Saturday, February 27, 2010

cleansing & pollutant

----- Experience -----
I bought a bottle of shampoo called TRESemme (Trust me) which is made in Australia. It shows main features on the front of the bottle:
Used by professionals
Vitamin C
Deep cleansing for all hair types
removes build-up & pollutants
professional formula shampoo

----- Explanation -----
cleanse:
1. to clean your skin or a wound
2. to make somebody free from guilt or sin

pollutant:
a substance that pollutes something, especially air and water

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

facsimile & shift

----- Experience ----- (for 26 February, 2010)
I have changed my shift to be on the night shift at the factory, the time is from 2pm to 12pm; Today is the first day working as this shift. I love to work during this time, because I can do something else before I work everyday. As to the day shift, I am always so tired that I can not do anything after a whole day working.

The word facsimile comes from the letter of Bridging Visa Notification sent to me several days ago:
GSM Adelaide, Level 4 55 Currie Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
GPO Box 1638, ADELAIDE SA 5001.
Telephone: 61 1300 364 613
Facsimile: 61 8 7421 7615
Website: http://www.immi.gov.au


----- Explanation -----
facsimile:
1. is the same as the fax;
2. A facsimile of something is an copy or imitation of it.

shift:
a period of time worked by a group of workers who start work as another group finishes.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, February 25, 2010

abide & merit

----- Experience -----
Today, I was issued a Bridging Visa. It's very important for me to abide in Australia and to apply Permanent Resident after I get the visa of 485. I'm now waiting for the grant of 485 visa. It's a long time for me to get my Permanent Resident here. I have to be patient for this.


Below is quoted from the letter sent me by Department of Immigration:
Dear Shiyun ZOU
This letter confirms receipt of an application  by Shiyun Zou for a visa (Class VC, subclass 485 Skilled - Graduate (Subsequent Entrant) by the GSM Adelaide office on the above date.

Any secondary applicants included in this application are listed below.

Bridging visa
The following applicant/s have been granted a Bridging Visa A as a result of the receipt of this visa application.

shiyun zou 24 August 1977

A Bridging Visa A permits the applicant to remain in Australia until 28 days after notification of the decision on their onshore General Skilled Migration visa application and, if that application is refused, continues to keep applicants lawful until 28 days after all avenues of merits review have been exhausted. Please note that the Bridging Visa A will only come into effect when any other visa that an applicant holds expires. Applicants must therefore abide by any conditions of their current substantive visa.

It is not necessary to have a Bridging Visa A evidenced in your passport. However, you should print a copy of this email as evidence of the grant of this visa.
 

----- Explanation -----
abide:
1. to stay or live in a place;
2. If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much.

merit:
1. If something has merit, it has good or worthwhile qualities.
2. The merits of something are its advantages or other good points.
3. If someone or something merits a particular action or treatment, they deserve it.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

swipe & fuse

----- Experience -----
An electrician asked me where the new one was when I helped him to recover the power of our factory this morning. I was wonder: one for what? He then said: the new fuse...

Yesterday, I was asked to swipe my credit card in RTA for the registration. And after a while, I heard in the post office. In there, a post stuff asked a guy to swipe his card.

----- Explanation -----
swipe:
1. to pass a plastic card, such as a credit card, through a special machine that is able to read the information that is stored on it
.
2. If you swipe at a person or thing, you try to hit them with a stick or other object, making a swinging movement with your arm.

fuse: a small wire or device inside a piece of electrical equipment that breaks and stops the current if the flow of electricity is too strong;


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

vanilla & scent

----- Experience -----
Here are the last two words I am going to learn on the plastic packaging bag of the gloves which we wear every working day: vanilla and scent.
one of the Features & Benefits of it is 'Vanilla Scent provides resistance against mustiness and mildew.'

Below caution is at the left-bottom of this bag:
This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions to some individuals. If you experience a reaction to this product, discontinue use immediately and consult your physician.

