Friday the 13th

Check the following words found in today’s text Superstition /ˌsuːpə(r)ˈstɪʃ(ə)n/ (noun) a belief that things such as magic or luck have the power to affect your life Example: Many superstitions originated on the Middle Ages. Misfortune /mɪsˈfɔː(r)tʃ(ə)n/ (noun) bad luck Example:  I have suffered many misfortunes in my life. Wrath /rɒθ/ (noun)  very great anger Example:  He fear the wrath of his employer. Spoke /spəʊk/ (noun)  one of several thin metal bars that connect the centre of a wheel to the outside part, or form the frame of an umbrella Example:  I broke several spokes on my bicycle when I Read More …

Spring Bank Holiday

Check the meanings of words in today’s text hemisphere: /ˈhemɪˌsfɪə(r)/ (noun) one half of the Earth, divided between north and south by the equator Example:  The UK is in the northern, while Australia is in the southern hemisphere Maypole:  /ˈmeɪˌpəʊl/ (noun) a tall pole with long thin pieces of cloth fastened to the top that people traditionally danced round in England, especially on MayDay Example: The children are dancing around the Maypole. derive/dɪˈraɪv/ (verb) to receive or obtain something from something else Example: The word ‘television’ is derived from the Greek language. pagan /ˈpeɪɡən/ (adjective)  relating to an ancient religion Read More …