Category Vocabulary

Vary your vocabulary

This afternoon’s class focussed on alternative words for common adjectives. Have you ever used any of these before? happy => CHUFFED sad => GUTTED good => TERRIFIC bad => DIRE angry => CHEESED OFF interesting => MIND-BLOWING attractive => STUNNING shocked => FLABBERGASTED Over to you … Can you think of a situation you have […]

21st June and the summer is officially here

The task today is not to guess what’s in the photo. Even if it’s not totally clear, I can tell you immediately that what you’re looking at is a sunbed or sun lounger, something you might put in the garden on a sunny day; you can read on it or work on your suntan. It’s not […]

And your marital status is ….

You’re filling in a form for whatever reason – to receive a government benefit, to open a new bank account, to apply for a temporary work permit while in another country. Invariably, one of the details you need to include is your marital status. Almost everyone knows SINGLE (or UNATTACHED) and MARRIED but can you […]

Pink Floyd introduce a short piece on time pieces

Who better to talk about time then Pink Floyd? Start off by listening to one of their live performances of this rock classic, Time …   Hopefully you enjoyed it as much as I did. To be frank, Comfortably Numb (also one of theirs) affects me on a deeper level but it doesn’t fit with today’s […]

Word pairs

Before we say YES or NO to a business proposal, we insist on seeing see the TERMS and CONDITIONS in BLACK and WHITE. YES or NO => decide TERMS and CONDITIONS => rules of an agreement BLACK and WHITE => printed or written down Interestingly, we don’t say NO or YES / CONDITIONS and TERMS / […]

Back to the 1980s

Yep, today’s afternoon class took a trip back in time and revisited an office of the 80s. For some, it was no big deal because they lived and worked in such an environment. For others, it was news to discover that the equipment we take for granted did not exist then. Here are three things […]


It’s soon summertime, when temperatures of 30°C are normal for this time of year. However, have you ever noticed that it usually feels hotter than what the weather report says? The reason for this is because temperature is measured in the SHADE, a place away from direct sunlight. Many of us prefer to stay under […]