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Time And Tide Wait For None

Time and tide wait for none is a popular proverb that emphasizes the importance of time. It means that time is precious and waits for no one. The tide is the rise and fall of the sea, and like time, it is beyond human control.

We all have 24 hours in a day, and how we use that time determines our success or failure in life. Once time is gone, it cannot be regained. We should, therefore, use our time wisely, prioritize our goals, and make the most of each moment.

The saying also reminds us that life is constantly changing, and we should be prepared to adapt to these changes. Just like the tide, the ups and downs of life are inevitable, and we should learn to ride the waves.

Time and tide also teach us the value of patience. Just as the tide takes time to rise and fall, achieving our goals and dreams may take time and effort. We should not give up easily but persevere until we get what we desire.

In conclusion, time and tide wait for none is a powerful reminder of the value of time and the inevitability of change. It encourages us to use our time wisely, be patient and adaptable, and take advantage of opportunities to achieve our goals.

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Creative exercise

I saw a corpse on the seashore.
The king concealed his gold.
I don’t like to go on educational trips when the weather is dismal.
Harry’s wife calls him frigid because he keeps his feelings to himself.
This house is said to be inhabited with ghosts.
Before reading the results a numb feeling came over me.
I shrieked at the sign of that sinister shadow.
Don’t recline on that painted bench.
I shrieked at the sign of that sinister shadow.
Don’t recline on that painted bench.
He tried hard to tempt me to accept his offer but I rejected it.
I lost my wager on horse races.

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Creative exercise

I saw a corpse on the seashore.
The king concealed his gold.
I don’t like to go on educational trips when the weather is dismal.
Harry’s wife calls him frigid because he keeps his feelings to himself.
This house is said to be inhabited with ghosts.
Before reading the results a numb feeling came over me.
shrieked at the sign of that sinister shadow.
Don’t recline on that painted bench.
I shrieked at the sign of that sinister shadow.
Don’t recline on that painted bench.
He tried hard to tempt me to accept his offer but I rejected it.
I lost my wager on horse races.

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  1. Two people gave you completely opposite advice – confused
  2. The police told you that your flat had been burgled – shocked
  3. A friend helped you a lot with a problem – grateful
  4. You thought you had lost your passport but then you found it – relieved
  5. You didn’t get a present you were hoping to get – disappointed
  6. You went to study abroad and were missing your family – homesick
  7. You moved to a new town and didn’t have any friends – lonely
  8. You were about to talk in public for the first time – nervous
  9. Your friend tells you she has just passed her driving test – glad
  10. A very good friend didn’t invite you to his party – offended

b. Matched the strong adjectives with their definitions.

  1. very surprised and unable to move or react – stunned
  2. extremely upset and shocked – devastated
  3. very pleased – delighted
  4. really tired – exhausted
  5. very excited – thrilled
  6. extremely scared – terrified
  7. really angry – furious
  8. very surprised – astonished
  9. with little hope, and ready to do anything to improve the situation – desperate
  10. very unhappy – miserable

2. Idioms

a. Look at the highlighted idioms and try to guess their meanings.

  1. I’m sick and tired of telling you to do your homework. Get on with it! – fed up
  2. When I saw the burglar, I scared stiff. – terrified
  3. He finally passed his driving test. He’s over the moon! – very happy
  4. You look a bit down in the dumps. Has life been treating you badly? – sad, depressed
  5. I’m completely worn out. I just want to sit down and put my feet up. – exhausted
  6. When I saw her, I couldn’t believe my eyes. She looked ten years younger. – very surprised

b. Match the idioms and the feelings.

A. exhausted
B. (be) very surprised
C. fed up
D. terrified
E. sad, depressed
F. very happy

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a. Circle the correct form.

  1.  If I’m not feeling better tomorrow, I’m going to go to the doctor’s. 
  2. Kerry won’t be going to work next week if her children are still ill. 
  3. Don’t call Chloe now. If it’s eight o’clock, she will be bathing the baby. 
  4. You can be fined if you aren’t wearing a seatbelt in your car. 
  5. If we’re lucky, we’ll have sold our house by Christmas. 
  6. If plants aren’t watered, they die.

b. Complete the sentence with a time expression from the list.

  1. I’ll call you as soon as I get back from my holiday.
  2. He’s going to pack his suitcase before he goes to bed.
  3. They’re setting off early in case there’s a lot of traffic.
  4. Sophie will be leaving work early tomorrow unlessher boss needs her.
  5. I’m meeting an old friend when I go to London.
  6. I’ll call you after I find out my results.
  7. Lily will have packed some sandwiches in case we get hungry.
  8. They’ll be playing in the park until it gets dark.
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a. In groups, decide on creative punishments for these crimes or offences.

