Don’t take it literally

Hi Everyone,

 

Yesterday we learnt about idioms, if you don’t know what idioms are, idioms are a figure of speeches, figurative language. We watched a video on idioms, here is the link to the video https://vimeo.com/41537538  the video is about the literal meanings of some idioms, some of them are really funny. Then we went on to fill out a sheet about an idiom. Now I know what idioms are called because I thought that they were called figure of speeches. I discovered new idioms e.g joint at the hip, having a whale of a time. I wonder who came up with idioms I think that there is really no point of idioms, but I still like them. What do you think of idioms? What is your favourite one?

 

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Immigration Museum Excursion

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Yesterday both seniors went to the Immigration Museum for inquiry to learn more about why people migrate to Australia. We got into four different groups and went around the museum. The most challenging thing was the fake Dictation Test it was so hard to keep up with and what the man said was so random. Now I know how hard and challenging it was for migrants to get into Australia especially if they couldn’t speak english. I want to know more about why migrants needed to do the Dictation Test to get into Australia. Three things I learnt: 1. Not just humans migrate animals, bugs, birds and also flowers migrate/ have migrated. 2. In the 1840’s the condition of the cabins in the boats were bad they were small uncomfortable and the toilet was close to the bed. 3.The immigration museum is the longest lasting stone building from the 1800’s in melbourne. Two things I wonder: 1. I wonder if they changed the difficulty of the Dictation Test if they migrants weren’t european. 2. I wonder why they knocked all the old buildings down except for the immigration museum. One opinion I have: 1. I think there was no need for the dictation test or they should’ve made it easier because lots of migrants got kicked out of Australia for failing.

Have you been to the Immigration Museum? What do you think of the Dictation Test?

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This is a picture of our group in one of the cabins.

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