Free talk – 12 ~ 1pm. = 2 students.
Free talk – 1 ~ 2pm. = 2 students.
In the first class, we talked about Brexit. As some of you can guess, the word ‘Brexit’ was created, by combining the word ‘Britain’ with ‘exit’! Recently there are a few commonly used ‘new’ words, that have been created in the news media, which have now been entered, into the ‘open crowdsourcing’ section, of the Macmillan Online dictionary, that will eventually be ‘officially’ entered into the ‘regular’ Macmillan dictionary. Two words we looked at today, were created by combining (joining) the word ‘Brexit’, with another word(or words). For example, ‘Brexit’ + ‘existence’ = ‘Brexistence’, and ‘regret’ + ‘Brexit’+ ‘eer'(suffix) = ‘Regrexiteer’. (You will find an explanation of their meanings in the ‘glossary’, at the bottom of this blog report). After this we talked about Bhutan. Mr. F. told us he was very interested in taking a trip to Bhutan, after watching a TV program, about the country. We talked about Bhutan’s very good ‘environmental’ laws, and also the importance the Bhutan government, places on the happiness of it’s people. In the second class Mr. S. talked about the many things he is busy doing, in preparation for his move to Holland. He also talked about his worries about being able to adjust to the European climate. Here are some of the words we looked at today…
Brexistence (noun) = The fact, or state of living, or continued survival of Britain (UK), or the British people, after the BREXIT event.
Conservation (noun) = The management of land and water in ways, that prevent it from being damaged, or destroyed. eg. The government of Bhutan puts great efforts, into the conservation of their country’s land.
Implication (noun) =  [usually spoken in plural] The possible effect or result, of something that has happened, or has been done. eg.The implications resulting from the release of the Panama papers, forced the Prime Minister of Iceland to resign from his position.  (countable/uncountable) = Something that you hint, or suggest is true, although you do not say it directly. eg. John resented his manager’s implication, that he had lied, when he called in sick, the day before.  (uncountable) = The fact of suggesting or showing, that someone is involved in something illegal, or morally wrong. eg. The investigative report clearly showed the government’s implication in spreading propaganda through the news media.
Regret (verb) =  To feel sorry or sad that something has happened. (Often used in formal public announcements.) eg.[A] (at the train station) = We regret any inconvenience to our passengers, caused by the delay. [B] (slightly less formal) = I regret that I won’t be able to attend your wedding, because I couldn’t arrange a flight, to get me to London on time.  To feel sorry or sad about something, that you have said or done. eg.[A] I often regret, that I didn’t get a driver’s licence, when I was younger. [B] Have you ever done anything, that you regret?
[Regret doing something] = I don’t regret moving to Japan.
[Live to regret something] = regret it later] = That is one decision he’ll live to regret.
Regrexiteer (noun) = Someone in the UK., who regrets the vote (or having voted) to leave the EU. eg. The first day after the Brexit referendum, we saw many regrexiteers being interviewed on TV.
Repercussion (noun) = (often plural) The bad effect(s), that something has, usually lasting for a long time. eg. If Britain leaves the EU. there will be many serious, long-term, repercussions to the economy.
‘Rolling up the carpet’ (informal idiomatic phrase) = When you are preparing to relocate to another city, or country, the many preparations you need to do, for example arranging a visa or work permit, checking your passport is current, arranging banking, buying suitcases or traveling luggage, deciding on, or buying clothing you want to pack, (possibly) officially disconnecting your house-phones, gas lines, electricity, etc. and also saying goodbye to your many friends, or social contacts (farewell parties), …all of those things, that keep you busy (especially in the last few weeks before leaving) is called ‘rolling up the carpet’. eg. Mr.S. is really busy ‘rolling up the carpet’, before leaving Japan, at the end of the month.
Enough for today! Thank you for coming! Have a great weekend. See you next time, Rita.