söndag 18 november 2018

idiom of the week

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Purple

Activity https://www.bitgab.com/exercise/why-don-t-country-flags-use-the-color-purple
Watch the video and answer the questions

Formulärets överkant
1.    Why didn't countries use purple in their flags?
a) Because it represented weakness
b) Because Queen Elizabeth forbade it
c) Because it was too expensive

2.    Where did the dye to make the original color purple come from?
a) A snail
b) Gold
c) The water in the Tyre region of the Mediterranean

3.    Besides royalty and wealth, what else did purple represent?
a) Greek gods
b) The Romans
c) Holiness

4.    When was synthetic purple discovered?
a) About 150 years ago
b) When the elite stopped liking it
c) When it was no longer popular

5.    Who discovered today's color purple?
a) An American painter
b) A scientist
c) The video doesn't say

Formulärets nederkant
Discussion
Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

1.    What is your favorite color? Why?
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2.    What are the colors of your country's flag? Do you know what they represent?

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Vocabulary:
Elite Dye Forbid Weakness Holiness Snail Synthetic Expensive God Scientist

a substance used for changing the color of something (such as hair or cloth)
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the most wealthy and powerful people in a society
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high-priced, costly
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ban, prohibit
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a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc.
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religiousness, spirituality
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a person who works doing scientific research or solving scientific problems
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a small animal that lives in a shell that it carries on its back and that moves very slowly
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aritificial, fabricated
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fragility, vulnerability
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