What a lovely way to spend a day ... Hampstead is such a pretty place and the Heath is spectacular! You all worked so hard so thank you.
Here is some of vocabulary that we did at the end. Wasn't it great to be sitting in someone's home sipping our tea while we did this?!
An outside (noun): A person who is not accepted as a member of a particular group or community. E.g. In the 1640s, local residents complained about ‘outsiders’ moving to Hampstead to avoid the plague.
Some wild flowers that we saw:
A Yew tree (noun): We looked at a Yew tree in the graveyard. It is common to find yew trees in graveyards. They can live for hundreds of years.
To scrape (verb): to remove something from a surface by moving a sharp edge across it. E.g. He scraped the mud off his boots before he came in.
A boot scraper (noun): We saw a boot scraper outside a house. Old houses had boot scrapers built into the entrances to visitors could scrape the mud off their boots before entering.
To scrape through something (expression): To succeed in doing something with difficulty. E.g. I just scraped through that exam!
A graveyard (noun): In English, it is more common to use the word ‘graveyard’ than cemetery. ‘Cemetary’ tends to be used more by other European countries.
A burial ground (noun): a graveyard.
A parish (noun): An area or district which has its own church. The people who live within this area were traditionally called ‘parishioners’. A parish was traditionally responsible for the welfare of its parishioners, the poor, education and the land it owned.
Parochial (adjective): Traditionally it referred to the church parish. Today, we use the word to mean people who have narrow, limited attitudes and outlooks.
Foul (adjective): a) When something smells or tastes disgusting E.g. this coffee tastes foul. E.g. Their kitchen smells foul!
b) We also use the word ‘foul’ to describe how we feel. E.g. He’s in a foul mood/temper. E.g. this weather is foul.
Illness (noun): the state of being physically or mentally ill. We tend to use the word ‘illness’ as a generic term when we talk about being ill. E.g. She’s missed a lot of work through illness. E.g. He’s just getting over his illness. Note: when we use the word ‘illness’, we don’t know specifically which illness a person has got.
Disease (noun): An illness of the body in humans, plants or animals. It is usually an infection or an illness that is contagious (spreads). E.g. She had a rare disease. E.g. Smoking causes heart disease.
The dictionary says: Disease or illness? A disease is a medical problem which has a name and may be caused by bacteria, viruses, etc. Diseases can often be caught and passed on to other people. An illness is a medical problem, or a period of ill health.
Sick (adjective): a) Not well. E.g. a sick child. E.g. You’re too ill to work today. You should phone in sick.
b) a sick society: refers to things that we don’t like morally or ethically in society. E.g. child prostitution, slave labour etc. It means that something is deprived.
c) It’s sick! = it’s deprived. OR: it’s wonderful! (this depends on your age!!)
d) To make somebody sick: to make somebody very angry. E.g. Shut up! Your attitude makes me sick!
e) be sick to death of something/body: When we feel tired of or annoyed by someone/thing. E.g. I’m sick to death of his greed.
A slip-up (informal): to make a mistake
It doesn’t feel like London
A: Do you want to come to Hampstead on Saturday?
B: No, I don’t feel like it/going