Wordle Wednesday: Colours

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Firstly; I am sorry that I am posting this week’s Wordle Wednesday on a Thursday! Naughty, I know but I did not hit “Schedule” properly! *Hits head with palm*

Anyway; this week’s theme is Colours. I LOVE colours and there are a fair few colours within this world. You will notice that I am spelling Colour with a “u”, American English it is spelt like “Color”. I have created TWO word clouds this week; one with ‘basic’ colours on and another with ‘more complex’ colours on.

Which one with you use?

basic colours

“Basic Colours” Word List:

  • black
  • blue
  • brown
  • gray
  • green
  • orange
  • pink
  • purple
  • red
  • white
  • yellow

complex colours

 

“More Complex Colours” Word List:

Alizarin
Amaranth
Amber
Amethyst
Apricot
Aqua
Aquamarine
Asparagus
Auburn
Azure
Beige
Bistre
Black
Blue
Blue Green
Blue Violet
Bondi Blue
Brass
Bronze
Brown
Buff
Burgundy
Burnt Orange
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Camouflage Green
Caput Mortuum
Cardinal
Carmine
Carrot orange
Celadon
Cerise
Cerulean
Champagne
Charcoal
Chartreuse
Cherry Blossom Pink
Chestnut
Chocolate
Cinnabar
Cinnamon
Cobalt
Copper
Coral
Corn
Cornflower
Cream
Crimson
Cyan
Dandelion
Denim
Ecru
Emerald
Eggplant
Falu red
Fern green
Firebrick
Flax
Forest green
French Rose
Fuchsia
Gamboge
Gold
Goldenrod
Green
Grey
Han Purple
Harlequin
Heliotrope
Hollywood Cerise
Indigo
Ivory
Jade
Kelly green
Khaki
Lavender
Lawn green
Lemon
Lemon chiffon
Lilac
Lime
Lime green
Linen
Magenta
Magnolia
Malachite
Maroon
Mauve
Midnight Blue
Mint green
Misty rose
Moss green
Mustard
Myrtle
Navajo white
Navy Blue
Ochre
Office green
Olive
Olivine
Orange
Orchid
Papaya whip
Peach
Pear
Periwinkle
Persimmon
Pine Green
Pink
Platinum
Plum
Powder blue
Puce
Prussian blue
Psychedelic purple
Pumpkin
Purple
Quartz Grey
Raw umber
Razzmatazz
Red
Robin egg blue
Rose
Royal blue
Royal purple
Ruby
Russet
Rust
Safety orange
Saffron
Salmon
Sandy brown
Sangria
Sapphire
Scarlet
School bus yellow
Sea Green
Seashell
Sepia
Shamrock green
Shocking Pink
Silver
Sky Blue
Slate grey
Smalt
Spring bud
Spring green
Steel blue
Tan
Tangerine
Taupe
Teal
Tenné
Terra cotta
Thistle
Titanium White
Tomato
Turquoise
Tyrian purple
Ultramarine
Van Dyke Brown
Vermilion
Violet
Viridian
Wheat
White
Wisteria
Xanthic
Yellow
Zucchini

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Idiom of the Week: “Another string to your bow”

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Idiom of the Week and for this week our idiom is “another string to your bow”

I personally believe that a person can never have ‘enough string to their bows’ as I feel that learning and gaining new skills is important.

 

 

The meaning of “another string to your bow” is if you have another string to your bow, you have another way of making a living. Gaining new or more skills.

 

For example:

  • •Lots of people learn to teach English so they’ll have another string to their bow.
  • •I’ve lost my job and I’ll have to retrain for something else. I wish I already had another string to my bow.

 

The origin of “another string to your bow” is probably metaphorical, from the fact that if an archer has a spare string for their bow, they can still shoot an arrow even if their first string breaks.

 

NB. Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Meeting Places

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This week’s Travel theme from Ailsa’s blog – Where’s My Backpack? is Meeting Places and I thought that this would be an excellent time to get back into my “everyday blogging” again; I know that Ailsa does her weekly themed feature as a “meeting place” for all us travel buffs, TEFL teachers and ExPats to relive and remember our traveling times.

