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June 21st is the summer solstice! Learn what "solstice" means in English!

June 21st is the summer solstice. (In the northern hemisphere)

solstice - noun - either of the two times of the year at which the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at midday, marked by the longest and shortest days
There is a Summer solstice and a Winter solstice.



The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The day of the year with the most daylight (sunshine). In Tokyo the sun rose at around 4:30 am and it didn't set (go down) until 7:00 pm! That's more than 14 hours of daylight!

"In Tokyo the sun rose at around 4:30 am"
In this sentence rose is the past tense of the verb rise. Do you remember the difference between raise and rise? Click here to review my blog post!

June 21st is the summer solstice. (In the northern hemisphere)
Do you know what a hemisphere is?



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English vocabulary - forecast


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forecast – noun – a statement about what will happen in the future, based on information that is available now
"It is difficult to make long-term forecasts for the technology industry. Technology is advancing so quickly now."

“The weather forecast says that the rain will stop at around 6:15.”

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Here are the company sales forecasts for next year.

The forecast said there would be sunny intervals and showers.
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English vocabulary - raise VS rise



rise - verb 1.- to come or go upwards; to reach a higher level or position
"Smoke was rising from the chimney."


2. -  to increase in amount or number
~ rising gas bills


raise - verb - to increase the amount or level of something
"The store has raised the price of bananas."



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