I am sorry that it has taken me so long to do the vocabulary from our walk around Clerkenwell. I needed a break so I took two weeks off over Easter and I am only just catching up with everything! Thank you for your patience!
How the weather has changed since me met! It was snowing most of the day during the walk and we were wet and cold!
I look forward to seeing you all again soon
To loose weight (verb + noun):
To gain weight (verb + noun):
I’ve put on weight / I’ve taken off weight
Different words to say (going to the) toilet:
to spend a penny
ladies / gents
A slum (noun): An area that is very poor and overcrowded. The housing is extremely bad with damp, broken windows, doors and roofs. Often, many people share a room. Slums are usually smelly and dirty and very bad for people’s health.
To loot (verb): to steal goods from shops or other places. E.g. during the London riots last year, lots of people smashed shop windows and took the goods. They looted!
To slam (verb): to close a door very loudly and forcefully. E.g. after the argument, he left the room and slammed the door.
To beat (someone) up (phrasal verb): to assault, hurt and injure someone by kicking, hitting or punching them. E.g. she was beaten up by three lads on her way home from school.
drought (noun): a long period of no rainfall that leads to a shortage of water. We usually say that we’re ‘in drought’, or ‘there is a drought at the moment’.
To flood (verb): when water from a river or the sea covers an area completely so that the area is under water.
To broadcast (verb): to transmit a programme on the radio or television.
Subtitles (noun): the translation at the bottom of the screen on a film or television programme.
A series (noun): When we have a television programme or drama that has lots of episodes, followed by another and another – we call them ‘Series 1’, ‘Series 2’ etc. E.g. We talked about the French drama ‘Spiral’ (in French, ‘Engrenages’) and how the BBC has just finished showing Series 4. What a great series!!
To get hitched (phrasal verb – informal): ‘to get hitched’ means to get married! We saw a shop with lots of wedding stuff in it near St John’s gate. It was called ‘Hitched’.
To hitch up something (verb + object): E.g. sometimes school children try to make their skirts shorter. They ‘hitch up’ the skirt (usually by rolling the waistband)! E.g. If we are wearing a skirt/dress, and we have to run for the bus, we ‘hitch up’ our dress and run. We hold it up a little and run!
a crowd (noun): a large number of people gathered together. E.g. we talked about crowds of people at Spa Fields to debate Parliamentary Reforms.
Nibbles (noun) informal: small, savoury snacks often at parties e.g. crisps, sausage rolls etc.
I’m fed up to the teeth with (something) (expression) A common expression. E.g. I’m fed up to the back teeth with this weather! It was snowing the day we did this walk so we were all cold and fed up!
A blizzard (noun): a very severe snow storm with strong wind.