- Registration time
- Last login
- Online time
- 1394 Hour
- Reading permission
1) A person who puts things off or does them at the last possible minute is called a "procrastinator" they are involved in the act of "procrastination" and they will "procrastinate" as long as possible in most cases.|
2) The answer here depends on what you mean by "perfume". Westerners try to minimise bodily smells by wearing deodorantt, a scented spray or roll on that masks the bacterial breakdown of sweat by the armpits, feet and other parts of the body. Women wear perfume for much the same reason though many women tend to over indulge in the amount and their wafts around them an almost toxic cloud of often cheap perfume.
3) It depends on the country. For example the UK, Australia, New Zealand all have school uniforms at most schools, and they are required from kindergarten to the end of high school. Private schools have far stricter school uniform requirments as a general rule. Some schools in the USA also require students to wear school uniforms.
4) Gold jewellery is popular with some people but not everyone likes it in the west. I for example don't wear any jewellery though sometimes I will wear a silver necklace with an arrowhead which I've been wearing on and off for 45+ years.
Many western women prefer silver or white gold to the traditional yellow gold.
Gold purity is measured in a specialisied scale called the Carat scale in the US, UK, and many other areas of the world.
The Carat purity is defined as 24 times the pure mass (of gold) divided by the total mass.
The mathematics is as follows.
K = 24 Mg/Mm
K = the carat rating of the material
Mg is the mass of pure gold, or platinum in the material
Mm is the total mass of the material.
This doesn't take in to account volume which is calculated differently, as different metals have different specific weights.
The Carat is being gradually replaced by Millesimal fineness is a system of denoting the purity of platinum, gold and silver alloys by parts per thousand of pure metal by mass in the alloy. For example, an alloy containing 75% gold is denoted as "750". Many European countries use decimal hallmark stamps (i.e. '585', '750', etc.) rather than '14K', '18K', etc., which is used in the United Kingdom and United States.
5) Chinese speakers of English often clip words and fail to use the plural case as well as place the stress on incorrect syllables in a word. Also some combinations such as Ch, which has both a hard and a soft sound are difficult for many Chinese to pronounce correctly. There are other combinations too that frequently cause trouble, ise, esh, ing for example. Those who are teaching English full time in China are probably better to ask than me.
6) Irony is a very specialised tool and has quite a few definitions. However the statement itself is ironic as the British are anything but reserved. Irony in general use is probably best defined as the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.