Idiom of the Week: “An arm and a leg”

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I have used this idiom a lot recently; as I have been looking for flights and jobs across the world; flights are getting more and more expensive – which I feel that they should get cheaper when it is closer to the date I require. That will never happen though…this is why I have choose this idiom of this week.

an arm and a leg

Meaning: a lot of money
Example: “Everything the restaurant offers tastes good, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.”

Wordle Wednesday: Animals on a Farm

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It will soon be Half Term (or Spring Break) here in the UK and I have been asked by one of the Brownie leaders to help her with her Pack’s mini holiday. She wants me to help her out on the day the Pack goes to a local Farm. Perfect excuse to create a Wordle Wednesday with what animals I may see at the farm. It is an Open farm; which I think is a fantastic way of introducing children to animals and to practice they words.

Animals on a Farm

Word List:
alpaca
bull
calf
cat
chicken
cow
dog
donkey
duck
goat
goose
hen
horse
lamb
lama
pig
rooster
sheep
turkey

Idiom of the Week: “Actions speak louder than words”

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There has been a few things I feel that comes about when we all follow this idiom; it is one of my favourites (my list of favourites is getting longer and longer). It is interesting how things change when actions are carried out and nothing is spoken.

Actions speak louder than words

Meaning: What you do is more significant than what you say, something that you say which means that what you do is more important than what you say or what someone does is more important than what someone says
Examples:
You keep saying that you’ll do your fair share of the housework. Remember that actions speak louder than words.
Of course the government have made all sorts of promises but as we all know, actions speak louder than words.
 You have to prepare for what your opponents could do, not what they say they’ll do, because actions speak louder than words.

Wordle Wednesday: Jobs & Occupations

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I have been doing a lot of job hunting recently; TEFL jobs that is and I have found that there are more jobs about that I first thought. However; at least one years experience is required. At this present moment in time; I do not ‘officially’ have any, even though I am currently working with children who have English as a Second Language. With all the children I am working with we have been learning or talking about jobs and occupations. I knew that it would make an excellent theme of a Wordle Wednesday; this is what this week’s theme is.

Jobs & Occupations

Word List:
accountant
actor
actress
athlete
author
baker
banker
barber
beautician
broker
burglar
butcher
carpenter
chauffeur
chef
clerk
coach
craftsman
criminal
crook
dentist
doctor
editor
engineer
farmer
fire fighter
fisherman
judge
lawyer
magician
mechanic
musician
nurse
pharmacist
pilot
poet
policeman
politician
printer
professor
rabbi
priest
pastor
sailor
salesman
shoemaker
soldier
tailor
teacher
veterinarian
waiter
waitress
watchmaker

Idiom of the Week: “Get a kick out of something”

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I have found that there are too many people who live by carrying this idiom out of other people. It is a shame really; as it is not kind and friendly to do it.

get a kick out of something/doing something

to enjoy doing something very much Anyone who gets a kick out of horror movies will love this show. I get a real kick out of shopping for new shoes.
to enjoy something very much get a charge out of something This book is just the kind you like and you’ll get a real kick out of it.

Wordle Wednesday: Tricky Words

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As some of you may know, I have been working with a Reception (aged 4 and 5) aged child since September (it does seem a little longer though!) and we have been working through Jolly Phonics; which I so need to get some training as it is very interesting. I know that many people teach younger students and do not know what to do with them; this is why I chose this week’s Wordle to be on the theme of Tricky Words.

Tricky Words

Word List:

the
to
I
no
go
Into
he
she
we
me
be
was
you
they
all
are
my
Her
said
have
like
so
do
some
come
were
there
little
one
when
out
What
oh
their
people
Mr
Mrs
looked
called
asked
could

Idiom of the Week: “By the skin of one’s teeth”

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This week’s idiom of the week; is how I am currently feeling. That I am getting through my life by the skin of my teeth. This is why I chose to have it as the theme for this week.

by the skin of one’s teeth

Fig. just barely. (By an amount equal to the thickness of the (imaginary) skin on one’s teeth.) I got through calculus class by the skin of my teeth. I got to the airport a few minutes late and missed the plane by the skin of my teeth. Lloyd escaped from the burning building by the skin of his teeth.
if you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it We escaped by the skin of our teeth. England held on by the skin of their teeth to win 1-0.