And it has 5 sizes to make a perfect fit: x-large, large, medium, small, x-small.
----- Explanation -----
vanilla:
1.a substance obtained from the beans of the tropical vanilla plant, used to give flavour to sweet foods, for example ice cream
2. is a flavouring used in ice cream and other sweet food.
3. If you describe a person or thing as vanilla, you mean that they are ordinary, with no special or extra features.

scent:
1. The scent of something is the pleasant smell that it has.
2. If something scents a place or thing, it makes it smell pleasant.
3. is a liquid which women put on their necks and wrists to make themselves smell nice.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Monday, February 22, 2010

sink & basin

----- Experience -----
I have ever seen a reminder in a toilet, just sticked over a washbasin: Please Keep the basin clean!

There is another word which can be heard more frequently here. It is the word sink, kitchen sink, bathroom sink,



----- Explanation -----
sink: A sink is a large fixed container in a kitchen, with taps/faucets to supply water. It is mainly used for washing dishes. kitchen sink; bathroom sink;

basin:
1. is a large bowl, usually with taps for hot and cold water, for washing your hands and face. washbasin, washbowl,
2. a place where the earth's surface is lower than in other areas of the world;


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, February 21, 2010

platinum & alloy

----- Experience -----
The platinum is very different with the white gold.

White gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium.
Platinum is a white metal, but unlike gold it is used in jewellery in almost its pure form (approximately 95% pure). Platinum is extremely long wearing and is very white, so it does not need to be Rhodium plated like white gold. Platinum is very dense (heavy), so a platinum ring will feel heavier than an 18ct gold ring. Platinum is, however, very expensive. A platinum ring will be approximately twice the price of an 18ct white gold ring (excluding gemstone costs).


----- Explanation -----
platinum:
a chemical element.Platinum is a silver-grey precious metal, used in making expensive jewellery and in industry.

alloy:
a metal that is formed by mixing two types of metal together, or by mixing metal with another substance.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

jack & compulsory

----- Experience -----
We went to a motor mechanic factory called 'V&G Motor Mechanic Repairs Pty Ltd.' for checking our car. Every year, the car need to be renew the registration and this Registration Renewal has three parts:
1. Registration Renewal Notice - which attached a registration label that will be stuck on to the inside of the windscreen on the left instead of the old one. Amount Due is &254;
2. Authorised Inspection Station e-Safety Check report; Amount Paid is: 31.70. During the time of inspection, they found two nails on the left-rear tyre and then a mechanist took off the tyre with a vehicle jack and  fixed them just in 2 minutes. It's quicker than to repair a bicycle tyre;
3. Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Personal Injury Insurance; Amount Due is &437.34;

----- Explanation -----
jack: a device for raising heavy objects off the ground, especially motor vehicles so that a wheel can be changed

compulsory: that must be done because of a law or a rule

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Friday, February 19, 2010

don & harsh

----- Experience -----
'Silverlined (its brand), Skin Shield, Blue Rubber Gloves', which I have to wear when I work in the yogurt factory, has two other features and benefits:
Silverlined for easy donning;
Extra thickness for greater protection against harsh substances.


----- Explanation -----
don:
1. to put clothes, etc. on; From do + on, compare doff;
2. a teacher at a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge
3. the leader of a group of criminals involved with the Mafia

harsh: Something that is harsh is so hard, bright, or rough that it seems unpleasant or harmful.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, February 18, 2010

mustiness & mildew

----- Experience -----
One of the features and benefits of 'blue rubber gloves'  which we need to wear it before working is:
Vanilla Scent provides resistance against mustiness and mildew.

----- Explanation -----
mustiness: the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy;

mildew: a very small white fungus that grows on walls, plants, food, etc. in warm wet conditions.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

nourishing & cholesterol

----- Experience -----
These days because of the Chinese New year, I attended several social gatherings. That's why I failed to finish my daily study that includes diary, Two Words a Day, Buzz, New Concept English learning etc. I really don't like any style of festival and gathering now. The most favorite thing of I like at present is only to stay at home and finish my work that I plan for myself. 

Two words are quoted from the Uncle Tobys' Oats:
Uncle Tobys Oats
Quick Sachets
Original
Helps lower cholesterol re-absorption
The quick and easy way to enjoy the nourishing goodness of Uncle Tobys Oats


----- Explanation -----
nourish:
1. To nourish a person, animal, or plant means to provide them with the food that is necessary for life, growth, and good health
2. To nourish something such as a feeling or belief means to allow or encourage it to grow.
nourishment: food that is needed to stay alive, grow and stay healthy
nourishing: of or providing nourishment;

cholesterol: is a substance that exists in the fat, tissues, and blood of all animals. Too much cholesterol in a person's blood can cause heart disease.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentine & annual

----- Experience -----
Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.

