In this lesson, I introduce a photo that I took on Instagram. I then show examples of:
- the passive voice
- the word obsessed
- the phrasal verb scare off
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In the example I gave, I said the following:
“…“This photo was taken in the local nature center. To be honest, I’m a little bit obsessed with black bears. I can’t believe I live somewhere that has bears in the area. One came into our yard a couple of years ago. Our dog scared it off and it climbed the neighbor’s tree. It stayed there for a couple of hours before heading off down the street.”
Passive Voice Example – This photo was taken at the local nature center.
I used the passive because I wanted to focus on the photo. Additionally, it was obvious who took the photo (me).
Obsessed – To be honest, I’m a little bit obsessed with black bears
Obsessed can be used in a negative way. Here, I used to say that I’m really interested in black buys.
Scare Off – Our dog scared it off and it climbed the neighbor’s tree.
This means that my dog made the bear leave. See more phrasal verbs here.