Kat's Tips 11-The Best of the Web(4) - Regional Flavor

Kat's Tips 11-The Best of the Web(4) - Regional Flavor

文章Kat C » 週一 10月 10, 2011 7:50 am

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It's autumn, and Kat's out a lot - running, walking, and driving, trying to hold on to the last few nice days before a long winter sets in. :mrgreen:

So today I took some pictures while driving about. Pretty, huh?

Michigan's fall colors are quite famous in the States. Here's a little piece about it.

Some good words to learn (to use with ease):

to pay off

to lure

extravaganza

to draw

palette

lingering

to boast

to hit (can you find the 3 spots where the article uses it?)

Local papers are usually lighter and more approachable in terms of writing. It can be a nice change from the heavy stuff found in the big papers.

Happy Autumn! :sun:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20111001 ... o-Michigan

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Re: Kat's Tips 11-The Best of the Web(4) - Regional Flavor

文章Sherry Liao » 週二 10月 11, 2011 10:58 pm

Kat C 寫:to hit (can you find the 3 spots where the article uses it?)



"When the sun hits it, it's just beautiful," (hit: to attain or reach)

Besides plentiful fall color, Michigan boasts strong pumpkin and apple crops this year, growers say — good signs for families who plan to hit the pumpkin patch or cider mills. (hit: To go to or arrive at)


Michigan's golden autumn squashes are proving to be a smash, particularly on the East Coast and in the South, regions where all crops were hit hard by stormy weather over the summer (hit: to attack sb/sth)

I guess the meanings of "hit" in the first and the second sentences are quite similar, aren't they?
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Re: Kat's Tips 11-The Best of the Web(4) - Regional Flavor

文章Kat C » 週日 10月 16, 2011 1:51 am

Hey Sherry,

Great job! And yes, the meanings of "hit" in these sentences may not vary that much, but what's good to know is that "hit" is the best word for them in those contexts. Other wordings just don't quite have the same feel.

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