The picture is from the final scene of the 70s version of The Body Snatchers and one of those really disturbing movies that sort of scares me out of my wits. I couldn’t help using the picture for this post because I somehow feel that many smokers must feel this way as they see themselves gradually cornered into kicking the habit. It’s a wonder that smokers still exist as many are almost made to feel that they are commiting a crime against humanity everytime they put a butt between their lips. Obviously, we all know how bad tobacco is and that public health expenditure could be used in other ways, but I also feel that some non-smokers go a wee bit beyond the limit when they expect, for instance, a host to stub out a cigarette in their own home or when a neighbour asks somebody stop smoking in their OWN patio because somehow some naughty, mischevious smoke floated up two floors and then made an agressive dip back to ground level invading somebody’s kitchen. Amazing what some tobacco brands can do!
In this activity, you’ll find a crossword for some words related to ‘bad’ habits.
Is it bake or roast? Grilled or fried? Why do the English say both, roast potatoes and baked potatoes? Is it the same dish? Here’s a video with an opportunity to see pictures and hear these different cooking adjectives and nouns. In the video you have a short quiz to check your memory for these words.
Have you ever witnessed a crime? What happened? For this activity, I’ve used a picture captured by a surveillance camera and I wrote a short description of what I thought was happening. Of course, I could not be sure, so that was why I was making guesses. In the example, you’ll see that I used modal verbs and perception verbs like ‘seem’ and ‘look like’.
No, it’s not the times I’ve been out to the gym trying to get some super abs! And it’s not the times I’ve seen the film either. I’m only celebrating that I’ve just published blog entry number 300! (after this one it will be 301). It’s been two years and some months since I set up this blog and to be absolutely honest, I never thought it would be so challenging, time-consuming, etc, etc. I can’t say it’s been a successful blog in the sense that I haven’t heard many opinions about it (except for my good-hearted friends and close family, that are obviously going to say that they love it, ha, ha, ha!!!) But I suppose I’ll have to go by the amount of visits (up to the date, over 60,000), which isn’t too bad, considering the enourmous amount of great English blogs that populate the blogosphere :-).
Anyway, this is just to thank people for sticking around and every now and then doing an activity or two and leaving a little feedback which always makes the effort worthwhile, doesn’t it?
This message is to say that I have just discovered that many of the activities on the blog are not working properly. This is probably due to that Polldaddy (one of the applications I use for creating activities), has changed to Crowdsignal and for some reason this has a negative effect on many of the activities I created. I hope it gets sorted out soon as it would be a disgrace if the hundreds and hundreds of hours of work I’ve put into the blog should go straight to the dustbin due to this.
I’ve sent an urgent message to WordPress and hope the blog gets back to normality.