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Just for Fun!

Take a look at this video from The Fun Theory. It’s amazing what a little fun can do for you. Here is a quote from the people who made the stairs, ”We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. We call it The [...]

Grammar Corner

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

Drink / Lose / Sleep / Win

1) I 5 Coca-Colas today.

2) I my keys when I was at the movie theater. I need to go back and find them.

3) [...]

Who Wants a Free Drink?

Which idiom could you use to describe this picture?

1) Look up to

2) Up in the air

3) Out of shape

4) Hang in there

5) Play it by ear

Anyone who tells us the right [...]

Phrase of the Week

This week’s useful phrase is “what’s up?” This phrase can mean a few different things.

1) What are you doing? 2) What’s the matter? Or What is wrong? 3) A casual greeting meaning the same as “How are you?” or “Nice to meet you” 4) Could also mean something similar to “what’s new?”

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To Answer Your Question

First of all, here are the answers to last week’s Grammar Corner.

Think / Ride / Ring / Drive

1) You are still here? I thought you went home already.

2) I missed the bus this morning so I rode my bicycle to school.

3) I rang the doorbell but nobody was home.

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Make Yourself at Home

Meaning: If you make yourself at home, you relax and feel comfortable in someone else’s home.

For example:

When we arrived at my apartment, I showed my guests the sofa and said, “Make yourself at home.” Bill certainly knows how to make himself at home. Within five minutes of arriving he’d turned on my [...]

Time is Nothing

Kien Lam, the man who made this video, decided to leave his home in San Francisco and travel the world for a year. Throughout his trip, Lam took 6,237 photographs and visited 17 different countries. Check out all of the amazing places Lam visited. Have you ever thought about going on an adventure like this?

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Grammar Corner

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

Think / Ride / Give / Drive

1) You are still here? I you went home already.

2) I missed the bus this morning so I my bicycle to school.

3) I [...]

Welcome

Merry England would like to introduce the newest teacher to our team. Chris Vizcarrondo, a 21 year old from the United States, is a very friendly and outgoing person who can’t wait to meet all of Merry’s students. This is his second time in Japan and he is very happy to be back. His favorite [...]

Take It Easy!

Can you figure out which lyrics are missing from this popular Eagles song? The answers will be posted next week. Good luck!

Eagles “Take it Easy” Gap Fill

Well I’m a runnin’ down the Tryin’ to loosen my I’ve got seven women on [...]