F2F Class Notes 17th August (Raph)

Posture (n): 1- a particular position of the body specially the back. 2- an approach or attitude about something.
E.g.: Working on your back muscles is a good way to get a better posture.

Behave (v): 1- act or conduct oneself in a specified way, especially towards others.
E.g.: He always behaved like a gentleman.

Behavior (n): 1- the way in which someone acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.
E.g.: He always shows his best behavior when speaking to other people.

Child (n): 1- a young human being; a kid
E.g.: She’d been playing tennis since she was a child.

Comedy (n): 1- professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh.
E.g.: “Friends” is my all-time favorite comedy show.

Sequel (n): 1- a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
E.g.: “The Terminator” is a 1984 American movie that had a total of 4 sequels: “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, “Terminator Salvation” and “Terminator Genisis”.

Trilogy (n): 1- a group of three related novels, plays, films, etc.
E.g.: The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful movie trilogies of all time.

Quiet (n): 1- making little or no noise. 2- carried out discreetly, secretly, or with moderation.
E.g.: He has always been a very quiet person.

Quite (n): 1- to a certain or fairly significant extent or degree; fairly.
E.g.: It’s quite warm outside.

Novelty (n): 1- the quality of being new, original, or unusual.
E.g.: The novelty of being a married woman wore off after a while.

Wear off (v): 1- lose effectiveness or intensity.
E.g.: The effects of the medicine wear off if you use it for too long.

Metaphor (n): 1- a thing or a figure of speech that is representative or symbolic of something else.
E.g.: The Downtown Abbey character used the “bloom of the flower” as a metaphor to represent the girl’s youth.

Gone (adj): 1- no longer present; departed.
E.g.: When I arrived she was already gone.


“We’d better get her settled before the bloom is quite gone off the rose.”
> The expression “the bloom is gone off the rose” means that the person or object that you’re talking about has lost its novelty, freshness and appeal. In this case, they’re saying that the girl should get married before she gets too old.