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Homework – a short note

Imagine that you work in a supermarket. You were cleaning when something broke. Your boss has already gone home. Write a short note explaining what happened.

I was cleaning the floor when the bowl broke. I probably touched it with my sweeping brush.

I was throwing the broken bowl in the bin when the supervisor saw me.

I was writing this short note when he asked me to explain what happened.

I was explaining him how the bowl broke when the supervisor touched the coffee cup on your desk.

I was bending under the table to catch the cup when the supervisor’s head hit my head. Read More

Homework – a typical weekend

Write a description of what you do on a typical weekend. Try to include the following linking words: first of all, then, next, after that, after …ing, before …ing, later, finally.

There is no weekends for me because I always work 4 days on, 4 days off. When I’m off, first of all I have a coffee and 2 cigarettes. I usually smoke Romanian Pall Mall superking, but now I got kent 8, so I smoke 3 cigarettes.

Then I go with my dog Bruno for a walk. He often bark to the other dogs. Because of this, I prefer to walk him on places where rarely we meet dogs.

Next I have a shower. I always enjoy the hot water after being outside. I often think the scottish cold weather will kill me one day. Read More

It’s raining cats and dogs

Yesterday, at English class (ESOL level 3), the teacher told us we can say “It’s raining cats and dogs” if it’s raining heavily. She didn’t know why they use this saying here in Scotland, so I checked on internet.

In the 16th Century, houses had thatched roofs. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals lived in the roof. When it rained heavily it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof – hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs”.

I don’t know if it’s really true, but I like the explanation. Read More

O carte pentru fiecare de la Libraria Delfin

Probabil te gandesti deja la cadourile pe care le vei face cu ocazia acestui Craciun. Desigur, trebuie sa ii multumesti pe toti si pentru asta este necesar sa alegi, din timp, cele mai frumoase cadouri. Te gandesti la tot felul de lucruri precum haine, bijuterii, gadget-uri, insa parca niciunul din aceste elemente nu iti da siguranta ca ii va bucura pe membrii familiei tale. Te-ai gandit insa ca poti oferi o carte cadou? Cartile sunt daruri binevenite cu orice ocazie.

Cartile nu se demodeaza si pot reprezenta intotdeauna o sursa impresionanta de informatii interesante pentru copii, pariniti si chiar si bunici. Pentru asta, editura Litera, prezenta pe site-ul, a pregatit o selectie uimitoare de carti uimitoare, unele dintre ele chiar substantial reduse, ce pot fi puse cu incredere sub bradul de Craciun. Read More

Homework – write a short e-mail

Homework – Your friend has a bad back. Write a short e-mail to:

-ask how he/she is

offer advice

-ask if he/she needs anything

Hi Elaine

Eva told me you had a backache and that’s why you haven’t been at work the last shift. How are you feeling now? Much better I hope. Are you taking anything for it? I’m going to give you some advice: take some pain killers whenever you have pain (maximum five times daily). Get lots of rest. You should also apply some ointment three times a day. Read More

Travelin’ Soldier by Dixie Chicks

Travelin’ Soldier by Dixie Chicks – I love this song. For three days I listened Travelin’ Soldier without stopping and I still did not get bored.

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a café there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she give him a smile
And he said would you mind sittin’ down for a while
And talkin’ to me, I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
I’ve got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you?

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No, I don’t want to see – having fun at english class

On Friday, at the English class (ESOL level 3), we played in groups – some were doctors and others were patients. The play was intended to help us learn new words and familiarize ourselves with the questions a doctor might ask us and the answers we should give. We have learned how to say in English we have a headache, a stomachache, a back pain and many more. I really enjoyed playing with my colleagues, and even at one point I laughed so hard that everyone stopped talking and waited to tell them why I laugh.

I was the doctor, and Paulina, a nice Polish, was my patient. I asked her what problem she had and she told me she had diarrhea. On the paper I was reading, it was written: I see. Are you allergic to any medication? The moment I said I see, my laugh started and I completed: Read More

New words (for me) in English and queries regarding verb tenses

New words (for me) in English and queries regarding verb tenses

I decided to write on the blog the new words and expressions that I learn in English and, if I have time, to form sentences with them so that I can remember them.

mostly                    as good as gold

shelves                   though

cabinets                 appearance

involves                 errand

apron                    siblings

drawing                 hugely

naughty                 neither do I Read More

A photograph of my family – homework task

A photograph of my family – homework task

“Find one or two photographs of your family. Bring them in to the next class. Be prepared to talk about them.”

I chose a picture with my son and his girlfriend (I will not post it on the blog).

My son’s name is I. He is 25 years old and he works with my husband and me at bakery. He lives in B. with my nephew and one of their friend, O. My son’s hobby is to work and play on the computer, but he has not much time because often he goes outside with his girlfriend A., who is next to my son in this picture.

She is 6 years younger than I. She is Irish, but there is no problem because my son speaks English very well. Read More

A short description of my family – homework

A short description of my family – homework

My husband M., who is … years younger than me, is a funny guy, so we laugh a lot every day in our house in B. One year ago, my son I. moved in his own house in B. He is 25 years old and he wants to be independent. My husband is taller than my son, but I. is M.’s team leader at work.

I’m two years older than my sister R., who lives in Romania with her husband. R.’s eyes are the same color as her son’s G. She is funny, but sometimes she cries because our parents are no longer living. My brother-in-law’s name is R. He is younger than me and taller than my husband. He likes to fix everything in house because he is Read More