The Weekly Wish

Happy Monday everyone!

This week, I wish you a simply superb summer (unless you are reading this in the Southern Hemisphere that is.)

To enjoy the best season of the year and after 100 posts I’m taking a little break so thanks for reading so far and see you in September!

The English Gardener. x

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The Friday Phrase

Fabulous idioms for Friday Afternoon

Today’s idiom is ‘off the beaten track‘.

Somewhere that’s off the beaten track is in a remote location.

So if like Chloe and her aunt and uncle Ned and Sheila, you are going somewhere off the beaten track this weekend, enjoy yourself and tell us all about it when you return!

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A Word for Wednesday

Today’s word is ‘seasoned‘, an adjective we use to describe someone who has a lot of experience in a certain area.

Judging by the map hanging in his kitchen, on which he had marked a blue dot in every location he had ever visited, there was no doubt that Sebastian was a seasoned traveller.

mapAre you a seasoned traveller? A seasoned professional?
Or a seasoned something else perhaps?
Tell us about it and practise your English!

A Thought for Thursday

A little something to think about when using English 🙂

Continuing on from yesterday, our thought today turns to the wonderful world of work.

As we have mentioned in a past post, in English you work on a project.
Seeing as variety is the spice of life (even when it comes to prepositions, it seems) you work in a sector but for a company.

Otherwise, you might be self employed, unemployed, retired or living a life of leisure somewhere near the sea… seaWhat sector do you work in or would like to work in? Tell us about it and practise your English!

A Word for Wednesday

Today’s word is cushy, an adjective we use to describe a job that is undemanding, easy and involves little effort for big rewards (and it may be useful to note that this word can have slightly pejorative connotations).

Mable, for example, has the cushy job of supervising the cushions here at The English Garden, yet is the first to complain about how hard she works.

cushyWhat are the advantages and disadvantages of a cushy job?
Do you have one?
Would you like one?

Tell us about it and practise your English!

The Friday Phrase

Fabulous Idioms for Friday Afternoon 🙂

Today’s idiom is ‘just around the corner‘ (despite being here already,in fact).

If something is just around the corner, then it is expected to happen very soon.

So have a great weekend everyone and enjoy every moment because Monday morning is just around the corner and once it’s here there’ll be no looking back…

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The Weekly Wish

Happy Monday everyone!

This week I wish you a happy and healthy week.

To practise your English why not share some happy news or maybe a healthy recipe.

cookiesAnd remember: if by some chance you don’t know the adjectives of the week you can look them up on www.dictionary.com and then use them here or in your next class!

The Friday Phrase

Fabulous idioms for Friday afternoon

Today’s idiom is backseat driver.

A backseat driver is a person who (annoyingly) is fond of giving you advice while you are performing a task or doing something, especially when the advice is wrong, unwelcome or both.

So have a good weekend everyone and if you find yourself in the back of the proverbial car, instead of being a backseat driver why not just sit back and enjoy the views 🙂

back seatClick here for back seat driving at its best!

A Word for Wednesday

Today’s word is the adverb flat out meaning either in a direct manner or at top speed and with maximum effort.

Our friend B. Bascal of legendary Bascal Productions has been working flat out this week in preparation for an upcoming event. However, when we spoke to him, he denied flat out that he was overdoing it.
Judging by this photo sent in by one of his assistants though, we are not fully convinced….

B. Bascal