Today is the first day of the Chinese new year and  it's a fortuitous meeting with Valentine's Day. Last time was in 1953 and they will appear together on the same day in 2048.


----- Explanation -----
valentine: A valentine or a valentine card is a greetings card that you send to someone who you are in love with or are attracted to, usually without signing your name, on St Valentine's Day, the 14th of February.

annual: happening or done once every year


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Saturday, February 13, 2010

sachet & oat

----- Experience -----
We had a big and nice breakfast for this morning - it should be called lunch, for it was almost 12 o'clock.

Hams, fried-eggs, bread, honey, tomato, carrot, and cereal with milk etc. were the contents of breakfast. Especially, the cereal with milk was the first time for our breakfast. It's nice and I like it very much.

The brand of this cereal is UNCLE TOBYS, some information about it are: Uncle Tobys' oats, quick sachets (means divided to many small closed bags) etc.


----- Explanation -----
sachet: A sachet is a small closed plastic or paper bag, containing a small quantity of something.

oat: oatmeal, made from or containing oats.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

lighter & bench

----- Experience -----(13 Feb, 2010)
Yesterday, a stranger asked me if I had a tighter when I sat on a bench near home after buying some foods -- they were very heavy.
'Pardon me!' I said.
'A lighter.' he repeated.
'I'm sorry. I don't understand.' I said, after thinking for seconds and I still didn't understand it.
He went away and I felt so sorry, because I knew I had heard so clearly but I really hadn't known it exactly.

Now, I think that maybe he wanted to borrow a cigarette lighter!


----- Explanation -----
lighter: A lighter is a small device that produces a flame which you can use to light cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.

bench: a long seat for two or more people, usually made of wood; park bench.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

dimension & latex

----- Experience -----(11 Feb, 2010)
I know it's bad for me to write 'Two Words A Day' on the second day or the third day. I fell sleep at 8:30pm as soon as I finished dinner the day before yesterday, and it was the same yesterday because I drank wine too much, almost a whole bottle. That's why I am writing the past two days' words for "Two Words A Day'. Anyway, I should complete them just on time.

The box containing the disposable caps at the corner of office, have some words written: dimensions 40x26x27; Latex free, non woven;



----- Explanation -----
dimension:
1. a measurement in space for example, the height, width or length of something;
2. having the number of dimensions mentioned , three-dimensional, two dimensional;

latex:
1. a thick white liquid that is produced by some plants and trees, especially rubber trees;
2. an artificial substance similar to this that is used to make paints, glues and fabrics;

no-woven: Nonwoven Fabric is a fabric like material made from long fibers, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatmen
----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

disposable & dispose

----- Experience -----
I have found a box which is named Disposable Cap at a corner of the office for a long time. Until today, I know that the box contains disposable cap which we take on every time before we go into work place. Apart form the cap, we also have to change shirt and trousers, rubber boots and gloves. There are all white except for the disposable gloves - gloves are blue. Therefore, everyone is white in the yogurt factory. While they are moving, just like moving milk man with a blue disposable cap!


----- Explanation -----
disposable:
1. A disposable product is designed to be thrown away after it has been used.
2. Your disposable income is the amount of income you have left after you have paid income tax and social security charges.

dispose:
to get rid of somebody/something that you do not want or cannot keep;
to deal with a problem, question or threat successfully;
to defeat or kill somebody;

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

spike & storeman

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic
child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;


----- Experience -----
'Where is the storeman?' a man asked me this afternoon in front of
factory door. The storeman has many words to refer to it: warehouser,
storekeeper, and I call him as foreman, because he is our taskman.

After dinner, we drove to Dolls Point beach. At the corner between
Skinners Ave and Carruthers Dr, there is a device controlling the
vehicle to drive in the right direction which called severe (damage)
tyre spikes. You can drive out from inside, but you cannot get in
because the sharp points will damage your tyres.


