The heat wave hitting the island this week dictated the start and the trajectory of the lesson today, but it wasn’t a typical conversation or lesson on weather; we drifted in and out of dogmetic surrealism, venturing into such diverse areas as chilling out, power plant cooling systems diving, and giant shellfish.
So, what did we touch upon?
- land (as opposed to earth)
- moist – moisture; cold and damp; hot and humid
- last (Spanish: durar)
- undercurrent – undertow /ˈʌndə(r)ˌtəʊ/
- flippers – fins
- dead end
- covering, coating (Spanish: revestimiento)
- railings (Spanish: barandilla)
- rust (noun and verb) – rusty (adjective)
- condense – condenser – condensation
- plankton /ˈplæŋktən/
- breakwater (Spanish: escollera)
- (roof) tiles (Spanish: tejas)
- surface /ˈsɜː(r)fɪs/
- circuit /ˈsɜː(r)kɪt/
- the better (instead of ‘the best’)
- more at the east (instead of ‘more to the east’ or ‘farther to the east’)
- not using the past participle in adjectives, as in My house is protected or The sea is contaminated.
- a lot of waves
- don’t must (instead of shouldn’t)