Here my post about this week’s Travel Theme; I wonder if you will recognise these “meeting places”?! Some of the images I HAVE NOT taken myself and I have captioned them with where I found them…enjoy everyone! At these places I have met the best people in the world…

From Landscape Institute

Bury Mount, a scheduled ancient monument, has been at the heart of the market town of Towcester since the 11th century. It was originally constructed as a medieval motte and has subsequently been used as a civil war gun emplacement, a 19th century prospect mound and market garden

From Blog Preston

Parks are plentiful in Preston.  Even though the city is known for its historic buildings, nightlife and shopping areas, there are also many beautiful areas of greenery, where residents and visitors can escape from busy city life.

The most well-known parks in Preston are Avenham Park and its partner Miller Park.  They lie side by side on the north bank of the River Ribble, immediately south of Preston City Centre.  These parks were created by the landscape architect Edwards Milner during the 1860’s, during the American Civil war, in order to keep cotton workers employed and to prevent the problems associated with unemployment.

 

 

 

Video virals: Thai student swears at foreign teacher

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The video has made me a little nervous now. I have reblogged it; I am glad that I did the Teaching in Thailand module from i-to-i! The class is not speaking English…what’s up with that?!

I do not take any of this BS in my current school; but then this behaviour is becoming more and more as technology becomes more advanced.

Let’s just take note people…

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This video has been doing the rounds on Thai news websites and a number of TEFL teaching groups I’m in. Watching it, I was taken back to many a moment in my own time TEFL teaching in a Thai government school!

A loose translation of what the boy is saying, courtesy of Bangkok Post:

“They’re hiring you to teach. Why the &*$@ do you scratch your foot? Do your work! This is my country. Understand? I’m scolding you and you still don’t look at me. Animal! Monitor Lizard? Look at me!

“You’re wearing black. Are you going to your father’s funeral?

“You’re scratching your foot again. You have no manners.”

Although these words might not appear hugely offensive, cultural differences need to be taken into account.  For example, you do not want to be called a monitor lizard (or a dog, or buffalo equally) in Thailand.  The Thai word…

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Wordle Wednesday: Languages

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This week’s Wordle Wednesday is all about the languages that are spoken across the World. Most of us know that currently the World’s Population is around about 6,800,596,862 people.

 

But I did not realise that there are 7,106 Living Languages spoken. However there are 560 which are Institutional Languages, 1,563 are Developing Languages, 2,549 are Vigorous Languages, 1,519 are In Trouble and 915 Languages are classed as Dying. I found these figures on Ethnologue.

Languages Cloud

Word List can be found here – Langauge Names

Sadly I could not copy my actual word list over…

Idiom of the Week: “An Axe to Grind”

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[Sorry that this post was published late; I did not have internet access to organise the scheduling system in time!]

This week’s Idiom of the Week is “An Axe to Grind”; this idiom is one of my favourites and I use it when I am at work. It seems I use it more with the adults than with the children.

 

From God is Heart Blog

 

The meaning of “An axe to grind” is to have something to complain about.

 

For example:

Tom, I need to talk to you. I have an ax to grind.

Bill and Bob went into the other room to argue. They had an axe to grind.

VLogging…

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Here is Ariel; from The Wanderlust Archives who has her own YouTube channel (under the same name). I have been watching her VLogs about her placement in Spain with My Family Abroad. I am absolutley loving her videos! There are so down to earth!

I have been looking on the Job Boards at i-to-i TEFL and I have found a place in Spain (it must be fate, right?!) I have thought about teaching in Spain for a while as it is close enough to home; if anything happens and it far enough so I can ‘be my own person’.

Currently, my mum is away in Cyprus and she is not back for a while *sad face*; I am waiting for her to get home so I can talk to her about the Internship in China and the job in Spain.

Do you think I should post a VLog here at My TEFL Adventures; so you all know who I am?!

Are there any other things you all think I should be writing about?