Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016

Have a glimpse at this supermoon!!!

And the moon from the beach of Calahonda  >>>>

What does 'glimpse' mean? What other sight verbs do you know?

Let's see the difference between 'see', 'look at' and 'watch'    and other verbs of sight >>>>>

glance = to take a brief look (intentionally)
glimpse = to take a brief look (unintentionally); a "glimpse" can also be intentional, for example, when someone is trying very hard to see something and then finally catches a glimpse of it. When intentional, a "glimpse" usually requires more effort, or maybe some stroke of luck.
stare = to give a rude look to somebody; a "stare" is not always rude--I can stare at someone in the same way I might gaze at him or her. Also, you can definitely "stare" at things, which is hardly ever rude. "Staring" generally just means to look at someone or something for a long time, for whatever reason.
gaze = to give a romantic look to somebody; when referred to "someone," it does have a romantic sense, but when referred to something, it may simply have a sense of tranquillity, remarkability, astonishment, etc. For example, "to gaze at the stars."
contemplate = to observe deeply; this does not have much to do with sight.
skim = to read inattentively; yes, but not in a negative sense. It simply means "to gather the main idea(s) of a text by reading it quickly."
scan = to read with attention; this word can overlap with "to skim" at times, but you're right that it usually means "to read more diligently," in the sense that the reader attends to every part of the text.
peek = to take a brief look, secretly
peep = to take a long look, secretly; yes, and this verb is usually used in the progressive: "he was peeping" or "We are peeping"--which adds to the idea of a longer length of time.
peer = to observe searching something; I think you mean "to search for something by making an observation." Also, "to peer" is usually followed by a preposition--"to peer into something," "to peer over something."

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4 comentarios:

  1. First off, we all know about the happening that took place the past 14th November. It was the "supermoon", which was the closest, brightest and biggest one of this year. Not only that but also it was the closest supermoon since January 1948.

    Depending your location in the world, the moon could be seen in differents days; for instance, in New Zealand the moon turned full after midnight November 15th, in Asia and Australia it happened during the evening hours of November 14th, and what's more, the November 13th it could be seen in some others countries.

    According to NASA, we won't see another supermoon until 2034, so we have to wait about 18 years to see another one. It was such a quiet beautiful sight! Whether you didn't contemplate at, it doesn't matter, there are big amounts of photos taken by people all over the world on the internet, even there are videos.

    Me, I didn't see it, I was sent some photos, though. I'm not fond of this kind of situations; I prefer looking at landscapes rather than the eclipses for instance. That doesn't mean I don't like them, in fact, I believe they're spectacular.

    It is said this supermoon is so special. Nevertheless, the full moon was as big as another one. I'd like to say that these phenomena make us take interest more of the world which round us, so we have to take advantage to look at the sky and see all the beauty that it hides.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 1º Bach

  2. Glimpse means to see something or someone for a very short time or only partly. I know other sight verbs as "to watch", "to see", "too look at", "to stare", "to contemplate"...

    The supermoon is the full moon which id nearer to the Earth. It's because the Earth's orbit is elliptical, so every now and then we can see a moon which is bigger and brighter than normal. On Monday, 14th November, 2016 it was the biggest moon that we could see since 25th January, 1948.

    I think this is such an amazing phenomenon. However, when I saw the supermoon on the last 14th November, it was much smaller than I thought. How disappointing! I remember I was studying for a biology exam when suddenly my mother told me if I had seen the supermoon. Then, we saw it together.

    According to NASA, we won't be able to see another supermoon until 2034, so we have to wait lots of years to see again another one. Maybe, some of us would already have children.

  3. The past November we could see a huge moon. It was amazing and very big. The night of November 14th was the brightest and biggest moon of this year, and the closest since 1948.

    NASA said that we will not see another "supermoon" until 2034. I was very happy to see this phenomenon. But I was a bit desappointed because I was expecting the moon bigger. May be in some other parts of the world you could see it bigger.

    By: Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 1ºBach A

  4. First of all, A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon, generally a full moon, when it´s new one, TV or Space agencies don´t usually warm about it, which coincides with the closest distance beetween moon and earth in its orbit.

    Its only one difference from a common moon is it looks a little bit bigger. What I know from this term is that supermoon has many astrological meanings, but it hasn´t an astronomical definition.

    A few weeks ago, I saw a youtube video where someone, I don´t remember his name at this moment, but he said that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but what I´ve read from official science no link has been found.

    There is also an opposite phenomenon, which not many people know, where the moon is further from the earth, It´s called micromoon, which is exactly the opposite of the supermoon, the moon just looks slightly smaller

    Eduardo Pérez Muelas