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Grammar Corner

Please choose the correct word for the blank. The answers will be posted next week!

A, An, The

1. This is ____ great question.

2. Please drive ___ little faster.

3. What is ____ name of the student?

4. Is there _____ noodle shop nearby?

5. She has ____ bag full of apples.

6. [...]

Something Delicious: Glühwein

In the winter when the days get shorter and Christmas comes nearer, the German people like to drink glühwein in the evenings. Glühwein is hot wine with spices. In English it is called ‘mulled wine’ or ‘spiced wine’.


Ingredients: 2 litres of red wine 1 orange Dried whole cloves 3-4 cinnamon sticks Allspice [...]

Destination: Germany

Germany is a beautiful country situated in the middle of Europe. Germany is famous for its numerous Tudor houses, its baked goods, and rich history. The capital Berlin is a mix of traditional and modern, and an exciting place to visit.

Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.


Animal Fun Facts: Squirrels

Squirrels are small animals that live in trees and eat nuts. Most squirrels live in Europe, Russia and America, and are either a brownish red or grey. Some squirrels can jump as far as 6 metres. They use their tails for balance, and can eat their whole body weight in food each week. Usually, a [...]

Grammar Corner

Please choose the correct word for the blank. The answers will be posted next week!   Play / Do / Go

1. I ____ jogging every morning at 6am.

2. Let’s _______ tennis tomorrow afternoon.

3. I _____ yoga four times a week.

4. I will ______ surfing in Shima with some coworkers.

5. I [...]

Something Delicious: Kathisto (Octopus with Onions)

Food in Cyprus is extremely important. Each family in Cyprus has their own special recipes and teaches these recipes to younger family members. Cypriot mothers also express their love through food. Kathisto is a meal with Greek influence but is very special in Cyprus. If you love seafood this will be perfect for you!   [...]

Destination: Cyprus

Cyprus is known as the “Jewel of the Mediterranean.”  Every season offers something incredible and people can enjoy many different outdoor activities. You can swim in the beautiful waters during summer and ski on the snowy mountains during winter.  

Legend says that the Greek Goddess Aphrodite was born on Cyprus. This rock is [...]

Idiom of the Week: In a Rush

You are very busy and need to move fast. You don’t have a lot of time, but you have many things to do and many places to go. You are in a rush.    

Ab: Why are you running?

Jackson: I’m in a rush!

Ab: Where are you going?

Jackson: I am going to [...]

Grammar Corner

Please choose the correct word for the blank. The answers will be posted next week!   Slow / Slowly

1. Can you speak more _______?

2. Jen is a ________ runner.

3. My mother drives very _______.

4. This boat takes an hour to arrive to the port because it is ________.

5. A snail [...]

Something Delicious: Bibimbap

This is the perfect meal to eat if you want to try Korean food. Bibimbap means mixed rice in Korean. It is easy to prepare and very delicious. You mix warm rice with many different ingredients and chili pepper and it is ready to be eaten. You can eat it cold or warm. Eat bibimbap [...]