Thank you for making the walk so enjoyable. And thank you for all the hard work you put into it. I hope you enjoyed exploring Dalston and discovering some new and interesting placed in London.
Below, you'll find the vocabulary that we went over at the end. I hope it helps and that you are able to use it!
I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Dawn (noun): The early morning, when light first appears in the sky. Note: we say ‘at’ dawn. E.g. If we get up at dawn, we’ll have an early breakfast before leaving for the airport.
Dusk (noun): The time in the evening when the sun has already gone down and it’s nearly dark. E.g. The Park closes at dusk.
Stubborn (adjective): Not wanting to do what other people want you to do. Refusing to change your plans or decisions. E.g. She’s too stubborn to say sorry.
Stubbornly (adverb): E.g. He stubbornly refused to apologise so he was given the sack from his job.
A phrase (noun): A group of words that are used together. A phrase doesn’t contain a full verb e.g. First of all e.g. A bar of chocolate
A scarecrow (noun): A very simple model of a person that is put in a field in order to frighten away the birds.
We have several black-coloured birds:
a blackbird (a small common garden bird)
a crow (Bigger than a blackbird, they’re found in both urban and countryside areas. It’s very noisy!)
a rook (a large and very noise black bird that lives in the treetops)
a raven (a very large bird. There are several kept at The Tower of London)
Massive (adjective): Very big. E.g. There has been a massive increase in prices recently.
Huge (adjective): Very big. E.g. Those avocadoes are huge! (We really did see some huge ones in Ridley Road Market!)
Note: we never say ‘very huge / massive’.
Pebbles (noun): A smooth round stone that is found in or near water.
Pebbly (adjective): E.g. Brighton has a pebbly beach.
Goosebumps (also Goose pimples) (noun): Small lumps (or points) which appear on your skin because you’re cold or frightened.
A goose (noun): A large bird with a long neck that lives on or near water. Geese = plural.
A bump (noun): a lump on the body.
To bump (against / into something) (verb): To hit somebody/something by accident when you’re moving. E.g. She bumped into a lamp post because she wasn’t looking where she was going.
A bumper (noun): a) The bar fixed to the front and back of a motor vehicle to protect it if it hits something.
b) (adjective) (only used before a noun): Larger than usual. E.g. His farm has had a bumper crop this year because we had such a hot summer.
A hammock (noun): A bed made of rope or strong cloth, which is hung up between two trees or poles. E.g. There was a hammock in the café we went to at the end of our walk.
Sweet (adjective): Containing, or tasting as if it contains, a lot of sugar. E.g. Children (and Gail) like sweet things, especially chocolate!
Savoury (used about food) (adjective): Food that doesn’t taste sweet.
Sour (adjective): Having a sharp taste like that of a lemon. E.g. This sauce is quite sour. E.g. Because she didn’t put the milk in the fridge, it’s turned sour.
Bitter (adjective): Having a sharp, unpleasant taste; not sweet. E.g. He prefers bitter coffee (we can’t say ‘sour coffee’).
To blush (verb): To become red in the face, especially because you’re embarrassed or feel guilty. E.g. She blushed with shame.
Blusher (noun): A coloured cream or powder that some people put on their cheeks to give them more colour.
A butler (noun): A person who works in a very large house, whose duties include organising and serving food and wine.
A bandana (noun): A piece of brightly coloured cloth worn around the neck or head.
A gem (noun): a) A rare and valuable stone that is used in jewellery.
b) A person or thing that is especially good. E.g. Thank you for helping me this morning. You’re a real gem.
A precious stone (noun): a stone which is very rare and valuable and often used in jewellery. E.g. diamonds and other precious stones.
Paramount (adjective): Most important; more important than anything else. E.g. The interests of the child are of paramount importance. E.g. Safety is paramount in car design.