FLYING THE FLAG

We had a colourful – and informative – session in class this afternoon, with students drawing and explaining their country flags, singing part of the national anthem and giving a brief history of the national day and how it is celebrated. With all this waving of flags, the expression FLYING THE FLAG immediately comes toContinue reading “FLYING THE FLAG”

Mosquitoes and flies – IRRITATED or IRRITATING?

  When you’re woken up in the middle of the night by mosquitoes … it’s happened to most of us at one time or another. In spite of their small size, they are very IRRITATING insects and I am extremely IRRITATED when they interrupt my sleep. It’s the same with flies, especially if I’m eating outContinue reading “Mosquitoes and flies – IRRITATED or IRRITATING?”

FLYING THE FLAG

FEMEN – a women’s movement that aims to defend social equality. Although they make the news for their topless protests, they are actually FLYING THE FLAG for women’s rights in male-dominated societies. On the 07 September, they flew the flag of their beliefs – this time to demonstrate against female circumcision in Africa – at theContinue reading “FLYING THE FLAG”