I work at a conservation park called Ball’s Falls. I’ve only worked there for three weeks now. I am a Tour Guide, and I tell people the history of all the old buildings there.
Somebody told me that one of the houses I work in is haunted. Now I get chills every time I walk into that house! My boss told me that the stories aren’t real, but I have an active imagination!
Ball’s Falls is very beautiful. It has two different water falls, the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls. There used to be tons of water cascading over them, which turned a big water wheel to grind grain. However, through the years the amount of water has really lessened.
I love working at Ball’s Falls because I get to work outside a lot. I am getting a tan! In July and August, I will be working with kids there at a day camp. I am getting ready now, making different crafts and thinking up fun new games to play. I can’t wait to start working with them. I think that will be the best part of the summer.
I will be going to work again tomorrow. I usually have to work from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I also like the people I work with. They are very nice.
Come to Ball’s Falls, and I’ll give you a tour!
the protection of natural things such as animals, plants, forests etc, to prevent them being spoiled or destroyed
ￚsee also conservewildlife conservationa local conservation group
conservation of the countryside
a haunted building is believed to be visited regularly by the soul of a dead person
a haunted house
[singular]a feeling of coldness
There was a slight chill in the air . morning/autumnal/January etc chill Suddenly aware of the morning chill, she closed the window.
He sat in the chill of the evening, staring out over the city below.
I turned on the heater in the hall to take the chill off the house (=to heat it slightly) .
[countable]a sudden feeling of fear or worry, especially because of something cruel or violent
The sound of his dark laugh sent a chill through her. chill of fear/apprehension/disquiet etc Fay felt a chill of fear as she watched Max go off with her daughter.There was something in his tone that sent a chill down Melissa’s spine (=made her very frightened) .
to flow, fall, or hang down in large quantities
Her thick black hair cascaded down below her waist. Gallons of water cascaded over the side of the bath.
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a) also grind up
to break something such as corn or coffee beans into small pieces or powder, either in a machine or between two hard surfaces
freshly ground pepper
a) [uncountable] the seeds of crops such as corn, wheat, or rice that are gathered for use as food, or these crops themselves
big sacks of grain Last year’s grain harvest was the biggest ever.
b) [countable] a single seed of corn, wheat etc
grains of rice
the attractive brown colour that someone with pale skin gets after they have been in the sun
*I wish I could get a tan like that.