Time for a sleep?

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Bridie JacksonEnglish
June 15, 2018
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So we all know that Inuits have lots of words for snow - of course this makes sense because snow has many different functions and properties, all useful to distinguish when your an Inuit. In Britain we have lots of words for sleep. As the 8th nation that sleeps the most I guess it´s important to us. A doze, a nap, a kip, 40 winks, a snooze, a cat nap, take a siesta, a bit of shut-eye, bo-boes, bye byes, to drowse, have a lie-down, have some z´es, a nod. It´s curious to note, unlike the inuits all of these words are synonymous, they have the same meaning. They all refer specifically to a short sleep, the sleep equivalent of a snack. While we are not renowned for our siestas, having a kip in an armchair after lunch on a Sunday is quite normal (especially to those over 40 ;) ). 8 hours is recognised as a healthy sleep. For some of us 10 hours is perfect while others need 7. I know 8 hours will destroy my day and 7 leaves me fresh as a daisy. What about you, how many hours sleep do you prefer? Do you like a little nap? What´s the sleep culture in your country and how many sleep words do you have?
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*SPECIAL OFFER PRICES TO NEW STUDENTS* limited until September 2018 Hi! I´m Bridie. I teach English. I have taught in many different environments from academies to summer camps, in offices, at home, 1:1, groups and over 1000 lesson online. My students have been diverse; CEO´s, technicians, toddlers, school children, graduates, sales representatives... anyone! My lessons are often industry specific; my experience covers every industry from food to music, TV to vacuum pumps, pharmaceuticals to tarot reading! While I tend to teach within Europe mainly German, French and Dutch students, I enjoy working online and being open to work with all cultures and nationalities. Personalizing my lessons to suit the individual and building their confidence are my key strengths. My lesson are fun, friendly and yet professional. I get results and you get results! I specialize in teaching for specific business purposes, conversation and exam preparation (Cambridge A1-C2, TOEIC, BULATS). I am a dynamic and energetic character who lives life to full. I love challenges and have done paragliding, horse racing, travelled round the world, fundraised for various charities. I have 4 amazing trilingual children, we enjoy living in Spain, in the mountains where life is calm and simple.
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*SPECIAL OFFER PRICES TO NEW STUDENTS* limited until September 2018 Hi! I´m Bridie. I teach English. I have taught in many different environments from academies to summer camps, in offices, at home, 1:1, groups and over 1000 lesson online. My students have been diverse; CEO´s, technicians, toddlers, school children, graduates, sales representatives... anyone! My lessons are often industry specific; my experience covers every industry from food to music, TV to vacuum pumps, pharmaceuticals to tarot reading! While I tend to teach within Europe mainly German, French and Dutch students, I enjoy working online and being open to work with all cultures and nationalities. Personalizing my lessons to suit the individual and building their confidence are my key strengths. My lesson are fun, friendly and yet professional. I get results and you get results! I specialize in teaching for specific business purposes, conversation and exam preparation (Cambridge A1-C2, TOEIC, BULATS). I am a dynamic and energetic character who lives life to full. I love challenges and have done paragliding, horse racing, travelled round the world, fundraised for various charities. I have 4 amazing trilingual children, we enjoy living in Spain, in the mountains where life is calm and simple.