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This is page thirteen of the series of video lessons, "Daily Dose of English".
In this Daily Dose of English we look at a bit of British culture in the form of a poem from the Welsh poet, W.H. Davies.
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
This Daily Dose of English shows how even something so simple as fixing a bicycle can yield a wealth of vocabulary that can be use in many other areas of life. From patching a puncture to patching up a relationship, from pumping up a tyre to pumping up our muscles, the vocabulary is very useful
How do you tell someone to move faster in English? This Daily Dose of English tells you many of the most common ways to tell someone to get a move on.
Come or Go
If you don't know whether you're coming or going when it comes to come and go, then this video is for you. It's all about direction and location. I've given you plenty of examples to see how it all works
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