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November 27, 2013

Phrase of the Week


- Fair Enough -

Definition:
What you say when you initially disagree with another's opinion or behaviour, but after hearing their explanation you can now see their point of view. Something that you say in order to show that you understand why someone has said or done something. In conclusion, it is not a nasty thing said to close a conversation but another way to say ok.

Second meaning: to express something that is acceptable, admissible.

Synonym:
Okay; that's reasonable; I agree; I understand.

Example sentences:
Well, if you want to go on your own that's fair enough.

I totally can't get over how wild you are......fair enough

Resources:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fair+enough
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fair%20enough
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 12:36 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 19, 2013

Phrase of the Week


- You're kidding? -

Definition:
Asking someone if he/ she is joking or if he/ she is not serious.
When you are kidding, you are just joking around with somebody; you say something that has not to be taken seriously. Teasing or speaking for fun, to be facetious.

Synonyms:
You're joking? You're teasing? You're laughing?

Synonym of kidding: funning; teasing; jesting; joking; rallying

Example sentences:
You're kidding yourself if you think you're going to teach them anything else.
Are you going to the end of the year party in jeans? You are kidding?

Resources:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=just%20kidding
http://dictionary.babylon.com/you're_kidding/
http://www.reference.com/example-sentences/kidding
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 1:16 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 15, 2013

Phrase of the week


- You'll get over it -

DEFINITION
Used for telling someone to stop worrying, complaining, or being upset about something.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES
Don't worry, you'll get over your exam.
Her finance broke up with her but she'll get over it with time!

A. Oh, no..I feel air-sick!
B. Don't worry you'll get over it when the plane lands!

SYNONYMS
You'll do it. You'll overcome it. You'll pass it.

RESOURCES
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/get-over
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I'll%20get%20over%20it
http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/phrasal-verb-get-over
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 4:27 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 6, 2013

Phrase of the week


- We have a lot in common -

Definition:

Describing people with the same/ similar qualities, interest, etc. To share interests, experiences, or other characteristics with someone.

Synonyms:

Share something with
Belong to an idea with

Example sentences:

We don't really have much in common.
I like to spend my time with you because we have a lot in common.

Resources:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/common_5?q=have+in+common
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/have+in+common
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 1:14 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 5, 2013

- Guy Fawkes Night/ Bonfire Night -


BONFIRE NIGHT, GUY FAWKES NIGHT WHAT IS IT?

An annual commemoration observed on 05 November in Great-Britain.

On 05 November 1605, Guy Fawkes, a Catholic, was arrested for trying to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and blowing up Parliament, by putting explosives under the House of Lords. He didn�??t succeed and was arrested and executed for treason.

Even though the true story behind the celebration is serious and sad, Bonfire Night is traditionally celebrated as a night of fun and fireworks and Guy Fawkes has come to symbolise the anti-establishment protest movement. The Guy Fawkes mask is worn by protestors around the world and the story inspired the graphic novel and film, V-for-Vendetta.
Guy Fawkes Mask

You can find more information about this traditional celebration on http://www.bonfirenight.net/:

WHERE TO GO FOR BONFIRE NIGHT IN LEEDS?

Roundhay Park hosts the city�??s biggest bonfire
Bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm
Fireworks will start at 8.00pm

In the following parks Bonfires and Fireworks will be displayed:
Bramley Park
East End Park
Middleton Park
Springhead Park (Rothwell)
Woodhouse Moor
Bonfires will be lit at 7.00pm
Fireworks will start at 7.30pm

Also at Kirkstall Abbey.
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 5:08 PM GMT | Comments (0)
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November 1, 2013

cakes, cakes, cakes


Hello again students!

On Friday 8th November, I would like to invite you to a coffee morning and bake sale. There will be cakes available to buy and all the money will be used for the shoe box appeal. You will also have the opportunity to meet other students and practice your English!

It will take place in Room 3 from 11 ?? 12. I look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you,
Cat
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 5:32 PM GMT | Comments (0)

Shoe Box wrapping! - HELP NEEDED!


As you know I am running the shoe box appeal this year and many of you have already contributed with some fantastic gifts. Thank you for this. I am now looking for some wonderful volunteers to help me wrap the shoe boxes before we send them to the children. This will take place on Thursday 7th November at 3.30pm (after class). You can stay for as long as you want and there will be snacks provided!

If you are able to help, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you!
Cat
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 5:31 PM GMT | Comments (0)




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