Wishing everyone a happy Halloween!!! What will you be doing on this day? Treat or treating or going to a Halloween party? I don't usually celebrate Halloween. The last few times that I did something special was actually for a work function. I dressed up as a witch and then as a detective the following year. What about you? What kind of costume will you be wearing today?
Be Prepared For Halloween
Halloween is coming up in a few days. Are you ready for it?
As you might already know, Halloween is a day when kids and some adults like to dress up in costumes and ask for candy. This is known as "trick or treating." If it's a custom in your culture, then you must prepare candies or treats at home for those "trick or treaters" who will come knocking on your door! If you have no "treats" then they'll play a "trick" on you! So don't forget or else you'll be shocked and maybe a little embarrassed when you open the front door!
Also for those of you who will be trick or treating, don't forget to brush your teeth before going to bed!
Responding to a Thank You
We express gratitude so many times a day whether we realize it or not. For example, someone holds the door open for you, takes your food order, or offers to carry your bags to your car. These are just a few of the examples. But what if someone expresses gratitude to YOU for doing something for them? What are the different ways you could respond?
This list shows just a few of these examples. The first three (you're welcome, my pleasure, happy to help) are a little more formal than the rest of responses on the list. In everyday casual settings, I usually just respond with "no problem." You can, of course, choose to respond in any way that feels familiar to you. Although some are more formal and some are more casual, I have heard all of these used in either settings. So don't stress out too much over which one to use as all of these are good manners!
Celebrating The First Year!
In the beginning, I only wanted to start a small blog to provide more interesting resources for my students because it was so hard to find things that were fun and easy to understand for visual learners. Eventually I got more ideas, studied a bit about website coding, learned Photoshop, and now I'm drawing all my work for my newly designed website! I am, like you, still learning too but the biggest lesson I've learned is: anything is possible, just don't give up when things get difficult, as you will accomplish great things! I'm not sure what the next year will bring, but I only hope that you will continue to be motivated to learn and share the joy of learning with others!
To celebrate The English Student turning one, here is a countdown of this years ten most popular posts! Click on the image to read each one.
Why don't you expand your vocabulary today and learn some new words? For example, instead of using 'HAPPY,' why not try some similar words below? There are so many different ways to say it! Let me start first.
"It's the weekend and I'm so delighted!"
What about you? Make a sentence using one of these words.
How much do you know about the names of body parts? Hopefully this image will help you out. Save it on your phone and look at it whenever you have some free time, eventually you'll remember it all!
If you would like to learn more details relating to facial features, take a look at a previous lesson here.
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