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Monday Night Owls - 20 November 2017 - Rethinking the importance of material possessions
We read an article about a trend in the US where people are thinking about how much ´stuff´ they really need after the recent big natural disasters:
Vocabulary Top 10:
purge - to free yourself of something; to get rid of something
barrelling - moving very fast and often in an uncontrolled or dangerous way
charred - made black from burning
decluttering - removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place
spate - a large number of things that appear or happen in a short period of time
mildew - a usually white substance that grows on the surface of things in wet, warm conditions
reappraisal - to think about something again in order to decide whether you should change your opinion about it; to make a new judgment about the value of something
benchmark - something that can be used as a way to judge the quality or level of other, similar things
vicariously - experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself
cathartic - providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
If you had to leave your house in a disaster situation, what 5 things would you take with you?