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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February

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Vocabulary Challenge 6 - On the farm

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,741 mod
The forum won't set up an event at the moment, so - at 4pm today (16th Feb) there will be a new vocabulary challenge. Words that you will need down on the farm.

@gomaa - this one might interest you.

@Burdz - Challenge 6 is online now.

The link and password will appear here.
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  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,741 mod
    edited February 2016
    Go to http://www.learn-english.online/
    Log into the The Challenge page.
    Find the password under Events here.
    Leave your answers - 1 to 22 in the comments box below.
    Post edited by Teach on
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,549 mod
    It's too difficult for me.
    I won't be a good farmer; I'll keep nursing instead. :)

    This is what I thought it could be:

    1. sowing-machine
    2. ?
    3. field?
    4. ?
    5. vehicle garage?
    6. tractor
    7. compost?
    8. hay rake?
    9. ?
    10. milktruck
    11. pasture
    12. hayball?
    13. cows
    14. silo
    15. barn
    16. farmer
    17. manure?
    18. barn again?
    19. ?
    20. dairy cow
    21. fodder
    22. milking machine

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,275 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Harvesting machine
    2. Thresher?
    3. Field
    4. Grass
    5. Barn
    6. Tractor
    7. Hay
    8. Plough blade
    9. Hay Truck?
    10. Milk Tanker
    11. Pasture
    12. Hay Rolls/bails
    13. Cows
    14. Silo
    15. Cattle House
    16. Farmer
    17. Hay
    18. Frame
    19. Stand or Stall?
    20. Cow
    21. Fodder
    22. Udder pump?
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,741 mod
    Well done April and Bubbly. It looks as if you don't agree on all the items. Don't forget you can have a second go on Thursday morning.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,275 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Lynne! Next time we will do it with "mutual understanding". :) :)
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,741 mod
    It's open again. New password under Events (or just add the number 2). ;)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,549 mod
    2. Seed container?
    9. Plough?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,275 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Some points are not well indicated so I feel issue to guess them. Like 18, 4, 2.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,741 mod
    edited February 2016
    Here are the answers:-

    1. combine harvester / combine AmE
    2. harvest
    3. crop
    4. soil
    5. machinery shed
    6. tractor
    7. fertilizer
    8. plough
    9. manure spreader
    10. dairy tanker
    11. pasture
    12. haybale / bale (of hay)
    13. herd
    14. silo
    15. barn
    16. farmer
    17. manure
    18. dairy farm
    19. livestock
    20. dairy cow
    21. fodder
    22. to milk a cow / milking machine / milking
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