My New Year’s Resolution…

2011 was the first year I started to choose life changing resolutions that count. In 2011, I decided to read more. In 2012, I had set three goals. First, to take more care of myself. Second, spend more time with my kids. Third, smile more. I managed to do the second and the third reasonably well.

This year, I would like to promote Kindness as a resolution. I’d like to show a more gentle nature and a deeper desire to help others so that we can all be happier.

I have chosen this because I want to be like this, I need for my children to grow up with this value and I think sharing this resolution with others can motivate them to do the same.

So Kindness in 2013 for me…what about you?

Happy New Year everybody!

LEM..xo!

Happy Holidays to all the language learners out there!

Merry Christmas Languages

Happy Holidays to all the language learners out there.

We hope 2013 is full of Kindness for you!

LEM..xo!

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Love Actually (6/10) Movie CLIP – Christmas Cards for Juliet (2003) HD – YouTube

Love Actually (6/10) Movie CLIP – Christmas Cards for Juliet (2003) HD – YouTube.

Watch the video…this is the most romantic reading comprehension activity!

Lem..xo

Key words: carol singers = people who sing christmas songs from door to door

The Power of Smiling – EnglishCentral.com

 

The Power of Smiling – EnglishCentral.com.

The Ron Gutman explain the power of smiling.

Watch the video! It’ll make you smile.

 

LEM..xo!

Key words to learn: to smile = to make the corner of your mouth turn up in happiness , to grin = to smile widely, to laugh=to smile making a sound from your throat , to be in stitches=to laugh uncontrollably

She caused a stir!

stir a coffee

When someone causes a stir, it means that they cause something bad or unpleasant to happen.

To stir means to mix by making circular motions with a spoon just like when you stir your coffee because you’ve added sugar.

Examples:

  • The sex scandal caused a stir in his political campaign.
  • Her resignation caused a stir in the company on Friday.
  • The speech caused a stir in the crowd.

LEM…xo

 

What does Elbow Grease mean? | ShowMe

What does Elbow Grease mean? | ShowMe

Here is a short video lesson that explains this expression!

 

LEM…xo

 

Compliant vs Complaint

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These two words come up very often when I teach business English.

  • He is very compliant.
  • He makes lots of complaints.

Can you tell us what the difference is?

 

LEM..xo!

 

 

Italian-American becomes world’s oldest woman – ANSA English – ANSA.it

Italian-American becomes world’s oldest woman – ANSA English – ANSA.it.

she got remarried at 110 years old…now that’s positive news!

LEM..xo!

Key words: to retire = to stop working due to age, a widow = a woman whose husband has died

Introductions: Meet the Boss – EnglishCentral.com

Introductions: Meet the Boss – EnglishCentral.com.

Watch the video…lots of language for introductions and supporting staff.

Lem..xo