Here is the vocabulary that we went through at the end of the Brixton English Conversation walk. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the time with you ... your level of English is very good indeed!
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
To drop out (of something) (phrasal verb): to leave or stop doing something before you have finished. E.g. His injury forced him to drop out of the competition. E.g. More boys than girls drop out of school when they reach sixteen. E.g. The drop-out rate of boys leaving school early has increased since 2009.
To be paid peanuts (informal): A very small amount of money. E.g. A lot of people who come to London and find work, get paid peanuts.
In my teens: in my twenties; in my thirties etc: When we tell a story about our past, we do not have to be exact about age. E.g. When I was in my teens, I hated school. E.g. She was in her twenties when she got married the first time.
Ear muffs (noun): A pair of soft fabric coverings which are connected by a band across the top of the head. They are worn over the ears to protect them from cold or noise.
To gentrify (verb): To renovate and improve (an area or a house) so that it conforms to the middle-classes.
Gentrification (adjective): We often say ‘the gentrification of’ a place. E.g. When we walked through Brixton Village Market, we saw how the gentrification of Brixton has changed the area.
An atheist (noun): a person who doesn’t believe that there is a god.
Atheism (noun): The belief that there is no god.
A landlady / landlord (noun): A person who rents a house or room to people for money. E.g. I pay my rent to the Landlady on the first of every month.
A tenant (noun): a person who pays rent to the owner of a room, building or land so that they can live in it or use it.
Church of England (noun): Abbrev. C of E. The Protestant Church which is the official church in England, whose leader is the Queen or King.
A bay window (noun): A window built to project outwards from the outside wall. E.g. We looked at the houses near Brixton Windmill and decided that we like the bay windows and the style of those houses!