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What noises do some animals make?

Animals SoundsCats  miaow and when they are happy they purr

Dogs  bark or go woof woof and growl when they’re angr

Wolves  howl, cry or yell

Mice  squeak and squeal

Pigs oink,  grunt or squeal

Sheep  / Lambs  bleat or baa

Cows moo or bellow

Horses  neigh, snort, whinny, nicker, sputter

Donkeys  bray or  hee-haw

Ducks  quack

Bees  buzz

Mosquitoes  whine

Owls  hoot, scream, screech or shriek

Birds  chirp, twitter, tweet, sing or whistle

Squirrels  squeak, chatter or click

Frogs  croak

Lions  roar

Elephants  trumpet

Snakes   hiss

Whales  sing

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Word of the Day: implement

noun: ˈɪmplɪm(ə)nt/

a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose. “garden implements”

synonyms: toolutensilinstrumentdeviceapparatuscontrivancegadgetcontraptionappliancemachine, labour-saving device; informal gizmo “garden implements”

verb:  ˈɪmplɪmɛnt/

put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.

“the scheme to implement student loans”

synonyms: executeapply, put into effect/action, put into practice, carry out,carry through, performenactadministerfulfildischargeaccomplish, bring about,

achieverealizecontriveeffect; enforceimpose;

rare effectuate “the cost of implementing the new law”

Word of the Day: concurrent

con·cur·rent

[kuhn-kuruhnt, –kuhr-]   adjective

  1.  occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.
  2.  acting in conjunction; cooperating: the concurrent efforts of several legislators to pass the new law.
  3.  having equal authority or jurisdiction: two concurrent courts of law.
  4.  accordant or agreeing: concurrent testimony by three witnesses.
  5.  tending to or intersecting at the same point: four concurrent lines.

noun

  1. something joint or contributory
  2.  a rival or competitor.

Origin: 
1375–1425; late Middle English  (< Middle French ) < Latin concurrent-  (stem of concurrēns,  presentparticiple of concurrere  to run together; see concur); see con-current

Related forms

  • con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
  • pre·con·cur·rent, adjective
  • pre·con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
  • un·con·cur·rentadjective
  • un·con·cur·rent·ly, adverb

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My Big Fat Greek Kitchen – The Vocabulary to Use!

Need to give instructions, give  a friend a Greek recipe or you need the vocabulary to talk about how you prepare food for an exam? Check out the following!

Stuffed tomatoes

Ingredients:
6 beef tomatoes4 tbsp olive oil
4 shallots or 1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
200 g minced lamb
2 tbsp tomato puree
50 g risotto rice
100 ml chicken stock
Handful of chopped parsley
6 mint leaves
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts Continue reading

Vocabulary: Whitechapel Market Swoop

A massive police operation saw 140 officers swoop on Whitechapel Market targeting illegal immigrants and traders selling counterfeit goods.

The huge raids, coordinated by the Metropolitan Police and the UK Border Agency (UKBA), led to 38 people being arrested or detained.

Police also seized more than 500 mobile phones as they rifled through goods at 10 shops and stalls for which search warrants were issued.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers were working in Whitechapel Market as part of a pre-planned operation to search for stolen goods and arrest anyone handling stolen goods.

“As a result of the operation, 38 arrests were made and 500 mobile phones were seized.”

Eyewitnesses said as many as 30 police and UKBA* vans were involved in the swoop on Thursday afternoon.

Scotland Yard confirmed the operation was carried out in conjunction with the UKBA, which arrested 10 suspected illegal immigrants.

Seven of those arrests were of Bangladeshis, with one Pakistani, one Indian and one Burmese person also detained.

All other arrests were for handling stolen goods or other theft-related offences.

Tower Hamlets council said 10 of the borough’s street markets have signed up to a charter under which officials and traders “self police” stalls and report suspicious activity.

“We are committed to combating the sale of counterfeit goods and our trading standards team advise on and enforce a range of laws to protect consumers in the borough, on issues including packaging, product safety and weights and measures,” a spokesman added.

Police and UKBA officials were unable to confirm how many suspects had been charged.

UKBA stands for United Kingdom Border Agency

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