Super Excited!!

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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!

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Wordle Wednesday: “Exercise”

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[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’

excerise

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

 

Idiom of the Week: “A New Lease Of Life”

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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.

For example:

  • 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

Internships?!

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I recently applied for a job at my former University as a member of the teaching staff; my degree is in British Sign Language and I thought that this would be a brilliant opportunity to get some cash together and gain some teaching experience at the same time. Alas; it was not to be. I have not been short listed. So, back to saving for an internship. I headed over to i-to-i TEFL and had a look at the internship page; this is what greeted me:

internship info

How exciting right? I contacted i-to-i TEFL and I am waiting to hear back from them. I am wondering if this is possible; I would love to know how much the 50% is as the last time I spoke to i-to-i the price was about £995 (and something) for just the internship. This is due to me completing so many module…I really want this now.

You may have all noticed that there is a new banner here on my page – Forever Living; well ladies and gents I have started as a Distributor of their wonderful products. I will be able to take the business with me when I teach abroad.

Another income will not hurt me; will it?

Wordle Wednesday: Britain (Objects)

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[just noticed that this post was not posted on Wednesday – J]

 

Being a person from Britain; I decided that this week’s Wordle Wednesday is all about Britain. I have found that whenever I tell people I am British (after I have corrected them that I am not English – I’m Welsh), they always ask me if I know their relative who is in London. However; London is over 60 miles away from where I am currently living. I don’t even know all the people in my Village. I decided that I would split this theme into a few posts; so this week it is all about OBJECTS.

wordcloud-britain objects

Word List:

24-Hour, 999, A-Level, Abbatoir, Aeroplane, AGM, Aluminum, American Football, Autocue, Autumn, B&B, Bank-Holiday, Bar-Billiards, BBC English, Beeb, Big Dipper, Big Issue, Bill, Billiards, Billon, Biro, Bling, Blinkers, Blue-Tac, Boarding School, Bob, Bob-a-job, Bonfire Night, Booze Cruise, Brackets, Britain, Car Boot Sale, Carnival, Carvery, Cashpoint, Casualty, Catapult, Chat Show, Chemist, Cheque, Christmas Crackers, Chysanths, Cinema, Coconut shy, College, Comprehensive School, Conkers, Cot, Counterfoil, Course, Cutlery, CV, Daddy Long Legs, Day School, Desmond, Direct Debit, Directory Enquires, Dirty Weekend, Dodgem Cars, Doddle Bug, Dosh, Draughts, Drawing Pin, Drink Up, Dummy, Egg Timer, Elastoplast, Eleven Plus, Elevenses, Eurovision Song Contest, Fair, Fancy Dress, Film, Finals, Fiver, Flannel, Football, Form, Fresher’s Ball, Fringe, Fruit Machine, Full Stop, Gangway, GCSE, Grammar School, Guide Dog, Gum, Handbag, Hen Night, High street, Hole In The Wall, Holiday, Hoover, Hypermarket, Insects, Jasper, Kiss Gate, Ladybird, Lead, Leaving Do, Letter Box, Licence Fee, Lift, Local, Lounge Bar, Marigolds, Marks and Spencer, Marquee, Maths, Naughts and Crosses, Note, Over The Moon, Oxbridge, Pantomime, Parcel, Pay Packet, Pay Rise, Pance, Photocopier, Pictures, Pillar Box, Plaster, Polystrene, Polytechnic, Pompey, Post, Pontoon, Post Mortem, Post Box, Postcade, Postman, Pram, Prep School, Primary School, Property, Pub, Pub Crawl, Purse, Pylon, Queue, RAF, Railway, Rates, Reception, Return, Revision, Rise, Rounders, Rubber, Rubbish, Saloon, Sellotape, Semi, Serviette, Set Down, Shop, Shopping Trolley, Skip, Skipping Rope, Sledge, Snooker, Spondulicks, Stag Night, Standing Order, Stone, Strimmer, Surgery, Swimming Baths, Telephone Box, Tenner, Tick, Timber, Tippex, Tire, Touch, Tube, TV Licence, TV Programme, Tyre, UK, Underground, University, VAT, Wallent, Wash Up, Way Out, WC, Wedge, White House, Wonga, Year

Word list from Effingpot.com

Wordle Wednesday: Countries

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Sorry for the delay in posting this post (last week’s Wordle Wednesday post)

Within the world there are nearly 200 separate countries; some are ‘official’ and recognised by Governments but there are some which are not. I would love to travel to all of these 200 countries; if possible, and teach English there. I know that it will take a lifetime to complete it though. This dream of mine is why I have created this week’s word cloud. Countries is the theme. Here in the UK, there is only four weeks until the schools will have broken up for the Summer. Many people will be jetting off to far away countries; most of these countries could be on the list below. I have added both names of countries if the country is known by multiple names; for example Burma and Myanmar.

Countries

Word List:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador (Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldive, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Pala, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuval, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Idiom of the Week: “A Drop in the Ocean”

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Bad blogger is I; I cannot believe that I missed posting this feature on Monday. Life has be ever so hectic. this week’s “Idiom of the Week” is A drop in the ocean. I lovely idiom that gives a wonderful image in the mind.

Meaning: If an amount is a drop in the ocean, it’s a very small portion of the amount that’s needed.

For example:

  • Our government’s sending a thousand tons of food, but that’s just a drop in the ocean compared to what’s needed.
  • I know twenty dollars is just a drop in the ocean, but if everyone gave that much it’d make a big difference.

Note: The U.S. equivalent is “a drop in the bucket”.

Definition from English Club