Lesson N+1

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       What kinds of animals can jump higher than a house?  

* He can speaks English very well.
* My brother can to swim very well.

I can smell it. Canít you?
Can I ask a question?
Can I change this?

Fashion

Is it a colour I can wear?
If You are Tall or Thin:
You can wear bright colours.
If You are Plump:
Do not wear very bright colours. Do not wear very short skirts Ė an extra inch in length can make hips look two inches slimmer.

Everyone can learn to knit!
 

Bicycles

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
William Golding (1911-93), British author. "Utopias and Antiutopias," address, 13 Feb. 1977, to Les Anglicistes, Lille, France (repr. in A Moving Target, 1982).

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Excuses

The girl who canít dance says the band canít play.
Yiddish Proverb.
 

Colour

Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Pablo Picasso


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