December 2011
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Merry Christmas!


Destination: The North Pole

If you are looking for a wonderful winter destination this year, look no further than The North Pole. This magical place filled with thousands of Christmas lights is guaranteed to make anyone smile. Its main attraction is seeing Santa Clause in person and getting his autograph. Other fun activities include watching the elves (Santa’s little [...]

Grammar Corner

Can you fill in the blank with the proper form of these verbs? The answers will be posted next week. Good luck!

Catch / Come / Lose / Make

1) I was really hungry so I some dinner.

2) I my keys. Can you help me look for them?

3) When I home last [...]

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Seeing how it is Christmas week here at Merry England, I thought this song by Frank Sinatra would get everyone in the mood. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Grammar Corner

Can you fill in the blank with the proper form of these verbs? The answers will be posted next week. Good luck!

Forget / Buy / Swim / Run

1) Yesterday I 10 laps at the local pool.

2) I am so excited because I a new house last week!


Idiom of the Week

This week’s phrase is “to bump into” someone. This phrase can mean two different things:

1. To move inadvertently (accidentally, on accident) or crash into someone. Excuse me. I didn’t mean to bump into you. The child on the bicycle nearly bumped into me.

Or: 2. To chance on someone; to meet [...]

Something Tasty

Canada’s Famous Maple Cookies


1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup real maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease [...]

Destination: Toronto, Canada

If you are looking for a fun filled vacation with friendly people, wonderful shopping, and great food, you should think about visiting Canada. Toronto is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities, and definitely worth visiting. Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is full of fun activities for anyone to enjoy. If you want a wonderful view of [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Advice / Advise

1) I you to see a doctor.

2) She didn’t listen to her father’s .

3) I’m very grateful to you for your .

4) I really don’t know what to .

Here are the answers to last week’s [...]

November’s Star of the Month!

The star of the month for November, 2011 is Suzuki, Kouji. Kouji is a 20 year old economics major at Mie-Chu University and a very wonderful English student. Kouji is great at remembering the English he learns in class and has a lot of fun with the role plays.

Thanks for [...]