----- Explanation -----
spike: A spike is a long piece of metal with a sharp point.

storeman: warehouser, storekeeper, foreman, a workman who manages or
works in a warehouse

Monday, February 8, 2010

bun & bum

,----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010)-----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic
child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least One blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

----- Experience -----
These two words are simple, but they are difficult to remember and
pronounce them. They sound no difference when I pronounce them.


----- Explanation -----
bun:
1. Buns are small bread rolls. They are sometimes sweet and may
contain dried fruit or spices.
2. Buns are small sweet cakes. They often have icing on the top.
3. If a woman has her hair in a bun, she has fastened it tightly on
top of her head or at the back of her head in the shape of a ball.

bum:
1. Someone's bum is the part of their body which they sit on.
2. A bum is a person who has no permanent home or job and who gets
money by working occasionally or by asking people for money.
3. If someone refers to another person as a bum, they think that
person is worthless or irresponsible.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

cereal & charm

----- Experience -----
Nicole said she would have a diet starting from tomorrow. She won't
eat rice instead of some food like cereal because Chinese food is too
much greasy and salty which exactly I like.

After dinner with her friends, she told me that one of her friends
said she wanted to get a prince charming as every girl's wish.


----- Explanation -----
cereal:
1. Cereal or breakfast cereal is a food made from grain. It is mixed
with milk and eaten for breakfast.
2. Cereals are plants such as wheat, corn, or rice that produce grain.

charm:
1. Charm is the quality of being pleasant or attractive.
2. Someone who has charm behaves in a friendly, pleasant way that
makes people like them.
3. If you charm someone, you please them, especially by using your charm.

charming:
1. If you say that something is charming, you mean that it is very
pleasant or attractive.
2. If you describe someone as charming, you mean they behave in a
friendly, pleasant way that makes people like them.
3. You can say `Charming!' to indicate your disapproval when someone
has just been rude to you or told you about someone's bad behaviour.

prince charming:
a man who seems to be a perfect boyfriend or husband because he is
very attractive, kind, etc.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

estate & STD DRINKS

----- Experience -----
We bought a dry red called 'HAREWOOD ESTATE  SHIRAZ 2007'  for dinner, a delicious hot-pot included many foods. The wine cost 29.99 dollars. It shows on the bottle: ALC/VOL 15.0% APPROX 8.9 STD DRINKS, PRODUCED WITH EGG WHITES, CONTAINS SULPHITES, LOT LS07, PRODUCE OF ASUTRALIA. Therefor, this bottle of dry red includes 89 grams alcohol.


----- Explanation -----
estate:
1. An estate is a large area of land in the country which is owned by a person, family, or organization;
2.
People sometimes use estate to refer to a housing estate or an industrial estate.
3.
Someone's estate is all the money and property that they leave behind them when they die.

real estate:
 
is property in the form of land and buildings, rather than personal possessions.
Real estate businesses or real estate agents sell houses, buildings, and land.

ALC/VOL: alcohol by volume (ml/100ml)
STD DRINKS: an abbreviation for stand drinks. A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol. One standard drink always contains the same amount of alcohol regardless of container size or alcohol type (i.e. beer, wine, or spirit). A standard drink is a unit of measurement. In the same way one metre measures a particular distance travelled, one standard drink measures a particular amount of alcohol consumed.

Friday, February 5, 2010

doner kebab & donor

----- Experience -----
I forgot taking out my car key from my car again today. So, I called
the NRMA and the same staff came to help me. The only difference was
that I waited there almost 1 hour, last time just less than 5 minutes.

I saw DONER KEBAB signs at the opposite of our factory after last time
I saw it on last weekend. At that time, I considered 'doner' as
'donor'.


----- Explanation -----
doner kebab: A Turkish dish in which seasoned lamb or mutton is
grilled on a revolving vertical spit; when cooked, the meat is sliced
off and served with pita.

