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    conservatory versus veranda(h)

    Teachers,
    Please give me your explanations of the words veranda(h) and conservatory.
    To me a veranda is a kind of balcony, outside.
    Some of my students refer to it as a room with glass walls and roof, to sit in and keep plants in. This, acording to my way my of thinking is a conservatory.
    Please help. Thankyou.
    Valerie

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    Id say that you are right. A veranda/verandah is open to the outside, whereas a conservatory is an enclosed room with a glass roof and/or walls.

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    A conservatory has walls, etc, but is not the same as a greenhouse\glasshose, as it is for people and not just plants. A veranda is open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A conservatory has walls, etc, but is not the same as a greenhouse\glasshose, as it is for people and not just plants. A veranda is open.

    My initial thought is that a conservatory is where people go to get an education in music. Usually, the focus is on classical music and/or opera.



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    gwendolinest Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by TALKtown
    My initial thought is that a conservatory is where people go to get an education in music. Usually, the focus is on classical music and/or opera.
    That would be a conservatoire.

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    http://www.haleysteele.com/exhibitio...ston/necm.html

    In AE it is also a conservatory.


    :) 8)


    The New England Conservatory of Music

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