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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
Learn English in November

AM/PM Session - 30 October 2018 - The US fascination with the British royals

We read about why the US is fascinated with the British royals:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45801895

Vocabulary Top 10:

sweep - to win everything that can be won in (something, such as an election) in an easy or impressive way (note: there are many other meanings of this word)

sparkling - shining with or reflecting bright points of light

diadem - a crown that is worn especially by a king or queen as a symbol of royalty

beguilingly - in a way that attracts or interests someone

intriguing - extremely interesting; fascinating

sullied - to damage or ruin the good quality of (something)

hereditary - passed or able to be passed from parent to child before birth; holding a position or title that was passed on from your parent or an older relative

redoubt - a safe or protected place

bygone - from a time in the past; gone by

commoditise - turn something into or treat as something that can be bought or sold


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Are you interested in the lives of royal families?
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