Wordle Wednesday: Buildings & Places

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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”.

Building & Places

Word List:

  • airport
  • apartment building
  • bank
  • barber shop
  • book store
  • bowling alley
  • bus stop
  • church
  • cinema
  • convenience store
  • department store
  • fire department
  • gas station
  • hospital
  • house
  • library
  • movie theatre
  • museum
  • office building
  • post office
  • restaurant
  • school
  • mall
  • shopping centre
  • supermarket
  • train station

Wordle Wednesday: Adverbs of Time

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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.

Time

 

Word List:

  • after
  • always
  • before
  • during
  • lately
  • never
  • often
  • rarely
  • recently
  • sometimes
  • soon
  • today
  • tomorrow
  • usually
  • yesterday

Idiom of the Week: “At the drop of a hat”

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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

Meaning:
immediately; instantly; on the slightest signal or urging. (Alludes to the dropping of a hat as a signal.)
Examples:
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.

Wordle Wednesday: Adjectives for Describing People

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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”

Adjective for Descriping People

Word List:

  • angry
  • beautiful
  • brave
  • careful
  • careless
  • clever
  • crazy
  • cute
  • dangerous
  • exciting
  • famous
  • friendly
  • happy
  • interesting
  • lucky
  • old
  • poor
  • popular
  • rich
  • sad
  • thin
  • ugly
  • unlucky
  • young

Idiom of the Week: “Back to the drawing board “

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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

Meaning:
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.)
Example:
It didn’t work. Back to the drawing board. I flunked English this semester. Well, back to the old drawing board.

Wordle Wednesday: Animals at a Zoo

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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.

Animals at a Zoo

Word List:
aardvark
bear
camel
crocodile
elephant
giraffe
kangaroo
leopard
lion
llama
monkey
ostrich
rhinoceros
snake
tiger
wolf
zebra
anteater
armadillo
baboon
badger
beaver
cheetah
cougar
gazelle
gorilla
ocelot
panda
panther
porcupine
wallaby
puma
lynx
bobcat
jaguar
hyena
alligator

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