In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Small
Small is an overused and overworked adjective like big. But there are not so many synonyms for small as there are for big. Perhaps this is because small-scale things tend to escape our notice. To a whale, Im small, but to a millipede, if it notices that I exist, Im huge. In relation to me, the millipede is tiny indeed. Its not quite microscopic, because I can see it. But it is rather diminutive, isnt it? A woodlouse is tiny, too. It inhabits the same microcosm that the millipede does. Its like a miniscule tank. But if you want to take a brief look into the mini-world of insects, the ants are well worth a visit.
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