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Learn English Book Reading Club - Five Children and It

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,292 mod
edited May 17 in Books and Poetry
Five Children and It by E Nesbit.

We will meet in the cottage in Kitely.

You can read along with us here, on YouTube, or join us in Kitely for some real time practice.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17314/17314-h/17314-h.htm

Xanthippe has started a Google Doc for some of the more challenging vocabulary.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W1I_kbkuNi5uj5pALJqv0cvcNEnrq2AvDLUqYmufIKc/edit
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited May 17


    Shiny - Elinor - MHoz - April - Reem

    Shiny

    dimpled - often - they - Jane - hack - briery, brambly wilderness - iron-work - two years - Palace - taken - shape

    ... and no more do their fathers and mothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, tutors, governesses, and nurses

    Elinor

    fairy (not ferry) - gravel-pits - I say

    oast houses

    MHoz

    edges - Cyril - sand (singular - uncountable)

    where gravel has been taken out

    April

    Conger eels - fishes - doubloon (not Dublin) - pick-axe handle - lemonade - Anthea - seizing

    :smile: said - buried

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    Reem

    Jane - take - scornfully

    we don't want to hurt you, you know

    upon my word - fur (not far) - fight - knew (not know)

    "You don't know?" it said. "Well, I knew the world had changed—but—well, really—Do you mean to tell me seriously you don't know a Psammead when you see one?"
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,096 mod
    I mentioned lakes in Indonesia (The Island Belitung) which I thought came into being after the ground is used as tin mines.
    I'm mistaken a bit; it was not tin mine but kaolinite mine.
    Kaolinite is used for medicine, cosmetic or porcelain.

    Here is a picture of one of those lakes (there are a lot there).
    You are not allowed to enter the lake though, due to the chemical substances.

    Kaolin Lake
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    It looks so inviting April. Thanks for the warning.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited May 17


    Elinor - April - Shiny - Mhoz - TufG

    Elinor -smoothed (silent e) - pickings (not picklings)a p

    "You aren't!" stress
    that (not than) there was such a thing

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    April - Anthea - frowned - afterwards (ˈɑːftəwədz) - furry

    castles

    "And did you get wet?" stress

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    Shiny - or (avoid oh) - sand fairy (not ferry) - scratched - ask (not axe) - Cyril - chorister - organ-grinder - Venetian

    I want to speak to the organ grinder not the monkey.

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    MHoz - dismally - lips - bellowed - allow (not low) - iron (silent r)

    "G'way 'long!" said the Baby.

    :smile: - rendered

    "And who's Us, when you're at home?

    "I'm Cyril, and these are the others, and we're jolly hungry. these ðiːz/

    mayn't

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    TufG - beg - constable (kɒnstəb(ə)l) - sponge (spʌn(d)ʒ/) - vain - comforted ˈkʌmfətəd - !third! (not turd) - wretched (not a silent e) - Cyril - hopeless (not helpless) - heartfelt (not heartless)

    Anthea woke first. (not up)

    so that they might not feel jealous

    pins and needles

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    Chapter II
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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I need a sand fairy to fulfill my wish: I wouldn't like to be as beautiful as day but only to get rid of one small scar under my eyebrow. ;) In Padua I made a non-planned experiment with density of glass door - I am very clumsy. :) So if you see a fairy let me know. ;)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited May 17


    Rema - April - Elinor - Shiny - Mhoz - TufGuy

    Rema - clothed (silent e) - coat

    "If all that dream about the Sand-fairy was real, this real dressing seemed very like a dream, the girls thought."

    ?apple-pie beds?

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    April - cream-colored (not creme) - lower (not like glower) - buried

    "one's quite as likely as the other!" (not quiet)

    "not if she's anything like me—she won't."

    to put (or stick) one's oar in - give an opinion without being asked.

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    Elinor - was too dazzling for their eyes to be able to bear (too not so) -

    "Oh yes"—

    "Are kind enough to give us," said Anthea in a whisper.

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    Shiny - loose (not lose) - sovereigns - newspaper (paper not pepper) - heavy - staggered

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    MHoz - heavily and wearily - remarked (silent e)- guinea - Saracen's

    "Right oh."

    ?guineas?
    .............................

    Tuf - gravel-pit (not like grave) - change (not chance) - Here (not her) - earnestness

    ?"furrin money"?

    "Thank you," said Cyril. "The Saracen's Head."

    ---------------------------------

    The whole party, by this time indescribably dirty, therefore betook itself to the Saracen's Head. The yard-method of attack having been successful at The Chequers, was tried again here. Mr. Peasemarsh was in the yard, and Robert opened the business in these terms
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited June 13
    2017-07-12



    April, Elinor, Shiny, Reem

    April: Duke - hastily - shan't - little gells - there is a fairy

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    Elinor: watch-chain, inspector

    ??he keeps the Saracen's Head??


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    Shiny: wealth, awoke, pleasant, hash, get dressed, faithfully, lively, fat fist, collected, re-dressed, pretty , dress

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    Reem - her - Rochester - water cart - others were not such sneaks as to abandon - misfortune - clothes - Anthea and Robert timidly tried to conceal - thought - trusted - hate (not hat) - ways - honour (not humour) - didn't (not don't) - strictly forbidden to do - bite - also (not always) - who (not how) - spiteful brute - shan't tiresome beast - chalk pit

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    (You will remember that the happily-situated house where these children were spending their holidays lay between a chalk-quarry and a gravel-pit.)
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  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,040 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting. I will surprise you one day by joining this session. Who will teleport me to this land without letting other to know about it? :)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    You can wear an invisible avatar, and ask me for a TP, but people will still see you in the map. LOL
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited June 20
    2017-06-19



    Reem - Elinor

    Reem

    gravel - hopeful - wish - wealth - simply donkeyish - disagreeable - dropped - work - possibly - comfortably - Roman times - delayed

    -ly and -s

    " multiplication of vulgar fractions" "3/4 × 2 = 1-1/2" ¾ x 2 = 1½ "Three quarters multiplied by two equals one and a half."

