July 2012
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Idiom of the Week: Out of Order

The phrase out of order can be used when something is not working.

Frank: This machine is not working. Emily: Seems like it’s out of order. Let’s find another one.


Grammar Corner

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

Flour / Flower

1. These pink _______ look wonderful!

2. I love to see _______ blossoming in my garden.

3. I need to buy milk, eggs, and _______.

4. I love the scent of _______ in the morning.

5. I [...]

Something Delicious: Machas à la Parmesana

This Chilean clam dish will make a great appetizer, nibble, or even main dish. The clams and parmesan cheese create a unique flavour, and it’s really easy to make!



1 dl dry white wine ½dl fresh lemon juice 24 clams Black pepper 1½ tablespoons butter 1dl grated Parmesan   Method:

Mix the [...]

Destination: Chile

Chile is the longest and narrowest country in the world compared to its total area, and as a result it has a great variety of nature. Chile has both glaciers and the world’s driest desert, and is the closest country to the South Pole.

Chile is the world’s fifth greatest exporter of wine, and [...]

Idiom of the Week: Freeze!

If somebody tells you to freeze they want you to stand absolutely still without moving, just like a frozen ice cube.

Ben: Freeze! There is a wasp over your head. Laura: What? Where!?


Grammar Corner

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

Will / Went

1. I _______ take out the trash.

2. I _______ to the cinema.

3. Did you go to Ginza when you _______ to Tokyo last week?

4. If it’s sunny I _______ go to the park.

5. [...]

Something Delicious: Ćevapčići

One of the most famous local dishes found in Belgrade is the Ćevapčići: short sausages made out of pork and beef. It is a delightful dish which is best enjoyed at one of Belgrade’s late night restaurants.



1 lb beef mince 1 lb pork mince 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, pressed [...]

Destination: Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is one of Europe’s hidden treasures. This city of beautiful and contrasting scenery is a great place for good food, warm weather and affordable shopping. It’s the capital of Serbia, a proud nation in south-eastern Europe.

Go to the stunning Saint Sava Cathedral at sunset and experience the dazzling display of lights and [...]

Idiom of the Week: By Heart

If you know something by heart it means that you know it completely from start to finish without looking at any notes.

Lisa: Come on Shazzer, let’s go to the beach! Shazzer: I can’t. I have a maths test tomorrow and I need to learn these formulas by heart.  

Kim: How can he [...]

Merry Interview: Akane

Here at Merry England we are many people who work together, and one of the more recent additions is Akane. Let’s get to know each other better! Here is our interview with Akane.

Name: Akane Age: 26 Good at: Cooking and making people laugh.  

    Q: What’s the first thing you do [...]