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My son

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Intermediate: B1


First of all I want to give thanks a million for giving me the chance to write here, Well, when i get overwhelmed by my daily work I like to pray or if I can't than just sit on a chair and memories my son's different activities which gives lods of fun in our family. I used to hear melodious sons before when I got overwhelmed to recharge my batteries but now-a-days I don't because it makes me sometime emotional and tired,that's instead of charging make gloomy.
From my view, babies are awesome in their talent or brilliant attitude and also for their enthusiasm. I already mentioned about my son and fell proud to say something about him. Once we went to visit a relatives home then he was one year and nine months old and started saying different words. I used to feed him seeing pictures,kids rhymes, animated movies on computer (we have no TV). I never think about what he marked or not. That day when I want to drink him a mango juice by saying about various furniture in the room, I mentioned their TV's monitor by computer.... suddenly he stopped me by indicating TV said it's not computer its TV. He made me to understand that there was no CPU. I was really surprised. It's make me more conscious taking care of him .


Well, If I'm overwhelmed by several things I'd try to get maybe some help so I can do them quicker than expected and I´d do a calendar, putting firstly the important ones and then the rest of them.
And I have a niece, who is very intelligent and quite creative, She is only 4 years old, but she knows a lot and she makes things that sometimes for you it is unbelievable, for instance, she does not how to speak in English yet but one day my father told her 'Marianna sings a song for us in English', and she didn't say No grandpa I do not know, surprise!! she started singing something and she is a Spanish native and that words were not Spanish it was not English neither but it was something completely out of our minds, so as least She was trying.. So kids are amazing, their minds are perfect and we need to try to get the most that we can from them.

Hi ,
I usually try to make a cup of tea or coeffee when I feel overwhelmed after work. I also try to talk to my family spend time with the family when I feel tired which makes my batteries recharge. this could be the effect of nature.


If i feel overwhelmed with work or study, the thing i am supposed to do to recharge again is to take an enough time of rest alone with myself, taking hot shower, drinking a cup of tea, surfing facebook, sleeping for a while, that would be great snd perferct recharging way.

Regarding the first question, nature and nurture, actually i just have learnt the word nurture from the audio script, it is a verb, it means raising and taking care of young children. For example, ( you should stay at home to nurture your son).
nd nature word, it is noun, like when i say for example, ( it is nature of teenagers to argue all the time.)
I hope that i had a good answer for the question.
And very useful audio script, i like it.

Children is the happiest thing can be present in anyone's life, althought they bringing lots of tiring, but they have lots of pisitive energy in their soul, smile, kindness, every thing they do and react with you is bringing joy.
They have absoultely great ability to learn lots of news things around them, their concern all the day is to explore and discover what is happening, touching snd holding anything new for them, and putting inside their mouth to explore what is it exactly.
We are supposed to give them the chance to explore and find out what is the small world around them, in the house snd outside.

Hell, some words between brackets, as he said its a great thing ti be parent, but written (a) parent, is that mean he forgot to say ,(a)? Or its ok to say both?
My regards

Hello Sherine,

Yes, that is correct. The speaker is not a native English speaker and there are some errors in his language. The transcript shows these,


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks alot Peter for the explanation.

1. I think natural skills must be promoted since that because they are part of the human being. We have a lot of exemples around the world as Mozart, schumacher, Dalai Lama, etc. All of then was encouraged to improve their skills when they were just kids.

2. When I am with an excessive amount of anything, I play videogames

3. People are amazing at all, but what really impress me at childrens are the talent of make us happy any time.