Posted by: Idioma Extra | February 3, 2010

Wednesday’s News

The Weird and the Wonderful

New Zealand student auctions virginity on ‘Net
Seller says she has accepted an offer of more than $32,000

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Police have advised a New Zealand student who auctioned her virginity on the Internet that she could be endangering herself.

The anonymous 19-year-old student offered her virginity to the highest bidder under the name “Unigirl,” saying she would use the money to pay for her tuition.

She says that more than 30,000 people viewed her advertisement and more than 1,200 had made bids.

She says she has accepted an offer of more than New Zealand dollars 45,000 (US$32,000).

National police spokesman Jon Neilson says such Web site soliciting is not illegal in New Zealand, but “we would suggest it’s not a safe practice.”

Word of the Day

Main Entry: tu·ition
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English tuicioun protection, from Anglo-French, from Latin tuition-, tuitio, from tueri to look at, look after
Date: 15th century
1 archaic : custody, guardianship
2 : the act or profession of teaching : instruction <pursued his studies under private tuition>
3 : the price of or payment for instruction
tu·ition·al adjective

More Vocabulary

Auction: v. to hold a public sale where property or goods are sold to the highest bidder
Bidder: n. a person who offers (a certain sum) as the price one will pay or charge
Endanger: v. to expose to danger or harm; imperil
Spokesman: n. a person who speaks for another or for a group
View: v. to look at

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Check back next week for phrasal verbs!



  1. Thank you very much for you english lessons. I think it would be interesting to include sometimes some phonetical clues for the vocabulary you are presenting.

    Thank you

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