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In French, the indicative expresses the reality of an action (past, present or future). By contrast, doubt, vague possibility, fear are rendered by the subjunctive. Compare: ‘Je suis sûr qu’elle viendra’ (‘I am sure she will come’) and ‘Je ne suis pas sûr qu’elle vienne’ (‘I’m not sure she will come’).
Related to the versatile verb लगना lagnā (literally ‘to be attached’) is a useful little noun, लगन lagan f., meaning ‘attachment’ in the sense of ‘love, affection, intense interest’. Unsurprisingly, it's often heard in film songs (but is not to be confused with a famous film title, लगान lagān, ‘Lagaan’, which derives from the verb लगाना lagānā ‘to apply, to impose’, and means ‘land-rent’!)
Top tips for avoiding labels - Separate the doer from the deed by describing the behaviour rather than labelling the child. Be specific and use neutral rather than blaming language. Ask your children to describe what someone is doing rather than using labels themselves. Remember to describe positive behaviour in detail rather than using general positive words like ‘clever boy’.
Great speeches and poetry have much in common. They produce deep thought in the listener, they can create a powerful shift if the connection can be made and people often don't know why specifically they found their responses to be what they were.
Top tip - Instead of forking out on shop-bought playdough, why not make your own? Here's a very simple recipe for it: 450 g/1 lb flour, 110 g/4 oz or 8 tbsps salt, ½ small packet of cream of tartar, ½ tablespoon oil, 475 ml/16 fl oz water, food colouring if required. Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan. Add the oil and water, stirring all the time. Cook slowly over a low heat, but remember to keep stirring, until it thickens. When the dough comes together in one lump, remove from the saucepan, allow to cool and then knead until smooth. This can be stored for three months in an airtight tin.
FNAC is the largest French retailer of books, CDs and DVDs, computer software and hardware, television sets, cameras and video games.
Although transition may sound complicated, it is an integral and essential part of triathlon and once done, the process becomes clear. Have a plan and a mental picture of what to do and where everything is, and above all, go through transition before the race starts. As with the training disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, practice makes perfect, and the transition is no exception. So create your own transition areas at home, lay out your kit, and practise changing from one discipline to the other.
Don’t avoid sketching people. However, be discreet about it and if necessary ask their permission first. Understandably, some people dislike being observed and sketched by a complete stranger.
Asking permission to touch a child should never cease as the child is growing older.
Holocaust Memorial Days have been introduced in a range of countries such as the US (held on Yom Ha-Shoah), the UK, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia (27 January, the date Auschwitz was liberated) and France, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic (each choosing a date with particular national significance). Although not everyone completely agrees on the nature and purpose of such days, they can provide an educational opportunity for promoting anti-racism, multiculturalism, and pluralism.
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