Next week one of the buildings in the county town of Northampton will be demolished; I have been travelling in and out of this building since I was at least sixteen; when I was attending college. This building is the Greyfriars Bus Station. I thought that I would pay homage to this building; many local people felt that it was a horrid sight and needed to be re-built. Alas; this has happened. I have not been in this new bus station (nor the new train station). This is why this week’s theme for Wordle Wednesday is “Buildings & Places”.
- apartment building
- barber shop
- book store
- bowling alley
- bus stop
- convenience store
- department store
- fire department
- gas station
- movie theatre
- office building
- post office
- shopping centre
- train station
I have always been interested in time; it is a concept that will always need to be learnt – no matter what age or level of English a person has. I have found that working with Deaf students for the last seven years that ‘time’ is a hard concept to grasp. I think that this is a shame; as the students are not given the information to broaden their vocabulary. This is why I thought that ‘time’ should be used for this week’s theme for Wordle Wednesday.
Whenever I hear idioms; either on the television or on the radio, always make me laugh as I make a mental note and add them to the list here at My TEFL Adventures. I always try and use at least one idiom a day; sometimes it can be rather difficult and on other days I can have an entire conversation in idioms at the drop of a hat. That is what this week’s idiom is:
at the drop of a hat
immediately; instantly; on the slightest signal or urging. (Alludes to the dropping of a hat as a signal.)
John was always ready to go fishing at the drop of a hat.
If you need help, just call on me. I can come at the drop of a hat.
I have been thinking about how to describing people; and I have never thought that there were so many ways of describing people. This is why I thought that this week’s Word Cloud to be “Adjectives for Describing People”
I never really thought of this saying as an idiom; as I have heard it so many times and to be honest I have never really thought about it fully. I have lived this idiom over the last few days; as a lot has changed within my life and ‘TEFL’ life.
back to the drawing board
time to start from the start; it is time to plan something over again. (Plans or schematics are drawn on a drawing board. Note the variations shown in the examples.)
It didn’t work. Back to the drawing board. I flunked English this semester. Well, back to the old drawing board.
Carrying on from last week’s Wordle Wednesday theme of animals; I thought that it would be a good time for animals in a zoo to make an appearance. I love going to the Zoo; there is always something different to see when you are there. It is a shame that I live so far away from a Zoo.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.