Do It Yourself

Hi Everyone, Well Happy Fall! Today let’s talk about Do It Yourself projects, also know as DIY. What is DIY? Do it yourself (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things by oneself without the direct aid of professionals or certified experts. DIY can be used for lots of things, but, we are…

Learning Languages

Hi Everyone, Hope this finds you well and enjoying the beautiful late summer weather! I thought we’d look at learning languages today and review some related vocabulary. We also listen to a conversation about a man learning English and a woman studying French. Ok, let’s begin by naming the official language spoken in these countries:…

Handedness

Hi Everyone, Yes, handedness is really a word! It is a noun and it means “the tendency to use either the right or the left hand more naturally than the other“. So, are you a righty or a lefty? Do you usually write with your left hand or your right hand? What percentage of people…

Does An Expensive Meal Taste Better?

Hi Everyone, Read the sentences below and match the underlined words and phrases to their definitions: At lunchtime, the restaurant is usually full of diners. When food is free, it’s very easy to overeat. Julia ate too much chocolate at the party. She felt very guilty later. Kate knows how to manipulate her parents to…

Noun-tastic

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a nice weekend! August is here and it seems like the summer is starting to wind down a little. Today, let’s take a look at nouns and some tricky things, like noun combinations and noun phrases. Take a look at these pictures below and answer the questions: Which picture…

A New Resource For You

Hi Everyone, Just a quick post to share an incredible dictionary with you. I know, you’re rolling your eyes nd saying, “not another dictionary”… well, my friends this is something you must try!!! Regular dictionaries obviously give you the word/expression meaning and an example sentence, well, this dictionary will show you how the word collates…

Bucket Lists

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone! Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of…

A Crazy Trip

Hi Everyone, Well I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone, and I’m looking forward to May, with warmer and sunny days! I came across this very basic video using the past tense to tell a story about some guys who went on a trip together. And you will see what a crazy trip…

Super Memory

Hi Everyone, Well, on this showery April day, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about memory. How is your memory? Can you easily recall past events? Do you know someone who has a good memory? According to Wikipedia memory is the faculty of the brain by which data or information is…

Handmade Crafts

Hi Everyone, Today I thought we’d have a discussion about handmade crafts, specifically homemade textile crafts – crochet, sewing and knitting. Crochet requires yarn and a needle and can be used to make clothing, toys, and other things. Sewing can be done by hand with a needle, thread and fabric, or by using a sewing…