What country are you from?[audio:whatcountry.mp3]
Tell us about it?
There are different ways of looking at land:
The earth is our home. Do you know the names of the other planets in English? (link to planet page)
In the garden we call “earth”:
garden soil (link to garden page)
We talk about “garden soil” in the garden. (link to garden page)
garden soil (as opposed to “fill” such as sand or gravel)
We talk about:
when we look at the earth and note its colours.
Another nuance is the idea of not dirtying or soiling your clothes.
“Do not soil your clothes”
“do not dirty your clothes”.
night soil (polite)
“Night soil” is a euphemism for excrement.
The man who collected the shit came at night. (because of shame?)
Or perhaps the night was the time to defecate:
to shit (vulgar)
to defecate (medical or legal)
to take a crap (vulgar)
When we buy or sell land, we call it “real estate” or “property”. (link to real estate page)
I want to buy land.
I want to buy real estate.
That is good land.
That is fertile land.
Look at these zonings for land:
can also mean
Japan is the land of the rising sun.
land that is pleasing to the heart
a place that is pleasing to the heart.
A good country
a national entity which is good to live in
a national entity which has good policies.
In the garden
On your clothes
His shoes were covered in dirt.
His shoes were covered in filth.
Dust is fine particles of dirt like from a vacuum cleaner.
It is dusty in here.
It dustier outside in the street.
It is noisier too.
It is quiet here.
It is quiet but it is dusty.
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy! Let yourself go!