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” Word List:
“More Complex Colours” Word List:
Cherry Blossom Pink
Robin egg blue
School bus yellow
Van Dyke Brown
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.
- •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.
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.
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.
Word List can be found here – Langauge Names
Sadly I could not copy my actual word list over…
[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.
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.
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?
I have just been talking to a lovely lady (waves at Rebecca) at i-to-i about the Internship to China next year. I am SO glad that the deposit system is now in full force. I can now achieve my dream and teach abroad. I can now afford to go! Yippie!
On the current money I am paid on; I could pay for it in TWO instalments! Fantastic right?
I need to talk to my family and then make the payment really. I know that it is only five months but it is a chance of a lifetime.
I am really excited now…all I need is to book it all!
[Posted a day early]
I have been doing a lot of activities over the last few days and I have even started a new exercise regime; which I am loving. So I decided that this week’s Wordle Wednesday will be all about exercise. Crazy I know but we all need to keep fit these days! All of these ‘activities’ can be used with ‘Go’, ‘Play’ or ‘Do’
bike riding, bowling, hiking, jogging, rollerblading, skiing, swimming, walking, badminton, baseball, basketball, Frisbee, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, aerobics, calisthenics, karate, yoga, aerobics, zumba, tennis, climbing, tai chi, judo
The last few weeks have been very busy; I cannot believe how hard it is to raise funds to make my dream of teaching abroad come true…anyway; here is this week’s Idiom of the Week. This week it is “a new lease of life”.
Meaning: If someone has a new lease of life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
- After recovering from her illness, Kathy had a new lease of life and made lots of plans for the future.
- When my uncle quit drinking it gave him a new lease of life and he started doing things he hadn’t done for years.
Note: The variation “a new lease on life” is used in American English.
Definition from English Club