Speak English with David - At The Quayside
What is it"http://speakenglishwithdavid.com Today I am at the 'Quayside' (the side of the quay alongside the sea) in my home town of Poole on the south coast of England.
- Lifeboat House - Lifeboats rescue people who are in difficulty (e.g. when their boat is broken down) at sea.
- The Old Lifeboat House is now a museum. A museum is where old things of interest are on display to the public.
- Along the coast.
- In the distance = far away.
- Fisherman's Dock. You park a car but you 'dock' a boat. Fisherman's Dock is where fishermen dock their boats.
- Brownsea Island - Lord Baden Powell started the Boy Scout movement over 100 years ago, with a camping holiday for boys on Brownsea Island.
- Brownsea Island is in Poole Harbour. Poole Harbour is the second biggest (second largest) natural harbour in the world. Sydney Harbour in Australia is the largest.
- Natural harbour = made by nature and not man-made (made by man).
- Poole Marina = Where boats are kept (or moored). Poole is the home of the world famous Sunseeker luxury yachts (worth millions of pounds each).
- Looking along (preposition of place) the quayside (the side of the quay). The buildings are 'along' the quayside.
- The boat is starting-up (someone is starting it's engine). Clouds of smoke are coming out of the engine because it's a very cold morning.
- Looking out over Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island and around to Fisherman's Dock, where we started.
- My car is at my local garage this morning. It is having an MOT Test. MOT = Ministry of Transport (Test). An annual government test to make sure a car is roadworthy (safe to be driven on the public highway).
Public highway = Roads.
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