Secrets of learning7 ContinentsThere are 7 continents.The word "continent" comes from the Latin "terra continens", meaning "continuous land".Like countries, continents are proper nouns. That means they are "names" and the first letter must be a CAPITAL letter.Even for the adjective, the first letter is always a capital:Continent: AfricaAdjective: AfricanPerson: an African Continent: AsiaAdjective: AsianPerson: an Asian Continent: AustraliaAdjective: AustralianPerson: an Australian Continent: EuropeAdjective: EuropeanPerson: a European Continent: North AmericaAdjective: North AmericanPerson: a North American Continent: South AmericaAdjective: South AmericanPerson: a South American Continent: AntarcticaAdjective: AntarcticPerson: -Isn't it strange? We have a word for somebody who comes from the planet Mars (a Martian), but there is no word for somebody who comes from Antarctica!7 Ways to Say "OUGH" It's a pity that English is not phonetic! In some languages, you can look at a word and know immediately how to pronounce it. But in English you need to be a little more careful. Take the letters "ough", for example. They occur in many words, but they do not always sound the same. 1. though (like o in go) 2. through (like oo in too) 3. cough (like off in offer) 4. rough (like uff in suffer) 5. plough (like ow in flower) 6. ought (like aw in saw) 7. borough (like a in above) So how do you know the pronunciation of a word? Well,fortunately "ough" is an extreme example. English words are not always that difficult. But in general, when you learn a new word, you should also make sure you know its pronunciation. If you do not have a teacher or someone to say the word for you, you can look in a dictionary. All good dictionaries give the pronunciation for each word, often with special symbols. So it's a good idea to look at your dictionary carefully and learn the pronunciation symbols. After that, you'll always be able to find the pronunciation of any word, easily. Try it with the 7 "ough" words above.7 Proverbs A "proverb" is a short, traditional saying in general use.It usually expresses some obvious truth or familiarexperience. There are proverbs in all languages. Here are 7 proverbs that are well known in English. -- "You can't tell a book by its cover." We need to read a book to know if it's good or bad. Wecannot know what it's like just by looking at the front or back cover. This proverb is applied to everything, not only books. -- "Where there's a will there's a way." If we have the determination (the will) to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it. -- "Don't cross your bridges before you come to them." Don't worry about problems before they arrive. -- "It was the last straw that broke the camel's back."
There is a limit to everything. We can [b]load the camel with lots of straw, but finally it will be too much and the camel's back will break. And it is only a single straw that breaks its back - the last straw. This can be applied to many things in life. People often say "That's the last straw!" when they will not accept any more of something. --"Bad news travels fast." "Bad news" means news about "bad" things like accidents,death, illness etc. People tend to tell this type of news quickly. But "good news" (passing an exam, winning some money, getting a job etc) travels more slowly.--"You can't take it with you when you die." When we die we leave everything on earth. We don't take anything with us. Even the richest people cannot take their money with them after death. This proverb reminds us that some material things are not really so valuable as we think.--"Still waters run deep." Some rivers have rough surfaces with waves. That's usually because the water is shallow and there are rocks near the surface. But deep rivers have no rocks near the surface and the water is smooth and still. This proverb means that people who are calm and quiet on the outside, often have a strong, "deep" personality inside.[b]7 Crossword Questions A crossword is a game where you have to fill in emptyspaces with the right words. You've probably alreadyplayed lots of crosswords in your own language. Here'sa simple crossword with 7 questions (or clues). All the answers are the names of countries. The number inbrackets () is the number of letters in the word. Down1. Large country in South Asia (5)3. Next to Norway (6)4. Has the world's largest population (5) Across2. The land of the rising sun (5)4. Long and thin in South America (5)5. Its capital city is Madrid (5)6. This country is famous for wine (6) [/b][/b]
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