|October 1 Class:
Fault (noun). A crack under the surface of the earth where two
big plates meet together is a fault.
Strike (verb or noun)
Strikes are very common in Canada when workers are unsatisfied
with their contract.
Safeway employees struck last year for a higher wage.
Strike means to hit something suddenly.
An earthquake struck Taiwan two weeks ago.
When a group of people stop working, that is a strike.
Predict [stress on first syllable] verb
Meteorologists (weathermen) predicted a storm in Carolina and
Bahamas. they will happen.
September 24 Class:
The meteorologists prediction was right about the storm in
Earthquakes are predictable in Vancouver, but we never know exactly
People often have a hard time distinguishing between a product and its
I cant distinguish between twins. (verb)
He is a distinguished writer. (adjective; as with famous)
(the writer stands out)
My friends piano test was distinguished.
Distinguish helps you see the difference, the distinction
You can choose various things.
I like to drink a hot beverage when I skate.
Coca-Cola is a beverage, too.
I had apple juice and a latte. A latte is a kind of espresso coffee
with hot milk and foam on top.
A beverage is a liquid for drinking.
We see foam on top of our latte, on our hands when we wash them,
on our faces (or legs) when we shave them, in our beds or our furniture
where we sit.
Compromise (noun or verb)
He compromised on the price of the car.
The compromise he made cost him a lot of money.
This means that you can change your idea or opinion to suit another
person or situation. Marriage is a kind of
negotiation, like a contract or in business.
Inventory (is counting items in a store or warehouse)
Every 6 months the store does its inventory to check to see how many
items it has sold, and how many it has left.
Inventory Blowout means a big sale where the store will lower
the price to avoid counting the inventory.
I bought some furniture for a better price than the original
Original means the first or regular of anything. In the Garden
of Eden, Adam and Eve committed the original
If you want to see the original, you must go to
Paris and look at the Mona Lisa there.