In time, these lessons and "stubs" will be migrated to the Buzzwords site.
Until then, consider them historical.

Mini-Lessons from Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

These Mini-Lessons are posted on Twitter, and in China on Weibo, throughout the day. You can follow them there!

To get the most from them, you should try to use them in sentences, or discuss them with friends. Writing something on Twitter or Weibo is a great way to practice!
  • Tip: Find your passion, something you really love, and then learn about your passion in English. So, what's YOUR passion?
  • Proverb: Actions speak louder than words = What we do matters much more than what we say. Do you agree?
  • AcVoc [Academic Vocabulary]: analysis (n): a careful study of something. analyze (v) "Please analyze the problem and suggest a solution." Do you know other forms?
  • Lit [Literature]: Odin or Woden: the ruler of the Norse gods, and god of wisdom, poetry, farming, and war. "Wednesday" is "Woden's Day."
  • Art: architecture: the design and creation of buildings; an art and science. Also, buildings. "The school's architecture was beautiful."
  • Slang: "me time": Time do things just for oneself. "I've been busy lately; this weekend I'm going to take a little 'me time' and go hiking."
  • Geog [Geography]: The seven continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

  1. Academic Vocabulary is the Academic Word List from Oxford University Press. This is "a list of words that you are likely to meet if you study at an English-speaking university."
  2. The Proverb, and the Literature, Art, and Geography words are from lists in the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. I wrote the definitions and examples myself.
  3. The Tip and Slang words are from my own lists, and I wrote the definitions and examples myself.

This lesson is ©2011 by James Baquet. You may share this work freely. Teachers may use it in the classroom, as long as students are told the source (URL). You may not publish this material or sell it. Please write to me if you have any questions about "fair use."

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