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A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
There I was on a July morning,
I was looking for love.
With the strength
Of a new day dawning
And the beautiful sun.
And at the sound
Of the first bird singing
I was leaving for home.
With the storm
And the night behind me
Yeah, and a road of my own.

Uriah Heep - July Morning
Learn English in June

Wednesday Night Owls - 23 September 2015 - The tortoise or the hare?

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,337 Teacher
Have you read Aesop´s fable about the tortoise and the hare? If not, you can read the story here: http://www.learn-english-network.org/stories/fables/tortoiseandhare.htm

We read and discussed an article talking about whether it would really be possible for a tortoise to win a race against a hare.


tortoise and hare


plodded - walked slowly with heavy steps; also work slowly but continuously at something boring

boast - talk with excessive pride about yourself and your abilities or achievements

outlive - survive or live longer than something else

longevity - long life, life expectancy (noun)

wander - walk or move in a casual or aimless way

metaphor - a figure of speech where one thing is used to represent another without using like or as (e.g. He is a pig when he eats. = He eats in a similar way to a pig.)

proverb - a short saying in everyday use, stating a general truth or piece of advice (e.g. Actions speak louder than words.)

idiom - a group of words that have a meaning that is not related to the meaning of the individual words (e.g. caught red handed)

in the know - to have knowledge about something; the experts about a subject

sprints - a race at full speed over a short distance

couple with - combine with, join two things together

veer - change direction suddenly, usually to avoid something else

squared - a term used in measuring the area of something e.g. 1m X 1m = 1m²

There are many other strange animal races - you can see some in this video (thanks @zakaria_dandouni1 !)

What is the strangest animal race you have ever seen?


  • MonikMonik Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭
    Slow and steady wins the race :) Thank you @NatashaT
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2015
    Interesting! I have seen donkeys race in a horse and cattle show. It looked quite weird but funny.
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