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People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
DIFFERENT WAYS OF WALKING
To walk quickly with long steps.
- He strode across the room and lovingly embraced her.
- She had an argument with the manager and marched out of the shop.
To walk by pulling your feet slowly along instead of lifting them off the ground.
- The old man shuffled across the room leaning on his Zimmer frame (UK) / walker (US).
To walk on your toes with your heel off the ground.
- She tiptoed quietly past the children’s bedroom, trying not to be heard.
- The thief crept along the corridor.
To prowl (about / around)
To walk quietly, trying not to be seen or heard, often in a suspicious way.
- A man was seen prowling around the neighborhood, and someone called the police.
To walk with difficulty through deep water.
- The river was deep and we had to wade across to the other side.
To walk with a lack of balance, as if you have trouble standing or walking.
- The drunken man staggered out of the pub.
To walk in a slow, uneven way, usually because you have hurt your leg or foot.
- She twisted her ankle and had to limp across the car park to get to her car.
To stretch your legs
To get up and go for a walk after sitting in the same position for a long time.
- After driving for a couple of hours it’s a good idea to stop and stretch your legs.
To walk with bare feet in shallow water, especially in the sea.
- We strolled around the park after lunch.
To wander around / about
To walk around slowly in a relaxed way or with no particular direction, aim or purpose.
- They spent the afternoon wandering around the town centre.
To hike, go hiking
To go for a long walk in the countryside.
- They hiked all the way across the hills to the next village.
To go on a walking holiday carrying your clothes and things you need in your backpack.
- We backpacked around South America during the summer holidays.
To make a long hard journey on foot, usually over hills or mountains or through forests.
- I have trekked all over the Himalayas.
Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha. Adquira seu exemplar na Disal ou no Submarino.