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Joseph Had a
Little Overcoat
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Here are some words and concepts that will be covered in Lesson Three of the downloadable Lesson Guide (225K PDF file).


City: a municipality with a large population, compared to a town or village

  • Words often used to contrast with "city" are "country," "suburb," "town," and "village."
  • Cities have many features in common with towns and villages, such as people, schools, streets or roads, shops, homes, churches and many others (discussed in the lesson), but also have unique features, such as less open space, more people, bigger buildings, more traffic, elaborate transportation systems, and others.
Fair: a temporary enterprise offering amusements and things for sale
  • There are many kinds of fairs, such as spring fair, holiday fair, book fair at school, agricultural or horticultural fair, street fair, country fair, and carnival.
  • "Fair" as an adjective has several meanings and usages, such as just treatment, balanced, a ball not out of bounds, pale skin, mild weather.
Lost: past tense of the verb "to lose"
  • "Lose" has several meanings, such as to be unable to find, to not win a game or contest, and to have no longer or be without. This last meaning has several nuances or usages (you can lose weight, time, consciousness, a temper, one's balance, one's sight or hearing, et cetera).
  • The opposite of "lose" depends on the meaning, and can be "find," "win," or "regain."
  • One expression with "lost" is "the lost & found."