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Reading Practice on Florence Nightingale for Young Learners

Last updated on July 22, 2022 by in English for Young Learners Category with 14 Comments on Reading Practice on Florence Nightingale for Young Learners, 59 Views and Reading Time: 3 minutes
Reading practice on Florence Nightingale with a documentary for young learners to improve reading and listening comprehension. Improve your vocabulary in context and listen to any word or phrase in this lesson. A passion for nursing Florence Nightingale revolutionized the job of nursing. She cared for sick and wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War

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14 comments on “Reading Practice on Florence Nightingale for Young Learners”

  1. Hello Dr.Hariri,
    I have just finished the reading text, and I came up with some questions about the reading.
    1. (Her success in improving nursing care brought her great fame.) In this sentence, don’t we need to put an (a) before ( great fame)?
    2.(Nightingale devoted the rest of her long life to improving public health) and here , doesn’t it mean to be like this: (to improve public health), I thought we have to use an infinitive after to.

    • Hi dear Armaghan,
      I would be happy to answer all of your questions here. Don’t hesitate to ask me any question you have.
      * Fame is uncountable. It means you cannot count it, e.g. happiness, joy, sadness, and the like.
      * This “to” is different from the one used before infinitives. Some further examples:
      I don’t object to chewing gums in my class, said the teacher.
      Please pay attention to driving and not texting at the steering wheel, said the police officer to the reckless driver.
      I devoted, committed, dedicated my life to writing books and teaching online.
      Note. In all the above examples, you need to use a gerund or -ing form of a verb after ‘to’ because the part of the sentence after ‘to’ is a noun phrase and it could be substituted for a pronoun like IT.
      I devoted my life to it (writing books or teaching online.

  2. Hello Dr.Hariri ,
    I have few question:
    1. what does this sentence mean? ( I can remember, wash of that over us.)
    2. what is the meaning of this phrase? ( Not in the flesh.)
    3. and this one: ( for no reason at all) , what does ( at all ) mean here?

    • Sure, anytime!
      1. wash over someone means to have a strong influence on someone or affect someone noticeably and emotionally. Also depending on the context being used, it might mean that it did not influence us very much and it it didn’t have any deep effect on us.
      2. Not in the flash means not in real life or not in person, and conversely, in a film, in a photo or picture, on TV or radio, etc.
      3. At all is used to put emphasis on something in a negative way. For no reason at all means: certainly not, not at all.

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