Category Idioms/Phrasal verbs

Quiz card #020

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Quiz card #019

Here’s today’s quiz card. Leave your answers in the comments box. Want more of this language goodness? For the complete list, click: Quiz cards  

Be into /turn into

I used to be into running, going out 6 times-a-week and sometimes training twice-a-day. Nowadays, I don’t run so much because I am more into rowing. I’m also into other activities, such as reading and photography. Another thing I’m into is this website. I spend my free time preparing stuff to share with you because I enjoy it. Do […]

Tall drink of water

“One of the people he met was … a stunning redheaded schoolteacher named Barbara … Divorced and the mother of a young boy, she was a tall drink of water … “ Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J Michael Lennon I’m reading a biography of Norman Mailer, one of the giants of American literature. […]

Egg

Egg – a simple object yet interesting enough for me to write about it here. In class, today, we saw the 3 main parts of an egg: the shell, which is the outer part and is usually brown or white the white, which is the white (obviously) inner part the yolk, which is the inner […]

LEMON

Here’s a photo of a LEMON: No, I haven’t been having an alcoholic lunch. What you’re seeing in the photo is a lemon, which also happens to be a motor scooter. Do I have your attention? So here’s the story. Some years ago I bought a Piaggio Fly 125cc motor scooter with a lovely pearl white finish […]

Shooting the breeze

The last lesson before Christmas of my afternoon class. Here’s the 411A group shooting the breeze over a hot beverage or fresh orange juice in December sunshine. What does shooting the breeze mean anyway? Tell me want you think in the comments box below.

CLOCK CLOCK CLOCK

How often have you heard me use the words CLOCKWISE and ANTI-CLOCKWISE in the classroom when I’m asking for your answers? Too often maybe. Yet, I smile when I still see some of you using  your fingers to draw a clock in the air or looking at watches to work out who’s turn it is to […]

FEELING BLUE

When you think of the colour blue, what comes to your mind? In my case, I imagine the sea and sky. Both of these bring a smile to my face and immediately make me happier. Blue is also the colour of my tablet’s keypad. Since I enjoy using the tablet, this is another reason why […]

Quiz card #002