A blueprint for the future (of any project) . A blueprint is a
kind of plan, such as for a house or building, so this idiom applies to
any kind of future plan, not just for buildings.
A futurist predicts the future.
In Fiji, there was a coup attempt today. A coup is when, for
example, the army tries to take over the government. It comes from the
French, coup d’etat (hitting the state)
A meteor is a rock falling in the sky; a meteorite is
that rock on the ground.
A subsistence farmer is one that just makes enough to live each
year. A bad year is a serious problem.
A man got the wrong drug at the drugstore. He wanted a laxative,
but he got morphine.
A sponsor teacher takes a new teacher and helps him or her
Cottage industries are small home businesses, such as those
making baskets, or clothing. If you take “pieces” of something to put
together, we call this “piece work”.
When you have mountains, it often rains more. Why? This is a microclimate.
Rain varies by each hill.
A hurricane is a typhoon.
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