September 2011
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Destination: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

With its beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscape, Rio De Janeiro is a place worth seeing. Famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema are known for their relaxed atmosphere and beautiful people. Christo De Redentor (Christ the Redeemer, seen below) is an amazing landmark which attracts tourists from across the world. The weather, the food, and [...]

Grammar Corner

Complete the following sentences with the proper word.


1) Look after that money or you will it.

2) That screw is a bit .

3) The opposite of to find is to .

4) I tied the dog to a tree but it got and ran away.

5) I [...]

On Top of the World!

When you are “on top of the world,” you are feeling great. If you climbed the highest mountain and looked out to see a beautiful view, you would feel great and be on top of the world.

Example 1: “What a beautiful day, today. I am on top of the world!”

Example 2: “What a [...]

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

When it is rainging very heavily, we use the idiom “it’s raining cats and dogs”. Watch this video for an example and some fine acting.

Just Around the Corner

We say something is “just around the corner” when an event, day, or season is near.

Instead of saying “Halloween will be here soon”, we can say “Halloween is just around the corner”.

Autumn is just around the corner!


A) It has been so hot this summer. [...]

Party Time!

The Merry England staff would like to say thanks to everyone who came to the Imalive BBQ event on Saturday, August 6th to enjoy the Hisai firework show. We all had a wonderful time and hope you did as well. Here are some pictures from the party.


August’s Star of the Month

This month’s “Star of the Month” is Koyanagi, Chizuru. Chizuru has been coming to Merry England for almost a year now and has greatly improved her English. Chizuru is always fun to teach. She works hard every week and remembers what she learns. So thank you very much Chizuru for being such [...]

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover!

This week’s idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover, means not to judge people or things by what they look like. People shouldn’t be judged by how they look but be judged by their actions and personality.

It means don’t judge a person on how they look and only judge them on who [...]

New to the Merry England Team!

On the 17th of August, Merry England welcomed a new teacher from America. Annie Sexton recently graduated form the University of North Texas with a degree in International Studies and Japanese. She is looking forward to meeting all of our students here at Merry England!! Here is a look at our newest team member.