Monday, November 30

epidemic vs. pandemic

韋氏詞典將 pandemic 列為 2020 年度單字。('Pandemic' is the Word of the Year for Merriam-Webster and

epidemic 和 pandemic 都是流行病的意思
• epidemic 指可以感染眾多人的疾病。
• pandemic 感染的人更多,範圍更大,例如全球性的流行病。
(字首 pan 是全部/到處的意思)

新冠肺炎 COVID-19 在武漢蔓延時,是 epidemic;當它蔓延到其它國家時,是 pandemic 。

A disease can be declared an epidemic when it spreads over a wide area and many individuals are taken ill at the same time. If the spread escalates further, an epidemic can become a pandemic, which affects an even wider geographical area.

Wednesday, November 18

turkey 火雞

What key won’t open any door?
A turkey. (turkey: 火雞, 無用的東西; Turkey 土耳其)

key turkey 火雞 無用的東西

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Jumble Spelling #16 (16-5: ur)
• ABC Fun Cards (small) (large) #19 (19-5: ur)

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Jumble Spelling #11 (11-6: ey)
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related post (相關連結): monkey & key

Wednesday, November 11

tiger 老虎

tiger stripes 老虎 條紋

stripe 條紋
spot 斑點(名詞);認出/發現(動詞)

俚語:A tiger can't change its stripes.

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Jumble Spelling #24 (24-2: str)
• ABC Fun Cards (small) (large) #17 (17-5: str)

Tuesday, November 10

seahorse 海馬

seahorse 海馬

Monday, November 9

waste not want not

waste not want not 勤儉節約 吃穿不缺
recycle 循環 再利用 waste not want not 勤儉節約 吃穿不缺

Sunday, November 8

Earth 地球

Earth 地球 環保 節能 減碳

If many little people, in many little places, do many little things, they can change the face of the Earth. —African Proverb

Tuesday, November 3


Who can jump higher than a tall building?
Anyone can. A building can't jump.

jump higher 跳躍

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Jumble Spelling #11 (11-5: um)
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