Wednesday, 21 December 2016

First day of winter - 21st December

What exactly is the winter solstice?

The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Wednesday December 21st at 10:44 GMT (Universal time).
The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted farthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.
The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December solstice and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016


First, let's start with the structure:
Possessive Adjectives
Possessive Adjective        +        Noun
  • My dog is big.
  • Her cat is brown.
  • Their sister works downtown.

Possessive Pronouns
Noun        +        Possessive Pronoun
                                                   The dog is mine.
                                               The brown cat is hers.
                                                   The car is ours.

Possessive adjectives go before the noun and possessive 
pronouns go after the noun. Here are some examples:       

                                                          This is my car.
                                                        The car is mine.
                                                       Is that your pen?
                                                       Is that pen yours?

Here is a list of the possessive adjectives and possessive 

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Prepositions of time



                        Exercise 1

                        Exercise 2

Phrasal verbs



Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, so get out your aviators or your wayfarers and start celebrating Sunglasses Day!
Although the origins of Sunglasses Day are unknown, the history of sunglasses stretches as far back as 14th century China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-coloured quartz to mask their emotions. Fast-forward 600 years and modern sunglasses as we know them today were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
One other thing to remember is that sunglasses also help protect your eyes from harmful UV light, so channel your inner-cool and slip on those shades on Sunglasses Day!
Choose your favourite style:

A little bit of humour...

Find out how to find the PERFECT sunglasses for you:

Monday, 20 June 2016

It's Summer time!

Let's Go To The Beach 

This is a fun, silly summer song for kids to learn sea animals. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Happy birthday, Your Majesty!

The Queen's 90th Birthday

Longest Reigning Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II

Did you know that the Queen has two birthdays - her actual birthday and an official one, on which the country celebrates? Either way, this is the year that Her Majesty will be 90, and it's a great excuse for a celebration, or two, or a few more! Many people will be marking this special landmark birthday in the UK and all around the Commonwealth, as we recognise the achievements of this country's longest serving and well-loved monarch. Will you be joining in with a 90th birthday street party or picnic, or other tribute?
  • The Queen's actual birthday is on 21st April, and that's when the celebrations will start, with a walkabout in Windsor. In the evening the Queen will light the first of 1,000 beacons stretching across the country and around the world!
  • On 12th - 15th May at Windsor Castle there will be a spectacular 4-day birthday party event, the finale of which will be broadcast live on Sunday night. The extravaganza will celebrate Queen's Elizabeth's life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and her support of our Armed Forces.
  • On 11th June it's time for the official birthday celebration and Trooping the Colour, followed by a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace from the royal family and an exciting fly-by.
Queen's 90th birthday candles

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Saint David's Day - 1st March

People in Wales and those of Welsh origin celebrate the life of their patron saint, St David, and the Welsh culture on March 1 each year. Many people pin a daffodil or leek to their clothes and some, especially children, wear traditional costumes.
Wild Daffodils
Daffodils are sometimes pinned on clothes on St David's Day.

What Do People Do?

St David is the patron saint of Wales. March 1 is a day of celebration of both St David’s life and of the Welsh culture in Wales and in countries such as Canada and the United States. Many people attend special church services, parades, choral recitals or Welsh literature readings. Schools plan celebrations, often involving choirs, on the day.
The Welsh flag, a red dragon on a white and green background, is displayed prominently and a festive mood prevails. Children, particularly girls, and some adults wear traditional costume. Other people may pin a daffodil or a leek to their clothes as these are symbols of Wales. The traditional meal on St David's Day is cawl. This is a soup that is made of leek and other locally grown produce.

Public Life

St David's Day is not a public holiday in the United Kingdom or countries such as Canada and the United States. Therefore government offices, schools, post offices and businesses are open.
However, it is a day of celebration so many schools, institutions and even businesses will have a special program for the day. Some villages and towns hold special parades so there may be some local disruption to traffic or public transport.


St David plays a very important role in Welsh culture but little is known about his life. It is believed that he lived to be 100 years old and that he died in 589, but the first texts on his life only appeared around five hundred years after his death. This means that it is difficult to tell which aspects of the St David’s story are true and which are legend. He was supposed to have been very gentle and physically strong and tall despite eating a frugal diet. His parents were Sant, the grandson of a prince of Ceredigion in south-west Wales, and Non, a niece of the legendary King Arthur.
St David travelled widely throughout Wales, Cornwall in the south-west of England, Brittany in France and possibly to Ireland and Jerusalem.  He founded several churches and a monastery in Wales and eventually became an archbishop. St David was canonized in 1120 and March 1 was included in the church calendar as St David's Day. People started making pilgrimages to St David’s monastery after he was canonized. A cathedral still stands on its original site.

Friday, 26 February 2016

LEAP YEAR DAY - 29th February

Feel like things are getting on top of you, and you can’t keep up? Don’t worry –Leap Year Day is a free day that only comes around once every four years! Use it to catch up, slow down, and prepare yourself for another four years of hectic madness…

A Leap Day, February 29, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.

Why Add a Leap Day?

Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with
the Earth's revolutions around the Sun.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This called a tropical year.
Without an extra – or intercalary – day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days in relation to fixed seasonal days days like the vernal equinox or winter solstice.