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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 go 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

First lessons at ESOL level 3

First lessons at ESOL level 3 disappointed us, probably because we expected to learn something, not to be verified in relation to the knowledge we already have. We started the lesson by trying to find out which of our colleagues drank coffee in the morning, who came to school by bus, who slept until late… We were then divided into groups and we took the colleague a kind of mini-interview to find out what his name is, where he is from, if he has children…

We then listened to a short phone call and we were asked to answer some questions about what we had heard. Very few were those who understood something. Later, after the model on the form received, we were asked to write a short text about ourselves – who we are, where we come from, where we work, how old we are. We felt like we were six and went to school for the first time.

The second lesson seemed to be more advanced, but still not enough to give us the feeling that we were learning something. Read More

The national flower of scotland – purple thistle

With each new day I like Scotland more and more. I have always liked the Celtic symbols, without knowing that the Scots are proud of them. Only when I stepped onto this green earth did I find out. The same thing happened with the thistle. I always liked this flower. I recently learned that the national flower of Scotland is the thistle.

I bought the book Life in the United Kingdom to find out more about the country in which I decided to live. I smiled happily when I found, between her pages, a picture with a thistle. How many times have I photographed the thistle in my yard, not knowing that I was actually taking pictures of the national flower of Scotland, the symbol of Scotland?

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