The man above comes up to you on the street. What is your reaction? He says he wants to chat with you. You have some free time so do you stop to PALAVER? Who knows, the conversation might be as interesting as his appearance! Use the language Do you palaver with strangers sitting next to youContinue reading “An American vampire wants to PALAVER”
When the law is being broken the police should take action. If the crime is serious enough, then we also expect them to arrest the guilty person. However, what if you witness a crime, the police are not around but you are in a position to make the arrest yourself? Then you can carry outContinue reading “An American vampire is involved in a CITIZEN’S ARREST”
Sharing 3 interesting words with you. These come from the book “Guilt” by Ferdinand von Schirach Here they are: DISSUADE Before I became a teacher, I had a career in insurance and had been heading for a third promotion in 10 years. The corporate ladder was there for me to climb. It is therefore understandableContinue reading “Guilt by Ferdinand von Schirach”
I guess many of you are familiar with the word noisy: neighbours keeping their TV at fill volume; or hotel guests next to your room get into a loud argument; or the continuous heavy traffic on the street outside your house. However, do you know the word noisome? The first 4 letters are the sameContinue reading “noisome / noisy “
Just as the title says, name that thing in the photo below. Leave your answers in the comments box.
If you wear it on your hand, wrist or arm, it’s a WATCH. These sports watches are all mine. Yet, I seldom wear a watch in everyday life. If it’s on the bedside table, hanging on a wall or even part of the microwave oven, it’s a CLOCK. This is the clock on my microwave oven.
Recently I have written a couple of posts about postcards: Postcard expressions and Send a postcard. Today I will carry on with this theme in order to introduce some useful vocabulary. First of all, after choosing and buying a postcard, you’ll probably start by writing a message. Click here for some useful sentences: Postcard expressions.Continue reading “Stuck on postcards”
Look at the flags. Can you name the country and the nationality (what we call the people from that country)? Example: Send in your answers using the form below. And if your country flag isn’t here, tell me so that I can include it!
#elcome #o #he #editerranean. #elcome #o #he #eeling #f #he #ummer #un #n #our #kin, #nd #he #mell #f #alt #n #he #ir. #o #he #aste #f #esty #ranges, #o #he #ome #f #ittersweet #emories. #ELCOME #O #HE #ORLD #F #INNIE. Here’s an interesting challenge. Above is an advertising slogan of a popular local softContinue reading “No first letters”
Weather words. How better to learn them than by looking at a 7 day forcast. The one above is for my country, Malta. Seven days with words such as isolated showers, windy, mainly cloudy, mainly sunny. Here’s the one for Brasilia (that’s the capital city of Brazil). This time we have thunderstorms, scattered thunderstorms, isolatedContinue reading “7 day forecast – Malta & Brasilia”