1. An arsonist who sets fire to a local beauty spot, for example, a forest.
I would force him to plant all the burned trees in the forest․

2. A 15-year-old who is caught drinking and smoking.
I think that I would just explain him how badly smoking and drinking will effect on his health if he does it at young age.

3. Someone who parks illegally causing major traffic delays.
I would give join with other drivers and push the car out of the way.

4. A group of teenagers who paint graffiti all over walls in a small town.

I would make teenagers pay for the damage they have done.

5. A couple whose dogs bark incessantly and bother the neighbors.
I would just make them leave.

6. A young person who creates a computer virus which infects thousands of computers.
I would make that person fix all the computers.

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  1. A gang took a rich man’s son and asked the family for money. – kidnapping
  2. She went to her ex-husband’s house and shot him dead. – murder
  3. A passenger on a flight made the pilot land in the desert. – hijacking
  4. After the party the man made the woman have sex against her will. – rape
  5. We came home from holiday and found that our TV had gone. – burglary
  6. Someone tried to sell me some marijuana during a concert. – drug dealing
  7. When the border police searched his car, it was full of cigarettes. – smuggling
  8. Someone threw paint on the statue in the park. – vandalism
  9. He said he’d send the photos to a newspaper if the actress didn’t pay him a lot of money. – blackmail
  10. An armed man walked into a bank and shouted ‘Hands up!’ – robbery
  11. A man transferred company money into his own bank account. – fraud
  12. A builder offered the mayor a free flat in return for a favor. – bribery
  13. Two men left a bomb in the supermarket car park. – terrorism
  14. Somebody stole my car last night from outside my house. – theft
  15. A man held out a knife and made me give him my wallet. – mugging
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Making punishment fit the crimes

Mike Cicconetti, a US judge with a difference.

1. When Michelle Murray was arrested for abandoning some kittens in a forest, she expected to get a fine or a short prison sentence. Instead she was sentenced to spend the night in the same cold, dark forest. In the end it was so cold that she only had to spend three hours in the woods, but Judge Mike Cicconetti had made his point. He wanted the 26-year-old Ohio housewife to feel the same pain and suffering as the animals she had abandoned, many of which later died.

2. Judge Cicconetti’s unusual ruling was just the latest example of his unique brand of ‘creative justice’ which has won him national acclaim. He was elected unopposed to serve another six years in Like County, Ohio last month, and this year won the presidency of the American Judges Association.

3. Cicconetti allows offenders to choose between jail, and an alternative, ‘creative’ sentence. For example, people accused of speeding are offered a choice between having their licence suspended for 90 days, or having it suspended for a shorter period and spending one day working as a school crossing guard. The judge says that offenders who spend a day helping school children across the street never appear in his courtroom for speeding again.

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abandon — leave without planning to come back
keen — sharp, eager, intense, sensitive
jealous — afraid that the one you love might prefer someone else; wanting what someone else has
tact — ability to say the right thing
oath — a promise that something is true, a curse
vacant — empty; not filled
hardship — something that is hard to bear; difficulty
gallant — brave; showing respect for someone
data — facts, information
unaccustomed — not used to something
bachelor — a man who has not married
qualify — become fit; show that you are able

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Circle the correct form of the verb. Tick if both are correct.

  1. She’s lived/been living here for years.
  2. Your boss has phoned three times this morning!
  3. The kids are exhausted because they have been playing outside all day.
  4. He hasn’t seen the new James Bond film yet.
  5. I have never met his wife. Have you?
  6. We have studied/have been studying English all our lives.
  7. have been tidying the garage all afternoon. I’ve nearly finished.
  8. He’ll be here soon. He has just left work.
  9. How long have you had your car?
  10. Oh no! Someone has broken the window.

b. Complete the sentences with the present perfect simple or continuous.

  1. We have known Jack and Ann for years.
  2. You look hot. Have you been running?
  3. Rose hasn’t done her homework so she can’t go out.
  4. Did you know they have moved? They live in Torquay now.
  5. How long have Daisy and Adam been going out together? Five months?
  6. haven’t had time to cook dinner. Shall we get a pizza?
  7. We have been walking for hours. I think we’re lost.
  8. Have you eaten my chocolates? There are only a few left!