We need some new words
The old ones aren’t working.
This weekend I taught another Saturday class.
Here are some of the questions I got:
“How much homework will you give us?”
“What will we study?”
“Is there a test?”
No. No. No…
In Search Of Snow
Just one month ago I was enjoying the mild winter in Turkey.
Then online I saw pictures of snowy Prague.
“Lovely,” I thought. “I think I’ll go there for a month, catch up with friends, and experience a real winter again.”
Then I got here and it all melted.
A real pity.
But here’s news from Bulgaria: They’ve finally got snow in the mountains!
So that’s where I’ll be off to next.
If you’re new to Vitamin V, your teacher is a travelling teacher.
I’m here for a month, there for two months.
Where will I go next?
It’s a mystery sometimes even for me.
A New Vocabulary
Let’s start with the word “homework.”
I don’t like it for two reasons:
- It reminds me of Sunday nights when I was a kid. There was nothing that could ruin a lovely weekend faster than a few hours of boring homework.
- It has the word “work” inside it
Here’s a secret:
The masters of the language don’t suffer, they’re not bored, and they don’t do work.
Instead, they enjoy every minute of English.
So what should we call it?
Leave your ideas below!