A kebab is pieces of meat or vegetables grilled on a long thin stick,
or slices of grilled meat served in pitta bread.

donor:
1. a person or an organization that makes a gift of money, clothes,
food, etc. to a charity, etc.
2. a person who gives blood or a part of his or her body to be used by
doctors to help sick people

Thursday, February 4, 2010

crate & crater

----- Experience -----
One of my coworkers asked me how to call the basket which contains the
lid of milk-bucket. I thought for a while and told him that one should
be called basket, but he disagreed because he had heard someone who
live in Australia called it 'square'. It can be described square as
shape, but that's not its real name. There are many words for the
container, box, basket, bowl, carton,container, cylinder, pallet,
bucket, pot, holder, bottle, can,bag,handbag, suitcase,case,luggage,
jar,vase,washbasin, etc. When I thought it should be called plastic
square basket, I saw some words on one of them:  'give our farmer a
break, bring back a crate'  Dairy Farmer Company. So, It's better to
call it: plastic crate. A few minutes later, he discovered 'container'
on the other one. So, there are many ways to describe it. The most
important thing is that people can understand it.
Crater is the other word which has no any direct relevance to crate.
It is a large hole in the top of a volcano.

----- Explanation -----
crate:
1. A crate is a large box used for transporting or storing things.
2. If something is crated, it is packed in a crate so that it can be
transported or stored somewhere safely.
3. A crate is a plastic or wire box divided into sections which is
used for carrying bottles.
crater:
1. A large hole in the top of a volcano.
2. A crater is a very large hole in the ground, which has been caused
by something hitting it or by an explosion.

NRMA & insurance

----- Experience -----
Early morning, around 2am, I got up for writing this 'two words a day' which should be completed last night. Last night, we were both tired and went to bed so early just after finishing dinner around 8pm. So, I woke up so early.

Yesterday morning, I bought a return train ticket, but I didn't go back home after work by train because I got my car key. When I arrived at factory, the overseer told me that I should call NRMA to open my car if I have bought NRMA'S insurance. Then I called NRMA for helping and it was no long, maybe less than 3 minutes, before a staff of NRMA came. I was surprised for their quick action. If I had known the NRMA insurance is so convenient, I should call them yesterday!

 


----- Explanation -----
NRMA: The National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA)

insurance:
1. Insurance is an arrangement in which you pay money to a company, and they pay money to you if something unpleasant happens to you, for example if your property is stolen or damaged, or if you get a serious illness.
2.If you do something as insurance against something unpleasant happening, you do it to protect yourself in case the unpleasant thing happens.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

pronto & valet

----- Experience -----
After finished work, I was going to drive car to go home. The car key, however, couldn't be found in all of my pocket. I just found the key to garage and house (I always take three bunches of keys, the car one has two keys -- car key and a key to thief resistant lock; The garage one just a key to garage; The house one includes three keys, one is for the building door, the other two are for the front door to get in.) In the end, I discovered with despair that the key was hung on the lock panel of the car Meanwhile, unfortunately Nicole has not been in Sydney now. She flight to HongKong yesterday and will fly back from there this evening and tomorrow morning will arrive in Sydney. So, I'll be able to drive the car away from the factory until the day after tomorrow after I take the spare key from Nicole.

Last night, I sent Nicole to Sydney International Airport (T1) and recorded these two words: pronto valet, a quickly car service at the airport car park.

----- Explanation -----
pronto:
quickly; immediately;
If you say that something must be done pronto, you mean that it must be done quickly and at once.

valet:
1. A valet is a male servant who looks after his employer by doing things such as caring for his clothes and cooking for him.
2. If someone valets a vehicle, they are paid to clean it thoroughly inside and out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

insulate & insulation

----- Experience -----
A man, wearing a T-shirt with two words in front: Insulate Panel, came to the milk factory for repairing the huge door of No. 9. Almost 10 big fridge rooms in this factory for storing the milk goods and every one of them has a huge sliding door. This door is probably made from insulation material so it should be called insulated door.

These few moths, many advertisements on newspaper about installing insulated roof for making the house more comfortable in summer.  As the government's promotion and a mount of allowance for helping citizen install the insulated roof in a environmental way to keep temperature, lots of people have assembled it in this Summer.


----- Explanation -----

insulate: To insulate something such as a building means to protect it from cold or noise by covering it or surrounding it in a thick layer.

insulation: Insulation is a thick layer of a substance that keeps something warm, especially a building.

insulated: If a piece of equipment is insulated, it is covered with rubber or plastic to prevent electricity passing through it and giving the person using it an electric shock.