Summer Time Idioms…Draw a Line in the Sand




p.s. this post was created by Crissy, who loves playing in the sand !


Maya Angelou Quote


Just found out Ms Angelou passed away.

She was a very special person.


Days of the Week: Friday, I’m in Love


I’ve noticed quite a few strong learners still have some trouble remembering or pronouncing the days of the week. Here’s a catchy tune from the 90s to help you remember.

“Friday I’m In Love”

I don’t care if Monday’s blue Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too Thursday I don’t care about you It’s Friday I’m in love Monday you can fall apart Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart Thursday doesn’t even start It’s Friday I’m in love Saturday wait And Sunday always comes too late But Friday never hesitate… I don’t care if Monday’s black Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack Thursday never looking back It’s Friday I’m in love Monday you can hold your head Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed Or Thursday watch the walls instead It’s Friday I’m in love Saturday wait And Sunday always comes too late But Friday never hesitate… Dressed up to the eyes It’s a wonderful surprise To see your shoes and your spirits rise Throwing out your frown And just smiling at the sound And as sleek as a shriek Spinning round and round Always take a big bite It’s such a gorgeous sight To see you in the middle of the night You can never get enough Enough of this stuff It’s Friday I’m in love

What words and expressions we can learn from this post?

Blue: (of a person or mood) melancholic, sad, or depressed

Grey: without interest or character; dull and nondescript.

Fall apart: break up, fall to pieces or disintegrate.

Hesitate: pause in indecision before saying or doing something, be reluctant to so something

A black day: a day when something very unpleasant or sad happens

Look back: to cast one’s mind to the past

Dressed up to the eyes: dress in very smart or formal clothes.

Spirits rise: become lively and cheerful behaviour or mood.

Throw out: expel: force to leave or move out

Frown: To wrinkle your forehead, as in thought, displeasure, disapproval or distaste.

Sleek: Smooth, polished; glossy:

Shriek: utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement

Spin: turn or whirl round quickly

Gorgeous: very beautiful

Catchy tune: a song that is nice and easy to remember


How about you?

  1. What’s your favourite day of the week?
  2. And your favourite catchy tune?
  3. What techniques do you use to memorise new words in English?


Tell Lem! …xo


This post was created by Ines, who enjoys reminiscing with The Cure once in a while.



Spaceballs…Question Word Review

Colonel Sandurz: That’s much too early. Prepare to fast forward.
Soldier: Preparing to fast forward, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: Fast forward.
Soldier: Fast forwarding, sir.
Dark Helmet: No, no, no. Go past this, past this part. In fact, never play this again.
Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: Now. You’re looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We’re at now, now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: I can’t.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
Dark Helmet: How soon?
Soldier: Sir!
Dark Helmet: What?
Soldier: We’ve identified their location.
Dark Helmet: Where?
Soldier: In the moon of Vega.
Colonel Sandurz: Good work. Set a course and prepare for our arrival.
Dark Helmet: When?
Soldier: 19.00 hours, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: By high noon tomorrow they will be our prisoners.
Dark Helmet: Who?


Tell LEM! … xo

This post was created by… Who? Ines. Why? Because she laughed for hours when she watched Spaceballs. When? In the late 80s… and quite a few times after that, too.

Real Beauty by Rabindranath Tagore

beauty is i the eye of the beholder


There is a famous saying in English: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It indicates that beauty is not an objective quality, it depends on how it is perceived.

This can mean that different people like different things: what John finds beautiful may be ugly to Bill. But we can take it a step further and say everything is beautiful if we look at it with appreciation.

We do not want the girl in the picture to be thinner, blonder, cleaner, taller. We accept her. We may even think “yes, you are incredible” as we empathize with the feeling of wonder it conveys.

Well, so are we. We are incredible!

Not thinner, younger, better or brighter: just as we are.

So can we look at ourselves with appreciation? I say we can.

In fact, here is the LEM Beauty Challenge:

Look at yourself in the mirror with appreciation for 3 minutes. See beauty inside and out and then tell LEM!


What words we can learn from this post?

  •  Behold: see, look at
  • Saying: something commonly said, especially a proverb or maxim.
  • Perceive: know directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
  • Take it a step further: to extend an action, its implications or its consequences
  • Thinner: smaller, slim
  • Empathize: feel understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives.
  • Wonder: have a feeling of awe or admiration; marvel:
  • Convey: communicate or make known


Tell LEM… xo!!

p.s. This post was inspired on a poem by Rabindranath Tagore and created by Ines, who’s happy to be living in a more beautiful world, as she learns to look with appreciation.

Summer Time Idioms…A Place In The Sun




Summer Time idioms…Like a Fish Out of Water




Learning from our mistakes…The same as


A recurring mistake that I thought could be useful to correct.

the more you talk , the more your English will rock!




Summer Time Idioms…Take a Shine to someone!






Summer Time Idioms…Come Rain or Shine!