September 19th, 2012
I’ve lately been writing about some more serious topics so I decided to mix it up a bit with something kind of ridiculous.
Cool thing is that when it comes to learning English, you can learn just as much from totally ridiculous stuff as you can from learning about more serious topics. Of course it’s essential to be able to discuss pretty much anything, if you truly want to say your English is “good”.
By the way, I’d suggest never saying your English is “fluent”. It sounds super weird. For some reason, the word “fluent” seems to be used a lot more by non native speakers than by native ones. It’s better to say “it’s not bad” if someone asks. If you say “it’s really good” it looks like you are bragging and showing off, even if your English is amazing.
I was playing around on Facebook and someone posted a link to the article below. It’s about a hotel in NYC (New York City). (By they way, you can actually say the letters (N.Y.C) to describe New York City, just like you can say “L.A” for Los Angeles.
For example, you could say, “I lived in N.Y.C for 2 years before moving to L.A”
….. This is a luxury hotel made up of all windows. One weird thing is that people can see inside the windows as well as outside. This includes the people who are using the bathroom (and bedroom…)
I’ve personally never seen this hotel myself and think that just a bunch of “Peeping Toms” took these photos and made an article about it, but it’s pretty scary to think that people can be taking videos and photos of you doing anything. I like a bit of privacy and I would guess that the hotel guests do too. (Although, I’m sure the view outside from the rooms is great!)
In case you were wondering, a “Peeping Tom” is a person who tries to watch other people doing private stuff. Peeping Toms usually try to see other people when they are naked.
A father could say to his daughter, “Don’t change (your clothes) near your bedroom window, there are a lot of peeping Toms out there”
You get the idea.
I’m curious, would you stay at a hotel like this? Do you believe it’s really how they are describing in the article, or do you think these were photos taken from far away from a peeping Tom? (Remember, these are supposed to be from the 18th floor. I can’t imagine how people on the street could see them)
Here is the article: NYC Hotel
I admit, it’s a bit ridiculous, but kind of funny. Love to hear your thoughts!
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