college events & news:
Sewing group Thursday afternoon
Tasters in hairdressing & beauty
English corner at the art gallery more info here
Volunteering drop-in session
Good mental health is important
Theatre workshop: http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/world-wide-workshop
Let’s start by paying a compliment to the people either side of us. Compliment them on who they are or how they have helped you, not just their nice shoes…
Now ask them how their weekend was.
What was the date on Monday?
Why is it significant?
Good mental health
Leap year reading mingle
Floods in the UK reading
understatement noun [S or U]
› a statement that describes something in a way that makes it seem less important, serious, bad, etc. than it really is, or the act of making such statements:To say that her resignation was a shock would be an understatement – it caused panic.“It didn’t go well? ” “That’s the understatement of the year/decade/century. It was a disaster.”
accountancy noun [U]
accountant noun [C]
- Any accountant worth their salt should be aware of the latest changes in taxation.
- His accountant had aided and abetted him in the fraud.
- The upper middle class tend to go into business or the professions, becoming, for example, lawyers, doctors or accountants.
- Trainee accountants average £12,000 per year.
- At the end of the year, the accountant goes over the books.
- An astronomer Piero Benvenuti at the International Astronomical Union
astronomer noun [C]
- landmarks – here is a Parisian landmark:
astronaut noun [C]
notary noun [C]
(also specially)A2 very much; more than usual or more than other people or things:She’s not especially interested in sport.I love Australian wines, especially the white wines.› for a particular reason:I chose this especially for your new house.They invited her to speak especially because of her experience in inner cities.
Especially or specially?
from English Grammar Today
Especially and specially are adverbs.
Especially means ‘particularly’ or ‘above all’:
She loves flowers, especially roses. I am especially grateful to all my family and friends who supported me.
Especially I am…
We use specially to talk about the specific purpose of something:
This kitchen was specially designed to make it easy for a disabled person to use. He has his shirts made specially for him by a tailor in London.
Especially can also be used to mean ‘for a particular purpose’: I bought these (e)specially for you.