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Idiom of the Week: Look at Something From a Different Angle

To look at something from a different angle means that you try to see something in another way.   Phil: Oh no! My old laptop is broken! Andy: Try to look at it from a different angle – you can get a better one now.   Marie: Mark, I love what you did with the [...]

Recommendation Corner: The Prince of Tennis

The Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga and anime series by Takeshi Konomi about a Junior High School Tennis club. The main character is Echizen Ryoma, a 12 year old tennis prodigy whose father is an old tennis professional: Echizen Nanjiro. The story is about how the members of the tennis club overcome obstacles, [...]

Animal Fun Fact: Kakapo

The kakapo is a large parrot found only in New Zealand. The kakapo is a very strange bird, it is the world’s only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, and possibly the longest living. The Kakapo is critically endangered; only 126 are known to still exist. Because they have become so rare most of the [...]


“Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.” Rita Mae Brown  

Grammar Corner

Yearly / Monthly

We use the word yearly to describe something that we do once a year or every year. For example: You pay your taxes once a year. These are your yearly taxes.     We use the word monthly to describe something that we do once a month or every month. I visit [...]

Idiom of the Week: Feel at Home

If somebody says that they feel at home, they mean that they feel comfortable, just like they do at home. They feel like they belong.   Max: I’m glad we came here. This is a great place to have a relaxing holiday. Denise: I know. I feel at home.



Fashion Corner: Big Sunglasses

It’s getting warmer and it’s time to start shading our eyes from the sun again! This season it is very fashionable to wear big sunglasses. (It is also very good for your eyes!) Wear sunnies (sun glasses) that have a nice shape and maybe a striking colour?    


Something Delicious: Draniki

Draniki is a Belarusian potato pancake. Different countries have different kinds of potato pancakes, but in the Belarusian Draniki the potatoes are grated into a mush before cooking. In some recipes you can even add a filling!   Ingredients: 5 large potatoes 1 egg 1 medium onion (flour if the batter is too watery) black [...]

Destination: Belarus

Belarus is a triangle shaped country situated in Eastern Europe and is bordered by Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Belarus doesn’t have any oceans, but instead it boasts acres upon acres of beautiful forests. Belarus has a long history and declared independence from Russia in the year 1991.   Bialowieza forest is a national park on [...]

Cool Corner: Villa SSK

Villa SSK is a modern architecture house by Takeshi Hirobe Architects. It’s built out of wood, and has many large windows and a very spacious design, which gives the house a light and airy atmosphere. Wouldn’t this be a great house to live in?