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Visual Vocabulary 3

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Bamby was exploring the forest  forest when he encountered a fallen log (trunk) tree-576846_1280.png. Thumper, the rabbit rabbit-551991_1920.jpg, decided to use this trunk to teach Bamby how to jumpfreedom-307791_1280.png. After that, Thumper taught Bamby to say “birdbird-548654_1280.png and “butterflybutterfly-142506_1280.jpg.

The simple past of the verb “to teach” is “taught”.

Remember that the plural of “butterfly” is “butterflies” and the singular of “leaves” is “leaf”.

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Simple present or present progressive?


Taken from Alexander, L. G. (1998), Longman English Grammar Practice for intermediate students, Harlow, Longman

“Rude” – What does it mean?

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A visual map of rude’s synonyms:

Rude - Synonyms


Example sentences from the web:

  • He was rude to you, too; he never even noticed that you were in the room, after I came.
  • Mary ran away because Frank was rude to her. He told her that she’s getting fat.
  • Hans felt he had been rude to Sylvia, but he apologized immediately.

“Bogus” – What does it mean?


Example sentences from the web:

  • Some of the reviews on these sites are bogus, and even the real ones are written by people with an extreme experience to report – either an exceptionally good one or an outrageously bad one.
  • The address on that shipment turns out to be bogus —a rented mail drop.
  • It was just a bogus claim.

Inane – What does it mean?


Example sentences from the web:

  • He’s always making inane remarks.
  • Five minutes have passed since you started this inane conversation.
  • The film’s plot is inane and full of clichés.

Words from the example sentences you may not know:

To yammer => (informal) to talk in an annoying way usually for a long time.
Cliché => something that people have said or done so much that it has become boring or has no real meaning.