Word 2 of the weekend: pop-up store

Why is it useful? It’s a trend you’ll see around the States, Canada, the UK, and Australia so it’s helpful to know what you’re seeing. πŸ™‚

Have you been to a pop-up store recently? Tell me about it.

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Courtesy: Google & Wikipedia

Word 1 of the weekend: acronym

Why is it useful? They’re used in slang, academic text for names or titles, and other common contexts. They make language shorter, which is sometimes necessary.

What are your favorite acronyms?

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the Weekend: Memorial Day

Why is it useful? It’s an important US holiday honoring the men and women who have lost their lives serving the country, and those serving now. It’s celebrated the last Monday of May, so tomorrow, let’s all pay respects…

Feel free to comment or share any personal stories to honor someone you know…

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 1 of the Weekend: gist

Why is it useful ? It’s a type of TOEFL (academic English test) question, and sometimes, especially while learning, understanding the basic idea of something is the most important part. You can use it to summarize main ideas of a long story, or reiterate what was said.

How can you use “gist” in a sentence?

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the weekend: imperfection

Why is it useful? It’s our imperfections that can make us unique. It’ll also be featured in a song for this week’s suggestion.

What imperfection makes you beautifully unique?

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s

Word 1 of the Weekend: karma

Why is it useful? I’m a firm believer in karma, and that people should treat each other kindly, especially how they would want to be treated.

Another expression: what goes around, comes around….

Β Are you a believer in karma? Do you have any first-hand experiences?

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the Weekend: nauseous

Why is it useful? It’s a very common symptom of many illnesses, both serious and not.

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s

Word 1 of the Weekend: ripple effect

Why is it useful? The ripple effect can be a positively powerful influence, and can lead to so much beauty and happiness. πŸ’›β˜€οΈβœŒοΈπŸŒŽ

What ripple effect of positivity will you start today?

 

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Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the Weekend: amusement

Why is it useful? All of us must find something that brings us amusement to feel happiness and satisfaction in our lives. Has anyone been to an amusement park?

What do you do for amusement?

β™₯ Let me know in the comment section β™₯

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Courtesy: Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 1 of the Weekend: look forward to

Why is it useful? Well it’s a phrasal verb, which are SUPER common & useful in English. It’s a great way to start conversations about the future! 😍

I know what I’m looking forward to… What about you?

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courtesy: Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary