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Bye-bye Miyabi!

Thank you so much to Miyabi, who has been a student at Merry England for 9 years. Miyabi is going to fulfill her dream of becoming an entertainer, and is going to study dance!

Good luck Miyabi! We will miss you!  

Cool Corner: TSir Wristband Charger

Are you tired of your electronic gadgets dying when you need them? The TSir Wristband Charger is a wristband with a battery inside it. So now you can charge your electronic devices when you are out and about. How cool is that? You can use the Wristband Charger with lots of different devices like PSPs, [...]

Animal Fun Fact: Moose

The Moose or Elk is a large animal similar to a deer, but moose are larger, sturdier, and have bigger antlers. Moose live in the north, in countries like Canada, Russia, Finland and Sweden. Moose have dark brown fur and can grow to be bigger than horses. They eat fresh plants in the summer, and [...]

Recommendation Corner: Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle is a fantasy book written by British author Diana Wynne Jones. The story is about a young girl named Sophie who works in her family’s hat shop. When an evil witch puts a curse on her that makes her into an old woman, she decides to leave the shop and go on [...]

Grammar Corner

On Either Side

The word between is very easy to remember, but what do you call it when something has one thing to the left and one thing to the right? One way of saying it is to say that it is on either side.

For example: H G H The G is between [...]

Idiom of the Week: At the Drop of a Hat

To do something at the drop of a hat means to do something immediately.   Liz: Karen, can you come over? Karen: I’m sorry Liz, I don’t have a babysitter. I can’t come over at the drop of a hat.   Greg: I’m sorry, my boss just called. There’s a panic at work. Philip: Oh [...]

Fashion Corner: Black and White

It’s a new year full of fashion opportunities! This season it is time to bring our black and white clothes out of the wardrobe again, because the striking combination of black and white is back in fashion! Surprise your friends with a cool and noticeable outfit!    

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Something Delicious: Stuffed Peppers (Punjena Paprika)

This is a traditional dish for the Croatian people, popular for a normal meal or for celebrations. It consists of peppers, stuffed with a mix of meat and rice and cooked in a tomato sauce. It is often paired with potatoes.     Ingredients: Red or green peppers; (8 to 10) 250g ground beef 250g [...]

Destination: Croatia

Croatia is in Europe, east of Italy, and its coast is to the beautiful and warm Adriatic Sea. It has hundreds of small islands off of the main coast. Croatia has both magnificent nature and wonderful urban areas. After you’ve taken a boat trip around the islands or swum at one of its incredible beaches, [...]

Grammar Corner

Place words

We have many words which tell you where something is. In English when we talk about where things are, we use the structure [thing you talk about] is/are place word [thing used to explain].

For example: Look at the picture below. [The glass bottle] is on [the shelf].

The [...]