Word of the week – relieved

Now your exams are over – yay – I bet you’re feeling tired but relieved?

Relieved  = when something that was worrying you stops so you don’t feel stressed any more – I felt so relieved when my exams finished!!

Or you can say – it was such a relief – my cat when missing for a week, I was so worried but then last night she came home, it was such a relief!

So, I hope you feel relieved and can finally have a relaxing weekend x

Word of the week – Euro 2012

The Euro 2012 Football Competition started last week so here’s some football vocabulary for you:

a foul (n) to foul someone (v) = goes against the rules of the game.  For example if one player kicks another player or does something he is not allowed to do this is a foul.  That was an awful foul by Balotelli, he deserves a red card for that.    

a tackle (n) to tackle someone (v) = to get the ball from an opponent.  That was a great tackle by Piquet.

Equaliser (n) to equalise (v) = a goal which makes the score equal.  Rooney scored the equaliser to make it 2-2.  

Remember this website has some great activities for practising your English and they have a new Euro 2012 section too:

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Have a great weekend and I hope you will be cheering England on tonight!! x 

Hiking Yongchucksan 영축산

Yesterday, I went with a group of friends to Tongdo and we hiked to the peak (highest point) of 영축산.  It was pretty hot and going up was quite steep. It took us 3 hours to reach the peak, the photo is of the girls when we got there.  It was over 1000 metres high you can see how hot and tired we look!  The views were amazing and the scenery was beautiful.  We then hiked along a ridge for a while and down to a small temple then finally we finished at Tongdosa.  I think it’s one of the most beautiful temples I’ve seen in Korea, I really like it.  We then had a delicios beef BBQ before going home to collapse!

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

This weekend the U.K (and commonwealth countries) have been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  This means she has been the Queen for 60 years! There are many celebrations going on around the U.K and many people are having parties.

I’m a bit sad I’m missing all the celebrations and the 2 days extra holidays that everyone has but I’ve enjoyed seeing it all on the news.  If you want to see pictures and read about more about the Jubilee you can find a lot of information on  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/ this website has news for teenagers.