Saturday, April 30, 2011

Golden week

It's golden week!

The school will be closed from May 1st

and will open again on Tuesday May 10th.

Enjoy your holidays and stay safe.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Phil's family

Lets have a break from all the idiom's.
Here are some photos of my niece (Lucy) & my nephew (Ben)

Zombie Lucy

Together Sand monsters!

Dance party
A kiss

A sad ghost

A Chinese warrior

A Chinese lady

Vitamin B

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How do you spell...?

Do you find English difficult to spell?
Well so do I sometimes.
This elderly gentleman explains why...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Idiom of the day!





v. phr., slang

To become extremely angry;

express rage in hot words.

"Mr McCarthy blew a fuse when his

son got married against his wishes.

(Mr McCarthy got very angry when

his son got married against his wishes.)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Idiom of the day!


adv. phr

Of first or highest importance.

"Children need many things,

but above all they need love."

(They need love the most.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Idiom of the day!



To think carefully about; consider; study.

'When Charles asked Betty to marry him,

she asked him for time to think it over.'

(Betty wanted to think carefully about

marring Charles before she said yes or no.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Idiom of the day!

n. phr., slang
The habit of stealing things one sees and wants.
"Don't leave money in your locker,
some of the boys have sticky fingers."
(Don't leave money in your locker because
some of the boys are easily tempted to steal.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Idiom of the day!

V. To find an answer by thinking about something; solve.
"Tom couldn't figure out the last problem on the test. "
(Tom could not find the answer;
he did not know how to work the problem.)
"Sam couldn't figure out how to print a page
until the teacher showed him how. "
(Sam tried to think of the things the teacher
would do to print a page, but he could not.)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Idiom of the day!


v. (stress on up)

1. To place on a hook, peg, or hanger.

"When the children came to school they hang up their coats."

(They put their coats on a hook.)

2. To end a telephone call.

"Carol's mother told her she had talked long enough

on the phone and made her hang up."

(Her mother made her finish the call.)

"I said something that made Joe angry,

and he hung up on me."

(Joe suddenly ended the call.)

n. informal (stress on hang)

1. A delay in some process.

"The mail had been late for several days,

there must be a hang up somewhere."

(There must be some trouble/delay with the mail service.)

2. A neurotic reaction to a situation,

stemming from a previous traumatic experience.

"Her hang ups about relationships stop her from being happy."

(Previous bad relationships have

made her paranoid/overly suspicious)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Idiom of the day!

v. slang
To spend one's time idly or lounging about.
"The teacher complained that Joe was hanging
out in the billiard hall instead of doing his homework."
(Joe was spending time idling in the billiard hall.)
Adults don't play with friends,
they hang out with friends.
It sounds very childish to say
"I played with my friends,"
if you are no longer in elementary school.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Thanks to everyone who came to the hanami party on Sunday.

We all had a lovely time in the sunshine

under the beautiful trees.

HOWEVER we don't have any photos!!!

Did you take some?

If so please send them to

so we can have have a look.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

English is crazy !!!

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10. I did not object to the object.

11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12. There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.

13. They were too close to the door to close it.

14. The buck does funny things when does are present.

15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Taken from the blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank you!!!

I just want to say thank you so much to all of the wonderful students here at rle for all the cards and letters and presents I received this past week!! I was very surprised and touched that so many of you wanted to give me something to say good-bye. Thank you for all of your support and kindness as I embark on a new chapter in my life. Best of luck in all of your future English endeavors. :D

I also want to say a special thank you to my rle family for all of their support over the last few years and I look forward to making many more happy memories together!

Love Love,