Happy World Water Day! Posted by carol on Mar 31, 2022 in Culture, English Language, English Vocabulary, News, Travel & Geography
How’s everybody doing? Did you remember to observe World Water day this year? On March 22, World Water Day is held by many countries worldwide. Its main goal is to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of freshwater. And us too, of course, should pay tribute to this invaluable natural resource. Today’s post will round up a few useful verbs and words related to water – and in some cases, liquids in general. So if you’re thirsty for knowlege, let’s expand our vocabulary together!
So what could happen to water and other liquids? Have a look at the examples below:
LEAK: when contents manage to escape through a hole or a crack
- The radiator in the kitchen is leaking, the landlord told me he would come by later to fix it.
- Whenever it rains, the bedroom roof starts leaking because there is a hole.
- I can’t stand this leaky faucet anymore! Isn’t there anything we can do about it?
DRIP: when a liquid falls in drops
- It is so hot I can feel the sweat dripping down my back.
- Careful! That wet rag you picked up is dripping all over the floor.
SPLASH: when a liquid hits something or someone or when it spatters in all directions
- I’m so sleepy, I need to splash some water on my face.
- That big wave hit the rock then splashed on everyone nearby.
- My holidays were great, the kids had a great time splashing around the lake.
POUR: when a liquid flows from one container into another
- Excuse me, waiter? Could you pour me some wine?
- Pour the contents of the bowl onto a baking pan then bake for 30 minutes.
- Clara is such a good hostess, she poured everyone a warm cup of coffee as soon as we sat down.
SOAK: when something is very wet, or is left immersed in liquid for a long time
- Luke, you are soaked! Did you forget your umbrella again?
- You have to soak the chickpeas overnight to make hommus.
- I’ had such a stressful day, I need to soak in the bath to relax for a bit.
SPILL : when a liquid falls over the edge of a container by accident or onto a surface
- Pay attention, Joey! You’re spilling milk all over the floor,
- Oh no! I just spilled coffee on my brand new shirt!
So, what did you think? Can you come up with any other words related to water or liquids? I’d love to hear them, make sure to leave a comment below. Happy World Water Day, everyone!
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