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Topic: Clock vocabulary
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:13:05 PM

What if the red arm is black?
"The hand denoting seconds is the fast moving hand."

Is this how you say!

sureshot wrote:
[quote=Alex Lahio]Kid Said : Dad what does 5 mins mean.

I can say 5 mins is 300 seconds. But this wouldnt make any sense to a kid.

How can I tell him that seconds arm should turn 300 times.

The clock we have is something like this. The red arm is the seconds arm and I would like to tell him that if red arm shift positions three hundred times thats five mins.

Is there a better way to say this

The dialogue would flow as follows:

There is a clock in front of you. It has three needles also called hands. The hand denoting seconds is the red one. The shorter of the two black needles is known as the hour hand. The longer black needle is called "minute hand". When the red needle makes one complete circle and returns to the starting point selected by you, say the dark line in bold at the top of the clock, it is one minute. If the red needle makes five complete circles and returns to the selected line in bold, it is five minutes.

Depending on the receptivity and grasp of the child, I could thereafter explain to him differently. I would draw the attention of the kid to the long lines in bold. After he is clear about them, I would tell him that five minutes means the time the minute hand takes to move from one long line in bold to the next one. I will remind him to not bother about the small lines.

Topic: Clock vocabulary
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:11:19 PM
Thank you everyone!
Topic: Intrusive in sentence!
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:02:59 PM
Thanks everyone!
Topic: Clock vocabulary
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:48:30 PM
Kid Said : Dad what does 5 mins mean.

I can say 5 mins is 300 seconds. But this wouldnt make any sense to a kid.

How can I tell him that seconds arm should turn 300 times.

The clock we have is something like this. The red arm is the seconds arm and I would like to tell him that if red arm shift positions three hundred times thats five mins.

Is there a better way to say this?
Topic: Intrusive in sentence!
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:42:05 PM
When visitors come to your place and if a visitor just goes to your room and check whats in there.

Can you say :

"You are so intrusive"

"He's such an intrusive person"

Am i wrong her?

Topic: Something disgusting!
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 3:37:20 PM

Thank you so much!

FounDit wrote:
Alex Lahio wrote:
My kid is taking snot out of the nose and I want to tell her to stop doing it.

" Please stop pushing snot out of your nose"

Is there a better way of saying this?

I know "Picking nose" but thats not what she's doing.


I don't know how old she is, but young children often do this as a kind of game. They are experimenting, and feel no embarrassment about it.

If you are at home, and only family members are present, you might say, "Stop blowing snot out of your nose". If you are out in public, most people would likely just say, "Stop doing that", and get a tissue, or napkin, and ask her to blow her nose, so she won't be able to play with it.
Topic: Something disgusting!
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 3:36:51 PM

Thank you so much! Exactly what I wanted to know.

sureshot wrote:
[quote=Alex Lahio]My kid is taking snot out of the nose and I want to tell her to stop doing it.

" Please stop pushing snot out of your nose"

Is there a better way of saying this?

I know "Picking nose" but that's not what she's doing.

You might like to say:

- Please stop pulling out the snot from your nose. ("push" is in the opposite direction of "pull". If the kid is removing it,
say "pull out". "push" will move the snot inwards! Also note the use of preposition "from" signifying increase in
distance between snot and nose.)
- Please stop pulling the snot out of your nose. (The noun "the snot" can be used between the phrasal verb "pulling out")
- Please stop taking the mucus out of your nose. (Some people find the word "snot" slightly offensive.)
- Please stop removing the discharge from your nose.
Topic: Something disgusting!
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:24:34 PM
My kid is taking snot out of the nose and I want to tell her to stop doing it.

" Please stop pushing snot out of your nose"

Is there a better way of saying this?

I know "Picking nose" but thats not what she's doing.
Topic: swimming sentence
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:22:23 AM
"Has there been kids who couldn't swim in the last previous class"

Is had there been Ok to use or is there a better way to say.
Topic: Showering area
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:56:31 AM
Thanks everyone!