    Elinor

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    Shiny

    bottle - nuisance - breath - said - sulkily - haste - taste (not test) -

    "No matter who wants him—there's no one here to—anyhow."

    LOL - Plesiosaurus Ichthyosaurus Megatherium


    ???And he caught it when he woke up???

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    Tufg

    Cyril - leg(s) - howled - uncomfortable (not table)

    the little (not light) white dog barked

    :) - at

    ???"too 'andsome

    ??? I'm a-goin' to 'ave him, an' least said soonest mended.

    "least said soonest mended"

    a difficult situation will be resolved more quickly if there is no more discussion of it

    To take to something.
    To start to use or do something as a habit.

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    Cyril, still crouching in the dust, waddled on bent legs to the side of the carriage farthest from the battlefield.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,096 mod
    Kitely let me down this morning.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    Sorry April. You can catch up with the video.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited July 1
    Elinor - April - Tuf - MHoz - Shiny



    Elinor - bundle - bears (not beers) - won't (not weren't) -

    'And 'im over" - Hand him over.

    brushes >> bushes

    April - loosen - bothering - onions - bow - audience

    :) admiration - mahogany

    Tufg - young uns - We'll (not well) - crockery - ugsie - 'im (him) - daring - Pharaoh - heartily - haste - Nineveh

    woman vs women

    "your acquaintance"

    "I'll hand him over in just one minute."

    MHoz - proper - desk (not deck) - these (not this) - postman - them (not him)

    "Martha scolded, of course. But the Lamb was safe."

    Shiny - contented (not contended) - round (long ow) - hastily - same - bow and arrow - pastry - newspapers - order

    :) letter / later >> post-time / past time

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    Have you ever been up at five o'clock on a fine summer morning?
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  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 700 OTT
    @Lynne


    this is a bit confusing and I find it difficult to understand

    it looks as though it has been cut and pasted

    without much explanation


    thank you for the comment

    but I do not understand

    perhaps you could have provided a link to where you found this

    and then we could perhaps understand better

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    Elinor - April - Tuf - MHoz - Shiny

    Elinor - bundle - bears (not beers) - won't (not weren't) -

    'And 'im over" - Hand him over.

    brushes >> bushes

    April - loosen - bothering - onions - bow - audience

    :) admiration - mahogany

    Tufg - young uns - We'll (not well) - crockery - ugsie - 'im (him) - daring - Pharaoh - heartily - haste - Nineveh

    woman vs women

    "your acquaintance"

    "I'll hand him over in just one minute."

    MHoz - proper - desk (not deck) - these (not this) - postman - them (not him)

    "Martha scolded, of course. But the Lamb was safe."

    Shiny - contented (not contended) - round (long ow) - hastily - same - bow and arrow - pastry - newspapers - order

    :) letter / later >> post-time / past time

    -------------------------------

    Have you ever been up at five o'clock on a fine summer morning?
    Post edited by Lynne on June 26
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 700 OTT
    I forgot to link to you @Lynne

    this is how we easily make mistakes


    Sorry for not linking to you


    however I try not to do too many links


    You posted the same video twice

    perhaps that was a bit overkill


    but then you would never blame if somebody did the same


    Enjoy the day

    Thank you for your great presence here to keep us all in the line

    .
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited July 1
    I don't think I have posted the same video twice @jackelliot - This is a series of videos of live sessions that I run in Kitely. I post the actual videos when I have time, but of course running the Network and keeping everyone in line means I don't always have much time.

    "perhaps you could have provided a link to where you found this"

    The posts here are corrections that were given in the sessions.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 700 OTT
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    cheers thanks


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    .

    always a pleasure to hear from you


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    all the best


    .


    @Lynne


    .
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    edited July 5


    2017-07-03

    Elinor - April - Shiny - Vinay - Reem - Mhoz

    Elinor: back

    April - Ninevite

    :smile: creature - apologetically

    Shiny - interest - flapping (p not b) - Lexicon - treat (not trait) - curiously (soft s) - paused (not posed)

    :smile: helplessly - paper - water - commandments

    "But the others cared but little how he looked,—or how they looked, for that matter."

    Vinay - orchard - boughs - lads (short a) - mauve (məʊv) - threepenny - chap - small - growl - hind legs - stiff - war - clergyman - plaid (plad) - necktie

    "they saw a stout man"

    :smile: looked

    Reem - Cyril (not Cheryl) - soldier - drink - Anthea was persuasive - enormously - unspeakably - cautious - reply (not replay) - sweethearts - penknives - halfpenny - agreed - tore - her - Reverend - clergyman - starving - angels - necessities - pudding - honourable (silent h)

    "any born general—Napoleon or the Duke of Marlborough"

    "From Us Four."

    MHoz - it'll (short for it will) - These (not this) - larder (d)

    :smile: had read it

    " on the top shelf of the larder."

    "What are germans?"



    "I do not wish to describe the picnic party on the top of the tower. "

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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,292 mod
    We will be taking a short break from the book whilst I'm on holiday, and Elinor will be running the session with a short story or two. So, keep practising. :smile:
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