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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