rid of them.
Today I’d like to talk about something on this site.
ABAX – I’m not sure if that’s how you say it - is a publisher of ELT materials.
So it’s a textbook that you can download for free, or you can pay what you want to pay for it. So, you can choose the price.
I printed out the first chapter of it and I had a bit of a look at it and it looks pretty good.
It’s a textbook to help improve your reading.
So they have a couple of fictional stories and then before each chapters they introduce vocabulary and have pre-reading questions – and then after each chapter they have more questions about vocabulary and comprehension.
So if you’re looking for something to help improve your reading then please follow the link and check this out.
And it’s the name of the textbook I just told you about.
Whodunit is an informal noun.
a story or play about a murder in which the identity of the murderer is not revealed until the end
And, as you might be able to guess, it comes from the question: Who done it? which is a non-standard version of: Who did it?
conversations with sarah
How racy were the photos?
Paul Do you think that guy should get fired?
Sarah Mmm, I don’t about losing his job. The embarrassment’s probably enough.
Paul How racy were the photos?
Sarah Oh, I think they were just, like, a model posing in a bikini or something. Not like hard-core pornography or anything. あれはビキニのモデルがポーズを取っていただけだと思う。ハードコアなポルノとかでは無かった。
Paul That’ s not that bad. そんなには悪くないですね。
Sarah Yeah, it’s not that offensive, but the pictures are obviously not connected to his job, so he’s wasting time at work which is not very good for the company’s image. はい、それほどではないですが、あの写真は彼の仕事とは全く無関係なので仕事時間を無駄にしていることになる。つまり会社のイメージダウンに繋がります。
サラのメモ： I can't imagine anyone buying that T-shirt ...