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English Vocabulary for the Sky – part 3: Adjectives

Tháng Hai 19, 2009

immense: huge: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope (immense green field)

starry:  abounding with or resembling stars

opposite: being directly across from each other; facing (young couple sitting opposite teach other at the table)

motionless: inactive, not in physical motion

distant: separated in space or coming from or going to a distance (the distant ship)

near: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

close (by) : at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

huge: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope (huge man)

skyward: toward the sky (img)

sunny: of weather or a day, featuring a lot of sunshine; Of a place, receiving a lot of sunshine (sunny day)

bright: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts (the sun is bright and hot)

radiant, beaming: radiating or as if radiating light (the beaming sun)

inward, outward, upward, sideward, seaward, skyward, backward, downward, forward:  the words of direction

dull: emitting or reflecting very little light

planetary: of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets (eg: a planetary year is the amount of time it takes a planet to revolve around its star)

lunar: of or relating to or associated with the moon (eg: a lunar month is the period of one complete revolution of the moon around Earth, 29.5 days)

galactic: of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)

stellar: being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars (eg: stellar light)

nebular: of or relating to or resembling a nebula

solar: relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun (eg: solar eclipse, solar energy, solar system)

eastern: lying toward or situated in the east (img)

northern: situated in or oriented toward the north (img)

southern: situated in or coming from regions of the south(img)

western: lying toward or situated in the west (img)

cosmic: of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe (eg: cosmic rays)

northerly: coming from the north; used especially of wind

southerly: from the south; used especially of wind

boundless: boundless, unbounded, limitless , seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent

infinite: having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude

calm: (of weather) free from storm or wind (sunrise over a calm sea)

scerence: completely clear and fine (img)

English Vocabulary for the Sky – part2

Tháng Hai 17, 2009

Sunlight : the rays of the sun (pic) (pic)

Sunsight: Accurate Term for the First Sighting of the Sun in the Morning(pic)

half moon: the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated (pic)

firmament: Firmament is a name for the sky or the heavens, generally used in the context of Christianity, Judaism and Islam

heaven: the sky

sky: the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth (img)

welkin: The sky, the upper air; the heavens; firmament

heavenly body: (pl. heavenly bodies) celestial body, natural objects visible in the sky (img )

Celestial: of or relating to the sky

planet: any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star (the earth, our blue planet) (more…)

English vocabulary for the Sky- part1: Zodiac

Tháng Hai 12, 2009
Zodiac: The Zodiac (1) (2) is a band of twelve constellations that circle (1) (2) the Earth.

There is a line that circles the sky known as the Ecliptic. The Sun appears to move along the ecliptic as the earth orbits the Sun each year. The Zodiac are the twelve constellations that lie along the Ecliptic. ( The Zodiac )

Constellation

Constellation

Constellation: A grouping of stars that make an imaginary picture in the sky. There are 88 constellations.

(Or)

A group of stars that forms a pattern or picture.

Vocabulary for animals

Tháng Một 15, 2009

GoatDove (more…)

English vocabulary for the kitchen

Tháng Một 14, 2009

Some people have a fitted kitchen, where all the kitchen units have been bought together, and they are assembled according to a plan. Other people have a kitchen where the units are free-standing: not necessarily bought together at one time.

In a kitchen you are likely to find cupboards (or cabinets), either at floor level, or at eye level. In the eye level cupboards you will probably find dry goods (such as flour, sugar, rice, pasta, spices) and maybe glasses and crockery (plates, bowls etc). In the floor level cupboards you might find pots and pans: saucepans for cooking pasta etc; frying pans for frying food; baking tins and roasting tins for cooking food in the oven; and serving dishes made from glass or china. You could also find other kitchen implements such as a blender (= food processor) and kitchen scales (for measuring and weighing food). Often the top part of a floor level cupboard has a drawer, where various items are kept, such as cutlery (knives, forks and spoons); aluminium foil (metal paper), cling film (thin plastic wrap), freezer bags, and other kitchen items such as a bread knife, tin opener, corkscrew (to open bottles of wine), potato peeler (to take the skin off potatoes), a rolling pin (to roll out pastry) and so on.

On the top of the floor level cupboards you often find a worktop or work surface, where you can prepare food. These surfaces are sometimes made of marble, or hard wood, and they can be easily cleaned. Some people keep a toaster or microwave on the work surfaces, along with things they need frequently, such as oil, salt, or various sauces.

Most kitchens also contain a cooker with an oven and four rings, (although some modern cookers are split level, where the oven is separate from the rings), a fridge-freezer, and perhaps a dishwasher or even a washing machine. You’ll probably find a kitchen sink, where you wash the plates and dishes, and larger kitchens also contain a kitchen table and chairs, so you can eat in the same room.

New words and phrases:

  • fitted kitchen:Căn bếp mà mọi thứ  được (more…)