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lunes, 2 de junio de 2014

Up we Go!!!

Some days ago, I got the following text via email from a teacher in the EOI Segovia. I thanked her for it straightaway -it made me smile once again and now I want to share it with you.

When we are about to start tests, those horrible moments in which you have to prove that you have learnt some English throughout this academic year, cope with your nerves and feel confident, I'll bring UP one of my favourite moments spent in El Espinar and if you keep reading, you'll find out why ...

Going UP

I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition:


Be sure to read until the end... You'll laugh.

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word,
and that word is 'UP.'

It is listed in the dictionary as an

[adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when

we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car. 

At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing

but to be dressed UP is special. 

And this UP is confusing:

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning, but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost

1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. 

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. 

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . ...

My time is UP!

Oh . . . one more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?



Did that one crack you UP?

Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in

your address book . . . Or not . . .

It's UP to you. 

Now I'll shut UP!

So cheer UP and get in bright spirits to do your best at school the following days!!! 
Good Luck!!! 

1 comentario:

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