Wordle Wednesday: Chinese Calender

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It is will soon be the Chinese New Year; which is the 19th February and it will be the Year of the Goat. I am from the Year of the Pig (now you all know how old I am?!) So, I thought that it would be a good time to do a Wordle Wednesday all about the Chinese calender. I know that there are only twelve of them but it will still make a pretty cloud. Just see below…

Which year are you?

Chinese Calender Cloud

Word List:

  • rat
  • ox
  • tiger
  • rabbit
  • dragon
  • snake
  • horse
  • sheep
  • monkey
  • rooster
  • dog
  • pig

Idiom of the Week: “An Eager Beaver”

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I was such this idiom this week; as I am all finished with my Specialist Modules. Just the Advanced Grammar module to do; bring on pay day!!

Anyway; back to this week’s idiom of the week which is an eager beaver. This is one of my all time favourites when it comes to idioms. It always brings a smile to my face.

 

 

Meaning:

someone who works very hard and is very eager to do things

The usage of the word ‘beaver’ is because a beaver is a small animal which people traditionally believe to be hard-working.

 

Examples:

“Who’s the eager beaver who came in at the weekend finish this work off?”

“The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the top”

“New volunteers are always eager beavers.”

“The young assistant gets work very early. She’s real eager beaver.”

Wordle Wednesday: Emotions

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The first Wordle Wednesday of 2015; how exciting! Celebrations have all finished and hopefully we all had a good time. There were possibley a lot of emotions going around and that is the theme of this week’s word cloud. Emotions! I bet that we have all experienced most of these emotions sometime in our lives. Which one is your favourite?

Emotions Cloud

Word List:

acceptance

admiration

adoration

affection

afraid

agitation

agreeable

aggressive

aggravation

agony

alarm

alienation

amazement

amusement

anger

angry

anguish

annoyance

anticipation

anxiety

apprehension

assertive

assured

astonishment

attachment

attraction

awe

beleaguered

bewitched

bitterness

bliss

blue

boredom

calculating

calm

capricious

caring

cautious

charmed

cheerful

closeness

compassion

complacent

compliant

content

contentment

crabby

crazed

crazy

cross

cruel

defeated

defiance

delighted

dependence

depressed

desire

disappointment

disapproval

discontent

disenchanted

disgust

disillusioned

dislike

dismay

displeasure

dissatisfied

distraction

distress

disturbed

dread

eager

earnest

easy-going

ecstasy

ecstatic

elation

embarrassment

emotion

emotional

enamoured

enchanted

enjoyment

enraged

enraptured

enthralled

enthusiasm

envious

envy

equanimity

euphoria

exasperation

excited

exhausted

extroverted

exuberant

fascinated

fatalistic

fear

fearful

ferocity

flummoxed

flustered

fondness

fright

frightened

frustration

furious

fury

generous

glad

gloating

gloomy

glum

greedy

grief

grim

grouchy

grumpy

guilt

happiness

happy

harried

homesick

hopeless

horror

hurt

hysteria

infatuated

insecurity

insulted

interested

introverted

irritation

isolation

jaded

jealous

jittery

jolliness

jolly

joviality

jubilation

joy

keen

kind

kind-hearted

kindly

laid back

lazy

like

liking

loathing

lonely

longing

loneliness

love

lulled

lust

mad

merry

misery

modesty

mortification

naughty

neediness

neglected

nervous

nirvana

open

optimism

ornery

outgoing

outrage

panic

passion

passive

peaceful

pensive

pessimism

pity

placid

pleased

pride

proud

pushy

quarrelsome

queasy

querulous

quick-witted

quiet

quirky

rage

rapture

rejection

relief

relieved

remorse

repentance

resentment

resigned

revulsion

roused

sad

sadness

sarcastic

sardonic

satisfaction

scared

scorn

self-assured

self-congratulatory

self-satisfied

sentimentality

serenity

shame

shock

smug

sorrow

sorry

spellbound

spite

stingy

stoical

stressed

subdued

submission

suffering

surprise

sympathy

tenderness

tense

terror

threatening

thrill

timidity

torment

tranquil

triumphant

trust

uncomfortable

unhappiness

unhappy

upset

vain

vanity

venal

vengeful

vexed

vigilance

vivacious

wary

watchfulness

weariness

weary

woe

wonder

worried

wrathful

zeal

zest