7 day forecast – Malta & Brasilia

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”

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”

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”

THOUSAND / THOUSANDS

Malta has a population of four hundred THOUSAND (400,000). There were THOUSANDS of people at the Isle of MTV concert in June. You will notice that in the first sentence there is no “s” at the end of thousand but there is an ”s” in the second. Why? Look carefully and you should¬†understand the rule.Continue reading “THOUSAND / THOUSANDS”