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 

Word (Idiom) of the week

Seeing as you are probably all quite stressed and busy revising at the moment I thought I’d share an English idiom related to this –

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

This means that everybody needs a certain amount of relaxation, it is not good to work/study all the time.  So make sure you have some rest and relaxation time after your exams!! .The idiom comes from an old English book (about a boy called Jack!).

Good luck with your exams.

Word of the week

urgh another miserable Friday! Hopefully it will be good weather this weekend.  I am doing the Busan 10K race on Sunday so I hope it will be sunny! 

So….word of the week is actually an expression ‘time flies’, this doesn’t mean literally like the picture – 

 

It mean times goes really quickly, we often say ‘time flies when your having fun‘ i.e. when you are enjying yourself the time passes really quickly, unlike when you are bored and time goes reeaallly slowly!! 

Hope everyone has a great weekend x 

Word of the week – 16th March

Here is an adjective we can use to describe the weather and feelings.

Miserable = unhappy

The weather is really miserable today (gloomy, wet and not nice!) 

I’m miserable (unhappy).

So, even though the weather is miserable today I hope you’re not miserable too! Have a great weekend x  

Word of the week – wicked

This week’s word of the week is – wicked.

You might already know this word, but it has two meanings. The dictionary definition is –

– evil: Sadam Hussein was a wicked man.

– the wicked witch.

The meaning I want to tell you about is the slang version:

This song is wicked / This film is wicked/ That’s a wicked idea

In these cases it doesn’t mean evil it means – cool, excellent….

You can tell which meaning people use by the situation and how they say it i.e. not many people think Sadam Hussein was cool, so you know they mean evil!

I hope this is useful for you, ask me any questions you have about this word, or give me some examples of what you think is a wicked!

have a great weekend x