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Sharp-eyed #002

How SHARP-EYED (or EAGLE-EYED) are you? What I’m asking here is: are you very good at noticing things? I think the person who prepared this sign was in a desperate hurry to start their holidays! Now let’s see how SHARP-EYED you really are by telling me what you don’t like about what you see; click […]

Sharp-eyed #001

How SHARP-EYED (or EAGLE-EYED) are you? What I’m asking here is: are you very good at noticing things? There are days when the letter box of my apartment transforms itself into a “junk mail box”; today was one of those days. As I’m feeling altruistic, I’m going to share a piece of this junk with […]

DON’T NOBODY NEVER

“Why don’t nobody never loosen up and let themselves go?” That’s a genuine quote, not a sentence I’ve made up. If you’re not happy with it, tell me why and correct it.

From the cover of a student’s copybook

Lovely cover; pity about the grammar. Correct it if you can.

SWEAT LIKE A PIG

“A scorching hot afternoon; even in the shade I was sweating like a pig.” Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell While the island is experiencing another heatwave, with temperatures hitting 37° and with water pouring out of our skin, I think it’s appropriate to remind you of the expression SWEATING LIKE A PIG. The advice being […]

TO GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE

Sometimes I prefer not listening to the news as often there is more bad than good. Crime, political scandals, natural disasters, collapsing tower blocks and houses on fire – a flood of negativity which brainwashes us into thinking that no good is left in the world. If that is what I think, then why am […]

WARDROBE

Do the following sentences have the same meaning or are they different? If they are different, can you explain what they mean? I need to change the wardrobe I need a change of wardrobe