Ref by hoana2007 from EnglishClub.com
You probably know the word "ache". It can be a verb or a noun, and
means "to hurt" or "a pain". We sometimes combine the word
"ache" with parts of the body. For example, if our back hurts, we say
that we have "backache" or "a backache". We do *not* do
this with all parts of the body. For example, we cannot say that we have a
"handache". There are really only five parts of the body that we
combine with "ache". They are shown below, plus two other words that
we use in a slightly different way.
HEARTACHE: We do not use this to mean a *physical* pain in the heart.
Instead, it means an emotional pain.
FACEACHE: This means an ugly or miserable-looking person. (BrE)
Meals of the Day
know all the words for the meals that we eat during the day? Most people
probably eat about three main meals every day, but here are 7 words for main
and other meals that we often use:
BREAKFAST: The first meal of the day. Usually around 6am-9am.
BRUNCH: A meal eaten in the late morning, instead of BReakfast and lUNCH.
ELEVENSES: A snack (for
example, biscuits and coffee). Around 11am.(BrE, informal)
LUNCH: A meal in the middle of the day. Usually around noon or 1pm.
TEA: A light afternoon meal of sandwiches, cakes etc, with a drink of tea.
Around 4pm. It is also sometimes called.
AFTERNOON TEA. (mainly BrE). TEA can also refer to a cooked evening meal,
around 6pm. (BrE)
SUPPER: A light or informal evening meal. Around 6pm-7pm.
DINNER:The main meal of the day, eaten either in the middle of the day or in
the evening. Usually when people say "dinner", they mean an evening
meal, around 7pm-9pm.
The Magic Number 7
probably realise by now that I like the number 7.
– In this email, I am going to read your mind, using my "psychic
powers" and the number 7.
– To help in this mystery, you will need a calculator.
– But remember, my psychic powers are infallible. If this mystery doesn’t work,
it’s because YOU didn’t understand the instructions!
-Think of any whole number less than 700.
-Try to visualise your number in the space below……………………………………………………………….
– Think of your number HERE (less than 700)…………………………………………………………….
-Now send the number to me psychically (by telepathy).
-Use your calculator and divide your number by 7.
– Look at the answer on the calculator.
– Add up the first 6 figures that appear AFTER the decimal point.(If there
aren’t any, then the number you thought of was a multiple of 7. Think of a
– Now I am going to use my "psychic powers" to tell you the total you
have just calculated.
– Do you believe me?
-Look at the number below.
infallible: incapable of making a mistake
psychic: inexplicable by natural laws
telepathy: communication between people by thought only
whole number: a number without fractions
The number you calculated was: 27
7 Deadly Sins
Are you a
miserable sinner? If you’re not, you must be pretty exceptional — a saint
maybe, or perhaps an angel in disguise. The rest of us go about our daily lives
committing sins left, right and centre. But be careful, because seven of them
are deadly, and lead to eternal damnation in Hell.
– Here they are, the famous Seven Deadly Sins:
Pride:A too great belief in one’s own
abilities, that interferes with one’s recognition of the grace of God. It is
sometimes called the sin that causes all other sins. Pride is also known as
Envy:Discontent and a desire for
another person’s possessions, qualities or luck.
Gluttony: An excessive and habitual
desire to eat more than one needs.
Lust: An excessive sexual desire.
Anger:A strong feeling of displeasure
or hostility, a kind of fury. Anger is also known as Wrath.
Covetousness: A strong desire for
material wealth or gain, ignoring spiritual things. Covetousness is also known
Sloth: A reluctance to do physical or
spiritual work, a very great laziness.
damnation: eternal punishment in Hell
eternal: existing forever, for all time
Hell: a place where sinners are punished after death.
sin: an act considered to be against divine or spiritual law